About

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Welcome to Western! Your time in residence will be one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences of your life.

Western’s residences are designed to make your transition to university as smooth and successful as possible. Residence Staff and Sophs are knowledgeable about campus resources and are happy to answer any questions you might have. There are a wide range of activities and events, great opportunities for leadership and involvement and life-long friendships to be made.

This is your home away from home while you are at Western. We hope that you enjoy your stay, take full advantage of all of the opportunities that living in residence provides, and make the most of your residence experience!

Our Mission  

Create a supportive, inclusive community for students to live, learn and flourish.

Our Vision  

To be the foundation of the Western experience where students build character, succeed in their academic journey and establish connections to last a lifetime.

Our Values 

We care deeply about our students, and together, we embrace the following core values:

  • Trust: We act with integrity and assume the good intentions of others.
  • Respect: We treat others, ourselves and our workplace with respect.
  • Diversity: We foster a sense of belonging where diversity is celebrated.
  • Sustainability: We make socially and environmentally responsible choices.
  • Innovation: We embrace technology and use creativity to improve our knowledge, skills and efficiency.
  • Leadership: We encourage leadership development through collaborative decision-making and open communication.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Western University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Attawandaron peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. With this, we respect the longstanding relationships that Indigenous Nations have to this land, as they are the original caretakers. We acknowledge historical and ongoing injustices that Indigenous Peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit) endure in Canada, and we accept responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous communities through our teaching, research and community service.

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Our Priorities

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Our Team

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Our Portfolio