Looking to meet some new people this semester? Check out these clubs!
1. Italian Incontri Club
This club has been promoting Italian language and culture for over 30 years! Not only does it promote Italian culture and language on campus but represents students of Italian heritage at the Societa Caruso, the Italian club in town. Their biggest events include Festa Fiesta (dinner and dance event planned with El Club Hispano), a wine and cheese tasting (yum!), an annual opera trip to Toronto and Cooking with Nona (where you learn to make real Italian food from scratch). Festa Fiesta will be taking place February 26th at the Societa Caruso. Get ready for an awesome night of food, dancing, games and prizes! For more information about the club, Like their Facebook page (Italian Incontri Club-Laurentian University) or email them at email@example.com.
2. Laurentian University Swing Dance Society
This club offers swing dance lessons to students every Friday! They take place in L-239 and the price is set at 5$ per lesson or 30$ for the semester which sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. Levels of difficulty vary from beginner (take place at 8 pm) to intermediate (take place at 7pm) and you do not have to bring a partner. If you would like more information about the club, Like them on Facebook (LU Swing Dance Society) or send an email to Hannah Mccurdy- Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. The Student Theatre Association
This club promotes theatre within the community and at Laurentian University. Events promoted by the club this school year include the 2nd annual Cinefest Soirée and STC’s Introduction to Musical Dance Workshop. Also, they bought and raffled off tickets for the Dead Mess Project and will do so again for STC’s Blind Date (playing from the 4th-14th of February) and for Blood Relations in (playing in March). Let’s not forget the much anticipated annual Masquerade Ball that will be taking place at Ernie Checkeris Theatre on Saturday January 30th. Doors open at 8pm and party lasts until 1 am! There is a cash bar and tickets are 20$ at the v-desk (will be sold until the 29th of January). There will be a photo booth and free coat check! If you need more information, check out their Facebook page (Student Theatre Association). See you all then!
4. Canada World Youth Student Network at Laurentian
Looking to make a difference in the community? Join Canada World Youth Student Network at Laurentian! This year, events included the screening of Will to Live: George Stephen On and Off the Street (to raise awareness about homelessness in Northern Ontario) and will include the screening of Just Eat it (to raise awareness about the waste of food) on Friday January 29th at 6:00 pm (in the Student Center). They are also collaborating with l’Association des jeunes sur la rue to complete the Outreach Walk where they send volunteers downtown to hand out necessities to people living in poverty. Some members of the club collaborate with Sudbury Refugee Relief as well. Meetings take place every 2-3 weeks and they are open to new ideas all the time! For more information, email CWY@laurentian.ca.
5. LUPreMed Club
This club thrives to support and educate students who have an interest in the medical field and offers volunteer opportunities as well as sessions with health care professionals. Events in the past include a NOSM Q&A, Research Meet and Greet (with health care professionals), mock MCAT’s and the annual Gift Basket Program (where we provide gifts and grocery gift cards to underprivileged families with the help of Laurentian staff and faculty). Let’s not forget the upcoming talk by NOSM researcher Joe Eibl about ways to screen lakes for cyanobacteria which can cause health risks here in the north. Snacks will be provided so see you all in L-507 at 7 pm! If you would like more information, send me an email at LUPreMed@laurentian.ca .
6. LU Jewish Students Association
LUJSA (the LU Jewish Students association) allows for Jewish and non-Jewish students to meet and discuss current issues on Judaism, Israel, the Middle East and social action and promotes Jewish celebrations. Events held include: the annual donut giveaway for Hannukah (3,500 + donuts given out up to date!), movie nights and trivia nights. For more information, contact Sidney Shapiro at email@example.com or Like their Facebook page (Laurentian University Jewish Student Association-LUJSA).
Club days is this Wednesday January 20th at the Student Center from 10 am to 6 pm so you can sign up for these clubs and many more then!