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Weekly News - February 6, 2012

Feb 6/12

For the week beginning February 6th, 2012

From Brantford Rotaract
Valentine's Day Speed Dating
On February 14th come out to Therapy Lounge for some speed dating fun. The event begins at 7pm and tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. There will be a draw to win a camera; all proceeds go to help a child smile! Come meet your match!
For more information please contact or call 519 209 7352.

Rotaract Meetings
Come out and make a difference! Brantford Rotaract is meeting this Thursday (Feb 2nd) at 6pm on the 3rd floor of the Brantford Public Library. We meet bi - weekly every Thursday for the rest of the term.
For more information please email us at

From the MyRespect Team
Diversity Week!
Want to be a part of campus wide change in the mindset of students, staff and faculty? Then come out and participate in Diversity Week Feb 6-10!

The goal of Diversity Week is to provide hands-on and shared learning opportunities for students on campus to broaden their understanding of the world and people around them. Diversity Week is presented by the MyRespect team, but is a campus wide initiative that brings together over 16 campus partners providing 26 events with one common goal, creating a more inclusive and aware LB community.

Students who attend one presentation put on by the Student Life Office, and 3 other events will receive recognition on their co-curricular record as a symbol of the dedication to extend their knowledge of diversity.

A detailed schedule AND an explanation of how to get your involvement with Diversity Week on your Co-Curricular Record can be found here  

From WLU Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers
Next Crime Stoppers Meeting
As a group of Laurier students, we promote Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers and the safety of our campus and community in partnership with Laurier Brantford Special Constable Service by having fundraisers to raise money for Crime Stoppers and spread awareness. If you are interesting in joining, we are always looking for more members. Our next meeting will be Wednesday February 8th at 10:30am in the Market Place boardroom (beside the Special Constables office). ** Also, visit us at our booth at the Piston Broke for the CSA Pub Night on February 15th from 6-8pm
Contact Candace at for more information.

From Special Constables   
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: MARCH 10-11
The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles. Experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid.  *You do not require the Safe Talk training to qualify for ASIST training.
**For the workshop to run, it will require at least 20 individuals, with a maximum of 30. The group will be divided into two, to ensure understanding and opportunity. The workshop is a two day commitment, running for the majority of the day. Exact times will be provided for those interested.
The workshop will be offered at a discounted rate of $150.00
*FIRST come FIRST serve basis. Sign Up A.S.A.P to secure your spot!

If interested please contact Norah Bresnahan-
*If you have previously contacted, please take the time and do so again just to be sure your interest is heard.

From the Journalism Department

Journalism Concentrations: An Information Session for First Year Students
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
2:30 p.m.
OD 110

Are you struggling with what stream to choose in the Journalism program? Attend this informative session with presentations from Academic Advising, Career Centre and advice from Journalism alumni to find out which concentration is right for you!

Sarah Willey-Thomas, Academic Program Assistant
519-756-8228 x 5875

From Registrarial Services
Spring 2012 OSAP extension forms now available!
If you are a Laurier Brantford student who applied for and received OSAP funding during the 2011-2012 academic year, you may be eligible for Spring OSAP.
The application can be found online at:
Completed forms can be dropped off to Service Laurier located in Grand River Hall, Room 202.

Spring 2012 – Full Time Status
Are you currently a full-time student wishing to take a full-time course load during the Spring 2012 term (i.e. more than 1.5 credits)? If so, please complete the Full-Time Studies Request form found online here: 

Students - win a $50 gift card to the Stedman Community Bookstore!
In an effort to update our internet presence, Registrarial Services is asking students what they think of the department website. To participate, complete this brief survey: It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and by completing you will be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card to the Stedman Community Bookstore!

External Awards

The Hal Rogers Endowment Fund:

The Dalton Camp Award:

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.
519-756-8228 X5885

From Laurier International Opportunity Grants
Want to Do An International Internship This Summer?

