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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.

"As a Master of Arts (MA) student, I found that all doors in the department were open, and that it was not uncommon to be approached by a faculty member in the hallway or even in the lunchroom with a suggestion, a contact or a reference pertinent to my research. The departmental commitment to social justice meant that my colleagues and I were mentored to produce work that was not only exceptional academically, but also useful and important in the ways it can be put into practice."

Amy Romagnoli ('09), coordinator, YMCA Ontario Early Years Program, Waterloo

"The MA in Sociology at Laurier is a wonderful program. The intimate classroom experience creates a rich learning environment. The professors are so passionate about what they’re teaching, and they pass that passion onto their students. I graduated from the program with a degree that has truly opened doors for me as I have moved through my professional life."

Tanya Ploen ('08), senior research associate, Research Strategy Group Inc., Toronto

"I credit the program’s unique focus on equity and social justice for refining my worldview that another world is indeed both possible and necessary. This department has an amazingly supportive culture, which is so vital to foster learning and continuous growth. The high calibre professors with whom I had a chance to learn from genuinely cared about my education, and I regard them as some of the best and most memorable mentors I have had."

Jun Mian Chen ('13), instructor, Conestoga College, Waterloo

"The MA in Sociology program at Wilfrid Laurier University provided me with a foundational understanding of social theory and advanced application of qualitative research methodologies. Laurier’s intimate community of engaged professors and peers allowed me to develop a critical lens that has shaped the way I think about and relate to health, illness, medicine and disability. This mix of theoretical knowledge and technical skill has served me well while working in academic medicine and health services research."

Sarah McMillan ('12), clinical research coordinator, University Health Network, Toronto

Contact Us:

Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo, Graduate Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x3031

General Inquiries: Sandra Dalpe

T: 519.884.0710 x3402


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