Full Schedule of Events

We're so excited you'll be joining us for Virtual Fall Preview Day. Customize your own schedule with our live and recorded presentations. Choose from sessions about programs, residence, applying and more. Have questions? Ask them live! You’ll be able to chat with students, professors and advisors.

Western Experience Sessions

Event Kick-off with the President
11 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Choose Western

11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Residence
11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Applying as a 101 Applicant
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Indigenous Student Center
1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.

University Students' Council (USC)
1:55 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sports & Recreation
2 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Applying as a 105 Applicant
2:20 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Scholar's Electives
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Student Panel
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Careers & Experience & Leadership
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Student Life Sessions

Residence

Residence Presentation
11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | 12 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. | 1 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. | 2 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
This presentation will provide you an overview about residence building/room types, fees and important dates, dining and meal plan, amenities, programs and supports, etc.

Residence Experience Videos
11:50 a.m. – 12 p.m | 12:40 p.m. - 1 p.m. | 1:40 p.m. - 2 p.m. | 2:40 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
In this session, through four videos, you will see what residence life looks like, including buildings and amenities, student leaders and academic support, meal plan and dining halls, and the overall benefits of living in residence.

Western International

Global Learning at Western
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

International Student Panel and Q&A
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

First-Entry Program Sessions

Arts & Humanities

Welcome Presentation
11:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Discover Arts & Humanities at Western during this presentation with Dean Milde and Associate Dean Isaacs.

Student Panel
11:35 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Meet the Arts & Humanities Student's Council and learn how you can get involved in arts on campus and beyond.

Alumni and Student Panel
12 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. | 3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Learn about student life and opportunities during your time at Western from upper year students and two recent class of 2020 graduates, moderated by Associate Dean Isaacs.

ArtLab Gallery Tour
 
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Take a virtual tour of recent exhibitions in our ArtLab Gallery. See how the space is used by students in Visual Arts.

Departmental Overview Presentations
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Explore our programs and learn about all the great opportunities available in Arts & Humanities at Western. 

  • SASAH: The School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities
    2 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
    Learn more about this one-of-a-kind, interdisciplinary advanced liberal arts program from Patrick Mahon, Director of SASAH. Meet our current faculty, students, alumni and discover how this program delivers a transformative education for leaders to creatively engage with global challenges.
  • Theatre Studies, English and Writing Studies, Film Studies
    2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Join us for presentations by Theatre Studies Program Director Kim Solga; English and Writing Studies Department Chair Manina Jones; Alice Munro Chair in Creativity Ivan Coyote; and Film Studies alumnus Erik who shares his experience interning at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Visual Arts 
    2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
    Meet Undergraduate Chair Tricia Johnson and hear about program options in Art History, Studio Art andMuseum & Curatorial Studies. Learn about dual degree options, internships, as well as tips and tricks for submitting your portfolio for our BFA Studio Art program.
  • Classical Studies
    2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
    Discover Classical Studies in this presentation by faculty members Alexander Meyer, Elizabeth Greene and Kelly Olson who discuss how Classical Studies address questions of who we are today by exploring the foundational cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
    2:50 p.m. – 3 p.m. (also at 2:25 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. on the Social Science Channel)
    Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies is a dynamic field that focuses on issues of social justice in relation to gender and sexuality. Meet our Department Chair, Wendy Pearson, our faculty members, and students to learn about our program and course offerings.
  • Philosophy
    3 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
    Philosophy at Western ranks among the Top 50 programs in the world, and is one of the top two in the country. Professor Jackie Sullivan will share an overview of the department, course offerings, as well as ways to connect through clubs and extracurriculars.
  • Linguistics
    3:10 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Learn how this interdisciplinary program will familiarize you with the analytical tools needed to understand sound, word, meaning and sentence structures, as well as historical and social variation in language.
  • French Studies
    3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    In this presentation, Undergraduate Chair John Nassichuk and Department Chair Jean Leclerc will discuss how French Studies at Western can help you enrich your cultural and linguistic competence in both of Canada’s official languages.
  • Medieval Studies
    3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Experience the Middle Ages in all its glory through an exciting, Faculty-wide program led by over twenty of Western's world-renowned medieval experts.Meet program Director Jane Toswelland hear more about what this program has to offer.

Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Presentation
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.
20-25 minute presentation followed by a Q&A with Lauren Briens, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean

Engineering Panel
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.
This presentation will focus on the numerous opportunities available through our seven core Engineering programs, combined degrees, as well as co-op and international opportunities. During the panel, current students will take questions and offer their perspective on the options and opportunities in Engineering.

