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Weekly News - January 30th, 2012

Jan 30/12

For the week beginning January 30, 2012

From Brantford Rotaract
Valentine's Day Speed Dating
On February 14th come out to Therapy Lounge for some speed dating fun. The event begins at 7pm and tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. There will be a draw to win a camera; all proceeds go to help a child smile! Come meet your match!
For more information please contact
Brantford.Rotaract@gmail.com or call 519 209 7352

Rotaract Meetings
Come out and make a difference! Brantford Rotaract is meeting this Thursday (Feb 2nd) at 6pm on the 3rd floor of the Brantford Public Library. We meet bi - weekly every Thursday for the rest of the term.
For more information please email us at
brantford.rotaract@gmail.com

From St. Leonard’s Community Services
7th Annual Youth Homelessness Awareness Week (January 30-February 3, 2012)
Please join St. Leonard's Community Services for a week of raising awareness of the issues surrounding youth homelessness in our City. We hope that you will enjoy these events in our community while learning about the challenges that at-risk youth face in our community. The Grand Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday January 30th, on the front steps of City Hall. Different activities will take place each day; do you have it in you to brave the cold on Thursday February 2nd when students from Mohawk and Laurier will take part in the famous “Out in the Cold Sleep-Out?”  Follow the below link to see a calendar of the week’s events: www.st-leonards.com/documents/YHW/yhw_calendar2012.pdf

To register for the sleep-out and to get your pledge form, please contact Kate @ 519-754-0253 ext. 126. For all other inquiries please contact St. Leonard’s at 519-759-8830.

From the Journalism Program
Journalism Concentrations: An Information Session for First Year Students
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
2:30 p.m.
OD 110

Are you struggling with what stream to choose in the Journalism program? Attend this informative session with presentations from Academic Advising, Career Centre and advice from Journalism alumni to find out which concentration is right for you!

Sarah Willey-Thomas, Academic Program Assistant
swilley@wlu.ca
519-756-8228 x 5875


From Campus Clubs
International Development Week
The Social Justice Coalition, WUSC, Project Empathy, Journalists for Human Rights, Amnesty International: Laurier Brantford, Solidarity In Action, and Campus in Action are all running events throughout campus that promote international development initiatives. Look for all our booths throughout campus to help with social justice and development initiatives! We will be holding bake sales, mural painting, ethical purchasing booths, petition signing, fundraisers, and many other events!

Events:
Monday: WUSC Movie Night - documentary about chocolate production and slavery. 4 to 6 pm, Student Centre - FREE FOOD and DRINKS!
Project Empathy - HIV/AIDS Jeopardy in RCW (2:30 to 5)

Tuesday: WUSC Ethical Purchasing Booth in GRH lobby 11am to 4 pm - Fair Trade Hot Chocolate and chocolates.
Social Justice Coalition Mural Painting in RCW 11 to 4pm
Journalists for Human Rights Event in RCW
Solidarity In Action Information Booth in RCW

Wednesday: 11am to 4pm FREE cake and goodies from WUSC and Social Justice Coalition in RCW
Invisible Ink Messages with INCA Cola with Solidarity in Action in Odeon
Project Empathy Condom Decorating

Thursday: 11am to 4pm Bake Sale in Odeon for WUSC and LemonAID stand to raise money for Plan Canada
International Foods Booth in RCW for Campus in Action
Stories from Participants in Solidarity in Action in GRH

Friday: 11am to 4pm Shine A Light fundraiser in RCW
Project Empathy - Letter Writing for someone with HIV/AIDS in RCW
Solidarity in Action - Stories and Places Travelled in RCW
Information booth about Human Trafficking in RCW hosted by Social Justice Coalition.

Come out to these events and learn all about international development initiatives! We are also happy to have volunteers help out at the events and you can get co-curricular record recognition for your help!

