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Manulife donates $300,000 to Laurier Jumpstart Program

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Jumpstart to Higher Education program recently received a $300,000 donation from Manulife earlier this month. The generous gift will ultimately allow the program to continue running and expand further into the Waterloo Region as well as into Brantford. “Laurier and Manulife enjoy a successful partnership that has spanned nearly four decades,” Deborah MacLatchy, president and vice-chancellor of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier professor researches the role of voodoo dolls in the workplace

Recent research at Wilfrid Laurier University has focused on leadership in the workplace and mechanisms of employee retaliation that restore justice. Lindie Liang, a professor of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at WLU, has been studying dysfunctional leadership behaviour and employee retaliation in the workplace. Liang’s research hopes to provide empirical evidence of previous theories concerning employees that […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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Unpopular Opinions speaker series disrupted by fire alarm, sparks counter-demonstration

  Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus is currently embroiled in another polarizing debate, although this time around it is much less vague with respect to where people stand. The debate is, again, centred around Lindsay Shepherd and her efforts to promote “open inquiry” on campus at Laurier. She aims to do this by hosting a series of speakers under the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
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Ezra Street party draws 22,400 attendees: 616 charges laid

The annual street party on Ezra Ave. reached a peak attendance of 22,400 people according to the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) enforcement results report, which was released on Monday. According to report, early indications show that WRPS “responded to 248 calls for service in the St. Patrick’s Day perimeter, resulting in 619 charges.” These numbers are a significant increase […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
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 ·
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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 ·