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Located in Ontario, Canada, (Wilfrid) Laurier University is a comprehensive school of higher education that prides itself not only on the educational programs it offers, but also for shaping the lives of its students, and building a community that makes a difference.

For more than a century, Laurier University has been known for its academic excellence, but the school has also been dedicated to the philosophy that each of its students’ success is measured through more than grades – it’s based on the quality of the lives they lead, and those they inspire.

In-class learning is only part of the educational equation at Laurier University. Putting knowledge to work in the world is a hallmark of the institution’s experience. Integrated and engaged learning opportunities such as co-op work terms and community service are designed to help students relate what they learn in the classroom to what they experience outside of it, then coming full circle by bringing their real-world experiences back to the classroom. It’s about forming a foundation of service that students continue long after their graduation.

The innovative programs at Laurier University—programs in the arts and social sciences, business and economics, music, science, social work and education—cover a broad spectrum. At their heart, though, they reflect a common purpose: Laurier’s determination to address global social, health and environmental problems and advance creative pursuits.

To reach as many students as possible, Laurier University has two comprehensive two campuses, located in Waterloo and Brantford, Ontario, but the university also has a Faculty of Social Work in nearby Kitchener and a weekend MBA program in Toronto. In all, the school boasts 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

As our world continues to face complex challenges, you can bet there are Laurier graduates that are equipped to tackle them. Laurier University alumni can be found throughout the world, totaling more than 80,000, living in 85 countries across the globe.

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