Wilfrid Laurier University-
Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener and Toronto, Ontario

Inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research and scholarship, combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community. Laurier’s innovative educational model purposefully integrates the academic learning experience with an experiential learning component. The university has more than 17,000 students throughout its campuses in Waterloo and Brantford and locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university celebrated its centennial in 2011.

Laurier specializes in arts and social sciences, business and economics, music, science, social work, education and theology.

Our Vision

Our commitment is to justice and sustainability, now and in the future. We strive to ignite the minds, spirits and hearts of our 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.

Our Mission

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.

Guiding Principles

• Responsible governance
• Community citizenship
• Realizing an appropriate balance among research, teaching and service
• Recognizing the link between research and teaching
• Integrity and strong leadership
• Making strategic choices for the long-term health of the institution
• Learning and advancing knowledge across boundaries
• Collaboration and collegiality
• Respectful relationships
• Openness to change
• Sustainability and environmental responsibility