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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
July 27, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Why Society, Culture, and Environment?


The Society, Culture, and Environment program (formerly known as the Contemporary Studies program) is unique across Canada. The program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to directly contribute to the world we live.

The program nurtures engaged citizens who participate in their communities, while also developing fundamental employability skills. Students taking the Society, Culture, and Environment degree develop a sense of curiosity about the world, and practice key skills that will lead to success in the job market including writing, speaking and teamwork abilities. They also cultivate the capacity to ask important questions, listen respectfully to the arguments of others, and design creative solutions to complex problems.

Students graduate from the program ready to enter into careers in a large variety of fields including education, law, social services, business and more. Previous graduates have found jobs as teachers, curriculum developers, youth workers, not-for-profit campaign associates, financial advisors, insurance representatives, and business planners.

Our graduates have been employed by the Grand Eerie District School Board, YMCA, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, United Way, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, Rogers Communications, Cooperators Insurance, and the Government of Canada. 

In addition to key employment opportunities, students have the confidence to express their own thoughts on important topics like popular culture, social media, democracy, religion, and science. Graduates of Society, Culture, and Environment are prepared to be active citizens in the world and make important decisions in their lives, whether it be to vote in an upcoming election or volunteer with a local branch of Habitat for Humanity.

Come and check out what we have to offer you!

The Program Coordinator for Society, Culture, and Environment is Dr. Rob Kristofferson.

To arrange appointments with the coordinator, please contact Nicole Morgan at 519.756.8228 x5597, or by email at