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Weekly News Weekof ofSeptember September9th, 9th,2013 2013 Week From Registrarial Services Brantford

From the Dean’s Office

Registration Open for the Laurier Brantford Community Scavenger Sepember 22nd, 2013: Last day to add 12-week and full-year courses Hunt (including online learning). Important Academic Drop/Add Dates:

Sepember 9th - 15th, 2013: If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, there is no tuition charge. September 16th - 22nd, 2013: If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition. September 23rd - November 4th, 2013: If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition. November 5th, 2013: From this date until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week fall term course (or withdraw), you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100% tuition.

Emergency Contact Information

Please ensure that you update your Emergency Contact Information (via LORIS). This can be done by clicking on the “Personal Information” menu once you enter your LORIS account, then click on the tab titled “Update Emergency Contacts.” In cases of emergency it is imperative that we have the most up-to-date information for you regarding who to contact.

Registration for the Laurier Brantford Community Scavenger Hunt begins on September 9 in the Dean’s Office (RCE 132). Do you have what it takes to win the Grand Prize of an Apple iPad?! Other prizes include $75 gift certificates to the Stedman Community Bookstore. Hurry in and sign up, as spots are limited! For more information, please check out the Laurier Brantford Community Scavenger Hunt on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/groups/157238557770258/. Dean’s Office (RCE 132)

2013-2014 Important OSAP Information

Students please check your OSAP status on your LORIS account for the From Youth and Child Studies most up to date information. Please click here. Brantford Undergraduate Scholarships/Awards/Bursaries Student Profiles will be available soon! Please keep checking our website Laurier Brantford Choir at http://wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2548&p=22318. The Laurier Brantford Choir returns this year with weekly rehearsals Laurier Work Study Program Students who are experiencing financial difficulties and who wish to starting on Thursday September work on a part time basis may be eligible for assistance under the Laurier 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the Work Study Program. Students must be registered full time at Wilfrid basement of the Student Centre. If Laurier University, and must show financial need to be accepted in to you enjoy singing, please come and bring a friend. this program. Applications will be available on September 3rd, 2013 online here.

servicelaurierbrantford@wlu.ca

Stephanie Burgoyne (sburgoyne@wlu.ca)

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Week of September 9th, 2013

From ITS

From The Students’ Union

Eduroam Internet Access

Nighthawks & A-Team Present: The Bus to Passion Pit

Eduroam is a secure access service for members of the educational and research communities. It allows individuals from a member organization to securely access network services while visiting other member organizations using login credentials from their home organization without making special arrangements.

September 11th at 7:30 a bus will be departing from the Student Centre in Brantford to Waterloo Campus. To sign up for the bus please email lbnighthawks@mylaurier.ca Tickets are $30.00 for students and $40.00 for guests. Purchase tickets online at http:// yourstudentsunion.tumblr.com/ passionpit or at the U-Desk starting September 9th

Using Eduroam, Laurier students can obtain Internet connectivity when visiting participating institutions by simply logging onto their computer or wireless device with their Laurier usernames and passwords. Visitors to Laurier’s campuses can also access the Internet using their home credentials if their institution is a member of the Eduroam network. A list of participating Eduroam institutions is available at www.eduroam. org. For instructions on how to configure your computer or mobile device to Alicia Appleby use Eduroam, click here. aappleby@wlu.ca

From the Stedman Community Bookstore

From Accessible Learning

Textbook Buyback

Get Involved... the easy way!

Visit www.laurierbrantford.ca/ylob to learn more and apply.

Have an event to submit to the Weekly News?

Textbook Buyback in RCW lobby. September 9 - 13, 10 am - 5 pm Volunteer Note Takers needed for For more details and information check out our facebook page at all classes to assist students with www.facebook.com/StedmanLB or our twitter account @stedmantechshop disabilities obtain a complete set of class notes. Note Take in classes in Email: stedman@wlubookstore.com which you are already registered to Phone: 519-756-8034 receive CCR credit. Facebook: www.facebook.com/StedmanLB Note Takers must have a GPA of 7 Twitter: @stedmantechshop (first years exempted), attend class on a regular basis, take clear and concise notes, and be available to From the Leadership Program upload notes within 2-3 days of the Youth Leaders on Board Program at Laurier Brantford: Your Opportunity lecture. To apply: my learning space>self to Become Involved in a Community Organization! note The YLOB initiative matches youth with organizations for one-year board registration>alcbrantford placements and is designed to provide opportunities for community taking engagement while enhancing your leadership and governance knowledge Join one of the largest volunteer through board experience. Serving on a board is also a great addition to groups on campus and start your resume. More than a dozen organizations representing a variety of building your CCR! causes have expressed interest in participating in the program and we lbnotes@wlu.ca are seeking suitable student matches!

Erica Hamilton YLOB Project Assistant ehamilton@wlu.ca

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Submissions can be made here: www.lbstudentaffairs.ca/ submission Deadline for submissions are Fridays at 10am

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From the Wellness Centre OPEN DAILY 8:30-4:30

Physician appointments

Physician appointments are offered daily by appointments and walk-in by order of priority.

Counselling Appointments

Counselling appointments are offered daily by appointment

Chiropractic Services

Appointments are offered weekly on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Treatment approaches include interventions such as adjustments, soft tissue therapy and exercise prescription. Call ext 5803 for more information or to book an appointment.

