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Encyclopedia > University of Western Ontario
University of Western Ontario

Motto: Veritas et Utilitas
(Truth and usefulness)
Established 1878
Type: Public
Endowment: $218.8 million [1]
Chancellor: Arthur Labatt
President: Paul Davenport
Faculty: 1,249
Undergraduates: 25,000
Postgraduates: 5,000
Location London, ON, Canada
Campus: Urban/Suburban—1.6 km²
Colours: Purple and White            
Mascot: Mustang
Affiliations: ACU, AUCC, IAU, G13
Website: www.uwo.ca

The University of Western Ontario (known as Western, as well as UWO or Western Ontario) is a research university located in London, Ontario. It is one of Canada's oldest universities, having been founded in 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth and the Anglican Diocese of Huron as The Western University of London Ontario. The first students graduated in arts and medicine in 1883. The University covers 1.6 km² of land on the north branch of the Thames River. The main campus consists of 75 buildings; the university has extensive land holdings outside of the main campus. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... C$ redirects here. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Arthur Sackville Labatt, OC (born May 11, 1934) is a great-grandson of John Labatt, founder of the Labatt brewery. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Paul Davenport is the ninth president of the University of Western Ontario. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Purple is any of a group of colors intermediate between blue and red. ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... This article is about the feral horse of the American west. ... The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The International Association of Universities list of Universities of the World is a list of organizations recognized as universities by national authorities around the world. ... This article is about the group of research-intensive Canadian universities. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... The Right Reverend Isaac Hellmuth (Born December 14, 1819), second Bishop of the Diocese of Huron, was the founder of the University of Western Ontario, one of Canadas leading universities. ... The Thames River is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ...


Western is one of Canada's leading universities, ranked #1 in the 2007 and 2005 Globe and Mail University Report Card for overall quality of education.[2] It ranked #3 among medical-doctoral level universities according to Maclean's Magazine 2005 University Rankings.[3] In 2006, Western and many other universities refused to provide Maclean's with data due to concerns regarding the magazine's ranking methodology.[4] In that year, it ranked #5 in the Medical-Doctoral category. [5] The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ...


The University's Chancellor is Arthur Labatt, and its President is Dr. Paul Davenport. Through its twelve faculties and schools, and three affiliated colleges, the University offers more than 200 different degree and diploma programs. Arthur Sackville Labatt, OC (born May 11, 1934) is a great-grandson of John Labatt, founder of the Labatt brewery. ... Paul Davenport is the ninth president of the University of Western Ontario. ...

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History

"Middlesex Memorial Tower" named for Middlesex County World War I veterans, was completed in 1923, using sandstone with limestone.
"Middlesex Memorial Tower" named for Middlesex County World War I veterans, was completed in 1923, using sandstone with limestone.

The University was founded in 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario." It incorporated Huron University College, which had been founded in 1863. The first four faculties were Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine, and there were originally only 15 students when classes began in 1881. The first of these students graduated in 1883. In 1916 the current site of the University was purchased from the Kingsmill family, and in 1923 the name of the University was changed to its present form. The first two buildings constructed at the new site were the Arts Building (now University College) and the Natural Science Building (now the Physics and Astronomy Building). These were built in a neo-Gothic or "Collegiate Gothic" style. The University College tower, one of the most distinctive features of the University, was named the Middlesex Memorial Tower in honour of the men from Middlesex County who had fought in World War I (all 40 male students at Western in 1914 had enlisted). Classes on the present site began in 1924. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1901 × 2551 pixel, file size: 760 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1901 × 2551 pixel, file size: 760 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Right Reverend Isaac Hellmuth (Born December 14, 1819), second Bishop of the Diocese of Huron, was the founder of Huron University College and the University of Western Ontario, one of Canadas leading universities. ... Huron University College is an affiliated college of the University of Western Ontario. ... Neo-gothic architecture is an American branch of the Gothic revival style that was imported from England in the 1830s. ... Middlesex County is a census division located in Western Ontario. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Although enrolment was low for many years, after World War II the University began to increase greatly in size, and by the 1970s 10% of university students in Ontario were enrolled at Western. After World War II, the University saw the addition of new faculties such as the Faculty of Graduate Studies (1947), the School of Business Administration (now the Richard Ivey School of Business) (1949), the Faculty of Engineering Science (now the Faculty of Engineering) (1957), the Faculty of Law (1959), and Althouse College for Education students (1963). Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Richard Ivey School of Business is one of the most reputable business schools in Canada. ...


