We asked our supporters to help us be extraordinary, and they delivered.

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers, Western has raised more than $805 million. This historic achievement would not have been possible without their support. Together, we have created a university with a sharpened focus. Together, we have enhanced Canada’s best student experience and continued a legacy of exceptional teaching and research.

Together, we have achieved the extraordinary.

Hear from some of our supporters and learn about the lasting impact of their generosity

Campaign Total



a total of



more than


Money in the piggy bank

a total of

$118.1 million

in student awards

Students outside University College at Western University

Student Experience

The Be Extraordinary Campaign has substantially increased support for students and helped produce graduates ready to lead and innovate in Canada and around the world.

Young woman working in a research lab at Western University

Research Strengths

The Campaign has helped Western invest in its nationally and internationally recognized research strengths and attract and retain the world’s top minds.

The new Richard Ivey Building, shown with students in the foreground

World-Class Facilities

With donor support Western has invested in state-of-the-art buildings – all to enhance the teaching, learning and research needs of our students, faculty and staff.

“Western engineering student shown during a service trip to help rebuild homes in Puerto Rico

Global Learning

Donor supported programs and initiatives help give our campus community the confidence to achieve the highest global standards to which we challenge ourselves.

Our Stories