12 Western faculty members have received graduate or professional degrees from a university in France
In 2016-17, 11 Western students travelled on exchange to France and 28 students from France came to Western.
In 2016-17, 2 undergraduate student and 14 graduate students from France attended Western
Between 2012 and 2016, Western researchers co-authored and published 717 articles, meeting abstracts, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial materials, or book chapters with researchers at French institutions. Top five French institutions with which collaborations occurred:
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS
University of Nantes Angers Le Mans
University of Angers
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire D’Angers
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Aix Marseille Université
ESSEC Business School Group
ENSEA (École Nationale Supérieure de l’électronique et de ses applications)
Grenoble École de Management
Instate D’Études Politiques de Paris
Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse
Institut Polytechnique La Salle Beauvais
Jean Moulin - Lyon 3 University
Ontario/Rhone-Alpes (ORA) Exchange Program, consortium between Ontario and French universities
Relms Management School (Neoma Business School)
Rouen Business School (Neoma Business School)
The University of the Mediterranean
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
University of Paris Diderot
University of Tours
101 Western alumni are living in France
From 1917-1919, the No. 10 Canadian Stationary Hospital staffed by Western faculty members, alumni, students, and London residents, operated in Calais, France and treated more than 16,000 patients.
Former Western President and Professor Emeritus, Paul Davenport, now lives in Tours, France and continues to teach a cycling course for Kinesiology students in the Loire Valley.
On November 30, 2015, Western celebrated France Day with a delegation led by Marc Trouyet, Consul General, Consulate General of France in Toronto. The delegation included Scientific and Cultural Attachés along with University Exchange and Cooperation Officers.