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Laurier community mourns passing of Professor Barry Kay

Laurier community mourns passing of Professor Barry Kay

Wilfrid Laurier University is mourning the loss of Barry Kay, associate professor in the department of political science who passed away last night. Named a “Legend of Laurier” in 2016, Dr. Kay began working at Laurier in 1978 and has left behind a legacy of over four decades of work as a professor.   He authored or co-authored over 40 […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·
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Laurier student passes away

Wilfrid Laurier has confirmed the sudden passing of a student on the Waterloo campus as of earlier this morning. The identity of the student has not been released at this time out of respect for the family’s privacy. In recognizing this loss, university flags have been lowered to half-mast. “Losing a student has a significant impact on the entire Laurier […]

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Waterloo Brewing loses 2.1 million in cyber attack

Waterloo Brewing was the victim of a “sophisticated” cyber-attack where the thief impersonated a creditor employee and requested fraudulent wire transfers resulting in over $2 million in losses for the company. The brewery, which is located in Kitchener off of Bingemans Centre Drive, has also initiated analysis of all other activity and transactions across all the bank account involved with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Laurier named among North America’s most “green” universities

In the Princeton Review’s recent addition, The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, Wilfrid Laurier University was named as one of the top green universities in North America. The green guide includes 413 post-secondary institutions across North America which have been measured as the most sustainable of the 689 surveyed. Of the 413 schools included on the list, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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Ontario Divisional Court deems Ford’s Student Choice Initiative unlawful

On Nov. 22 it was announced that the Student Choice Initiative was deemed “unlawful” by the Ontario Divisional Court and a violation of university autonomy. The initiative, which was brought to life for the first time during the 2019-2020 school year, allowed students to opt out of fees from the university that the government deemed “non-essential” including students’ union programming […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Laurier hosts events to promote Indigenous research

Wilfrid Laurier University is hosting three different events to focus on Indigenous research, in addition to promoting non-Indigenous students and the public working together with the Indigenous community to conduct studies. The first event being held is the book launch for scholar Georges Sioui where will launch his new book, Eatenonha: Native Roots of Modern Democracy, on Nov. 28 on […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Student associations come together to support the Movember movement

Over the course of November, the “Movember” spirit has been strong on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.  A global movement devoted to raising awareness and funding for Men’s testicular and prostate cancer, as well as men’s mental health and suicide prevention, Movember lasts the duration of the month of November and encourages men to grow out their facial hair to draw awareness […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·

The Cord’s top news stories of the 2018-2019 year and the decade

Of the Year For the fourth year in a row‭, ‬Wilfrid Laurier University was deemed the number one school in the country from the MacLean’s magazine rankings‭. ‬The school also held the sixth place ranking in the comprehensive category‭, ‬as well as the third spot in student services and fifth in faculty awards and social sciences and humanities grants‭. ‬The […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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BREAKING: Ontario Divisional Court rules Doug Ford’s Student Choice Initiative “unlawful”

The Student Choice Initiative, which was announced by Premier Doug Ford in January, was met with intense backlash and concern surrounding the future of campus newspapers and other student services that would be considered “non-mandatory” ancillary fees that students would have the ability to opt-out of when paying for their tuition. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and the York […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·
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Laurier Food Services spearheads Zero Waste Bin pilot project

Laurier Food Services, in partnership with Laurier’s Sustainability Office, has created a zero-waste bin pilot project that currently sits in the Terrace Food Court to help Laurier students properly get rid of their food waste. “We were definitely influenced by the sustainable impact of Carleton University because they have a very large waste bin themselves, so we wanted to integrate […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·