Fall Preview Day activities at Western are always exciting and this year's event was no different. Nearly 1,500 people filled the hallways, classrooms and laboratories of the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building to learn about our programs in Health Studies, Kinesiology and Nursing. This is an event in which we take great pride as we want to make a strong first impression on prospective students and their families.
An event like this take a great deal of coordination and it would not be possible without the help of our student volunteers. This year we had 45 of our students offer up their time to give facility tours and answer questions about their experience at Western. The objective of events like Fall Preview Day is to give prospective students a glimpse into life as a student at Western I can think of no better way to facilitate this than through our own students - they are our best ambassadors.
For 11 consecutive years Western has found itself atop the Globe and Mail's rankings of overall student satisfaction. This is the focus of everything we do at Western and in the Faculty and we are proud of this accomplishment. Our level of student involvement serves as evidence that our efforts are working and we are thrilled that so many of our students felt compelled to share their stories with the next generation of leaders in our faculty.
Special thanks go out to Andrew Lalka - Vice-President (Academic) Faculty of Health Sciences Students' Council - for his help coordinating the student volunteers.
The level of interest in our programs keeps growing every year and we couldn't possibly be happier about it. We are already working on plans to make next year's event bigger and better and will again rely heavily on our students to spread the message that the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western is a great place to work, study, learn and grow.
Yours in health,