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Alumni Association donates $800,000 to student services to enhance the Laurier experience

Homecoming weekend saw the announcement of the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association (WLUAA) donating $800,000 to enhance student services for current students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The donation was split up into four parts to cover different student services around campus that could use funding. $350,000 of the donation was put towards scholarships for students and $270,000 […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Lazaridis International Case Conference hosts successful second year with 12 participant schools

This past week, Laurier hosted its second annual Lazaridis International Case Conference from Oct. 13 to 19. Teams of students from top schools across the globe gathered to compete in case competitions and experience what growing Canadian conference had to offer.  There were twelve teams in total who competed in the international case competition, including teams from Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Liberals win minority government with 157 seats

On Monday, Oct. 21, Canadians elected members of the Liberal Party in 157 districts — 46.4 per cent of total seats — securing a minority government for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in Canada’s forty-third federal election. The Conservative Party of Canada will once again form the Official Opposition, acquiring 121, or 35.8 per cent of the total seats — […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Elections, National, News ·

Bilingualism Matters research centre opens at Laurier as the first of the network in Canada

Laurier has announced that they will be joining a network of many other institutions by launching a Bilingualism Matters research and service centre, located in the newly renovated Frank C. Peters building. Bilingualism Matters currently exists at 26 universities in 14 countries, with Laurier becoming the first Canadian partner in the network that has been around since 2008 that specializes […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier voted number one Canadian university in student satisfaction for fourth year in a row

For a fourth year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University has been ranked number one in student satisfaction in the Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canadian universities, as well as the categories of course instructors, student life staff, extracurricular activities, residence Living, and administrative staff.   Laurier also ranked second in academic advising as well as experiential learning. “I think the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, National, News ·
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Laurier showcases impactful art exhibit at Nuit Blanche

On Oct. 5, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Toronto office participated in the Nuit Blanche festival for the third year in a row. Nuit Blanche is a festival of the arts which takes place annually in downtown Toronto, as well as other neighbourhoods in the city. Artists create unique and interactive installations across the city which coincide with the festivals theme, with […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Elevating Laurier Leaders discussion series hosted by Laurier Alumni focusing on female leadership

Laurier Alumni is hosting both past, present and future generations of female leaders in their Elevating Laurier Leaders series, with the first installation of the series, “Mentorship,” having taken place on Oct. 8 at THE MUSEUM in Kitchener. The series consists of four different developmental elements that contribute to leadership, including entrepreneurship, self-care and tackling imposter syndrome that will take […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Welcome to Thrive Week!

Laurier’s bi-annual Thrive Week is taking place for the fall semester this week, beginning Oct. 7 and finishing on Oct. 11, with events and giveaways all week long to bring awareness to the resources available to students on campus struggling with their mental health. Events are happening throughout the week range from multiple different athletic and group exercise classes like […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier’s Brantford campus hosts commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

On Oct. 4, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus hosted an event in remembrance of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Remembrance consisted of a public speaker component and a traditional Indigenous meal served afterwards at the Indigenous Student Centre. The event was organized by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and was free for anyone who […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Bridges of Hope returns to Waterloo

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Bridges of Hope Project will be hosting an event at Waterloo Park in hopes of bringing mental health awareness and support to the forefront of the Waterloo community. The Bridges of Hope Project was founded by Olivia Miller and Greta Dotzert in 2018, during their final year of high school. It was created with the […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·