Western University (Western) 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 the academic community.

Western’s 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. From fundamental discovery and publications in top-tier journals, to community-based knowledge mobilization and commercialization initiatives, Western’s research priorities encompass an overarching desire to be the destination of choice for leading researchers, students and trainees, while producing research with local, national and global impact.

A number of Lawson researchers are affiliated with Western, many teaching and conducting research on the Western campus. In addition, the majority of Lawson graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are completing their education through Western. 

Key partnerships with Lawson include:

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) is dedicated to being a leader in health, health care, rehabilitation and physical activity, with the ultimate goal of improving human health in the community, the country and around the globe through teaching, research and service. FHS delivers undergraduate programs in three areas and graduate programs in six disciplines, while offering a unique learning experience that enables students to develop a comprehensive understanding of health-related issues affecting people in all corners of the world.

A spirit of collaboration has become part of the fabric of FHS and helps bring together world-class researchers and teachers from its six schools and one interdisciplinary graduate program: Communication Sciences and Disorders; Health Studies; Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Graduate Program); Kinesiology; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; and, Physical Therapy.


Western University is Lawson’s main academic partner. The organizations work in close collaboration to support ground-breaking health research taking place across the region.