Category Archive: News

Update: Varsity basketball players will remain suspended “until after the new year”

Just two hours before the Laurentian Voyageurs men’s and women’s basketball teams will take to the court for this season’s home opener games, the school sent out a statement to the Laurentian community via email regarding recent players’ suspensions. The email (in full below) explains that the players will be suspended “until after the new year”. It[…]

“Iconic Juices” shop opens in University of Sudbury

By Emma Tomini, Contributor Here is a juicy piece of news: “Iconic Juices” is open and operational in the University of Sudbury. Co-owners Jaime Owora and Shaun Gordon, two Laurentian University students, opened LU’s first smoothie shop October 17, 2016. Owora is currently in his second year of Communications Studies,[…]

Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec is coming to Laurentian University

Entering the second decade of the program, Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec (CNTAE) is one of the largest and most influential post-secondary marketing competitions in Canada. The program is sponsored by real companies who put their reputation in the hands of Canada’s top Marketing students. Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec[…]

Suspended Voyageurs release joint statement

This morning, the Lambda was contacted by the counsel to the five suspended basketball players. While they cannot speak directly to the media at this time, they have prepared a joint statement (below). Joint Statement of the Five Student-Athletes Suspended from the Laurentian University Basketball Team We are deeply saddened[…]

Full Story: Five varsity athletes suspended over hazing at rookie party

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief Five veteran players on the Laurentian Voyageurs varsity men’s basketball team have been suspended by LU athletic director Peter Hellstrom over allegations of hazing at a rookie night ceremony held Sept. 24. “As far as our university and their policy went, they didn’t really cover what[…]

Does the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct need re-writing?

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief With Laurentian’s confirming the university’s athletic disciplinary procedure involving a Committee of Inquiry has not been tested in recent years, suspended Voyageurs are wondering whether or not the policy needs to be updated in order to better fit real life circumstances. Five veterans players from the[…]

Parking Services says expansion of lots not “in foreseeable future”

By Shanleigh Brosseau, Contributor It has not been a good start to the new semester for Laurentian commuters, what with parking prices increasing, lots being over filled and parking fines being issued. Laurentian University’s staff and students are more upset than ever with the parking issues, and have taken to[…]

Campus mod: what’s where, and how goes it?

By Emma Tomini, Contributor Laurentian’s 63 million dollar campus modernization project is well underway. The project boasts 250 000 sq. ft. of construction attributed to redesigned classrooms, teaching labs, a welcome centre, gathering areas and other multi-functional spaces. Last winter saw the completion of the Classroom Building as well as[…]

LU hosts federal cabinet retreat

By Oshani Amaratunga, Contributor As of August 21-22 2016, Laurentian University became the first post-secondary institution to host a Federal Cabinet Retreat. Over the course of the two-day event, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by over 100 government officials, stayed overnight in LU’s West Residence; they attended cabinet meetings during[…]