FEDS JOB OPPORTUNITY CANADA DAY EVENT MANAGER to run the UW Canada Day celebrations held annualfy a t C iumbia take. The successful candidate wilfbe responsible for recruiting a steering committee, ch iring meetings, daytime programming &rin tge event, and over seeing all of the acav,tres This is .a voiun [eer osirion howewr an honorarium wrll be ard atfer the event The position runs from d r c h to July 2002. Ap licut/on Deadline: Thursday February 141h, 4:90pm All int rested candidates can send a resume and cover Perter to: Erin Moore Orientation & Special Events Coordinator Federation of Students Sf C Room 1 702 Emocrre@eds.uwater/oo. ca
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Chirteen Feds executive candidates state their cases the past and abound on current posters and advertising. These issues included greater consultation with students, improving student awareness of Feds services and operations and diversifymg Feds' current core sewice areas. At least some of the candidates were quick to r e c o p e the potential for abstractionwithin these laudable yet undefined goals. VPSI candtdate Mike Kerrigan encouraged voters to move beyond the rhetoric that runs rampant in election campaigns and educate themselves on the core action plans of the candidates as well as gain a better understanding of the candidate's experience levels. Many candidates faced individual questions,whichwerelevelled at both their platforms and their previous activities and experiences on campus. Feds presidential candidate Albert Nazareth was asked about his
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week of intensive campaigningby e 14 candidates vymg for Feds fice began in earnest Monday with e student media forum in the Great dl of the SLC. Fourteen may be nning, but only 13 appeared at the rum, as presidentialcandidate Dave lis was absent without explanaIn. However, the remaining bak's dozen of a s p i h g executives arred anxious to reach their potential ~ters. Approximately 90 students filled e couches or leaned against the ills while candidates attempted to plain why they are the best quali:d to lead UW's undergraduate )pulationover the upcoming year. le 90-minute affair did not proice any spectacular victories or ircoverable blunders, but did allow ndidates with detailed knowledge 'the issues at hand the opportuniry showcasetheir strengthsandideas. Although it has been defeated for e time being, deregulation was a s students. pic on t h ~ dofmany ot surpnsmgly, the question came ) often, in several different guises. U of the presidential candidates $lighted deregulation or threats the quality of education as an issue at they would be willing to take on th administration. When the candidates were asked h t blank whether they supported opposed tuition deregulation, 12 ?re unequivocally opposed, while
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VP education candidate Ryan O'Connor's comments were more clyptic: "I'm not opposed to the university having greater autonomy to set their fees. Each university is different, each should have that autonomy. If this autonomy results in students with sufficient merit not being able to get a university education, then I am opposed," he said. Without a doubt, the issue of quality education and affordability will continue to surface in campaign speeches until voting is completed on February 15. This year's campaign is unique in the respect that it has attracted candidates from across UWs political spectrum.The election ticket fronted by presidential candidate Stacey Watson was hoping that the forum would allow them to get their "revolutionaq" message out to students. They certainly did not pull any punches. Within minutes of the beginning of the questioning, Julian Ichm, VP student issues candidate, labelled UW a "a bastion of privilege" in response to a question regarding UWs poor record of hiring female facultymembers and how the Feds should go about addressing the issue. Ichim went on to suggest that theuniversitymustreach out tothose who are not afforded this privilege, most notably the working class and
RyanO'Connor,candidateforvice-president educationexpresses his views on deregulation at Monday's forum. the poor, and that students should have a greater say over the university's faculty composition. The Watson ticket's proposal for collectivizing Feds businesses brought about interest and contention from both the panel and the audience. When asked to expand on thls concept, VP administrationand finance candidate Nik Sydor replied, "These are small businesses. I see no real reason why they need a manager lording over them. I want to meet with the workers and I want to talk
unth them to find a way to orgarme things better." He later suggested that the current managers of Feds busmesses may lose theu lobs as a result of this; however, his runmng mates then said that the managers would be transfered to other posittonswthm thewversityrather than be fired. The questions to the candidates covered a mde scope of issues but continued to resonate on a number of key themes that have been heard throughout campaign platforms of
previous but the public that he had both learned hislessonandwas able toworkwithin a set of given rules. Mike Kemgan was gnlled on his rolem the Watpatgn consultatton effort and assured the auhence that he now understood the need for a more robust and thorough consultauon effort on major questions facmg the student body Ofthe candtdatespresent,no one canhdate or tlcket emerged as a clear leader. However, m t h the growing specificityof quesuomng it was clear that many would be facmg further mquisitton about theu platform and the way m which it was presented
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what may be deemed a modest :tory for the future of affordable ldent and community housing in aterloo, a local developer has withawn its proposal for the rezoning 'lands near Laurelwood Drive and :bsville Road. The proposal, originally tabled in nuary by Trillium Estates develop3 would have seen the lands re'ned from high-density residential d commercialto alow-densityresintialdesignationwhichwouldhave rmitted the building of single-de:hed homes. The company had . . iginally agreed to the zoning back 1993. The bid was backed by the lure1 Creek Conservation Authorand the Laurelwood Neighbour~ o Association. d Tim Osland,presidentofthecomunity group said that the group pported the development of sin: - f a d y homes in the area because ridents did not want to deal with e increased number of people and rs that they perceived would folw development under the current ~ningdesignation. Osland further tted that the group did not want
why in the 2001 budget this govemment committed to increaseour support for colleges and universities by The group People for Education has a projected f 293 million by 2003claimed that more than 20,000 stu- 2004 -in direct proportion to the dents will not find an academic op- growing number of students. This portunity avdable for them in an government is nouncing funding Ontario univerwell in advance sity. so that students, People for colleges and uniEducation assert versities can plan. ''In the fall of that there will be ahead, with a 81,000 quahfied 2003 approxiclear funding high mately 5,200 first framework in graduates seekplace. year students mg "Staff from - 60,000 umthe government, versity spaces in can be expected, the fall of 2.003. universities and a 15 per cent When auescolleges have worked together claim, People for to develop the Education's sen- . first-year enrolbest projections possible of the tions COnumber of stuordinator, Tanya Y ear." dents who willbe Cholakov restartingpost-secsponded: ondary education "In the fall of in each of the 2003, a record number of new mi- next five years. The projections are versity and college students will ar- updated every year as new informarive on campus as the result of the tion becomes available. elimination of Grade 13 from the secondary school curriculum.That's See ENROLMENT, page 4 IMPRINT STAFF
Urban sprawl continuesto eat upvaluable agricultural land. the "visual pollution" of an apartment building in their neighbourhood. When asked about the potential impacts of rezonmg the property to the greater Waterloo community, Osland stated that the issue was not of concern to the neighbourhood association. The proposalwas opposed by the region of Waterloo's Environmental Advisory Committee. The committee argued that there is a need for
multi-residential housing in the area, and that Waterloo must set its sights on developing dynamic communities that include commercial areas within walking distance and accessible public transportation routes. These types of communities could avoid the detrimental impacts of urban sprawl, including aggravation of the regon's air quality problems. See SPRAWL, page 5
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heightened, he deliberately lied twice to health unit staff by assuring them that the water supply was safe Over a year and a half after a deadly - a decision which resulted in an E. coli outbreak contaminated additional 300 to 400 illnesses that Walkerton's water supply in May could have been prevented. 2000, Justice Dennis O'Connor Justice O'Connor concluded his released part one of the much condemnation of Koebel by stating anticipated report of the Walkerton "[He] knew that these practices were Inquiry to the residents ofwalkerton improper and contrary to Pfinistry of the Environment] pidelines and on Friday January 18. Initially the report was to be directives. There is no excuse for released on January 21, one week any of these practices." after it had been handed to the Walkerton's water system is government. However the release groundwater dependent, like that of date was moved ahead by three days the Waterloo Region. The utility cornmision itself did after key fmdings of the report had been leaked to the media. not escape blame, as the The 700-page report scolded commissioners were reprimanded both the local public utilities for failing to follow up on a May manager as well as the Progressive 1998 inspection report by the conservative government as Ministry f; the ~ n v i i n m e nwhich t contributors to the disastetin which indicated serious problems with the way in which the seven people died Walkerton water and 2,300 became systemwasbekg ill. 1n particular, ''The report operated. Rather the report reprimanded than demand an reprimanded Stan , explanation Koebel, former Sfan Koebel, from Mr. generalmanager formergeneral of the town's Koebel, they sunply accepted manager of pubhc ut~lities commission. The the town's his word that he inquiry report would remedy stated that under public utilities the deficient procedures. commission." his supervision the The report . gave some misstated water sample locations, justification for operatedwells without chlorination, the conduct of Mr. Koebel and the made false entries into daily log uuhties commission as "they did not sheets, failed to test dady chlorine intend to put the residents of levels, inadequately chlorinated the Walkerton at risk. They believed water and submitted false reports to that the water was safe. Moreover, it the hhistry of the Environment. appears from PUC records that they In addition, the report concluded performed their duties in much the that Mr. Koebelwithheld test results same way as their predecessors had. in mid-May 2000 from health unit That approach seems to have been officials and deliberately altered inherent in the culture at the daily operatingsheets when residents Walkerton PUC." started becoming sick, in an effort to According ,to the report, the conceal the fact that one of the wells negligent mentality and actions of had been operated without the utdtties commission and its chlorination for two extended employees could have been rectified periods in May 2000. by proper supervision and support On May 19, 2000 as the crisis from the Ministry of the SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
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Environment. Justice O'COMO~ particular attributed in part tl failure of the municipal well and tl incompetence of the Walkertc public utilities commission "shortcomings of the Ministry the Environment in fulfihg i regulatory and oversight role." Budget cuts were cited as tl major reason the ministry could n carry out its responsibilitir Examples cited were the privatizatic of testing laboratories and tl failure to enact regulations requirb those laboratories to report resul to the Ministry, coupled with drast budget cuts totaling $200 millic and staff reductions of over 30 p cent. In an indirect shot at tl premier's office, Justice O'Conn, stated that "the reductions we initiated by the central agencies the government, rather than fro within the MOE, and they were n based on an assessment of what w required to carry out the MOE statutory responsibiltties." The repc indicated that the decision-make who instituted the cuts ignort warnings concerning the potenti impacts on the environment ar human health, and failed to assess I address specific risks. Two hours afterJusticeO'Conn delivered the findings to tl community, premier Harris made : unannounced visit to Walkertc where he handed out copies of tl report to the families of those wk dled and pledged to implement tl recommendations of the report. statement January 18 from tl premier's office states, "I a pleased to report that, of the : recommendations in this report, tl province has already implement1 or is in the process of implementit more than two-thirds of them." The premier dismissed a1 suggestions that he or h government intentionally made ce which had the potential to affe health or safety. Part two of the report is expect1 to be delivered in two months.
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Each of Ontano's 43 publtclysupported colleges and universities have prepared a five-year plan that will, together, accommodate the expected growth. Further, universities and colleges are taktng the lead in buildingnewresidencesto helpmeet the need. By 2003, the number of beds available is expected to grow by 11,845 -an increase of 24 per cent over current levels." Cholakov was later asked if there will be sufficient funding to maintain programs at current academic standards. She said, "In the 2001 budget, we announced that we are providing certainty to students and their ents that there will be a space for them at an Ontario collegeor university. T o support increased enrolments, we are increasing our support for colleges and universities
by a projected $293 d o n by 20032004 I am pleased to say that t h s is one of the largest mvestments ever made m Ontano's post-secondary education system." UW will be domg its part to m crease enrolment. In the fall of 2003 approximately 5200 first year students can be expected, a 15 per cent increase over &st year enrolment from this year or a 30 per cent increase from three years ago, accordingto the DadyBuNetin.Amit Chakma, vice-president academic, wrote in a memo to the Senate and the Board of Governors that "as a public institution with a strong communitybase UW has a moral and civic responsibhty to respond to increased demand for university placement arising out of the double cohort and to the increase in pamcipation rate in education." Chakma explained that UW is
increasingly relying on tuition a1 related fees in order to balance books. "Recent government poli allocates additional funding only support of enrolment growth a1 makes no provision for inflationa costs. We need to expand enrolme and introduce f dcost recovery pr grams to compensate for this fun ing deficiency, thereby maintaini our ability to offer existing pr grams." Revenue in 2003-2004 expected to increase from the c~ rent $20 d o n (2001-2002) to $11 million fromundergraduate studer or $25.8 million to $216.1 d l i o n Chakma noted that even with ti planned measures, cuts cannot 1 not ruled out as a financial solutia The only thrng that is certain is th if the university does not expa deep budget cuts are inevitable.
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Candidates, do your homework School of CS to open in May
After re-readmg my column from last we&, I had to wonder if I got a whiff of Macdougall's secondhand smoke from a few pages down. I unplied that the "collective" ticket made up of Watson, Taylor, Lockwood and Ichm -was a threat to the other candidates. After last Monday's media forum, I walked away disappomted by the foursome's mabhty to recall parts of theu campaign and thar o v e r d e t e m e d apphcation of a macro ~deologyon a mmo-saed government. So they want to start a revolution: a revoluhon that se-gly stems from a Marxist worldview of the student proletanat nsmg up and toppling the campus ehte. Whde listening to Nik Sydor standing at the podtum c&g for the working class students to nse up, I thought to myself, are working students' thoughts really oppressed at the wversity, and why do we need to nse up over our full tlme managers that run the Feds businesses? I have to hand it to Sydor, though. he projects enough pathos m his dehvery, with h s stem voice and thumpmg of the podtum, to be a high school debate champion. Despite hls energy, which I eagerly welcomed at an othenvrse archetypal forum, he hdn't convlnce me that he had any plan for Feds businesses. Stacey Watson, candidate for Feds president, seemed very uncertam about her mvn platform. At one point, I asked her to descnbe her thoughts on the apparent Increasing corporatizahon of the campus as outlined in her profile, to which she responded there was no menhon of such in
THIS WEEK: THE CO-OP SOCIETY Last winter saw a referendum on the creation 3f a co-op society and an agreement between h e Feds and UW on a review of the co-op Drocess. A year later, we look at the progress 3x1 both of these fronts. In Fall 2000, a group of students led by Simon Woodside and Ryan Stammers presented a proposal to Students' C o d for the xeation of a co-op society. Co-opSoc would represent students to co-op and provlde sences like Watpubs, but more importantly would m l d a sense of community for co-op students. Although students expressed a desire to see h e creation of such a society, they did not ipprove a fee to support the souety. Feds ~ylawsrequire that 10per cent of students vote UI the referendum to make it binding, which iid not occur, so the Feds decided instead to mplement a reorganization of co-op within h e organization,proposed by then vice-presijent education Mark Schaan. Within Feds, co-op students are now rep-
her personal platform (there is). I found myself feeling sorry for her as she tned to &I& of ways the SLC was too corporate while umtudetzt.orgpresident Ryan ChenWing repeatedly asked Julian Ichun to stop speakmg for Watson. Perhaps Ichun would have been better suited running for the president's portfolio instead of vying for student issues. Stephen Lockwood was the quietest of the foursome, repeating the answers to queshons posed to his colleagues. He showed candour and frankness when debatmg with Impnnt assistant editor Mark Schaan about student w o n membership. It's clear, however, that Lockwood has faded to do his homework on the issues that are most relevant to UW's student populatioa Then again, how unnerving it must he to openly wax student politics with a former Feds VP education and a Rhodes Scholar. Which bnngs us to Ichim. If there was one member of the ticket that most impressed me, it was Ichim, and truthfully, I would have no problem voting for him as a vice-president. There's something about I c h i i that just makes you want to have him on your student government. His answers were truthful and he took little time to gather his thoughts when responding. On a few ocassions, he even butted in to speak for his running mates. If there's one candidate from this hcket that should be elected to Feds, it's Ichim. (To be fair, I should also mention that I was unpressed with Melissa Alvares's quaint and honest performance at the media forum on Monday.) Some of the ticket's campaign items hold merit: enabling university students to learn more about youth issues and ensuahg growth in all programs aside from the professional and deregulated ones are two items that h t attracted me to their campaign. If this ticket did a little more homework on each portfolio and backed off of the ideological rhetoric, I believe it would have had a better chance in this election.
resented by Co-op Students' Counul. The cowu l ls a subset of Students' Council, made up of councdlors who represent co-op students. Cathy Jenkins, from CECS, sits on Co-op Students' Council as aliaison between students and the department. Whereas semces f i e Watpubs, Co-op Handbook, and ranking day relief were offered by a number of organizations, all these services are now provided by Co-op Student Semces, a Feds service.
"Work is being done on setting aside money for on-campus co-op placements." Ryan Stammers, now Feds vice-president education, is in the w q u e position of havlng proposed Co-op Society and now b a g responsible for the implementationof its alternatives. Overall, Stammers says he's "happy mth the way h n g s have gone." Co-op Student Semces has a good relationship with CECS, he said, commendtng J&s for passmg along feedback from councdlors. One benefit of the current structure, he said, is that Co-op Students' Counulis a "good source of volunteers" for the corresponding semce. However, he feels that the new semce doesn't yet have the strong identity of other
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As of May 1,2002, computer science students will no longer be deemed math followers. A new school of CS will be up and running, paving the road for an upcoming bachelor of computer science degree. CS is not moving off or away from the math faculty. For now, the CS department is staylng in the math faculty and sunply offering a new degree that gives CS students the freedom to explore secondary areas apart from mathematics. Prabhakar Ragde is one of the key figures aspiring towards the creation of a B.CS program. He is the associate chair of the CS department, and chairs the curriculum committee for the proposal, with faculty and student representation. He said that the current bachelor of math with an honours in CS will still be offered, though there will be slight changes to the curriculum alongwith the introduction of the B.CS. Bo* programs feature fewer specified CS courses than the current program, but the same,number of CS courses overall. This simply ensures that the amount of choice in the program goes up for the student. "The school of computer science is simply a name change that starts May 1," explains Ragde. "The various proposals for increased autonomy that represent the substance of the desired change will follow, the B.CS is among the first ofthese." However, theB.CS proposal must first be approved by the CS department, themath faculty's UndergraduateAffairs Commttee, Math Faculty Council, Senate Undergraduate Counal and Senate. Students are expected to be admitted by Fall 2003. The impact on the rest of the math faculty from these anticipated changes "will depend on which students opt for the B.CS (with reduced math requirements) andwhich for the BMath (CS); students will be able to switch from one to another fairly easily up through third year or so," said Ragde. "Students wdl have more choice and will be more easily able to study CS together with other subjects of their choice, whether they are
semces Unhke other semces, its volunteer base is "not self-sustamng yet," but Stammers expects that to unprove m tune. Next year's VP educahon, he said, wdl need to look at new ways of promotmg and brandmg the semce m order to attract new student volunteers. Last year's other major co-op related activity for the Federation of Students was the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the funds needed for the construchon of the new co-op budding. As part of this deal, UW promsed a "revrew of the semce delivety mechanisms," mth the involvement of "students, staff, and external experts." Stammers says that co-op students' council spent a good deal of last year preparing and unplementmg a co-op student satisfaction survey, which wdl be the mam source of feedback from students as part of the review. The survey received a response rate "m the double dig~ts." These results should be avadableby early Spnng 2002. The review wdl then contmue in an incremental process, based on mformatton gathered by the survey Co-op Students' Counul is also lookmg at placement rates, espeaally m the math and engmeenngfaculties, which had many unplaced students this term. Work is currently bemg done to set aside money for on-campus co-op placements, fimded by the UW senate scholarship committee and the student a d committee. One year later, 1t's tune for students to decide what they'd f i e to do next to lower the frustration factor of the co-op system.
program related or simply areas of other interests." This entire project is simply another venue for UW to continue its quest for a wellrounded, solid education for its students, he said. The idea for this venture came out of a report on CS governance that was prompted by frustration and discontent that had budt up over the years and was precipitated by UWs recent expansion. That report recommended that CS attempt to gain more autonomy in matters of budget, curriculum and admissions. The B.CS proposal is one facet of that drive. Alan George, the dean of math, provided a solid rational; as an explanation for the school of computer science. He drew attention to the fact that computer science as a disciphe has evolved substantially since the formation of the faculty of mathematics. "Becoming a school with the faculty of mathematics will raise the external visibility of computer science -to industry, government and academicunits within other universities. It is hoped that the name change will signify to possible sources of external funds and to potential students that Waterloo is undertaking new initiatives in graduate studies and researchTsaid George. The school of CS will be welcomed in May, 2002. Now, the spotlight falls on the minute details of the anticipated B.CS. An electronic vote took place recently to select between two proposals for the B.CS. At the CS depament meeting on February 12 the chosen proposal will be voted on for final approval. The two models that the CS faculty are examining were chosen from five earlier submissions. In consideration now is either a comprehensive approach similar to the BMath (Honours CS) in specifying a core of CS and math courses through the end of thud year or a self-directedapproach that offersmore choice in the third year by specifying a smaller core. Ragde has set up a Web page www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/admin/curric/bsc- for the school. He aims to f a d t a t e communication and improve understanding. hkhalaf @imprint.uwaterloo.ca
Sprawl: on hold SPRAWL, from page 3
Roger S u f h g , a professor of urban planning at UW agreed with the committee, citmg increased traffic and pollution problems that would incur as a result of an mcrease in singlefamily dwellings in the area. Suffling believes that planning decisionsmust be accountable to all those who will be unpacted by a potential change, from those few who stand to benefit, to the many residents, now and yet to come, who require affordable housing. 'What is at stake is the ability of people of modest means to find housing, our right to reasonable air quality, freedom from unnecessary commuter delays, and being able to find services and products locally." The provision of decent, affordable housing is a growing concern to the city and postsecondary academic institutions of Waterloo. Despite this commonmterest, S u f h g did not know of any cooperative efforts between the University of Waterloo and the uty to plan for the future residentialneeds of students and the broader community. With this decision, the land at Laurelwood Drive and Erbsville Road wdl remain zoned for apartment buildings, townhouses and commercial use, retaining the development potential to house an ever-increasmg population.
