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ACCESS U – Laurier is Hiring for 2012

Thinking about running ACCESS U for the 2012-2013 year?  This is your chance!  We are hiring bright, innovative and motivated individuals to administer one of the most dynamic and progressive clubs at Laurier.   Application packages are provided below.  Best of luck!

President and Board of Directors Package (Due March 1st): Click here
Included: President, Secretary of the Board, Treasurer of the Board, Chair, Vice-Chair

Executive Position Package (Due March 7): Click here
Included: VP Events and VP Membership

Management Position Package (Due March 14): Click here
Included: Sponsorship Manager, Activities Manager, Promotions Manager, Workshops Manager, Program Manager

You will be notified by email about the time and date of your interview.

Happy Holidays!

A special thanks goes out to our volunteers who have donated their time and dedication to give ACCESS U an overwhelming presence at Laurier.   Let’s keep the achievements coming, and the passion stronger than ever.

We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holidays.  Best of luck on the rest of your exams, and we will see you in the new year!

ACCESS U Water Pong Winning Ticket

ACCESS U thanks all of those who were able to make it out to our Water Pong event today.  We raised $250 for our cause, and one lucky person will be going home with a signed Phil Kessel jersey.

The winning number was 0401574. If this is your number, please contact

We will do a re-draw after 24 hours if the prize remains unclaimed.

ACCESS U Workshop “Discover TEDx”

Join us on November 8th in the Student Leadership Centre at 7pm our next workshop by Ramy Nassar, Co-founder and Executive Director of TEDxWaterloo.  

He will be talking about how he runs TEDxWaterloo, and how to become successful.  He’s an incredible individual who has been a Senior Manager of Business Solutions at Research in Motion (RIM); a Software Engineer for LSI Logics; and freelance photographer.  This year, he has been acclaimed to the ‘Top 40 under 40′ achievement in the Waterloo Record.

Refreshments will be provided.

Admission is by donation.  All donations will help with a Library and Resource development project in Haiti.

See you there!

ACCESS U Workshop: In Pursuit of Awesome

ACCESS U is proud to present a workshop by Cate Huston, a Software Engineer for Google Canada.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss more useful things to excel at than email, helpful ways to fail, and the pursuit of an interesting life. It won’t improve your grades, but it’s often surprising what will help your career.

Cate has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Edinburghbut escaped from graduate school to be a Software Engineer at Google. She lives in Kitchener/Waterloo, Canada. She’s worked on mobile Gmail, Google+ for iPhone and currently works on Google Docs. She was Instigator of Awesome at Awesome Ottawa and is a co-conspirator for Awesome Foundation KW, she’s also an organizer of Girl Geek Dinners KW. You can find her on Twitter (@catehstn) and on her blog, Accidentally in Code
When: October 25, 2011, from 7 – 8:30pm
Where: Student Leadership Centre (24 Lounge)
Admission: By Donation
Refreshments will be provided.

ACCESS U Laurier 2011-2012. Get Ready!

ACCESS U Laurier is embarking on it’s second year of operation.  We have a lot of exciting events, initiatives, fundraisers, and workshops planned for the year, with the inclusion of our new Community Outreach program in Waterloo, which will involve team children to read, write and play.

If you wish to find out more information about the cause and how to get involved, be sure to attend our first general meeting on September 18 in SBE1240 (Schlegel Centre) at 8pm.  It should only be an hour in duration, and you will meet the team that you’re interested in (Events, Sponsorship, or Promotions) as well as become informed about making a difference on campus.

We’re going big this year, and we want you to join us in our pursuit of 2nd time, consecutive Club of the Year.  Hope the video helps motivate you!

ACCESS U Laurier: Club of the Year 2010-2011

ACCESS U, in it’s first year of operation, has won the prestigious Club of the Year award at Laurier.  There are currently 128 clubs at Laurier, and we came out on top!

A special thanks goes out to the whole ACCESS U team for putting in so much effort and for making this year so very enjoyable.

ACCESS U will be in full operation for the 2011-2012 year, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and around campus to see what incredible things we have coming up.

ACCESS U & SOS Talent Show

Our biggest event of the year will be happening on March 16th in the Turret. Laurier SOS and ACCESS U have teamed up to provide you with the best of Laurier’s talent and the best SOS tutors to auction off.   Doors open at 6:30pm and the show begins at 7pm. Come early to take advantage of all the food and get a great seat!

Tickets for the event will be $15, which includes a drinking ticket, food, and the show. Don’t drink?  No problem, you can purchase a $10 dollar non-alcoholic ticket and still enjoy the event.  There will be a cash-bar for when that drinking ticket is exhausted.

Tickets will be sold in the C-Spot as well as in the Concourse March 8th – 15th from 10:00 am – 3:00pm.

There will be raffles and auction items to give away as well, so come prepared!  It is going to be an amazing evening and you will definitely want to be there.

All profit for our events will go towards their respective social justice causes.

Leaving Your Mark with Mayor Halloran

Mayor Halloran will be hosting an interactive workshop on March 8th at 7pm inthe WLUSU Boardroom.  She will be talking about ways for students to get the most out of the city of Waterloo, and how to make a difference.

Refreshments will be served at this workshop, and donations are greatly appreciated.

Book this in your calendar and get there early because space is limited!

“My thanks to all of you who organized the workshop and for those who attended – you are all amazing leaders and it was absolutely inspirational for me to get to spend time discussing the community and future issues that affect us all – you will be the change!”
– Mayor Brenda Halloran