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Campus clubs still unable to access WLUSU money

This year, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union modified their application and budgeting process for campus clubs in order to make it easier and timelier for students to receive their funding. But as of today, clubs have yet to see any of their money. “It’s frustrating not to have money to start up with,” said president of the political science […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier professor researches H1N1

Associate professor of communications studies at Wilfrid Laurier University Penelope Ironstone-Catterall has been studying the discursive construction of the flu since 2005. Her research entitled “From Seasonal Flu to Pandemic Influenza: The Cultural Life of a Virus” focuses not on the scientific aspects of the flu virus but on the manner in which it is constructed socially. “What I am […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Oct. 21, 2009

By-law complaint; Date: Oct. 12, 2009 @ 1:13 a.m.; Location: North side driveway at 232 King St. N. A SCS officer on mobile patrol issued a Provincial Offence Notice to a 20 year old male (Waterloo resident – non student) for a public urination offence. Property damage; Date: Oct. 12, 2009 @ 1:50 a.m.; Location: Parking Lot #7 A SCS […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Investing to expand space-time research

Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute (PI), which is recognized internationally for its leadership in theoretical physics research, has announced plans for major expansion to fuel ongoing contributions to the scientific community. The institute’s 10th anniversary presentation, held on Oct. 17, featured key PI figures including founder and board chair Mike Lazaridis and institute director Neil Turok, who discussed past and present success […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Ontario joins in on HST

On July 1, 2010, consumers in Ontario and British Columbia will begin paying one tax of 13 per cent on goods and services, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). HST is a combination of the 8 per cent Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the 5 per cent Goods and Service Tax (GST), and it is designed to increase administrative efficiency and […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Feds announce funding at WLU

On Friday Oct. 16 James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, visited Wilfrid Laurier University to announce three financial government investments that will given to WLU Press and the Association of Canadian Publishers. The government has renewed for the next five years it’s $39.5 million investment to the Book Publishing Industry Development Program, which will go towards maintaining […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Exam period shortened

This year the fall semester final exam period will be shorter than in previous years, running from Dec. 10-19. This was made possible by having four exam time slots per day instead of the traditional three. According to Laurier registrar Ray Darling, the reason for this was because of the late Labour Day in September. “Some universities played with the […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

News in brief: Oct. 21, 2009

Chili cookoff raises $520 Seven teams competed in this year’s United Way chili cookoff, raising money for the United Way campaign. The teams all started with the same base chili and added their own spices to personalize the dish. The best chili was won by the United Way team; the hottest chili and most money raised honour went to the […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Mall opens new wing

31 years after it first opened, the grand opening of the new Conestoga Mall took place over the weekend, with events kicking off Thursday morning in the expanded and remodelled food court. An impressive lightshow provided a backdrop for speeches by several distinguished personages, including Mayor Brenda Halloran, George Fiddler, senior vice-president of the retail real estate firm Ivanhoe Cambridge […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Support for Sustainable Waterloo

City council agreed unanimously to become a pledging partner for Sustainable Waterloo under their Regional Carbon Initiative at the Oct. 19 meeting. According to Mike Morrice, executive director of Sustainable Waterloo, the city will be evaluated for its carbon emissions and be provided with realistic targets to lower emissions. Furthermore, Sustainable Waterloo will provide the city with educational forums, technical […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·