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U of G students attend the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training on Sept. 16.
THE UNITED NATIONS’ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY SAM JANJAC
IT’S EASY TO FEEL as though what you do isn’t making a difference. When working on solutions for the “big issues” of the day, students might wonder, “What’s the point?” Enter the University of Guelph’s Sustainability Office, who hosted
the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Youth Training this past Saturday. The day-long event brought together those at U of G who want to make a difference and achieve the 17 SDGs put forth by the UN.
“Our main goal with this event was to empower students to realize that they can contribute to SDGs through small actions locally, and that these can have a huge impact,” says Madeleine Chauvin of the Sustainability Office. The main speaker at the event was Julie Marshall, the Canadian spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP). Marshall explained what WFP
is all about and shared that for every dollar donated to WFP, 94 cents go to fieldwork. Some of the ways WFP is working to help achieve the goals — specifically goal number one (“No Poverty”) and goal number two (“Zero Hunger”) — include: • Disaster relief • School food programs • Ta ke-home rations for schoolchildren in countries like Ghana • Supporting local producers in the communities they’re working in Marshall stressed the importance of youth involvement with the WFP’s work. “I’m looking for an army of youth that will help me spread information on WFP,” she said. “Social media is a better base, with a bigger niche and you all have networks, very important
WFP spokesperson Julie Marshall calls on students to get involved.
networks, which will help raise awareness on issues and the SDGs.” Steve Lee, the executive director of the Foundation of Environmental Stewardship (FES) gave the room of young people ideas on how they, at the university level, could start making a difference in relation to the goals. “Advocacy and local implementation. That’s how we’re going about working towards fixing these problems,” said Lee. Lee left the room with four ideas on how to get university students engaged: 1. Promoting gender parity in all settings 2. Questioning where the university invests its money 3. Implementing a student fee to support the SDGs 4. Educating each and every U of G student on the SDGs
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Myanmar conflict a case of ethnic cleansing? TIANN NANTAIS
THE ROHINGYA MUSLIMS of Myanmar have been facing escalating levels of violence in their country since the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked 30 police posts on Aug. 25. According to Newsweek, an estimated 400,000 Rohingya people have fled the Rakhine State in Myanmar in the past three weeks alone, due to escalating violence and persecution. In a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights explained that, “Because Myanmar has refused access to human rights investigators the current situation cannot yet be fully assessed, but the situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Myanmar authorities are laying landmines along the border with Bangladesh and shooting fleeing civilians. Meanwhile, refugees who have fled are only allowed to return if they can provide proof of nationality. Given the efforts over the past few decades to strip the Rohingya people of their civil rights, Al Hussein described these measures as “a cynical ploy to forcibly transfer large numbers of people without possibility of return.” As with many ethnic conflicts, the solution to this problem is unclear. The Ontarion spoke to U of G political science professor Ian Spears to get an academic perspective on potential solutions to the Myanmar conflict. Spears explained that in this case there are solutions, but none of them are palatable.
He began by introducing a problematic concept popularized by Chaim Kaufmann, which states that if a population is going to be ethnically cleansed from one state, the international community should help. While this seems controversial due to the common association between ethnic cleansing and genocide, the term ethnic cleansing refers more broadly to the deliberate removal of an ethnic group from a territory. Kauffmann’s underlying argument is that if a group of people is leaving a country en masse because their safety is at risk, the United Nations should help facilitate their relocation. The second option, which is frequently the position of the UN according to Spears, is that it is not up to the international community to decide who gets to stay where. In simpler terms, this position asks, “Why can’t you just get along?” On that note, Spears explained that, “If that’s the case, then you are in a sense sustaining a conflict where the Rohingya will always be vulnerable.” A third option, which was utilized in Sudan fairly recently, is to negotiate a succession agreement. This option, however, is extremely unpopular for a regime according to Spears, because they run the risk of “presiding over the dismantling of their country.” Evidently there is no simple way to end the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar, but there are steps that can be taken to minimize the consequences of this conflict, according to the United Nations. Al Hussein called on the Myanmar government to cease their brutal operation, on Bangladesh to keep their borders open to refugees, and on the international community to help receive the refugees of this conflict.
Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield | PHOTO BY MIRALI ALMAULA
U of G receives funding for DNA and pest research | AMIR EBL AN
THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH in collaboration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has received a $320,000 investment to protect Canada’s food supply against invasive pests and diseases. This funding will be used directly with scientists from U of G’s Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and the CFIA to create DNA barcoding tools, genomics, and bioinformatics to identify viruses and pests in plants, soil, and livestock. The announcement was made on Thursday, Sept. 14 by Guelph member of parliament, Lloyd Longfield. “With our Biodiversity Institute, world class work is going to be done to achieve a healthy, safe, and sustainable food supply worldwide,” Longfield said in an interview with The Ontarion.
...$320,000 investment t o protect Canada’s food supply... “With this long-term investment, we will see a growing amount of new technology being created to tackle new ways to control pests in an efficient, sustainable manner,” Longfield explained. This new funding also builds on a previous $323,000 federal investment announced in 2016, which has supported multiple research and training projects using exceptional research tools for food scientists at the University. In a press release from the University, Malcolm Campbell, U of
G’s vice-president (research), said: “Our partnership with the CFIA will leverage our expertise in genomics to further Canada’s reputation as a producer and provider of safe, healthy, nutritious, sustainable food. We look forward to the exciting outcomes of this worldclass scientific collaboration.” One of the main highlights of this research project includes using DNA technology to rapidly test soil samples and various invasive plants, along with producing new methods to improve the monitoring of insect pest outbreaks and invasive species. This announcement for funding has provided new opportunities for the U of G research community, the Biodiversity Institute, and the CFIA to create measures that control pests and protect Canada’s food supply.
