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Wilfrid Laurier University

Seal of Wilfrid Laurier University Seal of Wilfrid Laurier University This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ...

Motto Veritas Omnia Vincit
(Latin: Truth conquers all)
Established 1911
Type Public
Chancellor Bob Rae
President Max Blouw
Faculty 485
Undergraduates 11,840
Postgraduates 627
Location Waterloo, Brantford, and Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Sports Golden Hawks
Colours Purple and Gold
Mascot The Hawk
Website www.wlu.ca

Wilfrid Laurier University is a public university located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It also has wing in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. It is named in honour of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the seventh Prime Minister of Canada. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Hon. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... , The City of Kitchener (IPA ) is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks are the athletic teams that represent Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... This article is about the color. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... “Laurier” redirects here. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ...


Laurier offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields. The university is especially well-known for its School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Music, and graduate School of Social Work. Although Laurier is one of the fastest-growing universities in Canada (enrolment more than doubled fom 1997 to 2006) the university has a compact main Waterloo campus, a campus in Brantford clustered around a central core area, and retains a strong sense of friendliness and community. The City of Waterloo (population about 110,000) is home to both Laurier and the University of Waterloo. In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The University of Waterloo (also referred to as UW, UWaterloo, or Waterloo) is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ...

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History

Wilfrid Laurier University's history dates from 1911, when the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada [1] opened its doors to students. Waterloo was selected as the location of the seminary for two main reasons, the first being that land was offered by the citizens of Waterloo on the edge of town, and the second being that most of the Lutherans in Canada at the time resided in the Waterloo and Berlin (now known as Kitchener) area. , The City of Kitchener (IPA ) is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ...


In 1914 the Seminary developed non-theological courses under the name of the Waterloo College School. In 1924 the Waterloo College of Arts was established, offering post-secondary three-year programs. In 1925 the Faculty of Arts, under the name of Waterloo College, affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. Laurier's school colours of purple and gold originated in 1927: maroon and gold were the colours of Waterloo College, but to honour the link with Western, whose colours were purple and white, maroon was discarded in favour of purple. The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... The University of Western Ontario (known as Western, as well as UWO or Western Ontario) is a research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. ...

The main campus in Waterloo
The main campus in Waterloo

In 1960, Waterloo College ended its affiliation with Western and became a university in its own right: Waterloo Lutheran University. As a church-affiliated institution, Waterloo Lutheran was ineligible for capital funding from the province, and the Lutheran church was in no position to invest heavily in the university. On November 1, 1973, Waterloo Lutheran University dropped its church affiliation and became a public institution, Wilfrid Laurier University. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1241x812, 204 KB) University Avenue facade of Maureen Forrester Recital Hall and John Aird Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1241x812, 204 KB) University Avenue facade of Maureen Forrester Recital Hall and John Aird Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ...


Laurier opened a second campus, in Brantford, Ontario, in 1999, and in 2006 the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work moved from the Waterloo campus to a campus in downtown Kitchener. The Brantford campus is centred on a number of historic properties in the downtown area which have been restored for university use. They include a former Carnegie library, Brantford's 1880 post office, and 1870 mansion, and a 1950 Odeon Theatre.

Laurier Brantford's administrative building is a 1904 Carnegie library
Laurier Brantford's administrative building is a 1904 Carnegie library

. Download high resolution version (1297x1236, 414 KB)Laurier University, Brantford campus main building. ... Download high resolution version (1297x1236, 414 KB)Laurier University, Brantford campus main building. ... A Carnegie library, opened in 1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, designed in Spanish Colonial style Carnegie libraries for both public use and academic institutions were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie, earning him the nickname, the Patron Saint of Libraries. ...


Waterloo Lutheran Seminary continues to operate in affiliation with the University and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Waterloo Lutheran Seminary is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) (French: Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne au Canada) is Canadas largest Lutheran denomination, with 182,077 baptized members in 624 congregations. ...


What's in a name?

It is widely believed that when Waterloo Lutheran University needed a new name when it became a public university it chose Wilfrid Laurier University because the initials - WLU - would remain the same. There is truth in the charge. While it is true that Sir Wilfrid Laurier was one of Canada's most eminent statesmen and well worthy of such recognition, it is also true that there was a strong feeling that the WLU "brand" should be kept, if at all possible.


Administration

Wilfrid Laurier University is headed by a Chancellor. The role of chancellor is largely ceremonial, and the chancellor has little participation in the day-to-day operations of the university. The current chancellor is The Hon. Bob Rae, a former Ontario premier, who has held the post since 2003. A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Hon. ...


The university's President and Vice-Chancellor is Dr. Max Blouw.[1]


Chancellors

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Presidents

  • William Villaume, 1960-1966
  • Frank C. Peters, 1967-1978
  • Neale Tayler, 1978-1982
  • John Weir, 1982-1992
  • Lorna Marsden, 1992-1997
  • Robert Rosehart, 1997-2007
  • Max Blouw 2007-present

Lorna Marsden (born March 6, 1942) is a Canadian sociologist, academic, and former politician. ... Robert Bob G. Rosehart (born 1943) is a Canadian chemical engineer and university executive. ...

Academics

Laurier has faculties of the Arts, Science, Education, Music, and Social Work, and a School of Business & Economics. Although comparatively small, the university has consistently ranked among Canada's top schools in its category, an honour which is regularly confirmed by Maclean's magazine's annual rankings.[citation needed] A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ...

Home of Faculty of Social Work, downtown Kitchener. Formerly St. Jerome's College.
Home of Faculty of Social Work, downtown Kitchener. Formerly St. Jerome's College.

The university is also home to the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy, the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, and several other research centres. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1013x1161, 331 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wilfrid Laurier University ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1013x1161, 331 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wilfrid Laurier University ...


