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Peacekeeping workshop will be held at Laurier to focus on Canada’s peacekeeping efforts

The Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada (PACS-Can) is hosting a workshop at Wilfrid Laurier University in partnership with the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Canadian International Council. The workshop aims to focus on Canada’s international role in peacekeeping efforts. Timothy Donais, associate professor of global studies at Laurier, explained the objective of hosting an event like […]

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Canada Jetlines is set to offer new domestic flights

Earlier last week, Canada Jetlines announced their plan to begin flying out of Region of Waterloo International Airport and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport by June 1, 2018. The planned route map found on displays the routes based from Waterloo and Hamilton airports will fly to other large cities in Canada, including Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver […]

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Doors Open allows a unique look into Waterloo heritage and architecture

Doors Open Waterloo Region, which took place this past Saturday Sept. 16, 2017, gives individuals the chance to explore the heritage and architecture of unique buildings throughout Waterloo Region. During the day-long event, almost 50 buildings across the Region opened their doors to the public, allowing them to take free tours of the facilities. “Doors Open is a chance, it’s […]

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Region of Waterloo responds to frustrated business owners

In response to an event held last Monday Sept. 12, 2017 called “Let Uptown Breathe,” the Region of Waterloo will be meeting with the Uptown Business Improvement Area (BIA) to discuss construction in uptown Waterloo. At “Let Uptown Breathe,” business owners in uptown Waterloo gathered to voice their frustration in regards to the delays they continue to experience with closures […]

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LSPIRG hosts annual radical orientation week to highlight issues of social justice

From Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, the Laurier Students Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) held their annual Radical Orientation Week on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses. The Rad Week events — intended to highlight social justice issues — took place the week following the Students’ Union Orientation Week, and were organized in collaboration with the Diversity and Equity […]

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Laurier professors inducted into The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Among the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists’ 70 new members inducted this year will be Wilfrid Laurier University professors Dr. Jennifer Baltzer and Dr. Shohini Ghose. The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is a part of the Royal Society of Canada, a publicly-organized academic institution whose objective, as stated on their webpage, is to “promote learning […]

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Laurier professor joins national research group to analyze paramedic well-being and mental health

Renée MacPhee, associate professor for Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of kinesiology and physical education, recently joined a national network that will be exploring and uncovering critical information regarding Canada’s public safety personnel. Individuals working the various sectors of public safety, such as correctional officers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics and police officers, dedicate their every day to helping Canadians. However, this line […]

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Former Students’ Union president and CEO wins The Amazing Race Canada

Former Students’ Union President and CEO, Sam Lambert concluded season five of The Amazing Race Canada with a first place victory. Lambert and boyfriend Paul Mitskopoulos, teamed up and became the first gay male couple to win The Amazing Race Canada. “Paul and I knew that we were extremely lucky to even be given the experience to compete,” Lambert said. […]

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Mysterious Barricades creates awareness and hope through concert

On Sunday, Sept. 10, Mysterious Barricades: A Cross-Canada Concert for Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Hope, was hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Maureen Fraser Concert Hall. Mysterious Barricades is a cross-Canada concert which pays tribute to those affected by suicide through music. The concert is live-streamed from each location and available online every Sept. 10. The concert was founded by professional […]

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Indigenous Curriculum Specialist arrives at Laurier this year

On Aug. 1, Wilfrid Laurier University introduced Erin Hodson as the first ever Indigenous Curriculum Specialist at Laurier. Hodson has obtained a master’s degree in social and cultural contexts of education. The newly created role works collaboratively with Indigenous Initiatives and The Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence. The Indigenous Curriculum Specialist’s role within university is interdisciplinary, all faculty and staff are welcomed to use the resources that the Indigenous curriculum specialist […]

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