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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Postdoctoral Fellowships at Laurier are informed by the same core values in our values, vision and guiding principles. The postdoctoral experience at Laurier is informed by our focus on:

  • Integrated communities of learning and application.
  • Cultures of diversity and inclusivity.
  • Community and global engagement.
  • The importance of purpose and citizenship.

It is expected that postdoctoral fellows will in turn contribute to Laurier's core principles and institutional domains, as laid out in the university’s Academic Plan.

Services for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is responsible for the appointment of postdoctoral fellows at Laurier. This includes providing information, administrative support and advocacy, as well as helping to facilitate enrolment, placement and training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows.

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is dedicated to providing an equitable and sustaining environment for postdoctoral fellows, in which they can pursue academic, teaching and research goals in individual and collaborative contexts, and continue to progress as scholars.

Reach out to us at fgps@wlu.ca or 519.884.0710 x3127.

Helpful Resources

Postdoctoral Fellow Listserve

Postdoctoral fellows at Laurier have the opportunity to engage in dialogue as a group via a postdoctoral fellow listserve. Access to the listserve is based upon the dates of employment as a postdoctoral fellow.

All current postdoctoral fellows may raise questions or issues, post information that may be of interest to other Fellows, or otherwise engage in constructive dialogue by emailing postdocs@wlu.ca.

Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars

The Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS-ACSP) exists as a committee of postdoctoral scholars and representatives who meet regularly (and virtually) to discuss issues arising across the country.

National Postdoctoral Association (USA)

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) provides a national voice for enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the US.

myIDP (Individual Development Plan)

The Individual Development Plan is a web-based career-planning tool designed to meet the needs of postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students in the sciences.

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