Laurier in brief: October 17, 2012

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WLU recognized for its “Passion Capital”
The 2012 Canada’s Passion Capitalists awards named Laurier as a finalist because of its dedication to passion capital. Passion capital is defined as “the energy, intensity, and sustainability needed to generate superior results.” Laurier’s representatives will accept a certificate of recognition on the school’s behalf on Nov. 5 in Toronto, with the award’s winners being announced on Nov. 9 on the Business News Network and profiled in the National Post on Nov. 10. The awards are being presented by Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions and based on ideas from the book Passion Capital by Paul Alofs.

Canada Research Chair reappoints Anne Wilson
Anne Wilson, a Wilfrid Laurier University psychology professor, who previously held the Canada Research Chair in 2007 for Social Psychology, was reappointed to a second five-year term during a presentation at University of Toronto last Friday. During the presentation, plans were also announced by the government of Canada to invest more than $120 million in its more than 155 research chair-holders to support new research and strengthen Canada’s global leaders.  Her second term will see her focus her research more on how peoples’ thinking and behavior change when they are anticipating a bleak or negative future.
–Compiled by Shaun Fitl

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