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On-line job searching On-line job searching is now a v d able to UW alumni through the UW e-community. The e-communityis a sercure Web site that offers UW alumni free electronic services to connect with the university. Once registered in the e-cornmunity, alumni can enter the student ACCESS system to peruse job openings. This is the same system used by co-op, regular and graduating students in their job hunting. Previously alumnicouldonly access jobpostings through a weekly publication; now they have the ability to do so 24 hours a day. Those interested in joining the UW e-community can sign up at http://alumni.uwaterloo.ca with files from CO-operative Education and Career Services
Growing popularity in distance education UW's distance education program IS enjoying immense success with a 25 per cent increase in enrolment over the past two years. Originally designed in 1968 for individuals inter-
ested in upgrading their skills, today the majority of growth is coming from on-campus students. Courses are generally taught through taped lectures, however courses offered by departments over the Internet are increasing in popularity. with files from the Daily Bulletin
Undergraduate Senate rep nominations Nominations for undergraduate student representatives to the Senate were determined January 18. Positions already acclaimed include, Adrian Chin &esiology) representingthe applied health sciences,Jenny Lin (systems design engineering)representing engineering, and N a p Gandht (urban & regional planning) representingenvironmentalstudies/ independent studies. No nominations were received for the arts and science seats. There will be one election for the at-large seat. The nominees running include Durshan Ganthan (arts), Craig Sloss (applied mathematics/ pure mathematics) and Douglas Stebila (combinatorics & optimization/computer science). Studentswillbe able tovote online between 430 p.m., February 8,2002 to 4:30 p.m., February 15,2002, during the same time frame as the Feds execelections.Moreinformation can be obtained through accessing the Federation of Students' Web site. with files from the Federation of Students
New home for the Residential Energy Efficiency Project
Canada tops new business study
Survivor comes to Columbia Lake townhouses
Results from the "Competitive Alternatives ComparingBusiness Costs in Noah America, Europe and Japan," a business study, ranks Canada as the top "cost-competitive industrial country." The results of the ten month study, which took into account several factors such as labour costs, taxes and energy costs, was welcome news to InternationalTrade Minister Pierre Pettigrew. Pettigrew stated, "As the overall lowest cost country for conducting business, Canada offers distance and compelling advantages to those global firms seeking the best location to establish or expand their operations."
Queen's law school tuition on the rise
Vice-president and Academic Dean Re-appointment
On February 1, 2002, the Queen's faculty of law held a board meeting to &scuss a proposal to increase tuition in the 2004-2005 academic year by 19 per cent. The faculty board will vote on implementing a commission to investigite the effects of tuition increase on accessibility to students. Tuition has risen from $4,648 in 1999 to $8,961 in 2003. Many argue that this trend will prevent qualified students from pursuing a law education because of financial constraints.
On January 24, the St. Jerome's University Board of Governors' reappointed Dr. KieranBonner asvicepresident and Academic Dean between 2003 and 2005. Dr. Bonner, a graduate of Dublin's Trinity College and York University, is a professor of sociology and chair of the executive committee of a multi-collaborative research initiative, a project coordmated through the efforts of several Canadan and international universities.
Starting Friday February 8 at 6 p.m., 14 residents of Columbia Lake townhouses will be living as two tribes of seven members. Their tribe names are Charbonneau and Pascoe in honor of the two departing residence life coordinators. On Saturday afternoon, after four rounds of ejection, the remaining l 0 d m e r g e and become one tribe. Immunity challenges will occur between each tribal council to determine which team will vote a member out of the game. Each tribal council d l be aproximately three hours apart. Survivors d vote by secret ballot to eject one of their own tribe mates out of the house in their quest to win immunity, and ultimately, to be thelast remaining survivor.Fortyeight hours later the remaining two contestants will plead their cases to the seven-person jury (comprised of their former tribe-mates) in order to determine which one will win the grand prize and be declared the last remaining survivor. Challenges that the competitors will face include swimming at the PAC, a cross-campus treasure hunt, trivia, physical strength, endurance, will power and a food drive,whlch will benefit the Waterloo food bank. ,Thegrand prize for the competition is $100 and recognition as the ultimate survivor.
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The Residential Energy Efficiency Program of the University of Waterloo's environmentalstudies program has moved off-campus to an office in downtownKitchener.The group's new location lies at the comer of King and Frederick Streets. The downtown location will increase the group's visibility and enable the program to help more homeowners run energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes. The project has helped over 3,000 homeowners reduce 10,000 tomes of carbon &oxide emissions through home improvements. with files from the faculty of Environmental Studies
with files from Industry Canada
Forum report: Feds forum
Albert Nazareth: president what is the one thing that bestpnpared you to become Fedrpresident? As Feds president you have to sit on a lot of committees, a lot of them where you are outnumbered as a student, so you have to work that extra hard to make sure that you voice is heard. I've worked with administration and I'm not intimidated by working with them. How wouldyou dealwith student mnterests contradictingyourown? When I sat down with my team to establish our platform, a lot of it represents my personal beliefs, as well as how I feel as a student leader what's best for students. If such an event should arise, I would always put student interests first as much as possible. Why should students voteforyou? I have the most experience and I also have the professionalism. I have the best tea& we came together because of our strengths and brainstormedideas and cameupwith so many. Choose: lopercent cut ordmgulation? I would have to say that it would be againstderegulation. Deregulating gives the government a way out, and +&&hard~thispoliti&osph~; but Ontano is dead last out of all provinces and states in terms of uni-versity funding. There's no way I wuld vote fnr deregulation. However,bunderstanding that its impor-
tant to make sure that the quality of our school doesn't go down. The universities are not businesses and they shouldn't be treated as such. By deregulating them, you are saying that the only that will keep tuition down is the market forces and that's absolutely wrong. I'm aware that the qualities would go down, but I think we'd have to lookatways to improve that.
Albert Wazareth PRESIDENT
Is the Fedspresident the kadw? I would say yes, the president needs to be a strong leader with experience that is assertive and able to lead. You can't have someone that backs down. Having said that, I think its important that you work as a team and that you act as a team player. Ultimately, yes I would overrule them F s VP's], but I would sit down with them and try to e x p h to them my mews and more importantly try to see their views and try to come to
Experience: UW senate, board of governors, residence don. Platform: Designcontest totransform Ground Zero; Student housing issues as a priority. Quotable: "I thinkthat the university administrationcould be a barrier to that. That's why its irnportant to have a leader, a president, who is experienced with dealing with admmistration." Nazareth's response to a question rega~ding the barriers to ach~evinga student agenda.
viewyourpast campaign andfm? They should absolutely consider last year's campaign. It did happen and I'm not going to put the blame on someone else. When you look at the @&tion-coxnmittee r u l e s ~ d guidelines, that are given to the candidates, they are very vague. That's somedungthat needs to be addressed for the future to make it easier for candidates to run.
Ticket: Nazareth, McHughRussell, Alvares, Dilullo Fines: $ 6 p O reduction of alloweble e25ensei fo; campaigning before the campaign period. $1 1.50 reduct~onof allowableexpenses - minor posting violation (campaigningin a Feds managed business).
Brenda Slomka: aresident What if one on-campwpositionthatpreparesyoufor Ihisposition? I'd have to say Senate. I choose it because its encompassingof the five parts of the portfolio. I think you see the relationship that the Feds have advocatingon behalfof students and you see how at times it is important to work with administration and at other times to push against administration.
Experience: Don, arts senator, board of directors.
Because I'm dedicated, wmmitted, and I because I love this university. I put a lot of my heart into what I do.
Platform: Incorporate student input into tech park design; advocate students' views to administration. Quotbble: "My philosophy onderegulation is no dereguletionwithout consultation,because there's been no perspective of what the students think about that. But if I'm faced with a crunch and you look at how much of a negative effect this has had I think that that perspective would have to change."
Ticket affiliation: Robson, O'Connor, Kerrigen, Slomka Fines: None
15 thepresident the kaab ofthe Fedr? I .think president manages the organization, and that to be an effective managef, you have to understand yourstaff. I can'tgointo office and say we're doing things this way when there's 13 full-time staff who have been there a good many years and who continue to do things the way they do it. If my perspective is that I'm above these people, that will affect negatively the way that Feds is run. How doyon nmnak fhbestintmsfroj thc ztudantr mfWthyour o m opinonr? To be the representativefor people is you saying, this is what these
Chris DiLullo (candidate for VP administration and finance) assured us that "I don't need a business plan IOn February 6, the Feds executive on paper. I have it all up here [ i his head]." Icandidates were brought together in The education candidates were 1the SLC to answer questions from >members of the existing Fed's ex- . asked whether it would be advantageous to have a smaller group and Iecutive and fellow students. Two of the four candidates run- higher quality education or a larger student body with a mediocre educa1nmg for the office ofpresident, Dave Ellis and Stacey Watson, were miss- tion. Liam McHugh-Russell argued that short term mediocrity was admg in action. While presidential candidate vantageous rather than lowering student accessibility to secondary eduAlbert Nazareth spoke of using veto cation, while Stephen Lockwood power if a consensus could not be reached unth his VPs, candidate stressed the need to fight deregulaBrenda Slomka spoke of compro- tion of tuition and hold town hall mise and trusting the knowledge of meetings to provide students with a voice. those workmg with her. ressie Abraham SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
Forum report: Math forum Christina Ghanem IMPRINT STAFF
On Tuesday, February 5, the Feds candidatesheld a forum in the Math and Computers building in the Math Comfy Lounge. The two candidates runningfor the Math Regular Council seat, E d ~ c h m i d t a n dDave Nicholson, joined the Feds during the forum to take questtons. One ofthequestions asked by the panel concerned the idea of having a steroid syringe recycle centre. This situation caught the candidates off guard since this hadnot been brought to their attention earlier. Unfortunately, presidential candidateBrenda Slomka answered a bit too soon and perhaps misconstrued her message when she replied, "Personally I haven't heard that's something they're considering, so I can't comment on that question." This led the student body to think that Slomka didn't care about the use of duty syringes. Both StaceyWatson, presidential candidate for the collective ticket, and presidential candidate
people are feeling. I can never saY I'm feeling this way because I've never had that experience, but I can advocate or I can take statistics rnnd say that this is what we as an undcIf graduate population have designed and we feel d s effective and therie's a great number of people that rIre using this service. But I'm also nlot afraid of admitting that if there's an issue that I might not be educated on, to ask them what they're looki"g Katherine Sparkes for so that I'm not speaking out 01 1 1 ~ IMPRINT STAFF with my own personal assumptioins. This year's Feds candidates, includChooss: 70pescentcutordcregukatitm ? ing three tickets and two independI don't fully support deregulatiton ents, have compiled an impressive because I think we see too much collection of fines. emphasis in our society on technilcal AlbertNazareth'sgroupwasthe programs and its bothersome to rne first to receive a fine from the electhat universitiesare focusingon thcs e tions committee: 15per cent of their to gain financial assistance. Buit I spending, for campaigning before look at cutbacks and what probla11s the official launch of the election. that makes in space, programs and After complaintswere substantiated class sizes. I would say that it's i a that Nazareth's ticketwas campaigntough question but I would vote 1or ing in the Bomber, as staff were deregulation.. wearing buttons promoting NazaMy philosophy on deregulatiorI is reth's ticket, the group was fined an no deregulation without consulta- additional2.5 p a cent for campaign. tion. There's been no perspective of ing in a Feds owned business. what the students think about that. After the fine was levied, it was But if I'm faced with a crunch and brought to the election committee's you look at how much of a negatiIn'e attention that an amendment to the effectthat has had,andifthat's a mfSS official election procedures, passed the campus, I think that that PIer- in December 2001, omitted "butspective would have to change. tons or other campaign m a t e d dis-
Albert Nazareth addressed the issue with concern and professionahm. During the forum there were severalissuesdiscussed. Thediscussions primarily focused on the future of Ground Zero, the deregulation and quality of tuition and and how UW will prepare for the double cohort. o n tde issue of the future of Ground Zero,VP administrationand finance candidates Rob Robson and Chris DiLullo suggested a plan to turn the non-profit restaurant into a cafk, putting it into direct competition with established neighbouring businesses:William's CoffeePub and Saint Cinnamon. Independent candidate for VP student issues David Huynh presented himself as aperson "not set to one vision but open minded to perceptions of campus life. I run on a simple attainable platform. One, to encourage student involvement second, to clarify the roles of student body, third, to continue to improve student life at U of W."
More fines and confusion played on the person" from indusion in the ban on campaigningin a Feds owned business. The election committee rejected this claiq and said that they would stick to the rules outlined in the 2000 election procedures, which were handed out to all candidates prior to the campaign, and believed to be current at the time. Feds chief returning officer Brandon Sweettold uwstuaht.orgthat he knew about the changes before the election. Nazareth's group has appealed this decision. Each member o f Stacey Watson's ticket had their campaign spending cut by 10 per cent after being fined for fading to provide the requisite number of volunteers required for poster checks; Mike Kerrigan, of team Slomka, endured the same penalty. The rarely seen presidential candidate Dave ERis received a fine of 10 per cent for the same violation.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2002
Stacey Watson, Stephen Lockwood, Julian Ichim and Nik Sydor: collective ticket Does consistent4 h w votw. turnout mean that the stuaknts believe that the Fedr are doing a badjob? Nik Sydor: At this moment there is nothing making the students want to get out there. We're going to do something about changing this attitude of complacency in the student body. There are decisions being made that are affecting students lives; the fact that a large number of students are not turning out to vote illustrates that a lot of people do not realize the importance of this Julian Ichim: I &I& a lot of people feel cut off from the Feds. Many people don't come into contact with their representatives.People feel that politics is something dirty; they should let other people get involved in this. What we need to do is to combat this and create a sense of unity and showing them that politics is not something dirty, and is in fact somethmg that affects your daily life, showing you that you should get involved.
Collectivi~ationofthe Fed businesses occupies a centralpart ofyour campa@ platjoon. Ifyou won the election how would this be applied in practice? Steve Lockwood: Most of the businesses are run by students anyway. We'd like to decentralizethings; get all of the students that run the businesses together to discuss ways to impnve the business, in terms of
running them. One of the things that would be entailed in this is perhaps moving the managers to other positions in the university and letting the students runthe business themselves. It would be more like running them in a cooperative fashion.
of the problems is that students just don't know what is going on; there is a divide between the administration and the students. NS: In a word, just increased participation by students.
SL: We have professors and people from the community come drscuss an issue at a youth drop-in centre called the Spot in downtown Kitchener. After the lecture all present would have a chance to debate the issues raised. This is somethingthat has been goingonin Windsor for a few pears now, something we'd like to expand here at the university. We want to tie the university and the community together more; this is one of these initiatives that would help accomplish this. This has been done at U of T and there are something like 80 courses up and running under their program.
qyou coulddoone andon4 one thing in ofice what would it be and why? Stacey Watson: Lowering tuition SL: Educate and mobllize the students more so that they know what direction the university is heading, making the students more aware of theiss1ies, so that once they are aware ofit they can start to take action. One
Quotable: " I think a lot of students areworriedabout decreasesinquality as a result of decreasing universityfunding. Universityfundinghes decreased in Ontario by 25 per cent in the past four or five years. Quality andovercrowdingin residencesand there is huge housing problem in Waterloo."
Experience: OUSA delegate, Feds council member, Co-op student, member of Feds co-op council. Platform: Faculty Pride Day in SLC; Increase Web presence of Feds.
How w M y o u involve coup students in more of univer* h@, and how wouldyou engage them? I think that it is a really important thing to do to get students involved, to keep theminformed of theopportunities that they have to be involved. I was on co-op council because I was a Feds councillor all of this year. I think it is really important that weget pictures up and e-mads out so that all the students that are in co-op or on campus know who they can talk to and come to for help.
So w b ~do youjielyou have what it takes to do thisjob? I think it's a combination of things. The first is experience. As a OUSA delegate, as a Feds council member, co-op student, as a member of Feds co-op council I think I have not just made contributions and learned a lot about what it takes
Experience: Volunteer, The Spot, Kitchener
What is the greatest cha/knge facing Canyou please ebborate on the yree UW students to@ and how wouldyou UW' concept inyour c a ~ a i g n p b ~ m ?address it? SW: We believe that the greatest challenge facing students is rising tuition and to combat this, we want to work with groups in community to promote affordable housing to reduce the burden on studentspocket books, and we want to fight deregulation.
In Monahy 9 media forum you mentioned thatyou would oppose deregulation and qyour oppositionfai/ed toprevent it; you wouldturn to directaction. Whatwould this entai/? NS: Wait and see. J I : Whatever means are necessary...the Federation of Students is a trade union; it's about time that they started acting more like a trade union. If, in a factory, a bunch of employees get laid off, the trade union does riot get in bed with the management. They say that an injury to one is an injury to all; we're going to take the action necessary top implement our agenda and protect our constituents.
Liam McHugh-Russell: VP education
Nik Sydor VPAF
Ticket: Nazareth, McHugh-Russell, Alvares, Dilullo Fines: $67.5Oof allowableexpenses forcampaigningbeforeofficial campaign start; $1 1.50 reduction of allowable expensesforminor posting violation (campaigning in a Fedsmanaged business). to be the vice president of education. The second is passion; I really care about all of theseissues. I really think that it is important to ensure quality in the face of decreasing funding and that we don't sacrificeaccessibility to ensure that quality.
What is the big issue that isfacing U W stuhnts night now and how wouldyou go about addressing it? I think it's quality. There is a really big focus on tuition and on the rising cost of education. I think a lot of students are worried about decreases in quality as a result of decreasing university funding.
Law voter turn-out seems to indicate that most students don 'tviewthe Feds as an important organi@on. What wouldyou do t o j x that? One of our really great ideas was to have a Feds daily bulletin the way
Platform: Collectivize Fed businesses; bring Hip-hop back to Fed Hall and the Bomber.
Experience: Co-founder UW Green Party, WPlRG volunteer, K-W sexual assault support centre volunteer.
