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Laurier designates Pasha Malla as the new writer in residence for 2017

Pasha Malla will be joining the Wilfrid Laurier University campus this fall semester as Laurier’s new Edna Staebler Writer in Residence for the intensive residency program. Malla is a well accomplished and recognized writer in numerous genres and formats, including novels, poetry, short stories and literary journalism, amongst others. “[Pasha] is a young writer so I think that will help […]

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Renovation to Laurier’s Peters Building set to modernize the space for students

Construction on the Peters Building is well underway. “Almost all of the demolition is complete,” Brent Carpenter, project manager of capital projects, physical resources at Laurier, said. “New walls are going up and the new building is starting to take shape. The project, which is expected to be completed around April 30, 2018, should have students studying in Peters again […]

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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary announces official name change to Martin Luther University College

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (WLS) has recently announced its official decision to change its name to Martin Luther University College. The WLS’s 54-year-old building on Laurier’s Waterloo campus recently underwent a $9-million renovation project and is currently in the midst of being completed. WLS is federated with Laurier while the students that attend the seminary earn Laurier degrees. The name change […]

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Shinerama poised to continue Orientation Week programming for Laurier students

  On Sept. 9, Wilfrid Laurier University will be celebrating its annual Shine Day. A day where volunteers and first years gather in the community to raise money for research toward Canada’s leading fatal genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis. Shine Day, in conjunction with Shinerama, is held every year by the Students’ Union during Orientation Week. “[Shinerama] is the largest post-secondary […]

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The Graduate Student Association plans for graduate student O-week

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Graduate Student Association is kicking off their annual ‘Graduate Student Orientation,’ which is set to begin on Sept. 6. This year, graduate students can look forward to a day of sessions, activities and a keynote presentation from social media celebrity, Lego Grad Student (LGS). Natalie Gleba, the GSA’s vice president: student experience, said they are expecting approximately […]

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Abortion pill freely available with prescription in Ontario

Mifegymiso, a two-drug combination also known as RU-486 or as the “abortion pill”, will be available in the Waterloo Region starting today, Aug. 10. The medication was first approved by Health Canada back in 2015, but become available in the country this past January. On Aug. 3, the province of Ontario announced that Mifegymiso will be freely available with a […]

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MacLatchy eases into role of president and vice-chancellor

Wilfrid Laurier University’s new president and vice-chancellor Deborah MacLatchy officially took over the role from former president, Max Blouw, on July 1. Since 2009, MacLatchy served as Laurier’s provost and vice-president: academic, and was appointed as president and vice-chancellor of the university on Jan. 11. Before taking over the role, MacLatchy and Blouw worked closely together until his last day […]

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Laurier launches programs in public safety

Wilfrid Laurier University is officially offering their students new programs in public safety, including a master’s degree program and five graduate diploma programs. The programs are offered at Laurier’s Brantford campus by the faculty of human and social sciences. The programs aim to provide working professionals with the skills and education they need to further continue their progress in their […]

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Graduate recognized after triumphant 10-year journey

Graduate recognized after triumphant 10-year journey

Wilfrid Laurier University’s convocation ceremonies took place from June 12 to 16 on the Waterloo campus, and while the university honoured the many active members of their community, one graduate in particular was recognized for her courageous 10-year journey to earn her bachelor’s degree. Nairn Carter, a 27-year-old Laurier science student, and now graduate, is also a pediatric brain tumour […]

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GSA President, Natalie Gleba, hopes to focus on student wellness throughout the upcoming school year

Since stepping into the position of president and CEO of the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) this past May, Natalie Gleba has begun work on project planning for the 2017-18 school year. Gleba described the transition into her new role as “seamless,” attributing the ease to her previous five years of experience with the GSA and relationship with previous president and […]

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