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House donated to WLU for use as global community

On Wednesday, July 8 Wilfrid Laurier University will officially celebrate the donation of a house, which will be used as a residence to create cultural awareness. Both international and domestic students will be living together in the house, located at 102 Albert St. It will be named Harris Hope House after its donator. “We always make contributions to other countries […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Waterloo man victim of hit and run

31-year-old Jason Pearson was victim of a hit and run accident Sunday night in Grand Bend. Jason moved to Waterloo around 1998 and attended Wilfrid Laurier University. He was currently working at Manulife, and was in Grand Bend for a volleyball tournament. Another woman was killed in the accident. Police are looking for a vehicle of interest that is believed […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

SFU joins NCAA

BURNABY (CUP) – When Simon Fraser University opened in 1965, Chancellor Dr. Gordon Shrum fanaticized about the school competing for the Rose Bowl and lived for the day when his ambitious vision would come true. It’s not the Rose Bowl, but Shrum would be proud to know that SFU will be playing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as the […]

by Cord Import· · National, Sports ·

CEMF: Day 2

The second day of CEMF brought a whole new sound to Bingeman’s. In contrast to the heavier stuff that was performed on day one, such as Kingdoms and Protest the Hero, the music on day two was much more upbeat. CEMF pass-holders heard from bands such as Candy Coated Killahz, Dinosaur Bones, and the much-anticipated headliner: The Roots. Starting off […]

by Cord Import· · Arts, Campus ·

Dear Life: July 22, 2009

Dear Life, Since when is it okay to hit on strangers in the concourse when they’re trying to write an essay? Wait, since when is it okay to hit on strangers in the concourse ever? Sincerely, Not Interested Dear Life, Why can’t people just do their jobs and do them right the first time? Sincerely, Sick of Doing Other People’s […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

WLUSU market research project moving forward

The first step towards the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union market research project has been taken, as members of the board of directors and the management team plan to sit down with a consultant from MacPhie and Co. on July 31 to map out the union’s objectives for the project. The research initiative will involve WLUSU hiring an outside firm […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

WLU students play Warped Tour

For Timmins-born musicians Second Floor Escape, finding out they were slotted for a spot on the Vans Warped Tour was an unexpected surprise. With bandmates all over the province, including members Dan Dubeau at WLU’s Waterloo campus, Christian Scagnetti at WLU’s Brantford campus and bandmates at three other locations across the province, staying together as a band seemed – at […]

by Cord Import· · Arts, Campus ·

Canada in Brief: July 22, 2009

Phone list questioned ONTARIO – The “do-not-call list” that many Canadians have registered for has backfired on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. There is a cause for concern that companies are actually downloading the “do-not call list” and the names are being utilized for soliciting purposes. Fines are as high as $15,000 per violation, however the number of dismissed […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Education investments

In January 2009, the federal government released its short-term economic stimulus package, which included a $2 billion Knowledge Infrastructure Program. The program, which invests in infrastructure developments for higher learning over a two year period, has recently been allocated to institutions. The investment is a response to the accumulated deferred maintenance across Canadian universities. According to the Association of Universities […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Opposable and innovative thinking to revolutionize education

In a constantly changing global market, innovation is needed now more than ever for individuals to adapt and succeed. Keynote speaker Larry Smith, professor of economics at the University of Waterloo, discussed the anxieties felt by students as a result of the modern economy. The current economic recession has stunted the job market and for the world to recover and […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, National ·