Western's Co-educational Student body of over 24,000 represents 107 countries around the world and Western scholars have established research and education collaborations and partnerships on every continent.There are more than 306,000 alumni who are active internationally, living and working around the globe.Notable alumni include government officials, academics, business leaders, Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars, and distinguished fellows.
The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as The Western University of London Ontario, and its first chancellor was Chief Justice Richard Martin Meredith.
In 1916, the current site of the university was purchased from the Kingsmill family.
There are two World War I Memorial plaques in University College: The first lists the names of 19 students and graduates of the University of Western Ontario who lost their lives; the second honours the men from Middlesex County who fell.
The University of Western Ontario (UWO), re-branded as Western University, is a public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada.
The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario." It incorporated Huron University College, which had been founded in 1863.