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Join us at Laurier

Becoming 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.

Our Community

With more than 100 years of history in Waterloo Region and 15 years in the City of Brantford, Laurier thrives on the relationships and partnerships built for the betterment of these communities. We strive to enrich existing bonds and to create new links while inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our events calendar. If you are interested in hosting your event at Laurier’s Brantford campus, complete the Community Room Booking Request Form and we will find a space to suit your needs.

Community Opportunities

I'm an Employer

How can my organization work with Laurier students and alumni?

  • Visit our Employers and Community Partners webpage for information on how you can recruit top talent.
  • If you’re looking for volunteers for your organization, you can connect with our Community Service-Learning office, which integrates meaningful community service with classroom instruction to both enrich students’ learning experiences and strengthen communities.

I'm an Alumnus/a

How can I stay connected with the university?

Alumni Association

Career Help

  • Whether you’ve just entered the workforce or earned your degree decades ago, Laurier’s Career Development Centre is ready to help you with your career planning. Take advantage of career fairs, workshops and individual career counseling. You can also register for the Alumni Employment Service, which will email job listings tailored to your skills from companies seeking qualified Laurier alumni.
  • Pass your success to others. Remember when you left Laurier for the real world? You had to build a network, find that first job and figure out how to make it on your own. Now’s your chance to pass on the lessons you’ve learned to students who are following the same path. Join the Alumni Sharing Knowledge program and help a student with career advice, interview tips or guidance.

Give Back

  • As alumni, you know first-hand the power of the Laurier experience — the sense of community, the care we have for the world around us and the education that challenges students to apply what they learn in the real world. Make sure this same experience is available for future students. Donate today to support the scholarships, teaching, facilities and more.

Duplicate Degrees

  • Do you need another copy of your degree/diploma, whether because of loss, damage, name change, or because you're applying to a job or educational program that's demanding an official copy? You can get one by filling out the Duplicate or Replacement Degree form, paying the $35 fee and submitting it to Enrolment Services.

I'm a Contractor / Vendor / Realtor

Requests for Proposals / Tenders

All RFPs and Tenders issued by the Facilities and Asset Management department are posted on MERX Canadian Public Tenders.

Contractor Safety

Laurier is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of its employees, students and visitors. To fulfil this commitment, the university must ensure that all contractors and sub-contractors are meeting or exceeding the requirements and standards of health, safety and environmental legislation. Laurier's Contract Labour Policy and Contract Labour Program must be followed by all contractors prior to initiating work at Laurier.

Contract Labour Program / Contract Labour Policy

All construction activities must be carried out safely and in compliance with the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations. Laurier has developed a Contract Labour Policy for all employees that are hiring contractors to follow.

Advance planning and quality site preparations are important for a safer, environmentally conscious, well-organized construction site. The Contract Labour Program applies to all contractors, general contractors and subcontractors that provide services to Laurier. Laurier’s Contract Labour Program outlines the specific requirements and documentation needed for contractors prior to beginning work at Laurier.

In order to be approved for work at Laurier, all applicable documents outlined in the Contract Labour Program must be received by the Laurier project administrator and considered acceptable with respect to the specific project. The project administrator will review the documents taking into account the scope of the intended work.

The project administrator will consult with Laurier's Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management (SHERM) office as required. All documentation must be valid for the duration of the project or must be resubmitted. Should the scope of the project change, a review of the submitted contract labour documentation should be conducted by the Laurier project administrator to ensure it is acceptable.    

If you have any questions specific to your project, please direct them to your Laurier project administrator. 

Conditions for Contractors Working on Laurier Property

A Contractor Safety Guidelines booklet is provided to contractors to inform them of Laurier's safety requirements.

Key Contacts for Facilities and Asset Management


  • Ulrike Gross, assistant vice-president, Facilities and Asset Management: or x4868
  • Mary C. Mason, senior administrative assistant: or x6312

Facilities operations:

  • Ron McKenzie, director, Business and Facilities Operations: or x2619
  • Dan Graham, manager, Facilities Operations: or x6283
  • Lisa Keys, manager, Grounds and Custodial Services: or x2914
  • Carolyn Ray, senior administrative assistant, Business and Facilities Operations: or x2259

Planning, design and construction:

  • Mark Dettweiler, director, Planning, Design and Construction: or x6310

Real estate:

  • Ulrike Gross, assistant vice-president: Facilities and Asset Management: or x4868

I'm Interested in Research

What opportunities are there for me to engage with entrepreneurship and community research at Laurier?

Laurier has developed strong community partnerships that promote Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. Laurier's faculty research laboratories support research projects that aim to provide a positive social impact, such as the Laurier Child Language and Math Lab.

Our researchers are engaged in both local research and Northern research. The following research centres have strong community components:

I Want to Visit Laurier

Where can I shop, dine and stay at Laurier?

Conference and Hotel Services

Between May and August, Laurier's Waterloo campus offers an excellent setting for conferences of all sizes, as well as hotel accommodations.

Shopping and Dining

Laurier offers a variety of restaurants and shopping outlets that are open to the public year round.

Waterloo Campus Locations
Brantford Campus Locations

Public Accountability

As an educational institution, Laurier has an obligation to remain publicly accountable. As a university driven by our values, we have a desire to maintain open communication.


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