A well-rounded education includes activities beyond the classroom, laboratory or even field course that provide a platform for you to test your ideas, demonstrate talent, expand interdisciplinary networks and connect with industry, government and academic influencers. There are outstanding annual competitions that take place on campus and others that are made available through our public, private sector, and community partners. Follow us on Twitter @westernuScience to stay up-to-date on the latest opportunities to participate and stand out from the crowd.


CEO x 1 Day gives students an opportunity to take in-class learning and apply it to a real world situation by shadowing them alongside one of Canadian highest achieving CEOs. If you are interested in applying and want to find how you could spend a day with one of Canada's successful  CEOs, visit the CEOx1 website.

Hack Western

Hack Western is a student-run, all-inclusive 36-hour event where students of all backgrounds from across Canada gather at Western University to create and innovate. Hack Western provides a welcoming atmosphere for students to create and learn about all kinds of incredible technologies. Whether it's a mobile app, a hardware project, a web application or some combination of all three, there's a good chance you'll see it at Hack Western.

Western Entrepreneurship & Propel Competitions

Innovative competitions that aim to highlight some of the great technologies coming out of London's top research institutions by offering students the opportunity to pitch their own innovative ideas. Explore Propel Entrepreneurship at Western.

Scinapse Science Education Group

Scinapse is an undergraduate science case competition, proudly supported by the Faculty of Science, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Science Students' Council. Participants from different disciplines of science will work together to come up with a solution to a real-world scientific challenge. Winners will compete in a provincial competition against finalists from the Universities of Toronto, Queen's, McMaster and Guelph. For more information, please visit the website at