WHAT WE DO

Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) has been operating on the Waterloo campus since 2005 and have recently opened a Brantford office as of 2016. We are an incorporated not-for-profit organization that helps community members develop advocacy tools, operating autonomously from the university to uniquely serve both students and community members.

We fund independent and community oriented research projects through CCRLA (The Centre for Community Research Learning and Action), provide Board and Steering Committee experience, offer many different volunteer opportunities, and work with students and community members to raise awareness on a range of social and environmental justice issues.

LSPIRG is funded through membership dues, paid automatically by students via the student levy and paid voluntarily by all other community members.

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JAY RIDEOUT
COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH DIRECTOR - Waterloo/Brantford
Jay is a white settler residing on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral nations (as well as on the Haldimand Tract). They identify as a Tran non-binary queer person. They are passionate about a range of social justice and environmental issues and advocate for community and relationship building as a way to move towards a more inclusive future. They are always up for some conversations on anything and everything (as ranting is a pretty solid form of self-care). jay@lspirg.org

 

HANNAH BATTEN
VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR - Waterloo
Hannah is a queer femme white settler residing ont he traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral nations (as well as on the Haldimand Tract). She finds grounding being outside and in poetry, and in creating movements and community that allow for our full selves to be present. Hannah strongly believe that we must root ourselves in the understanding of collective liberation and creating pathways to re-exist outside of the currently contexts of violence. Please know that she is available to talk about strategy and movements, life struggles, hold space for those well deserved rants and what you are trying to contextualize in your own journey and growth.  hannah@lspirg.org

Jaydene Lavallie
VOLUNTEER & CAMPAIGNS COORDINATOR - Brantford
Jaydene is a queer Metis-Cree women who is always on the move. She finds strength in being around trees and other femme folks. She firmly believe that building community can be just as radical as direct action and embraces employing a diversity of tactics to achieve collective goals. Her door is always open to talk life, politics, social justice, or strategy. As a long term committed activist and a Laurier alumni who won campaigns on campus during her student years, she is always looking for new folks who want to start/keep learning and take action. jaydene@lspirg.org. 


GENERAL INQUIRIES

LSPIRG is officially multi-campus! Thank you to everyone who has made the new Brantford office possible!
Have any questions or what to get in contact?! You can find us here:

Waterloo
Email Hannah at hannah@lspirg.org for more information about what's happening on the Waterloo campus. Also, feel free to stop by our office at 165 Albert St., Waterloo (third floor) to chat, use our library and research computers or for a safer space to study or relax. The office is open 10am - 4pm Monday-Thursday. If the door is ever locked, right the third floor doorbell and we'll come let you in!
We acknowledge and apologize for the fact that our office is not physically accessible. The office is situated on the third floor and requires visitors to ascend three flights of stairs. In spite of this, we at LSPIRG are committed to the accessibility of our resources and services. Please notify us of your accessibility needs so that we may accommodate you accordingly.

Brantford
Email Jaydene at jaydene@lspirg.org for more information about what's happening on the Brantford campus. You can also visit us in the office at 95 Darling St., Brantford (second floor). We are located within a hub of other offices (the Diversity and Equity Office, the Womens' Center and the Sexual Assault Center of Brant). Feel free to come by to chat, explore the space, or hang out. We are open from 10am - 4pm Monday-Thursday. 
This space is fully accessible!