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Low education enrolment

The Conference Board of Canada recently released “How Canada Performs,” a report outlining Canada’s relative performance in specific areas compared to 16 other developed countries. Although Canada was granted an A ranking in education and skills, it received a D grade for the indicator measuring PhD graduates, securing a last place position among the 17 countries included in the study. […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Canada in brief: Jan. 13, 2010

No new stimulus plan for upcoming budget OTTAWA – According to Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a press conference on Jan. 11, a new stimulus plan will not be introduced with the budget this March. A spending program has been deemed unnecessary as the economy has stabilized, moving out of a recession. The current $46-billion stimulus package will be phased […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

WLUSU board meeting update: Jan. 8, 2010

On Friday the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors met for the first time in 2010. Among other things they passed three monitoring reports – including one that had been re-submitted – from WLUSU president Laura Sheridan. Throughout the hour and a half meeting there was little discussion or points of contention. The board unanimously approved the resignation […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

H1N1 vaccination clinics at Laurier

WLU is holding vaccination clinics on two days next week. Students, faculty and staff will be able to receive both seasonal-flu and H1N1 vaccinations at clinics to be held Tuesday Jan. 12 and Wednesday Jan. 13 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Student Health Development Centre.

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Radio Laurier resurrected

Radio Laurier re-launched on Friday Jan. 8, and will now be providing either live or pre-recorded programming throughout the week, every week. They celebrated in the Concourse during the day with music and birthday cake. The radio program will have a variety show every morning from 9:00 a.m. until noon that will play a wide range of music and take […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

‘Our voices are desperately in need’

OTTAWA (CUP) – At 27, Niki Ashton is the youngest female member of Parliament sitting in Canada’s House of Commons. The post-secondary education and youth critic for the NDP first ran for federal politics in 2006, but won a seat in October 2008 when she garnered 47 per cent of the vote to beat Liberal incumbent Tina Keeper. What motivated […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Canadian homebuilder wins Laurier’s Outstanding Business Leader Award

Among prominent members of the Waterloo and Laurier communities – including co-founder and CEO of RIM Jim Balsillie, Conservative MP for Kitchener-Waterloo Peter Braid, MMP for Kitchener-Waterloo Elizabeth Witmer and Laurier president Max Blouw – earlier this afternoon Peter Gilgan became the 21st recipient of Laurier’s Outstanding Business Leader Award. “Today we recognize a leader … who has met [Laurier’s] […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Beloved professor no longer teaching

Tenured Laurier professor Franklin Ramsoomair, who has been a faculty member in the business department for the past 20 years, is no longer teaching at the university The multiple winner of the “Professor of the Year” award was a beloved faculty member by both students and co-workers. Students are left unsure of the reasons for his departure. “I’m still on […]

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GSA report

GSA- GRT On Monday Jan. 18, full-time graduate students will vote in a referendum regarding the fee changes surrounding GRT bus passes. Grand River Transit has asked for a five per cent consumer price index increase to the graduate student U-PASS fee that will be effective as of September 2010 despite their contract not running out until December 2011. GRT […]

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Director quits board

Justin Glover, a member of the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors, has resigned from his position as an elected student representative. A letter of resignation was sent yesterday evening stating that he did not have enough time to commit to the board. “Right now I cannot make the board a priority for me. It is unfair for […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·