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Paramedic program expands One-year course

double

will

to four

semesters to

services

of

Ministry

the

expects of

Conestoga cannot have a 36-week skills

paramedic services

its

The

competencies include

skill

intravenous

cardiac

insertions,

monitoring,

defibrillation

(using

Bob Mahood, dean

Jeffrey,

too

paramedic program co-ordinator, and

left,

Of health sciences.

Bill

(Photos by Sarah Thomson)

paddles to revive a patient), and

symptom

relief

by administering

medications,

specific

said

Bob

program

paramedic

Mahood,

co-ordinator.

member of

line

the

is

workload of the program has extended itself to responsibility or the

the

an outrageous level to the point

where one year is really, really pressured,” said Mahood. Trying to keep up with the pace of new skill bases has been difficult, said Bill Jeffrey, dean of

a

is

He

the heads of health sciences.

which committee, represents 12 full-time paramedic programs, have been lobbying the the

said

Ministry of Education consistently to recognize the

hours and a

move

need for more to a two-year

“Over

The change paramedics

the

last

five

10

to

in the skill level

been

has

dramatic progression of

What

has

years with the paramedics

is

a

a

of

very

skills

and

Jeffrey.

emerged over the

students are working

much and

them is overwhelming, Mahood. They are good at

faction of getting through

We

just

curricu-

the

another

can’t put

the

new

four-semester curriculum

will slow

down

the pace, expand

the time frame so

we can

these

and

skill

sets

teach

and

are doing.

beyond what they

paramedics are really the profile picture of a life saver.

“We’ve overtaxed

said it

they do well, but only because they recognize they don’t have a life

lum.

way

the workload for

of individual who learned a lot about skill and knowledge to stabilize an individual on transport. Now,

pre-transfer type

thing in,” said Jeffrey. “Therefore,

health sciences.

knowledge, said

program. /H f,

bottom

the

years,

heads of paramedic program committee, a sub-committee of

Mahood

many

and does not allow enough

time to consolidate, said Jeffrey.

in Ontario.

New

had

region,

program, which teaches too

now

Health

paramedic

of

the

in

expressed a concern that

also

encompass the expanding skills and knowledge and

program

program, made up of

representatives

current one-year certificate

the

skills

The program advisory committee for the

modify

will

longer period of time

go out and practise those

under supervision.”

Conestoga will be offering a paramedic diploma two-year program starting in September 1999. The program

much

with a

By Sarah Thomson

“It is not, in

way to

my opinion,

educate.

I

think

it

the best

should be

enjoyable over and above the satis-

stuff,”

all

that

Mahood. “I am sure happy and glad that they

said

they are

do well would be nice to go though this program and have a little more of a college are

done and they tend

out there, however,

to

it

life,”

provide

See Paramedics

students at the end of the program

.

.

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Page 9

Page 8

was still new to Amanda Petch when she put on Walking

her

first

pair of skates at four

years of age. Now, 16 years

later,

upcoming

Tara

CBS

much

She

lived

would

stay at her coach’s

Skating

from 5:30 a.m.

is in

Petch ’s blood and

at

she has had a hard time giving

in

up. But having seen the effects of

house

skating on athletes, in

she

to 7:30

is

1

I

it

10 pounds, and then

I

seen a friend

her school.

and knows how much skaters

the special. Petch didn’t believe

her at

first,

was about

but soon learned she to

experience

the

other

broadcasting

Mike Smolders, Bob Jackson and Andrew O’Connor, students,

were already involved in the production end of the special with

skaters

Lipinski,

she

Scott

Hamilton and Kurt Browning.

12, Petch practised six

switched

to

dance

from

single skating and skated with a

partner

opportunity of a lifetime.

Three

At age

days a week, four hours a day. Skating was her life. At age 14,

who was

four years her

miss

become anorexic

in their social lives

through

dedication to the sport.

She said she

feels

skaters like Lipinski

sorry

who

for

are so

young and so focused because they are forced to grow up so quickly.

senior.

Petch had continuous problems with her knees and her skating

Now

Petch has found her niche.

After retiring from skating, she

and

career ended

started getting into theatre

leaned the

says if she hadn’t hurt herself she

when one day she wrong way and her

knee popped out of place.

“My

and misses skating more

than ever.

decided

time to attend Grade 7 classes at

ask her to skate as an extra in

now

it.

was sleeping when her roommate started jumping had called

special

was 5 ’8” and

this is stupid,” she said. Petch has

CBS

Her medals are stored away in a box at her parents’ house but her memories stay with her. She had a- lot of fun working on the

some ways

glad she escaped

“At one point

Kingston on school nights,

in

to begin

coaching.

of her

childhood on skating rinks and

I

a.m. and return to Brockville in

to

mg

skated competitive-

ly for 15 years, spent

practise

in February.

around because

'm

was then she decided

who

Petch,

stop

Petch, a second-year broadcast-

ing student,

Page 16

of Petch.

three of figure skating’s greats in

on the

Waterloo Stage Theatre,

a It

Brockville with her parents and

Skating Special to be broadcast

Cowgirls comes to the

in

that night

competitions.

the

would be

wheelchair at 30,” said Petch.

needed extras for

Petch finds herself skating with

Lipinski

jumping

and O’Connor instantly thought

CBS

By Lindsay Gibson

doctor told

me

if I didn’t

probably would be a skating coach or a judge right now.

Amanda Petch skated in a Tara Lipinski special which end of air at the will February on CBS. (Photo by Lindsay Gibson)


.

Page

2

— SPOKE, Jan.

25,

1999

NEWS

ISO launch to inform college

ISO launch tops By Melissa

Dietrich

support staff and students are

encouraged

By Lisa Wilhelm Last

International

Conestoga College International

launch

will

Organization

of

planning

of

and

member of

ISO

the

steering

committee, the purpose of the launch is to make students and teachers at Conestoga aware that the college

is

9001,

international

of

quality

a

teachers)

to

get

be

support from

all

to

get

students

and

teachers.”

idea to first implement

ISO

Conestoga started in late 1997 and in early 1998, the steering committee was formed. at

“The committee represents sectors of the college,” said.

