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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 ·

Opposable and innovative thinking to revolutionize education

An open mind is the key to integration and successful leadership. This was the basic message delivered to about 200 people last Tuesday morning by CACUSS keynote speaker Roger Martin. Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, spoke on the importance of opposable thinking in today’s society. Opposable thinking, according to Martin, is the […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

CACUSS 2009

From June 14-17, Wilfrid Laurier University hosted its first ever Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) conference. Working in correspondance with the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College, the conference was focused around ideas of innovation, integration and intelligence. “The theme, i3, was based on the fact that we were testing something together as a threesome,” said […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Residence fire damage assessed at $1.2 million

Renovations at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo College Hall (WCH) residence are currently underway to repair the damage caused by a fire in mid-April. They are expected to cost $1.2 million and will be covered by insurance. According to assistant vice-president of physical resources Gary Nower, repairs include both structural and electrical elements, as well as cleaning and replacing furniture. “We’ve […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

AVP’S added to finance and academic departments

Two new jobs have been added to the Wilfrid Laurier finance and academic departments with assistant vice presidents beginning their duties over the summer months. Wayne Steffler and Tom Buckley, respectively, have been hired to aid the current staff and look ahead to the future success of the school. As the Laurier community continues to grow and expand, the university […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

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 ·