Other notable buildings on campus include Thames Hall (built in 1949), the Stevenson-Lawson Building (built in 1959), Middlesex College (with its clock tower, another distinctive feature of the university, built in 1960), Talbot College (built in 1966), Alumni Hall (built in 1967), London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, the John P. Robarts Research Institute, the Lawson Health Research Institute, the D.B. Weldon Library, the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, the University Community Centre, the Social Science Centre, and T.D. Waterhouse Stadium (built in 2001). There is also the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory, built in 1940 as one of the first observatories at a Canadian university, and named after the grandfather of actor Hume Cronyn. The McIntosh Memorial Art Gallery was built in 1942, and is now the oldest university art gallery in Canada. University Hospital. ... University Hospital, in London, Ontario, is a large teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. ... For the recipient of the Victoria Cross see John Robarts (VC). ... Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. ... NASA wind tunnel with the model of a plane A wind tunnel is a research tool developed to assist with studying the effects of air moving over or around solid objects. ... The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) (TSX: TD NYSE: TD TYO: 8640 ) is a bank headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The school colours are purple and white, and the school's motto is Veritas et utilitas, meaning Truth and usefulness. School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ...


Faculties

Middlesex College built in the early 1960's fits in well with the "Collegiate Gothic" style of earlier buildings.
Middlesex College built in the early 1960's fits in well with the "Collegiate Gothic" style of earlier buildings.

The University has thirteen faculties: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1901 × 2551 pixel, file size: 851 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1901 × 2551 pixel, file size: 851 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

The University also has three affiliated colleges: Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Health Sciences are the group of disciplines of applied science dealing with human and animal health. ... Media Studies is the study of the constitution and effects of media. ... Western Law is the public law school located at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. ... The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is the medical school of the University of Western Ontario and one of 17 in Canada. ... Don Wright is a cartoonist known for his editorial cartoons. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... The Richard Ivey School of Business is one of the most reputable business schools in Canada. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ...

In addition, there is a Continuing Studies facility in the downtown Galleria Mall for the purposes of adult education. Western was the first Canadian University to offer an Aviation Management program. Brescia University College is a Catholic liberal arts college for women located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... In higher education, particularly in the United States, a womens college is a college (that is, a primarily undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institution) whose students are exclusively women. ... Huron University College is an affiliated college of the University of Western Ontario. ... Anglican Church of Canada The Anglican Church of Canada (the ACC) is the Canadian branch of the Anglican Communion. ... Kings University College is a Catholic, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. ... Libraries are useful resources for adult learners. ...


Student life

Conron Hall
Conron Hall
The Pride Library — Photo Courtesy of Western News
The Pride Library — Photo Courtesy of Western News

There are approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students at Western. King's University College has about 3,100 students (2003/2004), Huron University College about 1,000, and Brescia University College about 500. The student residences on the main campus are: Conron Hall, University College, University of Western Ontario from the University of Western Ontario Archives File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Conron Hall, University College, University of Western Ontario from the University of Western Ontario Archives File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pride_library. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pride_library. ...

