Welcome to Western!

Florentine Strzelczyk

It is a privilege and honour to join Western University as its new Provost & Vice-President (Academic). 

Western is ranked among the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide and it is a founding member of the U15 which is comprised of Canada's most distinguished research universities.We rank highly among Canada’s research-intensive universities and have earned a strong reputation for the high quality of our student experience.

Western University attracts outstanding students from across Canada and abroad into an incredible range of undergraduate, post-graduate, and professional programs. Currently, 40,000 students from 128 countries attend Western. Our national and international reach and impact is reflected in a global network of more than 330,000 alumni, our award-winning faculty, and our world-class academic and research programs. 

Western University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (Ah-nish-in-a-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lūnaapéewak (Len-ahpay-wuk) and Chonnonton (Chun-ongk-ton) Nations, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. We accept responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward correcting the misrepresentations that institutions of higher learning have perpetuated about Indigenous peoples in the past and we will work to build respectful relationships with Indigenous communities through our teaching, research and community service.

Western is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion – to promote, recognize, celebrate, and engage various voices around campus to create a more equitable, diverse and inclusionary community. Western aspires to provide all students, faculty, and staff with the opportunities to achieve their full potential, with the knowledge to identify and combat racism, and with the skills to build  more just societies, locally and globally.

I invite you to explore our website to familiarize yourself with all Western has to offer and aspires to achieve. You'll find more on my background here

Florentine Strzelczyk