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Terrace changes opening hours

The Terrace food court, located in the Fred Nichols Campus Center, has adjusted its hours of operation this year, opening earlier in the morning to serve breakfast and only staying open late on Saturday night. “We have extended … our morning hours and we are serving more breakfast food in the morning,” said Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union general manager […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

WLU biology student’s research honoured

100 undergraduate students from across Canada were recently selected to present their research at the Rising Stars of Research competition at the University of British Columbia, and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Emily MacDonald was one of them. “When I found out that my work was chosen I was shocked. I never thought I would be one of the ones to get […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

GO service comes to KW

On Oct. 31, the GO bus will make its first trip from Kitchener-Waterloo to Mississauga. The new route will have stops at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Charles Street Terminal, Milton, Mississauga and Toronto. The stop at Laurier will be at the corner of University Avenue and Hazel Street with 12 departures daily. A single ride ticket to […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Laurier launches flu portal for the university community

By Idil Herzi Wilfrid Laurier University has launched a “flu declaration” website for students, faculty and staff to report absence from class, work or teaching due to influenza or influenza-like symptoms. Students are being asked to visit www.wlu.ca/h1n1 and use their Novell login to identify the days missed online. Individuals who would normally seek medical attention should do so; however, […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

WLUSU finalizes Charity Ball donation at $159

Last week’s issue of The Cord has stirred controversy regarding the 2008-09 Charity Ball. With the final numbers made public late last week by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, last year’s donation to the KidsAbility Foundation totals $158.99. The student reaction to the news that Charity Ball raised so little money for charity has been mixed. Some WLUSU volunteers […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Google Street View now in select Canadian cities

After getting tired of looking at a couple holding hands walking down University Avenue across the street from Wilfrid Laurier University, one can easily turn to five men sitting on the patio of The Silver Spur in Uptown Waterloo. Within seconds, similar actions can be seen taking place in downtown Halifax or Vancouver. On Oct. 7, Google Maps launched their […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Canada in brief: Oct. 15, 2009

Vaccine delay ‘nothing political’ MONTREAL (CUP) – Canadians will have to wait a while longer than other countries before the H1N1 vaccine becomes available. The vaccine became available in the United States on Oct. 5, and will be available in Britain before the end of the month – but it won’t hit doctors’ offices until early November in Canada. The […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Cell phone ban comes into effect

Starting Oct. 26 it will be illegal for Ontario motorists to use any wireless devices that can cause a distraction while on the road. This includes the viewing of entertainment devices such as DVD players or laptops. Though the ban is going into effect in a few weeks, Sgt. Pierre Chamberland, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) explains that the province “will […]

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H1N1 confirmed in Waterloo region

The Region of Waterloo Public Health announced last week that there are five confirmed cases of the H1N1 influenza in the region. Although the cases were not severe, they do mark the beginning of flu season. “As expected with the advent of the flu season in the fall we are starting to see an increase in cases of influenza,” said […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Broadcasting from Kitchener

Who says that community-driven news is dead? Kevin Newman, one of Canadian journalism’s most well known faces was broadcast from Kitchener-Waterloo on Oct. 13. On a frigid day, Global TV’s national news program Global National was televised from outside the front of Kitchener City Hall. Newman, Global National’s lead anchor, explained to The Cord that he’s impressed with how much […]

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