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June 10, 2020

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

All Day Masterchef: LOCUS Edition (Multi-Day Event)

Stay posted on either @locuswaterloo or @locusbrantford on Instagram for the secret ingredient announcement at noon on June 8th We're challenging our chefs to create a dish featuring this ingredient. It can be an appetizer, main or dessert. Show us your culinary skills and sign-up today for a chance to win!

The top three dishes, as voted by the Laurier community, will receive a gift card (first: $50, second: $25, third: $10).

To sign-up, send us a direct message to @locusbrantford or @locuswaterloo on Instagram and send your dish photo and recipe by Thursday June 11 at 11:59pm

Instagram voting Period: Friday June 12

Winner Announced: Friday June 12 at 7:00pm EST To join: Follow @locusbrantford or @locuswaterloo on instagram

  • All Day Masterpiece: Feeling Golden (Multi-Day Event)

    This new event invites students to express themselves through their artistic abilities. Each week the event is run, an overall theme will be released and students can sign-up and work to create their piece. Students will be given two weeks to create their submission. Students may use various skills to express their idea, this includes music, painting, drawing, sculpting, and more. Show us your creative side and sign-up today for a chance to win! This week's theme will be announced on June 8th at 11 am (feel free to send us your guess based on the title and other information provided).

    The top fan favorites, as voted by the Laurier community, will receive a gift card prize.

    To sign-up, send us a direct message to @locusbrantford or @locuswaterloo on Instagram and send your masterpiece photo/video by Thursday June 18 at 11:59pm

    Instagram voting Period: Friday June 19

    Winner Announced: Friday June 19 at 7pm EST

    To join: Follow @locusbrantford or @locuswaterloo on Instagram

  • All Day Postponed – 2020 Spring Convocation (Waterloo)

    COVID-19 Update

    Wilfrid Laurier University has decided to postpone spring convocation ceremonies to a future date. This will allow us to hold convocation in-person and on-campus when it is safe to do so, and graduating students can celebrate together with family, friends and the rest of the Laurier community. | Learn More


    All ceremonies are ticketed events and tickets can only be claimed by the graduating student. Students must graduate with members of their faculty.

    Waterloo Campus ceremonies will be hosted at Lazaridis Hall.

    Students should refer to the Guide to Graduating for next steps and how to access the convocation portal. Dates and times are subject to change. Please check LORIS to confirm your ceremony date and time.

    The Convocation Guide for Guests has details to help you plan your celebration. 

    9:30 a.m. Ceremony:

    School of International Policy and Governance

    • PhD (global governance)
    • MIPP
    • MBA/ MIPP


    • PhD Religious Studies
    • MA (Applied Politics, Religion, Culture and Global Justice, Sociology)
    • Honours BA (Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Global Studies, North American Studies, Political Science, Religion & Culture, Sociology)
    • BA (Same majors as above)
    • General BA (A-L)

    1 p.m. Ceremony: Arts

    • MA Communication Studies
    • Honours BA (Communication Studies, Cultural Studies)
    • General BA (M-Z)

    4 p.m. Ceremony: Arts

    • PhD (English and Film Studies, Geography, History)
    • MA (CAST, English, Geography, History, Philosophy)
    • Honours BA (Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Ancient Studies, Cultural Studies, English/ Film Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Medieval St, Philosophy, All Language Programs (French, Spanish, Languages)
    • Archaeology/ Classical Studies programs (Ancient Mediterranean St, Noth American Archaeology, Near Eastern & Classical
    • BA (same majors as above)
    • MSc Geography, MES
    • Honours BSc (Geo, Geo. and Geomatics, Env. Science)
    • BSc (same majors as above)
    • General BSc
  • Ceremonies and Events
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Non-Black People of Colour (POC) Healing Space

    Hosted by Humera Javed, education and inclusion coordinator.

    • Open to people who self-identify as a person of colour.
    • Healing space includes support space, grounding activities, collective care and action-organizing opportunities.

    Register in advance for this space using your or email address.

  • Diversity and Equity
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Netflix Party: 13 Going on 30

    New movies each week with LOCUS. Feel free to recommend any fan favorites!

    About the movie:
    Jenna Rink makes an unusual wish on her birthday. Miraculously, her wish comes true and the 13-year-old Jenna wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman. Starring: Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Mark Ruffalo, and more. To join: Download the Netflix party google chrome extension and join at (link will activate on June 10th at 8pm)

    Participants must download the chrome extension Netflix party and have access to a Netflix account to participate.


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