  • Traditional-style residences
    • Saugeen-Maitland Hall (1252 students)
    • Medway-Sydenham Hall (600 students)
    • Delaware Hall (450 students)
    • Perth Hall (445 students)
    • Westminster Residence (240 students — closed as of May 2006)
  • Suite-style residences
    • Essex Hall (500 students)
    • Elgin Hall (400 students)
    • Alumni House (250 students)
    • London Hall
  • Huron University College residences
    • O'Neil/Ridley
    • Southwest (suite-style)
    • Hellmuth
  • King's University College residences
    • Alumni Court
    • Townhouses
    • Wemple

There are additional campus apartments and townhouses for upper-year students. Saugeen-Maitland Hall is a co-ed students residence at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. ...


The University Community Centre is home to many student-run clubs and media outlets, including The Gazette, Western's daily student newspaper, TVWestern.ca, the campus television station, and 94.9 CHRW, legally known as Radio Western. The campus also houses the popular student lounge with pub section, the Spoke, as well as the Wave, a restaurant/dance club. School spirit runs high at Western, as social events are well attended. Orientation (Frosh) Week and Homecoming are especially popular. Western's O-Week is a $600,000 program, and the largest of its kind in Canada. USC representatives have led several seminars at other universities teaching them how to run an O Week comparable to Western's. The Gazette is the student newspaper published by the University Students Council of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. ... Front page view of student newspaper The Daily Toreador. ... CHRW is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 94. ...


Western has financial aid bursaries and competitive scholarship programs. The University's top scholarships are the National Scholarships, which include the President's Scholarship, the Faculty Scholarship and the National Merit Awards Financial aid refers to funding intended to help students pay tuition or other costs, such as room and board, for education at a college, university, or private school. ...


Groups

University Campus Centre is home to a popular movie theatre.
University Campus Centre is home to a popular movie theatre.

Western is home to over 175 clubs for academic, religious, cultural, and other pursuits, which are governed by the University Students' Council. Some of these groups are the University of Western Ontario Debating Society, the oldest student association at the university and one of the largest debating societies in Canada, and student political clubs such as the UWO Tories. Western's conservative club has hosted current Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter MacKay, for example. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 660 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 660 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The stage of Conron Hall at University College, the main debating chamber of the University of Western Ontario Debating Society Gallery at Conron Hall The University of Western Ontario Debating Society is the oldest student association at the University of Western Ontario, and is one of the largest and most... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a governmental cabinet minister who helps form the foreign policy of a sovereign nation. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, Conservative, QC, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ...

Theatre Western

Theatre Western, meanwhile, produces a season that includes an annual musical revue of modern and classic Broadway, Purple Shorts: Western's One-Act Play Festival, and a major musical production each spring. Recent productions include West Side Story, Cabaret, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... A one act play, or more commonly one act, or one-act, is a short play that takes place in one act or scene, as opposed to plays that take place over a number of scenes in one or more acts. ...


The Faculty of Music, meanwhile, performs various styles of concerts throughout the year, which are open to the public. UWOpera, operating out of Talbot Theatre, also performs a wide variety of repertoire ranging from operetta to full operatic works.


Media

The campus radio station CHRW is celebrating 25 years on FM in 2006. Several alumni including former ABC, and current Global TV anchor Kevin Newman have gone on to other careers in the music and broadcasting industries. Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... 94. ... Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. ... Kevin Newman (born June 2, 1959 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian journalist and news anchor. ...


The student television station at Western, TV Western.ca, has existed for a decade. TV Western.ca features original video programming created for students by students, including coverage of sports, arts, information and culture. It is working on putting a university-based television show on the local cable station for fall 2006. A student television station is a television station run by university or high or middle school students that primarily airs school/university news and in many cases, student produced soap operas, entertainment shows, and other programming. ...


