As president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University, I take great pride in leading a university that has a reputation for academic excellence, inspired teaching and student satisfaction. Our students and their success are at the core of our institutional ambitions.
Laurier is renowned for collaboration and collegiality. Community engagement is the heart of our research mission. Laurier fosters effective working relationships both within our walls and with the wider community, resulting in strong links with business, industry, community groups and the public sector.
The campuses in Waterloo and Brantford and our locations in Kitchener and Toronto provide innovative and accessible programming to prepare students for a rapidly changing world.
As we look toward the future, we have great momentum, building on our current strengths. We have a strong foundation to guide us with the Strategic Mandate Agreement with the Province of Ontario, our Strategic Academic Plan and our Strategic Research Plan.
This year, we have launched a Strategic Planning Process that will guide the university over the next five years.
I am inspired every single day by the people I meet who have a connection to our university. As president and vice-chancellor, my job is one of service to the Laurier community.
I invite you to connect with me and share your input on how we can build on Laurier’s long history of excellence.
Generous donation to Laurier creates the User Experience Design Initiative, supported by Scotiabank
Laurier named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People
President MacLatchy's statement on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752
Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation gives $4 million to boost Laurier’s Making Space for Music campaign
New year, new pathways to success
Vice-president: Student Affairs David McMurray to retire in June
Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo announce Special Olympics Ontario partnership
Laurier named one of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers for second straight year
Annual Retirees Dinner
'Wealthy Barber' David Chilton: ‘I loved my years at Laurier and am still very involved'
Laurier founding member of Communitech’s Future of Work and Learning Coalition
Laurier’s Alison Blay-Palmer named UNESCO Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies
Laurier earns its pollinator wings with official Bee Campus designation
Three Laurier events to focus on Indigenous research
Laurier selected as Shad Canada university partner
Laurier named one of North America’s most green universities
Laurier highlights global experiences during International Education Week
Remembrance Day ceremonies at Laurier
Author Kate Harris to receive Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction this week
Celebrating the Class of 2019
Laurier statement on funded research
Laurier Milton Lecture Series engages public with broad array of contemporary topics
Laurier pays tribute to Leanne Holland Brown, former Waterloo campus dean of students
Elevating Laurier Leaders series comes to Waterloo Region
Author and musician Dave Bidini will be Laurier’s Visiting Writer this fall
Turning Tables: Women in STEM take their seats
Grade 12 student is Laurier’s president for a day as part of Girls Belong Here initiative
Laurier No. 1 in student satisfaction for 4th year in a row
Exciting Opportunities Ahead for Laurier Brantford
President's Town Hall 2019
Welcome back, Golden Hawks
Laurier to participate in federal pilot awards program to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in research
Spring 2019 convocation address
Laurier is Making Space for Music
Advancing equity in research
Laurier mourns passing of beloved colleague
Best wishes for exam success
Share your feedback on the draft strategic plan
Advancing women in STEAM requires data-based policy and intentional mentorship
Young women need mentors in STEM
Thank you for participating in the strategic planning consultations
Setting goals for the New Year
Ending the year with an energizing day
Visiting the first cohort of students in the Laurier-Sussex joint degree program
Fall 2018 convocation address
We must encourage young women to defy normal
Tips for a successful school year
Not merely free speech, but better speech needs to be protected on campus
Alumni are spreading the Laurier spirit in western Canada
Good luck to our Golden Hawk graduates!
Laurier appoints distinguished researcher and administrator to role of provost and vice-president: academic
Alumni Awards of Excellence honour tremendous achievements
Laurier welcomes Provincial approval of new site in the Milton Education Village
Manulife donates $300,000 to expand Laurier’s Jumpstart to Higher Education program
Laurier and IWF celebrate International Women’s Day with special panel discussion
Deborah MacLatchy welcomes Minister Navdeep Bains to Laurier
High school student takes over as Laurier president for International Day of the Girl
Distinguished scientist and academic leader Deborah MacLatchy named president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University
Laurier provost and vice-president academic to receive honorary degree from Acadia University
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