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Weekly News - January 16, 2012

Jan 16/12

For the week beginning January 16, 2012

From Community Events
Walkathon for Why Not Youth Centres and Out of the Cold
February 25th is the coldest night of the year! (Or so we're predicting). If either of these places are close to your heart or you simply respect them, think about supporting them by participating in this walkathon. All funds will be split between WNYC and OOTC.
Event info:
Contact: Becca at if you have any questions

From the Laurier Writer-in-Residence Program
Laurier Reads Boyden
Joseph Boyden, Giller Award-winning author of Through Black Spruce and Three Day Road, will be Laurier’s Writer-in-Residence for three days from March 6 to March 8th, 2012. “Laurier Reads Boyden” is a university-wide group whose members are reading Through Black Spruce. Members of this reading group will have a special discussion session with Boyden during his visit to Laurier, on the afternoon of March 7th. Membership in the group is open to all students from all faculties studying at all levels, faculty members, instructors, staff, and other members of the Laurier community.

The group will meet for three Mondays to discuss Through Black Spruce in the Paul Martin Centre from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on the following dates, with the following topics:
-January 30: storytelling and Ojibwe culture
-February 13: history and community
-February 27: gender and family

The Laurier Reads Boyden group will be led by Dr. Tanis MacDonald, Dr. Ute Lischke, Jean Becker, facilitators from the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, and graduate students. To join, send an email to Dr. MacDonald at or join our “Laurier Reads Boyden” page on Facebook for more information on the book and on the reading group.

Copies of Through Black Spruce are now available in the Laurier bookstore – at a special 10% discount! Don’t miss out on this special event and the chance to discuss this Award-winning novel with the author.

From the Career Centre
Career Centre
Careers in Education Fair
Tuesday, January 17th 12:30 – 2:00 PM, SC Johnson Lobby
Meet representatives from a variety of School Boards, International Recruitment Agencies and other educational organizations

Resume Workshop

Wednesday, January 18th 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, January 18th 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.

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

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
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

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 until quantities last).
For more information please contact

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 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

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.

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