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Ezra Street Party rages on drawing biggest crowd yet

Ezra Street Party rages on drawing biggest crowd yet

Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party drew crowds of thousands today in spite of increased preventative measures taken by Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS). “It’s been a year of planning with a whole bunch of stakeholders from our perspective,” Mike Haffner of Waterloo Regional Police told The Cord. This planning included collaboration with various emergency services in Waterloo, both the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Indigenous Education Week celebrates heritage

From March 5 to 12, Indigenous Education Week was held at Wilfrid Laurier University on both the Brantford and Waterloo campuses. The week-long celebration of Indigenous culture allowed for students to attend events relating to Indigenous heritage. The various educational events included different variations of delivery but all focused on ensuring Indigenous heritage was showcased to students. The events included […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Laurier research investigates tourist sites to be lost to climate change

Research at Wilfrid Laurier University predicts that Jasper National Park’s glacier in Alberta will disappear in the next 100 years, and tourists will see a substantial decrease in its quality by 2050 as a result of climate change. Disappearing tourist destinations as a result of climate change have sparked a new tourism trend, dubbed ‘last chance tourism.’ Last chance tourism […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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Wilfrid Laurier University and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives hosts annual Indigenous Education Week

Wilfrid Laurier University and the Office of Indigenous of Initiatives is currently hosting the eighth annual Indigenous Education Week from March 5-12. The first event of the week was a keynote speech from Kendal Netmaker, who came all the way from Saskatchewan to present a speech on his story. Netmaker is originally from Sweet Grass First Nation in Saskatchewan and […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

With the winter academic term coming to an end, WIlfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union has begun hiring and planning for next year. Tarique Plummer, incoming president and CEO of the Students’ Union, has spent his time since elections conducting a thorough hiring process and has officially hired the new executive team for 2018/19. Those hired for the various vice-president positions […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
A Public Health investigation ruled out food poisoning from the Dining Hall as a source of illness. (Photo by Madeline Turriff)

BREAKING: Man removed from campus dining hall after assaulting three Special Constables

A man was removed from the Wilfrid Laurier University dining hall today after an altercation which culminated in the assault of three Laurier Special Constables. Users on Twitter offered information via a @SpottedLaurier thread which began, “What’s going on at campus tonnes of police”. In response, several users on Twitter provided details regarding the incident, which allegedly became violent, with […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Laurier hosts panel to discuss doping at the Olympics

On Feb. 22, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Science hosted a Reading Week Café in the Paul Martin Centre as a part of their 2017-2022 strategic plan. The event saw the Faculty of Science present a moderated panel discussion on the issue of doping in the Olympics from various scientific and ethical perspectives. Frédérique Guinel, biology professor at Laurier and […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahman

Students’ Union plays part in creating new standardized lease agreement

On April 30. 2018, a new mandatory standardized lease will become available across Ontario for renters and tenants. The Laurier Students’ Union has worked with the Ministry of Housing and the Government of Ontario to produce the new standardized lease, ensuring it also applies to students. The Students’ Union has been advocating for the mandatory lease since last semester as […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, Local, News ·