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Abortion pill freely available with prescription in Ontario

Mifegymiso, a two-drug combination also known as RU-486 or as the “abortion pill”, will be available in the Waterloo Region starting today, Aug. 10. The medication was first approved by Health Canada back in 2015, but become available in the country this past January. On Aug. 3, the province of Ontario announced that Mifegymiso will be freely available with a […]

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MacLatchy eases into role of president and vice-chancellor

Wilfrid Laurier University’s new president and vice-chancellor Deborah MacLatchy officially took over the role from former president, Max Blouw, on July 1. Since 2009, MacLatchy served as Laurier’s provost and vice-president: academic, and was appointed as president and vice-chancellor of the university on Jan. 11. Before taking over the role, MacLatchy and Blouw worked closely together until his last day […]

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Laurier launches programs in public safety

Wilfrid Laurier University is officially offering their students new programs in public safety, including a master’s degree program and five graduate diploma programs. The programs are offered at Laurier’s Brantford campus by the faculty of human and social sciences. The programs aim to provide working professionals with the skills and education they need to further continue their progress in their […]

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Graduate recognized after triumphant 10-year journey

Graduate recognized after triumphant 10-year journey

Wilfrid Laurier University’s convocation ceremonies took place from June 12 to 16 on the Waterloo campus, and while the university honoured the many active members of their community, one graduate in particular was recognized for her courageous 10-year journey to earn her bachelor’s degree. Nairn Carter, a 27-year-old Laurier science student, and now graduate, is also a pediatric brain tumour […]

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GSA President, Natalie Gleba, hopes to focus on student wellness throughout the upcoming school year

Since stepping into the position of president and CEO of the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) this past May, Natalie Gleba has begun work on project planning for the 2017-18 school year. Gleba described the transition into her new role as “seamless,” attributing the ease to her previous five years of experience with the GSA and relationship with previous president and […]

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High-speed rail confirms that commuters will have access to quicker travel from Waterloo

On May 19, 2017, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced to the public that the high-speed rail will be coming to the Waterloo Region by 2025. Wynne made the announcement in Kitchener regarding the new transit system which aims to benefit economic growth and reduce environmental impact of fossil fuel emissions. The high-speed rail aims to have a positive impact by improving […]

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Waterloo sees a rising number of international students attending post-secondary

Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo will witness an influx of international students moving into the area come the beginning of fall. As reported by 570 News, both post-secondary institutions are now reporting double digit growth in international student applications. On June 1, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) reported that the number of Ontario high school students […]

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Data confirms that demand for youth mental health services continues to increase greatly

Recent data collected by The Toronto Star and Ryerson University revealed that the demand for youth mental health services has increased greatly in the past several years and continues to peak at a high rate. The increasing demand by students is a cause for concern amongst post-secondary institutions, who are now faced with supplying enough resources to meet the high […]

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Lazaridis Scale Up Program Looking for Next Lazaridis 10

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics recently announced that they are accepting applications for the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program. Since the fall of 2016, the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program has been working closely with 10 Canadian technology companies who are looking to scale up and become dominant in their respective industries. The purpose of the Scale-Up Program is to give support […]

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Laurier recognizes 100,000th graduate, 5,000th Brantford graduate

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus will be holding their convocation ceremonies for graduates starting on Monday, June 12. Taking place from June 12 to 16, 11 ceremonies will be held on the Laurier Waterloo campus. Since May 31, approximately 2,865 students met all program requirements and are now qualified to graduate. The university announced that they expect to confer 247 […]

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