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WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY BRANTFORD | Waterloo | Kitchener | Toronto

Weekly News Week of March 24th, 2014 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Career Workshop for CED Option & Youth and Children’s Studies

Thursday Legal Resources Ball Hockey

Friday

Saturday

Final Feast

Career Development Workshops

The Co-Curricular Record

Co-op Education

Deadlines Approaching Fast!

ATTENTION 1st YEAR BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT STUDENTS! Registration is now open! Please log in to Navigator - navigator.wlu.ca/ login/student Choose the Co-op option and select 2014 - Fall - Business Technology Management Co-op. Make sure to click “Submit Application”.

The CCR will close at the end of March so be sure to add all of your activities to your record before then. If you’re not sure your activity is eligible for the Record ask your suervisor, most volunteer positions on Campus qualify!

CCR Workshops are running now!

Don’t miss out on the last CCR Workshop of the year Wednesday March 26th in RCE217 at 1:00pm If you have any questions about the record or require assistance contact us at: lbccrambassadors@wlu.ca

The Weekly News

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

Nipissing News

Nipissing students can find the Nip News Here: http://www.nipissingu.ca/departments/brantford/Campus-news-andevents/Pages/NipNews-Newsletter.aspx

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Stedman at tstedman@ wlu.ca or 519 756.8228 ext. 5549 or Sarah Rich at srich@wlu.ca ext. 5844


Weekly News

Week of March 24th, 2014

Academic Administration Course Evaluations

Course Evaluations must be conducted in class during the last 2 weeks of term. Evaluations for Winter 2014 term courses will commence March 24, 2014. All faculty will receive their blank evaluation forms via interoffice mail in the next week. Student responses to these anonymous questionnaires are summarized in statistical form and used by the University in the assessment of teaching performance. It is vitally important to both the University and the faculty member for students to provide good information about instructional performance. Please take the completion of these forms as a very serious matter. Thank you for your cooperation, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Sarah Baker sabaker@wlu.ca

Summer Student Position Available

Dean’s Offices Administrative Support Assistant This position will provide a welcoming response to in-person, email and telephone basic inquiries from faculty and students regarding academic issues, course registration and direct appropriately. Contacts will also include public inquiries (both in-person and telephone). S/he routinely handles confidential material and will participate in special projects from the Deans, Associate Deans, or Administrative Manager as needed. The student will be involved in a broad range of administrative functions to support the Offices of the Deans at Laurier Brantford Campus. Office duties may include but are not limited to: the collection and organization of files, managing the daily operation of the Dean’s Offices, responding to inquiries, receives documents, courier deliveries and faxes. More information available on the WLU Navigator Webpage. Please apply through Sarah Baker at sabaker@wlu. ca by Tuesday, April 1st, 2014.

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences & Faculty of Liberal Arts The MA program in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory (CAST) at Wilfrid Laurier University is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students may register, take courses, and choose supervisors from either campus. Review of applications continues until July 15, 2014, or until all student slots are filled. Details are available here: http://wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=2054 The MA in CAST is a 12-month interdisciplinary graduate program designed for students interested in thinking about culture and society in ways that go beyond disciplinary boundaries. CAST students are guaranteed funding (minimum is approximately $13 000); additional funding is available for applicants with exceptionally high grades, and occasionally in the form of Research Assistantships. Questions may be addressed to: Milo Sweedler, Director of CAST, at: msweedler@wlu.ca Kofi Campbell, Faculty Member, CAST Brantford, at: kcampbell@wlu.ca, or Sandra Dalpe, Administrative Assistant of CAST, at: sdalpe@wlu.ca

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Weekly News

Week of March 24th, 2014

Registrarial Services New Time Ticket System

A New Time Ticket System has been established to make registration run more smoothly and efficiently for students. Once your time ticket opens, it will remain open until the last day to add classes for each term. To find your registration time, check your mylaurier email after Winter term for a personalized email detailing your registration time or view it on the chart here: http://www.wlu.ca/news_detail.php?grp_id=37&nws_id=12452>

OSAP Repayment Session

Are you a graduating student with OSAP loans? Did you receive OSAP funding this year for the first time and want to learn more about the student loans program? If you fit either of these to categories or if you are somewhere in between, chances are you have questions concerning your student loans. On Monday, April 7th at 11:00 a.m., Don DiMaulo, the Ontario representative for the National Student Loans Centre, will present an information session regarding OSAP loans. Please join Don and Lisa Neziol (Financial Aid and Scholarships Administrator) for a practical look at what your responsibilities are for keeping your OSAP loans interest free or starting the repayment process. Please RSVP by e-mail to Lisa at lneziol@wlu.ca.