Experience:At-large student representative on senate,former Fedsenvironment commissioner, senate scholarshipand studentaid comrnittee
Platform: RevolutionizeUW politics.
Julian lchim VPSl
Experience:Co-founderofTheSpot, a youth drop in centre in Kitchener. Platform: Referendum on universal bus pass; community education exchange. Quotable: "[I want to] make university and make education accessible. Right nowthe university isn't accessible; it is an ivory tower far away from the community."
Give me an exampk ofwhenyou were a teampkye.
How wouM you go about mating a betrer and stmnger mmmunig thisyear at the universig?
Doyou thinkyou can tran4er some of those skilh toyourjob at the Feh?
What are the smallsteps thatyouplan on taking delected? Small steps towards the ideals of quality and accessibility. Trying to bring schools who aren't members of the lobby groups on board, to really ameliorate the viewpoints of students from across Ontario and Canada.
Ifyou couM accomplish one thing, and on4 one thing whih in ofice, what would it be? I think I can keep deregulation from occurring. If I could keep deregulation from occurdng then that would be an incredibly important goal to accomplish.
Quotable: "I am against tuition deregulation. It would make university further inaccessible. We will fight it to whatever degree it takes." Fines: $45.00 reduction of allowable expenses fined to each for failing to provide requisite number of volunteers for poster check.
David Ellis: president
the university has a daily bulletin. By doing this, students always have access to informationaboutwhat's happening on campus today, what dubs aremeeting,ifthere are coundmeetings on the weekend, what council is talking about, just so that there is an immediate sort of front page access to how students can be involved in the Feds.
Again, I'm going to come back to thisideaofadvettising. I talkedabout the Feds daily bulletin, but it's really important to always to keep the Feds site up to date; in the past I've had issues with the Feds Web site because I go and try to find information there and a lot of the information is weeks or months old. The other thing that we came up with as a team is the diversification of all things that take place in all of our businesses.
Platform: Give students power to scrutinize professors, senate and board of governors; ensure growth within all programs, not just professional and deregulated ones.
The last time was probably when I went to Bolivia. I went to Bolivia on a trip and we did some work in orphanages and at a kindergarten and being a team player was important on that trip. hving in close quarters with 12 people you don't know. But that is a good experience.
Tell me about the one eqerience that most quah$esyoufor thisposition? The position that most qualifies me is simply the fact that I'm a student. I'm a fourth yea; student, I don't have as much experience as the other candidates but I think I have a good idea of what students want. I'm an average student I know what they want and I think I can give that to them. I don't hold a position on any counul or anything but I think that just my student experience is enough.
War there anything that heidyou back tn runningfor the position? Probably my lack of experience and the fact that I haven't done anything very pohtical before.
How doyou think students shouldpick then ifthey're not aware ofwhat the candidates standfor? Well that's the thmg, last year only sevenpercent ofstudentsvoted. A lot of the times, students don't care. I think sometimes the whole Fedselectioncomes down to a popularitycontest. Who do youknow and who do they know. And if you get
three to four per cent of the population you're going to win.
Ifrou had to pick one pie^ ofyour pbtfom thatyouconsi&rprion?y what one what would that be and what could poteni i a b impeakyoufmm accompbhing that goal? My main goal is to save students money. That is an issue that is common to every single student. I will do whatever I can to save students money. Whether that is in the form of scholarshipsor bursaries orsomething else...I dunno. But I think students in Canada pay too much.
Experience: Fourth-yearstudent. Platform: Morescholarships/bursaries for undergrads; upgradel improve computer systems; fighting low voter turnout. Quotable: "Based on last year's numbers I think that some students think that [the Feds election] is a joke. So if I can target some of the 93 per cent to come out and vote because it i~ amusing or because this guy is different, then it will affect them, but it will definitely turn other people away too." Ticket: Independent Fines: $45.00 reduction of allowable expenses for failing to provide requisite number of volunteers for poster check.
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David Huynh: VP student issues
Ryan O'Connor: VP education WLy doyoufeelyou have what it takes to do thisjob? I believe that I have the motivation and experience to do this job. I've been actively involved in the university for the last four years, ever since I came here. I've been involved with many aspects of the portfolio which I'm running for. I'm involved on the education advisory committee;I'm also involved on Students' Council and the Federation of Students board of hectors. vyou couldac~omphshone and on&one thtng whde m o@ce, what would that be, and w b ? I guess my one goal would be to create a more representative, more accountable structure for the Federation of Students. I'm advocatmg an entlre restructuring of the education advisory comrmttee I want to engage more "at large" students in the consultauon process. I don't want to be b m p g up pohcy issues to external lobby groups such as OUSA and CASA without havmg adequately consulted with both student councillors and "at large" students. So, hopefully when I leave office, I could leave a better representative structure for the Federation of Students behind. What doyou thmnk u the biggest ifsue faang U W students nght now, and how wouldyougo about addresszng rA 1 The biggestissue a d&mtely gbr ing to be deregulation.WhatI would like to do is engage students over the summertune, duringmy first termin
Experience: Feds councillor, Feds board of directors,OUSAdelegate. Platform: Create deregulation action group; review external lobbying activities. Quotable: "I'm not opposed to the university having greater autonomy to set their fees. Each university is different; each should have that autonomy. If this autonomy results in students with sufficient merit not being able to get a university education, then I am opposed." Ticket: Robson, O'Connor, Kerrigan, Slomka Fines: None. office. What we need to do is e d ~ cate students that if deregulatto doesn't occur, qualttyrmght decreas, But most of all what I want to se result from this deregulation actio isrphpet tha'rrefl@&tsthe s e h i h & i ofasmany studentsaspossible,wluc would be presented to the universh Senate.
Melissa Alvares: VP student issues
How wllyou make the F e h relevanttoa euevdq h e s ofstudents? I thtnk that a lot of student when they get into Feds, they forgc that they are students and they sta to be more accountable to a h : tration than they are to students. I' really like Feds to support the stt dent groups on campus.
Experience: Founder and president science and business club, Feds special event assistant, Don. Platform: Services for wellness and safety; programs more accessible; environmental audit of Feds businesses. Quotable: "As we're pushing out the leaders of tomorrow, we need to step up to the plate and provide the services that these students need." Ticket: Nazareth, McHugh-Russell, Alvares. DiluHo Fines: $67.50 of allowable expenses for campaigning before official campaign start; $1 1.50 reduction of allowable expenses for minor postingviolation(campaigning in a Feds-managed business).
Whatis thegreatestchalienge that UL stuhnts face to&, and f i n ofice ho wouldyou appmach it? Wellness and health since we'i in such a stressful environment. really want to start to focus on th wellness programs. I really want t try and bring the services to th students when they need it. Your opinron on enmmnmental irsu and the U W Sustainabihtj Pmject? I went to the UWSP launch, an that project really blew me awa' because that's the type of thing want on campus. 1want to start a lu a mug campagn with UWSP an other UW services. fight now the1 are many places that have dscouni for people who have theu own m y I'd like to do an enwonmental aud of the Feds businesses because bc fore we can tell other people to E environmentally friendly,we need t be environmentally friendly o u ~ selves.
Does low voter turnout meanF e h are doing a badjob? It's hard to say because last year was a transition year, with the implementation of the new ~ e d online s system. I know last year as a voter, the whole process was frustratmg because of the whole round about way you had to get. There is a lot of frustration in what Feds can and can not do. When you say you'regoing to do sometlung and you don't, you're obviously going to disappoint people. How doyou zntend to promote uolunteenng? Volunteemg has been very hlgh and the volunteer form thatwas pubhshed in the handbook has been cited as a factor. One problem was that events at the b e p n i n g of the term were well attended and had plenty of volunteers but that as the term went on, students had committed themselves to too many things and weren't able to fulfil theirvolunteer duties. One thing I'd like to do is create a database with volunteers and their contact information so that if we need volunteerswe can actually call them up and ask them if they're w d h g to sit on a comrmttee or whatever is needed. Another thing is how do we retam these volunteers? After mtdterms,pwple get busy. What I'd like to dois to run sessions or have an lnformaaon day on tune management s H s , stuff that they mght get
out of being a volunteer. I'd like to move volunteer appreciation day closer to the middle of the term so that students are recognizedfor their efforts right off the bat. If they're appreuated mid-term, studentsmight be more w i h g to volunteer near the end of the term.
yyou couldacmmphhone andon&one thtng m ofice, what would 1t be and wLy? I'd want to clanfy the roles of student bodes on campus and create a hectory systemwhere there's alist that you can hand out to societies and post onltne For instance, a lot of students don't know the difference between Feds exec or Feds Student Councd or Senate or the Societies If we posted information on the roles of each body, then students would know where they should go for certain things In h s duectory there would also be contact informatton so that if students needed to contact a particular body, they wouldn't have to run around on campus trylng to get in touch with them What1s thepatest chalienge that U W studentsface to&? I tlunkthe biggest thingnght now is the tttle that we've gven the students: the leaders of tomorrow. It's a big title to carry especially it now being ten years as number one. Incormng students, especially students cormng in double cohort, and even students now, have thts expectation
David Huynh VPSl
Experience: President environmental studies society; social director of planning students association; FOC leader in faculty of environmental studies. Platform: Increase student initiativeand participation; clarify roles of student bodies. Quotable: "I plan on being more of afirst resource ratherthan a last resource to students. I want VPSl to be where people come to start their projects rather then after they've failed elsewhere." Ticket: Independent Fines: None. to be leaders of tomorrow and there should be more sessions or a service where students can learn to take on more roles to become more of Ja leader.
Mike'Kerrigan:VP student issues Does conmtent3, low voter turnout mean that the F e h are dorng a badjob? I don't h i & it necessarily means that they're doing a bad job. I think that if the students thought the Feds were doing a ternble job, they would start comtng out in lugher numbers to make sure they could vote for a candidate that would be more capable than ones that have come in the past. I think the low voter turnout would have more to do with the Feds not communicaang fully to the students.
Platform: Reclaim and ~edesignFeds boards; student rates at Galaxy Cinemas.
I Mike Kerrioan
Quotable: "If more candidateshad a bit more diverse platform, that seemed like more than just rhetoric that was written out, then [the students] would see more point in voting for them." Ticket: Robson. O'Connor.Kerriaan. Slomka
How doyou make F e h relevant in the eveg&ylives of students? Well I think the Feds are relevant in the everyday lives of students; they just don't necessarily seem relevant to the everyday lives of students. Some ways you can do that is just make sure the students know when the Feds are doing something for them. So for example, I didn't know that Fed Hall was part of the Federation of Students in my entire first and second years. I never made the connection myself until later on when I heard a story of the Stupid Student Games and how they're suing them over the problem they're having with the contracts there. To publicize the student government that we have. So, for example, the one thing that I've already spoken with -Anne Simpson, the manager of the SLC - we're going to put up a board on the wall, facing out to the cafeteria area with all the pictures -all the student councilis there, their names, their contact info, just to make people a little more aware of
Fines: $45.00 reduction of allowable Experience:VOCexecutive,operations expensesfor failingto provide requimanager-uws canada D~~ celebra- site number of volunteers for poster tions, FOC check. their existence and the fact that they're active. Furthermore, one more thing that we want to do is finally get an annual report together. That's one thmg that Rob Robson is l o o b g at, he's got a model from Queen's university to use. You need concrete goals that you have for the Federation of Students and lay them out and talk about all the accomplishments you've made in the past year.
How doyou intend to pmmote voLnteering and student involuement in general around campus? There's a couple things that I wanted to do to improve on that. One of the ones was to start up new positions on residence councils. It only targets first-years for this, but it would be a position that would be dedicated to promoting volunteer
opporhmities for Feds. So I'd meet with them on a regular basis just to keep them up to date of what volunteer positions are st111 open; what new volunteer positions may have opened up. Get the volunteer opportunities advertised in the residences that they're in. Another position that I want to do would actually be dedicated to growing clubs. So it would be someone that would, basically, we'd work on a handbook with them, that would be a very sirnphfied version of how to start up a Feds club. Hopefully we could get more &st years jomng clubs and gemng their friends involved and kmd of growmg that club base at our campus. I want to redesign the Feds boards that we have, the Feds boards that are around campus, scattered.in all of the various buildmgs.
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Rob Robson: VP admin and finance Platform: develop five-year business
Issues? Who needs issues?
plansforallbusinasses;Groundzero into a cafe for coffee and deserts. Quotable: The whole purpose of Feds is to reach out to students and to meet students needs. We do that through our services ... [students] may not use them all the time but there will come a time when they'll
Rob Robson VPAF
Experience: UW senate, board of directors, Campus Responsevolunteer.
Ticket: Robson, O'Connor, Kerrigan, Slomka Fines: None.
What makesyou stand outjmm the other candidates? Well, I'd have to say that the amount of research that I've done. Being on the inside, I had the opportunity to take a look at how the Feds operates.
Your businessplan, how areyougob to get thefunding, and is itfeasible? We figured that in a break-eve analysis and we figured that it w take at least two years before u break even and create a bit of profit.
I f o u umuldacmmplirhone andonb.one thing gehcted what would it be? We currently have no duection and our needs are changmg. I want to be the starting point of the five year business plan so that we can keep working on things after the end of five years.
Canyou be more Qentc? As you know, the double coho will be comingin and studentswillt at a lower age the alcohol venues a going to be less important so u have to find out what they enjoy.
Tell me the ope research thatyou conducted on Gmund Zem? We did an internal audtt m e m g we looked at the strengths and weaknesses of the locatlon and fachty and looked at the market we are targetmg. What we came up unth was a plan to make it sort of a cafi-5.
Whatwil/you do to ensurethattheFe bdlsinesses are prepmed for the upcomi double cohort? There is a task force current reviewing all that data. As a tear Kerrigan, Slomka, O'Conmor ar I, we consideredgoing out and doir market research not just within tl university community but also in high schools.
On really slow days, I sometimes think back to high school and its yearly popularity contest, or election. Every year, three or four people would get up, banter for a whde and promise to introduce picnic tables into the school yard. Naturally, the popular kid won and by the end of OAC I still ate my sandwich while sitting against a tree. "No matter," I told myself. 'When I get to university, student politics will matter." Four years into the university experience, I am somewhat less confident. Major issues are circling UW like vultures in the Nevada desert. President Johnston is open to deregulation, major,planning remains to be done for the double cohort, classes are growing in size while shrinking in avadability and student housing teeters on in its perennial near-crisis mode. One would think this would be the ideal time for the leaders of this campus to stand up and set the Feds on a bold new course to address these many challenges. At the outset of the campaign it looked like the ideal had become reality. Fourteen candtdates stepped forward to jockey for the four available positions. Among them were two teams of highly
Chris DiLullo: VP admin and finance
Chris Dilullo Y PAF
Experience:Manager of Bomber, E S representativeto to Feds council, Village orientation leader. Platform: Diversify Feds businesses; capitalimprovementfund. Quotable: "Somethingthat I would like to see, because [Ground Zero] is still prime space and there's still a need for students to havea place to relax ... what's available at St. Cinnamon." Ticket: Nazareth, McHugh-Russell, Alvares, Dilullo Fines: $67.50 reduction of allowable expenses for campaigning before official campaign start; $1 1.50 reduction of allowable expenses for minor posting violation (campaigningin a Feds-managed business).
What makesyou stand outjmm the other candidates? The biggest thing is experience for sure. I believe that it is essential, working in a part-time position, to at least know how Feds works. The fact that 1have upper level positions in theBombshelter and Ground Zero now, especially with Ground Zero being such a hot topic, this year, it gives me a better understanbg of how Feds operates. lfyou muldacmmpllsh one andonb one thing what would it be and why? I don't know if it counts, but I want to get the busmesses m order. I look m, kmd of from the outslde, though I work inside, and I see so much potential not only to generate sales and profits, but on the student side as well and make the businesses somethmgthat studentscan be proud of, and happy to have
to do, is to accept our losses and shu it down. I thmk we need to take tht food s e ~ c ethat s we offer there an( shift them over to the Bombshelte to offer a better menu and a bette level of s e ~ c e .Something that would like to see, because it's stil prime space and there's still a nee( for students to have a place to rela: and to grab something, along th, same lines as what's available at St Cinnamon's.
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Why has Gmund Zem traditionalb been a monty loser? It's only busy from 1l:3O tillabout 1:30 everyday yet its open for eight hours a day. I think in the end it was just a poorly planned idea, and you add toit that it's pretty redundant. It offers basically the same s e ~ c as e the Bombshelter and they're right next doorto each other. It just doesn't make sense.
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How doyou pbn tofix Gmund Zem, @ e n how how m a 9 others have tried? I think the first thing that we need
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experienced veterans of student politics (Albert Nazareth's ticket and Brenda Slomka's ticket) and a team promising to revolutionize UWs fairly stagnant political scene (Stacey Watson's ticket). Independent candidates David E h s @re& dent) and David Huynh (VP student issues) also emerged to challenge the conventional wisdom that only full tickets can get elected. A week later, E h s has dtsappeared, the two veteran tickets have set sad into the sea of ambiguity and Watson's team has yet to demonstrate that they have the ability to run the show. Huynh has been fighting a good fight, but many of his statements have been so general that they can mean just about anything to a potential voter. What is especially dtsappointmg is that the whole election is in danger of becoming just another popularity contest, as many of the . candidates have muddled their stances beyond recognition. If this ambipty leaves students unable to cast their votes based on where the candidates stand on the major issues, what's the point? Take the comments made by Ryan O'comor, candidate for W' education, on the subject of deregulation. "I'm not opposed to the university having- greater autonomy to set their fees; each university is different, each should have that autonomy. If this autonomy results in students with sufficient merit not being able to get a university education, then I am opposed." So is he opposed or not opposed? Who knows? At the media forum last Monday, Albert Nazareth was asked what specific measures he had in mind to improve campus safety and how the financially strapped Feds would pay for them. He proposed a local car-pooling board and added that "Having student patrols walking around would prevent a lot of the minor vandahsm." Where will the money come from? Walksafe employees start at nine dollars per hour. Shouldn't these dungs be sorted out before students cast their votes? Right now, more than anything else, UW needs leaders who are not afraid to spell out exactly where they stand and to inspire confidence in their abilities. Watson and her running mates certainly do not mess around when it comes .to stating their positions, but unfortunately, the latter is laclung. When asked to back up her assertion that corporate interests are takmg over campus with evidence, she first denied that she had ever made such a statenient and when pressed by her questioner, she replied, "The whole approach to having one person stand up and know all the answers isn't realistic." Watson's campaign statement on the Feds Web site includes the following: "The increasing corporatization of our campus community is also a -
trend which threatens to move education away from being about learning critical thinbtng skills." Presidents do not need to be omnipotent, but should be able to answer questions about their own platforms. This is not to say that this campaign has not produced any novel ideas; they have just been lost in the flood. VP student issues candidate Melissa Alvares' proposal to conduct an environmental audit of all Feds businesses is long overdue and gets the sustainability ball rolling; VP administration and finance candidate Rob Robson's promise to put the Feds finances online wdl finally let students know where their Feds fee goes; the community education outreach or "free school" concept promoted by Watson's team is an excellent idea; and finally the candidates seem ready to make the hard choices regarding closing Ground Zero (UWs very own picnic table issue). Unfortunately, those gems have been the exceptions in a campaign that has moved steadily away from the issues and more towards personahty. Not that it's easy to conduct a strong campaign around here. Hangmg outside of Brubaker's, a giant poster announces the latest activities of the Campus Crusade for Christ, and I now know where to go for swing lessons, thanks to an even bigger poster. But would I be aware that I can vote for UWs future direction? Sorry, no campaign activities allowed in the SLC with the exception of the two temporary poster boards in the Great Hall. When it's all added up, in the SLC, the 14 candidates share the same amount of space that the one Asian Christian Fellowship poster occupies. I'm not going to endorse any specific candtdates. But I do want to encourage people to shake up university politics by not voting in a full ticket of candidates, which has happened in the last several elections. Mix and match; find the individual candidates whose beliefs and ideas mesh with yours. It isn't easy to dig through all of the rhetoric, but the answers are there. We have been urged to "vote the experience" and throw our support behtnd the "unusual candtdates." Nothing wrong with experience, but when it pushes the issues off the stage, the whole electlon is weakened. Elecuons should be won and lost because of the canddates' stand on the major issues. Everythmg else 1s secondary. Without the issues, all we get is a really big popularity contest. In my final year of high school, the winning presidential candidate ran on the slogan, "Are you tired of pirate hat-wearing octopuses pushing you around? Then vote Adam." I would still like to think that we are capable of much, much more.
