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.
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.
Laurier has five research clusters that reflect, in broad measure, our existing and emerging research profile and the strengths, interests and objectives within the Laurier community. In addition to highlighting areas of research focus, the clusters provide a lens through which interdisciplinary and community collaboration comes into sharper focus.
The Career Centre at Laurier has a vision that all students are engaged in career development as an integral part of the Laurier experience.
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.
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.
All of our residence buildings are on or very near campus, which makes getting to class on time really easy — even when you sleep in. It also means that the conveniences of campus become the conveniences of home, and you’ll have access to lots of coffee, food outlets and the library for those late-night study sessions.
The Laurier Library of the 21st century is the intellectual and cultural heart of Laurier: an academic nexus of collections, research and scholarly publishing and an experiential hive of community, creative expression and making.
The Service Desk, supported by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at Laurier, provides a central point of contact for information delivery, incident management and service requests for students.
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.
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.
In Brantford, you can enjoy fitness classes and intramurals in the Wilkes House Recreation Centre. Other intramural programs take advantage of the City of Brantford parks and recreational space for hockey, softball and soccer.