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Region celebrates LGBTQ pride

Region celebrates LGBTQ pride

Last week from May 24 to June 3, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo celebrated the 16th tri-Pride Festival. Tri-Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community in the area and is open to the public. In a phone interview, co-chair Alex Chunaco discussed feeling “blessed that [the tri-Pride festival] had a very great team this […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

CIGI lecture generates dialogue

Former Canadian minister of foreign affairs Lloyd Axworthy drew crowds to the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on May 24 with his lecture on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), and its pertinence to the Arab Spring. R2P is a product of the United Nations recognition, in which Axworthy played a vital role, that there is a basic human responsibility […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·
New facility replaces fine arts

New facility replaces fine arts

The old Fine Arts Building at Wilfrid Laurier University will see a new purpose in the upcoming year. The building is currently being used as a warehouse, but the university will introduce a new environmentally-friendly building called the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science to take its place. The application for the establishment of the centre as a headquarters […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·
Spark Festival brings out local acts

Spark Festival brings out local acts

This past Saturday local music lovers of all ages gathered in the heart of Waterloo Park for the second annual Spark Music Festival. The festival, founded by a group of volunteers, gives local non-profit organizations an opportunity to exhibit their ventures and promote their causes. Exhibitors this year included the K-W Humane Society, local organic food promoters K-W Urban Harvester […]

by Cord Import· · Arts ·
Top 10 summer activities for nerds (and vampires)

Top 10 summer activities for nerds (and vampires)

Let’s face it, not everyone enjoys summer the same way. While most people are at the beach enjoying the sand and surf or lounging on decks and patios soaking up the summer sun, some of us are desperately trying to hide in our basements, away from the blinding sunlight and social interaction. There’s a whole other side to summer that […]

by Cord Import· · Life ·
Quebec government introduces controversial bill to end tuition protests

Quebec government introduces controversial bill to end tuition protests

MONTREAL (CUP) — Quebec Premier Jean Charest introduced special legislation to the National Assembly today to suspend the academic session in hopes of ending the province’s tuition fee crisis. The proposed legislation would suspend the current semester until August, postponing the fall semester until October 2012 for the 14 CEGEPs and 11 universities seriously affected by the student strike. The […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Creating a community for women in science

April 16 marked an important day for women working in science and mathematical fields in Waterloo region, as the Wilfrid Laurier University senate approved the development of The Centre for Women in Sciences. The centre will open this fall and reach out to Laurier and the rest of the community. With Waterloo being “a part of the Technology Triangle” there […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Secondary school credit cap will hurt university students

The Ontario Ministry of Education has implemented a “credit cap” that would prohibit secondary school students from attending high school after they have completed 34 credits. As a post-secondary graduate who reaped the benefits of attending high school for five years, my feelings on the subject fall somewhere between disappointed and disturbed. When five-year high school was phased out in […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·
Climbing mountains for a cure

Climbing mountains for a cure

Five mountains, five thousand dollars and a raised awareness of heart disease, stroke and healthy living; these are the goals of Erik Kroman, 22, and Hardik Patel, 22 who will climb to a cure this May. Kroman and Patel are both graduating Wilfrid Laurier University students and “were looking for a good way to conclude [their] experience” at Laurier. Giving […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Braid reckless with our health

Dear Editor, MP Peter Braid is acting recklessly, putting his community members’ health at risk. He is supporting legislation that will reduce food safety oversight and make major cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Canadians remember the devastating impact on many families from deaths caused by the Listeriosis outbreaks. We know that more needs to be done to […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·