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The Provost and Vice-president: Academic is the chief academic officer of the university and provides strategic direction and leadership for academic programs and shared services, academic planning, budget planning and resource allocation, and academic labour relations.

The Provost and Vice-president: Academic is responsible for advancing academic excellence and ensuring the quality of Laurier’s academic programs, which differentiate Laurier and exemplify Laurier’s strengths in experiential learning, pedagogical innovation and community engagement. 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide strategic leadership within the university. Laurier has two campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, and a location in Kitchener. Laurier has approved a Milton campus, which opened programming in fall 2024.
  • Lead the academic mission and programs. Laurier is executing the Strategic Academic Plan (2023-2028), which is organized around three goals: advancing transformative education, thriving comprehensive university, and communities integrated into a vibrant whole.
  • Plan, manage and steward the university's resources. Following broad consultation, endorsement by Senate and approval by the Board of Governors, the university has adopted a budget model based on responsibility centre management (RCM) principles. Under this model, budget decision-making is distributed to academic and administrative units to ensure they are responsible and accountable for budgeting and financial performance. Revenue is attributed and costs managed at the faculty level.

The portfolio is broad in scope and includes nine faculties, the university library, the Office of the Vice-President: Academic (academic strategy, academic quality assurance and budgeting) and several administrative functions which provide key academic support services.


Inclusive Excellence Hiring Initiative

Laurier is taking a step toward Indigenization and reconciliation and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) by hiring six new Indigenous faculty members and six new Black faculty members.

The initiative is part of Laurier’s broader Faculty Rejuvenation efforts to advance strategic academic and research goals, enhance academic excellence and student experience, and strengthen collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives.

View and apply for the positions.

Contact Us:

Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic

T: 519.889.3519
Office Location: 202 Regina Street, Room R202

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Office open in person: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Open virtually: Wednesday and Friday.

Contact us by email or phone for an appointment.