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...

Swap Don’t Shop with EcoHawks

For an entire week, EcoHawks and LSPIRG joined forces to host the Swap Don’t Shop event at Laurier Brantford.   Students donated clothing or accessories that they were not using anymore, and could ...

Sheltering Brantford

The polar vortex and ice storms 2019 has been throwing at Brantford have been hard enough for everyone in the city. It makes some wonder what people do when they can’t afford a roof over their head.   A...

Laurier concludes Black History Month

To conclude Black History Month at Wilfrid Laurier University, a collection of groups and associations on the Brantford and Waterloo campuses have been raising awareness, recognizing the lived experiences and o...

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...

“The Social Shift” screens at Laurier

Laurier Brantford held a screening of the new documentary, The Social Shift, in S.C. Johnson on Thursday.  The documentary follows two sisters and their two friends as they journey across Canada to inter...

City opts out of cannabis shops

Brantford city councillors voted against legalizing cannabis stores in the city on Jan. 15.  The vote will delay the opening of any cannabis retailers for Brantford again, with it originally being promise...

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...

You Can Sit With Us spreads kindness

You Can Sit With Us held events across campus this month to raise awareness about bullying on campus and in the workplace in honour of anti-bullying week.  The Kindness Project was one of three events h...

Santa Claus parade returns to Brantford

The 44th annual Brantford Santa Claus Parade drew festive onlookers downtown on Nov. 24, all of them excited to start the Christmas season.    Wagons filled with kids and parents camping out with coffee...

Diwali celebration hosted at Laurier

Laurier Brantford hosted its first ever Diwali celebration with Conestoga College at the Brantford Convention Center on Monday, November 5.  The event was hosted by Laurier Brantford’s South Asian Student...

New app engages clubs with students

If you’ve been involved with clubs or associations at Laurier in the past few weeks, then you’ve probably had the opportunity to utilize The Perch: the Students’ Union’s newest accessible and straightfo...

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...

Nova vita offers a helping hand

Over the course of the three days from November 6 to 8, a new charity drop-off donation spot has been set up on behalf of Nova Vita through the Human Rights and Human Diversity Students Association.  ...

New boutique opens downtown

Alt Boutique is a new streetwear shop set right in the middle of downtown Brantford, adding a much-needed business catered for the students.   “Streetwear is a lot of things, it’s something edgy, not n...

Thriving for mental health

Last week, Laurier Brantford hosted their third annual Thrive Week event. The intention of Thrive Week is to help students build positive mental health. Originally, Thrive Week was run by Recreation and Athleti...

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...

Poke restaurant opens in Brantford

Reel+Raw Poke held their grand opening on Monday, adding another restaurant to the downtown food scene.  “We’re getting really positive feedback on social media,” co-owner Lee DaCosta said. “Word of...

Cannabis now legal across the nation

1093 days after being elected and 473 days after hoping to have legislation in place, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has legalized recreational cannabis in Canada.  Trudeau declared th...