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Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

Wilfrid Laurier University is a premier destination for entrepreneurship and social innovation education in Canada. We have a long history of highly-engaged, entrepreneurially-minded students and alumni looking to lead innovative change in their local community and around the world. At the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation, Canada’s first academic entrepreneurship centre, we actively support entrepreneurial and innovative activity in all forms across all faculties on our campuses.


Helping Turn Dreams into Reality

Laurier encourages our students to pursue their entrepreneurial journey in a way that best fits their passions. This journey can involve creating any type of new venture, working in a startup or corporate innovation, or simply gaining the skills and methodology to think more innovatively and entrepreneurially.

Our Learn-Try-Do strategy provides many exciting and engaging opportunities for you to immerse yourself in entrepreneurship and innovation, both inside and outside of the classroom, to gain the tools, skills and logic of thinking through problems that you will require to succeed in your journey.

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Laurier is an Ashoka Changemaker Campus, a coveted international designation that affirms our status as a global leader in entrepreneurship and social innovation education.