— No. 38
Six-member delegation speaks at provincial hearing
Conestoga recommends reform for student loan repayment plan By Ross McDermott
investment in their
Reform by the Ontario government to the student loan repayment plan was a recommendation made by Conestoga’s roundtable discussion
provincial hearing in Oct. 30.
Headed by college John Tibbits,
delegation presented the
recommendations at the University of Western Ontario to the advisory panel on the Future Directions
Education. Paired with the University of
Guelph, Conestoga was allowed 10 minutes to present its recommendations. The presentations were followed by a 20-minute question period by the advisory panel.
Psychic Jeff Evason and first-year business student Stella Sava to levitate a table, during a Halloween performance in the
Sanctuary. See Levitation on Page 5
(Photo by Jennifer Dougaii)
Conestoga private funding tops in system, says ministry ^y
more than $25,000
Conestoga was Ontario’s top
DSA gave to the learning resource $1,514,592,
equivelent to 2.5 per cent of Conestoga’s total operating budget.
Wayne Hussey, Conestoga’s director of development, attributed most of the fund-raising to donations
to the college’s school
of business. Fund-raising began in 1991, said Hussey, and will continue in 1997.
Funds raised for the school of business, said Hussey, are “one of most significant reasons we were rated so favorably.”
Conestoga, Hussey said the largest was the Keith Pritchard Award, which is an endowed fund of
\ials and alumni, Hussey said. The majority of the funds, however,
Corporations that donated more than $25,000 to the college had
rooms pledged to them and their names appear on plaques on room doors.
corporation to donate
receive loans for programs
link student loan repay-
limited and those
ments to earnings after graduation and analyze program costs to develop a system of differ-
in that situation
could find the re-
payment of loans
Advisory panel chairman David C. Smith said, in an interview following the presentations, the consideration of the students’
“absolutely critical” in the recommendations the panel will make to the Ministry of Edu-
create an accreditation council to institute a process enabling colleges to grant associate or applied degrees.
“Our higher education system are
what the colleges and have been established,
largely, to satisfy.”
See Reforms on Page 2
institution’s use of
higher education by changes to the number and variety of institutions, redundancies in pro-
grams, management structures, and streamline the system.
Conestoga’s alumni association
donated money was the Adopt-ATree program, in which over 70 alumni adopted trees. In this proindividuals who donated ject,
more than $50 had plaques in thennames posted in front of trees around the campus. The purpose of fund-raising, said Hussey, is to improve Conestoga’s ability to provide education in the
of government cutbacks. “The funding from government
appears to be either stable or in a period of decline. I cannot see any indication that the government is going to provide radically greater
increase accountability by developing performance indicators dealing with: students’
also donated over $6,000.
comparison to available jobs in the field is an area that must be
April-Dawn Blackwell said programs being offered at colleges in
allow students to
of and teaching methods; measures of placement rates when programs are keyed to job vacan-
there for the students,”
This, states the document, “would allay current student fears of unsustainable future debt and
quality indicators be put in
place and education costs in
centre last month.
amounts of money for education.” Hussey said most donations go towards improving equipment and
invested risk-free and the earnings will be given out as a student
ments” of the actual costs of program delivery which would force the institutions to examine human resource and capital allotment and form the basis for a “differentiated tuition mechanism.” During the advisory panel’s
student loans be aligned to match a student’s earnings after gradua-
Hussey also credited the Doon
Ministry of Education and raised
the repayment of
colleges to “refine their assess-
Student Association with donating
according to figures released Oct. 28 by the college. This figure is
fund-raising college for the fiscal year 1995-96, according to the
College’s Response to the White Paper, authorized by college principal Grant McGregor, the college
at the college.
for scholarships and bur-
also doing well this
year, in terms of fund-raising, said
Hussey. Since April, the school has raised almost $300,000. “Until the college tells me ‘we have all the equipment we need, we have everything we want’, I imagine we’ll be doing
of an evil business administration studies student, wears the guise McDermott) Ross (Photo by campus. Doon the jester while attending classes Halloween day at
By Peggy Sue Ironside
In his address to the students,
on Oct. 28 as a guest
He Pundsack, 34, said he as a speaker to show of
and which he
required to choose a class research project that will be carried through
in their design
bicycle and went a step farther
Baker said the students
with the project by having it built. He brought the constructed
whelmed with “Trying
the research,” he
told the students not to
be intimated when calling an engi-
are willing to talk, he
Pundsack, a mechanical engineering technology graduate, displays the (
photo b y Pe 99y Sue lronside >
find that networking
very important,” Pundsack said. “It’s not what you know, but who
balance,” he said, “because you
Pundsack bike was built from scratch using
resistance with the potential to faster.
He said recumbent bikes have set world records for speed. “I think the recent record is about
machinist in Kitchener then cut all the material that a friend later wielded together. Pundsack said with the recumbent bike the rider’s feet are not beside the body, but instead are on
same The result of the
plane as the rider’s torso.
68 miles an hour,” he added.
Pundsack time for
to get accus-
tomed to riding the bike. “You have to rely on steering
your weight.” Pundsack said he wanted
Continued from Page 1 He said the post-secondary
Baker said the students put a of time and effort into their
any of the students in the audience would be interested in furthering the design of his recumif
bent bike. “I’ve taken the design this far,” he said, “And I would really like someone to take the design farther make changes to improve it.”
at the college.
