Western Identity Statement

Our new tagline

Active Minds Changing Lives


  • Engaging - An immersive and dynamic approach in everything we do.
  • Inviting - Inclusive and supportive
  • Distinctive - An academic environment that inspires innovative learning and commitment to a purposed life.
  • Adventurous - Thriving on new challenges, fearless pursuit of dreams.
  • Collaborative - Interactive learning, up close and personal, with faculty and staff.

Positioning statement

For ambitious, open-minded learners, Western is the premier undergraduate-centered university that fosters a dynamic collaborative environment at an intimate scale, where students fully engage, reveling in the freedom to develop their intellectual potential and achieve their personal goals.

Reasons to believe

  • Academic excellence
  • Passion for boundless learning and exploration
  • Personal engagement in one’s education
  • Collaboration between students and faculty
  • Welcoming and supportive community
  • A place to develop leaders and global citizens
  • Spectacular location and natural environment

Who we are

Western welcomes students at the front door of discovery. We invite you to connect, create and join in community with others who thrive on learning. Students and faculty are fully engaged here, working side-by-side to develop new ideas that challenge our understanding of ourselves and our world. We think of education as an adventure. So go ahead and immerse yourself and forge your own path to the future. You will make your mark here and go on to lead the positive change you want to see in the world.