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Opposable and innovative thinking to revolutionize education

In a constantly changing global market, innovation is needed now more than ever for individuals to adapt and succeed. Keynote speaker Larry Smith, professor of economics at the University of Waterloo, discussed the anxieties felt by students as a result of the modern economy. The current economic recession has stunted the job market and for the world to recover and […]

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Opposable and innovative thinking to revolutionize education

An open mind is the key to integration and successful leadership. This was the basic message delivered to about 200 people last Tuesday morning by CACUSS keynote speaker Roger Martin. Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, spoke on the importance of opposable thinking in today’s society. Opposable thinking, according to Martin, is the […]

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CACUSS 2009

From June 14-17, Wilfrid Laurier University hosted its first ever Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) conference. Working in correspondance with the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College, the conference was focused around ideas of innovation, integration and intelligence. “The theme, i3, was based on the fact that we were testing something together as a threesome,” said […]

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Residence fire damage assessed at $1.2 million

Renovations at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo College Hall (WCH) residence are currently underway to repair the damage caused by a fire in mid-April. They are expected to cost $1.2 million and will be covered by insurance. According to assistant vice-president of physical resources Gary Nower, repairs include both structural and electrical elements, as well as cleaning and replacing furniture. “We’ve […]

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AVP’S added to finance and academic departments

Two new jobs have been added to the Wilfrid Laurier finance and academic departments with assistant vice presidents beginning their duties over the summer months. Wayne Steffler and Tom Buckley, respectively, have been hired to aid the current staff and look ahead to the future success of the school. As the Laurier community continues to grow and expand, the university […]

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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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