They research material and
and suggested that
of the of no
different ideas during the first part
of the year, he said, while the last semester is spent producing a report that contains detailed draw-
selected materials to
to student loan
research being done
system, universities and colleges, performs a research function. “There are some very important
Mordechai Rozanski responded
doing a great job and everything
applied research centres in col-
to Tibbits’ suggestion. “TTie role
Because of that, he said, the advisory panel has a dual role
of research in universities cannot be diminished,” he said. “The competitiveness of Canadian
when making their recommendations. They must ensure the
dependant on the research done at universities.”
province has a
University of Guelph president
through solid research programs.
Andrea Ryde, a third-semester early childhood education student, enjoys a warm autumn day studying by the Doon
funding of research.
research universities in Ontario
feel there are
questioned the need for 17
he said. “But there is a and a need for change and I don’t think the answer is to pour
thought the University of
Guelph was very focused on themselves and the fact that they need more money,” he said. “We didn’t want to talk about Con-
knowledge of society
tions to the Ministry of Education
point of the students’ learning
In an interview following the
presentations, Tibbits said he
more money in.” The hearings began Sept. 5 and ran until Oct. 31. The advisory panel will make its recommenda-
ondary system from the standprocess, and
(Photo by Doug Coxson)
“They can talk to me and if I feel something is too complicated or too much work, I’ll tell them.” He added that he offers suggestions and negotiates with the students on the projects.
process took time.”
recumbent bicycle he constructed.
industry for his research. “I think that’s
come to discuss their projects with him and that he is open to all
recumbent bicycle to the college on his visit. Pundsack said he was interested in the class project, but one of the things he found difficult, at first, contacting
and be used and analysis pro-
to their last semester
design a recumbent, or reclining,
beginning of their
third year, technology students are
In his last year at the college,
of the mechanics fac-
ulty, said at the
completed in his last year at Conestoga, and to share his postgraduate
students not to worry
about the amount of incom^fc|y will start at, because the e^Prience gained will pay off in the
analysis program report,
in their field of
third-year-technology students the
move the seat back because too much weight is carried on the front
A 1993 Conestoga graduate and second-place winner of the 1993 Mastercraft award for mechanical engineering technology returned to the college
suggested that anyone
ested in the offer
McGregor, Jacqueline Mitchell, chairwoman, board of governors; April-Dawn Blackwell, DSA president; Walter Boettger, fac-
union president, local 237; and Ann Wallace, support staff union president, local 238. ulty
Tibbits said Guelph’s presentation
College system financially fragile, treasurer warns By Ross McDermott College
Kevin Mullan said, in his report at the board of governors meeting Oct. 28, that the entire post-sec-
in-line with the budget.” Currently,
Conestoga has a $66,000 surplus. “Which really gives you very little room for manoeuvring,” he
“financially fragile situation.”
operating, during the last fiscal
$900,000 surplus, but because of down-sizing costs of $69.5 million, was actually operating under a $61 million deficit. Mullan said for the 96-97 period that “expenditures were tracking
1996), with a surplus of $582,000,
but because of down-sizing costs
out that the entire post-secondary
said the college has
through the previous year quite well but still has another year or
two to recover. The big issue, Mullan is
Funding cuts are responsible for a reduction in first-year enrolment in the entire post-secondary system by 2.3 per cent. In contrast, Mullan reported that Conestoga’s first-year enrolment was up by almost four per cent. College president John Tibbits said the reason for Conestoga’s enrolment growth, while the rest of the system is experiencing a decline, is fundamental restructuring and the college’s policy to
operate cost effectively. said in an
interview following the meeting,
down-sizing. “The cannot handle
staffing,” said Tibbits.
have almost 100 per cent professors, and what we’ve done over
the past few years is put technician and instructor categories into the
Oct. 15 to 25.
campaign had raised $18,516, just $6,484 short of their $25,000 target, and three quarters of the pledges were still to be collected.
added some alternate curriculum in which students do a certain amount of work on their own. “This allows us to cut our oper-
In an interview following the meeting, Hoover said the United
ating costs and, With the
money more people. Other-
other matters, United
campaign co-ordinators Janeen Hoover and Eleanor Conlin presented a report on the success of this year’s campaign. The campaign, The Life You Are Changing Could Be Your Own, ran from
target as a
goal for comer-sto^
said, as of Oct. 28, the
year and the really close,
was a goal we
1994 and 1995, Conestoga the United Way’s Outstanding Campaign Award for the In
The means by which to travel came after someone dared her to skate to her home in Kitchener from Guelph. She said she used to bike back and forth from Kitchener
her 8,000 kilometre trek across ^ Cr Canada in John’s, Nfld.,
However, she still spends a good portion of her day trying to raise more money for her Canadian
Cure Campaign. She hoped to $300,000, but ended up with around $50,000. Her ultimate goal is $5 million, which she hopes to
her long voyage.
