Wilfrid Laurier University joins CATAAlliance: Advancing Canada's competitive innovation nation
December 19, 2014

Ottawa, December 19, 2014 - The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is pleased to announce that Wilfrid Laurier University has become its newest member, committed to working with the community to advance innovation, entrepreneurship and competitive success. 

Established in 1911, Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research and scholarship, combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community.

Laurier specializes in arts and social sciences, business and economics, music, science, social work, education and theology. Laurier has more than 19,000 students throughout its locations in Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford and Toronto, Ontario. www.wlu.ca

The Laurier School of Business & Economics is one of Canada’s leading business schools, with 5,500 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and diploma programs throughout the university’s locations in Waterloo, Brantford and Toronto. It is home to Canada’s largest business degree co-op program. www.wlu.ca/sbe

CATA President John Reid said “Wilfrid Laurier University is know for its academic excellence and culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. We are honoured that such a progressive University has turned to CATAAlliance to build relationships and brand, collaborate with other organizations and advocate for improvement to Canada’s business climate."

Micheál J. Kelly, Dean, School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, added, “CATA is a valued leader in promoting innovation, business networking, research, and forums in Canada’s technology sectors.  Our University is proud to join the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance.” 

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