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What does the future hold for Laurier?

Imagine Wilfrid Laurier University 12 years ago, way back in 2006. The university had just opened the new Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work building in downtown Kitchener, but the Faculty of Education didn't exist – neither did Lazaridis Hall, the Laurier Brantford YMCA, the Research and Academic Centres or the Indigenous Community Gardens. Students didn't have iPhones, there were no electric vehicle charging stations, and the university was still five years shy of the big 1-0-0.

Now think ahead 12 years to 2030. What does the future hold for Laurier?

Throughout the month of January, we’re asking students to tell us where we want to be, and what we should be doing in the next five years to help us get there!

As Laurier moves through a strategic planning process to shape the next five years, we would like to hear from students about their visions for the university. Students are invited to complete an online questionnaire that will provide the strategic planning steering committee with insights into Laurier’s strengths and opportunities, and what you envision for the university’s future.

Students are also invited to take part in three World Cafés taking place on Jan. 16 and 21 in Waterloo and on Jan. 29 in Brantford. You can register for any of these events to collaborate with fellow students, Laurier staff and faculty on building a shared vision for Laurier’s future. 

The voice of Laurier’s students is an important one in this process. Your participation gives the steering committee valuable information to use in developing a plan that will help guide the next five years at Laurier.

For more information, visit wlu.ca/strategic-plan.