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There will be a meeting for all students who will be continuing in the Honours or Combined Honours programs in Human Rights & Human Diversity in 2013/14 in place in GRH 102 on March. 28, 2013 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. The main topics for the meeting are to discuss new courses for next year, to provide further information about the Ghana Internship program for the summer of 2014, to explain how to pursue your own internships through HR391/392, and the International Development Option. We will also be open to any questions you may have about the program.

1) HR365 Immigrant & Ethno-Racial Youth: This course applies an interdisciplinary approach to the study of immigrant and ethno-racial youth in Canada and, to a lesser extent, the United States. The course will cover such topics as: challenges faced by immigrant youth and how they differ from second- and third-generation immigrant youth; marginality, racism, and exclusion; and the critical role played by the educational experience on the outcomes of ethno-racial youth. Prerequisite: Senior student status and YC100 or HR100 or HR260/CT260. This is an approved elective for the HRHD Honours programs and is in the process of being added to the list of approved electives for the YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S STUDIES Honours programs.

2) HR300 Professionalization Seminar: Human Rights & Human Diversity students to prepare for internships, postgraduate careers, and graduate study. Students will be introduced to and practice such transferrable skills as resume and cover letter writing, presentation making, teamwork, grant applications, prĂŠcis-writing, report writing, and media monitoring. Students will also explore career options and opportunities for graduate study as well as plan how to prepare for these opportunities. Prerequisite: HR100, HR260, HR261 and Registration in Honours Human Rights & Human Diversity For more information, please contact Andrew Robinson at

The Laurier Brantford Choir, under the direction of Dennis Wright and accompanied by Stephanie Burgoyne, will hold their debut performance on Wednesday March 27, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, in the lobby of the Research Academic Centre (West). Come, bring a friend and enjoy a variety of musical styles presented by this talented ensemble!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. No appointment necessary. Stop in for any career-related question: assistance finding a summer job, resume and cover letter critique and interview strategies. Are you graduating and aren't sure what to do next? Stop in to discuss your career options and to explore your next steps.

March 27, 11:00AM to 01:00PM, RCW Lobby: This session is intended for students seeking part-time employment. See Laurier Navigator, job posting 52369 for more information.

Do you like art? Are you an artist? Did you know that Laurier Brantford will be launching an exhibition space called The Yellow Brick Wall in Fall 2013? Are you interested in bringing culturally and artistically significant objects to campus? Interested in planning art exhibits? Then please join us! The Arts Advisory Committee is looking for interested volunteers from staff, faculty and students. Please respond to Beth dela Rosa at or Kate Carter at to add your name!

Looking for a job on campus this summer? Interested in connecting with international students, and looking for an opportunity to enhance your leadership skills? Laurier International is looking to hire two students! For more information and to view the job posting, please visit the Career Development Services website at A cover letter and resume can be addressed to Melissa DiLeo and dropped off at RCE 138 before April 5, 4:00PM. If you have any questions please contact Melissa at

Would you like to be part of Laurier Brantford Local Committee WUSC? We are looking to fill most positions for next school year. The positions available are: communications officer, Student Refugee Program Coordinator, recruitment executive, secretary, treasurer, and social events coordinator. Check out our Facebook page or WUSC's website If you are interested in any of the positions or just being a general volunteer, please email

The Laurier Brantford Cheerleaders are having their tryouts for the 2013-2014 year Tuesday April 2 and Wednesday April 3 at 9:30 p.m. at Wilkes House Gym. Join the Facebook group "Laurier Brantford Cheerleading Tryouts" or contact or for more information.

The Men's Hockey Team were victorious at the 2013 OCAA Challenge Cup. They successfully beat 11 other teams to bring home the gold. With three shutouts, including the final, the men dominated over the competition. It is great to be a Laurier Golden Hawk! The Co-ed Volleyball team participated in their yeartournament in the Brantford Adult Volleyball League. They dominated the competition, and won first place. Congratulations to the team!

On April 3rd at 9:30pm-11:00pm in RCW Lobby Come and celebrate the accomplishments of 2012-2013 in Athletics and Recreation. Doors open at 9:30pm and awards will start being handed out at 10:00pm.Tickets are $2 and are being sold at the Hawk Desk! Food, drinks, supporting your friends and pictures with the Hawk are just some of the reasons why you would want to come to this event. If you require any further information, please contact

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Hey Laurier! Just a reminder that the Aboriginal Student Centre offers drop-in services for Writing/Study Skills Consultations every Tuesday at 2 pm. Be sure to drop by!

It is the police of the Learning Services Centre not to assist students with take home exams, unless a professor has given prior instructions to the centre staff to do so. Faculty can contact Jenna Olender directly at to give either specific students, or their entire class permission to use this service.

This workshop is designed to help students learn strategies that will help them prepare for and write both objective and essay style exams. Join us in Market Place room 115 on April 3 at 5 pm!

Laurier Brantford Children’s Education & Development students, come celebrate the end of the year with The Children’s Education & Development Association! CEDA presents our annual Mixer! It will take place on April 3 at The Hawk and Bell in Harmony Square from 7-10pm with food and prizes provided. Come meet the CEDA executives and fellow lovely members, enjoy some good food and relax after a long school year! Bring a friend, everyone is invited. Also, please note that they MUST be WLU students to attend. Email for more information.

Come out to NV one Wednesday April 3rd for one last night of Night Hawks fun! Door prizes, contests for best toga and more! Tickets just $5 at UDesk or at the door- but door prizes only apply to those who buy tickets at UDesk so get them ahead of time! All ages and non-Laurier students welcome. Doors open at 10pm.

