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Volume XXXIV, Issue 2
Looking through Bier goggles
HOLE-IN-CUP: Durham College student Jacob Rapziwinoski enjoys a game of Bier Pong at E.P. Taylor’s to celebrate Oktoberfest.
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Election day coming UOIT faculty Bobby Perritt
Those who didn’t take advantage of campus advance polls of the provincial election can still make their mark on election day, Oct. 6. Advance polls were held on Sept. 29 in the South Residence. However, students living on campus who are registered to vote may do so on election day, at King Charles Court at 155 King St. E. The Returning Office can be contacted at 1-866-511-6711 for any questions concerning that location. Those who do not live on campus can call Elections Ontario at 1-888-668-8683. The public should bring proof of their address to polling booths. Government ID and utility bills or notices are
Tyler Richards The Chronicle
CANDIDATE DEBATE: SA VP of Student Affairs Josh Bickell moderates the candidates’ appearance at Durham. examples of documents that will be accepted. With the support staff strike over, President Don Lovisa began planning with Elections
Ontario on Sept. 21, when and where to host campus polls.
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For the second time in less than a year the Durham College and UOIT campus faces another strike. One-hundred-forty three tenure track professors at UOIT have been without a contract since June 2010. The UOIT Faculty Association held a strike vote Sept. 12-14 this year. Eighty-five per cent of members voted in favour of a strike mandate. UOIT has had a faculty association since 2007 and they are attempting
to negotiating their first collective agreement. Dr. Hannah Scott, associate professor in the Social Sciences and Humanities department, is the president of the faculty association. “Our members are frustrated at the university administration’s apparent unwillingness to reach a fair agreement,” Scott said in a press release. According to the faculty association, one of the issues that the administration has consistently refused is class sizes.
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Leased laptops - the good, the bad, and the needed
Majority of students require a laptop
Durham couldn’t pump up votes
Angie Doucett The Chronicle
Tara Oades The Chronicle
They’re used worldwide for business, fun and wasting time, and almost every student enrolled at UOIT and Durham College uses them daily to complete assignments and communicate. It’s the computer, and life without one would be nearly impossible. To successfully complete many of the programs offered on campus, laptops are a requirement, however not every student can pick their own. At UOIT, students lease laptops through the mobile learning program. The leased computers are pre-loaded with software, in most cases expensive software that students need for certain courses. However, at Durham College students can buy their own laptops but have to buy the programs that are required for their courses. In an informal poll of 50 students from both UOIT and Durham College, four out of five said they prefer having their laptops provided for them by the school. “I like that it comes with everything, all the programs you need are already loaded onto your computer,” said Summer Sherif, a first-year nursing student at UOIT. “However, I find that it gets too heavy, especially when I carry all my books with it.” At UOIT, students are provided with Lenovo laptops. Various models are distributed based on the program and year of study the student is enrolled
MOBILE LEARNING: Durham College multimedia student Jessie Silverthorn in the Student Services Building using his laptop. in. However, all models are bulky and take up valuable backpack space. Rochelle Williams, also a first-year nursing student at UOIT, agrees it is convenient that the laptops come with preloaded software, but said, “It is kind of pricey.” Students are charged approximately $1,500 per year for the use of a laptop, and can buy it for $1 when graduating. Depending on the brand and type, personal laptops can range from as little as $500 to over $2,000, so over the years, it appears students could save money if they bought their own. But there’s more to it than the cost of the laptops. “A big part of the cost is the programs we use,” said Eric Almao, a second-year business student at UOIT. “The programs would probably be more expensive if we had to buy them separately.” When it comes to technology, things can go wrong, and
students need IT services to help them find the problem so their laptops can be fixed quickly, which is another reason why the students polled prefer having laptops provided for them. “When students bring in leased laptops that are broken they can get them fixed without a charge, also leased laptops are pre-set with certain programs, so if the student gets a virus it’s easily fixed,” said Greg Baron at IT services. “We can’t fix personal laptops, all we can do is re-set passwords and help with the wireless.” Students don’t have to worry about going to the store they bought their laptop at to get it fixed, and don’t have to worry about how much it will cost to fix it. “I think that it prevents chaos when everyone has the same computer and everything you need is already loaded onto it,” said Edwin Kwok, an engineering operations management
student at UOIT. “You don’t have to worry if the programs are compatible with the computer or if the programs will work on the computer.” However, Kirsten Hill, a second-year animation student at Durham College, said “I bought my own laptop, and use it for all my classes, except one so it’s important that the laptop is working. If my computer breaks it will be annoying to get it fixed, and getting through my classes will be difficult, so having a leased computer might be easier in that sense, but I never had a problem with my laptop.” For students who need their laptops to complete their courses, leased laptops are the preferred option, but students who only use their laptops for fun would rather buy their own. Depending on the student, leased laptops may be expensive, but there are plenty of advantages that make it convenient and less stressful.
Possible strike heading our way Continued from Page 1
At this time UOIT has the highest student-to-faculty ratio in Canada at 53-to-1, while UOIT professors have the thirdlowest average salaries in the province. The faculty association is asking for a cap of 250 students per class. “If these working conditions and salary problems are not addressed, it will force many excellent instructors to leave the university for a better deal somewhere else,” said Dr. Scott in the press release. No final date set for a strike, but the administration and the faculty association will resume talks Oct. 11-13 to try to work out a deal.
“We remain committed to negotiating a deal at the table, and this vote shows that our members are not willing to tolerate any more delays or unacceptable offers. Fifteen months is long enough,” Dr. Scott said in the press release. While the major details of the negotiations are confidential, the UOITFA website does have a lot of information. At the negotiations in October there will be a provincial conciliation officer, according to Lisa Banks Director of Communications and Marketing for UOIT. “The methods of negotiations are different than the last strike (OPSEU),” Banks said. The administration and the faculty association will release more information after the next round of negotiations.
It was a lack of voting that knocked Durham College out of the standings for TD bank’s Pump It Up challenge. Colleges and universities across Canada competed for the TD Music Experience, which features performances by B.o.B and Mother Mother on the winning campus. Although Durham College triumphed over OCAD University this summer, University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) beat Durham College in the second round. The tournament-style competition sent Durham College and UNBC headto-head in a vote-off to determine the winner of the featherweight division. Voting was held on Facebook and though the comments reflected positively on Durham College, UNBC will advance.
Second chance to vote
Continued from Page 1 The province-wide strike had pressured Elections Ontario to take away voting polls from Ontario’s university and college campuses. However, both the province and Lovisa felt it was in their best interests to return the polls to the school, in order to boost voter turnout. The last Ontario general election in 2007 saw the lowest voter turnout in the province’s history, where barely more than half of eligible adults voted. Prolonging advance polls to 15 days in total and introducing a system of mailing in ballots have been done to strengthen the number of voters. Striking staff had made it unrealistic for campuses to host polling stations because they would have possibly discouraged voters due to traffic delays and the stigma tied to crossing a union picket line.
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FIRST PUB NIGHT: September 20, the Game Development Club (GDec) danced the night away at their first pub night of the year.
First pub night for developers Brandan Loney The Chronicle
The Game Development Club or GDec hosted its first official pub night of the year on Tuesday, Sept 20. The line was out the door and down the street, almost reaching the bus stops as 250 or more students awaited entry into E.P. Taylor’s. Some had backpacks and others had baskets full of their gaming gear ready to have a few drinks and play video games. DJs Shirtless and IAM21 spun techno and dubstep all
night, and a few patrons moved their bodies to the beats under the black light, which made any light colour glow brightly. The pub was divided into sections, the drinking area and the non-drinking area. The drinking area was composed of high top tables surrounded by chairs and patrons. The nondrinking area was occupied by the Playstation 3 setup, Wii setup, DJ stage and a small dance space. Players on the Playstation 3 played Super Street Fighter four and Mortal Kombat 9. On the Wii players gamed Super
Smash Bros Brawl and Mario Kart Wii. Tinaye Dune was playing Mario Kart and was excited to see the camera as he said, “Get ready to take a picture when I win!” More gamers surrounded the Wii console while Super Smash Bros was being played, the crowd whistled and cheered and clapped when one character knocked another off the stage. Most of the night, however, patrons stood around watching other people play the games. As the hours passed, the music became repetitive, even when the
DJs switched from DJ Shirtless to DJ IAM21. Derek Mitchell and Veronica Cole sold raffle tickets to raise funds for more GDec pub nights. Tickets were fairly priced at one ticket for a twoonie, 10 for $5.00 and 12 for $7.00. Prizes for the raffle included decks of cards, a volleyball, a variety of games and Frisbees. The game development club was started three years ago and Derek Mitchell is the treasurer. “The main purpose of the pub night was to get everyone out and socialize,” Mitchell
said. “Veronica organized the majority of the night and got some DJs together”. At first Mitchell was worried about the turnout because he had never been to a pub night before and was a little surprised.“There was no real goal set with the funding, just see what we can raise and make use of it later,” he said. Kevin Hogan and Stefan Stekar were having a smoke out on the patio. “The music is good, and Veronica, the organizer holds good events. ” Hogan said “Besides, what’s better than booze and gaming?”
Accessibility program to be the first one in Ontario Nicole Patton The Chronicle
It’s the first of its kind in Ontario. Among the new programs coming to Durham College is one course that stands out. The Accessibility Co-ordination program is the first and only one of its kind in the province, and it’s being introduced to the college next year. This new graduate program idea was brought to Durham last year in response to the provincial government passing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The program was set to begin this year, but was too late to reach the enrolment target. Instead the course will be opened to students in September 2012. “We were really excited,” said Susan Sproul, dean of the School of Health and Community Services at Durham. “And we still are. It just happened really quickly.” The new one-year program has a focus on making all public areas accessible to the disabled. Accessibility co-ordinators will work with organizations and businesses to ensure that their locations are accessible to everyone and that they meet the legislated requirements set down by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The program will be offered in both part-time and full-time, allowing those who are already working as co-ordinators to update their knowledge online. The graduate program is open to students in multiple disciplines, including
but not limited to: human resources, health or social services, engineering or architecture, urban planning, management or business. “It (the program) has such a wide breadth,” said Sproul. “It would interest me as a nurse.” Another person that the program interested was Sarah White, who brought the idea to Durham. “They were really proactive,” said White. “I knew people there (at Durham) and they had a very robust centre for students with disabilities.” White founded Acede, a consulting group that specializes in the training of individuals in the accessibility field. White worked with Durham College to create the program, helping to develop four of the courses. “It’s a growing movement,” said White. “There are jobs coming up all the time.” The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act was passed in 2005 and has a goal of enabling people with disabilities to participate in all activities in the province. The act applies to all people, businesses and organizations with one or more employees that provide goods or services to the public and/ or third parties, including the private sector. The deadline for these private businesses and organizations is Jan. 1, 2012. Public sectors such as schools, hospitals, municipalities, the provincial government, colleges and universities were required to comply with the customer service standard in 2010. Customer service is the first standard in a series including employment, information and communication, built environment and transportation. The government hopes to have all of Ontario accessible by 2025.
ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM COMING:
Susan Sproul, Dean of the School of the Health and Community Services. Meanwhile, students will be training to enter the world of an accessibility co-ordinator, which will be a career in high demand in the future and will therefore be paid very well, according to Sproul. However, the good pay is not the only thing a person will receive while working in this field. Helping those with disabilities will be a rewarding experience. “Once I got into this (field), I realized it’s important to everyone, not just those with disabilities,” said White. For more information on the program, visit Durham College’s website or drop by the School of Health and Community Services office.
