Taking care during fall reading week

October 27, 2020 6:00 PM

Dear Western Students,

With fall reading week approaching, I hope you can take some time to rest and recharge.

I know these last few months have been hard.

You’ve been asked to limit your social activity, learn in new ways, avoid travelling – that’s a lot of change.

All of this can impact your mental health and well-being. We have supports for you and I encourage you to access our workshops, counselling and peer-to-peer supports.

Prioritizing your physical well-being is also important. Campus Recreation continues to offer digital programmingand I’m pleased to share that a phased return for our sport and recreation activities will begin Monday, Nov. 2. More to come on this over the coming days.    

If you’re heading home for the break, we are asking you to limit your in-person interactions as much as possible and continue to follow health and safety protocols.

The Middlesex London Health Unit continues to discourage non-essential travel to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and the Greater Toronto Area, including Peel and York Regions.

Travel outside of Canada is also strongly discouraged. If you do travel abroad, you must quarantine for 14 days upon your return and register your quarantine plan with Western in advance. 

If you choose not to travel, Western has a number of virtual events planned for students, and all residence dining halls will be open next week

Your efforts to take care of our community are making a difference.

Please take some time next week to take care of yourself.

Be safe and be well,

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Alan Shepard
President and Vice-Chancellor