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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.


Our Recruitment and Admissions office partners with educators and institutions around the world to prepare students for their university careers and gain admission to Laurier.

We appreciate your responsibility for helping students achieve their academic goals, especially during a global pandemic, which has caused the ways we teach and learn to change every day.

We are offering several virtual resources and supports, specifically for guidance counsellors and educators, to help you navigate this challenging time.

Recruitment and Admissions During COVID-19

Education looks a lot different right now, and we know that the ways students are learning vary from region to region and even on an individual basis. The Recruitment and Admissions team is adapting to serve students and their supporters best.

Campus Status

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a fluid situation. Laurier’s priority is the health and safety of everyone in our community. 

Our approach for the fall 2021 term includes planning for returning to our campuses and having all residence buildings open and operational. The health and safety of the Laurier community remains our top priority, and all planning will adhere to public health guidelines. Some public health restrictions may remain in place for fall 2021, including mandatory face coverings, limits on gatherings, and social distancing requirements. These restrictions may impact our ability to offer certain courses in person on our campuses. 

For students who prefer remote learning or a mix of remote and in-person courses, we will also provide enhanced options for virtual learning. This option will appeal to those who may not feel ready to come to campus and to those who appreciate the flexibility of online learning. 

Please visit our COVID-19 information hub for the latest information on our response to the pandemic. If you still have questions, you can contact us at chooselaurier@wlu.ca.

Admissions Update

Laurier has created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for future students. We will continue to update the FAQ with important admissions updates, which could include the communication of modified deadlines or processes, as well as updates related to the new Ontario 'quadmester' system.

If you have any questions that are not answered on our FAQ, please contact chooselaurier@wlu.ca.

Virtual Recruitment Efforts

At present, all on-campus visits are currently suspended. Laurier has created a one-stop-shop for all of our virtual initiatives to allow your students to make meaningful connections with the Laurier community.

The new and improved Virtual Laurier Experience includes:

  • Information about our Virtual Open House, during which we'll be offering program-specific webinars, on-demand program content, campus information webinars, "April Break Break," a week of fun and interactive online events, and more. 
  • Virtual campus tours guided by current Laurier students

We encourage interested students to register for a live university information session, using the Virtual Laurier Experience, to learn more about our university. If you have a specific way that you want Laurier to engage with your students, please contact us at recruiters@wlu.ca.

Digital and Physical Viewbook Copies

You can download an accessible copy of our viewbook at the links below, or order mailed copies for your school.

Resources to Help Educators During COVID-19

Changes to our educational environments are hard on students and educators alike. Laurier has shifted to a remote learning environment, which means we have new technological resources that can bring university learning to your classrooms through our virtual academic outreach program.

We also have resources to help you find continued inspiration as an educator.

Virtual Academic Outreach Program

We provide unique learning opportunities for Grade 11 and 12 students through our academic outreach program. Whether students are learning remotely, online, in person or through homeschooling, our outreach activities provide a window into what university learning is like and can help increase student engagement.

Professors and students host interactive workshops, case studies and mock lectures to enhance the high school curriculum. If you don't see an outreach activity that suits your needs, our academic outreach team will create a personalized learning experience for your class. Email Sharon Lalor at slalor@wlu.ca to get started.

Professional Development (PD) Days Resources for Staff

To inspire your students, you need to be inspired also. Inspiring Conversations is an online series that presents relevant research and expertise of Laurier professors, staff and alumni. We invite guidance counsellors and educators to participate in an upcoming lecture as part of your professional development requirements.

Responding to current events, this series provides a public venue for conversation where all are welcome to join. Our community partners also provide resources related to the topic of discussion. Past topics include 'The Role of Games in Learning and Connecting' and 'How to Find Motivation When the Future is Uncertain.'

Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning

In response to COVID-19, the Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning (LALL) is offering Lifelong Learning at Home, a free weekly series with pre-recorded lectures from well-known Laurier professors and community experts. 

Educator's Guides

Wilfrid Laurier University Press provides several educator guides for use in Indigenous Studies and/or English courses in Ontario high schools. They also provide support for teachers at college and university levels.

Learning Resources for Educators and Parents

Laurier's Faculty of Education has compiled a variety of Canadian resources for educators and parents related to learning, wellness and physical activity as our communities adjust to the changing social and educational environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of the resources offered are from past and present partners of the Faculty of Education and are based on current research and effective practice.

Essential Self-Care and Resilience

A free, special edition of Essential Self-Care and Resilience is being offered by the Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being.

The course is designed to help support positive mental well-being and in a format that enables you to experience the benefits of your learnings immediately. 

Topics include the value of self-care, psychological self-care, physical self-care and spiritual and social self-care, as well as a resilience component, specifically focused on stress.

Maintain your Brain Webinar Series

The Maintain your Brain webinar series offers specific online programming and workshops that are designed to support audiences during COVID-19. The webinars are open to all community members and hosted by the Laurier Alumni office. Past webinar recordings are available anytime.

Recent webinars include:

  • Self-Care: Beyond the Bubble Bath
  • Intercultural Compassion and COVID-19
  • Giving the Planet a Voice: How to Talk about Climate Change

Laurier at a Glance

At Laurier, we pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality education drawn from our commitment to inspire lives of leadership and purpose. As guidance counsellors and educators, you are key partners in advising students on Laurier’s diverse range of innovative programs, which enable students to put theory into practice through unique experiential learning opportunities.

The following resources will assist you in providing information to students who are interested in attending Laurier.

Resources for You

Resources for Your Students

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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