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.

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Student Life Levy funds nap pods at Laurier

Empowering Students with Power Naps is a project created by Fani Hsieh, Wilfrid Laurier University alumna, and funded by the Student Life Levy (SLL) that seeks to have a nap pod available on campus. The SLL allows for students to convert their ideas into a reality. Since the 1980’s undergraduate students have contributed over $20 million dollars to the SLL. […]

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The Circle of Music brings dementia patients and the community together in the form of a choir

The  Circle of Music is a funded and research based program that places people living with dementia, their care partner and high school student volunteers together in a choir. The choir was originally the capstone project for Sasha Judelson, who has now obtained her master’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Community Music program. This project goes beyond the typical choir […]

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Laurier professor works with police to assist those in mental health crisis

Jennifer Lavoie – an associate professor of criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University at the Branford campus – is working with various police services in southern Ontario to better the police response with those in mental health crisis.  “My work is really looking at how police respond to people that are mentally ill. The research in Canada tells us that there […]

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Peacekeeping workshop will be held at Laurier to focus on Canada’s peacekeeping efforts

The Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada (PACS-Can) is hosting a workshop at Wilfrid Laurier University in partnership with the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Canadian International Council. The workshop aims to focus on Canada’s international role in peacekeeping efforts. Timothy Donais, associate professor of global studies at Laurier, explained the objective of hosting an event like […]

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Editorial: Removing classroom distractions to focus on success

Each year we go into the fall semester thinking “this year will be different.” You pull out your notebook, turn the Wi-Fi off on your computer and start listening to your professor preach about research methods and Plato’s theory of forms. You probably already know where this is going. Before you know it, you’ve watched four Tasty videos on slow […]

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Mysterious Barricades creates awareness and hope through concert

On Sunday, Sept. 10, Mysterious Barricades: A Cross-Canada Concert for Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Hope, was hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Maureen Fraser Concert Hall. Mysterious Barricades is a cross-Canada concert which pays tribute to those affected by suicide through music. The concert is live-streamed from each location and available online every Sept. 10. The concert was founded by professional […]

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Indigenous Curriculum Specialist arrives at Laurier this year

On Aug. 1, Wilfrid Laurier University introduced Erin Hodson as the first ever Indigenous Curriculum Specialist at Laurier. Hodson has obtained a master’s degree in social and cultural contexts of education. The newly created role works collaboratively with Indigenous Initiatives and The Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence. The Indigenous Curriculum Specialist’s role within university is interdisciplinary, all faculty and staff are welcomed to use the resources that the Indigenous curriculum specialist […]

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Series of robberies and break-ins reported at student housing buildings in Waterloo

Waterloo Regional Police are in the process of investigating various break-ins and robberies which occurred from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20 in various student housing buildings. The specific student housing buildings have not been disclosed as of yet, however six rooms in total on both King Street North and Spruce Street were targeted. Cherri Greeno, media relations coordinator for the […]

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Laurier and Ontario University Application Centre create more gender options for residence application

Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of residence is working with the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) in order to create various gender identity categories when applying to residence. The residence staff are in the process of creating this option but have taken several steps to ensure that students can be accommodated for their specific needs. Clayton McCourt, associate director of Residence […]

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Starbucks versus Tim Hortons in a latte showdown

  This year Tim Hortons introduced its “perfectly uncomplicated” latte to Canadian and international consumers. The usual hotspot for a double-double or a Boston cream donut is now attempting to size up with its Seattle-born competitor Starbucks – known for their Macchiatos and Frappucinos. Starbucks is the kind of place that allows your not-so-typical coffee consumer to get their dose […]

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