Category Archive: News

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’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[…]

Laurentian strike “torpedoes” architecture student field trip

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief The morning of Thursday, September 28, as 70 upper-year architecture students were being told to get off the bus that was supposed to drive them to Toronto, it finally sunk in for students of the McEwen School of Architecture exactly how impactful this strike is going to[…]

Students will lose childcare subsidy from city if Laurentian strike persists

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief The Laurentian strike isn’t only keeping students out of school; if it goes on long enough, it will also be keeping kids out of daycare. Mackenzie MacDonald, a Communications Studies student at Laurentian University (who is also a contributor to The Lambda), originally wasn’t overly concerned about[…]

UPDATE: Laurentian faculty sets strike date

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief UPDATE, September 22, 2017: On Friday, September 22, at 3:20pm, the Laurentian University Faculty Association posted on Facebook to announce that, despite meeting with administration again last weekend, “very little progress” has been made in strike negotiations. Both LUFA and the admin have agreed to mediation[…]

Everything you need to know about the SGA Welcome Week

By Mackenzie MacDonald, Contributor While the idea of textbooks, early mornings, and essays may not excite those returning to school in September, the SGA executive team for the 2017-2018 academic year at Laurentian are promising their students a Welcome Week to remember. This year’s SGA Welcome Week is going to[…]

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,[…]