Emily Waitson

Emily Waitson

Emily is a recent Laurier grad who loves to complain about the weather and regularly eats too many packaged snack foods in one sitting. She collects more books than she actually reads, gets emotional over adoption notices at animal shelters, and acts a lot cooler than she really is. Emily was the Editor-in-Chief for the 2019-20 school year and is currently the News Director.

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Community Fridge launches in KW, aims to tackle food insecurity and waste

A small group of Waterloo students recently launched a local project that is intended to reduce food waste and provide nutritious food access at no cost to the Kitchener-Waterloo community. Community Fridges are not a new concept, and their installations have seen success as they have started appearing throughout Canada, but this is the first fridge that has been established […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Study conducted by Laurier researchers finds most tech firms are planning to have employees return to office

Researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics conducted a recent research study that found that 75 per cent of Ontario technology firms surveyed would opt to have a portion of employees return to work in office if COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were lifted tomorrow. The Laurier research team had been surveying tech firms every six months as […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·
Photo by Darien Funk

Ivan Joseph named Laurier’s new vice president: student affairs

Wilfrid Laurier University announced on Aug. 13 that Ivan Joseph has been appointed as the new vice-president: student affairs and will begin a five-year term starting Oct. 1. Joseph will succeed David McMurray who retired from the same role on June 30. McMurray had a career at Laurier that spanned 23-years and was promoted to vice-president: student affairs in 2010. […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Kashyap Patel

Getting involved virtually: what campus clubs will look like during COVID-19

On May 15, Wilfrid Laurier University announced its overall approach for the fall 2020 semester amidst continuing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic — with the majority of undergraduate and graduate courses planned to take place virtually. As many in-person classes will be shifted to remote-learning formats, there have been questions raised about the status of clubs and associations on campus and […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

UPDATED: Students raise concerns over an increase in academic misconduct allegations

On March 13, Wilfrid Laurier University announced its decision to discontinue in-person class instruction and shift the remainder of winter term courses, including final exams, online due to the COVID-19 global health crisis. Projected dates for students returning to on-campus courses for upcoming school periods have been adjusted by the university over the past nine weeks, and Laurier has since […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Wilfrid Laurier University students have been airing their concerns over social media regarding an email that was sent out this week by the math department detailing revised online exam procedures. The notice was addressed to students who are registered in at least one course offered by the math department in the spring term. “… you are required to have an […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Heather Davidson

UPDATED: Chainsaw, beloved uptown Waterloo karaoke bar, permanently closes due to COVID-19

According to CTV News Kitchener, Chainsaw, the popular uptown Waterloo restaurant and karaoke bar that was founded in 2009, has permanently closed. The coronavirus outbreak has hit small and locally-owned businesses particularly hard, with the closure order of non-essential operations across the province providing unprecedented setbacks and financial uncertainty for stores and restaurants. Chainsaw posted on March 16 through their […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
File Photo by Luke Sarazin

Laurier shares updated strategy for Fall Term instruction amidst evolving COVID-19 concerns

The developing news surrounding COVID-19 continues to influence Wilfrid Laurier and other universities around the world, impacting students in a variety of different ways. According to a news release posted on April 18, Laurier is working alongside public health authorities in order to determine when and how it will be safe for students to return to in-person classroom instruction for […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Laurier announces financial support for students affected by COVID-19

Laurier announces financial support for students affected by COVID-19

Wilfrid Laurier University announced in a news release on April 14 that financial support will be available for students who are facing difficulties as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus). “We have put a number of options in place to help you mitigate these unexpected issues, ranging from emergency funding and financial relief for spring, intersession or summer non-tuition fees to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Out of all of the experiences I thought I would have during my undergrad, I never thought I would be completing my final issue as Editor-in-Chief of The Cord in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s difficult to find the right words to conclude a year that’s been challenging in more ways than I could have ever imagined but […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·