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Laurier named one of Canada’s top employers for young people

Laurier has been named an outstanding employer for the second time this month, this time being recognized for being a top employer for young people in Canada, being only one of two post-secondary institutions to receive the honour and the only one in Ontario. Only 100 winners in all of Canada are named, with the criteria for being selected based […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, National, News ·
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Mental Health at Laurier’s Forefront on “Blue Monday”

Monday, Jan. 20 was the day known worldwide as “Blue Monday,” dubbed the most depressing day of the year. This year, Laurier Alumni put together a full day of events to help students, faculty, staff and alumni find coping mechanisms and healthy ways to improve both mental and physical well-being. “Laurier’s community is a point of pride for alumni; it […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Co-creator of iconic Degrassi franchise to talk television at Laurier’s Brantford campus

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Linda Schuyler, co-creator and executive producer of the hit television franchise Degrassi, will be giving two lectures at Wilfrid Laurier Universities Brantford campus. In the two lectures, titled “Heads On…Reflections on Life” and “The Degrassi Story,” Schuyler with delve into her own experiences growing up in Paris, ON, working as a junior high school teacher in […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Waterloo tech team named one of ten finalist in fight against fake news

On Jan. 10, local Waterloo team, the Traveling Wilburys, was announced as one of the finalists in the first phase of a competition in effort to combat fake news using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Out of the 150 teams across the country who entered the competition, the Traveling Wilburys are one of only ten teams who will be moving forward. […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier’s faculty of music receives four million dollar donation

Laurier’s Faculty of Music has been given a donation that is getting them closer to their goal of $14 million in the Making Space for Music campaign, created to revamp their facilities for students. The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation pledged $4 million to the campaign, bringing the campaign’s total to $9 million – only $5 million away from their goal […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Wilfrid Laurier clubs and associations lose their “Perch” to rest on

The Wilfrid Laurier Students’ Union announced that it would no longer be using the clubs and associations platform The Perch, one of the main platform points of former president Tarique Plummer’s 2018-2019 presidency campaign. The Students’ Union announced via email that the software company that previously hosted The Perch, CampusVibe, would no longer be providing the software, thus ceasing operations […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
2020 Students’ Union presidential and directorial board candidate platforms

2020 Students’ Union presidential and directorial board candidate platforms

Presidential candidates Devyn Kelly I’m Devyn Kelly, a fourth-year Political Science student and I am #DEVoted to you. I began my Laurier story on house council and have immersed myself in the Laurier community ever since. I have been an Icebreaker three times, I’m a Campus Ambassador, the Hiring and Recruitment Coordinator along with other clubs and committees. My platform […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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What’s in store for the new year?

The office of the president along with the office of student affairs are saying hello to students — while some say goodbye — as the winter semester officially commenced on Jan. 6, welcoming students from all over the world as they return to Waterloo and Brantford to continue their studies. “Welcome back, Golden Hawks and happy New Year! It’s an […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier named among North America’s most “green” universities

In the Princeton Review’s recent addition, The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, Wilfrid Laurier University was named as one of the top green universities in North America. The green guide includes 413 post-secondary institutions across North America which have been measured as the most sustainable of the 689 surveyed. Of the 413 schools included on the list, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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Laurier hosts events to promote Indigenous research

Wilfrid Laurier University is hosting three different events to focus on Indigenous research, in addition to promoting non-Indigenous students and the public working together with the Indigenous community to conduct studies. The first event being held is the book launch for scholar Georges Sioui where will launch his new book, Eatenonha: Native Roots of Modern Democracy, on Nov. 28 on […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·