News in brief

Laurier initiates new booking system for OSAP pickup

Laurier students who receive OSAP loans will now be able to schedule a timeslot to pick up their cheques rather than waiting in a familiar, incredibly long lineup at Student Awards office this September. Through their LORIS account, eligible students can access the online booking system that will allow them to book an appointment. “We’ve long known that our lineups were very excessive,” manager of Student Awards Ruth MacNeil said, adding that under the new system, “rather than sitting here for three or four hours trying to get your OSAP, you’ll be out in fifteen minutes.”

WLUSU charitable donation figures released

Donations for Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU) committees for 2009-10 were finalized and released July 7, with a final total of $115,651.47.

After poor press as a result of low charitable donations in the previous year, many of the committees cut spending to ensure higher donations. Charity Ball raised $6,195.60 while Shinerama, the national cystic fibrosis research fundraiser that originated at WLU, raised $95,199 at Laurier last year.