Even aside from the community placement, there are plenty of ways to take your learning beyond the classroom.
The Social Justice Forum
Each year, Laurier Brantford’s Society, Culture and Environment program organizes its Social Justice Forum. The goal of the forum is to provide an opportunity for the Laurier Brantford community to engage with a researcher and/or activist outside of Laurier who is doing work in the broad area of social justice, thereby contributing to the intellectual and civic culture on our campus.
The Social Justice Forum is designed specifically with SJCE students in mind, providing you with the opportunity to engage one-on-one with a social justice activist/researcher while also contributing to the development of Laurier’s intellectual and civic community and making connections with one another. Previous guests include Vikki Reynolds and Aziz Choudry.
Graduate and Professional Studies Symposium
Each year, Laurier's Graduate Student Association hosts a three-day Graduate and Professional Studies Symposium (GPSS). The symposium is held on the Waterloo campus; transportation and accommodations for SJCE students can be arranged. Registration is required to attend this event, which is applicable to both academic and career development. There is a small attendance fee that will be reimbursed by the SJCE program.
Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is an on-campus club for graduate students at Laurier. Among other things, the GSA advocates for graduate students, plans a range of social events to promote social cohesion and community among graduate students, organizes several professional development workshops and opportunities each year, and administers your health and dental plan.
Attending GSA events is a great way to network and meet graduate students from other programs and from all over the world. We encourage you to consider getting involved to help make the GSA a stronger voice for all graduate students.