All graduate students must take the required training courses offered by the Department of Occupational Health and Safety or its equivalent at any of the affiliated institutes. These courses should be taken during the first year in the graduate program. In addition, students working with animals must take the corresponding training courses offered by the Department of Animal Care and Veterinary Services or its equivalent at any of the affiliated institutes. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring training courses are taken. Certificates of attendance to the courses will be kept with the students' records.
Maximizing the Western Doctoral Degree
Own Your Future is a new doctoral professional development program at Western University developed by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in collaboration with various units across campus. The program is designed to enrich doctoral education at Western by providing the opportunity for students to develop professional skills that help maximize their success in graduate school and in their future career.