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 well-being of all our students as they work toward their academic goals and grow during their time at Western Science. Western Science's Academic Counselling team is available to help with 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 preparing students for future employment in science-relevant careers.
International Student Services
As a world-class research university, Western Science hosts numerous international students each year. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, we encourage you to explore Western International and take advantage of the numerous resources available during your studies at Western Science. If you are a 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 faculty members and we encourage all interested researchers to explore the International Research page for more details and take advantage of the Visiting Scholar Program available at Western.
Student Experience: Leadership and Learning & Learning Skills Services
Student Experience (Leadership and Learning) is a campus-wide resource to help students reach their academic success. Their 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.
The Student Development Centre's Learning Skills Counsellors provide information and support to help Western students achieve academic success.
Health and Wellness
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 and Wellness offers many medical, health, and wellness services and resources for undergraduate and graduate students.
Western Science is dedicated to the well-being of our students during their undergraduate and graduate career. Student development services offer professional, confidential psychological services free of charge to all Western students.