Greek life

There are currently five nationally chartered sorority houses; Alpha Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Pi Beta Phi; As well as 13 fraternities; Alpha Epsilon Pi, Acacia Fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Upsilon, Zeta Psi, the Kappa Alpha Society, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Nu, Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Theta, Pi Lambda Phi,Pi Kappa Alpha. The Greek system is active on campus as well as throughout the city of London, through numerous philanthropy events and special events at local bars and clubs. Alpha Phi (ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on October 10, 1872. ... Alpha Omicron Pi (ΑΟΠ, AOII) is an international womens fraternity that was founded on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College on the campus of Columbia University in New York. ... Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ) Founded in 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, high ideals and sisterhood. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ... Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is currently the only international Jewish college fraternity in North America, with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a social collegiate fraternity that was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad which includes Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi. ... Delta Upsilon (ΔY) is one of the oldest international, all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities and is the first non-secret fraternity ever founded. ... The Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America Inc. ... The Kappa Alpha Society (ΚΑ), founded in 1825, is the progenitor of the modern fraternity system in North America according to Bairds Manual. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently 234 chapters and 42 colonies in North America. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... Sigma Alpha Mu (ΣΑΜ) also known as Sammy is a college fraternity founded at the City College of New York in 1909. ... ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Pi Lambda Phi (ΠΛΦ or Pi Lam) is a college social fraternity founded by Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter Levy, and Henry Mark Fisher at Yale University in 1895. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...


Government

The University Students' Council (USC) is a $22-million dollar corporation; over half of Western students are involved with the USC through its various levels, volunteer-driven Orientation program[citation needed]. The Students' Council also publishes The Gazette, Canada's only daily student newspaper (Tues-Fri), which was founded in 1906 and given its present name in 1930. The Gazette is the student newspaper published by the University Students Council of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. ...


Libraries

D.B. Weldon Library is next to UCC and "The Spoke" pub in the middle of campus.
D.B. Weldon Library is next to UCC and "The Spoke" pub in the middle of campus.
Ivey Business Library.
Ivey Business Library.

The library system at Western has seven major service locations with more than 7.7 million items in print, microform and electronic formats. Together, they constitute one of the largest research library systems in Canada. There are many special collections, such as those in the areas of Canadiana, Art History, Sport History, Music and Law. Western's libraries include: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 773 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 773 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 698 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 698 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A research library is a library which contains an in-depth collection of material on one or several subjects. ... Special Collections (often abbreviated to or ) is the name applied to the department within a public or academic library that houses rare or old materials including books, theses, incunabula, handwritten manuscripts and other documents. ...

  • Archives and Research Collections Centre housing:
    • A copy of Decretallium libri V. Georgorii Papae cum ordinaria glossa Berhardi, printed in Basel in 1478
    • A 1668 edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost purported to be his personal copy
    • A copy of Les Voyages du Sieur de Champlain, published in Paris and dated 1613
    • A copy of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in Boston in 1852
    • A copy of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, published in New York in 1851
    • The poem "My Window" by Jesse McKean, published in the form of an upholstered sofa by the Silly Sasparili Press, Toronto, 1996
    • The Canadian Tire Corporation Archives which hold the entire corporate archive of the company
  • Business Library
  • Education Library
  • John and Dotsa Bitove Family Law Library
  • Music Library
  • The D. Perlman Library
  • Allyn and Betty Taylor Library
  • The D.B. Weldon Library
  • The Pride Library

The campus is also the home of art and performance facilities, and the McIntosh Gallery, the oldest university art gallery in Canada. The permanent collection of the McIntosh includes over 3000 works in various media dating primarily from the early 19th century to the present, including works by the Group of Seven. For other persons named John Milton, see John Milton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Paradise Lost (disambiguation). ... Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and novelist, whose Uncle Toms Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. ... Uncle Toms Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, is American author Harriet Beecher Stowes fictional anti-slavery novel. ... Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. ... For other uses, see Moby-Dick in popular culture. ... Canadian Tire (TSX: CTC CTC.a, CTC) is one of Canadas 35 largest publicly traded companies and operates an inter-related network of businesses engaged in retailing, financial services and petroleum. ... The Allyn and Betty Taylor Library, as seen from Robarts Research Institute. ... The Pride Library is a collection of books, periodicals, and audio-visual resources by and about gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, and other queer folk . ... The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian landscape painters in the 1920s, originally consisting of Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley. ...


