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Province enhances culture to celebrate 150 years

Ontario’s 150th anniversary will be celebrated through investments made by the provincial government to cultural programs and infrastructure within the Kitchener area. Under the Ontario150 Community Celebration program, MPP Kitchener-Centre Daiene Vernile announced that four cultural events will receive funding. The Coalition of Muslim Women of K-W will receive $10,000 to create an art exhibit in partnership with THEMUSEUM, entitled […]

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Waterloo prepares for St. Patrick’s Day

Wilfrid Laurier University, along with community services, have begun preparing for one of the biggest holidays of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. Over 5,000 people gathered on Ezra Street last year to commemorate the holiday. Laurier’s dean of students, Leanne Holland-Brown, stressed the importance of participating with Laurier pride in mind, but the first and foremost concern of the university […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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Laurier Brantford assists in Police pilot project

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus plans to work with the Brantford Police Service to help properly respond to survivors of sexual assault when incidences are reported. Working along with the Laurier Brantford campus will be local community services such as the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant, Victim Services of Brant and the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Team Brantford General Site […]

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Alpha Phi to host “Heartthrob” fundraiser

Alpha Phi, a women’s fraternity at Wilfrid Laurier University, is hosting their annual fundraiser, “Heartthrob,” this Friday March 10 at Wilf’s from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Heartthrob is one of numerous philanthropic events held annually by Alpha Phi. Other events include Heart Week’s bake sale, Move Your Phi’t, which is a five kilometer walk and their biggest event of each […]

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Local business owners seek compensation against region

Business owners in the Waterloo Region who have been impacted by Light Rail Transit construction have taken the first step towards seeking compensation through legal action against the Waterloo Region. Since LRT construction began, the Region has received dozens of letters from businesses indicating that they reserve the right to seek legal action as a result of the losses they […]

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WRPS to invite community groups to task force

After an investigation by The Globe and Mail, it was found that approximately one in five reports of sexual assault are dismissed by police forces across Canada. The Waterloo Regional Police Services are taking action to review past sexual assault cases that were deemed unfounded. Police Chief Bryan Larkin announced earlier in February that the WRPS will be reviewing how […]

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Province to assist those with low income in region

As part of a new movement towards financial literacy in the province, Ontario has increased funding to support free tax clinics and financial coaching which is also meant to assist those in Ontario surviving on low income. At an event on March 7, Minister of the Community and Social Services, Helena Jaczek, and MPP Kitchener-Centre, Daiene Vernile, along with others, […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
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Laurier hosts experiential learning panel

On Feb. 15, Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of political science hosted a policy dialogue, “Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce: Experiential Learning at Wilfrid Laurier University.” The event, which saw a turnout of approximately 40 individuals, featured a diverse panel of stu-dents, employers and faculty to speak about both the importance of experiential learning as well as how students are already exposed to […]

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Bursary fund aids students in times of crises

There are numerous bursaries and funds available to students studying at Wilfrid Laurier University, one of the bigger ones being the Student Emergency Bursary Fund, which, as its name suggests, aids students in times of crises. “The Student Emergency Bursary Fund is a fund that exists and is used at the discretion of the dean of students, who is Leanne […]

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