Kasey Furry at furr9840@mylaurier.ca

From Registrarial Services
External Awards
The Hal Rogers Endowment Fund:
https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2014&p=20545&pv=1

The Dalton Camp Award:
https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2014&p=20948&pv=1

Spring/Intersession 2012 Timetable now posted

The timetable for the Laurier Brantford Spring/Intersession courses can be found here:
http://www.wlu.ca/documents/49081/Spring_2012.pdf  Please visit this site often for updates.
Registration for these courses will begin on February 1st on LORIS.

servicelaurierbrantford@wlu.ca
519-756-8228 X5885


From Laurier International Opportunity Grants
Want to Do An International Internship This Summer?
Laurier Brantford can help with the costs. This year the Laurier Brantford International Opportunities Grants program is offering two (2) grants worth $2,000 each to help cover the costs of an internship undertaken for academic credit (this is usually done through a directed studies course). The deadline for applications is March 1. For more information see http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2016&p=17652 or contact Dr. Robinson (arobinson@wlu.ca). (Note: This program is not related to the Students for Development Internships.)
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 WLUSU
New Campus Club: At My Knits End, Laurier Brantford Knitwits
Would you like to learn to knit or crochet? The "At My Knits End: Laurier Brantford Knitwits" campus club will be holding its first meeting on February 6th in RCW324 from 11:30am -12:30pm. All skill levels are welcome; supplies will be provided.
For more information please contact
tabo6000@mylaurier.ca

BACCHUS Social Issues Movie Night
BACCHUS will be hosting movie nights on January 31st and February 3rd in the Student Centre Lounge. The movies Mean Girls and Breakfast Club will run from 9:30pm-11:30pm. Snacks will be provided!
For more information please contact
bacchus@lbsu.ca

Improv Club Meetings
Would you like to join the improv club or see what it's all about? Come join us Monday's in the Multi-Purpose Room (Student Centre basement) from 3:00-4:00. The club's motto is: Improv for real life! Our philosophy is that anyone can do it. (And you can!)
For more information please contact
LB_Improv@live.com

Children's Education and Development Association wants you!
Do you enjoy planning events, making connections within the community and volunteering? Are you planning on attending Teacher's college? If you answered yes then the Children's Education and Development Association (CEDA) is perfect for you! We are currently looking for an executive council for next year so we encourage new members to come join us!
For more information please contact
ceda.wlu@gmail.com

Mock LSAT Session
Are you thinking about going to law school? Legal Resources will be hosting a practice LSAT, on February 13th from 1-4pm in GRH 104. All participants will receive their final score within a week of writing.
For more information please contact
legalresources@lbsu.ca

LSFL Games Night
Laurier Students For Literacy is hosting a Way Back Play Back Games Night everyone is invited to come out and play their favourite board games from their childhood. Snacks and prizes will be available. The night will be held on February 15th in the Student Centre from 10pm-midnight. Take a break, come out and have some fun!
For more information please contact
lsfl@lbsu.ca

From Athletics and Recreation
Extramural Men's Hockey Tournament
Laurier Brantford is hosting our second OCAA tournament this year on Friday February 10th. Our Laurier Brantford Extramural Men's team will be playing along with 9 other colleges at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

*We are looking for volunteers and FANS!
If you are interested in volunteering please stop by the Hawk Desk!
Please contact Kate Doyle at
lbrecprograms@wlu.ca for more information.

From Counselling Services
Counselling Services Update
The counsellors at Counselling Services are available to assist students with any barrier that may be impacting your academic or personal life. If you would like to speak with a counsellor, please contact our receptionist at (519) 756-8228 ext. 5889 to book an appointment. We maintain some same-day crisis appointments depending upon counsellor availability.

On Wednesday, February 8th from 10:00-1:00, please join Counselling Services and Health Services as we present the Sex and Healthy Relationships Fair in the RCW lobby. Just in time for Valentine's Day! We'll have lots of information about healthy relationships and healthy sex practices from on campus groups as well as community partners. Come by and join us!

Our bi-annual Stress Less Fun Fair will be happening again this semester on March 21st from 9:30-2:30, also in the RCW lobby. We look forward to seeing you there!

