As one of Canada's largest research-intensive universities, first-class research facilities and infrastructure are available to all our graduate students.
With $240 million in annual research funding and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. The University is committed to providing superior support for both individual scholars and large interdisciplinary groups, while firmly establishing an entrepreneurial research culture that encourages the practice of innovation across the campus.
Prospective students are encouraged to visit Scholarship@Western to see recently published dissertations and examine the ground-breaking work of current Western PhD Students.
Research InstitutesLawson Health Research Institute
As the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, and working in partnership with Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute is one of the largest hospital-based research institutes in Canada and a major teaching and training environment for tomorrow’s scientists. Its ‘bench to bedside’ philosophy means researchers focus their efforts on the development of new knowledge that can be applied directly to patient care within the hospitals.
In addition to being affiliated with London’s extensive hospital system, Western is home to a number of innovative research facilities and centres that are unique in the world, including:
- The Brain and Mind Institute
- Biomedical Imaging Research Centre
- Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment (WindEEE) Dome
- The Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory
- The Biotron Experimental Climate Change Research Facility
- The Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR)
- Centre for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research
- Surface Science Western
- The Africa Institute
- The National Centre for Audiology
- Rotman Institute of Philosophy
- The Centre for American Studies
- The International Centre for Olympic Studies
- Western Research Parks, a collaborative centre that connects innovative research to industry
- Robarts Research Institute
Western Research Parks
Born out of a partnership between Western University, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, WORLDiscoveries draws upon a mix of industry connections, sector-specific market knowledge and business development expertise, to help Researchers and local inventors commercialize their discoveries through licensing and new company spin-offs.
Western is an international university committed to supporting faculty research around the globe, and to providing students with an education that prepares them to live, work and actively contribute within international economies, cultures and societies. Home to collaborations on every continent, and to faculty, staff and students who have been trained around the world, Western is firmly situated within the international milieu. This level of engagement enhances the University's ability to attract the highest calibre of personnel and increases its capacity to develop strong, mutually beneficial collaborative research initiatives that provide benefits to Canada and the broader world.