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Students who would like to pay less and get more out of their education should find their way to the polling station. Perhaps the most important goal for college and university students today is to graduate with as little debt as possible and a good job. That might seem idealistic, but if enough students pay attention to the issues and vote accordingly, politicians will feel the pressure and we might see some action. And we need to. Not only does Ontario have the highest tuition rates in Canada, but Ontario students also receive the least amount of funding. Stats Canada conducted a study on the financial impact of student loans and concluded that borrowers were less likely to own investments and their own homes because of high student debt. As such, most parties are promising a tuition freeze and offering students benefits. But with all the talk of the weak economy where does the student really stand? The Ontario Liberals have always carried a strong stance on education. Under the McGuinty government, they froze tuition rates in 2004 and more recently offered the $150 textbook and technology grant. The main issue in this election is funding students from lower and middle-class financial backgrounds. They promise to lower the impact of tuition rates by offering more accessible grants and bursaries while investing in Ontario campuses. That being
said, the liberals intend to lower tuition for these students by 30 per cent, or about $1,600 for university students and $730 for college students. There is also talk of a loan cap of $7,300 per year if the student finds a job out of school. The idea here is to reduce the debt of recent graduates so they can focus on their personal success rather than their depleted bank accounts. However, the Liberals have failed to get immediate results in the past and many of these benefits are time-sensitive. Students graduating this year may not feel the effects of these renewed promises as opposed to students entering or currently enrolled in long-term programs. After the innovative tuition freeze was lifted, in 2006 additional fees jumped 30 per cent. Will current students and recent graduates be able to take advantage of promised benefits or is it just a matter of students being in the right place in their academic careers at the right time? Although the New Democrats came in a little late with advertising their education platform, leader Andrea Horwath has insisted they too intend to freeze tuition rates and will offer compensation to postsecondary institutions over lost revenue. Their plan also promises to eliminate interest on the Ontario portion of student loans, thus allowing the government to pay the difference and ideally put extra money into the pockets of students. In the
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Paid work for all internships Show me the money! That is a phrase that Durham students should be saying to their future field placement employers. Field placements are a part of many programs at Durham College and are meant to introduce students to what it is like working in their field while also grading them on their performance at this job. In order to graduate a student must complete a few weeks to months of related work to get some real-world experience. Some of these placements come with pay, but others do not. That is unfair. Many students struggle to pay for their education. Rent, food, school supplies and other essentials can really empty the wallet. When on their internships, students are still trying to pay for everything they need while working as an intern for next to nothing. Certain field placements may be farther away from the college, so a student must pay for travel as well as the bare essentials. Some people may argue that students could obtain part-time jobs to pay for all their needs while working for free as an intern, but this is wrong. A lot of field placements want their interns almost every day, all day, leaving students no time to pick up shifts at local retail stores. Interns can say goodbye to
free time and extra cash, and hello to living from savings or very small paycheques.Working in their field placements, students are learning everything about their line of expertise. Although it may seem like a lot to companies and organizations, giving interns experience in their chosen field is not enough for someone workNicole ing towards a diploma or degree. These Patton students on internships should be treated like regular employees instead of cheap or no-cost labour. Usually interns are given jobs that a regular employee does, meaning that that is one more person the company and organization does not need to pay. Sometimes internships turn out not to have anything to do with a student’s chosen line of work or studies. They might just become the ‘coffee runner’ of the office instead of actually working a real job. Students are being taken advantage of because the field placement is something they need to graduate. It is unfair to interns to not be
seen as legitimate to employers. Years ago companies and organizations used to train their employees. Now almost every worker needs a certificate or a degree to actually be hired. In restaurants waiters, waitresses and bartenders used to be trained easily. Now they need to pay around $40 to get a Smart Serve certificate. The same thing is happening with interns, even though they are already working towards a diploma or degree. Employers can easily go into colleges and universities to pick out interns who have already been trained and therefore can just do the work without the pay. It’s a win-lose situation where the student always seems to end up being the loser.People must begin to stand up against this exploitation of college and university students. They have already paid so much to be able to get a post-secondary education. There needs to be a line drawn and rules set for internships. Interns should be paid at least minimum wage for the work they complete and they should be treated like true employees. Only then can students truly understand the importance of their post-secondary education.
Contagion defines thriller genre Contagion is an attempt at a realistic portrayal of an epidemic that breaks out across the entire world, and with Steven Soderbergh directing a vast ensemble cast of multiple academy awards winners and nominees, the bar is set pretty high from the starting line. Fortunately, Contagion delivers for the most part on creating a unique take on the virus-thriller genre that has been iterated so many times before in movies like Virus, Carriers, and 12 Monkeys.The large ensemble cast is impressive and gets even richer with talent thanks to the slew of secondary actors throughout the film. Kate Winslett and Jude Law give exceptional performances while Matt Damon, Lawrence Fishburne and company all hold their own. Surprisingly as well, all of these actors in one movie together don’t divert the audience from the plot, thanks to the work of Soderbergh, who prevents certain roles from super-ceding others. This film has an intense tone and unapologetic
ruthless plot. Contagion isn’t afraid to throw its weight around when it comes to abrupt and extremely raw deaths. This “rawness” is a major part of what made this movie so original and refreshing. Most of the movie is devoid of a musical score, making the dialogue and human interactions the main focus of the film. This lends itself Cameron very well to the realistic, gritty McDonald approach Soderbergh has conveyed. The human moments and character arcs seem much more palpable and real than in most other thriller films because there isn’t much over-production getting in the way of the characters and the story. There are no blockbuster explosions and very lit-
tle of the cliché suspense music that is all too common in the thriller genre. There are however a few dreaded montage moments, dubbed over with an overly aggressive score that takes away from the plot. Fortunately there aren’t many of them, and though they don’t match the raw and sterile feeling of the film, they don’t damage the overall tone. The story has slower moments as well, which could potentially deter viewers who were expecting a fast-paced film. So be warned. This is certainly not a high action thrill ride. Instead it is a logical look at the outbreak of a virus with a scope that covers three continents, and still finds room for moving human moments. For what Contagion is and what it sets out to be, it is a strong film with meticulous scientific detail for the logistics that, in a real world scenario, would factor into a modern day epidemic. Anyone looking for a new raw take on the virusthriller shouldn’t be disappointed with this overall excellent film.
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY AT DURHAM A SUCCESS: Doctor Tarrah Sloan of the Campus Health Centre (left) is happy to be helping students become more educated about the services available at Durham College and within the region.
Durham cares for its students
Robynne Henry The Chronicle
Vendor’s Alley was jumping with activity Sept. 28, busy with booths because of mental health awareness day. Booths from local groups that offer their services to students, along with groups based in Durham and UOIT, were present. The representatives were in Vendor’s Alley from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., offering information on their groups and free stuff to students wanting to know about their group and what they offered. Students walked up and down the hallway, listening to pitches about the groups and picking up free pens, candy, popcorn and some stress dots as well. Two of the booths were for programs based at Durham/ UOIT in the medical centre, the campus health centre and the pregnancy health centre of Durham. Both groups offer medical assistance to students, and the pregnancy health cen-
tre of Durham is here once a week on Tuesdays 9-5.“Anything that the students need on campus, they can come to us,” Doctor Tarrah Sloan said about the Campus Health centre. The pregnancy health centre of Durham is a free service offered to students, that supports pregnant students and students who are parents. “We’re a free service for students, we offer free and confidential pregnancy tests and then do options counselling,” said Aileen Verkuyl, a volunteer at the pregnancy health centre booth. Aspiria, the new provider of a confidential phone help line for students, also had a booth and was willing to answer questions and fill students in on what their company offers. There were also a number of help line booths, including Distress Centre Durham, and Pride line Durham. The distress centre is a 24 hour, seven day a week help line service. While the Pride line focuses more on LGBTQ
(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) community. Pride line was looking for volunteers to help with the program, and had applications for anyone interested. “It’s a pretty flexible commitment, we ask for 16 hours a month. We’re willing to reduce it, and we are here to serve the broad Durham community,” said Erica Simpson, the Pride line Durham representative at the Distress and Pride line booth. The distress centre phone line has been around for 41 years in October, and Pride line recently started Sept. 26. The Durham Rape Crisis Centre also had a booth, offering free popcorn to students. The centre offers services to women who are survivors of sexual violence, over the age of 16. “We also offer different opportunities for students here at Durham and UOIT, as far as volunteer opportunities,” said Marzena Borzecka, the community development coordinator for the Durham Rape
Crisis Centre. “Volunteers can help with the 24-hour crisis line, or with community events, fundraisers and different booths throughout the year.” Volunteers go through a 10-week training period, and most are put onto the crisis line. The crisis line is opened to anyone in the community, and is also open to volunteers. Another Durham/UOIT -based program that had a booth was Leave the Pack Behind, a smoking initiative on campus to help students quit, reduce or stay smoke- free. “We’re by students for students,” said Angie Miller, one of the girls at the booth. The program is free, and has three booklets. The booklets are called: Smoke, Quit and You Know You Want To. “Someone who is smoking at this point, we give them a smoke book. If they show any interest in quitting, we give them the quit book,” Mill said. “And if they just want to know how to help their friends quit
in a non-naggy way, we give them You Know You Want To.” A team meeting is held every week, with volunteers from Durham and UOIT. The group has a booth every Monday at Durham and UOIT, so keep a look-out for them because they are all over from noon to 2 p.m. Throughout the week, volunteers can be seen doing CO tests and giving out free stuff. “The CO test basically tests the amount of carbon monoxide in your body from smoke or second-hand smoke,” Miller said. “It’s a great way for smokers to see how they are really affected.” Something free and new they are offering this year is Nicorette replacement therapy, a usually expensive way to quit smoking. Students can get more information if they look up their Facebook page, Leave the pack behind@UOIT/DC. Every program is open to students who need help, and will be making appearances throughout the year to keep the students informed.
It’s a cheap and wonderful-land!
Amy Valm The Chronicle
Your gut is wrenched in a twisted feeling, only it’s not uncomfortable, it’s a feeling of excitement and anticipation while you’re nearing the front of the line for
a roller coaster. Wonderland tickets are available in the Tuck Shop at a discounted price for students. $34 per ticket gets you a full-day access with the exception of the waterpark. Tickets are available for purchase until Oct. 30. Halloween Haunt tickets are also available at the Tuck Shop for $32.76. This years Halloween Haunt
features a new maze, “Terror of London”. Based on the Jack the Ripper murders that terrorized London in 1988. The Tuck Shop is open in September from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. After September hours will be reduced, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
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UOIT enrolment on the rise Ray McNeil The Chronicle
A month into the new school year, and UOIT is reporting enrolment at the university is up nearly 14 per cent this year. “It characterizes the growth of the university over the last eight years,” said Tim McTiernan, president of UOIT. “We have one of the highest rates of increase in applications across the Ontario university system.”Location, he says, is a big factor. Oshawa, and the surrounding area, is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. “About 40 per cent of our students come from Durham Region, and that percentage has remained pretty constant as we grow in numbers,” said McTiernan.Many students at UOIT take location into account when planning their post-secondary education, preferring a university that’s close to home. “I applied to Trent, got accepted there, but the commute is a little ridiculous,” said Kirsty Price, a first-year student in the Registered Nursing program. “I was going to apply to McMaster, but I can’t really afford to stay in residence.” Still, Price says she researched UOIT to make sure it the right university for her.
A PLETHORA OF APPLICATIONS: Tim McTiernan, president of UOIT, says the school has one of the highest application increases across Ontario. He credits location as a main factor, due to Oshawa’s growth. “They have a lot to offer, in the sense that they also are collaborative with Durham College.” Price took the General Health course at Durham, then moved to UOIT. She says it’s a more intensive course that will earn her a better salary. But distance is not the only incentive to sway students. “It actually has a nice campus,” said Rahat Rayhan, a
first-year Automotive Engineering student, who heard that UOIT provides one of the best automotive programs around.Originally from Scarborough, Rayhan says he was accepted to McMaster University, but the distance was too far. “Yeah, that was one of the major reasons I came here, because it’s closer to my house.” UOIT is also on the cutting-
safe and unsafe dosage. The presentation was informative without preaching sobriety, including examples of Bickle’s own experiences with drinking. It allowed open discussion and questions without the fear of being judged by Bickle, who was the only one to speak that day. Those set to follow left after Bickle’s presentation, having nothing to address but an empty room. Amanda Cappon, a mental health worker on campus, was running the speakers for the day. She had hoped for a better turnout. “I can’t fault location only, but I do think that that was a pretty big barrier in terms of getting attendees,” Cappon said.The information sessions were held in the new student services building on campus, which sees much less traffic than Vendor’s Alley. Planning for the event began in the spring of this year. Without a budget allotted for the event, they relied on generosity for a space on campus and donations from local businesses for giveaways. “It’s really connecting with
all the community partners, so it’s being able to get their commitment to attend,” Cappon said.Employees at Durham Region’s Mental Health Services volunteered their time. Some were equally disappointed in the low turnout, but were eager to return next year. Promotion on campus and off did little to encourage attendance. Cappon emphasized that they used every avenue available to them. Emails were sent out to staff and students, information was posted on the flat screens across campus and Durham Mental Health Services was used to spread the word beyond campus. The recent strike caused a slowing in the spread of information relating to this event, but Cappon was pleased with the overall promotion effort. “Maybe next year,” Cappon said with a hopeful smile. But she admits the future is uncertain for the presentation portion of the event. Quantity and effectiveness of advertising will be considered in the decision to maintain the information sessions during next year’s Mind Your Body Day.
