Paris Skyline, photo taken by Emma Arnold


Faculty & Students

  • 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

Partner Institutions

  • 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

Other Connections

  • 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.