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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Laurier ranks number one in growth of research funding

  Research Infosource has ranked Wilfrid Laurier University number one in growth of research funding. Laurier is one of 50 other universities in the annual Top 50 research university ranking conducted by Research Infosource. Laurier has seen a 23 per cent increase in external research funding over the last year, which has bumped the university into the number one spot […]

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Former UW student sentenced for terrorism

Kevin Omar Mohamed, a 25-year-old former University of Waterloo engineering student, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on Tuesday for a terrorism-related offence. Mohamed was arrested in Waterloo in March of 2016 by the RCMP and pleaded guilty in June of 2017 to a terrorism-related charge. Mohamed has since been sentenced by the Ontario Superior Court for “participating in […]

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Hungry Hippie vegan food service comes to Laurier’s campus

A new vegan food service called Hungry Hippie is scheduled to launch at Wilfrid Laurier University by the end of February 2018. Beginning with once a week when launched, the new vegan service will feature fresh vegan food for students. The products will range from Mexican food and tacos to vegan chili, chickpea curry and more. The food delivery method […]

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Third annual Hunsberger Memorial Lecture honours psychology professor

Nov. 3 is this year’s annual Hunsberger Memorial Lecture, which will focus on social relations across the life span: the long and winding road. The lecture will be held on the Waterloo campus between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Bricker Academic Building and is intended for psychology students but is also open to the public. This year’s lecture features speaker Toni C. Antonucci, a psychology professor at the University of Michigan. Her […]

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Laurier graduate creates Houdini app to play music safely while driving

Former Laurier student Mossab Basir has launched a start-up for a hands-free music streaming application called Houdini. Launched in the beginning of Sept. 2017, Houdini is a new application designed to create safer driving in Canada. Currently, Houdini is available for the Android and will soon become available for iPhone in January of 2018. Houdini was inspired by the rising problem of distracted driving that exists today. Drivers are 23 per […]

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Light Rail Transit vehicles will be arriving this week for testing

  The first stage of testing Waterloo’s new ION Light Rail Transit system is expected to begin in the next week, being completed by GrandLinq and Bombardier.    The second ION train has arrived in Waterloo and testing of the track is expected to commence, though there are ongoing repairs and modifications being made on both trains.  For the initial tests, […]

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Laurier holds its first mental health thrive week

  Oct. 23 marked the first day of this year’s Thrive Week hosted by the Laurier Student Wellness Centre on the Waterloo campus.   The week kicked off with a mental health resource fair in the concourse and will be hosting more events throughout the week.  The Wellness Centre has collaborated with other partners on campus to bring events to students that […]

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Mermaid lessons come to Kitchener-Waterloo

AquaMermaid recently opened up their newest location of mermaid school in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. AquaMermaid was founded in Montreal by Marielle Chartier Hénault, who created the idea as a way to introduce a new fitness activity while also bringing the childhood dream of being a mermaid to life. Currently taking place at the Lyle Hallman Pool, this Monofin Mermaid dream […]

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Laurier ranks number one in student satisfaction for the second year in a row

For the second year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University takes the number one spot for studentsatisfaction in the annual Maclean’s Ranking of Canadian Universities. Laurier ranked number one in eight out of the 10 categories. These include: course instructors, student life staff, administrative staff, academic advising staff, mental health services, extracurricular activities, residence living, and bureaucracy. While also taking […]

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Laurier’s International Office works to foster the success of international students

Wilfrid Laurier University’s International Office continues their efforts to aid the success of international students within the Laurier community. With a rising number of international students, Laurier’s International Office has taken measures to ensure that all students are properly welcomed and transitioned into the Laurier community. This year, Laurier is looking to focus on more mental health support for international […]

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