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Weekly News Week of October 7th, 2013 Human Rights & Human Diversity INTERNSHIPS IN GHANA: Summer 2014

The Human Rights & Human Diversity (HRHD) program will be awarding FOUR (4) SUBSIDIZED 60-DAY INTERNSHIPS IN GHANA for summer 2014. While preference will be given to Honours students in the HRHD program, students in all Laurier Brantford Honours programs are encouraged to apply. Students must be in the third or higher year of their program to participate and must commit to returning in the fall semester after the internship to complete an academic course related to the internship (i.e., Fall 2014). The deadline for applications for the Summer 2013 internships is November 18, 2013. PRESENTATIONS EXPLAINING THIS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM will take place: Wednesday October 9th, 4:00 to 5:00 in RCW 324 Thursday November 7th, 4:00 to 5:00 in RCW324 To view the call for applications, please visit this link: Dr. Robinson,; x 5743

Dean’s Office

Laurier International

Community Scavenger Hunt

Laurier International Alternative The Dean’s Office is holding a Reading Week with Habitat for Community Scavenger Hunt for all Humanity! of 1st semester (deadline to submit is December 6th). You and your partner can win iPads or other awesome prizes such as a gift certificate to the book store. If you are interested please register in the Dean’s Office (RCE132). Also join our Facebook group!

Looking for a rewarding experience this Reading Week? Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program sends volunteer teams overseas to assist with building homes for families in need. This year we are looking to return to El Salvador! No construction skills are required, just a desire to help, and enthusiasm for meeting new people and learning 157238557770258/210224692471644/? about a different culture. The notif_t=group_activity cost of the trip is approximately $2000 (flight included). For Contact Information more information please contact Sarah Baker - or visit Valerie Clement - Jason Tackaberry - jtackaberry@wlu. ca

Students’ Union laurier Students For Literacy

October’s monthly challenge is now posted! Write a scary, thrilling, spooky story for your chance to win! No length restrictions but please keep it SHORT. Winner will be announced the LSFL Halloween Party. Due on October 29th at 3pm to the UDesk in the Student Centre. Congratulations to Alexa P. who won Laurier Students’ For Literacy’s September challenge! Contact for more details.

Weekly News

Week of October 7th, 2013

Academic Advising Explore Program & Odyssey Program

Attention Students completing a French Teachable or those interested in the French language! A representative from the Explore & Odyssey Programs will be on campus on October 16. Presentation: 10:00 am -11:00 am in RCW203. Representatives will be available from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm in the RCW lobby to answer questions.

Explore Five-Week Summer French Immersion Bursary Program

Explore is a way for students to learn French. Participants will attend classes and participate in social and cultural activities, while living in a French language community. Explore happens, either in the Spring session (May-June) or Summer session (July-August). Applicants have a chance to win a bursary that would cover all their expenses during the program, except for travel and a $225 registration fee to secure their bursary. Many schools give credit for this program. For more information, please visit

Languages at Work Program

The Languages at Work Program is for Explore Bursary recipients. For 3-8 weeks following the Explore immersion session, successful applicants who have presented a resume and interviewed in their second language (i.e. French or English) could work in that language at a job-site where they will have the opportunity to improve their language skills and gain valuable job experience. For more information, please visit

Odyssey Language-Assistant Program

Odyssey is a nine-month contract in Quebec or New Brunswick in a school helping Francophone students practice their English speaking and listening skills From Sept. to the end of May (2014-2015), Odyssey participants will work 25 hours a week, earning approximately $20 an hour. They receive training at a Pan-Canadian training session in Quebec City in August. They will not work in French, but will be living in a French-speaking community, so they will have opportunities to practice the language when they are not at work. You are welcome to contact Explore/Odyssey at with any questions, or to ask questions by phone at 1-877-866-4242. Application due dates for both Explore and Odyssey are February 28, 2014.

Drop in Hours for 1st Year Students- No Appointment Necessary! Mondays 9:00 am - 11:00 am & Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Please note the Drop in session for October 10 is cancelled, and has been rescheduled to October 11 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Please come see us in RCE132 Academic Advising Email: Phone: 519.756.8228 x5849 Location: RCE132

Recruitment & Admissions Is you Co-Curricular Record looking a little empty? Are you a student who would be interested in giving tours to perspective students? Recruitment & Admissions is looking for volunteers to help out at our next open house! E-mail Nirvinder Gill at for more information!

