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Wilfrid Laurier University Development
February 10, 2016

Canadian Excellence

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Number of application received: 48

Number of projects funded: 18 initiatives

Average grant: $3,110

Minimum grant: $400

Maximum grant: $5,000

The following are some examples of recently funded projects

Registrarial Services

Received funding in support ofthe Student Success Research Project focused on collecting qualitative data, primarily through focus groups and face-to-face interviews, to help students at risk. The results of this researchhas served to strengthen student supports and learning opportunities at Laurier Brantford.

Registrarial Services

Received funding to assist a project of Brantford Retention Committee designed to build a campus culture oriented toward total student success. The committee has taken a lead role in producing campus-wide events aimed toward enabling student successes, as well as co-ordinating policy or procedural changes across multiple areas on campus to enhance student retention.

Student Affairs

Received funding for Rainbow Alliance Promotional Awareness Materials designated to represent acceptance, support and inclusion of the LGBTQ community at Laurier Brantford.

Learning Services Centre

Received funding in support of Enhancement of Group Learning Technologies and acquired a basic interactive whiteboard system (e.g. SMARTboard, iboard) for the Learning Services Centre at Laurier Brantford.

Athletics & Recreation

Received funding in support of Outstanding Women of Laurier Leadership Program. This initiativehas provided development opportunities for our senior female athletes through professional development mentorship and learning initiatives.

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts

Received funding to assist with Think Arts Video Contest. The videoshave showcased the myriad of reasons that students choose to attend the Faculty of Arts andhas showcased the creativity of Arts students.

Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship

Received funding in support of the Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program Expansion & Hub Partnership. Students from each facultyhave engaged with the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship to promote the program to their students, and have used it as a vehicle to engage entrepreneurial alumni from their areas of study.


Received funding to Upgrade the Microform Scanner in Library Digital Studio. The projecthas enhanced technical competency and decreased the physical space needed to house the scanning technology.