"We seek to provide our students with a preparation for their future lives, which involves education, training, and sensitivity to issues of ethics, social justice and the individual's responsibilities to a larger society. In order to provide the best student experience, we must offer the best environment for student learning. This calls for innovative approaches to the integration of classroom and laboratory work with the larger scholarly and social communities through engagement in research, service learning and field projects away from the campus, and by the creative use of opportunities presented by technology." Engaging the Future, Draft Report of the Task Force on Strategic Planning, June 22, 2006
Western's International and Exchange Student Centre provides services year-round to international students and students involved in international exchange, offering counseling, information, and assistance with issues covering a broad range of student questions and concerns.