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Questions raised about candidate disqualification

Last Wednesday, presidential candidate Reed Collis was disqualified from the election for having accumulated too many demerit points. This decision was made by the elections appeals committee after he was awarded three demerit points each for his Facebook group, event and fan page. A tenth point was awarded for Collis’ improper use of the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union logo. […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Candidates take part in inaugural debate

The four candidates for the 2010-11 students’ union presidency met Sunday night to engage in a roundtable debate, responding to questions and discussing their plans and goals for the next year at Laurier. The candidates took the opportunity to challenge each other’s ideas and opinions, falling into heated debate over what areas need to be worked on and what can […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Brantford open forum

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union held their Brantford open forum Jan. 27 in conjunction with the upcoming election. Seth Warren, Tom Papanastasiou, John Sampson, Greg Evans, Kyle Hocking, Chris Oberle and Michael Onabolu were the only board of director candidates to show up. When asked about their absent colleagues, most board candidates did not believe the this reflected apathy […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

LSPIRG elects 2010-11 board of directors

The Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) held their annual general meeting last Thursday where they discussed current issues within the organization, proposed by-law changes and elected a new board of directors. Morgan Alan, current chair of the board, was the only director running for re-election and secured himself a seat on the 2010-11 board. This year, he is […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

This year’s board of director candidates

Board of directors Alex Allevato Increased Political Participation Alternate forms of interaction -BODcast; mini-surveys for policy development; 2-way WLUSU website interaction; mini-blogging to come up with manageable, reasonable and maintainable policy ideas Sustainability Policy Reform -Continuous energy conservation; draw upon current successes, reevaluate the future, and determine positive means to conduct sustainability policy; analysis of on-campus businesses in the aforementioned […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Presidential Q & A

Q: What was the biggest problem this past year and how would you have handled it? Q: What do you think the financial priorities for the union should be? Q: In the past, there has been a close relationship between WLUSU and the university administration. What do you feel is the role of the WLUSU president when the priorities of […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Presidential candidates in quotes

“You do a couple shots … chug a beer … head back to the dance floor to find your first-year, 17 year-old-friend and get your freak on; that’s what the Turret should be.” –WLUSU presidential candidate Kory Preston on how the on-campus nightclub would operate if it became all-ages again “Sunny almost fell.” –WLUSU presidential candidate Kyle Walker after his […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Violence researched

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research announced on Jan. 28 that they will be funding centres for research on violence at three Canadian universities. Over five years, the Centre for Intercultural Research on Prevention of Gender Violence at the University of Ottawa (UO), the Centre for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Violence Across the Lifespan at McMaster University […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Feb. 3, 2010

Drugs Date: Jan. 25 @ 23:26 hrs Location: Residence Officers seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from a group of residents. Drugs Date: Jan. 25 @ 23:26 Location: Residence Officers seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from a group of residents. Unwanted Contact Date: Jan 25 @ 11:10 Location: Kitchener Campus A staff member received an inappropriate email from an unknown person. […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Breaking down campus politics across Canada

The purpose of student governance As students’ union elections draw near at most universities across the country, students are becoming engaged on their campuses as candidates, campaign volunteers, election officials and engaged voters. Despite the best efforts of student leaders, turnout remains low and students are largely uneducated about the functions of the organizations and the people that represent them. […]

by Cord Import· · National ·