Post Tagged with: "Students’ Union"

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Wilfrid Laurier clubs and associations lose their “Perch” to rest on

The Wilfrid Laurier Students’ Union announced that it would no longer be using the clubs and associations platform The Perch, one of the main platform points of former president Tarique Plummer’s 2018-2019 presidency campaign. The Students’ Union announced via email that the software company that previously hosted The Perch, CampusVibe, would no longer be providing the software, thus ceasing operations […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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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 ·
Updated: OSAP changes take effect, impacting Laurier students

Updated: OSAP changes take effect, impacting Laurier students

On Wednesday, June 19, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) released funding estimates for student applicants looking to receive grants and loans for the next school year. Changes were made to the program earlier in the year by the Ford government with uncertainty surrounding how students would be impacted by the projected cuts to the province’s financial aid. Following the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
Students’ Union develops summer initiatives to improve campus life

Students’ Union develops summer initiatives to improve campus life

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU) has been continuing their efforts to improve the lives of current and future Golden Hawks as new president, Zemar Hakim and new chair of the board of directors, Owen Bourrie, lead their teams through the summer to prepare for the fall semester that includes events such as orientation week and homecoming.   Owen Bourrie, a returning member of the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
Williams Fresh Cafe in Brantford Market Square closes doors

Williams Fresh Cafe in Brantford Market Square closes doors

On May 28, 2019, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union announced that the Williams’ Cafe in Brantford Market Square will be officially closing its doors on May 31 — an unfortunate, precautionary reaction to changes being made in the federal funding structure for universities.  “In January, when the provincial government announced their changing funding model for how student associations across the […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Breaking down this year’s SU president’s leadership budget

With the winter term coming to a close, so too comes the end of Tarique Plummer’s tenure as president CEO of the Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union. With this brings a reflection of all he has accomplished during the past year. Plummer’s success in actualizing his platform began a year ago, when the previous board of director’s approved his operational […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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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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Students’ Union new app, aims to connect all clubs

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union’s new resource for clubs, The Perch, has now been released across all campuses.  “Essentially, what it is on behalf of students, it’s like a Facebook for clubs where they’ll be able to go and access all clubs, associations and the events that they’re putting on,” said Sara Clark, vice-president of clubs and associations at Laurier’s […]

by Madeline McInnis· · News ·
Part 1 – Back to the drawing board: Reflecting on the 2017-18 directors

Part 1 – Back to the drawing board: Reflecting on the 2017-18 directors

  The Cord’s Editor-In-Chief, Safina Husein, conducted an investigation of the Students’ Union’s 2017-18 board of directors, following up with allegations of sexism and various other dysfunctions which were disclosed to The Cord by various board members during  their final board reviews conducted in April, which consist of confidential, anonymous interviews.    Part 1 From the beginning of the 2017-18 […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Students’ Union Board of Directors approves 2018-19 budget

Yesterday afternoon, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union held their final, transitionary Board of Directors meeting at the Waterloo campus. The main component and goal of the meeting was to approve the budget for 2018-19 year. After thorough deliberation and discussion, the board ultimately approved the operational budget with seven in favour, none opposed and one abstention. The board decided […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·