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Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier looking to form a union for teaching assistants

Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University have been actively working towards organizing a union for teaching assistants (TAs) to improve their current working conditions — which include better wages and benefits, increased support, transparency with hiring and contracts and addressing ongoing issues with TAs going over hours. This comes as a result of a group of Laurier students who are […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Alumni Association donates $800,000 to student services to enhance the Laurier experience

Homecoming weekend saw the announcement of the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association (WLUAA) donating $800,000 to enhance student services for current students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The donation was split up into four parts to cover different student services around campus that could use funding. $350,000 of the donation was put towards scholarships for students and $270,000 […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Derogatory note brings university community together

On Oct. 10, 2019, a note was found taped to the wall of a fourth-floor residence common room at Queen’s University. This floor is a floor designated to Indigenous students and allies of the community. The floor houses roughly 50 students. This note used extremely derogatory and violent language directly targeted towards Indigenous students and the LGBTQ+ community. This comes […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Laurier’s WiFi woes

Internet connection at Laurier has been a hotspot for conversation as students increase their wi-fi usage throughout campus while they take notes in lectures and study for midterm exams. Laurier was subject to an internet outage last April during the exam period which enraged many students who could not access MyLearningSpace to see course notes or exam study aids on […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
Students’ Union develops summer initiatives to improve campus life

Students’ Union develops summer initiatives to improve campus life

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU) has been continuing their efforts to improve the lives of current and future Golden Hawks as new president, Zemar Hakim and new chair of the board of directors, Owen Bourrie, lead their teams through the summer to prepare for the fall semester that includes events such as orientation week and homecoming.   Owen Bourrie, a returning member of the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · 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 Hagey· · Campus, News ·
Clubs on campus: the importance of getting involved

Clubs on campus: the importance of getting involved

Getting to know people on campus can be both challenging and intimidating. Thankfully, there are more places to meet people than just in the classroom. Involving yourself in campus clubs and organizations is a sure-fire way to situate yourself around people with similar interests, but with so many amazing groups to join, it can be a task in itself just […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
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Sustainability office funds six new projects

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Sustainability Office is funding six new projects through the Sustainable Hawk Fund. The projects that applied to the fund are scored on requirements that meet the Sustainability Office factors, as well as contribute to reducing a negative environmental impact on Laurier’s various campuses. There are two application periods throughout the academic year when students are welcome to […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·