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A brief history of Shinerama’s impact in Kitchener-Waterloo

A brief history of Shinerama’s impact in Kitchener-Waterloo

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Wilfrid Laurier’s orientation week celebration for incoming students will host Shine Day, the main event for Shinerama, a charitable fundraiser involving numerous campuses through Canada that raises money for cystic fibrosis research through Cystic Fibrosis Canada. For those first year students getting involved in O-week, the final day of the celebration features a fundraiser, where students […]

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Alison Pick named Laurier’s Fall Term Writer-in-Residence

Each year, Wilfrid Laurier University gives out an award and two writing positions in honour of Edna Staebler, a member of the Order of Canada, award-winning journalist and author of 21 books, including the bestselling Schmecks series. The award given out is the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, which was created by Staebler herself in 1991 and has been […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier’s Startup Fund allows students to gain experience as angel investors

At the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, there are many opportunities for young entrepreneurs to learn the business of managing a startup. Laurier’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation is a great way for students to engage in the entrepreneurship core or even look into the social entrepreneurship option. There are also clubs like Startup Laurier, which help […]

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Welcome to O-week 2018

Welcome to O-week 2018

  In grand Golden Hawk tradition, Wilfrid Laurier University will be officially ringing in the 2018-2019 school year with a week of spirited festivities. Orientation week is the best way for incoming first-years to get comfortable and acquainted with Laurier, as well as welcoming back returning students. Icebreakers, who are Laurier’s O-Week student ambassadors, have been busy all summer preparing […]

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Considerations for cannabis legalization at Laurier

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian government will be authorizing the recreational consumption, possession and purchase of cannabis in Canada, fulfilling a major campaign promise made by the Liberal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, is a law “that will provide legal access to cannabis and to control and regulate its production, […]

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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary officially named Martin Luther University College

  June 23, 2018 marked Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s official transition to being named Martin Luther University College. The newly named Martin Luther University College is federated with Laurier, while students who attend the college ultimately earn degrees from Laurier. The rename and rebrand was originally announced last September by the 54-year-old building located on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. It […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Camellia Bissessar earns award for innovation in educational experience

Music is a discipline that is fairly sensory: visually reading music, kinaesthetically playing instruments or making rhythms with your hands and of course hearing the music in the auditory sense. Camellia Bissessar aims to change just how difficult the music world can be to someone with impairment to any of these regions. Bissessar, a 2018 graduate of Laurier’s Faculty of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier professor researches effects of pronouns in costumer service

The world of customer service is vast and everyone can agree upon its presence in their lives; whether working for a retailer as a representative or being the recipient of those services as a customer, client and/or patient. Grant Packard, an assistant professor of marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, has discovered through his ongoing […]

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Laurier’s new satellite campus in Milton is approved

Last month, the Ontario government approved and committed to fund $90 million into building a new Laurier campus in Milton in partnership with Conestoga College.  Located in the Milton Education Village, this sector of Laurier will focus on programming in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, also referred to as STEAM. The campus plans to enroll its first set of […]

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