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Local high school looks to expand

Big plans for the future of the Northdale area and Waterloo Collegiate Institute are currently being discussed amongst a partnership between the Waterloo Region District School Board, Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo. The visionary project could include a complete renovation and a new four-storey building for Waterloo Collegiate Institute. The partners are also looking into the possibility […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Local, News · 117 views ·
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Laurier develops study with local immigrant partnership

Wilfrid Laurier University’s associate director of the International Migration Centre, Margaret Walton-Roberts, has been working alongside PhD student Blair Cullens, among other colleagues, to develop a study looking into the role of Local Immigrant Partnerships (LIPs) in the Syrian refugee settlement process. After submitting a proposal to a special call made by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of […]

by Emilia Curcic· · 0 comments · Local, News · 4 views ·
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Move-in delays for ICON Waterloo

While some students at Wilfrid Laurier University have been able to live comfortably since the beginning of classes, a few are still struggling with how and when they can move into their new apartments. On September 2, ICON Waterloo, two 25 storey high-rises located on Phillip and Columbia, announced in an email to their tenants that their move-in dates would […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 1 comment · Local, News · 441 views ·
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Waterloo hospitals to receive over 2 million dollars in funding

Waterloo Region hospitals will soon be benefitting from over 2 million dollars in funding from the provincial government, announced earlier this year. The funds come as part of Ontario’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF), with Grand River Hospital awarded 1,555,561 dollars and a further 524,334 dollars earmarked for St. Mary’s Hospital, the two Kitchener hospitals which service the Kitchener-Waterloo region. […]

by Maddy Cutts· · 0 comments · Local, News · 17 views ·
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New Costco location coming to Waterloo next month

Good news for students who love to buy in—a new Costco store will be opening up next month in Waterloo. The store will be located west of Ira Needles Boulevard on Erb Street. Ron Damiani, a spokesperson for Costco Canada, explained in an email that the decision to open a Costco store in Waterloo was primarily driven by a high […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Local, News · 334 views ·
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WLU Cold Regions Research Centre has exciting year ahead

The Wilfrid Laurier University’s Cold Regions Research Centre will be taking part in numerous exciting efforts throughout the coming school year. Since 1987, when the centre was created, the Cold Regions Research Centre has grown in size and has expanded in their research, training, capacity building and their ability to engage in local communities. William Quinton, associate professor and co-director […]

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UW finds pay inequity among faculty members

As of September 1, the University of Waterloo will be making adjustments to faculty salaries to account for anomalies found in a recent pay equity review. UW will be spending about $1 million to account for these anomalies. The review, which was conducted by a committee comprised of six members from both the university’s administration and faculty association, narrowed down […]

by Emilia Curcic· · 0 comments · Local, News · 19 views ·
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CCI pushes for graduated students to stay in Ontario

A new proposal created by the Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) has been making waves in the higher education sector, in hopes that students who leave for jobs in countries like the United States will reimburse tax payers for their post-secondary education. Originally reported in June by The Globe and Mail, those pushing for the proposal are high-tech CEOs and […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News · 21 views ·
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Professor Loren King swims across Lake Ontario

A political science professor at Wilfrid Laurier University has completed his journey of swimming from Queen’s Royal Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake, to Marilyn Bell Park in Toronto. Loren King, who began his marathon across Lake Ontario on the evening of August 1 and finished the next day at 3:13 p.m., swam 52 kilometres in support of the Great Lakes Trust. The […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Local, News · 32 views ·
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Shinerama anticipates to raise more money through local partnerships

This year’s Shinerama committee, led by coordinator Jillian Utter, has already spent the summer making significant progress by fundraising. The committee is made up of Utter, five executives and 35 general volunteers. The committee is already anticipating to raise more money than last year. They have developed strong partnerships with local companies including Ezra-Bricker, Shoeless Joes, Frat Burger and Wilf’s, […]

by Emilia Curcic· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News · 55 views ·