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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.

What is FIPPA?

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) is provincial legislation that governs the university’s collection and use of personal information. Under FIPPA, university faculty and staff are prohibited from discussing, changing or divulging a student’s personal information (including grades, class attendance and information about course progress) with anyone other than the student.

Can my child waive his/her right to privacy?

Students are not able to give blanket permission for faculty or staff to share personal information with a parent or other third party with the exception of invoicing and account summary information (if proxy access has been given to the individual in LORIS).

Faculty and staff cannot share personal information about a student with anyone other than the student. This includes grades, attendance and student progress.

I have not been able to contact my child and am worried. What can I do?

If you are concerned about your son or daughter’s health or safety, contact Laurier's Special Constable Service at 519.885.3333.

Will I be told if there are concerns about my child’s mental health?

FIPPA allows for communication where there are serious concerns about a student’s health or safety, and a student’s permission is not required. Any disclosures to parents or other third parties will be handled through Laurier's Special Constable Service or Student Affairs.

Will I be told if my child becomes severely ill or injured while at school?

FIPPA allows for communication with a family member if a student becomes ill or injured.

What types of personal information about a student can be made public or shared with third parties?

Laurier’s Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information outlines what information gathered by the university is considered to be publicly available. This includes the publication of graduates’ names, degrees earned, the sharing of information for fundraising, and the sharing of information with third parties.


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