“(It’s)

still

all

McDonald changing

membership because it depends on who is available to come.” Before

Christmas,

McDonald

said there were five students

the

committee

Student

and

Association

the

has

on

Doon

meeting,

said

college

on track

The

(Photo by Lisa Wilhelm)

involved from the begginning.

basic knowledge of

The launch, which will take place at the Doon, Guelph and Waterloo campuses, will consist of valuable information

and knowledgeable people concerning ISO, according to McDonald. Volunteers wishing to contribute

may

sign up

at

the

launch.

Along with the unveiling of the ISO logo, which was designed by graphic arts

new

student

Wade Convay,

there will

be draws for winners to a, trivia contest run prior to the launch in

SPOKE.

been

“The contest

is

to test people’s

ISO 9001,”

said McDonald. “We encourage people to answer the questions and put them in the ballot boxes

Greyhound Canada *

George-Cosh,

co-ordinator,

launch

will

attention

says he hopes

generate

the

more

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Ottawa

$91

170 University Ave. W.

same league.” He also said by becoming

it

Support staff from the Waterloo

and

include

said

quality

and

done

will

right,

the

college

will

be

it is

hoped

a

policy

ready

for

soon

would be a of newsletters released

in order to explain in

what ISO

is

representative

from and efforts r made to improve Foods food.

Both John Scott of the business department and Gerry Cleaves of the Doon Student Association

(DSA) discussed the

business wing and in The

Sanctuary

stages

Conestoga College.

at

Scott said students and

and how

more it

will

they require

more

of the

ISO

DSA

storage|

equipment

that

at all

process.

items

n

ti

addres

ing will ext college c

Faculty,

8

.

a Special

Conestoga College Occasion

free coaches.

Please join us as we unveil our ISO 9001 logo and officially begin our journey to ISO Registration.

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Invitation

to

faculty

more meeting rooms.

Cleaves said the

He also announced that there would be approximately 10 teams created to address the specific

ongoing

the

issue regarding lack of space in

impact the college.

certification

problem has

the

have expressed some concern that

Jeffrey said there

a part

it is

now. Eleanor

until

also represented the

said

discussed

Conestoga

to:

www.greyhound.ca

up

slogan

detail

duplication and waste and if

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will,

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cafeteria. Jeffrey

unveiling at the launch.

have ISO,” said George-Cosh. “We hope they will view the college from now on as a partner

the

and students about the by Beaver

College rp

STUDENT RETURN FARES

$10 $22 $52

of the

at 11:45 a.m. in the

who

statement

local businesses already

to

'ods in their cafeteria.

28

a secret

from the business

More destinations. More buses. More value.

smoke

faculty

been

Conlin,

improvements

carajJus,

quality of food served

on

you

Low student fares. Climate controlled,

included

dealing with complaints from

to

of graphic design student Wade Convay ’s awardwinning logo that has been kept

ISO

education.

Other items discussed during the college council meeting

Campus

Jan.

is

the

knowledge and the

is

the

becoming next 15 to 20

The ISO launch

community.

“Many

service

institution

College,

the

faculty to join in the celebration.

awareness throughout the college -about ISO 9001 and that it will

draw

product

the unveiling

Stelian

Conestoga

certification process will be held

located in the sanctuary and the cafeteria.”

an educational

In

like

at

launch

official

Doon Campus

benefit.

MEET THE TOP DOG,

Belleville

is

quality

thinks

represented

said he encourages students

of the ISO community, the college streamline and minimize

Toronto

he

an international

generic

standards.

months.

will

Guelph

of

is

of

which requires three buildings be painted. The Waterloo campus has been

committee

certified in the

ISO co-ordinator Stelian George-Cosh says he hopes the launch will generate more awareness throughout the college.

ISO and how

wonderful

ISO 9001 series

Guelph

for

more

.

who

Jeffrey,

ISO

assurance

they can help,” said McDonald. “It

9001

Bill

series

guidelines

and all

Conestoga’s campuses.

standards

quality

information about

The

administration

support staff representing

system within an organization. “The launch will allow (students

would

faculty,

members of

12

|

implementing ISO

provide

establishing

and

by

the

generic

which

of

launch

attended |

I

an

Organization

(ISO)

to volunteer their time by joining one of the teams.

the

meeting held on Jan. 1 1 Chaired by college president John Tibbits, the meeting was

Jane McDonald, a

to

for

were among the items discussed during the college council

preparation. Jan. 28.

According

plans

Standardization

Standardization (ISO) 9001 after

months

minute

?

to

be


SPOKE, Jan.

NEWS New homepage

ready

go on

to

was

there

work

A

committee

establish guidelines

who

organizations

student

for

to designed and protocol

wish to set up Web pages linked to Conestoga College is still in the Tony to according works, Pimenoff, director of information technology services. “We are still in the process of defining

the

structure,”

he

mandate

the

for

a

He

said a lot of the information

Web the date. Before of committee could be formed, Pimenoff said it was imperative that all data were current. “Even though we haven’t the

is

A

a

display,

initial

now up

to

new Conestoga homepage

is

he

date,”

understand there

said

pertaining to classes and events on Conestoga’s homepage were out

everything behind

“I

page,”

Pimenoff.

changed

said.

the works

to

Web

college

the

still in

of background be done with

lot

needed

that

— Page 3

line

Web committee By Jaime Clark

25, 1999

it is

Wgr

said.

on

currently ready to go

line this

•• .

lot

of interest (in setting

up

Web

“We

week.

finalizing

pages), but

we

all

just

K-

the links to connect

new page

the

now

are

f

updated

the

to

content,” said Pimenoff.

have

make sure

to

there

mechanisms and

are

infastructures

in

-

place to

take the demands.” Tony Pimenoff,

and

director of information

.

Pimenoff is working with the communications department, which is responsible for the its in image college’s an publications, to decide on online image for new Web pages. The college’s image was the main reason for setting up the committee. Pimenoff wanted Web any that ensure to created by academic pages programs are consistent with the image of Conestoga.

ftj

Tony Pimenoff, director of information technology services, displays the newly updated and (Photo by Jaime Clark) redesigned Conestoga College Web page.

.

technology services

Pimenoff originally thought the be struck

lot

now

up

Web committee would

shortly after Christmas, but

probably won’t be sitting end of January or the beginning of February. “What we discovered was that says

it

until the

there

understand of interest

“I

Web

(in

make

a

is

By

to

van Donkersgoed

Plans for Celebrating

infrastructures

Women

Conestoga College, an event

place to take the demands,”

in

Julie

are

there

sure

mechanisms and

celebration set for March

setting

we have

pages), but

Women’s

at to

honour International Women’s Day, dominated the discussion at the women’s resource group meeting held on Jan. 12. The group is planning an evening of gourmet cuisine.

said Pimenoff.