Her journey began eight years ago when her mother was diagnosed with leukemia. Ichim and
reading medical journals, attending conferences and talking to sci-
Their research into the effects of vitamin C on the body’s entists.
gold at the Canadian National Science Fair and fourth place at to
faculty recreation and
leadership program, to help her coordinate her plans
IN-LINE Christine Ichim, back from her 8,000 kilometre trek across Canada, continues her endeavour to raise money for cancer. (Photo by Peter Marval)
The Batu Center, named after their mother’s maiden name, has made an agreement to finance a
The two then teamed up with Lisa Smith, a Brantford scientist
leukemia patients, and founded the Batu Center for Leukemia. ill
using a patient’s
them she would gladly give them away. At the end of her presentation Ichim asked the students for their help, saying that now is when the fund-raising begins.
said the recreation and
She said the idea to raise money by voyaging across Canada came
of the first-year management and
almost $3 billion
returned to Conestoga and spoke
students to hear first-hand from
about her trip to a roomful of mostly recreation and leadership
somebody who dreamed
Using her unique style of humor and emotion, she told the students about the best and worst points of her journey. From being attacked by a Rottweiller in B.C. (she got a donation from the owner) to
Ocean (even though she had been plagued by mononucleosis since riding through Quebec).
During her presentation she also 700 rice cakes and 150 litres of Gatorade she consumed on her trip. And as she talked about the
actually did the
major fund-raising assignment as part of their course and Burns said he asked Ichim to speak to his class because he knew they would want to help out. About seven or eight have already decided to help Ichim raise money by developing proposals for a fund-raising cam-
Ichim crossed Canada, she
went and saw a physiotherapist and he told me to quit. The next day, I was back on the road.” Her trip included meeting cancer patients from across the country.
of them, whom she stayed with for a few days and got to know well, died two days after she left for the road.
“That was pretty hard for me.
We became pretty close,” she said.
into a trust account for specific
Canada have bank accounts
to give at least 4.5 per
have chosen to
help Ichim will have to develop
sponsor medical research and then send their proposals out tions
to these foundations.
people or from corporate spon-
there will be well over 100 pro-
posals sent out.
Ichim has applied for foundation and collected letters of support from politicians along her ride to give her cause credibility. status
Even though she has
from Gov. Gen. Romeo LeBlanc) Burns said it can take (one
over a year to achieve status.
on page 3 in the Nov. 4 issue of Spoke, Cynthia Singh and Cynthia Livingstone were incor-
donations to the United
Bongani Dube, it was incorrectly man in Botswana trained in program. In fact, the materials management DeBeers has been sending people to Conestoga for the program for the past 1 6 years.
Boettger said only that he was not aware
In a photo
In die story about
proposals, find out which founda-
students have to complete a
“When I came
“amazing individual” when
too late to get sponsorships because Ichim has already completed her journey. The key area to raising money now would be through foundations. Bums said foundations take private or public money and put it
to initiate several
cancer related projects, including a pilot study on terminally ill leukemia patients. The cost of the study is over $300,000.
system to slow the progress of
leadership students are taught a unit on revenue generation as part
see blood on the socks
passed her skates around the room she jokingly said if anyone wanted
Christine Ichim came to Conestoga a year ago to ask Greg
just a bit, but a lot,” said Ichim.
Students help skater raise funds By Bryce Wilson
“Whenever I took my socks off, blisters were so bad I would
would do everything in their power to save their mother. The siblings amassed a wealth of knowledge on the disease by
achieve through corporate spon-
middle of her second week, she suffered a vicious fall, having to get seven stiches on her elbow and spending an hour picking rocks out of scrapes and cuts. Pain
enough. “I wanted to pick the most difficult thing I could think of, and for me
to find a cure for cancer,
Even though Christine Ichim has spent the last six months in-line skating across Canada to raise her work
raising funds for cancer
By Peter Marval
In the Oct. 28 issue of Spoke, a story about
quoted Local 237 pres-
ident Walter Boettger as saying there to
of any faculty
was no opposi-
among Local 237 members.
the workfare con-
A figure of 3,000 volunteers working for the United Way, mentioned in the same story, should not have been attributed to Boettger. cept.
regrets these errors.
Junior pre-school teacher Nada McKinnon, right, and Brandon Thompson dress up for Halloween festivities at the
(Photo by Trish Jackson)
— SPOKE, November
Issues and activities editor
Bryce Wilson Rick
Frank and Dick Scott
just finished reading the article
The federal government in Canada recently revealed
The reason, Citizenship and Immi-
levels in 1997.
Lucienne fear of “social
the Liberal captains of
this ship called
Look Inside Yourself Any God.
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aware of the real threat of mutiny? The economic state in this country is far from stable and Canadians, in general, are growing weary of the rigid competition for employment that already exists without the influx of new imnally
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is the only one change last and be fulfilling. A person must be happy with themselves and their actions. I do not practice any sort of religion (I
change. The individual
who can make
chants of “blasit now phemy” from all over the world) and I
to practice a religion or
When times are tough and appear to be insurmountable, where is the first place family, someone turns to for help
fore a meal. But,
when they hear
They can provide
give direction and ideas, (as will reli-
gious belief) but that
is all it is
change comes from
individuals true desire to
do not and would not hold unpleasant views on anyone who did have a desire
have a prayer be-
do not ever tell me that walk on the path of dark-
ness. I am a firm believer in the Golden Rule, “Treat others as you would have
port, direction’and ideas.
evil, there is
do something wrong is it because I’m weak and the Devil is guiding my actions? As if! Simply put, I erred in my judgement and acted on that judgement, If I
it, but when you and at what Jennifer wrote, people would have thought I wrote it (my grammar ain’t that good
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mean that I
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nothing more, nothing less. I just plain old screwed up. If 1 am a good Samaritan is it because the grace of God is guiding me? I don’t
made a decision and as Very simply, if you look inward to yourself an individual and find yourself to be honestly happy with yourself and your actions towards others, I can’t see how any amount of prayer or any god will be able to lift your think so. Again, “I”
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tightrope without a net, the strain of increased competition for
lower operating costs and increased competition for jobs puts an added strain on the
jobs could be
rock to sink this to the Liberals’
1997 plan released
Oct. 29, total projected immigration next year will
be be between 195,000 and 220,000
same projected numbers
Robillard said the projected figures comply
with the Liberals’ tain
on to start families and lead new lives. These immigrants are now called upon to pay for crimes they have already paid for. Such deportation practices not only
Deportation, develto put a stop to repeat offenders, is unjust, biased and unsympathetic.
