Western is an experience like no other! Celebrate more than 145 years since Western’s founding with fellow alumni, students, faculty and staff on March 7, 2024. Wherever you are, grab your purple gear and share your #PurpleAndProud spirit on Instagram, X/Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn!


  • Enter to win one of five Western Day prizes through the Purple Perks app, open March 1 to 7.
  • Share your photos and memories on social, tagging Western Alumni.
  • Staff and faculty, celebrate on campus at the Western Day Coffee Break, March 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Great Hall. Enjoy complimentary beverages and celebratory purple and white donuts. Registration preferred.

Celebrating the 2024 Spirit of Western Award recipient, Kant Chong!

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(From left) Kevin, Nadia, Virginia, Kant and Annabelle Chong.

Alumni Association board member, Kant Chong brings endless energy, optimism and creativity to every situation. Working tirelessly to connect alumni with Western, he created the Hong Kong alumni branch and laid the groundwork for the Asian Alumni Network. Kant’s contributions have gone above and beyond his role in the Western community. His continued enthusiasm for his alma mater is palpable, and Western Alumni is pleased to award Kant the 2024 Spirit of Western Award.

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Founded on March 7, 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817–1901) of the Anglican Diocese of Huron, ‘The Western University of London Ontario’ opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881 with four faculties – Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine. Learn more about Western’s history here.