Weekly News - October 24
For the week beginning October 24, 2011
From Laurier Brantford Brown Bag Faculty Research Talks
Brown Bag Faculty Research Talk. Wed, Oct 26th. 12:00 - 1:00 pm (CB 100)
All are invited to come hear Prof. Robert Ame, Human Rights and Human Diversity, present this year's first Brown Bag Faculty Research Talk.
The title of Prof Ame's talk is: "Assessing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Ghana: A Critical Analysis of Legislative Measures since 1990."
Wed, Oct. 26th
12:00 - 1:00 pm
From Dean's Office Academic Advising
A Mandatory Information session for all International students
Monday, October 31, RCE 319, 12:30 - 2:30
Food and Prizes available,
Please email email@example.com or call 519-756-8228, x 5849 to let us know if you are able to attend!
7 -Fall term deadline to drop a course
If you are having academic difficulties, we encourage you to book an appointment with an Advisor before the final date to drop a Fall term class on November 7.
Appointments may be booked online: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2016&p=18070
519-756-8228 x 5849
From Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area
Marketing Committee Opportunity
A university student with an interest in Marketing is wanted as a volunteer on the Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area (DBBIA) Marketing Committee. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month at 4:00PM at different downtown venues.
Contact Annette Fitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-753-6644 for more information.
From Campus Clubs
Christian Groups on Campus
Freedom House Church hosts two young adults groups on the lower level of Market Square Mall. The first, Marked Generation, is open to all students and young adults. Each week is different, but our main focus is on having a Christian community where we can discuss relevant issues facing Christians today. We are also doing a study on the book "Crazy Love." We meet on Monday nights at 7 in the church. All are welcome!
The second group is a women's support group focussed on having a Christian sisterhood, accountability and encouragement. We meet weekly on Tuesdays at 8:45 in the church as well.
Email Becca at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Fear Photo Booth
Photo Booth: SNAP! returns for October! We had so much fun taking Back-to-School photos with everyone in September that we're back with a Halloween edition! Join us October 26th in the SC Johnson lobby from 11-3 to explore the question "What are we afraid of?" through photographs. Bring some friends; dress up with props and costumes, and SNAP! a picture. All photos from our Back-to-School SNAP event are still available on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photoboothsnap
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 26th Campus in Action will be selling candied and caramel apples in Odeon and GRH. Sales will last from 11:30 - 3:30 and all items at $3.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
Rights & Human Diversity Students' Association Event
Human Rights and Human Diversity Students' Association is presenting a screening of the documentary "Tony" by Invisible Children. The screening will take place Nov. 2nd at 7pm in RCE004. "Tony" is based on a story of a young man, Tony, who grew up in a war-torn zone in Uganda. Surrounded by violence and terror, Tony grows up to be an activist who will not stop until the use of children as soldiers comes to an end.
Invisible Children uses film,
creativity, and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Africa, and
bring peace and prosperity to the continent.
Come out and join us in viewing this new film from Invisible Children: "Tony - Lose All. Gain Everything," welcoming a crew from Invisible Children, and bringing awareness to our campus and city!
Reception at 6 p.m. with complementary food and refreshments
Screening at 7 p.m.
Freewill offering taken on behalf of Invisible Children's FrontLine Campaign
Check out our Facebook event at:
For more information, please contact Kasey Furry at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Counselling Services
Health Services and Counselling Services present the Healthy Eating and Body Image Fair on October 27th from 12:30-3:30. Come to the student lounge on the 2nd floor of the Student Centre (down the hall from Health/ Counselling), show your One Card and get a FREE smoothie!! There will also be lots of information on healthy eating and some quick and easy recipes you can make.... even during exam time! See you there!!
2nd Floor, Student Centre
For an appointment, call (519) 756-8228 ext.5889 or email email@example.com
From The Career Centre
Applying to Teacher Education Programs - Step 1 and 2
Wednesday, October 26th 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Odeon Computer Lab
Step 1 (9:30 - 10:30) Considering a career in teaching? Attend this workshop to determine if teaching is for you; how to choose the right program; teacher education options outside of Ontario; and how the Career Centre can help you.
