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International Women’s Day luncheon aims to educate and advance women in STEAM

On Friday, Mar. 8, the second annual International Women’s Day luncheon, entitled “Advancing Women in STEAM,” was held by Laurier Alumni in partnership with the International Women’s Forum at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Kitchener. Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy gave a keynote address at the luncheon and was followed by a speaker panel, moderated by Ginny Dybenko, former dean of […]

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GENConnect looks to educate students with life skills to take care of themselves

Wilfrid Laurier University is welcoming a new student start-up to the Waterloo campus this semester. GENconnect Waterloo is an event-based start-up social venture. Its goal is to create intergenerational connections and relationships, between students and seniors from the Kitchener-Waterloo community by facilitating cooking classes. GENconnect was founded by Laura Shield, Giny Pearson and Roxy Suida, three Laurier students participating in […]

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Laurier announces academic pathway agreement with Randolph College for Performing Arts

Wilfrid Laurier University’s faculty of music has announced that they have created a partnership with Randolph College for the Performing Arts, allowing students at both institutions to receive both a degree and a diploma from each school in certain programs. The pathway agreement will allow Randolph College students to complete an additional two years of study at Laurier after their […]

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Lazaridis Institute selects 10 women-founded companies for scale-up program

The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises announced their fourth cohort of the women-in-technology Scale-up Program, in which 10 different women-led companies are guided by mentors to continue their path of growth within their company. The “Lazaridis10,” as they are referred to as by the institute, are up-and-coming technology companies that have applied for a spot in the […]

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Door-knocker campaign tries to decrease the craze and cluster of St. Patrick’s Day on Ezra

In what has become a routine beginning in the month of March, the City of Waterloo is once again preparing and organizing their services to deal with the growing concern surrounding St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 13, a collection of Waterloo community partners will be undertaking their annual St. Patrick’s Day door-knocking campaign. In […]

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5 Days for the Homeless simulates the experience of homeless youth in Canada

From Mar. 8 to Mar. 13, five students at universities around Canada put their survival to the test by simulating an experience of homelessness for five days in order to raise awareness for a vulnerable group of Canadians, partnering with local charities which help those who are currently experiencing homelessness. Now in its eighth year, the Laurier chapter of the […]

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Study shows that KW-Cambridge the least safe place for women to live

Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge have been named as one of the least safe metro areas for women in Canada, according to a study published this past month. The recent study, published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, was titled “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2019.” The publication ranked 26 metro areas across Canada, […]

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Black History Month events at Laurier honours culture and experiences

Black History Month events at Laurier honours culture and experiences

Black History Month at Wilfrid Laurier University ended with a series of events from the Laurier Lettermen Club (LLC) on Feb. 27 and Laurier’s Association of Black Students (ABS) on Mar. 1, which took place at The Turret on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. The events brought together students to honour the achievements and culture, as well as recognize the lived struggles, […]

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Zero Waste Week seeks to educate students on decreasing refuse generation and increasing sustainability

Monday, Mar. 4 signified the start of Laurier’s first ever Zero Waste Week, hosted by the Sustainability Office at Laurier, that will run until March 8. The week is full of events that hope to help decrease the waste that patrons of Laurier produce with a short-term blitz of activities that students and faculty can continue to practice in the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Perimeter Institute in Waterloo announces newest director, Robert Myers, in recent ceremony

The Perimeter Institute, the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics, has a newly hired director. The appointee, Robert Myers, is an internationally-recognized Canadian theoretical physicist. He was chosen as the new director following a long international search process for the right individual to fill the role.  According to the Perimeter Institute, Myers was chosen unanimously by a search […]

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