News in brief: Oct. 21, 2009

Chili cookoff raises $520

Seven teams competed in this year’s United Way chili cookoff, raising money for the United Way campaign.

The teams all started with the same base chili and added their own spices to personalize the dish.

The best chili was won by the United Way team; the hottest chili and most money raised honour went to the chili made by the faculty of education.

Laurier Brantford student wins prestigious award

Elizabeth Baisley, a second-year student at the Laurier Brantford campus, was awarded a $9,000 Fessenden-Trott scholarship.

This scholarship rewards students with excellent academic records who also display leadership qualities.

Baisley is a human rights and human diversity and English major, and maintains an 11.9 GPA, while staying involved in the community.

Breakfast with Blouw returns this fall

Students are invited to have breakfast with Laurier president Max Blouw on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses.

The breakfasts were first introduced in 2008 and offer an opportunity for students to share their thoughts about the university with the current president.

Breakfast for the Kitchener and Waterloo campuses will be at the Lucinda House on Friday Nov. 27.