Post Tagged with: "Laurier University"

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You’ll never walk alone: Foot Patrol celebrates it’s 26th birthday

Foot Patrol, the volunteer operated service on campus where teams of two are sent out to help safely walk students home, turned 26 this year and held a celebration in the concourse to not only celebrate the success and legacy of the program, but also to inform students and recruit. “I’m a general volunteer, so I both walk people home […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Gary Barwin named winter 2019 semester Writer-in-Residence

Wilfrid Laurier University has recently released their author selection for the upcoming winter term’s Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence. Canadian novelist Gary Barwin will be joining the school on campus from Jan. 14 to Mar. 22, 2018 to share his expertise as a multidisciplinary author, poet and composer with the study body. On Oct. 22, Laurier will also be welcoming Alison Pick, […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Homecoming 2018 doesn’t stay so golden

Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated its annual Homecoming this past weekend with a Friday, Saturday and Sunday itinerary filled with scheduled events for returning Alumni, students and visitors to take part in.  Saturday, Sept. 29 did, however, see the bulk of the weekend’s festivities with the Laurier Golden Hawks versus Guelph Gryphons football game, a pancake breakfast, Alumni Endzone — Laurier’s […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Editor’s Note: Exposing sexism in the workplace

Editor’s Note: Exposing sexism in the workplace

With this issue comes the release of parts two and three of a four-part series I’ve been working on since last April. The investigative series surrounds the 2017-18 Laurier Students’ Union board of directors.  In sum, part one explores allegations of sexism and gender inequity that was present amongst the board and, specifically, during board meetings throughout the year. In […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Veritas Cafe’s construction is officially finished, and it looks golden

Veritas Cafe’s construction is officially finished, and it looks golden

Veritas Café is known around Laurier for many reasons — the main being that it is a great hangout spot for students. Patrick McMahon, the operations manager since January 2017, has a passion for providing quality food to Laurier for many years. McMahon has a history of working for Laurier food services, as he was the restaurant and catering manager […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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#Textbookbroke campaign demands more affordable, cost-effective solution

As the semester commences at universities across Ontario, many post-secondary students find themselves conflicted by the cost of course materials. The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), an organization dedicated to representing the needs of undergraduate students across the province, relaunched the campaign #TextbookBroke to address the matter of practically unaffordable course materials and rally towards creating more reasonably priced or […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Editorial: University Independence

Editorial: University Independence

I always knew I wanted to live away from home when picking a university, what I didn’t know would happen would be the independence I gained from doing so. This allowed me to find time for myself and tap into who I am and find what I love doing. Growing up, we are always rushed to find out who we […]

by Katherine Weber· · Opinion ·
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Reflecting on the successes of Orientation Week 2018

Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2018 Orientation Week and Shinerama festivities were a raging success, as Laurier’s Waterloo campus greeted incoming first-years and welcomed back returning upper-years with a fair, carnival and performances by many talented guests. Additionally, the Shinerama campaign raised money and awareness for cystic fibrosis with a barbecue and car wash. O-Week, beginning with opening ceremonies on both first-year […]

by Margaret Russell· · Campus, News ·
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WarmWorkers Laurier reaches out to homeless in Waterloo Region

On March 29, WarmWorkers Laurier spent the day distributing supplies and necessities to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Waterloo Region. WarmWorkers is a non-profit organization and registered charity that was founded three years ago. Since its founding, the organization has expanded across Ontario. “WarmWorkers is an initiative focused on conditioning those experiencing homelessness from a cycle of dependency to a […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·