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CAMPUS | COMMUNITY | CONNECTIONS CAMPUS | COMMUNITY | CONNECTIONS • October 2011 2 Acclaimed recording artist K’naan performs at CIGI Campus grand opening. VOL. 1 | NO. 1 | APRIL 7,2008 7 CAMPUS | COMMUNITY | CONNECTIONS Hard-core logo: Laurier Branding Chair Brad Davis studies corporate identity. 8 VOL. 1 | NO. 1 | APRIL 7,2008 O yeah! Orientation week a festival of fun and silliness A homecoming celebration for a hundredth CAMPUS | CONNECTIONS | COMMUNITY VOL. 1 | NO. 1 | APRIL 7,2008 CAMPUS | COMMUNITY | CONNECTIONS CAMPUS | CONNECTIONS | COMMUNITY A record-breaking number of Laurier Golden Hawks came back to the Waterloo campus Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 to celebrate the university’s centennial at homecoming 2011. Awash in purple and gold, Laurier’s Waterloo campus welcomed enthusiastic students, alumni and football fans. A celebration dinner honoured 100 of Laurier’s highest achieving alumni, while 520 people laced up for the fourth-annual Laurier Loop charity run. Michael Lee-Chin appointed Laurier chancellor New crisis response procedures By Nicholas Dinka Renowned businessman, investor and philanthropist Michael Lee-Chin has been appointed chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. The appointment was unanimously approved by Laurier’s Board of Governors, with the unanimous support of the Senate, and will take effect Oct. 28, 2011 at an official installation ceremony at the university’s fall convocation. Lee-Chin succeeds John A. Pollock, who has served as Laurier’s chancellor since March 31, 2008. “Michael Lee-Chin epitomizes Laurier’s institutional proposition of inspiring lives of leadership and purpose,” said Max Blouw, Laurier’s president and vice-chancellor. “His internationally recognized achievements in the business and investment arenas are matched by his astonishing record of philanthropic work. He is an ideal choice for this key role as the university celebrates its centennial and lays the groundwork for a bold and influential second century.” Blouw also thanked Pollock for his contributions to the university. “John Pollock has been a strong advocate for Laurier in the role of chancellor, and he has delighted in his connection with our students,” he said. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to him for Michael Lee-Chin’s tenure as Laurier’s chancellor his unflagging belief in will take effect at an installation ceremony Oct. 28. the importance of post1973. As chancellor, Lee-Chin secondary education, and for will be a member of the Board his leadership and hard work of Governors and Senate, on behalf of the university.” and will serve on the Senate Lee-Chin is Laurier’s eighth chancellor since the university became a public institution in LEE-CHIN see page 3 give guidance to staff and faculty Waterloo campus and the chair of the Student Support Team. It’s no secret that post-secondary “These procedures provide a course of action on how to best students are experiencing deal with those issues.” increasing levels of stress and In Brantford, the Campus anxiety, and Wilfrid Laurier Safety and Support Team also University is proactively helping has a number of resources for to support faculty, staff and faculty, staff and community students with the creation of members to refer to, including emergency response procedures a response chart and online and the work of student support reporting forms: and crisis teams. brantford/csst. The Student Support Team in “We want to keep channels Waterloo recently unveiled a set of Student Crisis Response Proce- of communication open,” said dures that outline the best course David Prang, director of Student Services and co-chair of the of action for faculty and staff to Campus Safety and Support take if they encounter a student Team on the Brantford campus. who may need additional levels In addition to discussing of support. Those procedures are specific student concerns, the listed here: teams at both campuses seprocedures. meet every three to four weeks “It’s important that faculty and to discuss emerging trends staff have a place to go if they and themes facing students have concerns about a student,” said Leanne Holland Brown, dean of students at Laurier’s CRISIS PROCEDURES see page 2 By Sandra Muir

Oct 2011 – insideLaurier

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