Ashoka U: Canadian Campuses

Wilfrid Laurier University is proud to be an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, a designation that reflects our commitment to purposeful learning, academic excellence and global impact.

Inspiring Lives of Leadership & Purpose isn’t just a tag line. It’s what Wilfrid Laurier University uniquely is and what we are committed to doing. Laurier has gained a reputation for its strong academic programs, vibrant campus community, and commitment to fostering purpose-driven innovation and positive change.

Laurier is dedicated to equipping students with the skills and mindset needed to address complex global challenges. Laurier places a strong emphasis on community involvement and engagement by collaborating with local organizations, businesses, and government bodies to address real-world issues and provide students with valuable experiential learning opportunities.

Being part of an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus has provided me with the opportunity to be exposed to experiences, people, and resources that continuously encourages me and other students to be the change we want to see in the world. There are so many initiatives here at Laurier that inspire me, and having the support from an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus I know we can make a difference in the world.”

Jordan Prentice, Student, Wilfrid Laurier University

Deborah MacLatchy

President & Vice Chancellor, WLU

The guiding principle of Wilfrid Laurier University is to deliver academic excellence and experiential learning that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. This approach aligns perfectly with Ashoka Canada’s commitment to cultivating a community of change leaders. Laurier builds thriving communities by graduating students committed to this mission.

Highlights from Wildfred Laurier University

At the core of every Laurier experience is a determination to address complex global challenges, including social, health and environmental issues. Our students are tomorrow’s leaders, propelled into the world around them while learning to think independently and develop ideas that catalyze change.

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Laurier renews their Changemaker Campus designation

Ashoka U has renewed Wilfrid Laurier University’s designation as a Changemaker Campus for 2024-2027, reflecting their commitment to changemaking and social innovation.

Laurier Hub for Community Solutions

The Hub, created to help organizations seeking expertise to address community-based challenges and opportunities, connects community partners with the insights, innovative thinking and research skills of Laurier’s faculty and students.

Enactus Laurier Team

Laurier students have had notable success at Enactus competitions, which encourages young student entrepreneurs to create sustainable enterprises that use business as a force for good.

We can reinvent postsecondary education to meet tomorrow’s urgent challenges.

Ashoka Canada is preparing students to thrive — and lead — in the world we need now and going forward. We need your support to accelerate Canada’s future leaders and changemakers.