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Local Amenities

Local Amenities

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Congress information services
Banking
Bookstore
Computer labs and print services
Convenience stores and groceries
Faith and spirituality services
Food services
Health services and walk-in clinics
Internet
Library
Luggage storage
Parking and local transportation
Quiet spaces
Recreation
Security
Sustainability on campus

Congress information services

Each year, a dedicated Information Centre and a number of Information Kiosks are established to assist attendees during their Congress experience.

Information Centre

The Information Centre is located within the Congress Hub, in the Western Student Recreation Centre, along with Registration and Expo.

Attendees can find information on:

  • Accessibility services
  • Local amenities and tourism
  • Lost and found
  • Luggage storage
  • Transportation and parking

Hours of operation
Friday May 29 – 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday May 30 to Thursday June 4 – 07:30 to 17:00
Friday June 5 – 07:30 to 12:00

Information Kiosks

Several outdoor information kiosks will be conveniently placed around campus. Check the Congress 2020 map for locations.

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Banking

ATMs available on campus
TD Canada Trust – UCC main floor (near Bento Sushi)
CIBC – UCC lower level (by Tim Horton’s)
Bank of Montreal – UCC lower level
Royal Bank of Canada – UCC lower level (by Tim Horton’s)
Scotiabank – UCC lower level
Residences with ATMs – Perth Hall (PHR), Essex Hall (EHR), Delaware Hall (DHR), and Elgin Hall (ELHR)
Food Service Areas with ATMs – Faculty of Education Building (FEB), Spencer Engineering Building (SEB), Law School (LB), Somerville House (SH), Talbot College (TC), Medical Sciences (MSB), Natural Sciences / Nucleus (NSC), UCC Centre Spot, Thompson Recreation Centre (TRAC) and the Social Sciences Centre (SSC).

Banks close to campus
Bank of Montreal – 101 Fanshawe Park Rd. East (located next to McDonald’s), 519-667-6273
CIBC – 228 Oxford St. East (Oxford St. & Richard St.), 519-661-8110
HSBC – 285 King St. (corner of Wellington Rd. across from Citi Plaza), 519-439-1631
Royal Bank of Canada – 96 Fanshawe Park Rd. East, 519-660-4200
Scotiabank – 109 Fanshawe Park Rd. East (at North Centre Rd.), 519-660-6902
TD Canada Trust – 1137 Richmond St. (near the University gates on Richmond St.), 519-673-6021

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Bookstore

Western University Bookstore
(coming soon)

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Computer labs and print services

Computer labs

(coming soon)

Print services

(coming soon)

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Convenience stores and groceries

On-campus

(coming soon)

Off-campus

(coming soon)

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Faith and spirituality services

Service on campus

Gateway Church – Western Campus
The Wave (2nd floor, UCC)
Sundays at 17:00

Brescia Chapel (Roman Catholic Services)
Ursuline Hall, Brescia University College
Sun, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri at 12:00

Muslim Prayer Room
The Muslim Prayer Room is located in the basement of the University Community Centre (UCC), right below the Spoke in room 38A. From ground level, the quickest way to find us is to use the stairway just outside the Spoke and across from the main entrance to the Weldon library (WL). 

Western Campus Ministry
We serve Western University by offering Christian community, student support, faith formation, and faith-filled engagement with the public issues of the day. We seek to integrate the whole of life and faith into our identity and purpose in the world. We seek a holistic life where biblical faith is central and foundational to everything we do. We seek to build bridges between the university and the community. We also seek to live a life of love, joy, and peace - lamenting every instance of brokenness in the world while still celebrating every good thing. Room 38C, UCC Tel: 519-661-2111 x82795 mwagenman@uwo.ca (Dr. Michael R. Wagenman) chaplain.uwo.ca/crc/index.html

Opportunities for worship off-campus

London offers places of worship for various faiths and denominations. To find what is offered and where they are located, please go to: chaplain.uwo.ca/opportunities_for_worship.html

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Food services

Consult the food services page for more information.

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Health Services and Walk-in clinics

Student Emergency Response Team (SERT), Health Services
SERT is a student run, volunteer organization providing emergency medical response that is dispatched through the Campus Community Police Services. The value of SERT has been recognized by the Ministry of Health, and as a result, it is incorporated in the tiered response to Western. In case of a medical emergency, call 911 from a campus phone or call campus police directly at 519-661-3300 if using a mobile phone. SERT is unable to provide medical advice over the phone.

Walk-in clinics
Walk-in medical clinics provide immediate medical care for individuals who require medical attention and who do not have a family doctor or are unable to reach their family doctor. Appointments are not necessary; however, clinic hours are variable and need to be confirmed prior to going to a specific clinic. These clinics are busy and wait times for each clinic will vary. A valid Ontario OHIP card must be presented for each visit.

To view all London walk-in medical clinics, go to Health Line.

