Category: Campus

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Faculty and staff express concern over Milton

The likelihood of Wilfrid Laurier University building a satellite campus in Milton has seemed greater as of late with the commitment Milton made to provide 150 acres for a campus to be built on. Despite developments that seem in favour…

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Residences get Wi-Fi upgrade

Wilfrid Laurier University’s residences have received an Internet upgrade for incoming first-year students. Laurier’s information and communication technologies department put Wi-Fi into all the residences and common areas on campus in August. Ken Boyd, director of information and communications technology…

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Website on track for fall

After months of preparation and planning, Wilfrid Laurier University will be launching its new website mid-to-late fall. The development of the website, which has been in the works since 2012, has remained on track. “We are still good to launch…

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Milton campus could create ‘economic shift’

  “There’s a lot of energy and excitement around universities and having young people in that environment. There’s always something happening,” said Brantford mayor Chris Friel. Friel’s description encapsulates the reason why a handful of communities in Ontario are looking…

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Dealing with university student debt

Student debt is an issue for many university students across Ontario, and Wilfrid Laurier University students are no exception. Rick Camman, vice-president of university affairs at the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union and vice president of administration and human resources…

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Student life levy projects get approved funding

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Student Life Levy committee has approved nine projects to enhance student life in the fall. Matt McLean, chair of the board and chief governance officer of the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, explained that the total amount…

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Rad Week ‘filling gaps’

For the fourth year in a row, Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group is putting on Rad Week, which offers alternative orientation programming to first-year students. LSPIRG’s programming runs in tandem with the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Orientation Week,…

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Union makes scheduling changes

With the approval of fall reading week, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union was forced to review the scheduling of Orientation Week. But according to Heather Gaffney, vice-president of programming and services, the Union was ready for the changes. “What…