Wilfrid Laurier University

Brantford, Canada
Wilfrid Laurier University recognizes that intellectual inquiry, critical reflection and scholarly integrity are the cornerstones of all universities including our exceptional institution. Our unique values are drawn from the key elements on which Laurier was founded and which will continue to nurture and shape what we become.

About

History

For more than a century, Laurier has been known for academic excellence. But they have also been dedicated to the philosophy that the students success is measured through more than grades its based on the quality of the lives they lead, and those they inspire.

Education

They strive to ignite the minds, spirits and hearts of the communities through excellence in teaching and learning, in the discovery, scholarly exploration, and application of new ideas, and in instilling the courage to engage and challenge the world in all its complexity.Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity. It challenges people to become engaged and aware citizens of an increasingly complex world. It fulfills its mission by advancing knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and emphasizing co-curricular development of the whole student.

Research

Whether in science, business, arts, music, education, social work or any of the other disciplines, Laurier researchers tackle local and global challenges through nearly two dozen research centres and institutes often combining disciplines to explore problems from multiple angles.

Career

The Career Development Centre is your resource for learning what you can do with your degree, finding a job and apply to further education. Their Co-operative Education department provides opportunities to gain paid work experience during your studies, while the Centre for Community Service-Learning can hook you up with volunteer placements that give you experience while you help a community in need.

  • Co-op
  • Jobs on campus
  • Part-time and summer employment
  • Community Service-Learning
  • Career planning
  • Volunteer portal
  • Student Life and Engagement (Brantford)
  • Student Leadership Centre (Waterloo)

Services

Student services

The Centre for Student Success supports your academic experiences at Laurier, with services ranging from supplement instruction for traditionally hard courses (were looking at you, economics) to helping improve your writing and study skills. And their Accessible Learning Centre helps students with documented disabilities reach their full academic potential.

Housing services

Living in residence gives you plenty of opportunities to get involved, which can mean a quicker, easier transition to university. And there’s no better way to get to know someone than to live with them and share your toothpaste.

Library services

  • They have an enormous wealth of electronic databases, ebooks and other resources that can help improve your academic performance.
  • The librarians are here to provide you with one-on-one help with your research – think of them as doctors for your research headaches.

Medical services

Your health and wellness are integral to both your personal and academic success, and they encourage all of the students to takes advantage of the services provided by the Wellness Centres, which cover all your medical, mental and support needs.

Student Life

Campus life

Study in a thriving, busy city with culture to spare. Or study at campus where you’re never far from your latest outdoor adventure. Laurier offers both worlds: our campus in Waterloo boasts a close-knit university community in the heart of a tech-savvy city, while the campus in Brantford provides a downtown campus experience within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. And both are just an hour away from Toronto.

Sports facilities

The Athletic Complex (AC) in Waterloo includes an Olympic-size pool, a triple gymnasium, dance studios, and a large fitness centre that received a $5-million expansion in 2013. Outside, Alumni Field offers a full-sized, FIFA-certified, artificial surface for both intramurals and club teams. University Stadium is home to Golden Hawk football, soccer, rugby and lacrosse. If you’re not on the field, find a spot in the bleachers and show your Golden Hawk spirit.

Student clubs

The Diversity and Equity Office advocates for the equal treatment of everyone, regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, religion, age, ability or socio-economic background.

  • Rainbow Centre
  • Association of Black Students (Waterloo campus)
  • F-Word (Brantford campus)
  • Centre for Women and Trans People* (Waterloo campus)
  • Chaplains (multifaith, Waterloo)
  • Spiritual Adviser (multifaith, Brantford)
  • Gender Violence Task Force
  • Accessible Learning Centre

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