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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

"Laurier is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) as part of its core values, and understands that the effective creation and dissemination of new knowledge must take place in an academic community that recognizes the dignity and value of each and every one of its students, staff and faculty members."

Deborah Maclatchy, PhD
President and Vice Chancellor

A Message from Laurier’s AVP: EDI

Deb MacLatchyMy name is Barrington Walker and I serve as the associate vice-president of EDI and a professor of History at Laurier.

I joined Laurier in January 2020 and my role is primarily concerned with creating a welcoming and thriving community at the university. My task is to build upon and learn from the tireless efforts of the many students, faculty and staff who have worked throughout our institution’s history to foster a climate of inclusion while charting a university-wide strategy that will carry us into the future.

Laurier's Action Plan

Wilfrid Laurier University is a thriving academic community where EDI and Indigeneity are a part of our core values as a learning institution. In pursuit of these goals we have put an action plan in place for which we hold ourselves accountable.

The Intersection of EDI and Academic Freedom

Freedom of expression, which historically served to fight injustice, inequality, and marginalization, is often turned against those seeking justice, equality, and inclusion. The university upholds the value of free expression and diversity of thought as essential to the pursuit of knowledge. These freedoms are not unlimited, including in classrooms or other instructional contexts. (Excerpted from “The Intersection of Freedom of Expression and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” statement.)

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Barrington Walker, Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion



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