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Athletics & Recreation Laurier Brantford Homecoming

It’s approaching! October 19th! Check out our Laurier Golden Hawks hockey team face off against the Windsor Lancers at the Civic Centre! Keep your eyes and ears posted for more news closer to the date! Follow us on Twitter @lbrecreation and “like” us on Facebook “Laurier Brantford Athletics & Recreation”


Coming up this October! “Fall Into Shape For Winter” is a whole bunch of fun activities and tips in how to get into shape! You can track your progress at Wilkes, or just do it for fun, it’s up to you! Stop into Wilkes and check it out come October 1st! Laurier Brantford Homecoming us coming up October 19th! Start collecting all of your gold & purple swag and keep your eyes open for upcoming advertisements! Follow us on Twitter @lbrecreation and on Facebook “Laurier Brantford Athletics & Recreation”!

Relay for Life

Laurier Brantford’s Relay for Life is on Oct. 25th at 7:00pm until Oct. 26th at 7:00am. It is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure. To register online go to If you wish to register in person or want a pledge form come to RCW lobby on Oct. 8th, 9th, or 10th from 11:00am - 4:00pm! For more information about the event ‘Like’ our facebook page ‘Laurier Brantford’s Relay for Life’ Let’s make cancer history! If you have any questions contact us at

Iron Chef

Would you consider yourself an expert chef? A Sous chef? Can you make a great batch of Kraft Dinner? Sign up for Iron Chef! It’s FREE! And the grand prize is $200!! The event will take place October 18th at 6:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room (bottom of Student Centre). Sign up in teams of 2-5 people either at the Hawk Desk or email with your student numbers and names!

Extramural Soccer (Men’s & Co-Ed) and Ice Hockey (Men’s & Women’s) Tryouts

Come try out for some of Laurier’s most successful sports teams! Soccer tryouts are October 9th at 10:00pm at the Morton Soccer Complex! Make sure you bring turf cleats. Women’s hockey tryouts are October 15th at 10:00pm and the Men’s tryouts are at 11:00pm. Both hockey tryouts are being held at the Civic Centre.

Fall Into Shape For Winter

Want to work on your beach body? Well it’s not just a spring time thing. You need to work for it ALL YEAR. Come into Wilkes for our Fall Into Shape For Winter. It is a whole bunch of fun activities and tips on how to get into shape. You can even track your progress at Wilkes (not mandatory). We have plenty of useful advice pamphlets all over the workout rooms upstairs so take a look!

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Week of October 7th, 2013

The Wellness Centre OPEN DAILY 8:30am -4:15pm Beat the Seasonal Flu 2013/2014

Get Your Free Annual Vaccination Tips for getting flu shot: -wear a T-shirt -bring health card or UHIP/GuardMe card -if you have a fever, wait until symptoms improve before getting the vaccine -you will be required to wait 15 minutes after the injection. -Walk-ins will be accommodated with priority to appointments. Flu Facts: Influenza can be a serious respiratory disease that can keep you away from classes for a week or more. Living in close quarters can increase your risk of exposure. You CAN’T get the flu from the flu shot. The vaccine does not contain any live virus. For more information click on:

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 Monday and Thursday afternoons. 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. The Wellness Centre Student Centre, 2nd Floor 519-756-8228 ext 5803

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Laurier Brantford Learning Services Student Success and Wellbeing Workshop: Group Work -- Contributing Effectively and Dealing with Difficult Situations

Join us in Market Place on Wednesday, October 9th from 5 – 6 pm! This workshop aims to teach students strategies that will help them contribute effectively in groups and manage conflict. Attend four SSWB workshops and receive Co-curricular notation!

On-line “Live Classroom”

We offer on-line “Live Classroom” chat on Tuesdays from 6 - 8 pm. To access this chat go to MyLaurier and click on Writing & Study Skills Support and Course Modules. After this you will see a link on the right side of the page that says “Click here to access the Live Classroom”.

On-line Appointment Booking, Cancellations and Last Minute Availability

Writing and study skills consultations are now available for booking online! To make an appointment, go to www. and login in 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 save it. Last minute appointment availabilities are broadcast on Twitter. Follow us at for automatic notifications. These updates are also broadcast on our Facebook page Laurier Brantford Learning Services Centre.

