Wilfrid Laurier University

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Wilfrid Laurier University

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Waterloo Lutheran University
  • Waterloo College

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1973-

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 further influenced 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.

Places

Waterloo, Ont. (1911- )
Brantford, Ont. (1999- )
Kitchener, Ont. (2006-)
Toronto, Ont.

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Functions, occupations and activities

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

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

Identifier of the related entity

CA-WLUA-0054

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1973 - 1993

Description of relationship

Roy was employed by Wilfred Laurier University as a professor in the English Department.

Related entity

Waterloo College (1924-1960)

Identifier of the related entity

AC00067

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

1973

Description of relationship

Waterloo College is the predecessor to Wilfred Laurier University.

Related entity

Laurier Brantford (1999 -)

Identifier of the related entity

U237

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1999 -

Description of relationship

Laurier Brantford is a campus of the Wilfrid Laurier University, in Brantford Ontario

Related entity

Wilfrid Laurier University. Faculty of Music (1967 -)

Identifier of the related entity

R4

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Wilfrid Laurier University. Faculty of Music is controlled by Wilfrid Laurier University

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Wilfrid Laurier University. Faculty of Science (1991 -)

Identifier of the related entity

U258

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Wilfrid Laurier University. Faculty of Science is controlled by Wilfrid Laurier University

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Wilfrid Laurier University. Faculty of Social Work (1966-)

Identifier of the related entity

U257

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Wilfrid Laurier University. Faculty of Social Work is controlled by Wilfrid Laurier University

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Waterloo Lutheran University (1960-1973)

Identifier of the related entity

AC0084

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

Waterloo Lutheran University is the predecessor of Wilfrid Laurier University

Dates of the relationship

1973

Description of relationship

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

0001

Institution identifier

CA ON00362

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Status

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

  • Latin

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