Laurier Brantford can help with the costs. This year the Laurier Brantford International Opportunities Grants program is offering two (2) grants worth $2,000 each to help cover the costs of an internship undertaken for academic credit (this is usually done through a directed studies course). The deadline for applications is March 1. For more information see or contact Dr. Robinson ( (Note: This program is not related to the Students for Development Internships.)
Further, Laurier also awards Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarships which are worth $2,500 each. See

Laurier Brantford Psychology Society Movie Night
Come out and join the Laurier Brantford Psychology Society for our movie night in the Student Centre Monday February 13th! We will be watching A Beautiful Mind, starting at 10pm. All are welcome to attend, there will be snacks and drinks provided!
For more information please contact

New Campus Club: At My Knits End, Laurier Brantford Knitwits
Would you like to learn to knit or crochet? The "At My Knits End: Laurier Brantford Knitwits" campus club will be holding its first meeting on February 6th in RCW324 from 11:30am -12:30pm. All skill levels are welcome; supplies will be provided.
For more information please contact

Improv Club Meetings
Would you like to join the improv club or see what it's all about? Come join us Monday's in the Multi-Purpose Room (Student Centre basement) from 3:00-4:00. The club's motto is: Improv for real life! Our philosophy is that anyone can do it. (And you can!)
For more information please contact

Children's Education and Development Association wants you!
Do you enjoy planning events, making connections within the community and volunteering? Are you planning on attending Teacher's college? If you answered yes then the Children's Education and Development Association (CEDA) is perfect for you! We are currently looking for an executive council for next year so we encourage new members to come join us!
For more information please contact

Mock LSAT Session
Are you thinking about going to law school? Legal Resources will be hosting a practice LSAT, on February 13th from 1-4pm in GRH 104. All participants will receive their final score within a week of writing.
For more information please contact

LSFL Games Night
Laurier Students For Literacy is hosting a Way Back Play Back Games Night everyone is invited to come out and play their favourite board games from their childhood. Snacks and prizes will be available. The night will be held on February 15th in the Student Centre from 10pm-midnight. Take a break, come out and have some fun!
For more information please contact

From Athletics and Recreation
Extramural Results
Your co-ed dodgeball team finished in 2nd place, losing in the finals, at the Humber College tournament on Jan.26. Your men's indoor soccer team competed at Redeemer on Jan. 27 finishing 3rd in their pool, missing the playoffs.

Extramural Men's Hockey Tournament

Laurier Brantford is hosting our second OCAA tournament this year on Friday February 10th. Our Laurier Brantford Extramural Men's team will be playing along with 9 other colleges at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.
*We are looking for volunteers and FANS!
If you are interested in volunteering please stop by the Hawk Desk!
Please contact Kate Doyle at for more information.

Ski & Snowboard Club Fashion Show
Ski and Snowboard Club are hosting a fashion show at Therapy Lounge Wednesday February 8th. After the fashion show, DJ Terekca will be spinning until 2am.

Tickets are $2 for members, $3 for non-members and $5 at the door. Tickets are being sold at Peer Connect.
19+ Event.

From Amnesty International
Good news!
Thanks to your faxes, the Presidential Commission on Human Rights in Guatemala called Norma Cruz to check on her security. Read more about how your action is having an impact:
Contact for more information.

From the Academic Advising Office
Are you in the CED Option or Youth and Children's Studies program and want to take an online Psychology course this Spring?
If you are in Youth and Children's Studies or the CED Option and want to take an online spring course, please contact a student advisor, and we will help you get into the class, if it is not yet full.

Spring not recognizing your correct Year level?
If LORIS is not recognizing your correct year level for Spring, and you want to register for a course, please contact us in advising and we will fix it for you.

Please visit our new website!
Please visit our new advising website at

Spring/Summer/Intersession Registration
The Spring/Summer/Intersession Timetable is now up at
Registration will open at midnight on February 1st.

You can also do online courses, so check those out as well at

From Learning Services Centre
Service Update and Upcoming Workshops
Mastering the Art of Note-taking
This student-led workshop has been designed to provide participants with an opportunity to share their own note-taking strategies and techniques and to learn new tips and tricks from other students. Whether you are a note-taker through Accessible Learning or are just looking to improve your own personal notes, we encourage you to participate!
Learn how to use your PC or Mac to its full potential to organize your notes, how to select the information that really matters, and how to manage situations when note-taking becomes difficult.
Time: Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00-11:30 am
Location: Market Place room 115
Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome.

Writing Well Workshop Series
The second day of this six week series of writing workshops is Wednesday, February 8th 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.

Reading Week Hours
During Reading Week we will not be open for regular appointments. However, we will be open for drop-in help on Tuesday, February 21st and Wednesday, February 22nd from 10am – 4pm.

Learning Services Centre

From Nipissing
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