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Shortlist for the Edna Staebler 2018 Award announced

  Earlier this month, Wilfrid Laurier University released the shortlist for the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for creative non-fiction. The award, established by the award-winning journalist, writer and philanthropist Edna Staebler herself, has been presented annually by Laurier since 1991. The award, being the only award of its unique genre in Canada, is presented to a Canadian writer of a […]

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#Textbookbroke campaign demands more affordable, cost-effective solution

As the semester commences at universities across Ontario, many post-secondary students find themselves conflicted by the cost of course materials. The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), an organization dedicated to representing the needs of undergraduate students across the province, relaunched the campaign #TextbookBroke to address the matter of practically unaffordable course materials and rally towards creating more reasonably priced or […]

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Reflecting on the successes of Orientation Week 2018

Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2018 Orientation Week and Shinerama festivities were a raging success, as Laurier’s Waterloo campus greeted incoming first-years and welcomed back returning upper-years with a fair, carnival and performances by many talented guests. Additionally, the Shinerama campaign raised money and awareness for cystic fibrosis with a barbecue and car wash. O-Week, beginning with opening ceremonies on both first-year […]

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“Project Safe Semester” in full effect in Waterloo, WRPS cracks down on Ezra street party

As the Waterloo region has seen an increase in the transient student population in late August and early September, the Waterloo Regional Police saw an influx in student arrests, charges and ticketing. Waterloo Regional Police Services, being aware of this causation, launched Project Safe Semester in the last week of August and will continue until Homecoming at the end of […]

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An overview of the upcoming Waterloo municipal election candidates

Waterloo Region will be voting on Oct. 22, 2018, as part of the municipal council and school board elections taking place across Ontario. We’ve spoken to our three mayoral candidates, asking about key points in their platforms and goals for their prospective terms. Dave Jaworsky Dave Jaworsky, our current mayor of Waterloo, is running this fall for a second term. […]

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Welcome to O-week 2018

Welcome to O-week 2018

1 2 3 4 5   In grand Golden Hawk tradition, Wilfrid Laurier University will be officially ringing in the 2018-2019 school year with a week of spirited festivities. Orientation week is the best way for incoming first-years to get comfortable and acquainted with Laurier, as well as welcoming back returning students. Icebreakers, who are Laurier’s O-Week student ambassadors, have […]

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Laurier professor researches effects of pronouns in costumer service

The world of customer service is vast and everyone can agree upon its presence in their lives; whether working for a retailer as a representative or being the recipient of those services as a customer, client and/or patient. Grant Packard, an assistant professor of marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, has discovered through his ongoing […]

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Waterloo Region moves forward with safe injection sites

As the opioid epidemic prevails, there is talk of progress among Waterloo regional councillors. The community services committee of Waterloo Region, responsible for reviewing and reporting on public health, emergency and community services, agreed to move forward with implementing safe injection sites earlier this month. Proposals have been made regarding the future locations of sites; however, these currently remain undetermined […]

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OUSA advocates for solutions to gendered violence on post-secondary campuses

May was Sexual Assault Prevention Month, and in lieu of this, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), in partnership with student organizations across the country, have released a journal entitled Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. The publication gives student-run organizations from across the country the opportunity to lobby against sexual violence on Canadian […]

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