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Laurier student Kaya Daley-Arnold passes away

On July 6, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of Kaya Daley-Arnold, a student in the faculty of human and social sciences on the Brantford campus.  In her time at Laurier, Daley-Arnold had studied at both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. She was a strong advocate for other students and was passionate about singing. A celebration of life is being […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier student Shannon Rogers passes away

On July 6, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of Shannon Rogers, a student at the Brantford campus. Rogers was courageously battling cancer, and strongly advocated for those who are also battling cancer. She presented a Ted Talk called, “Thriving from Surviving: Lessons from childhood cancer.”  Rogers was an active member at the Brantford campus. She was President of the […]

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Laurier students come forward with experiences of racism and discrimination on campus

The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by Minneapolis police on May 25 has sparked global and national protests.  These protests have been leading the way for discussions around racism, anti-Black racism, workplace discrimination and institutionalized racism. Within the past few weeks, students from Wilfrid Laurier University have used these discussions to share their experiences of racism on […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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How International Students at Laurier are being affected by COVID-19 pandemic

  While the current health pandemic has affected the majority of the population in some capacity, international students, who are already thousands of kilometers away from home, are facing different challenges. The Prime Minister has emphasized that opening Canada’s border to international travel would pose a great risk in containing outbreaks of the virus, but even as Ontario begins to […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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UPDATED: Students raise concerns over an increase in academic misconduct allegations

On March 13, Wilfrid Laurier University announced its decision to discontinue in-person class instruction and shift the remainder of winter term courses, including final exams, online due to the COVID-19 global health crisis. Projected dates for students returning to on-campus courses for upcoming school periods have been adjusted by the university over the past nine weeks, and Laurier has since […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier announces classes will be moved online for Fall Term amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Laurier has announced that they will offer most courses virtually or online for the Fall 2020 Term. “Over the past few weeks, the university has been engaged in collaborative discussions to consider how we will deliver the fall term in a way that meets government and public health guidelines and maintains the safety of our new and returning students, faculty […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier student Esheaka Sinera passes away

On May 12, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of fourth-year student Esheaka Sinera.  Sinera was a Computer Science student in the co-op program, a member of the Muslim Students’ Association and a leader within the Laurier Muslim Chaplaincy.  The Muslim Chaplaincy at Laurier has announced an opportunity for reflection after Friday’s prayer.  “Losing a student has a significant impact […]

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Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Wilfrid Laurier University students have been airing their concerns over social media regarding an email that was sent out this week by the math department detailing revised online exam procedures. The notice was addressed to students who are registered in at least one course offered by the math department in the spring term. “… you are required to have an […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier opens its residence buildings to healthcare workers

Laurier has recently partnered with regional hospitals to provide temporary housing to healthcare professionals who are choosing to live away from their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Announced in a news release on May 4, about 150 residence rooms will be available for hospital workers to isolate in, starting early this month. “We’re always looking for ways to ensure that […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier shares updated strategy for Fall Term instruction amidst evolving COVID-19 concerns

The developing news surrounding COVID-19 continues to influence Wilfrid Laurier and other universities around the world, impacting students in a variety of different ways. According to a news release posted on April 18, Laurier is working alongside public health authorities in order to determine when and how it will be safe for students to return to in-person classroom instruction for […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·