Post Tagged with: "slider"

Photo by Will Huang

Nobel Peace Prize laureate speaks at CIGI

Muhammad Yunus really is a man who needs no introduction. On June 2, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate spoke at the Centre for International Governance Innovation to a packed auditorium. CIGI president Rohinton Medhora introduced Yunus, saying “it’s often said that here we have someone who needs no introduction, but this is really the case.” During his lecture, titled “We […]

by Kate Turner· · Local ·
File photo by Jessica Dik

Laurier prof links zombie craze to pandemic fears

Penelope Ironstone tried to have just one vacation away from her research. The associate professor of communication studies at Wilfrid Laurier University was headed to Cuba with her family and decided to do some casual reading. She picked up World War Z. Even her leisure reading led to another theory. Ironstone came to the conclusion that society’s fascination with zombies […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Campus ·
Photo by Heather Davidson

‘Optimism, hope and joy’ in reconciliation between Church and First Nation peoples

Though the last residential school in Canada closed nearly 20 years ago, there is still work actively being done in order to mend the relationship between the nation and Aboriginal peoples. On Wednesday morning Lori Ransom, a senior advisor for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, spoke at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and discussed what must be done in order […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Campus ·
Photo by Kate Turner

Car crashes into building at King/University

The new Wine Rack outlet at King and University got an unexpected remodel today when a car crashed into the side of the store just after 1 p.m. today. A silver Ford Focus jumped the curb and smashed into the side of the building. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Waterloo Regional Police Services aren’t releasing any other information at this […]

by H.G. Watson· · Local ·
Photo by Will Huang

Updated: Marshall Street fire causes massive damages

On Sunday morning a fire caused massive damages to a home on Marshall St. Neighbours believe students live in the residence, however no one was home at the time of the fire. The blaze started in a vehicle parked just outside the home, then spread to the car port and attic. By the time Waterloo Fire Rescue arrived at the […]

by Kate Turner· · Archive, Local ·
Graphic by Joshua Awolade

New class scheduling system raises concerns of students, profs

The new process for scheduling classes at Wilfrid Laurier University was intended to optimize space and make scheduling easier, but has resulted in students and faculty alike expressing concerns over the changes it has produced. “It seems like they really didn’t think about how it would affect their students or even their profs,” said Ivana Ivankovic, a fourth-year Laurier student. […]

by Marissa Evans· · Campus ·
Photo by Nick Lachance

Local candidates prepare for upcoming Ontario election

On May 2 the lieutenant governor of Ontario, David Onley, ordered a provincial election for the date of June 12. The decision was made by Premier Kathleen Wynne after the leader of the Ontario New Democrats, Andrea Horwath, announced the party would not support the recently proposed Liberal budget. The candidates of the Kitchener-Waterloo riding, housing both of the region’s […]

by Connor Ward· · Local ·
Photo by Kha Vo

Food truck culture in Kitchener-Waterloo revitalized

Food truck vendors were recently able to bring their mobile cuisine options to more venues across Kitchener after a period of hardships for the industry. Due to a recent partnership between Centre in the Square and United Food Trucks Unlimited, local food truck vendors were positioned outside the venue’s Otto Street entrance for several shows between May 8 and 13. […]

by Bryan Stephens· · Life ·
Image Contributed by John Liedtke

Police disclosure of mental health information questioned

Ellen Richardson was ready for her dream vacation. This was until she was denied entrance into the United States due to an event from her past — one that should never have been disclosed to border officials. Richardson had signed up for a cruise exclusively for persons living with physical disabilities. However, once she reached the border, an officer looked […]

by Ashley Denuzzo· · Local ·
Photo by Will Huang

Health and counselling services move to Bricker residence

Counselling and health services have moved to Bricker residence this summer to prepare for the renovation of the new wellness centre. The renovation, which is scheduled to be completed around mid-August, will merge both counselling and health services into one wellness centre at Wilfrid Laurier University in the same space, accommodating both the physical and mental needs of students. In […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Campus ·