About Us

Graduate study at Western is made possible, in-part, by the efforts of an outstanding faculty and staff. The Resources section of our website lists various content which might be of use or interest to, students, faculty and staff members. 

In order to aid the graduate community, The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies aims to:

  • support graduate programs in maintaining high quality and standards, introducing innovations, and increasing enrolments
  • support graduate students and postdocs in the successful completion of their studies and in development of competitive and marketable career skills
  • enhance the profile of graduate and postdoctoral studies at Western

Our Mission

  • Enhance a passion for the pursuit of knowledge and original thought within the graduate and postdoctoral community and support the personal and professional development of our students and postdoctoral scholars.
  • Provide and promote best practices in recruitment, admissions, progression and retention.
  • Collaborate with programs, students and the campus community to achieve a supportive and stimulating academic environment through a blend of structure and flexibility from initial inquiry to graduation.
  • Provide a professional and comprehensive administrative home that will effectively promote and serve the community of postdoctoral scholars.

Our Vision

  • We are a highly skilled and innovative team who act as a comprehensive resource on graduate and postdoctoral matters, accountable to all graduate programs, students and postdoctoral scholars. We facilitate a culture that values fairness and open communication.