Study in a thriving, busy city with culture to spare. Or study at campus where you’re never far from your latest outdoor adventure. Laurier offers both worlds: our campus in Waterloo boasts a close-knit university community in the heart of a tech-savvy city, while our campus in Brantford provides a downtown campus experience within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. And both are just an hour away from Toronto.
Of Laurier’s 19,000 graduate and undergraduate students, 16,000 are enrolled at our Waterloo campus, which trades on the energy from this region of 350,000 where smartphone maker BlackBerry got its start. Faculties in Arts, Music, Science, Education, Graduate Studies and the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics are based here. Laurier is a leading force in research among Canadian universities, and many of our research centres and institutes are housed here.
More than 3,000 students are enrolled at Laurier’s Brantford campus, which opened in 1999. The faculties of Liberal Arts and Human and Social Sciences are based here. Our Brantford campus is rooted in the downtown core, offering you a unique campus-life experience. It’s close to shops, cafés, great walking and biking trails, and a diverse arts and entertainment scene. Brantford has a small-town feel, but city life is never far off – Toronto is an hour away.
In 2006, Laurier’s Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work program moved to a fully renovated century-old building in downtown Kitchener. Close to 300 graduate students are based in the heart of the downtown area, and minutes away from Laurier’s Waterloo campus.
Our Toronto Office located on the ground floor of The Exchange Tower at King and York Streets, connects Waterloo, Brantford, and Kitchener to the Greater Toronto Region (GTA). It also positions Laurier at either end of the Toronto-Waterloo innovation corridor. Laurier Toronto provides staff, faculty, alumni, and students with free space in the heart of downtown Toronto. The space is multi-functional and has hosted roundtables, poetry readings, receptions, professional development sessions, workshops, and more.
Since 1999, the Laurier MBA has been offered in the financial district of Toronto. Each year more than 250 MBA candidates are enrolled in one of our four “part-time alternate weekend programs” in downtown Toronto. Students can pursue the comprehensive MBA, the MBA with the CPA designation, the MBA with Finance, and an accelerated MBA at our Toronto MBA campus, located at the St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre, on the 27th floor of the Sun Life Financial Tower.
Laurier’s office in Chongqing, China opened in 2007, providing a critical link between the university and its nine university partners in the region. In addition to providing exchange opportunities for students, Laurier is leading several Canadian initiatives in the region in areas such as supply chain management and logistics, health care informatics, social services and higher education management.
It's hard to explain what it means to be a Golden Hawk without meeting us in person. No matter which of our campuses you tour, once you come you'll immediately feel this "community" we keep talking about.
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