Experience
Waterloo

Canada’s Innovation City

Laurier's Waterloo campus is home to more than 18,800 undergraduate and graduate students. On this close-knit campus, you're steps away from classes, residence and campus amenities.

Whether you're running into friends, finding your favourite study spot or watching a game at University Stadium, campus soon becomes your home away from home.

Campus Tours

There are so many ways for you to tour our Waterloo campus, whether you join us in person or explore campus virtually.

Watch Our NEW On-Demand Tour

Join current students on a virtual tour of our Waterloo campus. Follow along as we visit academic buildings, study spaces, the athletic complex, and our favourite spots on campus.

 

students on the Waterloo campus

 

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clubs on and off campus

Cutting-Edge Programs

At Laurier’s Waterloo campus, we’re driven by innovation. We offer a broad range of degree programs in Arts, Business, Education, Music, Science, and more.

Our programs offer many opportunities for you to gain real-world experience both inside and outside the classroom, helping to prepare your resumé before you even graduate.

Best of the City

KW is part of Waterloo Region, which is home to Canada's fastest-growing technology sector and is part of the Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor, the second-largest technology cluster in North America (second only to California). Our community has a reputation for innovation, where a new generation of entrepreneurs are ready to invent the future. Communitech, an internationally recognized, industry-led innovation centre calls Waterloo home, as does OpenText, Shopify, Google, Oracle, Vidyard and Igloo.

* Highly recommended by our student ambassador team 
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“Waterloo is truly a student city, full of friendly and helpful people.”
Sashini Kothalawalage, third year international student

Learn from Award-Winning Professors

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Selected by undergraduate students for teaching excellence, Deanna Yerichuk, an associate professor in Community Music, was the 2019 recipient of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award.

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Stephen MacNeil, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was honoured with a D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning for his “flipped classroom” method of teaching.

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Professor Lindie Liang was awarded the 2020 Canadian Psychological Association President’s New Researcher Award for her research in the areas of leadership, workplace aggression, motivation, and emotions.

Directions

Our Waterloo campus is located in the thriving, culturally diverse community of Kitchener-Waterloo (KW), located one hour west of Toronto with a population of about 365,000.

With two universities and a college, this university town is a vibrant and student-friendly city with plenty of off-campus housing, entertainment, dining and recreational opportunities. And a new light rail transit system makes it easier than ever to get around. In KW, you can study, live and play without compromise.

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Favourite Campus Spots

Waterloo Campus
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“Nothing you need is more than a short walk or bus ride away in Waterloo.”
Ash Bista, third year student