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SAC hosts healing and crafting workshop

The sexual assault centre (SAC) hosted a healing and craft workshop to create a collaborative art for sexual assault survivors. On Monday, March 4 Laurier students gathered in the basement of the Carnegie building to create artwork as a medium […]

Launchpad puts on first hackathon event

Laurier Brantford kicked off the month by hosting its very first criminology hackathon. Students gathered during the first weekend in March to participate in Launchpad Brantford’s inaugural criminovation challenge. The event was meant to make students think critically of social […]

Laurier hosts panel on refugees and migrants

How do we aid refugees and migrant individuals in their turbulent experiences? That’s what the Laurier community was invited to discuss at the resiliency of refugees panel. Tuesday, March 5, as part research week at Laurier Brantford, the Laurier community […]

Vaisakhi celebration comes to Laurier

On Wednesday, March 6, students came decked out in their best for the first Vaisakhi event to celebrate the New Year in the Sikh religion. Students from both Laurier and Conestoga stepped into the convention centre to celebrate the traditional […]

The decline of volunteer engagement

All Judy Gilbert-Lindsay had to do was put on the red shirt and her dogs would wag their tails with excitement. Unfortunately for both her and her dogs, though, Gilbert-Lindsay had to retire the red shirt to the back of her closet.   […]

Students Against Ford’s Cuts voice dissapointment

A meeting that was supposed to take place between the vice-president of student affairs David McMurray and some of the students from Students Against Ford’s Cuts was cancelled due to “extenuating circumstances.”   Monday, February 11, Students Against Ford’s Cuts made a post to […]

KAOS dance team performs at showcase

Laurier Brantford’s competitive dance team was burning up the dance floor at their annual showcase.  Saturday, Feb. 9, the KAOS dance team hosted their annual showcase at Laurier Brantford’s new YMCA centre for the first time. The event was planned in collaboration with Fashion […]

Laurier students win design challenge

A weekend of design thinking turns into much more for a handful of Laurier students.  Sunday, Feb 3, Prepr – in collaboration with Laurier’s user experience program – was wrapping up its United Nations’ social design challenge, where a group of Laurier students walked away […]

Voter turnout increase in SU election

Zemar Hakim has made it over the finish line: he has been elected as the new Students’ Union president.   For this year’s election, the Students’ Union saw an increase in voter turnout with 23.61 per cent of the student body coming out to cast […]

Laurier protests Ford’s OSAP changes

Doug Ford’s recent cuts to OSAP funding has lead the Laurier community to come out in protest. Thursday, Jan. 24, students, faculty and residents of the Brantford community gathered in Victoria Park to protest the recent cuts and changes made […]

Mosque hosts solidarity event for city

The Brantford community flooded a local mosque with support after vandalism incident.   Friday, Oct. 26 Brantford Mosque held a community event of solidarity after their place of worship had been vandalised last week. The vandalism contained hateful graffitied messages such as “you are not welcome” and “go […]

Season three of Riverdale returns to CW

I feel like everyone deserves to ‘stan’ a cringey, made-for-easy-consumption type of media and trust me, I’ve gone through my phases. In high school I would binge historical romance novels, but today, my poison is Riverdale.   I hate that I still watch it, but […]

Scare in the Square returns for another year

Downtown Brantford got a whole lot spookier with the arrival of its annual Halloween celebration.  On October 5 and 6, Harmony Square acted as the central location for the city’s annual Halloween celebrations: Scare in the Square. The weekend held an abundance of […]

Second year for Taco Fest

This past Sunday, Brantford held its second annual taco fest in the heart of downtown. Residents were gathered in the square as early as 11 a.m. ready to eat tacos from local businesses. Businesses that were featured were Burrito Brothers’ on Dalhousie, […]

New gym facility opens in Brantford

Michael Parsons has taken his home garage gym and turned it into an expanded facility located at Wayne Gretzky Parkway.  The doors of Alpha Power and Performance Training, run by Parsons and his team, officially opened on Monday, September 24. Before the operational opening, Parsons […]

Harm reduction strategies in Ontario

Despite the Ministry of Health putting a pause on supervised safe injection sites, Brantford still offers other harm reduction services.   Provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed on Aug. 13 that the province is “putting a pause” on supervised injection sites. Sites were […]

Laurier faculty member pens book on Huronia survivors

The Huronia Regional Centre (HRC) for the developmentally disabled has been closed for nearly ten years, but the consequences of its systematic violence still resonate with individuals.  Wilfrid Laurier University faculty member Katherine Rossiter worked alongside Jen Rinaldi (faculty member of the University of Ontario) on Punishing Conditions: Institutional Violence […]

From ‘un-adoptable’ to adopted

When you think of adoption what do you picture? Maybe a loving smiling family with two parents and a child. Today adoption and fostering in Canada has been opened to include the many different definitions of family that our society […]