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Kate McCrae Bristol named new Dean of Students for Laurier’s Waterloo campus

Kate McCrae Bristol named new Dean of Students for Laurier’s Waterloo campus

On Aug. 26, Kate McCrae Bristol was announced as the new dean of students for Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo Campus. McCrae Bristol will effectively assume her role as of Sep. 16, 2019, but will be welcoming the incoming first year students prior to this date during the opening ceremonies of Orientation Week. McCrae Bristol is the first person to inherit […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, News ·
Heidi Northwood named SEO of Laurier’s Brantford campus

Heidi Northwood named SEO of Laurier’s Brantford campus

Wilfrid Laurier University announced on July 8, 2019 that Heidi Northwood would be the permanent Senior Executive Officer (SEO) of the Brantford campus. Northwood has been in an interim position in the role since April 2018. “Following a national search, it was recognized by the search committee that Dr. Northwood had all the qualities we were looking for in our […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
Laurier Waterloo campus appoints new dean of students

Laurier Waterloo campus appoints new dean of students

Wilfrid Laurier University announced today that Kate McCrae Bristol has been appointed as the new dean of students for the Waterloo campus, effective Sept. 16, 2019. The statement that was released detailed McCrae Bristol’s experience working in student services and with academic faculty. McCrae Bristol is the current manager of student experience at the University of Waterloo, where she oversees […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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All of Laurier’s campuses are now smoke-free

On Monday, July 1, Wilfrid Laurier University implemented their new smoke-free policy across all campuses, replacing the interim cannabis policy that was instituted when cannabis was legalized in Canada, as well as replacing the existing smoking policy. The new policy prohibits smoking of all types across Laurier campuses, including smoking cigarettes, vaping or using electronic cigarettes and other inhalant devices […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier appoints new deans in faculties of science and education

On June 10, 2019, Wilfrid Laurier University appointed two new deans in the faculties of education and science, with Maria Cantalini Williams, who will be starting her term as the dean of the Faculty of Education on July 1, and Anthony Clarke beginning his term as the dean of the Faculty of Science on August 1. “We have a very […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier’s ISOW program provides life-changing opportunities to students in countries affected by war

Laurier’s International Students Overcoming War program saw four graduates walk the stage in 2019, marking the biggest class of students to have graduated from the program since its inception. The program aims to help students not only get out of countries that may be detrimental to them, but to also give them an education and a chance to learn outside […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Updated: OSAP changes take effect, impacting Laurier students

On Wednesday, June 19, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) released funding estimates for student applicants looking to receive grants and loans for the next school year. Changes were made to the program earlier in the year by the Ford government with uncertainty surrounding how students would be impacted by the projected cuts to the province’s financial aid. Following the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
Laurier students work to create energy efficient homes

Laurier students work to create energy efficient homes

Fourth-year students in the departments of geography and environmental studies at Laurier have been determining ways to keep homes efficient and keep energy renewable thanks to their capstone project, the Capstone Urban Studies Project course.  The final project of the course is taught around the students acting as consultants for a real proposal from the city of Cambridge, using their […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
Students’ Union develops summer initiatives to improve campus life

Students’ Union develops summer initiatives to improve campus life

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU) has been continuing their efforts to improve the lives of current and future Golden Hawks as new president, Zemar Hakim and new chair of the board of directors, Owen Bourrie, lead their teams through the summer to prepare for the fall semester that includes events such as orientation week and homecoming.   Owen Bourrie, a returning member of the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
Williams Fresh Cafe in Brantford Market Square closes doors

Williams Fresh Cafe in Brantford Market Square closes doors

On May 28, 2019, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union announced that the Williams’ Cafe in Brantford Market Square will be officially closing its doors on May 31 — an unfortunate, precautionary reaction to changes being made in the federal funding structure for universities.  “In January, when the provincial government announced their changing funding model for how student associations across the […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Campus, News ·