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Gateway Project creates new vision for University Avenue

The City of Waterloo and Region of Waterloo have partnered up with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College to create the University Gateway Project in order to develop a new vision for the future of University Avenue. The first public consultation was held on Thursday, Nov. 23 at St. Michael’s Church, where the team begun working with the public to […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Freedom of expression rally draws counter-protest

Photo by Tanzeel Sayani On Nov. 24, a student-organized demonstration for free speech attracted a large number of participants occurred on the Veteran’s Green memorial at the intersection of University and Hazel. Not too long after the demonstration for free speech commenced, a counter-demonstration in support of trans students began across the street. Both demonstrations come in the wake of […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, News ·
Various pick-up points for The Cord vandalized across campus

Various pick-up points for The Cord vandalized across campus

Yesterday afternoon, multiple copies of The Cord newspaper were found destroyed by being torn in half and left on various stands across campus. Hours later, several torn copies were also left on the doorstep of The Cord office. Administration at WLU Student Publications called Special Constable Services and an official report was made. Special Constable Services are currently investigating and […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
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Freedom of Expression protest set to take place at Hazel and University

Wilfrid Laurier University has made international headlines recently regarding responses to the actions of Laurier graduate teaching assistant, Lindsay Shepherd. Shepherd was called into a meeting two weeks ago featuring Nathan Rambukkana supervising professor, associate professor in Communication studies Herbert Pimlott and Adria Joel, manager of Gendered Violence Prevention and Support. The meeting took place after a student or students — the […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy

Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy

Over the past week, Wilfrid Laurier University’s responses to the actions of Laurier teaching assistant, Lindsay Shepherd, have gone viral, making national headlines on various media outlets. Shepherd took her story to the media after concerns were raised over her decision to show a Jordan Peterson debate video from a neutral standpoint. It became known last week that Shepherd secretly […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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College students and faculty are sent back to work by Provincial Government

Students and faculty at Ontario’s 24 public college’s are now back in class after the provincial government passed the back-to-work legislation this past Sunday. Faculty were to report to work on Monday in order to revise their courses and prepare for the remainder of the semester, while students were able to return to their normal class schedules on Tuesday. The […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Laurier student starts initiative to support students who don’t receive co-op placements

A Wilfrid Laurier University student is starting an initiative to assist business students who are rejected from the co-operative education program. The initiative is called “Laurier Mentor Connect” and was started a few months ago by Syed Azam Afzal, a third-year bachelor of business administration student at Laurier. “The main purpose really is to just help students. When you get […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, News ·
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Foot Patrol celebrates 25 years

Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus Foot Patrol celebrated 25 years of service this past Wed, Nov. 15, 2017. Foot Patrol celebrated their milestone by handing out cake and cupcakes to students in the Fred Nichols Centre concourse. The booth set up also provided activities to students who wanted to participate. “We’re celebrating 25 years of service. It is a huge […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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Students’ Union begins to prep for election season

  Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union has begun preparing for its annual elections, set to take place on Jan. 30, 31, and Feb. 1. The results of the elections will determine who the Students’ Union’s new president and CEO is, as well as the 12 new members of the board of directors. The elections will also determine who will serve […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, News ·