Articles by: Maddy Cutts

Top 5 news stories of 2016

Top 5 news stories of 2016

Policy The latest major story to have come out of Wilfrid Laurier University is that of its new sexual and gendered violence policy and procedures, drafted by the Gendered Violence Task Force, the student group Advocates for Student Culture of Consent (ASCC) and other university partners. The lack of a policy was first discovered by ASCC and work began in […]

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Sexual Violence policy approved by Laurier Governors

The recently proposed Gendered and Sexual Violence Policy and Students Procedure was approved by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Board of Governors on Nov. 24. The document outlines the university’s policy of not tolerating gendered or sexual violence, as well as the mechanisms in place for the university to handle cases of gendered and sexual violence, from reporting to investigation and resolution. […]

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Search is on for Laurier’s new president

Recruitment is well underway in the search for a president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. The current president, Max Blouw, is approaching the end of his second five-year term and as such, the decision was made earlier last year to begin the recruitment process. A committee was formed to carry out the recruitment and hiring procedures. It was comprised […]

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Disney’s Queen of Katwe: a twist on the classic fairytale

Disney’s Queen of Katwe: a twist on the classic fairytale

Disney has been releasing rags-to-riches tales since the dawn of time, though its latest addition, Queen of Katwe, is a far cry from the Cinderella of our youth. While the film opens to a scene of the heroine, Phiona, smartly dressed as she enters a chess tournament, the film quickly rewinds years earlier to Katwe, an area in the Ugandan […]

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2017 WLU Student’s Union election prep begins

With the American presidential race winding down, Wilfrid Laurier University must now look ahead to their own upcoming election season. The Laurier student elections are held across campuses every new year, when the student body is given the opportunity to elect their own Students’ Union president, as well as the members of the Students’ Union board of directors, the members […]

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Laurier’s new sexual violence policy is one step closer to approval

The Gendered Violence Task Force held a town hall meeting last Thursday on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, to provide students a space to discuss and ask questions about the newly released sexual violence policy and procedure. Town halls were additionally held on both the Laurier Brantford and Kitchener campuses earlier that same week, ensuring that all interested students had […]

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WLU’s Lazaridis institute chooses participants for Canadian Scale-Up program

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis Institute recently unveiled the ten technology ventures chosen to participate in its launch of the Canadian Scale-Up Program. The program began over the summer with a cross-Canada roadshow, where presentations were given in major cities to the respective regions’ most promising technology companies. When applications closed on Sept. 16, the program had approximately 70 completed applications, […]

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Laurier and City of Waterloo to unveil CityStudio

Wilfrid Laurier University will soon be unveiling the CityStudio project, a newly developed course to be offered through a partnership with the City of Waterloo. The new course, named Social Innovation in the City, is set to be offered in the beginning of January 2017 for the winter term through the department of Global Studies. This is but a stepping […]

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Lieutenant Governor visits Laurier campus

Wilfrid Laurier University welcomed a special guest last week when the Waterloo campus received a visit from the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Being a constitutional democracy, the Canadian head of state is technically Queen Elizabeth ll, who lends her power to be exercised by the Canadian government. While Ontario’s premier is the head of the provincial government, […]

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Time to take vaccinations seriously

Time to take vaccinations seriously

On October 14, Wilfrid Laurier University students received an email from the Office of Student Affairs informing them that the Wellness Centre was holding flu shot clinics again for another year. They’re held on various days throughout the month of November. After booking a time slot online, all you have to do is show up with your OHIP or UHIP […]

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