Summer Courses

You can now register in courses for the Spring/Summer and Intersession terms on LORIS. A list of on-campus classes can be found here: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2307&p=25565 You can also find information about online clasess being offered here: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=329&p=15175

Spring 2014 OSAP Extension Form

This form can be completed and submitted if you have completed an application for OSAP assistance for the 2013/2014 fall/winter session and would like to apply for an extension of funding for spring/intersession/summer courses. The form is available online: https://www.wlu.ca/forms_detail.php?grp_id=2548&frm_id=1860 and can be submitted to Service Laurier (located in Grand River Hall Room 202).

Apply to Graduate!

The application to graduate in the Spring 2013 ceremony can be found online here: https://www.wlu.ca/forms_ detail.php?grp_id=1365&frm_id=3562

Online Transcript Ordering

You may now order your official transcript online! Please visit the request form via the Registrarial Services Website or by going to https://web.wlu.ca/servicelaurier/transcript/login.php to request your transcript. Standard processing time is still 3-5 buisness days, and transcipts cost $12.00/copy. servicelaurier@wlu.ca

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Weekly News

Week of March 24th, 2014

Career Development Centre Career Workshop for CED Option & Youth and Children’s Studies

Tuesday, March 25th 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Carnegie Building, room 100 Not sure what you want to do after graduation? Plan to attend this workshop! We’ll discuss numerous rewarding career options for students in the Children’s Education and Development Option, and the Youth and Children’s Studies program. This workshop is offered by the CED Students’ Association, Youth and Children’s Studies Students’ Association and Laurier Brantford’s Career Development Centre. For more information, contact: careerbrantford@wlu.ca

Applying to Further Education Programs in Health

Thursday, March 26th 9:00 – 10:00 AM, SC Johnson room 210 Are you thinking about further education in health with a clinical focus? This workshop will provide an overview to the application process for medical school, rehabilitation sciences (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, audiology) nursing, midwifery and more. Bring your questions with you.

Applying to Graduate School

Thursday, March 26th 10:00 – 11:00 AM, SC Johnson, room 210 Are you thinking of pursuing a graduate degree? Attend this workshop to learn about: researching schools and programs; preparing a strong application package; financing your education; and how the Career Centre can help you.

Planning your Proposal: Getting Ready to Apply to Graduate School

Thursday, March 26th 11:00 – 12:00 noon, SC Johnson, room 210 This workshop will introduce students to the different types of proposals they will need to write to apply for graduate school and for funding. Starting early by thinking about research interests will help students be prepared to meet the early deadlines for grad school and grant applications. Facilitated by Writing and Study Skills Services.

Applying to Law School

Thursday, March 26th 1:00 – 2:00 PM, SC Johnson, room 210 This workshop will cover: the path to becoming a lawyer; choosing the right law school; online application procedures; and how the Career Centre can help you prepare for law school.

Applying to Teacher Education Programs

Thursday, March 26th 2:00 – 3:00 PM, SC Johnson, room 210 Considering a career in teaching? Attend this workshop to determine if teaching is for you; how to choose the right program; teacher education options outside of Ontario; and how the Career Centre can help you.

Applying to Post-Degree College Programs

Thursday, March 26th 3:00 – 4:00 PM, SC Johnson, room 210 Planning to continue your education after finishing your degree? Ontario’s colleges offer hundreds of programs designed for students who already have a degree and want specific training in career related fields such as: Human Resources, Public Relations, Geographic Information Systems, Teachers of English as a Second Language and Sports and Event Marketing to name a few. This workshop will discuss researching potential programs, application procedures and deadlines.

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Weekly News

Week of March 24th, 2014

Exploring Your Career Possibilities

Thursday, March 27 | 1 - 2:30 p.m. | Aboriginal Student Centre, 111 Darling Street, Brantford Not sure where your career is headed? Start here! Join our interactive discussion about what is involved in finding a career path. Create your own career circle to help you gain valuable insight and direction.(based on Guiding Circles: an Aboriginal Guide to Finding Career Paths)

Researching Your Career Possibilities

Thursday, March 27 | 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. | Aboriginal Student Centre, 111 Darling Street, Brantford Bring your ideas to this session and we will discuss the tools and resources that will increase your awareness and knowledge of your career options.(based on Guiding Circles: an Aboriginal Guide to Finding Career Paths)

RCMP Police Aptitute Battery

Thursday, March 27th 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Carnegie Building, room 206 Career opportunities in the RCMP exist for people who are interested in a career as police officers or civilian employees who work together to handle the wide scope of our responsibilities in keeping Canadians safe. The strength of our organization lies with our employees who serve to protect our diverse country. Diversity in our workforce provides us with an enhanced understanding of cultural issues and helps us to work even closer within the communities we serve. There is no other police force in Canada that provides the levels of services and variety offered by the RCMP. With over 150 specializations a career with the RCMP is full of opportunity for continued learning and growth. The RCMP offers a career like no other. If you want to make a difference in your community and your country, explore what we have to offer and discover a career that is nowhere near ordinary! PLEASE REGISTER at rcmp_recruiting@rcmp-grc.gc.ca Career Development Centre SC Johnson Building, room 112 519.756.8228 x 5726 careerbrantford@wlu.ca wlu.ca/career

