Huron was established by an Act of the Province of Canada in 1863 and continued by The Huron College Act, 1958 (amended in 1961 and 1975).
It is currently governed by The Huron University College Act, 2020. An Academic Council is responsible for all matters relating to the academic life of the institution.
Huron is an independent, degree-granting institution, which has been affiliated with Western University since the late nineteenth century. Apart from honorary degrees in divinity, its degree-granting authority is currently held in abeyance, under the terms of our Affiliation Agreement with Western University. The President of Huron is an ex-officio member of the Western Senate.
In February 2021, Huron announced it would seek to renegotiate its affiliation agreement with Western University. At Huron, we are a unique post-secondary institution that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement alongside a strong academic experience. What we are seeking is the decision-making power to provide a better, more unique experience for our students.
In recent months, Huron has been engaged in conversations with Western University and believe we have come to some common ground. These discussions are continuing with a shared determination to create a relationship where each institution can thrive under a renewed agreement.
More information will be communicated once we have finalized an agreement. Any changes will not impact the degrees granted to our students. Incoming Huron students will continue to graduate with a Western University degree.