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


Western, Brescia begin plans to integrate

September 21, 2023

Teaching, Research and Innovation

Western scholars honoured by Royal Society of Canada

September 13, 2023

Teaching, Community Impact and Partnership

‘That enjoyment’: Western prof engages teens in world of math

September 08, 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.