1349 Western Road
London, Ontario N6G 1H3
Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario
Huron University College is a residential, liberal arts and theology institution, academically affiliated with The University of Western Ontario (Western University). Founded in 1863, Huron is one of the oldest university communities in Canada. In addition to Huron’s own programs, services and campus, Huron students have full access to the academic, community, cultural and athletic facilities of Western and graduate with a Western degree with a Huron distinction.
Classes at Huron are small: at the first-year levels, more than 90 percent have fewer than 50 students. Huron offers strong support services designed to help students meet their academic goals including an excellent library, academic services centre, computer lab, career development office, writing skills centre, and further resources at Western University.
Huron’s mission is to promote educational excellence, to encourage scholarly achievement and critical thinking through excellent teaching and research, to foster international understanding and cooperation, and to provide its students with a broad and useful education that will challenge and develop their intellectual skills, enhance their desire for knowledge, and prepare them for positions of leadership and responsibility. It is a mission which is perceived and practiced in a global context. These goals are fulfilled through the range of academic programs and opportunities students have for extracurricular involvement at Huron and Western, through community-based learning, local and international volunteer service/missions, internships and in various study abroad programs.
Key program strengths of the institution: theology, English language and literature, French and Asian studies, philosophy, global studies, political science, psychology, economics and business, and history.
Huron College has two faculties. The Faculty of Arts and Social Science comprises 39 full-time, nine sessional and 42 part-time faculty. The Faculty of Theology has eight full-time and eight part-time faculty.
Research conducted at Huron reflects innovative thinking about issues critical to Canadians including globalization and its effects on indigenous communities, modeling participatory democratic practice, and the development of civil society institutions for poverty-reduction in Africa. Huron researchers examine the role of cities as engines of economic growth. Research in French and post-colonial English literatures explores the meaning of the “in-between” identity, an issue of importance in multi-ethnic Canada. Research into the development of hearing in infants contributes to our understanding of childhood development. The unified faculty structure (Arts and Social Science) encourages faculty to engage in interdisciplinary research.
Students with interests in research are attracted to Huron by the fourth-year research thesis which is either a requirement or an option in all our Honours BA programs. Huron’s community-based learning initiatives link the classroom with communities outside the university and provides students with an exposure to social needs and new sources of knowledge.
Students in third and fourth years can obtain direct research experience as paid or volunteer research assistants to faculty members.
Canadian student fees 2012-13
See Western University.
2012 preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 1,260
Full-time (graduates): 10
Part-time (undergraduates): 100
Part-time (graduates): 10
* Source: Huron University College