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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
August 30, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Tracy Swierenga

International Admissions Coordinator

Contact Information

Office Location: 202 Regina Street, R201
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2pm to 3:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 11:30 am.
Academic Background

BES, Geography, University of Waterloo


Although I was born in Sarnia, Ontario I have lived in Waterloo Region for the better part of my life. While I am physically located in Waterloo my heart and soul live in the international realm. I love to travel and learn about new cultures not as a tourist but as one of the locals.

All my life I have had a keen interest in the world around me therefore Geography and History were my favourite subjects in school. I lived in England for four years and eventually returned to Waterloo to earn my Bachelor of Environmental Studies, majoring in Geography from the University of Waterloo. I give credit for my passion for Geography to Mr. Warren Stauch my high school Geography teacher who made learning so much fun and he had a great passion for World Issues. Although he is now retired he still teaches.

After working many years in a variety of vocations, mostly in the hospitality industry, I have found my niche in International Recruitment and Admissions. Here I can meld my two interests of Geography and World Issues. Education on issues around the world is key to being instrumental in leaving this world a better place then when we came into it. Knowledge and understanding of how different and how similar we all are improves communication which can one day lead to peace.

The International Recruitment and Admissions team is truly global in makeup and outlook. We have a passion for recruiting the best and brightest students from around the world so that they can bring their culture to us and we can introduce them to ours. We look forward to welcoming you to Laurier in the near future.