Western President takes medical leave of absence

January 5, 2022
Western University President Alan Shepard is taking a medical leave of absence after experiencing “an unexpected cardiac issue requiring immediate attention.” Shepard has delegated his duties to Western’s Interim provost and Vice-President (Academic) Sarah Prichard for at least 30 days. “The leadership team will keep the Western community informed about my return to office,” said Shepard in an email to students. “I wish you all the very best for your start to the winter term, and I look forward to seeing you on campus again very soon.” CBC | Western Gazette (ON)