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Weekly News - January 9

Jan 9/12

For the week beginning January 9, 2012

From the Academic Advising Office
Link the Theoretical and Practical
Placements shape awareness of your field, your abilities, and your professional interests.
Placements give back to the community to which we all belong.
Placements bridge the theoretical and practical.
Placements give you real life experience to answer today's behaviour-based job interviews.
Placements allow you to be the change you want to see in the world.
Placements may provide your first professional reference: all before you even graduate.
Please visit more information.

2011/2012 Worksheets Now Available
For new students that started with us this year, you can now find your Program worksheets online at

From the Dean’s Office
Deferred Exams
Life Happens. If you have experienced significant, unanticipated circumstances that may affect your ability to write your exams, please visit

From Health Services
Are you tired of freezing your butt off? Would you rather…….win $1000?

Enter the online quit smoking to QUIT or REDUCE or STAY SMOKE FREE!
Registration starts December 1st and contest starts January 23rd.

Thinking of quitting smoking?
Health Services can help! We now offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, along with health teaching and counseling.

Student Health 101
Is an interactive magazine that is dedicated to health education and promotion of healthy lifestyles for students. See the latest issue:
Previous issues can be found at:

Chiropractic Services
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.

Massage Therapy
Massage therapists Ryan Game and Randa Rysk are happy to be back at Health Services. Call Michelle at 519-756-8228 ext 5803 to book an appointment.

Physician appointments
Physician appointments will now be available Mondays beginning November 21st. Appointments with Drs’ Gideon, Jarrell, Kenny and Rudge are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and alternate Fridays.

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 1-877-510-5102 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.

Free samples!
Tampax and Always pads + panty liners are available in Health Services.

Health Services goal is to support you in achieving your personal and academic best.
Health Services
Student Centre, 2nd Floor
519-756-8228 ext 5803

From the Mature Students Club
Get Together
Come join the Mature Students Club between 1pm and 3 pm on January 10th, in SCJ 308, for refreshments and scintillating conversation. Contact Jo-Anne Lawless

From Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
Photo Booth SNAP! Art Show
SNAPPY New Year LB! Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship hopes you had a wonderful holiday, and invites you come out on January 10th for our Photo Booth SNAP! Art Show.
From 11-3 on January 10th, SNAP! Photos from the past three events will be displayed in the RCW lobby. Come see the SNAPs we captured in the fall term.
Refreshments are provided, so grab some friends and join us for food, friends, great conversation, and more information about IVCF.
Tuesday January 10
RCW lobby
For more information check out or email us at

Elections are here!
Interested in running for the WLUSU elections?
Come out to one of the two Candidate Information Sessions happening this month. These information sessions will give interested potential Candidates a clear understanding of the various roles and responsibilities for all positions which are open for election.
If you intend on running it is MANDATORY that you attend one of the information sessions held on January 9th or 10th at 10pm in RCW 202. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jordan Copeland at

Hiring is open!
Want to get involve in WLUSU but missed the first round of hiring? Don't worry, hiring is re-opening for Foot Patrol, BACCHUS, Legal Resources and Elections! Hiring for the Brantford campus will be open on Thursday January 5th until Thursday January 12th. To apply check out! If you are still a little unsure about how to answer your interview questions in STARR format check out the STARR info session on Monday January 9th from 7pm to 8pm in the Student Centre Boardroom. If you have any questions or concerns please contact

Food Bank presents the Grilled Cheese Giveaway!
Stop by the Student Centre Multi-Purpose Room on Wednesday January 18th to pick up a free grilled cheese! The giveaway will start at 11:00am and go until 3:00pm (or as quantities last).
For more information please contact

From Leadership and Business Technology Management
First Year Meet and Greet
The Leadership and Business Technology Management Programs welcome all first year OL and BTM students to a meet and greet with faculty members on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in SCJ 127.
Learn more about the program, extracurricular opportunities and career paths available to you.
Join us for refreshments after our session, and chat with faculty members as well as other first year students. We hope to see you there!

Please contact Sarah Willey-Thomas @ 519-756-8228 x 5875, or visit OD102.

