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Important information for Meds 2018



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Welcome Meds 2018! Below is important information you will need throughout the year.

You will need to become familiar with the following systems: Email4Life, One45, OWL, Single Sign-On and Student Centre.

Email 4 Life will be the UME Office’s main source of communication. Consider messages from UME to be of the highest priority. Failure to respond to a request from UME will be considered a breach of professionalism. It is your responsibility to keep your inbox from filling up.


username: your first initial, your last name, plus your grad year (e.g., jsmith2017)
password: default = student number, change that!


This is where your calendar is posted.

Username: same as Western ID (without the
Password: jxy+STUDENT# (e.g., jxy123445533)

Click 'Login'.
Click on the schedule tab.
Click on calendar. The calendar will open at today's date. Daily, weekly & monthly views are available. Click on the particular date you are interested in.

If you have any trouble with the site, contact

Check your schedule daily, as revisions will occur and you will not be contacted (unless there is less than 24 hours’ notice). Downloading schedules to other devices is not recommended, as your device will not Sync or update with changes.

Now that you’ve had a look at your calendar, let’s check out your course materials and small group room assignments.


This is where you'll find course materials and small group assignments.

Use your Western ID to log in.

Check this site regularly. All your course materials are posted here – you’re going to spend a lot of time logged in to OWL.

If you have any difficulties with the site, email
Next we need to introduce you to Single Sign On (SSO). You’re going to be logged in here a lot as well. While we can’t view it today, our attendance process will be accessible here very soon so don’t forget to bookmark the page.

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Username: Western email address (e.g.,
Password: Default is your student number (change that now!) Some of you may have changed this password already last week when signing up for Student Affairs Interviews.

You will register observerships and non-credit electives in SSO. Your awards will show up here, absence requests, online training modules, etc. It’s a busy place, so hang on to that password.

If you have any trouble with the site contact

Update your emergency contact information and make sure that the Registrar’s Office always has your current address. If your address today isn’t what it was when you applied, go to Student Centre ASAP and fix that.

Student Centre

Use your Western ID to log in.

You will use this site for everything from paying your tuition to confirming enrollment, but for now go to "Demographic Data" then "Addresses".

We use that address to send important information (like award cheques!) so make sure it is always correct over the next four years.

If you have any trouble with the site contact

**Record your passwords somewhere safe. If you have any questions, please email Sherri Moore at

Other important links:

Attendance and Absenteeism
Policies and Statements
Registrar's Office
Undergraduate Medicine
Western Computing Account Activation
Student Computing Account FAQ
Western Information Technology Services (ITS)
ITS HelpDesk
Schulich Information Services (IS) HelpDesk
VERC Homepage
VERC Print Deposit Form
VERC Room Schedules

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