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Weekly News Week of September 30th, 2013 Criminology

Dean’s Office

Public Criminology 2013

Community Scavenger Hunt

Program Worksheets

Contact Information Sarah Baker - Valerie Clement - Jason Tackaberry - jtackaberry@wlu. ca

The Dean’s Office is holding a Community Scavenger Hunt for all - A New Special Topics Course in the Department of Criminology of 1st semester (deadline to submit is Course: CC405S (Public Criminology) When: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. (Public lecture runs from 7 pm to December 6th). You and your partner can win iPads or other awesome 8:30 pm) prizes such as a gift certificate to Who: All are welcome! the book store. If you are interested Where: Research and Academic Centre West, (RCW002) please register in the Dean’s Office Each class in the Public Criminology course will feature: (RCE132). Also join our Facebook A lecture from an invited esteemed criminologist. For further information, please contact either Dr. Carrie Sanders (csanders@ group! or Dr. Lauren Eisler ( 157238557770258/210224692471644/? Academic Advising notif_t=group_activity Unsure of your program requirements? Download your program worksheet to view your program requirements in an easy to read format. Worksheets are helpful with course planning and ensuring that you are on track for graduation requirements. Students normally follow the worksheet of the year in which they were admitted. If you are unsure of which worksheet to use, please contact the Academic Advising team.

Brantford Foundations

Brantford Foundations is looking for Students can book appointments with an Academic Advisor though the Instructional Assistants for BF190. The central duties include attending online booking system, available on our website. Have a question? Unsure about your courses? Year 1 students are encouraged a training session, attending lectures, readings, and grading student to visit us during our drop-in hours. Drop-in’s for the Fall term are: work. If you are interested please Mondays 9:00 am -11:00 am & Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Please note that the drop in’s scheduled for October 10 have been cancelled. send your resume and cover letter to Charles Wells at They have been rescheduled to October 11 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Please specify “IA Application” in Please come see us in the Dean’s Office, RCE132 the subject line of your e-mail. All hiring is done by the professors. Academic Advising Email: Contact Information: Charles Wells - Phone: 519.756.8228 x5849 Location: RCE132


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Week of September 30th, 2013

Accessible Learning

The Tshepo Institute

Paid Tutor Wanted:

The Tshepo Institute is holding its Annual General Meeting in Brantford on October 3rd, 2013; this year it will be a two part event. The daytime event will be at 1:00-4:00pm in RCW324, and the guest speaker will be Dr. Cynthia Sottie, Department of Social Work, University of Ghana. The evening event will be at 7:00pm in RCW002, with guest speaker Dr. James Orbinski, former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Dr. Orbinski accepted the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to MSF, and is now a member of the Tshepo Advisory Board. Dr. James Orbinski’s book “An Imperfect Offering” will be available for purchase before and after the public lecture. Dr. James Orbinski has agreed to sign copies, as well. Both events are open to the public.

Accessible Learning and Learning Services is currently recruiting tutors for the 2013-14 academic school year. If you would like to earn extra money while tutoring in courses you previously have taken, then please contact for informaiton on how to apply. We are currently in need of a tutor for GG101. If you have taken this course and obtained at least a GPA of 9, then you are most welcome to apply. Angel Evans

Volunteer Note Takers

The Accessible Learning Centre is currently recruiting Volunteer Note Takers to assist students with disabilities obtain a complete set of class notes. What do you need to do? It’s easy! -attend all of your course lectures and take legible, comprehensive notes -post your notes within 2-3 days of the lecture -have a GPA of at least 7 What are the benefits? Lots! -be part of one of the largest volunteer groups on campus -improve your notes by being more conscientious in class -receive valuable references for a job well done -gain experience to include on your resume and WLU’s co-curricular record How do you apply? I’m glad you asked! -log onto my learning space>self registration>alcbrantford note taking Thanks for your consideration. For a list of all outstanding courses require Contact: Dr. Robert Ame Email: note taking, visit: Phone: 519.756.8228 ext. 5848 notetaking/outstanding.htm

Brant United Way Bake-off

Kick off the 2013 Brantford Campus United Way Campaign with our first Come out to the RAC Courtyard on October 1st at noon Register now for a chance to win great prizes Contact Jeanette Wilson at x5665 or for more details!