From the Career Centre
Get Experience Week! January 9 - 13, 2012
Tired of hearing “You need experience to get a job” but you can’t get experience because no one will hire you? Think again! There are a number of different ways to get experience while you are still a student. Find out during Laurier Brantford’s 2nd Annual, “Get Experience” Week! Here’s an overview of the events for the week, check out the event listing for more details:

Explore Your Career Options Workshop

Monday, January 9th 10:00 – 11:30 AM, SC Johnson 210
Resume Workshop
Monday, January 9th 1:30 – 2:30 PM, SC Johnson 210
Cover Letter Workshop
Monday, January 9th 2:30 – 3:00 PM, SC Johnson 210
International Experience
Tuesday, January 10th 10:00 – 11:30 AM, RCW324
Academic Experience
Tuesday, January 10th 1:00 – 2:30 PM, RCW 324
Community Service Learning Info Session
Tuesday, January 10th 2:30 – 3:30 PM, RCW 324
On-Campus Job Fair
Wednesday, January 11th 11:00 – 1:00, RCW Lobby
Campus Clubs Info Fair
Wednesday, January 11th 11:00 – 1:00, SC Johnson Lobby
Volunteer Fair
Thursday, January 12th 11:00 – 1:00, RCW Lobby
Government Opportunities
Friday, January 13th 10:00 – 11:00 AM, SC Johnson 214
Graduating Student Employment Info Session
Friday, January 13th 11:00 – 12:00, SC Johnson 214

Career Development Centre
SC Johnson Building, 2nd Floor
519.756.8228 ext. 5726

From Christian Groups on Campus
Marked Generation Young Adults Group
Marked Generation is one of the amazing Christian groups on campus. Located at Freedom House Church on the lower level of Market Square Mall, this group is beginning a study on "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan. All are welcome to check it out and/or join!
Facebook Page: Contact Becca at if you have any questions!

From Campus Clubs
Looking to Volunteer for a Great Cause? Come out to Campus in Action!
Campus in Action is back this semester! Our first meeting is on January 10 in CB 209 at 10 pm. We will be continuing to raise funds and awareness for Free the Children through the Adopt a Village Campaign. We have a lot of exciting events coming up this semester, so come out and join the fun!
For any additional information please contact Tamara at

Social Justice Coalition - First Meeting of the Semester!
The Social Justice Coalition (previously known as the Human Rights and Human Diversity Student Association) will be hosting our first meeting on Wed. Jan. 11th at 7pm in RCE319 (Circle Room)! We are going to be planning a lot of events for this semester and we would love to hear ideas from everyone! New members are always welcome and encouraged! This is a great opportunity to become involved on campus with important social justice and human rights issues and involvement with the Social Justice Coalition can be added to your Co-Curricular Record! We hope to see everyone at the meeting.
Contact Kasey Furry for more information.

From Registrarial Services
Bursary Programs NOW AVAILABLE:
Laurier Undergraduate General Tuition Bursary Program

First Generation Bursary

Tuition Reduction Plan
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has updated their website in regards to the "30% Off Ontario Tuition" program. Please visit this website for more details
Please note: The website above provides all of the information we have regarding this program. If you have any questions or concerns please go to the Ministry’s FAQ website ( or call their toll-free hotline at 1-888-449-4478.

Academic Dates
The academic dates for the Winter 2012 term can be found online here:

Please note: January 16th is the last day to add Winter 2012 term courses

Spring/Intersession 2012 Timetable now posted!!!
The timetable for the Laurier Brantford Spring/Intersession courses can be found here: Please visit this site often for updates.
Registration for these courses will begin on February 1st on LORIS.

Apply to Graduate!
The application to graduate in the Spring 2012 ceremony can be found online here:
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.
519-756-8228 X5885

First Meeting of the Semester
WUSC is holding our first meeting of the semester on Monday, January 9th at 7pm in SCJ308. We have a very exciting semester planned and we are already busy trying to get everything started! We are looking for new members and returning members to help out with events and with the Student Refugee Program this semester and next year. As the majority of our executive members are graduating this year, we have a lot of wonderful leadership opportunities available! You can even add your involvement with WUSC to your Co-Curricular Record! For more information about WUSC, please visit to learn about all the amazing campaigns they are a part of. Please contact WUSC at if you would like any more information.

