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  • Visit our Future Students page for information about our graduate program. Accepting applications for September 2017 admission soon!

  • Spring 2016 Field Course on the Politics of Food in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

    Spring 2016 Field Course on the Politics of Food in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Spring 2016 Archaeology Field Course:

    Spring 2016 Archaeology Field Course



Jennifer Willoughby Studies Cancer in Mummified Remains

Jennifer Willoughby, doctoral student in bioarchaeology, studies cancer in mummified remains. To help her better identify what a mummified tumor looks like, Willoughby created her own mummies. Read more...

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Mental Health: Campus Resources Available

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Safe Campus Community

Promoting and maintaining a safe and respectful working and learning environment at Western is a shared responsibility. The Safe Campus Community is an initiative of campus partners offering services and resources to members of the University community focused on keeping our campus safe.


We will begin accepting applications for 2017-18 admission on Oct 15, 2016. Please refer to our guide on What Makes a Good Application?


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Safety in the Field

Please refer to our Safety in the Field document for important information on personal safety, food safety, medical issues, communication plans, dealing with unexpected political turmoil and many other issues to consider when doing field research. For more information about conducting research abroad, please visit Western's International & Student Exchange Centre.


Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

Migration & Ethnic Relations

Migration & Ethnic Relations