Erin Abe

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Waterloo Regional community takes stock of the LRT

In anticipation for the new light rail transit (LRT) transit system to officially open, KW community members have begun to evaluate the new system. Throughout the process of installing the new ion train system in the KW community, there have been many critiques from residents of both Kitchener and Waterloo. The LRT will have 22 stops, along a 36 km […]

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Students’ Union plays part in creating new standardized lease agreement

On April 30. 2018, a new mandatory standardized lease will become available across Ontario for renters and tenants. The Laurier Students’ Union has worked with the Ministry of Housing and the Government of Ontario to produce the new standardized lease, ensuring it also applies to students. The Students’ Union has been advocating for the mandatory lease since last semester as […]

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Laurier music professor Leslie Fagan is appointed to the Order of Canada

  Leslie Fagan, Laurier music professor, has been appointed to the Order of Ontario. Fagan is the coordinator of the voice program at Laurier’s Faculty of Music and a world-renowned soprano. The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour and Fagan is among the 23 new members of the order this year. The new members of the Order […]

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Laurier professor investigates the true influences of political campaigns

  Jason Roy, an associate professor in the department of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been conducting research on how individuals are influenced by different events or aspects of a political campaign. Roy’s research looks at how individuals change the information they seek when they’re exposed to pre-election polls and whether or not this ultimately influences their vote. […]

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Laurier remains number one choice for incoming post-secondary students

Laurier remains a top choice for prospective students, with a 3.8 per cent increase in applications since 2017. 2018 saw a total of 25,477 students applying before the Jan. 17 deadline, although Laurier will still be accepting applications until May 1. Offers of acceptance have begun with more to follow, and students are expected to confirm their admission after June […]

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Laurier professors produce early Alzheimer’s detector

Two professors from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics have teamed up with BrainFX, Thought Wire and Saint Elizabeth Health Care to produce a new early detection tool for Alzheimer’s. The detection tool will be using a BrainFX screener combined with an artificial intelligence (AI) database provided by Thought Wire. Together the technology will create a brain health assessment […]

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Waterloo Region bands together at second annual Women’s March

On Jan. 20, 2017, 500 individuals joined together to march for women’s rights in downtown Kitchener. The Women’s March of the Waterloo Region is one of the many worldwide protests that advocate for human rights. “Women’s rights are human rights and I think that my main lens is that women can be leaders,” Carolina Miranda, coordinator of the Waterloo Region […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
2018 electors season sees sharp decline in female candidates

2018 electors season sees sharp decline in female candidates

  This year’s Students’ Union election has seen a significant decrease in female candidates. The 2018 elections have only two women running for a position out of all Students’ Union positions. This is drastically lower in comparison to the 2017 elections which saw total of five elected females for the board of directors. “We, unfortunately, see a significant decrease this […]

by Erin Abe· · Elections, News ·
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#textbookbroke campaign targets steep costs of textbooks

Jan. 15 marked the first day of this year’s local advocacy week for the #textbookbroke campaign which will conclude this Friday. To find a solution to mitigate the large sum of money students spend every year on textbooks, the Ontario Undergraduate Students Alliance (OUSA) and students at Laurier have joined the #textbookbroke campaign. “We know textbooks are very expensive and […]

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Church opens its doors during colder weather

  On Jan. 9, the Regional Municipality of Waterloo approved a temporary overnight flexible space for emergency shelter overflow at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Kitchener. Operated nightly by the House of Friendship, the church will be providing overflow flexible space beginning around the end of the month until April 30, 2018. St. Matthew’s Church will be able to accommodate […]

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