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CAMPUS | COMMUNITY | CONNECTIONS CAMPUS | COMMUNITY | CONNECTIONS • November 2011 3 Award-winning author Jospeh Boyden will visit the Brantford campus. VOL. 1 | NO. 1 | APRIL 7,2008 3 CAMPUS | COMMUNITY | CONNECTIONS Laurier’s year-long centennial celebration wraps up with a weekend of gala events. 7 VOL. 1 | NO. 1 | APRIL 7,2008 Kim Anderson studies indiginous storytelling and its healing powers. New Laurier statue already a campus favourite Photo: Tomasz Adamski A life-size bronze statue of Sir CAMPUS | CONNECTIONS | COMMUNITY VOL. 1 | NO. 1 | APRIL 7,2008 Wilfrid Laurier, portrayed as a | CONNECTIONS CAMPUS | COMMUNITY Artist Marlene Hilton Moore sits next to the youthful Sir Wilfrid Laurier statue she created to commemorate the university’s centennial. Heavyweights on hand at fall convocation Lee-Chin installed as chancellor, boxer Lennox Lewis honoured role from former chancellor John Pollock. In his address, Lee-Chin, one of Canada’s foremost entrepreneurs, investors and philanthropists, encouraged graduands to identify their cause and to aim high in hope and in work. “Ships are safest in harbours, but they are not meant to be there. They have to sail long and hard and face many stormy seas to reach the comfort of their desired destination,” he said. “I challenge you today, at a pivotal point in your lives, that you enter tomorrow being prepared.” Lennox Lewis, former world heavyweight boxing champion and Olympic gold medalist for Canada received Lennox Lewis, left, receives an honorary degree from Laurier President Max Blouw as Michael Lee-Chin looks on. an honorary Photo: Tomasz Adamski Laurier graduated approximately 1,120 students from its Waterloo and Brantford campuses at the university’s largest fall convocation in history on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. During the morning ceremony, School of Business and Economics students witnessed the installation of Laurier’s eighth chancellor, Michael Lee-Chin, who took over the doctor of laws degree during the afternoon ceremony for the Faculties of Arts, Music, Science, Social Work, Education; the School of International Policy and Governance; the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Laurier Brantford. “Sacrifice, hard work, winning attitude and knowledge are the key to achieving life’s purpose,” said Lewis. Joanna Burzynski, a Contemporary Studies and Health Studies graduate, received the Alumni Gold Medal for the Brantford campus and the honour of being Laurier Brantford’s 2,000th graduate, only two years after its 1,000th graduate. Biologist Lucy Lee received Laurier’s University Research Professor award, and Tammy Rowe and Emily MacDonald were recognized with the Teaching Assistant Awards of Excellence. young man seated on a granite whose belief in conciliation and bench, has attracted lots of inclusivity overcame the political, attention since it was unveiled geographic and cultural divisions Oct. 18 before a delighted crowd of his day to unite a promising of more than 150 people on the young country. Waterloo campus. “He was a nation builder, with Commissioned by the values and ambitions that we university to commemorate its admire and that we celebrate centennial, the statue was created as a university,” Blouw said. “I by renowned artist Marlene am delighted that Laurier is Hilton Moore. It is situated next here at home with us now. His to the amphitheatre and along presence among us will remind the walkway leading between us to protect our high ideals, to Mid-Campus Drive and the Fred reconcile differences in pursuit | | COMMUNITY CAMPUS CONNECTIONS Nichols Campus Centre. of a higher mission and vision, At the unveiling, Hilton Moore to nurture our ambition, and to told the crowd that a youthful Sir maintain our light and energetic Wilfrid seemed most appropriate hearts.” given the many students who Laurier has launched a populate a university campus. fundraising campaign for the statue. To date, more “I wanted him to be young, than $30,000 has been raised, when he had a tremendous vision including a significant donation and passion of where he might from Laurier’s Alumni Associbe going,” she said. Sir Wilfrid Laurier was Canada’s ation. A donor wall commemorating the names of everyone seventh prime minister and one of who donated $100 or more will the most respected politicians to be installed near the statue at hold that office, serving from July the end of the year. Donations 11, 1896 to Oct. 6, 1911. will be accepted until Dec. 31, In his remarks, Laurier 2011. For more information, visit President Max Blouw praised Sir Wilfrid as a man of passion Laurier unveils new visual identity The results of Laurier’s visual identity review were unveiled at two special events in October and will be phased into use starting in January 2012. The visual identity review, which included extensive input from alumni, students, staff and faculty, resulted in: • subtle refinements to the university’s official round seal, which was originally developed in 1989 • an evolved LAURIER mark, which combines an updated LAURIER wordmark, a maple leaf in three different colour options, and the tagline “Inspiring Lives.” The university colours — purple and gold — remain the same, and red is being retained as the third official colour. As well, the Golden Hawk logo — an icon for genera- tions of Laurier students and alumni — was not part of the visual identity review and thus remains the same. The results of the visual identity review were unveiled to Laurier’s internal audiences on Oct. 21 at events on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses that were held simultaneously, thanks to digital projection technology. The new look was unveiled to external audiences at the concluding centennial gala on Oct. 29. “A visual identity is vital to how an organization sees itself and how it is seen by others,” Laurier President Max Blouw said at the Oct. 21 event. “I am very excited by the work that has been done. I believe it is a truly authentic reflection of Laurier.” VISUAL IDENTITY see page 2

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