Low student turnout for Mind Your Body Emily Wood The Chronicle
Organizers of this year’s Mind Your Body Day at Durham College were not expecting high attendance for their information session, but they had expected more than one student. The two-tiered event featured booths set up in Vendor’s Alley as well as a three-hour information session with six speakers scheduled to talk to students. But the information session was cut short due to low attendance. In fact, attendance was virtually non-existent. Only one student arrived to take advantage of the free session. Though this was not the first information session held during the event, last year’s audience was made up of only Durham College staff. Speaker Heather Bickle, of the Canadian Mental Health Association, made the most of her time, going ahead with her presentation as planned. It dealt with substance use and abuse among students, discussing typical reasons for use and
edge of education; Globe and Mail’s recent Canadian University Report awarded UOIT an A for Campus Technology. “I love the research going on at UOIT and it kind of interested me,” said first-year Energy Systems Engineering student Christina Mazza. Mazza applied to Ryerson and Waterloo, but the program at UOIT was closer to the field
she’s interested in.She also says the atmosphere is very welcoming at UOIT, “Everyone’s friendly, no one’s really overcompetitive or snobby,” she added. “I think UOIT is a terrific institution, its got fabulous faculty and staff,” said McTiernan, “the students have great energy and great focus and great spirit.”
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October 4, 2011
Historical sites open doors Durham Region joins Oshawa in embracing heritage Tracey Fidler The Chronicle
The doors were opened and the admission was free. On Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, historical sites across Oshawa opened their doors to the public, providing a glimpse of the community’s unique heritage. Doors Open is a provincewide event, spanning from April to September, and involves a number of cities and towns across Ontario, including Oshawa, Pickering, Whitby and Clarington. Sites and buildings allow free access to the public to view significant parts of a city’s heritage. France held the first Doors Open Day in 1984. Soon, neighbouring cities and towns across Europe began to follow suit. In 2000, Toronto participated in Doors Open for the first time, and in 2002, it became the first province-wide event in all of Canada. Oshawa has been involved with Doors Open for eight consecutive years. This year, 22 separate sites joined in the event, including the Masonic Temple, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, the Canadian Automotive Museum and Regent Theatre, just to name a few. A number of the participating sites are not open to the public or regularly charge an admission free. This past weekend, the fees were waived and members of the community were given free rein to wander into buildings and historical sites, snapping pictures.
DOORS OPEN: A look inside one of Oshawa’s downtown historical sites, St. George’s Memorial Church located on Centre Street South. Tours were also available at several places to provide guests with the historical background of the sites. “It’s an opportunity for people to take a look at buildings they wouldn’t normally go into,” said Cathy Clarke, the chair of Heritage Oshawa. “It’s a chance to celebrate heritage, and get people interested in the history of their community. These buildings are architecturally significant, and significant to the history of the community.” Over the weekend, hundreds of members from inside and outside the community showed up to check out the sites all across Oshawa. Regent Theatre and 61 Charles St., which have both recently become part of UOIT, participated in Doors Open. The Regent Theatre, built in 1921, was home to Famous Players for many years. In September 2010, it reopened its
doors, renovated and reconfigured, for UOIT students as a lecture hall. It is also used on evenings and weekends for community events. “A lot of folks showed up [at the theatre] because they were interested from their youth,” said Doors Open volunteer Lisa Banks, who is also the director of communications and marketing at UOIT. “One man came in and said he saw BenHur here when it first came out.” Barb and Jack Dunn, lifetime Oshawa residents, said they come to Doors Open every year. They both smiled widely as they recalled fond memories at the Regent Theatre. “We had our company Christmas party here one year,” said Jack. They also came and watched new movies back when it belonged to Famous Players. 61 Charles St. also had a steady stream of visitors. It was built in 1903 by the T. Ea-
ton Company, and was once home to a white goods factory, an automotive fabric manufacturer and, finally, Alger Press Ltd, which operated out of the building until 1993. “We have had a lot of people come in that used to work for Alger Press,” said Communications student and volunteer tour guide Sara Weales. It is now owned by UOIT, and reopened in January of this year after extensive renovations. It includes classrooms, a library and student services. Another site participating in Doors Open was the Canadian Automobile Museum. The building was constructed circa 1920, and was a car dealership until 1961, when it was designated as a museum to display mostly Canadian automobiles. The museum now houses more than 65 vehicles dating from 1898 to 1981, including Canadian manufacturers
Brooks Steam, McKay and Gray-Dort. “It sure makes you appreciate the cars we have now!” said museum visitor George Battersby, while looking around at the sea of cars on display. Battersby drove from Cobourg after hearing about Doors Open from his daughter, who lives in Whitby. The Oshawa Masonic Temple was also involved in the event, and allowed members of the community a unique chance to see the lodge rooms and the library. The temple is essentially a fraternity, dedicated to bettering the community as a whole. Oshawa’s Heather Lackey heard about Doors Open in the paper, and decided to make the Temple her first stop. “You walk by these buildings all the time, but you don’t know what’s inside,” she said. “They are really beautiful, the architecture is amazing.” Lorraine Dixon, also of Oshawa, made the rounds on Sunday. She said she saw some of the sites at Doors Open last year, and this year, she wanted to try to catch the ones she didn’t get to. She made one of her final stops at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. The gallery is dedicated to Canadian art and artists, and was built in 1969, and renovated in 1987. It is the largest public gallery in Durham Region, and contains more than 4,000 pieces of permanent art, and four galleries of changing exhibits. Other participating venues included St. George’s Memorial Church, the Channel 12 Studio, the Oshawa Community Museum, Portraits by Goguen, Union Cemetery and Camp X. The event was a huge success, with hundreds of members of the community and beyond stopping by to learn about Oshawa’s history. Doors Open will continue next year.
Career fair hits Oshawa campus Nicole Patton The Chronicle
Print out your resumes, set out your professional clothes and sharpen up your interviewing skills. The annual Career and Education Fair is back on the Oshawa campus for its sixth year. The fair, being hosted by UOIT but open to both college and university students, will be held Oct. 6 in gyms 3 and 4. The meet-and-greet with potential employers and educators will start at 11 a.m. and end
at 3 p.m., giving students about four hours to make a good impression on more than 57 companies, schools and organizations that will be attending. “My hopes are to provide students employers to network with,” said Monica Aggarwal, manager of career services at UOIT. “It has been very successful in the past.” Representatives from various companies, educational institutions and other organizations will be searching for students who are looking for field placements, internships or
careers after graduation. Large companies such as American Express and TD Bank Group will be setting up their booths beside government organizations like Service Canada and the Canadian Forces, as well as other colleges/universities like Trent and Ryerson next to Durham and UOIT’s booths. The list goes on and on with recruiters from regional police agencies, insurance companies, retail, universities and so on. Many employers and recruiters will be returning to the fair as they have in the past to
find more eager Durham and UOIT students. All a student needs is a student ID card. According to the Durham College Hired Portal website, students should also bring along a notepad and pen to take down a few notes, resumes (or business cards) and a few questions to ask about the potential employer or school. Representatives know what they’re looking for and it’s important to give a good first impression with not only your resume and questions but also
with the way you dress. Business casual is the best for this event, especially if it is partnered with a confident smile and a firm handshake. The Hired Portal also suggests students go solo instead of walking around the fair in a large group. Be enthusiastic and ready to talk about your accomplishments. Confidence and a good attitude are key! For more information on the fair, visit the Durham College Hired Portal or the UOIT Career Services website.
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October 4, 2011
Help wanted: SA directors Ray McNeil The Chronicle
With an annual general meeting set for late October, the Student Association is having trouble finding two new members to sit on its board of directors. As of late last week, there have been only a handful of inquiries, and only one person has applied. “I’m hopeful that we will get more applicants by Friday,” said Donna Judson, office coordinator. She adds that even in the general elections, people tend to wait until the cutoff day. “You do get some students handing in resumes at the last minute.” Judson says the SA is not looking for someone with any prior experience. To qualify for one of the positions, an applicant has to be
a full-time student at Durham College, and 18 or older. “Their job is to represent the students of Durham College, but of course when sitting on a board, you represent all students, Durham College students and UOIT students,” said Anthony Boland, chair of the board of directors, and former president of the Student Association. The entire ordeal started during the last school when everything at the SA was running smoothly. After an election in the winter, followed by a spring by-election, all the positions were filled. Then late in the second semester, problems began. “Subsequent to that by-election, two of the directors who sat on our board left Durham College, they’re no longer students here,” said Boland, “so we need to fill the vacancies because we want to ensure that
Durham College students have a strong voice at the table.” Board members are responsible making sure that suggestions and concerns of students at Durham College/UOIT are addressed. Boland said the main goal of the board is “To take the vision, and work within the limitations set by the board, and actually get the work done on a day-today basis.” Normally, an election would be held to determine any new board members, but an appointment process was decided upon because the cost of holding an election was too great. “We would have had to run a deficit or cut something else,” said Boland. “I think it’s an awesome experience for any student,” said Judson, “and it’s great to have on a resume.” Judson says she is disappointed by the lack of inter-
FORMER SA PRESIDENT and current chair of the bored of directors Andy Boland, hopes to encourage students to join the SA team. est in the board positions, but states that student enthusiasm is underwhelming
because it is a volunteer job. Still, Judson is optimistic that more students will emerge.