Peer services

an included meeting upcoming presentation by Dan.

poetry and song to celebrate women on March 9 at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus. Donna McCaw and Nonie Crete

the

will provide the entertainment for

eating

the evening.

and the awareness weeks purchase of posters and various

Profits

donated

from the evening to

local

will be

women’s

shelters.

Other items discussed during

member of

Beckett, a

Howard

Society,

the John

activities

pertaining to other resources date rape to circulate throughout the college.

administrator

vows By Janet Wakutz

the

DSA

award for outstanding

contribution to student

A

well-known employee at Conestoga College, much loved by students and employees alike, taking sick leave for an is 'indefinite period of time and will be missed. multiple with Diagnosed sclerosis

a

Nicholas,

year

ago,

peer

Myrna services

administrator, has decided to take sick leave in order to try a

new

drug therapy.

“I’m going to

students and

miss

my

I’ll

off,

spinal cord.

Myelin, a fatty substance that lost, is nerves interrupting the ability of nerves insulates

conduct electrical impulses to The sites and from the brain. where myelin is lost appear hardened and scar-like along the spinal cord and brain. When asked if she plans to

to

return to

work

at

Nicholas

said,

“Absolutely,

want

the

and

college,

I

peer services administrator

peer administrator, Nicholas

of tutors

and

helping

students applying for tutors. is

also

She

involved in developing

meet students’ needs. proud of the student

services to

“I’m “Everyone responds differently Nicholas said. “I tried one in the fall that worked (to medications),”

favourably for other people but not for me.” Nicholas, a two-time winner of

W~t&.£.lo lA, Lk'oclut des.

I

don’t

takes a firsthand approach to the

Nicholas,

4^0

t rfl iA,s.p o rtcitLo vo

to give that up.”

hiring

Myrna

said if

system that includes the brain and

As

be back.

life,

medication doesn’t work, she will try another one. MS is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous

this

really enjoy students

co-workers while I’m but

Winter Tebfng

to return

Tuesday, February 2 River Valley Tubing, St- Mary’s departing Doon Campus 4:30 pm sign up at the DSA Office

services offered at the college.”

Nicholas added, “I’m going to miss students and my co-workers while I’m off, but, I’ll be back. I’m thinking as positively as possible.”

for

disorder and date rape

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o

Going, going ...gone?

without Jordan begins

Life T many sports o

fans,

the

have followed and supported him since he first emerged from the University of North Carolina. I’ve

it’s

end of an

The

era.

also

catching,

tonguewhacking, alltime great, has

decided

to

from

Or has he? recent television

basketball.

In

a

deserves to press

conference, Jordan announced to the world that he has finally

decided to retire his number and hang up his many pairs of shoes. But he also said the decision was only 99 per cent final. Although high percentage, there is

this is a

one per cent chance the great one will be back again to awe his fans and make them still

that

proud.

the

retire.

last

eight

seasons,

Chicago Bulls have won

the

of championships. The two seasons they missed wins were during the time Jordan left the NBA to pursue a career in his second love, baseball. six out

NBA

eight

When

that

didn’t go over as he and his tonguewhacking trademark were back on anticipated,

the court,

sinking three-pointers

To many, the big question now is can the Bulls survive without him? Scottie Pippen will sign a

Michael Jordan has

NBA are

to hold

person over

In

into tears.

accomplishments that

enough

media

and bringing fans to their feet at any chance he could. A farewell Nike commercial, highlighting his career, was enough to send some

The time and

given the

the

has brought to basketball what no other man has. But he has accomplished so much in his career that many believe he

finally retire

the

To fans, Jordan’s departure is an upsetting decision. To them, he

Michael Jordan,

in

injured

that he has ligaments in his fingers and he has to have surgery. But whatever the reason, he’s gone.

air-

for

new

any a

contract with the Bulls but

is

rumoured to be traded to Houston. The Worm, Dennis Rodman, has been indecisive recently about if

lifetime.

he will be returning to the game or And they no longer have

not.

He

claims the reason for his retirement has to do with the fact that, in his line of work, he has already accomplished all that he can,

for both

millions

all

himself and the over the world who

Jordan. In

my

opinion, Jordan

definitely going to

How made

could he not?

is

be missed.

He

practically

the. basketball sport

what

it

today, but like anything else, life goes on. Maybe it’s time to give is

some other teams a chance at the championship. This man deserves the happiness that he has made for himself. Besides his fans, he has a wife and a family who also need him. Give him the time he needs. The time and accomplishments

pornography

child

Criminal Code is void because it contravenes chatter provisions guaranteeing freedom of thought,

Columbia

belief,

man?

is

;

can no

demonstrates

ei

i

be

ignificarit

increase in the danger to children f

; -

;og;'?;phy

.an

'Vr>

:

;

the sex industry because

the innocent children

are violated in the process of

pornography

that,

homes?

What

disturbs

that this

me

the

most

n his -'essential

aoi be

e

n'n:,;

:

self" and should n.

hope

it’s

it.

basketball and

not football. So, to you Michael man who has kept us on the edge of our seats for Jordan, a

many

good

years,

luck

and

goodbye. Maybe.

invading

someone's privacy. system did not would be protecting

If the justice

believe

it

children by

:i

v

What about

the

pornography among his

child

.knee

would be more accurate to say

a

wrong with

this

the justice

it

What

is

like

according to Justice Shaw, people should be able to have in their

the Charter of Rights.

ther

person over for a lifetime. And although we’ve shared his highs and lows with him, it’s time for him to do what he feels is best for him. If he does decide to return to

the sports scene, then so be Let’s just

making

it

a crime to

:

is

making

violate

t

doing another wonderful job of protecting the rights of criminals and perverts.

who

pornography should not be crime because laws against

me

to

system

child

that

hi

opinion and expression.

Looks

possessing

haunful.

Michael Jordan has given the are enough to hold any

NBA

is

judge says he realizes

that

it is

How many

children

pornography, 1 highly doubt these laws would exist f hex do exist u| send a strong message that

go

harmful.

How many CHILDREN goal in life?