Drop-in Support

There is Learning Services Centre support available to students without appointments: General drop-in hours are on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 pm. English Language Learner drop-in hours are on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 am.

Graduate/Graduating Student Consultations

If you are a graduate student who would like support with an assignment, or if you are a graduating student working on graduate/professional school applications who would like some feedback on personal statements please book an appointment with Jenna Olender or Rhiannon Myers through the on-line booking system. Contact us! Phone: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5736 Email: We are located in Market Place (45 Market St)

Drop-in Math Help. Starts this week! Room MP115, Market Place

When: Tuesdays, 10am to 12noon and Thursdays, 3pm to 5pm Where: MP115, Market Place The Mathematics Assistance Centre is excited to offer this new service for the Brantford campus! Drop-by MP115 during the designated times to get additional assistance with math and/or introductory statistics. A senior student will be present to help answer your questions. Contact: Tina Balfour Manager, Mathematics Assistance Centre Email: Phone: 519-884-0710 Ext.2077

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Career Development Centre Teacher Education Session – Brock University, Western University, WLU, University of Toronto, UOIT, and Trent University Tuesday, October 8th 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, SC Johnson, Room 210

Are you thinking about applying to a teacher education program? Come to a panel presentation with admission reps from Brock University, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Toronto, UOIT and Trent University to learn about their teacher education programs. This event will be streamed live from Waterloo. Please register your attendance in Laurier Navigator

Applying to Law School Workshop – Step 2

Thursday, October 10th 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, SC Johnson, Room 210 This hands on 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. If you have one, please bring your laptop or tablet. *Note: You do NOT need to attend step 1, in order to attend step 2. All students are welcome.

Applying to Teacher Education Programs – Step 1 and 2

Tuesday, October 15th 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Odeon Room 210 Step 1 (2:00 – 3:00) 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. Step 2 (3:00 – 4:00) In this hands-on session, you will review the Ontario Bachelor of Education online application form, create a login, download supplemental materials, and have a chance to ask questions about the application process.

Graduate and Professional Education Fair

Friday, October 18th 12:00 – 3:00 PM, RCW Lobby AND Wilkes House Gym Are you considering further education after completing your degree? Attend the Graduate and Professional Education Fair to meet representatives from over 30 graduate, professional and post-degree college programs in Canada and abroad. Learn about admission requirements and application procedures for graduate programs in: Education, Law, Arts, Social Work, Business, and more! This Fair is open to all current students as well as alumni. Career Development Centre SC Johnson Building, room 112 519.756.8228 x 5726

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Aboriginal Initiatives

Registrarial Services

The Frugal Foodie

IAcademic Drop Penalty

Learn to prepare delicious food that is also nutririous and affordable! Come Sep 23 - Nov 4: If you drop/withdraw drop by the Aboriginal Student House every Wednesday for “The Frugal from 12-week course(s) during this Foodie!� time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at the course rate). Soup and Frybread Tuesdays Join us for a delicious free bowl of homemade soup every Tuesday!

New Fourth Year Criminology Class available in the Winter 2014 Need help with papers, citations or someone to edit your paper for you? Term Study Skills and Writing Drop-Ins

Then come on in and see our Senior Aboriginal Mentor, Shawntelle Clarke. Please be advised, CC 405Z She is here to help! Drop in on Wednesday or book an appointment with (Advanced Topics in Criminal her. Law & Justice) is now available for students to register in. This class Taking Multiple Choice and Objective Tests has only become available recently Student Success and Well-Being along with Learning Services are holding for registration in the Winter 2014 weekly workshops to help you be a successful student. Drop by and take term. It runs on Tuesdays from 4:00 part in the workshops on Thursday! All welcome! - 6:50 p.m. and topics to be covered may include: challenges to current law, emerging issues, the role of the Creative Native Event Join us on Thursday night for our Creative Native Event. This event is criminal law, etc. Please login to your hosted by Laurie Minor, and is free! Come on out and learn how to bead! LORIS account if you are interested in registering in this class. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions please contact Bonnie Whitlow at bwhitlow@wlu. ca or by phone at 519-756-8228 ext. 5884

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