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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.

With a multidisciplinary focus examining aspects of education, CLRiE is a coming-together of faculty, students, and researchers from outside the Laurier community with backgrounds in education, psychology, kinesiology, music, health studies, biology, languages and literatures, history, social work, youth and children’s studies, and global studies, to name a few.

CLRiE also partners with learning leads from community agencies, including school boards, non-profit organizations, and private industry.


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:

For General Inquiries:

Office Location: 202 Regina Street North

Research Associate

E: Katelyn Leece
Office Location: R111B

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.