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Support Services

Academic Support & Engagement

Academic Support & Engagement

Find academic and writing support, opportunities to lead and experiences outside the classroom.
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Indigenous Services

Indigenous Services

Find encouragement, cultural support and friendships for your personal and academic growth.
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International and Exchange Student Centre


Get help with immigration regulations, cultural, career and personal issues.
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Wellness Education Centre


Ask us anything! Connect with all types of wellness resources in a supportive, welcoming environment.
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With you every step of the way

Support to get you here

Summer Academic Orientation (SAO): register for first-year courses with help from faculty and staff.

Support while you are here

Academic Support Services

Accessible Education: Meet with a counsellor to explore arrangements the University can make to accommodate your needs.

Writing Support Centre: Free one-to-one writing support sessions, writing seminars and drop-in services.

Learning Development & Success: Achieve your academic goals by gaining skills to learn and study more effectively.

Leadership & Mentoring Programs and Services

Leadership Education Program (LEP): Workshops on topics such as career management, communications, conflict management and diversity.

Leadership & Academic Mentorship Program (LAMP): Partner with an upper-year peer mentor from your Faculty or program.

International Peer Connection: Connect with a Peer Guide for help transitioning to life at Western.

Transition Programs and Services

English Conversation Program (for international and exchange students): Improve your English communication skills, meet new people speaking in a group and learn more about Canadian culture and life at Western.

Academic and Transitional Programming for Indigenous Students: Intensive academic, cultural and personal supports on your education journey.

Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS): Community for first-year students living off-campus, including access to resources, events and activities.

Out of Province Student Association (OPSA): Mentoring and ongoing support for students from provinces that are outside Ontario.


Psychological Services: Professional, confidential psychological services free of charge to all Western students.

Student Health Services: Medical, psychiatry and counselling services year-round. Services are accessed by appointment and require a valid provincial health card or UHIP for international students.

Support to help you create a meaningful future

Career Exploration
Western will prepare you for life-long career success.

Career, Grad and Job Fairs
Meet potential employers and learn about grad school opportunities at these free events open to all students.