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Lindsay Shepherd retains a lawyer, fact-finding results released and task force is announced

  The polarizing debate between freedom of expression and human rights continues to envelope the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus almost two months since the situation surrounding Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd first occurred. As a result of the magnitude of controversy within Laurier’s campus, it was announced in Nov. 23, 2017 that Laurier had hired Rob Centa, a partner […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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Change in temperature causes flooding and property damage at multiple locations

A quick change in the weather this morning resulted in numerous property damage calls around the Kitchener-Waterloo area. After a sharp increase in temperature, tenants and employees returning to several residential and commercial buildings in the area — including The Cord’s office at 205 Regina and student apartments on King and Colombia — reported property damage and leakage stemming from burst pipes […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
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BREAKING: Membership decided for Task Force on Freedom of Expression

Wilfrid Laurier University has released the names of individuals appointed and elected to serve on the Task Force on Freedom of Expression. Laurier’s president, Deborah MacLatchy, called for the task force on Nov. 17, shortly after the recording of Lindsay Shepherd’s reprimand was published by Global News. For a more detailed timeline of events, click here. On Nov. 8, Shepherd […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
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UPDATED: President MacLatchy releases statement on the results of Lindsay Shepherd fact-finding report

On Dec. 18, 2017 Deborah MacLatchy, president of Wilfrid Laurier University, released a statement surrounding the completed independent fact-finding report. The report was conducted as a result of a controversial situation on campus regarding teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd. For a detailed timeline on the incident, click here. “I believe it is time for some clarity around the events of the […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Special Constables at Laurier now equipped with naloxone kits and training

A recent CBC story confirmed that officers at the Special Constable Service at Wilfrid Laurier University are now trained and qualified to administer naloxone, a life saving drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Speaking to CBC, Laurier’s director of communications and public affairs, Kevin Crowley, confirmed that 26 total officers at both Laurier campuses were trained […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
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UPDATED: Lawyer suggests that no formal complaint was made in Shepherd incident

A polarizing debate between freedom of expression and human rights has enveloped the Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. The debate stems from a situation surrounding Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd who showed a TVO clip of Jordan Peterson in her first-year communications tutorial. The clip spoke to the validity of pronouns, specifically, the use of ‘they’ in the singular. Shepherd […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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Trans Solidarity Rally hosted in the Quad

On Dec. 7, 2017 at 12 p.m. Wilfrid Laurier University students, staff and faculty held a Trans Solidarity Rally in the Quad. The rally was organized in response to the increased amount of controversy and transphobia on Laurier’s campus. The controversy stems from the situation surrounding Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd, who ultimately sparked a polarizing debate on campus in […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
2017-18 Board of Directors: Midterm Reviews

2017-18 Board of Directors: Midterm Reviews

These reviews were written collaboratively by News Director Safina Husein, News Editor Nathalie Bouchard, News Editor Jake Watts and Editor-in-Chief Kurtis Rideout. They are based on observations from board meetings and interviews with directors, chair and president. Kanwar Brar President & CEO Kanwar Brar has been noted by others to be a professional and well informed president and CEO. It […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier hosts annual Indigenous Research Event

  Wilfrid Laurier University hosted the Indigenous Research Symposium on Dec. 5. The event featured Indigenous graduate students and special guests speaking about their Indigenous research. The keynote speaker was Laurier alumni Allan Downey, who graduated in 2014 with a PhD in history. Downey is an assistant professor at McGill University, and he spoke about his current research on Indigenous […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
Cross-country head coach hospitalized

Cross-country head coach hospitalized

On Nov. 20, Peter Grinbergs, the head coach for Laurier’s cross-country and track teams, was found in his apartment by emergency services, unable to move and without food or water for four days. A campaign listed by Grinberg’s daughter on crowdfunding site, GoFundMe, explained that doctor’s have speculated the cause might have been a severe gout attack. The description goes on to […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News, Sports ·