Serving the children of staff and students
Students achieve success with Durham College
It’s a hard life, being a student. Juggling homework, study time, and work can be a challenge, to the point that finding time to sleep seems impossible. Imagine adding children to that busy schedule. Students with children not only have to worry about school, but also need to find a way to fit their child’s schedule with theirs. This is where the Campus Childcare Centre can help. Located in campus corners, the Campus Childcare Centre is a convenient, safe place for staff and students at both Durham College and UOIT to leave their children when they have to go to work or attend class. However, many students don’t know much about campus childcare or how it can benefit them. This is unfortunate because the average age of students coming back to school with families is increasing. “We are finding that our average age is increasing in students,” said Catherine Drea, a volunteer and board member for the Campus Childcare Centre. “On the college side there are more second career students, and more students that are coming back to school who have families… which is why it is important to have this service.” Drea also said that news about campus childcare is spread mostly by word of mouth, which is why the staff tends to know more about the service than students. Staff seem talk more about the schools services. To make current students more aware, the Campus Childcare Centre is starting to set up booths at various campus fairs. This way students who pass by, even if they don’t have children, might know someone who does that may need childcare. For new students with children, the Registrar’s Office will inform them about the service, and how to register their children if they are interested. “I’m an older student with one child,” said Janice Simone, a second-year business student at UOIT. “I don’t need childcare, but I think it’s
useful to know, especially if you don’t have any connections or live in the area.” To register children, parents can contact Campus Childcare supervisor Carrieann Knapp to set up a building tour, and ask about wait lists and availability. The Campus Childcare Centre goes up to a pre-school level, but children can be bused back and forth from kindergarten depending on the parents’ schedule. Compared to other childcare centres in Durham Region, the fees for the childcare centre on campus are about the same, or slightly higher. “Our rates are competitive, and you can find cheaper, but the price is attributed to the fact that all our staff are early childhood educators, and the fact that our building is very new, very up to date… it is just two years old this November,” said Drea. When at the Childcare Centre, children receive two snacks and one hot lunch, and there are plenty of stimulating activities that are designed to improve motor, and communication skills. When it comes to children, the most important thing is safety and security. Without it parents wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving their children. By keeping up with the regulations of the Day Nurseries Act, the Campus Childcare Centre has heavy security. Some security features include four-digit codes given to parents to gain access to the building, security checks for all staff members, all doors lock from the outside, and security protocols are put in place for evacuations scenarios, and for crossing the parking lot to get to the outside playground. The main goal of the Campus Childcare Centre is to “serve the children of staff and students of Durham College and UOIT,” said Drea “Which is why it is important to get the word out about the Childcare Centre. If you have any further questions you can call the Campus Childcare Centre at 905-721-3054, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tucked away from the chaos of Durham’s busy halls is a quiet room. Two women smile warmly at you as you walk in. The Centre for Students with Disabilities helps students with physical or learning disabilities embrace success. Located across from the commons, in the old accounting offices of SW116, it provides support to over 800 Durham and UOIT students a year. The centre has a number of advisers trained to help with all types of disabilities. Confidentiality is something the centre holds in high regard. Students can find a safe, friendly environment within the centre. “The centre helps out students with permanent and temporary disabilities,” said Ashley Ludlow, communications and intake co-ordinator for the centre. “Services that we provide each student are different. It’s based on individual needs, not just a template.” Students who benefit from the centre have disabilities that range from blindness to depression, anxiety, learning disabilities and more. One key tool in the centre is peer note-taking. Students can take advantage of incentives to encourage with vol-
unteer note-taking, including letters of recommendation and building their resumes. “It’s a new initiative we started this year with volunteering,” said Ludlow. “It goes towards credits for your co-curricular record. Students can build upon that by being a note-taker.” To get involved in notetaking, students can visit the centre’s website, or come in and talk to someone. A test centre is also available for students. Approved students can write tests in a distraction-reduced area, monitored by advisers, to increase their academic success. “Students who accessed our service, and regularly attended appointment dates had a high success rate,” said Ludlow. The summer transition programs help students and parents get a firm grasp on post-secondary education, informing new students of resources offered, organization and management skills, and practising self-advocacy, among other things. “Each year we have a transition program,” said Ludlow. “We’ve been seeing students getting ready for September since about May. We advise students to do it right away, when they’ve been accepted into DC or UOIT so that they can start the process.”
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DC students show respect Larissa Frankevych The Chronicle
“R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.” These lyrics sung by Aretha Franklin, hold the same message they did four decades ago, when the song was released in 1967. Students know the song and the definition of the word respect, but practising it has become another issue. That was initially the grounds for the creation of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T campaign at Durham College and UOIT. The campaign originated at Confederation College because the college was having issues with how their students were treating each other. Allison Hector-Alexander, a diversity officer at Durham College was inspired when she heard about that the program was based on, and decided to created a R-E-S-P-E-C-T campaign for DC and UOIT. “One of the goals of the RE-S-P-E-C-T campaign is to encourage a level of civility between the students and for the students to identify harmful or bad behaviour so they can prevent it,” said Hector-Alexander. The campaign will challenge negative mindsets on issues like
DISCRIMINATION PREVENTION: Inspired by Confederation College’s efforts, diversity officer Allison Hector-Alexander created a R-E-S-P-E-C-T program for DC and UOIT. discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and political beliefs. Other goals are for students to realize respect works both ways, if they want it they need to give it. Tolerating other students is not enough, students need to realize that they need to genuinely care about each other, she said. Small acts of courtesy have a lasting effect and ripple effect. “Students need to be mindful of one another in the way they interact. College is a time
when students grow into their own person and need that support from others,” said HectorAlexander. An example is the word “gay” when it is used negatively by a group of students. What happens if a student who is homosexual hears the word? How is that suppose to make them feel? “A lot of students say things without realizing the impact it has on other students. No one knows the personal experiences or history of someone,” said Hector-Alexander.
Full-day kindergarten is changing childcare Bobby Perritt The Chronicle
Only three things are certain in life: death, taxes and full-day kindergarten. In September of 2014, fullday kindergarten from Monday to Friday will be the norm across all of Ontario. The province will hire about 3,800 new kindergarten teachers, and parents could save thousands of dollars on childcare. But daycares will all inevitably see declining enrolment as their oldest clientele are sent to kindergarten six hours a day, five days a week. Not all daycare centres across the province have yet been affected. Ontario is only in the second year of a fiveyear strategy to phase in fullday kindergarten. Oshawa is beginning to see the change. The Campus Child Care Centre (CCC) was well-prepared, according to supervisor Carrieann Knapp. Located in the Campus Corners at S,
CCC employs 14 Early Childhood Educators and offers preference to Durham College and UOIT students. When the CCC learned that enrolment would drop at the beginning of September, the centre divided their toddler group into two rooms. An after-school program still runs for kindergarten students, which is designed to be similar and as educational as a kindergarten classroom. In the end, the CCC still lost half of their enrolment of children ages four to five. Evangel Daycare on Farewell Street employs seven caregivers, down from 10 last June. Enrolment sank about one third from September of 2010 when children started full-day kindergarten in the surrounding area. “We try to provide a good (care-giving) alternative to parents, and I hope schools do too,” said Heather Larson, the supervisor of the nonprofit childcare centre. CCC has maintained before and after-school programs.
Larson said schools are requesting that children begin kindergarten equipped with more self-help skills than are expected of them in day care centres. Both Larson and Knapp made independent observations of how children had difficulty staying awake in afterschool programs and that though there is not strong overall parental opposition, it is a frequent worry that not all kindergarteners are mature enough to handle a full day in school. Kindergarten reform has proved to be election proof. The four main parties have displayed full support of the transition. Provincial NDP Candidate Mike Shields said he had received little negative feedback from citizens, including elementary school teachers who are involved in his campaign. If any serious issues arose during the five-year transitional period, Shields said, “Our best resources and tools are the teachers.”
The student experience comes first at Durham College and students deserve a campus with a warm and safe environment, she said. To promote this ideal the diversity office held a focus group to figure out how to market the R-E-S-P-E-C-T campaign. Posters were created of students from different backgrounds with a quote about what respect means to them. The posters feature statements like, “When we come to accept and respect our differences, there’s no telling what we can accomplish together.” Another says, “Respect to me means accepting me for who I am and not for who you think I am.” Some students, like Amber English from the Business Administration program at DC, have not had any issues. “I find that other students act respectful towards each other because we’re all paying for a quality education, and everyone needs to respect that.” Carly Reed from the Practical Nursing program says, “Students are respectful when they want to be. I also find the maturity level of students can also affect the level of respect they care to show.” Opinions on whether students are respected vary on
campus, but if students do have any concerns or issues they can do something about it. Students can file a complaint with the diversity office and depending on the situation the course of action can be through mediation, or students will be directed to other services for proper advocacy. Students can also become ambassadors, “Students can be ambassadors by embracing and celebrating the individual uniqueness of others. They can be role models by having a level of expectation of how they treat others and want to be treated in return,” says Hector-Alexander. If students want to get involved with the campaign directly they can attend upcoming events like women against violence, which will be held in October, or joining the advisory committee. “What respect means to me is to be mindful of each other, because what is visible and is not visible we don’t know. We don’t know the life experiences of others and their journeys so we need to treat others how we want to be treated,” says Hector-Alexander. To find out more information students can visit thediversity office or durhamcollege. com/respect.
October 4, 2011
Anime club has huge turnout Natasha Cohen
The Chronicle Room L118 was as filled as any large classroom, only instead of a capacity crowd of eager students it was eager fans of anime. Over a hundred people turned up for the first meeting of the Anime on Campus club on Sept. 22. It was the biggest turn out they’d ever had. Melissa Schultz formed the Anime on Campus club four years ago. “The group has grown so much,” she said. “We started as a Facebook group with six or seven of us. We used a study room to meet until we got kicked out by security…and then we made the group, and it’s become all of these people,” she said, referring to the energetic crowd that filled the classroom. “I founded this group because a lot of people who like anime and gaming isolate themselves,” Schultz said. “This
is a lot like coming out.” Fans of anime and gaming don’t have to be shy – they are among people who share similar interests and passions. The anime club is a great place to meet new people and make
friends on campus you can relate to, said Schultz. Joining a club on campus helps individuals feel more connected and involved. It can make college a more comfortable and fun experience.
“The anime club is cool place you can go to interact with anime fans and your friends,” said Julie-Ann Wagstaff, a recent Personal Support Worker grad from Durham College who came with her friends for their
first meeting. “It’s a lot of fun to be a part of. I was so busy with school last year I never went to the meetings, but I’m glad I finally decided to go to one. Everyone’s nice and welcoming!” During the first meeting, two animes were shown, Gundam Wing and Gurren Lagann. Club members exploded into cheers when the animes began to play on the projector in surround sound, giving the classroom a movie theatre atmosphere as the lights dimmed. Animes are played every meeting, often being chosen and voted on by the members. In-between the animes shown some in attendance played a game of Pictionary. People enthusiastically filed up to participate. The Anime on Campus club has a forum and a Facebook page where members can keep in touch and stay up-to-date about meeting dates, activities and trips. Members are welcomed to drop by the club office in room UL 105.
outside of their courses at DC and UOIT. “Entering your work into a show gives you the opportunity to put your name out there and gain experience,” said Fraser about her decision to enter the art show. Fraser has entered a few arts shows in the past, so she’s no stranger to putting herself out there. Unlike Fraser, this will be Jefferys’ first time submitting her work to an exhibition. “I did stuff within my high school for art showings, but never an show. It’s different because school gives you the guidelines for your art, but when you’re on your own you have to fill in the blanks,” she said. Fraser has aspirations of transferring to Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) a fine arts college in Nova Scotia next year, but as far as a career goes she’s still unsure. “I could be an art teacher, painter or a gallery curator, but
I don’t know yet. I’ll probably end up being a starving artist,” said Fraser. Fraser completed the Foundations in Art and Design program a few years ago, and then attended school to become a hairdresser, but her passion has always been art. “It comes naturally to me, and in my mind in makes sense for me to just do art,” she said, which is why Fraser enrolled in the Fine Arts program. Her artistic style is described by Jefferys as “ominous but happy.” “My work is my own, but if I had to give a reference it would
be similar to Tim Burton’s art, not his movies,” said Fraser. Jefferys is fresh out of high school and figured if she was going to go to school it should be for something she likes, so she chose the Art and Foundations program as a stepping stone. She wants to apply to Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD ) art school in Toronto next year. “My art style is hippy, if I had to name it. I use a lot of colours and wavy lines, almost like the art style from the 1970s,”says Jefferys.
They both have similar artistic influences for inspiration in music and photography. Fraser and Jefferys decided to create a painting that merges both their hipster and bold ominous creatures. The preview of their unfinished painting is best described as Tim Burton goes under the sea with brilliant bold lines, and a gradient of blues. Fraser plans to paint jellyfish for the finishing touches. “We balance each other out artistically. What one of lacks the other makes up for,” said Jefferys.
ANIME CLUB STARTING OFF STRONG: Campus anime enthusiasts met for the first time on Sept. 22. The club had its biggest turnout this year with more than a hundred people in attendance.
Art exhibition offers opportunity
Larissa Frankevych The Chronicle
Glue, paints, canvas and a natural talent are the key tools for an artist to make their creation, but a second pair of hands and a different perspective can produce a masterpiece. Foundations in Art and Design student Amy Jefferys and Fine Arts student Christine Fraser have decided to combined their artist styles for a new venture. They’ve decided to enter their collaboration in the upcoming art exhibition called Rock, Paper, Scissors! being held at the Whitby Station Gallery. The gallery is accepting submissions of paintings, photographs, and sculptures until November for the exhibit premiere in December. Posters of the art exhibition are placed around the school to encourage students to explore their creativity and get involved in the art community
DC hosts ScrapFest
Tracey Fidler The Chronicle
Get your scissors, paper and glue ready! It’s scrapbooking time. On Oct. 14 and 15, the Durham College Oshawa campus is hosting ScrapFest 2011, where scrapbookers can swap advice, take classes, purchase supplies, enjoy
a meal and have a great time! There are also opportunities to play games and win great prizes. ScrapFest began in 2007 in Paris, Ontario, and has taken place in various locations all over Canada ever since. Those interested should visit www.scrapfest.ca or call 905-895-1821.