Compare

it

go is

into their

into the

sex industry

society can’t and won’t tolerate

because

it

is

that to the

numbers who are forced

into

pornography by adults. Shaw goes on to say that a person’s belongings are “an expression of that person’s essential self.” A person who has

the

their goal

continued

exploitation

of

children.

in life?

Luckily, a decision

be

Shaw laws

said

it

against

is

debatable that

possessing

child

pornography protect children and that’s not enough to justify

SPOKE

is

made with

is

going

to

respect to an appeal

on Shaw’s decision and hopefully this time, the rights

of children,

not criminals, will be the main concern.

mainly funded from September

to

May by the Doon

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SPOKE, Jan. 25,

Campus

1999

— Page 5

question

Did Michael Jordan make the right decision to retire? By Charles Kuepfer

it

First-year

Bower,

Saul marketing student.

first-year

Once

who

Michael Jordan,

again,

has been called the greatest

of our time, has announced

athlete

his retirement.

announcement

This

further

of

future

the

questions

the

National Basketball Association

following

eight-month

their

Jordan

Undoubtedly,

be

will

missed.

He paced the Chicago Bulls

to

NBA titles and was named MVP six times. Five times he won league MVP and 0 times six

playoff

at

Bower,

first-year

marketing student and sports fan, said Jordan made the right move. has to take care of himself

“He

Rob

Balog, first-year general business student

money and

(has) already proved that he’s the

Hooper.

But Hooper and Ducharme

lot

negative impact.

accomplish.”

think

Dave White

so,”

said

student

marketing

said Jordan earned his

to retire

enjoy his money,” said

White

Jordan’s

said

also

retirement will hurt the

game but

may be

Bower said those fans who love the game of basketball will be

back.

back.

the boat.

“They may lose the people who were just fascinated with Michael Jordan,” said Bower.

Graydon Burbank, a first-year woodworking technician student,

engineering and was happy to see Jordan from a league struggling for

said

life that

would want

a to

Graydon Burbank, first-year woodworking student.

Bylsma doubted that Jordan would try to come back from Dorothy

but

retirement,

Czemewcan

said she thought he

would.

come he’ll sure “I’m back again,” said Czernewcan, electronics

second-year

a

Serena Myrie,

second-year

a

general arts and science student,

was sure she had Jordan figured

White.

One

of things in

a lot

of people

engineering technology student.

right to retire.

now and

why

had a long career in anyway and made a lot of money,” said Bylsma. “He’s done

don’t

question,

-

“He’s

from basketball would have a

speculated that Jordan

electronics

the

out

wouldn’t he quit?

disagreed on whether Jordan’s exit

“I

second-year

a

mechanical engineering student,

sports

and his family,” said Bower.

Jason Williams, a second-year

without Scottie Pippen.

threw

engineering student, agreed.

“He deserves some time

NBA.

a

him,” said Burbank.

Burbank said he would have liked to see what Jordan and the Chicago Bulls could do

Ryan Bylsma,

dude.”

the

But the majority also said his absence from the game will have a Saul

“It

also a first-year

“He’s got enough

Third-year

negative impact on the

Ducharme.

made

College said Jordan right decision.

technology student.

“Definitely,” said

was a wise call.” Mike Hooper, civil

said

Conestoga

The majority of respondents to a survey conducted

Ducharme

the right decision.

Ducharme, “not necessarily.” “I think it would hurt the game of basketball,” said Hooper, “because he’s kind of like the main

1

he led the league in scoring.

Jason Williams, second-year electronic and engineering

made

Jordan

engineering

civil

Steve

student

best,” said

lockout.

left in

so popular.”

out.

“I don’t think

he knows what he

wants,” said Myrie. “He’s like a 16-year-old kid trying to figure

student wasn’t afraid to rock

out what to do.”

who

Lori Mcllveen,

Jordan

made

the

wrong

been involved in

“Jordan’s

still

got a year or two

sports, said she

student.

understood Jordan’s decision.

“You certain

decision.

Serena Myrie, second-year general arts and science

has also

get to a certain extent, a

point,

fried,” said

when you

Photos by Brian Smiley

get

Mcllveen.

student, retire

respectability.

“I

made

he

think

decision

getting

they’re

hungry”

right

the

because

retire

to

money

too

Williams.

said

“The

basketball players aren’t giving

enough respect First-year

student

Rob Balog

“He might top,

to the fans.”

general

as

business

agreed.

well

on

quit

not be like Gretzky fading

Focus

out,” said Balog.

Balog said Jordan’s retirement will have a huge effect on the Lori

Mcllveen, second-year general arts and science

game.

student.

Balog.

jostens

“He

made

basketball,”

“That’s

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LIFE

Hammering home a win

Conestoga to host woodworking competition By Neven Mujezinovic

building a cabinet.

An Conestoga

College

Woodworking Canada on Feb.

event, It

host

will ’99,

a

day-long

4.

meetings

students,

for

Architectural

Woodwork Manufacturers

Association

of

The competition is open to woodworking students and woodworking apprentices, two years journeyman experience. There will be some competitors from Conestoga and there could be some from Conestoga’s alumni pool or from the

AWMAC.

a challenge,” says Sparling. “It

good competition.” At 4 p.m., once the contest

is

success

to

working hard to bring

Woodworking Canada

technicians and technologists with less than

industry,

same time and

the

at

is

is

‘99.

(Photo by Neven Mujezinovic)

There

is

space for 14 entries, 13 of which filled as

of Jan.

19.

The competition involves each contestant

at

9 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m.

Although there are only approximately 25 booths that have been confirmed at present, Sparling expects the

over,

which cabinet the winner. The winning cabinet will

number

An

industry forum, which will be held in

and industry people an opportunity discuss current and future interests of

by industry companies are awarded: a first prize of $400, a second prize which is usually a power tool and a third prize of a

“The only thing out

trade

Ticket prices for tfye event are $27.50, but 100 tickets will be available to students

Another highlight of the event will be the industry booths which will be a combination of trade and supplier shows

at

the

to

discount price

of $12.50, thanks

from

sponsorships

local

companies.

centre and one of the

there

if

is,

(working)

Conestoga

they’ve written

and

papers

they’ve

been

longer

than

for

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two years, they’re disqualified because of their experience,” says Sparling.

