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Weekly News - February 27th, 2012

Feb 27/12

For the week beginning February 27th, 2012

From the Leadership Department
Message to OL480* Students 2012-2013
If you are planning to take OL480* (Project Management Practicum) in the 2012-2013 academic year, please email Dr. Rosemary A. McGowan (
rmcgowan@wlu.ca) by Wednesday, March 14. Dr. McGowan has additional information about the practicum course as well as forms for you to complete so that the process of identifying and securing placement sites can be started as soon as possible.
Thank-you.

Rosemary A. McGowan, PhD
Associate Professor, Leadership
Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus
Canadian Representative to the Board of Directors of the North American Case Research Association
Contact Information:
Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus
73 George Street, SC Johnson Building, Room 310
Brantford, Ontario N3T 2Y3
Ph: 519.756.8228 x5706
Fax: 519.885.4629
e-mail:
rmcgowan@wlu.ca
website:
http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=839&ct_id=706&f_id=1728

From Accessible Learning
A Week of Workshops
AL would like to invite you all to attend "A Week of Wokshops" presented by our AL Peer Mentors
Monday, March 5: 2:30-4:30 SC Boardroom, first floor
Demystifying Inquiry Based Learning & Seminars

Tuesday, March 6 10-12 SC Boardroom, first floor
Exploring MACbook (special features)

Wednesday, March 7 2:30-4 SC Boardroom, first floor
Con-Ed through the Years (how to get the most from your experiences)
and...
2:30-4 Market Place 115
Advanced Note Taking (includes using computer programs for effective note taking and participant sharing)

Thursday, March 8 11:30-1:30 SC Boardroom, first floor
Criminology FYI (questions welcomed)

Thursday, March 8 2:30-4 SC Boardroom
Exploring Inspiration Software for writing (using this software for brainstorming, organizing, and writing)

Drop Ins welcome. For more information, email:
aevans@wlu.ca

Volunteer Peer Mentor Program
Accessible Learning is now accepting applications for September to be a volunteer peer mentor.
Purpose of the program: to provide an upper year student as a point of contact and a means of support for (primarily) first year students registered with Accessible Learning in order to help ease their transition into university and/or Accessible Learning.

Time Commitment: Minimum one year, approximately 8-10 hours per month

Applications are being accepted until March 16, 2012. Interviews to take place towards the end of March. For more information:
http://brantford.mylaurier.ca/accessible/jobs/volunteer/peermentor.htm
To download an application:
http://brantford.mylaurier.ca/accessible/info/peermentor.htm
Thank you to all those who apply. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Angel Evans
aevans@wlu.ca
Educational Supports Administrator

From Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Waterloo Region

Bowling without the Smelly Shoes!

You’re invited to a Wii Bowling Fundraiser!
Date: Thursday March 8
Time: Time slots from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Communitech Hub in downtown Kitchener
Teams: 4-6 players
Bowl on one of three large projector screens, plus, get a tour and try out the cool 3-D digital hive!
For more information, please contact: Sandra Muir at
samuir@wlu.ca

From the Career Centre
Upcoming Events
Global TESOL College Information Session
Wednesday, February 29th 6:00 – 7:00 PM, DAL209
Teach English Worldwide!
Teach English at the Italian Summer Camps or take on a government contract in China. Global TESOL College will certify and help place you in a reputable contract overseas. Job guarantee and lifetime job placement service provided. Get TESOL Certified in 5 days, no experience required. Teach English in Asia, Latin America, The Middle East, and Europe. Attend the information seminar at Wilfrid Laurier Brantford on Wednesday, February 29th at 6:00pm, Dalhousie Street Building, Room 209 to find out more! Please register for this event by emailing
careerbrantford@wlu.ca

Take control of your career path - Earn your Career Development Certificate!
Taking the time to understand yourself, your career options, and prepare yourself for the job search is essential for making wise academic and informed career choices and plans. The Career Development Centre offers workshops to give you skills and knowledge to help your career path progress. By attending 5 workshops (Career Planning, Résumé Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Job Search and Networking Strategies, and Interview Success) at any point during your Laurier studies, you can earn a Career Development Certificate which you can add to your co-curricular record and your resume. Simply pick up your Career Development Certificate ticket at the first workshop you attend and get it signed by the workshop facilitator at the end of each workshop. Bring in your completed ticket to the Centre to receive your certificate!
Visit
http://brantford.mylaurier.ca/career/career-events.htm for all workshop dates and times.

