Post Tagged with: "Laurier"

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BREAKING: Ontario Divisional Court rules Doug Ford’s Student Choice Initiative “unlawful”

The Student Choice Initiative, which was announced by Premier Doug Ford in January, was met with intense backlash and concern surrounding the future of campus newspapers and other student services that would be considered “non-mandatory” ancillary fees that students would have the ability to opt-out of when paying for their tuition. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and the York […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·
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Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier looking to form a union for teaching assistants

Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University have been actively working towards organizing a union for teaching assistants (TAs) to improve their current working conditions — which include better wages and benefits, increased support, transparency with hiring and contracts and addressing ongoing issues with TAs going over hours. This comes as a result of a group of Laurier students who are […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier women’s hockey team still looking for its first win

Laurier’s women’s hockey team is still in search of their first win of the season after two home losses this weekend.  A 5-3 loss against Nipissing on Friday night as well as a 2-0 loss to Laurentian on Saturday afternoon has Coach Patton’s team sitting at the bottom of the OUA with a 0-0-1-3 record. The first four games of […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Laurier men’s basketball team ranked sixth in the nation

After the opening weekend of the OUA basketball season, Laurier’s men’s basketball team has achieved their highest U SPORTS top 10 rankings in over six years. Two decisive wins for Laurier coming against Toronto and Windsor this past week have the Golden Hawks ranked as the sixth-best team in the country, which is their highest ranking since being ranked fifth […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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All treats, no tricks: The Laurier Halloween experience

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. As a kid, the best part (other than candy, of course) was planning and sewing my costumes with my mom. Being able to pull the last few stitches together and head out with my younger brother and neighbourhood friends year after year was definitely a highlight of my childhood.  As I grew up, handing out candy […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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Halloween for Hunger gets new rebranding

Laurier Food Bank’s Waterloo campus team is giving a new look to Halloween for Hunger, rebranding the event to later in November. In previous years, the event has taken place the week of Halloween, but due to scheduling conflicts has been given a new name. Usually, the Laurier Food Bank holds a donation drive for Halloween to collect non-perishable food […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
Remembering Leanne Holland Brown and her Laurier Legacy

Remembering Leanne Holland Brown and her Laurier Legacy

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Wilfrid Laurier University held a memorial event in the Turret on the third floor of the Fred Nichols Campus Centre in memory of Leanne Holland Brown, former dean of students who passed away on Apr. 24 of this year in a tragic accident that deeply affected the Laurier community. Holland Brown spent nine years as the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier celebrates Fair Trade Week with sustainable campus coffee

All across Canada higher education institutes are celebrating Fair Trade Week, promoting the fair trade food and drink products that are available to students on campuses around the nation to support ethical consumption. Laurier Food Services held the event for Laurier at Frank’s Coffee Haus, which opened earlier in the year. Samples were given out of Planet Bean coffee which […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·