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Spring 2020 Edition


Responding to a pandemic

Facing an unprecedented public health crisis, Laurier students, faculty and staff rise to meet the challenge
Stephanie DeWitte-Orr
Research File

Contributing to the fight against COVID-19

Laurier faculty and graduate students are conducting leading-edge research about the novel coronavirus and its effects
PPE donation

Making a difference

Supporting communities is a top priority for Laurier as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds
Deborah MacLatchy

President’s Message

President Deborah MacLatchy shares how Laurier is living its values through a challenging time
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University News

Laurier shares approach for fall 2020

University will continue to offer most courses online and virtually
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WLUAA gives to students in need

Alumni Association contributes $50,000 to Laurier's COVID-19 Emergency Fund
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University News

Laurier partners with regional hospitals

University offers temporary housing to healthcare workers and patients during COVID-19
Zoe McQuinn

Immersed in ancient history

Zoe McQuinn is living her dream working to prepare educational programming at the soon-to-open Grand Egyptian Museum
Barry Kay
In Memoriam

Paying tribute to Barry Kay

Laurier community mourns beloved political science professor and 'dear friend'
Julia Hendry
In Memoriam

Remembering Julia Hendry

Archivist, librarian and researcher helped grow Laurier’s Archives and Special Collections
Alison Blay-Palmer
Research File

Envisioning a food-secure world

Laurier’s Alison Blay-Palmer has been appointed UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies
Kurtis Baute

Sharing a passion for science

Kurtis Baute is using his popular YouTube channel to increase science literacy and help address global challenges
Ryan Smith

WLUAA President's Message

Ryan Smith shares how Laurier alumni are staying connected
Anthony Rota
Alumni Updates

Alumni Updates: Spring 2020

Keeping up to date with Laurier graduates
curling champions

Golden Hawks Sports Roundup

Men’s curling team celebrates national championship; U Sports track medals a first for Laurier
Stedman Prize
University News

Celebrating literary talent

Young authors take home $10,000 in winnings at Laurier Stedman Prize celebration
Avery Moore Kloss
University News

Laurier launches podcast studio

Avery Moore Kloss takes up position as Laurier's first podcaster-in-residence
science lab
University News

Partnering with Shad Canada

Laurier to host STEAM and entrepreneurship program for students in grades 10 and 11
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University News

Laurier lauded by Princeton Review

University named among most environmentally responsible post-secondary institutions
Jennifer Baltzer
University News

Recognizing outstanding research

Jennifer Baltzer named 2020-21 University Research Professor

Confidence to follow passions

Your legacy gift can make a Laurier student's educational dream become reality
West Hall floor mates
Alumni Updates

Are you West Hall alumni?

Residence mates from 1967-68 school year invited to reconnect
Lazaridis Institute
University News

Laurier Snapshot: Lazaridis Institute

Laurier's Lazaridis Institute opens new space in Kitchener Innovation District
Scotiabank donation

Scotiabank supports UXD

$852,000 donation helps expand experiential learning opportunities in User Experience Design
University News

Laurier becomes a ‘Bee Campus’

Waterloo campus earns official designation from Bee City Canada
Laurier Strategy
University News

Laurier named a top employer

For the second year in a row, Laurier has been named one of Waterloo area’s top employers
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University News

A great place for young people

Laurier recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Polar Plunge
University News

Laurier Snapshot: Polar Plunge

Laurier administrators brave icy waters in support of Special Olympics Ontario
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Alumni Updates

Showcasing creativity

'From the Archives' looks back at the Opera Laurier production Dunstan and the Devil
Research File

Researchers helping protect the Earth

Laurier is home to dozens of researchers studying ways to save and adapt to our warming planet
Research File

'Dory' dives deep into Arctic lakes

Laurier researchers use underwater drone to study impacts of warming climate
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People at Laurier

Staff changes, awards and accolades