Post Tagged with: "Ontario"

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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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Lead levels in water in Ontario schools found to exceed legal limits

Reports that came out this past week has released data that over 2,400 Ontario schools and daycares have exceeded the provincial limit for lead levels in drinking water, affecting students across the province. 29 per cent of schools were in an exceedance between 2016 and 2018, with some schools exceeding 1,000 parts per billion, a level of lead so high […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Cannabis sales soon to be available online and over the phone in Ontario

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, it was announced that the province of Ontario would be looking into changing the way private cannabis retailers will be selling their products. “As part of the Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019, our government is proposing changes to allow consumers to reserve and purchase products online or by telephone from an authorized […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·

OUSA hosts 50th annual general assembly

OUSA’s annual fall general assembly took place from Nov. 1 to 3 at Brock University in St. Catharines to discuss and debate three policy papers on different topics: ancillary fees, gender and sexual diversity, two-spirit & LGBTQ+ students and student disability and inclusion. “It’s an opportunity for all the different member associations who comprise OUSA, for their students to get […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · National, News ·
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Two Laurier professors to receive provincial funding for research

  Two associate professors and researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University will be receiving provincial funding from Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Bree Akesson, Associate Professor in the faculty of social work and social justice & community engagement at Laurier’s Brantford campus, will receive $140,000 for her research into the experiences of war-affected families. “I have worked […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Catherine Fife re-elected as NDP dominates Kitchener-Waterloo ridings

The results of the 2018 provincial election are in; Doug Ford, PC party leader, is the new premiere of Ontario. The PC party has earned a majority government, currently holding over 70 seats. Behind Ford, NDP leader Andrea Horwath has currently acquired over 35 seats, while Wynne — the premiere of Ontario since 2013  — has only received 6 seats overall. Mike Schreiner, […]

by Safina Husein· · News, Uncategorized ·
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Laurier PhD student recognized for mental health research

On May 7, in recognition of Mental Health Week, the province of Ontario and the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship recognized the efforts of two graduate students — including third-year Wilfrid Laurier University PhD candidate Jennifer Scarborough, for their work on mental health research. Scarborough has been at Laurier since 2003, completing her undergraduate degree and a masters of social work.  […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Map released by the City of Brantford highlights areas of flooding by severity.

Brantford sees major floods; warnings extended to Southern Ontario

Yesterday morning, thousands of residents living in Brantford were faced with flooding caused by large amounts of heavy rainfall and ice jams in the Grand River. As a result, The City of Brantford declared a state of emergency and issued evacuations in numerous parts of the city. At approximately 10:30 a.m., some residents in the impacted neighbourhoods were asked to […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Province to assist those with low income in region

As part of a new movement towards financial literacy in the province, Ontario has increased funding to support free tax clinics and financial coaching which is also meant to assist those in Ontario surviving on low income. At an event on March 7, Minister of the Community and Social Services, Helena Jaczek, and MPP Kitchener-Centre, Daiene Vernile, along with others, […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Local, News ·