Weekly News - November 7
For the week beginning November 7, 2011
Food Bank Presents... Mini-Pizza Giveaway
After the great success of our Pancake Giveaway, your WLUSU Student Food Bank is back with Mini Pizza Giveaway!! Absolutely free while quantities last! November 10th, 11am-3pm in the Student Center Multi-Purpose Room.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Education and Development Association
The Children's Education and Development Association (CEDA) is a Campus Club which hopes to enhance the volunteer experience and portfolios for those students who would like to enter the field of working with children (i.e. teacher, social worker). Students receive emails from the President with the newest opportunities available and can choose for themselves if they would like to participate. We offer experiences working with children, workshops, training sessions, as well as hold an annual mixer.
If you would like more information on joining CEDA please send us an email at email@example.com.
Human Rights and Human Diversity Students Association
The Human Rights and Human Diversity Students Association hosted a team from Invisible Children on Wed., Nov. 2nd to screen their newest documentary, Tony, and they were welcomed by an amazing group of people from Laurier Brantford and the community! We wanted to thank everyone who came out to the event and showed your support for helping to stop the use of child soldiers in Uganda and for supporting the event that we put together by the Student's Association. We are excited to continue running events similar to this on campus after seeing the positive feedback from the student body, faculty, and community! Thank you!
Also, if you are interested
in becoming involved with the Human Rights and Human Diversity Students
Association, please join our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/284231221141/
We meet once a month to update the group on initiatives on campus, plan new events, and spend some time meeting and casually interacting with other students on campus who are interested in human rights, social justice, ethical purchasing, and any other issues! You do not have to be a part of the Human Rights and Human Diversity Program to be a part of the group, everyone is welcome!
Please contact Kasey Furry at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
JOY Photo Booth
Photo Booth: SNAP! is back again! We had so much fun taking scary photos with everyone in October for our Halloween edition! Join us Tuesday November 15th in the RCW lobby from 11-3 to explore the question "What brings you JOY?" through photographs. Bring some friends; dress up with props and costumes, and SNAP! a picture. All photos from our Fear Photo Booth are still available on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photoboothsnap
From Registrarial Services
Apply to Graduate!
The application to graduate in the Spring 2012 ceremony can be found online here: https://www.wlu.ca/forms_detail.php?grp_id=1365&frm_id=496
The deadline to apply to graduate without the late fee is January 15, 2012. A convocation fee of $22.00 will be applied to your account. Applications will be accepted between January 16 and May 1, but will be assessed a $56.20 late fee.
From Athletics and Recreation
FREE Admission to the Brantford Blast vs the Whitby Dunlops
The Brantford Blast Hockey Club enthusiastically invites Laurier an Nipissing
students and faculty to be our guests on Friday, November 11th at the Brantford Civic Centre.
We're hosting the storied Whitby Dunlops for our 10th annual Remembrance Day hockey game and we want to add to the Laurier and Nipissing student experience. Everyone gets to salute our Veterans, blow off some steam and be entertained with our bone-jarring, edge-of-your-seat Blast Hockey style. It all kicks-off at 5:00 PM at our Licensed Montana's Tailgate Party on the Civic Centre front lawn.
Doors open at 7:00 with puck drop at 8:00 PM. There's plenty of free parking and Door Prizes along with a wacky Frisbee Toss, a fantastic 50/50 Draw and Free Harvey's Original Burgers for everyone if we score five or more goals.
Free Admission for everyone with valid Laurier or Nipissing I.D.
From Brown Bag Faculty Research Talks
Urban Earthdiver: Aboriginal Activist Scholarship
All are invited to hear Professor Carole LeClair
deliver a presentation about her research.
The talk is entitled, "Urban Earthdiver: Aboriginal Activist Scholarship." It is the second Brown Bag Faculty Research Talk of the semester.
Bring your lunch.
Tuesday November 8th
RCE Longhouse Room
12:00 - 1:00 pm
From Learning Services Centre
New Workshop: Enhance Your Writing Style
For students who have completed Writing Well, Enhance Your Writing Style is a short workshop series that focuses on writing skills that help you add polish to your papers. Participants are encouraged to bring in essays/assignments they are working on.
