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Weekly News - March 12

Mar 12/12

For the week beginning March 12th, 2012

From Counselling Services

Stress Less Fun Fair

Counselling and Health Services are excited to announce the next installment of their bi-annual Stress Less Fun Fair. This semester, we have moved the fair to the RCW lobby in order to make the event larger and more accessible to students. As always, we invite you to stop by for some helpful strategies on managing stress, to meet our therapy dogs and enjoy some popcorn and treats! Also, enjoy a FREE Registered Massage Therapy treatment (first come, first served). The fair will take place on Wednesday March 21st from 9:30-2:30 in RCW! See you there!!

Counselling Services, Second floor, Student Centre
(519) 756-8228 ext 5889

From Academic Advising
Make Your Own Course

Make your own course for next Fall/Winter with Directed Studies. Study with a professor's guidance a subject of interest to you. Visit for more information, and feel free to email us at if you have further questions.

From the Career Centre

Global TESOL College Information Session
Tuesday, March 13th 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, SC Johnson, room 127
Teach English Worldwide!
Teach English at the Italian Summer Camps or take on a government contract in China. Global TESOL College will certify and help place you in a reputable contract overseas. Job guarantee and lifetime job placement service provided. Get TESOL Certified in 5 days, no experience required. Teach English in Asia, Latin America, The Middle East, and Europe. Attend the information seminar at Wilfrid Laurier Brantford on Tuesday, March 13th to find out more! Please register for this event by emailing

Transferable Skills Workshop for Student Staff
Tuesday, March 13th 3:00 - 4:00 PM, RCW room 324
Are you a student employee or do you volunteer on campus? Your experience as Student Staff at Laurier Brantford has allowed you the opportunity to develop transferrable skills that will impress employers. Learn how to present your most relevant qualifications effectively and how to best connect your skills and abilities to a job. We will touch on all aspects of job search, including resume and interviews. We’ll offer tips on how to select and present relevant qualifications to an employer, whether you’re looking for a summer job or a professional opportunity upon graduation.

Free Movie & Pizza Night – One Week Job Project
Thursday, March 15th 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Student Centre Lounge
What do you want to do with your life? How do you find your passion? Canadian university graduate, Sean Aiken, went on an inspiring journey across North America working 52 jobs in 52 weeks in an attempt to answer these difficult questions. Join us on Thursday, March 15th in the Student Centre for a discussion and view the documentary featuring Sean and his quirky and thought-provoking way to figure out the answers to these questions. Free Pizza, sponsored by Sun Life Financial. Please register at to get your free pizza!

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

From Registrarial Services

Attention All Returning Students

The following website contains critical Registration Information for the upcoming 2012/2013 school year:

Laurier Wants Your Input!
Registrarial Services at Laurier Brantford is completing research on student success and retention. The purpose of this survey is to gain an understanding of what pressures students of Laurier Brantford are faced with, and how students are doing across many areas of student life. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and you may complete the survey anonymously. If you choose to include your student ID number you will be eligible to win a $50 gift card to the Stedman Community Bookstore!

Students who complete all fields of the survey found at the link below will be considered for participation in one or more student focus groups. Participation in the focus groups will be voluntary. Topics of the focus groups will vary depending on aggregate responses to these questions, but will focus around the concept of student success. Students who participate in a student focus group will be eligible to win one of two iPad 2's.
Any questions or concerns can be submitted to Chris Brunskill at The survey can be found here:

New Bursary Opportunity for Mature Students
Please visit our website for more details:

Winter 2012 final exam schedule now posted!
Please view the Winter 2012 Final Exam Schedule online here:

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.

Attention OSAP students in the Journalism, Leadership or Human Rights and Human Diversity Program:
If you are a year 2 student and are planning to attend Conestoga College full time in year 3, please contact Lisa Neziol at before you fill out your 2012-2013 OSAP application.

From Brantford Rotaract
This week is World Rotaract Week and Rotaract will be participating in a series of events to celebrate!

Monday, March 12: Watch Inside Brant to see a message from our President and get info about the club
Tuesday, March 13: We will be partnering with kids from Big Brothers, Big Sisters and golfing at Putt Hut at 5pm. Putt Hut is located on Lynden Rd.
Wednesday, March 14: Get up bright and early (7:00 am) to attend the Sunrise Rotary Club of Brantford meeting at the Brantford Golf and Country Club and in the evening we will be bowling at Echo Bowl from 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, March 15: Come out to our General Meeting being held at the Piston Broke at 6pm
Friday, March 16: Come out for a fantastic lunch and entertainment at Rotary Club of Brantford meeting (12:00pm) at the Brantford Golf and Country Club

For more information or to carpool, email us at

BACCHUS Alcohol and Drug Awareness Week

A vehicle that has been involved in an impaired driving incident will be displayed in the Student Center parking lot from Monday, March 12 to Friday, Mach 16. Be sure to stop by and see the effects of impaired driving.

There will also be a BBQ in the Student Center parking lot on March 14th from 11-3pm. Hamburgers, hotdogs and vegetarian burgers will be available!

For more information please contact

Children’s Education and Development Association (CEDA) Mixer

CEDA is hosting our Annual Mixer on Wednesday March 14, 2012 at The Piston Broke (Harmony Square) between 8:00pm and 11:00pm. Drop by to enjoy some good food and good company! Get to know other members of our association. New members always welcome!

For more information please contact

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!

Campus In Action Presents...World Water Day BINGO!!
Love playing BINGO? Want the chance to win gift cards to Boston Pizza and Moose Winooski’s and movie passes from Galaxy, and awesome other prizes? Then come on out to the Piston Broke on March 22nd at 9:30 pm to play BINGO! Snacks will be provided, and each card is only $2! All proceeds go to Free the Children!

For more information, go to, or contact Tamara Enzel at

From Athletics and Recreation
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 the Recruitment and Admissions Office
Interested in Volunteering or Working with the Recruitment Office?
Spring Open House will be taking place on Wednesday March 14th, 2012! We are always looking for student volunteers to help on that day. If you are interested follow this link to register

There will also be a mandatory training session for ALL Open House Volunteers. You do not need to have registered to attend a training session and new volunteers are always welcome so come and bring all of your friends!

Please choose 1 of the following training times to attend:

Monday March 12th - 5:30pm, CB 100
Tuesday March 13th – 5:30 pm, CB 100

We hope to see you there!

Katie Reaume
Recruitment Office Student Assistant

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