Waterloo College

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Waterloo College

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  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Waterloo Lutheran University

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Dates of existence

1924-1960

History

In 1910 the Canada Synod and Synod of Central Canada of the Lutheran Church entered into an agreement to establish a Lutheran Seminary. Though the location first proposed for the Seminary was Toronto, Waterloo was selected when its citizens offered a tract of land on the boundary of the town. The choice of location was affected, too, by the fact that the majority of Lutherans in Ontario lived in the vicinity of Waterloo and Berlin (Kitchener). In 1911 the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada opened its doors.

Facilities for pre-theological education were established in 1914 with courses leading to senior matriculation given in Waterloo College School.

In 1924 the Waterloo College of Arts, providing courses in post-secondary education in a four year program, was established. In 1925 the Faculty of Arts, under the name of Waterloo College, affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. Waterloo College soon began to offer Honours degree programs in the arts.

The affiliation with the University of Western Ontario ended in 1960 when the Seminary obtained a revised charter changing the name of the institution to Waterloo Lutheran University.

On November 1, 1973, Waterloo Lutheran University became Wilfrid Laurier University, one of Ontario's provincially assisted universities after Bill 178 was given Royal Assent by the Lieutenant Governor (and former Waterloo Lutheran University Chancellor) William Ross Macdonald.

In September 1999, Laurier opened a campus in Brantford, Ontario.

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Waterloo, Ont.

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Related entity

Roy, Flora (April 24th, 1912 - March 12th, 2008)

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CA-WLUA-0054

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hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1948 - 1973

Description of relationship

Flora Roy was employed by Waterloo college as a professor in the English Department. Her post continued past the College's change of name.

Related entity

Wilfrid Laurier University (1973-)

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0001

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Dates of the relationship

1973

Description of relationship

Waterloo College is the predecessor to Wilfred Laurier University.

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