Western Research

Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. From fundamental to applied discovery and other scholarly activities, its scholars advance knowledge that provides tangible benefits for the economic, social, health and cultural development of citizens in London, in Canada and around the world.

Western Research supports scholars through collaboration, communication and service.

Research News

Western in The Conversation

September 21, 2020
Will a vaccine for COVID-19 be safe? Animal testing, human clinical trials and post-approval surveillance give us good grounds to believe that a future approved vaccine will work and be safe.

September 14, 2020
公么与儿女息在线阅读Neutrons are useful in research and medicine. A proposed neutron production facility could help further Canadian research and provide a source of neutrons for medical purposes.

September 2, 2020
Personal support workers are crucial but under-appreciated in the health-care system. They are often subjected to racism, and they struggle to make ends meet while caring for our most vulnerable.

Measures of Excellence


research areas ranked in the top-50 globally


members of the Royal Society of Canada

endowment fund in social science, arts and humanities


areas of strategic research strength