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Doors Open Waterloo Region
Start Date: 9/16/2017Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 9/16/2017End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:

Wilfrid Laurier University will welcome community members to tour its newest Waterloo campus building, Lazaridis Hall, as well as the Laurier Library, on Saturday, Sept. 16 as part of Doors Open Waterloo Region 2017.

Lazaridis Hall
64 University Ave. W., Waterloo N2L 3C7
Free Doors Open parking:
Gold Permit spots behind Lazaridis Hall (off of Balsam St)
and WLU Gold Permit Lot 18 behind St. Michael’s Church, next to Lazaridis Hall

Come see Wilfrid Laurier University's newest Waterloo Campus building. This stunning 220,000-square-foot space was designed for student interaction and collaboration. With its 1,000-seat auditorium, green roof, breakout rooms for group projects, study space, and finance lab, Lazaridis Hall is home to 6,000 students and 130 full-time faculty in the internationally accredited academic programs of the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics. Doors Open visitors will see many highlights, including the signature drum-shaped lecture hall, the green roof, the large, four-storey atrium with bamboo garden and glass ceiling, and more. The Hall is a green building, targeted for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council.

Wilfrid Laurier University Library

On Albert St., between Seagram Dr. and University Ave. W., Waterloo N2L 3C5
Free Doors Open parking: 
Gold Permit spots in WLU Lots 1, 13 and 14 (Lot 14 is closest to Library)
Enter all lots from Bricker Ave.

Laurier's Library has transformed into a 21st-century hub of ideas, culture, and interactivity. Visit the Robert Langen Art Gallery, Laurier Archives, WLU Press (among Canada’s leading scholarly publishers), outdoor sunken garden/amphitheatre, and other re-energized spaces.

The Laurier Archives will have a number of treasures from the collection on display including: a display of Historic hymnbooks including our manuscript Franciscan hymnal from the 16th century; original letters from Prime Minister Mackenzie King; historic records from local Lutheran churches; and papers and memorabilia from history of the university going back to 1911.

For more information about Laurier's sites, please see our Doors Open media release. To view the other participating sites, please visit the Doors Open website.



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Name: University Community Relations Department
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