Laurier's academic outreach program provides personalized learning experiences to help high school educators enhance their curriculum.
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 email@example.com to discuss tailored academic programming for your students and collaborate on a virtual Laurier visit.
There are currently no available upcoming events. If you have any questions about when events will resume, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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