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WLUSU passes deficit budget

A $25,000 amendment to the operating budget proposed by director Andrew Fryer at the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors meeting on April 13 has resulted in confusion and discrepancy within the union. After the board approved the capital expenditures and student services portions of the budget, Fryer’s amendment, which was passed 6-4, added $25,000 to the board’s […]

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Laurier alumni wins social entrepreneurship award

On Friday, May 8, Wilfrid Laurier alumni Mike Morrice, along with team members Micaela Buchnea-Chew and Kyle Pinto, took home first place honours in the social entrepreneurship stream for the 2009 LaunchPad $50k Venture Creation Competition. Morrice won for his new venture creation, Sustainable Waterloo, a not-for-profit organization that services all of the Waterloo Region, working with local companies to […]

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William’s to open in September; Out of the Box, Yogen Früz and Country Style will close

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors has approved several capital expenditures as part of the 2009-10 operating budget, all of which are slated for completion by September. The most noteworthy expense is the $110,000 project in the Terrace, which includes opening a Williams Coffee Pub Express and closing the Out of the Box cereal bar, Yogen Früz […]

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WLU enrolment increases again

Enrolment at Wilfrid Laurier University has increased once again this year, with the number of first-year student acceptances being slightly over the targeted number. “We have a target we need to reach for budget reasons, and that number comes when we present our numbers to the government in November,” said Ray Darling, office of the registrar. “Our confirmation date is […]

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Cuts total $8.9 million

The office of the vice-president academic has been given one year to figure out the best way to implement five per cent cuts within the various departments. The cuts resulted from Wilfrid Laurier University’s operating budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, which was officially released on June 18. WLU president Max Blouw believes the school has done the best they […]

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Gay parenting researched

Though homosexuality is becoming increasingly accepted in society, one issue in particular has become more prominent: gay parenting and the questions that surround it. Anna Wilk noticed a lack of research on this subject and completed her masters of sociology at WLU on gay fatherhood under the supervision of Dr. Glenda Wall, associate professor. Wilk decided to focus on gay […]

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Election prospects

A loss to Stéphane Dion in December 2006 may have set back Michael Ignatieff’s political career temporarily, but he is quickly trying to extend the Liberal party’s power. After securing the leadership of the federal Liberal party on May 2 by a 97 percent vote on behalf of the delegates, Ignatieff has become the leader of Canada’s official opposition. During […]

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News in Brief

WLU to acquire new Toronto office Wilfrid Laurier University is currently in negotiations to sign a lease that will give the university space in a downtown Toronto building. This space, located at King Street West and York Street, will primarily be used for recruitment, alumni, fundraising, government relations and having a presence in the city. WLU president Max Blouw said […]

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Main street to blame for recession: economics prof

“The only thing we learn from history is that we don’t actually learn from history,” said Phelim Boyle, a professor of finance at Wilfrid Laurier University, who opened a panel discussion Friday at the annual School of Business and Economics conference. This year, the focus of the conference was the global financial crisis. The purpose of the panel, entitled “Lessons […]

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Campus renovations begin

Beginning May 19, the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University will undergo significant landscaping renovations. The project will cost approximately $1.5 million and is expected to finish Friday, September 4 before the Labour Day weekend. “It’s quite a big project,” commented Gary Nower, assistant vice-president of physical resources. The renovations were designed with a few various objectives. “The main driving […]

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