Margaret Russell

Margaret Russell

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Waterloo Region Museum unveils its newest, interactive exhibit, “Journey to Space”: hands-on learning for all ages

The Waterloo Region Museum has an exciting new exhibit opening on Feb. 1 until April 28. Journey to Space will be a large, interactive exhibit that is designed to encourage hands-on cosmic learning for all ages. Adele Hempel, the Museum’s curator and manager, explained that the exhibit will fill their 500-square-foot gallery with several different sections. The first will illustrate […]

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Wet’suwet’en First Nations advocacy strikes in Waterloo bring together over 200 activists

Last week, on the evening of Jan. 8, a group of nearly 200 local activists joined together in Uptown Waterloo square to demonstrate their solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nations. The solidarity protest, one among many held across the country, was in response to recent conflicts in British Columbia between the Wet’suwet’en peoples and Coastal GasLink. The company is in […]

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Laurier’s chancellor named one of the Most Powerful Women in Canada at WXN

Wilfrid Laurier University’s chancellor, Eileen Mercier, was recently inducted into the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Top 100 Hall of Fame, after being presented with the recognition as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women — for the fourth time in her career. There are now 151 WXN Hall of Fame inductees which have been bestowed by the organization throughout the […]

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Monarch Clothing provides accessible clothing to those with Alzheimer’s

Monarch Clothing provides accessible clothing to those with Alzheimer’s

Wilfrid Laurier University alumna Patricia Quinn is the chief executive officer of Monarch Clothes, a Waterloo-based company that has developed a clothing line targeting women and men with physical impairments, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Quinn graduated from Laurier’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. She then went on to work for IBM as a technical advisor. Monarch’s co-founder and president, Kristine […]

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Region cautions students over rising rates of sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections, notably chlamydia and gonorrhoea, have had an increasingly widespread presence in Kitchener-Waterloo over the past several years. This rise in cases has also been observable through a provincial standpoint and, in Waterloo, is being attributed to a lack of general knowledge and the region’s large student population amidst three post-secondary institutions. According to statistics recently released by […]

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Accessible and recyclable: Hilary Scanlon wins first prize for her initiative

Earlier this month, Hillary Scanlon, a Wilfrid Laurier University student, achieved first place at the MEDAx conference pitch competition. This conference, which was affiliated with the larger Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) conference, took place in Indianapolis on Nov. 10. Scanlon, who is also Laurier’s first-ever Student Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence, received $5,000 for her pitch and the extended honour of being […]

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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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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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