University professors look at the world through a point of challenge. Realizing all the world's problems, they educate students capable of having the courage to apply new ideas, look for non-standard solutions and see a variety of ways out of difficult situations. All this is achieved not only by a high level of education, but also by great personal enthusiasm as well as the use of the latest pedagogic methods.
The university improves in teaching, research, development and creativity every day. The main mission of Laurier University is to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. That is why attention is paid here not only to bachelor's, master's degree and postgraduate education, but also to the extra-curricular development of students.The main principles of the university:
A little about the history of the higher educational institution
- responsible self-government within the community;
- ensuring the proper balance between service, training and research;
- recognition of the need for a connection between teaching and research;
- decency and strong leadership;
- strategic choice in favor of long-term development;
- international collaboration;
- cooperation and collegiality;
- respectful attitude;
- openness to changes;
- loyalty to tradition and environmental responsibility.
Laurier's story began with the opening of an Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo in 1911. Since then, the university has undergone some changes, and in 1973 its name changed from Lutheran University of Waterloo to Wilfrid Laurier University
. And in 1999, another campus was opened in Brantford.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier was the seventh Prime-minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911. In total, he served in the House of Commons for 45 years. He was known as an outstanding diplomat and conflict manager, able to find a compromise in the most irreconcilable disputes. Sir Laurier is now depicted on a five-dollar Canadian banknote and two stamps of the same country. Campuses and location
Laurier University's two largest campuses are in Waterloo and Brantford. Besides, Kitchener has a faculty of social work and students study at the weekend MBA program in Toronto. The first stage of construction on the Milton campus began last year. All of these campuses are within one-hour drive from Toronto. Waterloo
16 thousand students study and live on the Waterloo campus out of 19 thousand undergraduate and graduate students at Laurier University. It houses the faculties of arts, education, music and science as well as the faculty of postgraduate education and the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.
Laurier University is one of the key centers in the research world of Canada, therefore, a significant part of research centers and institutes are located here. Brantford
While studying on this campus, you will be not only in one of the centers of the scientific world of Canada, but also very close to nature. The campus is located in the city center and at the same time close to scenic walking and cycling trails. Brantford houses the faculties of humanities and social sciences as well as the faculty of liberal arts. Milton
In partnership with the government of the city of Milton and Conestoga College, Laurier University is committed to developing the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor. This is planned by popularizing high quality research and student experiences in Milton's fast-growing scientific community. Last year construction of the Laurier University campus began in Milton and the first stage was approved.Kitchener
A completely renovated 100-year-old building in the heart of Kitchener houses the Lyle S. Homan faculty of social work at Laurier University. Over 300 undergraduate and graduate students live in the heart of the city, just minutes from the Waterloo campus. Toronto
head office is located on the ground floor of the Exchange Tower at the intersection of King and York Streets in Toronto and connects Kitchener Waterloo, Brantford and Milton to the Greater Toronto District. Thus, Laurier University is located at both ends of the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor. This office provides students and workers with space in the heart of Canada's
largest city. It hosts round tables, literary readings, discussion clubs, continuing education classes, various seminars and much more.
Since 1999, Lazaridis School has been offering graduate programs in the Toronto financial district. More than 250 MBA and Mfin candidates participate in alternative part-time weekend programs each year.They are located on the 27th floor of the Sun Life Financial Tower. Yellowknife
As part of a research partnership with the government of the Northwest Territories, Lurie University maintains a research office in Yellowknife. The office opened in 2017 and gives opportunities for research meetings, camps and field research throughout the year. In addition, it provides an opportunity to build strong links with local authorities and organizations of indigenous peoples and communities. Chinese office
office in Chongqing Province, China provides an important partnership between the university itself and its nine partner universities in the region. In addition to exchange opportunities, Laurier University is leading several Canadian projects in the province. These projects cover areas such as logistics, supply chains, health informatics, social services and higher education management.