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Weekly News - March 5

Mar 5/12

For the week beginning March 5th, 2012

From Aboriginal Student Centre
Aboriginal Awareness Events

Traditional Tuesday

Tuesday, March 6th between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the RAC-W lounge.

On that day Six Nations Social Singers will come into host a community social that everyone is welcome to watch, learn or participate in and is a celebration of Haudenosaunee Social Dances and Songs.   We hope to host a smoke dance competition as well. 

Wednesday's Artist Showcase
Wednesday, March 7th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the RAC-W lounge

We will be hosting a showcase of local aboriginal musicians and contemporary artwork.  The music will be a mix of Country, R&B, Blues, Hip Hop and Spoken Word performances. All local aboriginal artists are invited to showcase both original and cover music or display their work at the booths which will be set up in the same space.  The entire community is invited to come and listen and experience the sounds and styles of our contemporary artists and artisans.

Variety of performers throughout the day, the opportunity is there to "meet" the artists

Therapeutic Thursday
Thursday, March 8th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Aboriginal Student Centre (111 Darling Street)

There will be Healers and energy workers on site who will offer their services free of charge to the public.  People can make an appointment for Reiki, Reflexology or Life Readings.  To schedule a FREE appointment the public is asked to contact Audrey Anger via email at or they can send a text to Audrey at 519-770-6840 or Bonnie at 519-717-3411.  First come, first served.

There will also be an opportunity to buy natural medicines and teas for any number of everyday maladies and to speak with knowledgeable elders and people who work with gathering and growing your own food and medicines. 

At all three events there will be FREE fantastic food and refreshments throughout the day!

For more information, contact Bonnie Whitlow or ext. 5884

From Academic Advising

Mature Student Event
Please come to our Mature Student Event organized by Academic Advising. LORIS tips, time management advice and more will be available.


Food Bank presents the Wrap Giveaway!
Laurier Brantford Student Food Bank presents WRAP GIVEAWAY! This Thursday March 8th starting at 11am while quantities last, come to the SC Basement for a FREE Chicken Caesar Wrap! Donations welcome but not required!

For more information please contact

Legal Resources Law School Tour

Legal Resources will be hosting a FREE tour to the University of Toronto & York University's Osgoode Hall Law Schools on March 12, 2012. The day will start at 8:00am and go until 4:00pm. Please go to the Peer Connect desk in the Student Centre to sign up!

For more information please contact

Legal Resources Trivia!

The Legal Resources is having a Prize Giveaway! A prize will be given to the first person who answers the question "What is the number of judges currently in sitting on the supreme court of Canada?" Once you know the answer email

Legal Resources LSAT Seminar

The Legal Resources will be hosting a LSAT Seminar on March 19th in RCW324. If you have questions about LSAT or would like to learn some new study tips, please join us during one of the seminar times 1-2 or 2-3 or 3-4.

For more information please contact

Hawk Team presents Tony Lee the X-rated hypnotist!
The famous Tony Lee x-rated hypnotist is coming to Laurier on March 13th!! Tickets are $5 and will be available from the Peer Connect desk starting March 5th.

Check out the Hawk Team Facebook page at for more details!

WLUSU is hiring!
WLUSU is now hiring volunteers for the 2012/2013 school year! Coordinator, Executive and General Volunteer applications are now open at - this includes Orientation Week! If you are interested in applying for a coordinator position, we encourage you to come to the Coordinator Info Session on March 5th at 10PM in the Student Centre Board Room.

For more information please see the news update at or contact

Knitting and Craft Club Movie Night
The Knitting and Craft club is hosting a movie night! Come out to CB100 on March 7th at 10PM to see the playing of Coraline. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the movie and learn to knit!

For more information please contact

From the Leadership Department
Message to OL480* Students 2012-2013
If you are planning to take OL480* (Project Management Practicum) in the 2012-2013 academic year, please email Dr. Rosemary A. McGowan ( by Wednesday, March 14. Dr. McGowan has additional information about the practicum course as well as forms for you to complete so that the process of identifying and securing placement sites can be started as soon as possible.

Rosemary A. McGowan, PhD
Associate Professor, Leadership
Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus
Canadian Representative to the Board of Directors of the North American Case Research Association
Contact Information:
Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus
73 George Street, SC Johnson Building, Room 310
Brantford, Ontario N3T 2Y3
Ph: 519.756.8228 x5706
Fax: 519.885.4629

From Athletics and Recreation
First Aid, CPR 'C', AED Certification
This certification is through ECIS and is recognized by the WSIB. No pre-requisite is required and a manual will be provided. Full certification requires attendance both days and recertification requires full attendance on Saturday.

