Laurier runs Roll Up the Rim for the homeless

With the frigid temperatures of winter giving way to the first signs of spring, most people are excited to soon be free of their cumbersome winter attire. For Kitchener-Waterloo’s homeless population, the spring thaw is an enormous relief. Winter weather poses dangerous threats to individuals sleeping outside. While shelters try to find more beds to accommodate people, many homeless are […]

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Engaging students in Green policy

Green Party leader Elizabeth May visited Wilfrid Laurier University on Feb. 26 to sit down with a group of students and answer their questions about the party’s policies and the state of Canadian politics. “As a party we’ve geared towards policies of environmental sustainability, but we also have policies that go beyond survival,” explained May. The party’s policies expand from green […]

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KW in Brief: March 3, 2010

Man stabbed in buttocks Overnight on Feb. 26, a man was stabbed in the buttocks on Charles Street near Highway 8. While he was taken to the hospital, a second man with minor injuries refused treatment. It was confirmed that the 38-year-old male assailant who lives with the two victims was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and […]

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Canada in Brief: March 3, 2010

Women with MBAs still not advancing as quickly as men MONTREAL (CUP) — A new study is showing that Canadian women graduating from leading business schools start out with lower salaries than their male counterparts with a gap that widens over the course of their careers. The research, conducted by the non-profit women’s opportunity organization Catalyst, indicates that women graduating […]

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Speakers inspire students

Last Friday, Laurier’s Association of Black Students (ABS) hosted the fifth annual Beating the Odds Conference in Bricker Academic. Through workshops and team building, the conference encourages local high school students of African descent to not only complete high school, but to consider post-secondary education. Approximately 105 students from nine high schools in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge attended the conference. […]

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News in brief: Mar. 3, 2010

Summer courses remain limited Frustration continues for students as the number of summer classes offered in many programs, especially arts, remains low. Three weeks ago, Laurier administration explained that the current list of available courses is not finalized and that more will be added in the upcoming months. “I think that yes they have added a few more in science, […]

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Prof struggles to defend heritage buildings

With focus on expansion of Laurier Brantford, issues have been raised involving a strip of 41 heritage buildings that border the current campus. The lots occupied by the buildings, many of which predate Canada’s confederation, have been targeted as a prospective location for a recreation facility, possibly constructed in a joint project involving the YMCA. Lisa Wood, professor of English […]

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Alumnus provides guidance for students

The Life After Laurier speaker series continued on Friday afternoon with its fourth Laurier alumnus speaker, Paul Smith, who is currently vice-president of sales and business planning for the biotech company Axela. Smith graduated from Laurier in 1975 with a degree in chemistry. Since then, he has spent more than 28 years in the life science instrumentation field, primarily focusing […]

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Stage two completed in market research project

At the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors meeting on Friday, president Laura Sheridan updated members on the current results from the ongoing market research project. Phase two has concluded and the findings contain results from the survey conducted as well as the focus groups, both of which took place during the fall semester. “The themes were fairly […]

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Sunny Chan resigns from board

At Friday’s Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors meeting, the board approved the resignation of director Sunny Chan. On Feb. 5 at 5:12 a.m., just hours after it was announced that he came in last place in the presidential election, Chan sent chair of the board Saad Aslam his letter of resignation. “To be honest, based on the […]

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