Laurier student Rean Heckroodt passes away

Laurier student Rean Heckroodt passes away

On Friday, October 21, Wilfrid Laurier University issued a statement to notify the Laurier community of the passing of Rean Heckroodt, a first-year student. “The Wilfrid Laurier University community is deeply saddened by the passing of first-year student, Rean Heckroodt. The university expresses sincere condolences to Rean’s family and friends and is taking steps to provide support and assistance to […]

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UPDATED: Anti-choice demonstration in the Quad

On the morning of October 20, students, staff and faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University were surprised to see blue and pink flags in the Quad. The Laurier LifeLink, a non-sectarian pro-life club at the university, arranged the display. Stephanie Breukelman, president of Laurier LifeLink, said the club came to campus earlier in the morning to put up the flags. She […]

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WLU senate votes in favour of fall reading week

In January 2014, the Wilfrid Laurier University Senate approved a three-year pilot project that would test a fall reading week. The week consists of four days off for students after the Thanksgiving weekend in October. Having completed the pilot period this past reading week, the Senate met again on October 18 to discuss the decision to implement the four-day fall […]

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New space in K-W for arts and startups

New space in K-W for arts and startups

A new combined space for the arts and startup communities in Kitchener-Waterloo has been provided by the City of Kitchener, located on the second floor of 44 Gaukel Street. The building formerly belonged to Everest College, before it went bankrupt, leaving the space vacant since February 2015. Currently the building is 90 per cent occupied, which occurred without any active […]

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University of Regina president speaks at Laurier

Vianne Timmons, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Regina, came to Wilfrid Laurier University last Tuesday, October 11, to speak to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Her talk, “Women’s Leadership in Academia: Everyone’s Challenge,” presented the concerning statistics regarding women in leadership roles, specifically those in academia. “There is a real issue that we need to […]

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Trudeau pays visit at 48th annual Oktoberfest

The Kitchener-Waterloo Region spent this past weekend wrapping up Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival,the 48th annual Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest in K-W runs annually beginning the Friday before Thanksgiving and continues for nine days until the following Saturday. The festival began in 1969 by a small group of dedicated volunteers and has since grown to be the second-largest Oktoberfest in the world with […]

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Langen Art Gallery opens in Laurier library

After moving from Wilfrid Laurier University’s John Aird Centre, the Robert Langen Art Gallery opened at the university’s library to a crowd of students, staff, faculty and community members on October 5. The gallery, located on the southeast corner of the main floor of the library, features a multi-dimensional, functional space where artists can spotlight various forms of art. The […]

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Clown craze continues in K-W region

The “creepy clown” fad has moved north from the United States, as sightings of people dressed up as clowns with the purpose to scare have been reported in Kitchener-Waterloo. Sightings have been reported in Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo. The reports have described the multiple “clowns” as either standing motionless, or chasing people. There have been no reports of clowns holding […]

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Confirmed: Pizza Maniac closes its doors

Pizza Maniac, an infamous pizza shop across the street from Wilfrid Laurier University, has closed its doors after the plaza was bought out by PM365 Inc., a property management service. After serving customers for over five years, the location closed on Monday, September 26, after Laurier’s Homecoming weekend. Kamal Cheema, owner of Pizza Maniac, said the business was given a […]

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