Western U considers moving education faculty downtown

March 7, 2012

Western University officials will meet with London city council this month to present a proposal for its planned downtown campus, which includes relocating the education faculty to the civic complex site. Having that faculty downtown could tie to opportunities with continuing studies, as well as foster links with local school boards for the provision of ESL services in high schools and the possibility of an international school, says Western U's provost. The institution is also considering a multidisciplinary health clinic in partnership with the education and health sciences faculties and the medical and dentistry school. Everything is contingent on the municipality's plans, says Western U's AVP of planning and budgeting. The proposal is just a conceptual vision, and the best-case scenario would play out in approximately 4 years' time. Western News (page 1 of PDF) | London Free Press