Western announces external investigation, mandatory training for students

September 27, 2021
Western University has announced that it will invite an external investigator to examine the events on and around September 10th. “It would be good to not be defensive about what we got right and what we got wrong,” said Western President Alan Shepard, “and I think it will be easier to see that if we have an external person or team.” Western Senate member and professor James Compton told the London Free Press that faculty at the university are unhappy with the way that the “party culture” at Western escalated to “tragic” results this year, and expressed interest in having an external and independent person investigating the events. Western has also launched mandatory sexual violence awareness and prevention training for its students as part of a new student safety action plan. London Free Press | Western (Training) (ON)