At Laurier, we make sure students have the opportunity to put theory into practice through a variety of co-curricular (or outside the classroom) activities. Through these activities, you’ll gain a well-rounded education and the skills to make a difference in the communities you touch.
There’s no end to the ways you can supplement your academic experience at Laurier — you're sure to find something that suits your needs and your interests.
Laurier was recently designated as an Ashoka Changemaker Campus, which means we’re among a select group of universities that provide students with incredible educational experiences to change the world through entrepreneurship and social innovation.
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a great idea for a new service, technology or product that could improve people's lives, consider joining Enactus, LaunchPad, the Social Innovation Project, the CityStudio Project, or StartUp Laurier to realize this ambition.
There’s no substitute for experience. As part of Laurier’s co-op program, you can build marketable skills and gain a sense of your career interests by securing paid positions with some of Canada’s biggest organizations. Nervous about entering the workforce? Don't worry. We’ll coach you on building your resumé and interview skills, and help connect you with employers.
The Centre for Student Life and Engagement supports the co-curricular student experience at Laurier by providing a broad range leadership development and peer education programs.
There’s a club for gamers, a club for Rubik’s Cubers, a club for French-culture enthusiasts — there are more than 175 clubs on our campuses. So if you can’t find something you’re interested in… Really? You sure? No problem — you can start a club of your own.
From courses to clubs, the opportunities for Laurier students to promote and engage in sustainable action are plentiful. Have an idea that will make campus greener? Consider applying to the Sustainable Hawk Fund, which offers $20,000 of annual funding to projects, to realize your vision.
Surveys show 70% of our upper-year students participated in community service or volunteer work during their time here. Whether you’re doing it as part of a class or just to get involved, volunteering is a habit that sticks with Laurier students long after they leave university. We can place you with a group that needs your help.
Our students value helping others: Laurier has the highest proportion of students and alumni with volunteer experience compared to other universities worldwide, according to LinkedIn.
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