Wilfrid Laurier University
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Tuition: $5,981.00  Students: 17,000
75 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON      N2L 3C5
(519) 884-1970

Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University was established in 1911, when Waterloo Lutheran Seminary made its services available to students. In 1959, it became Waterloo Lutheran University and again changed its name to Wilfrid Laurier University in 1973. ... continued below

About Wilfrid Laurier University

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Laurier's main grounds, "The Waterloo Campus," is in the Municipality of Waterloo. The majority of its students attend here, as most of its faculties, including Health, Arts, Science, Business, Music, and Education are located within its vicinity. Students who plan to live in the campus can choose from two options: they can either choose an apartment-style unit or a dormitory-style residence living. The buildings have internet connections provided by the campus, although telephone connections, refrigeration units and parking slots are not included in their services. Laurier also has its own food service that caters non-residents and residents alike.

Student Services and Student Life

Some of the university's student services include Educational Development and Teaching Support Services. Here, the culture of teaching and learning is supported through online learning, which involves online distance education course offerings; Media Technology resources, which uses various media resources and professional assistance to university, faculty, and students; Continuing Studies, which offers not-for-degree-credit-programs and course offerings that are in congruence with Laurier's faculties, and Part-time Studies. Other services that it offers include Workshops/Events, Resume Assistance, Job Postings, Career Planning, Interview Preparation, Career Development Certificate, Applying to Further Education, Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), Volunteering and Appointments.

In athletics, Laurier is represented by the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. It has a very strong hockey, football, and lacrosse team. Its curling teams represented the country in the China's World University Games. The student union of the university highly prides itself in providing around 350 part-time employment opportunities for students, and it also offers volunteer positions to many students who are interested in getting a more hands-on skill in their chosen profession.

There are many activities that the campus provides its students. From having late movie nights outs, to attending a guest lecture, to having a candle light vigil, to attending a dance party or even some wine and cheese tasting, students have a lot of alternatives to spend their free time with friends.

Academic Programs

The university has around 12,000 full time and part time undergraduate students. It has six faculties as well as affiliated colleges: Science, Arts, Music, Social Work, Business, International Affairs and Economics. The School of Business and Economics is the biggest faculty, with around 5,000 students inside the campus.

There are many research institutions residing inside the university. The Study of Public Opinion and Policy, the Cold Regions Research Centre, The Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic, and Disarmament Studies all belong here. It is also the headquarters station of the Academic Council of the United Nations System.

Famous Alumni

Some of the university's most famous alumni are: Ken Evraire, Television Journalist; Lyndon Hooper, Soccer Player; Sean Conway, Legislative Assembly of Ontario; John Estacio, Composer; Bill Downe , Bank of Montreal President and CEO; Shad, Hip Hop musician, Keegan Connor Tracy, actress.

Waterloo Information

Waterloo is a city in Ontario, Canada. Waterloo has a service-oriented economy with healthy insurance and high-tech sectors as well as two major universities. The city's largest employers are Sun Life Financial/Clarica, the University of Waterloo, Manulife Financial, Research In Motion, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Many other high-tech companies, with headquarters elsewhere, take advantage of the concentration of high-tech employees in the Waterloo area, and have research and development centres here. Sybase, Google, Oracle, Adobe, McAfee, NCR Corporation and Agfa are among the large, international technology companies with development offices in Waterloo.


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