Milton campus a key subject in WLU's draft SMA

October 12, 2012

"Government support for a Laurier campus in Milton is the single biggest question confronting Laurier in its role within Ontario's PSE system," states Wilfrid Laurier University in its proposed strategy mandate agreement, noting that "a timely resolution of this question is our highest immediate priority." The document says "the proposed Milton campus plays a central role in our plans to innovate, improve productivity, and enhance student access, choice and affordability." WLU states that its long-term goal of 3 major campuses (Waterloo, Brantford, and Milton) in the range of 12,000 to 18,000 students each "means that Laurier students will have access to the academic and research resources of a large university, connected to a rich array of community and PSE partners, regardless of where they are enrolled. It also allows Laurier to retain its most distinctive attribute: exceptional education and personal development at a scale that emphasizes community and focused excellence in research." WLU SMA