Jake Watts

Jake Watts

After spending a few months writing stories as a volunteer, Jake was brought on as one of The Cord's news editors. He is currently a third year philosophy major, also aiming for a minor in psychology. Beyond the work he does for The Cord, Jake enjoys trying new things and stifling his disappointment when he realizes he's not always good at them.

Articles by Jake Watts

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GSA President, Natalie Gleba, hopes to focus on student wellness throughout the upcoming school year

Since stepping into the position of president and CEO of the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) this past May, Natalie Gleba has begun work on project planning for the 2017-18 school year. Gleba described the transition into her new role as “seamless,” attributing the ease to her previous five years of experience with the GSA and relationship with previous president and […]

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Mayors across Canada come together to get a handle on the growing Opioid crisis

On May 25, a task force consisting of mayors from 13 Canadian cities released a set of recommendations to the federal government to better handle the opioid crisis. The task force was organized by the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, a group within the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and was formed in February 2017. Convening on the task force is Kitchener […]

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Laurier ranked Canada’s most efficient research university by independent research group

In a recent study of Canadian universities, Wilfrid Laurier University was ranked number one for research efficiency. The study, which was released on April 10, was conducted by the independent group Research Infosource and made use of data collected over a ten-year period. The group compared the quantity of research income each university received with the quantity of peer-reviewed publications […]

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