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McLatchy officially installed as president and vice-chancellor of Laurier

On Oct. 27 2017, Deborah MacLatchy was officially, formally installed as president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. The ceremony took place at the start of fall convocation at Lazaridis Hall on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. MacLatchy is the seventh individual to serve as president and vice-chancellor of Laurier. MacLatchy succeeds Max Blouw, who served as president and vice-chancellor for two, five-year terms. MacLatchy was unanimously recommended by Laurier Senate and was […]

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UPDATED: Concourse evacuated after fire alarm

UPDATED: Concourse evacuated after fire alarm

This afternoon on Oct. 25, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. the fire alarm went off in the Concourse at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. Everyone in the Concourse, including those attending the Further Education Fair which was set up in the upper Concourse area, was evacuated from the building due to the alarm. It was confirmed to The Cord by […]

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Laurier LifeLink’s Pro-Life display sparks Pro-Choice protest

  On Oct. 24 and 25, Laurier LifeLink held their annual Pro-Life chalking display on public sidewalks in front of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics main entrance and in front of the main entrance to the University.  Laurier LifeLink is a non-sectarian pro-life club dedicated to bringing awareness to core human rights issues such as abortion, and also bringing awareness to local pregnancy […]

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Rotaract Club hosts annual succulent sale

The Wilfrid Laurier University Rotaract club will be hosting its annual Succulent Sale inside the concourse on Oct. 26 at 9:30 am. The President of the WLU Rotaract chapter, Robin Scheffer, explained that the Rotaract club mission statement is to support the Kitchener-Waterloo Community in various community building opportunities. “Rotaract is a club that is focused on service above self, […]

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Mass crowds at Ezra put toll on WRPS

Earlier this month in a police board meeting, Waterloo Regional Police Services Chief Bryan Larkin commented on big student street parties, as well as the toll they have on the police force. His comments came in the wake of Wilfrid Laurier University’s most recent homecoming celebrations. While the three-day event’s programming was oriented toward bringing together alumni, more than 12,000 […]

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Highlights from Laurier Homecoming 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University held its annual Waterloo campus homecoming festivities this past weekend from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Events held at the Waterloo campus homecoming included a Friday night concert at the Turret nightclub featuring Kira Isabella and the Rivertown Saints, the anticipated football showdown between the Golden Hawks and Western University’s Mustangs and a variety of events, reunions […]

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Sonja Larsen wins the 2017 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

Sonja Larsen’s Red Star Tattoo: My Life as a Girl Revolutionary has been chosen as the winner the 2017 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction which includes a $1000 award. The memoir is coming-of-age story involving the author’s youth in counterculture organizations. “To get [the story] from a first person perspective, and a child’s perspective as she grew up with […]

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Laurier’s International Office works to foster the success of international students

Wilfrid Laurier University’s International Office continues their efforts to aid the success of international students within the Laurier community. With a rising number of international students, Laurier’s International Office has taken measures to ensure that all students are properly welcomed and transitioned into the Laurier community. This year, Laurier is looking to focus on more mental health support for international […]

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Student Life Levy funds nap pods at Laurier

Empowering Students with Power Naps is a project created by Fani Hsieh, Wilfrid Laurier University alumna, and funded by the Student Life Levy (SLL) that seeks to have a nap pod available on campus. The SLL allows for students to convert their ideas into a reality. Since the 1980’s undergraduate students have contributed over $20 million dollars to the SLL. […]

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Laurier student seeks unique opportunities as a Naval reservist

Simon Gonsalves, fourth-year political science and history student at Wilfrid Laurier University, has spent his time throughout his post-secondary career undertaking a unique part-time job as a naval reservist with the Canadian Military. Gonsalves works as a naval combat information operator and member of ship’s company at HMCS Star in Hamilton. Gonsalves said that he decided to pursue a career […]

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