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STUDENT

Resume

referral service aids

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— Page 7

students

This service continues for six months after

poorly on the college and then employers

graduation, free of charge. After that time,

are less likely to inform the college of job

By Carly Benjamin

wish

if students

he resume referral service,

25, 1999

LIFE

continue using the

to

$25 fee applies. To take advantage of the service, students must give five copies of their resume to

openings.”

referral service, a

employment

at the student

Conestoga

provides

office,

students with an advantage in

finding students work.” reminds

runs the referral service and boasts of

interested in students’

most usually find a job

Karen Parrinder, student employment office

academic success as

its

high

success rate in finding students work,” she

service office.

graduating

for

by over Canada alumni

’Conestoga

collecting job listings

from

all

for

essential

also

is

it

some

with the service and holds the

contact the

employment

when they

office

A lack

obtain a job or change their address.

students responsible.

of communication tarnishes the college’s

and the United States, She then sends students’ resumes to the appropriate

“Problems occur when students miss their (job) interview appointments and fail to let

reputation, she said.

employer for consideration.

the employer know,” she

said.

scouts jobs

encountered

has

Parrinder difficulties

(Photo by Carly Benjamin)

Parrinder said

students to keep resumes up-to-date and to

at their leisure.

Parrinder runs the resume in the student employment

Karen heavily used due to

and

the

binders which students can browse through

in less

than six months.

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Parrinder also posts the prospective jobs in

Approximately 300 students a year use the

Parrinder

of

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well as their other accomplishments.

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is

due

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said.

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25, 1999

D ISSUES Returns to work

program

in

Broadcasting grad 'comes back home’ By Jacqueline Smith

Fitzsimmons has worked as a writer/producer in

“When

people say you can never

go home, that

that’s a lie

did,”

1

because says

I,

feel

PL, and then as an associate

Carla

producer for

graduate

creative

CPFL In London, now known as the New

Fitzsimmons.

The

the

service department at

of

ON TV

She also

Conestoga College's broadcasting program is working as an administrative and teachers’ assistant for the

the Woolwich Observer before coming to work at the college.

program,

laid off when she

covering

Hallman who

for

worked

Fitzsimmons said she had been

Tracy

on maternity

is

Hallman’s position until

"I feel like

I

have come

home

know each

staff,

other quite well, and

coming back.”

freelance

returning

feel like

I

fill

of

“I knew how long I was going to be here but that was fine with me because I am used to doing

we

work,

and

through the college so “I

May

the

this year.

because everybody knows me,” she said. “In terms of the

like

was hired by

college in August of 1998 to

leave.

it’s

as a freelance writer for

have come

The

home,

came was like I

it

” she said.

23-year-old

home because

said she enjoyed the program as a student and that she learned a lot in terms

everybody knows me.”

of how

how

to

to present herself.

learned a

Carla Fitzsimmons, an administrative

and teachers

skills,”

found

be creative as well as lot

“I

also

of communication

she said, adding that she the instructors very

“I

program.

I wanted to an instructor that we had

here,

to

be a new challenge.

Since she graduated from the three-year program in 1996,

able

“We

found that when

talk to

each day

were

to

her

steer

in

the right direction.

approachable.

assistant for the broadcasting

Fitzsimmons said she is enjoying the job and considers

Carla Fitzsimmons, a graduate of Conestoga’s broadcasting program, is back covering a maternity leave as the administrative and teachers’ assistant for the program. She said she feels like she has returned home, after she was hired in August 1 998. (Pho ,o by Jacqueline Smith)

are a close department, and

with only 90 students maximum, feel like

I

we know each other quite

I could. I could talk to them about anything,” she said.

well and the teachers actually

Because the instructors had worked in the industry and are

know

still

in contact with the industry,

she said she

felt that

where she wanted

they to

knew

go and

courses have been added, and

spend a

of time getting

lot

We

the students.

to

are like a

family,” said Fitzsimmons.

As

a

teachers’

assistant,

Fitzsimmons said the broadcasting program has changed as new

my

enjoyed

“I

and the

my

television as

is

it

a good program to study.

Fitzsimmons

three years here,

she chose

my brother also went through program and he enjoyed it as

the

writing

and

broadcasting students are required

.will likely

to

write or produce-

television.

was

“It

either radio

Fitzsimmons chose

or

TV

but I’ve never regretted choosing

i -’A

return to the industry

to

Things are starting to turn around, she said. Employers are hiring instead of laying off.

a hard choice to make,

Don’t worry, be happy

creative

When Fitzsimmons finishes her stmt at Conestoga, she said she

in ine inira year ot the program,

in

adding, that

TV because she enjoyed

process involved.

well,” she said.

specialize

specialization,”

said,

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or a life-changing event.

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Lynn Robbins, Feeling a

down when

little

snowflakes

start

According

to

fly?

mental

to

health

professionals, those winter blues

may fact.

actually have

some

basis in

Seasonal Affective Disorder

(SAD)

is

a seasonal condition that

behaviour and plagues over 25 million people worldwide. affects

Some of the of

SAD

signs and

include

and

processing

information.

are

of

these

similar to

at

the

a problem few people

acknowledge. “This condition can range from

mild

to profound,”

she said. “I

don’t think everyone

by

is

problem,

this

affected

but

the

awareness must be there because

common.”

so

it is

is

often difficult to

While the disorder disrupts the of many, there is hope. Light

is

therapy

of the high

confirm a diagnosis,

symptoms associated with for

consecutive

at

least

among

some

of the

(Photo by Julie van Donkersgoed)

explanation

the treatment that

health

recommend.

winters these

and

The

are 10 to

individual to special lamps that

Lynn Robbins, counsellor at Conestoga College

20 times brighter than

for

the

mood and behaviour

changes

however.

SAD

in

such as a

occurs

in

seasons with less

While most of those affected by the condition are

women,

SAD

can affect

men and

children as well.

relate

disorder

can

Alternatives

include

to

light

antidepressant

medications and counselling. Lifestyle modifications are also

highly

recommended.

suggestions

include

Some spending

more time outdoors, exercising

While the primary

SAD

lights.

