As the leader of a public institution, President MacLatchy adds her voice to the conversation surrounding contemporary issues and events.
April 21, 2021
A message reaffirming Laurier's commitment to holding itself accountable in combatting racism and to building an academic community that recognizes the dignity and value of each of its faculty, staff, and student members.
Feb. 11, 2021
Dr. MacLatchy highlights Laurier's efforts in supporting women and girls in STEM.
Jan. 13, 2021
Dr. MacLatchy shares Laurier's vision for educating the leaders of the future in the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Advocate.
Nov. 19, 2020
As COVID-19 case counts in Laurier host communities continue to climb and the province faces the prospect of more restrictive measures, Dr. MacLatchy shares how the university is prepared to respond.
Oct. 9, 2020
Dr. MacLatchy reflects on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted women and girls and celebrates Laurier's work in elevating the voices of young women.
Sept. 3, 2020
President Deb MacLatchy shares her thoughts on building a thriving community in the time of COVID-19.
June 1, 2020
President MacLatchy shares a message of support for the Laurier community in the wake of racial violence and subsequent protests in the United States in Canada.
April 8, 2020
President MacLatchy provides an update on the planning taking place to ensure a successful Fall term.
March 19, 2020
President MacLatchy shares a video message of encouragement with the Laurier community.
March 17, 2020
President MacLatchy recognizes the contribution of the Laurier community and its partners during the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan. 8, 2020
The Laurier community offers its sincere condolences to the friends and families of those who were lost in the crash of UIL Flight 752. This tragedy has been particularly difficult for the Canadian universities who lost members of their communities.
Jan. 8, 2020
President MacLatchy's article in The Cord outlines the newest student support initiatives available at Laurier.
Jan. 17, 2019
The Government of Ontario has announced changes that will impact post-secondary students, and universities and colleges, across the province.
Oct. 10, 2018
President MacLatchy's statement of support for the International Day of the Girl.
April 19, 2018
An update on the plan to expand Laurier into the Town of Milton.
May 30, 2018
President MacLatchy announces the Senate has approved the Statement on Freedom of Expression.
March 20, 2018
A statement regarding the campus event featuring speaker, Faith Goldy.
February 4, 2018
President MacLatchy moderated a panel on Innovations to Improve Student Access and Success.
Speeches and remarks from President MacLatchy from events and ceremonies held in our host communities and beyond.
March 27, 2021
Dr. MacLatchy gives closing remarks at the awards event for the national UX competition hosted by Laurier and sponsored by Scotiabank.
March 4, 2021
Dr. MacLatchy spoke to fostering resiliency in a global pandemic.
Mar. 5, 2020
The topic of discussion was "Women Building Thriving Communities: Food, Nutrition, and Sustainable Practice".
Feb. 28, 2020
President MacLatchy shares her vision for Laurier's Milton campus at the Annual Mayor's Breakfast.
Dec. 12, 2019
President MacLatchy welcomes Class #101 to Lazaridis Hall to celebrate their official induction into the Waterloo Regional Police Service.
Nov. 26, 2019
President MacLatchy welcomes guest speaker Sarah Syrett, MSW '13 to lead her workshop on self-care techniques.
Nov. 7, 2019
President MacLatchy recognizes the ambitious work of the Educator and Leadership Institute.
A celebration of recent donors to Laurier featuring political analysis on the federal election by the president of Ipsos Public Affairs, Dr. Darrell Bricker.
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Laurier's presence in Brantford.
Sept. 13, 2019
President MacLatchy delivers here annual Town Hall address to the Laurier community.
June 25, 2019
President MacLatchy introduces a panel of Laurier alumni who speak about how entrepreneurship can empower women to succeed.
June 8, 2019
President MacLatchy addresses the vendors and patron's of Milton's Famer's Market to build awareness of Laurier's plans to expand into the Milton community.
May 23, 2019
President MacLatchy introduces a panel of Laurier alumni who discuss the phenomenon of feeling ill-equipped or underqualified when success is achieved.
