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Starbucks and Pizza Pizza moving

Although some businesses have appeared to begin moving out of the plaza at the corner of King Street and University Avenue across from Wilfrid Laurier University, a definite timeline for construction on the site has not been confirmed. The corner is planned to house a new 25-storey luxury condominium built by Tanem Developments Ltd. The new building will hold 175 […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

KW in brief: Nov. 4, 2009

CareShare expands in KW As part of the Grand River CarShare program, Wilfrid Laurier University has been home to a Mini Cooper for the past year, and now the university district will have two more vehicles: a Toyota Echo located at a Waterloo Co-operative Residence and a Suzuki Aerio at Conrad Grebel University College. CarShare, which has been in existence […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

McMaster TAs and RAs strike

On Nov. 2, CUPE 3906 Unit 1 representing teaching assistants (TAs) and research assistants (RAs) at McMaster University went on strike. “The big issues at the moment are getting some deficits and benefits funding,” said Derek Sahota, a masters of engineering student and member of the Unit 1 bargaining team. Three other issues the union is pushing to reform include […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Laurier students organize blood drive

By Idil Herzi Four students in Laurier’s masters of social work community intervention course have taken a group project to both encourage involvement from the Laurier community and address a nationwide issue. Jackilyn Alberton, Ashley McKnight, Monica Tan and Justine Kormann created a residence-wide blood drive for students to participate in. Today, students living in Bricker residence were offered an […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Fact sheet: H1N1 Vaccine

MONTREAL (CUP) – Health Canada approved the H1N1 vaccine earlier this month, and is administration is slowly underway. Because the shots are being administered by the provincial health authorities, how quickly members of the public can get the vaccine varies from province to province. While Health Canada has said the vaccine is safe, a large number of Canadians say they’re […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Construction accident on campus

Late Saturday afternoon outside the Fred Nichols Campus Centre (FNCC), skyjack lift operator Michael Plecidy received an unexpected interruption to his work when the retaining wall supporting the section of walkway he was driving on suddenly gave way. Neither Plecidy nor any one else were injured during the accident. Plecidy, a local contractor who has worked on the Laurier campus […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Demonstrators strip to protest funding cuts

BURNABY, B.C. (CUP) – A group of streakers stormed a crowded Simon Fraser University quad last week to protest cuts in funding to post-secondary education. Standing in their underwear, a group of five streakers were accompanied by several clothed volunteers who held up signs and handed out pamphlets to raise awareness about provincial funding cuts. The streakers were led by […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Ryerson graduate killed in potential hate crime

TORONTO (CUP) – More than 1,000 people marched silently past Ryerson University last Sunday night in honour of Christopher Skinner, a graduate of the school who was killed on Oct. 18 after being beaten by a group of men. With candles in hand, they headed to the spot near Victoria and Adelaide streets in Toronto where the graphics communications management […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Uniting faith and sexuality

As part of a four-week series called Rainbow Connections, the Unity Centre, a non-denominational church in Kitchener, is hosting a series of events that explore expressions and interpretations of spirituality. “We’re offering a safe inclusive place for gays and lesbians and transgendered people and bisexuals to come together and discuss some of the interpretations of the Bible that have been […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Profs raise concerns over class sizes

Despite administration releasing no numbers to the Laurier community, class sizes have increased, which is having an effect on both students and professors in the classroom. Administration has previously stated that this year classes have gone up by approximately five per cent, however, some feel that there is more behind this information. “[Vice-president: academic] Deb MacLatchy mentioned the other day […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·