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Turban Up ties together the community and education in the Sikh faith

The Waterloo-Laurier Sikh Students’ Association, in partnership with the Waterloo-Laurier Punjabi Association, hosted their fourth annual “Turban Up” event in the concourse on Mar. 27, an event that aims to educate other students on the Sikh faith and the importance of the turban. Participants had a member from the Sikh Students’ Association tie a turban on them in proper technique, […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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LRT still delayed but region has hope for launch in the near future

With Spring finally approaching, so too does the expected launch of service for the ION light rail transit (LRT) system currently in testing across the Region of Waterloo, following a series of unforeseen delays. The original budget for the LRT project was $818 million This was divided amongst the three levels of government, with the Government of Ontario providing $300 […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Laurier’s Three Minute Thesis gives opportunity for Masters and PhD students to show off their skills

Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual Three Minute Thesis student competition is welcoming back a fresh crop of bright minds and this year, Laurier has opened the internationally recognized academic competition’s floor to undergraduate students for the first time.  The premise of the competition is to challenge graduate and PhD students to give a three-minute pitch to a panel of non-specialist judges, […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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World Water Day educates students on preserving water, conserving water and those who don’t have clean water

Between Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated the internationally-recognized “World Water Day” with a series of on-campus events, plenary talks and panel discussions aimed at targeting various water-related issues in our community. Each year, United Nations Water (UN-Water), an organization dedicated to the coordination of dealing with international water issues, presents a theme that highlights specific aspects […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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CIBC donation goes towards Integrated Case Exercise week and women in finance

CIBC recently announced that they are committing to donating $200,000 to the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics over a four-year period to enhance the business school and help create scholarships for women in finance. The funding is split up into multiple different sectors of the school, with $25,000 a year being donated to the Integrated Case Exercise (ICE) week […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Bridging the Gap’s Speak Up series comes to an end for the 2018-2019 year

On Wednesday, March 20, Bridging the Gap hosted their final “Speak Up” series event of the year, an event that advocates for mental health initiatives to continue throughout the year — and not just on national campaign days.  The event concludes a year-long event, where Bridging the Gap gathered students and mental professionals to talk about their experiences and struggles […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
Charges laid on St. Patrick’s Day rise after attendance grows on Ezra Avenue

Charges laid on St. Patrick’s Day rise after attendance grows on Ezra Avenue

As the Ezra Avenue St. Patrick’s Day street party continually grows each year, so does the number of charges laid by the Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) as students partake in the unsanctioned street party. According to a press release from WRPS, “Preliminary results indicate that Waterloo Regional Police responded to 205 calls for service and generated 809 occurrences related […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Christchurch vigil a place for students to mourn after New Zealand massacre

On Friday, Mar. 22, Wilfrid Laurier University students and faculty participated in a vigil to honour and show solidarity for the victims and families affected by the recent act of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand.  This act consisted of two consecutive mass shootings which took place at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre on Mar. 15.   […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·