October 4, 2011
Survivors rally for photo ops
Patricia De Bres The Chronicle
It was all smiles and laughter as local women showed off their personally designed bras at Children’s Arena on Sept. 20 to show their support for breast cancer survivors. Oshawa’s breast cancer survivors decorated one of their bras and wore it above their clothing. As the women awaited the pictures being taken they grouped together and admired each other’s boas and pink bras. Jan Richmond, a six-year survivor, explained the bras are a fun way to get survivors involved. “We’ve been doing this for six or seven years now,” she said. The survivors ranged from six months to 17 years. The “Fearless Leader” Carole Keys is a 17-year survivor. She was full of smiles and laughter as she posed for the group shots.
Patricia De Bres
KICKING OFF BREAST CANCER MONTH: Breast cancer survivors Janice Loucks and Carys Cao high five for life. But what you can’t see is that Keys has a hearing disability. Due to her chemo treatment she is now slightly deaf and needs the help of a service dog
named Binny. After taking professional photos in three different places the group gathered for coffee and cake. The hall was deco-
rated with bright pink balloons and colourful napkins. Carys Cao and Belinda Bell became friends during chemo. “She’s a baby survivor,” Bell said of her
to interact with them and how to provide the support they need. Fourth-year UOIT Criminology and Forensics student and Outreach Services volunteer, Nicole Pitre, described the mentality they learn in training that staff must understand and convey to students in distress. “You make them feel the ground underneath them…to calm them down,” said Pitre. The aim of the Women’s Centre is to create a safe and open environment for women dealing with issues such as sexual and mental health, pregnancy and abuse of any kind. Two hundred students are
currently signed up to volunteer for the DC and UOIT Outreach Services, many of whom were made aware of the Women’s Centre through the annual free spa day, Pamper Yourself, in March of this year. Barb Bryan has held the position of outreach co-ordinator since October of 2009 and runs the Women’s Centre with the help of student staff and volunteers. “We’re basically an ear to listen, or a shoulder to cry on, or someone to vent to about any range of issues that can be specific for women,” said Bryan. Staff are able to arrange professional counselling for women and find shelter for
anyone in need of a safe environment. The centre provides resources such as books, videos, government reports and brochures for students which are available on two-week loans. “That’s so that women can empower themselves by being educated about a variety of issues that are specific to women,” said Bryan. The Women’s Centre hosts a number of events throughout the year, giving students a way to socialize with their peers. Major events like the Vagina Monologues and the Power of Pink campaign draw in crowds, but self-esteem workshops are also frequent. Public events are held
friend, who is a 9-month survivor. Canadian Cancer Society has a special program where they drive cancer patients to Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto for their chemo treatments. The patients have to stay at the hospital all day to wait for the others in their group to finish their treatment. This is where Cao and Bell became good friends. They joked about losing their hair and losing their eyelashes. “I love having eyelashes,” Cao said, no longer taking the little things for granted. Bell, who is a 10-month survivor, talked about making jokes about cancer. “You have your down days but you have to have fun with it,” she said. The photos kicked off the start of Breast Cancer Month. Most of the women who took pictures planned to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure on Oct. 2.
Women’s Centre here to help Emily Wood The Chronicle
The services offered on campus at Durham College and UOIT are numerous and diverse, providing students with information about a wide variety of issues. But despite promotion, some continue to go unnoticed. The Women’s Centre is one of the four outreach services offered on campus, dealing with any women-related issues. All staff members, including volunteers, must undergo training before starting. These seminars provide general knowledge about certain types of people, understanding how
mainly for those unaware of the centre and what it offers. The Women’s Centre will partner with shelters in Durham Region for these events, held in addition to the myriad hosted on campus. “We call it healthy living,” said Bryan. “We’re not here to focus on you going to the gym or eating right, but we want to make sure that your mental and social health is just as good as your physical health.” The new office is located in the Student Services building in room 120, its doors open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Staff can also be found at the downtown campus every second Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Regent Theatre opens its doors Matt McPhee The Chronicle
There is plenty one can learn outside of school, including the history of the buildings where students take their studies. Between Sept. 24 and 25 Heritage Oshawa celebrated its culture and history with Doors Open 2011. Of the buildings open for exploration, two were UOIT’s latest additions, Regent Theatre and 61 Charles Street. Regent Theatre was open for anybody to browse, and Cathy Clarke, chair of Heritage Oshawa, was there to answer any
questions. During the open house, the theatre showcased a silent film of Oshawa in the 1920s. Regent Theatre was constructed by the Famous Players theatres and bought and reopened last September by UOIT. The theatre is now used as a lecture hall for students. The theatre is also laptopequipped, complete with foldout desks and wireless Internet. “The idea is that it become the core of the campus downtown,” said Clarke. “It would be expensive to build and they were also interested in the heritage of down-
REGENT THEATRE: Lisa Banks, Melissa Levy and Cathy Clarke enjoy a screening of a silent film of the early days of Oshawa from 1926. town.” Lectures run from 8 in the morning until 10 at night through the week, but finish early Friday afternoons since
the venue also hosts performances on evenings and weekends. Kevin Arbour, the theatre manager and is responsible for
booking acts. Upcoming events include Matthew Good and 54-40, as well as frequent performances by the Ontario Philharmonic.
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Campus food bank is helping students Tara Oades Chronicle Staff
After a long day of classes all you want to do is go home, throw your bag down, kick off your shoes and watch television. After a little while you make dinner, then get back to school work. However, many students at Durham College and UOIT don’t have the option of making dinner, because they might not have money for food. This is why the campus Food Centre is an important part of the campus. The Food Centre isn’t often advertised, so many students don’t know much about it.
“I didn’t even know we had a food bank,” said Melisa Delia, a second-year health and fitness student at Durham College. “But it’s a good thing to know.” The campus Food Centre is currently located in the Health and Wellness Centre, but will be moving to the Simcoe Building sometime this year. Toiletries, and nutritious, non-perishable food items are provided to students who can’t afford them. Barb Bryan, coordinator of outreach services, said that on average 70 students visit the campus Food Centre per month. This service is for students. Any staff or community mem-
bers who need help will be referred to a food bank off campus. The college and university’s campus community consists of many low-income students on OSAP, who may have lost support from their families, Bryan said. Giving students access to these items helps relieve the stress associated with the cost of attending a post-secondary institution. “I live on campus, have OSAP and don’t have a job, so money is kinda tight,” said a second-year student at Durham College. “I already worry about affording school, so not having to worry about affording food is
helpful.” The Food Centre is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday to Friday. If students can’t make it during those hours they can request items to be left in an anonymous locker. The combination is sent by e-mail after the student’s identity is verified. Depending on what items are available, students might not get everything requested. The hamper program, gives students one less thing to worry about. Like all food banks, monetary and food donations are accepted, and volunteers are needed.
“We are always looking for students who want to volunteer,” said Adeyinka Daramola, an outreach services volunteer. “When a student volunteers they will help with different programs, and with awareness events, and the Food Centre has many coming up in the next few months, like the Trick or Eat Food Drive which takes place at the end of October. Students can also start their own food drives to raise money and donations for the Food Centre.” Any students who need more information on the Food Centre, or are interested in volunteering should call, 905-7212000 ext. 2315.
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Bier pong pings E.P. Taylor’s Amanda Darrock The Chronicle
While people around Durham Region prepare for Halloween and other October events, E.P. Taylor’s celebrated Oktoberfest in their own school-savvy fashion. Bier Pong, a clever school oriented twist on the world recognized game of beer pong, was organized by Derek Fullerton, vice-president of Campus Life. The event was centered around two tables with red, white or blue cups filled with water which sat in the middle of the room. “Playing with water in the cups is better, because it keeps the balls clean and allows the players to play longer,” said Rick Doucette, one of the security guards overseeing the event. With eight teams of two, the event followed the rules of using white ping pong balls to be tossed from one end of the table into the water-filled cups. Each time a ball landed in one of the cups, the cup was moved aside. The first team to run out of cups lost the game and was eliminated from the competition. “We just wanted to pro-
SCORE: Marcus Moss and Brian Maruncic shoot the last Ping-Pong ball into the cup to win the E.P. Taylor’s Oktoberfest tournament. vide something fun,” said Fullerton.”It was inspired by Oktoberfest. Though it is largely based around beer and music, we figured we will avoid the alcohol in the cups but hopefully have some fun.” The fun and excitement
could be sensed in the competitors as they filtered in teams of two through the pub entrance, registering at the door to compete for an assortment of school-logoed and Oktoberfestrelated prizes. After a quick meeting to
explain the rules of the game, which included rock paper scissors to decide the starting team, Fullerton announced the start of the game with the words “just have fun.” As the eight teams played through the night, accompa-
nied by the clicking sound of the ping-pong balls, and a background drone of music and conversation, the teams used a one-game elimination rule. Many of the competitors and patrons took this opportunity to enjoy pints of beer or the pub’s Wednesday night Pitcher Me Happy event, leaving only the bier pong cups alcohol-free. As the event progressed and it came down to the final two teams, a small, loyal crowd cheered wildly for their chosen teams as the balls flew across the table. The last game to decide the winner of the entire tournament came down to Marcus Moss and Sam Ryan against Brian Maruncic and Mark Panaci. The viewers cheers were only matched by the cheers of teammates Maruncic and Panaci as they high-fived, and yelled in triumph as their oppositions last cup was moved aside. “We had a great time tonight, it feels really great to have won a school event,” said Panaci. “It’s awesome that the school puts on events like this, it’s really fun and there should be more events like it,” said Maruncic after they won the tournament.
Killing for a living at Canada’s Fan Expo Omar Laing The Chronicle
One, two Freddy’s coming for you! Horror film legend Robert Englund was just one of many Toronto-loving celebrities who took part this August in Fan Expo Canada 2011 at the Metro Convention Centre. “I’m probably on my third generation of fans now,” said Englund after he cut the opening ceremony ribbon along with fellow horror film legend, Lance Henriksen from the James Cameron directed film, Aliens. The 2011 Fan Expo is an annual event where over 600 retailers and exhibitors of gaming, comic, science fiction, horror, and anime get showcased. Fans can also get a chance to meet some of their favourite celebrities, artists and authors during autograph sessions where they can also take a photo with the special guest. Throughout the weekend, there were a number of question and answer sessions, giving fans an opportunity to not only see the celebrities, but to speak with them. Fans could purchase items, play demos of unreleased games or just show off the costume they wore to
the event. Generations of fans can be educated in different genres with attending actors such as William Shatner from Star Trek. Many veteran actors embraced younger fans becoming familiar with their work. Actor Robert Englund originally rose to fame playing supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the 1984 smash hit, A Nightmare On Elm Street. “I sort of came along with popular age, as a character, along with video, cable, DVDs, and Blu-ray,” said Englund. “I think it’s sort of a right of passage now, for fathers to let their sons watch A Nightmare On Elm Street. Even though that sounds like bad parenting, compared to newer horror films, ours is more imaginative-like a fairytale.” Englund also showed his humourous side saying, “ I don’t think anyone wants to grow up and be Freddy. He would be a tough prom date, but the character goes with the logo and experience of a very successful franchise, which is nine films and I starred in eight of them.” Kevin Sorbo, from the hit TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, also proved to be
a fan favourite throughout the weekend with full auditoriums during his question and answer sessions. Well known for his sense of humour, Sorbo did not waste any time capturing the audience’s attention. “You’re late!” He yelled at a fan who walked into the auditorium. The audience and Sorbo immediately started laughing and he began to answer questions. When asked about the difficulties of working in Hollywood, Sorbo quipped, “That’s why we do drugs and get tattoos.” Although he loves to use humour when speaking with people, he did have some serious moments while talking about his near-death experience in 1997 when he had an aneurysm burst in his body and almost died. Sorbo said there would be more details of this incident in his new book due for release on Oct. 11. Fan Expo Canada 2011 was an amazing weekend with an attendance of more than 79,000 people, beating out last year’s attendance of 64,000. The dates for the 2012 Fan Expo have already been set. It opens Aug. 23. For all horror, sci-fi, or anime lovers, this is one event you don’t want to miss.
