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Laurier’s International Migration Research Centre brings attention to immigration detention with Canadian film premiere

On Sep. 19, Wilfrid Laurier University’s International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) will host the Canadian premiere of Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time, a documentary film which looks at life inside Australia’s Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea. “We have a lot of people who work on both movement, mobility, migration and also displacement or refugee issues [at […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Fourth year Laurier students working to better the KWC community with help from the CCRLA

Fourth year students in Laurier’s PS 492 class have been making an impact in their community with help from the Centre for Community Research Learning and Action (CCRLA) partnering with community organizations to help not only with students’ research but also furthering the betterment of KW-Cambridge. “11 years ago, this research centre was started by community psychology faculty as an […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
17 year old male arrested in connection to Labour Day street party fires

17 year old male arrested in connection to Labour Day street party fires

On Sept. 2, nearly 1000 people gathered on Ezra Avenue, causing significant community disruption while setting furniture ablaze. Around 10 p.m., members of the Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Waterloo Fire Department and Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services arrived on scene in response to the unlawful street party, diverting their attention from other matters. This event […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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GRT bus route changes affecting how students travel

Students have returned to Waterloo region for the upcoming school year, causing increased use of Grand River Transit services throughout Kitchener-Waterloo. Despite the recent implementation of the LRT many users of the GRT’s other services are unaware of the changes this caused to bus routes. 32 transit routes and programs were modified as a result of these changes, many of […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Local, News ·
Laurier Sustainability Office introduces new bike hubs on campus

Laurier Sustainability Office introduces new bike hubs on campus

The sustainability office at Laurier has introduced new bike hubs on campus to make transportation for commuting students and students wanting to get around in the area alike. Laurier is one of six community partners included in a pilot project bike-share program developed by Drop Mobility, operating with a similar business model to the Lime scooter pilot projectin the region. […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
Laurier to recieve $1.3 million to support women’s entrepreneurship

Laurier to recieve $1.3 million to support women’s entrepreneurship

Wilfrid Laurier University is set to receive $1.3 million of funding through FedDev Ontario as a part of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy is a $2 billion investment made by the Government of Canada with the purpose of advancing womens’ economic empowerment in hopes of doubling the number of female entrepreneurs by the year 2025. The funding […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Crime severity on the rise in Waterloo region

The Waterloo Regional Police Service has noted an overall increase in crime in the Waterloo region over the past couple of years. Through diligent observation and analysis of crime trends, the WRPS has been able to identify which crimes are on the rise and determine where to focus their actions. “Our frontline officers and investigators continue to work diligently to […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Kitchener receives twelve month exemption to open safe consumption site

On July 26, Kitchener received a federal exemption from Canadian drug law to open a safe consumption site in the downtown sector. The exemption will last for a duration of 12 months before a renewal is needed. 150 Duke Street West was chosen as the concrete location for the safe consumption site and rented out by the city. The interim […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
The controversy over Eby Farmstead

The controversy over Eby Farmstead

The Eby Farmstead in Waterloo Park has created controversy due to some backlash received from the student club at the University of Waterloo called the University of Waterloo Animal Rights Society. The farm, which has operated for over 50 years, currently houses a pig, chickens, donkeys, a zebu calf, peacocks, miniature horses, sheep, alpacas, llamas and pygmy goats. In the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·