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Recruitment & Admissions is hiring Student Ambassadors for 2013 - 2014! Do you want to be that person who inspires students to come to Laurier? If so, you may be the person we are looking to hire! Find more details through the Career Development Centre: www.lauriercc.ca/career/students/job/postings/on-campus.htm or contact Catherine O'Brien in Recruitment & Admissions at cobrien@wlu.ca. The deadline to apply is March 4.

Share your love of Laurier by volunteering with Recruitment & Admissions! We are looking for student volunteers to help with our Open House on Wednesday March 13, 2013. https://www.wlu.ca/forms_detail.php? grp_id=1983&frm_id=2012 For more information please contact Danielle Pretty at dpretty@wlu.ca

Looking for work? Come to our Backpack to Briefcase session "Get Hired" on Thursday January 17 @ 2:00 p.m. in SCJ 127. Hear from 3 expert panelists who will help you get hired: 1)

Kim Rogan - Human Resources Coordinator, Children's Aid Society - Kim will be talking about things like getting your resume noticed and behaviour in an interview.

2)

Cullen Scannell '05 - Director of Media Relations and Marketing at Q Productions Inc. and a Digital Advisor, Marketing Communications at cabinet Office, Government of Ontario. Cullen will share with you the do's and don'ts of grooming your social media presence while on the job hunt.

3)

Marie Fanjoy '85 - By day, Marketing & Business Development at MMMC Architects, a mid-sized full service architectural firm with studios in Brantford and Kitchener. By night, co-owner of Blue Dog Coffee Roasters in charge of marketing, merchandising, accounting and payroll. Marie is pleased to share her insights on what makes an employee stand out above the rest.

Please contact Penny Friesen at pfriesen@wlu.ca for more information.


Do you enjoy volunteering? Are you interested in social and international issues? Then the Social Justice Coalition Club is a great club for you! The SJC organizes and runs events that promote human rights and social justice awareness. We will be holding our first meeting of the semester on Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 pm in CB 208. We will be discussing upcoming events such as: International Development Week, Out of the Cold and more! For more information, feel free to contact the club president Tamara Enzel at lbsocialjusticecoalition@gmail.com or join our Facebook group.

WLUSU Election season is underway! Candidate Training Sessions are happening this week on Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 16 at 10pm in RCW 202. Students currently holding elected positions, including the Board of Directors and the elections team will be on hand to help potential candidates with understanding roles and responsibilities of the elected positions and providing training for running a campaign. Please note that full platforms are due by Friday and the All-Candidates meeting will be held on January 21 @10pm. For more information, nomination packages, dates, and contact info please visit www.wlusu.com/election/ and contact Jessica McSavage, Head Deputy Returning Officer, for Brantford-specific information at mcsa1580@mylaurier.ca

This month's monthly challenge is a "Welcome Back to the Winter Semester" word unscramble! Come and pick up your copy of the challenge at the U-Desk! A challenge will be drawn out of the box and the winner will receive a prize! Remember, to hand it back to the U-Desk when it is completed. If you would like a copy emailed to you, please email lsfl@lbsu.ca.

We welcome everyone to come and join in our Morning Prayer that takes place every Wednesday morning from 8:45 - 9:45 am to pray for our campus and anything else going on in our lives. This will be happening in the SCJ Building in Room 210. You can send any prayer requests to us at intervarsitybrantford@gmail.com. We also welcome you to The Bridge. It’s purpose is to bridge students into community with others and with Jesus. It takes place every Tuesday from 5:00PM-7:00PM (Beginning January 15th) in RCW 324. This is our weekly scripture study and hang out time. Please bring an appetizer, dinner dish, or dessert as we will be having a potluck dinner together each week. We hope to see you there!

Do you want to participate in Explore? Are you completing the French Teaching Option? Attend the Information Session or Information Booth for more information! An Explore representative will be available to answer your questions. The information Sessions will be January, 24 * RCW324 * 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and the booth will be Thursday, January 24 * RCW Lobby * 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Questions? Please contact: lbacademicadvising@wlu.ca


Like camping? Like Winter activities?

