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The Senate of Western University is one of the two main governing bodies of the University, the other body being the Board of Governors. The Senate is responsible for academic policy of the University, and consists of members from Administration, all Faculties and Schools, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, representatives of Affiliated Colleges, and observers.

The Western Student Senators (WSS) is the united front of the elected 14 undergraduate and 4 graduate Student Senators and hired 8 Volunteer Directors advocating for academic and campus issues at the University’s Senate. Collectively, we represent the 35,000+ students in an effort to ensure that everyone at Western University receives Canada’s best student experience. In recent years, Student Senators have contributed to impactful changes including but not limited to amendments in academic policy, creation of Fall Reading Week, and creation of mental health and work assessment policy.

Deakin Meeting


To make the lives of Western students easier, make our campus more fair, and improve our collective academic experience.