Research is often rooted in partnerships, whether it’s between two colleagues working together on a project or a complex effort involving multiple postsecondary institutions, different levels of government, industry partners, civil society organizations and public bodies such as school or health boards. Partnerships can connect people across the street or across multiple countries and international organizations.
To approach complex problems and intellectual challenges in meaningful ways, Laurier researchers participate in many partnerships varying in size, complexity, field of study and purpose. However, they have one thing in common: the understanding that accomplishing great things and having a positive impact on the world requires people to work together.
For more than 100 years, Laurier has placed a strong emphasis on working together with communities on and off campus. As Laurier’s research strengths grow, this has become a more explicit priority. The university’s 2019-2024 strategic plan includes:
Enriching Partnerships by facilitating mutually supportive relationships with alumni, other educational institutions, government, Indigenous communities, industry, and the not-for-profit sector.
Engaged Research by connecting research, scholarship and creative activity with communities and across disciplines to address the most pressing local and global challenges.
Laurier faculty and students are creating deep partnerships and participating in many forms of community-engaged and participant-driven research.
Interested in partnering with a Laurier researcher? Learn more.
A Partnership for the Planet
The Government of the Northwest Territories-Laurier Partnership offers research expertise, development and training opportunities to the Northwest Territories, while providing Laurier scholars and students with a range of supports to carry out local research.
Measuring the impacts of COVID-19 school disruptions on students.
Using virtual reality to train police officers on crisis response.
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Partnering with the City of Kitchener to address air pollution.
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Manuel Riemer honoured for partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region.
Collaborating on an app to help meet UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Partnering with non-profit to support sexually and gender-diverse Muslims.