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BREAKING: Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges to go on strike

This evening at 9:28 p.m., it was confirmed that faculty at 24 Ontario public colleges will be on strike as of tomorrow morning after deliberations for a new contract were rejected by the employer. The strike will affect over 500,000 students in Ontario including students at Conestoga College in Kitchener-Waterloo. The union represents approximately 12,000 faculty. Apparently the union presented a new offer […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Local, News ·

Highlights from Laurier Homecoming 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University held its annual Waterloo campus homecoming festivities this past weekend from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Events held at the Waterloo campus homecoming included a Friday night concert at the Turret nightclub featuring Kira Isabella and the Rivertown Saints, the anticipated football showdown between the Golden Hawks and Western University’s Mustangs and a variety of events, reunions […]

by Jake Watts· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Minimum wage in Ontario sees increase this past week

On Oct.1, the general minimum wage in Ontario rose from $11.40 hourly to $11.60 hourly. The jump is a step in the provincial government’s plan to raise the general minimum wage up to 15 dollars hourly, first announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne back in May. The next planned jump is to $14 on Jan. 1, 2018, then finally to $15 […]

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Sonja Larsen wins the 2017 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

Sonja Larsen’s Red Star Tattoo: My Life as a Girl Revolutionary has been chosen as the winner the 2017 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction which includes a $1000 award. The memoir is coming-of-age story involving the author’s youth in counterculture organizations. “To get [the story] from a first person perspective, and a child’s perspective as she grew up with […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Laurier’s International Office works to foster the success of international students

Wilfrid Laurier University’s International Office continues their efforts to aid the success of international students within the Laurier community. With a rising number of international students, Laurier’s International Office has taken measures to ensure that all students are properly welcomed and transitioned into the Laurier community. This year, Laurier is looking to focus on more mental health support for international […]

by Erin Abe· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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UW students compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition

Since January 2017, students from the University of Waterloo have been working to compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition sponsored by SpaceX. The most recent competition was in August 2017, where Universities competed to create the fastest Hyperloop Pod. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, introduced the Hyperloop concept back in 2013 and, since, companies have worked to make this idea […]

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Student Life Levy funds nap pods at Laurier

Empowering Students with Power Naps is a project created by Fani Hsieh, Wilfrid Laurier University alumna, and funded by the Student Life Levy (SLL) that seeks to have a nap pod available on campus. The SLL allows for students to convert their ideas into a reality. Since the 1980’s undergraduate students have contributed over $20 million dollars to the SLL. […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Laurier student seeks unique opportunities as a Naval reservist

Simon Gonsalves, fourth-year political science and history student at Wilfrid Laurier University, has spent his time throughout his post-secondary career undertaking a unique part-time job as a naval reservist with the Canadian Military. Gonsalves works as a naval combat information operator and member of ship’s company at HMCS Star in Hamilton. Gonsalves said that he decided to pursue a career […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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The Circle of Music brings dementia patients and the community together in the form of a choir

The  Circle of Music is a funded and research based program that places people living with dementia, their care partner and high school student volunteers together in a choir. The choir was originally the capstone project for Sasha Judelson, who has now obtained her master’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Community Music program. This project goes beyond the typical choir […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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The psychology behind mindful eating

Psychology research at Wilfrid Laurier University has concluded that those who practice mindful eating have healthier eating behaviour.   Mindfulness is intentional awareness of experiences in the present moment. Mindful eating, specifically, focuses on the awareness of cues one gets regarding how full they feel and what they taste while eating.   Research done at Laurier looked at how general mindfulness affects […]

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