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Queen's Universityhas recently come to the attention of nahonal media sources over principal Willlam Leggett's open support for the full de-regulahon of tuihon fees. I had read the Globe and Mad coverage of the student protest of his views with unease, especially after learning that Diane Cunningham, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, was seriously considering Leggett's request to deregulate tuition fees, if only at Queen's. My unease at that time was nothing compared with the shock and betrayal I had felt when learningthat our ownpresident,Dave Johnston, sharesLeggett'sviewpoint. Johnston, in his enthusiasm for deregulation, seems to have forgotten his own students here on campus. Sadly, he has also seemingly forgotten the principles behind govemment-subsidized education in Canada. The consequences of deregulated tuition costs are not difficultto imagine. Johnston, in his interview with Imprint, mentioned that tuition increases would rise by 10 per cent for regulated programs, and 15 per cent for thosewhichare deregulated.Even for a "regulated" program, this means that an average tmtion bill of $2,015 (before incidental fees) would rise to $3,245in five years and $5,226 in ten. In these conditions, the number of students from lower income families would dwindlehereat UW. While Johnstonnotes that the participation rates of students from lower income families has not increased in past years, there is a large body of evidence showing that recent increases in tuition have pushed away lowincome household students. The Kingston OPIRG chapter, in their Web report on deregulation, specifically noted that there was a 10 per cent decline in low-income students here on campus since the tuition hikes began at UW in 1991. The vast majority of students on campus aregenerallyopposed to any further increases m tuition, and spe-
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cifically opposed to the idea of deregulation. Our opposition is shared by organizationsacross Ontario,'like the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, the Canadian Federation of Students, and the University of Waterloo Faculty Association. With all this opposition,it makes onewonder why our president would support such a contentious proposal. Johnston is correct in stating that Ontario universities are dangerously underfunded and risk sacrificing a good deal of their present quality if nothing is done to respond to government cutbacks. Deregulating tuition, however, is not going to solve the money problems of universities without changing the character of these institutions forever. A switch to deregulated tuition would become one very large step towards a system of education resembling that south ofthe border. Educationis aninvestment in the future that all Canadians make through their tax dollars, and post-secondary education in Canada is publicly funded to ensure that education remains accessible to those that wish to pursue it. Public support, as Yaacov Iland rightly pointed out, would only decrease as tuition increases. Tuition costs would rise further to compensate, and Ontalio universities, in the end, will have gained tuition revenue while drastically h t i n g the type of students able to attend school.
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REMEMBER EARTH CLEARLY With the polls open, most UW students are hard at work, completely ignorant of the machmations of theit student government. Even now, candidates are waiting with anticipation to see which one of them wdl get those all-important few hundred votes required to win a Feds election. I've met the candidates and attended several of the election forums; students are a s h g tough questions, but not getting a lot of good answers. There's plenty of question dodging, non-answers, "we'll have to ask students" answers, and passing the buck (or the question, as the case may be). At the media forum, VP student issues candidate Julian Ichim attempted to answer a follow-up question to presidential candidate and ticket-mate Stacey Watson's assertion that the SLC is becoming more and more corporate. When the media panel insisted that Watson answer for herself, she
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am opposed." Why didn't O'Connor just say he supports deregulation?Instead, he insists that he'd ask students what they wanted and then take the appropriate action. That's a cop-out and I'll tell you why: in each forum, O'Connor would remind students that UW president David Johnston personally supports tuition deregulation, emphasizingJohnston's views were pushing this university towards full deregulation. If that's true, then O'Connor's personal views on deregulahon should be just as important as Johnston's. I don't care how dedicated he is to his constituents, if he believes in deregulation, he'll support it. It is not the policy of this newspaper to select candidates for the election, but I'm not above pointing out some things I've noticed in the past week. It's the little ironies that can really make an election entertaining. Like David Ellis, who said he was running as a joke, then wondered if he could "make a difference." Ellis, who said he wanted to target the 93 per cent of students who don't seem to care, has instead become one of them, not even bothering to show up for the electoral forums. See FORUMS, page 14
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balked, saymg, "The whole approach to having one person stand up and know all the answers isn't realistic." Maybe so, but the idea of b a c h g up your assertions is, especially when students are going to pay you to do it. Why do candidates insist on telling the voters that they'll survey students before they'll do anythmg? Wouldn't it be better to actually formulate a platform, and get elected because of it? Otherwise, this election is nothing more than a popularity contest. Several candidates are calling for referenda on student issues when an election should be the ultimate referendum; tell students what you'd do if you were elected, and if they agree, they wdl vote for you. Sounds simple, but instead we've got a group of candidates who want to be everything to everyone. Ryan O'Connor, candidate for VP education -whom I've dubbed The Deregulator -is a fine example. O'Connor is a quiet supporter of deregulation; in the media forum he said: "I'm not opposed to the university having greater autonomy to set their fees. Each university is different; each should have that autonomy. If this autonomy results in students with sufficient merit not being able to get a university education, then I
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Slow it down To the editor: Like Lisa Johnson was talking about in her article, I also feel like the world is moving at a faster pace than me. I'm not up to beat with the whole technology craze either, but unlike Lisa, my reason is more that I'm too tired to keep up yith the craziness that comes alongwith thehype. I also do not even own a cell phone and I'm quite happy living my simple life without the hassle of somethingringing at me every 20 minutes. The fact that everyone feels they need to own the latest andnewest gadget just goes to show how much the moral fabric of our society has deteriorated into nothing but a race for materialism. We complain about the low-battery life of our cellphones, and others complain about the fact that they have to sleep in a bus shelter for tlie second week in a row in the dead of winter. My point is not to condemn anyone, but to refnind us to once again be thankful for what we do have. Slow down, open your mind, and straighten out your. priorities. Because Palm Pilots and Play Station 2, none of this will last forever.
And maybe, just maybe, if you cry $64 in students' pockets for food, or loud enough, the techno gods will to help purchase a bicycle. respond and send you an angel. By Pattick Quealgi angel I mean a BlackBerry PagerTM. F e d envimnment commissioner Keep breeding.
-James Ping 3B c h s i c a studies ~
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Enough spending money already To the editor, While there may be many students at UW who require a bus pass, I have a s n e a h g suspicion that the majority do not. I take exception to the idea of being forced to pay a non-refundable fee to Grand h v e r Transit term after term for a semce that I will never use. How many students live, work and exist on campus or within walking distance? How many of us own vehicles? There are so many that simply wouldn't get their money's worth out of a mandatory bus pass. I just don't see the value of such animplementation.Itwould certainly serve some,but I believe themajority would smply be lining the pockets of the GRT.
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-AqJPotvin 3B psychohgv
Cry for money To the editor, Oh, Lisa, Lisa, Lisa Johnson. You misguided child of the 21st century. You talked long and loud about the horrors oftechnology discrimination in last week's Impnnt. Lisa, we aren't discriminating against you for your lack of technology, we're dlscriminating against you because you have no money. That's all. Listen, I have the best computer on the market complete with super fast Internet access. I have a five-disc DVD player with a $2,000 stereo system. I get a new cellphone and Palm Pilot each and every year In &is day and age, you've got to keep up with the pace of evolution. But listen, this technology isn't important because it zaises the quality of life. They bring me no happiness Lisa. In all honesty, I find them cumbersome and lifeless, yet I continue to spend thousands of dollars on these electronic trinkets each year. Why, you ask? Well, it's because they provide me with a far greater gift, something that money can't buy. Status! Oh yes,that sweet succulentword, wrapped in all the fantasies a young university man can think of. When that cellphonesounds in class,I know all the women want me. When wrenching away on my laptop at Williams, I know every guy wants to be me. 4 n d Lisa, if you were only richer, you could have all this too! So here's a suggestion: keep crying. Cry at night. Cry when you wake up. Hell, cry on the toilet. The more the world hears your impoverished sobs, the more sympathy you'll get.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
GRT taking our money To the editor, The February 1 issue of Imprint ran an article concerning the universal bus pass program. This program will allow students to ride "for free" simply by flashing their watcards. It is thought that this systemwillincrease student ridetship, as well as the access and quality of txansit services. However, this program amounts to nothing more than a way to impose yet another non-refundable fee on studentswithout increasing either sustainableliving or convenience. Although there is a student survey planned, it will only assess whether or not students would want this service, andnot whether student ridetship would actually increase (as opposed to walking, b h g or car use). The UPASS is a financial black hole for students. UW has approximately 17,413undergrads. When this number is multiplied by the estimated $64 mandatory fee, it provides GRT with at least $1,114,432 of guaranteed income per year. Also, it does not make enuironmental sense. S i c e the majority of UW students live relatively close to campus, they should be encouraged to walk or bike. As for students with cars.. .well would you give up that convenience? In short, if a flat discount can be negotiated with GRT, great! If not, an additional$64 non-refundablefee is in no one's interest except perhaps GRT's. Personally, I'd rather have that
I am very pleased to hear that the university is concerned about the environment, as stated in a February 1 article. I am also happy to know that the University of Waterloo is thmkingofways to improveitsrecord on friendliness to the environment. Consideration of certifymg the university under I S 0 14000 is ambitious, but I'm concerned that wemay actually be forcing a baby to run before it can even crawl. As both an environmentalstudies student and village resident, I am proud to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as I can. However, I constantly see people being either ignorant or flippantabout the environmentboth in residence and in class. Just last week I was in a floormate's room havingachatwhen he suddenlythrew his glass juice bottle into the trash bin. I asked him why he didn't throw the bottle in the recycling bin and he replied, "I have to walk to the recycltng bin. The trash can's tight here." What I believe the university should do right now is re-educate students and staff about environmental friendliness and the recycling program. The university must convince everybody to take the environment seriously for everyone's sake. Only when we have changed people's attitudes towards the environment can we seriously I S 0 14000 certification. If we are unable to changetheseattitudes,I'mafraid that whoever will carry the I S 0 14000 banner for the university will only find it tarnished by its followers. -Andrew Mok INplanning
Food inspection in Waterloo too optimistic To the editor, After reading the article regarding inspectors finding food stored in the washroom at a local restaurant in the University Plaza, I find that fintng the owner only $700 will not be a wake up call for contaminated restaurants. Even with the increased hnes recently brought in under the food premises regulations, it won't tackle the core of b s problem. I find that the region's food safety and infection control is too optimistic. The truth is that, before long, the people of Waterloo are going to forget the problems of unsafe dining. Contaminated restaurants will continue their corrupt doings. Reliable warning signs must be present so that residents of Waterloo can be informed about restaurants safety on a daily basis. Toronto requires all restaurants
to post their inspection status visibly in their entrance and provide an online database allowing anyone to retrieve the inspection status of all 10,000 restaurants. I think our region's food safety should set Toronto's D i e Safe Program as a model and require all local restaurants to post their inspection status sign at the entrance (so we know we're eating what we're supposed to and not anythngextra) .Thiswon't be a miracle that's going to happen overnight, but at least the region's food inspection won't get a reputation of weak food inspection controls, and all Waterloo residents wdl be one step closer to safer dining.
-Debbie Fung 1B environment and business
When w e were freshmen To the edtor, The former residents of East E have watched eagerly this past month, to see the engineeringgraduate students who were important enough to warrant us being displaced from our home, having our freshman year disrupted, and shatteringour faithin the educational institution of our choice. However, we have seen no trace of them. I personally was surprised to learn there were even two people currently using East E as offices. Apparently, the need for us to be relocated as quickly as possible was greatly exaggerated. Since this need was obviously not as dire as it was made out to be by those members of the university administrationelected to speak to us, could they not have waited two more months and allowed us to finish our freshman year in peace? The engineering faculty apparently blames the delay on being unable to move computers into East E - but the former residents were able to move all their possessions in a few shoa days. Only bad planning could cause a month's delay due to transportation problems. However, it is bad planningthat is beginningto characterize this university's administration, in my mind.
-Jenn$r Varcoe 1B environment and bttsiness
No place for Macdougall at UW To the editor, Mr. Macdougall's last article, "Living aLuxuriousLife,"misrepresents both the nature and the purpose of postsecondary education. He describes university as a highly authoritative institution in which students engage in a relentless tug-of-war with professors over the right to "control" education. He argues that students are better than "some prof' at determining what information is worth learning, and should therefore "take the time that [they] would spend in class,and spendit elsewhereinstead." Rather than considering how time
outside of class can be used to enhance one's education, Macdougall becomes preoccupied by the notion that resisting authority (by skipping class) is itself a worthwhile objective and that students should take pride in blindly ignoring "what the authorities tell [them] to do." This latter point does not take into account that "disobeymg orders" may actually be counter-productive to one's goal of becoming well-eaucated. This is not to suggest that all university lectures, especially those in which professors simply restate textbook material, are worthy of one's time. In a fast-paced environment such as UW, one must always prioritize tasks and manage time accordingly. However, to justify skipping class by resorting to anti-system rhetoric is not only naive, but overlooks one very important fact: taxpayers (by subsidizingeducation) give students the privilege of attending university; they do not require them to do so against their will. Macdougall's rebel-without-acause attitude has no place at a postsecondary facility - in which professors rarely concern themselves with class attendance -but is perhaps better suited for the halls of DegrassiJunior High.
-PauL Johnson 3 A applied studiees andpolitia/ science
Tuition outrage To the editor, I recently read in Imprint that some universities are suggesting deregulation of tuition, including UW. I am outraged that our university is encouraging such an action. The deregulation will give universities unlimited freedom to increase tuition. Without these deregulations, many individuals will be dtscouraged from pursuing post-secondary education, as the high cost will be prohibitive. Do we want to discourage potential UW students from coming here because tuition is too expensive? I do not think so! Currently, I am tinding myself in financial difficulty,due to tuition and the other expenses that are necessary foruniversitylife.With anincreasein tuition, where am I going to get the extra money? But there is a glunpse of light from deregulation. With an increase in tuition, UW can improve upon our existing facihties, hue better-qualified staff and decrease current class sizes. However, this will happenonly at the expense ofothers. Is that what we want? The deregulation d also create a greater gap betweenincomegroups becauseonly the rich will be able to afford postsecondaryeducation, leavingthepoor uneducated and eventually turning into a socialproblem. As you can tell, I am strongly opposed to deregulation and I am hoping to raise awareness that we are all getting screwed over!
- Yatman fian 1B envimnment studies
RIDAY. FEBRUARY 8,2002
Just a few issues
Greenhouse gaffe b the editor,
To the editor,
To the editor,
am writing in response to Stephen Young's laim that the September 1989 issue of Scient@ herican notes that "human activity contribtes, at best, three per cent to the earth's total reenhouse emissions." I have reviewed the ;sue in question and have not been able to fmd nything to this effect in any of the articles. Instead, the two articles that deal with mat:rsconceming atmospheric and climatechange re full of statements inconsistent with S~ientlfic imerican's alleged view of human activity's ffect on greenhouse emissions. In the first article, the authors write that "the olution to the earth's environmental problems ;pecifically,thc reduction ofgreenhousegases] es in a truly global effort, involving unprecdented collaboration by scientists, citizens, nd world leaders." In the second article, the uthor hopes that research findings "may atalyze international cooperation to achieve nvironmentallysustainabledevelopment" and "larger greenhouse effect might thereby be verted." What creative interpretation of the iformation did Mr. Young employ in arriving t the magcal "three per cent" figure he so onfidently purports to be a scientific fact? Mr. Young also makes a reference to an rticle by Arthur and Zachary Robinson, who howed "quite conclusively that thereis a much tronger correla-tionbetween the Earth's temcraturc and solar activity than there is beween temperature and C0,levels." As pointed but by Dr. Shenvood Kowland and others, "A omputer search for the names of the authors ~fthe op-ed article does not turn up a single ~ublicationby either of them in any area of cience pertinent to global warming." I am eminded here of the "scientists" who support iouth African president Thabo hfbeki in his ,doubtn of the link between HIV and AIDS. This is what the UN panel had to say in !001:"There is now new and strongerevidence hat most of the warming observed over the 1st 50 years is attributable to human activities."
In an article last week about the University of WaterlooYoungLiberals,ananonymoussource was quoted as stating that he was approached by a prominent campus Lberal, and that L b era1 wanted someone they could trust to support a particular candtdate for the leadership of theliberal~artyfederally as a candidate for the executive of the Young Liberals club. The anonymous source thoughtthat it was not right and that it was "corrupt business," but nothing could be further from the truth. Political parties exist to debate and formulate policies, then get those policies put into law by advocating those policies and advocating for eandtdates who will put those policies into law. They also exist to advocate for candidates and leaders who will make good decisions facing new policy challenges and to oversee the management of government. It should not be surprising then, that a particular slate of candidates would wish to rally around a leader whom they consider to be the best leader, and it is not surprising that they would want to f d out the listbfcandidateswithotherswho they can trust to advocate for their preferred leader. One particular thing to note 1s that the slate was open and honest when approaching the anonymous source. The unnamed prominent campus Liberal was open about his or her desire to get support for a particular leader instead of hiding that fact. On the topic of being open and honest, I should say that I was elected as the winning slate endorsed my candidacy since I was the only past executivemember although I was not a part of the slate They dtd not ask for my support of d parucular cdndidate federally and I have not taken a clear pos~tlorion the federal leadership issue. On Wednesday,February 27, the University of Waterloo Young Liberals are having a generalmeeting. It idbeheld at Ground Zero and dbegm at 500 p.m. Every-oneis welcomed to come and see the Young Liberals in action
-Ahoy Fonseca 'B economics Q politicalscience
This is meant to be somewhat of an addition to what was written by Alex Cassar in the letter "Taking God to court" in the last issue of Imprint. The malpractice lawsuit brought to court by Mr. and Mrs. Krangle against their fa* doctor raises severalkey questions in my mind: First of all, what is wrong with our legal system? The argument brought up by Mrs. Krangle (that she would have elected abortion had she known her son had Down's Syndrome) is nothing more in my mind than conspiracy to commit murder, and to receive monetary reward for such a sickening display ofimmorallty is right out absurd. Can't people see howwrong and dtsturbing this is? Secondly, greed; how far will people go in order to get a few dollars? What sort of an excuse won't they use in order to get a six-digit bankaccount? Again,it is appallingthat parents are able to come right out and say that they wdl not support their son because he has a genetic deficiency. To make a public display of it in a court of law is even more disturbing:it demonstrates that they firmly believe they are justified in their position, that they have been wronged somehow, and that they deserve something in return. Makes me wonder what sort of values these people possess. Thirdly, on a more general level, the issue of genetic experiments. I think Alex Cassar nailed it dead on by asking, 'What is the dtvidmg line between an acceptable child and an unacceptable child?"After all,where is our societygoing if already today we are being selective as to who d and will not be incorporated into our society? Who is good and who isn't good enough? The word genocide comes to mind now; as harsh as it is, it can nevertheless be applied to the situation. The entire problem reminds me of Huxley's A Brave New Worldif you haven't read the book, read it; it's certainly a disturbing vision of a future society. The scary part is that seeing as the law deals with theseissues, wemight shortly arrivein that very future. Can't wait all they pass the law
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which will force doctors to screen all embryos for genetic deficiencies and adtise the parents whether or not to keep or dispose of the child? Essentially, that's what the Krangles are asking for; imagme the precedents this verdict d bring about. This finally brings me to one last point: doctors, and what is the role they play in all of this? How can someone sue a doctor for malpractice, when all he's doing is complying with the Hippocratic oath? Save lives, it says; nowhere does it say that doctors are obligated to act as panel of judges, ruling on which chdd is acceptable and which one is not. The parents don't have that right either. Oh, and let's not forget about Mr. and hlrs. Krangle's son. How do you think he feels about living?
