Post Tagged with: "Students’ Union"

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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 Hagey· · 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 ·
Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

With the winter academic term coming to an end, WIlfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union has begun hiring and planning for next year. Tarique Plummer, incoming president and CEO of the Students’ Union, has spent his time since elections conducting a thorough hiring process and has officially hired the new executive team for 2018/19. Those hired for the various vice-president positions […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Tarique Plummer wins president by majority vote

Tarique Plummer has been elected as Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union president for the 2018-19 term. Plummer was officially announced as president on Feb. 1 at the #LaurierVotes Results Night at Wilf’s. Plummer claimed the position over Ali Saghari, Ryley Fletcher and Idris Omar Hassan with 52.35 per cent of the votes. Despite four candidates in the running for president, […]

by Safina Husein· · Elections, News ·