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Waterloo’s future

Last Sunday, over 1,000 residents of Waterloo attended the Mayor and Council’s Annual New Year’s Levee at RIM Park. The mayor and the city council looked back over a year of accomplishments. In her remarks, mayor Brenda Halloran cited the continuation of a “lean and mean” budget, which unlike many municipalities across the country has left Waterloo in budgetary surplus. […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Sports expo takes over Uptown

Despite the cold temperatures, hundreds of Waterloo locals headed outdoors on Saturday afternoon to enjoy the winter activities presented by the first ever Winter Sports Expo, which began on Jan. 9. Events will be held throughout the month at Waterloo Public Square and incorporate the newly constructed ice rink. The Waterloo Siskins of the Ontario Hockey Association were on hand […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

OUSA breaks down barriers

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is hosting their Blue Chair Campaign at seven campuses across Ontario in the interest of raising awareness about the barriers keeping prospective students out of post-secondary institutions. “It’s really OUSA taking action to draw attention to the fact that in the Ontario post-secondary education system there are countless numbers of students who don’t have […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

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 ·

Research funding cut

As of March 10, 2010, federal funding for the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) will not be renewed. As a result, research conducted to evaluate and improve government programs for post-secondary education will be cut. According to Kory Preston, Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union vice-president of university affairs, “It’s a disappointment [and] leaves us in a very difficult situation when […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

KW in brief: Jan. 13, 2010

Referendum question confuses council A referendum question posed by a group of private citizens concerning the possibility of amalgamating Waterloo and Kitchener was presented to council for the fall election. The question posed was: “Would you support members of Council engaging in a dialogue about the merits of merging the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo? Yes or No.” The purpose […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

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 ·