Post Tagged with: "Waterloo Region"

Uptown Waterloo said to re-open to two-way traffic by end of November

Uptown Waterloo said to re-open to two-way traffic by end of November

Uptown Waterloo has been under construction for the LRT since September 2014. King Street, the main street running through uptown, has now been under construction and closed to traffic since February 2016. Despite many re-openings around uptown Waterloo, such as the intersection of Erb Street and Caroline Street, which reopened this past September, and King Street from Union Street to […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News, Uncategorized ·
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Diwali celebrations come to Kitchener

Diwali, or the festival of lights, will be celebrated in households across the world this Sunday October 30. The celebrations will last for five days and marks an important part of the Hindu religion. However, over time the celebrations have been adopted by many Indians, regardless of their religious beliefs. According to National Geographic, Diwali signifies the victory of good […]

by Emilia Curcic· · Local, News ·
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University of Regina president speaks at Laurier

Vianne Timmons, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Regina, came to Wilfrid Laurier University last Tuesday, October 11, to speak to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Her talk, “Women’s Leadership in Academia: Everyone’s Challenge,” presented the concerning statistics regarding women in leadership roles, specifically those in academia. “There is a real issue that we need to […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
UW advocates for gender equality

UW advocates for gender equality

In 2014, UN Women launched the HeForShe campaign headed by goodwill ambassador, Emma Watson. With a mission of gender equality, UN women sought out 30 international partners to act as their impact champions in the IMPACT 10x10x10. The partners were grouped into three categories: head of state champions, university champions and corporate champions. Among the list of chosen partners is […]

by Emilia Curcic· · Local, News ·
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Petition for K-W residents to have free access to transit

A local Kitchener-Waterloo organization has amped up their push to make public transit free for lower-class residents throughout the region. The Alliance Against Poverty (AAP), founded over a decade ago, is an alliance of individuals from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds striving to eliminate poverty. They have launched campaigns aimed at housing and living wage in the past and have […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Local, News ·
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Laurier students engage with Syrian refugees through seminar

This semester, 40 students at Wilfrid Laurier University will be participating in a religion and culture seminar entitled Local Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The course is taught by Laurier’s associate dean of student affairs and learning, Dr. Gavin Brockett. Students will have the opportunity to engage with local Syrian refugee families, as well as participate in an active […]

by Emilia Curcic· · News ·
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Questions raised regarding LRT

Students’ Union has been advocating to increase accessibility to Seagram Drive LRT stop for students

by Maddy Cutts· · Local, News, Slider ·