The 3 part series runs on Wednesdays (Nov. 9, 16, and 23) at 4 pm in Market Place.
To register, please e-mail email@example.com
Increased Appointment Availability
To meet student need for writing and study skills consultations, we are offering additional consultation hours for the month of November. New appointment availabilities are accessible through the on-line appointment booking system at https://appointments.mylaurier.ca/home.htm as of Monday, November 7.
Cancellation Policy and Last Minute Availability
Students are able to cancel appointments through the on-line appointment booking system, with at least 24 hours advanced notice. Select your appointment type and in the calendar you will see your bookings and centre availabilities. Select the date you want to cancel and then click "Cancel".
Students who fail to show to two appointments will not be able to pre-book any further appointments on-line.
Last minute appointment availabilities are broadcast on Twitter. Follow us at www.twitter.com/lbwritelearn for automatic notifications or, if you do not have a Twitter account, you can simply check our Twitter page at your convenience. All last minute availabilities are first come, first serve.
There is Learning Services Centre support available to students without appointments:
General drop-in hours on Mondays from 3:00-5:00 pm
English Language Learner drop-in hours on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 pm
On-line "Live Classroom" chat available through Writing & Study Skills MyLearningSpace on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm
Learning Services Centre
From the Library
Librarian hours in Market Place
Laurier librarians are available to assist students with research related questions in Market Place on Mondays from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1 p.m - 2 p.m. No appointment necessary.
Irene Tencinger, campus librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
From The Career Centre
Wednesday, November 9th 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, SC Johnson, room 214
If you're still using the same resume you developed in high school, it's time to create a new one! Employers want to see a professional, targeted resume that demonstrates that a candidate is a good match for the position. Come to this workshop and develop a resume that gets noticed! Learn how to target your resume and present your skills effectively. We'll offer tips on resume styles; formatting and layout; and how to select appropriate content.
Job Search Workshop
Wednesday, November 9th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, SC Johnson, room 214
Most job openings are filled before they are advertised. How can you gain a competitive edge in your job search and get the job you really want? If you're looking for a full time job after graduation, plan to attend this workshop. Learn how to speed up your job search and reduce competition by tapping into the hidden job market using a variety of proven job search techniques.
Prep for Top Interview Questions
Wednesday, November 9th 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM, SC Johnson, room 214
Special Guest: Abby McDonald from Dynamic Synergy Group. Preparation is key to being fully equipped when that opportunity presents itself. I've therefore prepared some Top Interview questions and responses to help present yourself in a winning fashion to land that job!
Careers in Criminology Fair
Thursday, November 17th 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM, RCW Lobby
The Criminology Faculty, Criminology Students' Association and the Career Centre are partnering to provide our students with career information specific to the area of Criminology. Come and meet people who are already working in various fields related to Criminology such as policing, probation and parole, law and others. Drop in format. Students from all programs are welcome to attend!
From the W. Ross MacDonald Memorial
Foundation Speaker Series
Looking Ahead." The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games
ROGER GARLAND - Chair - 2015 Pan American Games will talk about the largest multi-sport
event ever held in Canada, where the venues for the events will be located and how you can be a part of these games.
CHELSEY GOTELL - former Paralympian - swimming, will tell you what the Pan Am Games
and Paralympian sports mean to her.
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Research & Academic Centre- Laurier Brantford
150 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
General Admission - $10.00
Students - $5.00 -
FREE for Laurier students with OneCard
W.Ross Macdonald Memorial Foundation
& Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford Campus
From Girls Rugby
New Practice Times
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. Our practice is now held TUESDAY EVENINGS 10pm-12am. We meet at the Student Centre and go from there. All you need is a mouth guard and some interest! See you there!
From the Recruitment Office
Interested in Volunteering for the Fall Open House?
Fall Open House 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 register!
There will also be a mandatory training session for ALL Open House Volunteers. You do not need to have registered to attend a training session, new volunteers are always welcome so bring all of your friends!
Please choose 1 of the following training times to attend:
Monday November 7th - 5:30pm, CB 100
Tuesday November 8th - 5:30 pm, CB 100
Wednesday November 9th - 5:30pm, CB 207
*For those of you who were interested in being involved in out fall photo shoot, due to inclement weather it has been postponed. We will send out an email to all registered volunteers when we have any more information.
