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Laurier’s 3-Minute Thesis gives graduate students a chance to perfect their “elevator pitch”

Laurier’s annual “3-Minute Thesis” competition took place on Mar. 27, 2019, giving students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels a chance to give an “elevator pitch” summary of their thesis for a chance to compete at the provincial level. The winner of the graduate studies competition was Mariam Elmarsafy, an MSc with her thesis entitled “Resurrection Ecology: Determining Water […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Laurier International hosts it’s first ever excellence dinner to commend high achievers

On Mar. 19, Wilfrid Laurier University’s international and global engagement program hosted its first annual Student Recognition dinner to award 24 international students with Academic Improvement scholarships. “This recognition event was held for international students who received a scholarship for their academic improvement. These were students who were on probation or applied to withdraw, who have since cleared their probation […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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The best 27 places to go in Waterloo Region ranked for 2019

This month, Waterloo’s Municipal Heritage Committee presented a draft list of 27 locations of significance that represent heritage value for the city and are looking for the public’s feedback. A Cultural Heritage Landscape is a location that has been modified by human presence and is integral to the landscape of the community. This list is presented to city council, as […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Turban Up ties together the community and education in the Sikh faith

The Waterloo-Laurier Sikh Students’ Association, in partnership with the Waterloo-Laurier Punjabi Association, hosted their fourth annual “Turban Up” event in the concourse on Mar. 27, an event that aims to educate other students on the Sikh faith and the importance of the turban. Participants had a member from the Sikh Students’ Association tie a turban on them in proper technique, […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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LRT still delayed but region has hope for launch in the near future

With Spring finally approaching, so too does the expected launch of service for the ION light rail transit (LRT) system currently in testing across the Region of Waterloo, following a series of unforeseen delays. The original budget for the LRT project was $818 million This was divided amongst the three levels of government, with the Government of Ontario providing $300 […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Laurier’s Three Minute Thesis gives opportunity for Masters and PhD students to show off their skills

Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual Three Minute Thesis student competition is welcoming back a fresh crop of bright minds and this year, Laurier has opened the internationally recognized academic competition’s floor to undergraduate students for the first time.  The premise of the competition is to challenge graduate and PhD students to give a three-minute pitch to a panel of non-specialist judges, […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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World Water Day educates students on preserving water, conserving water and those who don’t have clean water

Between Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated the internationally-recognized “World Water Day” with a series of on-campus events, plenary talks and panel discussions aimed at targeting various water-related issues in our community. Each year, United Nations Water (UN-Water), an organization dedicated to the coordination of dealing with international water issues, presents a theme that highlights specific aspects […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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CIBC donation goes towards Integrated Case Exercise week and women in finance

CIBC recently announced that they are committing to donating $200,000 to the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics over a four-year period to enhance the business school and help create scholarships for women in finance. The funding is split up into multiple different sectors of the school, with $25,000 a year being donated to the Integrated Case Exercise (ICE) week […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Bridging the Gap’s Speak Up series comes to an end for the 2018-2019 year

On Wednesday, March 20, Bridging the Gap hosted their final “Speak Up” series event of the year, an event that advocates for mental health initiatives to continue throughout the year — and not just on national campaign days.  The event concludes a year-long event, where Bridging the Gap gathered students and mental professionals to talk about their experiences and struggles […]

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