Step 2 (10:30 - 11:30) In this hands-on session, you will review the Ontario Bachelor of Education online application form, create a login, download supplemental materials, and have a chance to ask questions about the application process.
Applying to Teacher Education Programs - Step 1 and 2
Wednesday, November 2nd 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Odeon Computer Lab
Step 1 (1:30 - 2:30) Considering a career in teaching? Attend this workshop to determine if teaching is for you; how to choose the right program; teacher education options outside of Ontario; and how the Career Centre can help you.
Step 2 (2:30 - 3:30) In this hands-on session, you will review the Ontario Bachelor of Education online application form, create a login, download supplemental materials, and have a chance to ask questions about the application process.
The Career Centre is offering weekly drop in times! Stop by if you have a quick question for the Career Centre. All drop-in's are open to ALL students for a brief, 15 minute appointment on a first come, first served basis.
Drop in times:
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM (located at 111 Darling Street - Aboriginal Student Services House)
Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:30 (located at Nipissing Darling Street Building)
SC Johnson Building, 2nd Floor
519.756.8228 ext. 5726
From Registrarial Services
Fall 2011 Final Examinations Schedule
The Fall 2011 Final examinations schedule is now available online: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2307&p=778
The academic dates for the Fall 2011 term can be found online here: http://www.wlu.ca/calendars/dates.php?cal=1&t=142&y=49
Please note: November 7th is the last day to drop a course without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
From Learning Centre-Aboriginal Students
How to write a Research Paper
Do you have an upcoming Research Paper due? Are you concerned about format and how to gather information? The Senior Mentor for Aboriginal Students-Writing and Study Skills will be holding a workshop on Writing a Research Paper on Monday October 24th at 10 45 AM til 11 45, at 111 Darling Street. Please come with your questions and assignments and we will go over effective ways to write an informative paper. Don't forget that you can also bring in a specific assignment to go over one on one with the Student Mentor, at the Aboriginal House on Friday mornings, or by appointment there during the week. (contact firstname.lastname@example.org). Hope to see you there!
Senior Mentor for Aboriginal Students-Writing and Study Skills. email@example.com
From Girls’ Rugby
It's never too late to come out and join the Laurier Brantford Girls Rugby Club. Our focus is improving fitness and game skills in hopes of gaining varsity status in the not-so-distant future. We practice every Wednesday morning from 7-8a. We meet at the Student Centre and go from there. All you need is a mouth guard and some interest! See you there!
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Yasmine Boyd (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carla Egesi (email@example.com).
From the Learning Services Centre
Volunteer Opportunity and Drop In Hours
Language Support Volunteer Opportunity
We're currently recruiting volunteers for the Language Support Program. This is a great way to add volunteer experience to your co-curricular record, help out a fellow student and meet new people! If you would like more information, please visit http://brantford.mylaurier.ca/studentaffairs/info/peersupportprogram.htm
Volunteers are needed for
both conversational practice and course-specific study partners. If you are in
either of the following classes, we could especially use your help: CT 121, PS
Please contact Christina Michener at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Librarian Office Hours in the LSC
Do you have any questions about getting started on your research for a class assignment? Or need any help tracking down a particular source?
Drop in and visit a Laurier librarian in the LSC.
Research drop-in hours available Mondays 11-12 and Tuesdays 1 - 2, room 104 in Market Place.
Drop-in Hours and On-line Chat
Don't forget that students can access support without an appointment Mondays from 3 - 5 pm in Market Place on a first come, first serve basis. Also, students can direct questions to writing & study skills peer mentors on Tuesday and Thursday evenings via our Live Classroom, accessible through the MyLearningSpace "Writing & Study Skills" course.
