Lines on a map: Affiniam, Senegal

“If I’m alive next year, I think I’ll plant this field.” I was out for a walk through the fields and forests near the tiny village of Affiniam in the Casamance region of Senegal where Clement, my friend and guide, was showing me his land. The matter-of-fact consideration of his own mortality came up as we looked over a small […]

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Canada in brief: Sept. 7, 2009

Student groups, universities singing “big five” blues QUEBEC (CUP) – The presidents of five of Canada’s top universities have spent the summer calling for a greater share of research funding. Currently these five – the universities of Toronto, Montreal, Alberta, British Columbia, and McGill – receive just over 30 per cent of the over $2.5 billion given out annually by […]

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While you were out…

Public Square controversies Opening on May 31, the public square has received a great deal of criticism, from its design to the activities it has hosted. At July’s city council meeting, a motion was passed banning skateboarders from the public square with the exception of 10 hours dispersed throughout the week. The decision was made in response to complaints regarding […]

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Laurier SBE Students’ Society to host “Olympics for business students” in 2011

The Wilfrid Laurier School of Business and Economics (SBE) Students’ Society has won a bid to host Jeux du Commerce (JDC) Central in January 2011. The event, which is expected to bring in 600 delegates from across Ontario, is what Laurier’s SBE Student Society President Evan Thor describes as “Olympics for business students.” “It’s going to be crazy,” said Thor. […]

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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 they […]

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Laurier’s strategic planning

To celebrate the university’s 100th anniversary, which takes place next year, Laurier will be developing two new things: a Laurier-authentic narrative and a new visual identity. The narrative will explain what the institution stands for and what it wants to strive toward: leadership, community and experiential learning, both inside and out of the classroom. “The concept there was to try […]

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Summer of unemployment

“I was out of a job then for over a month,” said Sven Nyman, a second-year arts student at Wilfrid Laurier University. Nyman is one of many students who has felt the repercussions of the recession on the student job market this summer. Student jobs scarce Statistics Canada reported a 21 per cent student unemployment rate, the highest it’s been […]

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Lethal residence fire started by victim

A fire that broke out April 14 on the fourth floor of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo College Hall (WCH) student residence is believed to have been started by the first-year student who died as a result of injuries suffered in the fire. “We believe that primarily the victim in this case played a role in the fire,” said Olaf Heinzel, […]

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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 multinational company this summer when they were hired by the Americanbased 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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WLUSU market research project moving forward

The first step towards the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union market research project has been taken, as members of the board of directors and the management team plan to sit down with a consultant from MacPhie and Co. on July 31 to map out the union’s objectives for the project. The research initiative will involve WLUSU hiring an outside firm […]

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