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National Data Platform works to analyze growth of expanding companies

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics is working with HockeyStick to create a data platform to track the growth metrics of Canadian companies. The National Data Platform has secured $2.5 million dollars in federal funding to help benefit Canadian businesses. The data platform will assist with companies’ day-to-day operations. It will also assist with the Canadian government’s […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Campus, National, News ·
The Cord’s top news stories of 2017

The Cord’s top news stories of 2017

Veritas One of the most controversial events to occur on the Laurier Waterloo campus this year made headlines across the country. On Dec. 12, 2016, The Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association terminated its contract with Sandor Dosman, the former operator of the campus’s Veritas Café. Dosman’s termination happened as a result of a help wanted ad that he posted […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, Elections, Local, National, News ·
The Cord wins two JHM awards

The Cord wins two JHM awards

On Jan. 4, ten members of The Cord staff headed to Fredericton, New Brunswick for NASH, an annual post-secondary media and journalism conference. This yearly conference brings in student journalists from across the country to meet various professionals in the journalism industry and learn about the most recent trends in reporting, photography, multi-media and design, among others. At the end […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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Waterloo MP Bardish Chagger sworn in as Minister of Small Business and Tourism

Waterloo’s new MP, Bardish Chagger, has been sworn in as part of Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet today in Ottawa. She was seen this morning at Rideau Hall with Prime Minister Designate Justin Trudeau and several Liberal MPs who will soon form his Cabinet. Chagger was officially sworn in as Minister of Small Business and Tourism this morning, along with Toronto MP […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · 0 comments · National ·
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Hope for post-grads

New surveys show employment for graduates has risen

by Daina Goldfinger· · 0 comments · National ·
RCMP reports over 1,000 missing Aboriginal women

RCMP reports over 1,000 missing Aboriginal women

This year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police released a report stating that since the 1980s up until 2012 there have been a total of 1,181 cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. According to the report, 225 of these cases remain unsolved. The Native Women’s Association of Canada initially began collecting data before the report was compiled. However, […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · 0 comments · National ·
The PCs want to make a push towards math and science in the university classroom (File photo by Nick Lachance)

PCs push for post-secondary math and science expansion

Changes may be in sight for post-secondary students if the Progressive Conservatives are elected on June 12. The PCs are proposing for extra emphasis to be placed on math, science, engineering and business programs in universities and colleges. They claim this push to expand post-secondary math and science education will help foster job creation and help Ontario’s economy adjust for […]

by Connor Ward· · 0 comments · National ·
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Students work towards a more accessible Ontario

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act aims to make Ontario the most accessible province by 2025. Inspired by this, the Council of Ontario Universities held its annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility student competition on May 13. Max Blouw, COU chair and Wilfrid Laurier University president, explained the premise of the competition. “It is a celebration … I think of […]

by Kate Turner· · 0 comments · National ·
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Measles outbreak in western Canada causes concern

Earlier this spring measles plagued western Canada, and health officials are calling it the largest outbreak in decades. Luckily, danger of the disease spreading is reportedly decreasing, however people still need to be cautious and avoid contracting the disease. The disease is extremely contagious and is caused by a virus. It can lead to dangerous symptoms that may even result […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · 0 comments · National ·