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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
August 30, 2015

Canadian Excellence


  • One of the largest business schools in Canada; offering Canadaís largest business co-op program.
  • Our new Business Technology Management Program is one of only a few in Canada that give students a background in both business and technology and examines their increasingly close relationship to each other.
  • Laurier graduates have achieved more gold medals than any other Canadian university at the national and provincial level, on the Canadian Chartered Accountants' Uniform Evaluation in the past 20 years.
  • Our Financial Math program is the first undergraduate program of its kind in Canada.
  • Laurier's Sun Life Movement Disorders Research†& Rehabilitation Centre is the only centre of its kind in Canada.
  • Laurier is home to the only university-based music therapy clinic in Canada.
  • 88 % of Laurier's science faculty are funded by external granting agencies, a level competitive with Canada's research -intensive universities.
  • The Laurier Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is one of Canada's premier centres for the study of the brain mechanisms behind thought and cognition
  • Laurier will be the host of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) till 2013. Laurier was the first institution to host ACUNS outside of the United States.†
  • Laurierís Archaeology program is one of the most extensive offered at the undergraduate level in Canada.
  • †Laurier's Photonics Program is the only fully integrated English language undergraduate photonics program in Canada
  • In 2008, Tara Hagan was named Ontario Student Journalist of the Year by the Ontario Newspaper Association
  • The Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa (TISCA) provides practical assistance to community development organizations on the ground in selected African states
  • 95% of our students are satisfied with their decision to attend Laurier
  • 91% of our students are satisfied with the quality of their education
  • 84% of first year students evaluate their Laurier experience as good/excellent
  • 85% of senior students evaluate their Laurier experience as good/excellent
  • 97% of our graduates secure employment within 6 months of graduation!
  • Laurier has earned the title of "School of the Year" for the second consecutive year at the 2011 Jeux du Commerce (JDC)