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City of Waterloo runs pilot project to turn dog poop into electricity

A new pilot project being introduced by the City of Waterloo aims to turn dog waste into energy, heating and fertilizer. This would be accomplished through a process known as anaerobic digestion, which happens when organic waste breaks down in an environment without oxygen. “Here was an opportunity to do something that’s environmentally friendly, show that we’re a dog-friendly city […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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Career Kick-Start Strategy works to enhance experiential skills for students

On April 27, the Government of Ontario announced that $190 million will be invested over the next three years into the new Career Kick-Start Strategy. The new Career Kick-Start Strategy program has been created in order to combat the challenges many university graduates face when searching for stable and secure employment. The Career Kick-Start Strategy encourages experiential learning in order […]

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Laurier at the top in career services

A national study ranked Wilfrid Laurier University number one for establishing the most impressive career services model amongst other Canadian post-secondary institutions. Laurier’s high rank emerged from an independent study conducted by the Canadian Education and Research Institution for Counselling (CERIC). CERIC is an organization that focuses on advancing education and research in career development and counselling. Their study analyzed […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Former Laurier student receives 8-month sentence for residence break-ins

Hyun Jin Na, a former Wilfrid Laurier University student, was sentenced on May 10 for stealing various electronics and other items from numerous student residence buildings in Waterloo. Reported by CTV Kitchener, Na received an eight-month sentence, minus six days already spent in custody. According to CTV, Na had pleaded guilty in the fall to 12 counts of breaking and entering, […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Reddit post allegedly implicates Kitchener man in fatal stabbing

Waterloo Regional Police continue to look for Ager Mohsin Hasan, 24, a suspect facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of 22-year-old Melinda Vasilije. Vasilije was said to be have been found in her apartment in Kitchener on April 28 with various stab wounds. Shortly after the incident, a representative from Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) said Hasan fled […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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Suspect arrested for allegedly stealing $24,000 worth of electronics from WLU

Two thefts occurred at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus resulting in a loss of $24,000 worth of electronics which was allegedly stolen by two suspects. Police said that the suspects broke into a building on the Laurier campus, the name of which is yet to be released, on Feb. 21 and again on Feb. 25. stealing 19 laptops and various monitors. […]

by Safina Husein· · 1 comment · Campus, Local, News ·
BB gun fired at Laurier residence

BB gun fired at Laurier residence

A 19-year-old man has been seriously injured after being hit above the eye with a BB gun, as reported by CTV Kitchener. According to the Waterloo Regional Police Services, the man was hurt to the point where he needed emergency surgery. The unidentified victim was shot around 3 p.m. on Monday, April 3 at a Wilfrid Laurier University student residence […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·
Laurier says goodbye to professor Don Morgenson

Laurier says goodbye to professor Don Morgenson

On Monday, April 3, Laurier professor emeritus Donald Morgenson, passed away. Morgenson was a well-loved psychology professor, who began working at Laurier in 1960. From 1962-64, Morgenson served as dean of students. In 1986, he was named Canadian Professor of the Year. After officially retiring in 1994, Morgenson continued to teach at Laurier for several years. Originally from Minnesota, Morgenson’s work […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 1 comment · Campus, News ·
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UPDATED: GRT strike averted

It was announced on Thursday evening that Grand River Transit employees, including GRT operators, dispatchers, mechanics and service attendances, would officially be going on strike on Monday, April 3 at 5:00 a.m. On Sunday, it was announced that a tentative agreement was reached with the Region of Waterloo and operations would commence as usual on Monday. According to The Waterloo […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Local, News ·

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