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Ben Avery parking lot will no longer be open to students during exam periods

by Elisa Kurkimäki Exam season is just around the corner, and with it comes change. For the first time in years, parking around the Ben Avery building will no longer be free for students during exam periods. The parking regulations that are implemented during the semester will continue to be applied during the 3[…]

LU soccer team cleared of hazing allegations, investigation details not yet public

by MacKenzie MacDonald Laurentian University has cleared the varsity men’s soccer team of hazing allegations, following an investigation into an anonymous complaint sent to the university in August.    In a statement October 22, Laurentian said “a third-party investigator has found no evidence to support the anonymous allegations of hazing on the Laurentian University men’s soccer[…]

‘Lack of empathy’ for Laurentian grad students as pay, research funding hits snag

By Shanleigh Brosseau and MacKenzie MacDonald Some graduate students are facing delays in receiving pay for research and teaching, and are stuck in a process that one student is calling “a disaster.”  Now, they are calling on Laurentian to review the way it administers financial assistance, and make the process more transparent.  In[…]

Funding for mental health, varsity athletics at heart of LU referendum

by MacKenzie MacDonald and Jill Schalk Laurentian University, in unity with the governing student bodies on campus, are holding an online referendum on November 1 and 2 which could increase annual student fees by $100 for full-time students.   The referendum will ask students two separate questions:   Do you support the creation[…]

Are universities supporting mental health on campus?

by Shanleigh Brosseau In June, the University of Toronto passed a policy that could place students with mental health issues on mandatory leave.    The policy made national news and has been criticized by several student and advocacy groups.   The University has said that the policy is not meant to be punitive and is[…]

Laurentian investigating hazing on men’s soccer team

Laurentian University has launched an investigation into allegations of hazing on the varsity men’s soccer team.  While the university is not discussing specifics about the investigation, Laurentian’s Chief of Staff, Alex Freedman, told Lambda that “the university takes any such allegations very seriously.”  “The university has received a complaint and we’re investigating” Freedman said.   Freedman also said the university will let the results[…]


by MacKenzie MacDonald Laurentian University’s anti-bullying program, Cool Kids Lead, has completed another successful year and is currently seeking volunteers to help expand their program. Brandon Schroeder, Cool Kids Lead program coordinator and English major, said that the “whole focus of this program is unique because it’s students who inspire[…]