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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.


You will find an Indigenous Student Centre on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. These centres serve not only as places where Indigenous students can connect with their heritage, but also as places of education for the broader Laurier community. All are welcome to our community medicinal and vegetable gardens, soup and frybread lunches, Indigenous Education Week and other cultural programming hosted throughout the year.

Where to Find Us

  • Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre: 187 Albert Street
  • Brantford Indigenous Student Centre: 111 Darling Street

What We Offer

Our Waterloo and Brantford Indigenous Student Centres offer a range of services designed to support academic success and engage cultural connections. These services include:

  • academic and personal counselling
  • funding, scholarship and bursary assistance
  • community outreach
  • research support
  • cultural programming
  • weekly soup lunches
  • access to traditional medicines
  • admissions assistance
  • visiting program
  • Indigenous Academic Success Program and access to peer tutoring
  • Indigenous alumni networking
  • medicine gardens
student working in garden

Medicine Gardens

Both Indigenous student centre locations feature community gardens where Laurier staff and student volunteers grow plants native to North America. Sage, tobacco, sweet grass, lavender, mint and chamomile are just some of the plant varieties you'll find growing at the centres.

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