Emergency departments

London Health Sciences Centre has three emergency departments. They are:

  • Emergency Department, University Hospital – 339 Windermere Road, 519-663-3197
  • Emergency Department, Victoria Hospital –  800 Commissioners Road East, 519-685-8141
  • Children’s Emergency Department, Victoria Hospital –  800 Commissioners Road East, 519-685-8141

Poison Information Line
1-800-268-9017

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Internet

Western University will make a wireless network available to all Congress attendees.

(coming soon)

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Library

(coming soon)

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Luggage storage

Information Centre
Complimentary same-day only luggage storage is available to all attendees in the Information Centre, within the Congress Hub, during operational hours.

On-campus accommodations ONLY
For all attendees staying in on-campus accommodations, limited same-day luggage storage will be provided. Please inquire at the reception desk of the residence in which you are staying.

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Parking and local transportation

Consult the local transportation page for more information.

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Quiet spaces

Western University is pleased to provide designated quiet spaces for Congress attendees, which will be open for the duration of Congress 2020.

(coming soon)

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Recreation

(coming soon)

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Security

The Campus Community Police Service consists of a team of dedicated professionals that provide a safe and secure environment to community members and guests at Western University and its affiliated University Colleges. Patrol officers and their supervisors are sworn in as Special Constables and have authority “on campus” similar to that of London Police.

  • Non-emergencies or inquiries: 519-661-3300
  • Emergency: 911

The Campus Community Police Service is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Communication and Reception is accessed through a 24 hour entrance at the rear of the Stevenson-Lawson Building (Room 1257, STVH).

Blue Emergency Phones

These are emergency phones, which provide direct two-way communications to the Police Communications Operators in the Communications Centre. There are 22 Emergency Phones located strategically on grounds throughout the campus. At any campus location you are only a few seconds away from a direct link to the Police should a situation arise where you require assistance.

The Code Blue Emergency Phones are simple to operate. With a touch of the “Emergency” button, a direct 9-1-1 emergency communication line is established and the user is connected to a Police Communications Operator.

Locations:

  • Althouse College (FEB) West Parking Lot
  • Althouse College (FEB) North Parking Lot
  • Elborn College (EC) Parking Lot
  • Brescia University College (BUC) North Parking Lot
  • Springett Parking Lot
  • Huron University College (HUC) Parking Lot
  • Huron University College (HUC) at Young House
  • Huron Flats Parking Lot
  • South Valley Parking Lot
  • Talbot Intersection
  • Medway (MHR) Parking Lot
  • Visual Arts Centre (VAC)
  • Dental Science (DSB) Circle
  • Bayfield Hall Residence (BAHR)
  • McIntosh Gallery (MG)
  • Siebens Drake Building (SDRI)
  • Brescia University College West (BUC)
  • Saugeen (SMHR) Parking Lot West Side
  • Lambton Drive at Huron
  • East of Alumni Circle on Lambton Drive
  • Boulevard entry to west Springett parking lot extension
  • Waterhouse Practice Fields behind stadium

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Sustainability on campus

Western aspires to be a leading educational institution in sustainability and stewardship by embedding sustainable practices into its curriculum, operations, and research.

Western has excelled in its waste reduction strategies. Last year, Western achieved a diversion rate of 50 per cent. This means that of all of the waste thrown away on campus, 50 per cent was diverted from landfill through either recycling or composting. Western's diversion rate is one of the highest in the country when compared to other higher education institutions. Westminster Hall's achievement of zero waste status is a testament to the commitment to reduce unnecessary waste on campus and acts as a model for the entire campus. Facilities Management estimates that of the existing waste on campus, 5 per cent are coffee cups, and a further 20 per cent are items that are recyclable. Opportunities are abound for Western to improve on its already impressive performance in waste management. For information on waste and recycling at Western, please visit sustainability.uwo.ca/initiatives/waste_reduction.

Residence Dining and Great Hall Catering have composted all suitable pre-consumer and post-consumer food scraps including biodegradable paper and coffee grounds for many years. At UCC Centre Spot, our customers are also able to compost the following items:

  • All food scraps including cooked meats
  • Uncoated paper serving plates/boxes
  • Napkins
  • Wooden chopsticks

In November 2015, Western received its designation as a Fair Trade Campus. Fair Trade is a new way of doing business. Fair Trade ensures that farmers and producers are receiving a fair wage and are working in fair conditions for the products we buy. For more information about Western’s Fair Trade initiative, please visit: http://sustainability.uwo.ca/initiatives/fairtrade/index.html.

EZ H2O Bottle Filling Stations are being installed and can be retrofitted to many current water foundations on campus. The initiative encourages the use of reusable water bottles, minimizing disposable plastic waste in the environment. The ‘green ticker’ counts the quantity of 12-ounce bottles saved from the landfill by refilling reusable water bottles. In addition to many campus buildings, all six residence halls that will serve as on-campus accommodations for Congress offer the bottle filling stations.

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