Career Development Centre
SC Johnson Building, 2nd Floor
519.756.8228 ext. 5726
careerbrantford@wlu.ca

FROM THE VERITAS FORUM
Veritas is coming to Laurier Brantford!

Veritas Forums are "university events that engage students and faculty in discussions about life's hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life. We seek to inspire the shapers of tomorrow's culture to connect their hardest questions with the person and story of Jesus Christ" (see www.veritas.org). A group of students, faculty and community leaders are forming a steering committee to bring a forum to Laurier Brantford in the 2012/13 academic year. There will be an open house at Freedom House (basement of the Market Square Mall) at 7:00 pm on March 1 at which we will provide an overview of the project and recruit interested students to serve in various leadership capacities (including finance, outreach, forum content, technical support and publicity).
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Dr. Peter Farrugia at 756-8228 ext. 5707 or
pfarrugi@wlu.ca.

From the F-Word Committee
Fun, Feisty, Feminism…“We’re Talking Feminism. -WTF?!
Ever wonder what feminism is? Join The F-Word at a special reception to launch the Find Your Feminism poster series, featuring students, staff, and faculty at Laurier Brantford explaining what feminism means to them. All campus and community members welcome!

After the reception, The F-Word hosts Dr. Susan Knabe, of the University of Western Ontario, with a public talk entitled “Fun, Feisty, Feminism…WTF?!” How do we find and forge feminist practice in the age of sound bites, social media, and sexualization? Dr. Knabe will speak about how we can draw on historical and contemporary examples of feminist interventions, from the early Suffragette pantomimes to the slut walk phenomenon, to imagine a different approach to feminist education and practice that speaks to feminists and non-feminists of all ages.
“We’re Talking Feminism.”
When: Tuesday, March 6th
When: 6-7 pm (reception), 7-8:30 pm (talk)
Where: RCW Lobby (reception), RCW 202 (talk)
Who: All members of the Laurier Brantford community, whether you identify as a feminist or not!
Cost: Free of charge and open to the public

Dr. Rebecca Godderis x5933,
rgodderis@wlu.ca

From Laurier Brantford's Amnesty International Chapter
Join the movement
Join Laurier Brantford's Amnesty International chapter on Facebook to receive updates about how you can help:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amnesty-International-Laurier-Brantford-chapter/197308363626988

Royal Dutch Shell has accepted responsibility for two oil spills in Bodo - a fishing community on the Niger Delta in Western Africa - but has done little to fix the problem. By signing your name, pressure Shell to OWN UP, PAY UP and CLEAN UP: http://ai50.ca/smac/igwm6

Contact
amnestybrantford@gmail.com for more information.


From WLUSU

Eco Hawks Recycling Awareness

Confused about what you can and can't recycle in Brantford? Come out to the Ecohawks info booth in the RCW lobby from 12 - 3 pm on Tuesday, February 28th to get informed!

For more information please contact ecohawks@lbsu.ca

Funded Internships in Ghana for Summer 2013
Information Session for Applications (Due March 31, 2012)
The Human Rights & Human Diversity (HRHD) program will be awarding FOUR (4) FULLY-FUNDED 90-DAY INTERNSHIPS IN GHANA each summer in 2013, and 2014. Funding is provided by CIDA through the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada “Students for Development” program. (Note: This is a separate program from the Laurier Brantford International Opportunities Grants.)

While preference will be given to Honours students in the HRHD program, students in other 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 2013).

The deadline for applications for the Summer 2013 internships is March 31, 2012.

A PRESENTATION EXPLAINING THIS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM will take place:
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 10:00 to 10:45 in RCW 203
(This is in Dr. Wilson-Forsberg’s CT/HR260 class, but all are welcome to attend).

