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Lindsay Shepherd files $3.6M law suit against Laurier over alleged abusive treatment

Earlier this week, Lindsay Shepherd filed a $3.6 million law suit against Wilfrid Laurier University, claiming the school’s treatment of her has deemed her unemployable in academia. The unproven claim alleges harassment, intentional infliction of nervous shock, negligence, amongst others. The statement of claim names Laurier, as well as Nathan Rambukkana, Herbert Pimlott, and Adria Joel — the three individuals involved […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Man arrested in response to series of small fires set in Waterloo’s university area

A 27 year-old man was arrested yesterday in correspondence to a series of small fires which were set in Waterloo near the University of Waterloo (UW), including a few that were set on UW’s campus. The first fires were set on Wednesday evening at Crabby Joe’s on University Avenue and the Starbucks located at Starbucks at 428 King St. N. Specifically, […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Catherine Fife re-elected as NDP dominates Kitchener-Waterloo ridings

The results of the 2018 provincial election are in; Doug Ford, PC party leader, is the new premiere of Ontario. The PC party has earned a majority government, currently holding over 70 seats. Behind Ford, NDP leader Andrea Horwath has currently acquired over 35 seats, while Wynne — the premiere of Ontario since 2013  — has only received 6 seats overall. Mike Schreiner, […]

by Safina Husein· · News, Uncategorized ·
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OUSA advocates for solutions to gendered violence on post-secondary campuses

May was Sexual Assault Prevention Month, and in lieu of this, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), in partnership with student organizations across the country, have released a journal entitled Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. The publication gives student-run organizations from across the country the opportunity to lobby against sexual violence on Canadian […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

This past Wednesday May 30, Waterloo’s first rainbow crosswalk was officially unveiled in the heart of uptown  located on Willis Way near the Waterloo Town Square. Dave Jaworsky, mayor of Waterloo, Melissa Durrell, uptown councillor, Tracy Van Kalsbeek, UpTown Waterloo BIA executive director, individuals from OK2BME and a crowd of over almost 30 were there to commemorate the unveiling. The […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Comparing and contrasting significant platform topics for the upcoming provincial election

Comparing and contrasting significant platform topics for the upcoming provincial election

Compiled by Aaron Hagey/Lead Reporter Layout by Safina Husein/Editor-in-Chief Statistics from Party Platforms and Macleans

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
Laurier’s new satellite campus in Milton is approved

Laurier’s new satellite campus in Milton is approved

Last month, the Ontario government approved and committed to fund $90 million into building a new Laurier campus in Milton in partnership with Conestoga College.  Located in the Milton Education Village, this sector of Laurier will focus on programming in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, also referred to as STEAM. The campus plans to enroll its first set of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Indigenous Knowledge Fund created at Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University has created an Indigenous Knowledge Fund in order to support and encourage the presence of Indigenous content within academic settings on both the Waterloo and Brantford campus. Last year, Laurier Brantford’s faculty of Indigenous Studies, in collaboration with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Office of the Dean of Students, created the fund. “We thought that […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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BMO offers Themuseum $1 million for renovations

Early this week, BMO announced’s their intent to offer Themuseum a game-changing donation of $1 million.  The donation comes in two parts, the first being the monetary fund to revitalize and transform Themuseum. The second comes in the form of the sale of the BMO building found right next to Themuseum’s location in downtown Kitchener. “We first offered the sale […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·