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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.

Catherine Brunskill (BA '10)

marketing, recruitment and outreach officer, Renison University College

"The critical thinking and writing skills I developed in History at the Brantford campus prepared me for my current work in higher education marketing and recruitment. I honed superior communication skills and built a toolkit full of transferable skills that set me apart.

"I often say that Laurier’s Brantford campus spoiled me. I had the opportunity to learn from passionate, engaged faculty who knew me by name and were genuinely invested in my academic success."

Anthony Lerno (BA '15)

policy researcher at Engage Africa Foundation

"My experience in History at the Brantford campus can be summarized as thought-provoking and engaging. The program sets itself apart from many other universities by encouraging students to study historical insights through an interdisciplinary lens and fostering a sense of connection between the past and present.

"Students are given a great deal of freedom to explore personal pursuits. This is a privilege particularly unique to the structure of the program. Professors are eager to assist in developing your potential within academia and employment after graduation."

Will Kearney (BA '16)

cultural resources management archaeologist, Golder Associates

"When I think about my experience as a History student at Laurier’s Brantford campus, I recall the professional, affable, and inspirational instructors. These individuals inspired me, not merely because of their breadth of knowledge and public-speaking abilities, but also because of their integrity and compassion. The mentorship I received as an undergraduate student was a valuable part of my development, and I am grateful that those relationships have continued, even after my studies."

Dalton Rawcliffe (BA '16)

PhD candidate

"The small class sizes and close student-professor relationship in the History program at Laurier’s Brantford campus provide an inclusive and thought-provoking environment necessary to develop as a historian. Professors’ passion and support for students made my time at Laurier an enjoyable and fulfilling experience and has encouraged me to pursue a PhD in History."

Wendi Winter (BA '15)

teacher, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

"History courses were my favourite part of my time at Laurier. Classes were small in size, which allows students to get to know each other and professors. There were so many opportunities to further my learning by taking class field trips, attending speaker series and working as a research assistant. In third year, I took the Indigenous Peoples of Eastern Canada course. A class field trip to visit the Mohawk Institute and the residential school really helped me understand the importance of studying the past."

Megan Blair (BA '18)

MA candidate

"The tight-knit community in the History program at Laurier’s Brantford campus allowed me to make lasting relationships with faculty and my peers, and gave me great skills and experiences for my future!

"I enhanced my academic skills during my time at Laurier by completing a research apprenticeship — this allowed me to work one-on-one with a professor on a major research project. Similarly, I had a part-time jobs as research assistant during my studies, which was a great experience for both my current postgraduate studies and future employment."


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