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Research and Innovation

Research at Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University is an exceptional community for research and learning at every level. From our roots in Kitchener-Waterloo as a small Lutheran seminary that opened its doors in 1911, we have evolved into a comprehensive, multi-campus, multi-community university with an expanding research profile.

Today, Laurier offers big opportunities to deeply engage in research with a community of passionate and leading-edge researchers.

Research at Laurier is built on commitment to the Canadian and international communities we serve. No matter the field of study, our research connects interdisciplinary scholarship and creative activity with communities to address the most pressing local and global challenges.

Kathy Absolon-King

Decolonizing Education

Supported by a new SSHRC Insight Grant, Kathy Absolon-King will be helping educators take the journey of decolonization and in turn help their students to do the same.

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“It's that lovely interplay between research and teaching that ignites the passions in students. Teaching students what is the cutting edge of thinking in any discipline, you are making them future ready.”

Jonathan Newman, Vice-President: Research

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Research for Thriving Communities

The 2018/19 Office of Research Services Annual Report has a special focus on research carried out with partners ranging from grassroots community groups to major international organizations. These stories are examples of how community-engaged research can result in concrete, positive change.

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332
externally funded projects
52%
increase in provincial/territorial funding over 2017/18
25
research centres and institutes