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 building to create artwork as a medium […]

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 challenge. The event was meant to make students think critically of social […]

Laurier hosts panel on refugees and migrants

How do we aid refugees and migrant individuals in their turbulent experiences? That’s what the Laurier community was invited to discuss at the resiliency of refugees panel. Tuesday, March 5, as part research week at Laurier Brantford, the Laurier community […]

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 centre to celebrate the traditional […]

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 take something else that sparked their interest.   “It’s more sustainable in that way so […]

Brantford public library reaches 135 years

This year, the Brantford Public Library celebrates its 135th anniversary, and the library staff is hard at work planning events and activities to promote the occasion. “I think any opportunity to really get to share the library’s story is what […]

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.   Affordable housing is the […]

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 ongoing struggles of People of Colour (PoC) and celebrating black culture as […]

Students Against Ford’s Cuts voice dissapointment

A meeting that was supposed to take place between the vice-president of student affairs David McMurray and some of the students from Students Against Ford’s Cuts was cancelled due to “extenuating circumstances.”   Monday, February 11, Students Against Ford’s Cuts made a post to […]

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 centre for the first time. The event was planned in collaboration with Fashion […]

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 Nations’ social design challenge, where a group of Laurier students walked away […]

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 per cent of the student body coming out to cast […]

“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 interview and promote businesses that are about more than making lots of […]

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 promised for October 2018 under the Wynn administration and then April […]

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 protest the recent cuts and changes made […]

Student Union decides to self-moderate elections

For more than a decade, Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications, the parent organization that houses The Cord and The Sputnik among many other publications, has overseen the moderation of the Open Forums and Presidential debates for all incoming Students’ Union […]

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 coffees on lawn chairs lined Dalhousie Street […]

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 Alliance (SAA), the Punjabi Students’ Association (PSA), the international office and Conestoga […]

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.  The leads of each group worked in conjunction to bring forth this […]

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 normal, wearable, comfortable and easily accessible,” said Justin […]

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 Athletics on campus, but this year almost every […]

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 vandalised last week. The vandalism contained hateful graffitied messages such as “you are not welcome” and “go […]