example, a 40year-old male who has lived in Canada since the age of four. This is unfair. That man may have learned his criminal behavior in Canada, not the country he was for
Deportation lacks sympathetic guidelines
Red Book promise
immigration levels of one per cent of the
But can Canada absorb the same level of immigration it has in the past? Is an attempt to do so fair to the citizens of this country already
no acknowledgement of the Canadian society itself probably contributed to the man’s behavior. Jamaica has asked Canada to stop deporting people who have lived in Canada for extended periods of time into Ja-
struggling to exist?
population while considering the country’s ability to
Though Robillard and the Liberals insist that 60 per cent of all immigrants next year will be of the economic class (those who are financially stable) and 35 per cent will come from the family class (those who are sponsored by relatives), the fact remains that the already stiff competition for the few existing jobs and opportunities will become even more rigid, and a strain will be imposed on the frayed and tattered social nets.
on immigration policies are required to reduce the number of people entering Canada. This would relieve some of the pressure on a straints
country whose citizens are already subjected to an intensely competitive job market, dwindling opportunities, and rapidly diminishing social
Immigration Canada even deports imwho committed crimes in
a ship aground with a
close to mutiny. “All aboard,”
age, but then
The day A
with her, there.
Drop us a
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boy only moments before
boy? We were told by the doctors she was having a girl. Doctors make mistakes, but the idea, “It’s going to be a girl,” stuck.
The possibility of it being a boy, for some unknown reason, never occurred me. It was not because it was imporwhich sex it was. It was only important that the baby and my daughter were to
Gayle had been deported
Jamaica when originally ordered. But not all immigrants are Gayle. Immigration reacted badly to the public outcry that arose from this case and began
making them by
on deportees, deporting
around our cities. An acquaintance was deported after spending a year in prison. He told officials that he was ready to go after numerous appeals, and yet he still sat waiting in prison.
His crimes had been committed when he was younger and he had already served time for those crimes.
So why waste taxpayers’ money and let someone who is willing to be deported sit in prison? Is there any purpose to such
These deportees have very little chance of making it through an appeal in a de-
It would appear that Immigration Canada needs to fine-tune such procedures and stop acting on impulse to con-
in prison than
necessary while attempting to appeal an
unwavering immigration board. Tremendous amounts of tax dollars are
Not every immigrant turns to crime and possibly some of those that do should be given a second chance before more lives are ruined and more mistakes are made.
became a grandmother They were.
you, and you alone, are responsible ;for
a call best left unspoken.
the trip to
Hospital to find she had given
birth to a
She was so white, so pasty looking. She was exhausted. She needed to sleep. I went to visit my new grandson, wondering what to say to his mother if he really was funny looking. He was the only baby in that area of
“He’s funny looking,”
devastating tragedy that could have been
daughter had a baby.
They spend more time
cies regarding future immigration. Rigid re-
punish the individual, but also the children of immigrant parents, who may be left without a mother or father. When Clinton Gayle shot Toronto po-
wasted on such lengthy jail terms and would be better spent if used to capture the wanted criminals still wandering
thought. Are they sure this
kid no longer exists.
This time you can share the responsibilities, while bearing the least of them.
A reward for a job well done. You can have fun, and a lot of good stuff that money
There may be something nicer than a two-year-old climbing up on your knee because he wants to be with you, but I don’t know what it is. Yes, grandkids do play both-endsagainst-the-middle by asking for something after their parents have said “No," and sometimes, when that pleading little face looks at you, it’s tough to support
baby? All three of my kids have blonde hair. My hair is blonde. This child has dark hair, were my first thoughts. The questions were fleeting. But when he grasped my forefinger, there was no doubt he was my grandson, and he wasn’t funny looking. Being a grandparent is easier and a lot
me at the birth of each of my four grand-
more fun than being
a parent. Stress
the parents. It really is a miracle. A life that wasn’t, and suddenly is. Those same thoughts also occurred to
1 SPOKE, November
— Page 5
STUDENT LIFE Levitation, mind-reading By Sara Maxim
crazy?” Evason then asked with a smile.
Amazing crowd of
asking for a show of hands in the
had extrasensory perception (ESP) or knew of anyone who did. audience
revealed that before the
thinks these people are
he had been told there was a student in the audience
chic abilities. a
general arts and science student,
was that person. Evason said, was cards and selves.
Ferzanovic was given a glass and a piece of wood to inspect. Students from the audience were also asked to inspect both items. The bottle was set on one of the Sanctuary’s tables and the piece of wood was placed on bottle
duo involve audience
Ferzanovic was given two black-
board slates held together by elastics with a piece of chalk between
people about them-
top of the bottle.
them. Evason asked her to think of an event
lot to her.
only their fingertips touching the
and think of a filled with smoke,
then to picture in that
the year of the event.
to roll the slates
— July 1984.
