Laurier offers eco-friendly food containers

Over the summer months Wilfrid Laurier University worked on the development of an eco take-out container project that students can utilize when purchasing food from any vendor on campus. “It’s a way for students to save some money while helping the environment and contributing to a greener Laurier community,” said Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president Laura Sheridan. Students pay […]

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Master plan seeks student input

The Wilfrid Laurier University Master Plan will be publicly released today, providing current students with their first real look at how Laurier is set to grow over the next 25 years. “It’s a snapshot into the future of what the campus might look like given growth and given the passage of time,” said Laurier president Max Blouw. “It’s a redevelopment […]

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Student asked not to “stilt” on campus

Last Wednesday evening around 8 p.m. Wilfrid Laurier University student Evan Sharp was powerbocking in the new quad area on campus when he was told to immediately stop by a member of Laurier Special Constable Services. Powerbocking involves using spring loaded stilts that enhance a person’s ability to run fast and jump high. “I’m always looking for new places to […]

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WLUSU board meeting summary

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union had their first board meeting of the school year this past Friday and many topics were brought to the table. After the meeting was called to order at 2:31 p.m., and it lasted approximately one hour and a half. The first announcement was the creation of two new positions – one in marketing and […]

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Alumni returns to recruit

On Monday, a representative from the Bank of Canada visited Wilfrid Laurier University to speak about its employment opportunities. Masters of business and administration (MBA), masters of arts (MA) and undergraduate economics students were among the 30 that attended the information session. MBA student Wei Hong attended the session, as she is considering applying to the Bank of Canada after […]

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U of T to charge outside academics $200 for library use

TORONTO (CUP) – Ryan Weston couldn’t believe he could be charged up to $200 to use resources at the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto (U of T). As a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, he had often traveled to the U of T to use its superior library resources. But now, thanks to a new library usage […]

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Sept. 23, 2009

“There is a lot of educational research that basically says that size does matter.” –Laurier professor Garry Potter, speaking about the increasing class sizes and how, in this context, smaller is actually better. “The guitar that I play is 45 years older than me … my girlfriend is very jealous because it gets a lot of action.” –Wade MacNeil, guitarist/vocalist […]

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Larger classes take hold at Laurier

With classes now underway, the effects of the 2009-10 funding cuts can be seen in classrooms at Wilfrid Laurier University, as several academic departments have been forced to reduce their numbers of part-time staff. As a result, class sizes have increased and the number of classes offered each semester has decreased. “My own view is that our administration is not […]

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Speaker presents random truths

Renowned computer scientist and mathematician Gregory Chaitin spoke to a nearly full house in the Paul Martin Centre yesterday afternoon. This was the third stop on a six-stop tour of Ontario, which saw him at Western on Friday and the Perimeter Institute on Monday. He will speak again today at the Institute for Quantum Computing before leaving Waterloo for his […]

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Laurier officially opens Toronto office

TORONTO ­– Sept. 22 marked the official opening of Wilfrid Laurier’s new office in Toronto. Situated within the Exchange Tower building at King and York Street, the office is centrally located within the city’s financial district. The office will house a number of different functions, such as the student recruitment and alumni relations programs. Nearly half of all Laurier students […]

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