FREDDY FRENZY: Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund cuts the opening ceremony ribbon at Fan Expo.
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Grace opens for Terri Clark Amanda Darrock The Chronicle
For Cadence Grace Leipsig, music is not only her career and life-blood, it was also her incentive to lose 100 pounds. She will open for countrysinger Terri Clark at her Oct. 8 concert at the General Motors Centre. Following her passion has led Leipsig, who goes by the stage name Cadence Grace, to devote much of her life to music. With her debut album; Unbreakable set to hit stores this January, she is poised at the age of 25 to channel her creative talents into a successful career. She has opened for Dean Brody, and opened for Aaron Pritchett at the Pavillion. Growing up in Whitby, Ontario, Grace began writing music at a young age and performing relentlessly for anyone willing to watch. In her teens she entered a contest in search of the next pop
star, and achieved some early success recording songs for hit youth television shows; Naturally Sadie and Degrassi: The Next Generation. To broaden her music education, Grace took Music Business Management at Durham College graduating in 2006. Though Grace produced a pop album composed of these television songs, she quickly realized that country music was her calling. During the transition from a pop singer to a country artist her main worry was of fan backlash, labelling her a ‘sellout’. Another concern was how she was physically viewed. As a chubby girl competing in a cut-throat industry that places as much emphasis on looks as it does talent, her music was often neglected when producers would comment on her weight and image. “When all you hear is, you’re too big, or not pretty enough, it takes away from how they perceive
CADENCE GRACE: After a long road full of dedication and perseverance, Cadence Grace prepares to open for Terri Clark. your music,” says Grace. To avoid further negative connotations she stopped pursuing music for almost two years. “I did what I had to do to fit in so that they wouldn’t focus on my looks. I wanted people to say this is her music, it’s great and she looks great
too,” says Grace. She worked relentlessly on her image and lost almost 100 pounds during her musical hiatus. During this period, Grace was able to gain a more mature understanding of who she is as an artist, though she also struggled with thoughts
Oshawa looks back on the history of education
Angie Doucett The Chronicle
Remember birch rods, leather straps, slate tablets and coal heating in elementary school? No? The Oshawa Historical Society does. The Oshawa museum’s historical society kicked off its first meeting of the year at the Oshawa Public Library with an informative look at Oshawa’s education history from 1800 to 1967. The presentation focused on Oshawa’s first schools gathered from the viewpoint of Oshawa native and piano instructor Olive French.
French, who earned her certificate of merit in 1929, wrote detailed, unpublished memoirs on the conditions of early education in Oshawa. Topics in these memoirs included the early curriculum, including examinations and punishment, schoolhouses, teachers and classroom sizes. Jillian Passmore, the visitor experience co-ordinator for the Oshawa museum, has headed the project for the last two years and gave an hour-long presentation on her findings. “I think it’s interesting to learn about the little tidbits – what was covered in the curriculum, types of punishment.
Everybody finds those interesting. It was so different… their system of examination was different, how they distributed textbooks was different,” Passmore laughs. “I just think people will see how good they have it.” The historical society meets every third week of each month in the auditorium at the McLaughlin branch of the Oshawa Public Library. Membership currently stands at 124, but others are strongly encouraged to join. “One of the goals of the Oshawa historical society is to gain interest in younger mem-
of quitting music for good, she said. It was Grace’s mother who suggested she try out for the show Karaoke Star, reviving her spirit to perform music again. “We arrived to find the set being shut down,” said Grace. After pleading with the judges for a shot, she left the audition with the entire judging panel in awe of her talent. Grace has been working hard playing local and out-oftown shows to gain popularity while using her other talents as a graphic designer and to connect with her fans. She maintains her full-time employment at Lonestar restaurant in Whitby, while continuing to look up to powerful young artists such as Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. Two weeks ago her debut single Living In Our Love hit country radio stations. “I can’t imagine being happy doing anything else. There is nothing that makes me feel as fulfilled as doing country music.”
Terri Clark’s Here For a Good Time Amanda Darrock
HENRY HOUSE: The Henry House is one of several historic buildings operated by Oshawa’s historical society. bership - to recruit newer, younger members and people that are interested in history or different things about Oshawa,” Passmore said.
The Chronicle As September fades to October, country music sensation Terri Clark’s concert fast approaches. Clark will be playing at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa on Oct. 8. She will be accompanied by opening acts The Stellas and Cadence Grace. This show promises to be a great experience for country music fans. The concert starts at 8p.m., if anyone is interested in tickets contact the box office at General Motors Centre.
October 4, 2011
The Arkells on way to tour
Meghan Wels The Chronicle
The Arkells, an Indie band from Hamilton, On, have taken the world by storm with their intriguing stage performances and unique sound that make the crowd want to get up and dance. The band got a chance to perform at Durham College and UOIT’s Campusfest before heading out on their fall tour to promote the release of their new album, Michigan Left, which comes out Oct. 18th. “We were really happy when they asked us to come back and play frosh week,” says the band’s lead singer Max Kerman. “I love campus,” says Kerman. “I’m really happy that we’re a band that gets to play college shows.” A few singles from the band’s upcoming album have been released already including the title track Michigan Left, and Whistleblower, which can both be found on iTunes. The new album really digs into the band’s Canadian roots with influences from The Tragically Hip, Tokyo Police Club, and Death Cab For Cutie as well as influences by new upcoming indie bands like Pheonix, Spoon, and Ra Ra Riot. Previous to Michigan Left, the band released an EP called Deadlines in March 2008, and their album Jackson Square in October 2008. “We’re interested in music with lyrics and stories that we find interesting. Those elements are on Jackson Square and also on Michigan Left,” says Kerman. The band had quite a successful summer this year when they got to play a TIFF party at Toronto’s Mod Club with fellow indie bands Hey Rosetta and The Rural Alberta Advantage. “That was cool,” says Kerman. “We are big fans of both of those bands and have played with them before, so it was good to see them again.” The Arkells fall tour kicks off Nov. 2 in North Bay Ontario and will continue west until Nov. 19.
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Stellas: married to country Amanda Darrock The Chronicle
As October approaches in Durham Region, so does the arrival of the country music duo, the Stellas. This husband and wife duo who have just released their self-titled debut album The Stellas, are preparing to join Cadence Grace as the opening act for country music sensation Terri Clark on Oct.8. Though not the headliner, The Stellas are quickly gaining popularity in the country music world. Brad and MaryLynne Stella both grew up in musical families, which inspired their own passion. When they first met they were drawn together by their love of music and musician
Tracy Chapman. Since that day, they have been “attached at the hip”, together all the time between their work, marriage and raising their two daughters, Maisy and Lennon. Music is our lives, it’s our children’s lives, our relationship, we are music, said MaryLynne Stella. Their musical career together began with the help of MaryLynne’s sister and Brad’s brother, who joined the duo to play as a group of four. After the group split, the Stellas were formed and started playing open microphone nights. Since the couple shares everything else, it would only seem fitting that they would receive inspiration for their career, from the same artist. “ k.d. Lang is someone I re-
ally admire because she is the ultimate be-true-to-yourself, “said MaryLynne. “She has a balance. What happens usually is you’re going to have a critic or an industry where you have their respect or you will have the respect of the public. It’s hard to have both. Someone like k.d.Lang, they maintain that balance,” said Brad. While working on their debut album, which includes the songs Perfect, and In this House, the Stellas had to filter through all their past songs to decide which ones made the album. “We’re fresh and hopefully the album is a peek into our lives, getting to know us personally and musically, it’s very personal,” said MaryLynne.
The Stellas: The husband and wife duo are working on their debut album, filtered through their past works.
Fired from Facebooking Aaron O’Toole The Chronicle
A teacher in Georgia was fired for having pictures of her drinking on Facebook. Her job required her to be professional and to set an example for students. She wasn’t fired for drinking she was fired for displaying her drinking publicly. What is posted on a social network is for the public to see. Users are responsible for every post they make. If there is a picture of you smoking pot online it could be seen as proof of illegal activity. If there is an offensive comment about a co-worker online, it could be the reason someone loses his or her job. As well, anyone applying for a job should be well aware that companies might be glancing at your social network profiles.
What are businesses looking for? Whatever they can find to help them decide if an applicant is right for the job. There are consequences even for our online actions. John Mazzocchi had been working at a GameStop in Long Island, NY since 2007. Just this year Mazzocchi was fired for posted pictures to Twitter of him planking, while at work! Planking is a modern day fad where a person lies stiff like a plank. His actions were considered gross negligence, not only was he fired but he was denied unemployment. Employees of at a Dominos in North Carolina were fired for posting videos of them doing vulgar things to customers food. These sites require users to discern the consequences of their actions. In several cases
people step down or are let go because of a single post they make. Something posted online can be read by anyone; it is no longer considered private. The more important a person’s career or role in the community, the less room there is for an unprofessional post on a social network. Several of these incidents could have easily been avoided if the people involved kept their private lives private. In some
cases, like the Domino’s incident the employees simply got what they deserved. In certain circumstances the Internet can be a valuable and practical tool for the evaluation of an employee. Jobholders and jobseekers should be aware that employers might check their online profiles. This is one of the ways social networking is changing our society. So, always think carefully about what you post online!
October 4, 2011
F1 driving legend remembered Philip Petrovski The Chronicle
No fear. No limits. No equal. Ayrton Senna was an astounding driver and an incredible human being. The film Senna was released this past summer with phenomenal reception from critics. It was much more than a documentary about an F1 driver who was one of the best to ever compete. The film highlighted the clash between the passion and politics of the sport. While the
film depicts how Senna progressed throughout his career, much of his charisma and his love for his fans, friends and family was caught on tape. Much of the filming and his emotions were candid, showing Senna at his best and worst moments. The film also details the inevitable feud between Senna and Alain Prost. While Prost was a racer who drove like a mathematician calculating every corner, Senna drove with panache and heart. This made an intriguing drama for F1 fans and brought
a larger audience to the sport. While his cloest friends and even distant enemies would comment on how facinating he was, his life was anything but uneventful. Senna describes how he missed the pureness and completeness of his karting days. He enjoyed the simplicity of a race that didn’t orbit around money and politics. Senna’s longing for this innocent passion truly described his character. Never throughout the film did any of Senna’s acquaintances comment that
he thirsted for money or fame. Senna was a simple Brazilian talent who never forgot his roots. After his great successes, Senna returned to his home country of Brazil and returned to the world he wished to rejuvenate. While he was reaping wins for his various teams, Brazil was in terrible poverty, but these wins provided Brazil with an idol. This idol would become invaluable to Brazil. Loved and adored by its people of every age and gender. The film also document-
ed Senna’s death at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, which was unbearable to watch at times. Even after all these years, the documentary proved Senna’s impact on the sport, his fans and Brazil. After Senna’s death, the sport changed immensely in politics and safety. Senna’s career was a landmark in F1 and showed the sport at its absolute best. Stunning editing, phenomenal directing and a near perfect documentary, Senna will be on DVD on Oct, 10.
