U of T to charge outside academics $200 for library use

TORONTO (CUP) – Ryan Weston couldn’t believe he could be charged up to $200 to use resources at the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto (U of T). As a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, he had often traveled to the U of T to use its superior library resources. But now, thanks to a new library usage […]

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Sept. 23, 2009

“There is a lot of educational research that basically says that size does matter.” –Laurier professor Garry Potter, speaking about the increasing class sizes and how, in this context, smaller is actually better. “The guitar that I play is 45 years older than me … my girlfriend is very jealous because it gets a lot of action.” –Wade MacNeil, guitarist/vocalist […]

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Larger classes take hold at Laurier

With classes now underway, the effects of the 2009-10 funding cuts can be seen in classrooms at Wilfrid Laurier University, as several academic departments have been forced to reduce their numbers of part-time staff. As a result, class sizes have increased and the number of classes offered each semester has decreased. “My own view is that our administration is not […]

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Speaker presents random truths

Renowned computer scientist and mathematician Gregory Chaitin spoke to a nearly full house in the Paul Martin Centre yesterday afternoon. This was the third stop on a six-stop tour of Ontario, which saw him at Western on Friday and the Perimeter Institute on Monday. He will speak again today at the Institute for Quantum Computing before leaving Waterloo for his […]

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Laurier officially opens Toronto office

TORONTO ­– Sept. 22 marked the official opening of Wilfrid Laurier’s new office in Toronto. Situated within the Exchange Tower building at King and York Street, the office is centrally located within the city’s financial district. The office will house a number of different functions, such as the student recruitment and alumni relations programs. Nearly half of all Laurier students […]

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WLU reviews visual identity

Beginning this fall, Wilfrid Laurier University’s current visual identity will be undergoing a review in order to develop one that best suits the university. An outside design firm will be hired to work with the university for five to six months to complete a review of Laurier’s current graphic representations. Kevin Crowley, associate director of news and editorial services at […]

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Laurier SOS expands

The Exam-AID sessions, run by the student organization Laurier Students Offering Support (SOS), which were previously made available only to business, economics and math students, will expand this year to include a number of arts and science programs, including anthropology, psychology, political science and English. Sara Paterson, public relations executive for Laurier SOS, explains that the main objective for the […]

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Looking at Laurier’s MBA program

The Wilfrid Laurier University masters of business and administration (MBA) program must compete with other schools which are, in many cases, much larger and more internationally recognized. However, it remains competitive by offering unique alternatives to the traditional business degree. “Pretty much every university with a business school has an MBA program,” said Joan Norris, dean of the faculty of […]

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Kinko’s coursepacks gaining usage

It has become a growing trend at Laurier for professors to purchase course packages through FedEx Kinko’s, located at 170 University Ave. W, instead of through the on-campus bookstore. With fast printing time, an online ordering system and discounted rates, the walk to Kinko’s becomes insignificant for many. “I don’t [mind the walk]; it’s less expensive, so that’s kind of […]

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News in brief: Sept. 23, 2009

New board of govenors chair John Ormston, a lawyer and founding partner of Ormston List Frawley LLP, has been appointed the new chair of Wilfrid Laurier’s board of governors. He will be replacing Beverly Harris, who served four terms as chair, beginning in October 2005. She will now serve on the board of governors as past-chair. Ormston graduated from Laurier […]

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