Margaret Russell

Margaret Russell

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Laurier International hosts it’s first ever excellence dinner to commend high achievers

On Mar. 19, Wilfrid Laurier University’s international and global engagement program hosted its first annual Student Recognition dinner to award 24 international students with Academic Improvement scholarships. “This recognition event was held for international students who received a scholarship for their academic improvement. These were students who were on probation or applied to withdraw, who have since cleared their probation […]

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The best 27 places to go in Waterloo Region ranked for 2019

This month, Waterloo’s Municipal Heritage Committee presented a draft list of 27 locations of significance that represent heritage value for the city and are looking for the public’s feedback. A Cultural Heritage Landscape is a location that has been modified by human presence and is integral to the landscape of the community. This list is presented to city council, as […]

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Laurier’s Three Minute Thesis gives opportunity for Masters and PhD students to show off their skills

Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual Three Minute Thesis student competition is welcoming back a fresh crop of bright minds and this year, Laurier has opened the internationally recognized academic competition’s floor to undergraduate students for the first time.  The premise of the competition is to challenge graduate and PhD students to give a three-minute pitch to a panel of non-specialist judges, […]

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Christchurch vigil a place for students to mourn after New Zealand massacre

On Friday, Mar. 22, Wilfrid Laurier University students and faculty participated in a vigil to honour and show solidarity for the victims and families affected by the recent act of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand.  This act consisted of two consecutive mass shootings which took place at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre on Mar. 15.   […]

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Plastic package waste sparks protest in Waterloo from students and community activists

On Monday, Mar. 11, a group of approximately 25 student and community activists collected at Zehrs, located on Erb Street in Waterloo, to protest the use of excessive plastic packaging in grocery stores by large companies.  This particular demonstration was directed towards Loblaws Companies Limited, the owner of Zehrs and several other grocery franchises.  “We were inspired by the UK […]

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Students protest against Canada Goose jackets and growing popularity in Waterloo

Students protest against Canada Goose jackets and growing popularity in Waterloo

On the evening of Friday, Mar. 8, a group of local activists joined together at the intersection of University Avenue and Seagram Drive to rally against Canada Goose, the Canadian winter apparel brand that actively and primarily uses animal textiles for their products. Stephanie Lennon, president of the University of Waterloo Animal Rights Society, was an organizer of this protest […]

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GENConnect looks to educate students with life skills to take care of themselves

Wilfrid Laurier University is welcoming a new student start-up to the Waterloo campus this semester. GENconnect Waterloo is an event-based start-up social venture. Its goal is to create intergenerational connections and relationships, between students and seniors from the Kitchener-Waterloo community by facilitating cooking classes. GENconnect was founded by Laura Shield, Giny Pearson and Roxy Suida, three Laurier students participating in […]

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International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) goes to Parliament to advocate for scholars in areas of conflict

Last week, Wilfrid Laurier University’s student-run organization International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) took a trip to Parliament Hill to promote and advocate for their work concerning scholars from international areas of conflict. ISOW currently supports 14 international scholars from Syria, Egypt and Lebanon, who are working to complete either their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Their organization is providing full, student-funded […]

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Laurier hosts community leaders to discuss the challenges associated street parties

Laurier hosts community leaders to discuss the challenges associated street parties

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual, infamous festivities will also be marked on the calendars of many students, visitors, Kitchener-Waterloo residents and local administrative authorities.  Although St. Patrick’s Day on Ezra rings significant to many, these celebratory and un-sanctioned events are not exclusive to our school. Unsanctioned street gatherings are becoming increasingly frequent, widespread and infamous […]

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Rolling up your rims to feed the homeless of Kitchener-Waterloo

Tim Hortons™ has launched its annual “Roll Up The Rim To Win” promotional campaign, commencing a call for those on campus and in the region to collect and donate their winning rims for a good cause. Cec Joyal, a development officer at Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as her twin sister have relaunched their annual campaign, collecting winning roll-up tabs […]

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