WLU looks to "shift the culture" of St Patrick's Day celebrations

March 4, 2016

Officials at Wilfrid Laurier University have announced that the school will take new measures to ensure a respectful and safe campus environment for St Patrick’s Day. The measures will reportedly prohibit the sale of St Patrick’s Day merchandise in the campus book store, introduce additional security personnel in the campus’ buildings, and seal all building doors along the university’s south and western edges on St Patrick's Day to block traffic from neighbouring street parties. WLU Provost Deborah MacLatchy reportedly said in an email to staff that the measures are intended to “shift the culture” of Waterloo’s often-rowdy St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin has also stated that "all hands will be on deck" to ensure public safety on St Patrick’s Day. National Post | The Record