Staff

Heidi Van Galen
- Department Manager

Photo - Heidi Van Galen

Email: vangalen@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84963
Office: LH 2201C

Heidi is responsible for developing and providing a wide range of administrative support services to students, faculty and staff.

If you require assistance with human resource functions or financial matters, please contact Heidi.


Kara Brown
- Graduate Program Coordinator

Kara Brown

Email: kbrow@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84961
Office: LH 2201

Kara is responsible for the efficiency of the Graduate Program and serves as a resource person for the Graduate Chair, Graduate Committee, as well as for the Department, University and all external contacts. The administrative duties of the GPA include inquiries, admission procedures, internal, external awards and scholarships. Kara maintains all of the Masters and Doctoral student records, financial administration of application fees, Graduate Teaching Assistantship funding and submission of grades, course enrollment, organizing M.A. and Ph.D. Thesis Oral and Comprehensive Examinations.If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Kara by e-mail or phone.


Lauren Newman
- Administrative Assistant

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Email:lauren.newman@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 81289
Office: LH 2201

Lauren is responsible for reviewing all faculty and graduate student expenses within the History Department, maintaining the department website and managing department events.


Rebecca Northcott
- Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Rebecca Northcott

Email: rnorthc2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84962
Office: LH 2201

Rebecca is responsible for advising students in the History program by e-mail, phone, or in-person appointments. She provides information regarding eligibility, course selections, program planning, prerequisites, substitutions, antirequisites, exam conflicts, and appeals. She also coordinates the add/drop activities for the department. Rebecca acts as the liaison and resource person for students, faculty, or other units regarding department policy and Senate regulations.

Rebecca joined Western in 2014. She worked in Western Libraries and is now with the Department of History.