Research involving the observation, consideration or learning of previously unknown ideas lies at the heart of Western’s values. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to pursue research projects as an important supplement to their curriculum.
Real-world experience confronting and solving new problems provides an excellent preparation for life after Western in any career path. The opportunity to pursue a topic or idea in an independent way with faculty involvement or supervision provides an important path to intellectual growth. Projects leading to publication bring a valuable distinction to a student's resume in today's competitive world.