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Laurier enhances parental leave financial supplements for graduate students

Wilfrid Laurier University has recently made enhancements to parental leave funding for full-time master’s and doctoral students, pursuing a research degree. This grant, in effect since Sept. 9, is available for full-time graduate students taking a temporary leave from their studies during the first year of their child’s birth, adoption, or when they first gain custody of the child. The […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·

What does the AC offer students?

Laurier’s athletic complex is a space available for all students to use as included in their fees is access to the gym space. While many students may find lifting free weights intimidating, or the gym busy at times, Laurier offers many programs to help students find their place in a healthy, active community. Through intramurals, group exercise, dance classes, rock […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Sports ·
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Peters building freshens up with new mural

The Peters building has freshened up it look with a new mural right beside the welcome centre to brighten up the newly renovated space. Stephanie Scott, an artist based out of Waterloo region who has painted for various spaces like ApplyBoard, Hustle + Flow, Shopify and Communitech and combines her education in fine arts and graphic design to create designs […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Fourth year Laurier students working to better the KWC community with help from the CCRLA

Fourth year students in Laurier’s PS 492 class have been making an impact in their community with help from the Centre for Community Research Learning and Action (CCRLA) partnering with community organizations to help not only with students’ research but also furthering the betterment of KW-Cambridge. “11 years ago, this research centre was started by community psychology faculty as an […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier Professor Alison Blay-Palmer named finalist for Canadian research impact award for second time

Alison Blay-Palmer, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Laurier and food sustainability researcher, has been named a finalist for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Impact Award for the second time. Blay-Palmer is nominated in the Partnership Category alongside the Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE) partnership, a project she founded in conjunction with Wilfrid […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, National, News ·
Laurier Sustainability Office introduces new bike hubs on campus

Laurier Sustainability Office introduces new bike hubs on campus

The sustainability office at Laurier has introduced new bike hubs on campus to make transportation for commuting students and students wanting to get around in the area alike. Laurier is one of six community partners included in a pilot project bike-share program developed by Drop Mobility, operating with a similar business model to the Lime scooter pilot projectin the region. […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier professors Carrie Sanders and Manuel Riemer given $50, 000 in federal funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation

Two Laurier professors have been given federal funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders fund, giving the individuals each over $50, 000 for their lab spaces that will increase their abilities to research each of their respective fields. Carrie Sanders and Manuel Riemer are the two Laurier recipients of the funding, with Sanders, an associate professor […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, National, News ·
Laurier to recieve $1.3 million to support women’s entrepreneurship

Laurier to recieve $1.3 million to support women’s entrepreneurship

Wilfrid Laurier University is set to receive $1.3 million of funding through FedDev Ontario as a part of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy is a $2 billion investment made by the Government of Canada with the purpose of advancing womens’ economic empowerment in hopes of doubling the number of female entrepreneurs by the year 2025. The funding […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, News ·
Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Wilfrid Laurier University and David McMurray, vice-president of student affairs, have released official statements regarding a street party that occurred late on Sept. 2 into the early hours of Sept. 3. First years really trying to ruin paddy’s day — Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) September 3, 2019 According to the statements, the party occurred on Ezra Avenue —which has […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·