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Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

Laurier part of ‘401 dream team’ in Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report

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Oct 25/11| For Immediate Release


Deborah MacLatchy, Vice-President, Academic and Provost
Wilfrid Laurier University
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Lori Chalmers Morrison, Associate Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University
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WATERLOO – The Globe and Mail recognized Wilfrid Laurier University as part of the “401 dream team” in its annual Canadian University Report, based on students’ repeated praise of the education offered at Laurier.

The University Report also highlighted Laurier’s emphasis on student engagement and expansion of academic program offerings that blend theories and practice, and recognized Laurier’s photonics program as one that “…you may not know about…but should.”

This year’s survey revealed that Laurier, which is included in the medium-sized (10,000 – 22,000) category, continues to receive high marks in campus atmosphere and class sizes. Laurier also performed well relative to other universities in new categories introduced this year –– instructors’ teaching style, academic counselling and work-play balance –– and maintained its standing from previous years in key areas such as quality of teaching and learning, career preparation, and environmental commitment.

“Laurier’s standings in The Globe and Mail’s University Report continue to reflect our known areas of strength. This year’s edition of the publication also referenced academic areas that make Laurier unique, such as the blend of theory and practice that is at the core of our integrated and engaged learning approach,” said Deborah MacLatchy, vice-president: academic and provost.

“Areas in the report that identify room for growth are areas that the university is already working strategically to improve,” she added.

The Globe and Mail’s annual Canadian University Report is based on a survey of 33,000 undergraduate students at universities across Canada. Universities are grouped and compared according to their number of undergraduates. 


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