OPP changes approach to sexual assault cases | TASHA FALCONER
SEXUAL ASSAULT is a major issue in Ontario. According to a 2014 Statistics Canada report, Ontario has the highest rate of reported sexual assaults in Canada, but only about five per cent of sexual assault cases are reported. The report also noted that sexual assault has the only victimization rate that is not decreasing, but instead remains stable. Overall, between 20102016, the the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received 15,688 reports of sexual assault. Now, the OPP is changing the way it deals with sexual assault. The Victim Response Support Strategy was created after the OPP Sexual Assault Data Classification and Investigative Review found that some cases are
not being sufficiently dealt with. The audit, which was conducted in February 2017, reviewed closed sexual assault cases between 20102016; 5,322 unfounded cases were reviewed. Although the audit found that 65 per cent of cases were dealt with correctly, the classifications used on 35 per cent of the cases should have been done differently. Twelve cases were reopened due to the findings of this review. The Victim Response Support Strategy includes the creation of a Victim Response Support Unit, which will have regional leads and research analysts to assist in guiding and consulting on sexual assault investigations.
Officers will receive enhanced training to improve the response to sexual assault cases. Training will be updated annually to maintain the best practises and most up-to-date information. The new strategy aims to do more to support victims of sexual assault. Victim Response and Support Liaisons will be hired and the OPP will work with community partners to offer support. A work ing g roup is being established to improve the classifications of sexual assault, as that was an issue found in the audit. Regional Collaborative Review Committees and a Provincial Stakeholder Governance Committee will be created to collaborate with partners and give oversight to the new strategy.
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GUELPH MAYOR CAM GUTHRIE and Kitchener businessman Shawn Fuller bought local professional baseball team, the Guelph Royals. Last year, the Royals, who play in the Southern Ontariobased Intercounty Baseball League (IBL), folded halfway through their 99th season. “I just remember looking at my wife, Rachel, [after] I heard the team had folded in mid-season, and saying ‘There’s no way we can let this go after 99 years,’” Guthrie said in an interview with The Ontarion. The Royals will now return to Hastings Field — where they’ve played since 1986 — for opening day in May. Mayor Guthrie stressed that “everything is not just done now,” reiterating the need for community engagement and support. G ut h r ie a nd F u l ler hav e launched a website in an effort to boost ticket sales and revive the Royals franchise. “It’s about sitting out with your friends, family, neighbours, coworkers, cheering on a great game in a great league,” Guthrie said. Both Guthrie and Fuller have been long-time Royals fans. Fuller, a Guelph native, remembers
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Mayor Cam Guthrie is excited about the revival of the Royals franchise
attending games as a kid; Guthrie had high school friends go on to play for the Royals during their professional careers. The two bought the franchise from former owner Jim Rooney who withdrew the team halfway through the season after a 1-15 start. The team battled poor attendance, withdrawal of sponsors, and accruement of debts throughout last season. Rooney had to step down from the team after health issues demanded he step away from the team, according to an article in The Record. Not-for-profit to corporation Fuller told The Ontarion that he intends to run the organization as a corporation. He continued that
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the team mitigated the losses by receiving preferred rates on services while maintaining a mandate to provide a social good. “To be clear, the team never made any money. [The Royals] always lost money [...]. The non-profit sounded good on paper, but it really wasn’t practical,” Fuller said. The Royals’ switch to a corporation is a more “comfortable space” for Fuller with his business background. However, Fuller stressed that the team’s mandate will remain the same. Fuller is the current President of Canadawide Sports, a sporting goods supplier that operates out of St. George, Ont. Integrating the U of G student community Guthrie and Fuller emphasized the need for community outreach. “The Gryphons bring a highcaliber passion for their athletics, and you’re going to have that same high-caliber professional baseball here in Guelph, so we’re hoping the U of G students are looking forward to [the Royals] being back in Guelph,” said Guthrie. Fuller agreed with Guthrie in tying the U of G community into the fabric of the team. “We need to do something to tie this back into the University, and make it a bit of a spectacle for students. First, let’s make sure the baseball is not a joke. But let’s do a promo night for the students of U of G,” Fuller said, noting that if students had ideas themselves he was “all ears.”
MEN’S GOLF Men’s team, bronze The men’s team shot a 302 to ensure a bronze placing last Thursday in London. The Gryphons finished one stroke behind second place Waterloo, while the Mustangs A and B team topped the leaderboards at 293 and 298 strokes, respectively. No medals were awarded for B teams. WOMEN’S GOLF Linnea Knutsson, bronze Sweden native finished with bronze at the Western Invitational in London. Knutsson shot an 81 — only two strokes behind the first-place finisher — last Thursday at the first OUA sanctioned event of the season.
CROSS COUNTRY Connor Black, first overall Black completed an eight kilometre run in 25 minutes and three seconds to place first overall at the Queen’s Cross-Country Invitational. U of G runners finished with the four best times, giving the Gryphons an overall win at Fort Henry Hill in Kingston.
FOOTBALL Gryphons 46, Varsity Blues 6 The Gryphons continued their dominance from last week, where they defeated the Windsor Lancers by 72 points, to advance to 2-2. The win propelled the Gryphons to the middle of the standings, only 4 points behind the leading Waterloo Warriors and Western Mustangs
MEN’S HOCKEY Gryphons 5, Brock 3 The Gryphons won the Steel Blade Classic at Brock in front of a crowd of nearly 5,000. The Brock Press entered into a wager with The Ontarion on the game’s outcome. The Brock student newspaper must now note that The Ontarion is better than them since 1964 (the inception year of Brock’s student newspaper) on their front page.
