Erin Abe

Erin Abe

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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 […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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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 […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
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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 […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
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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, […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
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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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Graphic by Serena Truong

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 […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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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 […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
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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 […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Alan Li

UW students compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition

Since January 2017, students from the University of Waterloo have been working to compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition sponsored by SpaceX. The most recent competition was in August 2017, where Universities competed to create the fastest Hyperloop Pod. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, introduced the Hyperloop concept back in 2013 and, since, companies have worked to make this idea […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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The psychology behind mindful eating

Psychology research at Wilfrid Laurier University has concluded that those who practice mindful eating have healthier eating behaviour.   Mindfulness is intentional awareness of experiences in the present moment. Mindful eating, specifically, focuses on the awareness of cues one gets regarding how full they feel and what they taste while eating.   Research done at Laurier looked at how general mindfulness affects […]

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