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Hundreds attend Land Back Rally in Waterloo Town Square

On Aug. 6, an estimated 400 people gathered in Waterloo Town Square at the Rally for Land Back, held by O:se Kenhionhata:tie, also known as the Land Back camp.  The Land Back camp has been ongoing in Victoria Park, Kitchener since June 21. Attendees rallied with O:se Kenhionhata:tie and called on the cities of Kitchener-Waterloo to give the land back […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Laurier receives Mindful Campuses grant second year in a row

For the second year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University is making a more active commitment to supporting campus mental health initiatives for students, staff and faculty through funding provided by the Mindful Campuses grant. On June 29, Laurier received two separate, $2,000 grants: one for Laurier’s Human Resources department, and the other for the Student Wellness Centre at the […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Getting involved virtually: what campus clubs will look like during COVID-19

On May 15, Wilfrid Laurier University announced its overall approach for the fall 2020 semester amidst continuing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic — with the majority of undergraduate and graduate courses planned to take place virtually. As many in-person classes will be shifted to remote-learning formats, there have been questions raised about the status of clubs and associations on campus and […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·
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Laurier student Matthew Mills passes away

On July 30, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of student Matthew Mills.  Mills was a digital media and journalism student at the Laurier Brantford campus and was two credits away from completing his degree. While he endured chronic pain, he had previously earned two graduate certificates from Mohawk College.  “The loss of a student has a significant impact on […]

by Cord Staff· · News, Uncategorized ·
Laurier student launches PPE company to protect Canadians

Laurier student launches PPE company to protect Canadians

In early June, a first-year student in Wilfrid Laurier University’s business program tackles the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by starting his own company, PPEOnDemand.ca. Nineteen-year-old Cole Starkman knew he wanted to start a business, so with the help of his education and his drive to contribute to the economic community, Cole is helping PPE be accessible and readily […]

by Marina Black· · Campus, Local, News ·
Student collective ‘wluchangeisdue’ demands Laurier takes action against racism

Student collective ‘wluchangeisdue’ demands Laurier takes action against racism

Wilfrid Laurier University’s leadership is facing criticism from a collective of students and community members who claim the school has failed to protect racialized and marginalized students at Laurier. The campaign, entitled “wluchangeisdue,” has declared a lack of action against tenured professors David Haskell and William McNally, whom the collective claims need to be held accountable for their acts of […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Students warn others of voyeurs in the university area

Students are using Spotted at Laurier, the anonymous submissions account on Twitter, to report on threats of voyeurism in the university area. One submission from a student on July 10 stated that a man was caught pleasuring himself outside of their house on Fir Street at 3 a.m.  “The police were called and he was charged, but ultimately let go […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Waterloo region council announces mandatory face mask bylaws

Waterloo region council has announced the approval of the bylaws that will require people to wear masks on Grand River Transit and indoor public spaces, effective on July 13.  The council approved the bylaws in a meeting on Monday night, in an additional effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The bylaws will be in place until Sept. 30, with […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Laurier student Kaya Daley-Arnold passes away

On July 6, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of Kaya Daley-Arnold, a student in the faculty of human and social sciences on the Brantford campus.  In her time at Laurier, Daley-Arnold had studied at both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. She was a strong advocate for other students and was passionate about singing. A celebration of life is being […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier student Shannon Rogers passes away

On July 6, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of Shannon Rogers, a student at the Brantford campus. Rogers was courageously battling cancer, and strongly advocated for those who are also battling cancer. She presented a Ted Talk called, “Thriving from Surviving: Lessons from childhood cancer.”  Rogers was an active member at the Brantford campus. She was President of the […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, News ·