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.
The Laurier Strategy, grounded in the inter-connected themes of Thriving Community and Future Readiness, outlines our university's aspirations over the next five years. The strategy provides a road map for where we are headed and how we will move forward together.
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.
Best wishes on the end of term
Message on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Laurier appoints vice-president: research to lead strategic innovation and entrepreneurship activities
Canada Day message from Laurier’s president and vice-chancellor
Message to the Class of 2021
Laurier President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah MacLatchy appointed for second term
Message to the Laurier community following the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd
Update on Fall 2021 in-person activity
Update on Fall 2021 Planning
Wilfrid Laurier University and Navitas announce internationalization partnership
Laurier appoints Darren Thomas Associate Vice-President of Indigenous Initiatives
Dr. MacLatchy's International Women's Day remarks
Celebrating International Day for Women and Girls in Science
Rethinking who universities educate
Laurier extends the holiday break
Dr. MacLatchy talks about creating future ready citizens on the Work and the Future podcast.
Laurier appoints Lloyd Noronha to role of vice-president: finance and administration
How Canadian universities are welcoming their freshmen during a pandemic
New college-university partnership creates pathways for Indigenous education
Laurier embarks on academic year unlike any other
Laurier appoints accomplished leader, coach and mentor as vice-president: student affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University Chancellor Eileen Mercier appointed to second term
Laurier researchers receive $3.3 million from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Action plan for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Indigeneity
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