Western Science offers a number of different support services from academic support and student health to accessibility and career services to ensure the success of our students.
Support Services Overview
The undergraduate student experience at Western is a hallmark of this university. Our outstanding academic support services foster peer engagement and connect with students across all departments to support them with personal and academic challenges from the time they receive their acceptance letter to convocation. Beyond providing basic academic counselling our office also communicates with and advocates for diverse student populations including but not limited to those representing indigenous, international, LGBTQIA+, religious, spiritual, and exchange communities. We endeavor to promote the wellbeing of all our students as they strive for their academic goals and grow during their time at Western Science. Western Science's Academic Counselling team is available to help with you any questions you may have.
The Science Career Services office, provides career planning support and job search assistance to students and alumni (including those in BMSc degrees). Services include job search skill development, resume and cover letter review, interview practice and general career exploration.
Science Career Services also hosts visiting employers for student engagement, provides career and job search workshops, and facilitates the Science Internship Program - all with the aim of increasing student awareness of potential careers with a degree in Science.
As a world-class research university, Western Science is hosts numerous of international undergraduate students each year. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, we encourage you to explore International Western and take advantage of the numerous resources available to you during your time with Western Science. If you are Western Science student looking to study abroad we encourage you to Go Abroad and make your education a truly international experience.
Western Science also hosts numerous Centres and Institutes that foster international collaboration between faculties member and we encourage all interested researchers to explore the Interational Research page for more details and take advantage of the Visiting Scholar Program available at Western.
The Student Development Centre's Learning Skills Counsellors provide information and support to help Western students achieve academic success through individual counselling, peer assisted learning, and numerous self-help resources.
Learning Skills Services is for students who experience academic setbacks or just want additional resources to help maintain their exceptional academic standing.
Western Science is dedicated to the well-being of their students during their undergraduate and graduate career. Student development services offer professional, confidential psychological services free of charge to all Western students.
Individual counselling, crisis counselling services, international student help, and specific resources for LGBTQIA+ students. Online resources are also available for immediate help for any mental health issues.
Though your time at Western Science will be exceptionally rewarding; it can also be demanding. Staying healthy during your academic career will help you achieve your academic and career goals. Student Health Services offers many medical, health and wellness services and resources for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Student Success Centre is a campus-wide resource to help students reach their academic success. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.