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Laurier honours those who served in annual Remembrance Day ceremonies

Last Monday, Nov. 11, marked 101 years since the end of the First World War, a conflict which saw the death of over 61,000 Canadians, and the wounding of over 172,000. To commemorate, Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as the Laurier History Students’ Association, hosted a number of events, including its annual Remembrance Day ceremony in the concourse. The ceremony […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Local, National, News ·
Confusion over special constables accreditation sparks student controversy

Confusion over special constables accreditation sparks student controversy

This week, Laurier’s Special Constable Service (SCS) received backlash over confusion regarding the pursuit of an “elite accreditation process,” stemming from a concern that Special Constables would be given the authority to possess lethal and non-lethal firearms, as well as search and detain students. This concern gained recognition when the Twitter account “Spotted At Laurier” released a tweet indicating that […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Cannabis sales soon to be available online and over the phone in Ontario

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, it was announced that the province of Ontario would be looking into changing the way private cannabis retailers will be selling their products. “As part of the Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019, our government is proposing changes to allow consumers to reserve and purchase products online or by telephone from an authorized […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·

OUSA hosts 50th annual general assembly

OUSA’s annual fall general assembly took place from Nov. 1 to 3 at Brock University in St. Catharines to discuss and debate three policy papers on different topics: ancillary fees, gender and sexual diversity, two-spirit & LGBTQ+ students and student disability and inclusion. “It’s an opportunity for all the different member associations who comprise OUSA, for their students to get […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · National, News ·
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New Kitchener bylaw allows for addition of tiny houses and granny flats

On Oct. 28 the Kitchener city councillors ruled to approve a new residential bylaw that will allow up to three residential units on a property. The bylaw will permit adding units like tiny houses, granny flats and above-garage apartments to a property. “We have been working on updating our zoning bylaw for over five years, so this has been a […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Kitchener author wins Governor General book award

Local Kitchener author, Erin Bow, is headed to Canada’s capital as the recipient of a prestigious award, the Governor General’s Literary Award. The Governor General’s Literary Awards are one of the oldest standing awards in Canada and some of the most prestigious and celebrated in the literary realm. Each year, there are 14 recipients in a variety of different categories, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
CCRLA Student Mental Health Matters series

CCRLA Student Mental Health Matters series

The Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) held the first speaker in their student mental health series that will be ongoing throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The event was a talk from Simon Coulombe, an assistant professor at Laurier and director of CCRLA’s Flourishing Communities research group. The series is focused on dealing with issues regarding mental health […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Barrington Walker hired as new senior advisor of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Barrington Walker as their new senior advisor: equity, diversity and inclusion to develop a strategy to enhance the existing diversity and support and continue to build at Laurier. Walker will start his appointment in January of 2020, as he is currently an associate professor at Queen’s University. He will become a tenured professor in the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Founder of Canada’s first Indigenous-owned cosmetics company shares success at open house

It’s open house season – and to mark it, Laurier ran a multitude of campus-related events this past weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Indigenous Student Centre welcomed Jenn Harper, CEO and founder of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc. to speak to current and prospective Indigenous students about entrepreneurship. The event, hosted in The Turret, began at 3 p.m. with light […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Campus, News ·