Lindsay Purchase

Lindsay Purchase

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WLUSU Board of Directors candidates

Rochelle Adamiak My name is Rochelle Adamiak and I have always been highly involved with the school; an executive on both BACCHUS and the UA, a co-ordinator in Student Publications and VP of LAS. As a result I understand Laurier is made up of diversified individuals, my goal is to represent these individuals on a personal basis, but also tackle […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Archive ·

Province announces online database for credit transfer

As of Jan. 20, students across the province have one less worry when transferring between universities. The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT)’s new course-to-course database will be available online and allow students to see how their credentials from one university will carry over to another within the province. Wilfrid Laurier University is one of the first universities to […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · National ·
CRO Dani Saad explains the rules and restrictions of the Students' Union elections on Tuesday (Photo by Ryan Hueglin)

Students’ Union campaign period kicks off; countdown to Feb. 5-6 election begins

The candidates have announced. The papers have been signed. And the race has begun. The 2014 campaign period kicked off on Tuesday with the all candidates meeting, bringing out all presidential, board of directors, board of governors and senate candidates who are running in this year’s Students’ Union elections. Four presidential candidates submitted nomination packages.  The number of board of […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·

Province plans to expand online education

Postsecondary students in Ontario will soon be able to access online education in a new way, with the announcement of a new course-sharing centre set to be operational within a year. The Centre of Excellence for Online Learning, funded over a three-year period with an initial investment of $42 million, will allow students from participating institutions to take online courses […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · National ·
(Graphic by Lena Yang)

Students’ Union executive structure gets reworked

In order to better operationalize changes made during the 2011-2012 academic year to move toward a multi-campus governance structure, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union announced a restructuring plan for the student executive last week. Changes will be made over a two-year period and have been incorporated into the strategic plan until a period of review in 2017. The changes […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Archive, Campus ·
LightBot is an app that helps kids learn computer programming (Photo by Will Huang).

UW startups shine

To teach computer-programming to kids may sound like an impossible challenge, but that’s exactly what Danny Yaroslavski set out to do when he began developing his mobile app, LightBot, back in high school. LightBot is now one of 35 startups that will be occupying the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Garage workspace at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener this term. Through […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Local ·
(Graphic by Lena Yang)

Province plans expansion in satellite campuses

Ontario’s universities will soon be competing for more than just students—they’ll be fighting for more space to put them. In December, the province released its Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework, which provides guidelines for interested universities to put forth proposals for satellite campuses. “We made a commitment to engage in capacity expansion to meet the needs of future growth in […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · National ·
Graphic by Lena Yang.

Region enters final stages of LRT prep work

It’s difficult to think ahead to June in the midst of winter storms, but that’s exactly what regional staff are doing as they orchestrate the final details of a two-and-a-half year, $818-million construction project: Light Rail Transit. Currently, the Region is evaluating the bids from three shortlisted consortiums to build the LRT system: GrandLinq, TriCity Transit System and Kitchener Waterloo […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Local ·
Former South African president Nelson Mandela in 2008. (Courtesy of www.sagoodnews.co.za)

A Laurier student’s close connection to Mandela

Nazeefah Laher doesn’t have a strong memory of her first in-person encounter with Nelson Mandela, but she still has the memento — a hat, signed by him during a visit to her cousin’s pre-school when she was six years old, living in South Africa. Her parents still have the hat, tucked away in a memory box at their home in […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
Graphic by Lena Yang.

WLUFA and the university reach tentative agreement for contract staff

After over six months of negotiations, Contract Academic Staff (CAS) representatives and Wilfrid Laurier University have reached a tentative deal. The agreement on the CAS contract renewal was reached at around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 following a day-long mediation session. “I think all sides were very happy, the university certainly is,” said Kevin Crowley, Laurier’s acting assistant vice-president: communications, […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·