Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Social Work
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
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Min IELTS average: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
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Social work attempts to facilitate people’s full participation in society through advocating for structural change and through facilitating change in individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. People who are vulnerable to being disadvantaged by such differences as class, race, gender, age and ability are of particular concern.
Wilfrid Laurier University (commonly referred to as WLU or simply Laurier) is a public university in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Laurier has a second campus in Brantford and offices in Kitchener, Toronto and Chongqing, China. It is named in honour of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the seventh Prime Minister of Canada. The university offers undergraduate and graduateprograms in a variety of fields, with nearly 15,000 full-time undergraduate students, over 900 full‑time grad students and nearly 3,000 part-time students as of Fall 2016. Laurier's varsity teams, known as the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, compete in the West Conference of the Ontario University Athletics, affiliated to the U Sports.
#1: most sustainable campus in Ontario (2017, Corporate Knights)
#1: national ranking in “student career services” (CERIC)
#1: national ranking in “satisfaction with decision to attend Laurier” (2017 and 2018, Maclean's)
#1: national ranking in “course instructors” (2017, Maclean’s)
#1: national ranking in “residence living and extracurricular activities” (2017, Maclean’s)
#1: Laurier has the largest business degree co-op program in Canada
Co-op and Employment Facts
99.8%: graduates from 2017 who have secure employment or undertook postgraduate studies after graduation
900: employers who recruit co-op students at Laurier every year
4,900: co-op jobs posted every year
9,000: co-op interviews held every year
70%: Laurier co-op students who find employment in and around Toronto
7,300: one-on-one appointments at Laurier’s Career Centre every year
700+: events and workshops held at Laurier’s Career Centre every year
Laurier's Waterloo Campus is located in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The majority of the University's faculties reside at the Waterloo Campus, including Business, Arts, Science, Music, and Health. Altogether, approximately 15,000 students attend classes at the Waterloo campus.
Laurier's Brantford Campus is located in Brantford, Ontario, approximately 50 km south of the campus in Waterloo. The campus opened its doors in 1999 with a total of 39 students in its inaugural year. As of January 2015, there were 2,625 full-time students, and an unstated number of part-time students, enrolled at the school. In late 2017, Laurier estimated a total of over 3,000 students.
In the Fall of 2006 the Faculty of Social Work (previously on the Waterloo campus) moved to downtown Kitchener. Located on Duke St. it moved into the old St. Jerome's High School which was designated a heritage site by the City of Kitchener. This move allowed the students to be closer to the community and social service agencies with which they are partnered. Also in an effort to partner better with the community and make the building more welcoming, faculty and staff held such events as the Political Coffee House Series, several all-candidates debates and the Expressions of Social Justice Festival