The King returns in 3-D for two weeks Omar Laing The Chronicle
The King has returned. Seventeen years after the original film wowed audiences in theatres, the Walt Disney classic, The Lion King, has been rereleased in 3-D and still has enough power to captivate a whole new generation. With the blockbuster film being released within a new century, Disney workers have used some new techniques to
revamp the movie. The original version of The Lion King was full of colourful characters. The Lion King has now been digitally re-mastered to bring a brighter look to the movie and give each character more life. Depending on the situation, film creators have used a perfect blend of colours with different shades for each colour. Both adults and children can easily identify heroes and villains based on setting colours
and character skin tones. Another great method used to bring the animated feature to life was the use of 3-D effects. In recent years, films done in 3-D have been a huge box office success. Disney has joined the 3-D craze, making audience members feel like they are part of the movie. The Lion King begins with several powerful scenes showcasing an African jungle. These scenes are absolutely breathtaking with digital enhance-
ments and 3-D effects. “I felt like I was in the jungle,” said 14-year-old Tanelle Hendriks. “When the animals walked by, I felt like I was sitting on the warm grass and they were walking by me.” The Lion King may be filled with spectacular visual effects, but that’s not all. The film’s music and overall sound effects prove to be the final ingredient in yet another Disney masterpiece. Each animal species has its own unique sound. The movie
starts off with a black screen and the sound of animals awaking to a beautiful sunrise. In one opening scene a herd of elephants march toward the screen, which looks realistic considering the film’s visual strength. Viewers can hear elephant feet as they pound the ground. All of the songs sound better than ever and families can relive the magic of this timeless tale. The Lion King is an excellent tale for people of all ages.
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Where the rubber meets the grass Tyler Richards The Chronicle
ockey may be Canada’s national sport, but Canada’s oldest sport isn’t hockey, it’s lacrosse. Currently UOIT does not have its own men’s lacrosse team, but its women’s lacrosse team just gained full varsity status this season. The women’s lacrosse team got its start three years ago as a club. When starting a new sports team it is an OUA rule that there is a probationary period during which the start-up team can play exhibition games against OUA teams, but is not actually a member of the OUA. There are currently eight women’s teams in the OUA --- Western, Guelph, McMaster, Laurier, McGill, Toronto, Queens and UOIT. Thankfully for lacrosse fans at UOIT, the women’s team made it through the probationary period and is now playing for the OUA championships. Amy Fincham has been the head coach of the lacrosse team since its beginning, and when she was a student herself, played in the OUA for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, winning four championship titles. “We want everyone to know that we are a start-up team, so
VARSITY WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Third-year nursing student Megan Scott fires at goaltender and first-year Kinesiology student Tessa Lam at practice in Whitby. we are accepting all levels of players,” Fincham said. “Anyone is welcome.” Fincham is also trying to
help out the new women’s lacrosse team at York University. “They’re kinda starting out where we were two years
ago. Only one other team has agreed to play them. A lot of the teams don’t want to play an extra game because it’s taking
the chances of getting more injuries. We were there two years ago and we know how it feels.” Fincham said a lot of people in the Durham region play lacrosse, and she believes that with the new varsity status of the team those players in the region will be more attracted to UOIT. Tristen Cruickshank, a third-year Nursing student and Stephanie MacAskill, a thirdyear Communications and Health Sciences student are two captains of the team. Both Cruickshank and MacAskill have been on the team since the team’s beginning. “We get better and better every year,” says Cruickshank. “It’s a different atmosphere,” said Cruickshank, “there are a lot of players out there with experience and it provides good competition.” MacAskill said: “this year has been really awesome, more players have come on board with some experience.” Currently the team does not practice on the campus field because there isn’t enough time with the four soccer teams of Durham and UOIT already using it. UOIT is set to host the Women’s lacrosse championship in 2013 so lacrosse fans at the university can look forward to that in the future.
Ridgebacks needed a slap...shot
Zak McLachlan The Chronicle
he UOIT Ridgebacks men’s hockey team continued their preseason action on Sept. 23 and 24 with an 8-4 loss to the Nipissing Lakers and a 4-1 win against the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. The Ridgebacks haven’t had the best of luck at Memorial Gardens in North Bay. The team’s only other visit there resulted in a 5-0 loss to the Lakers. Although their defensive lapses allowed the Lakers to net eight goals, head coach Marlin Muylaert was happy with their offensive output. “I was disappointed with how crappy we played away from the puck on defence,” Muylaert said. “If it wasn’t for their goaltending we would’ve been in the game.” A bright spot in the game was the goal production from former Oshawa General Kody Musselman. Musselman had a two-goal effort on the night for his first two goals as a Ridgeback. “Kody has a lot of respect (from his teammates) from his years in the OHL,” Muylaert said. The Ridgebacks travelled home to the Campus Ice Centre the next night to take on the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. That was the first time the two teams faced off after the Hawks eliminated the Ridgebacks from the second round of the playoffs last season. The Hawks held a 1-0 lead until early in the third when Tony Rizzi netted a shorthanded goal to even the score. The Ridgebacks then exploded for three goals in the last five minutes to walk away with a 4-1 victory.
UOIT HOCKEY: James Woodcroft passes through legs of Golden Hawks defender. After being concerned last week with the team’s ability to execute a physical style of play for the entire game, Muylaert was pleased with what he saw against the Hawks. “That was our first 60-minute effort,” Muylaert said. The team will travel south of the border on Oct. 1 to take on the Michigan Wolverines and to Ohio the next day to battle the Bowling Green Falcons. Michigan is ranked fourth in the nation in NCAA hockey.
Muylaert knows these games will be a challenge for his Ridgebacks but with six of the team’s first eight games being played on the road, he plans on using this experience as a building block in the team’s development. “If we can survive those games and come out with some positives, we’ll be able to handle the first part of the season,” Muylaert said. The Ridgebacks will be back at home for their season opener on Oct. 8 against the York Lions. The puck drops at 7:30 pm at the Campus Ice Centre.
October 4, 2011
Lords on track to nationals Austin Rogers The Chronicle
The Durham College Lords men’s baseball team are on track to win the CIBA Ontario conference title as they have since the ‘05-‘06 season, with a shot at finishing in the Final Four at Nationals as they have the last two years in a row. The Lords defeated York 19-4 last Tuesday while putting on a hitting display and maintaining their first place in the CIBA Ontario division. Shortstop Tyler Mitchell went 3-for-3 with 4 runs and 1 RBI, as well as drawing a walk after being hit by a pitch. The Lords went on to win the game, scoring 19 runs on 13 hits and leaving 10 runners on base in their Tuesday night matchup. Lords starter Richard Burke won the game, spanning the full five innings of play and al-
DURHAM LORDS BASEBALL: Shortstop Tyler Mitchell celebrates with the rest of the team after their 19-4 victory over the York Lions. lowing four earned runs. The Lords improved their overall record to 9-4, and their conference record to 9-2 after the win.
Lords take two victories against Humber Durham beat the Hawks 11-0 and 8-1 in their double-header Robynne Henry
The Chronicle Durham Lords swung into conference games with a shutout double-header against the Humber Hawks on Wednesday, Sept. 28. After a shaky start in exhibition games, the Lords beat the Hawks 11-0 in the first game and 8-1 in the second. The Lords once again had consistent hitting from the start with two hits in the first inning and seven in the second. Melissa Semniuk hit a team-high four RBIs in the first game; Janna Hagan and Jenna Dupuis went 3 for 3 with a combined five RBIs. The Lords head coach, Jim Nemish said in a press release that he was glad that the hitting picked up after the slow start in their exhibition games. Veteran pitcher Shannon Galea pitched a five-inning shutout, allowing one hit, and struck out five batters in the win in game one. Kristine Miles, the 2010 OCAA championship top pitcher, had the win in game two, and Alexandra Mallett closed the second game. Brittany Bell, Dupuis and Shannon Ferguson each hit twice to assist with the wins, with Bell also helping in defence with five outs. The Lords were scheduled to play in Kitchener Oct. 1 where they took on Conestoga Condors. The Lords next home game will be Oct. 13 against Mohawk, another double-header. As of Sept. 28 the Lords overall record is 3-4, and the conference record is currently 2-0 for this season.
The Lords only conference losses of the season came when they dropped games to Windsor on the 18th and 25th of September.
With the exception of the two losses, the Lords have won all matchups in conference play, and have plated at least 4 runs in all of their 9 victories.
As well as their offensive performance, the Lords pitching staff have went deep into games. Besides Burke winning Tuesday’s game, Lords pitcher Julian Daligadu pitched a 7-inning no-hitter against York on the 13th. The Lords maintain a halfgame lead over Windsor in the CIBA Ontario standings, and have the fourth best overall win percentage in the league. Durham is set to host the Humber Hawks for the first time in back-to-back double headers on Saturday October .1 and Sunday October .2. The Lords finished in first place in last year’s CIBA Conference standings, with a conference record of 16-0 and an overall record of 23-4. Shortstop Tyler Mitchell was the CIBA Ontario top hitter in last year’s season, and is poised to repeat this year as the Lords continue their dominance.
A FINAL SEASON WITH THE LORDS: Durham Lords veteran pitcher Julian Daligadu looks to his future, not as a baseball player but as a physiotherapist.
A player’s last year on the pitcher’s mound Austin Rogers The Chronicle
Few pitchers, professional or collegiate, ever get to experience a no-hitter in their career. Durham Lords pitcher Julian Daligadu has already experienced one, only six years into his playing days with Durham. Daligadu, 23, has been playing baseball since he was 7. Growing up in Whitby, Daligadu was and is a Toronto Blue Jays fan, idolizing such pitchers as Roy Halladay. In his youth he played baseball for house leagues and his high school team, splitting playing time between pitching and third base. Though he enjoyed hitting, Daligadu eventually settled on pitching as he progressed as a pitcher. “I got pretty good at pitching so I stuck to it,” he said. Daligadu’s pitching rep-
ertoire includes a fastball, change-up and a curveball, his strikeout pitch, all thrown from a three-quarter arm slot with speeds ranging into the mid80s. A Masters of Health Science student, Daligadu has played for the Lords for the better part of a decade while going to school at UOIT. Daligadu pitched a no-hitter before, albeit in a short five-inning game. After striking out the side in the first inning of Durham’s 8-0 win over York, Daligadu went on to pitch the no-hitter, coming one walk and one error short of a perfect game. “You’re always thinking about it in your head. As you progress through the game you know the other team doesn’t have any hits, so you kind of get nervous at the end of it, but, it worked out,” he said. Daligadu didn’t accomplish the feat alone, however. The
Lords’ defence saved him on more than one occasion. “The defence was definitely key in the no hitter,” said Daligadu. “It’s obviously nice to play with a big lead.” Now the longest-tenured Lord, Daligadu is in his seventh and last year at UOIT. Upon graduating he hopes to work as a physiotherapist, but would like to keep playing as well. “I hope to play competitive baseball somewhere,” he said. However, he’s not focusing on pursuing a career. “If the opportunity comes I probably will [try out for A ball] but as of right now, probably not.” Daligadu has let hopes of playing professional baseball slip away, however he doesn’t let it faze him. “It’s sad to say, but I’m older now. Before, I had bigger dreams, I guess, of going somewhere, but right now I’m just enjoying playing baseball for Durham.”
