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Laurier welcomed a new vice-president, student affairs, Ivan Joseph, this fall and in his first newsletter he shares more about his journey with volunteering and the true meaning of volunteering in his life. We all need support, and we all have talents and wisdom we can share with our communities. So, in the spirit of volunteerism, let’s reflect on how we can inspire and support a new wave of leaders who will also have a vested interest in leaving this world better than they found it.
The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics Dean, Micheál J. Kelly, looks forward to life after the pandemic and how the Lazaridis School plans to support economic recovery. Through research productivity, by developing new programs that support areas of growth, with investments in Laurier's talented students and supporting entrepreneurs, the Lazaridis School continues to focus on its core mission to develop leaders with skills in management and economics for a rapidly changing and complex global environment.
In this edition, hear from Barrington Walker, associate vice-president: equity, diversity and inclusion, and professor in the department of history. Barrington shares the work that Laurier is doing in equity, diversity, and inclusion and reflects on the importance of Black History Month. There is an opportunity to think about the historical struggles of equity-deserving groups in Canada and their fight for equality, dignity, and respect.
In this edition, hear from Jonathan Newman, vice-president: research, as he shares how Laurier contributes to Thriving Communities through Laurier's comprehensive research program. No matter the field of study, Laurier's research connects interdisciplinary scholarship and creative activity with communities to address the most pressing local and global challenges.
In this edition, hear from Jason Coolman, vice-president: advancement and external relations, as he reflects on philanthropy at Laurier and how he's been inspired throughout the pandemic! Now more than ever, Laurier’s commitment to thriving communities is paramount. Jason would like to thank you for all the ways you ensure Laurier is part of a thriving community.
In this edition, hear from Heidi Northwood, senior executive officer of the Brantford Campus, as she reflects on how we’ve grown with the community and how we’re continuing to grow! Get your very own Golden Hawk mask and join the #MaskUpLaurier campaign. Catch up on some of our exciting partnerships, how we celebrated International Day of the Girl, and Associate Professor Bruce Gillespie’s award-winning pandemic podcast.
Welcome to our inaugural newsletter. In this edition, you can read a message from President and Vice-Chancellor Deb MacLatchy, as we kick-off our school year and our newsletter! Learn about our pledge to Canadian Blood Services and how you can donate to Shinerama. Catch up on how we're supporting health and safety during COVID-19, take a look back at Brantford's campus buildings then and now – and much more.
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