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Laurier students engage with Syrian refugees through seminar

This semester, 40 students at Wilfrid Laurier University will be participating in a religion and culture seminar entitled Local Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The course is taught by Laurier’s associate dean of student affairs and learning, Dr. Gavin Brockett. Students will have the opportunity to engage with local Syrian refugee families, as well as participate in an active […]

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Local high school looks to expand

Big plans for the future of the Northdale area and Waterloo Collegiate Institute are currently being discussed amongst a partnership between the Waterloo Region District School Board, Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo. The visionary project could include a complete renovation and a new four-storey building for Waterloo Collegiate Institute. The partners are also looking into the possibility […]

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Shopify’s newest office in K-W

Kitchener-Waterloo’s Seagram’s 19th century whiskey distillery is now home to Shopify’s newest office. Shopify is known as a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform created for various businesses of different sizes. Business merchants can use Shopify software to manage their stores across multiple sales channels, such as the web, social media, marketplaces and more. The new Shopify office in Waterloo is […]

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Wilfrid Laurier prepares for homecoming festivities

Golden Hawks everywhere have spent all year looking forward to this upcoming weekend’s Homecoming and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union is no exception. The Students’ Union and university administration have been meeting for months in order to plan out communications leading up to and including Homecoming weekend to ensure that both parties have a say in the messages being broadcasted […]

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Fred Nichols retires after many dedicated years at Laurier

An era spanning over half a century at Wilfrid Laurier University is coming to an end. After serving as Laurier’s dean of students for nearly 30 years and having worked in alumni relations and department roles, Fred Nichols will retire at the age of 84. During his 53-year career at the university, Nichols made his mark at Laurier through his […]

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Laurier develops study with local immigrant partnership

Wilfrid Laurier University’s associate director of the International Migration Centre, Margaret Walton-Roberts, has been working alongside PhD student Blair Cullens, among other colleagues, to develop a study looking into the role of Local Immigrant Partnerships (LIPs) in the Syrian refugee settlement process. After submitting a proposal to a special call made by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of […]

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#DistractinglyHonest exhibit challenges gender inequality in science

Last fall, Eden Hennessey, a PhD student at Wilfrid Laurier University, unveiled her #DistractinglySexist exhibit at the Laurier Library, which focused on the obstacles female scientists face in a male-dominated industry. A year later, Hennessey presented her exhibit, #DistractinglyHonest, in Laurier’s Science building to a crowd of students, faculty members and individuals in the Laurier community. The exhibit launched last […]

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Heritage building opens their doors to Waterloo Region

Region of Waterloo businesses and buildings invited in region residents this past Saturday with the celebration of the annual Doors Open Waterloo Region. The concept of opening up heritage buildings to the public began in France over 20 years ago and quickly spread. The first North American event was put on by the City of Toronto in 2000. Two years […]

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Move-in delays for ICON Waterloo

While some students at Wilfrid Laurier University have been able to live comfortably since the beginning of classes, a few are still struggling with how and when they can move into their new apartments. On September 2, ICON Waterloo, two 25 storey high-rises located on Phillip and Columbia, announced in an email to their tenants that their move-in dates would […]

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International Suicide Prevention Day activities held at Wilfrid Laurier

The Kitchener-Waterloo area community came together last Saturday at Wilfrid Laurier University’s campus to honour World Suicide Prevention Day. The date of September 10 was chosen back in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and has been celebrated by the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, ever since. Though historically held at Kitchener City Hall, the location was moved […]

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