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Noise complaints flood in as Ever After draws to a close

The Ever After Music Festival, which draws in crowds of thousands every year to Bingemans, also drew in hundreds of noise complaints from city residents, as reported by The Record. Kitchener residents filed 97 noise complaints on Sunday evening, the final day of the festival. June 2, the first day of the festival, police only received 17 complaints through phone […]

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BREAKING: Class action lawsuit filed against WRPS

Two former female constables have filed a class action lawsuit against the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) for systemic and institutional gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment and sexual assault, as reported by 570 News earlier this morning. The former constables, Angelina Rivers and Sharon Zehr, reported that they were subjected to routine harassment and abuse from fellow male superiors […]

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Laurier science professor receives international teaching and mentoring award

A Wilfrid Laurier University assistant professor has just been selected as the first recipient of the Gail Jenkins Teaching and Mentoring Award by the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). Richelle Monaghan, an assistant professor in health studies and biology at the Laurier Brantford campus, as well as the head of science programming in Laurier’s public health program, is being […]

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Kitchener apartment prices on the rise

According to a new report from PadMapper, rental prices in Kitchener are climbing faster than they are anywhere else in the country. PadMapper, an online apartment search tool, analyzes data on a monthly basis from rental listings. The aim of this report is to give users an idea of the economic rental landscape in Canada. Kitchener was ranked number 11 […]

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Lazaridis Hall is officially open for business

Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated the official grand opening of Lazaridis Hall on May 24. The event was held in the atrium of Lazaridis Hall from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and was attended by numerous dignitaries from the federal and provincial governments. Various special guests featured at the event also provided speeches, including Max Blouw, president and vice-chancellor; Bardish Chagger, […]

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Bruce Gillespie becomes first Teaching Fellow based at Brantford campus

Bruce Gillespie, an associate professor in Digital Media and Journalism, has been named Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2017 Teaching Fellow. The Laurier Teaching Fellowship program recognizes and honours members of the Laurier faculty who exhibit an excellent record of achievement in regards to educational leadership while substantiating exceptional contributions to learning and teaching. Gillespie, who has been at Laurier since 2010, […]

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Laurier ranked Canada’s most efficient research university by independent research group

In a recent study of Canadian universities, Wilfrid Laurier University was ranked number one for research efficiency. The study, which was released on April 10, was conducted by the independent group Research Infosource and made use of data collected over a ten-year period. The group compared the quantity of research income each university received with the quantity of peer-reviewed publications […]

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Laurier raises wages for 152 female faculty

Wilfrid Laurier University will increase the salaries of 152 female associate and full professors as per the recommendation of an analysis conducted by a joint university-union committee. The committee, which was established by the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) and the university administration, was mandated to identify methods of assessment in order to provide a report identifying any female […]

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National Data Platform works to analyze growth of expanding companies

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics is working with HockeyStick to create a data platform to track the growth metrics of Canadian companies. The National Data Platform has secured $2.5 million dollars in federal funding to help benefit Canadian businesses. The data platform will assist with companies’ day-to-day operations. It will also assist with the Canadian government’s […]

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Students’ Union President, Kanwar Brar, steps into position

Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union President & CEO Kanwar Brar officially stepped into his new position this past week. Brar began the transition into the role immediately after his election in January. His transition included shadowing former Students’ Union President & CEO Tyler Van Herzele. Brar explained that preparation was the key to the confidence he now has in leading […]

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