Resources and Support for Students

One of our primary goals is to provide support and resources for students. If you have any questions about these resources please email us at edipsych@uwo.ca. Please note that this is a student committee affiliated with Western University, so the following resources and support for students have been approved by the Psychology Department.


Scholarships & Opportunities

Search for international Scholarships in Canada: https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/index.aspx?lang=eng Canada Summer Research Opportunities Programme (Canada SROP) will be hosted at UofT.
A pilot program will be run remotely at UofT from June 7 - July 30, 2021. More details are available on the SROP website: https://canadasrop.ca.

Support & Reporting Resources

If you or a student that you supervise have experienced discrimination or harassment, the following support services are available to you:

On-campus Counselling:
Equity and Human Rights Services (Western)
Health & Wellness Services (graduate and undergraduate students)
Workplace Health (staff and faculty)
Employee Assistance Program (staff and faculty)

Off-campus Counselling for gender-based and sexual violence:
ANOVA
• Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Program: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, phone - (519) 646-6100 ext. 64224

Anyone at Western may receive a disclosure about sexual violence. Under Western’s updated Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Policy and its Procedures, Staff, Faculty, and Student Leaders who receive a disclosure from a Western student of gender-based & sexual violence must complete the Gender-based & Sexual Violence Disclosure Form. This form is sent to the Gender-based Violence & Survivor Support Case Manager who will reach out with resources, options and support. For more information on this process please visit the following website: https://www.uwo.ca/health/student_support/survivor_support/disclose.html 

The following organizations have processes in place to file reports or complaints if you have experienced discrimination or harassment, as well as other resources. Please visit their websites for more information:

SOGS: The Society of Graduate Students is a student government, advocacy organization and student union that provides the following:
• Accessibility Services
• Discrimination and Harassment
• Family and Parenting Support
• Food Support Services and Resources
• Indigenous Services and Support
• Mental Health Services
• Pride Services
• Sexual Violence Resources and Support
• Women’s Support Resources
• Religious Equity Resources

PSAC 610: This Teaching Assistants' and Postdoctoral Associates' Union at Western University provides a list of benefits and resources, including:
• Collective Agreements
• Bylaws and Constitutions
• Legislative Resources

Equity and Human Rights: Western supports all members of the Western community - staff, faculty and students! Please visit this page if you need to report an incident or concern. Other related services are listed.

Office of the Ombudsperson: This office provides confidential support to help students prepare, manage, and resolve difficult situations.

If you have experienced gender-based and/or sexualized violence, please visit Western’s survivor support page for more information

Other Resources & Information

Campus Life Diversity: Links to the other support services, including committees, groups and resources at Western University. A few organizations and learning spaces are highlighted here:

Western’s LGBTQIA communities:
https://sogs.ca/commissioners/pride/lgbtqia-resources/
https://www.uwo.ca/health/psych/LGBTTIQQ2SA+.html
https://www.uwo.ca/pridelib/site/Links/LGBTQ%20Resources%20at%20Western.html

Gender and Sexual Diversity at Western:
https://www.uwo.ca/se/digital/types/equity/gender-sexual-diversity.html

Western’s Indigenous communities:
• Western’s Indigenous services for students
• Western’s Indigenous learning space

Western’s Hiring Resources: Provides data for Appointments Committee (e.g. Percentage of women PhD candidates that graduate and are hired - see the gap!)

Western provides Equity training.

Western’s Response to Anti-Racism includes
• Western's Discrimination and Harrassment Policies
• Anti-Racism Working Group's Final Report