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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.


By the end of this decade, more people will live in cities and towns than at any other point in human civilization. The global growth of cities brings exciting prospects, but also particular challenges. Our future leaders will need an appreciation of these complex challenges, and the ability to create innovative solutions.

CityStudio is an initiative that lets you take part in social change in one of Laurier's local communities. Drawing on the CityStudio model developed in Vancouver, CityStudio Waterloo combines the experience of our communities, the expertise of our municipal professionals, and the acumen and enthusiasm of our students to create solutions to local challenges. In this course, you will design and test real-world solutions, enhancing your resume with research, analysis and consultation skills.

Through CityStudio courses, you will work closely with the City of Waterloo to make a positive contribution to your community. In return, you will gain a perspective on the people and professionals who live and work in this vibrant place. CityStudio courses may be counted towards the Social Entrepreneurship Option.

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