COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Western moves to required services, online learning continues, residences remain open

To ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, effective Thursday, March 19, Western will move to a required services model until further notice. The University will continue to operate—with some employees required to be physically present on campus and others required to work off-campus in a virtual mode.

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During this time, Political Science's staff will be working remotely.  We strongly recommend that you EMAIL the appropriate contact in order to help promote social distancing. 

For course specific inquiries, please contact your instructor, and watch for updates sent through OWL.

We will be contactable by email will continue to monitor and respond to our departmental email accounts including

For general questions, please refer to the list of contacts below:

Administrative, Financial, HR, Faculty or building questions:
Shannon Doyle –Email:

Graduate students and graduate teaching/program questions:
Teresa McLauchlan –Email:

Undergraduate students and undergraduate teaching/program questions:
Lorrie Lefebvre –Email:

Local Government students and Local Government teaching/program questions:
Josh Morgan –Email:

Communications and general information questions including website, social media, etc:
Sara Alfred –Email:

Student Contacts

  • Health-related inquiries:
    Student Health & Wellness,
    Western Student Experience at 519-661-3030

  • Non-health related inquiries: 
    Student Support & Case Management,
    Western Student Experience
    519-661-2111 x89152

Employee Contacts