While you were out

Brantford denied funding

In December, the federal government officially told the Laurier Brantford Campus that they will not be getting the $15 million they had hoped for to build a new sports and recreation complex. The project’s co-ordinators will continue to look for other sources of funding.

Fire alarms evacuate Conrad

On Sunday Dec. 13, students were evacuated from Conrad Residence for approximately 15 minutes after burnt food in one of the kitchens set off the fire alarm.

Car catches fire outside the university

On Dec. 15, a Porsche 924 Turbo belonging to Laurier administrative assistant Cindi Wieg caught fire at the intersection of Albert Street and University Avenue. An external heater purchased at Canadian Tire was determined as the cause of the fire.

Projects approved to increase Laurier services

The President’s Innovation Seed Fund committee approved three new programs with the intention of increasing the number of service programs available at Laurier. The programs are Laurier English as a Second Language, BOOST and the Brantford Advanced Summer Acceleration Program.

Three Laurier researchers awarded funding

Biologist Dr. Mihai Costea, psychologist Dr. Diano Marrone and psychologist Dr. Bruce McKay, three Laurier researchers, received infrastructure funding from the Ontario Research Fund (ORF) to assist with and further their work.

Laurier student awarded for community involvement

Laurier first-year business student Corey Sherwood received the 2009 Lincoln Alexander Award on Dec. 10 for his efforts to end discrimination and promote tolerance in his community. The award is in honor of Lincoln Alexander, the first black lieutenant-governor in Ontario.

Laurier announces two senior interim appointments

Following the departure of Dr. Leo Groarke, principal/vice-president of Laurier’s Brantford campus, Dr. Lesley Cooper has been hired to serve in the position until July 2013. Dr. Susan Cadell has also been hired to act as dean of the faculty of social work until June 2011.