Shyenne MacDonald

Shyenne MacDonald

Articles by Shyenne MacDonald

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Hall of Nations opens at Laurier Brantford

On Feb. 15, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus will be celebrating diversity with the grand opening of a Hall of Nations, which will be located on the Davis Fuels Walkway. “For the most part, it’s been an empty hallway with a vending machine and some tables that people could use as a quiet study space,” said Nick DeSumma, chair of […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Campus, News ·
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A new strain of gonorrhoea is sticking around: how to stay safe and aware

What is typically undetectable, extremely preventable and on the rise? Gonorrhea — and like chlamydia, it’s hard to spell but easy to catch. For those who slept through sex-ed in high school, gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that you can get through oral, anal or vaginal sex. Recently, Public Health Ontario has noted a rise in sexually transmitted diseases and […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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University holds social justice forum on Islamophobia

“I’m standing before you, not in my capacity as merely a professor, or a secular intellectual, I stand before you as a person,” said Ali Zaidi, professor for global studies and Muslim Studies and moderator of the forum Islamophobia in Our Times. A social justice forum, Islamophobia in Our Times, was hosted on Feb. 2 at The Hawk’s Nest on […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · News ·
EPOCH aids refugees in K-W region

EPOCH aids refugees in K-W region

Students and Alumni at the University of Waterloo have started a new social enterprise project called EPOCH and their goal is to provide relief and assistance to refugees in the Kitchener- Waterloo Region. The project was founded by Jade Choy, an accounting and finance alumni, Keith Choy, masters of accounting alumni and CPA candidate, and Lisa Tran, science and business […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Local, News ·
Newly elected Board of Directors sees increase in female representation

Newly elected Board of Directors sees increase in female representation

With the 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union elections over, the gender ratio on the Board of Directors has increased its female board presence. Seven men and five women have been elected onto the Board of Directors. The five women who have been elected are Emily Rezkalla, Klaudia Wojtanowski, Ilana Roitman, Moumita Paul and Dana Toameh. The five women are […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Campus, Elections, News ·
Premier Kathleen Wynne visits WLU campus

Premier Kathleen Wynne visits WLU campus

On Jan. 24, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Wilfrid Laurier’s Waterloo campus to hold a town hall. The town hall focused on the problems university students face and how Premier Wynne and the provincial government would address them. Students’ concerns varied. Some attendees raised issues about the competitive job market and how Premier Wynne could help create more jobs in […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Campus, Local, News ·
University leading research in trials to cure dementia

University leading research in trials to cure dementia

Research to find a cure for dementia has begun its first stages at Wilfrid Laurier University. At the Waterloo campus, the movement disorders research and rehabilitation centre (MDRC) has been working with science facilities across the country to work towards a cure or possible mitigatory to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. “The goal of the research is to basically […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · News ·
The fine line between Anti-Semitic language and ideology

The fine line between Anti-Semitic language and ideology

I’m sitting in the 24-hour lounge, pretending to study. I stopped listening to music a while ago and instead opted for casually eavesdropping on conversations around me, like the Samwise I am. At the table behind me, a guy is sitting with a friend and chatting. Their conversation is boring until another person walks by. He greets this person with […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Opinion ·
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MCC and Laurier sponsor Syrian refugee families

In November 2015, Wilfrid Laurier University, in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), sponsored three Syrian families who have been left country-less to immigrate over to Canada. Today, those three families have resettled in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Wilfrid Laurier University was the first university to approach MCC, a non-government organization, to aid the refugees. “A lot of people know about […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · News ·