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About the Centre for Leading Research in Education

The Centre for Leading Research in Education (CLRiE) is Wilfrid Laurier University's newest university-wide research centre.

CLRiE is a coming-together of Laurier faculty, staff, and students as well as researchers and partners from external community organizations with backgrounds in education, psychology, kinesiology, music, health studies, biology, languages and literatures, history, social work, youth and children’s studies, global studies, and more. The Centre's focus on interdisciplinarity encourages the development of thoughtful, balanced, and creative approaches to educational research in a changing world.


To be a leader in interdisciplinary research and knowledge mobilization related to education in a changing world.

Its core purposes are to...

  • Support research and research-related activities in education across the lifespan;
  • Build sustainable educational knowledge mobilization networks; and
  • Strengthen inter-disciplinary research networks with an education focus.


Take a look at our grand-opening ribbon cutting!

Under lockdown restrictions, the Office of Research Services (ORS) staff and CLRiE's executive committee had to find a creative and lighthearted way to mark the grand opening of CLRiE. Lengths of purple ribbon were mailed to everyone before virtually coming together for a Zoom-fueled ribbon-cutting ceremony. Watch below!

Contact Us:

General Inquiries:

Office Location: R131 - 202 Regina Street North

Office Hours:

The CLRiE office is currently closed due to renovations.

Director | Associate Dean, Faculty of Education

E: Steve Sider

Associate Director | Professor, Department of Psychology

E: Alexandra Gottardo

Research Associate

E: Katelyn Leece
Office Location: Working Remotely

CLRiE golden vine logo on green background

Interested in Becoming a Member of CLRiE?

If your research interests align with our vines, please submit a membership application form.