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Camellia Bissessar earns award for innovation in educational experience

Music is a discipline that is fairly sensory: visually reading music, kinaesthetically playing instruments or making rhythms with your hands and of course hearing the music in the auditory sense. Camellia Bissessar aims to change just how difficult the music world can be to someone with impairment to any of these regions. Bissessar, a 2018 graduate of Laurier’s Faculty of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier hosts conference on indigenous knowledge

National Indigenous Peoples Day was 21 June and festivities were held for the local indigenous community in the Victoria Park Pavilion. “It’s a day for indigenous people to celebrate who we are,” said Laura Barry, masters student in the faculty of social work. The event featured traditional costuming, a community feast, and speeches. The event had a large attendance from […]

by Madeline McInnis· · National, News ·
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Laurier professor researches effects of pronouns in costumer service

The world of customer service is vast and everyone can agree upon its presence in their lives; whether working for a retailer as a representative or being the recipient of those services as a customer, client and/or patient. Grant Packard, an assistant professor of marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, has discovered through his ongoing […]

by Margaret Russell· · Campus, News ·
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SHORE initiates program for sexual health education

The Sexual Health Options, Resources & Education Centre (SHORE) is offering new programs for newcomers to Canada, people with developmental disabilities, and abortion pill services. The SHORE Centre is a pro-choice positive, inclusive and accessible organization based in downtown Kitchener on King Street East. The SHORE Centre is excited about the new programs being introduced to the Waterloo Region and […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo Region moves forward with safe injection sites

As the opioid epidemic prevails, there is talk of progress among Waterloo regional councillors. The community services committee of Waterloo Region, responsible for reviewing and reporting on public health, emergency and community services, agreed to move forward with implementing safe injection sites earlier this month. Proposals have been made regarding the future locations of sites; however, these currently remain undetermined […]

by Margaret Russell· · Local, News ·
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Rob Gordon appointed as Laurier’s new provost and vice-president: academic

Earlier this month, Rob Gordon was officially appointed as Wilfrid Laurier University’s new provost and vice-president: academic. Gordon has served at Laurier since 2015 as vice-president: research. In March 2017, he was appointed acting provost. The positions for both provost and vice-president: academic was formerly held by Deborah MacLatchy, current president of Laurier. When MacLatchy was appointed as the new […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Lindsay Shepherd files $3.6M law suit against Laurier over alleged abusive treatment

Earlier this week, Lindsay Shepherd filed a $3.6 million law suit against Wilfrid Laurier University, claiming the school’s treatment of her has deemed her unemployable in academia. The unproven claim alleges harassment, intentional infliction of nervous shock, negligence, amongst others. The statement of claim names Laurier, as well as Nathan Rambukkana, Herbert Pimlott, and Adria Joel — the three individuals involved […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Man arrested in response to series of small fires set in Waterloo’s university area

A 27 year-old man was arrested yesterday in correspondence to a series of small fires which were set in Waterloo near the University of Waterloo (UW), including a few that were set on UW’s campus. The first fires were set on Wednesday evening at Crabby Joe’s on University Avenue and the Starbucks located at Starbucks at 428 King St. N. Specifically, […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Catherine Fife re-elected as NDP dominates Kitchener-Waterloo ridings

The results of the 2018 provincial election are in; Doug Ford, PC party leader, is the new premiere of Ontario. The PC party has earned a majority government, currently holding over 70 seats. Behind Ford, NDP leader Andrea Horwath has currently acquired over 35 seats, while Wynne — the premiere of Ontario since 2013  — has only received 6 seats overall. Mike Schreiner, […]

by Safina Husein· · News, Uncategorized ·
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OUSA advocates for solutions to gendered violence on post-secondary campuses

May was Sexual Assault Prevention Month, and in lieu of this, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), in partnership with student organizations across the country, have released a journal entitled Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. The publication gives student-run organizations from across the country the opportunity to lobby against sexual violence on Canadian […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·