Nathalie Bouchard

Articles by Nathalie Bouchard

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Laurier students compete in annual Three Minute Thesis

On March 28, Wilfrid Laurier University will be holding the three-minute thesis competition for master’s and post doctoral students from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. on its Waterloo campus. Research-based masters and PhD students will present their topic of research in a time period of three minutes or less. The three-minute thesis is specifically meant to help masters and post-doctoral students […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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Indigenous Education Week celebrates heritage

From March 5 to 12, Indigenous Education Week was held at Wilfrid Laurier University on both the Brantford and Waterloo campuses. The week-long celebration of Indigenous culture allowed for students to attend events relating to Indigenous heritage. The various educational events included different variations of delivery but all focused on ensuring Indigenous heritage was showcased to students. The events included […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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UW students fight for better mental health care

Students at University of Waterloo gathered together in the arts quad on March 8 to protest against the lack of mental health support services on campus. The Waterloo Walkout for mental health was a protest created by students in Discourse of Dissent, a multi-disciplinary course taught by Frankie Condon. The Walkout was in response to the recent suicide of a […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
The power of Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People

The power of Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People

  Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People hit the stage in an epic performance on Feb. 28 at the Maureen Forrester Hall. The day long event, which included a speaking engagement and a performance was called For the Love of Justice. This event was created by Karen Stote and Helen Ramirez, two women and gender studies professors. Danielle Ponder and […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Wilfrid Laurier University and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives hosts annual Indigenous Education Week

Wilfrid Laurier University and the Office of Indigenous of Initiatives is currently hosting the eighth annual Indigenous Education Week from March 5-12. The first event of the week was a keynote speech from Kendal Netmaker, who came all the way from Saskatchewan to present a speech on his story. Netmaker is originally from Sweet Grass First Nation in Saskatchewan and […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier professors connect tattoos and impulsivity

Two Wilfrid Laurier University professors recently conducted a study which concluded that tattoos are linked to impulsivity. Dr. Anne Wilson, a psychology professor, and Dr. Bradley Ruffle, an economist, conducted their interdispinary study to find out more about the phenomena of tattoos. The study began with Ruffle returning from years in Israel and noticing the number of visible tattoos compared […]

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Grand River Hospital applies for Safe Access Zone after community pressure

On Feb. 1, 2018 the Ontario Government implemented the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act. Grand River Hospital’s Freeport campus originally decided not to apply for the safe zone. The Sexual Health Options Resources and Education (SHORE) centre decided to act, and over a two-week period collected more than 330 messages in support of the safe access zone around the […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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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 ·