Massage Therapy

Appointments are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call ext 5803 for more information or to book an appointment.

Custom Foot Orthotics

On site foot orthotic services are here. LB insurance and most private insurance companies cover some or all of the cost of custom orthotics. A physician referral is required. Please call ext 5803 for more information and to book an appointment.

Thinking of quitting smoking? The Wellness Centre can help!

We offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, along with health teaching and counselling with our physicians and nurses!

Free samples!!

Tampax and Always pads, panty liners and condoms are available at the Wellness Centre. Our goal is to support you in achieving your personal and academic best! The Wellness Centre Student Centre, 2nd Floor 519-756-8228 ext 5803 lbwellnesscentre@wlu.ca

From Academic Advising

From Alumni Relations

Make an Appointment with your Academic Advisor

Welcome Back Sno-Cones

Laurier Brantford academic advisors offer advice and counsel on all of Join us on Wednesday September our programs of study and coach students through learning challenges 11th 12:30 - 2:30 and enjoy a FREE and opportunities. We are located in RCE132, Research and Academic Sno Cone in the RAC Courtyard!\ Centre, East. Get reacquainted with the services provided by: Alumni Appointments can be booked online: www.wlu.ca/brantford/advising Relations, Student Affairs, Career Have a question? Please email us: lbacademicadvising@wlu.ca Development Centre and Student Awards. See you there! Academic Advising RCE132 Beth dela Rosa lbacademicadvising@wlu.ca bdelarosa@wlu.ca 519-756-8228 x.5849

From the Student Life & Engagement Office

Welcome back, Laurier! We’ve changed things up this year, and you can expect the Weekly News in your inboxes every Monday morning! Questions? Email: studentlifeoffice@wlu.ca Page 3

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Week of September 9th, 2013

From the Brant United Way

Thank you to all Laurier Brantford Staff and Faculty for bringing in almost $8,000 in your 2012 campaign! All donations made to Brant United Way are invested locally into our community in three focus areas: “All that Kids Can Be” provides opportunities to children and youth; “Healthy People Strong Communities” offers tools to area families to support independent living; and “From Poverty to Possibility” where people are given life’s necessities. We welcome all to join us in supporting the United Way as we kick off our 2013 Campaign! Change starts here. For details on how you can help, contact Jeanette Wilson at jwilson@wlu.ca.

From the Career Development Centre New Location:

We have moved! The Career Centre is now located in the SC Johnson Building, room 112. We are open Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Do you have questions for the Career Centre? Not sure if you’re in the right program? Not sure what career options there are with your program? We offer Career Advising, and can help you with your career decisions! Interested in further education? Thinking of applying to a teaching program, law school, or graduate school? Come to our Further Education events, workshops or book an appointment. Looking for a job? We have a job database with on-campus, and off-campus positions. We can also help with your resume, cover letter, and job search strategies.

Drop-in Hours:

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, SC Johnson room 112

Book an Appointment:

Laurier Navigator: https://navigator.wlu.ca/login.htm View our Event Calendar: http://navigator.wlu.ca/careerEvents/brantford.htm

Graduating Students:

Are you graduating in 2013/2014? Connect with us early! Employers are looking for graduating students throughout the year, so be sure to connect with our Graduating Student Employment Service. You’re automatically enrolled, and will start receiving the weekly email.

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 career choices. The Career Development Centre offers workshops to give you skills and knowledge to help your career path progress. By attending five workshops (Career Planning, Resumé Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Job Search and Networking Strategies, and Interview Success), you can earn a Career Development Certificate which you can add to your Co-Curricular Record and your resumé. Earn your Career Development Certificate in one day! We are offering all 5 workshops on Friday, September 13th from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM in the SC Johnson Building, room 210. Check out our Event Calendar for all workshop times and descriptions: http://navigator.wlu.ca/careerEvents/ brantford.htm Career Development Centre SC Johnson Building, first floor, room 112 519.756.8228 x 5726 www.wlu.ca/career careerbrantford@wlu.ca Page 4

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Week of September 9th, 2013

From the Recruitment & Admissions Office Sign up your Residence Room to a part of Campus Tours Are you living in residence? Recruitment & Admissions needs your help to showcase our residences! You probably remember that residence rooms are a big selling point on campus tours and one of the big reasons families visit. Campus tours run throughout the week at 11am, 1pm and 3pm plus we have Saturday tours at 11am and 1pm about twice a month. Please connect with Catherine O’Brien, Welcome Centre Co-ordinator at: cobrien@wlu.ca or ext 5777 to find out more. As a thank you for all your hard work and co-operation; every time we visit your suite on a tour, we will enter you in a draw for prizes that include gift cards and a pizza party for your suite. Thank you so much for helping make Laurier Brantford a great campus and positive experience for all who visit! Catherine O’Brien Welcome Centre Co-ordinator: cobrien@wlu.ca or ext 5777

Congratulations to all the staff, students and volunteers that put on an extremely successful Orientation week. The weather cooperated (mostly) and the icebreakers and first year students participated in tons of events, and engaged in a friendly competition between colour teams. Special shout out goes to the Blue Barbarians for winning the cheer off and to the Green Aviators for winning the O-week cup for 2013!

Welcome Back, Everyone!

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