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Laurier voted number one Canadian university in student satisfaction for fourth year in a row

For a fourth year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University has been ranked number one in student satisfaction in the Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canadian universities, as well as the categories of course instructors, student life staff, extracurricular activities, residence Living, and administrative staff.   Laurier also ranked second in academic advising as well as experiential learning. “I think the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, National, News ·
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Laurier showcases impactful art exhibit at Nuit Blanche

On Oct. 5, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Toronto office participated in the Nuit Blanche festival for the third year in a row. Nuit Blanche is a festival of the arts which takes place annually in downtown Toronto, as well as other neighbourhoods in the city. Artists create unique and interactive installations across the city which coincide with the festivals theme, with […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Elevating Laurier Leaders discussion series hosted by Laurier Alumni focusing on female leadership

Laurier Alumni is hosting both past, present and future generations of female leaders in their Elevating Laurier Leaders series, with the first installation of the series, “Mentorship,” having taken place on Oct. 8 at THE MUSEUM in Kitchener. The series consists of four different developmental elements that contribute to leadership, including entrepreneurship, self-care and tackling imposter syndrome that will take […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Welcome to Thrive Week!

Laurier’s bi-annual Thrive Week is taking place for the fall semester this week, beginning Oct. 7 and finishing on Oct. 11, with events and giveaways all week long to bring awareness to the resources available to students on campus struggling with their mental health. Events are happening throughout the week range from multiple different athletic and group exercise classes like […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier’s Brantford campus hosts commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

On Oct. 4, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus hosted an event in remembrance of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Remembrance consisted of a public speaker component and a traditional Indigenous meal served afterwards at the Indigenous Student Centre. The event was organized by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and was free for anyone who […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Bridges of Hope returns to Waterloo

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Bridges of Hope Project will be hosting an event at Waterloo Park in hopes of bringing mental health awareness and support to the forefront of the Waterloo community. The Bridges of Hope Project was founded by Olivia Miller and Greta Dotzert in 2018, during their final year of high school. It was created with the […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo author to receive TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

Local author Heather Smith has been nominated for the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, one of the nation’s top literary prizes, for her most recent verse novel Ebb & Flow. Smith, originally from Newfoundland, is a Waterloo-based author who writes children’s picture books and young adult literature. “I had always been a fan of picture books, I have my […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Laurier to present honorary degrees and Order of Wilfrid Laurier

Laurier will be handing out honorary degrees at fall convocation to Ira Gluskin and Judy Da Silva, as well as an Order of Wilfrid Laurier University to the Grand Valley Educational Society who has made an impact from the grassroots level on the Brantford Campus. Gluskin will receive an honorary Doctor of Law degree at the ceremony on Oct. 26 […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square attracts local activists of all ages

An estimated 5,000 people attended the Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square on Sept. 27 to fight for climate change justice in Waterloo Region. Attendees ranged in age, with children and teens notably present among older generations in the massive crowd that was present. Many were holding creatively constructed signs that voiced their outrage and discontent with the current […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Laurier’s Waterloo campus displays musical talent on International Day of Music

Laurier’s Waterloo campus celebrated International Day of Music with many pop-up performances on campus to raise awareness not only for the faculty of music programs available at the university, but also to fundraise for the expansion Laurier’s Making Space for Music to extend facilities from University Avenue. The spaces where pop-up performances took place were Veritas Café and the nearby […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·