Laurier is the current headquarters of the Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) which was previously hosted by Yale, Brown and Dartmouth. The ACUNS goal is to strengthen the study of international organizations and to create strong ties between the academic community and diplomats within international organizations. Academic Council of the United Nations System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Laurier School of Business and Economics (SBE)

Laurier is probably best known for its business and economics programs, particularly the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration program (BBA) with its co-op option, and the Honours Bachelor of Economics program. The university began offering a part-time MBA program in 1976, and recently launched Canada's first fully integrated MBA, which offers both the an MBA degree and an accounting designation. An MBA stream with a co-op option was launched in 2006. BBA can stand for: A Bachelor of Business Administration degree A Bus company, from the Netherlands. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ...


Laurier's graduates from the School of Business and Economics can be found in large numbers on Bay Street, Canada's financial heart, where they work for major companies, banks, Investment Banking firms, and insurance companies. Torontos Bay Street in the heart of the financial district. ... Investment banks help companies and governments (or their agencies) raise money by issuing and selling securities in the capital markets (both equity and debt). ...


Faculty of Music

The Faculty of Music at Laurier is considered one of the best in the country, with programs in performance, music education, composition, music history, church music, theory and music therapy. In addition, Laurier is home to the Penderecki String Quartet - an internationally recognised group playing largely new compositions. The music faculty boasts two performance spaces - the Theatre Auditorium and the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall (named after the famous contralto and former chancellor of WLU ).


Laurier Libary

The Laurier Library holds nearly 1.8 million books and journals in hard copy or microform, and provides access to over 6,000 electronic reference tools and full text electronic journals. In addition, the library is a member of the TriUniversity Group of Libraries (University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University), through which access to a combined information collection in excess of 6 million print items is available. The University of Waterloo (also referred to as UW, UWaterloo, or Waterloo) is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... The University of Guelph is a medium-sized university located in Guelph, Ontario, established in 1964. ...


Athletics

The university is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. CIS Logo Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ... The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks are the athletic teams that represent Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ...


The history of the team name (Golden Hawks) dates back to the 1961. For many years, the Waterloo College teams were called just that: the Waterloo College teams, although sometimes they were called the Purple and Gold and other times the Waterloons. In 1950, the college's newspaper mused that a name was needed, and in December 1951 a new name was tested: the Mules. The name reflected the nature of mules: "We were just a little college with not too much to work with and we had to fight our heads off," newspaper editor Ken Coker recalled. "We had some really good players, but for the most part it was just stubbornness on our part."


Subsequently, the hockey team became the Ice Mules and the women's basketball and volleyball teams were known as the Mulettes.


In 1960, with the shift from college to university status, the university student newspaper again lobbied for change. At a meeting that year, somebody suggested Golden Hawks and that was the name adopted. "From 'Jackass' to 'Bird of Prey'," said the headline in the January 16, 1961 issue of the newspaper.


Whether called the Golden Hawks or just the Hawks, Laurier's sports teams have consistently punched above their weight. In October 2006 the women's lacrosse team achieved a dynasty status by winning their fourth OUA Ontario University Athletics gold medal in a row. Subsequently, on March 11th, 2007 the women's hockey team defeated the Queen's University Golden Gaels to claim their 4th Gold medal in as many years and 6th since 1998. The women's hockey team also won their first CIS national championship in program history on March 13th, 2005 with a 4-1 defeat of the Alberta Pandas. Ontario University Athletics is the governing body of Ontario universities who compete in the a variety of varsity sports. ...


On November 13, 2004, the Golden Hawks football team won the Yates Cup against the McMaster Marauders at University Stadium in front of a record crowd of 8,175. It was the sixth Yates Cup victory for Laurier in its history. The game also ended McMaster's four-year Ontario championship winning streak. The men's football team scored a second successive Yates Cup victory in November, 2005, followed by a victory in the Uteck Bowl against Acadia. They then defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 24-23 to win the 2005 Vanier Cup, their first since 1991. is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Yates Cup is a Canadian sports trophy, presented annually to the winner of the Ontario University Athletics football conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport federation. ... The McMaster Marauders are the athletic teams that represent McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... The Uteck Bowl is one of the two semifinals in Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens football, held in the easternmost of the two semifinal venues. ... Acadia University is a university located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Saskatchewan Huskies are the athletic teams that represent the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. ... The Vanier Cup (French: Coupe Vanier) is the championship trophy of Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens football. ...


Fight Song

The original Wilfrid Laurier University fight song was composed by M.A. Magee (BA 1938), with words by W.H. Johns, as "Waterloo We'll Praise Thee Ever" - in reference to Laurier's origins as Waterloo College. It was re-released in 2005 with "Laurier" replacing "Waterloo" in the lyrics to avoid confusion with neighbouring University of Waterloo. The modern lyrics are as follows: A fight song is primarily a sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. ... The University of Waterloo (also referred to as UW, UWaterloo, or Waterloo) is a medium-sized research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ...

Laurier we'll praise thee ever
as in the days of old,
We will always keep on high,
The purple and the gold, the gold
Ever will thy sons and daughters
praise thee day by day
We will always hold thy name in rev'rence
Lau-ri-er!
We will battle on to victory
As the years roll by,
Carrying thy standard bravely
Holding it on high,
Ever will we sing thy praises
Praise thee every day
No one e'er shall bring thy name dishonour
Lau-ri-er!
OP!

Noted Alumni

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See also

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU) represents undergraduate students at both campuses of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and Brantford, Ontario Canada. ... Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (or WLUSP) is a volunteer-based organization that collects fees from Wilfrid Laurier University undergraduate students and publishes various media. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.wlu.ca/news_detail.php?grp_id=28&nws_id=2775&filter_type=release

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