University of Western Ontario

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Formation1878
HeadquartersOntario, Canada
Rebranded in 2012 to give it less of a national identify

The University of Western Ontario (UWO), and commonly shortened to Western, is a public research university in London, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, surrounded by residential neighbourhoods and the Thames River bisecting the campus's eastern portion. The university operates twelve academic faculties and schools. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.

The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as the Western University of London, Ontario.[1] It incorporated Huron College, which had been founded in 1863. The first four faculties were Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine. The university became non-denominational in 1908. Beginning in 1919, the university had affiliated with several denominational colleges. The university grew substantially in the post-World War II era, and a number of faculties and schools were added.

In 2012, the university rebranded itself as "Western University" to give the school less of a regional or even national identity. "We want to be international," president Dr. Amit Chakma told The Globe and Mail. The university's legal name, however, remains "The University of Western Ontario" and is used on transcripts and diplomas.[2]


 

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Jason Eligh
John Wendell Holmes18 June 191013 August 1988CanadaDiplomat
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Bill Morneau7 October 1962CanadaPoliticianAs Canadian Minister of Finance in March 2020 funded the "COVID-19 response"
David R. Peterson28 December 1943CanadaPoliticianSingle Bilderberger Canadian politician
Stephen Poloz1955CanadaDeep state functionary
Central banker
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Grant Reuber23 November 19277 July 2018CanadaEconomistCanadian economist
Edward Rogers22 June 1969CanadaBusinesspersonOne time Bilderberger
Vandana Shiva5 November 1952IndiaAuthor
Activist
Philosopher
Environmentalist
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Jagmeet Singh2 January 1979CanadaPolitician
Lawyer
Galen Weston29 October 194012 April 2021Canada
UK
Billionaire
Businessperson
British Canadian Bilderberger billionaire businessman


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