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Western University supporting students following COVID-19 outbreak in London Hall residence

October 11, 2020 8:30 PM

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in London Hall, a Western...

Students: Thanksgiving precautions, winter term

October 07, 2020 8:30 PM

With a busy September behind us, and as we look towards Thanksgiving, I want to provide you with a few...

Update: COVID-19 testing on campus

October 05, 2020 9:45 PM

As of Oct. 6 our COVID-19 testing clinic will prioritize students, staff and faculty most in need of a test.

Update from President Shepard

September 24, 2020 9:00 PM

You're making a difference. But, we must remain vigilant.

Update for students: modified phase 3

September 23, 2020 4:00 PM

We know you may have questions about what the modified phase 3 environment looks like

Update for faculty and staff: modified phase 3

September 22, 2020 4:00 PM

We know you may have questions about what the modified phase 3 environment looks like

Critical update for students on COVID-19 from President Alan Shepard

September 17, 2020 12:15 PM

Critical update for students on COVID-19 from President Alan Shepard

New COVID cases prompt swift action from Western

September 17, 2020 12:15 PM

As COVID-19 cases rise across Ontario, Western University has learned that positive cases among its...

Western students among latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in London

September 13, 2020 4:15 PM

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has informed Western University that five Western students who live...

Update: Fall term begins

September 04, 2020 5:00 PM

A message to faculty and staff from Lynn Logan, Vice-President (Operations & Finance)

We are excited to welcome you back

September 04, 2020 2:00 PM

A welcome back message to students from Jennifer Massey Associate, Vice President (Student Experience)

Face coverings

August 25, 2020 10:00 AM

All members of the Western community are required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings indoors in...

Return to Campus Update (Phases 3 and 4)

July 29, 2020 6:00 PM

Western has now set dates for the next two phases of our return to campus, with Phase 3 beginning August 4...

Western postpones fall Convocation, degrees still conferred

July 14, 2020 4:30 PM

University’s Convocation Board postpones fall Convocation. Degrees will still be conferred this fall.

COVID-19 Training Video “Return to Campus Essentials”

July 08, 2020 6:00 PM

New tools to help prepare employees for the phased return to campus.

Return to Campus planning

June 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Phase 2 begins July 2 after the extended break.

Extended July 1 Holiday for All Western Faculty and Staff

June 05, 2020 11:00 AM

President Shepard updates faculty and staff on the phased return to campus timeline.

Western's plan for the fall semester

May 29, 2020 2:00 PM

An update from President Shepard on what students can expect in September.

Planning for the fall semester

May 13, 2020 2:00 PM

President Shepard shares information about Western’s planning for the fall term and a phased return to campus.

Video update from President Shepard

April 21, 2020 6:00 AM

President Shepard thanks staff and faculty for their extraordinary efforts to keep Western on course.

Video update from President Shepard

April 14, 2020 6:00 AM

President Shepard shares encouraging words for students writing finals.

Video update from President Shepard

April 03, 2020 7:00 AM

President Shepard delivers a video message of hope and thanks to the Western community.

Western postpones Spring Convocation, degrees still conferred

March 26, 2020 5:50 PM

University’s Convocation Board postpones Spring Convocation. Degrees will still be conferred this Spring.

Western moves to essential services for on-campus activities

March 24, 2020 5:45 PM

Based on a directive from the provincial government, Western will be moving to essential services on campus...

Keeping the Western community safe and healthy

March 21, 2020 11:55 AM

Western has been communicating daily, and sometimes hourly with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) to...

Update to the Campus Community

March 20, 2020 6:30 PM

Western has been informed by the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) that a member of our campus community...

Western moves to required services

March 16, 2020 8:00 PM

Western moves to required services, online learning continues, residences remain open

Closure of Some Campus Facilities

March 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Closures of some campus facilities. Self-isolation for people returning to Canada

Final Exams

March 13, 2020 7:02 PM

Students will not be required to come back to campus to write final exams.

University remains open, classes cancelled, moving online

March 12, 2020 8:00 PM

Western is cancelling classes from March 13 to March 17, 2020.

Event cancellation guidelines

March 12, 2020 3:00 PM

Western is advising all discretionary events on campus with more than 50 people between now and April 30,...

Postponed - March Break Open House

March 12, 2020 2:00 PM

Western has made the unfortunate decision to postpone its March Break Open House scheduled for this...

President’s statement

March 12, 2020 12:00 PM

Western President Alan Shepard released the following statement today on the university’s response to the...

Western encourages deferred travel plans

March 11, 2020 12:30 PM

Western strongly encourages faculty and staff to defer travel to all countries and regions with active...

President’s statement

March 11, 2020 12:00 PM

University-sanctioned travel update

March 05, 2020 1:00 PM

Western cancels all university-sanctioned student travel from March 1 to September 1, 2020 from: Hong Kong,...

Updated COVID-19 countries

February 28, 2020 6:00 AM

The Government of Canada updated the list of countries affected by COVID-19. Western has a number of...

Middlesex-London Health Unit guidelines

February 25, 2020 12:00 PM

Western encourages the campus community to be mindful of guidelines from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

Third confirmed case resolved

February 12, 2020 4:00 PM

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health confirms the province's third case of COVID-19 (Novel...

Reading week travel advisory

February 11, 2020 3:00 PM

With Reading Week approaching, Western encourages the campus community to be mindful of travel advisories...

Western remains open

February 10, 2020 11:30 AM

Public health risk associated with 2019-nCoV in Wuhan, China as low for Canada. Western remains open and...

Confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London

January 31, 2020 3:00 PM

The Ontario Ministry of Health announced the Province’s third confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus - a...

Facts from the Middlesex-London Health Unit

January 31, 2020 10:00 AM

The University takes its direction and shares information from federal, provincial and local health...

First COVID-19 Update

January 24, 2020 11:08 AM

Western is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus situation, working closely with Middlesex-London Health Unit.

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