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Canada in brief: Nov. 11, 2009

Campus Activities Conference held at WLU ONTARIO— From Nov. 4 to 7 Wilfrid Laurier University hosted the regional Canadian Organization of Campus Activities Conference. Attendees included Laurier students, associates of supporting companies as well as students from other universities and colleges in Ontario and Quebec. “The idea of the conference was to bring all these people together and to do […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Avoid ‘global suicide’

With the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference only six weeks away, Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, addressed a crowd at the University of Waterloo on Saturday about the importance of Canada taking action. The Copenhagen conference marks the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which developed the […]

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Laurier gets a ‘D’ in the environment

The Globe and Mail has released their annual Canadian University Report. Laurier is categorized as a medium-sized university. Here are the following rankings: Most satisfied students University of Guelph A+ Queen’s University A Université de Sherbrooke A Wilfrid Laurier University A Brock University A Carleton University A Memorial University A University of Victoria A University of Saskatchewan B+ Simon Fraser […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Renowned feminist poet gives reading

Photographer, writer, feminist, and social activist Margaret Randall presented a poetry reading at the University of Waterloo’s Atrium on Nov. 5. The reading was held as a follow up to Randall’s lecture a day earlier, “To Change the World: My Years in Cuba”. Randall shared excerpts from poetry books, including Stones Witness, which concerns, as she had phrased, her “love […]

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Laurier receives fourth place in MacLean’s rankings

When MacLean’s annual university rankings were released today, Wilfrid Laurier University was ranked fourth in the country in the primarily undergraduate category. “Laurier tends to do well in these surveys, [because] our students tend to have a high opinion of the quality of education they’re getting here, [as well as] the overall student experience,” said Kevin Crowley director of news […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

‘More than a country on a map’

This evening feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist Margaret Randall traveled to Waterloo from Albuquerque, New Mexico to deliver a lecture entitled “To Change the World: My Years in Cuba.” Reading selected stories from her novel of the same title Randall shared her personal accounts from the time her and her family spent in Cuba during “the glory years […]

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VP: Brantford to leave Laurier

Long-time staff member and current principal and vice-president of Laurier Brantford Leo Groarke will be leaving his post at the university this year. After serving Laurier for over 25 years, Groarke has accepted the position of provost and vice-president academic at the University of Windsor. “It was in some ways a very hard decision to make,” said Groarke about deciding […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Nov. 4, 2009

5 years: Laurier introduces co-curricular record Laurier launched the co-curricular record, officially recognizing the volunteer efforts of students on campus. This record was an official transcript of volunteer positions held during a student’s time at Laurier that would go along with their academic transcript. Students expressed frustrations because the record only listed positions from groups such as the Wilfrid Laurier […]

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U-Pass fees rise

Grand River Transit (GRT) has added services to its Waterloo public transit as a result of increased ridership and rising fuel prices, meaning fees for university students will be going up in Fall 2010. As a result of the agreement made between the GRT and Laurier, the GRT can increase fees if services are changed or prices fluctuate. Along with […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Home ownership celebrated

Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region held its house dedication ceremony this past Saturday to celebrate home ownership with its partner families. The event acknowledged the completion and ownership of five townhouses in Kitchener’s core. Four of these homes were constructed during the 2009 build season, which commenced in June. According to Habitat for Humanity board chair Cristina Vanin, “hundreds of […]

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