2012-13 marks Nipissing University's 20th Anniversary as

From January 25—27, the OAC will be taking part in a

an independent university and the Brantford campus'

weekend long winter camping trip to the Pinery (Grand

Decade of Education in Brantford. We're hosting a Birth-

Bend). We will be staying in yurts and doing winter

day Party to celebrate the occasion! Come out and cele-

activities during the day (such as snow shoeing, and

brate the history of Nipissing University on the Brantford

hiking). Don't have a way there? Don't worry! Car

campus with staff, faculty, students, alumni and communi-

pooling is available!

ty members. All are invited to stop by!

If you're interested: Go to the Hawk Desk and: 

Complete the sign-up sheet*

Sign the Waiver form*

If you have any question or concerns please feel free to contact the OAC at lboutdoorclub@gmail.com

ANNIVERSARY PARTY 

Tuesday, February 12

2:00-5:00 p.m.

50 Wellington St., Brantford, ON

NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY We hope to see you there! REFRESHMENTS ARE FREE… We are also looking for student, staff and faculty talent to

Love to cook? Want to take the Iron Chef challenge? Want to help Athletics & Recreation challenge WLUSU in the final cook-off? Come register at Wilkes House beginning January 7 - 17. The competition will be held

showcase during this event. If you have a great singing voice, can play an instrument or have another interesting talent please contact Shawna Carroll at shawnac@nipissingu.ca or 519-752-1524 ext. 7555.

January 18 from 4:30-8:00 PM. For the most recent issue of the Nip News, please click We’re welcoming Yuk Yuks comedians Arthur Simeon and Patrick Haye. Come out on January 29 for a fun filled night of comedy and laughter. Tickets will be available for purchase at the U-Desk starting on Wednesday, January 16th and are $10 each. Get your tickets ASAP! Show starts at 10pm.

The website lbstudentaffairs.ca will be going offline for maintenance in the afternoons of January 18 and

January 21 . The work is expected to take roughly two hours. Please contact Jessi Calberry at jcalberry@wlu.ca with any questions or concerns.

here.


Please check your LORIS OSAP status for the most up to date information regarding your Winter term disbursement. If your LORIS OSAP status states “2nd disbursement of OSAP funding on hold. Login to your OSAP online account to confirm income and course load immediately” or “Unable to confirm registration for OSAP purposes. Insufficient course registration”, this means that you are not registered in the course load you indicated on your application.

Example 1: A student indicated a 100% course load for both the fall and winter terms on their OSAP application. Current course load status for the student is Fall 100% Winter 120%-we can’t confirm your enrolment. E-mail servicelaurierbrantford@wlu.ca from your mylaurier.ca e-mail account to confirm if you will be staying in your 120% course load or if you will be dropping a course.

Example 2: A student indicated a 100% course load for both the fall and winter terms on their OSAP application. Current course load for the student is Fall 100% Winter 60% - we cannot confirm your enrolment. Please e-mail servicelaurierbrantford@wlu.ca from your mylaurier.ca e-mail account to confirm if you will be staying in your 60% course load or if you will be adding any additional courses.

The timetable for the Laurier Brantford Spring/Intersession courses can be found here: please visit this site often for updates. Registration for these courses will begin on January 15 on LORIS.

