Engage Western brings together communities in conversation

Western students, staff, faculty, alumni and members of the London and Middlesex community, will gather at Western University on Friday, November 6 for discussions about the student experience in London and Middlesex and the role the University plays in promoting the social, economic and cultural well-being of surrounding communities.

Engage Western 2015: Communities in Conversation will feature a student panel on the student experience and table discussions led by expert guest speakers on issues relevant to the relationship between community and university, including:

  • The Disengaged Campus: Fact or Myth? (Keith Marnoch, Communications, Western University)
  • Student Talent Retention in London: Whose Responsibility is it? (Amir Farahi, The London Institute)

The afternoon will feature Connecting Voices, Connecting Communities, a forum in which attendees can submit questions or statements about community-university engagement to be discussed by invited representatives of the London & Middlesex community and the university.

WHAT: Engage Western 2015: Communities in Conversation

WHEN: Friday, November 6, 9:00am – 3:00pm

WHERE: The Great Hall, Somerville House, Western University


9:00am – 9:30am – Registration and Welcome (opening remarks at 9:20am)

9:30am – 10:45am – Student Panel on The Student Experience in London/Middlesex

11:00am – 12:30pm – Provocations and Table Dialogue

12:30pm – 1:15pm – Lunch

1:15pm – 3:00pm – Connecting Voices, Connecting Communities Forum

3:00pm –  Event Close

Information and registration is available at the Engage Western 2015 website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Ledgley, Senior Media Relations Officer, Western University, 519-661-2111 x85283, sledgley@uwo.ca


Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.