Western student services

Access many of these services through the UWO Student Development Centre:


Psychological services

Phone: (519) 661-3031

  • Assists students with meeting their personal goals.
  • Individual and group counselling.
  • Offers support and strategies for coping with relationship and family issues, stress and decision making.
  • Workshops on mindfulness and medication, grief, self-esteem.
  • Same day crisis appointments available.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered (LGBTQ2) support

Phone: (519) 661-3031

  • Provides an opportunity for individual discussion and group presentations.

Services for students with disabilities

Phone: (519) 661-2147

  • Assists students who have disabilities that affect them at university (these may include chronic illness and pain, learning and attention disorders, psychological disorders, and mobility, hearing and vision impairment).
  • Facilitates access to locations and services on campus.
  • Arranges for disability-related accommodations.
  • Appointments to establish academic accommodation should be made with SSD as soon as possible after course registration.

Learning Skills Services

Phone: (519) 661-2183

  • Provides individual assistance with time management/thesis management issues.
  • Publishes Gradupdate - a bi-weekly e-mail newsletter with items of particular interest to Grad Students. (To sign up e-mail us at GRADUpdATE-request@sdc.uwo.ca and type subscribe in the subject line or body.)
  • Offers learning support for your students in our Learning Help Centre, Room 270, UCC (open weekday mornings during term, no appointment necessary) and through free presentations on topics such as writing multiple-choice tests, effective memory strategies, and textbook reading.

Indigenous services

Phone: (519) 661-4095

  • Offers a variety of services and programs designed to assist Indigenous students to succeed.
  • Learning Resource Centre offers a genlab, 1,200+ book collection and a variety of academic, research, and informational needs resources.
  • Visiting Elders, a Cultural Counsellor, and administrative support/liaison between students, the university and Indigenous communities.
  • Outreach and Recruitment Services includes presentations to high schools and community agencies/groups; three different summer camps and sport/academic activities; and admissions advocacy and assistance.
  • Health Sciences and Sciences Access/ Transition Program offers students intensive academic and personal supports centred on a general first and second year academic program.

International student services

Phone: (519) 661-3031

  • Supports international graduate and undergraduate students throughout their university career (iss@sdc.uwo.ca).
  • Provides individual assistance with immigration regulations and cultural, personal, social concerns.
  • Orientation, peer guides, English conversation, income tax clinic and social/cultural programs for students and their families.
  • International exchange program (exchange@uwo.ca).

Writing Support Centre

Phone: (519) 661-3031

  • One-on-one tutoring.
  • On-line support.
  • Handouts and e-mail-outs.
  • Discipline-specific seminars.
  • In-class presentations.
  • Peer tutoring program.

Volunteers in progress


  • Volunteer positions for students within Student Development Services.

The Career Centre @ Western

Phone: (519) 661-3559
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30

Career sessions

Workshops designed to teach you the skills you will need for career advancement (resume writing, interviewing, job searching, etc.) They can come to your class/tutorial to deliver a personalized presentation – just ask!

Employment Help Centre

Drop in for one-on-one help with resume/cover letter/CV writing, interview skills, job search strategies, and job/grad school applications.

Career Counselling

One-on-one appointments with a professional career counsellor in which students can discuss career issues (e.g. finding career direction, applying your degree in the work place, future education options, etc.).

Fairs (job/career/grad & professional)

We organize campus-wide events during which employers and educational recruiters come to campus to promote their organizations and recruit Western students.

Job Listings

Our web site lists job opportunities for Western students and Alumni.

Resource library

The library includes a large collections of books on career-related issues and links on our web site to help you explore careers, search for jobs and explore education and international opportunities.

Online resources

Includes newsletters, handouts and many links to great career sites.

Self-assessment tests

Complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to find out how your personality could relate to your career ($15) or the Strong Interest Inventory ($15) to find out how your interest could relate to your career.