WOMEN’S L ACROSSE Gryphons 4, Marauders 4 Gryphons 3, Mustangs 11 Gryphons tied the Marauders in
Hamilton and fell to the Mustangs in London, dropping their record to 1-2-1, putting the Gryphons in the middle of the pack and looking to bounce back against the Mustangs next week in London. MEN’S L ACROSSE Gryphons 15, Marauders 6 The Gryphons offloaded offensively and won big at the Gryphon Soccer Complex. The victory gave the Gryphons their first win of the season and improved their record to 1-2.
MEN’S RUGBY Gryphons 21, Marauders 15 The Gryphons remain undefeated in Hamilton and improved to 3-0 with three first-half tries.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Gryphons 3, Thunderbirds 0 Gryphons 3, Thunderbirds 0 The Gryphons swept the Algoma Thunderbirds in the Sault without conceding a goal. The two wins improved the Gryphons to 5-2-1 and ensured the Gryphons remain on top of the OUA Western Division. MEN’S SOCCER Gryphons 4, Thunderbirds 1 Gryphons 7, Thunderbirds 0 The Gryphons won both games in the Sault, scoring 10 more goals than Algoma in the back-to-back series. The Gryphons continued their OUA West dominance and improved their record to 6-1-1.
FIELD HOCKEY Gryphons 8, Martlets 0 Gryphons 1, Varsity Blues 1 Gryphons 1, Golden Gaels 0 The Gryphons Field Hockey team opened their season by going undefeated throughout the weekend. The Gryphons shut out the Martlets and the Gaels, and tied with the Varsity Blues. The Gryphons start their season 2-0-1, on top of the OUA Field Hockey standings.
MEN’S BASEBALL Gryphons 6, Goldenhawks 12 Gryphons 4, Goldenhawks 5 Gryphons dropped back-to-back games against Laurier in Kitchener on Saturday afternoon. The Gryphons’ record fell to 2-4, leaving them at the bottom-half of the standings.
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GRYPHONS TAKE WARRIORS Gryphons look to forward the puck away from their own end. Third year goalie Valerie Lamenta secured the shutout for the Gryphons. | PHOTOS BY MICHAEL CIMESA
WOMEN’S HOCKEY GRYPHONS 1, WARRIORS 0 The Gryphons won an exhibition game by shutting out the Waterloo Warriors 1-0 at the Gryphon Centre last Thursday. The Gryphons look to continue their success entering the regular season.
Second year forward Claire Merrick defends the puck from the oncoming Warriors’ pressure.
Men’s rugby nationals to be held at Guelph FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN DECADES FOR MEN’S RUGBY | REBECCA THOMPSON THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH will host the inaugural Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship in November. The competition will be an important step for men’s rugby as they hope to be recognized and sanctioned by U Sports, as women’s rugby already is, in the future. Rugby Canada, the Canadian Rugby Foundation, and the University of Guelph will put on the event at Guelph’s Varsity Field, with the bronze medal game and the final being played at Alumni Stadium.
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The event will take place from November 16 to 19. “It’s super exciting,” said head coach Cory Hector in an interview with The Ontarion. “We’ve been top two the last three years, so with an OUA school hosting we always felt like we would be in it.” “Just to be able to play a part to help it get off the ground from a U of G standpoint, and then from
a U of G men’s rugby standpoint, it’s just really exciting to have something to progress to after the season ends.” The Gryphons men’s rugby team won their first OUA championship since 1998 last year in a thrilling penalty kick showdown against the Queen’s Gaels and are looking to continue that success this year. The team will get a bid to the tournament either by winning the OUA title again or by being the host team. Guelph will face tough competition in their OUA rivals, as well as squads from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, both of which boast rosters full of national team athletes. Hector explained that having graduated 17 players last year, the team is in a bit of a rebuild. The young players coming up
are showing well and still winning games, but the road ahead is tough. The tournament will also allow for Rugby Canada to send scouts for the national team program meaning that many of these athletes will have a chance to be recognized by the national team — something that was much more difficult to attain without a national championship. “For all the guys that are currently here I think it’s an amazing opportunity, and from a recruitment standpoint knowing that there’s going to be a national championship we can retain a few more athletes,” Hector continued. With the support from the OUA, other university conferences, and Rugby Canada, the hope is that this championship will continue for years to come, helping grow the sport and providing opportunities for athletes all over the country to play at the highest level.
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Government introduces concussion Revised safety legislation | food guide debunks diet myths PHOTO COURTE SY OF JOSHUA ALLWOOD
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Concussions pervade competitive sports, accounting for nearly half of all concussion cases.