Counselling Services, 2nd floor, Student Centre
To make an appointment, please call (519) 756-8228 ext. 5889 or email
csbrantford@wlu.ca

From the Dean’s Office
Hiring Instructional Assistants (IAs) – Winter 2012
Laurier Brantford is hiring IAs for the winter 2012 term.  Here is the link to the Instructional Assistants Duties & Rates of Pay document: http://www.wlu.ca/docsnpubs_detail.php?grp_id=317&doc_id=9237

Two positions are currently posted:
Position #1
Course Instructor:  Dr. Akbar Saeed
Course Code:
OL/MB140 BR2
Course Name: Historical Profiles of Leadership

E-mail: asaeed@wlu.ca 
Office Location:
SCJ303
Note: Looking for one senior level leadership student to take Postion #1 & Position #2 who have attained at least a B average in both courses.  Please contact Dr. Saeed directly and specify grades received in each class. 

Position #2
Course Instructor:  Dr. Akbar Saeed
Course Code:
OL/MB/CT224 BR4
Course Name: Organizational Leadership

E-mail: asaeed@wlu.ca 
Office Location:
SCJ303
Note: Looking for one senior level leadership student to take Postion #1 & Position #2 who have attained at least a B average in both courses.  Please contact Dr. Saeed directly and specify grades received in each class. 

To apply: Please e-mail your résumé and cover letter directly to the Instructor as indicated. Please also specify "IA Application" in the subject line of your e-mail. All hiring is done by the professor.


From the Journalism Guild

THE JOURNALISM GUILD WELCOMES BACK LAURIER
WHO: **OPEN TO ALL LAURIER STUDENTS** so bring your friends!
WHAT: Pizza Party - you can't beat free pizza!
WHERE: Boston Pizza on Market
WHEN: Tuesday, January 31 - drop in any time after **8 p.m. ** and grab some food!
WHY: Good food, good people, good times! Make sure to bring a friend or two!

See you there!

**The Journalism Guild is only providing food, any drinks are to be bought by the individual**

RSVP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/events/365627886787247/

Katelyn Wong
VP of Special Events
Journalism Guild
wong7020@mylaurier.ca
226-208-7700 (cell)


From Service Laurier
Information
Business Office Payments:
Effective January 4th 2012, Service Laurier Brantford accepts tuition, fee and all other Business Office payments. Payments can be made with Canadian cash, cheques (certified and non-certified), money orders, bank drafts and debit cards. Laurier does NOT accept any credit cards for tuition and fee payments.

Class Cancellations:
Please bookmark this website for the most up to date information regarding class cancellations:
http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=1701 
AND
Follow us on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/lbcancellations for instant updates on class cancellations.

Go Transit Student Discount:
Post-Secondary students can apply for a GO Student ID card! Details can be found on the GO Transit website: 
http://www.gotransit.com/public/en/fares/studentid.aspx

Laurier Brantford students can request a GO Student ID card by visiting Service Laurier Brantford -- located in Grand River Hall (room 202). Please note there is no charge to request this discount card.

From the Career Centre
Career Centre
Resume Workshop for Nipissing Students
Tuesday, January 31st 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Nipissing Darling Building, room 110
Whether you’re applying for an alternative practicum placement, summer job, or you’re graduating and applying for your first teaching job, this workshop is for you! If you’re still using the same resume you developed in high school, it likely will need major updating to compete in today’s job market. Come to this workshop and develop a resume that gets noticed! Learn how to target your resume and present your skills effectively. We’ll offer tips on resume styles; formatting and layout; and how to select appropriate content. Bring a printed version of your resume so you can make notes.

Interview Workshop for Nipissing Students
Tuesday, January 31st 11:00 AM – 12:00, Nipissing Darling Building, room 110
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.

Resume Workshop
Tuesday, January 31st 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, SC Johnson, room 214

If you’re still using the same resume you developed in high school, it’s time to create a new one! Employers want to see a professional, targeted resume that demonstrates that a candidate is a good match for the position. Come to this workshop and develop a resume that gets noticed! Learn how to target your resume and present your skills effectively. We’ll offer tips on resume styles; formatting and layout; and how to select appropriate content.