These lamps are not the answer for everyone suffering from SAD, therapy

daylight.

periods

treatment

period of time.”

the

has

many

professionals

students during that

two

of depression with non-depressed periods in the spring and summer. There must also be no' other are

is

involves exposing the affected

mental health professionals must

irritability

among students during that period of time,” she rate

lives

determine the patient has suffered from depression and other

Depression, lethargy, anxiety and symptoms associated with SAD.

because of the high

is

suicide

average indoor

In order to

lollowed

breaks

have March breaks

suicide rate

the

acknowledged the ‘winter blues’ by providing students with a reading week or March break. “The reason schools have March

definitely the pressure.”

because

with

According to Robbins, colleges and universities have

“The reason schools

diagnose.

disorder

linked

said. “I think some suicides can be linked to the gloominess, a lack of ability to get around and

those

associated with other conditions, the disorder

is

said

been

condition.

mental

many

Because

disorder

services

College,

depression,

of sexual appetite, overeating, weight gain and difficulty

symptoms

student

symptoms

lethargy, anxiety, irritability, loss

concentrating

with

Conestoga

also

counsellor

a

to

effects

feelings,

actually

behaviour as well.

of the

affect

Suicide has

regularly,

exploring

management increasing the one’s home.

stress

techniques

amount of

and

light in


.

SPOKE, Jan.

Condor women

25,

1999

— Page 9

Lucky shot

crush Lakers By Lindsay Gibson

Nancy Tucker, took over DenHann and had no trouble

goalie,

for

The Condor women’s indoor soccer team broke their old record for most goals in one game which

keeping the ball out of the Condor even though she hadn’t touched a ball in over six weeks. The Lakers were obviously no net

stood at 12 by crushing the Guelph Lakers 14-0 on Jan. 12 at

match

the recreation centre.

halftime the score

It

the

was an unbelievable game for Condors who never stopped

scoring.

Condors Daniella Sirio, Sasha Gruetzmacher and Rebecca Miller were on fire, each scoring a hat trick in front of a crowd of 20 spectators.

The Condor women had an from the beginning when the Guelph team came up advantage

short,

to

with only four

play.

girls

dressed

Condor coach Geoff

Conestoga when at was 7-0, but the

for

Condors

still

played hard.

Ang

Papazotos played an aggressive game, always close to the ball.

The Condors played with a

lot of and fought hard against the Lakers even as they

skilled passing

continued to score. Other Condor scorers were Jenn Melnyk with two and singles from Papazotos, Beth Taylor and Erin Marshall.

Johnstone could have played five of his girls but chose to even out

Johnstone moved his players around, switching forwards to defence and vice versa, allowing a

the competition.

little flexibility.

Condor goalie Stephanie DenHann was out with an injury but was still involved in the game, screaming encouragement to her teammates. It was obvious she wanted to be in net, not on the sideline.

The

regular

outdoor

soccer

“We don’t gain anything from a game like this,” said Johnstone who offered a laugh when the game was over. The Condor women are looking forward to the alumni tournament on Feb. 6 and play Tuesday evenings at the recreation centre.

Rebecca

Miller,

first-year

Paramedic program facing changes Second-semester

paramedic

lack of medical background. “I

have to do 10 times more to keep up,” she said. As an informal group, second-semester paramedic students expressed concern that they wouldn’t be as employable as the first class of the two-year

program

stressful

is

and

time consuming. Biehn, who has a degree in kinesiology, said the

a

little

for

program was

less stressful for

someone who

is

him than

a high school

.

.

feel like I

paramedic

program

new program. Colleges will also be offering courses in advanced paramedics for students.

In addition to modifying the program content, changes will to be made to the administration end of the program

have

including

rewriting

He said he was attracted to the program because it was a one-year program and he was at a point where he wanted full-time employment. But he was quick to point out, “Everyone would benefit from a two-year program because

paramedic

when the class of ’99 working, “they will certainly not be disadvantaged with respect to working in the field because the paramedic services are not expecting the skills the two-year program will

exam

isn’t

now

is

condensed.

any room

to

add it

who

has two years of university sociology, said she has

found herself busy because of her

that

will

Jeffrey said

starts

graduate with.

The group who

is

graduating this

the

entry

to incorporate the new second-year skills. Seasonal part-time instructors will have to be hired and current

be upgrading their an advanced paramedic

instructors will skills to

level.

College liaisons are also informing high school students

year will have good knowledge

coming

and

will be

are entering a two-year program.

able to take additional courses through continuing education to learn new material that will be taught in the second year of the

The new program will also create a strain on existing lab and

it cotiio

in their

recreation centre. (Photo by Lindsay Gibson)

Ice

September

professional

Roberts,

Intramural

.

graduate in 2001.

is.”

Upcoming

.

graduate.

anything else to the program as

Condors

for

students Adrienne Roberts and Terry Biehn said the one-year

There

for the

.

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everything

Sasha Gruetzmacher scored a hat trick 14-0 shutout over Guelph Jan. 12 at the

general business, and Chris Garstin, second-year computer to win passes to Higher Ground (rock climbing at SportsWorld) ' ’ D Photo by Lindsay Gibson

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said Jeffrey,

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— SPOKE, Jan.

25,

I

FEATURES AND ISSUES Computers less inspiring

to

seasoned

writer

Journalism teacher prefers typewriters By Wayne Collins

the

RCAF

retired

Mars

their

to

sometimes.

words are consumed but their seldom understood. to Maclean's According

“If

require routine care.

“You can’t get you treat them

all

We

key on paper.

he

Conestoga Colleges Dick Scott is not shy but he is an enigma. After 50 years writing and 30

Mastering problem for him while freelancing at the K-W Record from 1983-1990. Computer screens,

teaching journalism, Scott’s

life is

however, tend to hypnotize people

of yesterday and

and sometimes erase a day’s work in an instant, he says. Professionally, he doesn’t fear the Y2K bug but he does feel

Still,

today.

Old typewriters seem to inspire him like white wine and classical A laptop computer music. sometimes sits muted in his while his fingers

tap

dance on his

electric portable's

An

nickel-sized keys.

awaits

him

at his

-in the Maritimes.

sits in

his office for cranking out school

assignments.

He

calls

click

and

on

them old

friends. Their have been with him since childhood. His father,

who was to

“q”

“It

says.

home.

was an old monster,” Scott

He used

merely prefers his old

to type his school

essays and assignments. Scott says he

Bob

knows

portable at

manual

Olivetti

home because

in

his office, or his electric

they inspire him to write. (Photo by

remembers signing

Currie's replacement starts

Wayne

Collins)

stage of his

isn’t

I

hit the letter

coming up.” his tastes

life

“q”

coming

Dick Scott

Scott laments that the film has

been colorized. “Do we throw out old photographs because they’re not in color or

may seem is in

the

when he does what

pleases him.

