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Laurier student Mackenzie Elliott passes away

On Thursday, August 4, Wilfrid Laurier University issued a statement to notify the passing of Laurier student, Mackenzie “Mac” Elliott. He passed away on August 1 and was 20-years old. Elliott had just finished his first year in honours psychology in the faculty of science. He lived in King Street Residence during his first year at Laurier. According to the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Waterloo remembers Orlando at candlelight vigil

Waterloo remembers Orlando at candlelight vigil

Hundreds gathered late Thursday night for the Waterloo Region Candlelight Vigil for the Orlando Shootings, held in Waterloo Town Square. The event was a response to the mass shooting carried out early Sunday morning, June 12, at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The shooting, carried out on the club’s Latin themed night, resulted in the death of 49 individuals, […]

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Inn of Waterloo opens doors after closure

Inn of Waterloo opens doors after closure

The Waterloo Inn, a landmark that has been in Waterloo for over 40 years, will be opening its doors on Friday June 17 as the Inn of Waterloo. The hotel and its property, located at 475 King St. N. in Waterloo, were bought by Drewlo Holdings Inc. last year. Shortly after its doors closed last December, the property and building […]

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New mid-week market comes to Kitchener

New mid-week market comes to Kitchener

Downtown Kitchener is piloting a mid-week farmers’ market throughout the month of June. The pop-up market is running for five Wednesdays, until the end of June, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The market will feature a variety of vendors, activities and entertainment each week. “Back in 2012, we were doing some public consultation around Downtown Kitchener and overwhelmingly heard […]

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