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Laurier’s WiFi woes

Internet connection at Laurier has been a hotspot for conversation as students increase their wi-fi usage throughout campus while they take notes in lectures and study for midterm exams. Laurier was subject to an internet outage last April during the exam period which enraged many students who could not access MyLearningSpace to see course notes or exam study aids on […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Laurier’s International Migration Research Centre brings attention to immigration detention with Canadian film premiere

On Sep. 19, Wilfrid Laurier University’s International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) will host the Canadian premiere of Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time, a documentary film which looks at life inside Australia’s Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea. “We have a lot of people who work on both movement, mobility, migration and also displacement or refugee issues [at […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis holds conference on recession in Waterloo

The tenth Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) Macro-Money-Finance conference which took place on Sept. 13 and 14 at the Balsillie School of International Affair in Waterloo zeroed in on the topic “is a recession coming?” “Economics defines a recession as an overwhelming and wide spread decline in economy activity which lasts for a period of time, which may be […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, National, News ·
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Three Laurier professors elected as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Three Laurier professors have been elected as fellows of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their research in various fields, including political science, mathematical and physical science and arts and humanities. Eleanor Ty, Phelim Boyle and Rianne Mahon will be inducted into the society at a ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 22, as fellows in the RSC advise […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Laurier enhances parental leave financial supplements for graduate students

Wilfrid Laurier University has recently made enhancements to parental leave funding for full-time master’s and doctoral students, pursuing a research degree. This grant, in effect since Sept. 9, is available for full-time graduate students taking a temporary leave from their studies during the first year of their child’s birth, adoption, or when they first gain custody of the child. The […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·

What does the AC offer students?

Laurier’s athletic complex is a space available for all students to use as included in their fees is access to the gym space. While many students may find lifting free weights intimidating, or the gym busy at times, Laurier offers many programs to help students find their place in a healthy, active community. Through intramurals, group exercise, dance classes, rock […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Sports ·
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Peters building freshens up with new mural

The Peters building has freshened up it look with a new mural right beside the welcome centre to brighten up the newly renovated space. Stephanie Scott, an artist based out of Waterloo region who has painted for various spaces like ApplyBoard, Hustle + Flow, Shopify and Communitech and combines her education in fine arts and graphic design to create designs […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Fourth year Laurier students working to better the KWC community with help from the CCRLA

Fourth year students in Laurier’s PS 492 class have been making an impact in their community with help from the Centre for Community Research Learning and Action (CCRLA) partnering with community organizations to help not only with students’ research but also furthering the betterment of KW-Cambridge. “11 years ago, this research centre was started by community psychology faculty as an […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
17 year old male arrested in connection to Labour Day street party fires

17 year old male arrested in connection to Labour Day street party fires

On Sept. 2, nearly 1000 people gathered on Ezra Avenue, causing significant community disruption while setting furniture ablaze. Around 10 p.m., members of the Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Waterloo Fire Department and Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services arrived on scene in response to the unlawful street party, diverting their attention from other matters. This event […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·