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Laurier music students help run KidsAbility summer camp

Arts Express summer camp, an annual week-long, inclusive day camp, took place earlier this month at Waterloo KidsAbility. The week was run by Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo students. The camp lasted from July 4 – 8 and was open for children with special needs, as well as their friends and siblings. KidsAbility, a child development centre, was […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News
Laurier partners with The Working Centre for new program

Laurier partners with The Working Centre for new program

Wilfrid Laurier University will be partnering with The Working Centre to provide a program called Access to University, or A2U. Funded by the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation’s grant of nearly $400,000, the program will provide two cohorts of 15 community members the opportunity to take courses at WLU. The cohorts will be made up of non-traditional students. This could include new […]

by Emilia Curcic· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News
CUPE 926 rally attracts many to university entrance

CUPE 926 rally attracts many to university entrance

At 11 a.m. outside the main entrance to Wilfrid Laurier University, several members and allies of CUPE Local 926 held a rally to discuss the recent issues with university administration and reasons for the ongoing strike, which started earlier this week. The rally attracted CUPE members from other districts, such as London, Perth and Lindsay, Ontario. Student allies were also […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News
Laurier Brantford welcomes 24/7 Special Constables Services

Laurier Brantford welcomes 24/7 Special Constables Services

After years of campaigning and advocating, the Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford campus can now extend their Special Constable Services to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week coverage. After the university’s Board of Governors approved an increase of service hours on June 23, Tyler Van Herzele, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union president, released a thank-you note on the Students’ […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Students’ Union Board of Directors discuss plans for O-Week

Students’ Union Board of Directors discuss plans for O-Week

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Board of Directors has begun preparing for the fast approaching beginning of fall semester. With training completed over the past weekend for the upcoming year’s cohort of O-Week ice breakers, attention at the July 9 Board of Directors meeting turned to the directors’ involvement with orientation activities. The primary opportunity for interaction is at […]

by Maddy Cutts· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Regional police and Special Constables have increased their surveillance in the university area after three assaults on females took place over the past six weeks. (Photo by Heather Davidson)

Knife-point robbery in Laurier area

Early this morning, four people who were walking home from Phil’s nightclub in Waterloo were robbed by a group of people armed with a rock and a knife. “At around 1:00 a.m., police responded to the area of Regina Street and Lodge Street in Waterloo, where three men and a woman were walking from a bar when they they were approached […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News
Possible strike for Laurier’s custodial staff

Possible strike for Laurier’s custodial staff

The contract negotiations between Wilfrid Laurier University and The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 926 may result in 110 custodial, grounds and trades employees on the Waterloo campus to go on strike next week. As explained in a previous article by The Cord, Laurier and CUPE are currently in the middle of negotiating the renewal of their collective […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 3 comments · Campus, News
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UPDATED: CUPE 926 continues to fight for renewed agreement

On June 17, Wilfrid Laurier University released an update on the status of negotiations with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 926, which represents all regular workers in Laurier’s department of physical resources. Currently, Laurier and CUPE are in the middle of negotiating the renewal of their collective agreement, which expired last June. According to the statement, in […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, News
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Reported sexual assault near Laurier campus

A statement was issued today on Wilfrid Laurier University’s website regarding two reported cases of sexual assault that occurred this morning near Laurier’s Waterloo campus. The statement read, “Wilfrid Laurier University would like to alert the Laurier community to two similar sexual assaults that took place in the vicinity of the university’s Waterloo campus early Friday morning. The first occurred […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 1 comment · Campus, Local, News
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Laurier alumna wins Masterchef Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University alumna, Mary Berg, was recently crowned the winner of the third season of CTV’s Masterchef Canada. Berg was one of 14 hopefuls chosen to compete on this past season of Masterchef Canada, where they were pitted against each other in weekly cooking competitions, with contestants systematically eliminated leading up to the finale on June 19. “It is […]

by Maddy Cutts· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News