Weekly News - December 5
For the week beginning December 5, 2011
From The Weekly News
Final Edition of 2011!
This will be the final edition of the Weekly News for 2011, and it will return on Monday, January 9, 2012. We wish you the best of luck on final papers, assignments and exams.
Have a safe, happy and relaxing holiday, and we’ll see you in 2012!
From The Office of the VP/Principal
Severe Weather - Campus Closure procedure
A change has been made to the policy around campus closures due to severe weather. Any decision to close the campus will now be made by the Vice-President/Principal, and is no longer tied to the Grand Erie District School Board. The full policy is available online at: www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2505&p=11421
The procedure for notification of the campus remains the same, and any closure notices will be communicated via email, on the Laurier Brantford homepage (www.laurierbrantford.ca), the campus switchboard, and on CKPC AM 1380 and FM 92.1 – The Jewel.
Students looking for information about individual class cancellations, should the campus remain open, can visit the Class Cancellations page here: http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=1701 or sign up for class cancellations notices on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/lbcancellations
RAC East Grand Opening - Friday, December 9th
Laurier Brantford will be hosting the grand opening of the Research and Academic Centre - East on Friday, December 9th. As a result, the lounge on the first floor of the West wing will be unavailable for studying/group work that day.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and wish you the best of luck on exams!
From Student Affairs and WLUSU
Quiet Study Space
WLUSU and Student Affairs are pleased to announce that 24 hour study space has been set aside for you in the Student Centre. Starting December 1st, the Multi-purpose room will be converted into Study Hall space for all students. This area is designated as quiet space during all study hall reserved times.
A December calendar showing all bookings will be posted on the Multi-Purpose room door.
For more information, please contact Ross Fraser firstname.lastname@example.org or Laurie Fosty email@example.com
From Laurier International Opportunity Grants
Want to Study at a Foreign University Next Year?
Laurier International’s Student Exchange program provides the opportunity for students to pay Laurier tuition and earn Laurier credits at any one of over 60 international partner universities. Students normally do this for one or two terms in their third year. The deadline for applications for Study Exchange is January 27th. For more information contact Jessie McCahill (firstname.lastname@example.org) and check out the program website at http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=151&p=9286.
Laurier Brantford can also help with the costs. This year the Laurier Brantford International Opportunities Grants program is offering four (4) grants worth $1,500 each to help cover the costs of Study Exchange. The deadline for applications is March 1. For more information see http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2016&p=17652. For further information, contact Dr. Robinson (email@example.com).
Further, Laurier also awards Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarships which are worth $2,500 each. See http://www.wlu.ca/student_awards_search/story.php?id=1573.
IT IS POSSIBLE. WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?
From the Career Centre
Interview Workshop for Nipissing Students
Wednesday, December 7th 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Nipissing Darling Building, room 109
What are principals really looking for from future teachers? Join us as we discuss how to prepare for a successful job interview. We’ll show you how to: make a positive first impression; present your best qualifications; formulate answers to common interview questions; and offer you tips on how to reduce stress and maximize your performance.
Get Experience Week: January 9th – 13, 2012
Tired of hearing “You need experience to get a job” but you can’t get experience because no one will hire you? Think again! There are a number of different ways to get experience while you are still a student. Find out during Laurier Brantford’s 2nd Annual, “Get Experience” Week! Here’s an overview of the events for the week, check out the event listing for more details http://brantford.mylaurier.ca/career/career-events.htm
• Monday – Get Prepared Workshops (Career Planning, Resume + Cover Letter)
• Tuesday – Information Sessions: International, Academic, Community Service Learning
• Wednesday – On-Campus Job Fair + Campus Clubs Info Fair
• Thursday – Volunteer Fair
• Friday – Government Opportunities + Graduating Student Employment Session
SC Johnson Building, 2nd Floor
519.756.8228 ext. 5726
From the Learning Services Centre
Mature Students Club
Come to the SC Johnson Building, room 308, on Thursday, December 8 for drop in hours and an exam preparation workshop. The drop in hours are from 11:00am-1:00pm and coffee as well as refreshments will be available during this time. From 12:00pm-1:00pm there will be an exam preparation workshop hosted by The Learning Services Centre. Come out for a fun time!