Student Life & Engagement Office Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is offering a Team Dynamics workshop series. Through our four workshops of: Meeting Management, Business Play, Team Dynamics, and Conflict Resolution, learn new skills on how to work well in group situations. Attend 3 out of 4 of the workshops and recieve CCR recognition. Visit us on facebook at Laurier Leadership or twitter @LaurierLead to find the full semester schedule. Laurier Leadership Team E-mail- studentleadership@wlu.ca Facebook- Laurier Leadership Twitter- @LaurierLead

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Weekly News

Week of March 24th, 2014

Learning Services Last Minute Appointment Availability and Cancellations

As the year is coming to a close, make sure to book your Learning Services Centre appointments soon! To make an appointment, go to www.lbstudentaffairs.ca and login with your LORIS information. Click on “Appointments”, then select the “Learning Services” tab. Select the type of appointment you’re looking for, choose the time that best suits your schedule and book it. Last minute appointment availabilities are broadcast on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Don’t forget that you must give at least one business day’s notice for cancellations. You can cancel appointments through the online appointment booking system. We also have drop-in times available Mondays and Thursdays from 4 – 6 pm and online support through the Live Classroom on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8 pm.

We have a new Calendar!

Learning Services offers a wide variety of Workshops, Presentations, and Facilitated Study Groups. Check out our new calendar for all of these dates & applicable details! https://lbstudentaffairs.ca/academic-support/ learningservices/newcontent.htm WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY 73 George St., Brantford Ontario, Canada N3T 2Y3 Office: MP 109, Market Place 45 Market St. 519.756.8228 x5788 www.lbstudentaffairs.ca/learning

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Weekly News

Week of March 24th, 2014

Academic Advising Centre Looking for an alternative placement? Consider the Academic Advising Centre!

Concurrent Education students who will be in third and fourth year beginning in Fall 2014 are required to complete 120 hours in a non-traditional teaching environment. Our office is looking for student(s) who are interested in earning academic advising experience, and would be willing to complete the alternate placement in the Academic Advising Centre. Key Responsibilities: • Review Year 1 registration • Advise first year students • Create academic advising materials, including print, web and social media based • Assist Academic Advisors with miscellaneous advising tasks Qualifications: • Interest and/or experience working with university students • Solid computer competency including experience with Microsoft Office programs and willingness to learn new programs (i.e., LORIS experts would be a great fit!) • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills • Strong judgement, critical thinking, and problem solving skills Start Date: No later than week of September 8, 2014 End Date: No later than April 3, 2015 (*note: we will also consider students who are looking to complete their hours over the summer months) Hours: To be determined (approximately 5 hours per week) Contact Details: Please email lbacademicadvising@wlu.ca if interested in the position, and for further details.

Job Opportunity: Headstart Leaders Headstart Leaders assist in the execution of the Headstart Program. The Headstart program takes place on June 14, June 21, June 27, July 3, July 8, July 10 and July 11. On average, applicants work 7 hours each Headstart Day plus a 2 hour training session (paid). If you are a proud Laurier Brantford student (and LORIS expert!) this position would be great for you. You will be working with new students and their guests, assisting with timetable creation and information sessions, as well as general logistical aspects of the day. Qualifications - Minimum overall GPA of 6.0 and a clear academic record of any academic misconduct infractions - Demonstrate skill/ability in the following areas: Exercise good judgement, intrepreting, presenting and answering inquiries in a clear and concise manner, knowlege of LORIS, responsible and self-confident. Academic Advising Centre Email: lbacademicadvising@wlu.ca Facebook: www.facebook.com/lbadvising Online & Appointments: www.wlu.ca/brantford/advising Phone: 519-756-8228x5849 Location: RCE132

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Weekly News

Week of March 24th, 2014

Students’ Union Legal Resources

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 12-6 pm, in the Wilkes gym, Legal Resources is hosting the first annual Legal Resources Ball Hockey Tournament. All students, staff and Professors are encouraged to sign up and go for gold. Teams will consist of 5 on 5 plus a goalie. The tournament will consist of round robin play to determine seeding followed by a knock-out format to determine a champion. Players will get an oppurtunity to play against and learn more about various emergency services in the city of Brantford. If interested please feel free to contact us! Tired of all the violence? Are you someone who wants to make a difference? Legal resources wants to give you the oppurtunity to make a difference. On Thursday, March 27, from 11-3pm in the RCW lobby, we invite you to come and show your support and help end the violence. To show your support you can purchase a bracelet for $2 or two bracelets for $3. All proceeds of the sale will be donated to Nova Vita in support of violence prevention services. “You must be the change you want to see in the world”- Mahatma Gandhi Coordinator: Brittany Hodgson email: lblegalresources@mylaurier.ca Facebook: Laurier Brantford Legal Resources

