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Laurier’s DEO offers safe space

As a response to the police brutality against black people in the United States, as well as the increased presence of racialized violence in the media, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office, along with other campus partners, created a safe space for students this past Monday. Laura Mae Lindo, executive director of the Diversity and Equity Office, explained why […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Campus, News · 15 views ·
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Laurier partners with Vancouver film school

For Wilfrid Laurier University’s film students interested in production, a new opportunity started “rolling” on September 22. A partnership with the Vancouver Film School, one of the best production schools in North America, was launched. The new Vancouver Film School pathway is available to Laurier film studies single majors who have completed at least 2.5 credit courses by the end […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Campus, News · 7 views ·
Another successful homecoming at Laurier

Another successful homecoming at Laurier

This past Homecoming weekend, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks won their game against the University of Waterloo Warriors. Defeating the Warriors with a score of 68-7, the Golden Hawks played strongly and are now 4-0 for their season. With over 7,000 Golden Hawks in the stands, it was a chance for students to celebrate Laurier’s school spirit while welcoming back […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Campus, News, Uncategorized · 90 views ·
Eileen Mercier appointed as new chancellor of Laurier

Eileen Mercier appointed as new chancellor of Laurier

Eileen Mercier, one of Canada’s most successful business women, was recently appointed as the new chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University by the Board of Governors, with the unanimous support of the university Senate. Mercier, who is taking over the role from Michael Lee-Chin, will be installed as chancellor on October 28 at fall Convocation. The role of chancellor, which exists […]

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International Suicide Prevention Day activities held at Wilfrid Laurier

The Kitchener-Waterloo area community came together last Saturday at Wilfrid Laurier University’s campus to honour World Suicide Prevention Day. The date of September 10 was chosen back in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and has been celebrated by the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, ever since. Though historically held at Kitchener City Hall, the location was moved […]

by Maddy Cutts· · 0 comments · Campus, News · 68 views ·
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WLU offers first complete online undergraduate program

Wilfrid Laurier University has been making serious advancements in the development of online learning. Starting in September 2016, Laurier will be offering its religion and culture degree completely online. It will mirror the in-class degree already offered at Laurier under the same name. Students will be completing the degree full-time, with the same fall, winter and spring semesters as if […]

by Emilia Curcic· · 0 comments · Campus, News · 187 views ·
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WLU burn room a success with turnout of over 3000 students

On September 6, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management (SHERM) and the Waterloo Fire Department hosted a burn room demonstration. The demonstration was held during Laurier’s Orientation Week in front of a crowd of 3000 students. The room was set up to mirror a typical residence dorm room and was used to show how quickly a fire […]

by Emilia Curcic· · 0 comments · Campus, News · 36 views ·
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Few changes made to programming and services

This coming year, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union will not be seeing many changes in the services and programming department. With no addition of completely new services, students can only expect existing services to be improved. According to Kimberly Hutchings, vice-president of services and programming at the Students’ Union, students can look forward to changes enforced by the services […]

by Emilia Curcic· · 0 comments · Campus, News · 135 views ·
Deborah Dubenofsky to take over as VP: finance and operations

Deborah Dubenofsky to take over as VP: finance and operations

This summer, Wilfrid Laurier University appointed Deborah Dubenofsky as the new VP: finance and operations, taking over for former vice-president of finance and administration, Jim Butler, who served in this role for 14 years. In November 2015, Laurier president, Max Blouw, hired Dubenofsky as the executive director and senior project lead for Laurier’s bid for a Milton campus. Dubenofsky provided […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, News · 44 views ·