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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.


Laurier's academic outreach program provides personalized learning experiences to help high school educators enhance their curriculum.

Virtual Academic Outreach Program

Like our fellow educators, Laurier has had to make incredible shifts in how we teach our students. We know the added pressures of virtual learning and 'quadmesters' make it especially challenging to keep students engaged. We want to help support the great work you're doing by providing virtual academic outreach opportunities.

Contact our outreach coordinator, Sharon Lalor, at academicoutreach@wlu.ca to discuss tailored academic programming for your students and collaborate on a virtual Laurier visit.

Upcoming Outreach Events

There are currently no available upcoming events. If you have any questions about when events will resume, please email academicoutreach@wlu.ca.

Complete List of Bookable Outreach Activities

Below is a list of standard sessions that can be booked at a custom date and time that suits you and your students. To schedule a session, please email academicoutreach@wlu.ca

What's Trending? Workshops and Guest Lectures  

Professors will provide activities and short lessons on hot topics. Students have the opportunity to open their minds to different educational views on what is trending right now.

Business: Case Studies  

Professors and university students will interactively walk your students through the business skills needed to examine and problem solve real business case studies. Your students will use a decision matrix that examines environment, organization, strategy, management preferences and resources.  

Social Work: Mock Intake Cases 

Our Social Work professors teach on family dynamics and provide family scenarios that will give your students an interactive learning experience. Students will practise their critical thinking skills, reflect on family experiences, reason effectively and learn how to problem-solve creatively when dealing with new and unique situations.

Music: Virtual Rehearsals and Concerts

Bring your class, orchestra or choir to a virtual concert, event, guest lecture or workshop. You can meet professors and hear current students perform music from a variety of genres.

Or we can come to you virtually! Laurier professors or students can remotely connect to your class to teach on new topics or to lead a rehearsal or workshop.

To accommodate the new online learning environment, Laurier's concert series, "Music at Noon Hour," has moved online. New concerts are posted weekly on the Faculty of Music YouTube Channel.

Treating Wrist/Elbow/Knee Injuries

This educational experience will expose students to the other side of sports, treating injuries. Students will come away with a strong understanding of how to take care of injuries they may suffer through physical activity. Working with an athletic therapist, students will have the opportunity to see in-depth examples of proper taping techniques as well as learn how the body works to heal.

Officiating

This session will introduce students to what it means to be a refereeing official. Students will learn what officiating is, what makes a good official and why someone should pursue officiating.

Financial Literacy

Looking to enhance financial literacy objectives in your curriculum? In partnership with Laurier’s Dollars and Sense Money Management program, this session equips students with the money management knowledge and financial decision-making skills needed to be successful in everyday life. We discuss budgeting, common student expenses, money-saving tips, as well as available resources and supports for students.

Personal Training

Within a short session, students will be able to have a strong understanding of Personal Training. Led by a certified trainer, students will learn the valuable skills that come hand-in-hand with personal training and the benefits of pursuing it.

Languages and Literature

This session will help advance students in language study and cultural competency. Students will receive a French module about the media in French for use in class and join us for taster language sessions in Spanish, Italian and German.

Climate Justice with Mike Morrice

At Laurier we believe in inspiring lives of leadership & purpose, and we're proud of our alumn that live this out everyday. One of those alumn is Mike Morrice, and we'd be thrilled for you to meet him, hear his story and chat with him directly.
 
While studying at Laurier, Mike grew increasingly concerned about the climate crisis. In response, he started first a local non profit, and then a national organization to engage businesses across the country in taking action.
 
Join Mike to hear more about the climate science that stirred him to act, the connections between climate action and racial justice, why climate policy like a Green New Deal is so critical in this moment, and the importance and history of young people in social justice movements like climate. 
 
And bring your questions, or feel free to stick around to listen in on those of your peers - from eco-anxiety to climate-focused campus club options - Mike would be glad to chat with you.

Social Entrepreneurship with Mike Morrice

At Laurier we believe in inspiring lives of leadership & purpose, and we're proud of our alumn that have live this out everyday. One of those alumn is Mike Morrice, and we'd be thrilled for you to meet him, hear his story and chat with him directly.

While studying at Laurier, Mike grew increasingly concerned about the climate crisis. In response, while finishing his undergrad in the midst of the '08 financial crisis he started a social enterprise that led to a national association that engages businesses across the country in taking action.

Join Mike to hear more social entrepreneurship, his journey starting a local and national non-profit, business planning, engaging volunteers and building a movement. 

And bring your questions or feel free to stick around to listen in on those of your peers - from raising money to entrepreneurship-focused campus clubs - Mike would be glad to chat with you.

Don't See What You Need?

We are also always open to new ideas for sessions on topics that are uniquely relevant to your curriculum or the interests of your students. Let us know the educational problem you need to solve and our academic outreach staff will create a personalized virtual activity for you. Please contact Sharon Lalor, outreach coordinator, at academicoutreach@wlu.ca to book.

On-Campus Academic Programming

Due to COVID-19, the following initiatives are temporarily suspended for in-person facilitation. The following activities can be modified for a virtual environment. Please contact Sharon Lalor at academicoutreach@wlu.ca to create a personalized activity for your class.

We look forward to being able to offer enhanced campus visits to high school students and educators in the future.

List of In-Person Outreach Activities

Enhanced Educational Campus Visits

Bring your class to Laurier and enjoy a personalized campus tour for your students. Complement your tour by joining a distinct theme day that allows participants to engage with current students, staff and professors as they learn about a variety of available topics.

Specialist High Skills Majors

We offer full-day events, activities and experiential learning opportunities for Specialist High Skills Majors on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Visits qualify as ‘reach ahead’ experiences, which integrate learning experiences with a student’s postsecondary pathway. 

10 Myths About University

Invite one of your former students currently attending Laurier or a current Laurier student to visit your classroom and give a presentation on making the transition to university, called ‘The 10 Myths about University’. Available for grades 11 and 12 beginning late February until the end of the school year.

University Preparation

We want to help you support your students and parents by preparing them for the realities of making the academic transition from high school to university. In this presentation, we discuss the differences between the two learning environments and their academic expectations, while offering useful strategies for success and resources to prepare for university. Invite us to your school or visit us on campus for this presentation.

Financial Literacy

Looking to enhance financial literacy objectives in your curriculum? In partnership with Laurier’s Dollars and Sense Money Management program, this session equips students with the money management knowledge and financial decision-making skills needed to be successful in everyday life. We discuss budgeting, common student expenses, money-saving tips, as well as available resources and supports for students. This presentation can be added to an on-campus visit.

Music

Bring your class, orchestra or choir to one of our many annual concerts or events, guest lectures or workshops. Meet professors, and hear current students perform music from a variety of genres. Class workshops are available both on campus and brought to your music classroom or rehearsal.

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

Outreach Coordinator

E: academicoutreach@wlu.ca

Senior Recruitment Coordinator

E: recruiters@wlu.ca

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