Social Science Student Reading Room

Creating a Signature Space for our Students

Western maintains a commitment to delivering the premiere academic experience in Canada—The Western Experience. The Western Experience develops leaders, creates a global context for learning, and values research and the discovery of new knowledge that has a tangible impact on society.

Collaboration, community and support are key to student success.

Western is committed to finding innovative solutions to enable students to realize their academic goals. One of these solutions involves renovating space, formerly home to the map library, to create the Faculty of Social Science Student Reading Room.

Be part of the creation of this signature space, by providing your support for this renovation effort.

The Student Reading Room will become a signature space to build the Western student experience. At Western, the sense of community underlies everything we do and students are actively involved in the day-to-day life at the faculty.

We are building a space that will meet the needs of students for years to come. With room for quiet study and collaborative meetings, future generations of students, faculty and alumni will be proud to call the Social Science Student Reading Room their own.

The Student Reading Room will be a quiet study space consisting of soft seating areas (suitable for quiet conversation), study carrels and several partitioned study rooms for students to collaborate and complete group project work. All spaces will be equipped with the latest technological capabilities. The Student Reading Room will become a signature space in the Faculty that students, faculty and alumni will be proud of for years to come.

Along with the support of the Social Science Student Council, we are committed to raising funds in support of the creation of the Student Reading Room.

Western will be pleased to work with donors to develop appropriate recognition opportunities in honour of their philanthropic commitment and report regularly on the initiative’s impact on our students.

Proposed Floor Plan

Proposed floor plan of Social Science Reading Room