|校训||Latin: Veritas Omnia Vincit|
|创建时间||1911 Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada (1911). Subsequent names, Waterloo College of Arts (1925), Waterloo Lutheran University (1960), and now, Wilfrid Laurier University (1973-present).|
|代表色||Purple and gold|
|吉祥物||The Golden Hawk|
|聯盟機構||AUCC, IAU, COU, AACSB ACU, CIS, CUSID, Fields Institute, OUA, CBIE, CUP|
威尔弗里德·劳雷尔大學的历史溯源于1911的Waterloo Lutheran Seminary of Canada（加拿大滑铁卢路德宗学院），  1914年，该学院发展了很多非神学领域的课程被更名为 the Waterloo College School， 1924年更名为Waterloo College of Arts，并提供三年制的学士学位课程。  1925年，Waterloo College of Arts 成为西安大略大学的附属学院。
Laurier's school colours of purple and gold originated in 1927: maroon and gold were the colours of Waterloo College, but to honour the link with the University of Western Ontario, whose colours were purple and white, maroon was discarded in favour of purple.
The Waterloo College Chapel features several stained glass windows including `Light of the world` (1941) and `Christ in the garden` (1940) by Robert McCausland Limited.
Wilfrid Laurier University was established by Wilfrid Laurier University Act 1973, which was amended in 2001.
Laurier opened a second campus, in Brantford, Ontario, in 1999, and in 2006 the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work moved from the Waterloo campus to a campus in downtown Kitchener. The Brantford campus is centred on a number of historic properties in the downtown area which have been restored for university use. They include a former Carnegie library, Brantford's 1880 post office, and 1870 mansion, and a 1950 Odeon Theatre. The Kitchener campus is located in the historic and fully renovated former St. Jerome's high school building.
滑鐵盧路德宗大學（Waterloo Lutheran University）在轉型為公立大學之時需要去除原校名中的宗教涵義。包括Beaver University、Riel University、the Iroquois University of Waterloo在內，一共有多達94個候選名稱。新校名最終於1973年被確定為威爾弗里德·勞雷爾大學（Wilfrid Laurier University）。有爭議的是彼時一些學生抗議稱Wilfrid Laurier實為一值得商榷的政治人物，且無論與學校還是滑鐵盧地區皆無任何聯繫。有猜測稱之所以命名為Wilfrid Laurier University是為了保留學校原有的首字母WLU，以減少更改檔案的麻煩。
The Wilfrid Laurier University Press, which was founded in 1974, deals with archaeology, military history and sociology/anthropology. Wilfrid Laurier University Press is one of only 8 university publishers found in Canada.
The University is home to 14,116 full-time and part-time undergraduate students, 781 full-time and part-time graduate students and over 500 in faculty and staff, although comparatively small, the university has consistently ranked among Canada's top schools in its category, an honour which is regularly confirmed by Maclean's magazine's annual rankings. The 2008 Macleans rankings placed Laurier fifth overall (first in Ontario) of the 21 Canadian universities in the category of "Primarily Undergraduate" universities.
In 2008, for undergrad programs, the minimum entering average was 80.3% for the arts, 80.8% for science, and 86.3% for business.
The internationally renowned Faculty of Music at Laurier is considered one of the best in the country, with programs in performance, music education, composition, music history, church music, theory and music therapy. In addition, Laurier is home to the Penderecki String Quartet - an internationally recognised group playing largely new compositions. The music faculty boasts two performance spaces - the Theatre Auditorium and the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall (named after the famous contralto and former chancellor of WLU). The faculty also attracts a greater percentage of students from outside Ontario than any other faculty at Laurier. Laurier's Music program boasts the only Masters Degree in Music Therapy. Laurier's strength in "music and business education" is touted as one of the reasons that Waterloo Region is a "powerful educational hub" by former University of Waterloo president, and now Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston.[來源請求]
The university is also home to the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy, the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, the Cold Regions Research Centre, and several other research centres.
Laurier is the current headquarters of the Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) which was previously hosted by Yale, Brown and Dartmouth. The ACUNS goal is to strengthen the study of international organizations and to create strong ties between the academic community and diplomats within international organizations.
Laurier is also a prominent partner in the new Balsillie School of International Affairs, opened in Uptown Waterloo in 2008. The school offers three programs: a masters in arts in global governance, a masters in international public policy and a PHD program in global governance.
勞雷爾大學圖書館藏有九十六萬多本印刷書籍、二十四萬多件電子書籍、兩萬五千多份全文電子雜誌和數據庫、以及千餘份多媒體資料。另外，該圖書館為TriUniversity Group of Libraries成員之一（包括滑鐵盧大學、圭爾夫大學和威爾弗里德·勞雷爾大學），通過該系統可共享三所大學的超過七百萬份資料。 勞雷爾大學圖書館也與勞雷爾大學出版社協力創建Scholars Commons @ Laurier。該資料存儲機構旨在支持公開性的學術交流與合作，并保存勞雷爾大學學術成果。該機構中存放有教職員工學術成果、論文、專著、在線期刊以及可追索至1926年的The Cord Weekly的檔案集。
Laurier's primary campus ("The Waterloo Campus") is located in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The majority of the University's faculties reside at the Waterloo Campus, including Business, Arts, Science, Music, and Health. Altogether, approximately 15,000 students attend classes at the Waterloo campus.
