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Laurier celebrates ninth annual Indigenous Education Week

Mar. 2 marked the beginning of Wilfrid Laurier University’s ninth annual Indigenous Education Week, a time devoted to recognizing the many contributions that Indigenous people bring to education and sharing Indigenous knowledge. “I want people to know that it is a chance and an opportunity to engage in connections and relationships with the Indigenous community on campus,” said Melissa Ireland, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
Waterloo launching new campaign to warn against sex trafficking

Waterloo launching new campaign to warn against sex trafficking

It Happens Here, a new campaign surrounding the topic of human trafficking in the Waterloo region, is drawing attention to the disturbing reality that human trafficking isn’t quite as far from home as many people believe. The project aims to dispel the myth that human trafficking is something that only happens elsewhere and to provide the community with information and […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Four All Ice Cream is the new scoop in Uptown Waterloo

Willis Way in uptown Waterloo is about to get a little sweeter with a new — yet locally recognized and beloved — ice cream business launching its first stand-alone retail location before the start of summer. Four All Ice Cream, which began production in Kitchener in 2017, is in the process of opening its Waterloo store as soon as the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Laurier Stedman Prize awards $10,000 to young writers

The second-ever biennial Laurier Stedman Prize competition for young writers came to a conclusion on Friday, Feb. 7, awarding 10,000 dollars in prize money over the course of the evening. Six prizes were given throughout the night, a first place prize totaling at $3000, two second place prizes totaling at $2000 each and three third place prizes of $1000 each. […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier names new acting dean of arts

Laurier’s faculty of arts has announced that the current dean of arts, Richard Nemesvari, will end his five-year term and associate dean of student affairs and learning Gavin Brockett will replace him as acting dean for a one-year term starting on Jul. 1, 2020. Brockett, an associate professor in the department of history as well as the department of religion […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier student arrested after posting shooting threat on social media

According to the Waterloo Regional Police, a Wilfrid Laurier University student has been charged in connection to a threat that was made on social media about a campus shooting. Police allege that a post was made by a man, which was published on Feb. 6, which indicated that he was going to commit a shooting at Laurier. As a result […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier Moot Court rises to the top at McGill Moot Court Case Competition

Laurier’s Moot Court Club stood out against competitors at the sixth annual McGill Moot Court Invitational as competitors Madeleine Cleland and Laura Goldfarb took home first place, a first-time feat for Laurier. Goldfarb also placed first individually for her oral advocacy skills, and teammates Sam Stewart and Gabriel Wilson placed just behind Goldfarb and Cleland taking home the second-place honour. […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Novel Coronavirus sparks concern across campus

The recent outbreak of a novel Coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China has become a cause for concern across not only China, but the world. The novel Coronavirus is a new form of Coronavirus which attacks the respiratory system and displays evidence of limited human-to-human transmission. Symptoms include coughing, difficulty breathing and fever, similar to that of the flu and other […]

by Sophia Cole· · National, News ·