Email for Life is an initiative implemented at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (SSMD) in the summer of 2004. With the Email For Life service, all Medicine (MD) & Dentistry (DDS) undergraduate students with a graduation year of 2005 and above are granted a Schulich specific email address (in addition to the Western email address provisioned to all Western students) which is retained after graduation.
Normally, Email For Life adresses are created using the following format:
First initial + Surname + Year of graduation + @meds.uwo.ca or @dents.uwo.ca.
In the event that there are two students with the same name in the same year (E.g. Two Mike Browns) both email addresses will have a numeric digit added to avoid duplication. For example, if there were two Mike Browns in the MEDS Class of 2020 they would have addresses of email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and neither would be granted the default address of email@example.com.
There are mailing lists created for each class – these lists are created and maintained by the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) and Undergraduate Dental Education (UDE) offices at Schulich. The full class lists are created in the format: MEDSfirstname.lastname@example.org and DENTSemail@example.com (where #### represents the year of graduation).
In addition, for the MD program, each year, there are additional lists created in the format: MEDSfirstname.lastname@example.org and MEDSemail@example.com
For the DDS program, there is also an ITD specific list created in the format DENTS####ITD@uwo.ca.
For example, for the graduating class of 2019, the mailing lists would be:
MD program: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
DDS program: email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. However, The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry only officially supports the web interface and will not offer any assistance/support associated with using third party clients to access Email for Life.
To configure your email program to access your Email For Life account, please use the following instructions found on the MyOffice, Desktop Client Setup
If you would like to change only the display name e.g. first name, or use of middle name, please visit the ITS Helpdesk on the main floor of the Support Services Building.
Please contact the Undergraduate Medical or Dental Education Office to advise of the change.
Please contact the Schulich Information Services Helpdesk via the Schulich Helpdesk Form
Or in person in the Medical Sciences Building, Room M165 or call 519.661.2111 ext. 81377