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RBC Entrepreneurial Accelerator program launches the future of students

Tuesday marked the launch of the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation’s partnership with the RBC Entrepreneurial Accelerator program, as part of RBC’s Future Launch.  The program gives Laurier students the opportunity to work on their own start-up or work for an existing start-up that aligns with their passions, while still funding the students with co-op level wages to […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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THEMUSEUM celebrates 15 years in KW with multiple events honouring diversity and culture

On Saturday, Sept. 29, THEMUSEUM hosted a celebration in honour of their fifteenth anniversary which featured special announcements, interactive exhibits and of course, birthday cake.  After 15 years in Downtown Kitchener, the now well-known hub for arts and culture has big plans for the upcoming months and even years to come.  David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM, talked about the exhibits […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·
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“Meet the Candidates” event encourages students to get involved and vote

On Sept. 26 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., the University Affairs Department of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union hosted a “Meet the Candidates” event for the upcoming municipal election candidates at the Paul Martin Centre on Laurier’s Waterloo Campus. The meet-and-greet networking event gave the electoral candidates for the positions of mayor, regional council and chair — as well […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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University of Waterloo brings in mental health kits to help students

It’s no surprise to students that mental health and wellness has become a greater priority for schools, as many students are currently or have previously experienced issues, especially regarding not knowing how to deal with mental health emergency situations when they occur. Because of this, for orientation week at the University of Waterloo, first-year students were given an emergency “health […]

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TEDxWLU brings innovation and speaker series to students during event on Friday

On Friday, Sept. 21, TEDxWLU took place at Laurier’s Senate and Board Chamber. This year’s all-day event was independently organized by students and featured nine guest speakers, three TED Library Talks, as well as a networking event in which students and guest speakers had the opportunity to connect. The event’s lead coordinator, Sulay Shah, is a third-year BBA and Computer […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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KW physician Dr. Arya becomes the Faculty of Health Sciences’ first ever scholar-in-residence

The Faculty of Health Sciences has recently announced that they will be appointing Dr. Neil Arya as their first ever scholar-in-residence. Dr. Arya is a family physician in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, as well as chair of the PEGASUS Global Health Conference and president of the Canadian Physicians for Research and Education in Peace (CPREP). Appointed to the position for two […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Parts 2 & 3 – Back to the drawing board: reflecting on the 2017-18 directors

The Cord’s Editor-In-Chief, Safina Husein, conducted an investigation of the Students’ Union’s 2017-18 board of directors, following up with allegations of sexism and various other dysfunctions which were disclosed to The Cord by various board members during  their final board reviews conducted in April, which consist of confidential, anonymous interviews. This story is part two and three of a four-part […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Run, Hide, Repeat by Pauline Dakin receives the 2018 Edna Staebler award

The Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction has been announced, and the winner is Pauline Dakin’s Run, Hide, Repeat. A memoir of her childhood, Dakin recalls a time in her life she had not yet come to terms with in this novel. “It recounts my childhood and young adulthood, when there were some odd things going on with the family, […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Library makerspace aims to let students create and innovate with various tools to become makers

This year, Wilfrid Laurier University implemented the library makerspace: a facility with a purpose to encourage students to engage in hands-on learning and be able to simply create something with the great variety of equipment and materials made available. The Cord sat down with Darin White, the makerspace’s primary coordinator, the library’s communications and cultural programming associate, as well as […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Incident involving fatal shooting in downtown Kitchener is being investigated

Waterloo Regional Police are currently investigating a fatal shooting in the downtown Kitchener area. The shooting occurred at the corner of Pandora Avenue and King Street West, an area located near Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute. Police have not made any known arrests at the moment and are still in the process of evaluating the crime scene. A large section of […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·