Welcome to Western

It is a tremendous honour and privilege to help lead an academic community that ranks among Canada’s best and aspires to increase its impact on a global scale. Since joining Western in August 2010, I have marveled at the range and depth of expertise that exists among our faculty, the enthusiasm and dedication of our staff, as well as the intelligence and potential of our students.

Responsibilities within the Provost’s portfolio include senior executive oversight of all academic units, institutional planning and budgeting, academic quality assurance, faculty relations, student recruitment and registration, the campus library system, international relations, and information technology services.

I invite you to explore my website—and those sites connected to my senior team below—to familiarize yourself with all we do and aspire to achieve at Western.

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Janice Deakin, PhD

About the Provost & Vice-President (Academic)

Janice Deakin is Western's Provost & Vice-President (Academic) who joined Western August 1, 2010, and has been re-appointed to a second term ending July 30, 2020. Prior to her current roles, Janice was Associate Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies at Queen's University, where she had held various academic and administrative appointments since 1986. (Read more)

Provost's Senior Team

Karen Campbell
Karen Campbell
Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty)

t. (519) 661-2111 x86267
e. mcampbel@uwo.ca
Ruban Chelladurai
Ruban Chelladurai
Associate Vice-President
(Planning, Budgeting & IT)

t. (519) 661-3536
e. rchellad@uwo.ca
John Doerksen
Vice-Provost (Academic

t. (519) 661-3554
e. doerksen@uwo.ca

Jennie Massey
Associate Vice-President
(Student Experience)


Julie McMullin
Vice-Provost and
Associate Vice-President
(International Education)

t. (519) 661-2111 x86409 
e. vpintl@uwo.ca

Linda Miller
Linda Miller
Vice-Provost (Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies)

t. (519) 661-2111 x82101
e. lmiller@uwo.ca

Catherine Steeves
Catherine Steeves
Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian

t. (519) 661-3165
e. csteeves@uwo.ca