Ever since 1843 our approach to education can be summed up in one word: engagement. With approximately 2,400 students we offer a learning environment where classes are intimate and students receive personalized attention from their professors. We are an English university in a French community so while students do not need to know a word of French, our environment offers the ability to learn, enhance or become fully bilingual in English and French.
Our students really like being able to specialize in their field, while still having flexibility to choose courses from other disciplines. We actually encourage them to explore multiple interests. Outside of class, students get very involved in campus life which creates a wonderful sense of community. A plethora of activities and facilities exist both on campus and in the general area. A full recreation and athletics facility featuring three full gymnasiums, a 25m swimming pool, combatives and dance rooms, cardio and weight equipment, ice hockey rink, seven football/soccer/rugby pitches, over 100 kilometres of hiking and running trails, plus two theatres, art gallery, on campus pub, convenience store, bookstore, cafes, two libraries, music recital hall, and much more. And to top it all off, we have a beautiful campus located in one of the most beautiful regions of the country with many outdoor activities available in the area including eight ski hills within two hours - a fantastic place to live and study. Be Adventurous. Be Purple. BU.
Huron is Western’s founding university, celebrating 150 years of success in teaching and research. In addition to the inspiring and accessible faculty, Huron’s small size creates a powerful sense of community built on a culture dedicated to student engagement and support. Your Huron academic experience will provide you with an opportunity to extend your learning beyond the classroom. We are dedicated to combining the academic and intellectual capabilities that are built through a liberal arts degree with experience, responsibility, and values. This enables us to develop graduates who possess the key competencies and knowledge that are necessary for accountable leadership.
At Huron you will be offered a unique opportunity to participate in exchanges, internships, volunteer work, student leadership, and numerous other exciting and potentially life-altering activities. These experiences will cultivate humility, open-mindedness and dedication and engage you in local and global communities, providing the confidence, experience, and connections necessary to develop a rewarding career.
King's University College is a Catholic educational institution affiliated with Western University. King’s students enjoy “The Best of Both Worlds” - small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences of being part of a comprehensive university. King’s students have complete access to all the facilities and services at Western University and graduate with a Western degree.
Founded in 1954, the College provides general and honours degree programs in the liberal arts, social sciences, and social work, and a master's degree in social work. King’s is recognized, both nationally and internationally, for its excellent academic programs, generous scholarships and comprehensive student services. Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of London, the College is a community of some 3,000 Canadian and 270 international students, 167 full-time and 96 part-time faculty, staff, and professional and administrative officers.
It is renowned as a centre of teaching excellence positioned in the top rank of institutions of higher learning in Canada for the quality of its teaching faculty. Not only do its faculty teach remarkably well, but their scholarship continues to enhance King's reputation as one of Canada's first-class undergraduate colleges.
Brescia University College is Canada’s only women’s university and is affiliated with Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. With a student population of approximately 1,350 Brescia provides a student-centred education, enriched by extra-curricular opportunities and an empowering environment that promotes the development of leadership skills, academic and personal growth.
Brescia offers university-level instruction in arts, social sciences, business, leadership, foods and nutritional sciences, health science, and kinesiology. Brescia also offers a co-educational “Preliminary Year” foundation year program for students who may not have the minimum requirements to enter first-year university studies.
Brescia offers guaranteed residence in a new, state-of-the art residence – Clare Hall and has a modern marché style dining pavilion – The Mercato at Brescia, which boasts fresh, seasonal food options and its own Red Seal Chef. Brescia has a generous scholarship program for international students including an automatic entrance scholarship program.
Brescia students earn their degree from Western University, which is recognized world-wide, and have the advantages of completing many or all of their courses on a welcoming campus that borders Western University.
Since 1878, Western University has been a destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best learning experience at a Canadian research university. Western offers more than 400 undergraduate and 120 Master’s and PhD programs, allowing students to tailor their education to personal strengths and career ambitions. Its 12 faculties and schools range from excellence in the arts, social sciences, health sciences, music, media and sciences, to the professional fields of engineering, business, law, education, medicine, and dentistry. At Western, you will learn from nationally and internationally renowned professors and researchers, and interact with students from across Canada and more than 121 countries worldwide.
No other Canadian University offers Western’s unique combination of exceptional academic programs, residence life, student services and co-curricular activities, including leadership and learning both on- and off-campus. Western’s beautiful campus, with a mix of green space and traditional and modern architecture, provides an ideal setting to study and live.
Wilfrid Laurier University has been known for academic excellence for more than 106 years. Located on two campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, Ontario, our campus communities embody Canada’s safe and welcoming atmosphere, and allows students to bring their own culture and identity to their university education, while also immersing them in Canadian traditions and culture.
Academic excellence is only part of the equation. Putting knowledge to work in the real world is a hallmark of the Laurier experience, and it’s something employers value in our graduates. Co-op work terms, work-study programs, on-campus jobs and community service-learning opportunities are designed to help our students relate what they learn in the classroom to what they experience outside of it. Our distinct approach to experiential learning means that our students graduate with relevant and real experiences which prepare them for success throughout their lives.
No matter how you choose to live your Laurier experience, you’re a Golden Hawk, which means you’re part of the tight-knit, supportive community that knows how to aim high, work hard and take advantage of some truly amazing opportunities to make a difference.
Ask any of our more than 100,000 graduates and they’ll tell you that their experience at Laurier helped them to shape the people they are today. They are Laurier.