We are at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, located in the city of London, Ontario, Canada.

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Welcome to Western!

Western University (previously named the University of Western Ontario) was founded in 1878, has more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is well known for its beautiful campus and student life.

The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry is a large research-focused institution with more than 1800 full and part-time research and clinical faculty. Seven Basic Science Departments are part of Schulich and focus on many aspects of human health. The Department of Microbiology and Immunology celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2014 and is made up of researchers with interests in immunology and inflammation, bacteriology, and virology.



London, Ontario, is home to over 350,000 residents and is a regional health and education center. In addition to Western University, it hosts Lawson Research Institute, Fanshawe College, and several hospitals. London itself has an active cultural scene with diverse restaurants, and several festivals that take place in Victoria Park downtown and other parks along the river. It’s an affordable place to live with easy access to the rest of Ontario both by car and train and, via its International Airport, the rest of the world.



London is located in Southwest Ontario half way between Toronto and Detroit. Both Lakes Huron and Erie are in close driving distance, with easy access to beaches and other outdoor activities. Stratford, well known for its theatre, is also a short drive away. Toronto, with its big city attractions, is easy to reach by train or car.