Post Tagged with: "Laurier alumni"

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Laurier alumni hosts book launch at Laurier

On April 3, former Wilfrid Laurier University graduate student Allan Downey came back to campus for the launch party of  his new book, The Creator’s Game. Hosted at Veritas Café, the launch party brought out Laurier students and faculty to hear Downey speak about the book, a history of the game of lacrosse and exploration of its position in Indigenous […]

by Jake Watts· · News ·
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What to do with a degree? Life after university for Laurier athletes

Lives of student athletes can be quite misconstrued in society. This is especially the case when it comes to the goals they have, their aspirations and what lies ahead of them. When you consider the type of commitment they put into their respective sports and teams, it can be quite hard to imagine that some student-athletes may have dreams and […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Alyssa Lagonia has exceeded all expectations after graduating from Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University graduate Alyssa Lagonia has taken her soccer career to another level after graduation. The former Golden Hawk is currently playing professional soccer overseas for Cyprus club Apollon Ladies F.C., along with playing for the Canadian women’s national soccer team. It’s been a long journey for Lagonia, as after graduating from Laurier, she has gone on to play […]

by Pranav Desai· · Soccer, Sports ·
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Laurier graduates Brent Laing and John Morris accomplish their Olympic dream

Competing at the Olympics is every athlete’s dream, and two former Golden Hawks got to live out that dream this past February. Laurier graduates John Morris and Brent Laing represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Laing curled for the Canadian men’s team, while Morris took part in the first ever mixed doubles tournament at the Olympics. While […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·
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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 ·