Dates & Times: March 9th 5pm - 10pm
March 10th 9am - 4pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Room ( lower level) Student Centre

Contact Kristin Hogg at for more information

March Health Mania
Visit Wilkes House Recreation Centre during the month of March for healthy tips of the week, new ideas on working out and on selected days, a healthy snack!

Hiring - 2 Senior Coordinator Positions still available
Hiring continues as we search for the best students to fill two of our senior positions - Special Events & Sport Club Coordinator AND Promotions & Communication Coordinator. If you are eager and interested, be sure to check the posting online as of Tuesday. Both positions are very rewarding and key to the success of the department. Deadline to apply is set for March 16, 2012.

Greg Stewart
Manager, Athletics & Recreation
519.756.8228 x5806

From the Learning Services Centre
March Events and Services
We are now hiring!
We are currently accepting applications for a number of student staff positions. We are looking for students who will be in second year or higher in September who are interested in helping their peers be academically successful. We provide paid training for our writing & study skills and math & statistics peer mentors.
Please visit our website to view job postings and application information:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jenna Olender at

Appointment Booking and Cancellations
Remember, appointments can be booked and cancelled online at
Click on Learning Services to see our available appointments. We are at the point in term where appointment availability is very limited. Please check the on-line booking system regularly if you are looking for an appointment; as soon as a student cancels a booking, that time slot immediately becomes available to others to book. Cancellations require 24 hours minimum notice.

For same day last-minute availabilities, all cancellations are communicated via our Facebook and Twitter pages:

Drop In Hours
Don’t forget that we offer drop-in hours on Mondays from 3 to 5 pm for all students. No appointment is necessary. Students are helped on a first come, first served basis.

We also offer English Language Learner drop-in hours on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Enhance Your Writing Style Workshop Series
This three part workshop series will run on Wednesdays at 4 pm in Market Place beginning March 14. It builds upon the writing skills covered in Writing Well, and follows a similar format. Students are encouraged to bring the assignments they are working on to the workshops for feedback. Registration is recommended -- spaces are limited! Email to register.

Student Success and Well-being Workshop

The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for Exams.
This workshop will provide students with strategies for studying effectively for both objective and essay style exams. Join us in Market Place on March 28 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

Learning Services Centre
Market Place, 45 Market St
519-756-8228 ext. 5736

From Accessible Learning
A Week of Workshops
AL would like to invite you all to attend "A Week of Workshops" presented by our AL Peer Mentors
Monday, March 5: 2:30-4:30 SC Boardroom, first floor
Demystifying Inquiry Based Learning & Seminars

Tuesday, March 6 10-12 SC Boardroom, first floor
Exploring MACbook (special features)

Wednesday, March 7 12 – 1:30 SC Boardroom, first floor
Con-Ed through the Years (how to get the most from your experiences)
2:30-4 Market Place 115
Advanced Note Taking (includes using computer programs for effective note taking and participant sharing)

Thursday, March 8 11:30-1:30 SC Boardroom, first floor
Criminology FYI (questions welcomed)

Thursday, March 8 2:30-4 SC Boardroom
Exploring Inspiration Software for writing (using this software for brainstorming, organizing, and writing)

Drop Ins welcome. For more information, email:

Volunteer Peer Mentor Program
Accessible Learning is now accepting applications for September to be a volunteer peer mentor.
Purpose of the program: to provide an upper year student as a point of contact and a means of support for (primarily) first year students registered with Accessible Learning in order to help ease their transition into university and/or Accessible Learning.

Time Commitment: Minimum one year, approximately 8-10 hours per month

Applications are being accepted until March 16, 2012. Interviews to take place towards the end of March. For more information:
To download an application:
Thank you to all those who apply. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Angel Evans
Educational Supports Administrator

From Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Waterloo Region

Bowling without the Smelly Shoes!
You’re invited to a Wii Bowling Fundraiser!
Date: Thursday March 8
Time: Time slots from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Communitech Hub in downtown Kitchener
Teams: 4-6 players
Bowl on one of three large projector screens, plus, get a tour and try out the cool 3-D digital hive!

