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Cooked food banned from concourse

A joint committee comprised of individuals from Wilfrid Laurier University and the students’ union is drafting a policy concerning the preparation of food to be sold in the concourse. This is a practice largely employed by campus clubs as a means of fundraising throughout the year. The changes are the result of health standards and safety concerns raised after this […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

WebCT fails students

WebCT, Laurier’s online learning network, was not functioning for the first few days of classes; this was a result of a problem within the communications banner. The cause is not related to the serious problems that were faced by students and staff last year, which saw WebCT crash on Nov. 1, leaving it out of commission for 10 days. “Last […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Orientation Week in review

Shinerama Orientation Week has always been about getting first-year students acquainted with Laurier, the community and each other, as well as about raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. This year, a total of $110,848.80 was raised. The fundraising was approached differently; with no monetary goal there was no pressure and the students were able to give whatever they wanted […]

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Laurier receives anonymous $2.5-million donation

An anonymous $2.5-million donation by an alumnus was made to Wilfrid Laurier University today. It’s the largest donation ever to the school and will be used to create a research chair in the environmental geography department according to a Laurier press release. It will be known as the Dr. John McMurry Research Chair in Environmental Geography after the former Laurier […]

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Not your average animal shelter

MONTREAL (CUP) – By hosting awareness fundraisers like a ‘Pussy Party’ for stray cats and a ‘Hip-Hop’ for rabbit rescues, a new animal rescue group is hoping to help save animals by engaging young people. Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue, founded by 20-year-old Caroline Ross, grew out of her life-long love of animals. “It was always something I knew I would […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, National ·

Student Publications summer updates

Radio Laurier to reside in current WLUSP office Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (WLUSP) has been granted space by the university to accommodate Radio Laurier, which WLUSP officially took over on May 1. The current WLUSP president and finance manager office will be converted into a radio booth. This space is slightly larger than the previous Radio Laurier space in […]

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Technology at Laurier under review

A contentious topic and point of frustration for many – technology at Laurier – is currently being assessed as the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) review is finishing up the first phase of the multi-year strategic planning project. A steering committee has been tasked to oversee the review of computing services at Laurier; they are currently reviewing the preliminary ICT […]

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Two Laurier business students land U.S. internship

Two Wilfrid Laurier University business students were given the opportunity to experience working for a multi-national company this summer when they were hired by the American-based insurance firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Thomas Gaylor and Thomas Krech, both heading into their fourth year at Laurier, were the first two Canadian interns hired by the multi-national company, which just completed […]

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Laurier’s environmental initiatives

By placing an increasing emphasis on environmental sustainability Wilfrid Laurier University has made, and will continue to make, several changes to its day-to-day operations. While the benefits of these changes are primarily environmental, they also extend to reducing costs.   Since June, Laurier employees have no longer received printed pay stubs. Employees now have only an online pay stub, which […]

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Enrolment brings change to O-Week

This fall, Wilfrid Laurier University welcomes its largest group of incoming first year students (3540 registered at the Waterloo campus), 80 per cent of which will be participating in Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union’s annual Orientation Week. Facilities on campus that have been used in the past are unable to accommodate these numbers and as a result O-Week will now […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·