A message from Laurier’s president and vice-chancellor
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Hello. My name is Dr. Max Blouw. I am delighted to join the Laurier family as president and vice-chancellor of this remarkable university.
This is an exciting time of year as everyone returns to campus for the start of a new academic term. As a newcomer, I find it particularly vibrant and stimulating. My wife Lynn and I have been overwhelmed by the hospitality shown to us since arriving here from British Columbia, and we look forward to getting to know as many of you in the Laurier community as possible.
From my newcomer’s perspective, I can tell you that Laurier has a well-known reputation for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, as well as for its unique sense of community and passionate school spirit.
I look forward to working with all of you in a spirit of collegiality to build on that reputation as we move towards the university’s Centenary in 2011 and beyond.
One of my early priorities is to consult with as many people as possible, both inside and outside the university, as part of an inclusive process to develop a clear, concise vision statement that will guide Laurier through the years ahead.
I hope to meet many of you as this process of consultation unfolds in the coming months.
In the meantime, I wish you all the best for the coming academic term and I invite you to enjoy this very special time of year.
Dr. Max Blouw
President and Vice-Chancellor
Wilfrid Laurier University
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