Post Tagged with: "COVID-19"

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Waterloo region council announces mandatory face mask bylaws

Waterloo region council has announced the approval of the bylaws that will require people to wear masks on Grand River Transit and indoor public spaces, effective on July 13.  The council approved the bylaws in a meeting on Monday night, in an additional effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The bylaws will be in place until Sept. 30, with […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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How product delivery has changed for local craft beer and cannabis companies

In the midst of this global health crisis, many local companies have had to find alternative ways to adjust to the circumstances in terms of product delivery.  While the province has moved towards phase two of reopening earlier this month, these alternatives are still necessary for some companies, more specifically, for craft beer and cannabis shops in the region.  John […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
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Looking at systemic injustice and anti-Black racism in the Waterloo region

The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests are leading the way for critical discussions around race and racism and, more specifically, anti-Black racism. These global protests followed after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by members of the Minnesota police force on May 25.  While the protests are shedding a light on many injustices that […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
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How International Students at Laurier are being affected by COVID-19 pandemic

  While the current health pandemic has affected the majority of the population in some capacity, international students, who are already thousands of kilometers away from home, are facing different challenges. The Prime Minister has emphasized that opening Canada’s border to international travel would pose a great risk in containing outbreaks of the virus, but even as Ontario begins to […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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What the cancellation of OUA sports programming means for Laurier Athletics

On June 8, Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced the cancellation of all OUA-sanctioned sports programming and championships. The cancellation, which was made based on provincial public health regulations, will be in place until Dec. 31. 2020. “It’s for the health and safety for our student athletes, our coaches, all our staff  — including the student staff that have to work […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · National, News, Sports ·
OUA announces the cancellation of sports programming for the fall term

OUA announces the cancellation of sports programming for the fall term

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) has announced that all OUA-sanctioned sports programming and championships will be cancelled for the first semester, in response to COVID-19.  This cancellation will be in effect up until Dec. 31. OUA will be monitoring the unfolding health situation to determine a timeframe for delivering sports programming again when able to do so. “It was after conversations […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · National, News, Sports ·
Editor’s Note: Go easy on yourself during the pandemic 

Editor’s Note: Go easy on yourself during the pandemic 

It feels like every time I scroll through Twitter or Facebook, I’m reading the latest article on why I should “make the most” of my downtime. There’s been a huge push from people online spreading sentiments saying that since we’re all home right now, we should be making every effort to fill our days with as much activity as possible. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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While Laurier and other universities have finished their winter semester, elementary and high schools are still ‘in session’

From grocery shopping to entertainment, everyone is faced with the opportunity of adaptation; and thanks to recent innovations, we are adapting to virtual methods of communicating. As students, our lives are largely affected by the changes made to study at a post-secondary institution. While their spring semester is virtually underway, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced that the majority of classes […]

by Marina Black· · Opinion ·
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Laurier announces classes will be moved online for Fall Term amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Laurier has announced that they will offer most courses virtually or online for the Fall 2020 Term. “Over the past few weeks, the university has been engaged in collaborative discussions to consider how we will deliver the fall term in a way that meets government and public health guidelines and maintains the safety of our new and returning students, faculty […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Laurier math department faces backlash over mandatory external webcams needed for spring exams

Wilfrid Laurier University students have been airing their concerns over social media regarding an email that was sent out this week by the math department detailing revised online exam procedures. The notice was addressed to students who are registered in at least one course offered by the math department in the spring term. “… you are required to have an […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·