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New distracted driving and DUI laws in 2019 bring together over 200 activities

The start of 2019 has brought about substantial changes with regard to laws, regulations and fines with regard to distracted and impaired driving. In order to combat and deter individuals, even more, to refrain from texting and driving as well as driving under the influence, these new laws involve license suspensions and higher fines to pay. Mike Hinsperger, staff sergeant […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Looking at female representation during the Students’ Union elections: The future (might just be) female

For the 2018-2019 school year, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union had only one female on their board of directors. The year before — despite adversity they may have faced — they had four. This year, women are being represented at the forefront of elections season; out of the four presidential candidates, one is Klaudia Wojtanowski, a BBA student with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Waterloo Region Museum unveils its newest, interactive exhibit, “Journey to Space”: hands-on learning for all ages

The Waterloo Region Museum has an exciting new exhibit opening on Feb. 1 until April 28. Journey to Space will be a large, interactive exhibit that is designed to encourage hands-on cosmic learning for all ages. Adele Hempel, the Museum’s curator and manager, explained that the exhibit will fill their 500-square-foot gallery with several different sections. The first will illustrate […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Wroute: A sustainable, affordable, environmentally-conscious alternative to passenger services

A new local start-up company, Wroute Inc., has recently announced the expansion of its sustainable, flexible and affordable ride services, to connect Burlington and Hamilton to the Guelph and Waterloo regions. “We launched in September with a route from Kitchener to Guelph, going from Fairview Park to Guelph Central Station, in Tesla Model X Electric SUVs,” said Jason Hammond, founder […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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New Year, new Winter Carnival at Laurier and a week full of festivities

On Sunday, Jan. 13th, 2019, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union annual Winter Carnival event kicked off, signalling the start of a week’s worth of activities for participants in the event. Winter Carnival is an annual event where teams that range from 20-40 participants get together to compete in various events such as dance-offs, sled building and dodgeball tournaments, among […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Elections 2019: Students’ Union Candidate Platforms

Candidate Platform SummariesWilfrid Laurier Students’ Union 2018 Elections Presidential Candidates Zemar Hakim Hey Golden Hawks! I’m Zemar Hakim, a fourth year Economics student running to be YOUR Students’ Union President. I have extensive Students’ Union experience as a Director of the Board, an O-Week Icebreaker, Coordinator and Executive of committees under Programming & Services and University Affairs. Under Clubs & […]

by Cord Staff· · Elections, News ·
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Brantford representation during Students’ Union elections: Matching the student perspective of a growing campus

With the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union election around the corner, student participation in the democratic process, especially from the Brantford campus, will be more crucial than ever to inform how the direction the next academic year will take. With one Brantford candidate running for the position of President and two for the Board of Directors, representation from the Brantford […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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2019 Students’ Union President and CEO candidate interviews

ZEMAR HAKIM IBRAHIM MUSA TALHA NAEEM KLAUDIA WOJTANOWSKI Q1: How/when/why did you decide to run for Students’ Union President? I was very involved in the Students’ Union and I was just doing it for fun obviously, for the joy of making new friends, having a good time and for my passions, and then people started to tell me ‘You might […]

by Cord Staff· · Elections, Features, News ·
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Wet’suwet’en First Nations advocacy strikes in Waterloo bring together over 200 activists

Last week, on the evening of Jan. 8, a group of nearly 200 local activists joined together in Uptown Waterloo square to demonstrate their solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nations. The solidarity protest, one among many held across the country, was in response to recent conflicts in British Columbia between the Wet’suwet’en peoples and Coastal GasLink. The company is in […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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“Protecting What We Love” environmental activism event in Kitchener gathers community for climate change discussion

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, between 5 to 7 p.m., a number of environmental activist groups hosted the “Stewards of our Future: Protecting What We Love” community discussion event at the Rotunda at Kitchener City Hall. Hosted through the collaborative efforts of Divest Waterloo, Faith & the Common Good, The Centre for Public Ethics and the Grand River Environmental Network (GREN), […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·