News & Announcements

Senate and Board of Governors Elections

Elections are now closed for membership on Senate and the Board of Governors. The election results are available at the links below.

Senate elections:

Board of Governors

Contact with any questions.

Western’s Chancellor: Statement from Board Chair Rick Konrad (Jan. 24, 2021)

The Board of Governors of Western University notes that Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz recently travelled internationally on holiday, against government and public health advice and contrary to the directions Western has given its community for the past several months.

The Board censures the Chancellor’s decision to travel. Her actions did not demonstrate the respect for others and the integrity we expect from members of the Western community, especially our leader.

We have weighed this against the extensive time the Chancellor has given to Western in many ways over the years, inspiring young women leaders in engineering and business, and acting as a strong advocate for work-integrated learning.

The Board recognizes that the Chancellor is genuinely remorseful and will use this as a teaching and learning moment in the Western community.

The Chancellor understands she has breached the community’s trust, and will begin seeking advice and opportunities to repair that trust.

University Secretariat Operating Remotely

The University Secretariat is operating remotely as a result of recommendations associated with COVID-19. The on-campus office is closed. To reach the University Secretariat please call 519-661-2056 or email

Online Proctoring Notice and Guidelines

Online proctoring is being offered for select courses at Western University so that we may offer students remote learning experiences while we are dealing with COVID-19. The Online Proctoring Notice and Guidelines are available here.

Call for applications and nominations for membership on Senate Committees

Applications and nominations are accepted on a continuing basis for Senate committee membership.