Serena Austin

Laurier celebrates Lunar New Year

Photo Contribution by Serena Anagbe On Jan. 18, Laurier International hosted a Lunar New Year celebration in the One Market atrium.   Lunar New Year is celebrated by many East Asian cultures to celebrate the first new moon of the year. […]

UX Design for Change Challenge

Photo Contribution by Nida Shanar Registration for the Design for Change challenge hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford User Experience Design program is open until Friday, Feb. 10.  The challenge is open to students across Canada in any program of […]

Flashback Downtown Brantford: 1900-1920

Photo Credits to Jeremy Vyn In December, Christina Han’s HI240: The Active Historian class at Wilfrid Laurier University put their knowledge on display with an exhibition titled, Flashback Downtown Brantford: 1900-1920.  The exhibition focused on the lives of early Chinese, […]

Laurier approves Strategic Plan for EDI

Photo Credits to Serena Anagbe Last month, Wilfrid Laurier University launched their first Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) after the university’s Senate and Board of Directors approved it in a unanimous vote.   The plan was created by […]

Being 2SLGBTQ+ on campus

Contributed Photo In October, the results of the Thriving on Campus study on the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ students on campuses across Ontario were released. The study led by Michael Woodford, a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University’s faculty of social work, […]

Laurier unveils future plans for One Market

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY SERENA AUSTIN / SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY During the Open House on Sept. 29, Wilfrid Laurier University invited students and community members to attend the unveiling of their future plans for One Market.  Once plans are completed, One Market […]

O-Week ’22 Recap

two students in front of a black wall with neon colours painted on it

Photo contributed by Serena Austin Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Orientation Week was a success after two years disrupted by Covid. From Sept. 4 to 10, the Students’ Union gave incoming first-years a warm welcome with a variety of orientation programs. […]

Shinerama passes fundraising goal at O-Week

two Laurier students each hold a poster for Shinerama. The poster on the left says Donate 2 Shine and the one on the right says nickel or a dime donate to shrine. A student in a yellow shirt crouches down in fron of the signs

Photo contributed by Serena Austin Shinerama surpassed their goal and broke Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford fundraising records during Orientation Week 2022. Through student-led efforts, the Laurier Brantford Shinerama team was able to raise $8,000 to donate to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. […]

Your New Editor: Serena Austin

Hey, Golden Hawks! My name is Serena Austin, I’ve just completed my third year here at Laurier Brantford, and I will be The Sputnik’s Editor-in-Chief for the 2022/23 school year. From my very first campus tour, I knew Laurier Brantford […]