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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.

Connecting community and industry partners with faculty and students, the Community and Workplace Partnerships (CWP) team integrates experiential learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

Our team can help you navigate the what, when and how of course-based partnerships at Laurier. Whether you already have a placement or project in mind, or you are in the early stages of thinking about how to best connect your organization’s needs with Laurier students, we’ll work with you to determine the best model of engagement, match you with an appropriate course, and facilitate the experience between you, faculty, and students.

The Perks of Partnering

  • Access to the services and skills of university students.
  • Access to related theories and concepts students are learning about in the classroom.
  • Allows for program and service enhancements and expansions.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with post-secondary researchers and practitioners.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of future leaders.


  • Benefit the partner organization and the individuals they serve.
  • Give students the opportunity to relate their experiences to the content of their courses and enhance their learning.
  • Provide students the opportunity to reflect on both their personal and professional development throughout the experience.

Meet the Teams

Angee Turnbull

“It was an honour and a pleasure to engage with such vibrant and enthusiastic students from Laurier. We hope they understand that they have made a real difference.”

Angee Turnbull, Director of Philanthropy, Lansdowne Children’s Centre.

of community partners surveyed*

agreed (strongly or somewhat) that the experiential learning partnership was a good fit with their organization's goals.

*Laurier's Partner Survey: Experiences with Community & Workplace Partnerships, 2019.

In-Class Projects

Workplace or simulated-workplace projects such as real-world case studies, research activities or events are carried out by Laurier students for your organization.

Community Service-Learning

Students participate in ongoing, weekly community service-learning placements or project activities in the not-for-profit and public sectors.

Professional Inquiry

Short-term community or workplace exposure opportunities are provided to students, allowing them to observe, engage and ask questions.


An intensive, longer-term workplace engagement, often discipline-specific and directly supervised by the employer.


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