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WHO WE ARE


Pronounced el-es-purg, LSPIRG is a student funded, student oriented organization based on Laurier's Waterloo campus that provides opportunities for its members to be agents of social change.

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WHO WE ARE


Pronounced el-es-purg, LSPIRG is a student funded, student oriented organization based on Laurier's Waterloo campus that provides opportunities for its members to be agents of social change.

WHAT WE DO

Based from Wilfrid Laurier University's Waterloo campus, the Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) is an incorporated not-for-profit organization that operates autonomously from the university to uniquely serve both students and community members.

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

VISION

LSPIRG envisions a community where our members work together to drive progressive social change before, during, and after their experience with our organization.

MISSION

LSPIRG empowers its members to foster social justice by providing learning opportunities, access to resources, and avenues for action.

VALUES

Social justice, creativity, learning, collaboration, and activism. 

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WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU


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WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU


 

MOHAMMAD AKBAR
ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
The excellence of improvisation. Focused on student activism and human rights. Always ready to listen, learn and help others. I read a lot about post secondary education. A big fan of well placed Simpsons references. Future career aspirations: Director of Fun, Pro Wrestler. akbar@lspirg.org

 
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ISRA AL-THIBEH
COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH DIRECTOR
Poet & Star Wars geek. I have a passion for social justice issues and I love engaging in political and philosophical dialogue. I'm usually hiding behind a book, but you can always holla at me, just be sure to bring some jelly beans. I also enjoying quoting Matilda.  isra@lspirg.org

 
 

 

HANNAH BATTEN
VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Hannah is an outdoor- loving, garden- tending, vegan swimmer who is passionate about social and environmental justice, and has been involved in different activist struggles in southern Ontario. Always interested in talking about outdoor activities and what struggles folks are passionate about. hannah@lspirg.org

 

 

IVY TENGGE XU
CAMPUS RESEARCHER
Life-long Harry Potter fan. I like examining social justice issues (esp. feminism) through the lens of pop culture or in people's daily life. Experimenting online recipes and screwing up as a bad amateur cook is a lot of fun for me. As much as I love competitive debate and get really passionate about some topics, I am super easy to talk to and I love listening to other people's stories. ivy@lspirg.org

 
 

GENERAL INQUIRIES
Not sure who to get in touch with? Don't sweat it. Send your questions to info@lspirg.org and we'll make sure the best person answers your questions. 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 to Thursday. If the door is ever locked, ring the third floor doorbell and we'll come let you in!

We acknowledge and apologize 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.

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE 2015-18 STRATEGIC PLAN!