Evason asked Ferzanovic to tell what event she had pictured in her mind. She said it was a car accident that she was involved in. It happened in July
a toothy grin,
applause, Evason was on to his next act. Stella Savva, a first-year
teered to help.
ence, asked the volunteers to con-
Savva was asked to inspect a table Evason said he would use like a Ouija board in his next act. Savva went over the
surface of the table with a magnet.
In one case, Tessa not only guessed that the item one student held was a necklace, but that it was a Medic Alert necklace and it
said Marks, a
education student, as she began to carve her winning pumpkin. Sheridan, first-year construction
engineering technology students,
and Gerry Cleaves and Bryan Bambrick, first-year business administration
Barabas said he entered the contest to get himself into the festive spirit of Halloween. He
Evason and Tessa have travelled with their psychic entertainment show to nearly 28 countries and have appeared on the Fox Network’s World’s Most
on the table. began to slide across
and Full-Time employment
No experience necessary. information
Cheryl education and com-
director of student
munications co-ordinator; and Angelene Atwal, a third-year marketing student
Marks received a knapsack with perfume and make-up samples from the Bay, and a
DIGGING IN - Rachel Marks, a first-year winning pumpkin in the PSA’s contest.
student, carves the (Photo by Sara Max im)
CCMX Conestoga’s best
Conestoga’s rock radio Alternative,
and Tree Aantmg Service Monday, November 1 10:30 am the Sanctuary
related to his liver.
The pumpkins were judged by April-Dawn Blackwell, DSA president; Becky Boertien, DSA
Earn up to $2,000+ per month working for Cruise Ships or Land-Tour Companies. World Travel (Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, etc.). Seasonal
added ketchup around the mouth and eyes of his pumpkin to make
name and what
item was they held.
in the event.
studies students also participated
sheer cloth, inspected by Savva, was placed over the table and Savva and Evason placed
one, a blindfolded Tessa told each
There were no magnets or metal hidden in the table. Savva then examined Evason’s hands to make sure there were no hidden strings or gimmicks.
Tessa, with her back to the audi-
general business student, volun-
table lifted into
Inch by inch, the table rose
After only a brief pause to thank
on Oct. 31. The pumpkin she carved, a small orange and green pumpkin with
After a blindfold was examined by audience students, it was used to cover Tessa’s eyes. Evason selected students from the audience and asked them to stand up and hold a personal item in their
Gently, Evason helped Savva lower the table back to the ground. Afterward, Savva said Evason had not approached her before and that she was surprised and shaken by the levitation. The Amazing Tessa then took
thinking of the
Evason and Savva each removed one hand. Still, the table floated. Evason let go completely. Only Savva was touching the lev-
entered the contest in
the audience. still
Rachel Marks said she decided to enter the Doon Student Association’s pumpkin carving contest because she loves Halloween and enjoys carving pumpkins. Marks was one of five contes-
leg lifted off the stage, then
month, the year,” he repeated. The piece of wood fell off the bottle. The table that held both items was not on stage and had not been knocked by anyone in
By Sara Maxim
a second leg lifted off the stage.
“Picture the month, the year.
back and forth. When the two slates were opened, a date was
Savva moved with
to close her eyes
then instructed her
on Fridays 11:30
— SPOKE, November
Faculty books Roost to avoid noon crush
student beats teacher
20-match chess tournament
By Eric Whitfield
is not getting prefertreatment by having the Condor Roost to themselves, said
conquer mechanical-engineering instructor Stelian GeorgeCosh in a 2 1 /2-hour chess tournament in the cafe-
Only one out of 20 players was able
Roost manager Duane Donaldson. The Roost has been reserved for about 100 faculty members from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13, Don-
teria Oct. 30.
Todd Mclver, a second-year recreation leadership student, said he “did a little dance” upon his victory against George-Cosh, who played up to 12 students
Workshop teachers for the Visitor Information Program College Information Program Day will be
one time during the tournament. “When he lost to me he was only playing two others at the time. He made a mistake and I caught him,” said Mclver. “He (George-Cosh) nodded approvingly when I made certain moves. That actually built my confidence.” Mclver said he took up chess in Grade 9 and just played for fun. This was
expected because of the 3,000 high school students who will be occupying the cafeteria. If a restaurant owner thinks he or
in four years.
better serve the college
care of our customers that way,”
The Roost doesn’t have ities to
serve the 100 faculty
bers and the students, too, he said. also able to
the Roost any
“As long as they can guarantee about 100 people and a certain amount of dollars, we have no problem closing for private parties,”
for the regulars
the Roost at noon, he said the situ-
make customers more comfortable, they sometimes make the
ation will be explained to them in
make more money
Mclver was the last person to enter the tournament, he said, and had watched George-Cosh play for about 10 minutes before joining. For his victory Mclver won an Oktoberfest T-shirt.
Students, not just faculty, are
George-Cosh has been holding the tournament at hopes of creating awareness of chess for young people. He said chess develops spacial memory and logic. “Over the years I probably lost four or five times,”
a delicate manner.
the college for the past eight years in
always glad when there
wins. I hope they will continue to play.” George-Cosh began playing chess in Grade 11, and won a scholarship by playing on the chess team at Romania’s University of Brasov. Second-year LASA student Derek Stahle, another tournament participant, said of George-Cosh, “It was a great challenge to play someone like that. It was an honor and a pleasure.”
