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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.

  • Year established: 1911
  • President and Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Deborah MacLatchy
  • Chancellor: Eileen Mercier

Senior Administration

  • Deborah Dubenofsky, Vice-President: Finance and Administration
  • Sandra Palmaro, Vice-President: Advancement and External Relations
  • Dr. Robert Gordon, Vice-President: Research and Acting Provost
  • Dr. Paul Jessop, Acting Vice-President: Academic
  • David McMurray, Vice-President: Student Affairs
  • Dr. Heidi Northwood, Senior Executive Officer, Brantford campus


  • Waterloo Campus
  • Brantford Campus
  • Kitchener: Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
  • Milton: new campus under development focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
  • Toronto: Weekend MBA program and Laurier Toronto Office
  • Yellowknife: Research Office
  • Chongqing, China: Laurier China Office

Students and Faculty Members

Number of Undergraduate Students*

  • Full-time: 14,546
  • Part-time: 2,298
  • Total: 16,844

Number of Graduate Students*

  • Full-time: 966
  • Part-time: 653
  • Total: 1,619

Number of Faculty (Estimate)*

  • Full-time: 551
  • Part-time: 149**

**full-time equivalent

*As of fall 2017. For additional statistical data, visit the Public Accountability page.


Faculties Based at the Waterloo Campus and Kitchener Location

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science
  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Music
  • Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculties Based at the Brantford Campus

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

Research Centres and Institutes

Canada Research Chairs

  • In Cold Regions Water Science (tier 1), Philip Marsh (Geography and Environmental Studies)
  • In Mathematical Modelling (tier 1), Roderick Melnik (Mathematics)
  • In Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance (tier 2), Jörg Broschek (Political Science)
  • In Financial Markets (tier 2), Andriy Shkilko (Business, Finance)
  • In Forests and Global Change (tier 2), Jennifer Baltzer (Biology)
  • In Group Dynamics and Physical Activity (tier 2), Mark A. Eys (Kinesiology and Physical Education, Psychology)
  • In International Migration (tier 2), Alison Mountz (Geography and Environmental Studies)
  • In Market Insight and Innovation (tier 2), Tripat Gill (Business)
  • In Global Health Policy & Evaluation (tier 2), Karen Grépin (Health Sciences)

For additional research chairs, visit

Research Collaborations

  • Government of the Northwest Territories Partnership
  • Social Innovation Research Group (SIRG)
  • Techne Biopolitical Research Group

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