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WLU Sikh Student Association hosts annual Turban Up event

Turban Up, an event held by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Sikh Student Association (SSA), took place in the Concourse this past Monday. The event, which has been held at Laurier for the past two years, encourages staff, faculty and stu-dents to learn more about Sikh culture and why Sikh individuals wear turbans. In order to do so, individuals were able to […]

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Two Laurier faculty members recognized with CMA awards

The Coalition of Muslim Women of Kitchener-Waterloo, a local organization which aims to enhance communication and understanding between Muslim and other communities through work-shops and interactive community forums, recognized two Wilfrid Laurier University faculty members with the Women Who Inspire Awards. One of the recipients of this award is Hind Al-Abadleh, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and […]

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E(RACE)r work reviewed after a year of action

“Until the philosophy that holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war.” These are the words that framed the e(RACE)r summit on race and racism on Canadian university campuses post-summit report. Above, Laura Mae Lindo, director of the Diversity and Equity Office, quoted the words of civil rights activist Bob Marley […]

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UW student dies in residence

Yesterday, Imprint, the University of Waterloo’s student newspaper, reported that a student died in UW Place at 6:24 a.m. Waterloo Region Police Services executive officer Mike Haffner confirmed to Imprint that the deceased was a 19-year-old male student. This is the second student death this year in UW Place, as an 18-year-old female student died in January. Imprint reported that both […]

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St. Patrick’s Day party on Ezra Avenue brings 12,000 partiers

Last year, an estimated 5,000 people were on Ezra Avenue in mid-afternoon, but this year, the numbers have more than doubled. According to The Record, an estimated 12,000 people have joined the crowd on Ezra Avenue to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Right before noon, Ezra appeared to be quieter than usual. “We have a significant operational plan in place, we’re […]

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Criminal past revealed in University of Guelph elections

Before becoming the University of Guelph’s Central Student Association’s (CSA) local affairs commissioner and candidate for president, Jeremiah Rojas was a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a don at Little House residence and Waterloo College Hall. During his time as a don, there were multiple break-ins at WCH over the 2012-13 winter break and then break-ins the […]

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Good2Talk to create lounge at Laurier

Good2Talk, a helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario, will be creating a lounge at Wilfrid Laurier University on March 16 and 17 for students to learn more about the resources available to them in a safe, calming environment. Good2Talk’s outreach coordinator Megan Van Massenhoven explained that Good2Talk is a free and confidential service that is available 24 hours, seven days […]

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Female award empowers international community

On March 8, the Women’s Executive Network announced nominations for Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. The award will recognize women in leadership roles in Canada. The Women’s Executive Network hopes to inspire current and future generations of women and men. The Top 100 Awards, which will be open to nominations until May 19, is presented to women in […]

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