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Students’ Union’s board of directors elects chair and vice-chair for the 2019-2020 school year

The newly elected board of directors for 2019-2020 held their first meeting last Thursday Feb. 7 to elect their new chair and vice-chair. Current vice-chair Owen Bourrie was elected as the incoming chair and CGO of the 2019-20 board, while Sameed Hussain was elected as the incoming vice-chair. Bourrie has been planing to run for the chair and CGO position […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Looking at female representation during the Students’ Union elections: The future (might just be) female

For the 2018-2019 school year, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union had only one female on their board of directors. The year before — despite adversity they may have faced — they had four. This year, women are being represented at the forefront of elections season; out of the four presidential candidates, one is Klaudia Wojtanowski, a BBA student with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Students’ Union Presidential Sponsorship opens opportunities for students

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president Tarique Plummer has announced a new initiative along with his executive team called the Students’ Union Presidential Sponsorship Program, where student groups can apply for funding to travel to cases and conferences that can be used to better enhance their club or association. “During the campaign season one of the promises I made, […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
Part 4- Back to the drawing board: Looking Forward

Part 4- Back to the drawing board: Looking Forward

This story is the final part in a four-part series released by The Cord. Part One can be found here. Parts Two and Three can be found here. The series discusses alleged accounts of sexism as well as various dysfunctions which were said to be present amongst the Students’ Union 2017-18 board of directors.  Part Four: Looking Forward As the […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Looking ahead to an integrated Wellness Centre

There are a variety of athletic clubs at Wilfrid Laurier University featuring sports such as boxing, cricket, figure skating and sailing, among others. However, it can be argued that these clubs haven’t received the exposure they deserve at Laurier. Tarique Plummer, President and CEO of the Students’ Union, discussed the changes that are being implemented to help the sports clubs […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Students’ Union Chair steps down; Laurier Students for Pro-Choice present to the board

  The Students’ Union Board of Directors meeting held on Feb. 2, the day after the Students’ Union election results were announced, was particularly eventful. Starting off the meeting was a presentation on reproductive rights lead by Alicia Hall, along with other members of the group “Laurier Students for Pro-Choice.” The presentation addressed the issue of abortion generally, and then […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, News ·
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2018 Students’ Union election season kicks off at All Candidates Meeting

  The 2018 Students’ Union election season has officially begun. On Monday Jan. 15, 2017, the All-Candidates meeting took place on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Candidates running for Students’ Union President and CEO, board of directors, senate and board of governors were present at the meeting. Campaigning for all positions officially began 30 minutes after the completion of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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Students’ Union Directors explore topics of referendum questions

An emergency Board of Directors meeting called in late December reveals that the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union has faced some difficulty in prepping questions for the upcoming referendum. The Students’ Union elections, which will be held from Jan. 30, 2018 to Feb. 1, 2018, will let Laurier students cast their ballots online to decide on, not just the individuals […]

by Jake Watts· · Elections, News ·
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Student groups create collaborative report to enhance student mental health

A collaborative report, In It Together: Taking Action on Student Mental Health, was recently released as a call to the Province for greater action regarding the challenges and difficulties pertaining to mental health which continues to increase among students in Ontario. The report was compiled by four partners: the College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), Colleges Ontario […]

by Safina Husein· · National, News ·