Jake Watts

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TEDxUW brings together 700 delegates to annual event

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the University of Waterloo held their sixth annual TEDx event in their Humanities Theatre. Founded over 30 years ago, TED is a media organization that puts on conferences around the world where experts are invited to come and speak on issues related to technology, entertainment and design. TEDx events are usually put on at a smaller scale and are independently organized by people who obtain a license from TED proper. […]

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WLUFA hosts solidarity screening to show support for college faculty on strike

On Oct. 26, 2017 the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) held a solidarity screening in support of Conestoga College faculty who are currently on strike. Faculty at 24 public colleges in Ontario have now been on strike since Oct. 16. There are no scheduled talks between the two bargaining parties as of yet. The event was held in conjunction with Fair […]

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Student tenants are pestered with cockroach infestation

Wilfrid Laurier University students allege they have been dealing with a cockroach infestation in their unit in a nearby Marq student housing building.  The apartment building in question is located on 173 King St. N.   The Marq has two other student housing buildings in Waterloo, but as of this writing, there is no indication that either has similar pest issues.  Laurier student, Winnet Runshare, is one of the […]

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Mass crowds at Ezra put toll on WRPS

Earlier this month in a police board meeting, Waterloo Regional Police Services Chief Bryan Larkin commented on big student street parties, as well as the toll they have on the police force. His comments came in the wake of Wilfrid Laurier University’s most recent homecoming celebrations. While the three-day event’s programming was oriented toward bringing together alumni, more than 12,000 […]

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Highlights from Laurier Homecoming 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University held its annual Waterloo campus homecoming festivities this past weekend from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Events held at the Waterloo campus homecoming included a Friday night concert at the Turret nightclub featuring Kira Isabella and the Rivertown Saints, the anticipated football showdown between the Golden Hawks and Western University’s Mustangs and a variety of events, reunions […]

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Minimum wage in Ontario sees increase this past week

On Oct.1, the general minimum wage in Ontario rose from $11.40 hourly to $11.60 hourly. The jump is a step in the provincial government’s plan to raise the general minimum wage up to 15 dollars hourly, first announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne back in May. The next planned jump is to $14 on Jan. 1, 2018, then finally to $15 […]

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President of PepsiCo presents at Laurier

On Sept. 26, Jason McDonell, president of PepsiCo Foods Canada, presented a talk to Wilfrid Laurier University students in the Lazaridis Hall atrium. McDonell, who graduated from Laurier with a BBA in 1996, told attendees various stories about his time as a student at the university and then about working for PepsiCo, in addition to offering several pieces of advice […]

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Laurier opens new official research office in Yellowknife

On Sept. 25, Wilfrid Laurier University hosted the grand opening of its new research office in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The opening of this new office in Yellowknife is representative of Laurier’s broad focus on conducting research pertaining to environmental matters in the north. This focus has been facilitated by a ten-year agreement the university made with the government of Northwest […]

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LSPIRG hosts annual Radical Orientation Week to highlight issues of social justice

From Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, the Laurier Students Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) held their annual Radical Orientation Week on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses. The Rad Week events — intended to highlight social justice issues — took place the week following the Students’ Union Orientation Week, and were organized in collaboration with the Diversity and Equity […]

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Laurier professors inducted into The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Among the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists’ 70 new members inducted this year will be Wilfrid Laurier University professors Dr. Jennifer Baltzer and Dr. Shohini Ghose. The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is a part of the Royal Society of Canada, a publicly-organized academic institution whose objective, as stated on their webpage, is to “promote learning […]

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