Laurier’s former VP: Academic takes post at UW

Following a year of sabbatical from Wilfrid Laurier University, Sue Horton has accepted the position of associate-provost graduate studies at the University of Waterloo. Horton, who served as vice-president academic and provost at Laurier from 2004-08, was planning to return to Laurier as an economics professor this September; however, she has since resigned from this position. “UW just made me […]

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Vancouver opens innovative rail line

Vancouver is officially the first Canadian city to make a direct transit link to a major airport. The SkyTrain just unveiled their new “Canada Line.” The cost of the project was $2 billion and was spread between all three levels of government, with Ottawa pumping in the most funds. It was designed with Vancouver’s hosting of the 2010 Olympics in […]

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Unions strike during recession

Over the past year, Ontario has seen many labour disputes resulting in strikes afflicting municipalities and corporations. With the recession taking a toll on employers and employees alike, reaching an agreement on finances can be increasingly difficult. The Cord takes a look at the recent strikes at the city of Windsor, the city of Toronto and York University to help […]

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Getting pumped for Africa

On Aug. 25, the Grand River chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) held a fundraising event to support their “Agriculture as a Business” program in Ghana. Held in the public square, the one-day pump-a-thon raised $5326 towards their goal of $6000. A treadle pump replicating those used in Ghana to irrigate agricultural fields was set up in the square to […]

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WLUSU installs carpet in the Terrace

The Wilfrid Laurier University Student’s Union has replaced the upper level floor in the Terrace Foot Court, which cost the union $15,000. According to WLUSU general manager, Mike McMahon, the previous floor, which was installed in 2000, had worn right down to the concrete in certain areas in front of Mr. Sub and the Pita Shack. The new floor is […]

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Max Blouw honoured

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has honoured president of Wilfrid Laurier University Max Blouw by naming a research centre after him. Blouw previously saved the centre from the federal government who wanted to destroy it. “I was overwhelmed and absolutely did not expect to be honoured that way,” said Blouw, who served as vice-president of research at UNBC. […]

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City council update

Council addressed the funding of a skating rink and water feature for the public square. The total costs for the additional features is estimated to be $976,000. To fund the skating rink, $426,000 will be needed for its construction and maintenance. Council voted against allocating funds to the account for the skating rink project, preferring to see the results of […]

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Convict allowed to study in Waterloo Region

Brock Golden, a convicted child pornographer, has been granted permission from the Manitoba Court of Appeals to continue his education in the Kitchener-Waterloo area while released on bail. Availability of information Courts of Appeal, who cannot give his identity because of a publication ban on the case, Golden was released on $20,000 cash bail to allow him to attend college […]

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Lines on a map: Affiniam, Senegal

“If I’m alive next year, I think I’ll plant this field.” I was out for a walk through the fields and forests near the tiny village of Affiniam in the Casamance region of Senegal where Clement, my friend and guide, was showing me his land. The matter-of-fact consideration of his own mortality came up as we looked over a small […]

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Canada in brief: Sept. 7, 2009

Student groups, universities singing “big five” blues QUEBEC (CUP) – The presidents of five of Canada’s top universities have spent the summer calling for a greater share of research funding. Currently these five – the universities of Toronto, Montreal, Alberta, British Columbia, and McGill – receive just over 30 per cent of the over $2.5 billion given out annually by […]

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