• Thriving Foundations Peer Programme

Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program supports students in their successful transition to Western by pairing them with undergraduate peer leaders. These peer leaders provide mentorship, wayfinding, and academic skills development to participating students, helping to ensure that new students thrive inside and outside the classroom.

More Information About the Program

ASP is focused on helping to create thriving students right from first year. Under Western’s thriving framework, the focus is on supporting students’ mental health and wellness by emphasizing unique strengths and their application in problem-solving, community building, learning, thinking, goal setting, and leadership development. In particular, the program prepares students in three key theme areas: wayfinding, friendships, and study skills, all of which are critical elements to success in the first eight weeks of the university transition.

To help students begin to achieve a thriving state, ASP envisions first term as a series of transitions (moving-in, moving-through, and moving-out), and each stage of the transition is characterized by students first identifying and then applying their unique strengths. The program culminates in the creation of a personalized toolkit, which can be used to support their own needs and challenges as they continue their academic journey.

Contact Information

For general questions about the Academic Success Program, please e-mail ase@uwo.ca or message us through our Live Chat feature on http://academicsupport.uwo.ca/.

For questions specific to the Academic Success Program: Sport, which is limited to student athletes, contact Melissa Ostrowski, the program coordinator.

Program Types

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The Course-based program matches students with upper year mentors in select first-year, online courses.

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The Sport Program helps student athletes with their transition to university learning and competing at the varsity level.