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Veritas Cafe’s construction is officially finished, and it looks golden

Veritas Cafe’s construction is officially finished, and it looks golden

Veritas Café is known around Laurier for many reasons — the main being that it is a great hangout spot for students. Patrick McMahon, the operations manager since January 2017, has a passion for providing quality food to Laurier for many years. McMahon has a history of working for Laurier food services, as he was the restaurant and catering manager […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
Photo by Eva Ou

Shortlist for the Edna Staebler 2018 Award announced

  Earlier this month, Wilfrid Laurier University released the shortlist for the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for creative non-fiction. The award, established by the award-winning journalist, writer and philanthropist Edna Staebler herself, has been presented annually by Laurier since 1991. The award, being the only award of its unique genre in Canada, is presented to a Canadian writer of a […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

#Textbookbroke campaign demands more affordable, cost-effective solution

As the semester commences at universities across Ontario, many post-secondary students find themselves conflicted by the cost of course materials. The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), an organization dedicated to representing the needs of undergraduate students across the province, relaunched the campaign #TextbookBroke to address the matter of practically unaffordable course materials and rally towards creating more reasonably priced or […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Annual Doors Open event looks into Waterloo Region’s architecture and history

The annual Doors Open Waterloo Region took place this past Saturday Sept. 15, 2018, giving residents of Waterloo a unique look into buildings with noteworthy architecture or history. This year, the event featured 34 sites which were opened to the community for the day — many of which would be otherwise closed to the public. “We try to have people […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Photo by Emi Zibaei

First-year student at Laurier passes away

Wilfrid Laurier University has confirmed the death of a first-year student as of earlier this morning. The student passed away and was found near a residence building at 260 Regina St. According to the Laurier press release, police are still investigating the incident. The name of the student has not been released as of yet. “The loss of a student […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·
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Evaluating the updates and upgrade to the Laurier Waterloo campus

In the past year, the Laurier Waterloo campus has experienced some significant progress in the ongoing construction and improvements to the university, including its overall efficiency, both in terms of energy and accessibility, as well as its aesthetic appeal. The construction has taken place both in and outside of the Frank C. Peters Building, the Turret, Veritas Cafe, 202 Regina […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Campus, News ·
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Dividere Stainless, Laurier start-up, promotes innovative and discrete dual chambered flask

One of many interesting opportunities available to Laurier students is the entrepreneurship option, which offers utilities run by the Schlegel Centre like the Launchpad program — a service through the Communitech Hub, The Accelerator Centre and the Community Innovation Hub that allows Laurier students and alumni to use a workspace at no cost, to help accelerate their start-up businesses. Two […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Manraj Rai

Reflecting on the successes of Orientation Week 2018

Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2018 Orientation Week and Shinerama festivities were a raging success, as Laurier’s Waterloo campus greeted incoming first-years and welcomed back returning upper-years with a fair, carnival and performances by many talented guests. Additionally, the Shinerama campaign raised money and awareness for cystic fibrosis with a barbecue and car wash. O-Week, beginning with opening ceremonies on both first-year […]

by Margaret Russell· · Campus, News ·