Post Tagged with: "Waterloo"

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No need to chase your own tail when you can destress with dogs

As the semester progresses and students balance midterms, looming assignment deadlines and the fast approach of exams, school becomes more and more stressful. Luckily, there are resources and events on campus that are designed to help students manage their stress and unwind, even if it’s just for a few minutes out of their day. On Friday, Nov. 8, Laurier’s Career […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Barrington Walker hired as new senior advisor of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Barrington Walker as their new senior advisor: equity, diversity and inclusion to develop a strategy to enhance the existing diversity and support and continue to build at Laurier. Walker will start his appointment in January of 2020, as he is currently an associate professor at Queen’s University. He will become a tenured professor in the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier looking to form a union for teaching assistants

Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University have been actively working towards organizing a union for teaching assistants (TAs) to improve their current working conditions — which include better wages and benefits, increased support, transparency with hiring and contracts and addressing ongoing issues with TAs going over hours. This comes as a result of a group of Laurier students who are […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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The vices with vaping: A dangerous habit that’s taking over teen and young adult culture

“Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.” I remember this poster hanging up in my high school health classroom. If you smoke, no one will want to kiss you. Oh, the horror.  In reality though, every kid had it drilled into them that smoking cigarettes was more or less like slowly nailing your own coffin closed. Lung cancer, heart […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
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Laurier women’s hockey team still looking for its first win

Laurier’s women’s hockey team is still in search of their first win of the season after two home losses this weekend.  A 5-3 loss against Nipissing on Friday night as well as a 2-0 loss to Laurentian on Saturday afternoon has Coach Patton’s team sitting at the bottom of the OUA with a 0-0-1-3 record. The first four games of […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
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All treats, no tricks: The Laurier Halloween experience

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. As a kid, the best part (other than candy, of course) was planning and sewing my costumes with my mom. Being able to pull the last few stitches together and head out with my younger brother and neighbourhood friends year after year was definitely a highlight of my childhood.  As I grew up, handing out candy […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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Halloween for Hunger gets new rebranding

Laurier Food Bank’s Waterloo campus team is giving a new look to Halloween for Hunger, rebranding the event to later in November. In previous years, the event has taken place the week of Halloween, but due to scheduling conflicts has been given a new name. Usually, the Laurier Food Bank holds a donation drive for Halloween to collect non-perishable food […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
Remembering Leanne Holland Brown and her Laurier Legacy

Remembering Leanne Holland Brown and her Laurier Legacy

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Wilfrid Laurier University held a memorial event in the Turret on the third floor of the Fred Nichols Campus Centre in memory of Leanne Holland Brown, former dean of students who passed away on Apr. 24 of this year in a tragic accident that deeply affected the Laurier community. Holland Brown spent nine years as the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier celebrates Fair Trade Week with sustainable campus coffee

All across Canada higher education institutes are celebrating Fair Trade Week, promoting the fair trade food and drink products that are available to students on campuses around the nation to support ethical consumption. Laurier Food Services held the event for Laurier at Frank’s Coffee Haus, which opened earlier in the year. Samples were given out of Planet Bean coffee which […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

At 24 years-old, I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my friendships, and in some ways, more than I have from my romantic relationships. That’s not to say that I haven’t learned anything from my relationships, I certainly have, given that I’ve been with my boyfriend for over five years now. But my friendships have always been incredibly important […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·