094-2017 : Laurier-led symposium to discuss women’s roles in regional innovation ecosystems
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Wilfrid Laurier University news release announcing that an international group of women scholars and leaders is coming together June 15-16 at Communitech in Kitchener for a two-day, Wilfrid Laurier University-led symposium on women in entrepreneurship and regional innovation.

The symposium, entitled “From Exception to Rule: Advancing the Role of Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Regional Innovation Ecosystems,” is being organized by WEiRED (Women Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Regional Ecosystem Development), a research group led by Josephine McMurray, an assistant professor in Business Technology Management at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics on Laurier’s Brantford campus. The goal of the project is to understand how women entrepreneurs impact and are impacted by regional innovation ecosystems.
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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.
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Waterloo, Ont.
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June 7, 2017
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094-2017
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News from Wilfrid Laurier University
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
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094-2017 : Laurier-led symposium to discuss women’s roles in regional innovation ecosystems


Wilfrid Laurier University news release announcing that an international group of women scholars and leaders is coming together June 15-16 at Communitech in Kitchener for a two-day, Wilfrid Laurier University-led symposium on women in entrepreneurship and regional innovation.

The symposium, entitled “From Exception to Rule: Advancing the Role of Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Regional Innovation Ecosystems,” is being organized by WEiRED (Women Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Regional Ecosystem Development), a research group led by Josephine McMurray, an assistant professor in Business Technology Management at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics on Laurier’s Brantford campus. The goal of the project is to understand how women entrepreneurs impact and are impacted by regional innovation ecosystems.