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WLUSU passes deficit budget

A $25,000 amendment to the operating budget proposed by director Andrew Fryer at the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors meeting on April 13 has resulted in confusion and discrepancy within the union. After the board approved the capital expenditures and student services portions of the budget, Fryer’s amendment, which was passed 6-4, added $25,000 to the board’s […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Laurier alumni wins social entrepreneurship award

On Friday, May 8, Wilfrid Laurier alumni Mike Morrice, along with team members Micaela Buchnea-Chew and Kyle Pinto, took home first place honours in the social entrepreneurship stream for the 2009 LaunchPad $50k Venture Creation Competition. Morrice won for his new venture creation, Sustainable Waterloo, a not-for-profit organization that services all of the Waterloo Region, working with local companies to […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

William’s to open in September; Out of the Box, Yogen Früz and Country Style will close

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors has approved several capital expenditures as part of the 2009-10 operating budget, all of which are slated for completion by September. The most noteworthy expense is the $110,000 project in the Terrace, which includes opening a Williams Coffee Pub Express and closing the Out of the Box cereal bar, Yogen Früz […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Canadian fiscal problems minor: professor

On May 26, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced that the federal deficit for the 2009-2010 fiscal year will be $50 billion, up $16 billion from the original forecast presented in January of this year. The discrepancy between the forecasted and actual deficit has raised some alarm for Canada’s long-term economic outlook. The cause for concern, according to David Johnson, a […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

WLU enrolment increases again

Enrolment at Wilfrid Laurier University has increased once again this year, with the number of first-year student acceptances being slightly over the targeted number. “We have a target we need to reach for budget reasons, and that number comes when we present our numbers to the government in November,” said Ray Darling, office of the registrar. “Our confirmation date is […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

KW in brief: June 24, 2009

Telegdi selected as Liberal candidate Andrew Telegdi has been chosen as the Kitchener-Waterloo candidate for the Liberal party in the next federal election. The announcement was made on June 14 at the nomination meeting. Telegdi was the MP for Kitchener-Waterloo from 1993 to 2008. In the last election that brought a voter turnout of only 6,000 within the riding, Telegdi […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Building plans at King and University

A 25-storey luxury condominium will be built across from Wilfrid Laurier University at 247 King St. N. and 253 University Ave. W. Cameron Rapp, the general manager of development services for the City of Waterloo, clarifies that the new housing unit is not targeted towards students. “The condominiums are catered towards higher income individuals and couples who want an urban […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Charitable organizations in KW honoured

On June 14, the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWFC) hosted “A Celebration of Giving” in honour of the foundation’s 25th anniversary, as well as the local charitable and not-for-profit organizations they support. Nearly 60 organizations took part in the day’s festivities by contributing information on their group and providing entertainment. “It’s really a celebration about community,” said Rosemary Smith, […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Celebrating the environment

EcoFest, an event held to raise awareness about environmental initiatives, took place on June 5 and 6 at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and showcased over 20 local environmental groups. Displays, workshops, live music and shows entertained and educated the community on eco-friendly lifestyles. “EcoFest is about a cultural shift,” explained Doug Quibell, manager of environmental health for […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Canda in Brief: June 24, 2009

NDP government elected NOVA SCOTIA — The New Democrat Party, with leader Darrell Dexter, won for the first time in history in Nova Scotia’s provincial election on June 9. Their win marked the end of the Conservative Party’s 10 year hold on the province. Taking 32 of the province’s 52 ridings, the NDP reduced the Conservatives to a mere 10 […]

by Cord Import· · National ·