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Principal and Resident Director, Miller Canfield

Laura Cassar

Twice in his life Joseph Vernon has said, “Let’s give it a shot.” That willingness to take a chance is how Vernon went from a Canadian business major and football player to resident director of the Detroit office of Miller Canfield — the oldest and one of the largest law firms in Michigan.

The first time Vernon uttered those life-changing words was as a fourth-year business student in Toronto. He was still trying to select an area of focus when a professor asked Vernon if he had ever thought of law school.
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NIMG_0033This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends (and the best movers) AMJ Campbell.

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Thank you to all that braved a humidex of 38 degrees and attended the season opener last Sunday afternoon as we took on the Ottawa Gee-Gees. Your support helped guide us to a 39-21 victory, which is a great way to start the year versus a quality opponent.

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Photos: Jeff Hutter

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

TORONTO, ON – Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. and defensive lineman Robbie Smith are among the top prospects for the 2019 Canadian Football League (CFL) Draft as the league announced its Fall Scouting Bureau rankings on Thursday.

Gittens Jr., a native of Ottawa, comes in ranked as the fourth-best U SPORTS prospect and 13th overall on the list of Top 20 draft eligible players while Smith, from Brampton, Ont., is the sixth-best U SPORTS prospect and 15th overall.

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Photo: Charity Matheson

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

TORONTO, ON – Following their Week 1 victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team has earned their highest ranking since 2007 as they sit No. 4 in the first U SPORTS Top 10 of the 2018 season.

Reaching the milestone for the first time since October 9, 2007, the ranking marks the 22nd consecutive poll that the Hawks have been ranked. Laurier’s best-ever ranking was No. 2 in Canada, a position they held over five weeks to close out the 2004 season.

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