Facilities and Services

World-class facilities, providing tools and services that facilitate transformational science research, are among the pillars of Western Science infrastructure. Available to our campus community, other academic institutions, and industry stakeholders, each facility is built to meet the evolving analytical requirements of twenty-first century research and development.

Advanced Facility for Avian Research

AFAR is a world-class facility for interdisciplinary studies of bird physiology, neurobiology, and behavior. Click here to find out how Western Science is helping to understand how birds adapt to their changing environment 

Surface Science Western

Surface Science Western is a state of the art research facility for the investigation of surface and materials providing high-quality analytics for both industry and academia. For more information visit their website.

Nanofabrication Laboratory

The Nanofabrication Laboratory is a state of the art imaging and training facility for examining materials at the nano-scale. Visit their website for more information.


SHARCNET is a consortium of 18 Canadian academic institutions who share a network of high-performance computers to solve complex and computationally intensive problems. For more information visit their website.

Biotron Facility for Experimental Climate Change Research

The Biotron Experimental Climate Change Research Centre at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada is a unique, purpose-built facility that supports research on biotic and abiotic processes in the environment, and specializes in the simulation of natural environments at a range of scales. Visit their website for more information.

Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP)

SOSCIP is a consortium of academic and industry partners who are working together apply computational tools to answer complex problems. For more information visit their website.