Maddy Cutts

Maddy Cutts

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Trudeau pays visit at 48th annual Oktoberfest

The Kitchener-Waterloo Region spent this past weekend wrapping up Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival,the 48th annual Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest in K-W runs annually beginning the Friday before Thanksgiving and continues for nine days until the following Saturday. The festival began in 1969 by a small group of dedicated volunteers and has since grown to be the second-largest Oktoberfest in the world with […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Local, News ·
Sexual violence support advocate hired at Laurier

Sexual violence support advocate hired at Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University has welcomed Sarah Scanlon to its campuses as the school’s first sexual violence support advocate, a position introduced this past fall. The introduction of the position of sexual violence support advocate is another step Laurier is taking to work towards its goal of eliminating gendered violence on campus, largely supported to date by initiatives operated through the […]

by Maddy Cutts· · News ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Petition for K-W residents to have free access to transit

A local Kitchener-Waterloo organization has amped up their push to make public transit free for lower-class residents throughout the region. The Alliance Against Poverty (AAP), founded over a decade ago, is an alliance of individuals from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds striving to eliminate poverty. They have launched campaigns aimed at housing and living wage in the past and have […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Local, News ·
Students play a game of flip cup during Homecoming festivities. 
Photo by Jessica Dik

Wilfrid Laurier prepares for homecoming festivities

Golden Hawks everywhere have spent all year looking forward to this upcoming weekend’s Homecoming and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union is no exception. The Students’ Union and university administration have been meeting for months in order to plan out communications leading up to and including Homecoming weekend to ensure that both parties have a say in the messages being broadcasted […]

by Maddy Cutts· · News ·

Heritage building opens their doors to Waterloo Region

Region of Waterloo businesses and buildings invited in region residents this past Saturday with the celebration of the annual Doors Open Waterloo Region. The concept of opening up heritage buildings to the public began in France over 20 years ago and quickly spread. The first North American event was put on by the City of Toronto in 2000. Two years […]

by Maddy Cutts· · News ·
Photo by Paige Bush

International Suicide Prevention Day activities held at Wilfrid Laurier

The Kitchener-Waterloo area community came together last Saturday at Wilfrid Laurier University’s campus to honour World Suicide Prevention Day. The date of September 10 was chosen back in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and has been celebrated by the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, ever since. Though historically held at Kitchener City Hall, the location was moved […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Emilia-Zibaei

Waterloo hospitals to receive over 2 million dollars in funding

Waterloo Region hospitals will soon be benefitting from over 2 million dollars in funding from the provincial government, announced earlier this year. The funds come as part of Ontario’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF), with Grand River Hospital awarded 1,555,561 dollars and a further 524,334 dollars earmarked for St. Mary’s Hospital, the two Kitchener hospitals which service the Kitchener-Waterloo region. […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Local, News ·
Laurier welcomes 4,000 new students

Laurier welcomes 4,000 new students

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus is set to welcome a new cohort of first-year students, come September.Opening ceremonies for Orientation Week will be held on September 5, in the evening, allowing time for students moving-in that day to unpack and familiarise themselves with their floors, before launching into O-Week activities.First-years will begin the following Tuesday with student success sessions, aimed […]

by Maddy Cutts· · News, Uncategorized ·
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GSA prepares for ‘Graduate Student Orientation’

Things are gearing up for Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association’s ‘Graduate Student Orientation,’ which is set to take place on the Waterloo campus over September 6 and 7. Programming over those two days is open to all of Laurier’s graduate students and will be packed full of informational opportunities. September 6 will include a community lunch open to incoming […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Marco Pedri

The Lazaridis Institute seeks out the ten best ventures in the country

The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises is currently on a cross-Canada quest to seek out the ten best ventures in the country to join the first cohort of the Lazaridis Institute Scale Up Program. The institute was created to work within the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, with an aim of supporting […]

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