Shreya Shah

I am a Health Administration student and I joined the Sputnik in my first year. It's been a great place for me to learn, grow, and get creative with my writing. I enjoy reading, I work as a part-time Lifeguard and Research Assistant, and like all students, I binge watch Netflix.

LB students host health fair

On Monday March 19, Laurier hosted the Substance Abuse Health Fair in the RCW lobby. The event focused on harm reduction, anti-stigma, mental health and substance abuse.   Melisa Trojanovic and April Dremak, two Laurier students, organized and hosted the fair. […]

Laurier welcomes TEDx to Brantford

TEDx is coming to Brantford. A group of talented and dedicated Laurier students are working to bring inspiring ideas to the Laurier and Brantford community by starting the TEDxWLUBrantford initiative.   Based on the popular TED talks series, which explores different concepts in […]

Laurier International Film Guild

  On Sept 19th, at 4 p.m., the Research and Academic Centre was filled with students who were interested in the idea of sharing their stories and experiences through film.    The opportunity to do so became possible with the introduction […]

Limelight on violence against women

Wilfrid Laurier University student, Halina (Lin) Haag, is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award for her developmental research in the area of traumatic brain injury caused by intimate partner violence.   Haag is currently working towards earning her Ph.D. […]

Successful 44th Villages festival

From July 5 to July 8, the city of Brantford celebrated its forty-fourth annual International Villages Cultural Festival. The four-day festival treated the citizens of Brantford to a variety of food, drink, and entertainment from 16 different countries, cultures, and ethnicities – each represented by a Festival […]

New year, new me!

“New year, new me” is a mantra adopted by many people during the month of January. It’s a clean slate full of potential. You can do anything you want, right? This is where New Year’s resolutions – promises to bring […]

My body, my rights

On Nov. 15, the Amnesty club at Laurier showcased the My Body, My Rights photo gallery on campus. The My Body, My Rights is a global campaign was started by Amnesty International and it focuses on fighting the control and […]

Brantford’s Annual Pride Week

The raising of a rainbow colored flag at city hall marked the kickoff of Brantford’s sixth annual Pride Week. The yearly event is hosted by Brantford PRIDE, a non-profit organization that is composed of community members and part ners. The […]

New grocery store set to open

On March 17, the residents of Brantford will have a new space to buy fresh food, Farm Boy is coming to town. The store, which will be located on King George Road, promises to be a one-of-kind experience. Farm Boy […]

Discussing public hook-ups

Hook up culture on university campuses is seemingly more prominent than ever. While every student has their own definition of what a hook up looks like, there seems to be an agreement that casual sexual encounters are becoming more and […]

Fashion for freedom

Laurier Brantford Debuts Fashion for Freedom   On Friday Jan. 15, Laurier Brantford hosted its first ever fashion and dance show. Fashion for Freedom was presented to a sold out audience at the Brantford Civic Centre. Directed by Dran Ngo, the show was […]

Finding hope amidst the refugee crisis

Laurier Brantford hosted its very first mock refugee camp on Nov. 17. The idea for this event originated from the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). WUSC is an Ottawa-based non-profit organization that focuses on the international development and empowerment […]