Are you a student who is planning on working on campus, taking summer courses or is in need of a place to stay in Brantford for the 2013 summer? Brantford Residence Life is currently taking requests from any student interested in renting a room or full apartment in residence between May 3rd and August 23rd, 2013. If this is something you are interested in, check out our website for more information or to complete the Summer Residence Accommodation Request Form. If you have any additional questions, please email for more information.

Learn Social Songs of the Haudenosaunee: Have you ever been interested in wanting to learn some Social Songs of the Haudenosaunee? Come out on Thursday night and join us here at the Aboriginal Student House located at 111 Darling Street Brantford. Kawenniyohstha Nicole Martin is the lead singer and she will be teaching these songs.

Creative Native: Join us, create, converse, laugh and de-stress! Come on by to our Creative-Native Drop in Mondays. No registration or fees required - just drop by the Aboriginal Student House located at 111 Darling Street. An experiences bead worker, leather worker, and jewelry maker will be on site to guide and assist you as you create your masterpieces!

Finding Your Voice: Learning how to hand drum: Have you ever wanted to learn how to hand drum? Well this is the event for you. Come on out to the Aboriginal Student House at 111 Darling Street on Tuesday night. Edebwed Ogichidaa- Val King of New Credit will be leading these hand drumming circles. Come on out and join in the fun!

Student Success and Well-Being workshops : The Laurier Brantford Aboriginal Student House is working in conjunction with Laurier Brantford and Learning Services Centre to present to you the Student Success and Well-Being workshops. These workshops are offered here at the Aboriginal Student House located at 111 Darling Street Brantford. Come on in and learn all the tips and tricks to help you get to your graduation. An hour of your time is truly worth every minute! Hope to see you there.

Study Skills and Writing Drop In Hours: Come on in to tout drop-in hours with Jo-Anne Lawless, our Senior Aboriginal Mentor. She will be at the Aboriginal Student House located at 111 Darling Street every Thursday from 9am -12pm. For more information or to book an appointment please email Jo-Anne at

Soup and Frybread Wednesdays': Come on out to the Aboriginal Student House and join us for a free lunch on Wednesday between 11 and 2!

On April 5, from 4-6 pm, Nipissing University is teaming up with the Canadian Cancer Society for our event “10 for 10! Celebrating Nipissing University’s and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Birthdays”. Nipissing University students, staff and faculty are aiming to raise $10,000 in the fight against cancer. You may cut 10 inches or more of your hair or shave your head, which may entice some pledges! If you would rather not do either, you are still welcome to raise pledges or donate to someone who will be involved in the hair cut/head shave. We will also be recruiting male faculty/staff to participate in the fearless “leg wax”! If you would like to see or be the one to rip the wax strip off of our faculty/staff member's leg, be sure to check this column for more details next week! All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. If you would like to be involved, please contact

For the most recent issue of the Nip News, please click here.

The Laurier Brantford Headstart Steering Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the 2012 Headstart Leader applications. For the 2013 program, 10 students will be hired to lead new students through a summer orientation program. Students interested in applying for this paid position should complete the application form and submit electronically to Chris Brunskill, or by hard copy at Service Laurier Brantford. The application deadline has been extended! Applications should be submitted no later than 9:00 am March 29, 2013. Applications can be found here. Headstart is a half-day program designed to assist new students in their transition from highschool to university life at Laurier Brantford. For more information, please contact Chris Brunskill,

The 2013/2014 Laurier Brantford Undergraduate and Graduate timetables are now available online at brantford/timetable. Please Note: The course timetables are subject to change, please check back for updates regularly

The following website contains critical Registration Information for the upcoming 2013/2014 school year: http://

The application to graduate in the Spring 2013 ceremony can be found online here: forms_detail.php?grp_id=1365&frm_id=496 The deadline to apply to graduate is April 15, 2013. A charge of $80.65 will be applied to your Laurier account ($22.70 Convocation Fee + $57.95 late fee).

Spring OSAP Applications are now available:

For complete details please visit:

There are still many volunteer positions that are open! Check out for more information. The U Desk is now hiring students for 2013-2014 school year. Applications can be found at the U Desk in the Student Center and are due to the U Desk by April 5 at 4:00pm. Please direct any questions to

Physician appointments: offered daily by appointments and walk-in by order of priority. Chiropractic Services: offered weekly on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Treatment approaches include interventions such as adjustments, soft tissue therapy and exercise prescription.

Massage Therapy: offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Custom Foot Orthotics: Insurance and most private insurance companies cover some or all of the cost of custom orthotics. A physician referral is required. Health Services Student Centre, 2nd Floor 519-756-8228 ext 5803

Downtown Brantford Research Survey: A survey is being conducted by a student in CT403 Community Internship for Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area (BIA). This study will collect information that will assist in the enhancement of post-secondary student engagement in the downtown area of Brantford (DTB). The desire is to help remove or mitigate barriers of students in engaging in activities in downtown Brantford. The responses to the survey will be kept confidential and has been approved by the Laurier Research Ethics Board. The survey will be open until April 10, 2013. If you would like to participate, please follow the link. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Lau at

"Laurier Offering Laughs" (L.O.L) On March 28, from 9-4 in RCW lobby, the CT400Z "Humour" class wants you to have a laugh. Stressed with upcoming exams? Papers piled up to the ceiling? “Laurier Offers Laughs” will include poster displays exploring themes connected to humour, as well as a variety of games, displays and events. Come on out to participate and compete for prizes in a "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" competition, tell us your funny story and put a pie in your professor’s face! There will be baked goods for sale and awesome prizes from all events! All donations and money raised will be going toward AASK (Arts After School Kids). Come join us for a great time and a good laugh!

Week of March 26  

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