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LSPIRG elects 2010-11 board of directors

The Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) held their annual general meeting last Thursday where they discussed current issues within the organization, proposed by-law changes and elected a new board of directors. Morgan Alan, current chair of the board, was the only director running for re-election and secured himself a seat on the 2010-11 board. This year, he is […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

This year’s board of director candidates

Board of directors Alex Allevato Increased Political Participation Alternate forms of interaction -BODcast; mini-surveys for policy development; 2-way WLUSU website interaction; mini-blogging to come up with manageable, reasonable and maintainable policy ideas Sustainability Policy Reform -Continuous energy conservation; draw upon current successes, reevaluate the future, and determine positive means to conduct sustainability policy; analysis of on-campus businesses in the aforementioned […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Presidential Q & A

Q: What was the biggest problem this past year and how would you have handled it? Q: What do you think the financial priorities for the union should be? Q: In the past, there has been a close relationship between WLUSU and the university administration. What do you feel is the role of the WLUSU president when the priorities of […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Presidential candidates in quotes

“You do a couple shots … chug a beer … head back to the dance floor to find your first-year, 17 year-old-friend and get your freak on; that’s what the Turret should be.” –WLUSU presidential candidate Kory Preston on how the on-campus nightclub would operate if it became all-ages again “Sunny almost fell.” –WLUSU presidential candidate Kyle Walker after his […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Violence researched

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research announced on Jan. 28 that they will be funding centres for research on violence at three Canadian universities. Over five years, the Centre for Intercultural Research on Prevention of Gender Violence at the University of Ottawa (UO), the Centre for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Violence Across the Lifespan at McMaster University […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Feb. 3, 2010

Drugs Date: Jan. 25 @ 23:26 hrs Location: Residence Officers seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from a group of residents. Drugs Date: Jan. 25 @ 23:26 Location: Residence Officers seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from a group of residents. Unwanted Contact Date: Jan 25 @ 11:10 Location: Kitchener Campus A staff member received an inappropriate email from an unknown person. […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Breaking down campus politics across Canada

The purpose of student governance As students’ union elections draw near at most universities across the country, students are becoming engaged on their campuses as candidates, campaign volunteers, election officials and engaged voters. Despite the best efforts of student leaders, turnout remains low and students are largely uneducated about the functions of the organizations and the people that represent them. […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Carleton University funds war crimes: report

A student group at Carleton University has discovered that the university’s pension fund invests in certain companies that contribute to Israeli military operations in the Palestinian territories. According to the report released by Students Against Israeli Apartheid – Carleton (SAIA – Carleton), this discovery “raises serious concerns regarding the university’s stated commitment to human rights and social justice.” The report […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Engineering students compete in Ontario competition

Aspiring engineers from across the province gathered at the University of Waterloo (UW) on Jan. 29 and 30 to test their skills in the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC). “Our theme is redefining engineering,” said Yuree Sung, vice-president of sponsorship for the OEC. “We’re trying to extend the definition of engineering from the technical aspect to the self-skills and really incorporate […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

KW in brief: Feb. 3, 2010

Cambridge vehicle plant production stalled Toyota Canada plants in Cambridge and Woodstock have halted production after a recall on Jan. 21 of several models of their cars. The recall was attributed to gas pedals being installed in the vehicles which were discovered to have the possibility of sticking. New parts have been shipped to the plants and production may resume […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·