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We welcome you to our Department! Graduate school is an exciting time and brings many significant changes from your experiences as an undergraduate. Courses are now smaller and more tailored to your interests in Physics and Astronomy. You will now spend less time in the classroom and begin solving problems that don't have a solution in the back of the book. Many of you will be both student and teacher, as you lead students through their laboratories and tutorials. Get involved and learn more about  student life and opportunities.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will always be there to help you through your studies. If you have a question or a problem do not hesitate to connect with us.

General Information for All Graduate Students

Cronyn Telescope Interior Dome Graduate life at Western extends beyond the Physics and Astronomy Department and we encourage all students to become familiar with the resources, regulations, and roles that fall under aspects of their academic and professional lives. Please see the following select resources for more information on:

For further details on these and other elements, please see the Graduate Student Regulations at SGPS as well as our own.

School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

UC Tower viewed through campus artwork The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) has a wealth of information for current students, including regulations, term dates, training opportunities, and more.

  • Strategically expand your knowledge base and skillset
  • Set personal and professional priorities that support goal achievement and wellness
  • Make career decisions that reflect an understanding of the labour market, personal strengths, challenges and desires