- S.J. Rapala 4B anthmpolo~/Englirh
Lay off my roast beef To the editor.
I wholeheartedly do not approve of the addttions being made to the Student Life Centre and to the Physical Activities Complex. Anyone who had to spend even a few hours in Ron Coutts Hall last term can vouch for this. I had the delightful oppor&ty to spend at least three hours a day in the same dungeon room last term, and I know what to expect with the additions being made. RCH constantly smelled hke tar, was incredibly noisy (despite the professors telling us that the construction was not supposed to take place during class time), and was always dusty.At one point, some construction workers walked right into a lecture to check something and then mysteriously left. The SLCis the students ofwaterloo's building and we use it often. I don't want to have to dust off my Brubaker's roast beef while at the same time s m e h g something that dulls the olfactorysense,and worryingabout what might fall on my head. - Paul Gvilhs
Meaning of life not in movies ilinh Tran
liscovering one's purpose in life is always lepicted in movies as some sort of revelation )r particularly violent orgasm when, in reality, 'm convinced that if most people were to fmd heir purpose, it would be something akin to a oy reading its own instructions. I wonder what Adolph Hider I d when he nuck up to the attic under candlelightand read i s instructions. Has anyone ever eliminated an option off :xpectant mothers' shortlists ofbaby names so nstantly? Maybe Osama bin Laden or Mariah Carey. 3ut the jury's still out on Osama. When I spoke to my undergraduate acatemic co-ordmator this week, his approach to Ipersonin such academic dtre straits as myself vas so passive I was convinced he was connnced I'd convinced myself my purpose in life iid not involve being an cngmeer. Then again he wore a dress shirt worn so hin I could see his asymmetric nipples, so naybe he's just a passive guy in general. Did you know that there are more chickens
living onEarth than humans?And that by 2006 there dbe more humans currently living on Earth than the sum total of all humans who've lived on earth previously? Then again, the same could be said for Mars, and all that that means to me is that I've set that year as a target graduation date. He told me by then tuition would be twofold, and I got angry and told him he wasn't my undergraduate financial advisor. And besides, I'm in co-op; everyone knows we're millionaires. And anyway, if he was a financial advisor, could he please explain to me how he could live with himself for simultaneously advocating both wealth and education, thingswhich, ifyou haven't noticed, are mutually exclusive?Did he think he was some sort of Oprah Winfrey, having the gall to advocate literacy and readmg (re: Oprah's Book Club) through the very medium that pillaged them? I think my poor marks, just hke philosophy and, to a lesser degree, modem art, stem from laziness. If the knowledge pre-exists, then really, no one concept can be any harder than another, you just have to sit down and learn it. I asked aprofessoronceifhecouldprogram
a lazy robot for me. I also requested it be able to masturbate. Anyway, it would be a robot that could do what you told it to, but get it not quite right and do it at a random variable pace always slower than what I needed. He said that that was exponentially harder than programming an efficient, hard-working robot. See? We just never appreciate what we've been blessed with. Just like the fact that our hair developsthe capabilityto cleanitselfif you stop washing it for eight to 10 months.
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I remember when the meeting was done and I turned to leave, I could sense my undergraduate academic advisor shaking his head disapprovingly. But when I turned back to catch lum and implicitly force h m to apologrze, he'd already returned to a gentle state of slumber. And I felt bad for ever feeling angry at him, because in that moment he reminded me ofmy neighbor's dog lying in the shade when I was young, and if I were to wake him now, for a single instant, my voice would be his sole awareness and momentary purpose in life.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8,21
From one Tory to another Lee-Wudrick s M s for team ROIG
YOU! OFF M Y PLANET! You've seen the posters, maybe been to a forum or two, and now its time to decide: Whom do you want to be your student leaders for 2002-2003? In my t h e at this school, never has such an intense Feds campaign been held. Thls year, it was war. This is a good thlng; the old stereotype of Waterloo as Apathy U is fast disappearing. Now I'm sure you're all wondering, how will I be voting? Ideology and friendships aside, by the process of elimination. Dave Ellis and Dave Huynh are individuals who deserve credit for their efforts and contributions to the campaign, but the fact of the matter is that in order to be an effective executive, one must have like-minded colleagues. The fact that they, are running without tickets places them at a major dlsadvantage, and I think rightly so: my advice to both is to put together a credible team and try again next year. This leaves the three slates, led
standing, and their proposed policies are both comprehensive and practical. A n even better indicator of the strength of this slate is the fact that its members have been the victims of baseless smear tactics from opposition, desperate, in my opinion, to distract attention from its own weak links. In light of all this, my vote goes to the four candidates which tompose the ticket known as ROKS. They are the only slate with the cohesion, organization and variety of experience necessaty to guarantee a well-run and responsive Feds for the coming year. Any minor shortcomings each of the four may have as individuals and they do have some - are more than offset by the remarkable unit which they form as whole, and it is thls combined strength which flows from the team which gives them an extra edge over the other slates. The importance of this cannot be understated. Feds is an organizationwhich runs optimally when its executives can work with each other effectively and efficiently; the ROKS candidates have clearly established themselves as a formidable integrated unit, while the others leave us wondering.
by Stacey Watson, Albert Nazareth and Brenda Slomka, respectively. The slate led by Watson is the least credible of the three. I do not think it is a stretch to say that they are the least experienced, have the least in terms of coherent, workable policy, and seem to be the least concerned with actually winning. Invoking the image of Che Guevara on their campaign posters only seems to confirm all suspicions that this slate is not taking itself or its ambitions seriously. The ticket led by Nazareth has much to offer in terms of experience and policy. Unfortunately, Nazareth's spotty record of failing to follow the rules -in both thts campaign and the last - raises as to his suitability to hold the office of Feds president. The drafting of Chris DLuUo to join his slate this time around smacks of opportunism, as both were defeated by Yaccov Iland in last year's presidential race. Opponents before, but teammates today? This sounds like a concerted grab for power if there ever was one. This leaves the team led by Slomka. In terms of its breadth and diversity of experience, it is impressive. Its members have proven themselves to be competent members of student government, political afliliations notwith-
Super Sunday paranoia sets in
OUTLOOK My crisis of the weekend started when a surprise Super Bowl party invitation e-mail from my boss came early Friday morning when the only thing on my mind was going home. I had no choice but to message three of my gay friends seeking advice and suggestions that would hopefully help me to decide, and to reply to the RSVP before I left work that day. To go or not to go, that was the question. Super Bowl: sure I've heard of the big deal about the security and all the overly-priced commercials. What I didn't know was just about everything else on football. Worse yet, coming across as gay during the most macho of American sporting rituals is something I am not ready for. However, it would be a faux pas to be the only person in my department t o d e h e the (seemingly) fmndly invitation. The W s most influential figures would be
attending, including the president. It was a networking and socializing opportunity not to be missed. All of a sudden the party had become a dangerous political game of Russian roulette and the ultimate test of one's sexuality for the football-impaired gay male. Ever have one of those days when no one answers your e-mail? By four o'clock, I was left to my own devices and decided to join the hype that had been fuelling itself all afternoon by invitation replies circulating back and forth -not to mention the Super Bowl pool. So at 4:08 p.m., after going through the potluck list -being the big fruit that I am -I announced that I would bring candies, in team colours. Three minutes later, another RSVP said: "I'm in. Will bring a fruit tray, died [sic] with team colours." A coincidence, or an innocent remark with a deadly subtext? Hmm. Sunday was finally here and my game plan was to play the sexually ambiguous male - being the only single person there -who confesses not knowing much about football and would echo the cheer when necessary. The party was a family affair with bosses bringing their wives
and children, and, in fact, so many kids were running around at one point it felt more like a birthday party. I made sure to steer clear from the wine and stuck with beer, and between half-pretending to be interested in the game, I held conversations with the ladies and avoided football talk as much as I could (sound familiar?). As I discovered, half of the people there knew nothing about the sport. The plan worked and the muchdreaded Super Sunday paranoia was unnecessary. I had a pleasant evening. I'm sure few co-op students have a similar chance to gain acquaintances and widen career opportunities. And I have never had more Jello shooters in one evening, plus I had the most exciting talk about skiing. At the end I reahzed, if the Super Bowl can be as unimportant to me as to the kids that played at the foosball table, one's sexuality shouldn't stop a person from having a good time with h s colleagues and from sharing the sporting spirit. And yep, my candies were a success. email@example.com
The problem with political excuses
You see, everything's political. Like KRS-1 rhymes in h s song "The Mind," "Whether you know it or not, you're deep in politics/All inside of it, in fact you the issue/ Don't let thts diss you." The basic point is, if you don't act against something that d otherwise happen, then you're basically helping it happen. The assertion of action is required at times, and the decision to not take action is a decision to help it happen. For example, someone, hke UWs president, is s a p g that tuition deregulation doesn't affect the oppommity for lower-income students to attend university. Studies of his own university seem to say that it does. If you aren't actively challenging that, you're part of the reason why tuition rates keep going up. If students aren't &g to challenge what government, universitv and corporate leaders are doing to the way the institution is run, then the top brass of all three are going to do whatever they want with the post-secondary institutions of education. If what they want to do is not necessarily for the good of the students, who should be the focus of the education process? (Thegovernment uses tightlyleashed money to pull strings with university adrmnistrations. The adrnimstration themselves are sometimes co-opted by powerfid influences that are not representing student needs, or simply not wdling to stand up to Queen's Park. And corporate money is only too eager to get a profitable return-oninvestment through hnancing and directing education and training. So in a situation like t h I~h ~ nk it's imperative to take some action.
If you don't, you're pretty much t e h g them to go ahead with it. 'Cause if you don't take actior then you're acquiescing to whatever is taking place. If it's something that shouldn't be happeniq and you're not doing something 1 stop it, you're part of what's making it happen. Simple as that. But what you have to rememt is that when you decide to act, it' gotta be for the right reasons. Set once was schooled on how all decisions are made either out of love or out of fear, one or the other. Like elections, when you choo to vote not for somebody, insteac of for somebody. You choose the person you don't want in, and the vote for whoever's most likely to beat them. That's effed up, yo. When you're voting for someone cause you're hoping they beat the person you don't want in, you aren't doing anytlung positive. On the other hand, if you're making the choice based on love, on positivity, on decidmg for something instead of against, that' when good things happen. Which brings me to something wanted to say this week. It's about the elections. The UW ones, in case you hadn't heard. I was in a discussion about them, and that's when the realization came out that I hadn't ever voted in one. Since then, I've realized I probably did vote when was in first year and living in residence. But still, I was in first year -it's not like I had any idea about what was going on in school politics. Well, I've come a long way. I'm going to vote this time round. And you know what I was saymg about making the choice based on being for somethmg, instead of being opposed to something and choosing the alternative?That's why I'm voting. I think more of it in terms of "evolution," but I certainly don't have anything against a name. Whatever you want to call it, I think it's about time.
Forums: Reds insist on all or none FORUMS, from page 11 The members of the "Red ticket," as VP student issues candidate Mike Kerrigan dubbed them - surely because of their red posters, rather than their apparent revolutionary tendencies -have insisted on running as a collective ("Can we pose together?' they asked, as I tried to shoot individual photos). In fact, they're so deck
cated to workmg together that they've promised to resign if their entire ticket is not elected. Even more demonstrative of their unity was the impromptu sharing of a Coca,Cola purchased by Ichim at the math comfy lounge forum. There's nothing quite so heartwarming as a group of anticorporate activists sharing a Coke.
The future of protest
N I YOUR INTEREST Another protest has ended. Arrestees are discharged d d y as supporters wait outside. And the stories die out in mainstream press. Last weekend, 15,000 people descended on New York City to express their dissent at the World Economic Forum. The forum is a private member organization comprising representatives from 1,000 of the world's largest corporations, including Microsoft, Monsanto, Nike, General Motors and, until recently, Enron. Originally formed in 1971 as the European Management Forum, the Swiss-based group has grown into a major global agenda setter and a leading proponent of corporate globalization. Protesters converged in NYC for over five days from around the world. They represented various movements and groups, such as Students For Global Justice, Another World Is Possible, Anti-Capitalist Convergence, Public Citizen and International ANSWER, all united in their opposition of economic globahzation. The exclusive meeting is open to members -who pay upwards of $30,000 in annual dues - as well as selected politicians, journalists and academics. Jean Chretien was among the 3,200 in attendance. While the forum helps set global, economic and trade agendas that affect the entire world, the group predominantly includes European and American busmesses. The member breakdown by continent is
Europe, 43 per cent; Noah America, 26 per cent; Asia, 13 per cent; Central/South America, 7.5 per cent; Middle East, 4.5 per cent; Africa, 4.3 per cent; and Australasia, 2.2 per cent. So why are people protesting? The forum is seen by many as the corporate architect of the recent wave of economic globalization. Representatives set the foundation for the formation of the World Trade Organization, the highly contentious global economic body that was the focus of the Seattle protests in 1999. The forum's growing clout is begmning to challenge even that of the United Nations', which concerns many critics, since the forum is a private entity accountable only to its members. The forum is now over, and many question if yet another big protest was effective. Did the message get across?Were the meetings shut down? And what's next? Summit-hoppingis what going from one big protest to the next has been termed. But many activists are now questioning the purpose of converging at these meetings and if it is even effective. Is the anti-globahation movement really gaining momentum or are these protests a way for us to feel "good about ourselves" in our quest for change, yet the roots of oppression remain unchallenged? Are these protests a way to symbolically challenge the structures of power yet successful at attaining equality and justice to the greatest number of people? And what does the future hold for big protests, such as the G8 this summer? If interested in such discussions, come to an the WPIRG action group economic globalization event on February 13 at 7:00 p.m. in DC 1304. "Resistance 2002 and Beyond: What's Next?" be an evening of movies, discussion around the anti-globakzation movement and what the future holds.
The school of love
FINDING BALANCE We are all students in the school of love, even though it may take a lifetime for us to admit it. How long can we go on being stubborn about submitting to the power of love? How long will we go on pretending that we need something else? The fust stage to studying in the school of love is remembering that love is eveqdung and more important than a n y h g . Keeping this in mind, we learn not to put ourselves above the others that we love. The next step is remembering that, in the school of love, everyone is a student. Yunus Emre, the great Turkish Sufi poet, said, "Let us master this science and read thts book of love. God instructs; love is His school." If we are honest with ourselves, we realize that we have all been failures in the world of love. We have all been arrogant - fooling mrselves into thinking that satisfying our issires is synonymous with loving. Love foqwes even that. n order to study in this school, you d firstlave to learn to see the world with the eyes cf love. w e must learn to see things as
they really are. Regular eyes search for love; loving eyes attract love. So many of us live in a life of delusion, of separation, of selfishness and of loneliness. Behind our sadness and anxiety is a simple lack of love, whch translates into a lack of meaning and purpose. As we study love, we leam that learning more about love requires us to expand our own hearts. Opening ourselves to make room for love. At the same time love requires us to form connections - connections with each other, with nature, and with being itself. We must become love. Rumi said, 'Whatever I have said about love, when love comes, I am ashamed to speak." At the same time, if love is the essential power within and behind thts wiverse and our inner life, no subject has greater precedence. Remember too that we are not merely love's passive instruments; we are its servants. In order to know how to serve, love needs to be grounded in knowledge. The last thing- .you should know is that instead of trylng to define love, we must let it speak for itself. Love has already spoken; we must listen. Listen to love in the teachings and lives of Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed. Teachings which have altered the course of billions of lives. If this course description sounds appealmg to you, please join me over the next few weeks as we ex~lorevarious facets of love and loving in the space of thts column.
It might ust seem like Joe Netherv COMMUNITY EDITORIAL
There's nodung more wonderful than February, is there? The snow is not as white, the road salt is collectingin classrooms, everybodywalks head down to avoid winter, midterms loom on the horizon, co-op interviews are in full swing and groundhogs are forecastingspring. It's the kmd of month where everybody sags. Nobody is interested in much of anything, save for reading week and maybe Valentine's Day -if you're one of the lucky ones. February is easily the ugliest month of the year. Mind you, it's the perfect time of year to make a small lfference in this little world of ours. February 10 through 16 is Random Acts of Kindness Week. A week devoted to good deeds and civd society, there is no charge to participate and no last call. Its central argument is that caring is contagious. The international movement is extremely grassroots and has activist origins. The phrase "PracticeRandomKindnessand Acts of Senseless Beauty" was coined by Anne Hebert in a 1982 copy of CoEvofutionQuarterb and spread through peace and other progressive activists. During the Gulf War of 1991, a columnist for the Sun Frannjco Chmniclewrote about Hebert, which Reader? Digest picked up. After reprintingit shortly after t h e h s Angeles riots, Conari Press jumped on the idea and published the Random Acts ofKindness series. The books sold ridiculously well, and the rest is history. Random Acts of Kindness Week officially began in 1995in 140 cities, from Boston to Los Angeles
and places in between, with a multitude of small events hghlighting the good in human nature. The program was hugely successful in schools,whose students broughtideas home to families, who brought it to workplaces and beyond. The movie Pq it Fonvard was inspired by a random act ofkindness. Originally a novel, the author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, was saved from her burning car in downtown Los Angeles over twenty years ago by two strangers who left before she could thank them. Deciding to pass on the contagious caring she received, she ran across a stranded motorist who, upon further conversation, feared for her life when Hyde pulled up. Rather than accepting her money, Hyde told the motorist to "pay it forward to somebody else." Hyde continues good deeds to this day. Now picture such events in Waterloo. Perhaps your neighbour may need a wake up call for the midterm. A student behtnd you leaving the SLC has their hands full and could use an open door. Soup is on special when the food bank needs donations. As Trevor, Haley Joel Osment's character, points out, "It doesn't even have to be a big thing. It might just seem like a big thing. Depending on who you do it for." A friend of mine last Monday received $10 from a nearby student who noticed her print account had run dry on deadline day. Her project was saved and her week made by a student she does not even know. All it takes is that one small gesture to show you care. It may take a bit of effort, but give it a try, Waterloo. You may be shocked how good it feels.
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Gerbils and Puppets tor president Student union elections are always more fun at other universities Melanie Stuparyk IMPRINT STAFF
Why do all the other universities get to have so much funat election time? Better yet, why do all the fun people go to other universities? Umversitles across Canada have turned dry and tedious student elections into damn funny distractions through offoeat sandidates and crazy platforms. From gerbils to puppets, cartoons to drunkfools,theseelectioncampagns %remore popular than some of the candidates expected. Do t h s year's Feds candidates
stunk a lot worse. Okay maybe just one, and he was a gerbil, so the little guy can't be faulted for having substandard hygiene practices. The Eyeopener, one of Ryerson's studentnewspapers,decidedtomake Ryerson's 2001 student union race a little more fun and run their beloved staffmemberscoop Gerbil forpresident. Scoop has a long tradition of wnting stories on sensmve issues, so as not to cause traceable trouble. So it was no surprise when he was put into the spothght one more ttme to run for president. "This was not a protest," said general manager Lane McLarty, "the general feeling was that there was no funin the campagn so we decided to run Scoop." Scoop's campaign poster made
Scoop W. Gerbil's campaign.
fun of other candidates, it read "Scoop W. Gerbil for President/ He dcontinue diggmg and being cute for the Ryerson community, refuse to patronize, dictate to, or otherwise annoy students, make you realize student government can't create affordableeducation.Will say anything to win." Because Scoopwas not registered as a student he was not allowed to run. The Eyeopener? Fun editor Norm Pmder lent his ID number and student status to Scoop for the elecaon, so the ballots read Worm "Scoop" Pmder. They could use this ame loophole to elect Scoop use th"e prwious yeal's VP admmistration and finance had used h ~ nickname s on the ballots. Scoop was not only threatened by the administration,h s life remained in danger while residing in the Eyeopener offices as one of the section editors' dogs continually threatened to eat the little guy during his campaign.Scoopwaskeptinalocked office for sec$ty purpbses. Scoop was dis&alked after his campaign manager forgot to hand in his paperwork for hls expenses, but perhaps h s fraudulent mpersonation should have disqualified him long before that, for Scoop W. Gerbil was, m actuality, a hamster. Despite mpersonatmg another creature and being dehquent in h s paperwork, Scoop ended up garnering 137 votes. ~ g e the r disappointingdisqual~fication, he retired to Richmond Hdl to live with the arts and entertainment editor's little brother. Scoop passed away in October after eating one too many toiletpaperrolls, although constant strobe exposure from camera flashes is also speculated to have shortened his lifespan. In 2001 a spacey character entered the University of Alberta's election. Space Moose, one of the comics in the student newspaper the Gateway, pushed forward his campaign to run for president. Space Moose had to tread difficult waters to enter the race, forced to remove the word "fuck"
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Both men and women are tanning artifically more than ever before.
