Approved by the Board of Governors on Nov. 20, 2008.
Wilfrid Laurier University recognizes that intellectual inquiry, critical reflection and scholarly integrity are the cornerstones of all universities including our exceptional institution.
Our unique values are drawn from the key elements on which Laurier was founded and which will continue to nurture and shape what we become.
Our vision provides a lens that we use to look at the world to understand what we do and what we aspire to be:
Our commitment is to justice and sustainability now and in the future, so we strive to ignite the minds, spirits and hearts of our communities through excellence in teaching and learning, in the discovery, scholarly exploration, and application of new ideas, and in instilling the courage to engage and challenge the world in all its complexity.
Our mission describes our core purpose and commitment to stakeholders:
Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity. It challenges people to become engaged and aware citizens of an increasingly complex world. It fulfils its mission by advancing knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and emphasizing co-curricular development of the whole student.
Our guiding principles are consistent with our vision and mission and will inform decision making as we embrace our future: