Category Archive: Features

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[…]

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[…]

Meet the 2017-18 SGA Executive Team

By: Mackenzie MacDonald, Contributor Another year, another election—the Student’s General Association elections have come and gone, and we’d like to introduce you to your new 2017-2018 SGA executives! We had the opportunity to talk with the new President, Vice President of Student Life, and Vice President of Policy and Advocacy,[…]

Legacy Profile: Daniel Melchior

By: Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief You might know him as the Vice President of Student Life at the SGA; the President of the History Society; the President of the Incontri Italian Club; a former Lambda reporter, CKLU radio host, or ConEd student; or maybe you know him as Daniel. Daniel Melchior[…]

Cover Story: 25th anniversary of LU Model Parliament marks many major milestones

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of Laurentian University Model Parliament (LMP), an event characterized by milestones and “firsts” that reinforced the bright nature and promise of involved Laurentian students. “This [event] has very small origins, 25 years ago, first held the Sudbury Regional Council[…]

Q&A with President Dominic Giroux: A year in review

By: Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief As we transition out of “the Summer to Remember” and into the new year, which Giroux is referring to as “the Season of Ideas,” the president and vice-chancellor of Laurentian took time to reflect on the big successes and also the setbacks within the Laurentian community[…]