Breaking down Canadian politics

Conservative Party Chloe Arbutina, president of the Laurier Campus Conservatives, discussed the current Conservative government’s policies and initiatives. The Campus Conservatives are working to build a broader membership base and spread awareness on politics and current events. Minority government Despite their role as the governing party, the Conservatives do not have full power due to the constrictions of a minority […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Cuts total $8.9 million

The office of the vice-president academic has been given one year to figure out the best way to implement five per cent cuts within the various departments. The cuts resulted from Wilfrid Laurier University’s operating budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, which was officially released on June 18. WLU president Max Blouw believes the school has done the best they […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Gay parenting researched

Though homosexuality is becoming increasingly accepted in society, one issue in particular has become more prominent: gay parenting and the questions that surround it. Anna Wilk noticed a lack of research on this subject and completed her masters of sociology at WLU on gay fatherhood under the supervision of Dr. Glenda Wall, associate professor. Wilk decided to focus on gay […]

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Education grants modified

On May 1, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities John Milloy announced changes to both the Distance and the Textbook and Technology Grant available to Ontario post-secondary students. The new requirements only permit students who qualify and receive the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) to receive the grants. This decision was made in light of the provincial budget released in […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Election prospects

A loss to Stéphane Dion in December 2006 may have set back Michael Ignatieff’s political career temporarily, but he is quickly trying to extend the Liberal party’s power. After securing the leadership of the federal Liberal party on May 2 by a 97 percent vote on behalf of the delegates, Ignatieff has become the leader of Canada’s official opposition. During […]

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KW in Brief: May 20, 2009

Public square complete Waterloo Town Square was closed in spring 2008 to construct a new public square. The project, which has cost the city nearly $3 million, is converting the former parking lot into a community-oriented gathering place. The opening ceremony for the completed project will be held May 30. The event is being held in conjuntion with the City […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Planning for the future

The compiled results of the Northdale Strategic Planning Session, held this past April, have been released, giving insight into the future of the Waterloo community. The plan looks at solving many of the issues of the growing student population in the area. Housing and zoning for the area continues to be the predominant issue. Poorly maintained and unlicensed student rental […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Spur property sold to developer

The Silver Spur, a favourite bar of many local residents and students, closed as of May 4. The property has been sold to developer and current owner of the neighbouring Waterloo Stage Theatre, Jeff Zavitz. The Spur celebrated its thirteenth anniversary on the weekend prior to its closure. Offering karaoke, food and patio seating facing King Street, the business had […]

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News in Brief

WLU to acquire new Toronto office Wilfrid Laurier University is currently in negotiations to sign a lease that will give the university space in a downtown Toronto building. This space, located at King Street West and York Street, will primarily be used for recruitment, alumni, fundraising, government relations and having a presence in the city. WLU president Max Blouw said […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Main street to blame for recession: economics prof

“The only thing we learn from history is that we don’t actually learn from history,” said Phelim Boyle, a professor of finance at Wilfrid Laurier University, who opened a panel discussion Friday at the annual School of Business and Economics conference. This year, the focus of the conference was the global financial crisis. The purpose of the panel, entitled “Lessons […]

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