May 13, 2019
President MacLatchy introduces a workshop delivered by Nina Purewal, author of Let That Sh*t Go.
March 8, 2019
Read an excerpt from President MacLatchy's keynote address at the Laurier-International Womens' Forum luncheon Advancing Women in STEAM in honour of International Womens' Day.
March 8, 2019
President MacLatchy delivers the keynote address at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce for International Womens' Day.
July 4, 2018
President MacLatchy reflects on the connections she made with Laurier alumni in Western Canada.
Speeches and remarks from President MacLatchy from academic, research, ceremonial and other internal events at Laurier.
Aug. 10, 2020
President MacLatchy brings greetings to the 10th Annual Staff Development Day opening event.
Jan. 21, 2020
President MacLatchy acknowledges the tremendous impact that Scotiabank's investment will have in the lives of our User Experience Design program students.
Dec. 9, 2019
President MacLatchy welcomes the newest members of the Wilfrid Laurier University Retirees' Association and celebrates the end of a remarkable year at Laurier at the Annual Retirees' Dinner.
Nov. 5, 2019
The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises official opened it new office in downtown Kitchener on Nov. 5 and President MacLatchy delivered greetings on behalf of the university.
Oct. 29, 2019
President MacLatchy's address to the Class of 2019.
Oct. 28, 2019
Noted Canadian author and musician Dave Bidini was the 2019 Laurier Visiting Writer. President MacLatchy welcomed him to his first engagement, a public lecture on 'Writing Canada'.
Oct. 25 and 26, 2019
President MacLatchy's address to the Class of 2019.
Aug. 22, 2019
President MacLatchy celebrates the federal government's Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.
June 19, 2019
The 9th annual Staff Development Day at Laurier focused on inspiring Laurier staff to have the courage to take risks and develop new resilience to navigate challenges.
May 21, 2019
President MacLatchy celebrates the generosity of Laurier's donor community.
May 14, 2019
The official kick-off the Making Space for Music fundraising campaign.
March 28, 2019
Celebrating this year's OWL winners who have demonstrated a commitment to athletics, academics and leadership in our community.
March 11, 2019
President MacLatchy joins other Laurier leaders in recognizing the results of the federal government's Strategic Investment Fund.
Nov. 5, 2018
President MacLatchy's convocation address to the Class of 2018.
June 15, 2018
Celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2018.
April 2, 2018
Highlights from the Outstanding Women of Laurier event.
Feb. 7, 2018
President's MacLatchy's reflections on Laurier Cares Week.
Oct. 27, 2017
President MacLatchy's installation address.
President MacLatchy recognizes and pays tribute to the groups and individuals who help make Laurier an outstanding institution of higher education.
Jan. 28, 2020
President MacLatchy recognizes the research contributions of Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer as she is named the UNESCO Chair in Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies.
Nov. 7, 2019
Kate Harris, author of Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road is the winner of the 2019 Edna Staebler Award.
Oct. 23, 2019
The Laurier community gathered on Oct. 23 to pay tribute to former Dean of Students, Leanne Holland-Brown.
Sept. 27, 2019
An annual dinner celebrating the athleticism, sportsmanship, leadership and character of the Laurier Golden Hawks.
July 4, 2019
Provost and Vice-President Rob Gordon has been named the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Windsor. The Laurier community came together to celebrate his contributions to the university before he left for his new appointment.
May 31, 2019
President MacLatchy acknowledges the dedication to excellence of this year's teaching award recipients.
April 25, 2019
It is with deep sorrow that I share the news that our dear colleague Leanne Holland Brown, dean of students for the Waterloo campus, passed away Wednesday evening as the result of a traffic accident earlier in the afternoon.
Jan. 4, 2019
At Laurier, this January is particularly notable as we launch the consultation phase of our strategic planning process.
Sept. 3, 2018
Marking the return of the school year with some helpful tips from President MacLatchy.
Recognizing the achievements of Laurier's outstanding alumni community.
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