City councillors to lead planning for ‘student ghetto’

On Nov. 26, a town meeting was hosted in St. Michael’s Church for the Northdale community to discuss the future of the area as the neighbouring universities continue to grow. “We’re not a permanent resident and student neighborhood anymore, we’re a student neighborhood with a few remaining permanent residents,” said Christine Carmody, area resident and member of Help Urbanize the […]

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“There is no magic pill that makes you better:” Trudeau

“I had no idea that I was bipolar,” said Margaret Trudeau, addressing a crowd of United Way donors on Nov. 20. Trudeau was the keynote speaker for the United Way’s Leadership Thank You event sponsored by Manulife Financial in honour of those who donate $1,000 annually. “A lot of us feel we’re living in quiet desperation,” said Trudeau, noting the […]

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City presents three with Waterloo Award

The 12th annual Waterloo Award was presented at city council on Nov. 23. The award is distributed to up to three nominated individuals per year in honour of their great civic duty. Don Cowan, professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo (UW), received the Waterloo Award for his contributions to computer sciences and development of online smart communities in the […]

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University of Waterloo votes “no” to radio station

After losing their student fee in 2008, the University of Waterloo’s (UW) radio station, CKMS Sound FM, lost another referendum to regain funding. “We thought we had a good shot with it,” said Steve Krysak, president of Sound FM. The referendum on Nov. 13, asked students to add a $2.50 per semester fee to their tuition to support the station, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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