Nathalie Bouchard

Nathalie is a fourth Year Communication and Gender studies student always looking for a new restaurant to try. Netflix Documentary and feminist literature enthusiast with secret aspirations of becoming a professional dog walker.

Articles by Nathalie Bouchard

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Event works to inform students on consent in various contexts

On Feb. 12, 2018, the Centre for Women and Trans People hosted an event with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC) called Consent Across Contexts. T.K. Pritchard, Male Allies educator for SASC, hosted the event which educated students and community members on the topic of consent as well as what consent can look like in many different […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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ABS holds annual conference to inspire high school students

On Feb. 9 2018 The Association of Black Students hosted their thirteenth annual Beating the Odds conference for racialized high school students in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge area.  The annual conference is meant to give back to the community by creating presentations and workshops that is meant to educate students about post-secondary options, self-development and motivation.  The conference programming […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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Bridging the Gap unveils new Friendship Bench at Laurier

  On Jan. 31, 2018, Bridging the Gap, a student run club at Wilfrid Laurier University, presented their newest mental health initiative: the Friendship Bench. The Friendship Bench was made possible by the efforts of Bridging the Gap with the additional support of Sarina Wheeler, coordinator of Wellness Education at Laurier, Leanne Holland Brown, dean of students and funds from […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Editorial: Keeping up with the pregnancies

Last September, Kylie Jenner was spotted out in Los Angeles supposedly concealing a baby bump. Then began some good old fashioned “aliens live among us” conspiracy theories. Pregnancy, especially out of wedlock, was once something that was shameful to a person’s reputation; now pregnancy is something that is only shameful if you hide it. The rumour mill and pop culture […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Opinion ·
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SHORE informs students on issues surrounding reproductive health

On Jan. 23 in the Bricker Academic Building, the Centre for Women and Trans People hosted an event in collaboration with Sexual Health Options Resources & Education Centre called Abortion Facts with SHORE. The aim of the event was to debunk many of the myths, misconceptions and misinformation students may have been receiving about abortion. This event used inclusive language […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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Lindsay Shepherd critiques the use of land acknowledgements on social media

  On Dec. 24, 2017, Lindsay Shepherd tweeted a photo of a syllabus from CS101B: Canadian Communication in Context taught by Judith Nicholson. Nicholson allegedly  confronted Shepherd citing she breached intellectual property. I wonder how indigenous people feel about the holier-than-thou “SJWs” who use land acknowledgments to virtue signal. This land acknowledgment is on a course syllabus. I see them […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier hosts annual Indigenous Research Event

  Wilfrid Laurier University hosted the Indigenous Research Symposium on Dec. 5. The event featured Indigenous graduate students and special guests speaking about their Indigenous research. The keynote speaker was Laurier alumni Allan Downey, who graduated in 2014 with a PhD in history. Downey is an assistant professor at McGill University, and he spoke about his current research on Indigenous […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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LGBTQ+ friendly church is target of vandalism

On Thursday Nov. 30 a local Waterloo church was vandalized with threatening  biblical verses. Parkminster United Church is an affirming congregation which means they are educated on topics such as inclusivity. Parkminster is known by the community to be an LGBTQ+ friendly church. “The latest occurrence happened last Thursday Nov. 30 on church property, it was discovered in the morning […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Laurier Students for Pro-Choice fight for rights on campus

Representatives from Laurier Students for Pro-Choice recently met with the Student’s Union on Tuesday Nov. 30 to discuss the chalking demonstrations displayed by Laurier LifeLink. On Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m. a message was sent from Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing (CPAM) to Laurier waterloo campus students regarding a Laurier LifeLink demonstration taking place on the public sidewalks in front […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Freedom of Expression protest set to take place at Hazel and University

Wilfrid Laurier University has made international headlines recently regarding responses to the actions of Laurier graduate teaching assistant, Lindsay Shepherd. Shepherd was called into a meeting two weeks ago featuring Nathan Rambukkana supervising professor, associate professor in Communication studies Herbert Pimlott and Adria Joel, manager of Gendered Violence Prevention and Support. The meeting took place after a student or students — the […]

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