THE GOVERNMENT of Ontario is planning to implement new guidelines regarding concussions to make amateur sports safer. Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee recently released their recommendations regarding head injury and treatment. The committee was created in June 2016 to review the recommendations made by a jury after the death of Rowan Stringer, a 17-yearold high school rugby player who died as a result of complications arising from multiple concussions. The committee provided 21 recommendations in five areas: 1. Surveillance, which includes public reporting and the collec tion of data regarding concussions. 2. Prevention, which includes creating and following policies on dangerous behaviours and ensuring that the environment is safe. 3. Detection, which includes t r a i n i n g a nd a d d it io n a l personnel. 4. Management, which includes
creating a tracking system for concussions and consistency across Ontario. 5. Awareness, which includes education for students, health professiona ls, a nd t eachers, as well as greater public awareness. T he Ministr y of Tourism, Culture and Sport intends to implement the recommendations as well as create legislation to govern amateur sports in Ontario. In addition to making sports safer, the new legislation aims to create jobs and grow the economy. Currently, in Ontario, sports organizations and school boards are required to have policies on concussions. The new regulations would make response to concussions standard throughout Ontario. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport defines a concussion as “a brain injury that causes changes in how the brain functions, leading to symptoms that can be physical, cognitive, emotional/ behavioural and/or related to sleep. A concussion can occur from a blow to the head or body
that causes the brain to move rapidly back and forth within the skull.” Concussion symptoms may include: • Dizziness • Difficulty remembering or concentrating • Difficulty sleeping • Irritability • Headaches Concussions can cause permanent brain damage. The Ministry of Education notes that the three leading causes of concussions are sports, falls, and bike accidents, with sports accounting for 45 per cent of concussions. In Canada, 63 per cent of children and youth that visit the emergency room due to a sportsrelated head injury are diagnosed with a concussion or possible concussion, states the Ministry of Education. Overall, the Ministry of Education found that 10 per cent of students in Ontario have been diagnosed with a concussion.
FROM A PALEO to a ketogenic diet, you have probably heard thousands of reasons why a certain diet is the best. The ones that get the most attention are usually the ones that have scientific evidence backing up claims regarding health improvements. Health Canada has finally joined the movement, having realized that it is time for a change in the national food guide. It has been 10 years since the guide was last updated and many things have changed throughout the years. For one, major research conducted in food science and other related fields show us that some of the things we thought we knew about food aren’t necessarily true. According to the 2007 food guide, you may have assumed that consuming any fatty foods is bad for your health. Now, thanks to the revisions in the new guide, it is clearer for everyday Canadians to understand that there are two types of fats that can be consumed — saturated and unsaturated. Saturated fats are predominantly found in red meat and poultry while certain plants and fish are rich in unsaturated fats. The new food guide advises that the amount of saturated fat intake is reduced and replaced with the consumption of the unsaturated type, potentially decreasing the chances of being affected with cardiovascular diseases, as indicated in Health Canada’s Evidence Review for Dietary Guidance. In addition to the facts brought forward regarding fats, major concerns are also pointed out about sugar intake. Though it has been known for years that eccessive consumption of sugar is not the best for optimal health, now, Health Canada’s Evidence Review confirms that
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high sugar intake is correlated with, if not directly causing obesity in the population, especially in children. When we think about sugar intake, only direct sources of it come to mind – candy bars, sodas, and sugar cubes. The Evidence Review also tells us that basic sugar is found in all carbohydrates, which are the main components of the “grain products” section of the current food guide. The revised guide will use this information and cut back on those servings, advising that only a healthy amount should be consumed. The new food guide is planned to come into effect as of early 2018. There is still work to be done, but this may prove to be the most efficient, relevant, and scientifically accurate food guide since its initial launch in 1942.
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SIMPLE PLAN HITS GUELPH ON WORLD TOUR ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY K AREN K . TR AN
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here was no shortage of inappropriate jokes told when Simple Plan took the stage at the Guelph Concert Theatre on Sept. 14. The band danced, high-fived fans, and even dove into the crowd during their action-packed set. Simple Plan is currently touring across Europe, USA, Japan, and their native Canada in celebration of their highly-successful debut album, No Pads, No Helmets . . . Just Balls. Kitchener band Courage My Love provided opening support for the tour, along with Selfish Things from Mississauga and The Bottom Line from London, England. Long-time fans sang along to pop-punk favourites like “I’m Just A Kid” and “I’d Do Anything” from NPNHJB as well as newer singles like “Jet Lag” and “Summer Paradise” that were mixed into their encore set. Between songs, lead singer Pierre Bouvier took a moment to reflect on 2002 — the year when their album was released — a simpler time when websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MySpace, and Pornhub didn’t exist. Nearing the end of the show, Bouvier addressed the absence of bassist David Desrosiers, assuring the crowd that it was only temporary and that Simple Plan did not have plans to change their original
...fighting a major depression that prevents me from enjoying life... lineup. Earlier this year, Desrosiers announced on Instagram that he is “fighting a major depression that prevents [him] from enjoying life and doing the things [he] love[s] such as playing music.” Desrosiers’ struggle has motivated the band’s charity fund, Simple Plan Foundation, to donate to mental health support organizations. In light of Desrosiers’ absence, the rest of the band continued on good-humouredly, joking on stage about everything from erections to their inevitable hair loss as they grow older. Though the anniversary of NPNHJB marked the passage of more than 15 years since the band’s inception, Simple Plan’s high energy and sense of humour proved that growing old doesn’t mean growing up.
Mercedes Arn-Horn of Courage My Love on touring with Simple Plan | FIONA CASHELL ON THURSDAY, Sept. 14, Kitchener band Courage My Love opened for Simple Plan at the Guelph Concert Theatre. Lead singer and guitarist Mercedes Arn-Horn sat down to discuss the band’s latest album, Synesthesia, and what it’s like to open for pop-punk icons. Fiona Cashell: So far, what has been the highlight of your career? Mercedes Arn-Horn: Warped Tour is one that sticks out for me right now, just because it was a really great tour. It’s the kind of tour that makes or breaks a band, you know? You survive it, you learn about yourself, you learn about
what a tour like that is really like — or you crumble under it. FC: What role does your new album play in your evolution as a band? MAH: We were at the point where we could just keep doing what we were doing or we could totally shake things up and see what happens. We decided to do that, and it’s been really good for us because we’ve never had a song on the radio before — we’ve never done arena tours ’til this record came out. It opened a lot of doors for us, and I think as songwriters it helped us evolve our style a little bit and not be
afraid to push outside the box. FC: Since it’s Simple Plan’s No Pads, No Helmets . . . Just Balls anniversary tour, what does that album mean to you? MAH: Like everyone here, I grew up with those songs. They remind me so much of my cousin and Phoenix [Arn-Horn, Mercedes’ twin and Courage My Love drummer] just jumping around to “I’m Just A Kid.” Songs like that are the soundtrack of your youth, and it’s so cool to hear them every night. Check out the full interview at theontarion.com.