Athletics

Football at Western - Photo courtesy of Western News
Football at Western - Photo courtesy of Western News

Western has more than 20 sports teams, which are called the The University of Western Ontario Mustangs. From 1939 to 1948 the football team was undefeated, and they have won six Vanier Cups. For 30 years the football team was coached by John P. Metras, for whom the Canadian Interuniversity Sport's best defensive linesman award is named. Football games have been broadcast continuously since 1980 on the Western station 94.9 CHRW. The men's basketball team has also won many championships. Further, the men's squash team has won 24 consecutive Ontario University Athletics (OUA) titles. Image File history File linksMetadata WesternFootball. ... Image File history File linksMetadata WesternFootball. ... The Western Ontario Mustangs (or more often the Western Mustangs) are the athletic teams that represent the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... The Vanier Cup. ... CIS Logo. ... Ontario University Athletics is the governing body of Ontario universities who compete in the a variety of varsity sports. ...


In 1929 J.W. Little Stadium was built, named after former Mayor of London and vice-chairman of the Western Board of Governors John William Little. This stadium served as the site of convocation until 1960, and continued to be used as a sports stadium until 2001 when it was torn down and replaced with TD-Waterhouse Stadium. The new stadium was the primary site of the 2001 Summer Canada Games, which were held in London. This is list of mayors of London, Ontario, Canada. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Canada Games are a multi-sport event that occurs every two years in Canada. ...


Until the 2005–06 season, Western's men's hockey team played on campus at Thompson Arena, completed in January of 1975 with a capacity of 4,159. The arena also hosts an indoor track, while its curling rink is being removed as part of a large renovation to create additional recreational space. Men's hockey games now take place in downtown London at the John Labatt Centre, also the home of the London Knights. After years of debate, the Ontario University Athletics board of directors voted in May, 2006 to let schools provide athletic financial awards (AFAs) to first-year student-athletes. For other uses, see Curling (disambiguation). ... This article is about the OHL London Knights. ...

A crowd cheers on the hockey team — Photo courtesy of Western News

Western is also home to one of Canada's two university-level marching bands, the Western Mustang Band. It was started in 1938 by alumnus Don Wright (for whom the Music Faculty is now named). The only other Canadian university marching band is the Queen's Bands of Queen's University. Image File history File linksMetadata UWOHockeycrowd. ... Image File history File linksMetadata UWOHockeycrowd. ... The Western Mustang Band The Western Mustang (Marching) Band (WMB) is the award-winning marching band and pep band for the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. ... The Queens Bands, established in 1905, is the largest and oldest university marching band in Canada. ... Queens University, generally referred to simply as Queens, is a coeducational, non-sectarian public university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ...


The Mustang Cheerleading team have won 22 consecutive Canadian Collegiate Championships (since 1985). The squad, which was formed in 1929, is the longest running collegiate cheer team in Canada.


Athletics facilities on campus include the 8,000-seat TD Waterhouse Stadium, the Thompson Recreation and Athletic Centre, which contains an ice rink, an indoor track, curling sheets and tennis facilities, and Alumni Hall, a multi-purpose auditorium for basketball, volleyball, and other indoor events. Campus Recreation, found in the UCC, is a facility available to all students and the general public. TD Waterhouse Stadium is an 8,000 seat Canadian football stadium located on the campus of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. ...


Reputation and rankings

Ivey Garden - Photo courtesy of Western News
Ivey Garden - Photo courtesy of Western News

Entrance requirements to the university are high, with increasing admission averages; the entrance average for those admitted in 2005-06 class was 86%. The student/faculty ratio for the 2003-04 year was about 21 students per member of faculty[citation needed]. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (500x750, 435 KB) Photo Courtesy of Western News, permission granted by email dated July 3, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (500x750, 435 KB) Photo Courtesy of Western News, permission granted by email dated July 3, 2006. ...


