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

Community Impact and Partnership, Student Success, Diversity

Western to launch Memegwaanh Indigenous Learning Honour

September 29, 2022

Research and Innovation, Announcements

Bryan Neff appointed Acting Vice-President (Research)

September 22, 2022

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.