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

Jack McCormick with his service guide dog, Jake, beside a Laurier sign

Accessibility at Laurier: Discussing tangible tips for fostering an inclusive environment

Promoting accessibility and inclusion is a challenge presented at all post-secondary institutions, including Wilfrid Laurier University, and throughout society as a whole. However, Laurier as a school has made strides over the past several years in ensuring that those with disabilities are included. Laurier’s Eye to Eye club is one tactic of many which strives to advocate for accessibility. Jack […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Packages are piling up in Ryerson Students' Union office. RSU was the first of multiple SU's to report the phenomenon. Photo by Alabba Rizza

UPDATED: Student unions at various Canadian universities receiving anonymous packages from Amazon

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union is now the next on a list of student unions in Canada that have been allegedly receiving anonymous packages from Amazon containing sex toys, among other various items. “Over the last few months the Students’ Union has received a number of anonymously sent packages from amazon.com,” Kanwar Brar, president of Students’ Union, said in an […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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Editorial: Student elections matter

When I was in first-year, I was scarcely involved within the Laurier community. As someone who lived off-campus, I wasn’t enticed by orientation week and didn’t pay close attention to many of the events and activities that were taking place. Even as a consistent writer for The Cord, I somehow managed to completely miss the Students’ Union elections that year. […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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University of Guelph professor is out on leave after allegedly ridiculing student with severe anxiety

A professor at the University of Guelph, Edward Hedican, is being investigated after allegedly making inappropriate remarks towards a student in his first-year anthropology lecture who identifies as having severe anxiety. According to CBC, the professor is being accused of calling the student’s aid worker his “handler.” Other students in the lecture also said that the professor allegedly told the […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Athletic Centre gymnasium and parking lot on campus sees closures

  The Athletic Complex (AC) gymnasium on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus will be closed for approximately four weeks until further notice. The closure stems from a water leak that came from the roof of the gymnasium. The roof, which has been under construction since November for repairs and the installation of solar panels, began leaking water last Wednesday. “What […]

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

2018 Students’ Union election season kicks off at All Candidates Meeting

  The 2018 Students’ Union election season has officially begun. On Monday Jan. 15, 2017, the All-Candidates meeting took place on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Candidates running for Students’ Union President and CEO, board of directors, senate and board of governors were present at the meeting. Campaigning for all positions officially began 30 minutes after the completion of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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Catherine Faas is leading the shift towards gender equality in sports

  Working as a woman in a male-dominated industry is a hurdle which Catherine Faas has easily overcome in order to succeed in her career. Faas has been working as the digital and social media lead for the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) for the past six years. As well, Faas is a Laurier graduate who studied journalism at […]

by Safina Husein· · Sports ·
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Water leak damages Athletic Complex floors

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Athletic Complex (AC) announced various closures earlier this morning. The gymnasium in the AC at Laurier Waterloo campus has been closed until further notice. According to Jamie Howieson, communications director for Laurier Athletics and Recreation, the closures stem from a leak in the roof. The roof began to leak water on Thursday, Jan. 11 in the gymnasium, […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Campus under-pass blocked off due to falling glass

Earlier today, Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables blocked off the entrance located at the under-pass on the Waterloo campus. According to Special Constable Services, a tile of glass on the roof of the under-pass was broken and had fallen onto the ground. The glass broke as a result of an excess of heavy snow that was built up on the […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Garrison Oosterhof

Lindsay Shepherd retains a lawyer, fact-finding results released and task force is announced

  The polarizing debate between freedom of expression and human rights continues to envelope the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus almost two months since the situation surrounding Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd first occurred. As a result of the magnitude of controversy within Laurier’s campus, it was announced in Nov. 23, 2017 that Laurier had hired Rob Centa, a partner […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·