Western Homecoming

Western Homecoming

Join us for Western’s Homecoming Sept. 18-21 and relive the Western experience. We have an exciting lineup of events to help you reconnect with Western Engineering alumni and friends.

We look forward to kicking off the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Western Engineering. In commemoration of the milestone, we have published a history book, Expansion and Innovation: The Story of Western Engineering 1954-1999. The book was co-written by Electrical Engineering professor emeritus G.S. Peter Castle (BESc'61, PhD'69), the first student from Engineering to receive a doctorate at Western, and the late George S. Emmerson, who taught in the Department Mechanical Engineering in 1959-1985.

In addition to describing the building of Western Engineering from a department to a robust faculty, the book includes photos and stories from alumni, faculty and staff, who shared memories of their time at Western Engineering. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through all major book retailers (Amazon and Chapters Indigo, etc.) in September.

You can start your day on Saturday, Sept. 20 with a tour of the WindEEE Dome, the world’s first three-dimensional wind testing chamber, which allows scientists to address important scientific, economic and societal challenges related to wind, while evaluating energy potential and damage risks. You can drop by the facility, located at 2535 Advanced Ave, London (northeast of Veterans Memorial Parkway & Bradley Ave), from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Once you arrive on campus, visit us at the Annual Engineering Open House in the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to meet the Dean, speak with current faculty, staff and students, while connecting with fellow alumni and friends.

There are many Homecoming events occurring across campus for you and your family to enjoy. Following the open house, you can grab your seat at TD Stadium to watch the Western Mustangs vs. University of Toronto. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. You can purchase your tickets here: http://westernmustangstickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.aspx

Keep the celebrations going into the evening with the Engineering Homecoming Alumni & Friends Reception at 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the London Club (177 Queens Avenue). Join the Dean and toast Western Engineering’s 60th anniversary. Register online today.

Homecoming is always an exciting time of year for Western Engineering. We look forward to seeing you on campus and celebrating our 60 years of leadership and innovation.

For all the details about Homecoming 2014, please visit westernhomecoming.uwo.ca.