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Laurier named among North America’s most “green” universities

In the Princeton Review’s recent addition, The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, Wilfrid Laurier University was named as one of the top green universities in North America. The green guide includes 413 post-secondary institutions across North America which have been measured as the most sustainable of the 689 surveyed. Of the 413 schools included on the list, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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Laurier hosts events to promote Indigenous research

Wilfrid Laurier University is hosting three different events to focus on Indigenous research, in addition to promoting non-Indigenous students and the public working together with the Indigenous community to conduct studies. The first event being held is the book launch for scholar Georges Sioui where will launch his new book, Eatenonha: Native Roots of Modern Democracy, on Nov. 28 on […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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ISOW hosts Middle Eastern cultural evening

On Nov. 14 from 6-9:30 p.m, International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) hosted a Middle Eastern Cultural Evening at the Senate and Board Chamber. The event, which was free to attend, was held to encourage students to celebrate and participate in Middle Eastern culture. “The scholars help us plan it, just to help us show Laurier what their culture is about. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Startup Laurier celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Startup Laurier is celebrating their tenth anniversary as a club as they host a new flagship event, Innovation Alley. This is to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in collaboration with many start-ups in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. “I’ve been on Startup since my first year and I’m in my third year right now. I joined because they put on events that actually […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Racist comments made by Laurier student caught on video

On Nov. 13, a Twitter thread containing a video of a Wilfrid Laurier student going on a drunken, racist rant was posted on the popular account, Spotted at Laurier, where it quickly gained attention across social media.   The original tweet that was shared indirectly referenced the incident, stating, “The fact that there’s grown white adults still saying the N […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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No need to chase your own tail when you can destress with dogs

As the semester progresses and students balance midterms, looming assignment deadlines and the fast approach of exams, school becomes more and more stressful. Luckily, there are resources and events on campus that are designed to help students manage their stress and unwind, even if it’s just for a few minutes out of their day. On Friday, Nov. 8, Laurier’s Career […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Confusion over special constables accreditation sparks student controversy

Confusion over special constables accreditation sparks student controversy

This week, Laurier’s Special Constable Service (SCS) received backlash over confusion regarding the pursuit of an “elite accreditation process,” stemming from a concern that Special Constables would be given the authority to possess lethal and non-lethal firearms, as well as search and detain students. This concern gained recognition when the Twitter account “Spotted At Laurier” released a tweet indicating that […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·
CCRLA Student Mental Health Matters series

CCRLA Student Mental Health Matters series

The Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) held the first speaker in their student mental health series that will be ongoing throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The event was a talk from Simon Coulombe, an assistant professor at Laurier and director of CCRLA’s Flourishing Communities research group. The series is focused on dealing with issues regarding mental health […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Founder of Canada’s first Indigenous-owned cosmetics company shares success at open house

It’s open house season – and to mark it, Laurier ran a multitude of campus-related events this past weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Indigenous Student Centre welcomed Jenn Harper, CEO and founder of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc. to speak to current and prospective Indigenous students about entrepreneurship. The event, hosted in The Turret, began at 3 p.m. with light […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Campus, News ·