Classes for our Milton programs will initially be taught in the Milton Education Village Innovation Centre, an ecosystem of emerging talent and home of HalTech, the region’s tech accelerator. You’ll be studying in an environment that has been purpose-built to help start-up companies thrive, turn innovations into growing ventures, and to facilitate networking and work-integrated learning opportunities with local entrepreneurs.
In the Innovation Centre, you’ll experience very small class sizes, with the majority of classes at 50 or fewer students and laboratories at a maximum of 25 students. This is an unparalleled opportunity for you to work directly with, and get to know, your professors, to get prompt responses to questions, to engage in dynamic classroom discussions, and to establish connections with classmates.
Work-integrated learning (also called experiential learning) takes place when the classroom meets the workplace. It’s the integration of learning about discipline-specific theories and facts with a practical application outside the classroom.
Work-integrated learning is a significant focus of Laurier’s Milton campus and will take many forms: laboratory experiments, in-course projects with industry partners, job shadowing opportunities, work placements with partners in industry, government and non-profits, and co-op.
Laurier has been ranked #1 in student satisfaction for the past three years, and this focus on student experience will continue at the Milton campus. We’ll offer programming and services that deliver the high-quality student experience for which Laurier is known.
We offer a number of orientation activities to help you transition from high school to university and to position you for a high level of academic and personal success. And because of our smaller class sizes, you’ll get prompt responses to questions in a classroom environment that will be highly customized to the needs of individual learners.
We aim to create a truly interdisciplinary STEAM environment at our Milton campus. The development of interdisciplinary transferable skills (written and oral communication, leadership, critical thinking, etc.) will be built into courses at all year levels to increase your employability. In many cases these skills are developed through work-integrated learning activities featuring local industry partners.
Our Milton campus is located next to the breathtaking Niagara escarpment. You can explore the natural beauty of the escarpment by hiking its numerous trails, skiing or snowboarding at Glen Eden Conservation Area, or paddleboarding at Kelso Conservation Area.
Milton is one of Canada's top 10 fastest-growing regions, and its location in the middle of the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor means that you can easily commute both to Toronto (in which Laurier has an office) and to Laurier’s campuses in Brantford and Waterloo!
We actively encourage students to participate in clubs – or even start their own. Laurier’s Faculty of Science Student Association (FOSSA) will provide funding to operate clubs in Milton, so you can add to Laurier’s 250+ clubs across all of our campuses.
You can be a trailblazer and be one of the inaugural Milton class of #Laurier2023! An opportunity to be the very first graduates of a new university campus doesn’t come along often.
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