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WLUSU under review

These reviews were written collaboratively by Local and National Editor Linda Givetash, News Editor Lauren Millet, In Depth Editor Alanna Wallace and Editor-in-Chief Laura Carlson. They are based on collective observations from attending the Board’s bi-weekly public meetings and conducting more than 20 hours of interviews with the student representatives. These interviews were specifically designed to evaluate the elected performances […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier closes H1N1 online registration

For the 2010 winter term, Laurier students will no longer be able to register online if they contract the H1N1 virus. In a press release dated Jan. 4, the university said they had temporarily shut down the service to coincide with declining rates of illness in the area. Students must now revert to the old system of submitting doctor notes […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Gilgan to receive Laurier Outstanding Business Leader Award for 2009

The Laurier School of Business and Economics has named Peter Gilgan as the recipient of the 2009 Laurier Outstanding Business Leader Award. Gilgan is the president and CEO of Mattamy Homes Crop. He is receiving this award in recognition of being “Canada’s biggest home builder”. The award will be given at a luncheon on Jan. 6 in the Senate and […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Election candidate announced

On Dec. 17, Waterloo city councillor Jan d’Ailly announced that he will be running for mayor in the 2010 municipal election. Currently d’Ailly is councillor for Ward 6 which encompasses Northdale, the predominantly student inhabited area north of Wilfrid Laurier University. D’Ailly will be running against Mayor Brenda Halloran who is up for re-election. The election is expected to be […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Porsche catches fire across from campus

On the evening of Dec. 15, at approximately 5:50 p.m., a Porsche 924 Turbo caught fire in the intersection of Albert Street and University Avenue. The car’s owner Cindi Wieg, an administrative assistant in the anthropology and cultural studies department, explained that the fire was caused by an external heater she had purchased from Canadian Tire to offset the car’s […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Students evacuated from Conrad

Students were evacuated from Laurier’s Conrad Residence Sunday evening at approximately 8:25 p.m. Matt Wells a firefighter with Weber and University station, stated that the fire alarms had been set off by some burnt food in a kitchen on the first floor. He said the hallways had been ventilated and that no one was injured. Students were allowed back into […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier opens classrooms to increase study space

In response to concerns from the student body the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union has worked with the dean of students office and administration to find an interim solution for the lack of study space on campus. “It seems like it’s a consistent problem with our students here in Waterloo,” said WLUSU president Laura Sheridan. “I’ve heard anecdotally from students […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

WLUSU board meeting update: Dec. 4

In the last meeting of the fall semester the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors met for just over 90 minutes, and among other things discussed referendum questions to be put forward to the student body in the WLUSU annual general meeting (AGM), which will be held on Feb. 4. The board approved to put forward a question […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier names 2009 Outstanding Business Leader

Peter Gilgan, president and chief executive officer of Mattamy Homes Corporation, has been named Laurier’s Outstanding Business Leader for 2009. Gilgan will be presented with his award at a luncheon at Wilfrid Laurier University on Jan. 6. Mattamy is Canada’s biggest homebuilder, constructing more than 46,000 homes nationally. He is being recognized for his noteworthy achievements in the residential construction […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

LSFL moves to campus clubs

Earlier today the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union announced that they will be moving Laurier Students For Learning (LSFL) to the Campus Clubs and Faculty Associations for the 2010-11 year. The change was part of a restructuring decision made by the management group and full-time staff, after a day long strategic planning session. This was the only structural change to […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·