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Hawks roll over Lancers

Following their heart-breaking homecoming loss to Ottawa last weekend, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team got back on track on Thanksgiving Saturday, beating the Windsor Lancers 37-20. Leading the way for the Hawks was their running game, which racked up a total of 397 yards. Running back Mike Montoya got back into form, rusing for 207 yards and […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, Football, Sports ·

H1N1 hits Waterloo Region

Region of Waterloo Public Health announced on Oct. 8 that there are five cases of H1N1 in the area. The ages of those affected range from six to 26 years old. Four of the individuals had prior medical problems. Only two of those infected required hospitalization and as of the announcement only one remained in hospital. Public Health is encouraging […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Laurier hosts technology forum

PRISM, Wilfrid Laurier’s student-run organization within the School of Business and Economics, hosted a technology forum at the Maureen Forrester recital hall on Wednesday to provide students a chance to take part in discussion and debate with industry leaders. The panel consisted of Lubor Ptacek from Open Text, Shyam Sheth from Google, Trevor Dantas from Toshiba, and Rudi Loepp of […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Oct. 7, 2009

“Today’s stupidity cost us.” –Men’s soccer coach Mario Halapir following the Hawks 2-2 draw with Windsor on Saturday. “They’re not there to appreciate the décor, they’re there to learn.” –Carol Kego, co-ordinator for Laurier’s Interior Design & Renovation department, speaking about what students need from the design on their university. “She basically led me to feel that those things are […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Alumni brave weather

Despite being plagued with rain and a loss to the Ottawa Gee Gees, Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2009 homecoming weekend ran successfully from October 2-4, with high numbers in attendance and participation for each event. “All I’ve got back so far is great feedback,” said associate director of alumni relations Roly Webster. “The participation overall would compete with what we had […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Campus master plan released

Last Wednesday, Wilfrid Laurier University revealed its campus master plan to students, faculty and staff. The plan was visible on presentation boards set up in the Concourse on Wednesday and Thursday; however, there did not appear to be anyone there from IBI group, the company who developed the plan, to answer any questions students might have. Students were able to […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Cutting back trans fats

After Sept. 30, all meals served in restaurants in British Columbia will not contain trans fat. B.C. is the first Canadian province to take measures against trans fat, which is widely regarded as having harmful effects on health. Following the release of Health Canada’s Trans Fat Task Force Report in June 2007, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Strike savings calculated

The City of Windsor’s finance department released a report on Sept. 28 stating that the city saved a total of $5,716,209 during the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) strike this past summer. The strike of city workers under CUPE 543 and CUPE local 82 began April 15 and lasted over 14 weeks. Garbage and recycling, as well as daycare […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Women remembered

Sunday, Oct. 4 marked a day of remembrance for missing and murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. An event called Sisters in Spirit was held at the Wilfrid Laurier University faculty of social work in Kitchener to recognize these human rights injustices that continue to occur.        Started by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the Sisters in Spirit initiative began […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

News in brief: Oct. 7, 2009

WestJet co-founder hailed Wilfrid Laurier University will award Clive Beddoe, the co-founder of WestJet Airlines, an honorary doctor of law degree at the university’s fall convocation on Friday, Oct. 30. Beddoe is the current chair of WestJet’s board of directors; he co-founded the company in 1996. He was also the recipient of Laurier’s Outstanding Business Leader award in 2002. Beddoe […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·