WLU to explore namesake through Laurier Legacy Project

July 30, 2021
Wilfrid Laurier University has announced that it will be exploring its namesake’s history through the Laurier Legacy Project, which will examine Laurier’s life and legacy from a scholarly perspective. The project will examine Laurier’s policy decisions and legacy, and the way the past contributes to the present. Two postdoctoral fellows and one Indigenous visiting professor will help complete the research on Laurier’s legacy, the university, and indigeneity or decolonization. “As an institution of higher learning we have a responsibility to research and reflect upon our namesake,” said WLU President Deborah MacLatchy. “The combination of scholarly studies and public education will best position us to appreciate the meaning of Laurier’s legacy for our institution and our country.” Nation Talk (ON)