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Laurier Toronto hosts interactive art performance at Nuit Blanche

As part of Toronto’s approaching Nuit Blanche festival taking place on Sept. 30, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Toronto campus is hosting an interactive art performance called the Nature Deficit Disorder Clinic. The installation goes along with Nuit Blanche’s overarching theme this year of “Many Possible Futures.” “It’s a futuristic installation that is set in the year 2067 and it’s an invitation […]

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President of PepsiCo presents at Laurier

On Sept. 26, Jason McDonell, president of PepsiCo Foods Canada, presented a talk to Wilfrid Laurier University students in the Lazaridis Hall atrium. McDonell, who graduated from Laurier with a BBA in 1996, told attendees various stories about his time as a student at the university and then about working for PepsiCo, in addition to offering several pieces of advice […]

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Laurier professor works with police to assist those in mental health crisis

Jennifer Lavoie – an associate professor of criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University at the Branford campus – is working with various police services in southern Ontario to better the police response with those in mental health crisis.  “My work is really looking at how police respond to people that are mentally ill. The research in Canada tells us that there […]

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Laurier opens new official research office in Yellowknife

On Sept. 25, Wilfrid Laurier University hosted the grand opening of its new research office in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The opening of this new office in Yellowknife is representative of Laurier’s broad focus on conducting research pertaining to environmental matters in the north. This focus has been facilitated by a ten-year agreement the university made with the government of Northwest […]

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Laurier Diversity and Equity Office and Faculty host Teach-In for community

On Sept. 25, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office, in partnership with other faculty members, held a Teach-In for the Laurier community in the Senate and Board Chamber on the Waterloo campus. The Teach-In provided a chance for anyone in the Laurier community to come together to learn, listen and talk about many relevant and important issues of social […]

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Peacekeeping workshop will be held at Laurier to focus on Canada’s peacekeeping efforts

The Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada (PACS-Can) is hosting a workshop at Wilfrid Laurier University in partnership with the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Canadian International Council. The workshop aims to focus on Canada’s international role in peacekeeping efforts. Timothy Donais, associate professor of global studies at Laurier, explained the objective of hosting an event like […]

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Canada Jetlines is set to offer new domestic flights

Earlier last week, Canada Jetlines announced their plan to begin flying out of Region of Waterloo International Airport and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport by June 1, 2018. The planned route map found on Jetlines.ca displays the routes based from Waterloo and Hamilton airports will fly to other large cities in Canada, including Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver […]

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Doors Open allows a unique look into Waterloo heritage and architecture

Doors Open Waterloo Region, which took place this past Saturday Sept. 16, 2017, gives individuals the chance to explore the heritage and architecture of unique buildings throughout Waterloo Region. During the day-long event, almost 50 buildings across the Region opened their doors to the public, allowing them to take free tours of the facilities. “Doors Open is a chance, it’s […]

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Region of Waterloo responds to frustrated business owners

In response to an event held last Monday Sept. 12, 2017 called “Let Uptown Breathe,” the Region of Waterloo will be meeting with the Uptown Business Improvement Area (BIA) to discuss construction in uptown Waterloo. At “Let Uptown Breathe,” business owners in uptown Waterloo gathered to voice their frustration in regards to the delays they continue to experience with closures […]

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LSPIRG hosts annual Radical Orientation Week to highlight issues of social justice

From Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, the Laurier Students Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) held their annual Radical Orientation Week on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses. The Rad Week events — intended to highlight social justice issues — took place the week following the Students’ Union Orientation Week, and were organized in collaboration with the Diversity and Equity […]

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