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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.

Why English at Laurier Brantford?

At Laurier in Brantford, you'll get the Laurier English degree, well known for its quality and comprehensiveness, but you'll take it in a more rigorous, more tightly guided, smaller-campus environment.

English at Laurier in Brantford is the only English program in Ontario that is built to offer the educational experience that many Canadian students travel to the Maritimes to get at prestigious small universities such as Mount Allison or Acadia, and that many American students pay more than CDN$70,000 a year to get at elite undergraduate liberal arts universities such as Williams or Swarthmore. English at Laurier in Brantford offers an intensive, small-class, limited-cohort educational experience without forcing you to leave the province, at a fraction of the price that you'd pay in the United States.

About Laurier Brantford's English Program

English offers an overview of the history and forms of literature written in the English-speaking world. An education in English will sharpen both your communication skills and analytical abilities while providing you with a better understanding of how your culture made sense of the world historically and how we do now in the contemporary world.

You will learn how to critically engage with content to explore hidden meanings and discover how humanity uses language for artistry, information-sharing, providing comfort, for inciting inspiration and much more. By taking the same approach to your own communities, how you find meaning will be transformed and how you communicate these meanings will be strengthened.

Our program provides the flexibility to seize opportunities in a wide range of professional fields such as editing, professional writing, public relations and social and digital media. English is an ideal program to help you thrive in changing times and only at Laurier's Brantford campus can you enhance your degree with a minor in Professional Writing.

Getting Involved at Laurier Brantford

  • Many of our students are creative writers, and write and publish both during and after their degrees.
  • Our students have been involved in several large community-based art projects tied into their classroom study.
  • Our students have the opportunity to get credit for working with community members in a class that teaches life-writing.

"This program really teaches you how to write well and construct an argument, which are two transferable skills that will serve me well in any endeavour I undertake."

– Victoria Hudson-Muir (BA '18), public relations assistant

More Testimonials

Contact Us:

Ken Paradis, Coordinator, English


Faculty and Staff


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