With more than 100 years of history in Waterloo Region and 15 years in the City of Brantford, Laurier thrives on the relationships and partnerships built for the betterment of these communities. We strive to enrich existing bonds and to create new links while inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.
For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our events calendar. If you are interested in hosting your event at Laurier’s Brantford campus, complete the Community Room Booking Request Form and we will find a space to suit your needs.
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Laurier is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of its employees, students and visitors. To fulfil this commitment, the university must ensure that all contractors and sub-contractors are meeting or exceeding the requirements and standards of health, safety and environmental legislation. Laurier's Contract Labour Policy and Contract Labour Program must be followed by all contractors prior to initiating work at Laurier.
All construction activities must be carried out safely and in compliance with the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations. Laurier has developed a Contract Labour Policy for all employees that are hiring contractors to follow.
Advance planning and quality site preparations are important for a safer, environmentally conscious, well-organized construction site. The Contract Labour Program applies to all contractors, general contractors and subcontractors that provide services to Laurier. Laurier’s Contract Labour Program outlines the specific requirements and documentation needed for contractors prior to beginning work at Laurier.
In order to be approved for work at Laurier, all applicable documents outlined in the Contract Labour Program must be received by the Laurier project administrator and considered acceptable with respect to the specific project. The project administrator will review the documents taking into account the scope of the intended work.
The project administrator will consult with Laurier's Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management (SHERM) office as required. All documentation must be valid for the duration of the project or must be resubmitted. Should the scope of the project change, a review of the submitted contract labour documentation should be conducted by the Laurier project administrator to ensure it is acceptable.
If you have any questions specific to your project, please direct them to your Laurier project administrator.
A Contractor Safety Guidelines booklet is provided to contractors to inform them of Laurier's safety requirements.
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What opportunities are there for me to engage with entrepreneurship and community research at Laurier?
Laurier has developed strong community partnerships that promote Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. Laurier's faculty research laboratories support research projects that aim to provide a positive social impact, such as the Laurier Child Language and Math Lab.
Our researchers are engaged in both local research and Northern research. The following research centres have strong community components:
Where can I shop, dine and stay at Laurier?
Between May and August, Laurier's Waterloo campus offers an excellent setting for conferences of all sizes, as well as hotel accommodations.
Laurier offers a variety of restaurants and shopping outlets that are open to the public year round.
Laurier researchers and Indigenous community partners working to address water security challenges
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Laurier combats climate change with Sustainability Action Plan
Lyle S. Hallman Foundation funds breastfeeding campaign partnership
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Laurier’s chancellor named one of Canada’s most powerful women for the fourth time, inducted into hall of fame
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Laurier Brantford YMCA hosts official grand opening celebrations
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Laurier researcher examining HIV in Canada’s Black and Indigenous communities
Heritage home on Laurier's campus to become new student Indigenous centre
Night market at Waterloo Park connects students with community
Waterloo elementary classroom tweets tough science questions to Laurier’s Biology department on Twitter
Laurier football coach incorporates community, inclusion in his playbook