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Students’ Union plays part in creating new standardized lease agreement

On April 30. 2018, a new mandatory standardized lease will become available across Ontario for renters and tenants. The Laurier Students’ Union has worked with the Ministry of Housing and the Government of Ontario to produce the new standardized lease, ensuring it also applies to students. The Students’ Union has been advocating for the mandatory lease since last semester as […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Bridging the Gap unveils new Friendship Bench at Laurier

  On Jan. 31, 2018, Bridging the Gap, a student run club at Wilfrid Laurier University, presented their newest mental health initiative: the Friendship Bench. The Friendship Bench was made possible by the efforts of Bridging the Gap with the additional support of Sarina Wheeler, coordinator of Wellness Education at Laurier, Leanne Holland Brown, dean of students and funds from […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier music professor Leslie Fagan is appointed to the Order of Canada

  Leslie Fagan, Laurier music professor, has been appointed to the Order of Ontario. Fagan is the coordinator of the voice program at Laurier’s Faculty of Music and a world-renowned soprano. The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour and Fagan is among the 23 new members of the order this year. The new members of the Order […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier professor investigates the true influences of political campaigns

  Jason Roy, an associate professor in the department of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been conducting research on how individuals are influenced by different events or aspects of a political campaign. Roy’s research looks at how individuals change the information they seek when they’re exposed to pre-election polls and whether or not this ultimately influences their vote. […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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Grand River Hospital refrains from applying for a safe access zone

  Grand River Hospital (GRH) has decided to refrain from applying for a safe access zone for its Freeport Campus facility despite regular anti-abortion protests which take place in the location’s vicinity. Earlier last week, The Safe Access to Abortion Services Act was officially enforced in Ontario. The bill ultimately establishes a ban on protesting within 50-metres of an abortion […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Students’ Union Chair steps down and talks surrounding reproductive rights

  The Students’ Union Board of Directors meeting held on Feb. 2, the day after the Students’ Union election results were announced, was particularly eventful. Starting off the meeting was a presentation on reproductive rights lead by Alicia Hall, along with other members of the group “Laurier Students for Pro-Choice.” The presentation addressed the issue of abortion generally, and then […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, News ·
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Turret renovations set to commence this May

  The Students’ Union has announced the next phase of their Turret renovations, with a $2.2 million construction project beginning this May. The Turret, a multi-purpose event space located above the 24-Hour Lounge, has been the subject of renovations talk for a number of years now. “The Turret project started a few years ago when our former executive director Roly […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier remains number one choice for incoming post-secondary students

Laurier remains a top choice for prospective students, with a 3.8 per cent increase in applications since 2017. 2018 saw a total of 25,477 students applying before the Jan. 17 deadline, although Laurier will still be accepting applications until May 1. Offers of acceptance have begun with more to follow, and students are expected to confirm their admission after June […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
Jack McCormick with his service guide dog, Jake, beside a Laurier sign

Accessibility at Laurier: Discussing tangible tips for fostering an inclusive environment

Promoting accessibility and inclusion is a challenge presented at all post-secondary institutions, including Wilfrid Laurier University, and throughout society as a whole. However, Laurier as a school has made strides over the past several years in ensuring that those with disabilities are included. Laurier’s Eye to Eye club is one tactic of many which strives to advocate for accessibility. Jack […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·