October 4, 2011
UOIT trounces Aurora Panthers Amanda Darrock The Chronicle
White and blue jerseys were pulled on, skates laced up, helmets placed over heads, and the blades hit the ice as UOIT women’s hockey team began their second exhibition game of the season. After a close 5-4 loss against Whitby on Sept. 21, the Ridgebacks came into the Sept. 26 game against the Aurora Panthers with a drive to win, and they were successful, destroying the Pan-
thers 3-0. The game started off slightly rough, with some sloppy stick-handling from UOIT, but they soon tightened up their game and came back full force, scoring two goals before the middle of the second period. “Lots of good forechecking and defence helped us play really well tonight,” said Carly Nisbet, a first-year player on the UOIT team. The team used supreme puck handling and strong offence to defeat the Panthers. Though there were several penal-
ties for offences such as high-sticking and body-checking, the team showed brilliant, combined efforts, keeping a strong two-goal lead against the Panthers for the majority of the game until the third period. With four minutes left in the third period, Sarah Worthington scored the third and final goal against the Panthers. As the Ridgebacks enter their upcoming season, with the first game scheduled at Brock University on Wednesday, Oct. 5, they have their
Lead the charge by supporting our Generals The Generals have won four Memorial Cup championships and 12 OHL championships
When the team lost their home arena in a tragic fire in 1953, prominent Oshawa businessmen flooded the organization with donations in attempts to keep the team afloat. And when they won their last championship in 1990, Generals fans accounted for the majority of spectators in the Copps Coliseum for a Memorial Cup singleZak McLachlan game record attendance of 17,383. The Chronicle But now, 21 years later, the magic of their league supremacy has faded in the hearts and Every city needs something to believe in – a minds of the fans and numerous seats remain common theme among citizens in which to place empty each time the Generals take the ice at the their faith and pride. In Oshawa for the past 75 General Motors Centre. years, that has been the Generals. The team is poised to make a run in the playThe team has been good to Oshawa throughoffs, with a plethora of experienced players exout the years, winning four Memorial Cup champected to return for another year of junior hockpionships and 12 OHL championships, the most ey. With players like Christian Thomas, Calvin among all active teams. They have been a perende Haan, Boone Jenner and goaltender Kevin nial attraction in the city, always mirroring the Bailie, the Generals have the potential to play character of their beloved hometown – rough, deep into the playoffs. But they need your help. determined and full of heart. The Generals kicked off their 75th season with But after everything the Generals have given to the city of Oshawa, support for the team has a 5-1 win over the Kingston Frontenacs, but lost been on a steady decline since their last Memo- their home opener in a 3-2 decision to the Sault rial Cup victory in 1990. Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Sept 25. Now is the time for hockey fans from all over The Generals will return to play at home on Durham Region to rise up and stand behind the Oct. 10 against Kingston after a long 5-game team that has represented our city with pride all road trip. over the country. The Generals have never needVisit www.oshawagenerals.com to find dates ed our support more than now. and buy tickets for all upcoming home games, In the past, this city has rallied around the Come out and support your city and your Generals in good times and bad. Generals.
goals set. “Our goal this year is to make the playoffs,” said Jaclyn Gibson, a thirdyear player, who scored the first goal of the game. “ We have always been so close to making it.” “We are starting to build chemisty,” said Gibson.”Our line is starting to build chemistry and work together really well, which will help as we go into the season.” With a five-month season ahead of them, the Ridgebacks show much promise.
UOIT has first ever golf team this year Zak McLachlan The Chronicle
UOIT is fielding its first-ever golf squad this year in OUA action. Peter Butler is the team’s inaugural head coach, and looks to lead the Ridgebacks to early success. Butler has had decades of experience with the game of golf, and has been a member of the Canadian Professional Golf Association since 1994. His career as a golf professional began at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club in 1994 for a three-year tenure before he took his talents to the Royal Ottawa Golf Club as an assistant profes-
sional in 1997. He then spent two years in Peterborough as head golf professional before finally returning to Oshawa in 2002, where he has been the head professional ever since. The Ridgebacks will be playing out of the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club as their home course. The team was scheduled to tee off Oct. 1 at the Waterloo/ Laurier Invitational, Oct. 3 at the Gryphon Invitational, Oct. 7 at the Toronto Invitational, and Oct. 13 at the McMaster Invitational. The OUA Championships are set for Oct. 16-18 at Cataraqui Golf Club in Kingston.
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Rowing Tyler Richards
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Could it be a hole in one?
Tennis time Amanda Darrock The Chronicle
FORE!- David Laing looks far off into the distance, trying to catch a glimpse of the golf ball he just shot all the way across the green .
Lords welcome new players to the Durham basketball family The Chronicle
The Durham basketball team 10 new players along with three last year. Returning to
Lords men’s is welcoming to the family veterans from the team are
Lords lose The Chronicle
UOIT’s rowing team won silver and bronze in the Head of the Welland Regatta on Sept. 25. The women’s varsity 8-plus improved their time from last year’s Regatta by two minutes. The men’s novice 8-plus powered to a bronze medal. With less than a month until the OUA championships in St. Catharines the rowing team hopes to steal the title from Brock.
UOIT tennis season approaches. After a rocky start for the Ridgebacks, the team is energized to compete in the Oct. 7 OUA championships. The men’s and women’s tennis team promises to put up a good match.
forwards Tyler McGarrity, Byron Wabano and guard Christoff Pierre. The Lords will play their first exhibition game at home against Loyalist on Oct. 4. Head coach Desmond Rowley said “We’re going to be a team that goes up and down the floor a lot and also works hard.”
Durham College is hosting the Dave Stewart Tip-Off Tournament on Oct. 14-15 at the campus recreation and wellness centre. Dave Stewart was the former director of athletics at Durham College who retired after 26 years of helping staff and students.
The Durham Lords’ 13year undefeated regular season streak against the Lindsay Knights was ended Tuesday night in Peterborough as the Knights recorded a 2-0 victory. The home side started the game brightly, with goalkeeper Derek Money making a couple of very good saves. Durham found themselves a goal down after good play from the Knights. The Lords responded poorly and were soon 2-0 down, a score they ultimately could not overturn. Coach Stan Bombino was hoping for a positive response from his players as they prepared to meet St. Lawrence at Vaso Field. Results were unavailable at time of print.
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Training day on the soccer pitch Mike Pickford The Chronicle
A rare gust of wind swept over Vaso Field on a hot day in September as the men pulled their socks up, tied their cleats and jogged to the centre of the field to meet their coaches. It was another late night practice session for Durham’s men’s soccer team Thursday night, one the players seemed to be looking forward to. The mood was light, with odd bursts of laughter erupting from the circle some of the players had made on the half way line, while others on the bench joked loudly amongst themselves. As time slowly progressed, the players started with a jog around the field. Oh, make that two. And then three. Earlier, forward Jossi Rodriguez, a first-year police foundations student, said that training really wasn’t all that bad. And the players practised as such, getting through the running and stretching exercises with minimal fuss. Goalkeeper Brett Smith was unable to partake in the session. Having started in the exhibition game against Humber on Tuesday, Smith had to be replaced after taking a nasty kick to the head from one of the Humber forwards, receiving a concussion for his troubles. As a result
he was unable to participate in practice, watching his team, he explained just or play in any games for the foreseeable how important it is for every one of the future, which left the freshman bitterly players to come out to practice when it is scheduled. disappointed. “It’s really a learning curve for them, “I love just kicking a ball around and a way for them to mature.” Bombino being able to play,” Smith said. “Soccer said. is my life.” “The drills that they have been perThere may have been a feeling that forming are similar to one or two of the others those that professional would gladly swap places organizations have their with Smith as the practice players do. We are serious picked up a little pace. The training itself about what we do on the Players were now dofocuses me, it makes field when practising. It ing short sprints and circuits, weaving in and me realize how I need prepares them for what is expected in a game situaout of cones on the floor, to approach certain tion,” Bombino said. aiming to improve the speed of their already situations on the Having worked with pitch. former Scotland national quick feet. team managers such as And with that the players returned to the centre Craig Brown and Berti Vogts, Bombino has the of the field, where they Jossi Rodriguez credentials and the pedigathered around their gree to guide the team to coach, Stan Bombino, to talk about previous games, and the sea- where they want, and need to be. “First and foremost, I’m a professionson opener coming up against Fleming al coach,” Bombino said. “ I’ve worked College. Standing on the sidelines were fitness in the Canadian Professional Soccer and performance coaches, assistant League before, I’ve worked in the Oncoach Mario Bombino, and goalkeeping tario Soccer League before and I’ve been coach Vasco Jeronimo. Stan soon joined head coach here for 14 years. In all that them as the players began another drill, time my team and I have done the same things in practice, at games, and it’s this time actually involving a ball. As Stan Bombino sat in the stands, worked, so we must be doing something
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right,” Bombino continued. Although the Lord’s have yet to record a provincial championship under Bombino’s stewardship, they have reached the provincials eight times, no mean feat for a team in such a difficult division. The real challenge for Bombino is the constant door that revolves on a yearly basis, bringing in new players, and sending out graduating ones. “It’s a challenge putting together new teams on a year to year basis, because it’s always a mixed bag of players coming in,” Bombino said. “Some have played rep league in the city they live in, while others have played provincials, so more often than not the players are at different levels, so we have to work them as hard as we can to bring everyone to the same level, to the top level.” And it was clear to see that the players had been worked as hard as they could as they trudged off the field at the end of practice. Rodriguez maintained his earlier stance that practice wasn’t bad, and can only bring good things. “The training itself focuses me, it makes me realize how I need to approach certain situations on the pitch,” he said. “It’s always going to be the case that the more soccer you play, the better you’ll be.”
Athlete of the week helps Lords win season opener Zak McLachlan The Chronicle
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Tara Farias, first-year DC soccer, scored her first OCAA goal.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jake Olynyk, first-year DC fastball, saved game and took DC to 5-3 win.
Road hockey pounds the pavement on campus Matt McPhee The Chronicle
Last autumn, first year UOIT Commerce students Brad Sutherland and Zach Workman asked the Student Association if they could start a club. The answer couldn’t have been a negative one considering almost 60 people had signed up to join. The club in question was the UOIT/DC Road Hockey Association. This year, close to 100 participants joined in to take it to
the streets. The association’s regular season, where students can join individually and be placed on a team or assemble a team and join, runs until mid-November with no exact time frame, depending on the weather. “We have the season running in the fall, and then during spring, once the snow melts, we have the playoffs,” says Workman. The rules of the association don’t veer too far from traditional ice hockey and if there is one common connection between time-honoured road
hockey and this, “It’s basically just for fun, its not too go hard,” says Sutherland. And one frequent trait linking hockey to another Canadian pastime: “We made a Stanley Cup,” says Workman. The Genuine Cup, which was won by The Chiefs last year, is made from beer cans and aluminum foil. The games are played in the South Village lot with the standard hard orange plastic balls. “We’ve booked the entire parking lot,” says Sutherland. “It’s been pretty good. It’s been smooth sailing so far.”
The Durham Lords women’s soccer team posted a 2-0 victory over the Fleming Knights in their season opener. After going 2-0-1 in a solid preseason, the Lords continued to play strong, handing the Knights their first loss of the season. The game remained at a scoreless tie until Tara Farias scored her first ever OCAA goal in the 65th minute. Farias earned Durham College
athlete of the week for her performance. Oshawa native Laura Ogle netted the insurance goal with five minutes remaining in the game. Jenn Sheehan and Heather MacDonald both picked up assists in the game. The 2-0 victory gave goalkeeper Melissa Linton her first clean sheet of the season. The Lords were scheduled to host the St. Lawrence Vikings on Sept. 30 and the Algonquin Thunder on Oct. 1 both at Vaso’s Field.
UOIT still in it Mahmoud El Bayrakdar The Chronicle
The UOIT Ridgebacks men’s soccer team hasn’t seen the best season this year. Startingwith a loss against Waterloo the Ridgebacks have been stuck at the bottom of the OUA standings. After a 6-0 loss in their third game against York, the Ridgebacks have a lot of work to do if they are going to make this
season a success. The team earned a turn in the spotlight with their freshman goalkeeper Matt Caldaroni. His performance in both Ridgebacks games, against Laurier, who the beat 2-0, and McMaster, who they tied, has made a difference in the team’s overall performance. The Ridgebacks were scheduled to play a rematch against McMaster on Oct. 15.
Men’s West Division
York McMaster Western Guelph Windsor Brock Laurier Waterloo UOIT
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Women’s East Division
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Gold rush for Lords
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The Durham Lords continued their dominance of OCAA golf with two gold medals at the Niagara Invitational Sept. 28. David Lang and Kayleigh Kraemer finished atop their prospective divisions to take home the hardware in the only official OCAA tournament before the championships. Lang shot a 5-under at the par-72 Lochness Golf and Country Club. Lang and runner-up Alex Dumais from Humber College, who shot 4-under par were the only two golfers in the tournament to finish under par. Kraemer finished the round with an 81, four strokes ahead of runner-up Heather MacKenzie of St. Clair College. Kraemer���s 9-over par earned her a second straight title at the Niagara Invitational. The OCAA championships will tee off Oct. 3-5 at Cornwall Golf and Country Club. The Durham College women took home gold last year at the championships, with Kraemer and Tiffany Albath winning individual gold and silver.
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OCAA Women’s Fastball Standings
St. Clair Durham Seneca Conestoga Mohawk Humber
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OUA Lacrosse Past Results
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