Wilfrid Laurier University is a public research university located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It also has campuses in Brantford, Ontario, Kitchener, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario and a future proposed campus in Milton, Ontario. It is named in honour of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the seventh Prime Minister of Canada. Laurier offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields. Laurier is one of the fastest-growing universities in Canada (enrollment more than doubled from 1997 to 2006). The main campus is located in Waterloo. The City of Waterloo is home to both Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. Laurier also ranks 10th in the 2014 Maclean's University Rankings for the Comprehensive university category, which compares Canadian research-intensive universities. In 2013, Research Infosource Inc. ranked Laurier University in the top 50 of research universities in Canada, out of nearly 100 Canadian universities in existence. Laurier is one of only 14 universities in Canada to have its own publishing company; it has a 39-year history.
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