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Breaking down this year’s SU president’s leadership budget

With the winter term coming to a close, so too comes the end of Tarique Plummer’s tenure as president CEO of the Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union. With this brings a reflection of all he has accomplished during the past year. Plummer’s success in actualizing his platform began a year ago, when the previous board of director’s approved his operational […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
2019 Review for Students’ Union Board of Directors

2019 Review for Students’ Union Board of Directors

The following reviews are based off of interviews with the Students’ Union Board of Directors to reflect on the year and if they best represented Laurier undergraduate students.

by Cord Staff· · Campus, News ·
Reviewing the top five moments in News

Reviewing the top five moments in News

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Strategic Plan for 2019-2024 gets help from student input to implement change on campus

On Wednesday, Mar. 27, Wilfrid Laurier University’s president Deborah MacLatchy announced the draft version of Laurier’s “Strategic Plan 2019-2024,” a document that will determine the direction the university will take in the next five years and is officially open for further feedback from students, faculty, staff and alumni. The current plan will focus on a number of themes that are […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Laurier’s 3-Minute Thesis gives graduate students a chance to perfect their “elevator pitch”

Laurier’s annual “3-Minute Thesis” competition took place on Mar. 27, 2019, giving students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels a chance to give an “elevator pitch” summary of their thesis for a chance to compete at the provincial level. The winner of the graduate studies competition was Mariam Elmarsafy, an MSc with her thesis entitled “Resurrection Ecology: Determining Water […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Laurier International hosts it’s first ever excellence dinner to commend high achievers

On Mar. 19, Wilfrid Laurier University’s international and global engagement program hosted its first annual Student Recognition dinner to award 24 international students with Academic Improvement scholarships. “This recognition event was held for international students who received a scholarship for their academic improvement. These were students who were on probation or applied to withdraw, who have since cleared their probation […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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The best 27 places to go in Waterloo Region ranked for 2019

This month, Waterloo’s Municipal Heritage Committee presented a draft list of 27 locations of significance that represent heritage value for the city and are looking for the public’s feedback. A Cultural Heritage Landscape is a location that has been modified by human presence and is integral to the landscape of the community. This list is presented to city council, as […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Turban Up ties together the community and education in the Sikh faith

The Waterloo-Laurier Sikh Students’ Association, in partnership with the Waterloo-Laurier Punjabi Association, hosted their fourth annual “Turban Up” event in the concourse on Mar. 27, an event that aims to educate other students on the Sikh faith and the importance of the turban. Participants had a member from the Sikh Students’ Association tie a turban on them in proper technique, […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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LRT still delayed but region has hope for launch in the near future

With Spring finally approaching, so too does the expected launch of service for the ION light rail transit (LRT) system currently in testing across the Region of Waterloo, following a series of unforeseen delays. The original budget for the LRT project was $818 million This was divided amongst the three levels of government, with the Government of Ontario providing $300 […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Laurier’s Three Minute Thesis gives opportunity for Masters and PhD students to show off their skills

Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual Three Minute Thesis student competition is welcoming back a fresh crop of bright minds and this year, Laurier has opened the internationally recognized academic competition’s floor to undergraduate students for the first time.  The premise of the competition is to challenge graduate and PhD students to give a three-minute pitch to a panel of non-specialist judges, […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·