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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
December 21, 2014

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Building Bridges to Success



Building Bridges to Success aims to provide students with a post-secondary experience to enhance confidence, study skills and career success.

Students will:

  • gain first-hand knowledge about university expectations
  • study in a supportive environment
  • experience university life through involvement in extra-curricular activities

Building Bridges to Success offers academically qualified students who may be facing additional barriers to post-secondary education the chance to experience university life and learn about their opportunities after graduation.

With support from the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, all opportunities in the Building Bridges to Success program are free for qualified students!


Upcoming Building Bridges to Success opportunities for students in Waterloo region include:

February - April 2015

Student Success 101 - this certificate-based preparatory course is focused on helping students develop the skills they need to be successful in post secondary studies. Students must complete an application package and include a copy of their transcript to apply.

Applications due: December, 2014

March 16th - March 20th, 2015

Be a Laurier Student for a Day - Open to all students who are interested in pursuing a post-secondary education. Program includes a tour of campus, attending a lecture, and lunch in the dining hall. No cost to participating students.

Applications due: February, 2015

Click Here to Register online for Be a Laurier Student for a Day

September - December 2015

Building Bridges University Credit Course - this program gives students an opportunity to gain university credit while completing their final year in high school. Students must complete an application package and include a copy of their transcript to apply.

Applications due: May, 2015

For more information, click on the links above or contact:

Ian Schwartz
Building Bridges Program Co-ordinator

519-884-0710 ext 4499
BuildingBridges@wlu.ca

Building Bridges in the News:

Building Bridges: Laurier helps open doors to higher education


Related Information Title Type
2014 Building Bridges Application Instructions and Checklist Document
2014 Building Bridges Self-Assessment and Application Form Document
2014 Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form Document
2013 Building Bridges Brochure 2014/2015 Document
2013 Building Bridges Program Overview Document