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A ‘disease of ignorance’

On Dec. 1, World AIDS Day will be celebrated internationally, and third-year Laurier student Kyle Gerow wants to make sure that Wilfrid Laurier University students pay attention to this important, yet often overlooked, issue. Dignitas Laurier is a group Gerow formed that recently gained official Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union club status. The club aims to make partnerships with other […]

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University develops new academic plan; goal is to define the school as an institution

Wilfrid Laurier University is currently in the process of creating a new academic plan that will come into effect in 2010. In early October, upper administration issued an outline of these plans – important information that has an impact on the direction the school will be taking over the next five years. Contained in this “green paper”, available online, are […]

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Laurier hosts geography week

Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of geography and environmental studies is currently hosting International Geography Awareness Week. A variety of events and demonstrations are taking place between Nov. 16 and 20. The week consists of surveys, displays, guest speakers and demonstrations. These events included a meteorological equipment demonstration, which took place on Monday at 11:15 a.m. in the courtyard between the […]

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Laurier celebrates trans awareness week

By Idil Herzi Wilfrid Laurier University’s Rainbow Centre is currently hosting transgendered awareness week, which is being held in the Concourse from Nov. 16 to 20. The goal of the campaign is to educate the Laurier community about the history of transgendered people and to encourage students to be open and comfortable with discussing and seeking assistance about transgendered issues. […]

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How to approach economic recovery

On Nov. 17, Don Drummond, senior vice-president and chief economist at TD Financial, discussed the current recession and the challenges that still need to be addressed. Drummond’s presentation was part of the annual Economic Outlook seminar hosted by Laurier’s Faculty of Business and Economics at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Drummond said that although we will see more […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Canada’s dark past

On Nov. 17, Laurier’s Religion and Culture department hosted a panel for discussion on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) regarding Indian residential schools. “Canada is generally unaware of this part of its history,” explained panelist Bob Watts, former interim executive director of the TRC. Few Canadians learn about the schools that were set up across the nation for Aboriginal […]

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Events change with concourse policy

Last Wednesday, Laurier’s Chinese Student Association (CSA) hosted “Chopsticks Sensation” at King Tin Restaurant. The dinner, which started at 7 p.m., consisted of an eight-course meal of authentic Chinese food. Approximately 40 people were in attendance, with members paying $8 and non-members paying $10. The CSA typically hosts two off-campus dinners annually, one of which celebrates Chinese New Year. Because […]

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Laurier copes with H1N1

Wilfrid Laurier University’s on-campus clinic at Health Services has been overloaded with the early onset of influenza season, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), has hit the northern hemisphere earlier than it has historically. With testing unavailable for those suffering from mild and moderate cases of H1N1, Laurier has been left with an indeterminate amount of infected persons. […]

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University of Waterloo votes “no” to radio station

After losing their student fee in 2008, the University of Waterloo’s (UW) radio station, CKMS Sound FM, lost another referendum to regain funding. “We thought we had a good shot with it,” said Steve Krysak, president of Sound FM. The referendum on Nov. 13, asked students to add a $2.50 per semester fee to their tuition to support the station, […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

From the dorms

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and my.barackobama.com kicked off Communitech’s 5th annual Entrepreneur Week on Monday. Hughes spoke about his entrepreneurial journey as he addressed a large audience at the University of Waterloo. A Harvard graduate, Hughes noted that though he has experienced great success in the business field, he has a fairly unconventional background given his current career. “At […]

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