Articles by: Kaitlyn Severin

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WRPS to investigate unfounded sexual assault cases

On Feb. 3, The Globe and Mail published a 20-month investigation that focused on police-reported sexual assault allegations. The investigation, titled “Unfounded: Why Police Dismiss 1 in 5 Sexual Assault Claims as Baseless,” collected data on sexual assault complaints from various police services across Canada. The report found that several police services recorded some complaints as being “unfounded” — simply […]

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Beating the odds conference inspires resilience in K-W students

Beating the odds conference inspires resilience in K-W students

On Friday Feb. 10, the Beating The Odds conference was held in the Turret on the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus. This event is dedicated to inspiring and educating black high school students in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge area to pursue post-secondary education. The conference was created 12 years ago by Laurier alumnus David Green, as there were an alarming […]

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Students’ Union VP’s hired for 2017-18 year

After a rigorous and thorough hiring process, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union has officially hired their executive team for 2017-18. After being elected as Students’ Union president on Jan. 26, Kanwar Brar, along with current president Tyler Van Herzele and various administrative members of the Union, worked to hire Brar’s new team of vice-presidents. “The marking process for the […]

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Developments in establishing a Laurier Milton campus

Since Oct. 2016, further updates have been established in developing a Wilfrid Laurier University Milton campus. On Oct. 26, the Ontario provincial government announced their support in establishing post-secondary in Milton and Brampton. The university then moved forward with their goal of developing a campus in Milton following the announcement. Last month, the province confirmed details of the process for […]

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Board of Directors elect their 2017-18 Chair and Vice-Chair

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union has elected returning director, Tarique Plummer, as the chair of the Board of Directors for their 2017-18 term. Running against director-elects Klaudia Wojtanowski and Emily Rezkalla, Plummer won the majority of the votes from his fellow board-elects last Wednesday night in the Students’ Union board room. This will also be Plummer’s second year on […]

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Beta’s six year soundtrack finally came to an end this past Saturday

  Last Saturday, Beta, one of Waterloo’s most infamous nightclubs, closed its doors for the last time. The club’s final night — “The Final Chapter” — paid tribute to the artists who have played at Beta in the past and for the EDM fans who have been followers of the club since their beginning. As a way of paying respect […]

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Kanwar Brar elected as 2017-18 Students’ Union president

Kanwar Brar is officially the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president for the 2017-18 term. Winning 94.04 per cent of the votes, Brar was officially announced as president on Jan. 26 at the #LaurierVotes Results Party at Wilf’s. The overall voter turnout for the 2017 Students’ Union election was 22.22 per cent of the Laurier student population. Darshil Shah and […]

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Ministry of labour announces safety program

On Monday morning, Ontario’s Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn officially launched the 2017 Occupational Health, Safety and Prevention Innovation Program (OHSPIP) at Wilfrid Laurier University. Announced in the Paul Martin Centre on the Waterloo campus, MPP Flynn explained that this year’s support will mainly focus on initiatives to improve workplace mental health, address mobile equipment hazards and prevent occupational diseases […]

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Students’ Union election candidates answer questions at Open Forum and Town Hall

The 2017 campaign season continues as candidates for the Wilfrid Laurier University Senate and Board of Governors, as well as for the Students’ Union Board of Directors and president, participated in the Waterloo Open Forum on Jan. 18. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Concourse candidates answered questions pertaining numerous topics, such as the Students’ Union structure and […]

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MacLatchy announced as president and vice-chancellor of WLU

Deborah MacLatchy, provost and vice-president: academic, will officially be the seventh president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. On Jan. 11, the university officially announced MacLatchy as the appointed president on their official website. MacLatchy will be replacing current president, Max Blouw, on July 1 on a five-year term. MacLatchy, a recognized and awarded scientist, has been the provost and […]

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