The Alumni Association of The University of Western Ontario is proud to serve and represent more than a quarter million alumni around the world.
We are committed to delivering the finest alumni experience, in keeping with our continued number one ranking as "Canada's best student experience”.
The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
Western's History Department is currently one of the largest in Canada and offers a wide variety of courses. In any given year, more than 70 undergraduate courses (half of them full-year) are on offer, and at the graduate level students can typically choose from some fifteen.
In geographic terms our teaching covers Canada, the United States and Europe, with excursions to Latin America, the Near East and the Far East. Thematically, the range of courses is considerable, though students will especially recognize clusters of courses on culture, society, international relations, war, business, and environment.
The Department provides support for, and courses embedded in, an International Relations program run in conjunction with the Department of Political Science, and also for a broad-ranging program in American Studies, and another focusing on Latin America.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
Appreciate, understand, compile and apply diverse historical and cultural perspectives to a situation
Identify precedents for policy development, decision making and strategic planning
Ensure accuracy of historical information when creating or editing published materials or displays
The ability to compile and organize facts and information and to comprehend and apply new and/or unfamiliar information to different situations and settings
Skills to effectively analyze and interpret a wide range of information and data to discuss, support and/or reject ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals
Produce well-researched material, integrating current and past interpretations and perspectives and develop effective presentation material to communicate information to various groups
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.