Western is committed to nurturing a culture of research excellence and innovation. To date, the University's strengths as a research-intensive institution have derived in good measure from the efforts of individual scholars within established scholarly disciplines. Increasingly, however, such areas are expanding to include a wide array of topics of investigation posing challenges best met through the development of more complex models of research. To meet this challenge, the University encourages the formation of collaborative research entities, both within and across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Examples can be found along the following lines of Centres, Institutes and Groups:
Please see below for a listing of current centres, institutes and research groups at Western.
* Please note some names reflect legacy naming conventions and do not conform to above-mentioned definitions.