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Laurier technology update

WebCT, which malfunctioned on countless occasions last academic year, has been functioning without incident for the last 38 days, after only a minor hiccup at the beginning of the term. Buckley attributes the minor incident to a network malfunction and human error. A significant investment was made over the summer to upgrade WebCT by adding additional hardware to the system. […]

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MacLean’s ranks Laurier fourth place nationally

It’s that time of year again –Maclean’s magazine has released their ranking of Canadian universities. In previous years, Laurier has faired relatively well, maintaining a solid reputation for quality of education, innovation and research. This year, for the first time ever, Laurier was named the premier primarily undergraduate university in Ontario, as well as fourth in Canada, tying with St. […]

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Student advances in MTV contest

After signing up for MTV’s S-Trip! World Intern contest weeks ago, Krista Korhonen, a fourth-year honors communication student at Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier, never would have thought she would end up with over 30, 000 votes, putting her in first place. “It’s absolutely amazing; I’m blown away from the support,” said Korhonen. “I’m so thankful to everyone who’s been supporting […]

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News in brief: Nov. 11, 2009

Laurier professor tests new cardiac arrest device A new device being used by paramedics in the Waterloo region is said to lower cardiac arrest fatalities. Renee MacPhee, an assistant professor of kinesiology and physical education at Wilfrid Laurier University, is the local co-ordinator of this study that is based out of Seattle. The “impedance threshold device” being tested is a […]

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Laurier gets a ‘D’ in the environment

The Globe and Mail has released their annual Canadian University Report. Laurier is categorized as a medium-sized university. Here are the following rankings: Most satisfied students University of Guelph A+ Queen’s University A Université de Sherbrooke A Wilfrid Laurier University A Brock University A Carleton University A Memorial University A University of Victoria A University of Saskatchewan B+ Simon Fraser […]

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Laurier receives fourth place in MacLean’s rankings

When MacLean’s annual university rankings were released today, Wilfrid Laurier University was ranked fourth in the country in the primarily undergraduate category. “Laurier tends to do well in these surveys, [because] our students tend to have a high opinion of the quality of education they’re getting here, [as well as] the overall student experience,” said Kevin Crowley director of news […]

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VP: Brantford to leave Laurier

Long-time staff member and current principal and vice-president of Laurier Brantford Leo Groarke will be leaving his post at the university this year. After serving Laurier for over 25 years, Groarke has accepted the position of provost and vice-president academic at the University of Windsor. “It was in some ways a very hard decision to make,” said Groarke about deciding […]

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Nov. 4, 2009

5 years: Laurier introduces co-curricular record Laurier launched the co-curricular record, officially recognizing the volunteer efforts of students on campus. This record was an official transcript of volunteer positions held during a student’s time at Laurier that would go along with their academic transcript. Students expressed frustrations because the record only listed positions from groups such as the Wilfrid Laurier […]

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U-Pass fees rise

Grand River Transit (GRT) has added services to its Waterloo public transit as a result of increased ridership and rising fuel prices, meaning fees for university students will be going up in Fall 2010. As a result of the agreement made between the GRT and Laurier, the GRT can increase fees if services are changed or prices fluctuate. Along with […]

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Sea lamprey invading Great Lakes

The Great Lakes have a pesky invader: the sea lamprey. The lamprey is an eel-like fish that is indigenous to the Atlantic Ocean. The presence of the sea lamprey has proven to be quite a problem for the ecosystems of the Great Lakes, and subsequently the fishery industries in Ontario and the northern United States. In fact, the lamprey is […]

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