Bricker Residence, Wilfrid Laurier University
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Colour digital photograph of the exterior of Bricker Residence, located on Wilfrid Laurier University's Waterloo campus.
Notes
Construction began in July 1990 and was completed in 1991. Bricker Residence was opened in November of 1991 to 300 students. The $10.9 million apartment style building consists of 75 units each with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and living room. Four of the 1,000 square foot units are specially designed for physically challenged students. The building was designed by Fryett-Shifflett Associates of Guelph and Gilvesy Construction of Tillsonburg were the general contractors. The residence also consists of a game room, computer room, billiard room, television lounge, study room, bicycle and general storage rooms, laundry facilities, mail room, tuck-shop and conference office.


Wilfrid Laurier University is a public university in Waterloo, Ontario. Laurier traces its roots to 1911 with the founding of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, the first Lutheran seminary in Canada.

As the seminary grew, it expanded teaching into new areas. From 1914-1929 it founded and operated Waterloo College School, an all-boys high school offering pre-theological education leading to senior matriculation. In 1924, the seminary expanded its higher education offerings when it established Waterloo College of Arts, a non-theological honours degree program affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. Waterloo College and Associate Faculties, offering science and engineering programs, was launched in 1956. Three years later, Waterloo College and Associate Faculties separated from Waterloo College and became incorporated as the University of Waterloo.

Also in 1959, the seminary received a revised charter from the Province of Ontario. The charter established Waterloo Lutheran University, a degree-granting university composed of two units – Waterloo University College (formerly Waterloo College) and Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (formerly the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada). In 1960, WLU ended its long-standing affiliation with the University of Western Ontario, and began to grant its own degrees.

On November 1, 1973, Waterloo Lutheran University became a public institution and was renamed Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, renamed Martin Luther University College in 2018, remains a federated college of the university.

In 1999 a second campus, Laurier Brantford, opened in Brantford, Ontario. In 2006 the Faculty of Social Work moved to a century-old building in downtown Kitchener.
Date of Original
2003
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 2160px
Image Height: 1440px
Local identifier
U57_DI60_3
Collection
Wilfrid Laurier University photograph collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
DI60
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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Bricker Residence, Wilfrid Laurier University


Colour digital photograph of the exterior of Bricker Residence, located on Wilfrid Laurier University's Waterloo campus.