Engineering and Business Presentation
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
20 minute presentation followed by a Q&A with Darren Meister, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship (John M. Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership and Innovation).

Panel Discussion
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This presentation will focus on the value of combining engineering with business thinking for individuals who will lead organizations in creating real value for customers and society. Learn how Western Engineering creates increased opportunities for students through the Business 1299 course, Certificate in Engineering Leadership and Innovation or the Engineering/Ivey HBA combined degree program. Join in the discussion with our select panel.

Engineering and Co-op Presentation
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us for our Co-op presentation that will focus on the benefits of adding a co-op term to your engineering degree and finding value in hands-on experience related to your academic program, developing marketable skills employers are looking for and obtaining clarity on your career goals and objectives.

Health Sciences

Overview Presentation & Live Q&A with an Academic Counsellor
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | 1 p.m - 2 p.m.

Ask your questions!
11:45 a.m - 2:45 p.m.
Academic Counsellors, Program Directors and the Undergraduate Chair will be available from 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. to chat with you live and answer all of your questions.

Faculty Panel
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Student Panel
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Kinesiology

Overview Presentation & Live Q&A with an Academic Counsellor
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | 1 p.m - 2 p.m.

Ask your questions!
11:45 a.m - 2:45 p.m.
Academic Counsellors, Program Directors and the Undergraduate Chair will be available from 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. to chat with you live and answer all of your questions.

Faculty Panel
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Live Student Panel
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Nursing

Overview Presentation & Live Q&A with an Academic Counsellor
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | 12:45 p.m – 1:45 p.m. | 2:15 p.m – 3:15 p.m.

Ask your questions!
11:15 a.m - 3:45 p.m.
Academic Counsellors, Co-Associate Director, Clinical Placement Coordinator, Student available to chat with you live and answer all of your questions.

Information & Media Studies (FIMS)

FIMS Information Session
11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. l 1 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. l 3:30 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Get ready to fall in love with FIMS. Join our Associate Dean (Undergraduate) for an overview of who we are and what we do. Discover what makes us passionate about Information & Media Studies and our programs.

Student Panel: The FIMS Student Experience
12 - 12:25 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Hear from current students about their experience in FIMS and at Western.

Careers, Internships & Your Future
12:30 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.
Meet the FIMS Career Services Officer to learn how FIMS will prepare you for a wide range of careers. Discover our support services to help you build a meaningful career and find success in a competitive job market. 

FIMS Mini-Lectures 
Experience a mini-lecture with our dynamic FIMS professors.

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Have It Your Way: An Introduction to Marketing Strategies

1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Everything You Need to Know About AI in 10 Minutes

3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
What We Talk About When We Talk About the Creative Arts

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Yes, you DO need mentions! Let’s Talk Social Media Marketing Strategy

Music

Studio Lessons
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Meet some of the instructors who teach private lessons on various instruments and hear about some of our student’s experiences.

Popular Music Studies
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Find out about the Popular Music Studies major, the opportunities that wait for you and meet some of our faculty members.

Large Ensembles
1:30 p.m. -2 p.m.
Meet the large ensemble directors and some of the students who perform in our Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Choirs.

Student Leaders and Student-to-Student Q & A
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Current student leaders at the Don Wright Faculty of Music will talk about leadership opportunities for students in the program. This will include Faculty of Music Students Council (FOMSC), Peer Guides, Music Sophs, Music Education Students Association (MESA) Choir Council. Hear about a first year’s student experience.

Faculty Concert Livestream from von Kuster Hall
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit our Livestream website to join us for a live concert!

Science

Western Science and Medical Sciences Presentation
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Join our Associate Deans from Western Science and Medical Sciences to learn about our unique programs and opportunities.

Overview of Western's Modular System
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Review Western's modular system, Medical Sciences first-entry program and the Bachelor of Medical Sciences program.

Live Q&A
11:45 am. - 12:15 p.m.

Careers & Internship Presentation
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn about the internships you can participate in during your time at Western.

General Q&A Session
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Open discussion with faculty and students.

Coffee & Career Session
1:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Live panel with recent alumni and current graduate students.


Science Stream 1

Computer Science
1:40 – 2 p.m.

Statistical & Actuarial Sciences
2 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Mathematics
2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Computer Science
2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Statistical & Actuarial Sciences
3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mathematics
3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Closing
3:50 – 4 p.m.

Science Stream 2

Earth & Environmental Science
1:40 – 2 p.m.

