Post Tagged with: "Waterloo"

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Laurier shifts spring, intersession and summer courses online due to COVID-19 crisis

In a news release shared today, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced their decision to continue online learning for the spring, intersession and summer (“sprummer”) terms. When Laurier originally decided to shift all in-person classes in the remaining academic semester online on March 13, the proposed plan stated that face-to-face instruction would return to normal by May 1. However, with heightened […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Jenkins and Williams both named to OUA All-Star teams

Third-year defencemen Kyle Jenkins and rookie Goaltender Matt Williams were both honoured by the OUA this past weekend, as the league announced their post-season award winners and divisional All-Star teams. After another stellar year in the purple and gold, defenceman Kyle Jenkins was recognized by the OUA and named to the OUA West Division’s second All-Star team for the second […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Image of blood-stained underwear on Laurier campus sparks controversy

For a campaign promoting menstrual equity and education on Wilfrid Laurier’s Waterloo campus, a series of posters with black-and-white images of period blood-stained underwear have sparked noteworthy controversy and debate online. The posters include a series of messages, such as “ain’t no shame in menstruating,” as well as other promotional sayings that are working to dismantle the belief that only […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Examining International Women’s Day in Waterloo

Mar. 8 is known worldwide as International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women, their accomplishments and acknowledging the struggles they still continue to face. “IWD is a opportunity to remember the women who fought for equality in the past and recognize the activists who continue to push for gender parity and human rights,” said Tarah Brookfield, associate professor in […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Four All Ice Cream is the new scoop in Uptown Waterloo

Willis Way in uptown Waterloo is about to get a little sweeter with a new — yet locally recognized and beloved — ice cream business launching its first stand-alone retail location before the start of summer. Four All Ice Cream, which began production in Kitchener in 2017, is in the process of opening its Waterloo store as soon as the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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KW one of the worst safe places for women

Trigger warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault and violence. I recently read a news story in The Record titled “Kitchener man sexually assaulted two high school students” that reaffirmed the fears that I’ve had since I was a young teenager. The article discusses a 39-year-old male who attacked a female student just two months after being released from […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Uptown staple Harmony Lunch to close its doors Jan. 24

For its last week in business, Harmony Lunch, uptown Waterloo’s iconic local eatery, has been saying goodbye to the community that has supported it for almost 90 years. The decision, which was reached sometime in mid-December, came following a series of deliberations and discussions regarding Uptown construction and the impact it would have on the business long-term. “We had hoped […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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New year, new situation? Laurier and UW hope to give student housing a new face in 2020

Students in the Waterloo Region have known for some time that housing across the city is growing to be increasingly unattainable for students and lucrative for corporations. After this fall’s Accomod8u scandal and a number of online exposées against popular student rental company KW4Rent, student housing in Waterloo became a hot button issue yet again. Both companies came under fire […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Local, News ·