Post Tagged with: "Laurier alumni"

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Laurier graduate creates Houdini app to play music safely while driving

Former Laurier student Mossab Basir has launched a start-up for a hands-free music streaming application called Houdini. Launched in the beginning of Sept. 2017, Houdini is a new application designed to create safer driving in Canada. Currently, Houdini is available for the Android and will soon become available for iPhone in January of 2018. Houdini was inspired by the rising problem of distracted driving that exists today. Drivers are 23 per […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
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Student Life Levy funds nap pods at Laurier

Empowering Students with Power Naps is a project created by Fani Hsieh, Wilfrid Laurier University alumna, and funded by the Student Life Levy (SLL) that seeks to have a nap pod available on campus. The SLL allows for students to convert their ideas into a reality. Since the 1980’s undergraduate students have contributed over $20 million dollars to the SLL. […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·
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The Circle of Music brings dementia patients and the community together in the form of a choir

The  Circle of Music is a funded and research based program that places people living with dementia, their care partner and high school student volunteers together in a choir. The choir was originally the capstone project for Sasha Judelson, who has now obtained her master’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Community Music program. This project goes beyond the typical choir […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo welcomes CTRL V, the first virtual reality arcade

  Minutes away from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, is CTRL V, a not-so-typical, recently opened, arcade. Step aside, Dance Dance Revolution and classic pinball; it’s time to make room for headgear, futuristic black lights and simulations that place you as the main character of a game. Headlining this new venture is Robert Bruski and his partners, Ryan […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
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Laurier alumna wins Masterchef Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University alumna, Mary Berg, was recently crowned the winner of the third season of CTV’s Masterchef Canada. Berg was one of 14 hopefuls chosen to compete on this past season of Masterchef Canada, where they were pitted against each other in weekly cooking competitions, with contestants systematically eliminated leading up to the finale on June 19. “It is […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, Local, News ·
The frightening reality of living without benefits

The frightening reality of living without benefits

For the first time in my life, I don’t have health benefits. While my current job sets aside a very small amount of money to go towards health-related costs for the year, it is maybe enough for one teeth cleaning at the dentist. I know I shouldn’t be complaining, something is better than nothing, but this is the first time […]

by Bethany Bowles· · Opinion ·