Erin Abe

Erin Abe

Erin is a fourth-year communication studies student. This is her second year writing for The Cord and her first time in the Lead Reporter position. Erin enjoys Netflix marathons and has a slight obsession with elephants.

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Canada Jetlines is set to offer new domestic flights

Earlier last week, Canada Jetlines announced their plan to begin flying out of Region of Waterloo International Airport and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport by June 1, 2018. The planned route map found on Jetlines.ca displays the routes based from Waterloo and Hamilton airports will fly to other large cities in Canada, including Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver […]

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Former Students’ Union president and CEO wins The Amazing Race Canada

Former Students’ Union President and CEO, Sam Lambert concluded season five of The Amazing Race Canada with a first place victory. Lambert and boyfriend Paul Mitskopoulos, teamed up and became the first gay male couple to win The Amazing Race Canada. “Paul and I knew that we were extremely lucky to even be given the experience to compete,” Lambert said. […]

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Orientation week 2017 comes to an end

Saturday, Sept. 9 was the final day that concluded a successful Orientation Week of 2017 at Wilfrid Laurier University. Wrapping up with a win from the Golden Hawk football team, the closing ceremonies were especially exciting for new students as they began their first year at Laurier. This year, 3,277 o-week tickets were sold to first years who had the […]

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Laurier Students’ Union adopts a balanced focus for Orientation Week programming

Laurier Students’ Union adopts a balanced focus for Orientation Week programming

Sept. 3, 2017, marks the first day of this year’s Orientation Week at Wilfrid Laurier University. This year’s schedule is filled with entertainment to welcome new students and welcome back returning upper-years. Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union has aimed this year to “strike a balance between both social programming and different sessions to help [students] succeed within their academics and […]

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The City of Waterloo brings streetscape improvements to King and Erb intersection

The King Street and Erb Street intersection is now undergoing construction by the City of Waterloo to create a more accessible intersection for all modes of transportation. Upon reopening in early October, the intersection at King Street and Erb Street will introduce a protected intersection with wider sidewalks and new off-road cycle tracks, including crosswalks for bikers. This protected intersection […]

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Lazaridis Scale Up Program Looking for Next Lazaridis 10

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics recently announced that they are accepting applications for the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program. Since the fall of 2016, the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program has been working closely with 10 Canadian technology companies who are looking to scale up and become dominant in their respective industries. The purpose of the Scale-Up Program is to give support […]

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Students’ Union President, Kanwar Brar, steps into position

Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union President & CEO Kanwar Brar officially stepped into his new position this past week. Brar began the transition into the role immediately after his election in January. His transition included shadowing former Students’ Union President & CEO Tyler Van Herzele. Brar explained that preparation was the key to the confidence he now has in leading […]

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Career Kick-Start Strategy works to enhance experiential skills for students

On April 27, the Government of Ontario announced that $190 million will be invested over the next three years into the new Career Kick-Start Strategy. The new Career Kick-Start Strategy program has been created in order to combat the challenges many university graduates face when searching for stable and secure employment. The Career Kick-Start Strategy encourages experiential learning in order […]

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