Safina Husein

Safina is a third-year English major. After writing for The Cord news section for a few years, acting as Lead Reporter and News Editor, Safina is excited to continue on as the Senior News Editor. In addition to her love for writing, Safina is a committed coffee enthusiast, The Great Gatsby fanatic and hoarder of books.

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Celebrating Canada’s 150 from an Indigenous perspective

This year, Canada is going full throttle to celebrate its 150th birthday. On July 1, 1867, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia entered into Confederation, which is why Canada’s anniversary is celebrated annually on July 1. To commemorate the milestone, the federal and provincial governments have implemented various signature initiative and grant programs in order to invest in a […]

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Data confirms that demand for youth mental health services continues to increase greatly

Recent data collected by The Toronto Star and Ryerson University revealed that the demand for youth mental health services has increased greatly in the past several years and continues to peak at a high rate. The increasing demand by students is a cause for concern amongst post-secondary institutions, who are now faced with supplying enough resources to meet the high […]

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Lazaridis Hall is officially open for business

Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated the official grand opening of Lazaridis Hall on May 24. The event was held in the atrium of Lazaridis Hall from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and was attended by numerous dignitaries from the federal and provincial governments. Various special guests featured at the event also provided speeches, including Max Blouw, president and vice-chancellor; Bardish Chagger, […]

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Bruce Gillespie becomes first Teaching Fellow based at Brantford campus

Bruce Gillespie, an associate professor in Digital Media and Journalism, has been named Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2017 Teaching Fellow. The Laurier Teaching Fellowship program recognizes and honours members of the Laurier faculty who exhibit an excellent record of achievement in regards to educational leadership while substantiating exceptional contributions to learning and teaching. Gillespie, who has been at Laurier since 2010, […]

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Laurier raises wages for 152 female faculty

Wilfrid Laurier University will increase the salaries of 152 female associate and full professors as per the recommendation of an analysis conducted by a joint university-union committee. The committee, which was established by the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) and the university administration, was mandated to identify methods of assessment in order to provide a report identifying any female […]

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Laurier at the top in career services

A national study ranked Wilfrid Laurier University number one for establishing the most impressive career services model amongst other Canadian post-secondary institutions. Laurier’s high rank emerged from an independent study conducted by the Canadian Education and Research Institution for Counselling (CERIC). CERIC is an organization that focuses on advancing education and research in career development and counselling. Their study analyzed […]

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Reddit post allegedly implicates Kitchener man in fatal stabbing

Waterloo Regional Police continue to look for Ager Mohsin Hasan, 24, a suspect facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of 22-year-old Melinda Vasilije. Vasilije was said to be have been found in her apartment in Kitchener on April 28 with various stab wounds. Shortly after the incident, a representative from Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) said Hasan fled […]

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Suspect arrested for allegedly stealing $24,000 worth of electronics from WLU

Two thefts occurred at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus resulting in a loss of $24,000 worth of electronics which was allegedly stolen by two suspects. Police said that the suspects broke into a building on the Laurier campus, the name of which is yet to be released, on Feb. 21 and again on Feb. 25. stealing 19 laptops and various monitors. […]

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Graduate students present thesis in three minutes

Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University had the opportunity to present their dissertations and research at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which was held on March 24 in the Senate and Board Chamber. The event was initially created at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Since then, the competition has grown into an international research communication competition. 3MT […]

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Social media posts surface portraying bugs in Dining Hall food

Various pictures posted on social media platforms have surfaced in the past months, portraying items including various insects, allegedly found in food from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Fresh Food Co. Dining Hall. Specifically, numerous pictures were anonymously posted on Spotted at Laurier’s Twitter account. The posts portrayed bugs that were supposedly found by students in food bought at the Dining Hall. […]

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