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Image of blood-stained underwear on Laurier campus sparks controversy

For a campaign promoting menstrual equity and education on Wilfrid Laurier’s Waterloo campus, a series of posters with black-and-white images of period blood-stained underwear have sparked noteworthy controversy and debate online. The posters include a series of messages, such as “ain’t no shame in menstruating,” as well as other promotional sayings that are working to dismantle the belief that only […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Examining International Women’s Day in Waterloo

Mar. 8 is known worldwide as International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women, their accomplishments and acknowledging the struggles they still continue to face. “IWD is a opportunity to remember the women who fought for equality in the past and recognize the activists who continue to push for gender parity and human rights,” said Tarah Brookfield, associate professor in […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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“A Talk with Miss J.”: Celebrity comes to University of Guelph event for Black History Month

Runway coach, model and reality television personality, Miss J. Alexander, delivered a keynote address, “A Talk with Miss J.” on the University of Guelph’s campus on Monday, March 2nd. University of Guelph’s Cultural Diversity Office and Gender and Sexual Diversity Office, in collaboration with Laurier’s Student Affairs and Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and McMaster’s Equity and Inclusion […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier celebrates ninth annual Indigenous Education Week

Mar. 2 marked the beginning of Wilfrid Laurier University’s ninth annual Indigenous Education Week, a time devoted to recognizing the many contributions that Indigenous people bring to education and sharing Indigenous knowledge. “I want people to know that it is a chance and an opportunity to engage in connections and relationships with the Indigenous community on campus,” said Melissa Ireland, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
Waterloo launching new campaign to warn against sex trafficking

Waterloo launching new campaign to warn against sex trafficking

It Happens Here, a new campaign surrounding the topic of human trafficking in the Waterloo region, is drawing attention to the disturbing reality that human trafficking isn’t quite as far from home as many people believe. The project aims to dispel the myth that human trafficking is something that only happens elsewhere and to provide the community with information and […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Four All Ice Cream is the new scoop in Uptown Waterloo

Willis Way in uptown Waterloo is about to get a little sweeter with a new — yet locally recognized and beloved — ice cream business launching its first stand-alone retail location before the start of summer. Four All Ice Cream, which began production in Kitchener in 2017, is in the process of opening its Waterloo store as soon as the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·