OSAP applications up 18 per cent

This August, student unemployment reached a staggering 16.4 per cent according to Statistics Canada. In direct correlation to this, applications to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for the fall semester have reportedly increased by 18 per cent from last year. “This is clearly a signal that more and more students are in need of financial assistance to attend post-secondary […]

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Williams construction to be complete Sept. 21

The new Williams Coffee Pub Express that was scheduled to open in the Terrace earlier this month is still undergoing renovations and is now expected to be ready for business on Sept. 21. According to Rob Sexton, food and beverage manager for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, the intention was to have it open on Sept. 1 so it […]

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PRISM advances to help business students

With the arrival of its 25th anniversary at Wilfrid Laurier, PRISM Laurier, which provides information and technology training and services to business and economics students, has undergone a significant overhaul with the goal of offering students efficient and up-to-date workspaces. New technology, the latest equipment and even a Bloomberg workstation, which is the technology that allows students to access the […]

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Steam Whistle founder speaks to first years

He went from being kicked out of the Laurier business program to being the honoured speaker. Founder and co-CEO of Steam Whistle Brewing Cam Heaps spoke to first-year business students on Sept. 13 for the Laurier School of Business and Economics’ (SBE) Orientation Day. Heaps is a Laurier alumnus who, along with his two partners, started their brewing company in […]

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News briefs: Sept. 16, 2009

WLUSU selects firm for market research A joint proposal between two firms has been accepted by the Wilfrid Laurier University Student’s Union, furthering the stages of WLUSU’s market research initiative, which was approved at the summers operating budget meeting. The two companies who submitted the proposal are Response Generator and Insights. According to Joel Robinson, vice-president of public affairs for […]

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Economic recovery not on the horizon yet

After meeting with the G20 finance ministers and Central Bank governors in London, United Kingdom from Sept. 4 to 5, Canada’s Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty provided an outlook on the current state of the global economy. Flaherty stated in a Sept. 5 conference call with Canadian media that progress has been made in improving the global economy and that […]

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Brick Brewery sued for lime beer

Brick Brewery’s recently launched lime-flavoured lager has led to a sour situation for the company. Anheuser-Busch and Labatt Brewing, its Canadian division, have confronted Brick with a lawsuit based on claims of trademark infringement. This summer’s lime craze inspired Brick Brewery to tap into the lime beer market with its new brew, Red Baron Lime, which appeared in beer stores […]

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KW in Brief: Sept. 16, 2009

UW opens media lab The University of Waterloo opened its Critical Media Lab in Kitchener on Sept. 15. The lab, located at 195 King St. West, will host research projects by UW faculty and visiting artist and researcher Ron Broglio. Development approved City councillors on Sept. 14 approved the development of a three and a half storey building at the […]

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City honours the Elgins

Freedom of the City was granted to the 31 Combat Engineer Regiment, the Elgins, by Mayor Brenda Halloran on Sept. 12. This great honour bestowed on the Elgins celebrated the long history of the regiment and the community. Formed in the 1860s, the 100-man contingency of the Elgins has protected and served Canadians for over 140 years. “They have been […]

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Program educates students on by-laws

Trying to find a bathroom between the bar and your house can be a challenge, but substituting a tree for a toilet is not the solution. The City of Waterloo has launched the “It’s your Waterloo” campaign to inform students of the fines for breaking by-laws, which in the case of public urinations equates to a hefty $300 ticket. “The […]

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