For more information, please contact: Sandra Muir at

From the Career Centre
Upcoming Events

Take control of your career path - Earn your Career Development Certificate!
Taking the time to understand yourself, your career options, and prepare yourself for the job search is essential for making wise academic and informed career choices and plans. The Career Development Centre offers workshops to give you skills and knowledge to help your career path progress. By attending five workshops (Career Planning, Résumé Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Job Search and Networking Strategies, and Interview Success) at any point during your Laurier studies, you can earn a Career Development Certificate which you can add to your co-curricular record and your resume. Simply pick up your Career Development Certificate ticket at the first workshop you attend and get it signed by the workshop facilitator at the end of each workshop. Bring in your completed ticket to the Centre to receive your certificate! Visit for workshop dates and times.

Career Planning Workshop

Friday, March 9th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, SC Johnson, room 214
Not sure what you want to do after graduation? Plan to attend this workshop! Find out about your career options and learn how to make career choices that best suit your values, personality, interests and goals. ** THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE SERIES **

Resume Workshop
Friday, March 9th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 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. ** THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE SERIES **

Cover Letter Workshop
Friday, March 9th 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, SC Johnson, room 214
Not sure how to write a cover letter? Attend this workshop! Your will learn the basics of writing a cover letter and ways to make your application stand out. Bring a draft copy of your cover letter and we can assist you in developing/revising your document during this session. ** THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE SERIES **

Job Search Workshop

Friday, March 9th 1:00 PM - 2:00 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. ** THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE SERIES **

Interview Workshop
Friday, March 9th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, SC Johnson, room 214
What do employers really looking for from candidates? Join us as we discuss how to prepare for a successful job interview. We'll show you how to: make a positive first impression; present your best qualifications; formulate answers to common interview questions; and offer you tips on how to reduce stress and maximize your performance. ** THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE SERIES **

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

From the F-Word Committee
Fun, Feisty, Feminism…WTF?!
Ever wonder what feminism is? Join The F-Word at a special reception to launch the Find Your Feminism poster series, featuring students, staff, and faculty at Laurier Brantford explaining what feminism means to them. All campus and community members welcome!

After the reception, The F-Word hosts Dr. Susan Knabe, of the University of Western Ontario, with a public talk entitled “Fun, Feisty, Feminism…WTF?!” How do we find and forge feminist practice in the age of sound bites, social media, and sexualization? Dr. Knabe will speak about how we can draw on historical and contemporary examples of feminist interventions, from the early Suffragette pantomimes to the slut walk phenomenon, to imagine a different approach to feminist education and practice that speaks to feminists and non-feminists of all ages.
“We’re Talking Feminism.”
When: Tuesday, March 6th
When: 6-7 pm (reception), 7-8:30 pm (talk)
Where: RCW Lobby (reception), RCW 202 (talk)
Who: All members of the Laurier Brantford community, whether you identify as a feminist or not!
Cost: Free of charge and open to the public

Dr. Rebecca Godderis x5933,

Funded Internships in Ghana for Summer 2013
Information Session for Applications (Due March 31, 2012)
The Human Rights & Human Diversity (HRHD) program will be awarding FOUR (4) FULLY-FUNDED 90-DAY INTERNSHIPS IN GHANA each summer in 2013, and 2014. Funding is provided by CIDA through the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada “Students for Development” program. (Note: This is a separate program from the Laurier Brantford International Opportunities Grants.)
While preference will be given to Honours students in the HRHD program, students in other Laurier Brantford Honours programs are encouraged to apply. Students must be in the third or higher year of their program to participate and must commit to returning in the fall semester after the internship to complete an academic course related to the internship (i.e., Fall 2013).

The deadline for applications for the Summer 2013 internships is March 31, 2012. A PRESENTATION EXPLAINING THIS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM will take place: Wednesday March 7, 2012, 10:00 to 10:45 in RCW 203 (This is in Dr. Wilson-Forsberg’s CT/HR260 class, but all are welcome to attend).

To view the call for applications, please visit this link:

Dr. Robinson 519-756-8228 x 5743

From Aboriginal Services
Third World Canada Campaign
Did you know that there are people living in third world conditions right here in Ontario? A small Aboriginal community known as K.I. is in desperate need of your assistance! Aboriginal Student Services is looking for donations of non-perishable items, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, diapers, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, toilet paper, etc to send up with the Ontario Provincial Police to this small community. Drop boxes are located in the Student Centre and the Aboriginal Student House (111 Darling St).
Contact for more information!

From the Student Advisory Committee
Dance Workshop
Date: Monday, March 12th
Time: 3PM-4PM
Location: Wilkes House Gym
Price: $2

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Email SAC at: to register!

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