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Art Gallery of Guelph exhibitions question Canadian identity ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY MAT TEO CIMELL ARO
ON THURSDAY, Sept. 14, three new exhibitions opened at the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) on Gordon St. across from War Memorial Hall. The new exhibitions raise questions of a colonial history laid against the backdrop of landscapes and cultural paraphernalia reopening the dialogue of Canadiana and cultural identity as many celebrate our sesquicentennial as a nation. 150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact Curated by the current AGG art director, Shauna McCabe, 150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact seeks to challenge the dominant narrative of Canadian colonial history by giving voice to diverse Indigenous narratives previously silenced. “150 Acts coincides with Canada’s sesquicentennial, an essential moment of national reflection and an opportunity to query the relationship of nationhood itself to Canada’s Indigeneity,” the AGG’s website reads. The exhibition is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to include meaningful dialogue between Indigenous communities and histories in the cultural narrative of nationhood. Featured artists include Norval Morrisseau, Annie Pootoogook, and Oviloo Tunnillie, among others. My curiosities are not your curios Curated by Yasmin NurmingPor — winner of the fifth annual Middlebrook Prize for young curators — My curiosities are not your curios questions “the idea of collections and their institutional
and colonial histories,” according to the AGG’s website. “[T he collec tions are] aesthetically pleasing, but they also communicate a lot about the objects within them. [That’s me] thinking about cultural institutions and how people display things in their home. I think there is a real power play that needs to be interrogated there,” Nurming-Por said in an interview with The Ontarion. Artists include Hannah Doerksen from Calgary, Alta.; Faye HeavyShield from Blood Reserve, Alta.; and Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok from Nunavut. Each artist examines cultural artifacts and how they enter into the larger conversation of Canadiana. Light in the Land: The Nature of Canada S c ie nt i s t , a s t r o n aut , a nd environmental interpreter Dr. Roberta Bondar has compiled a collection of her photography from time spent in the Canadian wilderness. The exhibition explores “varied aspects of the distinctive and significant landscape that is Canada,” the AGG website reads. The three exhibitions promote dialogue between cultural artifacts and landscapes, as My curiosities are not your curios leads right into Bondar’s exhibit. Bondar’s work also promotes a sense of, as the AGG website puts it, “awe, respect, and understanding” of the Canadian landscape akin to Indigenous ways of seeing and reminiscent of the Group of Seven’s work.
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Last week, the Guelph Jazz Festival brought internationally-renowned performers to a variety of venues on campus and downtown Guelph. Ticketed events included solo performances by American pianist Matthew Shipp and German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann while the free stage in Market Square showcased talents like Brampton’s Friendly Rich and Montreal’s Pierre Kwenders.
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“The past, present, and future walk into a bar.” ISAIAH FAR AHBAKHSH
hat was how pianist Matthew Shipp was introduced at his Saturday morning solo show at the Guelph Jazz Festival. Minutes after sitting down, he had the entire audience transported to a space of pluralities. Shipp was the architect of this space; each audience member’s experiences were the blueprint; and one hundred years of jazz and contemporary classical with a hint of hip-hop groove were the materials. The music moved forward and so did Shipp, his shoulders swinging back and forth as if trekking a mountain, his arms sliding to and fro as though swimming through a sea of notes, his fingers gently plunking down when the time was just right. Shipp’s music often falls under the category of free jazz, yet while there were many moments of beautiful free improvisation in his performance, snapshots taken out of context could have been anything from post-bop to impressionist classical. He even threw in a couple hooks, which seemed as though they were asking for a subtle hip-hop beat beneath. This reflects, in a way, the current direction of jazz, a genre that constantly aims to transcend itself. Many artists reject the term “jazz” completely, transcending old dogmas through redefining their musical space. One can point out the kind of musical space that Shipp created on Saturday, but one can’t break it down.
This notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts is called “emergence.” In jazz, the number of parts is always growing, as more artists discover different sounds outside the vernacular and disassemble them through the act of musical improvisation. Today, almost all imaginable sounds have been absorbed by jazz, if one allows the term to include all modern creative improvised music (which the Guelph Jazz Festival certainly does). These sonic expressions unfortunately have difficulty finding space as a subset of a relatively small, yet rich and interconnected contemporary jazz community. However, the beauty of human organization allows for such spaces as the Guelph Jazz Festival to be maintained, encouraging the making of radical new sounds both in the abstract and as a political voice. This festival offers a space for the “fringes” of jazz, a place where sounds unconceived before performances vibrate from any kind of instrument. Within these spaces, a magic can be born where the past, the present, and the future become one.
