Academic excellence is at the heart of Laurier’s mission and vision. But along with academic excellence, there is more that defines the essence of Laurier and distinguishes it from other universities. Laurier has a vibrant sense of community, and our people are engaged members of society who get involved and make a positive difference in the communities they touch.
This came through loud and clear when we talked to students, staff, faculty, alumni and external audiences for our Envisioning Laurier research last year. What you told us became the basis for the university’s statement of Values, Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles and has since been captured in six words that describe what Laurier does and what makes it truly unique:
Inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.
We believe that Laurier inspires, and is inspired by, the many stories of leadership and purpose found among members of the Laurier community – whether the stories of leadership are well known and large-scale or intimate and community-minded. And we're extremely proud of our many formal programs and initiatives that foster leadership.
We invite you to enjoy our Laurier stories and, more importantly, to share the Laurier stories and experiences that have inspired you. Your own story could be the one that inspires someone else.