Since 1878, the fortunes of Western University and the City of London have been indelibly linked. Western has grown into London's fourth largest employer, home to 4,000 full-time faculty and staff, 35,000 students and 306,000 alumni around the world who are forever connected to the City.
The university's teaching, research and service missions encompass a wide range of activities that are an integral part of the London community.
Set in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London is the region’s economic, entertainment and cultural hub. With a population of more than 366,000, London is Canada’s 11th largest city and an ideal environment to work, play and live. Big enough for the ‘big city’ experience, but still far more affordable in comparison with many other Canadian cities, London boasts an extensive educational and health care community, while providing the safe and clean atmosphere of a small community.