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Supporting women in KW

For the past 26 years the Waterloo Region has taken part in the annual Take Back the Night march, which raises awareness about violence towards women. This year the walk took place on Thursday Sept. 24 when women gathered from across the area to walk from Brewmeister Green in Waterloo to the Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, to take a […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Walk for mental health

Nearly 500 people participated in the second annual Minds in Motion KW Walking Classic on Sept. 27, which aims to raise awareness about mental health. “Why not put together mental health support [by] bringing it out of the shadows with a big event?” said Susan Lewis, race chair for Minds in Motion. The event featured a five and 10 km […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Clinic for injured musicians expands

The Guidonian Therapy Clinic in Uptown Waterloo held an open house on Friday, welcoming their clients and the community to re-launch the newly expanded clinic. Guidonian offers highly focused therapy, treating injuries that musicians suffer as a result of the strain of playing their instruments. All of the staff members are musically trained, ensuring that they are able to fully […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Program funds university research

Last Wednesday Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear announced $159 million in funding for Canada Research Chairs (CRC). A total of 181 chair positions were either awarded or renewed at 45 Canadian universities. Laurier scientists Mark Eys and Ashley Ward were among those newly appointed as tier two chairs. Each scientist will receive $100,000 annually and will hold […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

U of T to charge outside academics $200 for library use

TORONTO (CUP) – Ryan Weston couldn’t believe he could be charged up to $200 to use resources at the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto (U of T). As a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, he had often traveled to the U of T to use its superior library resources. But now, thanks to a new library usage […]

by Cord Import· · Campus, National ·

Sept. 23, 2009

“There is a lot of educational research that basically says that size does matter.” –Laurier professor Garry Potter, speaking about the increasing class sizes and how, in this context, smaller is actually better. “The guitar that I play is 45 years older than me … my girlfriend is very jealous because it gets a lot of action.” –Wade MacNeil, guitarist/vocalist […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Ignatieff speaks at campus rally

“Go Hawks!” said Michael Ignatieff, leader of Canada’s official opposition, to a crowd of cheering students at the Young Liberals’ rally held in Wilf’s this past Saturday. Students from across southern Ontario crammed into the pub to hear the Liberal leader discuss the engagement of youth in Canadian politics and the current political climate. “Your presence in the room this […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Larger classes take hold at Laurier

With classes now underway, the effects of the 2009-10 funding cuts can be seen in classrooms at Wilfrid Laurier University, as several academic departments have been forced to reduce their numbers of part-time staff. As a result, class sizes have increased and the number of classes offered each semester has decreased. “My own view is that our administration is not […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Speaker presents random truths

Renowned computer scientist and mathematician Gregory Chaitin spoke to a nearly full house in the Paul Martin Centre yesterday afternoon. This was the third stop on a six-stop tour of Ontario, which saw him at Western on Friday and the Perimeter Institute on Monday. He will speak again today at the Institute for Quantum Computing before leaving Waterloo for his […]

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Laurier officially opens Toronto office

TORONTO ­– Sept. 22 marked the official opening of Wilfrid Laurier’s new office in Toronto. Situated within the Exchange Tower building at King and York Street, the office is centrally located within the city’s financial district. The office will house a number of different functions, such as the student recruitment and alumni relations programs. Nearly half of all Laurier students […]

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