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University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario


Founded: 1878
Became a Shastri Member: 1986

Current President: Dr. Paul Davenport

Number of faculty/staff: 1500
Approximate annual enrollment: 33541

Member Representative: Dr. Carolyn Ford

Dr. Carolyn Ford is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where she earned her DPhil in Oriental Studies. In the past she has specialized in modern and traditional Chinese area studies. She currently works for Western University as part of international recruitment, a unit dedicated to implementing the university’s strategic plans for integrating international learning and relationships at the core of its programs and services.

Dr. Ford recently added India to her portfolio. To that end she looks forward to increasing Western’s partnerships with students and universities in India and to making her first trip later this year. Born in London, England, she has settled in London, Canada as her permanent home.

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