The future of beautv Matt Patterson
Appearance is everythmg. We livein a fast-paced society where most of ourimpressionsofpeoplecomefrom quick interactions or glances from across the room. People go to great lengths to try to make themselves seem as attractive as possible Is this b a g superficial and shallow? Or is it bemg smart? In Steven M Jeffes' book,AppearancersEue&n~ he says attractmepeople are two to five tunes more likely to be hued for a job Are we so obsessed with appearance that we are causmg harm to ourselves? It is generally accepted that h g s such as full body tattoos and excessivebody piercmgmay not be too good for one's health But are more regular everydayprac~cescausmg damage to people? Do people get so drawn mto thelr own looks that they mss out on hfe? Bemg tanned is attractive Josh, a
UW arts student said, "A gnl mth a tan is much more attrac~vethan one ulthout." Josh admits that he uses t a n m g beds as well, m order to look good. Tanning may seem like a good activity; sit in a warm bed for a half hour and get a sexy glow. But there are terrible side effects in the form of skin cancer. Tanning salons say that their use of UVA radiation makes their process safe; this is not true. A 15 to 30 minute tanning session is equivalent to an entire day spent in the sun. A recent Swedishstudyfoundthatpeople who used sun beds one to three times a year doubled their risk of developing melanoma (the worst form of skm cancer) and people who did so more than 10 times a year increased their risk seven-fold. A study in last Wednesday's Globe and Mail showed that tanning bed use increases the odds of developing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Although not as
deadly as the melanoma, they can cause lesions and growths on the skm that need to be removed. And the younger people start, the more likely they are to get some type of cancer. A big conflict that many men reach in their search for manliess arises with weight lifters. Ken (not his real name) started working out duridg high school to "get more chicks andintimidatemore guys." In &st year, he said he wanted his muscles to be more visible, so he started using Nair -a product used to keep hair off the body. Shaving, waxing and other processes are no longer just a female practice. Ken usually denies using any such product out of fear of "being called a pussy," but his case dustrates how insecurity about one's self can manifest into going to great lengths to try to enhance appearance.
fromposters (replacedwiththemuch more eloquent "turd"), and having to endure the constant disappearance of h s posters around campus. Armed with a budget of $275, Space Moose's popularity helped raise the voting on campus to 23 per cent, with Space Moose coming in third with 1,400 votes (which, by the way, is almost more votes than UW candidates get overall). The general feeling at the University of Toronto was that student politics were a bit ofjoke, so why not elect a joke in the form of a grey rabbit puppet named Wabbit. Student Andrew Galbraith, Wabbit's right (or left) hand man told the Independent Week4 after the election that he didn't realize that a hand
puppet would get so far in the election after slichng into second place by only 228 votes. Wabbit did not have any realplatform or political promises although he did express interest in genetically modified carrots and other foods on campus, and mafia presence on U of T campus. When asked by the Independent Week4 why he makes a good candidate, Galbraith answered for him saying, "He's less prone to human weaknesses, not being human. So he's more able to make strong decisions that a human might hesitate making," and "Fe's] not just an ordinaryrabbit.This is a rabbit ofthe future." Wabbit was well loved on campus, and his campaign was endorsed
in the National Post. In addition to that wascallywabbit, the University of Toronto has a tradition of turning its annual general meeting into a bit of a circus. The membership begins to make motions for serious amendments and issues, but as the air gets stuffier, they begin to make motions andvote in certain rules for the student union to follow. One rule that has passed andgone into practice is that the president has to use hs/her best Jean Luc Picard voice to say "make it so" each time a motion is passed. A campaign should deal with issues that are of concern to students.
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Protesters, rallies and marches, oh my! An Inrprint reporter's experiences at the frst anti-globahation protest to take place in New York City since September 11 Janice Jim IMPRINT STAFF
York City marked the &st major mobilization the anti-globalization movement since September 11. Protesters and police began preparing months in advance for the weeklong meeting. The police had deployment plans, and prepared jail space. Protesters held conferences, planned march routes and arranged rides and accommodations for outof-towners. The main day of actionwas Saturday, February 2, dubbed Super Saturday by protesters. Various groups scheduledmarches to the forum site, the Waldorf Astoria hotel. The dav began with an early morning rally orgamed by ANSWER (Act Now to Stop the War and End Rausm) on Park Avenue and 51sr Street. The group peacefully stood behmd metal p o k e barncades, which held them about a block north of the hotel. Most of the protesters gathered at two rally points on the South end . of Central Park. One of the rallies was organized by a group called Reclaim the Streets. By noon, approximately1000protesters werepresent,includinga contingent of 200 from the Anti-Capitalist Convergence, an anarchist group. Police closely monitored the actionwith officers on foot and bikes and in cars and vans. The rally was closely surrounded by the police and a helicopter from above. The little corner of Central Park, which would otherwise be filled by tourists, vendors and joggers, had been turned into a festival.The mood was cheerful, protestors were busy singing, chanting, creatingmusic and dstributing leaflets to passers-by. Literature on the forum and various other causeswas handed out. Chants of "human need, not corporate greed" permeated the atmosphere. Other signs mocked the forum as Without Equalityand Freedom.Posters decrying corporate domination, environmental destruction and sweatshops were highly visible. Bang-
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ing cans, plastic buckets, pots and drums resonated through the crowd. Protesters played tambourines,shakers and kazoos. The media was present,interviewing activists who were willing to talk to them, and costumed characters waded through the circus-like atmosphere. A group of women were each dressed as Lady Liberty, the famthar New York icon. Their green foam crowns bore the messages of I pleart] NY and I !#%! WEF. The crowd was young but diverse. Beverly, a nurse and former Vietnam activist from New York, was takmgpartin themarch. Shewas impressed by what she saw. "It's great to see so many concerned and active young people. You guys are much better coordinated and well organized than we were [during the Vietnam movement]," she said. The group marched through Central Park to join the other rally at the Grand Army Plaza, located on the southeast comer of the park. which Police cars andoflicialveh~cles, were empty and parked on the side of the paths, were not touched by protesters. The rally at the Grand Army Plaza was organized by Another World Is Possible, acoalitionof activist groups. The group was granted a permit by the city of New York for the march. There were approximately 10,000 people present at thls rally. A microphone was set up for speakers and performers. The hour-long presentation kicked offwith a performance by Billy Bragg, a British singer/songwriter. Speakers like Starhawk, an American writer/activist, addressed the crowd. The rally ended with an elaborate street theatre piece moclng entities like Enron. The march began around 1 p.m., with the group numbered at around 15,000.They began thelongroute to the Waldorf Astoria hotel. A direct route to the forumwasn't possible because of the lockdown zone. The group marched south on Lexington Avenue, from 60th Street to 48th Streetand ParkAvenue, about a block south of the Waldorf. The march passed by the Gap, Starbucks and McDonalds. Stores and buildings were left untouched by the protesters. People chanted sloganslike, "What's outrageous?Sweatshop wages! What's disgusting? Union busting!" The police attire was different at this event. Instead of the full riot gear usually worn by police at antiglobalization demonstrations, most officers had normal uniforms on, supplemented by helmets, vests and plastic handcuffs. According to Jennifer Corriero, the co-founder of a non-government organizationcalledTakingITGlobal, "Global poverty was one of the big-
Rows of policemen keep protestors in line (top), while other protesters wave cardboard cutouts of American leaders (right). gest issues being addressed. That was to my shock. I wasn't expecting that at all. The protests are having an mpact. The delegates aren't ignoring the protests, they are thinking about them a lot since it's pretty in their face." According to the economic forum's Web site, the official goal is to "engage business and society in partnership to improve the state of the world." Protestors label the forum as a party for the rich and powerful, but "based on my experience," she said, "that is a false impression of what it really is about. There is dialogue between groups hke businesses and non-profit organizations," Corriero said. "It's very constructive dialogue." The march reached "Fort-
ressWaldorf'around4p.m. andmost of the crowd peacefully dispersed by 6:30 p.m. The day was not without incident; police made 36 arrests for misdemeanour chargesof disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly. Witnesses said police blocked protesters
and tried to split the march but these tactics were unsuccessful.When police charged, the protesters linked arms. Protesters left New York City feeling energized and empowered.
Beauty: is it worth the effort? BEAUTY, from page 17
So next time you see someone who has clearly spent a lot of time making themselves up try to think about what their motivation is. Working out is a recent phenomenon. Throughout the ages people did physical activity while they did the things they needed to do to survive, such as searching for food and seeking shelter. Surprisingly, as recently as the 1800s, a muscular male body was looked down upon in many parts of Europe. A muscular body was associated with manual labour, poor wages and even criminal activity. Only a rich man could afford to be fat andlazy in those days, so this type of body was considered attractive. Today, the view of the archetypicalmale body is much dfferent. With male heroes often being steroid-enhanced numb-skulls, men are made
to feel that masculinity can be made out of muscle. Some men spend three or four hours a day in the gym, shaping, toning and bulking up their bodies. Many doctors consider this type of behaviour to be excessive; with too much focus on one's own body people can lose sight of many other aspects of their lives - such as relationships, school and just plain old having fun. "But I don't want to wear that stupid toque. Johnny doesn't wear toques, and it's not even that cold out anyway." I'm sure most of us have had similar heated arguments with parents and teachers. If won by Johnny's friend, h s battle could result in near ear loss due to frostbite. If lost, this battle resultsin beingwarm, but feelinglike a dork. The defining paradox of living in Canada seems to be the perpetual struggle of style versuswarmth.
Imagine a beautiful girl dressedin tight black pants with a glitter tube top standing outside ofJohnny Fiasco's and waiting to get inside. Seeing her makes you forget your treacherous walk home from the library through three feet of snow, -20째C temperature and 50 km/h winds. From what is often seenin lines at bars, many Waterloo females could use some parental advice for dressing up for the weather, but hey, they look good, so I guess it's all right. Is it really worth taking so much time to attempt to enhance your appearance? Some would argue yes, it'll get you further in life. Others, such as Sarah, a first-year AppliedHealth Studies student, think that: 'Yeah, looks are important, but only to a certain point. It seems too common that hot-looking guys have shit for brains, and I don't want anythingto do with that type ofguy."
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A UBC party, called the RadicalBeer Faction Party, has pinpointed the issue of biggest concern, it seems, to students: beer. Their Web site reads, "The Radical Beer Faction was formed to deal with student politics the way it should be dealt with. Drunk." Candidatesof UBC's longest running political slate, not only make being drunk a priority, but have also run crazier candidates than just their drunk selves. In 1998 it was Toby the Amazing Fighting Fish for VP academic and student services, who, despite student failure "to recognize the inherent superiority of a &-based lifestyle," promised to "work towards . . the active erosion of the cliffs surrounding UBC, thus leading to an increased level of water awareness amongst the student body." In 1999, the RBF candidate for minister of finance, and a 2002 candidate for VP academic and university affairs was Canadian society's pinnacle of safe and cautious actions: a pylon. In 2002, Pylon I1 promised to rule with the same dedication he uses to direct traffic. Some of the promises of other RBF candidates were: increase the quantity, quality, and avadability of beer,getloadedeveryweekend,make better useof student space and set up "quasi-legalmicro breweriesanddistifieries all over campus," and a higher quantity of attractive people in the
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One of Wabbit's campaign posters, a past candidate for student president at University of Toronto. Pit (campus pub). If candidates don't deal with real student interests, or make any attempt to address serious campus issues, they should at least be naked. UBC's Action Nude Party did exactly that. With the slogan "Action Nude now for Nude Action later" the party's main focus was to make the campus more nude friendly, as they stated freedom of bodily expression as their top priority. Some of the promises made by candidates were clothing-optional libraries, classrooms and public
spaces at UBC, increasing the heat in the SUB (Cold War nuclear shelter cum student life centre), the removal ofvinyl/pleather and wooden hture, naked noon hour runs, and to promotenudity, ActionNudepromised it would "eliminate uniforms completely for all food outlets in the SUB (we would of course make it mandatory for food service employees to wear two hairnets)."
Candles Romantic music During the day, take the chocolate syrup, heat it up and pour it over the strawberries.Place the berries in the fridge tolet thechocolateharden. Make reservations a few days before. Pick a dimly lit, quiet restaurant. Although your student budget might limit choices, this is the one night to make an exception. Some great romantic in-town restaurants are SoK, 20 King and Janet Lynn's Bistro. Surpriseis agreatway tomake the memory lasting. Pick her up, and place the blindfold on her, no questions asked. Don'tgve her any clues, andwhen they talk, feed her the strawberries. You might need more than 10 strawberries if your date talks a lot! As soon as you get to the restaurant, lead her in with the blindfold on, as this shows trust. Enjoy a great dinner, eat slowly and enjoy each other's company. Go back to your place for a nice relaxing evening, enjoying a romantic candlehght bath together with romantic music (only if you have reached the PG-13 stage of your relationshp).
Flowers Camera Imagination Duringthe day,place sequentialclues around campus describing where your date will find the next clue. Have your date's roommate slip her clue No. 1earlyin the evening. After your date reads the first clue, they will be on an exciting-adventure to find you. Make the clues meaningful, for instance, have clue No. 1 say 'You will find the next piece of the mystery where we shared our first kiss." This will bring back great memories you and your date shared. Make the clues challengmg, not impossible. Try to h i t it to eight clues, as you don't want it to be too much of a challenge. Have the last clue read your address. When placing the clues around campus earlier in the day, time how longitwill take your date to fmd you. Try to time it accordmgly so you have dmner waiting when your honey arrives. Hopefully you have some c d nary skills, aside from m a h g KD. Go to the grocery store early in the day and by fresh foods that you and your date will enjoy. A really simple romantic meal to cook is pasta, Cae-' sat salad, garlic bread and red wine. If you are having trouble with that, stick to take out. Remember that no idea is too cheesy. If it makes the other person feel special, then do it.
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tures," Kycia said. 'You end up havingless noise -less electricalnoise, less thermal fluctuation -and that ends up not maslung different types of physics that in nature are always based on this fact, with zero Kelvin maskedor overlooked orwipedout." The beginning of modem lowrepresentingabsolutezero.This temtemperature physics was marked in perature is -273OC. In day-to-day life, you experience 1911by theliquificationof helium, at only a tiny fraction of the entire just a few degrees above absolute posslble range of temperature. Even zero, by Nobel-Prize winner taking into account these blustery Kamerlingh Onnes. These days, people like Kycia are winter days, the coldest temperature ever found in nature was -54 degrees using techniques of low-temperature Celsius,recorded at Vostok, the Rus- physics to investigate many cuttingsian Antarctic station, in 1983. The edge phenomena. One high-profile highest temperature was 58OC in example of this is q w t u m computing, which spells a veritable revoluLibya in 1922. This range, of about 110 degrees, tion in the world of computation. Quantum mechanics tells us that is tiny compared to the actual range of temperatures that can be created small particles can behave in unprein a laboratory, where temperatures dictableways.As computers become within a few hundred-thousandths smaller and faster, knowingthe posiof a degree from absolute zero have aon of tiny charges that make up currents is becoming imperative; been created Because these low temperatures however, because of quantum meare never observed in nature, the chanical effects, there is a growhg uncertainty in this information. This behaviour of substances at these tanpecatures is not easily understood. leads to instability in computers. In esswce, a quantum computer, Additionally, the difficulty of actually teadung very cold temperatures rather& using - a series ofzeros and makes this a regime that has not been ones, orbits,&e a classical computer well explored by science in the past dws,uses fundamentalproperties of Dr. Kycia is interested in using tiny particles. This means that inforthe techniques of low-temperature mation can be stored in very tiny physics to examine day-to-day phe- spaces, and as a result, that computnomena which come to hght only at ing can be done much more rapidly. This also means that inherent these extremely low'temperatures. "[Low-temperature physicists] uncertainties and mstabilities of partake advantageof very low tempera- ticles,whichinterferewith traditional
Dr. Jan Kycia brings UW physics to new lows -temperature-,wise,that is. Magda Kanieczna IMPRINT STAFF
Lowtemperature physicists,who can nowwork at temperatures mere hundredths of thoukmdths of degrees away from absolute zero, have come a long way. Dr. Jan Kycia of W s own physics department uses temperatures as low as -273째C to push the envelope of physical knowledge. 'We can [achieve very low temperatures] in the lab and found in nature, which is a powerful thing for us. Now we can go and see things that aren't regularly observed in nature," Kycia said. "That's why we can find a lot of mysterious and sulprising things. We're going into a regime whmn a - 7 Tempe ture is the amount of coldness or heat felt from an object This is related to the averagemotion of particles that make up the object -the faster they move, the warmer it is. When you cool something, in essence you are slowingdown the particles within it. As a resulc, there is an absolute lowest temperature that can be reached.At this tempexature, d e d absolute'zero, the particles in a substance stop moving htirely. The Kelvin temperature scale is
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Bush budget cuts to space station program With US. President George Bush's continued war on terrorism, NASA has taken a hit for the good of the free world. The costs of battling bioterrorists and other domestic security initiatives would double to nearly $38 billion. The Pentagon would get a $48 billion boost to $379 billion, indudmg money for longterm contracts that will take years to spend. The figures include an overlapping $10 billion for defense department anti-terrorism activities. In comparison, NASA will receive a total of $15 billion for the next year; the increase in funding was to cover inflation. The space shuttle program 1s set to be reduced to four shuttle flights a year, unless suitable reasons can be found to launch the shuttles. This is a veiled nod at privatization; NASA has mdicated plans to privatize the
endre shuttle launch program and to sell the four shuttles to a private company. The next shuttle flight is set for February 28. As a result of no additional increase in funding, there are no major plans to increasethe size of the International Space Station beyond the current plan. NASA is limited to constructing a core module for the station,which is essmtiallythere now, to which numerous elements ftom other space programs around the world would be attached The biggest felt absence will be for the crew return vehicle. The crew return vehicleis a sevenperson escapepod, plannedon being used should there be a major failure at the space station. Currently, the three statlon residents rely on a Russian Soyuz three-person craft for escape. Without the vehicle, the crew complement cannot be increased. It currently takes three crewmembers to "fly" the space stauon and to make sure that it doesn't fall back down to Earth. This leaves little tune for suentlfic expenments, the whole purpose of the existence of the space station. If there 1s little tune for expenmentatlon, then there is no point on increasmg the size of the stahon to house more laboratory work.
Dr. Jan Kycia, with students Nat Persaud and Christine Kircher, next to a dilution refrigerator. computing, can be exploited to create even faster machines. The catch?At this point,unfortunately, there are many. As far as the contribution of the low-temperature physicist goes, however, the problem is that at room temperatures,
these tiny particles that could beused to store information are bombarded by all kinds of energy from vibrations,heatandelectromagneticwaves from cellphones. .