From Learning Services Centre
Service Update
Online Appointment Booking, Cancellations and Last Minute Availability
The appointment schedule is now posted for anyone interested in booking a consultation for the winter term. Log on to and click on learning services to book your appointment.
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 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.

Graduate/Graduating Student Consultations
If you are a graduate student who would like support with an assignment, or if you are a graduating student working on grad/professional school applications who would like some feedback on personal statements please contact Jenna Olender directly at to book an appointment.

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 Contact Christina Michener at or Shannon Becker at if you are interested in volunteering.

Live Classroom
We have peer mentors available on-line on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 - 8 pm every week. Connect with them via the Writing & Study Skills Course on MyLearningSpace to get answers to any studying or writing questions you have. Note: this is not a writing consultation service - we cannot review whole essays during on-line chat times.

Learning Service Centre
45 Market St   
519-756-8228 ext. 5736

From Residence Life
Don Hiring for 2012-13
Residence Life Don Hiring Hiring for the 2012-2013 Residence Don team has started. Applications are available from the Residence Life Office (GRH 222), and online at
Applications are due no later than 4:30pm on Friday January 27th, 2012 to the Residence Life Office. Information sessions are on Wednesday January 18th and Tuesday January 24th at 5:30pm in CB 100. Apply now for this rewarding leadership opportunity!

For more information contact Paul Reifenstein at or 519-756-8228 ext. 5739

Residence Space available to Upper Year Students in 2012-2013
Residence Life is excited to announce that for the 2012-2013 academic year we will be offering a limited number of residence spaces for upper year students. Students can apply individually or in groups, they will live in an exclusively upper year environment and will only be required to commit to an 8 month contract. Students will be guaranteed a single room in 3,4 or 5 person apartments. Please direct all questions or interest in applying to the Residence Life Office.

Residence Life Office - Grand River Hall 222
519-756-8228 x: 5805

From Student Life
Hiring for 2012-2013 is now open!
Welcome back Laurier Brantford!
Exciting news! The Student Life Office has opened up hiring for the 2012-2013 school year. If you love to volunteer, have a passion for leadership, and want to make the most of your time here at Laurier, the Student Life Office is the perfect for you! MyRespect Coordinator, Rainbow Alliance Coordinator, and Student Leadership Team Coordinator applications are available, as well as the application to be a LEAP Skillbuilder.
We also have student employment opportunities available- applications to work at the Peer Connect Desk and more can be found at
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Jessi Calberry
Residence & Student Life Programming Assistant
519.756.8228 ext 5533

From Accessible Learning
We are now accepting applications for volunteer note takers.
FAQ's about the program:

Who are note takers?
People just like you; students who are interested in helping out other students (who are registered with Accessible Learning) obtain a complete set of lecture notes.

Who can register with Accessible Learning?
Any student who has a documented disability (ie: dyslexia, blind, deaf, medical).

Am I required to take notes for all my classes?

No. Just the one(s) that AL matches you to based on requests received.

Can I add this experience to my CCR?
Absolutely! All active note takers can add this to their CCR.

Sounds like fun! How do I apply?
It is fun! If you have a GPA of 7; take good, comprehensive notes; are willing to upload your notes within 2-3 days of the lecture; then you can apply by selecting the "self registration" tab in my learning space and clicking "alc Brantford note taking". You can then complete and submit the application. It's that easy!
Thanks for your interest!
Contact Angel Evans ( for more information.

From Service Laurier Brantford
Business Office Payments
Effective January 4th 2012, Service Laurier Brantford accepts tuition, fee and all other Business Office payments. Payments can be made with Canadian cash, cheques (certified and non-certified), money orders, bank drafts and debit cards. Laurier does NOT accept any credit cards for tuition and fee payments.

Class Cancellations:
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Go Transit Student Discount:
Post-Secondary students can apply for a GO Student ID card! Details can be found on the GO Transit website:

Laurier Brantford students can request a GO Student ID card by visiting Service Laurier Brantford -- located in Grand River Hall (room 202). Please note there is no charge to request this discount card.

Service Laurier Brantford
519.756.8228 ext. 5885

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