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Waterloo hosts Justice for Colten event to acknowledge murder of Indigenous youth

On Aug. 9, 2016, 22-year-old Colten Boushie was fatally shot by Gerald Stanley. Boushie and five of his friends drove from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation onto Stanley’s farmland property which is located near Biggar, Saskatchewan. After an altercation with Stanley and his family, Boushie was shot in the head, after which 56-year-old Stanley was charged with second-degree murder. In […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Waterloo Regional community takes stock of the LRT

In anticipation for the new light rail transit (LRT) transit system to officially open, KW community members have begun to evaluate the new system. Throughout the process of installing the new ion train system in the KW community, there have been many critiques from residents of both Kitchener and Waterloo. The LRT will have 22 stops, along a 36 km […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Event works to inform students on consent in various contexts

On Feb. 12, 2018, the Centre for Women and Trans People hosted an event with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC) called Consent Across Contexts. T.K. Pritchard, Male Allies educator for SASC, hosted the event which educated students and community members on the topic of consent as well as what consent can look like in many different […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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Students’ Union plays part in creating new standardized lease agreement

On April 30. 2018, a new mandatory standardized lease will become available across Ontario for renters and tenants. The Laurier Students’ Union has worked with the Ministry of Housing and the Government of Ontario to produce the new standardized lease, ensuring it also applies to students. The Students’ Union has been advocating for the mandatory lease since last semester as […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Sustaining Indigenous groups despite environmental change

Forest fires and receding water levels are just a couple of the obvious ways in which climate change is having direct, adverse affect on the land and thereby on the Indigenous people inhabiting Kakisa, a small community in the Northwest Territory with a population of 45 people. This is the inspiration behind the Ka’a’gee Tu Atlas, a project between the […]

by Karlis Wilde· · National, News ·
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The Needle & Damage Done event features panel addressing opioid crisis

On Feb. 8, the United Way hosted a panel discussion featuring local experts to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis in the Waterloo Region. The panel discussion, part of an event titled The Needle & The Damage Done, took place in Communitech’s office space in downtown Kitchener and is one in a series of GenNext events hosted by the United Way […]

by Jake Watts· · News ·
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ABS holds annual conference to inspire high school students

On Feb. 9 2018 The Association of Black Students hosted their thirteenth annual Beating the Odds conference for racialized high school students in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge area.  The annual conference is meant to give back to the community by creating presentations and workshops that is meant to educate students about post-secondary options, self-development and motivation.  The conference programming […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
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Bridging the Gap unveils new Friendship Bench at Laurier

  On Jan. 31, 2018, Bridging the Gap, a student run club at Wilfrid Laurier University, presented their newest mental health initiative: the Friendship Bench. The Friendship Bench was made possible by the efforts of Bridging the Gap with the additional support of Sarina Wheeler, coordinator of Wellness Education at Laurier, Leanne Holland Brown, dean of students and funds from […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier music professor Leslie Fagan is appointed to the Order of Canada

  Leslie Fagan, Laurier music professor, has been appointed to the Order of Ontario. Fagan is the coordinator of the voice program at Laurier’s Faculty of Music and a world-renowned soprano. The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour and Fagan is among the 23 new members of the order this year. The new members of the Order […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier professor investigates the true influences of political campaigns

  Jason Roy, an associate professor in the department of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been conducting research on how individuals are influenced by different events or aspects of a political campaign. Roy’s research looks at how individuals change the information they seek when they’re exposed to pre-election polls and whether or not this ultimately influences their vote. […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·