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Heidi Northwood named SEO of Laurier’s Brantford campus

Heidi Northwood named SEO of Laurier’s Brantford campus

Wilfrid Laurier University announced on July 8, 2019 that Heidi Northwood would be the permanent Senior Executive Officer (SEO) of the Brantford campus. Northwood has been in an interim position in the role since April 2018. “Following a national search, it was recognized by the search committee that Dr. Northwood had all the qualities we were looking for in our […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
Laurier Waterloo campus appoints new dean of students

Laurier Waterloo campus appoints new dean of students

Wilfrid Laurier University announced today that Kate McCrae Bristol has been appointed as the new dean of students for the Waterloo campus, effective Sept. 16, 2019. The statement that was released detailed McCrae Bristol’s experience working in student services and with academic faculty. McCrae Bristol is the current manager of student experience at the University of Waterloo, where she oversees […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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All of Laurier’s campuses are now smoke-free

On Monday, July 1, Wilfrid Laurier University implemented their new smoke-free policy across all campuses, replacing the interim cannabis policy that was instituted when cannabis was legalized in Canada, as well as replacing the existing smoking policy. The new policy prohibits smoking of all types across Laurier campuses, including smoking cigarettes, vaping or using electronic cigarettes and other inhalant devices […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier appoints new deans in faculties of science and education

On June 10, 2019, Wilfrid Laurier University appointed two new deans in the faculties of education and science, with Maria Cantalini Williams, who will be starting her term as the dean of the Faculty of Education on July 1, and Anthony Clarke beginning his term as the dean of the Faculty of Science on August 1. “We have a very […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Conestoga College announces plans for Downtown Kitchener campus

On May 31, Conestoga College President John Tibbits and Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic announced plans to open a new campus inside the Market Square location in Downtown Kitchener. The 82,000 square foot campus is set to open in January of 2020 and will aid in accommodating Conestoga College’s growing international student population. The campus will host primarily business classes upon […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Laurier’s ISOW program provides life-changing opportunities to students in countries affected by war

Laurier’s International Students Overcoming War program saw four graduates walk the stage in 2019, marking the biggest class of students to have graduated from the program since its inception. The program aims to help students not only get out of countries that may be detrimental to them, but to also give them an education and a chance to learn outside […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Following community support, Princess Cinema to remain open until further notice

Following public outcry and community support for the Princess Original cinema in Waterloo, the theatre announced that it will not be closing its doors — for now. The cinema, which had been open since John Tutt, owner and proprietor, purchased the space in 1985 — over 34 years — had received news on April 12, 2019, that its tenancy with […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Local, News ·
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Laurier celebrates Pride Month and encourages inclusivity

The end of June marks the end of Pride Month at Wilfrid Laurier University, but that doesn’t mean the efforts towards inclusivity come to a halt. Throughout the month of June, WLU made various efforts to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community, including flying the rainbow flag for the duration of the month and participating in Toronto’s Pride March. […]

by Sophia Cole· · News ·
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City centres re-energized with ION launch

On Saturday June 22, Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener came together with Grand River Transit to celebrate the grand opening of the ION train to the public. There were tens of thousands of people in attendance on June 22, the day of the ION launch, and over 73,000 people who rode the train during its first weekend. “The energy was […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Updated: OSAP changes take effect, impacting Laurier students

On Wednesday, June 19, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) released funding estimates for student applicants looking to receive grants and loans for the next school year. Changes were made to the program earlier in the year by the Ford government with uncertainty surrounding how students would be impacted by the projected cuts to the province’s financial aid. Following the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·