- Clara Conrad Hall (宿舍式)
- C.H. Little House (宿舍式)
- Bricker Residence (公寓式)
- Bouckaert Hall (宿舍式)
- Euler Residence (宿舍式；另配有學習空間)
- King Street Residence (宿舍式)
- King Street North (公寓式)
- King's Court (公寓式)
- Laurier Place Residence (公寓式；包括Conestogo House、Heidelberg House、St. Agatha House、St. Clements House以及St. Jacobs House)
- Leupold Residence (宿舍式)
- Lodge Street Residence (公寓式)
- Macdonald House (宿舍式)
- Marshall Street (公寓式)
- Regina Street Residence (公寓式)
- University Place Residence (公寓式)
- Waterloo College Hall (宿舍式)
- Willison Hall (宿舍式)
- Spruce Street Residence (公寓式)
- Grand River Hall
- Post House
- Rizzo Building
- Wilkes House
- Lawyer's Hall
- Lucy Marco Place
- Imperial Hall
- Expositor Place
In the Fall of 2006 the Faculty of Social Work (previously on the Waterloo campus) moved to downtown Kitchener. Located on Duke St. it moved into the old St. Jerome's High School which was designated a heritage site by the City of Kitchener. This move allowed the students to be closer to the community and social service agencies with which they are partnered. Also in an effort to partner better with the community and make the building more welcoming, faculty and staff held such events as the Political Coffee House Series, several all-candidates debates and the Expressions of Social Justice Festival
The history of the team name (Golden Hawks) dates back to the 1961. For many years, the Waterloo College teams were called simply the Waterloo College teams, although sometimes they were called the Purple and Gold and other times the Waterloons. In 1950, the college's newspaper mused that a name was needed, and in December 1951 a new name was tested: the Mules.
Subsequently, the hockey team became the Ice Mules and the women's basketball and volleyball teams were known as the Mulettes.
In 1960, with the shift from college to university status, the university student newspaper again lobbied for change. At a meeting that year, somebody suggested Golden Hawks and that was the name adopted. A headline in the January 16, 1961 issue of the newspaper read "From 'Jackass' to 'Bird of Prey'".
On November 13, 2004, the Golden Hawks football team won the Yates Cup against the McMaster Marauders at University Stadium in front of a record crowd of 8,175. It was the sixth Yates Cup victory for Laurier in its history. The game also ended McMaster's four-year Ontario championship winning streak. The men's football team scored a second successive Yates Cup victory in November, 2005, followed by a victory in the Uteck Bowl against Acadia. The Hawks then defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 24-23 to win the 2005 Vanier Cup, their first since 1991.
Laurier's first female national championship was won in 1992 by the women's soccer team, which followed that up with their second CIS title in 1995. The men's soccer team claimed back-to-back national championships in 2000 & 2001.
In 2007 the women's lacrosse team achieved a dynasty status by winning their fifth OUA Ontario University Athletics gold medal in a row. In February 2008, the women's hockey team claimed its fifth gold medal in as many years and seventh since 1998. The women's hockey team won its first CIS national championship in 2005. Both teams have since won sixth consecutive championships in their respective sports, furthering their dynasties.
In 2008 both the men's and women's curling teams won the inaugural CIS Championships and represented Canada in China at the 2009 World University Games. The women's team repeated as CIS Champion's in 2009 in Montreal and went on to represent Canada in the Karuizawa International Curling championships where they claimed first place.
The athletic facilities at Wilfrid Laurier University include an Athletic Complex, a Football Stadium and an outdoor multi-purpose fieldturf field. The Athletic Complex houses 3 Gyms, 2 Squash Courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a Rock Climbing Wall, and Aerobics/Weight Rooms. University Stadium includes a fieldturf football field and a large indoor gymnasium. The swimming pool underwent a $2 million renovation in 2009/2010. In 2007, University Stadium underwent a $5 Million renovation.
The Students' Union is funded by undergraduate student fees, and all students are automatically members of the Students' Union. Their mission is to enhance the holistic student experience at Wilfrid University by providing innovative resources and effective representation within a safe and empowering campus community. The Students' Union provides a number of services for students, including bus passes, Direct2U Prescription, emergency response team, food bank, foot patrol, health and dental insurance coverage, the member card, peer help line, student life line, and tech share. The Wilfrid Laurier University Students' Union Clubs and Associations department supports over 130 clubs and associations involving over 3,000 students. Clubs and Associations supports all clubs by offering resources and financial support as well as acting as a liaison to the Students' Union and University administration.
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- Official website
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada profile
- Scholars Commons @ Laurier