Mechanical-engineering CHECKMATE! instructor Stelian George-Cosh contemplates his next move in a school chess tournament
(Photo by Trish Jackson)
High percentage of trades taught at Conestoga’s Guelph campus now,” Zawada
By Wendy Cummins
But by April 1, 1999, there will no longer be financing for apprenticeship programs. The next two years will involve finding ways to
Almost 80 per cent of activity in and development programs is offered at the college’s Guelph campus, the chair of technology trades and apprenticeships
raise funds for apprenticeship pro-
for colleges to offer higher levels
grams, he said. “Apprenticeships will never go away.”
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courses, the renovation technician
diploma program and the general machinist program, began in September.
are constantly used.
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Easdale returns from speaking tour in Czech Republic By Jennifer Dougall During his
first visit to
dale, Conestoga’s vice-president
of business, found
ples of the Czech Republic’s eme-rging capitalism set against the country’s early-European
Czech Republic was
100 kilometres from any other Easdale found a castle and marketplace surrounded by modem department stores. “It is such a strange feeling when you are standing there and looking at the market square where people for centuries have bartered and traded and you look over to your right and here’s the new Thomas Bata shoe store.” Easdale was in the country on a speaking tour of universities and factories where he discussed productivity with educators and senior businessmen. He made three presentations in Prague and Zlin. The Czech Republic was occupied by the Nazis in the 1930s and then by the Soviets until about four years ago. There is a lot of reconstruction in the republic, Easdale said, because properties owned by the Czechs before the occupations are being given back to the original owners, complete with their 65-year-old plumbing and elec-
— Pete Schlei, a maintenance worker assigned
at the rear of the recreation centre Oct. 31
to the recreation centre, (Photo by Rick «ew)
Groundskeepers prepare for winter On
By Rick Kew
those occasions they col-
lected the leaves in barrels and
The Maple Leaf
the middle pole
flown from flies
Just like any family makes changes to the landscaping surrounding its home and prepares for the changing seasons, so does the college. That includes planting trees and getting leaves off the
the college to plant trees, found
himself pushing a blower, clearing
pathways and grass between the registrar’s office and the col-
Higgins said when he was told to take down the United Way’s flag
lege Oct. 30.
Head groundskeeper Peter Higwest end of Parking Lot 9, said eventually gins, planting trees at the
to the grove.
the leaves reach the grove, nature
course and the leaves
decay, he said. Similarly,
would act as a windbreak against the snow that blows into the lot from the top of Pinnacle
that job because the groundskeeping staff was concerned the
Hill to the southwest.
worker assigned to the grounds around the Kenneth E. Hunter Recreation Centre, said if the college does not get the leaves off the
lawns they will ruin the grass and create an eyesore. He said the maintenance staff use mechanical blowers that they
would become wet. Barron said blowing the leaves when they are wet is impossible, so maintenance wanted to remove them before any bad weather arrived, he said. Higgins keeps tabs on things
blowing the leaves
sible, said Schlei.
fund-raising campaign at
to raise the college flag,
replaced the Maple Leaf and provincial flags since they were starting to tatter.
said he usually changes the
flags twice a year.
estimated the total replacement cost of the flags to be about
$300. Higgins said the college used to fly one flag at a time until 15
Easdale visited many nist countries during
the three flag
poles were installed.
nism’s heyday, but his
trip to the
fell in the
become a concern, Easdale said. The country can’t move too fast into democracy because of the many people who would be jobless.
a result, the government
has been creating unneeded jobs to keep everyone working.
sively trying to catch rest
of the world, Easdale said.
The Czech people
selves as being oppressed by
centuries of marauding armies.
“They’re behind and they it
and they know what they have
In the new capitalist society, an automobile is seen as a status symbol. There are foreign car dealerships, like Toyota and Hyundai, in the cities. However, most of the rural
area cars are very old and pollute the environment.
abandoned ammunition dumps and chemical spills that needed to be cleaned up. The environment was never considered in
any of the Soviet satellite counEasdale said.
For example, he monitors the
lawn between the registrar’s office and Doon Valley Drive. Higgins said the college normally flies the school flag, the provincial flag and the Canadian
Recently, however, the college had been flying the United Way’s flag to symbolize the organiza-
grounds into the grove of trees across the road from Parking Lot 12
resents Canada, said Higgins.
condition of the flags that fly, year round, from three flagpoles on the
than the other flags because
other than just the condition of the
lawnmowers to blow the leaves from the recreation centre
20,000, located approximately
Charles dean asked old Conestoga was, at
Easdale replied that in 1998, the college will be 30 years old.
his first to
any post-communist country. During his time in Prague, Easdale spoke to the dean of man-
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Low-cost fine dining available at Waterloo campus By Wendy Cummins
Although there has always been of moving the program to Doon, Esenbergs said she is happy at Waterloo and the finantalk
The food and beverage management program at the college’s Waterloo campus offers those
to eat out with
requires reservations and
Monday and Tuesdays
and Wednesday, Thursday and seating
and a regular clientele dining
ther develop their skills once they
gram, both first- and second-year, have four hours study lab in the kitchen as well as four hours in the dining room. Each section alternates every other week, she
Beth Esenbergs, the
nestoga school of business, said.
are in the field.
are kind of the forgotten
program co-ordinator. Food and beverage is the only college diploma program offered at the Waterloo campus. And it is also the only co-op program in Esenbergs
jewel.” Every student in the pro-
of the learning experience provided for food and beverage students, said
patrons, the dining
Diane Cudney said program shows students the basics of food and beverage management. This allows them to fur-
Waterloo, she said. Easy access
Friday for lunch.
involved in moving to
There are a
dining at low cost.
