Taking back Waterloo

Rumours of a fall election are becoming more of a reality as the official opposition, the Liberal Party of Canada, has publicly withdrawn their support of the current Conservative government. “We need to present Canadians with an alternative and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada at a press conference in […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, Local ·

Cooked food banned from concourse

A joint committee comprised of individuals from Wilfrid Laurier University and the students’ union is drafting a policy concerning the preparation of food to be sold in the concourse. This is a practice largely employed by campus clubs as a means of fundraising throughout the year. The changes are the result of health standards and safety concerns raised after this […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

WebCT fails students

WebCT, Laurier’s online learning network, was not functioning for the first few days of classes; this was a result of a problem within the communications banner. The cause is not related to the serious problems that were faced by students and staff last year, which saw WebCT crash on Nov. 1, leaving it out of commission for 10 days. “Last […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Orientation Week in review

Shinerama Orientation Week has always been about getting first-year students acquainted with Laurier, the community and each other, as well as about raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. This year, a total of $110,848.80 was raised. The fundraising was approached differently; with no monetary goal there was no pressure and the students were able to give whatever they wanted […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier receives anonymous $2.5-million donation

An anonymous $2.5-million donation by an alumnus was made to Wilfrid Laurier University today. It’s the largest donation ever to the school and will be used to create a research chair in the environmental geography department according to a Laurier press release. It will be known as the Dr. John McMurry Research Chair in Environmental Geography after the former Laurier […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Collision on the corner of University and King

On the evening of Sept. 9, onlookers witnessed a horrific collision between a motorcycle carrying two passengers and a car driven by a single individual at the corner of University Ave and King St. All three individuals from both motor vehicles were taken to hospital by ambulance shortly after the crash. Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables were one of the […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Ignatieff visits Waterloo

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff made a stop in Kitchener-Waterloo on Sept. 9 to address the failures of the current government and the possibility of an election. Ignatieff was joined by former Liberal MPs Andrew Telegdi and Karen Redman. Telegdi and Redman are both looking to regain their positions in their respective ridings if an election is called. The question of […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Not your average animal shelter

MONTREAL (CUP) – By hosting awareness fundraisers like a ‘Pussy Party’ for stray cats and a ‘Hip-Hop’ for rabbit rescues, a new animal rescue group is hoping to help save animals by engaging young people. Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue, founded by 20-year-old Caroline Ross, grew out of her life-long love of animals. “It was always something I knew I would […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, National ·

Student Publications summer updates

Radio Laurier to reside in current WLUSP office Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (WLUSP) has been granted space by the university to accommodate Radio Laurier, which WLUSP officially took over on May 1. The current WLUSP president and finance manager office will be converted into a radio booth. This space is slightly larger than the previous Radio Laurier space in […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Technology at Laurier under review

A contentious topic and point of frustration for many – technology at Laurier – is currently being assessed as the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) review is finishing up the first phase of the multi-year strategic planning project. A steering committee has been tasked to oversee the review of computing services at Laurier; they are currently reviewing the preliminary ICT […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·