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Graduate speaks on the benefits of a positive attitude

While knowledge acquired from the classroom is a phenomenal asset, nothing can compare with experience from the real world. For Laurier alumnus Mark Moses (BBA ’87), this statement has proven to be very true. Moses came to Laurier’s Paul Martin Centre to share his experiences as an entrepreneur and some of the lessons that he has learned. Of course, these […]

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News in brief: Oct. 28

H1N1 clinic full The H1N1 vaccine clinics, scheduled to begin on Nov. 3 at Wilfrid Laurier University, are now fully booked. Health Services had originally planned six days of clinics to administer the vaccine, running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing two appointment times every five minutes. There were 120 spots a day, with a total of 720 over […]

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Group donates $100,000 for Caribbean research

The Laurier-based Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is funding a research project relating to sustainable governance in the Caribbean Sea. After receiving a $100,000 donation from the Arsenault Family Foundation, ACUNS will evaluate the mechanisms that link the governments of the wider Caribbean region to regional organizations and institutions for oceanic governance. “The Caribbean region is very […]

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Charity Ball hosts annual Hair for Hope event

Today, in the concourse between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Laurier’s Charity Ball hosted its annual Hair for Hope event. Along with a bake sale, students were able to line up for a $5 hair cut from professional hairdressers. “Charity Ball has been using Hair for Hope as a fundraiser for the last few years,” said fourth-year psychology student and […]

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Dr. Barbara Fiese speaks at 6th annual Hunsberger Memorial Lecture

Last Friday afternoon, over 60 Laurier students attended the 6th annual Hunsberger Memorial Lecture held in Bricker Academic 101. Guest speaker Dr. Barbara Fiese delivered a developmental psychology lecture entitled “Family Routines and Rituals: Everyday Opportunities to Build Health and Wellbeing.” Fiese, discussed how basic family routines are linked to biological health, particularly in children: “Health really is a family […]

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Laurier BBA graduate speaks to the importance of having a ‘positive outlook on life’

While knowledge acquired from the classroom is a phenomenal asset, nothing can compare with experience from the real world. For Laurier alumnus Mark Moses (BBA ’87), this statement has proven to be very true. An incredibly accomplished entrepreneur, Moses has made quite the name for himself since graduation. Today, Moses came to Laurier’s Paul Martin Centre, as a part of […]

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WLUSU board meeting: Oct. 23

Lasting just under an hour, today’s meeting of the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors went by remarkably quickly, with few points of contention or serious debate on any issue. In the president’s update Laura Sheridan addressed the reason why Pita Shack in the Terrace was closed over the weekend and on Monday, explaining that a pipe broke […]

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MBA program launches e-mobile pilot project

In August of this year, over 100 students entering the full-time masters of business administration (MBA) program were given their own BlackBerry. Yesterday, the School of Business and Economics (SBE) officially announced the launch of a joint MBA e-learning pilot program. In partnership with Research in Motion (RIM) and Rogers Communications, this pilot program will take learning outside of the […]

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Campus clubs still unable to access WLUSU money

This year, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union modified their application and budgeting process for campus clubs in order to make it easier and timelier for students to receive their funding. But as of today, clubs have yet to see any of their money. “It’s frustrating not to have money to start up with,” said president of the political science […]

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Laurier professor researches H1N1

Associate professor of communications studies at Wilfrid Laurier University Penelope Ironstone-Catterall has been studying the discursive construction of the flu since 2005. Her research entitled “From Seasonal Flu to Pandemic Influenza: The Cultural Life of a Virus” focuses not on the scientific aspects of the flu virus but on the manner in which it is constructed socially. “What I am […]

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