Inflation: How SU’s Food Bank can help

With the costs of goods steadily increasing, students’ financial struggles only get harder to deal with. Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union Food Bank offers food parcels which include five to six dinner items, three breakfast items and snacks that can […]

Laurier contract Faculty Negotiations

Wilfrid Laurier University and the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) announced a tentative agreement has been reached on Nov. 16.  The parties have been negotiating the benefits and working conditions of Contract Teaching Faculty at the university since May.  […]

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, […]

HASSA Halloween Bash

a bucket of halloween candy, on a table with a red table cloth. there are an assortment of halloween type items on the table

Photo contributed by Nida The Human and Social Sciences Students Association (HASSA) had its first event, a “Halloween Bash” on Friday 28th October 2022 in the One Market Level 1 Lounge.  Fairies and princesses, fallen angels and vampires, the Halloween-themed […]

Thrive Week Recap

A letter board reading welcome to the wellness hub, and a jar with glitter settled at the bottom

Photo contributed by Jeremy Vyn During this year’s Thrive Week from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28, students were invited to attend events, workshops and giveaways to promote positive mental health and self-care. The Student Wellness Centre’s goals for Thrive Week […]

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 […]

Soup Challenge Raises Money for Homeless Youth

a bowl of soup on a table

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY JEREMY VYN / SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY Get your taste buds ready for St. Leonard’s Community Services’ 17th Annual Soup Challenge.   Each year, restaurants and organizations across Brantford go head-to-head in a battle of the soups.    The […]

A Night Under the Stars

Guests seated at round tables in the gala

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY MOLLY SIMPSON / SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY FLASS/HASSA welcome you to a night under the stars on March 25 for a mask-querade ball.    On a dreamy Friday, Laurier students from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Human and […]

Skate Party at the Square

Closeup of skates on ice

PHOTO BY Weston MacKinnon / Unsplash Every Friday in February from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the City of Brantford held a free Skate Party event at the heart of the city’s downtown, Harmony Square–located on 89 Dalhousie Street.    The […]


Blood splatter over a photo of the RCE building

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY SARA SHEIKH / SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY Hold on to your magnifying glass, light your pipe and put on your thinking cap to solve the  murder mystery at Laurier Brantford.   The Faculty of Liberal Arts Student Society (FLASS) along […]