Faculty & Students

  • 13 Western faculty members have received graduate or professional degrees from a university in Brazil
  • In 2015-16, 1 undergraduate student and 28 graduate students from Brazil attended Western.


Between 2012 and 2016, Western researchers co-authored and published 278 articles, meeting abstracts, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial materials, or book chapters with researchers at Brazilian institutions. Top five institutions with which collaborations occurred:

  • Universidade de São Paulo
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Universidade Federal de São Paulo UNIFESP
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 

Partner Institutions

  • Escola de Administraçao de Empresas de Sao Paulo da Fundaçao Getulio Vargas
  • Federal University of Pernambuco
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • National Institute for Space Research
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • University of São Paulo


  • Approximately 40 Western alumni are living in Brazil

Other Connections

  • Western Sociology professor Ted Hewitt is the Canadian co-chair of the Canada Brazil Joint Committee for Cooperation on Science, Technology and Innovation, a member of the board of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, and was named commander of the Order of Rio Branco by Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002.
  • Schulich Dentistry’s Dr. Walter Siqueira has collaborated with multiple institutions in his home country of Brazil. He accepts many students from Brazil through the RISE Globalink Research Internship Program.