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Laurier showcases impactful art exhibit at Nuit Blanche

On Oct. 5, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Toronto office participated in the Nuit Blanche festival for the third year in a row. Nuit Blanche is a festival of the arts which takes place annually in downtown Toronto, as well as other neighbourhoods in the city. Artists create unique and interactive installations across the city which coincide with the festivals theme, with […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Bridges of Hope returns to Waterloo

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Bridges of Hope Project will be hosting an event at Waterloo Park in hopes of bringing mental health awareness and support to the forefront of the Waterloo community. The Bridges of Hope Project was founded by Olivia Miller and Greta Dotzert in 2018, during their final year of high school. It was created with the […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo author to receive TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

Local author Heather Smith has been nominated for the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, one of the nation’s top literary prizes, for her most recent verse novel Ebb & Flow. Smith, originally from Newfoundland, is a Waterloo-based author who writes children’s picture books and young adult literature. “I had always been a fan of picture books, I have my […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Laurier to present honorary degrees and Order of Wilfrid Laurier

Laurier will be handing out honorary degrees at fall convocation to Ira Gluskin and Judy Da Silva, as well as an Order of Wilfrid Laurier University to the Grand Valley Educational Society who has made an impact from the grassroots level on the Brantford Campus. Gluskin will receive an honorary Doctor of Law degree at the ceremony on Oct. 26 […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square attracts local activists of all ages

An estimated 5,000 people attended the Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square on Sept. 27 to fight for climate change justice in Waterloo Region. Attendees ranged in age, with children and teens notably present among older generations in the massive crowd that was present. Many were holding creatively constructed signs that voiced their outrage and discontent with the current […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Laurier Homecoming showcases school spirit and new safety measures

Laurier’s annual homecoming weekend took place from Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29, a weekend created for alumni to come back and celebrate their alma mater but has now also included many current students celebrating their decision to come to Laurier and sport the purple and gold. Many other schools also had their homecomings on the same weekend, with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·

Student housing issues lead to protests by those affected

Revolutionary Student Movement’s (RSM) Waterloo chapter organized a student housing rally that took place on Sept. 23 after a massive data leak of over 6000 maintenance requests that came from the tenant portal for users living in buildings owned by Accomad8U, especially pertaining to many buildings on Albert Street. Although almost 800 students had said they were interested in attending […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Have a student housing concern? You have options!

In the last few weeks, student housing activists from the two Waterloo universities and beyond have rocked the boat with their calls for change in the housing and apartment market. Monday Sept. 23 saw the first of many demonstrations in the fight for fair housing, but the hustle and bustle around the Accommod8u scandal and KW4Rent allegations have left students […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Local, News ·
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Two Laurier professors to receive provincial funding for research

  Two associate professors and researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University will be receiving provincial funding from Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Bree Akesson, Associate Professor in the faculty of social work and social justice & community engagement at Laurier’s Brantford campus, will receive $140,000 for her research into the experiences of war-affected families. “I have worked […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Cambridge City Council rejects proposal to provide free menstrual products

The City of Cambridge has been in the critical eye as they decided not to pass a motion brought forth to provide free menstrual products in multiple centres in the city, following in the footsteps of London, Ontario which has already moved forward with this project.  “I brought forth the motion after talking to constituents who requested this action,” said […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·