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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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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Student’s Union provides students assistance

After recent construction delays with the ICON Waterloo student apartments, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Student Right Advisory Committee (SRAC) has been taking action to promote awareness of landlord and tenant rights. The committee is going into its third year and deals specifically with students’ concerns relating to academic policy, landlord and tenant issues and appeals processes. Students can […]

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Tilt CEO visited Laurier

James Beshara, co-founder and CEO of Tilt, came to Wilfrid Laurier University last Thursday to speak to students about his journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Beshara’s visit to Laurier was one stop along his tour through various universities in Ontario. His goal was not only to speak to students about Tilt, but to also give insight into the many […]

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Laurier’s DEO offers safe space

As a response to the police brutality against black people in the United States, as well as the increased presence of racialized violence in the media, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office, along with other campus partners, created a safe space for students this past Monday. Laura Mae Lindo, executive director of the Diversity and Equity Office, explained why […]

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Laurier partners with Vancouver film school

For Wilfrid Laurier University’s film students interested in production, a new opportunity started “rolling” on September 22. A partnership with the Vancouver Film School, one of the best production schools in North America, was launched. The new Vancouver Film School pathway is available to Laurier film studies single majors who have completed at least 2.5 credit courses by the end […]

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