Laurier Chooses International Partner for Online Programs in Policing and Applied Computing

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Wilfrid Laurier University, a Top 10 school in its category for highest quality and reputation in Maclean’s Rankings of Canadian Universities, has chosen Keypath Education as its online program management (OPM) partner.

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We are excited to welcome Laurier as Keypath’s first OPM partner in Canada and look forward to working with faculty to enhance the university’s ability to educate distance learners.- Nirmeen Hasan, Keypath's Group President for OPM Global

Wilfrid Laurier University, a Top 10 school in its category for highest quality and reputation in Maclean’s Rankings of Canadian Universities, has chosen Keypath Education as its online program management (OPM) partner. A public comprehensive university with campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Laurier is working with Keypath on a Bachelor of Arts in Policing, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology/Policing and a Master of Applied Computing. Laurier’s online B.A. in Policing launched in January 2016, and the B.A. in Criminology/Policing and Master of Applied Computing are scheduled to launch at a later date.

Keypath Education partners with postsecondary institutions worldwide to launch and grow degree programs through online program management. OPM is a strategic relationship between universities and external partners entailing market research, capital investment, marketing, and student recruitment and retention. Keypath builds on full-service OPM partnerships with Seelio, a proprietary technology used to enhance career readiness and student outcomes.

“Laurier’s partnership with Keypath Education comes at a new juncture in our university’s history. Our online B.A. in Policing — the first of its kind in Canada — has shown us potential in online education and in recruiting working professionals to further their careers in a competitive labor market,” said Bruce Arai, assistant provost of strategy for Wilfrid Laurier University. “Keypath demonstrated its deep experience in recruiting nontraditional students and scaling online programs.”

The online B.A. in Policing is designed exclusively for working or retired police officers, while the forthcoming B.A. in Criminology/Policing will be designed for students interested in becoming police officers or working in related fields, such as corrections, customs, probation and parole.

“Wilfrid Laurier University has made great progress in distinguishing its program offerings, especially in developing relationships with policing organizations to design this unique program and ensure students are receiving relevant instruction,” said Keypath Education Group President for OPM Global Nirmeen Hasan. “We are excited to welcome Wilfrid Laurier University as Keypath’s first OPM partner in Canada and look forward to working with faculty to enhance the university’s ability to educate distance learners.”

For more information, please contact Chris Williams, director of marketing, at chris.williams(at)keypathedu.com or 913.254.6771.

About Keypath Education
Keypath Education partners with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers, using a proprietary technology suite. The company has helped more than 4,000 higher education institutions better serve students and graduates, resulting in a strong reputation for its education mission and quality in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Since its beginning more than 25 years ago, Keypath Education has been dedicated to changing lives through education. Visit keypathedu.com to learn more.

About Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research and scholarship, combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community. Laurier’s innovative educational model purposefully integrates the academic learning experience with an experiential learning component.

The university has more than 19,000 students throughout its campuses in Waterloo and Brantford and locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university celebrated its centennial in 2011. http://www.wlu.ca

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