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“Waterluminate” fixtures show UpTown Waterloo in a new light

On Oct. 24, 2018, the UpTown Waterloo Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the city of Waterloo released an official statement about the “Waterluminate LED lighting” that lines uptown Waterloo’s King Street, from Waterloo Public Square up to Bridgeport Road, with the final construction leading all the way up to Central Street.  The lights are structured up along the trees that […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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C3 Innovation Lab’s Waterloo Night Market is hungry for student connectivity

On Nov. 27 starting at 8 p.m., SE300 social entrepreneurship students from Wilfrid Laurier’s C3 Innovation Labs will be hosting their first ever “Night Market” for people to come together and enjoy a healthy social atmosphere with a number of other local businesses. According to their HAWKstarter page, the goal of the Night Market is “to bring together local food […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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A look at The Rainbow Centre’s 5th annual Trans Allyship Workshop

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the WLU Rainbow Centre hosted part one their annual Trans Allyship workshop series, taking place at the Paul Martin Centre.  The workshop was facilitated by trans community organizers to give participants the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to practice allyship with trans students within our community. “Trans Allyship is a workshop that was created […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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An update on the cutting of Milton campus funding by the PC government in Ontario

Last week, the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario announced its termination of funding for the construction of three post-secondary institutions across the province. The project was approved by the former provincial government in 2015, but planning has been in the works for nearly a decade.  After years of preparation and anticipation, Wilfrid Laurier University’s joint Milton campus with Conestoga College […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Movember at Laurier: What to know before growing your mo’ for men’s health

For the entire month of November, the annual event of “Movember” asks its community members to come together to discuss and increase awareness for men’s prostate and testicular cancer, as well as men’s mental health issues — and especially suicide. Both The Movember Foundation of Canada and clubs at Wilfrid Laurier University, like the Lazaridis Students’ Society — or LazSoc […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Students’ Union Presidential Sponsorship opens opportunities for students

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president Tarique Plummer has announced a new initiative along with his executive team called the Students’ Union Presidential Sponsorship Program, where student groups can apply for funding to travel to cases and conferences that can be used to better enhance their club or association. “During the campaign season one of the promises I made, […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Laurier student Harrison Reimer passes away

On Oct. 24, 2018, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed the passing of second-year student Harrison Reimer. Reimer, 19-years-old, was a financial math student and is said to have passed away on Oct. 21, 2018. Reimer’s cause of death is currently unknown by The Cord. According to Reimer’s obituary, he is described as being a “hardworking and bright student who entertained friends and […]

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Laurier’s Milton campus funding cut by Ford government

The Government of Ontario released a statement late in the day on Oct. 23, 2018 stating that they will no longer be funding the recently approved Wilfrid Laurier University Milton satellite campus. “Our government is committed to restore accountability and trust in Ontario’s finances. This includes making difficult decisions about projects across the province,” reads the statement from Merrilee Fullterton, […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Part 4- Back to the drawing board: Looking Forward

Part 4- Back to the drawing board: Looking Forward

This story is the final part in a four-part series released by The Cord. Part One can be found here. Parts Two and Three can be found here. The series discusses alleged accounts of sexism as well as various dysfunctions which were said to be present amongst the Students’ Union 2017-18 board of directors.  Part Four: Looking Forward As the […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Laurier Food Bank is hungry for volunteers to help collect canned goods

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus Food Bank will be hosting their annual Halloween for Hunger event on Oct. 27, where students can sign up in teams of three or four to go trick-or-treating to collect non-perishable food items from around Waterloo to go back to the food bank to support students. “Basically the event is a trick-or-treating food drive: so […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·