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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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Week of September 30th, 2013

Athletics & Recreation Laurier Brantford is hosting the OCAA golf tournament in Paris, ON from September 30th-October 2nd and we are looking for volunteers. We need 20 individuals to help out; NO GOLF EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. Contact if you are interested! Another volunteer opportunity is for Homecoming in Waterloo. We need responsible individuals to chaperone the busses to and from Waterloo and take attendance. Get informed! Follow us on Twitter (@lbcreation) and like us on Facebook (Laurier Brantford Athletics & Recreation) to keep yourself updated for gym schedules, fitness classes and gym closings and even to get information on what we have to offer!


Come join our Fitness Classes! We offer many different classes regardless of skill level; beginning to experienced! Every 10 fitness classes attended, your name will be entered in to win a draw at the end of the semester. Work out, look great, win big. What’s there to lose? For the fitness schedule, visit Stop by Wilkes or email for more information. 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”!

Registrarial Services Important Academic Drop/Add Dates:

September 23rd - November 4th, 2013: If you drop/withdraw from12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition. November 5th, 2013: From this date until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week fall term course (or withdraw), you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100% tuition.

Emergency Contact Information

Please ensure that you update your Emergency Contact Information (via LORIS). This can be done by clicking on the “Personal Information” menu once you enter your LORIS account, then click on the tab titled “Update Emergency Contacts.” In cases of emergency it is imperative that we have the most up-to-date information for you regarding who to contact.

2013-2014 Important OSAP Information

Students please check your OSAP status on your LORIS account for the most up to date information. Please click here. Undergraduate Scholarships/Awards/Bursaries Student Profiles will be available soon! Please keep checking our website at

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Weekly News

Week of September 30th, 2013

Career Development Centre

The Wellness Centre

Applying to Graduate School Workshop

OPEN DAILY 8:30am -4:15pm

Tuesday, October 1st 1:00 – 2:30 PM 97 Dalhousie Street, DAL 007 (downstairs) Are you considering further education? Attend this workshop to learn more about how to find and choose the right program, application requirements/procedures, and how to create an effective application. Learn how the Career Centre and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies can help you with this process. This workshop is suitable for those starting to consider graduate school, those who are in the process of make inquiries, and those who plan to apply this year.

Blood Donor Clinic:

Our first blood donor clinic of the year will be on October 1, 2013 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in the WLU Student Centre B016 (Multipurpose Room). Bring your ID with full name and signature or full name and photo. Go to to book an appointment!

Beat the Seasonal Flu 2013:

Get Your Free Annual Vaccination Starting the week of October 7, 2013

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 Thursday, October 3rd 11:30 AM – book an appointment. 1:30 PM, Odeon Room 210 Step 1 (11:30 – 12:30) Considering Massage Therapy a career in teaching? Attend this Appointments are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call ext 5803 for more workshop to determine if teaching information or to book an appointment. is for you; how to choose the right program; teacher education options Custom Foot Orthotics outside of Ontario; and how the On site foot orthotic services are here. LB insurance and most private Career Centre can help you. insurance companies cover some or all of the cost of custom orthotics. A Step 2 (12:30 – 1:30) In this hands-on physician referral is required. Please call ext 5803 for more information and session, you will review the Ontario to book an appointment. Bachelor of Education online application form, create a login, Thinking of quitting smoking? Health Services can help! download supplemental materials, We offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, along with health teaching and have a chance to ask questions and counselling with our physicians and nurses! about the application process.

Applying to Teacher Education Programs - Step 1 and 2

Drop-in Hours:

Free samples!!

