Margaret Russell

Margaret Russell

Articles by Margaret Russell

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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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How to maintain intimacy in a long-distance relationship

Valentine’s Day can feel like a form of victory when you have a designated individual to share it with. This day may also make you feel defeated when you have a partner but are in the midst of a long-distance relationship. As it has been perpetuated, Valentine’s Day calls for extraordinary, social media-worthy acts of affection that ultimately places a […]

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EvolvGreen’s collaborative workspace brings clean, sustainable development to the business world

Waterloo Region’s work force and growing economic infrastructure was recently introduced to a new clean economy work centre in the David Johnston Research and Technology Park. EvolvGreen had its grand opening event on Friday, Feb. 1, unveiling the project which has been in the works since Evolv1, Canada’s first ever zero-carbon building. Evolv1 was designed specifically to innovate modern work […]

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Entrepreneurs Exchange offers to help students take a closer look at startups

Startup Laurier, Wilfrid Laurier University’s entrepreneurship club on the Waterloo campus, held its eighth annual Entrepreneur Exchange last week on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Vidyard in Kitchener. The event, an evening of networking, workshops and speakers, provided all Laurier students, as well as students from the University of Waterloo, with the opportunity to get acquainted with the career option […]

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Safe injection sites in Kitchener and Cambridge coming closer to reality

The Region of Waterloo is in the midst of hosting public consultation sessions regarding proposed supervised consumption sites in Kitchener and Cambridge.  These sessions, which began last week, are being held to open the floor to the public’s questions and concerns regarding several candidates for supervised consumption sites for opioid usage, as part of the region’s action plan to enact […]

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