First Year Calendar

Amit Chakma


Welcome to Western and congratulations on starting this exciting new chapter in your life!

You have chosen to join a vibrant learning community widely recognized for providing the best student experience among Canada's leading research-intensive universities. Western attracts top students from around the world, and our family of more than 275,000 alumni live and work in more than 100 countries. In addition to the broad range of academic and professional programs available to you, there are also countless ways to enrich your Western experience by getting involved with extracurricular, cultural and recreational activities, student clubs and government, and an exciting range of community service and international learning opportunities. And I know you will find that our outstanding faculty and staff are committed to supporting your success every step of the way.

I am delighted that you have made the decision to become a part of the Western community, and I wish you every success in this year of learning and discovery.


Amit Chakma
President and Vice-Chancellor 


Cover of the 2017 First Year Calendar. 2017 First Year Calendar (.pdf)