To view the call for applications, please visit this link:
http://www.wlu.ca/docsnpubs_detail.php?grp_id=2240&doc_id=50010

For more information, contact Dr. Robinson at
arobinson@wlu.ca

From the Academic Advising Office
Leap to a 7.0!
Attend our Feb 29th session to ensure you have the 7.0 in your Major you need for Honours. Snacks, prizes and guidance all provided free of charge.
lbacademicadvising@wlu.ca

From WLU Brant-Brantford Crimestoppers
Skating Night @ Harmony Square

Please bring your skates and come join us for a night of skating at Harmony Square on Wednesday February 29th from 6-8pm!! Come and see what Crime Stoppers is all about ~ ALL WELCOME!
Contact Candace at
dear2270@mylaurier.ca for more information

From Aboriginal Services
Third World Canada Campaign
Did you know that there are people living in third world conditions right here in Ontario? A small Aboriginal community known as K.I. is in desperate need of your assistance! Aboriginal Student Services is looking for donations of non-perishable items, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, diapers, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, toilet paper, etc to send up with the Ontario Provincial Police to this small community. Drop boxes are located in the Student Centre and the Aboriginal Student Centre (111 Darling St).
Contact
esadler@wlu.ca for more information!

From Campus Clubs
Social Justice Coalition Meetings
The Social Justice Coalition is having two more meetings this semester! If you have been interested in human rights and social justice this semester and have not had a chance to come to a meeting, now is your chance! We love to meet new people who are interested in human rights and social justice like us! We work with Project Empathy, Journalists for Human Rights, Amnesty International, WUSC, and Solidarity in Action and this meeting is a great place to hear information from all of these groups!
We will be meeting on Monday, Feb. 13th at 7:00pm in DAL209 (new building across from SCJ) and on Monday, March 5th at 7:00pm in DAL209. We hope to see you there!
Please contact Kasey Furry at
furr9840@mylaurier.ca for more information

From WUSC
Looking to Fill Executive Positions!

WUSC Laurier Brantford is pleased to announce that we have a variety of Executive Positions opening up at the end of the semester! We are looking for new members to fill these positions! If you are interested in working with the Student Refugee Program on campus, becoming involved with our various campaigns, or just finding out more about WUSC, please contact wusc.wlubrantford@gmail.com. We will also be meeting on Monday, Feb.27th at 8:30pm in SCJ308 and everyone is welcome to attend our meeting!

Positions Available:
Student Refugee Program Academic Advisor: Help the current and new Sponsor Students with academic tasks including selecting courses, scheduling, learning how to study and take notes effectively, and how to access academic assistance on campus.
Communications Officer: Assist WUSC LB by recording all events by taking pictures and submitting pictures and reports to WUSC Ottawa, communicating on the WUSC LB Facebook page, liaising with the WUSC Laurier Waterloo committee, and establishing or maintaining the WUSC LB website.
Fundraising Executive and Public Engagement Coordinator: assist the WUSC LB committee with planning fundraisers based on WUSC campaigns, seek publicity opportunities on campus and in the community, advertise for WUSC events and help spread the word about WUSC on campus!
Recruitment Officer: WUSC sponsors a new student every year and we need to ensure that our WUSC committee will always have amazing active members to support these students! Ensure that WUSC is represented at all campus club fairs, speak in lectures about WUSC, maintain the WUSC contact list, organize training events on campus (with assistance from other WUSC members), and organize local committee members to attend the two training conferences in Ottawa and the regional training in Toronto!
Social Events Coordinator: WUSC LB works together as a team and we love to celebrate our accomplishments! Organize monthly social events such as trips to the Gretzky Centre, tobogganing, and laser tag for the local committee members. All activities are designed to help the Sponsor Students become familiar with live in Canada and life at LB!
Treasurer: Maintain the WUSC bank account, communicate finances with Laurier International, and seek funding opportunities for events!
Head of Campaigns: Run an event on campus at least once a month that raises money or awareness for one of the WUSC campaigns.

Please send us an email to let us know why you are interested in the position! We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact
wusc.wlubrantford@gmail.com

From Health Services
Health Services
Physician appointments
Physician appointments available five (5) days per week. Call 519-756-8228 ext 5803 to book an appointment. Walk-ins will be seen in order of priority.

Chiropractic Services
Appointments are offered weekly to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Treatment approaches include interventions such as adjustments, soft tissue therapy, education, lifestyle advice, and exercise prescription. Call x5803 for more information or to book an appointment.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapists Ryan Game and Randa Risk are happy to be back at Health Services. Call Michelle at 519-756-8228 ext 5803 to book an appointment.

Custom Foot Orthotics
Fitting is now available on-site at Health Services through Thompson Health Services. LB insurance and most private insurance companies cover some or all of the cost of custom orthotics. A physician referral is required. Please call Michelle at 519-756-8228 ext 5803 for more information and to book an appointment.

