Academic Planning

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Welcome to the Office of the Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty).

The achievement of Western's mission depends upon excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. The Offices in this portfolio create and implement institutional policy and provide advice and support which facilitates recruitment and retention of the best faculty and we enable units to create a work environment where academic staff feel valued and are facilitated in doing their best work.





A new Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan has been created for Western.  To view all the details, please visit our Canada Research Chairs page.

Coming Soon! Calls will be coming out for nominations for Distinguished University Professorship and Faculty Scholar Awards. Please watch for updates.

Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives! Calls are out for nominations for round seven of the Interdisciplinary Initiatives Program. The deadline for proposal submission is February 1, 2019. More information and current initiatives can be found on our Interdisciplinary Development Initiative page.