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Thomas King, author of The Inconvenient Indian and other noteworthy books, provided two of the photos seen here. King has been photographing the Guelph Jazz Festival for over 20 years. In 2015, his jazz photography was featured in “Sound Check,” an exhibit at what is now the Art Gallery of Guelph.
o tell a beginning-middle-end type story about what it’s like listening to 76-year-old free jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann improvise is to ignore the most important facets of his music. It’s better to say that from the moment you hear that saxophone, you may ask yourself, like a character in a Talking Heads song, “Well... how did I get here?” The frantic improvisation holds you captive as you try and figure out just how it all fits. And then, if you’re attentive, you’ll get a small moment of escape, a little lyrical melody to grasp onto. The Ontarion asked Brötzmann about his influences and the state of free jazz today. Jordan Walters: You were involved with the avantgarde art movement Fluxus. Could you tell me a bit about that? Peter Brötzmann: I was working for the Korean artist Nam June Paik, because we had quite a good gallery in our town. Through Paik, I got in touch with some of the other Fluxus guys. JW: Did you ever get in touch with Joseph Beuys? PB: Yeah, of course. Beuys was professor in the art academy of Düsseldorf and we met a couple of times. JW: Do you think that the free jazz movement has any connection to the sentiments of Fluxus? PB: During that time people didn’t think in boxes, and now everybody is here and there and such. So it was in a way a much more interesting time, especially for me as a young man. Because I was in touch with Fluxus, it was easier for me to get over the rules that jazz music usually sets. I didn’t have to care if I had fulfilled the rules of jazz music; that never interested me, and I could start my own stuff. JW: How do you relate to the original traditions that inspired you many years ago? PB: I’ve always been quite an adventurous guy. Life is about learning, making experiences, and not being too shy to try something that you could fail at. I’m a very traditional man and I’m still learning about the history of jazz and it’s still a big influence in my own playing and if you’re a tenor player you should listen to — you have to listen to — the old stuff like Coleman Hawkins or Ben Webster. There are so many good players that nobody is mentioning anymore, really good guys. So this is one side of my learning all the time. JW: Do you feel that the original inclination that was there in improvisational jazz is still there today, or has something changed as the years went by? PB: You know, you have a lot of the Fluxus revival stuff going on, which is a contradiction in itself — like teaching free jazz in the conservatory, which is complete bullshit. Fluxus was a short movement in history and it should stay like that. “Ah yes, of course you can learn free jazz” and “You can do Fluxus-like things nowadays” — it’s completely bullshit. What you can do for yourself is develop your own things and find people you are interested in working with. I’m very happy with my collaboration with [pedal steel player] Heather Leigh, because she comes from a completely different side of music, and that helps me look at what I’m doing in a different way
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THROUGHOUT HER LONG CAREER, Julie Doiron has worn many musical hats — impassioned punker and charming singersongwriter among them — but she’s never been as loud as she is in Julie & The Wrong Guys. Backed by Jaye Schwarzer and Mike Peters of Toronto hardcore outfit The Cancer Bats and guitarist Eamon McGrath, Julie & The Wrong Guys are now pissing off sound guys and leaving ears ringing on a cross-country tour promoting their new album. K azoo! brought them to the Ebar recently, where Doiron and Schwarzer told The Ontarion about the process behind their new, selftitled record. Julie Doiron: There are only two songs on [the new record] that we had played previously and they were songs I had written before meeting these guys: “Condescending You” and “Heartbeats.” Throughout the six to eight months leading up to the recording of the album, these guys were getting together from time to time and jamming. Mike was writing stuff at home in Winnipeg. They were sending files to each other. They were sending files to me too, I just never actually listened to any of them. Jaye Schwarzer: When we got it all figured out we converged on the cottage in Manitoba. JD: We went to Mike’s grandparents’ cottage for a week on the
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Mike was like, “It’s going to be fine. We’ll jam at the cottage.” lake. The day before the session I texted Mike, like, “I am freaking out. I don’t know what I’m going to offer to this collaboration — I have no ideas!” I hadn’t been writing songs. And I had never co-written. Mike was like, “It’s going to be fine. We’ll jam at the cottage.” They had music parts. I just showed up with the opening verse for “Hope Floats.” And I had a bit of an idea for “Calm Before The Storm” and that was it. Two song ideas. JS: And we put everything else
together at the cottage. JD: The first thing we did was set up all the gear and then we just had a dinner. JS: Got into some “CC avec de l’eau” [Canadian Club and water]. JD: In the morning, I would do yoga. Then we would have breakfast. JS: Get the fire going. JD: Then we’d jam for six hours or whatever, then have dinner. We went swimming one of the days — it was October and we went in the lake.
JS: It was a change of gears for everybody. JD: Eamon [was the only one of us] used to co-writing. JS: He was the secret weapon. JD: We’d come up with a lyrical idea and he’d write out a bunch of lyrics. JS: And then we’d all pick lines and add lines and take things away. JD: And I would have to tweak everything around to make it seem like something I would say. JS: I’d never written like that, where we had a very short window of opportunity. Check out the full interview at theontarion.com. Julie & The Wrong Guys is out now via Dine Alone Records.
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Seattle band Chaos Chaos also got the note on timing and just released a song featuring Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland called “Terryfold.” Kevin Rutherford at Billboard reported that the song landed at number 33 on the Hot Rock Songs chart for the week of Sept. 23. This is Chaos Chaos’ second collaboration with the show, as their song “Do You Feel It?” was featured in the season two episode “Auto Erotic Assimilation.” While “I Am Alive (Rick and Morty Remix)” far surpassed the view count of “Terryfold,” the song, as a YouTube video, was not eligible to chart. Mu-
sical bureaucracy is not getting Chetreo down though. “Both the creators and Adult Swim have been super cool with me remixing their show,” said Chetreo. “The response and support I’ve gotten from people so far is really incredible and I’m just gonna have fun with it and create music the best I can!” No t ou r d at e s have b een announced, but Chetreo is putting his college degree in music production and audio engineering to good use by producing more Rick and Morty-themed videos for fans in the future. “I would love to see YouTube becoming my full-time job!”
