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WCH fire investigation incomplete

The cause of the April 14 Waterloo College Hall (WCH) fire, that claimed the life of a first-year Wilfrid Laurier University student and displaced hundreds of students in the in the midst of final exams, has still not been identified. Bryan Fischer, fire investigation supervisor for the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal, stated that the report is likely not […]

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First-year student who passed away in WCH fire remembered as a “fun-loving, great guy”

The tragic death of 19 year-old Dave LaForest has left the Laurier community shocked and saddened, as it has been forced to say goodbye to a beloved athlete, floormate, classmate and friend. Dave passed away in Hamilton General on April 19 after suffering critical burns in a residence fire. Josh Windsor, Dave’s rugby coach, remembers him as a hardworking team […]

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Recession hits Laurier co-ops

The current economic recession has found its way into co-op departments at universities across the region. While more students are looking to co-op as means of employment, there are simply fewer jobs available to them. “There is more competition from other schools; it is a tighter market,” said Karen McCarger, associate director of Laurier’s department of co-operative education. “Employers are […]

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Two new residence buildings

Two new buildings have been leased by Laurier residential services, one that holds 82 students at 325 Spruce Street and one with 385 students at 340 Spruce Street. The buildings were purchased to accommodate the increase in students who have been promised residence rooms for the 2009-10 academic year. “While we’ve got a problem, it’s a more manageable problem. The […]

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