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Laurier Professor Alison Blay-Palmer named finalist for Canadian research impact award for second time

Alison Blay-Palmer, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Laurier and food sustainability researcher, has been named a finalist for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Impact Award for the second time. Blay-Palmer is nominated in the Partnership Category alongside the Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE) partnership, a project she founded in conjunction with Wilfrid […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, National, News ·
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The effects of climate change on Canada’s water bodies

Researchers at Laurier’s Institute for Water Science are encouraging the public to educate themselves on the troubling water levels that are occuring not just in oceans, but our own backyards as climate change causes warmer temperatures across bodies of water. Contrary to the belief that climate change will cause houses and land to flood with rising temperatures, smaller bodies of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
Climate change protests raise awareness in Kitchener-Waterloo region

Climate change protests raise awareness in Kitchener-Waterloo region

As global protests surrounding the issue of recognizing climate change continue to grow, students and climate change advocates in the Kitchener-Waterloo region arranged their own protest alongside the global “Fridays for Future” climate strike that took place on May 24.    Over a hundred activists collected on the steps of Waterloo City Hall to participate in the conversation that began with […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Local, News ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

WLU partnership on immigration research

A joint project between Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Ottawa is the first in the country to examine the relationship between climate change and migration to Canada. The Environmental Migration Project brings together researchers to investigate how droughts, pollution and other environmental issues are affecting migration dynamics in less developed countries and how these factors can contribute to […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · News ·