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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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 […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Foot Patrol celebrates 25 years

Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus Foot Patrol celebrated 25 years of service this past Wed, Nov. 15, 2017. Foot Patrol celebrated their milestone by handing out cake and cupcakes to students in the Fred Nichols Centre concourse. The booth set up also provided activities to students who wanted to participate. “We’re celebrating 25 years of service. It is a huge […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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St. Jacobs Sparkles celebrates the holiday season

St. Jacobs Sparkles is a 4-day holiday event which celebrates the holiday season. The event takes place from Nov. 16 to 19 at the downtown core of St. Jacobs. St. Jacobs is a village set along the Conestoga River with various shops, restaurants, boutique, original artisans shops, and a short bus or car ride away from Wilfrid Laurier University. Wideman […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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The Wellness Centre helps students stay healthy this flu season

    The wellness center at Wilfrid Laurier University will be holding their annual seasonal flu clinic at the student development center. From Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, as well Nov. 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., the flu clinic will be open to all students and free for anyone with provincial health insurance or UHIP. Karen Ostander, director […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Rainbow Centre facilitates Trans Allyship workshop

  On Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. the WLU Rainbow Centre presented the fourth annual Trans Allyship workshop held in the Paul Martin Centre. The workshop was facilitated by Toby Finlay and Bea Sookpaiboon, both representatives from the Rainbow Centre. The workshop facilitators described trans allyship as a process that involves understanding how your beliefs have been informed by cisgender […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier representatives attend OUSA’s fall general assembly

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) fall general assembly took place this past weekend on Oct. 29, 2017 at Wilfrid Laurier University. The assembly took place on the Waterloo Campus in the Fred Nicholas Centre in the Turret. Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union is a member of OUSA. OUSA is a coalition of student associations from across Ontario in select […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Shopify Plus expands to Uptown Waterloo

Shopify plans to open a second office in Waterloo and hire 300 to 500 new employees during their expansion. The organization currently has two commerce platforms — Shopify, which accommodates entrepreneurs and small businesses and Shopify Plus — which is for enterprises, high-volume merchants and larger businesses. Shopify is a Canadian company looking to expand further into the Waterloo tech sector with hopes that their second building will prompt additional growth. The second building will be located on 85 Willis Way, steps away from their current building at […]

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