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Alison Pick named Laurier’s Fall Term Writer-in-Residence

Each year, Wilfrid Laurier University gives out an award and two writing positions in honour of Edna Staebler, a member of the Order of Canada, award-winning journalist and author of 21 books, including the bestselling Schmecks series. The award given out is the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, which was created by Staebler herself in 1991 and has been […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier’s Startup Fund allows students to gain experience as angel investors

At the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, there are many opportunities for young entrepreneurs to learn the business of managing a startup. Laurier’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation is a great way for students to engage in the entrepreneurship core or even look into the social entrepreneurship option. There are also clubs like Startup Laurier, which help […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
Welcome to O-week 2018

Welcome to O-week 2018

1 2 3 4 5   In grand Golden Hawk tradition, Wilfrid Laurier University will be officially ringing in the 2018-2019 school year with a week of spirited festivities. Orientation week is the best way for incoming first-years to get comfortable and acquainted with Laurier, as well as welcoming back returning students. Icebreakers, who are Laurier’s O-Week student ambassadors, have […]

by Margaret Russell· · Campus, News ·
Part 1 – Back to the drawing board: Reflecting on the 2017-18 directors

Part 1 – Back to the drawing board: Reflecting on the 2017-18 directors

  The Cord’s Editor-In-Chief, Safina Husein, conducted an investigation of the Students’ Union’s 2017-18 board of directors, following up with allegations of sexism and various other dysfunctions which were disclosed to The Cord by various board members during  their final board reviews conducted in April, which consist of confidential, anonymous interviews.    Part 1 From the beginning of the 2017-18 […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Annual Shinerama baseball tournament raises money for Cystic Fibrosis

On Sunday July 29, Wilfrid Laurier University students spent the day at Waterloo Park for the eighth annual Shinerama softball tournament. Shinerama is a nationwide fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research and treatment. The charity first started at Laurier in 1961 and has since grown into one of the largest fundraising initiatives amongst post-secondary institutions in Canada. Laurier has been […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Laurier student Gagandeep Sangwan passes away

Wilfrid Laurier University has confirmed the passing of Gagandeep Sangwan. Sangwan tragically passed on July 16. He was hiking in Maple Ridge, B.C. at Gold Creek in Golden Ears Provincial Park where he drowned. Sangwan had completed his third-year at Laurier in the honours bachelor of science program. According to a Laurier press release, funeral services will take place on July […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·
Four individuals seen in custody near the addresses upper unit

Drugs search warrant on Columbia St leaves four in custody and rifle attained

Earlier today, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) undertook a search warrant at an address on Columbia Street near Lester Street. “We had grounds to execute a full drug and substance search warrant,” WRPS Superintendent Daryl Goetz said. As WRPS geared up to enter the premise, two individuals fled in a vehicle, while another two individuals left […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Laurier student Chuck Ozulumba passes away

Earlier today, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of Laurier student Chuck Ozulumba. Ozulumba, 22, passed on Friday, July 6, 2018, on the Ottawa River where he tragically drowned. Ozulumba was one of over 300 Laurier students who participated in a rafting trip organized by MLSB this past weekend. He was set to enter his fourth-year of bachelor of business […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·
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Considerations for cannabis legalization at Laurier

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian government will be authorizing the recreational consumption, possession and purchase of cannabis in Canada, fulfilling a major campaign promise made by the Liberal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, is a law “that will provide legal access to cannabis and to control and regulate its production, […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Campus, National, News ·
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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary officially named Martin Luther University College

  June 23, 2018 marked Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s official transition to being named Martin Luther University College. The newly named Martin Luther University College is federated with Laurier, while students who attend the college ultimately earn degrees from Laurier. The rename and rebrand was originally announced last September by the 54-year-old building located on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. It […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·