Food Bank

Are you running low on food, short on cash, stressed, overwhelmed, or just can’t make it to the grocery store? The Laurier Brantford Student Food Bank is here to serve you! Make a food request at http://www.wlusu.com/brantfordfood-bank/ and your Food Bank team will assemble a food package for you that should last approximately a week! All requests are 100% confidential! Let us help you get a little more off of your stress plate, and a little more on your meal plate! Laurier Brantford Student Food Bank - providing for the needs of students. Coordinator: Nicole Dilliott Email: lbfoodbank@mylaurier.ca Facebook: Laurier Brantford Student Food Bank Twitter: @LBFoodBank

Peer Help Line

Peer Help Line is a new services committee on the Laurier Brantford Campus. Their job is to listen to you, provide information, referrals and attend to crisis calls. Our job here in Brantford is to advertise the number, advertise what the service offers you and provide you with valuable information face-to-face. If you need anything make sure to call our number (1-866-281-7337) Coordinator: Katie Monaco E-mail: lbpeerhelpline@mylaurier.ca Office Hours: Every Tuesday in the Committee Space from 3-4:30pm Line Phone Number: 1-866-281-7337 FaceBook: Laurier Brantford Peer Help Line Twitter: @CindytheCell

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Weekly News

Week of March 24th, 2014

Aboriginal Initiatives Final Feast and Winter Celebration

Date: March 28, 2014 Come and celebrate the end of a great school year with us! There will be an opportunity to learn how to Carve Soapstone but space is limited, please emial Bonnie Whitlow to sign up. There is also lunch being provided from Farmer Joe Food, come on out and help us celebrate! Please contact Bonnie Whitlow for more information at bwhitlow@wlu.ca

Metis Dot Art

Get in touch with the creative artist in you! Come out and learn about the creative way to express yourself through Metis Dot Art! Melissa Webster Metis Infinite Reach Facilitator webs2280@mylaurier.ca

Therapy Thursday

Available Therapies are by appointment only: Reiki, Pipe Meditations, Readings, Reflexology Drop in and Enjoy: Art Therapy and Storytelling; Farmer Joe Food’s Organic, whole food masterpieces Please contact Bonnie Whitlow at bwhitlow@wlu.ca to schedule your free appointment

Learn to Hand Drum

Come out and learn how to hand drum with us! Val King Edebwed- Ogichidaa of New Credit will be here every Monday from 2:30-3:30 to teach. Come on out to the Aboriginal Student House located at 111 Darling Street to join in the fun! For more information contact Bonnie Whitlow at bwhitlow@wlu.ca

Career Development Centre Drop in Hours

Do you have questions about job search, interview skills, educational and/or career planning? Come on out to the Career Development Drop in Hours located at the Aboriginal Student House, 111 Darling Street every Tuesday from 3-4pm in room 202. For more information please contact the Career Development Centre at wlu.ca/career

Threadworks- Knitting and Weaving

If you have ever been interested in learning how to knit or weave join us at our event Threadworks every Tuesday starting at 3:30. This event is located at the Aboriginal Student House, 111 Darling Street. For more information email Bonnie Whitlow at bwhitlow@wlu.ca

Soup and Frybread

Join us for a delicious bowl of homemade soup and frybread every Tuesday from 11am-2pm! There is now vegan option for soup. For more information please contact Bonnie Whitlow at bwhitlow@wlu.ca

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Weekly News

Week of March 24th, 2014

The Wellness Centre OPEN DAILY 8:30am -4:15pm Mindfulness Meditation

A program for anyone wishing to meet once a week to practice meditation, reduce stress, and enhance mindfulness in all aspects of your life through mindfulness meditation. The Wellness Centre will be hosting a 5-week Mindfulness Meditation Group. To register, please contact the Wellness Centre at 519-756-8228 ext. 5803, email lbwellnesscentre@wlu.ca or sign up in person at the Wellness Centre. Date and Location to be determined in order to work around participant’s schedules

NEW at the Wellness Centre:

We are now accepting DEBIT as a form of payment for Wellness Centre fees and purchases. Excludes: Massage therapy and Chiropractor services.

Physician appointments

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

Counselling Appointments

Counselling appointments are offered daily by appointment

Chiropractic Services

Appointments are offered weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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? Health Services 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

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