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.