Laurier’s strategic planning

To celebrate the university’s 100th anniversary, which takes place next year, Laurier will be developing two new things: a Laurier-authentic narrative and a new visual identity. The narrative will explain what the institution stands for and what it wants to strive toward: leadership, community and experiential learning, both inside and out of the classroom. “The concept there was to try […]

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Summer of unemployment

“I was out of a job then for over a month,” said Sven Nyman, a second-year arts student at Wilfrid Laurier University. Nyman is one of many students who has felt the repercussions of the recession on the student job market this summer. Student jobs scarce Statistics Canada reported a 21 per cent student unemployment rate, the highest it’s been […]

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Lethal residence fire started by victim

A fire that broke out April 14 on the fourth floor of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo College Hall (WCH) student residence is believed to have been started by the first-year student who died as a result of injuries suffered in the fire. “We believe that primarily the victim in this case played a role in the fire,” said Olaf Heinzel, […]

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Two Laurier business students land U.S. internship

Two Wilfrid Laurier University business students were given the opportunity to experience working for a multinational company this summer when they were hired by the Americanbased insurance firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Thomas Gaylor and Thomas Krech, both heading into their fourth year at Laurier, were the first two Canadian interns hired by the multi-national company, which just completed […]

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WLUSU market research project moving forward

The first step towards the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union market research project has been taken, as members of the board of directors and the management team plan to sit down with a consultant from MacPhie and Co. on July 31 to map out the union’s objectives for the project. The research initiative will involve WLUSU hiring an outside firm […]

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Children explore the arts

For 41 children, many of whom have a variety of special needs, their involvement this past week in Laurier’s Arts Express Camp has been an opportunity like no other. The week long camp, held for the past 15 years at Kids Ability in Waterloo, allows the children, ranging from age six to 14, to participate in music, drama, dance, swimming […]

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WLU professor receives $10,000 for research

Wilfrid Laurier political science professor, Dr. Thomas Hueglin has been named University Research Professor for 2009-10. The award give Hueglin $10,000 towards his ongoing research regarding federalism and political theory. Hueglin has been at Laurier for 24 years, and the majority of his research has revolved around models of political design, specifically political thought and comparative federalism. He is looking […]

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House donated to WLU for use as global community

On Wednesday, July 8 Wilfrid Laurier University will officially celebrate the donation of a house, which will be used as a residence to create cultural awareness. Both international and domestic students will be living together in the house, located at 102 Albert St. It will be named Harris Hope House after its donator. “We always make contributions to other countries […]

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CEMF: Day 2

The second day of CEMF brought a whole new sound to Bingeman’s. In contrast to the heavier stuff that was performed on day one, such as Kingdoms and Protest the Hero, the music on day two was much more upbeat. CEMF pass-holders heard from bands such as Candy Coated Killahz, Dinosaur Bones, and the much-anticipated headliner: The Roots. Starting off […]

by Cord Import· · Arts, Campus ·

Dear Life: July 22, 2009

Dear Life, Since when is it okay to hit on strangers in the concourse when they’re trying to write an essay? Wait, since when is it okay to hit on strangers in the concourse ever? Sincerely, Not Interested Dear Life, Why can’t people just do their jobs and do them right the first time? Sincerely, Sick of Doing Other People’s […]

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