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Weekly News - January 23, 2012

Jan 23/12

For the week beginning January 23, 2012

Laurier International Opportunity Grants
Want to Study at a Foreign University Next Year?
Laurier International’s Student Exchange program provides the opportunity for students to pay Laurier tuition and earn Laurier credits at any one of over 60 international partner universities. Students normally do this for one or two terms in their third year. The deadline for applications for Study Exchange is January 27th. For more information contact Michelle Adams ( and check out the program website at

Laurier Brantford can also help with the costs. This year the Laurier Brantford International Opportunities Grants program is offering four (4) grants worth $1,500 each to help cover the costs of Study Exchange. The deadline for applications is March 1.

For more information see For further information, contact Dr. Robinson ( Further, Laurier also awards Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarships which are worth $2,500 each. See


From Counselling Services
Counselling Services Update
The counsellors at Counselling Services are available to assist students with any barrier that may be impacting your academic or personal life. If you would like to speak with a counsellor, please contact our receptionist at (519) 756-8228 ext. 5889 to book an appointment. We maintain some same-day crisis appointments depending upon counsellor availability.

We are also beginning to look ahead to the events we have planned for this semester. Our Sex and Relationships Fair will be happening on Wednesday, February 8th from 10:00-1:00 in the RCW lobby. Please stay tuned for more information. Our bi-annual Stress Less Fun Fair will be happening again this semester on March 21st from 9:30-2:30, also in the RCW lobby. We look forward to seeing you there!

Counselling Services, 2nd floor, Student Centre
To make an appointment, please call (519) 756-8228 ext. 5889 or email

From the Dean’s Office
Hiring Instructional Assistants (IAs) – Winter 2012
Laurier Brantford is hiring IAs for the winter 2012 term.  Here is the link to the Instructional Assistants Duties & Rates of Pay document:

Two positions are currently posted:
Position #1
Course Instructor:  Dr. Akbar Saeed
Course Code:
OL/MB140 BR2
Course Name: Historical Profiles of Leadership

Office Location:
Note: Looking for one senior level leadership student to take Postion #1 & Position #2 who have attained at least a B average in both courses.  Please contact Dr. Saeed directly and specify grades received in each class. 

Position #2
Course Instructor:  Dr. Akbar Saeed
Course Code:
Course Name: Organizational Leadership

Office Location:
Note: Looking for one senior level leadership student to take Postion #1 & Position #2 who have attained at least a B average in both courses.  Please contact Dr. Saeed directly and specify grades received in each class. 

To apply: Please e-mail your résumé and cover letter directly to the Instructor as indicated. Please also specify "IA Application" in the subject line of your e-mail. All hiring is done by the professor.

From the Journalism Guild

WHO: **OPEN TO ALL LAURIER STUDENTS** so bring your friends!
WHAT: Pizza Party - you can't beat free pizza!
WHERE: Boston Pizza on Market
WHEN: Tuesday, January 31 - drop in any time after **8 p.m. ** and grab some food!
WHY: Good food, good people, good times! Make sure to bring a friend or two!

See you there!

**The Journalism Guild is only providing food, any drinks are to be bought by the individual**


Katelyn Wong
VP of Special Events
Journalism Guild
226-208-7700 (cell)

From the Fword Committee

Movie Night!
Please join us on January 23, 2012 in CB100 at 7:00 p.m. for a showing of
MISSrepresentation. Movie runs until 10:00 p.m.

From Service Laurier
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:
Please bookmark this website for the most up to date information regarding class cancellations: 
Follow us on Twitter at for instant updates on class cancellations.

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.

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
Job Fair
Wednesday, February 1st 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Bingemans, Kitchener
2012 Graduates should plan to attend the country’s largest University / College Career Fair. Meet over 200 employers and learn about hundreds of job opportunities for 2012 graduates. Students from all years are welcome to attend. Free transportation provided from Laurier Brantford. Bus leaves Carnegie Building at 9:00 AM and will be back on campus at 2:00 PM. To sign up for transportation, email For more information:

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

From Amnesty International
Join Us on Facebook
Join us in demanding the arrest of a war criminal indicted for recruiting child soldiers. Taking action is just a click away:

Join us on Facebook to take action on this and other human rights issues:

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact

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

Attention all Year 2 Journalism, Leadership, and Human Rights & Human Diversity Students
Are you interested in attending Conestoga College next year as part of your program, now is the time to apply!

Please complete the following steps:

1. Apply to the program online through the Ontario College Application Service (


2. Notify that you have applied to this program by providing the following information:

OCAS Application Number
Name of Program Applied to
Program Code

3. If you are accepted to the college, you must submit a Letter of Permission to the Registrar's Office for an assessment of your eligibility and to pre-arrange for your transfer credits. See an Academic Advisor for assistance with this.

From Health Services
Are you tired of freezing your butt off? Would you $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 Learning Services Centre
Service Update and Upcoming Workshops
Student Success and Well-being Workshop
Reading for Meaning: Analyzing, Interpreting and Understanding Readings
Are you having problems finding the meaning behind your readings? Do you want to learn how to analyze, interpret and understand your readings better? This workshop is being held in Market place on January 25th from 4:00 – 5:00.

Writing Well Workshop Series
The first day of this six week series of writing workshops is Wednesday, February 1st in Market Place from 4:00 – 5:00. This workshop is meant to help students to enhance their academic writing skills. Students are encouraged to bring the assignments they're working on with them for assistance and feedback. Registration is recommended -- spaces are limited!

Appointment Booking and Cancellations
Remember, appointments can be booked and cancelled online at 
Click on Learning Services to see our available appointments.

Facebook and Twitter
Like our Laurier Brantford Learning Services Centre facebook page to find out about the services we have to offer, as well as our workshops and events 
Follow us on Twitter for last minute cancellations

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

From Residence Life
Don Hiring for 2012-13
Residence Life Don 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

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