Western Continuing Studies will move from Citi Plaza to main campus in the fall of 2021
WESTERN UNIVERSITY HAS announced it will relocate its Western Continuing Studies from Citi Plaza to its main campus in the fall of 2021.
Announced July 6, the move the university said the move is prompted by both an impending end to Continuing Studies’ current lease and the evolving demands of learners.
“There’s a growing trend in continuing education that we bring learning where the students are. Increasingly, those students are learning remotely, from their homes or offices,” said John Doerksen, vice-provost (academic programs).
“So, even as the upcoming end of our lease made us rethink where we deliver services, we also took a fresh look at how we envision learning will take place in the future. It’s become clear to us that we need to be more innovative in how we deliver our courses.”
Western Continuing Studies provides more than 100 professional courses, post-degree programs, workshops and certificate programs for adults in the London community and beyond ― all taught by professionals working and researching in the field.
Courses have traditionally taken place face-to-face, online or as a hybrid of both. With the pandemic temporarily forcing the closure of most physical learning spaces, Western Continuing Studies courses and workshops moved to online learning.