President's Welcome: Inspiring lives of leadership and purpose
Laurier is a jewel among Canadian universities. We are a comprehensive, multi-campus institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and our student experience. We are also known for our campus vitality and sense of community, traditions that date back more than a century to our founding in 1911.
All of this came through loud and clear in the research conducted during our Envisioning Laurier initiative. This rich store of opinion and data became the basis for the collaborative development of Laurierís new statement of Values, Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles.
Once this document was approved, we sought to capture its essence in just a few words. Along with academic excellence, two words emerged repeatedly: leadership and purpose. Laurier is a university that encourages and supports its students, faculty, staff and alumni to take a leadership role in all aspects of their lives. In short, Laurier is about inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.
These six words are the foundation for telling the Laurier story. More than a slogan, inspiring lives of leadership and purpose is the theme that shapes all that we say about Laurier. It also serves as the lens through which we view new initiatives, new programs and new directions so they remain rooted in the compelling vision that is uniquely Laurierís.
Laurier is a remarkable university with a long tradition of inspiring lives of leadership and purpose. I encourage you to join me in telling the Laurier story to the world.
Dr. Max Blouw
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