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 bu...

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 c...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Na...

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...

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 pro...

Queer Sphere hosts HIV/AIDS awareness

The Queer Sphere has paired up with the Grand River Grannies and the AIDS Network to host Brantford’s AIDS awareness week.  From as early as Nov. 14 and until Nov. 30, the Queer Sphere has and will be hos...

Brantford marches for the homeless

Citizens of Brantford felt the need to advocate on the behalf of this city’s growing homeless population.  Friday, November 9, a small group of brantford citizens gathered outside the Welcome-In Resourc...

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 van...

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 ...

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, of...

Brantford elections approaching soon

Brantford municipal elections soon upon us. I once heard a Brantford native describe the city as a battle between the “haves” and the “have-nots”.   He was irate at the state of the transport...

DEO to undergo changes this year

On Friday, Sept. 7, Wilfrid Laurier University released a statement about the changes to be implemented at the Diversity & Equity Office (DEO).  The initial statement was released via email by CPAM (com...

City’s shelter system to be evaluated

A report is to be presented to the Social Service Committee on Wednesday, September 5 on the state of women’s shelters closing in Brantford.  The report is supposed to examine the city’s shelter systems...

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. 1...

A cry-er for attention

Where would a farmer, a town crier, and the poster boy for colon cancer awareness meet? Sounds like the beginning of some corny joke but I actually got a legitimate answer for you. Meet Larry Davis, a man from ...

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 f...

The evolution of sexting

Do you remember the days you would sign on to MSN and wait for your boo to sign on? That little light would switch from red to green and you would open up that chat and engage in a little late night flirting. ...

Privacy settings on high

Anyone who is an expert in the field of technology would tell you that a strong password consists of lower cases, upper cases, numbers, and characters, It isn’t associated with an aspect of your life and you ...

Colour me blind? I think not

The doll experiment has been resurrected repeatedly for over the past 80 years. For those of you not familiar with the doll experiment, here’s a quick run-through. In the 1940s, Kenneth and Mamie Clark – A...