As a research university, external support for research projects totals nearly $190 million per year[citation needed]. There are about 1,200 faculty members at the university and affiliated colleges.


Notable Western alumni include actors Alan Thicke and Kelly Rowan, Ontario premier David Peterson, 60 Minutes host Morley Safer, Olympic rowers Marnie McBean and Silken Laumann, insulin discoverer Sir Frederick Banting, NHLer Steve Rucchin, and World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan. This is a list of famous individuals associated with the University of Western Ontario, including graduates, former students, professors, and researchers. ... Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actor, songwriter, game show host and talk-show emcee. ... Kelly Rowan (born October 26, 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actress well known for her modelling career and her popular character Kirsten Cohen on the FOX TV series She began modeling in her college years to earn extra cash, becoming involved in acting while working in commercials. ... The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Honourable David Robert Peterson, PC , LL.B , BA (born December 28, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) was the twentieth Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada, from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990. ... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ... Morley Safer (born November 8, 1931 in Toronto, Canada) is a reporter and correspondent for CBS News. ... Marnie McBean is a Canadian rower. ... Silken Laumann is a Canadian rower, born on November 14, 1964 in Mississauga, Ontario Silken had early plans to compete as a gymnast due to her idol, Nadia Comaneci, although her size (5 feet 10 inches, 110 pounds, precluded those dreams. ... Not to be confused with inulin. ... Sir Frederick Banting Sir Frederick Grant Banting (November 14, 1891–February 21, 1941) was a Canadian medical scientist, doctor and Nobel laureate. ... Steve Rucchin (b. ... WHO redirects here. ... Director-general is the professional head of a UK Executive Agency which contains other agencies headed by directors. ... Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun OBE, JP, MSc. ...


Western's fundraising department is called "Campaign Western". Asteroid (15025) UWOntario is named after the university. An episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun, an NBC comedy for which Western alumnus Andrew Orenstein wrote, featured a school whose football team was known as the "Western Mustangs" and which wore purple jerseys. In the comic strip, For Better or For Worse, Michael Patterson studies journalism there and in the graduation storyline, UWO's Alumni Hall is depicted. This is a list of the sources of asteroid names. ... This article is about a television show. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... For Better or For Worse is a comic strip by Lynn Johnston that began in September 1979. ...


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References

  1. ^ University of Western Ontario: Annual Report to the Board of Governors (pg.46) [Accessed 19th May 2006]
  2. ^ Globe and Mail University Report Card
  3. ^ 2005 Macleans M-D Rankings
  4. ^ Dalhousie University, et al. (2006-08-14). 11 universities bow out of Maclean's university rankings. Retrieved on 2006-08-15.
  5. ^ 2006 Macleans M-D Rankings

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General sources

  • Barr, Murray Llewellyn. A century of medicine at Western : a centennial history of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Ontario. London: University of Western Ontario, 1977
  • Gwynne-Timothy, John R. W. Western's first century. London: University of Western Ontario, 1978
  • Talman, Ruth Davis. The beginnings and development of the University of Western Ontario, 1878-1924. MA Thesis, University of Western Ontario, 1925

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The University of Western Ontario is one of Canada's oldest universities, having been founded in 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth and the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario".
The university was founded in 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario." It incorporated Huron College, which had been founded in 1863.
The University College tower, one of the most distinctive features of the university, was named the Middlesex Memorial Tower in honour of the men from Middlesex County who had fought in World War I (all 40 male students at the university in 1914 had enlisted).
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Southwestern Ontario is a region of the Canadian province of Ontario, centred on the city of London.
Western Ontario may also designate all the counties of southwestern Ontario except Essex, Kent, and Lambton – that is, the region of which London, Ontario is the central city.
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