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The math behind ocean protection targets in Canada doesn’t add up

Laurier assistant professor in geography and environmental studies Christopher Lemieux has taken his research skills beyond the classroom as he has been investigating Canada’s commitment to keep their oceans clean and protected. Canada agreed to protect 17 per cent of all land and 10 per cent of all marine areas by the year 2020, as part of agreeing with the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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The Turret gets a facelift as the Laurier event space is revamped

For almost three weeks now, The Turret at Wilfrid Laurier University has been inching towards the final, closing stages of its construction and will be officially opening for public use by January of next year. It has, however, opened its doors for a “soft open,” for smaller-scale events and for use by clubs and associations, to get a better understanding […]

by Garrison Oosterhof· · News ·
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The LRT delay in Waterloo Region keeps passengers waiting for the bus

After a highly anticipated arrival, Kitchener-Waterloo’s new ION Light Rail Transit System has been again delayed until the spring of 2019. This 19-kilometre transit route, consisting of 19 stations between Conestoga Mall and Fairway Station, has been a project in the works since 2012. In 2013, Waterloo region entered into a contract with Metrolinx and Bombardier that outlined the purchase […]

by Margaret Russell· · Local, News ·
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The Land We Are event aims to educate about Indigenous peoples in Waterloo Region

On Thursday, Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wilfrid Laurier University’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives teamed up with the library and the history departments from both Laurier and the University of Waterloo to create the event The Land We Are. The event took place in the library and consisted of different speakers from different departments and throughout the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Holocaust survivor Berthe Cygelfarb brings awareness and education to Waterloo

Holocaust Education Week, which was hosted by Hillel Waterloo and Hillel Laurier and ended last week, featured a Holocaust survivor testimony at the University of Waterloo campus on Nov. 8. Holocaust survivor Berthe Cygelfarb used the opportunity to discuss and share her personal experiences during the Shoah. “My grandmother … talked about her times during the war — she was […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Bina Mehta’s sustained excellence as a professor awarded at convocation

Each year, Laurier hands out awards to faculty for teaching excellence in multiple categories, and the recipients receive these awards at convocation, which occurred between Oct. 26 and 27 this year. The awards given for the Donald F. Morgenson Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence include Early Career Excellence, Sustained Excellence, Innovation in Teaching, Excellence in Interna-tionalization, Faculty Mentoring Award, Hoffman-Little […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Laurier grad seals himself inside an “earth jar” to research and discuss climate change

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, British Columbia resident, Laurier and Guelph graduate and self-proclaimed “whimsical scientist” Kurtis Baute declared that he would secure himself inside of a self-made “earth jar”, an isolated and self-sustaining ecological environment of his own creation, to explore his research on climate change. The earth jar was roughly 1,000 cubic feet in size, 10 feet long by […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Teaching and Learning Commons brings together resources for student achievement

In an event held on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m, Wilfrid Laurier University unveiled the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) on the second floor of the newly renovated Frank C. Peters Building, their newest amalgamation of student success services and support teams. This new collaborative space will offer students easier and more accessible assistance, and combines the […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·