Articles by: Kaitlyn Severin

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Two Laurier faculty members recognized with CMA awards

The Coalition of Muslim Women of Kitchener-Waterloo, a local organization which aims to enhance communication and understanding between Muslim and other communities through work-shops and interactive community forums, recognized two Wilfrid Laurier University faculty members with the Women Who Inspire Awards. One of the recipients of this award is Hind Al-Abadleh, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and […]

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Controversy arises over conference keynote speaker

Keynote speaker for the Wilfrid Laurier Brantford campus Criminology Student Association conference Danielle Robitaille has cancelled her presentation after open dialogue came out about the ethics of her appearance on the Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford campus. Robitaille stirred up controversy after taking on the role as a defence lawyer for former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi who was tried and […]

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Laurier Brantford assists in Police pilot project

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus plans to work with the Brantford Police Service to help properly respond to survivors of sexual assault when incidences are reported. Working along with the Laurier Brantford campus will be local community services such as the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant, Victim Services of Brant and the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Team Brantford General Site […]

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WRPS to invite community groups to task force

After an investigation by The Globe and Mail, it was found that approximately one in five reports of sexual assault are dismissed by police forces across Canada. The Waterloo Regional Police Services are taking action to review past sexual assault cases that were deemed unfounded. Police Chief Bryan Larkin announced earlier in February that the WRPS will be reviewing how […]

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Facing life after university

Facing life after university

Reading Week was implemented at Wilfrid Laurier University for students to catch up on their course material mid-way through the semester. While some students may actually study or work on assignments, many come back to their old homes to relive their old style of living. You hang out with family and childhood friends and you become reminded of all of […]

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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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