UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO
Western University (commonly known as the University of Western Ontario) is located in London, Ontario, Canada and was founded in on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth as ‘The Western University of London Ontario’. The university opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881 and at inception had 4 faculties of Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine.
In 1916, the current campus was purchased from the Kingsmill family, and in 1923 the university was renamed The University of Western Ontario.
Since that first class graduated in 1883, the university has become a vibrant centre of learning. Through 12 faculties and three affiliated university colleges, Western today offers its 36,000-plus students more than 400 specializations, majors and minors.