London, Ontario – “The Forest City”
Nestled between Toronto and Windsor, London is a city of about 350,000 residents. It is big enough for you to enjoy great dining options, an active nightlife, many parks, and excellent shopping, yet it still retains a more personal feel than some of its larger neighbours.
As tertiary-care centres, London’s hospitals draw patients from all over Southwestern Ontario. London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Regional Mental Health are all easily accessible by bus, as is the Medical Sciences Building on campus. University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, is located directly on campus and has a huge array of academic medicine facilities.
Founded in 1878, Western University is one of Canada’s oldest universities. A vibrant centre of learning, Western University is home to approximately 3,500 full-time faculty and staff members and approximately 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Through its 12 Faculties, and three affiliated Colleges, the University offers more than 400 different majors, minors and specializations. Research is an integral part of the University’s mission and external support for research projects exceeds $250 million per year. Western is located on 155 hectares of land along the banks of the Thames River.
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