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eing a good cook comes from a dollop of common sense and just a pinch of skill. If you’re inexperienced in the kitchen or you’ve had a few bad experiences, don’t worry. The solution is simple: practice, practice, practice. Learning to cook is an important skill and one that you should develop sooner rather than later. It’ll not only save you money, it’ll help you eat healthier.
Here are five cooking tips to help you avoid some common kitchen mistakes.
5 KEEP AN EYE ON IT
FLIP IT IF IT NEEDS FLIPPING
With some foods, too much flipping could be bad for the cooking process (e.g., flipping an egg too much could wreck a yolk). Other things, however, require more attention, such as bacon. Keep bacon strips separated from each other in the pan and flip them every thirty seconds or so.
ADD SALT AT THE END
Add salt in small amounts at the end, tasting in between the additions. If you season vegetables right away then they will release a lot of water, which will make them pretty soggy. Sauces, on the other hand, will reduce as water evaporates during the cooking process. This means that the same amount of salt will be present in way less liquid, which equals a salty meal.
4 USE A BAKING SHEET
DON’T CROWD THE PAN
The more stuff you put in a pan the more liquid will be released, which means things will not crisp up. Mushrooms, for example, will be soggy and unappetizing if the pan is crowded. Give each mushroom space and they will all turn a nice golden brown and taste great. The idea of not crowding also applies to cooking frozen foods. Dumping an entire bag of french fries onto a baking sheet means that some fries will burn, some will be soggy, and some might remain cold inside. Spread them out in an even layer. If you’re unsure, remember that the cooking directions on the package aren’t just super fun suggestions.
Use a baking sheet, always. Aluminum foil can tear easily and cause a huge mess in the oven. Failing to use a baking sheet is not only messy and a pain to clean, it’s a fire hazard. Use an oven safe casserole dish or baking sheet when cooking meat or fish. Certain cuts release a lot of liquid when cooked and the few bucks you spend on a baking sheet will save you a lot of cleaning time and, depending on the damage to your landlord’s oven, maybe even your safety deposit.
Yes, there are a thousand possible reasons you need to leave the kitchen for just a few minutes with no one to keep an eye on the stove. None of them are valid. If you need to leave the kitchen, turn off all the things you were using. Similarly, pay attention to what you’re doing in the kitchen. If your back is to the stove, you have headphones on, and you’re watching a movie on Netflix then that doesn’t count as keeping an eye on things. Being negligent in the kitchen never ends well: at best you’ll have wasted time, money, and food, and at worst you could seriously hurt yourself or others.
Be mindful, and if something goes wrong in the kitchen, remember that it’s just part of the process. Think about why it went wrong, do a Google search or ask someone to figure it out, and then try it a different way the next time.
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VS the director, Marti Noxon. The fact that it was somewhat autobiographical allowed it to dodge certain criticisms that 13RW faced. The audience that the productions were aimed at also greatly influenced its criticism, because while 13RW is aimed at a younger demographic, To the Bone had a more mature target audience. Most importantly, the manner in which mental health is addressed sets these two productions apart.
In the case of 13RW, the approach was simple: ignoring it altogether. The words “mental health” are never uttered during the show, and it is never suggested by anyone that Hannah may have had depression. Instead, her suicide is framed as a choice, with the entire arc of the first season detailing explicit reasons why Hannah killed herself.
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DEPICTING MENTAL HEALTH in media is like walking a tightrope. On the one hand, portraying mental health offers the opportunity to destigmatize it and educate people. However, the media can also spread misinformation and, if these topics are handled recklessly, result in an increase of copycat actions. In 2017, Netflix released two original productions that used mental health disorders as their main theme. The first was 13 Reasons Why, a show chronicling high school student Clay’s investigation into why his friend Hannah killed herself. After its popularity spiked, a number of negative reactions surfaced, prompting controversy. Critics called for the banning of the series within schools, and mental health advocates warned viewers not to watch it. The second production was a movie called To the Bone that follows a young woman’s battle with anorexia. However, it did not come under the same level of media scrutiny. The reason To the Bone was able to premiere in a post-13RW media storm with little pushback comes down to a few factors. To start, the movie was inspired by the life of
this reason will never get a clear answer as to why.
The show ignores other factors, such as the possibility that Hannah’s recollection of events may not be entirely correct and could have been skewed by mental illness. The plot suggests that these events have a logical explanation; but in reality, this is rarely the case. According to Statistics Canada, more than 90 per cent of suicides are linked to mental health or addiction disorders, and many who lose a loved one for
To the Bone does not offer clear cut solutions — or any at all —which is a more realistic depiction of mental illness. Ellen’s relationship with her eating disorder is complicated — she clearly shows disapproval of her co-patients, who continue to engage in their eating disorders. Even knowing how much her eating disorder hurts her, she is unable to stop. As difficult as it can be to watch, this behaviour shows the ways that eating disorders can control lives. While 13RW’s first season ends with our protagonist and friends driving down the coast listening to an uplifting pop song, To the Bone does not promise a happy ending, or at least not one in the near future. Instead, it leaves the viewer feeling hopeful that Ellen will continue to work towards recovery even if the path ahead is difficult. It is possible to depict mental illness realistically on screen, but great attention must be paid to the delivery of the material. In the case of To the Bone, the realism of the production makes it the better, more responsible representation of mental illness.
