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New face of the Canadian Shield

“This forest should never be cut,” said Norman Yan, a York University biology professor, regarding the lands surrounding the Dorset Lakes near Sudbury. Yan presented his findings on the decrease of calcium in Canadian Shield lakes at Wilfrid Laurier University on Jan. 21. According to Yan, his research was initiated after realizing the decline in calcium and the lack of […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

KW in brief: Jan. 25, 2010

Development plans in the works for streets located in Northdale On Jan. 25, recommendations for the development of specific streets in the Northdale area were presented to Waterloo City Council. With 76 homes in the area, there are many concerns for more duplexes to be built as this is a heavily student-populated area. Development planner for the city of Waterloo […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

KW to open BMX park

Waterloo officials have narrowed down three possible locations for the construction of a new action sports park to accommodate the growing number of skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX bikers in the city. With a budget of $400,000 and a partnership between the City of Waterloo and a landscape consulting company, the project is expected to be complete in the fall. […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Jan. 27, 2010

“Had I received 18 more votes you would have a member of parliament here today.” –Andrew Telegdi, former Liberal MP for Kitchener-Waterloo, at Saturday’s anti-prorogation rally “My question is a rhetorical one. How much does a dining hall cost?” –Director Andrew Fryer questioning WLUSU’s yearly loss at the Brantford William’s “Are we just digging around in campus clubs for something? […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Canada in brief: Jan. 27, 2010

The struggles of first-generation students addressed in report A recent study done by Shaljan Areepattamannil, a doctoral candidate at Queen’s University, has found that first-generation immigrant children are performing below average in mathematics and science and appear to be struggling in Canada’s education system. The study examined the results of 2,636 13-year-old first-generation immigrant students who took part in the […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

News in Brief: Jan. 27, 2010

GSA space improvements Upgrades funded by the graduate students’ association were made over the summer to graduate student workspaces, providing new paint and furniture as well as fridges and bulletin boards. In addition, they are currently working on acquiring new computers for the students. While each department provides their own workspace for students, not all are equal in size or […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Jan. 27, 2010

Property Damage; Location: Peters Building Officers investigated damage to the locking mechanism of a vending machine and found the unit had not been entered. Company notified of damage. Property Damage; Location: Library 3rd floor Men’s Washroom Unknown person(s) wrote on the wall of a washroom stall. PP&P requested to remove. Indecent Act; Location: DAWB 3rd floor Unisex Washroom Female student […]

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Jan. 27, 2010

5 years: Former football players sentenced to house arrest Two former members of the Laurie Golden hawks football team, Jeffrey Melis and Stephen Ryan McGuffin were sentenced to two years house arrest for pleading guilty to charges of aggravated assault. The charges came from a 2003 assault on a University of Waterloo fourth-year optometry student. The student was left in […]

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WLUSP elects new directors; acclaims president

Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (WLUSP) held their annual general meeting this past Monday, where students voted to elect the 2010-11 President, who was acclaimed for the second year in a row, and also the board of directors. Five candidates ran, with four available seats, an increased number from last year when the candidates were all acclaimed. WLUSP instated a […]

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List of WLUSU candidates

The following students will be running the Wilfird Laurier University Students’ Union Annual General Meeting on Feb. 4. Presidential candidates: Sunny Chan Third-year computer science (business admin option) Lawrence Maclin Fifth-year English and political science Kory Preston Fourth-year political science Kyle Walker Fourth-year geography Reed Collis Third-year economics and financial management Board candidates: Jonathan Collaton Greg Evans (current director) Ahmer […]

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