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have planets revolvingaround them. A quick search revealed that 32 star systemsvisiblefrom earth have planets revolving around them.
trialplanets existingin these systems Up until a decade ago, our solar system was the only system proven to have planets revolving around a star. Recently,using avadety of techniques, astronomershave pinpointed over 70 planets similar in composition to Jupiter, orbitingvarious stars. If other stars have planets the size of Jupiter orbiting aroundthem,it opens
as well. If thatwere the case, then life could truly be out there. Planct Quest, a NASA Web site, discusses these planets. There are numerous videos and tutorials discussinghowtheseplanetsw~e found. The most interesting feature is a search engine which allows viewers to discover which stars in the sky
Two planets, similar to Jupiter and Saturn, have been found to orbit the star 47 Ursae Majoris, a star included in the Big Dipper constellation. 0 Draw a straight line from each of the two short edges of the scoop of the Big Dipper. Run these lines out the side opposite of the handle. Roughly where the two lines intersect is 47 Ursae Majoris. Source: www.planetquest.ipl.nasa.gov
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Why the Bridges of Konigsberg didn't work It was Leonard Euler who first contemplated the problemwe introduced in list w e e k ' s r ~ i n t . .The Bridges of Konigsberg could be represented by a simple network. Think of the two islands and the mainland as vertices with the paths between these nodes called arcs. A network is a figure made of vertices connected by non-intersecting arcs. A Euler arc is a continuous path that passes through every arc once and only once. A vertex is calledoddifititis has anoddnumber of arcs leading to it, otherwise ~t is called even. Using these definitions, Euler proved the following: If a network has more than two odd verti ces, it does not have an Euler path. If, on the other had, a network has two or less odd vertices,it has at least one Euler path.
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Physics: go frigid properties of the superconductor UraniumPlatinum-3.Although you're not likely to ever Currently, the only solution to h s problem have power delivered to your home on wires is to keep the particles under extreme tempera- made of this substance -it's highly radioactures. As the low-temperature field grows, it tive and expensive, and becomes superconwill become increasingly easier to maintain ducting onlywithin one degree of absolute zero these temperatures, and one of the major bar- -it has proved to be a very interestingpuzzle riers of quantum computation will be over- for low-temperature physicists. "pranium-platinum-31 was dwovered in come. Another important field that's interesting 1983.It's stillnot understood what induces the to low-temperature physicists is superconduc- superconductivity," Kycia said. "What we tivity. Only about 50 to 60 per cent of the learned is that we have to improve our analysis electricity t r a v e h g down a traditional copper techniques at low temperatures. At our fmgerwire from a power plant to your home actually tips we have an arsenalofdifferent tools. There arrives - the rest is lost because of electrical are experts in all those fields that have used resistance. A superconductor is a substance these tricks to try to solve [themysteriesof] that with no resistance at all. If Ontario Power material, and they're stumped. 'We have to come up with new tools and Generation used superconducting wires, 100 per cent of the electricity generated would new measurement techniques to get the extra arrive, making the process 10 times more effi- information." In h s sense, low-temperature physics has cient. Another advantage of supezconductingwire provided much insight into which fields of is that it generates no extra heat. Transmission physics need to be focussed upon. When asked whether absolute zero, the down traditional copper wire is grossly inefficient because of the tremendous heat given off. point where all the particles in a substance stop Currently,the highest temperature at which moving, is ever attainable, Kycia chuckled. "You can always get colder, but you can superconductivity occurs is -135OC, which is dearlyimpracticalfor conventional powertrans- never get to zero," he said. fer. In order to study these superconducting This apparent paradoxwillpose an interestsubstances, then, a low-temperature physicist ing question for physicists in the future as the low-temperature world is probed more and is needed. In his lab, Kycia is looking closely at the more deeply.
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PHYSICS, from page 21
You too can observe one of the phenomena used by low-temperature physicists. Materials required: one thick elastic band or two thin ones Experiment: If you are using two elastic bands, put them together. Stretch the elastics quickly and touch them to your lips. They should feel warm. Let the elastics cool down while stretched, then let them shrink. This time, they should feel cold on your lips. Explanation: The amount of "randomness" is called entropy. A fundamental law of the universe states that entropy is always kept at a maximum. When
you clean your room, you increase the entropy, because you put things in neat, organized piles. Your room, however, eventually goes back to its original messy state. The same is true of particles they prefer to exist in disorganized states. When you stretch the elastic, you force the particles within it to organize: As they do so, heat is given off, which is why the elastic feels warm. When it goes back to its original shape, the particles become disorganized again, absorbing energy, and so it feels cold. The cooling effect that you observed is used by physicists via a phenomenon called nuclear demagnetization to reach temperatures of two-hundred-thousandths of a degree from absolute zero.
Lastweekend in Winnipeg,23 UW civil engineeringstudentsfaced 16 otherteams from across Canada in the annual Great Northern Toboggan Race hosted by the Universityof Manitoba.With theirtoboggan T h e Dozer," UW captured first place overall, as well as receiving honours for best concrete mix design and best technical report. The group also had the fastest run of the day, and the second fastest speed of 57kmlh.
Solar energy guru Steven Strong to speak at UW Janice Arnott SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
Each hour enough sunlight falls on the Earth's surface to meet the world's energy demand for an entire year. In an age where concern over fossil fuels makes the headlines, solar energy developments provide a promise for a sustainable planet. In November, the federal government provedits commitment to renewable resources by announcing a financial incentive program for emerging renewable energy distributors in hopes of increasing sales in residential and small business markets. Indeed, as the cost of solar power has dropped by 95 per cent in the last 25 years, residential solar power is becoming an effectivealternativeto tradtional power sources. Solar electricity, or photovoltaics, are also efficient and convenient. Photovoltaic modules can be made to fit any size, and since
they have no moving parts, they are d a l l y maintenance free and have an estimated working life of 40 years. As Canadians face the deregulation of utilities, the solar option may gain more serious consideration.A U.S. study announced in November that giving customers more choice in how their electricity is generated could boost renewable energy sources like solar by 40 percent by the end of the decade. But Canadian industry's efforts to promote renewable energy still lag behind the solar power initiatives in Japan and Germany. Japan is recognized as the unquestioned leader in the photovoltaic market. The Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry has provided uninterrupted assistance to the promotion of solar energy. Since the New Sunshine Project of 1993,Japan has worked to commercialize solar cell technology. Now Japan aims for mass production by 2005. Japan's systems
would inebitabli be cheaper and mass export could force competitors to take the plungeinto mass production as well. Another project aims for 70,000 residential rooftops to be covered by PV technology. By March 2001, the ministry had promoted 51,899 rooftop systems. Germany's solar cell industty is also thriving, generating over 3000 jobs in production, distribution and installation. In the year 2000, some 7500 to 10,000 solar electric systems were, installed, whch was three times more than in 1999. Many German states have subsidy programs for solar cellinstallations,as well as a national feed-in law that requires solar energy prices to be reduced by five per cent per year. Like Japan's 70,000 roofs program, Germany aims to have 100,000 rooftops equipped with solar energy systems. Solar energy guru Steven Stxong, president of Solar Design Associates, has taken up where North American governments left off, by de-
signing and building more photovoltaic-powered residences than any other individual. In one notable project, he worked with the 1996 Olympic games village architects to power the natatorium complex with the world's largest rooftop photovoltaic system. Strong envisions buildings that make all of their own energy from on-site renewable resources. By creating an excess amount of energy, the surplus would be available to help the greater community. To promote his developments in solar electric archtecture, Strong will be presenting two free public lectures sponsored by ARISE Technologes Corporation. He will present a world overview of bddtng-integrated photovoltaic activity, with examples of solar electric architecture in the U.S., Europe and Japan. On February 13, Strong will make the &st of his two appearances at the UWs Davis Centre, room 1351, at 230 p.m.
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The Warrior women performed astoundingly last Saturday afternoon against Guelph's Gryphons, winning 58-38. Not once during the game did the Warriors allow the opportunity for the Gryphons to gain possession and recoup their defiat. The Warriors had rhythm on Saturday, they played strong as a team and displayed true athleticism.Itwas definitely an agressive game. The Warriors were able to contain the Gryphons with quick passes, tough defence and solid shots. The Gryphons trailed by nine points at the half, but it wasn't until the second half that the Warriors came out strong and displayed their strength. Guard Annabelle Manalo came off the bench with and played with immense endurance, driving to the net and scoring 12 points within her 18 minutes of playing time. As well, point guard Julie Devenny finished as the top scorer ofthe game, netting 21 points, three steals and seven rebounds. Overall, the team held the Gryphons to 30 per cent shooting and 38 points. Making 44 per cent of their field goals along with 14 steals, 12 assists and 23 turnovers, the Warriors were unstoppable. The outcome of this game was a momentum budder for the women since they only have five games left in the regular season before qualifying for the quarterfinals. Addition-
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ally, the Gryphons had just beat Western's Mustangs,who are &st in their division. This will give the women more confidence in their next game when they host Ryerson on February 8.
advantage over the young Wamors. The Wamors &dn't pose much of a challenge for the Gryphons. W~tlunthe first five minutes of the game, the Wamors traded by I0 and remmed that way well Into the second half. By only making 34 per cent of their field goals combined mth three steals and three blocks, there was no way the Wamors could contain the Gryphons, let alone g m possessron of the ball. After 10 turnovers by the end of the first half, the men were physlcally exhausted and dstraught.
Unfortunately, half time did not exactly work in the Warriors favour. Although they made 42 per cent of their field goals in the second half, they were no match for Guelph, who shot 62 per cent. And, with only one stealin the entire second half and 14 turnovers, the Wamors lost a repugnant 81-64. The Warriors will continue their journey in hopes of making the playoffs by hosting Ryerson on February 8.
Men drop sixth straight The Warrior men played another upsetting game on Saturday against the Guelph Gryphons. The Warriors can't seem to shake off their losing streak. With only five games remaining in the regular season, the men need to win the next five games to make the semi-finals, as long as the fourth place contenders lose their next five games. Sounds a bit complex, and it is, considering the Warriors havelost sii consecutive games, and play next against Ryerson, who is third in the East division. Saturday's game was a disappointment for Waterloo, but it was expected since Guelph is third in their division, possessing a physical
Warrior guard Paul Larsen reachesfor a ballgoing out of bounds. The Warrior men lost to Guelph 81-64 at home last Saturday.
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Missed opportunities and costly mistakes contributed to another Warrior loss in men's hockey, this time fallingto themediocreWtlftidLaurier Golden Hawks squad 7-5 at Clarica Arena last Wednesday. Stride for stride, the Warriors skated with the Hawks for most of the game, but allowed two neutral zone giveaways in the third period to make the difference in a wide-open game on Laurier's home ice.
With Launer ahead by a goal at the begmning of the thud penod, WarnordefenderDamten Creuerlost his edge whde retnevmg the puck, leavmg a breakaway for Hawk centre Jason Bullock, who beat Warnor goalieJason Willard on the low stick side. Later in the penod, Hawkswinger Nick Gibson intercepted a Warnor pass at the red h e and slid a onehanded shot around the sprawling Willard to put Lamer ahead 6-3. Waterloo came within a goal on a five-minute power play when defender Mike Clark muscled a hard shot along the ice past Hawk keeper Brandon Sacco, and Jeff Shanahan redirected Enc Ibey's shot behmd Sacco. The Warnors showed spurts of
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energy taking the Hawks hard to the boards and finishing open-ice hits in the first two periods. Warrior veteran Mark Robson finished the game with three points, including a power play goal on a rebounded shot early in the second period. Laurier, who out-shot the Warriors 36-24, were led by Sean Scott and Chris Hodgins, who each had three points for the night. Waterloo forward Tyson Brown had two golden oppormnities to trim Laurier's lead. Brown missed a breakaway in the second period and then fannedon an open net in the third period after a point shot hit the post. Perhaps the best hits of thisphysical game came at the hands of Warrior forwardBrett Turneqwho at the end of the game, pulled Sacco away from an altercation in the Hawk's crease and fed a few bare-handed jabs under Sacco's mask. At home agamst Guelph last Sunday, WarnorsgoaheJakeMcCracken stopped 38 Gryphon shots, but couldn't stop the 39th as Guelph edged the Warnors 4-3. Robson, Darren Fischer and m e Clarke each scored for the Warnors, whde Mark Arbour, CragButtar,Darrell Cowan and Chns Sharp netted goals for Guelph Brown assisted on all three Warnor goals The Warnors will h s h the seasonat home agamst Western onFebruary 8before playing their fmalgame at Toronto on February 15. Because UW finished under ,500 this season, they will not be considered to host the CIS tournament held March 21-23 m Itchener. Guelph or Lamer d play host.
Laurier's Craig Buttar (16) ties up Warriors'Tyson Brown, while Geoff Faulkner pins Chris Hopiavuori last Saturday.
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In the Waterloo Crossover in Kitchener last weekend, the women's team lost to Toronto, but stormed back with wins over Queen's, Trent and Nipissing to clinch the final spot m the OUA championships next week Toronto. The men's team lost games to Toronto, Ryerson and RMC, but were able to win three straight over Queen's, Trent and Nippissing. Western, Brock and Waterloo were tied for the last playoff spot at the endofthecrossover. Brockadvanced on tle breaker and shootout points.
At the York Universitv Classic last weekend, third-year math student Daniella Camgton won the 60m final, improving her natlonal rankmg. Cross-country veteran runnerJill Patterson &shed the 1000m with a hfehme personal best time of 3.02.28,plaung third. KunNeumayer also placed third in the 1500m Wdham Gibbons finished the 1500m in second place and Mike L o p e won the 3000m. UWs pole vaultmg star, Dana E k s broke a meet record wlth a vault of four metres. The team d travel to the Umversity of hfichgan for a meet on February 16.
Indoor hockey: out-hacked against Toronto teams
The Warnor badminton team ended the regular season last weekend at a tournament in Ottawa. The team won convincingly against Queen's and Ryerson, but could not beat Toronto, York or the host Ottawa team. Kenny Ng managed to overcome an ankle injury to beat York's top player and Debb~ePoon had a solid performance in the topranked singles positlon. The Warnors h s h e d fifth in the OUA and advance to the quarterfinals.
Curling: women clinch playoffs
In Guelph last weekend, the Warnor women beat Carleton, Western and Queen's, but were unable to win against Toronto a n d York. After blowingpast Carleton, 5-0, andWestem, 8-1, the Warriors met a tough Toronto team, losing 4-3. The women could not overcome a three goal deficit against York, eventually losing 4-2.
Campus Rec: volleyball tournament helps charity OnJanuary26,UWhostedits annual Heart and Stroke Foundation Volleyball Tournament. Six teams competed and raised $500 for the charity. Contact your local Heart and Stroke Foundation chapter for more information on events, donating or volunteering with the charity. with files from UW Athletics
Mains named OUA MVP Warriors wdl send 11 swimmers to nationals in Vancouver Leslie D o w s o n SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
The Warrior swim team travelled to Sudbury last weekend to compete in the OUA swimmingchampionships. Overall, the men's team finished in third place, whde the women's team ended up in fourth. Matt Mains won four individual gold medals and was named OUA Male Swimmer of the Year for his efforts. Mains claimedthe50m, 1OOm and 200m breaststroke events along with the 50m butterfly.
The women's team was lead by Julie Steinberg, who won the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events, while finishmg third in the 400m mdmdual medley. Other medal winning perfomahces came from Dave Rose and Grahame Jastrebslu. Rose won the 200m butterfly along with the 200m and 400m individual medleys, while finishing third in the 200m backstroke.Jastrebski &shed second in the 50m breaststroke. The men's 400m medley relay of Dave Clarke, Mains, Rose and Kurt Rohmann
claimed the silver medal for their efforts, as dtd the men's 200m medley relay of Clarke, Richard Hui, Mains and Jastrebslu. The 200m and 400m medley relays of Kristen Brawley, Steinberg, Jen Sweny and CameKilpatrickcame away with strong results, finishing fourth in both events. Brawley, Kilpatrick, Mitchell and Steinberg will be travelling to Vancouver to compete in the CIS championships startingFebruary 22, as will Dominic Chow, Carlo Distefano, Clarke, Hui, Jastrebski, Mains and Rose.
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Women only dollars away from OUA Athletics waiting for committee's decision on fundmg increase to dress varsity team next season university athletics. This season,Antlercollected$125 from each player to cover association fees, tournament fees, referees Wearing a rainbow of helmets and socks and dawning red throwbacks and timekeepers. Athletics has not provided fundtng to the team and for a game against a Kitchener inter mediate team, the women Warnors Antler's position is wtually volundon't look like a varsity hockey squad. teer. So, with a team that hasn't had a budget from the university and has That's bccausc they aren't. Yet. UW Athletics is waiting on a de- pet to play a regular varsity season cision from the Students Senices game, how does Antler convince high school players to come to UW for Advisory Fee Committee to find out women's hockey next season? if it will be able to fund a women's "There's always a little bit of convarsity hockey team in the upcoming 2002-2003 season. T h e news vincing, because there's always the aspect of what happcns if it doesn't shouldn't come as a big surprise for UW if the team is funded. Athletics work," Antler explains. Recruiting dlrector Judy ?&Rae has long sup- efforts have been stretched all across ported the team's progress and stu- Ontario trying to fmd women who dents have already votedin favour of d take a chance on a rookie team, with Antler acting as the lead scout. building a separate dressing room for the team m the Feds' Waterloo He anticipates that a new crop of skillful first-year players will help the Campaign referendum. The question is, can UW put a Warriors skate with the rest of the league. competitive team on the ice? "There are players thatwe're hop'We can compete with the bottom couple of teams in varsity league ing d come to this school that will withmthree to fourgoals," says coach make us more competitive," says Bill Antler. "Does that make us com- Antler. He says that he is looking for petitive in varplayers to advance sity right now? I the team's skill don't think so." and also commit "There are players Currently, to hockey at UW. Antler's team that we're hoping "We need plays exhibition will come to this players with a high games against level of commitschool that will intermediate ment, with a hlgh teams from level of sktll. That make us more Kitchener, doesn't mean that competitive." Cambridge and we're missing Peel, but has litthat. Women's tle experience playing against varsity teams. Antler says that they must play teams from around the region to get a measuring stick of where the UW women are. confirms that UW wdl be playing m The team's whole outlook is anthe OUA West dtmsionwthLauner, ticipating varsity next season despite Guelph,Windsor and Western There the very slight chance that the advi- areno other teams entenng theleague sory committee might not approve w t h UW next season, but Pmdar anincrease to the athletics portion of expectsmore schoolstolom to round the fee. The decision was planned to off the eventualme-team OUA conbe made last week, but the commitference. tee deferred the decision to March. "I have no doubt thar more McRae says that the discussions schools will put forward [a team] a have been progressingwellandnotes time down the road," says Pindar. that she and Antler W1U continue to Unfortunately for the Warriors, attend OUA meetings to keep in the loop about the new season. Dressing a varsity hockey team doesn't come cheap. McRae estimates that i t d cost $5O,OOO-6O,OOO to put a UW women's varsity team on the ice next season. She has asked the advisory committee to consider an increase to the athletics portion of ESL Teacher Training Courses the student servies fee to support a Intensive 50-hour TESL course women's hockey team. Classroom management techniques The student services fee is a nonDetailed lesson planning Skills development: grammar, pronun refundable fee that provides cash for ciation, spealtlng, reading and writing student services, includtng the unComprehensive teaching materials dergraduate English Language ProTeaching practicum include'd Listings of schools, agencies, and ficiencyProgram, the art gallery,some recruiters from around the world of Health Services, student security For Mote Info Contact Oxford Seminars services, the ombudsperson, Career 1-8-269-671 9 1 41 6-924-3240 Services, personal counselling and Jon Willing
Women's hockey coach Bill Antler goes over a game plan before an exhibition game against a Kitchener intermediate team. The women are preparing to enter the OUA next season. the West may be the toughest dtvision for a new team to enter into the OUA. Laurier is undefeated so far this season and Guelph has only lost five games. The OUA is virtually dominated by the East division-leading University of Toronto women, who are last season's champions and have so far scored a league-leading 107 goals in 18 games. And so begins the process of pre-
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some players may be the most difficult task for Antler. "Some may be here next year, some may not," says Antler. '%ut it's certainly not because of their lack of trying. 'You feel bad about it and that's the toughest part about coaching hockey."
