Senior Alumni Program

Senior Alumni Program

Western's award-winning Senior Alumni Program is the largest, longest running lecture series in Canada. It was founded in 1977 by the late Dr. Ralph S. Devereux, BA'46, MA'48, LLD'85.

Weekly lectures feature leading researchers and faculty from Western as well as experts from many disciplines from London and area.

Lectures are held Fridays in the Faculty of Education Auditorium.

Winter 2020 registration opens on Wednesday, January 15th at 9:00 a.m.

Brochures are mailed out to previous members only the week of January 6th, 2020.


Unfortunately, we are not able to accept new members for the Senior Alumni Program as we are full to capacity. The wait is approximately five years. We are limited by space in the auditorium as well as parking on campus.

So we can move more alumni off the waitlist and welcome them as members, lectures are now for members only (guests will no longer be able to pay at the door).

To be added to the wait list, please contact Nicole at As space opens up, those on the waitlist will be notified, with Western alumni being given preference. 

Past members are guaranteed a membership and can maintain it as long as they wish.

We are extremely proud of our Senior Alumni Program and wish we could accommodate more alumni. We hope you will consider attending one of the Western Alumni events that take place in London.

Are you a Western Retiree? Click here for more information on guest speakers, tours, bus trips and more just for you.

Senior Alumni Program Executives

  • Marg Dean, BA'71
  • David Ferri, BA'76, BEd'78, MEd'86
  • Dennis Lunau, BA (Hons.)'73, DipEd'74, Cert'74
  • Mary Semotiuk, BScN'65 (UofA)
  • Barry Spratt, BA (Hons.)'81, BEd'82