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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 ·

Second-years set to lose meal plan money

On Dec. 31, the $500 balance that second-year Laurier students could carry forward as part of their mandatory meal plan will expire. While in previous years the money that remained on a student’s OneCard after their first year was transferred into a convenience account, the meal plan has been tailored due to food service’s extensive profit losses. “What we’re striving […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Canada in brief: Dec. 2, 2009

Shenanigans at Queen’s Park On Nov. 30, Bill Murdoch, MPP for Bruce-Grey Owen Sound, began a protest in the legislature. He wanted further public hearings regarding the proposed 13 per cent harmonized sales tax (HST) outside of Toronto. Speaker Steve Peters ejected Murdoch from the chambers for having called Liberal MPPs “liars” in reference to the proposed tax. Murdoch refused […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Stricter voting regulations

University student associations wanting to petition to create or terminate their membership with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) will have to meet tougher regulations once a newly passed amendment is approved. “The Canadian Federation of Students is the only student organization in the country that has a referendum-based membership,” said Dave Molenhuis, treasurer and chairperson-elect for CFS, in regards […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

OUSA lobbies MPPs

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) lobbied over 60 members of provincial parliament on key issues surrounding post-secondary education. Kory Preston, vice-president of university affairs for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, and WLUSU president Laura Sheridan participated in the lobby conference, meeting with 34 MPPs. According to OUSA president Dan Moulton, the three […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Lighting up the season

On Saturday evening, the annual Wonders of Winter festival of lights held its opening ceremony in Waterloo Park. The ceremony began with the Waterloo Concert Band playing Christmas songs including “The First Noel,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night” to a large crowd of all ages. With great anticipation, Mayor Halloran and Bill Weiler, the founder of Wonders […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Flu delcarations at 2,200

In response to concerns of an H1N1 influenza pandemic, Laurier has created a online form that allows students and faculty to declare flu symptoms and excuse themselves from classes or exams without obtaining medical validation. As of Nov. 30, there have been 2,200 declarations of flu-like symptoms on Laurier’s H1N1 pandemic registration database by 1,776 members of the school community. […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

City councillors to lead planning for ‘student ghetto’

On Nov. 26, a town meeting was hosted in St. Michael’s Church for the Northdale community to discuss the future of the area as the neighbouring universities continue to grow. “We’re not a permanent resident and student neighborhood anymore, we’re a student neighborhood with a few remaining permanent residents,” said Christine Carmody, area resident and member of Help Urbanize the […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, Local ·

Toy drive underway

Classes are ending and exams are quickly approaching; the holiday season is just around the corner. While most students are looking forward to spending the break with loved ones, exchanging gifts and celebrating, Laurier is providing an opportunity to give back to those who are less fortunate by donating to the university’s annual toy drive, which began on Nov. 20. […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

News in Brief: Dec. 2, 2009

Group seeks to host music therapy conference A partnership between Canadian charity Room 217 Foundation, the Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research, the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community and Baycrest Hospital has made it to the second semi-finalist round of a national funding competition. The group is looking for funding to host a conference in Waterloo that would […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·