Nathalie Bouchard

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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 […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Further education fair showcases opportunities for undergraduate students

On Oct. 25, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Career Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University will be hosting the Further Education Fair.  Rebecca Craft, co-operative student in events and marketing for the Co-op and Career Center, as well as Sandra Martin, coordinator of event planning and outreach at the Career Centre, explained the opportunities available at the fair.  […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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Rotaract Club hosts annual succulent sale

The Wilfrid Laurier University Rotaract club will be hosting its annual Succulent Sale inside the concourse on Oct. 26 at 9:30 am. The President of the WLU Rotaract chapter, Robin Scheffer, explained that the Rotaract club mission statement is to support the Kitchener-Waterloo Community in various community building opportunities. “Rotaract is a club that is focused on service above self, […]

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YW KW rebrands to ensure community awareness

Founded in 1905, The YWCA is Kitchener-Waterloo’s oldest and largest organization serving women and children. The organization works to combat homelessness and provide children with youth development programs. Many YWCAs in Canada have changed their name to YW and the YW Kitchener-Waterloo has followed suit. YW KW has recently launched a new logo and has undergone rebranding in order to […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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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. […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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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 […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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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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