Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University is a modern, multicultural University with campuses in Waterloo and Brantford in Ontario, Canada. The University offers a number of bachelor's degree programs through faculties such as Arts, Business & Economics, Music and Education.
  • Average Tuition CAD 21,434
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • Students 20,151
  • International Students 2%
  • Total Annual Cost CAD 37,434
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier) offers a number of bachelor's degree programs in subjects such as Communication Studies, Business Administration, Music Therapy, Political Science and Mathematics. Laurier has a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:25, ensuring greater interaction and easier access to teachers. University accommodation includes dormitory-style as well as apartment-style residences at both Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Residences offer Internet access as well as a variety of dining options. Laurier provides amenities such as an Olympic-sized pool, fitness center, dance studios and triple gymnasium. The University is also home to over 200 student clubs including the East Meets West club and the Fashion in Motion club.
  • 01The University is ranked 33th in the Best Global Universities in Canada Rankings for 2018 by US News & Media Report.
  • 02Laurier focuses on offering several experiential learning opportunities to students through co-op work terms, community service and internships.
  • 03Courses offer flexibility and a number of choices, including double degree opportunities, major and minor combinations and partnerships with other institutes to combine students' schooling and training.

Bachelor Programs

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    Ancient Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Anthropology

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Applied Water Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Applied Water Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Archaeology and Heritage Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Biochemistry

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biochemistry. The program offers courses that focus on investigating enzyme reactions, mechanisms of gene regulation, chemical signaling pathways, and cellular structure at the molecular level.

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    Biology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

    Students can earn a Bachelor in Science or a Bachelor in Arts upon completion of this program. 

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    Biotechnology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biotechnology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of genetic engineering, metabolic engineering, personalized medicine, drug development, applied microbiology, and fermentation techniques.

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    Business Administration

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Business Administration and Computer Science - Double Degree

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Business Administration and Financial Mathematics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Business Administration and Math

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Business Technology Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; safety and health issues; and environmental program management.

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    Chemistry

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Chemistry and Physics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Christian Studies and Global Citizenship

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

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    Communication Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Community Health

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Community Music

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Computer Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Computer Science and Physics

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

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    Criminology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Cultural Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Data Science

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computing Research. The program offers courses that focus on the study of big data, data management, machine learning, and computational statistics.

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    Digital Media and Journalism

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Economics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

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    Economics and Accounting

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

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    Economics and Financial Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

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    English

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Environmental Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Environmental Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Environmental Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Film Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    Financial Mathematics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematical Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the application of mathematics and statistics to solve financial problems, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models.

    Students can earn a Bachelor in Science or a Bachelor in Arts upon completion of this program. 

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    French

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Game Design and Development

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of game development. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles and practice of designing and developing modern computer games.

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    Geography

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of Geography. The program offers courses that focus on the study of physical processes of the Earth’s vegetation, climate, water and soil systems.

    Students can earn a Bachelor in Science or a Bachelor in Arts upon completion of this program. 

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    Global Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Health Administration

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

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    Health Sciences

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

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    History

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Human Rights and Human Diversity

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geography; demography; management; psychology; sociology; anthropology; archaeology; jurisprudence; history; and linguistics.

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    Humanities with Leadership Foundations

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

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    Indigenous Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geography; demography; management; psychology; sociology; anthropology; archaeology; jurisprudence; history; and linguistics.

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    International Education Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Kinesiology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Kinesiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of motor behavior, exercise physiology, biomechanics and neuroscience.

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    Languages

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Law and Society

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative law; mooting; and drafting legal documents.

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    Mathematics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

    Students can earn a Bachelor in Science or a Bachelor in Arts upon completion of this program. 

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    Medieval and Medievalism Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Music

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Music Therapy

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    North American Studies

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

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    Philosophy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Policing

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Policy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the evaluation and analysis of public policies and the issues within.

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    Political Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Political Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Psychology and Neuroscience

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Health

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Religion and Culture

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological knowledge of Religion. The program offers courses that focus on phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

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    Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Social and Environmental Justice

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Social and Environmental Justice

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Social Work

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Sociology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Spanish

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    User Experience Design

    This program is designed to equip students with the practical knowledge of Interactive Systems Design.The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual communication; critical approaches to visual systems; fundamentals of human perception; memory and cognition; and the principles of computation and programming needed to design, build, and evaluate games and interactive systems.

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    Women and Gender Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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    Youth and Children's Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The University offers a number of scholarships, including the International Entrance scholarships to new students, to the amount of $2,000.

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    Established in 1911

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          • Testimony
            1977-1978, MSW

            WLU advanced my knowledge, skill and political know how. The FSW provided a foundation for a lifelong career that is still hoping in micro-mezzo-macro integration. I don't thnk that is ever going to stop. A Luta Continua FSW!

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            2003-2007, Honours Communication Studies

            I had the pleasure of attending WLU from 2003 to 2007, and majored in Communication Studies, minor in Sociology. Today, I run a global corporate public relations program for one of Canada's tech darlings, Hootsuite. When attending WLU, I found the university to be a valuable experience in the team was constantly looking for ways to help connect me with a solid group of networked professionals. I now live in Vancouver, Canada and am involved with the Alumni community in the city. It's inspiring to meet up every few months with fellow student family, no matter when you graduated. WLU is a great choice for those considering the school. I happy recommend them!

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            1993-1996, Diploma in Accounting

            Attending Laurier was an amazing academic experience for me. Smaller class size provided the opportunity for the students and faculty to know each other, which enhances the learning experience.