For more information please contact Katie Reaume at email@example.com.
Recruitment Office Student Assistant
From Health Services
Beat the Seasonal Flu 2011 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:
What's Your Type?
"What's Your Type?" is a program where people can have their blood typed -- It's free, and it only takes two minutes. Your actual blood type and Rh factor (that tells you whether your blood is positive or negative) will be confirmed when you donate.
ALL blood types are needed to save lives ... and there is always someone who may need your blood. You're the type to save a life!
Health Services is hosting a "What's Your Type" event on Monday November 14th between 10:00-1:00 pm. For more information call 519-756-8228 ext 5803.
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
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.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Eugene Jarrell to the Health Services team. Appointments with Drs' Gideon, Jarrell, Kenny and Rudge are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays and alternate Friday's beginning November 4th.
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.
Tampax and Always pads + panty liners are available in Health Services.
Student Centre, 2nd Floor
519-756-8228 ext 5803
Health Services goal is to support you in achieving your personal and academic best.
From Journalism Guild
Freelancing 101: How to get published and make money!
In this seminar, Laurier Brantford Journalism Prof. Bruce Gillespie will
explain the basics of how to get published and make money as a freelance
journalist, whether on a part-time or full-time basis. Topics to be
covered include how to:
- research an editorial market and craft a successful pitch.
- promote yourself and work with editors and producers.
- manage your freelancing business, including tips on how much to
charge, what to look for in a contract and how to handle taxes and
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Where: Room 102, Grand River Hall
Time: 5 to 7 pm
This event is free of charge and open to all students and members of the
community. Sponsored by the Laurier Brantford Journalism Guild.
Katelyn Wong - firstname.lastname@example.org
VP Special Events and Communication, Journalism Guild
From the Brantford Brownfields Forum
4th Annual Brownfield Forum, "Brownfield Redevelopment and the Community".
DATE: Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 6:00pm at the Brantford Polish Hall (154 Pearl Street) Brantford.
Why this could be interesting to you??
The mandate of the brownfield forum is to learn about practical and innovative opportunities for brownfield redevelopment from experts in both the public and private sectors. This year, the emphasis will be on "the community" and learning about practical public engagement strategies from other communities who have successful brownfield stories.
Laurier Brantford is such an important member of our community and many
of our brownfield sites are within proximity to downtown, so redeveloping
brownfields into vibrant residential and commercial neighbourhoods or a new
campus facility is something that could interest YOU!
So come, enjoy and be inspired by:
CHRIS DE SOUSA, Director of the School of Urban & Regional Planning, Ryerson University;
TERRY BOUTILIER, Business Development Officer & Brownfield Coordinator, City of Kitchener;
BROOKE LAMBERT, Brownfield Coordinator,
Region of Waterloo
ALSO: This event will include a Photograph Exhibit: "Inside Greenwich-Mohawk Brownfield"
The Brownfield Community Advisory Committee is sponsoring the Brant Camera Club in organizing a photographic exhibit of images and presentations of the Greenwich Mohawk site, featuring members of the Camera Club and other local photographers.
Join us! All are welcome. Free admission. AND there will be FOOD!
The agenda is as follows:
6:00-7:00pm Photograph Exhibit: "Inside Greenwich-Mohawk Brownfield"
Also meet and mingle with the speakers Committee Members, students and others.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
7:00-8:45pm Presentations by: Terry Boutilier, Brooke Lambert, and Chris DeSousa
8:45-9:00pm Questions and Answers
Thank you to our generous sponsors: GENIVAR and Urban and Environmental Management Inc.
Thank you to our partners: Brant Camera Club
For more information and to RSVP please contact: Tara Tran, Policy Planner, City of Brantford, (519) 759-4150 ext. 2334 or email@example.com
From the Brant Belle-a-Dears Chorus
Local, acclaimed choir seeking recruits for a Ladies’ Chorus (Sopranos and Altos)
Rehearsals run on Mondays from 7-9 at Sydenham Church (Corner of Dundas and Sydenham Streets) and will involve approximately 5 concerts per year. If interested, please contact Scott
Millward at 519-754-3391.