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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Laurier is committed to creating a barrier-free environment for persons with disabilities, as well as promoting accessibility and equitable access to services and facilities.

Accessible Parking Spaces

Laurier's campuses offer designated accessible parking spots in most of our visitor and permit lots. These spaces are clearly identified by the Ministry of Transportation symbol on a posted sign and/or marked pavement.

  • Brantford campus map
  • Waterloo campus map
  • Laurier’s Kitchener location includes accessible spots located in the parking lot behind the building. The adjacent door has an automatic door operator and easy access to the elevator.

Service Animals on Campus

Laurier is committed to welcoming persons with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal on our campuses as per our 7.2 Animals on Campus policy.

If you're interested in training a service animal, contact accessibility@wlu.ca to inquire about the registration process.

Campus Waste and Recycling Units

As part of her research and pilot project, Laurier student Hilary Scanlon created a series of rubber floor signs to help people with vision loss decipher between recycling, garbage or compost bins on the Waterloo campus.

Safety for All

Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management (SHERM) works together with management, employees, students, and the Equity and Accessibility Officer to provide individualized emergency response plans and accessible formats of emergency and fire safety procedures. Specific building fire evacuation plans – including the use of strobe lights attached to the fire alarm system – have detailed instructions for persons who are unable to evacuate, which may include persons with disabilities.  

Viewing and Reporting Service Disruptions

As part of our commitment to creating an inclusive environment, Laurier provides notification of such temporary building/facility service disruptions on our Campus Status page. Laurier recognizes the importance of building an accessible campus, which includes specific features that are more widely used by persons with disabilities. We also recognize that when these features are not operational, it can create significant barriers for persons with disabilities. 

Do Your Part

  • Contact Facilities and Asset Management to report disruptions to an accessible feature at Laurier (e.g. elevator or automatic door not operational, ice on ramp, loose handrail, etc.) at 519.884.0710 x6280.
  • Contact the Equity and Accessibility team in Human Resources for any questions or concerns about Laurier campus disruptions or temporary disruptions at accessibility@wlu.ca or 519.884.0710 x4469.

Contact Us:

Equity and Accessibility

E: accessibility@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4469

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