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Laurier Stedman Prize awards $10,000 to young writers

The second-ever biennial Laurier Stedman Prize competition for young writers came to a conclusion on Friday, Feb. 7, awarding 10,000 dollars in prize money over the course of the evening. Six prizes were given throughout the night, a first place prize totaling at $3000, two second place prizes totaling at $2000 each and three third place prizes of $1000 each. […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier names new acting dean of arts

Laurier’s faculty of arts has announced that the current dean of arts, Richard Nemesvari, will end his five-year term and associate dean of student affairs and learning Gavin Brockett will replace him as acting dean for a one-year term starting on Jul. 1, 2020. Brockett, an associate professor in the department of history as well as the department of religion […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier student arrested after posting shooting threat on social media

According to the Waterloo Regional Police, a Wilfrid Laurier University student has been charged in connection to a threat that was made on social media about a campus shooting. Police allege that a post was made by a man, which was published on Feb. 6, which indicated that he was going to commit a shooting at Laurier. As a result […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
Devyn Kelly elected Students’ Union president and CEO with 1872 votes

Devyn Kelly elected Students’ Union president and CEO with 1872 votes

The Wilfrid Laurier Students’ Union election season came to a close Thursday night as Devyn Kelly was announced the incoming Students’ Union 2020-2021 president and CEO. Kelly received 69.02 per cent of the vote with 1,872 student votes and Leah Xuereb received 30.98 per cent of the vote with a total of 855 votes. Voter turnout was lower than last […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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Laurier International rings in the Year of the Rat with Lunar New Year celebrations

This past Saturday, Jan. 25, was the day of the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, a holiday widely celebrated in many Eastern Asian countries and considered by many to be the most important holiday in China. The Lunar New Year is the new year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, which operates […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier receives $852,000 in funding over four years to support Brantford User Experience Design (UXD) program

Laurier Brantford’s user experience (UX) design program will be receiving $852,000 over the course of four years in order to support different aspects of the UXD program. The program allows students to work with real life companies in order to solve everyday problems and use technology to find solutions for the real world, while putting a specific emphasis on experiential […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier named one of Canada’s top employers for young people

Laurier has been named an outstanding employer for the second time this month, this time being recognized for being a top employer for young people in Canada, being only one of two post-secondary institutions to receive the honour and the only one in Ontario. Only 100 winners in all of Canada are named, with the criteria for being selected based […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, National, News ·
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Mental Health at Laurier’s Forefront on “Blue Monday”

Monday, Jan. 20 was the day known worldwide as “Blue Monday,” dubbed the most depressing day of the year. This year, Laurier Alumni put together a full day of events to help students, faculty, staff and alumni find coping mechanisms and healthy ways to improve both mental and physical well-being. “Laurier’s community is a point of pride for alumni; it […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Co-creator of iconic Degrassi franchise to talk television at Laurier’s Brantford campus

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Linda Schuyler, co-creator and executive producer of the hit television franchise Degrassi, will be giving two lectures at Wilfrid Laurier Universities Brantford campus. In the two lectures, titled “Heads On…Reflections on Life” and “The Degrassi Story,” Schuyler with delve into her own experiences growing up in Paris, ON, working as a junior high school teacher in […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·