Safina Husein

Safina Husein

Safina is the Editor-in-Chief of The Cord. Safina spent the past three years writing for the news section, working as News Director this past year. When Safina is not spending her time writing, you can find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, collecting various plaid shirts and re-watching, but never tiring of, Gilmore Girls.

Articles by Safina Husein

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Brantford’s role during the Students’ Union election

During this election season at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo and Brantford students will be exposed to various events and campaign initiatives in order to become informed about this year’s candidates. Each year, there is evidence of fewer candidates from Laurier’s Brantford campus than from the Waterloo campus. This year, only three out of 15 Board of Director candidates are from […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Marco Pedri

Surviving the common cold

With cold and flu season among us, there are many things that students at Wilfrid Laurier University can think about and pay attention to in order to prevent themselves from getting sick and dealing with cold and flu symptoms. “I would say one of the most important things that you can do as far as preventing getting infected is hand […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Leadership Summit comes to Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University’s sixth annual Leadership Summit took place this past weekend and was hosted at Laurier’s Waterloo campus. With a turnout of over 300 students, individuals from all Laurier campuses and the Waterloo community came to take part in the one-day leadership conference. This year’s summit’s theme was “Agents of Change,” which reflected the organizational committee’s belief that all […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Sun Life Financial donates to new Laurier Centre

Sun Life Financial donates to new Laurier Centre

Wilfrid Laurier University is launching a centre to encourage youth within the Kitchener-Waterloo community to partake in physical activity programming in order to ultimately fight against childhood obesity and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Laurier received a $500,000 donation from Sun Life Financial in order to open the centre, which will be named The Sun Life Financial Centre […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Photo by Tristan Renaud

King Street opens to traffic in Waterloo

King Street, in uptown Waterloo, was opened up to two-way traffic last Wednesday night after almost a year of LRT construction caused the road to be closed from Union St. to Erb St. GrandLinq announced early in November that it was their intent to open the street and finish the main portion of LRT construction on Nov. 30—a goal which […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Photo by Emilia Zibaei

Grand River Hospital working to get more emergency physicians

Kitchener’s Grand River Hospital has launched a fundraising initiative in order to recruit more emergency department physicians to help reduce long wait times. The goal of the campaign is to accumulate $365,000 from donations given by Waterloo Region community members. The sum will be split into three years. Each year, a third of the money, approximately $120,000, will be put […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Paige Bush, File Photo

Increasing health and wellness for Laurier students

  In preparation for exam time, a period in which many experience high-stress levels, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Centre for Student Life and Engagement, in partnership with the Accessible Learning Centre and the Student Wellness Centre, will be holding a workshop in efforts to increase health and wellness of students. The workshop —  Cultivating Calm — will be held on Dec. […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Former University of Waterloo VP charged with fraud

Former University of Waterloo vice-president, Kenneth McGillivray, has been charged with fraud. McGillivray has been accused of taking numerous personal trips over a two year span under false pretenses, while acting as the university’s vice-president, advancement. The former VP is alleged of being reimbursed for over $12,000 after submitting personal expense claims to the university. Robert Cowan, Waterloo Regional Police […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Rotaract Club is set to host third cacti and succulent sale after two successful events

Wilfrid Laurier University Rotaract Club will be hosting their third cacti and succulent sale on Dec. 1 weeks after having two majorly successful fundraiser sales in the concourse. Last winter term, the club held their very first fundraiser cactus sale, which was shockingly successful in regards to the huge buzz it created among students around campus. “We had no idea […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·