Margaret Russell

Margaret Russell

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The LRT delay in Waterloo Region keeps passengers waiting for the bus

After a highly anticipated arrival, Kitchener-Waterloo’s new ION Light Rail Transit System has been again delayed until the spring of 2019. This 19-kilometre transit route, consisting of 19 stations between Conestoga Mall and Fairway Station, has been a project in the works since 2012. In 2013, Waterloo region entered into a contract with Metrolinx and Bombardier that outlined the purchase […]

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Hillel Laurier’s exhibition begins annual Holocaust Education Week

Hillel Laurier is hosting their Holocaust Education Week from Nov. 2 until Nov. 8. This week of events is dedicated annually to the furthering of education and remembrance of the Holocaust which took place between 1933 and 1945 amidst the Second World War. Hillel, the foundation for Jewish campus life is the largest organization of its kind with representation at […]

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Graphic by Kash Patel

OUSA holds its bi-annual general conference, discussing new and renewing policies that affect students

Over the weekend, from Nov. 2 to 4, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) held their bi-annual general assembly conference at McMaster University. Wilfrid Laurier University was in attendance, alongside seven other member universities of OUSA, to discuss new and renewing policies. Laurier’s representation at this conference was six delegates; a number that proportionally represents the total population of students […]

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An update on the cutting of Milton campus funding by the PC government in Ontario

Last week, the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario announced its termination of funding for the construction of three post-secondary institutions across the province. The project was approved by the former provincial government in 2015, but planning has been in the works for nearly a decade.  After years of preparation and anticipation, Wilfrid Laurier University’s joint Milton campus with Conestoga College […]

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Gary Barwin named winter 2019 semester Writer-in-Residence

Wilfrid Laurier University has recently released their author selection for the upcoming winter term’s Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence. Canadian novelist Gary Barwin will be joining the school on campus from Jan. 14 to Mar. 22, 2018 to share his expertise as a multidisciplinary author, poet and composer with the study body. On Oct. 22, Laurier will also be welcoming Alison Pick, […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Laurier students ‘Thrive’ with the help of the Wellness Centre and Laurier Athletics

This week, Wilfrid Laurier University is holding its third Thrive Week. This week-long event focuses on the importance of mental wellness at university and more specifically, thriving as students.  The event is appropriately running during Laurier’s busy and stressful midterm season and hopes to provide students with the opportunity to learn about and practice self-care.  “The idea behind Thrive Week […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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E-Scooters bring eco-friendly transportation alternative to Waterloo

On Oct. 2, 2018, the City of Waterloo approved the region’s newest and most eco-friendly mode of transportation: electric scooters. These scooters are in town for the first pilot of the program, running from Oct. 2 to Nov. 30. The trial is being conducted by regional council, with the goal of examining how they fit into the rest of Waterloo’s […]

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Homecoming 2018 doesn’t stay so golden

Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated its annual Homecoming this past weekend with a Friday, Saturday and Sunday itinerary filled with scheduled events for returning Alumni, students and visitors to take part in.  Saturday, Sept. 29 did, however, see the bulk of the weekend’s festivities with the Laurier Golden Hawks versus Guelph Gryphons football game, a pancake breakfast, Alumni Endzone — Laurier’s […]

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ION LRT gets a warm welcome to KW with art installations

Kitchener-Waterloo eagerly awaits the completion of the ION Light Rail Transit system that will consist of 19 stations across Kitchener-Waterloo.  At nine stops and designated areas along the ION route, custom artworks will be installed as part of the ION Public Art Project, commissioned by the region of Kitchener-Waterloo. These works depict a broad range of artistry styles and all […]

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Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahman

TEDxWLU brings innovation and speaker series to students during event on Friday

On Friday, Sept. 21, TEDxWLU took place at Laurier’s Senate and Board Chamber. This year’s all-day event was independently organized by students and featured nine guest speakers, three TED Library Talks, as well as a networking event in which students and guest speakers had the opportunity to connect. The event’s lead coordinator, Sulay Shah, is a third-year BBA and Computer […]

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