Local

From the dorms

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and my.barackobama.com kicked off Communitech’s 5th annual Entrepreneur Week on Monday. Hughes spoke about his entrepreneurial journey as he addressed a large audience at the University of Waterloo. A Harvard graduate, Hughes noted that though he has experienced great success in the business field, he has a fairly unconventional background given his current career. “At […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

KW in brief: Nov. 11, 2009

Digital media hub opens in region Ontario is supporting a new commercialization centre that will help digital media entrepreneurs build new companies, creating thousands of jobs in the first five years. The province plans to invest more than $26 million in the Communitech Hub: Digital Media & Mobile Accelerato, which will be located in the Waterloo region. The Hub is […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

A lifetime of expression

At 73, Margaret Randall is nowhere near slowing down. Still writing books and giving international lectures, the American-born feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist explains that she never could have imagined doing anything else with her time. “I’ve been a writer all my life,” said Randall. “I just had jobs to make a living.” Though her main genre is […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Renowned feminist poet gives reading

Photographer, writer, feminist, and social activist Margaret Randall presented a poetry reading at the University of Waterloo’s Atrium on Nov. 5. The reading was held as a follow up to Randall’s lecture a day earlier, “To Change the World: My Years in Cuba”. Randall shared excerpts from poetry books, including Stones Witness, which concerns, as she had phrased, her “love […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

‘More than a country on a map’

This evening feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist Margaret Randall traveled to Waterloo from Albuquerque, New Mexico to deliver a lecture entitled “To Change the World: My Years in Cuba.” Reading selected stories from her novel of the same title Randall shared her personal accounts from the time her and her family spent in Cuba during “the glory years […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Home ownership celebrated

Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region held its house dedication ceremony this past Saturday to celebrate home ownership with its partner families. The event acknowledged the completion and ownership of five townhouses in Kitchener’s core. Four of these homes were constructed during the 2009 build season, which commenced in June. According to Habitat for Humanity board chair Cristina Vanin, “hundreds of […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Starbucks and Pizza Pizza moving

Although some businesses have appeared to begin moving out of the plaza at the corner of King Street and University Avenue across from Wilfrid Laurier University, a definite timeline for construction on the site has not been confirmed. The corner is planned to house a new 25-storey luxury condominium built by Tanem Developments Ltd. The new building will hold 175 […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

KW in brief: Nov. 4, 2009

CareShare expands in KW As part of the Grand River CarShare program, Wilfrid Laurier University has been home to a Mini Cooper for the past year, and now the university district will have two more vehicles: a Toyota Echo located at a Waterloo Co-operative Residence and a Suzuki Aerio at Conrad Grebel University College. CarShare, which has been in existence […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Uniting faith and sexuality

As part of a four-week series called Rainbow Connections, the Unity Centre, a non-denominational church in Kitchener, is hosting a series of events that explore expressions and interpretations of spirituality. “We’re offering a safe inclusive place for gays and lesbians and transgendered people and bisexuals to come together and discuss some of the interpretations of the Bible that have been […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Indigenous communities speak out in KW

Indigenous Sovereignty Week, Oct. 25 to 31, is being marked in Kitchener-Waterloo by a series of events hosted by the local group Anti-War at Laurier (AW@L). The event is aimed at raising awareness among local municipalities of the Six Nations communities along the Grand River. “It’s basically education and awareness that get more people across the country and this community […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·