Office of the President

Professor Alan Shepard is an accomplished academic leader and scholar of early modern England, literature, science and theatre who is passionate about the future of innovation and the future of universities. He became Western’s 11th President & Vice-Chancellor in July 2019. Read more about President Shepard in his bio.

New and Noteworthy

Research and Innovation

Behind the Research: Western looks at the final frontier

October 02, 2023

Diversity, Community Impact and Partnership, Announcements

Western observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 28, 2023

Announcements, Research and Innovation

Western appoints Mark Daley as first-ever chief AI officer

September 27, 2023

Important Initiatives

Video Updates


Photo Gallery

President Shepard connects with Western stakeholders across campus, across the local and regional community, across Canada and abroad. This photo gallery is a sample of candid moments with students, faculty, staff, alumni, visiting scholars, community and business leaders, government officials and other important dignitaries who contribute in vital ways to Western’s dynamic academic environment.