Learning Services Centre
519-756-8228 ext 5736
From Health Services
Beat the Seasonal Flu
Get Your Free Annual Vaccination
Tips for getting flu shot:
-wear a T-shirt
-bring health card or UHIP/GuardMe card
-if you have a fever, wait until symptoms improve before getting the vaccine
-you will be required to wait 15 minutes after the injection.
-Walk-ins will be accommodated with priority to appointments.
Influenza can be a serious respiratory disease that can keep you away from classes for a week or more. Living in close quarters can increase your risk of exposure.
You can't get the flu from the flu shot. The vaccine does not contain any live virus.
For more information click on: www.health.gov.on.ca
Student Health 101 is an interactive magazine that is dedicated to health education and promotion of healthy lifestyles for students. See the latest issue: http://sh101.ca/wlu.html
Previous issues can be found at: http://waterloo.mylaurier.ca/development/info/Health101.htm
Chiropractic appointments are offered weekly to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Treatment approaches include interventions such as adjustments, soft tissue therapy, education, lifestyle advice, and exercise prescription. Call x5803 for more information or to book an appointment.
Physician appointments are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays by appointment or urgent walk-in if time allows.
Healthy Eating concerns? A Registered Dietician is available by appointment at Laurier's Waterloo campus. To initiate this service, please contact Brantford Health Services. Alternatively, you can call EatRight Ontario at 1-877-510-510-2 and speak with a Registered Dietician.
Custom Foot Orthotics fitting is now available on-site at Health Services through Thompson Health Services. LB insurance and most private insurance companies cover some or all of the cost of custom orthotics. A physician referral is required. Please call Michelle at 519-756-8228 ext 5803 for more information and to book an appointment.
Thinking of quitting smoking? Health Services can help! We now offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, along with health teaching and counselling. No appointment necessary!
Free samples of Tampax and Always pads + panty liners are available in Health Services.
Did you Opt Out? Don't worry! You are still eligible to attend Health Services for your medical needs!
Health Services goal is to support you in achieving your personal and academic best.
Student Centre, 2nd Floor
519-756-8228 ext 5803
From Campus Safety and Support Team
A Resource to All
The Campus Safety and Support Team would like to remind the Laurier Brantford community that we are a resource to all faculty, staff and students. Made up of a core group of representatives from the following departments: Counselling Services, Health Services, the Dean's Office, the Registrar's Office, Student Affairs, Residence Life, Special Constable Service, and Campus Operations, the CSST meets monthly, or as needed in urgent matters, to review process and files of concern in a confidential setting.
When should you contact the CSST?
If you receive or observe threatening behaviour (email, verbal, written, writing, etc...)
If you observe or are the target of violence
If you feel uncertain about an individual's behaviour on campus at any time
If you are unsure, it is best to report your concern.
How to contact the CSST
1) Use the online reporting form
2) Contact one of the members of the CSST
3) By email - email@example.com
For more information about the CSST please visit our web page: www.wlu.ca/brantford/csst
James Yuhasz and David Prang
Director, Student Services
Journalism Conestoga Session
Are you a Journalism student taking the Broadcast, New Media: Convergence or Public Relations/Integrated Marketing Communications concentrations?
Conestoga College representatives from the three streams will be holding an information session to discuss these programs in more detail. Journalism students in first and second years of the program are welcome to attend. If you are contemplating one or more of these concentrations, this session will help you decide which concentration is right for you!
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place: GRH 104
more information, please contact:
Sarah Willey, Academic Program Assistant
519-756-8228 x 5875
Brant-Brantford Crimestoppers -
We are having a meeting for new and returning members on Tuesday October 25, 2011 at 2:30 in the boardroom of the Market Place building. As a group of Laurier students, we will be promoting Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers around campus in partnership with WLU Special Constable Service and will be having fundraisers to raise money for Crime Stoppers and our campus. Our meetings are always a great time and we really encourage anyone that is interested to come out and have a fun time, while providing awareness of the importance of giving ANONYMOUS tips to the Brantford Police if you have any information at all. Another great way to build on your co-curricular activities. If you have any questions about what we do or how to get involved please contact Candace at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jillian at email@example.com.
