Laurier student to attend Copenhagen

When the world’s leaders convene in Copenhagen, Denmark on Dec. 7 for the beginning of the 15th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC), third-year Laurier student Emily Slofstra will be there to witness the historic event. Slofstra will be attending the UNCCC, which coincides with the International Conference of Youth (COY), as a part of a Canadian youth delegation […]

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Breaking up the old boys’ club

VICTORIA (CUP) – Corporate Canada is still mostly a man’s world. In 2007, a Catalyst Census survey found that women held only 13 per cent of board positions in Canada’s 500 largest firms. The newly formed Canadian Board Diversity Council is hoping to boost that number to 20 per cent over the next four years. The council, founded by 30 […]

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The impact of larger class sizes

Despite MacLean’s magazine’s ranking of Laurier as fourth in the nation overall among primarily undergraduate universities, there is a lingering issue oncampus with regards to increased class sizes that may detract from the school’s reputation. Since the last academic year, Laurier’s student population has grown eight per cent; since the year 2000, enrolment has almost doubled from 7,952 to nearly […]

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Board rejects serious reform for WLUSU elections

After a month hiatus, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors met last Friday and among other things discussed several election reforms for the 2010 election. The subject of heated debate revolved around policies proposed by the elections policy review committee and the recommendations they made to the board. “This year I kind of just wanted to transform […]

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WLUSU to host Retro Rewind at Turret

Though the Turret has remained closed to the general Laurier student body on Friday nights since last March, this Friday it will be open for a special Retro Rewind event hosted by campus clubs. Lawrence Maclin, assistant vice-president of campus clubs and faculty associations, said that his team wanted to give students an opportunity to “enjoy Retro Rewind one more […]

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Creating dialogue on cycling

On Thursday, the newly formed Laurier Bike Network held their second official meeting. Throughout the hour and a half, topics of discussion ranged from possible partnership opportunities with other campus clubs to cross-campus initiatives to promote cycling. The main consensus among the 15 attendees was to gain a better understanding of how to address the needs of the Laurier biking […]

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Laurier Debating Society finds competition strong

Last weekend, members from the Laurier Debating Society competed in the National Championships for Intercollegiate Debate held at the University of British Columbia. Two teams represented Laurier. Members of Laurier’s first team, James Spaester and Jordan Schmidt, placed 36th out of 52 teams, whereas members of the second team, Kira Misiewicz and Peter Li, placed 50th out of 52 teams. […]

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Student lobby group criticized

Of the over 80 student groups represented by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), 13 are petitioning to host referendums on their campuses to question the continuation of their membership with the lobbying organization. “It’s the individual students that petition the national executive that have a referendum,” explained David Molenhuis, national treasurer for the CFS. The referendum requires students at […]

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Canada in brief: Nov. 25, 2009

Much of CASA survey cost came from legal settlement HALIFAX (CUP) – Close to $30,000 being put towards a survey of Canadian students by the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations is coming from a settlement with a McGill University student association, it has been learned. The national director of CASA explained the survey’s details at the alliance’s annual general meeting […]

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“There is no magic pill that makes you better:” Trudeau

“I had no idea that I was bipolar,” said Margaret Trudeau, addressing a crowd of United Way donors on Nov. 20. Trudeau was the keynote speaker for the United Way’s Leadership Thank You event sponsored by Manulife Financial in honour of those who donate $1,000 annually. “A lot of us feel we’re living in quiet desperation,” said Trudeau, noting the […]

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