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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 9, 2015

Canadian Excellence


Chad McFarlane

Campus Ambassador,

3rd Year Business Administration

Russell, ON

Hello Purple and Gold nation, I am Chad McFarlane and I am going into my third year for Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University.

I am originally from Russell, a small town outside of Ottawa, but I decided to come all the way to Laurier in Waterloo! I was immediately intrigued about Wilfrid Laurier's Business program because it is accredited worldwide, but when I learned about all the different types of opportunities the program had I realized that it was for me.

I was very active in my home town with the community and my school. So, when I was able to see firsthand through a tour how welcoming, tightly knit and active the student community is when I knew Wilfrid Laurier University was for me. It started to feel like a home away from home!

I became active with my residence by participating in House Council as a community representative. It was a great chance to get to meet students in my residence and in other buildings. We were able to host different dances, taco nights, pancake breakfasts, and much more to get familiar with the Laurier community. I was also able to be active in different sports like dodgeball and volleyball, it was a supportive, fun way to get to meet other students and have some competitive friendly competition with some familiar faces.

I've had an awesome two years at Wilfrid Laurier University and am excited to enjoy my last two years! Best of luck to you prospective students in your upcoming choices and I hope your experience will be as fun and exciting as mine! Hopefully I will see you Golden Hawks around campus next year!