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KW in brief: Nov. 11, 2009

Digital media hub opens in region Ontario is supporting a new commercialization centre that will help digital media entrepreneurs build new companies, creating thousands of jobs in the first five years. The province plans to invest more than $26 million in the Communitech Hub: Digital Media & Mobile Accelerato, which will be located in the Waterloo region. The Hub is […]

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Laurier technology update

WebCT, which malfunctioned on countless occasions last academic year, has been functioning without incident for the last 38 days, after only a minor hiccup at the beginning of the term. Buckley attributes the minor incident to a network malfunction and human error. A significant investment was made over the summer to upgrade WebCT by adding additional hardware to the system. […]

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MacLean’s ranks Laurier fourth place nationally

It’s that time of year again –Maclean’s magazine has released their ranking of Canadian universities. In previous years, Laurier has faired relatively well, maintaining a solid reputation for quality of education, innovation and research. This year, for the first time ever, Laurier was named the premier primarily undergraduate university in Ontario, as well as fourth in Canada, tying with St. […]

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Student advances in MTV contest

After signing up for MTV’s S-Trip! World Intern contest weeks ago, Krista Korhonen, a fourth-year honors communication student at Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier, never would have thought she would end up with over 30, 000 votes, putting her in first place. “It’s absolutely amazing; I’m blown away from the support,” said Korhonen. “I’m so thankful to everyone who’s been supporting […]

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News in brief: Nov. 11, 2009

Laurier professor tests new cardiac arrest device A new device being used by paramedics in the Waterloo region is said to lower cardiac arrest fatalities. Renee MacPhee, an assistant professor of kinesiology and physical education at Wilfrid Laurier University, is the local co-ordinator of this study that is based out of Seattle. The “impedance threshold device” being tested is a […]

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Canada in brief: Nov. 11, 2009

Campus Activities Conference held at WLU ONTARIO— From Nov. 4 to 7 Wilfrid Laurier University hosted the regional Canadian Organization of Campus Activities Conference. Attendees included Laurier students, associates of supporting companies as well as students from other universities and colleges in Ontario and Quebec. “The idea of the conference was to bring all these people together and to do […]

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A lifetime of expression

At 73, Margaret Randall is nowhere near slowing down. Still writing books and giving international lectures, the American-born feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist explains that she never could have imagined doing anything else with her time. “I’ve been a writer all my life,” said Randall. “I just had jobs to make a living.” Though her main genre is […]

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Avoid ‘global suicide’

With the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference only six weeks away, Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, addressed a crowd at the University of Waterloo on Saturday about the importance of Canada taking action. The Copenhagen conference marks the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which developed the […]

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Laurier gets a ‘D’ in the environment

The Globe and Mail has released their annual Canadian University Report. Laurier is categorized as a medium-sized university. Here are the following rankings: Most satisfied students University of Guelph A+ Queen’s University A Université de Sherbrooke A Wilfrid Laurier University A Brock University A Carleton University A Memorial University A University of Victoria A University of Saskatchewan B+ Simon Fraser […]

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Renowned feminist poet gives reading

Photographer, writer, feminist, and social activist Margaret Randall presented a poetry reading at the University of Waterloo’s Atrium on Nov. 5. The reading was held as a follow up to Randall’s lecture a day earlier, “To Change the World: My Years in Cuba”. Randall shared excerpts from poetry books, including Stones Witness, which concerns, as she had phrased, her “love […]

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