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Safety notice: theft near Waterloo campus

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Special Constable Service is working with Waterloo Regional Police Service to investigate reports of two incidents of person-on-person thefts on June 12. Two unknown males exited a grey pick up truck and attempted to steal a cell phone from a Laurier student walking in the area of Laurier’s Waterloo campus. The suspects then stole a cell phone from a second Laurier student. The students involved have been offered support. If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact SCS at 519.885.3333.

Following incidents on or near our campus communities, Laurier’s Special Constable Service takes the opportunity to remind the Laurier community about safety tips and supports available:

Safety Tips

  • Members of the Laurier community are encouraged to download the SafeHawk App for emergency notifications, contacts, maps and a safety toolbox.
  • Special Constable Service has provided a list of safety tips.

Health and Wellness Support

  • Laurier’s Student Wellness Centre provides a variety of mental and physical health support services. Contact wellness@wlu.ca or 519.884.0710 x3146.
  • For urgent or after hours emotional/mental health support, call 1.844.437.3247, Special Constables Service at 519.884.0710 x3333 or call 911.

Gendered and Sexual Violence Support

  • Laurier has a sexual violence support advocate, Sarah Scanlon, whose role is to help members of the Laurier community understand what support and reporting options are available to them on and off campus. She can be reached at 519.884.0710 x4847 or at sscalon@wlu.ca.
  • 24 hour phone support is available at 519.741.8633 through the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region.
  • Confidential Sexual Violence Counselling Services are available to students on campus through a partnership between Laurier and the Sexual Assault Support Centre. Call 519.571.0121 or email intake@sascwr.org to make an appointment.
  • Additional counselling services are available through the Wellness Centre (519.884.0710 x3146) for students and through the Employee and Family Assistance Program for staff and faculty (1.800.663.1142).
  • Reports of sexual violence can be made to Special Constable Services by contacting 519.885.3333 or by dialling x3333 from a campus phone.