Huron University College was incorporated on May 5, 1863 in London, Ontario. It is the founding college of University of Western Ontario (UWO) [my Alma Mater] and remains affiliated with UWO. The college is located at 1349 Western Road in London, Ontario. It is a small, self governing, independent educational institution undergraduate-focused campus with full access to UWO. Due to the small size, the class sizes are considerably smaller than UWO as well so there is a great opportunity for student and professor interaction. This photo was taken from the 9th floor of the Social Sciences Building on the UWO main campus. To the left approaching Western Road is the Collegiate Chapel of St. John the Evangelist. It was built in the early 1950’s to replace a building that had been built in the 1860’s. This Anglican chapel features pews that face one another and the chapel. The chapel can seat up to 160 people including the balcony. The chapel is always open for prayer and mediation and offers regularly scheduled services.
Huron College was founded by Bishop Benjamin Cronyn as a theological college on the original property that occupied the block bounded by Grosvenor, St. George and St. James Streets in London, Ontario. The college was incorporated on May 5, 1863 and is the founding college of The University of Western Ontario. Over the years, Huron University College evolved from its theological roots into a dynamic liberal arts university institution and theological college. Huron College moved to its present location in 1951. The college has two faculities - the Faculty of Arts and Social Science and the Faculty of Theology with a diverse student body of about 1100. It was originally established as Huron College but the name was later changed to Huron University College with Royal Assent in June 2000. To be part of Huron is to be part of one of the oldest university communities in Canada.