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Oct. 28, 2009

5 years: Fine arts program cut It was announced that Laurier’s fine arts program would soon be cancelled. Students currently enrolled in the program would be allowed to finish their degree; however, no new students were allowed to apply and fine arts classes would no longer be offered at the school. Printed Oct. 20, 2004 25 years: Talks commence regarding […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Oct. 28, 2009

“I would assume that as soon as I walk in there, I would get punched in the face. That would be the cover charge.” –Canadian actor Paul Bates, who is in KW filming the new series Dan for Mayor, on his initial impression of the Waterloo bar Chainsaw. “It just seems that Laurier is going through some bad management.” –Fourth-year […]

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Importance of family routines and rituals discussed

Last Friday afternoon, over 60 Laurier students attended the 6th annual Hunsberger Memorial Lecture held in Bricker Academic 101. Guest speaker Barbara Fiese delivered a developmental psychology lecture entitled “Family Routines and Rituals: Everyday Opportunities to Build Health and Wellbeing.” Fiese discussed how basic family routines are linked to biological health, particularly in children. “Health really is a family affair,” […]

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Canada in brief: Oct. 28, 2009

WLU murderer pleas guilt ONTARIO- On Oct. 21 Emrah Bulatci attempted to plead guilty after admitting that he murdered Chris Worden, an RCMP officer and a former co-captain of the Laurier football team who was killed on Oct. 6, 2007. Bulatci stood in front of the jury and tried to display his guilt, even though in 2007 his defense lawyer […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

OUSA discusses lobbying

Last weekend the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) held their general assembly at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. The two Waterloo schools hosted the other member universities – which include Brock, Queens, McMaster, Western and Windsor – to discuss the advocacy group’s policies and future lobbying campaigns. John Milloy, Ontario’s minister of training, colleges and universities, spoke […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Graduate speaks on the benefits of a positive attitude

While knowledge acquired from the classroom is a phenomenal asset, nothing can compare with experience from the real world. For Laurier alumnus Mark Moses (BBA ’87), this statement has proven to be very true. Moses came to Laurier’s Paul Martin Centre to share his experiences as an entrepreneur and some of the lessons that he has learned. Of course, these […]

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News in brief: Oct. 28

H1N1 clinic full The H1N1 vaccine clinics, scheduled to begin on Nov. 3 at Wilfrid Laurier University, are now fully booked. Health Services had originally planned six days of clinics to administer the vaccine, running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing two appointment times every five minutes. There were 120 spots a day, with a total of 720 over […]

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Group donates $100,000 for Caribbean research

The Laurier-based Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is funding a research project relating to sustainable governance in the Caribbean Sea. After receiving a $100,000 donation from the Arsenault Family Foundation, ACUNS will evaluate the mechanisms that link the governments of the wider Caribbean region to regional organizations and institutions for oceanic governance. “The Caribbean region is very […]

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Indigenous communities speak out in KW

Indigenous Sovereignty Week, Oct. 25 to 31, is being marked in Kitchener-Waterloo by a series of events hosted by the local group Anti-War at Laurier (AW@L). The event is aimed at raising awareness among local municipalities of the Six Nations communities along the Grand River. “It’s basically education and awareness that get more people across the country and this community […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

KW in brief: Oct. 28, 2009

Waterloo museum opens The city of Waterloo has teamed up with Conestoga Mall and the federal government’s department of Canadian heritage to open a new museum in the mall between the Bay and Galaxy Cinemas. The City of Waterloo Museum officially opened to the public on Friday, following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Peter Braid, MP for Kitchener-Waterloo, Elizabeth […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·