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Wilfrid Laurier University and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives hosts annual Indigenous Education Week

Wilfrid Laurier University and the Office of Indigenous of Initiatives is currently hosting the eighth annual Indigenous Education Week from March 5-12. The first event of the week was a keynote speech from Kendal Netmaker, who came all the way from Saskatchewan to present a speech on his story. Netmaker is originally from Sweet Grass First Nation in Saskatchewan and […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

With the winter academic term coming to an end, WIlfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union has begun hiring and planning for next year. Tarique Plummer, incoming president and CEO of the Students’ Union, has spent his time since elections conducting a thorough hiring process and has officially hired the new executive team for 2018/19. Those hired for the various vice-president positions […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
A Public Health investigation ruled out food poisoning from the Dining Hall as a source of illness. (Photo by Madeline Turriff)

BREAKING: Man removed from campus dining hall after assaulting three Special Constables

A man was removed from the Wilfrid Laurier University dining hall today after an altercation which culminated in the assault of three Laurier Special Constables. Users on Twitter offered information via a @SpottedLaurier thread which began, “What’s going on at campus tonnes of police”. In response, several users on Twitter provided details regarding the incident, which allegedly became violent, with […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier hosts panel to discuss doping at the Olympics

On Feb. 22, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Science hosted a Reading Week Café in the Paul Martin Centre as a part of their 2017-2022 strategic plan. The event saw the Faculty of Science present a moderated panel discussion on the issue of doping in the Olympics from various scientific and ethical perspectives. Frédérique Guinel, biology professor at Laurier and […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
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Students’ Union plays part in creating new standardized lease agreement

On April 30. 2018, a new mandatory standardized lease will become available across Ontario for renters and tenants. The Laurier Students’ Union has worked with the Ministry of Housing and the Government of Ontario to produce the new standardized lease, ensuring it also applies to students. The Students’ Union has been advocating for the mandatory lease since last semester as […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Bridging the Gap unveils new Friendship Bench at Laurier

  On Jan. 31, 2018, Bridging the Gap, a student run club at Wilfrid Laurier University, presented their newest mental health initiative: the Friendship Bench. The Friendship Bench was made possible by the efforts of Bridging the Gap with the additional support of Sarina Wheeler, coordinator of Wellness Education at Laurier, Leanne Holland Brown, dean of students and funds from […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier music professor Leslie Fagan is appointed to the Order of Canada

  Leslie Fagan, Laurier music professor, has been appointed to the Order of Ontario. Fagan is the coordinator of the voice program at Laurier’s Faculty of Music and a world-renowned soprano. The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour and Fagan is among the 23 new members of the order this year. The new members of the Order […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier professor investigates the true influences of political campaigns

  Jason Roy, an associate professor in the department of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been conducting research on how individuals are influenced by different events or aspects of a political campaign. Roy’s research looks at how individuals change the information they seek when they’re exposed to pre-election polls and whether or not this ultimately influences their vote. […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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Grand River Hospital refrains from applying for a safe access zone

  Grand River Hospital (GRH) has decided to refrain from applying for a safe access zone for its Freeport Campus facility despite regular anti-abortion protests which take place in the location’s vicinity. Earlier last week, The Safe Access to Abortion Services Act was officially enforced in Ontario. The bill ultimately establishes a ban on protesting within 50-metres of an abortion […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Students’ Union Chair steps down; Laurier Students for Pro-Choice present to the board

  The Students’ Union Board of Directors meeting held on Feb. 2, the day after the Students’ Union election results were announced, was particularly eventful. Starting off the meeting was a presentation on reproductive rights lead by Alicia Hall, along with other members of the group “Laurier Students for Pro-Choice.” The presentation addressed the issue of abortion generally, and then […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, News ·