Information & Privacy

cyber privacy

Western University is committed to the requirements of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), including access to information. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Privacy Office as well as many other University faculty and staff are working remotely for health and safety reasons. This may affect our ability to search for records that are not remotely accessible. The University remains committed to supporting access under FIPPA as efficiently and effectively as possible. However, please be aware that the current circumstances may impact the timing and processing of your request.  

Office mail is being retrieved, but not as frequently as it would be during normal operations. We continue to accept all Freedom of Information requests sent by mail or courier at this time. For expediency, you may submit your request electronically via e-mail to The $5 request fee may be sent by mail.  

We encourage you to contact us to discuss these details as they pertain to your particular request.