A former broadcaster in radio television, Scott says and he thinks black and white films

3D?”

Antiquated 78-speed recordings of the Boston Pops and singer John Charles wouldn’t.

Thomas

him

please

much

as

the

1930s Philco radio in his home. Scott recalls an old crystal radio

from

set

home. up and finding a crystal set. It was

his childhood

“I loved getting

on

station

unusual, but he says he

Dick Scott says he is proficient on the computers at the college but he says the type writer has always inspired him better. He

it

see “q”

Scott

in

the Maritimes kept a typewriter in his office at

I

see

I

the

hit

I

up.”

Scott

sound of the key on

paper,” he says. “If

a sales trouble-shooter

General Motors dealerships

at the

his Olivetti.

“I love the

clatter

letter “q”

If

is

going to print out,” he quips, the twitching corner of a grey mustache betraying a grin. He knows computers are faster a and less trying but he does humbling 100 words per minute

cottage

Another

no Luddite. computers was no he

insists

modern society is definitely mercy of computers. “Perhaps my paycheque

old manual

summer

he

of the

why

babies,”

like

sound

love the

“I

parts; that’s

blurt out in the pub.

home

hasn’t

unlike

typewriters,

says

Scott

read them, he said, for insights and glimpses into souls they don’t

Kitchener

Christmas

happened.”

says.

a unique blend

don’t see that in black and

1

white,

computers, don’t crash but do

“clatters are

writers are shy egomaniacs.

way.

its

desk

began.

of

columnist Allan Fotheringham,

his

Christmas Carol with Sims should stay that

Alaistair

lesson one, reassembling,

and

readers

pages

Endless

placed

trainer,

A

like

9.

day the teacher, a

first

body and inky guts across

Writers must seem like creatures

from

Grade

for a typing class in

up

On

that

fun and adventure,” he says, eyes lighting up like candles on a kid’s birthday cake.

Time may have on

some snow

left

boy who

Scott’s roof, but the

chose words is content. “We have automobiles,” he says mean that doesn’t “but people don’t like to ride horses

now and

then.”

work

Broadcasting department gets new technician By Jeanette

Everall

at

There are some big shoes to fill in the broadcasting department following the departure of

LAST

who retired after 30 years Conestoga College, but his

Currie,

Bob

successor filling

Tom

is

looking forward to

new job

likes his

have a

“I

every day

them. Bilandzic,

broadcasting technologist, said he

the

new

CHANCE

I

so

far.

day

some of your knowledge to other people, especially young people

new.”

who

Bilandzic said, at the moment, he

war

was

he

because

new

required to remain in Bosnia.

which

responsibilities,

helping

equipment

the age of

in

in

telecommuni-

background

Bilandzic

he

says

teaching process. But, relocating

possibilities, said Bilandzic,

recently

moved

to the

K-W

from

Originally

Bilandzic said

remain college

moved

assistant

area.

Bosnia,

to

and provided technical

support for a small broadcasting

company near Bilandzic to

he

chose

to

Kitchener with his wife

two

children

brother-in-law

because lives

to

(Photo by Jeanette Everall)

“We

thought

it

would be nice

here

to

service,

could be a

little

bit

“My

wife and son

left

Bosnia

was hard

it

was

pretty

cold.

Bilandzic

remain

in

or

“It

There was no

was

There

gas.

said

in

to get

intends

he

Canada

and

to at

Conestoga College for some time

easier.”

service

essential

to stay.

absolutely nothing.”

1995

he

was required

take up arms, but he

electricity

it

services,

an

Bilandzic. “It’s pretty hard to start

friends

or

Bilandzic did not have to

have some relatives around,” said again from zero. If you have some

in

soldier

a

groceries and things,” he said.

with his family.

It

over

be involved

either

1993 because

Before moving to

Frankfurt.

said

he intends

Canada and at the for some time to come. in

who

Canada in July 1998 from Germany, where he production worked as a Bilandzic

his

8 should

considered

was

Canada has opened up new

and

1

as

man

Since Bosnian television

said.

in

never thought he’d be a part of the

move

war

the

that every

providing essential

broadcasting,

to

the

was presumed

with

students

broadcasting

With a degree cations and a

up today at the DSA Office.

of

doesn’t feel any stress about his

order.

Sign

learn something

I

in the industry.”

the

i

of

are trying to find themselves

practical assignments and keeping

i

lot

experience, but every

learn something new,”

said Bilandzic. “It’s nice to give

include

l

have a

“I

of experience, but

lot

Bilandzic

engineer

television.

He

Germany

worked for

said he

as

in

a

Bosnian wanted

to

leave Bosnia two years earlier, but

to

come, involving himself

activities

of learning

his

in the

new job.

“I’m not like a bird - to spend a few years here and a few years there,” said Bilandzic.


SPOKE, Jan.

STUDENT

LIFE

Hundreds

of jobs are awaiting

students at Bingeman’s job By Janet Wakutz

she

said.

“Quite

often

initial

contact (for careers) can be

Job Fair

on Feb.

coming

is

Bingeman’s

to

at

job

of Wilfrid Guelph and Waterloo and Conestoga College are universities

Laurier,

participating

the

in

informs

students

contract,

full-time

map

made

fairs.”

Doersam

3.

The

also suggested students

out a route of the employers

they wish to meet.

which summer,

with

a

student

services,

o of the course for the St. John’s

Ambulance

Lending a hand

provide

Good

leaving

return to

she said.

Laurie

easy to get side-tracked,”

Doersam who has some

advice for students attending the

measuring marathon course in

Doersam’s

preparing

resumes.

employment services free

tips

Doersam

of

employment shares

student tips

Student

will critique

of charge within two

Students should have copies of

By Rob Himburg

very

engineering

Civil

snow makes

concrete and the

technology

it

resume

distribute

to

prospective employers.

Another

difficult.”

to

Doersam

tip,

students at Conestoga College are

Baghdedi also said the school was hesitant at first about lending

will

helping out St John Ambulance

out the equipment that the group

dressed professionally, she added.

by donating

required,

their time to

measure

upcoming

a course for an

charity

marathon. a second-year

engineering

technology

student, has spearheaded a group

who have been put in charge of measuring a course for of students the

first

they

eventually

John’s

St.

