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 our campus in Brantford provides an intimate university experience in the downtown core. And both are just an hour away from Toronto.
Of Laurier’s 19,000 graduate and undergraduate students, 16,000 are enrolled at our Waterloo campus, which trades on the energy from this region of 350,000 where smartphone maker BlackBerry got its start. Faculties in Arts, Music, Science, Education, Graduate Studies and the School of Business and Economics are based here. Laurier is a leading force in research among Canadian universities, and many of our research centres and institutes are housed here.
Nearly 3,000 students are enrolled at Laurier’s Brantford campus, which opened in 1999. The faculties of Liberal Arts and Human and Social Sciences are based here. Our Brantford campus is rooted in the downtown core, offering you a unique campus-life experience. It’s close to shops, cafés, great walking and biking trails, and a diverse arts and entertainment scene. Brantford has a small-town feel, but city life is never far off – Toronto is an hour away.
In 2006, Laurier’s Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work program moved to a fully renovated century-old building in downtown Kitchener. Close to 300 graduate students are based in the heart of the downtown area, and minutes away from Laurier’s Waterloo campus.
In Toronto, we offer a part-time MBA program at the St. Andrew’s Club facility in the Sun Life Financial building. Our Toronto office in the Exchange Tower in Toronto’s financial district coordinates co-op work placements for Laurier students, hosts career events, connects Laurier alumni in the region and more.
Laurier’s office in Chongqing, China opened in 2007, providing a critical link between the university and its 9 university partners in the region. In addition to providing exchange opportunities for students, Laurier is leading several Canadian initiatives in the region in areas such as supply chain management and logistics, health care informatics, social services and higher education management.