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LSPIRG hosts annual radical orientation week to highlight issues of social justice

From Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, the Laurier Students Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) held their annual Radical Orientation Week on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses. The Rad Week events — intended to highlight social justice issues — took place the week following the Students’ Union Orientation Week, and were organized in collaboration with the Diversity and Equity […]

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Mysterious Barricades creates awareness and hope through concert

On Sunday, Sept. 10, Mysterious Barricades: A Cross-Canada Concert for Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Hope, was hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Maureen Fraser Concert Hall. Mysterious Barricades is a cross-Canada concert which pays tribute to those affected by suicide through music. The concert is live-streamed from each location and available online every Sept. 10. The concert was founded by professional […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·
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Indigenous Curriculum Specialist arrives at Laurier this year

On Aug. 1, Wilfrid Laurier University introduced Erin Hodson as the first ever Indigenous Curriculum Specialist at Laurier. Hodson has obtained a master’s degree in social and cultural contexts of education. The newly created role works collaboratively with Indigenous Initiatives and The Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence. The Indigenous Curriculum Specialist’s role within university is interdisciplinary, all faculty and staff are welcomed to use the resources that the Indigenous curriculum specialist […]

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Student’s Union board of directors kicks off a new semester

Over the summer months, the Students’ Union Board of Directors has had several Board of Director’s meetings. The most recent official Board of Director’s meeting took place on Aug. 12, 2017. The meeting consisted of the board discussing various orientation week topics, such as promotional items, programming, and more. The main topic of the meeting, which lasted approximately five hours, was […]

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Laurier OneCards get revamped for more efficient transit and building access

Wilfrid Laurier University has begun rolling out new OneCards with increased functionality to all incoming and returning students, as well as staff and faculty. While new students get the cards automatically, existing students have to go and trade their old ones in. The new OneCards, which contain “chip” technology similar to that found on debit and credit cards, are intended […]

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Places4students.com strives to provide students with positive renting experiences

The beginning of each school year brings forth various concerns and questions raised by students moving into their off-campus housing accommodations. Places4Students.com, Wilfrid Laurier University’s exclusive off-campus housing partner, assists students in finding appropriate housing accommodations while ensuring that students are educated on their rights and responsibilities as renters. Essentially, Places4Students.com provides an online platform on which landlords and property […]

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Paul Heyer receives the Walter J. Ong Award from the Media Ecology Association

Paul Heyer, a long-running educator and researcher at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Media Ecology Association’s (MEA) Walter J. Ong Award for Career Achievement in Scholarship. The award was presented to Heyer at the 18th annual convention of the MEA, held from June 22 to 25 in San Francisco. The MEA, created in […]

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Laurier Students’ Union adopts a balanced focus for Orientation Week programming

Laurier Students’ Union adopts a balanced focus for Orientation Week programming

Sept. 3, 2017, marks the first day of this year’s Orientation Week at Wilfrid Laurier University. This year’s schedule is filled with entertainment to welcome new students and welcome back returning upper-years. Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union has aimed this year to “strike a balance between both social programming and different sessions to help [students] succeed within their academics and […]

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Laurier and Ontario University Application Centre create more gender options for residence application

Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of residence is working with the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) in order to create various gender identity categories when applying to residence. The residence staff are in the process of creating this option but have taken several steps to ensure that students can be accommodated for their specific needs. Clayton McCourt, associate director of Residence […]

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Laurier designates Pasha Malla as the new writer in residence for 2017

Pasha Malla will be joining the Wilfrid Laurier University campus this fall semester as Laurier’s new Edna Staebler Writer in Residence for the intensive residency program. Malla is a well accomplished and recognized writer in numerous genres and formats, including novels, poetry, short stories and literary journalism, amongst others. “[Pasha] is a young writer so I think that will help […]

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