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Join us at Laurier

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.

Wilfrid Laurier University is one of Canada’s finest undergraduate universities.

We’ve been in the business of creating leaders in every industry for more than 100 years. We offer an extensive selection of programs at our Waterloo and Brantford campuses that are very flexible. We offer double-degree opportunities, major and minor combinations, options to enhance your degree, and partnerships with other universities and colleges to combine your schooling and training.

Experiential Learning

Laurier is a university with a strong focus on student engagement, both inside and outside the classroom. Our professors are dedicated and approachable people who genuinely care about their students. In national surveys, we consistently receive top marks for our services to students, because your wellbeing, quality of life, safety, enjoyment and success are important to us.

The Co-op Advantage

Students who are admitted to co-op complete work terms that provide them with the opportunity to develop valuable contacts, gain self-confidence and create opportunities for employment after graduation.

Student Clubs

There are more than 250 clubs and associations across our campuses, bringing like-minded people together to share their passion for anything from arts and business, to religion and culture. The best part is you can also create your own club! All you need is nine other students who share the same passion as you.

A small sample of our clubs includes:

  • Badminton Club
  • East Meets West
  • Future of Africa
  • Fashion in Motion
  • Global China Connection
  • Korean Student Association
  • Laurier Marketing Association
  • Laurier Salsa Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Women in Leadership

Keep Fit and Have Fun

Laurier has about 500 varsity athletes (Golden Hawks) on 22 varsity teams, but you do not have to be a superstar athlete to compete: Laurier offers a very popular intramural program. Last year more than 8,000 students participated in a variety of intramural sports to keep their bodies as active as their minds. With options as diverse as ultimate frisbee, squash and dodgeball, there’s a sport for everyone.


Hall of Nations

The Hall of Nations is a celebration of student diversity on our Waterloo and Brantford campuses through the displaying of flags, which represent the many nations Laurier international students call home.

Location, Location, Location

Laurier’s campuses are located in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province and home to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, and Toronto, the largest city in Canada and one of the largest cities in North America. We have campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, which are only 50 minutes away from each other by car, and an office in Toronto.

Located at the heart of southwestern Ontario, our campuses are also close to the United States’ border, and international airports, including Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Hamilton International Airport and Waterloo Region International Airport.

Live in Residence

We’re committed to making your first year at Laurier enjoyable, safe and rewarding. Senior students, called residence dons, live in each residence community and act as role models and mentors, providing you with support as you make the transition to living away from home.

Why Live in Residence?

  • Lots of opportunities to get involved.
  • Easier transition to university.
  • New friends; diversity of cultures.
  • Close to everything on campus.
  • High-speed internet access.



An International Community

About 20% of Kitchener-Waterloo's residents were born outside Canada. Reflecting this diversity, there are many restaurants and specialty food shops that cater to the international community in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Contact Us:

Undergraduate International Recruitment

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

Graduate International Recruitment

T: 519.884.0710 x3127


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