The academic dates for the Winter 2013 term can be found online here. Please note: January 20th is the last day to add 12-week, Winter 2013 courses. Phone: 519-756-8228 X5885 E-mail: servicelaurierbrantford@wlu.ca

It is a great time to begin thinking about 2013 endeavours #NYresolutions: Want to VOLUNTEER and TEACH ABROAD? Sign up for a program with Solidarity in Action to volunteer in Peru and/or Ecuador! Trips with Laurier International are also open to anyone. Volunteer Placements Include: 

Education

Leadership

Health

Economic Development

Children with disabilities

Begin fundraising (Bottle Drives, Cookie Sales) or request funds for volunteer trip during the new year. Apply today! www.solidarityinaction.ca For more information please e-mail info@solidarityinaction.ca and follow us on Twitter


On January 15, at 5:30 in the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, the Student Life Office is bringing nationally renowned author and expert, Mike Domitrz, to share the keys to handling intimacy. Known for his blunt, thoughtprovoking, and entertaining approach to this sensitive issue, Domitrz reveals 3 life-changing approaches most students and parents have never heard! You will laugh until you cry in this interactive, hard-hitting performance where the audience is a vital part of the experience. Plus, you can win the highly sought-after “Want Some Action?” and “Can I Kiss You?” T-shirts! Attendance will be recognized on your CCR. Free tickets are available at the U Desk and upon entry with a OneCard. For more information please contact Melissa Burke at mburke@wlu.ca

Are you feeling anxious about the new semester? Concerned about improving your academic performance? Student Success and Well-being will be holding a workshop on Wednesday, January 16 in Market Place from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Attend this workshop and begin the new semester with confidence!

Are you having problems finding the meaning behind your readings? Do you want to learn how to analyzing, interpret and understand your readings better? If you answered yes than this workshop is for you! Join us in Market Place on January 23 from 5:00-6:00 pm.

The first day of 6 weekly Wednesday workshops is January 23 in Market Place from 4:00-5:00. This workshop is meant to help students to enhance their academic writing skills. Students are encouraged to bring the assignments they’re working on with them for assistance and feedback. Registration recommended – spaces are limited!

There is Learning Services Centre support available to students without appointments:

General drop-in hours are on Mondays from 3:00-5:00. English Language Learner drop-in hours are on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 and Thursdays from 11:00-1:00 . “On-line “Live Classroom” chat is available through the Writing and Study Skills tab on MyLearningSpace on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm Phone: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5736 Email: lblearningservices@wlu.ca We are located in Market Place (45 Market St)


Wednesday, January 16 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Research and Academic Centre Lobby. Interested in working part time on-campus? Meet over 10 Laurier Brantford departments that regularly hire students. Learn about job openings, pay, and hiring processes. Bring copies of your resume and have it reviewed at the Career Centre booth.

Wednesday, January 16 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Grand River Hall, room 105. Ever wondered how you can get careerrelated experience while earning credit for your degree? Students who complete a placement through their Laurier courses gain career-related skills and knowledge, which can help get you hired! Are you thinking about applying to graduate school? Find out about Laurier Brantford’s Directed Study courses, which can help with your graduate school application! Attend this session to learn about Community Service Learning placements, Directed Study courses, and how you can make the most of your courses at Laurier to help you achieve your career goals.

Thursday, January 17 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Research and Academic Centre Lobby. Did you know that 82% of employers value Volunteer work just as much as paid work? Are you looking for a placement for your Community Service Learning Course or 4th year Alternative Practicum? Interested in Alternative Spring Break? Looking to gain valuable career experience? Check out the Volunteer Fair to find out about volunteer opportunities from numerous local organizations.

Friday, January 18 11:00 – 11:30 AM, SC Johnson Building, 214. Learn how to apply for summer and entry level, full time positions with the federal and provincial government. Information provided about the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP), Post-Secondary Recruitment Program (PSR) and the Ontario Internship program.

Friday, January 18 11:30 AM – 12:00 Noon, SC Johnson Building, 214. Are you graduating in 2013? Graduating Student Employment Service (GSES): What is it? Hundreds of employers contact us from September to June every year to recruit students for full-time positions available upon graduation. Offered only to students who are in their final year of studies, the Graduating Student Employment Service is your way to communicate with these employers! Career Development Centre SC Johnson Building, 2nd Floor 519.756.8228 ext. 5726 careerbrantford@wlu.ca


Tech Tools for Academic Success is a series of 3 workshops designed to introduce you to available software on campus. Hands on demonstrations and tutorials will teach you how to best utilize the software to be more efficient in your academic tasks. The workshops are designed to introduce you to technology that can assist with note taking, reading, organization, & writing. You’re encouraged to bring your computer to practise the skills demonstrated to them during the workshops. You must attend all 3 workshops to be able to add this activity to your CCR.