Job Search Workshop
Tuesday, January 31st 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, SC Johnson, room 214
Most job openings are filled before they are advertised. How can you gain a competitive edge in your job search and get the job you really want? If you’re looking for a full time job after graduation, plan to attend this workshop. Learn how to speed up your job search and reduce competition by tapping into the hidden job market using a variety of proven job search techniques.

Job Fair
Wednesday, February 1st 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Bingemans, Kitchener
2012 Graduates should plan to attend the country’s largest University / College Career Fair. Meet over 200 employers and learn about hundreds of job opportunities for 2012 graduates. Students from all years are welcome to attend. Free transportation provided from Laurier Brantford. Bus leaves Carnegie Building at 9:00 AM and will be back on campus at 2:00 PM. To sign up for transportation, email
careerbrantford@wlu.ca. For more information: www.partners4employment.ca.

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

From Amnesty International
Join Us on Facebook
Join us in demanding the arrest of a war criminal indicted for recruiting child soldiers. Taking action is just a click away: http://ai50.ca/smac/iHw8t

Join us on Facebook to take action on this and other human rights issues:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amnesty-International-Laurier-Brantford-chapter/197308363626988

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact
amnestybrantford@gmail.com

Women's Rights Campaign
How can you support women’s rights activist Norma Cruz? Follow the link below to send a fax to the office of the Attorney General of Guatemala. You don't need a fax machine: just sign your name!
http://www.amnesty.org/en/appeals-for-action/freedom-of-expression

Contact
amnestybrantford@gmail.com for more information.

From the Academic Advising Office
Spring/Summer/Intersession Registration
The Spring/Summer/Intersession Timetable is now up at http://www.wlu.ca/documents/49081/Spring_2012.pdf.
 
Registration will open at midnight on February 1st.

You can also do online courses, so check those out as well at
http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=329&p=15175

From Health Services
Are you tired of freezing your butt off? Would you rather...win $1000?

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.

Thinking of quitting smoking?
Health Services can help! We now offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, along with health teaching and counseling.

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

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 Rysk are happy to be back at Health Services. Call Michelle at 519-756-8228 ext 5803 to book an appointment.

Physician appointments
Physician appointments will now be available Mondays beginning November 21st. 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 1-877-510-5102 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.

Free samples!
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.
Health Services
Student Centre, 2nd Floor
519-756-8228 ext 5803
hsbrantford@wlu.ca

From Learning Services Centre
Service Update and Upcoming Workshops
Writing Well Workshop Series
The first day of this six week series of writing workshops is Wednesday, February 1st in Market Place from 4:00 – 5:00. This workshop is meant to help students to enhance their academic writing skills. Students are encouraged to bring the assignments they're working on with them for assistance and feedback. Registration is recommended -- spaces are limited!

Language Support Program Volunteer Training
There will be a training session on Friday, February 3 for anyone who is interested in volunteering for the Language Support Program. This session will run from 12 pm – 2 pm. For more information or to register for the volunteer training, please contact Christina Michener at
cmichener@wlu.ca

On-line "Live Classroom"
We offer on-line “Live Classroom” chat on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 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”.

Course-specific Language Support Volunteer Needed
The Learning Services Centre is currently looking for a student who would be willing to meet with another student once a week to discuss and exchange class notes and discuss lectures and readings. The courses we need support for are CT220: Contemporary Studies Methodologies, HS200: Social Determinants of Health and OL224: Organizational Leadership. If you are in any of these classes and are interested in either volunteering or learning more about the program please contact Christina Michener at
cmichener@wlu.ca.

Learning Services
Market Place
lblearningservices@wlu.ca  
For appointments:
https://appointments.mylaurier.ca

From Nipissing
Schulich School of Education Master's of Education Information Session
Are you thinking of pursuing a Master of Education degree on a full or part-time basis?
Come to this session to learn about admission requirements, the program outline and career opportunities of a MEd degree.
The MEd courses are offered both online and on-site in many locations including Brantford.
Friday February 3
9:00-9:45 am
Wellington Street building, Theatre

Presented by: Dr. Carole Richardson, Dean of the Schulich School of Education


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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