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Election candidate announced

On Dec. 17, Waterloo city councillor Jan d’Ailly announced that he will be running for mayor in the 2010 municipal election. Currently d’Ailly is councillor for Ward 6 which encompasses Northdale, the predominantly student inhabited area north of Wilfrid Laurier University. D’Ailly will be running against Mayor Brenda Halloran who is up for re-election. The election is expected to be […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Porsche catches fire across from campus

On the evening of Dec. 15, at approximately 5:50 p.m., a Porsche 924 Turbo caught fire in the intersection of Albert Street and University Avenue. The car’s owner Cindi Wieg, an administrative assistant in the anthropology and cultural studies department, explained that the fire was caused by an external heater she had purchased from Canadian Tire to offset the car’s […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Students evacuated from Conrad

Students were evacuated from Laurier’s Conrad Residence Sunday evening at approximately 8:25 p.m. Matt Wells a firefighter with Weber and University station, stated that the fire alarms had been set off by some burnt food in a kitchen on the first floor. He said the hallways had been ventilated and that no one was injured. Students were allowed back into […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier opens classrooms to increase study space

In response to concerns from the student body the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union has worked with the dean of students office and administration to find an interim solution for the lack of study space on campus. “It seems like it’s a consistent problem with our students here in Waterloo,” said WLUSU president Laura Sheridan. “I’ve heard anecdotally from students […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

WLUSU board meeting update: Dec. 4

In the last meeting of the fall semester the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors met for just over 90 minutes, and among other things discussed referendum questions to be put forward to the student body in the WLUSU annual general meeting (AGM), which will be held on Feb. 4. The board approved to put forward a question […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier names 2009 Outstanding Business Leader

Peter Gilgan, president and chief executive officer of Mattamy Homes Corporation, has been named Laurier’s Outstanding Business Leader for 2009. Gilgan will be presented with his award at a luncheon at Wilfrid Laurier University on Jan. 6. Mattamy is Canada’s biggest homebuilder, constructing more than 46,000 homes nationally. He is being recognized for his noteworthy achievements in the residential construction […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

LSFL moves to campus clubs

Earlier today the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union announced that they will be moving Laurier Students For Learning (LSFL) to the Campus Clubs and Faculty Associations for the 2010-11 year. The change was part of a restructuring decision made by the management group and full-time staff, after a day long strategic planning session. This was the only structural change to […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Second-years set to lose meal plan money

On Dec. 31, the $500 balance that second-year Laurier students could carry forward as part of their mandatory meal plan will expire. While in previous years the money that remained on a student’s OneCard after their first year was transferred into a convenience account, the meal plan has been tailored due to food service’s extensive profit losses. “What we’re striving […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Canada in brief: Dec. 2, 2009

Shenanigans at Queen’s Park On Nov. 30, Bill Murdoch, MPP for Bruce-Grey Owen Sound, began a protest in the legislature. He wanted further public hearings regarding the proposed 13 per cent harmonized sales tax (HST) outside of Toronto. Speaker Steve Peters ejected Murdoch from the chambers for having called Liberal MPPs “liars” in reference to the proposed tax. Murdoch refused […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Stricter voting regulations

University student associations wanting to petition to create or terminate their membership with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) will have to meet tougher regulations once a newly passed amendment is approved. “The Canadian Federation of Students is the only student organization in the country that has a referendum-based membership,” said Dave Molenhuis, treasurer and chairperson-elect for CFS, in regards […]

by Cord Import· · National ·