In the 2020 Maclean’s Rankings of Canadian Universities, Laurier ranked number one for student satisfaction, the fourth consecutive year the university have received this ranking from students. Laurier also ranked number one for Course Instructors, Student Life Staff, Extracurricular Activities, Residence Living, and Administrative Staff. Laurier is committed to providing students with an excellent academic, experiential and extracurricular experience, and the university is proud that students have such a positive experience in the institution’s classrooms, on campuses and throughout the university’s communities.
In 2019, Laurier was awarded a gold rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), which measures the sustainability performance of colleges and universities around the world. Laurier is one of only four post-secondary institutions in Ontario to earn a STARS gold rating, and recognizes the university’s sustainability efforts related to academics, campus and community engagement, campus operations, planning and administration, and innovation and leadership. Laurier is also committed to setting and meeting aggressive sustainability targets, including a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050.
In Brantford, Laurier is developing a new academic, cultural and service space in One Market, a complex in the city’s downtown core. This new space provides Laurier with the potential to almost double its footprint in Brantford while providing students with a centralized location of student services, classrooms and study spaces. One Market is also the future site of a creativity hub, an inclusive community space that will encourage collaboration, creation and presentation of digital stories. The creativity hub will offer opportunities for experiential learning and skills development for students and will include creative studios, labs, workshop spaces and a commons area.