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Apartments on Ezra, Bricker and Hickory were purchased by the university in spring 2012 (Photo by: Heather Davidson)

Laurier students asked to move out of school-operated residences as soon as possible

Wilfrid Laurier University announced in a news release posted today that students are required to be moved out of all school-operated residences by Wednesday, March 18 at 11:59 pm.   This mandatory move-out decision was made in response to the growing concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and was released only a few days after Laurier cancelled in-person […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Darrien Funk

UPDATED: Laurier cancels in-person classes amid COVID-19 concerns

After back and forth decision-making that initially included cancelling or postponing all events not part of courses or academic requirements from March 13 to Apr. 30, Wilfrid Laurier University has just announced their decision to suspend on-campus classes effective Monday amid growing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. President and vice-chancellor, Deborah MacLatchy, stated in a press release that […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Waterloo community prepares for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day street parties

Waterloo community prepares for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day street parties

Wilfrid Laurier University’s most infamous holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, is on the horizon and both Laurier and the Waterloo community are preparing for the annual unsanctioned street party which takes place on Ezra Avenue. “Unsanctioned street gatherings are dangerous. Laurier continues to actively discourage them and to urge our students not to participate,” said Kevin Crowley, director, communications and public […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Image of blood-stained underwear on Laurier campus sparks controversy

For a campaign promoting menstrual equity and education on Wilfrid Laurier’s Waterloo campus, a series of posters with black-and-white images of period blood-stained underwear have sparked noteworthy controversy and debate online. The posters include a series of messages, such as “ain’t no shame in menstruating,” as well as other promotional sayings that are working to dismantle the belief that only […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Examining International Women’s Day in Waterloo

Mar. 8 is known worldwide as International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women, their accomplishments and acknowledging the struggles they still continue to face. “IWD is a opportunity to remember the women who fought for equality in the past and recognize the activists who continue to push for gender parity and human rights,” said Tarah Brookfield, associate professor in […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
Image by Brit Kovacs

“A Talk with Miss J.”: Celebrity comes to University of Guelph event for Black History Month

Runway coach, model and reality television personality, Miss J. Alexander, delivered a keynote address, “A Talk with Miss J.” on the University of Guelph’s campus on Monday, March 2nd. University of Guelph’s Cultural Diversity Office and Gender and Sexual Diversity Office, in collaboration with Laurier’s Student Affairs and Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and McMaster’s Equity and Inclusion […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·