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Aug. 22, 2018

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Our Laurier leaders inspire the lives of leadership and purpose at Laurier. These leaders are comprised of our employees who wish to share their experiences working at Laurier, what inspires them and what being a part of the Laurier community means to them.

Sherry Palmer is the senior administrative assistant II for the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts. 

Sharing Her Inspiration

What Does Inspiring Lives of Leadership and Purpose Mean to You?

To me, leadership and purpose means demonstrating a commitment to Laurier, to creating a community that is respectful of all those we encounter and to working passionately and enthusiastically so that others, too, may do the same.

What Inspires You?

I am inspired by the volunteerism we have here at Laurier, be that with the students’ Shinerama campaigns or through working on committees that pull together people from across campus and from all backgrounds, to working together toward a common goal.

I Lead at Laurier By…

Mentoring and training new employees and volunteering for committee work.

I Chose a Career at Laurier Because…

Of the many types of careers and all the possibilities one finds here. Little did I know when I came here in 1990 that I had found my "home!"

Being Part of the Laurier Community Means…

Being part of a caring, supportive network of very competent colleagues and friends who both help and inspire me to do the best job I can. Also, I always feel grateful for and appreciate the opportunity to spend my work life within an amazing and incredibly diverse group of students whom I feel privileged to be able to get to know and help in any way I can.


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