Tampax and Always pads, panty liners and condoms are available at the Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 Wellness Centre. AM – 12:00 noon. Career Development Centre SC Johnson Building, room 112 519.756.8228 x 5726

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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

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Week of September 30th, 2013

Students’ Union Food Bank

Do you like free food? Come join Food Bank on September 26 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (or until supplies last) in the Multipurpose Room in the Students Centre (which is in the basement) for free ice cream sundaes! This is our first giveaway of the year so please come and “chill” with all of your friends, listen to live entertainment from the Laurier Brantford Music Committee, and make a delicious sundae! contact for more information

Laurier Students for Literacy

Do you love to read? Have you read a book and wanted to share your thoughts and opinions with your peers? Laurier Students for Literacy is running a book club for ALL Laurier students! Come out to our first meeting October 8th at 10pm in the Student Centre’s multipurpose room! Contact for more details

Hawk Team Presents Build A Bear!

October 1st RCW Lobby 11am till 3pm Buy your ticket for an animal at the U-Desk for $20.00

Get Clubbin’ Week

October 2nd and 3rd in RCW Lobby 12:00pm- 3:00pm Stop by to check out all the clubs on campus and to learn about creating your own club! For more information email

Graduate Studies The Graduate Students’ Conference in Indigenous Research, to be held January 31-February 1, 2014, on the Laurier Brantford campus, is extending a Call for Abstracts to any graduate or fourth year students. The conference, Indigeneity, Globalization and the Law, invites thoughtful presentations on any aspect of Indigenous peoples’ involvement with the legal system, which might include such topics as Aboriginal restorative justice, the Zapatista Women’s Revolutionary Law, or the overrepresentation of Maori prisoners in the Australian correctional system. Please contact Carla Lopez or Jo-Anne Lawless at The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 14th, 2013. Contact Information: Jo-Anne Lawless MA candidate, Cultural Analysis and Social Theory Carla Lopez MA candidate, Criminology

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Week of September 30th, 2013

Laurier Brantford Learning Services Writing Well

This is a six week workshop series for students who wish to enhance their academic writing skills. Each week will focus on a different topic such as assignment types, prewriting, and specific writing skills. Students are encouraged to bring the assignments they’re working on with them for assistance and feedback. It will be held on Wednesdays beginning September 25th from 4 – 5 pm. For more information or to register contact us at lblearningservices@wlu. ca. Please register ahead of time -- spaces are limited!

Facilitated Study Groups Available!

Learning Services also provides class specific support for students in our Facilitated Study Groups. These are drop-in times for students to receive extra assistance on course specific content. The Facilitated Study Groups will be held in Market Place in room MP115 weekly for the following courses: CO 243: Wednesday 1-3 pm PS101: Tuesday 6-7 pm and Wednesday 10:30-11:30 am

Language Support Program Volunteer Opportunity

We’re currently recruiting volunteers for the Language Support Program. This is a great way to add volunteer experience to your co-curricular record, help out a fellow student and connect with new people from around the world! If you would like more information, please visit learningservices/languagesupport.htm. Please contact Rhiannon Myers at if you are interested in volunteering.

Language Support Program -- We’re Here to Help!

Are you an English Language Learner looking to improve your English speaking skills and/or receive support in your courses? The Language Support Program can assist you! There are two options for this program: 1. Conversational Support: Participants are paired with other Laurier Brantford students. The students meet for approximately one hour per week to engage in fun activities and practice speaking English. 2. Course-Specific Support: Each participant is paired with a Laurier Brantford student in one of his/her classes. The students meet once per week to exchange class notes and discuss lectures and readings. This type of support is helpful for courses where it is more difficult to keep up with notes and readings. If you would like to improve your English, meet other students or receive support in a particular course, please fill out the Language Support Program registration form available at id=37&frm_id=2791 or contact Rhiannon at Check us out on Facebook: Laurier Brantford Learning Services Centre Follow us on Twitter: Visit our blog: Contact us! Phone: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5736 Email: We are located in Market Place (45 Market St)

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