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Annual Shinerama baseball tournament raises money for Cystic Fibrosis

On Sunday July 29, Wilfrid Laurier University students spent the day at Waterloo Park for the eighth annual Shinerama softball tournament. Shinerama is a nationwide fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research and treatment. The charity first started at Laurier in 1961 and has since grown into one of the largest fundraising initiatives amongst post-secondary institutions in Canada. Laurier has been […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Laurier student Gagandeep Sangwan passes away

Wilfrid Laurier University has confirmed the passing of Gagandeep Sangwan. Sangwan tragically passed on July 16. He was hiking in Maple Ridge, B.C. at Gold Creek in Golden Ears Provincial Park where he drowned. Sangwan had completed his third-year at Laurier in the honours bachelor of science program. According to a Laurier press release, funeral services will take place on July […]

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Drugs search warrant on Columbia St leaves four in custody and rifle attained

Earlier today, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) undertook a search warrant at an address on Columbia Street near Lester Street. “We had grounds to execute a full drug and substance search warrant,” WRPS Superintendent Daryl Goetz said. As WRPS geared up to enter the premise, two individuals fled in a vehicle, while another two individuals left […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Laurier student Chuck Ozulumba passes away

Earlier today, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of Laurier student Chuck Ozulumba. Ozulumba, 22, passed on Friday, July 6, 2018, on the Ottawa River where he tragically drowned. Ozulumba was one of over 300 Laurier students who participated in a rafting trip organized by MLSB this past weekend. He was set to enter his fourth-year of bachelor of business […]

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Considerations for cannabis legalization at Laurier

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian government will be authorizing the recreational consumption, possession and purchase of cannabis in Canada, fulfilling a major campaign promise made by the Liberal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, is a law “that will provide legal access to cannabis and to control and regulate its production, […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Campus, National, News ·
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary officially named Martin Luther University College

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary officially named Martin Luther University College

  June 23, 2018 marked Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s official transition to being named Martin Luther University College. The newly named Martin Luther University College is federated with Laurier, while students who attend the college ultimately earn degrees from Laurier. The rename and rebrand was originally announced last September by the 54-year-old building located on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. It […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Camellia Bissessar earns award for innovation in educational experience

Music is a discipline that is fairly sensory: visually reading music, kinaesthetically playing instruments or making rhythms with your hands and of course hearing the music in the auditory sense. Camellia Bissessar aims to change just how difficult the music world can be to someone with impairment to any of these regions. Bissessar, a 2018 graduate of Laurier’s Faculty of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier hosts conference on indigenous knowledge

National Indigenous Peoples Day was 21 June and festivities were held for the local indigenous community in the Victoria Park Pavilion. “It’s a day for indigenous people to celebrate who we are,” said Laura Barry, masters student in the faculty of social work. The event featured traditional costuming, a community feast, and speeches. The event had a large attendance from […]

by Madeline McInnis· · National, News ·
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Laurier professor researches effects of pronouns in costumer service

The world of customer service is vast and everyone can agree upon its presence in their lives; whether working for a retailer as a representative or being the recipient of those services as a customer, client and/or patient. Grant Packard, an assistant professor of marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, has discovered through his ongoing […]

by Margaret Russell· · Campus, News ·
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SHORE initiates program for sexual health education

The Sexual Health Options, Resources & Education Centre (SHORE) is offering new programs for newcomers to Canada, people with developmental disabilities, and abortion pill services. The SHORE Centre is a pro-choice positive, inclusive and accessible organization based in downtown Kitchener on King Street East. The SHORE Centre is excited about the new programs being introduced to the Waterloo Region and […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·