Take Home Exam Policy
It is the policy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to give either specific students, or their entire class permission to use this service.
Learning Services Centre Hours
The Learning Services Centre is open for regular hours until Monday, December 5. Once classes end, the Learning Services Centre will be open by appointment only. To book an appointment during this time, please contact the centre directly at email@example.com.
Facilitated Study Groups will continue to run at their regular times until Friday, December 9th.
From Registrarial Services
New Course Added to the Winter 2012 Timetable
HS344 BR2 W 7-9:50 pm
Please log onto LORIS to add the course.
How to pick up your OSAP funding in January
The OSAP online booking system for appointments will be available before the holiday closure in December. An e-mail notification will be sent out to students as soon as this system is available. OSAP release will begin January 3rd, 2012.
For more information please visit our website: https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2014&p=17388&pv=1
Bursary Programs NOW AVAILABLE:
Laurier Undergraduate General Tuition Bursary Program
First General Bursary
Apply to Graduate!
The application to graduate in the Spring 2012 ceremony can be found online here: https://www.wlu.ca/forms_detail.php?grp_id=1365&frm_id=496
The deadline to apply to graduate without the late fee is January 15, 2012. A convocation fee of $22.00 will be applied to your account. Applications will be accepted between January 16 and May 1, but will be assessed a $56.20 late fee.
From Campus Clubs
WUSC is recipient of "Committee on the Rise" Award
On Friday, Nov. 11th, the WUSC Local Committee at Laurier Brantford was awarded the "Committee on the Rise" Award during the Gala Ceremonies at the WUSC International Forum, in front of key leaders of sustainable development including representatives from the World Bank, the United Nations, USAID, and over 40 other organizations. The ceremony also included student and faculty representatives from each university in Canada that has a WUSC local committee, which includes a total of 65 universities throughout the country. The Laurier Brantford Local Committee received their award after three years of hard work establishing themselves and the Student Refugee Program on campus. We would like to share this award with everyone on campus as we cannot run the Student Refugee Program without the support of everyone on campus and we are very thankful! This award has helped to raise the profile of Laurier Brantford and the wonderful work we are all doing to help others. Keep up t he great work Laurier!
If you would like to become involved with WUSC or would like more information, please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for new members!
From Athletics and Recreation
New Student Survey
Help out your athletic facility to better serve you by participating in their new student survey.
Use the URL below or go to the student affairs website, and to the athletic and recreation page. The link is on the bottom left.
For more information contact Kyle Denton at email@example.com
From the Rainbow Alliance
Take a break from studying and come have some FREE PANCAKES in the Student Centre Lounge courtesy of the Rainbow Alliance. When? December 5th from 10 am to 1 pm! Bring your friends and roommates!
From Health Services
Student Health 101
Is an interactive magazine that is dedicated to health education and promotion of healthy lifestyles for students. See the latest issue: http://sh101.ca/wlu.html
Previous issues can be found at: http://waterloo.mylaurier.ca/development/info/Health101.htm
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.
Physician appointments will now be available 5 days per week. Appointments with Drs’ Gideon, Jarrell, Kenny and Rudge are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and alternate Fridays.
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 1-877-510-510-2 and speak with a Registered Dietician.
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.
Thinking of quitting smoking?
Health Services can help! We now offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, along with health teaching and counselling.
Tampax and Always pads + panty liners are available in Health Services.
Health Services goal is to support you in achieving your personal and academic best.
Student Centre, 2nd Floor
519-756-8228 ext 5803
From Academic Advising
Questions about your Winter Registration?
Advising in the Dean's Office will remain open during the exam period, so if you have any questions please book an appointment and come visit Elaine, Jason, and Sarah.
Are you a Second Year Student?
If you are a second year Journalism, Human Rights and Human Diversity, or Leadership and want more information about attending Conestoga for the incorporated Certificate of the four year program, please come and visit with an advisor for more information.
You can find the Nipissing News online at: http://www.nipissingu.ca/departments/brantford/Campus-news-and-events/Pages/NipNews-Newsletter.aspx