Netflix preview: Anticipating the second season of Riverdale Spoiler alert: This article discusses season one of Riverdale. HAS YOUR COUNTDOWN STARTED? Mine has. Riverdale season two is set to be released on Netflix and the CW on Oct. 11 with a whopping 22 episodes, and fans could not be happier. Season one of Riverdale, starring KJ Apa (Archie), Camila Mendes (Veronica), Lili Reinhart (Betty), and Cole Sprouse (Jughead), was so popular that it got renewed halfway through the first season. I can’t pretend to be surprised, especially considering that every single episode’s plot left me guessing who the killer really was. Needless to say, Riverdale took a fresh and dark approach to the classic Archie series, making it intriguing for contemporary audiences. If you haven’t seen the trailer for season two yet, I would highly suggest you do so right now. The trailer shows Riverdale picking up
where it left off in season one: with Archie’s father being shot. It seems likely that Riverdale will make this the focal point of the new season — at least for the beginning — giving us a new mystery to replace season one’s mystery of “Who killed Jason Blossom?” It is also quite apparent that season one was only the tip of the iceberg for Riverdale’s intense drama. Season one left a lot of unanswered questions, such as: • “Who is Betty’s brother?” • “Will Jughead follow in his father’s footsteps and join the South Side Serpents?” • “Who shot Archie’s father?” Clearly the sleepy town of Riverdale — which came to life after Jason Blossom’s death — is about to get darker and uglier as the town’s secrets start to unravel. The title for the season premiere, “A Kiss Before Dying,” gives fans a hint at the tone this new season will take, along with the premiere’s artwork of a knocked over
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milkshake surrounded by blood. If that doesn’t give you chills then I don’t know what will. In terms of character development, I’m sure most fans want to know what is going to happen to Jughead and Betty’s relationship (a.k.a. “Bughead”). There is fear among fans that the dark twists Riverdale is going to take in this season may also impact “Bughead” — especially if Jughead does decide
to officially join the South Side Serpents. Sprouse did state in an ET interview that Jughead is not necessarily a Serpent right away, but he did not deny the possibility for later in the season. Last, but certainly not least, are the questions surrounding Archie’s character. Based on some new promos, we know that Archie gets a gun at some point. However, what he intends to do with that
gun is uncertain. Fan speculation and hints from the cast are leading us to believe that Archie may be ditching the “good guy” persona and delving into some darker, and probably more interesting, story lines. As long as Grundy — one of Archie’s earlier romances — doesn’t come back, I’m sure fans will have no reason to complain. With all that said, let your countdown begin.
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Ending The Strumbellas’ show in low “spirits”
AN OPEN LETTER TO RUDE CONCERT ATTENDEES | ARTICLE AND PHOTO BY There are a few unspoken rules of concert etiquette: 1. Don’t be on your phone the entire time. 2. Be respectful of people’s space. 3. Don’t be a jerk. You’d think these statements should just be common sense, but what astounded me while I was at The Strumbellas’ concert last week at Peter Clark Hall, were the boisterous (and presumably drunk) individuals who would not
stop shouting for the band to play their most popular song, “Spirits.” Their obnoxious yells were a distraction to everyone, including the band. After very professionally ignoring them for the majority of their set, violinist/vocalist Izzy Ritchie finally addressed them — with what I detected as a small hint of annoyance — reassuring the hecklers that the band wouldn’t leave the stage before playing “Spirits.” Bands have predetermined set lists, chosen to create a balanced
show that is both visually exciting and musically energetic, usually involving lighting cues, instrument tuning, tech preparation, and many other production considerations. Bands are not going to drop everything they’ve planned to cater to rude audience members, who are probably going to leave the venue as soon as they’ve heard one specific song. Concerts are not a free-forall request night. Bands will either eventually
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play your favourite song by them, or they will not. If you consider yourself a fan of any band, you should respect the band members’ artistic integrity and free will as human beings — just like you and I — to leave some songs out of the set list if they wish. Some bands are just sick of playing the same song over and over. They could be tired of promoting old songs that they have moved on from or consider to be poorly written compared to their new material. Artists are also allowed
to withhold performances of songs that perhaps carry too much sentimental weight. If you’re so impatient to hear your favourite song that you feel inclined to interrupt the band’s set by shouting out your request, then I don’t think live music is for you. There are on-demand streaming sites like YouTube or Spotify that will instantly play any song you like. However, if you choose to show up and support great musicians, have some common courtesy — it’s the least you can do.
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’m prepping for the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate meet in Kingston, Ont., on Oct. 7. I need to get a qualifying total at this meet to qualify for the Arnold Classic, which is in Columbus, Ohio this March. With hard work, my total has already surpassed what I need for the Arnold. I compete in the female, 132 pound, Elite Raw Classic. The top girl in my weight class is totalling approximately 1,300 to 1,400 pounds across three lifts. At this meet I’m going to crack a 1,000 pound total by doing a 400 pound squat, a 400 pound deadlift, and a 200 pound bench press. If you were to go to a GoodLife Fitness here in Guelph, you wouldn’t see most guys lifting that much; they weigh on average around 185 pounds. The Arnold is a big meet. There are two divisions: Elite on Friday and Pro on Saturday. This time I’m going to go on Saturday — the Pro Division. I’ll be up against stronger competitors. I’ll need a higher total. I’ll need to break a lot of personal records to do well. Cross my fingers — I’ve had awesome meets leading up to this. Right now, I’m sitting twelfth in the world in my class. In 2018, I want to break the top ten.
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