Doon would be
dents to gain hands-on experience while developing the business skills behind food and beverage management,” Esen-
learn by doing, but
have to have the basics,” she said. By teaching students the basics, they are prepared for most still
situations in the industry,
whether it be in fast food, roadhouses or high-class dining estab-
Students are also involved in two co-op placements during their two years in the program. “The best part about the pro-
Esenbergs said 75 per cent of who graduated in 1995, found work in the industry. “It’s a great field. The sky is the
limit for opportunities.”
the opportunity for stu-
right, head groundskeeper, and Ryan Barron an ash tree behind Parking Lot 8 in an effort to create a natural windbreak for the lot. (Photo by Rick Kew)
Health fair focuses on prevention
By Colleen Cassidy The
semester Conestoga nursing students held their biology and health fairs, respectively, during the last week of October at the college. fifth-and-sixth
On Oct. 29, the sixth-semester students’ health fair included displays about quitting smoking, aro-
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matherapy, vitamins and minerals, foot care, stress, drinking and driving, AIDS prevention, fitness and health, naturopathy, heart disease,
The aim of many of the displays was to make people aware of preventions to health problems.
At some displays, people particin quizzes and experi-
the sexual health
were given as prizes to people who gave the correct answers to questions about sexuality and
— Teresa Roberts, a fifth-semester nursing
student, holds a pig’s lung, which tation at the biology fair.
an asthma presen-
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Denny Bauman, whose display was heart disease, said not as many people would have heart topic
problems if they ate the proper foods and exercised.
The focus of some displays was promote a new, healthier
A naturopathy display invited people to sample a small selection of foods with no additives. Bill Matthews to look at
said, “We want people naturopathy as a way of not an alternative
lifestyle.” It was a different focus for the fifth-semester nursing students’
fair Oct. 31. It targeted
problems including iron
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and asthma displays
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— Page 9
promotes women’s fitness By
Junghans, a fitness instructor and consultant, said they were there to
customer service representative, and Poppy Ruetz, a fitness consultant and promotions agent, ran an
Kitchener women transformed the cafeteria into a stepaerobics class during lunch Oct.
promote the club encourage overall
“Everyone makes time for food, school and social activities,” she
The booth provided information brochures and guest passes for a
Lanee Junghans and Melanie Capling, of the Exclusively en’s Fitness Centres,
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STUDENT LIFE Tears of a clown
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“There are don’t get
tion student, said.
said Paul Holowaty, general
a Beaver Foods employee, gets (Photo by Ross McDdfinott)
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Rodeway has always had an
the night, she said.
paid a lot of
anybody,” she said. “Living in residence is a good way to meet
$5 fee charged to guests when they spend is
good for first-year students. “I’m from Brampton. So when
live in resi-
penses involved that I didn’t have a clue about,” she said.
Liz Davies, a second-year busi-
here,” Blokzyl said. “I don’t un-
administration accounting student,
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Chris Bach, a first-year business
in a row, 10 nights a
overnight charge, Holowaty said.
ager of Rodeway.
fully furnished with
dence again next year because
“Basically guests could stay every weekend, Friday and Sat-
There is basement level available for students to use. There is also a common room where students can smoke, drink or play music. Students can file a complaint if they feel too much noise is being made,
a bed, closet and desk for each roommate as well as a television,
early childhood education student,
enough.” a quiet lounge on the
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Clarence Lenting, a first-year ambulance and emergency care noisy.
she will live in residence
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Coach blames By Eric
end of the
the worst he
against Centennial, the Condors
,|een in 26 years, said Geoff
won 1-0 in overtime. One Centennial player handled
field to the other.”
In Conestoga’s first
coach of Conestoga’s
teams for Conestoga’s second-
the ball into the top comer, he
said played superbly,
During the play which lead to Fanshawe ’s goal, Fanshawe was offside two separate times, and neither was called, he said. Despite the bad officiating and
penalty shot and several direct
team didn’t play and passing game, which they had all year, the team worked hard and battled, Johnstone said. “They should be control
proud.” Also, the conditions affected
weekend, he “It
like a gale
wind from one
players per team, she said, but the
is booked for from 7:30 p.m. to p.m. on Wednesdays, which allows each team to play about two games, she said. “If there were 24 teams, they would only be able to play one half-hour game.” 1
Conestoga’s hockey team has a head coach Tony
lot to learn, said
SPIKE! Marlene Ford, Conestoga’s said she was surprised by the number
(Photo by Eric Whitfield)
when he scored the first goal for Conestoga against Seneca at the 7:01 mark of the first period.
The Condors, who lost their first game of the regular season 5-2 to 1 in Toronto, have a of young players, including
Seneca Nov. lot
There are eight contact hockey teams with 20 players on each team, 12 ball hockey teams with 10 players on each team and six soccer teams with 10 players on each team. The second session of intramurals will run until the second week of December.
from defenceman Jason Snyder who joined in on the play and scored from close in on the net. Snyder’s goal was scored at 8:26
sports offered are also
well attended, she said.
to run a league of
Conestoga’s other all-star from the tournament was fullback Stephanie Den Haan. Johnstone said Den Haan was the best player of the day and her performance was the best of the weekend. Johnstone also received accolades when he was named coach of the year. Joanna Mills and Claudette
Youthful Condors lose By Eric
have the time
Amaral were named
The volleyball league could have had close to 24 teams, with eight
The all-star goalie for the tournament was Conestoga’s Amanda
the fact that the
or 10 really good saves.
game. linesmen was drinking coffee and talking to the fans while the play was on, said
Marlene Ford, the school’s program assistant. “I can’t remember the last time we had 18 said
just out of reach of the
The second session of intramuon Oct. 28 with a lot more people than were expected, rals started
away four or
five volleyball teams.
