News & Events

Harvest Lunch launches United Way Elgin Middlesex 2018 Campaign

Thanks to all the team Western members who helped launch the 2018 United Way Elgin Middlesex Community Campaign at the 3M Harvest Lunch. The group joined over 3,000 people, from local businesses, community organizations and United Way funded agencies to start his year's campaign off on the right foot.

Looking for a way to support the United Way? Become a Champion.

As Western's United Way Committee gears up for the 2018 United Way campaign we are always on the lookout for faculty and staff who are interested in supporting the campaign in their department/faculty as a Campaign Champion. In this role, you can help make a difference in your workplace and your community by leading United Way initiatives in your area. For more information please contact Sabrina Tingle at

Jasmine Ball announced as Western's UW Sponsored Employee

Congratulations to Jasmine Ball, Administrative Coordinator, in the Student Experience portfolio she has been selected as Western's Sponsored Employee for our 2018 campaign. The Sponsored Employee provides support in planning, implementing and monitoring fundraising activities that help the United Way Elgin Middlesex create real, lasting change to improve the quality of life in our community.

Find out more about United Way Elgin Middlesex Sponsored Employee Program and read about the experiences of past Western Sponsored Employees.


Starbuck's Thursdays help Health Sciences support the United Way



Andrea Baker, United Way Champion in the Faculty of Health Sciences has a goal to bring new energy and commitment to the United Way in her area. One way she accomplishes this is through her Starbuck's Thursdays. Watch the video and get a sense of the commitment from our United Way Champions.



How you can help


Time to think United Way

Take a minute and add the upcoming UW events to your calendar. Great opportunities to Show Your Local Love:


United Way Scotiabank StairClimb - Thursday, Nov. 8
Great opportunity to climb on your lunch hour. Free buses leaving Alumni Hall at 11:45 a.m. and Western climb time at One London Place is 12:15 p.m. Email to book your seat. Bus generously donated by Voyago.

Coffee Day for United Way - Thursday, Nov. 15
Order a large or XL coffee at campus coffee spots and .25 will be donated to the United Way.

Western’s United Way Kick-off / E-Pledge Launch – Monday, Nov. 5 (watch for details)

UW Beach Volleyball Tournament - Saturday, Nov. 24. Details to follow.

When you support the United Way, your donation stays in London and Middlesex County. Your financial support is invested in programs that have the proven ability to change people's lives and helps make our community stronger, healthier and more productive.


United Way Day of Caring 🎥

The possibilities are limitless - get involved in your department's/faculty's United Way campaign or volunteer at a United Way funded agency. Bringing your own unique blend of talents and interests can have a dramatic impact on your community and as an added bonus you'll learn about yourself.


United Way’s Community Impact Agenda identifies that United Way can create change not only through investments in critical programs and services, but also through efforts to advocate and mobilize our community to understand and respond to key issues that matter right here in London and Middlesex County.