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WLU reviews visual identity

Beginning this fall, Wilfrid Laurier University’s current visual identity will be undergoing a review in order to develop one that best suits the university. An outside design firm will be hired to work with the university for five to six months to complete a review of Laurier’s current graphic representations. Kevin Crowley, associate director of news and editorial services at […]

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Laurier SOS expands

The Exam-AID sessions, run by the student organization Laurier Students Offering Support (SOS), which were previously made available only to business, economics and math students, will expand this year to include a number of arts and science programs, including anthropology, psychology, political science and English. Sara Paterson, public relations executive for Laurier SOS, explains that the main objective for the […]

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Looking at Laurier’s MBA program

The Wilfrid Laurier University masters of business and administration (MBA) program must compete with other schools which are, in many cases, much larger and more internationally recognized. However, it remains competitive by offering unique alternatives to the traditional business degree. “Pretty much every university with a business school has an MBA program,” said Joan Norris, dean of the faculty of […]

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Kinko’s coursepacks gaining usage

It has become a growing trend at Laurier for professors to purchase course packages through FedEx Kinko’s, located at 170 University Ave. W, instead of through the on-campus bookstore. With fast printing time, an online ordering system and discounted rates, the walk to Kinko’s becomes insignificant for many. “I don’t [mind the walk]; it’s less expensive, so that’s kind of […]

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Ryerson launches Smartphone application

This September, Ryerson University launched a Smartphone application which aims to help students connect with the university and access essential day-to-day services. The application, accessible from any Smartphone browser, allows students to check their class schedule, consult a campus map, browse the staff and faculty directory, book study rooms in the library and manage their library accounts. The initiative began […]

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News in brief: Sept. 23, 2009

New board of govenors chair John Ormston, a lawyer and founding partner of Ormston List Frawley LLP, has been appointed the new chair of Wilfrid Laurier’s board of governors. He will be replacing Beverly Harris, who served four terms as chair, beginning in October 2005. She will now serve on the board of governors as past-chair. Ormston graduated from Laurier […]

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Canada in brief: Sept. 23, 2009

Inspection threatens to pull Ryerson radio station off air ONTARIO (CUP) – After a year mired in controversy, Ryerson University’s CKLN 88.1 FM is at risk of losing its broadcasting license. On Sept. 15, an inspector from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissions (CRTC) flew in from Ottawa to assess the station, which violated its license agreement by broadcasting dead […]

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Historical Waterloo

This past weekend, Waterloo Region opened its doors to historic sites for the community to experience as part of the annual event Door Open Waterloo Region. The event is part of Doors Open Ontario, an initiative run by Heritage Ontario that connects communities with their history. Hillcrest House, located at 73 George St. in Uptown Waterloo, was among the sites […]

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Conestoga expands to Cambridge

The Waterloo region will soon be able to chalk up one more educational facility on its roster of post-secondary institutions, as Conestoga College is currently in the process of developing a satellite campus in Cambridge, ON. The new campus will house the School of Engineering and Information Technology and the Ontario Institute of Food Processing Technology. “It has been in […]

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Travelling through medieval times

This past Saturday, Waterloo was home to the 12th annual Medieval Faire held in Waterloo Park. Director of operations Dwayne Price stated that the faire is “an awesome event where an eclectic group of people can get together and have a fun day.” The festival is centered around the theme of a medieval story which includes a royal family, fairies […]

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