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Waterloo tech team named one of ten finalist in fight against fake news

On Jan. 10, local Waterloo team, the Traveling Wilburys, was announced as one of the finalists in the first phase of a competition in effort to combat fake news using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Out of the 150 teams across the country who entered the competition, the Traveling Wilburys are one of only ten teams who will be moving forward. […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier’s faculty of music receives four million dollar donation

Laurier’s Faculty of Music has been given a donation that is getting them closer to their goal of $14 million in the Making Space for Music campaign, created to revamp their facilities for students. The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation pledged $4 million to the campaign, bringing the campaign’s total to $9 million – only $5 million away from their goal […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Wilfrid Laurier clubs and associations lose their “Perch” to rest on

The Wilfrid Laurier Students’ Union announced that it would no longer be using the clubs and associations platform The Perch, one of the main platform points of former president Tarique Plummer’s 2018-2019 presidency campaign. The Students’ Union announced via email that the software company that previously hosted The Perch, CampusVibe, would no longer be providing the software, thus ceasing operations […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
2020 Students’ Union presidential and directorial board candidate platforms

2020 Students’ Union presidential and directorial board candidate platforms

Presidential candidates Devyn Kelly I’m Devyn Kelly, a fourth-year Political Science student and I am #DEVoted to you. I began my Laurier story on house council and have immersed myself in the Laurier community ever since. I have been an Icebreaker three times, I’m a Campus Ambassador, the Hiring and Recruitment Coordinator along with other clubs and committees. My platform […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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What’s in store for the new year?

The office of the president along with the office of student affairs are saying hello to students — while some say goodbye — as the winter semester officially commenced on Jan. 6, welcoming students from all over the world as they return to Waterloo and Brantford to continue their studies. “Welcome back, Golden Hawks and happy New Year! It’s an […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier named among North America’s most “green” universities

In the Princeton Review’s recent addition, The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, Wilfrid Laurier University was named as one of the top green universities in North America. The green guide includes 413 post-secondary institutions across North America which have been measured as the most sustainable of the 689 surveyed. Of the 413 schools included on the list, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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Laurier hosts events to promote Indigenous research

Wilfrid Laurier University is hosting three different events to focus on Indigenous research, in addition to promoting non-Indigenous students and the public working together with the Indigenous community to conduct studies. The first event being held is the book launch for scholar Georges Sioui where will launch his new book, Eatenonha: Native Roots of Modern Democracy, on Nov. 28 on […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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ISOW hosts Middle Eastern cultural evening

On Nov. 14 from 6-9:30 p.m, International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) hosted a Middle Eastern Cultural Evening at the Senate and Board Chamber. The event, which was free to attend, was held to encourage students to celebrate and participate in Middle Eastern culture. “The scholars help us plan it, just to help us show Laurier what their culture is about. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Startup Laurier celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Startup Laurier is celebrating their tenth anniversary as a club as they host a new flagship event, Innovation Alley. This is to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in collaboration with many start-ups in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. “I’ve been on Startup since my first year and I’m in my third year right now. I joined because they put on events that actually […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Racist comments made by Laurier student caught on video

On Nov. 13, a Twitter thread containing a video of a Wilfrid Laurier student going on a drunken, racist rant was posted on the popular account, Spotted at Laurier, where it quickly gained attention across social media.   The original tweet that was shared indirectly referenced the incident, stating, “The fact that there’s grown white adults still saying the N […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·