WATERLOO – The Robert Langen Art Gallery and Wilfrid Laurier University Library are pleased to announce the official launch of LIFT, a new art program bringing community artists from the grassroots up into the stacks of the Waterloo campus Library. The LIFT Series launch will take place on Oct. 8, 2015, with artist-led tours from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a celebratory reception on the Library’s main floor from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Laurier Homecoming is arguably one of the most visible events on campus. Students, alumni and the rest of the school community don the purple and gold, cheer on the football team, dance, eat pancakes and otherwise show their school spirit.
But there is another part of Laurier Homecoming that you may not know about. The Founders’ Lunch is an annual Homecoming tradition that sees President Max Blouw welcome back alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago so your time will come.
Wilfrid Laurier University Press is pleased to announce that Lisa Quinn has been appointed to the role of associate director.
Reporting to Press Director Brian Henderson, Quinn is tasked with providing managerial oversight to the Press’s editorial and production teams, as well as handling acquisitions.
Fiction writer and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor has been chosen as Wilfrid Laurier University’s incoming Edna Staebler Laurier Writer in Residence (WIR). Taylor is the award-winning author of 27 books, including adult and young-adult (YA) fiction as well as plays and essays. Taylor will be the fourth writer to hold the WIR position, fulfilling his term at Laurier from January to April 2016.
WLU Press author Neal McLeod has won the 2014 Gabrielle Roy Prize (English section) for his edited collection Indigenous Poetics in Canada. In addition, Larissa Lai, also a WLU Press author, was one of four finalists for the prize with her book Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s.
The prize was awarded at a reception held by the Association of Canadian and Quebec Literature on May 30 in Ottawa.
Since the launch of the new Library website in September 2013, we have been listening to the feedback of our user community1, and we decided to make a few enhancements. We believe that the changes align with the community feedback and our goals of enhancing student success and advancing research and scholarly communication.
The following is a list of changes: