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Wilfrid Laurier University Development
February 12, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Your gifts in action


Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations and individual supporters like you, Laurier has been able to create unique opportunities, not only for its students but for recreational athletes, music lovers and anyone interested in the wellbeing of our communities. Without your assistance, projects like those listed below would not have been possible.

Alumni Field

A $1.8 million fundraising campaign completed in August 2006 enabled Willison Field’s worn playing surface to be replaced by an international regulation soccer and recreational field with state-of-the-art turf, surrounded by attractive landscaping. The field has been renamed Alumni Field, in recognition of the significant support the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association gave this project.

The Athletic Centre

A $4.3 million addition to the Athletic Centre was completed in fall 2005. The addition, tripled the size of the complex’s fitness centre and provided 100 new pieces of exercise equipment for the 3,000 students, faculty, staff and others who use the facility each day.

Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work

Work began in March 2005 to transforming a historic site in downtown Kitchener into the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work. The Faculty of Social Work opened its doors to students in September.

Laurier Brantford Student Centre

Laurier Brantford students now have a place they can call their own. In November 2005, the $2.7 million, 16,000-square-foot Student Centre opened its doors to hundreds of excited students. The new centre houses Laurier Brantford’s Student Services, student’s union offices as well as a quiet study room and computer lab.

The Maureen Forrester Collection

Laurier has acquired a lifetime’s worth of memorabilia accumulated over the long career of Maureen Forrester, who has been described as the greatest contralto of her time. The memorabilia collection – valued at over $20,000 – includes 16 honorary doctorates, awards, photographs, certificates, news releases, and scrapbooks.

Related Information Title Type
2006 Alumni Field Document