Post Tagged with: "Brantford"

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Measuring the impact of the Brantford Downtown Outreach Program

The Brantford Downtown Outreach Team, otherwise known as BDOT, is a pilot program implemented in July of 2019 with a focus on reaching out to people struggling with addiction, homelessness and other challenges. The idea for the BDOT was born out of a need for a new approach to working with vulnerable populations, such as the homeless in Brantford, and […]

by Sophia Cole· · News ·
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Laurier’s Brantford campus hosts commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

On Oct. 4, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus hosted an event in remembrance of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Remembrance consisted of a public speaker component and a traditional Indigenous meal served afterwards at the Indigenous Student Centre. The event was organized by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and was free for anyone who […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
Williams Fresh Cafe in Brantford Market Square closes doors

Williams Fresh Cafe in Brantford Market Square closes doors

On May 28, 2019, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union announced that the Williams’ Cafe in Brantford Market Square will be officially closing its doors on May 31 — an unfortunate, precautionary reaction to changes being made in the federal funding structure for universities.  “In January, when the provincial government announced their changing funding model for how student associations across the […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Indigenous Knowledge Fund created at Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University has created an Indigenous Knowledge Fund in order to support and encourage the presence of Indigenous content within academic settings on both the Waterloo and Brantford campus. Last year, Laurier Brantford’s faculty of Indigenous Studies, in collaboration with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Office of the Dean of Students, created the fund. “We thought that […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Manulife donates $300,000 to Laurier Jumpstart Program

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Jumpstart to Higher Education program recently received a $300,000 donation from Manulife earlier this month. The generous gift will ultimately allow the program to continue running and expand further into the Waterloo Region as well as into Brantford. “Laurier and Manulife enjoy a successful partnership that has spanned nearly four decades,” Deborah MacLatchy, president and vice-chancellor of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Map released by the City of Brantford highlights areas of flooding by severity.

Brantford sees major floods; warnings extended to Southern Ontario

Yesterday morning, thousands of residents living in Brantford were faced with flooding caused by large amounts of heavy rainfall and ice jams in the Grand River. As a result, The City of Brantford declared a state of emergency and issued evacuations in numerous parts of the city. At approximately 10:30 a.m., some residents in the impacted neighbourhoods were asked to […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Laurier recognizes 100,000th graduate, 5,000th Brantford graduate

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus will be holding their convocation ceremonies for graduates starting on Monday, June 12. Taking place from June 12 to 16, 11 ceremonies will be held on the Laurier Waterloo campus. Since May 31, approximately 2,865 students met all program requirements and are now qualified to graduate. The university announced that they expect to confer 247 […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, News ·
Editor’s Note: Elections engagement

Editor’s Note: Elections engagement

This Students’ Union election season has been the mildest and least exciting of all Students’ Union elections that I have observed in the past five years. With only one candidate for president and CEO, and with that candidate running a very thought out and well prepared campaign, the result seems inevitable. This year, there are only 15 students running for […]

by Bethany Bowles· · Opinion ·
Laurier Brantford welcomes 24/7 Special Constables Services

Laurier Brantford welcomes 24/7 Special Constables Services

After years of campaigning and advocating, the Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford campus can now extend their Special Constable Services to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week coverage. After the university’s Board of Governors approved an increase of service hours on June 23, Tyler Van Herzele, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union president, released a thank-you note on the Students’ […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, News ·