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Academics in Residence

Student Development Centre


SDC resources - professional, confidential and free!

The Student Development Centre (SDC) is located in the Western Student Services Building (WSS) beside the University Community Centre (UCC), and is home to a variety of services specially designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students on campus. SDC staff members are highly trained and experienced professionals who know how to help you navigate campus life. Explore the website, drop into the Centre in WSS 4100, or give them a call at 519-661-3031 to find out how they can help you!

  • Writing Support Centre
    One-on-one instruction (by appointment); workshops and seminars on a wide range of writing topics; online assistance through the Western Online Writing Lab; support for faculty writing initiatives; specialized help for ESL students and writing resources.
  • Indigenous Services
    Indigenous Services offer counselling services and programs to First Nations, Metis and Inuit students in an encouraging and supportive environment. Admissions assistance, personal counselling, First Nations Learning Resource Centre and Computer Lab, Health Science & Science Access Transition Programs, First Nations community liaison. Indigenous Services is at Western Student Services Room 2100. 519-661-4095
  • International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC)
    Support for international students throughout their university career. IESC provides individual assistance with immigration regulations and financial, cultural, personal, and social concerns; Reception and Orientation service; Peer Guide Program for all new students; English Conversation Program; social/cultural and informative events; the International Connections newsletter; the International and Exchange Student Centre (International and Graduate Affairs Building, former Ivey Lawrence National Centre, 2nd floor), email or call 519-661-2111 ext 85908.
  • Learning Skills Services (LSS)
    Individual counselling; presentations on learning from lectures and texts, time management, multiple choice tests, test anxiety, and many other learning skills topics. LSS also provides online learning help through bi-weekly e-newsletters, drop-in services at the Learning Help Centre, and a resource library.
  • Learning Help Centre
    Before paying for a tutor, get free assistance in Western's Learning Help Centre. Learning Skills Counsellors can help you decide if a tutor is advisable. Bring course materials in order to discuss course concerns in a supportive environment, learn about strategies to deal with specific concerns, and explore ways to improve your overall effectiveness. During the Fall and Winter terms drop by SDC's Learning Help Centre in Room 4139 WSS
  • SDC Resource Library
    Resource collection consists of approximately 500 books as well as a collection of online resources to help you become a better student and adjust to university life. Visit on the 4th floor WSS between 8:30am and 4:30pm
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
    Provides assistance arranging classroom and exam accommodations; adaptive technology facilities and training; on-campus accessible transportation; text in alternative formats (e.g., audiotape, electronic, Braille); counselling. 519-661-2147 or for more information.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Over 100 students volunteer across campus with SDC each year through the Volunteers in Progress program.
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