Biology
2 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Chemistry
2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Earth & Environmental Science
2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Biology
3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Chemistry
3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Closing
3:50 – 4 p.m.

Science Stream 3

Physics & Astronomy
1:40 – 2:10 p.m.

Integrated Science
2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Physics & Astronomy
2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Integrated Science
3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Closing
3:50 – 4 p.m.

Medical Sciences

Western Science and Medical Sciences Presentation
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Join our Associate Deans from Western Science and Medical Sciences to learn about our unique programs and opportunities.

Overview of Western's Modular System
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Review Western's modular system, Medical Sciences first-entry program and the Bachelor of Medical Sciences program.

Live Q&A
11:45 am. - 12:15 p.m.

Careers & Internship Presentation
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn about the internships you can participate in during your time at Western.

General Q&A Session
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Open discussion with faculty and students.

Coffee & Career Session
1:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Live panel with recent alumni and current graduate students.


Medical Sciences Stream 1

Anatomy & Cell Biology
1:40 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Epidemiology-Biostatistics
1:50 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Medical-Biophysics
2 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Neuroscience
2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Physiology & Pharmacology
2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Medical Sciences - Department Q&A Session:
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Anatomy & Cell Biology
3 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Epidemiology-Biostatistics
3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Medical-Biophysics
3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Neuroscience
3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Physiology & Pharmacology
3:40 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Final Wrap-Up Session
3:50 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Medical Sciences Stream 2

Biochemistry
1:40 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences
1:50 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Micro-Immunology
2 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Pathology
2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Medical Sciences - Department Q&A Session
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Biochemistry
3 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences
3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Micro-Immunology
3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pathology
3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Medical Sciences Q&A
3:40 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Final Wrap-Up Session
3:50 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Social Science

Ask your questions!
11:10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Academic Counsellors will be available from to chat with you live and answer all of your questions.

What can Social Science do for you, and the world?
11:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Discover Social Science at Western, with a presentation from Associate Dean Dan Shrubsole, and hear from students about their experiences.

Hear from Social Science students
11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. | 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Academic Counsellor Kelly Callahan and members of the Social Science Students’ Council will speak about their experiences in Western Social Science.

Departmental Overview Presentations
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Explore our programs and learn about all the great opportunities available in Social Science at Western. During this time, representatives from each department will be available to answer your questions in separate live feed discussions. Note: there will not be a separate discussion feed available for Indigenous Studies. Please ask our Academic Counsellors your questions about Indigenous Studies, in the main Social Science channel.


  • Anthropology
    2 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
  • Economics
    2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics
    2:20 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
  • Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies
    2:25 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
  • Geography and Environment
    2:35 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  • History
    2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Indigenous Studies
    3 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
  • Political Science
    3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
  • Psychology
    3:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
  • Sociology
    3:35 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies

Who is DAN anyway?
11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. | 1:30 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. | 3 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Learn about what our unique modules and degree program have to offer.

DAN Internship Presentation
12 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. | 2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | 3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Learn about our internship opportunities.

Ask Your Questions!
11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Academic advisors, faculty and students will be available to chat with you live and answer your questions.

Second-Entry Program Sessions

Ivey Business School

Ivey Business School Presentation
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. | 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

No other undergraduate business program provides you with the opportunity to explore as many different career paths as the Ivey HBA. You are free to explore your passions beyond the classroom and beyond the boardroom. You are free to create your own path and become whoever you want to be.

Join us to learn about Ivey’s Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO), the Ivey HBA program difference and its unique 2+2 structure. These will be described in more detail during our pre-recorded presentation and our live panel discussion.

Education

Information Session
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Develop the habits of mind, hand and heart that define passionate teachers and leaders in education at a university that consistently offers Canada's best student experience. Our two-year Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree has been designed to address current needs in education to prepare you to become an educational leader on a global scale.

Law

Faculty of Law Admissions Presentation
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Learn about how best to prepare for law school, JD admission requirements, our undergraduate combined degree programs, and other unique opportunities at Western Law.

Live Q&A with our Admissions Team
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dentistry Presentation
11:30 a.m.
At Schulich Dentistry, we prepare qualified graduates to provide dental care as well as general knowledge through clinical research, basic science research and other scholarly activity.

Medicine Presentation
1 p.m.
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with the founding of the medical school in 1881 and continuing with the formation of the dental school in 1964. Our reputation has been built by dedicated teachers, breakthrough discoveries, our commitment to social responsibility and our affinity for strategic partnerships. Today, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is a leading Canadian centre of outstanding education and research shaping health care for the next generation.


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