From Special Constable Service
Emergency Pole now available in RAC Courtyard
An Emergency Pole is located in the RCW courtyard on the pathway from Darling Street near the stairs leading from the Student Centre/Post House Parking to the courtyard. The pole is simple to use: simply push the button and to automatically contact the Special Constable Service Dispatch Office (in Waterloo) which is staffed 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. The dispatcher will answer the call and be notified on the screen as to the location the call is coming from. Your should then advise the dispatcher what the nature of your emergency is, and they will contact the Special Constable on the Brantford Campus. If you are unable to remain at the location due to the emergency, please be assured that we will know the location of the call and will respond to that location.
Please note: The pole should be used ONLY in emergency situations.
From Parking Services
Changes to Campus Parking
Four spaces in the Student Centre/Post House parking lot have been marked as reserved for car pool parking. Theses spaces are reserved for car pool permit holders. All other vehicles will be ticketed. This initiative is part of the innovative LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the Research and Academic Centre. Further information on the carpooling permit is available at: http://www.wlu.ca/docsnpubs_detail.php?grp_id=10305&doc_id=47453.
In addition, Laurier Brantford parking at the Nipissing Education Centre lot has been relocated to the Queen St. side of the lot. Available spaces are marked with Laurier Brantford parking signs.
From the F-Word Committee
Halloween F-Word Film Fest – Screening of Carrie
f you have a taste for terror, then you have a date with Carrie.
Join us for the next installment of the F Word Film Fest with a screening of Stephen King’s Carrie on Wednesday, October 25 at 8:30 pm in CB 100. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Following the screening will be a discussion of representations of women in horror films.
Students, staff, faculty and members of the community are welcome!
From the Recruitment Office
Interested in Volunteering with the Recruitment Office?
There are a couple great opportunities throughout the year to get involved and two are coming up soon!
During the week of October 24th, 2011 we will be having a fall photo shoot and are looking for any students who are interested in participating. Watch for more information about when and where this will be taking place and how to sign up.
The second opportunity we have this term is the Fall Open House that will be taking place on Friday November 11th, 2011! We are always looking for student volunteers to help on that day. If you are interested please go to www.chooselaurierbrantford.ca to sign up!
For more information on either of these opportunities please contact Katie Reaume at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruitment Office Student Assistant
From Accessible Learning
Volunteer Note Takers Needed
We are currently recruiting for volunteer note takers. A note taker is someone who ensures that a student with a disability obtains a complete set of class notes. You only apply to note take in classes in which you are already registered. To see a list of courses which still require note takers visit: http://brantford.mylaurier.ca/accessible/info/notetaking/NT/outstanding.htm. To apply to be a note taker, select "self registration" on my learning space and complete the application under "alc brantford note taking". Active note takers can add this activity to his/her CCR! Check it out today!
From Human Rights & Human Diversity
Presentations on Fully-Funded 90-Day Internships in Ghana
The Human Rights & Human Diversity (HRHD) program will be awarding FOUR (4) FULLY-FUNDED 90-DAY INTERNSHIPS IN GHANA each summer in 2012, 2013, and 2014. (Funding is provided by CIDA through the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada "Students for Development" program). Note: This is a separate program from the Laurier Brantford International Opportunities Grants.
While preference will be given to Honours students in the HRHD program, students in other Laurier Brantford Honours programs are encouraged to apply. Students must be in the third or higher year of their program to participate, which means that students presently in third or fourth year are eligible for the summer of 2012, second year students will be eligible for the summer of 2013, and first year students will be eligible for the summer of 2014.
The deadline for applications for the Summer 2012 internships is October 30th, 2011.
The competition for the Summer 2013 internships will occur in the Winter term of 2012.
To view the call for applications, please visit this link:
Contact: Dr. Robinson, email@example.com