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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
October 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence

The Senior Executive Officer (SEO) has two core functions: to create opportunities and strategies that advance Laurier’s academic mission, and to build strong relationships with the Brantford campus’ partners and stakeholders.

The SEO acts a bridge between the university and the City of Brantford, the communities of the surrounding region, and Aboriginal communities including Six Nations and Mississaugas of the New Credit. In addition, the position supports academic and administrative leaders on the Brantford campus and helps strengthen the connection with their colleagues on other campuses, supports Laurier’s vibrant partnerships with other post-secondary institutions, and seeks new avenues to grow and advance Laurier’s innovative model of academic excellence.

Brian Rosborough began his term as the SEO on July 2, 2013. Rosborough has served as Laurier’s Director of Government Relations since 2009. In this role, he was responsible for developing and managing strategies to inform and influence public policy at the provincial and federal levels of government, and to advise Laurier on legislative matters that affect the university. He has worked in public policy and government relations in Ontario since 1991 as a policy advisor and senior manager in a number of Ontario government ministries and as a consultant in private practice.

Prior to joining Laurier, Rosborough was Director of Policy and Government Relations with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), which advocates on behalf of municipal governments in Ontario. At AMO, he oversaw significant increases in provincial and federal investment in municipal infrastructure and a major realignment of provincial/municipal fiscal arrangements.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Chrissy Novikow in the Office of the Senior Executive at or 519.756.8228 ext. 5881.

Facts and Figures

Undergraduate Student enrollment November 1, 2014 – 3,083

  • 2,817 full-time undergraduate
  • 266 part-time undergraduate

Graduate Student enrolment as of November 1, 2014 – 35

  • 33 full-time graduate
  • 2 part-time graduate

Brantford campus alumni (as of Spring Convocation 2014) – 3,617

Full-time staff - 113

Part-time staff –12

Full-time faculty – 70

Part-time faculty – 73 (Fall 2014)

Buildings owned/leased by Laurier Brantford - 19

Total academic/administrative square footage (owned) – 601,934 square feet

Total academic/administrative square footage (owned and leased) 617,486 square feet

Total ancillary square footage (including residence) – 254,271

Total square footage – 871.757 square feet