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News in brief: Nov 4

Laurier students organize blood drive Four students in Wilfrid Laurier University’s masters of social work community intervention course have taken a group project and used it to address a nationwide issue. Jackilyn Alberton, Ashley McKnight, Monica Tan and Justine Kormann created a residence-wide blood drive on Monday evening for Laurier students to participate in. Students living in Bricker residence were […]

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Laurier students organize blood drive

By Idil Herzi Four students in Laurier’s masters of social work community intervention course have taken a group project to both encourage involvement from the Laurier community and address a nationwide issue. Jackilyn Alberton, Ashley McKnight, Monica Tan and Justine Kormann created a residence-wide blood drive for students to participate in. Today, students living in Bricker residence were offered an […]

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Construction accident on campus

Late Saturday afternoon outside the Fred Nichols Campus Centre (FNCC), skyjack lift operator Michael Plecidy received an unexpected interruption to his work when the retaining wall supporting the section of walkway he was driving on suddenly gave way. Neither Plecidy nor any one else were injured during the accident. Plecidy, a local contractor who has worked on the Laurier campus […]

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Profs raise concerns over class sizes

Despite administration releasing no numbers to the Laurier community, class sizes have increased, which is having an effect on both students and professors in the classroom. Administration has previously stated that this year classes have gone up by approximately five per cent, however, some feel that there is more behind this information. “[Vice-president: academic] Deb MacLatchy mentioned the other day […]

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Oct. 28, 2009

5 years: Fine arts program cut It was announced that Laurier’s fine arts program would soon be cancelled. Students currently enrolled in the program would be allowed to finish their degree; however, no new students were allowed to apply and fine arts classes would no longer be offered at the school. Printed Oct. 20, 2004 25 years: Talks commence regarding […]

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Oct. 28, 2009

“I would assume that as soon as I walk in there, I would get punched in the face. That would be the cover charge.” –Canadian actor Paul Bates, who is in KW filming the new series Dan for Mayor, on his initial impression of the Waterloo bar Chainsaw. “It just seems that Laurier is going through some bad management.” –Fourth-year […]

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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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Importance of family routines and rituals discussed

Last Friday afternoon, over 60 Laurier students attended the 6th annual Hunsberger Memorial Lecture held in Bricker Academic 101. Guest speaker 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 affair,” […]

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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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