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Canada and Our Campuses

Proudly Canadian

Laurier is committed to offering you a truly Canadian experience and we take pride in being an inclusive community that celebrates diversity. Discover why 96% of international students recommend Canada as a study destination, and how Laurier’s campuses provide an ideal location to live, work and play.

Canada is home to a diverse nation of people from around the world. Citizens are proud to be Canadian because as a nation we accept and respect people from any cultural background. Over the past 100 years, more than 13 million immigrants have come to Canada to start a new life. This makes Canada one of the world's most ethnically diverse countries.

Canada's cultural mosaic is evident in the variety of restaurants and grocery stores, religious places of worship, and festivals throughout the year. Residents enjoy a high quality of life and access to dynamic and growing urban centres, scenic landscapes, and diverse entertainment and culture.

Canada ranked in the top 5 best education systems in the world. (Conference Board of Canada)
Canada ranked in the top 10 countries for studying abroad. (U.S. News and World Report)
Canada ranked #2 overall for best countries in the world. (U.S. News and World Report)

Our Community Prioritizes Safety and Support

In light of recent international news, we know that some of our students may be feeling uncertain or unsettled. We want to emphasize that Canada is a safe and welcoming place. Here at Wilfrid Laurier University, we take immense pride in fostering a vibrant and inclusive community for all of our students. We are here to support you and please know that your success is our utmost priority.

Discover the Laurier Community

Laurier has three campuses, in Waterloo, Brantford and Milton, with each offering unique programs, experiences and opportunities. All of our campuses are located in southwestern Ontario, Canada's most populous province.

Our campuses are also close to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), where you can take advantange of employment opportunities, cultural events and close proximity to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Be part of these welcoming, student-focused communities where you will find academic, personal and professional success.

One Market, Brantford campus Lazaridis Hall, Waterloo campus SC Johnson Building, Brantford campus Fred Nichols Campus Centre, Waterloo campus Research and Academic Centre, Brantford campus Science Building, Waterloo campus Carnegie Building, Brantford campus

Our Campuses

The Waterloo campus is located in a student-centric city in North America's second-largest tech sector. You can choose from academic offerings in arts, science, business, music and more, and get a student experience that prepares you future success.

The Brantford campus is integrated into the city, with modern student spaces built into historical buildings. You'll find a variety of learning opportunities with a focus on social innovation and future-oriented academics.

The Milton campus is located just outside of the GTA and offers a comfortable learn-work-live lifestyle. You'll get the benefits of a small campus community at this commute-friendly location.


Classrooms that Inspire

We have a broad range of spaces for you to learn, and we continue to innovate in space design.

Active Learning classroom, Waterloo campus Lazaridis Hall lecture hall, Waterloo campus Game Design class, Brantford campus Science lab, Waterloo campus Music class, Waterloo campus Market Darling Centre classroom, Brantford campus

A Place to Call Home

We make sure you have everything you need to feel welcome, comfortable and safe in our vibrant residence community.

Single room in residence, Brantford campus Double room in residence, Waterloo campus Outside the Athletic Centre, Waterloo campus Food Court, Waterloo campus Inside the YMCA, Brantford campus YMCA pool, Brantford campus In the Dining Hall, Waterloo campus Laundry room in residence, Waterloo campus

Snapshots of Student Life

Take a look at some of our favourite campus spots and get a feel for what it's like to be at Laurier.

Picnic tables on the Waterloo campus, outside of the Dr. Alvin Woods Building The Science Atrium on the Waterloo campus The Digital Library and Learning Commons on the Brantford campus The Quad outside the Fred Nichols Campus Centre on the Waterloo campus Study space in One Market on the Brantford campus The atrium in Lazaridis Hall on the Waterloo campus



Laurier is dedicated to your personal success and safety. No matter which campus you attend, you’ll experience the welcoming, safe community we’re known for.

We have a dedicated team of experienced law enforcement to respond to your needs, concerns and emergencies – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your safety and security are top priority and we have several initiatives in place to create safe and secure campuses:

  • a campus security app
  • an emergency response team
  • a safe-walk service
  • secure residence buildings
  • special constables responsible for around the clock campus security


Canada's climate allows you to experience all four seasons. Our cities will be blanketed in snow through the winter months, and warm and sunny through the summer months.

In the winter you will find fellow golden hawks skating on local ice rinks, snowshoeing through city parks, or tobogganing after a fresh snow fall. In the summer, take in the fresh air by hiking along local trails, going to the beach for a swim, or canoeing down the Grand River.

No matter what season we are in, whether you’re playing in the snow or in the sun, there are lots of activities to indulge in.

Skating at Harmony Square, BrantfordCanoeing on the Grand River, Waterloo Students outside in autumn, Brantford campus

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