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Considerations for cannabis legalization at Laurier

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian government will be authorizing the recreational consumption, possession and purchase of cannabis in Canada, fulfilling a major campaign promise made by the Liberal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, is a law “that will provide legal access to cannabis and to control and regulate its production, […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Campus, National, News ·
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary officially named Martin Luther University College

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary officially named Martin Luther University College

  June 23, 2018 marked Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s official transition to being named Martin Luther University College. The newly named Martin Luther University College is federated with Laurier, while students who attend the college ultimately earn degrees from Laurier. The rename and rebrand was originally announced last September by the 54-year-old building located on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. It […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Camellia Bissessar earns award for innovation in educational experience

Music is a discipline that is fairly sensory: visually reading music, kinaesthetically playing instruments or making rhythms with your hands and of course hearing the music in the auditory sense. Camellia Bissessar aims to change just how difficult the music world can be to someone with impairment to any of these regions. Bissessar, a 2018 graduate of Laurier’s Faculty of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier professor researches effects of pronouns in costumer service

The world of customer service is vast and everyone can agree upon its presence in their lives; whether working for a retailer as a representative or being the recipient of those services as a customer, client and/or patient. Grant Packard, an assistant professor of marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, has discovered through his ongoing […]

by Margaret Russell· · Campus, News ·
Laurier’s new satellite campus in Milton is approved

Laurier’s new satellite campus in Milton is approved

Last month, the Ontario government approved and committed to fund $90 million into building a new Laurier campus in Milton in partnership with Conestoga College.  Located in the Milton Education Village, this sector of Laurier will focus on programming in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, also referred to as STEAM. The campus plans to enroll its first set of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Indigenous Knowledge Fund created at Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University has created an Indigenous Knowledge Fund in order to support and encourage the presence of Indigenous content within academic settings on both the Waterloo and Brantford campus. Last year, Laurier Brantford’s faculty of Indigenous Studies, in collaboration with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Office of the Dean of Students, created the fund. “We thought that […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier PhD student recognized for mental health research

On May 7, in recognition of Mental Health Week, the province of Ontario and the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship recognized the efforts of two graduate students — including third-year Wilfrid Laurier University PhD candidate Jennifer Scarborough, for their work on mental health research. Scarborough has been at Laurier since 2003, completing her undergraduate degree and a masters of social work.  […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Campus, News ·
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Task Force holds town hall meeting to discuss Draft Statement of Freedom of Expression

At 10 a.m. this morning, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Task Force on Freedom of Expression held a town hall meeting where members of the community were encouraged to present questions, comments and feedback statements. The meeting, which was held in the Senate & Board chamber on Laurier’s Waterloo campus, began with a presentation by Rob Gordon, vice-president: research and acting provost, […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
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BREAKING: Laurier releases Draft Statement on Freedom of Expression

Wilfrid Laurier University has released their Draft Statement on Freedom of Expression and is now calling for feedback through the university’s website. The draft statement, available in full here, begins with an introduction from vice-president: research and acting provost, Rob Gordon, who outlines the school’s aspirations to “promote respectful intellectual discourse.” As noted in the introduction, the task force has […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
Map from The Weather Network shows the storm (red) will affect most of southern Ontario

Both Waterloo and Brantford campuses closed due to ice storm

Campuses are closed and exams have been rescheduled at both of Wilfrid Laurier University’s campuses today, as well as at University of Waterloo, due to a severe weather warning. Environment Canada issued a warning of a ‘potentially historic’ storm that will affect the GTA and southern Ontario today, and in response all exams at Laurier, including those taken online, have […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·