For the second straight year, Laurier has been recognised in Canada’s annual Top 100 Employers awards as one of the Top Employers for Young People in the nation, just one of two institutions for higher education selected for the award. This honour is in recognition of the university’s efforts to inspire lives of leadership and purpose in its employee community, as well as in its student community. Laurier’s success in attracting and retaining young workers through mentorship and training programs, flexible working options and tuition assistance have cemented its position as a premier institution for early career professionals, and as an employer in its own right.
In 2019 Laurier renewed its five-year strategy, highlighting its ambitious plans for the years ahead, up to 2024, and the benefits this will bring to students. The strategy sets out the university’s approach to tackling the interconnected social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges that the institution and the wider world will face in the coming years, and prioritises the preparation and empowerment of students and employees to engage, contribute and lead on these issues. Laurier aims to ensure that all current and future students benefit from its ethos of adaptability and community.
The strategy’s two main themes, Thriving Community and Future-Readiness, capture this intention, with enriching partnerships, community relations, innovation and sustainability.