Dr. David S.H. Chu International Student Centre


About the Chu Centre

This glass-enclosed centre recently moved to the International and Graduate Affairs Building (former Ivey Lawrence Centre). Originally housed in the Western Student Services Building, the Centre was created in 2009 through a $1-million donation from the Chu family. The Chu Centre is home base for many international events each year - from student orientations and workshops to meetings and social events. 

The late Dr. David S.H. Chu and his son Ken, founded the Mission Hills Group in Hong Kong - the largest golf complex in the world. Ken Chu graduated from Western in 1996 and received an honorary degree in 2007.


Room Reservation Request Form

For questions, please contact ChuCentre@uwo.ca or call 519-661-2111 ext. 89309.

Photo of tables and chairs in Chu Centre

Capacity: 40 people

Room Contents:

  • Lectern
  • Projector, Computer, DVD player, Solstice wireless system, and videoconference capabilities
  • 1 hand-held microphone, 4 table-top microphones
  • 5 large round, mobile tables, 1 smaller round table
  • 56 rolling chairs
  • connected kitchenette/servery with refrigerator available for catering

In order for this room to be used in the way the Chu family envisioned, priority will be given to events that have a certain formality, involve an international component, or involve international visitors.

The expectation for this room is that the user will be responsible for ensuring it is left as it was found – clean and furniture replaced to original layout.

Access After Hours:

Access to the International and Graduate Affairs Building for events after business hours may be limited. Please notify us that after-hours access will be required. Arrangements can be made to accommodate your event.


There will not be any fee for the use of this room. However, if costs are incurred for cleaning or furniture placement, the user will bear the direct cost. Catering may be arranged directly through Great Hall Catering.


*Western International reserves the right to cancel reservations at our discretion, should the need arise.