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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[…]


The 2017-2018 academic term for SGA executives was considered to be a “state of turmoil” according to Laurentian students. Second year bio student, Kaitlin Green, said that the previous year was like no other. “First we were told that the association whose supposed to have our best interest at heart[…]

Laurentian U-Pass extension went ‘off the rails’ says SGA

by Mackenzie Dempster For students who rely on Greater Sudbury Transit to commute around the city during the four-month summer break, May 1 signifies the end of the U-Pass and the commencement of monthly bus pass. The cost of Laurentian’s U-Pass, which is included in SGA annual fees, totals $195[…]

Meet the candidates for the 2018-2019 SGA elections

The voting period for the SGA 2018-19 executive team and senators runs from Wednesday, February 14 to Friday, February 16. Read the following bios to get to know the candidates hoping to be your future president, vice-president or senator, where each candidate was given up to 500 words to present[…]

Huntington University power outage leaves students without electricity, Wi-Fi

By Carolina Keen, Contributor All classes at Huntington University are cancelled today, Thursday, February 6, 2018, after a power outage caused by the failure of the building’s privately owned equipment. Students living in residence spent a night in the dark, with emergency lights only coming on early this morning. Emergency lights in[…]

Robinson-Huron Treaty Gathering being held for youth and students on LU campus

On February 5, 2018, there will be a Robinson-Huron Treaty Gathering for Youth and Students, held at Canisius Hall at the University of Sudbury, to better inform students studying and living on treaty territory about the current state of the treaty. Sudbury, including Laurentian University, sits on Robinson-Huron Treaty territory.[…]