What is Celebrating Laurier Achievements?

Celebrating Laurier Achievements gives us the opportunity to honour the scholarly work and creative endeavours of faculty, students, librarians, staff, alumni, and retirees. Between August and November 2021, nearly 150 members of the Laurier community submitted their work to participate in the program.

Community Author, Re-imagined

Celebrating Laurier Achievements is a re-imagining of the Laurier Library's popular Community Author event, which last took place in the Robert Langen Art Gallery in 2017. In addition to celebrating a wider variety of accomplishments, the new program introduces an online format with a live event and this showcase of posters and videos. 

This year, the Laurier Library and the Office of Research Services have teamed up to celebrate research monographs, books of poetry, reports, podcasts, websites, and the list continues!

Please visit the Celebrating Laurier Achievements website for more information.

The Team


  • Gohar Ashoughian, University Librarian
  • Jonathan Newman, Vice President: Research

Project Leads

  • Shawna Reibling, Knowledge Mobilization Officer
  • Meredith Fischer, Librarian

Committee Members

  • Suzanne Luke, Robert Langen Art Gallery Curator
  • Clare Hitchens, WLU Press Sales and Marketing Coordinator
  • Michelle Goodridge, Head, User and Access Services
  • Nick Skinner, Research Communications Officer

With Special Thanks to

  • Nathan Cartwright, Videographer
  • Mona Elayyan, Digital Projects and Curation Librarian
  • Isabel Cisterna, Manager, Cultural Programming and Community Engagement
  • Eden Hennessey, Manager, Student Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Dana Lavoie, Equity and Accessibility Officer
  • Vicki Lung, Research Assistant
  • Isabella Seguin, Graduate Research Assistant