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Student Groups

Archaeology Society

The WLU Archaeology Society is a group of students who all share an interest in Archaeology. The cociety works to create a welcoming atmosphere within the Archaeology department at Laurier. The Archaeology society hosts academic and social events, including: parties, movie nights, study sessions, trips, guest lectures and more!

One of our major initiatives is to get students connected with professors for field school and excavation opportunities. We also provide opportunities and information regarding funding for participation in archaeological projects. Archaeology Society events are coordinated by the executive committee, which consists of eight students.

Schliemann Graduation Event

Since its founding in the early 2000s, the Schliemann Graduation has grown into one of the department’s favourite yearly events. The event is held every April as a celebration of the accomplishments of the year’s graduating class. This event has become extremely important to our students and faculty as a large majority of our students are not able to attend the school-wide convocation that takes place in the summer due to participation in various archaeological fieldwork projects. Schliemann Graduation is a chance for our students to close their chapter at Laurier in a meaningful way.

Society for the Archaeology of Ancient Music

The Society for the Archaeology of Ancient Music (SAAM) meets regularly to explore the musical traditions of the ancient world (from Mesopotamia right up to the Middle Ages). As well, SAAM gives two annual concerts: one in the fall and one in the spring. Anyone curious as to what antiquity sounded like is cordially encouraged to get involved. Performers and listeners are eagerly welcomed. For more information, contact saamlaurier@gmail.com.