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An eight-foot high metal-framed fence stood tall surrounding the Superdomein New Orleans,Louisiana for football's biggestgameof the year. Gates were opened at 1:30 p.m. (a lengthy four and a half hours before kickoff), as fans were asked to enter the dome extremely early to allow ample time for the special security process they were to undergo. A three step screening process awaited the 72,000-plus fans entering the s t a b . Included was a coat and pocket check, a walk through a metal detector doorframe (like those used at airports) and a search of any small purses or bags. Fans were prohibited from bringing items such as camcorders, beach balls, frisbees, containers of any type, coolers, bottles, cans, cameras, binocular cases and horns. Meanwhde, police dogs roamed the naked field and sidelines well before kickoff, sniffing out everything fromgaxbagecans to game-day footballs, makmg sure the area was safe. Mditary aircraft and National Guard troops also surveyed the stadium throughout the game. Yes, security at the Super Bowl was like no other the sports world had ever seen. All thls was just an-
other result of the t r w c events of September 11. Federal authorities had designated the Super Bowl a "National Security Special Event" - just like presidential inaugurations and polkcal conventionsi~he sports world as we knew it has been changed forever - as will be more evident in two weeks when the 01ympic Games begin. What was expected to be a blowout by the all mighty St. Louis Rams turned out to be one of the greatest Super Bowls in the history of the game. Two first half turnovers by the Rams were the result of great defensive scheming and punishing tackles by coach Bill Belichick's defense. Opening the scoring was a 50-yard fieldgoalby Rams IsickerJeffWdkens. Shortly after that though, the momentum shlfted. Ty Law ran back a Kua Warner interception 47 yards in the second quarter to give the Pats the lead. Leading 7-3, the Patriot defense stepped up again. Terrell Buckley scooped up a Ricky Proehl fumble and scampered 15 yards setting up the New England offense. With a short field, second year quarterback Tom "there was amannamed" Brady enpeered a quck five-play dnve, capped by a Brady to David Patten touchdown. The word destiny began to surface, as the New England Patriots tooka 14-3 leadinto the recess. The third quarter featured little scoring, as New England's Adam Vinatieri's 37-yard field goal were the only points, increasing the Ram deficit to 14.
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A visual attempt at 'the middle space' Ho Tam's Lessons straddles the dwide between the personal and the institutional through a photo narrative Mark A, Schaan IMPRINT STAFF
When 110 Tam set out to return to Hong Kong, the place of his birth, to create a photography exhibition, he essentially entered a 'middle space' which became thc thematic centre of the prints his exhibition profiles. "I sort of became in between the observer and the participant," reflected Tam of the journey through chro mogenic photos which Lasons, the exhbition, features. For Lessons,Tarn went back to the collective religous school which he attended throughout his childhood. "It was very emotional. I didn't think it would be," explained Tam of the very moving set of photos, which attempt to reconcile the formative lessons of the institutions of education with the person he has become. ' I l e exhbition works very hard to work between Tam's time in Hong Kong and the reflective space he has found now in Canada. Living in Toronto, Tam looks back on his time through this exhibition to understand not only the Asian value of 'lessons' and of 'education,' but also the inex-
tricable connection this makes with him and the life he leads. The exhibition, which appears at the UW Art Gallery in East Campus Hall beginning February 14 and running until March 14, is curated by Carla Garnet of UW and circulated by theTPW GaUery ir~Toronto. The work originally appeared in Toronto but will spend time in the gallery space here before moving on to a gallery exhbition in Ottawa. Taken from a video shot at the schoolTam attendedin Hong Kong, the grainy photos engage the viewer through the use of stark and desolate images which attempt to understand the 'lessons' within both the sphere of institutional archtecture and the poetic portraiture of young Asian boys. When attempting to explain whether the 'lessons' of the exhibition areinstitutionalorpersonal,Tam suggeststhat the exhibition once again straddles this divide. The exhibition, in Tam's own words, is "both about the institution and the child's point ofview. There are bothgood and bad things" about the experience he and so the photos portray both sides.
Tam found the return to Hong Kong strangely emotional.
"When I thought about the project, I thought it would be very black and white but it ended up being very grey." This statement reflects not only Tam's thematic attempt to resolve the difficult sentiments around post-colonialHongKong but also the gradations within the very photographs themselves. The experience of return became averp powerful one for Tam and ths is also reflected within the photographs. Tam struggled greatly with both connecting and disconnecting the school experience from his own personal one and also with viewing the scenes through the bifurcated lens of both being from Hong Kong and bemg an outsider. "Even when I was there, I was very split.. . My thought was to go in and criticize,but when I was there, I &dn't feel like I could do that.. . It was only when I got back" that the
Upper: Stark images display Tam's own journey back. Lower: Tam highlights the personal and the institutional. experience could be seen both cricically and personally. It is thts experience of being both an outsider and personally connected that is vivid throughout Tam's exhbition. The project's photos, which include an empty hallway, and a crowded stairway act as individual lessons.
Togetherthey formanentry-point into understandmg the formative yearsofhumandevelopment. "When I chose each photograph, I had a story in each of them.. . but they also act collectivelyas a narrativefor me." see HO TAM, page 30
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&ong idea of what we're about. When people see us live, they wdl just take it how they want for themselves." As for their live performances, they put on an energetic yet emotionally driven show with Greaney's high- pitchedvocals singingthe most sincere lyrics -it's difficult to resist succumbing to the atmosphere. The band is totally bound in their music and they take the audience along. Youlookat the emotionpouring out of this "kid" and you wonder being so young, where does all this come from? They have earned quite the reputation for smashing guitars at the end of their shows. 'Yeah, he [Greaney] smashes them the odd time. We can't do it all the time though, since it does cost a lot of money,".said Matthews, smiling. As for the next album, he described it as brilliant. "It's got the same feel as the first one but you can tell we've grown up. It's a lot more optimistic sounding, not as dark." JJ72 are currently on tour with a Welsh band, thestereophonics. This was their first visit to Canada. "It's a good tour but there's a lot of the snow and a lot of coldness going on. I find myself on the bus with a cold nose you know.. . " saids Matthews, laughing.
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Respectable America Cambridge gallery features retrospective of Diane Arbus Rachel E. Beattie
IMPRINT STAFF Diane Arbus had a knack for makmg the ordinary disturbing and normalking what the rest of society saw as strange. In her slightly more than 20 year career, Arbus photographed everyone from circus freaks to nudists, topless dancers to the mentally retarded. A new exhibit at the Cambridge Art Gallery, entitled Faiy Tales f i r Gmwn-Ups, shows the range of hrbus' work and by extension the full range of Amencan society. Faily Tales,fir Grown-Ups follows ;irbus' work from the late '50s and earlys'bos, to the senes ofphotos she took of mentally retarded adults and children just before her suicide in 1971. Arbus began her career as a fashion photographer but soon moved on to less glamourous subjects. IIerphotos ofcircus freaks and thoseon themargins ofsocietyearned her praise as well as censure from critics. Het work was daring for the time, pointing out the flaws in
America while it was s t d l enraptured in the Kennedy dream of Camelot. Arbus is generally considered to be a ~ h o t o ~ r a p h e rfreaks o f and outcasts. 13ut to confine Arbus into the ghetto of underdog champions does not do her range justice. Arbus used the same unflinching eye to capture "respectable" Americaand those that it shunned. The exhibit features 35 black and white modem gelatin silver prints from the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada. The photographs are placed in chronological order which shows Arbus' evolution as an artist. Arbus' photos seem to have two opposite purposes. Some of her pictures capture the facade of modem America for example, "Blonde girl with shinylipstick,N.Y.C.,1967"isa startling portrait of a young woman. 'lke camera is too close to her face, her make up is flaked and crackingin places, tiny stray hairs, missed by plucking, appear on her eyebrows. "Nudist lady with swan sunglasses,
Pa., 1965" shows a woman in a nudist colony who is completely naked except for her tacky sunglasses. 41though the woman is completely naked she still maintains an interesting air of artificiality. Arbus was also masterful at capturing" the normalness of those that mainstream society branded as deviants or freaks. Her series of photos taken at a nudist colony are a perfect example of this. "Retired man and h s wife at home in a nudist camp on mormng, N.J., 1963" could be a boring picture of an elderly man and woman at homeifnot for the nudty. ,.lrbus' photos tackle the issue of gender roles as well. "A young man in curlers at home on West 20th Street N.Y.C., 1966" and "A naked man being a woman N.Y.C., 1968" are both non-sensationalistic photographs of men transgressing gender boundaries, and both give their subjects a great dignity and power Arbus' photographs capturc a sense of dignity to all sorts of people on the margins of society. "LauroMorales, Mexican dwarf in his hotel room in N.Y.C, 1970" similarly presents a powerful human picture. One of the most disturbing pictures is, "Chdd with a toy hand grcnade in Central Park, N.Y.C 1962." A youngboy stands with agrenadein his hand and an anguished cxpression on his face. The boy seems to embody the violence and anger that the mainstream made everyone repress in the '50s and early '60s. Arbus' pictures are like a David Lynch movie but without the mi-
Arbus tackles gender identity in a non-sensational way. sogyny. They dig deep into the very fabric of America to dscover the menace lurkmg under respectability. "A fidmily on their lawn one Sunday in Westchester, N.Y., 1968" shows a husband andwifelpgonlawn chairs on a gigantic lawn, behind them a cldd plays, completely ignored. The scene crackles with alienation and neglect. Arbus likewise, exposes the cracks in American life. One of her earlier photos, "A castle inDisneyland, Cal., 1962" is an eerie representation of the famous theme park. The castle is surrounded in a deep foreboding fog, gwhg it a chilling air of menace. Many of Arbus' photos of men and women dressed in evening gowns, such as 'Woman in a bird mask, N.Y.C., 1967" and "Masked man at a ball,N.Y.C., 1967" verge on
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grotesque. Make-up is caked on, and smiles are equally as fake. Yet when she turned her camera to a commun i q of mentally retarded adults and children, the models radiate with a pure joy to be alive. "Untitled (4), (6), and (7), 1970-1" show the men and women dressed in Halloween costumes, plapggames and having fun. These photos are surprisingly warm and gentle. Thus, Arbus is at times touching and tender, as in photos of mentally challengedsubjects,andatothertimes ruthlessly scratching at theveneer of the American dream. Whether she uses her camera to make her subjects look dtgtufied or ridiculous, Arbus' art is a testament to the diversity and richness of the human experience.
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Ho Tam: Art under tension
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The collection fits nicely into the greater scheme of Tam's work. He suggests that his portfolio "is about understandmg humanity in a larger context.. .It's abouthowpeoplegrow into who they are." It is within this broad collection and within this particular exhtbition that Tam understands the dichotomies within the human experience and, through his artwork, hnds a middle space which allows us to understand and reflect upon it.Tam undertook this exhtbition partially as a "deconstruction" of the "personal experience." Through this very indwidual narrative, a far more lucid understandmg of the tensions surrounding place and identity can be revealed. The collection catalogue reprints an e-mail from Ho Tam which perhaps best reflects this divide. "Iguess one can never shed one's past and maybe this is where [for me] postcolonial Hong Kong is situated. I went in to film the school with the idea of de-constructing the colonial system -but somehow I ended up feeling emotionally tied to it." It is this conflicted response to past and present, tolessons andlearning,which Tam so eloquently presents and asseses withm this exhtbition.
CKMS AIRHEADS I have long been an enthusiast of bad music; music that is technically flawed and played by people who are not necessarily musicians. T& enthusiasm was sent into high gear by the arrival of a new CD to our extensive library. The CD I am refermg to 1s a re-issue of the Langley School MUSK Project In the mid '70s in Langley, B C , a grade school teacher took on the task of orgammg a school choir. This ensemble of students played their arrangements of pop songs from artists such as the Beach Boys, Neil Diamond and Ziggy Stardust. They raised enough money to record their songs (on two-track tape) and pressed up 250 records, enough for the participants and their families, who helped raise money for the project. Now over 25 years later the album has been re-issued on CD by a label in New York and is selling like crazy. The music itself is pretty bad. The voices in the choir are not only out of tune, but out of sync. The instruments trudge along at a snail's pace and the recording quality is poor at
best. So why do I love this album so much? Because it is beautiful and simple. It was made strictly out of a love of making music; they were not shopping for a record deal or trylng to follow up their last smash hit. They were having fun playing music, totally oblivious to the fact that they were in the wrong key. It ddn't matter then and it does not matter now. This album is further proof that talent is secondary, and essentially unimportant. You can have all the musical skdl and training in the world, but it doesn't mean a lick if you don't love and feel what you are doing. There are countless examples of valuable bad music out there that I try to give airtime to Wesley W a s is an example. Wesley Wdhs is a schizophrenic
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person who used to sell pencils on the streets of the south side of Chicago. He eventually started selling the music that he made. Wesley's albums were m a d y recorded on a ghetto blaster, consisting of the amst ranting on a series of subjects, backed up by a single pre-programmed Casio keyboard beat. Wesley now releases on the well-known punk rock label "Alternative Tentacles," and plays to huge audiences around North America. Another example is a Canadan group called the Nihilist Spasm Band, who 35 years ago under the prompting of visual artist Greg Curnoe, got together and made music on kazoos and home-made instruments strictly for the hell of it. For years upon years they were laughed at, booed off of stages
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and refused admission to the Canadian musician's union. Now after having their music re-issued on Alchemy Records of Japan, they have become cult legends, playing festivals around the world. These are just a few examples of people who have made beautiful music without ever even trying. The reason I love this stuff so much is the innocence of it all. These artists aren't trying to make beautiful music, nor are they trying to set the music world on its ear with their revolutionary style. They are simply playmg music because they love to play music and are an inspiration to anyone. Andrew hosts 'Free Music" every Tuesd.fmm 1 to 2p.m. and 'DisguiredAs Meat" eve9 other Wednesdrty fmm f 0p.m. to midnight on CKMS 100.3 FM.
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TOEFL Preparation Course - The Test of nglish as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) January 15 andends March 21. Id every Tuesday and Thursday p.m. This 10-week course is people taking the TOEFL exam. ee is $91 and includes the course er at the International Student 2080, or call ext. 2814 for more Attention Undergraduate Students - interested in applying for undergraduate scholarships, awards or bursaries? Check out the ulletin Board on the Student Awards Office ome page at: http://www.adm.uwaterloo.cd infoawards1for a detailed list of awards open for application this term. Further information is available at the Student Awards Office, 2nd floor, Needles Hall. He~di . Thiessen Memonal Scholarshi~s($500 & $1,000) are available to third an2 fourth year students at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. February 8 deadline. For details, see www.stc.waterloo.ca.
Advocating for Wellness - an interactive health fair with women who promote health and wellness in our comrnunitv. Sunday. ,. March 3. 2002 from 12:OO to 4:00 p.m. at the Waterloo Memorial Rec Complex. For more info call Dianne at 576-8447. Like music? Got school spirit? Join the Warrior's Band. No experience required, just a little spare time and a friendlv attitude. Thursdays 5:30 p.m. Blue North E-mail Tim windso; at email@example.com or 880-0265.
Mondays English Language Lab - A lablclass is held from 2:30-3:20 p.m. In Modern Languages 113 from October 2001-June 2002. The class has an emphas~son pronunciation and llstenlng exercises. Students, faculty, staff, and spouses are welcome to attend. For more information contact the Internat~onalStudent Office, ext. 2814. Wednesdays Poets O n The Run presents "Fresh Squeezed Readings" at the Mostly Organic Juice Bar Cafe, 119 King Street, W., K~tchenerat 8 p.m. For more info call James at 745-4884. Fridays English Conversation Class - the class meets Friday afternoons from 2:OO-4:00 p.m. in Needles Hall, room 2080, September to June. Students, faculty, staff andspouses are invited to attend. For more information contact the International Student Office, ext. 2814.
Volunteer tutors are needed to tutor students on a one-to-one basis in written and oral English. Tutors meet students on campus for e term, usually once a week for two hours. u have a good working knowledge of sh, are patient, friendly, dependable, and d like to volunteer, register at the Internal Student Office, NH2080. For more mation about the program, please call nsion 2814 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Study Hall Program: needed immediately: January 2002-April 2002. University students to tutor our new Canadian children at community based study hall. Students range from grade 3 to 12 needing support in English, French, high school sciences and maths. Own transportation is preferred. Training and screening is required. Call Big Sisters at 743-5206 to sign up for training session on January 14,2002. Big Sister Match Program: needed immediately: Big Sister volunteers. Over 60 children waiting for a friend. Help make a difference by spending 3 ho~ursa week with a child. Inquire re: our short term match program. Car an asset. Call 743-5206 to register. Volunteers required - are you able to volunteer a few hours weekly during the school day? The Friends Service at CMHA matches volunteers with children who need additional support in their school setting. Please call 744-7645, ext. 317 or www.unhawrb.on.ca Your time is valuable. At the Distress Centre you can volunteer providing confidential supportive listening to individuals in distress. We provide complete training. Call today. 744-7645, ext. 317 or www.cmhawrb.on.ca. Help kids succeed with homework! The Kitchener Public Library is opening a Homework Centre and needs volunteers to be tutors and orovide homework assistance. Two hours per week, evenings and weekends. Interested? Call 743-0271, ext. 275 For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities, please call the Volunteer Action Centre at 742-8610. VOLUNTEERS WITH A HEART! ... #i052-9086 - Give a few hours of your time during February to canvass for donations to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation. HELP HUNGRY CHILDREN STARTTHEIR DAY WITH A SMILE #1120-2350 - by becoming involved in your local school breakfast program. Programs usually run 7:30-8:30 a.m. and volunteers may help as their schedule permits. A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE AND INTERESTING PEOPLE TO TALK TO #1103-1374 Volunteers are needed one morning or afternoon a week at the K-W Seniors Day Program doing crafts, games, holiday celebrations, etc. IF YOU ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT VOLUNTEERING ... #I102 - contact the Volunteer Action Centre. They have many opportunities such as reception duties, welcoming visitors, data entry, etc. from 5:OO-8:00 p.m. every other Wednesday. SHARE YOUR LOVE OF SWIMMING WITH A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY! #1101-11455 Join an exciting new Adapted Aquatics swimming lesson program that will take place Thursday evenings from 6:OO-8:00 p.m., March to May. The program will be held at Forest Heights Pool with training provided and volunteers must have a bronze cross award.
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Winter 2002 - "Study Skills - Study Smarter Not Harder": Study Skills Workshops, Preparing For & Writing Exams, Exam Confidence. "Career Development" - Exploring Your Personality Type, Interested Assessment. "Personal/Social" - Assertive Communication, Eating Disorders, Procrastination, Reducing, Releasing and managing Anger, Self-EsteemEnhancement Group, StressManagement Through Relaxation Training. For moreinformation and registration, visit Counselling Services, Needles Hall, room 2080 (directly across the hall from the Registrar's Office). A minimal materials fee applies for most workshops. A short course on Essay Writing - Counselling Servicesand the ~niversityof waterloo's Writing Clinic is now offering a study skills sesion on essay writing. The session will be offered February 14 and March 14 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the study Skills Room in Needles Hall. Gail ext 2655 for info.
A FLOW OF LOV Five miles Light spills on you Like a shooting star Short, Sudden, Beautiful What makes you bright and special? Why can't you let me be your goal? Ten miles You trickle from the peak Like raindrops from the sky Cold, Plenty, Untouchable What makes you go and go? Why can't you stop to fill my soul? Fifteen miles You are a flow of water Like my life force Strong, Secure, Determined What makes you quiet and calm? Why can't you give me a response? Tired, Rest You are a given gift Like my supply Air, Water, Daily Bread What makes you come and leave? Why can't you stay to feed my needs?
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