Post Tagged with: "Laurier alumni"

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Founder of Canada’s first Indigenous-owned cosmetics company shares success at open house

It’s open house season – and to mark it, Laurier ran a multitude of campus-related events this past weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Indigenous Student Centre welcomed Jenn Harper, CEO and founder of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc. to speak to current and prospective Indigenous students about entrepreneurship. The event, hosted in The Turret, began at 3 p.m. with light […]

by Victoria Marshall· · 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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Elevating Laurier Leaders discussion series hosted by Laurier Alumni focusing on female leadership

Laurier Alumni is hosting both past, present and future generations of female leaders in their Elevating Laurier Leaders series, with the first installation of the series, “Mentorship,” having taken place on Oct. 8 at THE MUSEUM in Kitchener. The series consists of four different developmental elements that contribute to leadership, including entrepreneurship, self-care and tackling imposter syndrome that will take […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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International Women’s Day luncheon aims to educate and advance women in STEAM

On Friday, Mar. 8, the second annual International Women’s Day luncheon, entitled “Advancing Women in STEAM,” was held by Laurier Alumni in partnership with the International Women’s Forum at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Kitchener. Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy gave a keynote address at the luncheon and was followed by a speaker panel, moderated by Ginny Dybenko, former dean of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Sarah Wilkes and Danny Hanlon make Laurier proud at the national and international level

Former Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawk curling alumna Sarah Wilkes won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship on Sunday, Feb. 24 as a member of Team Alberta.Team Alberta were trailing 5-1 at one point in the finals against Team Ontario. However, Wilkes helped her team complete the biggest comeback in the history of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts finals, as Team […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Former Hawk Kwaku Boateng signs massive extension with Edmonton Eskimos

Ranked as the number one national free agent by the Canadian Football League (CFL) as their free agency opening approaches on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Laurier alumni Kwaku Boateng received a contract extension by his current team, the Edmonton Eskimos, on Friday, Feb. 1. Boateng was given a contract extension through 2020 with a $50,000 signing bonus as well as $175,000 […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Sports ·
Monarch Clothing provides accessible clothing to those with Alzheimer’s

Monarch Clothing provides accessible clothing to those with Alzheimer’s

Wilfrid Laurier University alumna Patricia Quinn is the chief executive officer of Monarch Clothes, a Waterloo-based company that has developed a clothing line targeting women and men with physical impairments, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Quinn graduated from Laurier’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. She then went on to work for IBM as a technical advisor. Monarch’s co-founder and president, Kristine […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Laurier BBA grads start protein powder company

A pair of Wilfrid Laurier Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) graduates have recently started their own protein powder company called ‘Suppy’. Tom Honor and Logan Moore launched Suppy Canada-wide on Oct. 29 in an effort to “disrupt the opaque and notoriously overpriced sports nutrition industry.” Honor and Moore discussed what went into launching the company, along with other details about […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Former Hawk Isabelle McLemore is a symbol of success in sports communications

Every year, there are plenty of varsity athletes at Laurier who go on to play professionally at a high level after graduation. However, there are also a great deal of athletes who are unable to transition to the pro level.  And it’s often these students who still go on to make a career out of sports, just in a different […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·