Healthy Eating Concerns
A Registered Dietician is available by appointment at Laurier's Waterloo campus. To initiate this service, please contact Brantford Health Services. Alternatively, you can call EatRight Ontario at 1-877-510-5102 and speak with a Registered Dietician.

Thinking of quitting smoking? Would you rather....win $1000?
Health Services can help! Enter the online quit smoking to QUIT or REDUCE or STAY SMOKE FREE! At
www.leavethepackbehind.org
Registration starts December 1st and contest starts January 23rd. We now offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, along with health teaching and counseling

Free samples!
Tampax and Always pads, panty liners and condoms are available in Health Services.

Health Services goal is to support you in achieving your personal and academic best.
Health Services
Student Centre, 2nd Floor
519-756-8228 ext 5803
hsbrantford@wlu.ca

From the Recruitment and Admissions Office
Interested in Volunteering or Working with the Recruitment Office?
Our annual Spring Open House is coming up fast! It will be taking place on Wednesday March 14th, 2012! We are always looking for student volunteers to help, if you are interested and didn't volunteer for the Fall Open House, please check out the link below to sign up!
https://www.wlu.ca/forms_detail.php?grp_id=1983&frm_id=2012

Are you interested in working for the Recruitment Office as a Student Ambassador?
Applications are due Friday March 5th by 4:30pm. If you are interested in applying please submit a resume and cover letter to Catherine O'Brien by email to
cobrien@wlu.ca or drop it off at the Recruitment and Admissions office located in the Carnegie Building!

For more information on either of these opportunities please contact Katie Reaume at
kreaume@wlu.ca or Catherine O'Brien at cobrien@wlu.ca.

Katie Reaume
Recruitment Office Student Assistant
kreaume@wlu.ca

From Registrarial Services
Academic Dates
The academic dates for the Winter 2012 term can be found online here:
http://www.wlu.ca/calendars/dates.php?cal=1&t=143&y=49
Please note: March 5th is the last day to drop a course without failure and for possible tuition adjustment.

Attention All Returning Students:
The following website contains critical Registration Information for the upcoming 2012/2013 school year:
http://www.wlu.ca/documents/50066/Your_4_Steps_to_Registration_Brantford_ONLY_1.pdf

Winter 2012 final exam schedule now posted!
Please view the Winter 2012 Final Exam Schedule online here: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2307&p=778


Spring 2012 OSAP extension forms now available!
If you are a Laurier Brantford student who applied for and received OSAP funding during the 2011-2012 academic year, you may be eligible for Spring OSAP.
The application can be found online at:
https://www.wlu.ca/forms_detail.php?grp_id=2548&frm_id=1860
Completed forms can be dropped off to Service Laurier located in Grand River Hall, Room 202.

Attention OSAP students in the Journalism, Leadership or Human Rights and Human Diversity Program:
If you are a year 2 student and are planning to attend Conestoga College full time in year 3, please contact Lisa Neziol at
lneziol@wlu.ca before you fill out your 2012-2013 OSAP application.

New Bursary Opportunity for Mature Students
Please visit our website for more details: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2014&p=8289

Students - win a $50 gift card to the Stedman Community Bookstore!
In an effort to update our internet presence, Registrarial Services is asking students what they think of the department website. To participate, complete this brief survey:
http://peerconnect.polldaddy.com/s/registrarial-services-website-survey. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and by completing you will be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card to the Stedman Community Bookstore!

servicelaurierbrantford@wlu.ca
519-756-8228 X5885


From the Student Advisory Committee
Yoga Workshop and Dance Workshop
Come join the Student Advisory Committee at their first workshop of the year!
Yoga Workshop (only 20 spots available- first come, first served)
Date: Wednesday, February 29th

Time: 3PM-4PM
Location: Sacred Lotus (Market Street)
Price: $5 (this is over 50% off)

Come join SAC, along with NUSA, at the second workshop of 2012.

Dance Workshop
Date: Monday, March 12th

Time: 3PM-4PM
Location: Wilkes House Gym
Price: $2

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Email SAC at:
sac@nipissingu.ca to register!

From Nipissing
You can find the Nipissing News online at: http://www.nipissingu.ca/departments/brantford/Campus-news-and-events/Pages/NipNews-Newsletter.aspx

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