University of Western Ontario
- The University of Western Ontario (known as Western) was founded in 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron. Three years later it opened its doors with four faculties – Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine.
- It was at Western where researchers led by Ivan Smith developed the world’s first ‘cobalt bomb’ to treat cancer in 1951, increasing the cure rate for cervical cancer to 75 per cent from 25 per cent.
- The university has become a vibrant centre of learning. Through 12 faculties and three affiliated university colleges, Western today offers its 36,000-plus students more than 400 specialisations, majors and minors.
University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London , ON N6A 3K7, Canada