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

Community Impact and Partnership, Student Success

‘Life-changing experience:’ Western health sciences students learn, intern in Uganda

July 15, 2024

Community Impact and Partnership, Research and Innovation

Marine Biomass Innovation: Western-led project seeks sustainable, entrepreneurial solutions in fishing industry

July 15, 2024

Community Impact and Partnership, Research and Innovation

Western researchers study queer art, hidden history

July 10, 2024

Important Initiatives

Video Updates

President Shepard sat down with a group of music students to learn more about their student experience at Western and what the future holds for opera. View more videos, including full performances, on the Don Wright Faculty of Music website

Behind the Research: Western examines the brain's secrets

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Watch the full Behind the Research series on neuroscience research at Western.

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.