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The Wellness Centre helps students stay healthy this flu season

    The wellness center at Wilfrid Laurier University will be holding their annual seasonal flu clinic at the student development center. From Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, as well Nov. 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., the flu clinic will be open to all students and free for anyone with provincial health insurance or UHIP. Karen Ostander, director […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Controversy erupts after Laurier TA shows Jordan Peterson clip in lesson plan

Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a teaching assistant in a first-year Canadian Communication in Context class, recently sparked a controversial discussion after showing her class a video clip of Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, who has frequently publicized his views which criticize the use of gender-neutral […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Rainbow Centre facilitates Trans Allyship workshop

  On Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. the WLU Rainbow Centre presented the fourth annual Trans Allyship workshop held in the Paul Martin Centre. The workshop was facilitated by Toby Finlay and Bea Sookpaiboon, both representatives from the Rainbow Centre. The workshop facilitators described trans allyship as a process that involves understanding how your beliefs have been informed by cisgender […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Hungry Hippie vegan food service comes to Laurier’s campus

A new vegan food service called Hungry Hippie is scheduled to launch at Wilfrid Laurier University by the end of February 2018. Beginning with once a week when launched, the new vegan service will feature fresh vegan food for students. The products will range from Mexican food and tacos to vegan chili, chickpea curry and more. The food delivery method […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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Nine Indigenous grandmothers graduate from Laurier

Mary Ann Caibaiosai is one of nine Indigenous grandmothers who recently graduated this year from Wilfrid Laurier University, receiving her master’s of social work with an Indigenous Field of Study. The Aboriginal Field of Study in the MSW program has an Indigenous worldview aspect included in the curriculum. The program also includes the use of Indigenous elders, a traditional circle […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier representatives attend OUSA’s fall general assembly

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) fall general assembly took place this past weekend on Oct. 29, 2017 at Wilfrid Laurier University. The assembly took place on the Waterloo Campus in the Fred Nicholas Centre in the Turret. Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union is a member of OUSA. OUSA is a coalition of student associations from across Ontario in select […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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McLatchy officially installed as president and vice-chancellor of Laurier

On Oct. 27 2017, Deborah MacLatchy was officially, formally installed as president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. The ceremony took place at the start of fall convocation at Lazaridis Hall on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. MacLatchy is the seventh individual to serve as president and vice-chancellor of Laurier. MacLatchy succeeds Max Blouw, who served as president and vice-chancellor for two, five-year terms. MacLatchy was unanimously recommended by Laurier Senate and was […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
UPDATED: Concourse evacuated after fire alarm

UPDATED: Concourse evacuated after fire alarm

This afternoon on Oct. 25, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. the fire alarm went off in the Concourse at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. Everyone in the Concourse, including those attending the Further Education Fair which was set up in the upper Concourse area, was evacuated from the building due to the alarm. It was confirmed to The Cord by […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier LifeLink’s Pro-Life display sparks Pro-Choice protest

  On Oct. 24 and 25, Laurier LifeLink held their annual Pro-Life chalking display on public sidewalks in front of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics main entrance and in front of the main entrance to the University.  Laurier LifeLink is a non-sectarian pro-life club dedicated to bringing awareness to core human rights issues such as abortion, and also bringing awareness to local pregnancy […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Rotaract Club hosts annual succulent sale

The Wilfrid Laurier University Rotaract club will be hosting its annual Succulent Sale inside the concourse on Oct. 26 at 9:30 am. The President of the WLU Rotaract chapter, Robin Scheffer, explained that the Rotaract club mission statement is to support the Kitchener-Waterloo Community in various community building opportunities. “Rotaract is a club that is focused on service above self, […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·