WLU Lunar New Year 2018

Lunar New Year was celebrated at Laurier Brantford this past week on Feb. 9 in St Andrew’s Church.   The celebration took place to celebrate the international students at Laurier Brantford.   Lunar ...

WLU One Love 2018

Amnesty International Brantford Chapter is hoping to bring love to everyone this Valentine’s Day.   The event, One Love, was held in the lobby of the Research and Academic Center west on Feb. 13 from 7 p...

Tarique Plummer takes majority vote

As the Students’ Union starts to shift in leadership, Tarique Plummer, new SU elect, has plans to make Wilfrid Laurier University a better place.    “It feels like an absolute honour. It feels like ...

Cross country makes national debut

Nov. 11 was a memorable day for the Laurier Brantford’s cross-country team.  Seven individuals from the team participated in the national championship race, held in Laval, Que.   The event spanned ov...

International Education Week in full swing

Laurier’s International Education Week took place Nov. 13-17 and many clubs on campus – one in particular –  took part in celebrating.  “As the Intercultural Student Association of Brantford (ISAB)...

Laurier has a new user-friendly site

Laurier hopes to make the transition to university life easier for incoming students with a new website and intranet.  The website, launched last summer, allows not only easy access to everything needed ...

A visit to Lebanon

Imagine leaving your home. Not by choice, not for a vacation, but being forced to run because you have no other options. Now imagine not knowing if or when you can ever go back. Syrian refugees have made ho...

Essential Workers for Essential Pay

Brampton – William Osler clerical staff rallied together along with members of Teamsters union outside Brampton Civic Hospital to fight for equal wages. Vehicles drove by from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. honking ...

Should AEDs be installed in every school?

Automated external defibrillators (AED) are becoming more and more popular in schools and institutions. Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ont. is Southwestern Ontario’s largest school board, w...

Land Body Defense

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) and the Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) have started an initiative to record how the sexual and reproductive health of Indigenous women is impacted by industrializa...

Brantford unifies for diversity

The Muslim Student Association (MSA), the local Brantford Mosque and Laurier all joined together for a vigil in honour of the victims of the shooting in Quebec City on Feb. 1, 2017. Six individuals were kill...

Brantford’s looming expansion

On Jan. 1, 2017, Brantford expanded its boundaries to include more industrial land. The city’s growth has been in mind for some time. “The City of Brantford is one of eight cities located outside of the Gr...

Are viral fear tactics just media hype?

When you think of getting a virus it instills fear, this is largely due to how the media portrays them. Dr. Penelope Ironstone, associate professor of Communications Studies at Laurier, has started looking i...

Meet Eddie, the PTSD support dog

Eddie is read for duty. Taylor Burt /The Sputnik Brantford police has a new trauma dog to work with the staff of the police department and people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “...

Clowns are now creeping around towns

‘Creepy’ clown sightings have been making headlines in the U.S. and Canada, but some people would suggest that they are not as ‘creepy’ as everyone thinks. Benjamin Radford, a member of the American ...

Walk-it for Parkinson’s

Brantford - On September 10, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario put on an event called Walk-It for Parkinson’s. The event took place at Mohawk Park to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Thi...

Preparation begins for winter gala

The Faculty of Liberal Arts Student Societies (FLASS) and the Human and Social Sciences Association (HASSA) of Laurier Brantford are raising money for SickKids hospital by organizing a formal gala. The Wi...

Be careful around the freezing river

As the weather is getting cooler, Brantford’s Fire Department and the Grand River Conservation Department urge people to be careful around the Grand River as it starts to freeze. “Sections of the Gra...

Social Services prepares for the winter

As many prepare for the cold winter ahead, some are thinking about others. Shelters, The Food Bank and other organizations receive donations all year round, but it may be most important during the winter mo...

Downtown Brantford’s garbage problem

Downtown Brantford is somewhere people go to eat, have a good time in Harmony Square and go for walks. It is scenic except for the piles of garbage on the curb outside of each establishment. The city of Bran...