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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.

Pursuing an education in Laurier’s most interdisciplinary faculty will be one of the greatest journeys of your life. In this fast-changing and ever-evolving world, it’s imperative that you can apply your knowledge in effective and impactful ways. We strive to offer deep grounding in knowledge and a skillset that makes you stand out in your career.

C3 Innovation Labs (C3IL) is a hub of socially innovative and community-engaged experiential learning opportunities in the Faculty of Arts. C3IL creates these opportunities with a unique partnership among the three ‘Cs’:

  • The Laurier campus;
  • The tri-cities (Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge); and
  • Our local communities.

We offer a mixture of for-credit course-based programs, internships and other opportunities that apply your Arts education to understand the complex social challenges faced by our cities and communities. Hands-on programming gives you the chance to create and test solutions for these challenges, while earning credit toward your degree.

C3IL seeks to inspire and empower our students, and nurture a future generation of changemakers who will lead our communities, our cities and our planet to a more authentic, vibrant and sustainable future.

Victoria Coon

How Will You Make a Difference?

Laurier student Tori Coon shares her Community Engagement Option experience.

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