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The effects of climate change on Canada’s water bodies

Researchers at Laurier’s Institute for Water Science are encouraging the public to educate themselves on the troubling water levels that are occuring not just in oceans, but our own backyards as climate change causes warmer temperatures across bodies of water. Contrary to the belief that climate change will cause houses and land to flood with rising temperatures, smaller bodies of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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Ontario’s new student education costs and you

In Jan. 2019, the Ford government announced changes that would be made to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and unveiled “the Student Choice Initiative” — a policy designed to provide students with the ability to opt out of fees that were once deemed essential ,such as student unions and clubs. The adjustments that have been made to post-secondary education […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
Kate McCrae Bristol named new Dean of Students for Laurier’s Waterloo campus

Kate McCrae Bristol named new Dean of Students for Laurier’s Waterloo campus

On Aug. 26, Kate McCrae Bristol was announced as the new dean of students for Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo Campus. McCrae Bristol will effectively assume her role as of Sep. 16, 2019, but will be welcoming the incoming first year students prior to this date during the opening ceremonies of Orientation Week. McCrae Bristol is the first person to inherit […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, News ·
Heidi Northwood named SEO of Laurier’s Brantford campus

Heidi Northwood named SEO of Laurier’s Brantford campus

Wilfrid Laurier University announced on July 8, 2019 that Heidi Northwood would be the permanent Senior Executive Officer (SEO) of the Brantford campus. Northwood has been in an interim position in the role since April 2018. “Following a national search, it was recognized by the search committee that Dr. Northwood had all the qualities we were looking for in our […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Conestoga College announces plans for Downtown Kitchener campus

On May 31, Conestoga College President John Tibbits and Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic announced plans to open a new campus inside the Market Square location in Downtown Kitchener. The 82,000 square foot campus is set to open in January of 2020 and will aid in accommodating Conestoga College’s growing international student population. The campus will host primarily business classes upon […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Following community support, Princess Cinema to remain open until further notice

Following public outcry and community support for the Princess Original cinema in Waterloo, the theatre announced that it will not be closing its doors — for now. The cinema, which had been open since John Tutt, owner and proprietor, purchased the space in 1985 — over 34 years — had received news on April 12, 2019, that its tenancy with […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Local, News ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

City centres re-energized with ION launch

On Saturday June 22, Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener came together with Grand River Transit to celebrate the grand opening of the ION train to the public. There were tens of thousands of people in attendance on June 22, the day of the ION launch, and over 73,000 people who rode the train during its first weekend. “The energy was […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Updated: OSAP changes take effect, impacting Laurier students

On Wednesday, June 19, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) released funding estimates for student applicants looking to receive grants and loans for the next school year. Changes were made to the program earlier in the year by the Ford government with uncertainty surrounding how students would be impacted by the projected cuts to the province’s financial aid. Following the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
Laurier students work to create energy efficient homes

Laurier students work to create energy efficient homes

Fourth-year students in the departments of geography and environmental studies at Laurier have been determining ways to keep homes efficient and keep energy renewable thanks to their capstone project, the Capstone Urban Studies Project course.  The final project of the course is taught around the students acting as consultants for a real proposal from the city of Cambridge, using their […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·