Laurier 601

Incoming Graduate Support

It All Starts Here

We're here to help you navigate your graduate student journey. We are so excited to welcome you to Laurier as you continue your next academic journey!

Laurier 601 provides comprehensive content to assist you with the course registration process, show you how to navigate the world of Laurier systems and help you learn more about our graduate student community.

Get Ready for Grad Life

Laurier has a proud reputation for instructional excellence and for creating engaging learning environments. Our innovative spaces promote exceptional student experiences. Our instructors and professors have been recognized for their dedication, engagement and passion for teaching through a number of high-profile awards at institutional, provincial, national and international levels. We share a deep commitment to research within a culture that supports and celebrates teaching excellence. It’s what allows our instructors to engage and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.

Graduate Orientation

In partnership with the Graduate Students' Association (GSA), we are here to help you make the most of your journey through a virtual orientation that allows you to get started on the right foot, regardless of your location.

If you are a May intake student, please check your Laurier email for further information regarding May Orientation from the GSA.

Graduate Student Support Areas

You have access to numerous support services on Laurier’s campuses tailored specifically to support you and your academic aspirations and well-being. We’re here to help you navigate your graduate student journey.

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS)

FGPS represents Laurier’s graduate programs and serves as the administrative home for postdoctoral fellows across our campuses and locations. We are dedicated to providing academic leadership and administrative support to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, graduate programs and their program coordinators, and faculty to:

  • Manage the application processes for graduate programs including, maintaining application records.
  • Verify and monitor student registration, grades submission, student progress and a number of student records processes including progress reports, the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student program, petitions, defenses and more.
  • Establish and oversee all procedures related to federal and provincial scholarship and postdoctoral fellowship programs, and manage the institutional TA and scholarship budget.
  • Support students in their financial matters related to attending graduate school, including a range of funding opportunities for master's and doctoral students.

Find Support with FGPS

Book an appointment with a graduate support consultant for one-on-one help.

These appointments can be about financial matters, grant applications, scholarship information, dissertation writing, and more.

Our Faculty

Our dedicated and supportive faculty are the backbone of our graduate programs. Laurier faculty balance world-class research with high-quality teaching and they are eager to help you meet your professional and academic goals.

Explore your program page to find specific information about your program and program coordinator contact information.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is a not-for-profit operated by Laurier graduate students for Laurier graduate students. If you are enrolled as a graduate student, you are automatically a member.

New Graduate Student Checklist

Once you have accepted your offer of admission, be sure to review our New Graduate Student Checklist. This checklist provides you with important next steps and information - how to set up your Laurier email address, how to get your Laurier ID card (OneCard), how to apply for funding, how to apply for a parking permit, and much more.

ASPIRE

Professional development for graduate students is a priority at Laurier. Our award-winning professionalization program, ASPIRE, will help you craft a learning plan tailored to your interests, so you can achieve your professional goals.

ASPIRE helps to identify, develop and translate your academic knowledge and skill into valuable professional skills for a variety of workplaces – higher education, the private sector, non-profit organizations, government and more.

Graduate Funding and Awards

Receiving financial support while going to school makes your decision a little easier. Eligible students in Laurier's research-intensive master’s programs receive $14,500 on average. Many students receive more. The funding is typically made up of a teaching assistantships and scholarship support.

Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis in doctoral programs are guaranteed a minimum of $22,000 per year for up to four years.

Check out graduate funding and award opportunities.

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Stay Connected

Take the opportunity to connect with us! Be sure to follow FGPS' social media accounts and share your graduate student journey with us.

 @Lauriergrad

 @LaurierGradStudies

E: fgps@wlu.ca

T: 519.884.0710 x3127

Book an appointment.