Forward Jodi Brezinskie booted
1-0 in the gold-medal
centre had to turn
in a direct kick.
Attendance for intramurals was high enough that the recreation
the ball just outside the penalty
women’s soccer team. Johnstone blamed referees, bad weather and mugging by the other
held in Belleville on Nov. 1-2.
— Page 11
of the second period.
Goalie Devin Steubing played well against Seneca, despite the five goals, which Martindale said were because of a lot of break
aways and out-numbered
“The game was said Martindale,
when we play Seneca.” What made the difference in the game was the Condors were the case
playing as individuals and Seneca
as a team, he said.
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ENTERTAINMENT Michael Collins an epic
an end to a truce that, for a short time, had brought peace into Ire-
the roots of the Irish Republican
half-decent version of the Irish
force his guerrilla tactics along
with his companion Harry Boland,
and upon his release began
By Wendy Cummins
Michael Collins is a compelling and riveting drama about passion and betrayal in the heart of the Emerald Isle.
The movie as
tionary attempting to free Ireland.
the story of a
able to portray the pa-
played by Aidan Quinn ( Legends
Of The Fall,
blood of the Irish while still telling the tale of the violence and con-
After a violent beating during a
Roy, Schindler’s List) Michael Collins, a revolu-
of Ireland’s revolutionary hero
land that focuses on Irish history.
historical events in the history of
Although, at the beginning of the movie she is able to carry off a
played by Julia Roberts
was written and
rected by Neil Jordan
not impress the leader of the Irish
orated with Jordan in Interview
begins during what has
been called the Easter uprising in Dublin in 1916, when Irish revolusurrendered to British
forces after a six-day stand-off.
captures the hearts of both
Collins and Boland. Collins’ revolutionary tactics
played by Alan Rickman ( Sense and Sensibility, Die Hard). Valera was Collins’ mentor until a dispute about the future of Ireland tore them apart and brought
soning behind the violence that
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not consumed by vio-
lence but rather depicts the rea-
British rule. tale
you have any “fighting Irish” you or are interested in lea^Vg about one of the most devastating If
troversy in Ireland and accurately
Ireland forever by releasing his
easily pulls off the role
of hero and has audience support.
depicting Ireland’s history.
country from over 700 years of
tempts to change the history of
The only disappointing performance in this movie is by Julia Roberts. Her American accent is distracting in a movie based in Ire-
are introduced to Kitty
protest rally, Collins and
The Crying Game), and was produced by Stephen Woolley who also collab-
hero and devout patriot
the history of a revolu-
happening in Ireland today. aims to invoke curiosity about
Young and Crazy Horse rock Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum Neil
By Doug Coxson
When Neil Young and Crazy Horse rolled into town for their Halloween gig in Hamilton, two things were evident to the near-capacity audience:
and bad rock can never sound when book-ended by a surprisingly competent unknown and a rock ‘n’roll legend. Copps Coliseum, filled with freaks who were either dressed for Halloween or wearing their everyday costumes, proved to be a great venue for the 4 1 /2-hour show. There wasn’t a bad seat in
course, with free seats near
really didn’t care if
the balcony, or
for Young and Crazy come on stage and wipe
gone on beThe coliseum darkened
solid rock, highlighted
and tongue-incheek lyrics. It almost seemed too bad that, by squinting hard enough, you could imagine Petty on stage. Droge played for 45-minutes, stopping only twice with some obnoxious plugs for his CD. The audience was pumped and ready for Young and the Horse after hearing Droge, but Canadian favorites Moist had yet to play. The band performed a few of
Young’s latest album Broken Arrow, and the closer Roll Another Number.
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 pm in
Young three times now was his best, most re-
laxed, energetic and thoroughly enjoyable performance. Since he
Crazy Young and
Welfare Mothers, the 15-minute-long Slip Away, from
After wrapping up an electric
World, during which the audience was showered in red, white and blue lights while fans waved Canadian flags from the balconies. The encore lasted an hour to in-
feedback, and Rockin’ in the Free
started things off with a set of
Pete Droge, a musician with vocals so similar to
ralled into a fury of guitars
descended on the veteran rocker and his band. Fans on the floor fired up sparklers, among other things, and began waving them in the pungent air. Ripping straight into Cowgirl in the Sand, Young and the Horse set the pace for the evening and the night’s earlier embarrassment was
set as spotlights
Highlights included a 10-minute
the familiar grind of gui-
Crazy Horse reGirl and The
and silhouettes of the band moved into place amid the glowing light of huge candles that were scattered around the stage.
will probably limit his success,
the crap that had
Horse left the stage to his harmonica and acoustic guitar. Playing The Needle And The Damage Done, Helpless and I Am
doesn’t play from a set
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Student Lounge and
list, I al-
could follow the tour the songs he neglected to play here, but I’m sure to hear
be around again soon.
acoustic core of his 31 -album solo
erful guitar solos
their forgettable hits
while the lead
and the whining vocalist postured for the five people who guitarist
and gaping it
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