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Op-Ed: Your STEAM acronym will not save the Arts

By Dane Sauve, for the Lambda While most students hit the books on the afternoon of November 14, the Brenda Wallace Reading room was filled with an anxious crowd, listening intently to the Minister of Employment, Patricia Hajdu, and the Sudbury MP, Paul Lefebvre. Advertised as a Town Hall, the[…]

SGA makes emergency changes to health and dental plan coverage to “try to stop the bleeding”

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-chief Effective December 1, 2017, the SGA is implementing emergency changes to their health and dental plan coverage in hopes of halting the debt they are currently incurring exponentially. Health practitioner claims include acupuncture, athletic therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, occupational therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy and podiatry appointments.[…]

SGA more than $150K in debt; finances “messy” and “frustrating”

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-chief It seems that this year’s SGA executives is finally following through on the association’s ever-elusive promise of transparency, by opening its books and revealing that they entered this academic year $166,771 in debt. The 2016-17 exec actually incurred $272,960 in debt over the course of last[…]

Laurentian Voyageurs in Action: Fall 2017

Photos by Adam Kalab. For more sports content and regular updates about our Voyageurs in action, follow our Instagram account at @Lambda_Sports Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Men’s Lacrosse Women’s Cross Country Men’s Cross Country Women’s Hockey Men’s Hockey

Could we have a homecoming at Laurentian?

By Mackenzie MacDonald and Jessica Robinson Laurentian is one of few Ontario universities without any homecoming tradition. There’s no designated weekend where all students dress in the school colours; there isn’t a surge in alumni roaming the campus grounds and reconnecting. There’s no football game that draws a crowd of[…]

Laurentian international students share their take on faculty strike

By Alice Lunáková, international columnist When the first rumours about the possibility of a faculty strike started to go around, I did not pay much attention to it. I considered it empty talk based on my experience from my homeland, Czech Republic. It happens from time to time that teachers, bus[…]

Laurentian’s labour disruption results in student layoffs

By Carolina Keen, Contributor As Laurentian’s labour disruption continues, the obstacles students are facing continue to add up. With classes canceled and a picket line deterring visitors, there are a lot less people on campus. As a result, Laurentian’s food services have cut back their operating hours and even closed[…]

Student solidarity event draws large crowds in support of striking faculty

By Mackenzie MacDonald, Contributor Students joined the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) on the picket lines on October 2, 2017, to show their solidarity and support for professors during the university’s labor disruption. Social work students Stephanie Brown and Christine Neilsen were the primary organizers behind the event. About 200 Laurentian[…]

UPDATE: Childcare subsidies will continue unaffected during strike

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief The City of Greater Sudbury has officially announced that the childcare subsidies will continue uninterrupted, regardless of the duration of the strike. This comes just two days after the Lambda published a post highlighting that fact that childcare subsidies would be halted on October 31 if the Laurentian faculty strike[…]