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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.


Student Testimonials

Joel Schellenberger

Current User Experience Design Student

"Professors have relevant industry experience, promote discussion and the exchange of valuable ideas and information amongst peers. Something incredibly important to me personally is the type of environment I'm in — the Design Studio is an incredible space that fosters creativity and encourages students to work on big ideas and spread themselves out to really make sure they're communicating their ideas to the best of their abilities. I can't wait to get into the maker labs and work on projects that require me to really focus in on the intricate details of what makes a design great.

"User Experience Design at Laurier has given me the opportunity to learn from professors that get it — they don't overwhelm you, and they're incredible resources to soak up information. From this, you learn how to be a critical thinker and problem solver. This program gives you a chance to spread your wings and test your creativity in a space that supports you in whichever way you need, and has the same goals that you do — to build better, together."

Sidhant Kapahi

Current User Experience Design Student

"The User Experience Design program has changed the way I approach problem-solving. My favourite course so far has to be Design Thinking. In this course, we dive deep into what the Design Thinking process looks like as well as how to effectively apply it. I took this to heart when my favourite professor Dr. Abby Goodrum told us that we would be applying this knowledge right away. As a big fan of experiential learning, I was fascinated when we started to work with companies like SHORE to solve problems they were experiencing. Dr. Goodrum is very thought-provoking, considerate and charismatic. This allows me to constantly question my solutions and be comfortable and open to feedback.

"The thing I enjoy most about this program is being able to apply what I know with amazing opportunities both in classroom and outside of it. I love how what we learn can be applied to anything we’re passionate about. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who wants to take a design approach to solve complex problems from various industries and sectors."

Partner Testimonial

Kathleen Webb

Founder, Skill Squirrel

"Wilfrid Laurier’s design thinking students brought a fresh perspective to Skill Squirrel. Their understanding of the product as designers, as well as potential users, delivered an interaction experience that reflects the way youth expect to interact with online platforms today. This insight will allow Skill Squirrel to be more intuitive to use, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have worked with them. Although their school year and lives were interrupted by COVID-19, they went above and beyond to fulfill their commitments. We highly recommend that companies bring their design challenges to the incredibly talented student within this program."

Contact Us:

General Inquiries

E: agoodrum@wlu.ca

Partnership Opportunities

E: scole@wlu.ca

Faculty and Staff

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