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Turret renovations set to commence this May

  The Students’ Union has announced the next phase of their Turret renovations, with a $2.2 million construction project beginning this May. The Turret, a multi-purpose event space located above the 24-Hour Lounge, has been the subject of renovations talk for a number of years now. “The Turret project started a few years ago when our former executive director Roly […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier remains number one choice for incoming post-secondary students

Laurier remains a top choice for prospective students, with a 3.8 per cent increase in applications since 2017. 2018 saw a total of 25,477 students applying before the Jan. 17 deadline, although Laurier will still be accepting applications until May 1. Offers of acceptance have begun with more to follow, and students are expected to confirm their admission after June […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
Jack McCormick with his service guide dog, Jake, beside a Laurier sign

Accessibility at Laurier: Discussing tangible tips for fostering an inclusive environment

Promoting accessibility and inclusion is a challenge presented at all post-secondary institutions, including Wilfrid Laurier University, and throughout society as a whole. However, Laurier as a school has made strides over the past several years in ensuring that those with disabilities are included. Laurier’s Eye to Eye club is one tactic of many which strives to advocate for accessibility. Jack […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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2018 Students’ Union and election endorsements

The following endorsements were done through discussions with The Cord’s editorial board (12 in favour, 2 abstentions). These are not necessarily a reflection of WLUSP, The Cord’s volunteers or staff. President: Ali Saghari After a lengthy discussion, The Cord has chosen to endorse Ali Saghari for Students’ Union president. That being said, it was important for us to identify the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Elections, News ·
Packages are piling up in Ryerson Students' Union office. RSU was the first of multiple SU's to report the phenomenon. Photo by Alabba Rizza

UPDATED: Student unions at various Canadian universities receiving anonymous packages from Amazon

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union is now the next on a list of student unions in Canada that have been allegedly receiving anonymous packages from Amazon containing sex toys, among other various items. “Over the last few months the Students’ Union has received a number of anonymously sent packages from,” Kanwar Brar, president of Students’ Union, said in an […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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From chair and CGO, now heading into the campaign trail

  To say that Tarique Plummer is a polarizing figure is probably underselling it. People generally fall into two camps when it comes to the current chair & CGO of the Students’ Union: staunch support or fervent opposition. Rightly so, I should say, as — depending on who you are and where you stand — Plummer could seem like either […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
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Athletic Centre gymnasium and parking lot on campus sees closures

  The Athletic Complex (AC) gymnasium on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus will be closed for approximately four weeks until further notice. The closure stems from a water leak that came from the roof of the gymnasium. The roof, which has been under construction since November for repairs and the installation of solar panels, began leaking water last Wednesday. “What […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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#textbookbroke campaign targets steep costs of textbooks

Jan. 15 marked the first day of this year’s local advocacy week for the #textbookbroke campaign which will conclude this Friday. To find a solution to mitigate the large sum of money students spend every year on textbooks, the Ontario Undergraduate Students Alliance (OUSA) and students at Laurier have joined the #textbookbroke campaign. “We know textbooks are very expensive and […]

by Erin Abe· · Campus, News ·
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2018 Students’ Union election season kicks off at All Candidates Meeting

  The 2018 Students’ Union election season has officially begun. On Monday Jan. 15, 2017, the All-Candidates meeting took place on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Candidates running for Students’ Union President and CEO, board of directors, senate and board of governors were present at the meeting. Campaigning for all positions officially began 30 minutes after the completion of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, Elections, News ·