OneNote is a Microsoft note taking software available on all PC computers. It often comes pre-loaded onto a PC and is a great tool for note taking in University. Attend this workshop to learn usage and shortcuts on a very useful program that can really improve your university experience. With notebooks for courses and pages for individual notes, note taking can't be any easier; the best part is that you never have to save a thing! OneNote automatically saves everything you do! Workshops available in SCJ 214 on January 16: 3-4pm and January 21: 11:30-12:30.

A variety of text to speech software programs will be demonstrated at this workshop ranging in price from free to cheap. Attend this workshop and learn how to use technology to listen to your readings on your computer (MAC or PC). Workshops available in SCJ 214 on January 22: 12-1 and January 31: 12-1.

Are you having trouble organizing your thoughts for an essay? Or making a presentation for a class? Well then Inspiration Software can help! Come on out to our workshop where you will learn how to make awesome essay outlines and presentations. Feel free to download a demo version of this software prior to attending the workshop (http://www.inspiration.com/) to have it available -full versions are available to you in any LB computer lab. Workshops available in SCJ 214 on January 31: 1:30-2:30 and February 5: 1-2. For more information please contact Angel Evans at aevans@wlu.ca

The following positions are currently available: The Sputnik News Writer & On Campus writer, Distribution staff Positions are available to students of all disciplines, not just journalism. WLUSP staff will work with you to polish your work, build a journalism portfolio, and network with helpful contacts. These positions can be added to your CCR. Send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to editor@thesputnik.ca to apply. To apply as distribution staff, email editor@thesputnik.ca to inquire.


"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -George Bernard Shaw If you're interested in learning on becoming a more effective communicator, come on out to the Leading Through Communication workshops offered by the Student Leadership Team! Drop in or sign up at the U-Desk. Attend 2/3 workshops to receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record!

January 15 - 11:30-12:30 pm, RCW 324 Personal Communication Workshop January 16 - 1:00-2:00 pm, RCE 217 Presentation Skills Workshop January 17 - 10:00-11:00 am, RCW 324 Conflict Resolution Workshop January 22 - 10:00-11:00 am, RCW 324 Presentation Skills Workshop January 23 - 4:00-5:00 pm, RCW 324 Personal Communication Workshop January 24 - 11:30-12:30 pm, RCE217 Conflict Resolution Workshop For more information please contact mheaman@wlu.ca

Have you ever considered being a Residence Life Don? Are you looking to get involved on campus in a meaningful way? Did you love residence so much that you'd like to pay it forward and offer an amazing residence experience to a whole community of first years? If you said yes to any of those questions, you should apply to be a Residence Life Don! Applications are now available in the Residence Life Office (GRH 222) or online There will be information sessions in RCE 004 about the role on Wednesday January 16 at 5:30 and on Tuesday

January 22 at 10. If you intend on applying, it is mandatory that you attend one information session. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Reifenstein - Residence Life Coordinator at preifenstein@wlu.ca

The Student Life Office is now hiring for the 2013 - 2014 School Year and there are lots of employment and volunteer opportunities to get involved. Check out www.lbstudentaffairs.ca/hiring for all the applications and job descriptions. For more information, please email studentlifeoffice@wlu.ca

Have you volunteered your time on campus? You can now add it to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! The CCR is a document that details a student’s extra curricular activities associated with WLU which is great to attach to a resume. For information on how to add positions to the record, please watch our VIDEO. If you have any questions, feel free to contact lbccrambassadors@wlu.ca


Week of January 15th