News

Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Wilfrid Laurier University students have been airing their concerns over social media regarding an email that was sent out this week by the math department detailing revised online exam procedures. The notice was addressed to students who are registered in at least one course offered by the math department in the spring term. “… you are required to have an […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
File Photo

Laurier opens its residence buildings to healthcare workers

Laurier has recently partnered with regional hospitals to provide temporary housing to healthcare professionals who are choosing to live away from their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Announced in a news release on May 4, about 150 residence rooms will be available for hospital workers to isolate in, starting early this month. “We’re always looking for ways to ensure that […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, Local, News ·
Contributed image

Charges made in connection to fatal shooting of Laurier student in December

Two men have been charged with second-degree murder following the fatal shooting of first-year student, Yafiet Rezene on Dec 15. Police responded to the shooting at a Kitchener house party at 4:15 am, where Rezene was found dead on the scene. His death was confirmed by Laurier on Dec 16. Two others are reported to have received gunshot wounds, but […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
Photo by Heather Davidson

UPDATED: Chainsaw, beloved uptown Waterloo karaoke bar, permanently closes due to COVID-19

According to CTV News Kitchener, Chainsaw, the popular uptown Waterloo restaurant and karaoke bar that was founded in 2009, has permanently closed. The coronavirus outbreak has hit small and locally-owned businesses particularly hard, with the closure order of non-essential operations across the province providing unprecedented setbacks and financial uncertainty for stores and restaurants. Chainsaw posted on March 16 through their […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
File Photo by Luke Sarazin

Laurier shares updated strategy for Fall Term instruction amidst evolving COVID-19 concerns

The developing news surrounding COVID-19 continues to influence Wilfrid Laurier and other universities around the world, impacting students in a variety of different ways. According to a news release posted on April 18, Laurier is working alongside public health authorities in order to determine when and how it will be safe for students to return to in-person classroom instruction for […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Laurier announces financial support for students affected by COVID-19

Laurier announces financial support for students affected by COVID-19

Wilfrid Laurier University announced in a news release on April 14 that financial support will be available for students who are facing difficulties as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus). “We have put a number of options in place to help you mitigate these unexpected issues, ranging from emergency funding and financial relief for spring, intersession or summer non-tuition fees to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·

COVID-19 Updates as of March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve on a daily basis, sparking constant change across Canada and the Waterloo region as the community struggles to contain the virus and adapt to a new way of living. According to Public Health Canada, as of 11:30 a.m., March 31, there are 7695 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country, with 1966 of those […]

by Sophia Cole· · News ·
Contributed image

Laurier announces option to convert final grades to “credit” or “withdraw”

In a statement released on behalf of Maureen Mancuso, interim provost and VP academic, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced their decision to offer undergraduate and graduate students the option to convert their final winter semester grades to a “credit” or a “withdraw.” Normally, this process would require the approval of an academic petition, however, Laurier has waived this former requirement […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Image by Brit Kovacs

COVID-19: A summary of major Canadian and local news

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, more extensive measures have been put in place to protect the health and safety of Canadians and prevent further spread of the virus. In a public statement on March 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian government would be allocating $192 million in funding toward developing and mass producing a COVID-19 […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, National, News ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Premier Doug Ford announces closure of all non-essential services

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the closure of all non-essential services across the province in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).   As of today, services that have remained open include manufacturing and supply chain providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, takeout restaurants and LCBO outlets. More information on the businesses that are going to be affected will […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, National, News ·