Ambulance

the

course

station,”

to

for

a

students will share Wilfrid Laurier

job

University buses.

(Photo by Janet Wakutz)

fair.

infra-red

beam that shoots through

a prism, which

is at

the destined

of the actual measurement.”

be

sanctioned

as

a

Tony Lea, executive director John’s Ambulance. “The students from the college

said

of

St.

have graciously donated their time

and for

efforts to

the

measure the course

marathon,”

“We’re hoping

Lea.

said

this gets certified

through the Ontario Track and Field

Association

finishers

so

the

top

can qualify for larger

marathons such as Boston.” Lea was also quick to praise the work of the group to date.

“They

are doing an invaluable

job,” he said.

Unfortunately,

there

are

Baghdedi said the work has

not progressed as well as he

would

because of the severe weather that has hit Waterloo Region since like

new year. “We haven’t accomplished much

the

Duane support

It

“First impressions

are

not

do matter,”

Doersam

board located near 2B04. Many of the jobs posted

go

are

to a

said, a student wouldn’t job interview with friends

employment

student

for

camp

services

and

now

resort

so he/she shouldn’t walk around

employment out of

the area, but

the fair with them.

local postings will

start

Doersam

said

the

recruiters

very sharp, highly skilled

are

and

people

such

as

notice

language

details

as

they

into

student

coming employment

services soon.

Students

looking

for

work

should check the board often.

DSA. Elections ‘99

gets within millimetres

Shadd,

academic

an

member,

staff

approached by the

was

K-W Track and

Nominations for

will

open Monday, January

8,

1

the election of the following positions:

Field Association and contacted the engineering students. “St. John’s is attempting to raise

money for a new ambulance,”

said

Shadd. “They’re always at local sports

and

events

charge 'anything.

they

It’s

all

President

never about

Vice President of Operations Vice President of Student Affairs

giving back.”

Shadd said the college was a great place to find volunteers.

“We have

a

great

deal

of

resources here,” he said. “Not only in the faculty, but

we

.have

Vice President of Education

some

fantastic students here too.”

The marathon takes place on Stadium

in Waterloo.

Baghdedi said there

will be around 200 participants this year, and in five years the marathon is hoping to draw 1,000. Participants will run the 13-mile

course twice and hopefully,

bad weather,” he

finish

“We need

to put nails in the

track at University Stadium.

Nomination forms and job descriptions

be

available Monday, January

8

1

will

until

if

Baghdedi ’s plans work, they will with one lap around the

yet due to the said.

if students

Students looking for work can find about 600 job postings on the

May 9 and will begin at University

roadblocks in every organized event.

Employers

She also suggested students Although it may be fine to go with friends or meet them afterward, attend the fair alone.

“It

measures horizontal and vertical angles very accurately using an

The group’s main function is to is measured accurately^ so the marathon can qualifier for a bigger marathon,

dress.

must present student

cards at the door.

total

Baghdedi.

said

location.

possibly

Buses from the Guelph campus 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., while Waterloo campus will leave at

measure

called

is

Marathon. see that a course

notice

is

to

a.m.,

1 1

agreed.

“The machine used

Mike •Baghdedi, civil

but

mentioned,

at

students attending the Feb. 3

is

to three days.

their

starting at 9:30

Doon Campus

Participants

of

resumes

2,

Doon Campus,

12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

event.

aid

Door

Buses will

is free.

Buses will leave Bingeman’s

at the fair,

to

until 1:30 p.m.

worthwhile attending,” said Doersam. “People get jobs.”

One

guidebooks

a.m. and leaving every two hours

Students can expect a very busy

sports

and the

some sample questions

Transportation

“It’s

said

recommended

also

take students from

six months.

“It’s

background

get students thinking.

the fair because employers attending the career fair should be hiring within the next

atmosphere

provide

recruiters

said

attending

-

Doersam. She suggested students check with employment services prior to said

students have questions ready for

employment would benefit from

measure the distance

commercial about themselves and their career plans,”

information on employers.

Conestoga’s students, graduates and alumni who are looking for

*

for students to have a

Doersam

emloyment

Baghdedi, second-year civil engineering technology student, demonstrates the total station. This piece of equipment is used to measure angles very accurately. Baghdedi is using it

good

“It’s

that

and part-time

Doersam,

representative

Mike

observe students.

the fair for employer guidebooks

positions.

Laurie

fair

rehearsed

fair,

of

— Page 11

25, 1999

Thursday, January 27 at the

DSA

Office.

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SPOKE, Jan.

t»age 12

25,

l*m

The Zone

discovered from diabetes research By Judy Sankar

Sawyer,

a

rehabilitative

kinesiologist,

Year

after

of

millions

year,

Event of the year

is

personal

certified

trainer, certified fitness appraiser

program

and

The NFL simply v po UVJvO

habit-change

a

/J /*\ 111r\l

program. After personalizing the diet for

each person and getting

Sawyer

Canadians promise themselves

and sports nutrition counsellor.

him/her adjusted.

no matter what, eating healthier and

“The zone program that

nutritional

constant contact with the person

Don’t

is

structured with a

until he/she reaches his/her goal.

count on the

percentage

ratio

they'll start

that,

some

losing

start

weight.

about half of Canadians are

Yet,

and

a

is

carbohydrate and

of

protein,

The

fat.

protein

When

the ideal goal

Sawyer

then

it

percentage

is

30, the carbohydrate

maintaining

appears that Canada has one of the

percentage

is

40 and the

are a quick

worst problems

fat

overweight

obese,

or

internationally,

according to an article in the Jan. 1

1

While many people who

diet

do

unhappy with and the diet

restrictions

ultimately

high

causes

stress

adding that those

percentages

individual.

The significance of

these percentages

unlike

that,

is

other programs, they differ from

Guide

Food

Canada’s

which

consists of 15 per cent protein, 70

levels.

Over

0 years, however, a different dietary program has the past

evolved.

1

The “Zone”

nutrition

Barry

program, created by Dr. Sears,

essential

30,” says Sawyer,

is

are personalized according to each

issue of Maclean’s.

lose weight, they are

the

percentage

is

based on balancing one’s

of

intake

food

than

rather

carbohydrates and

percent 1

Furthermore, the

fat

percentage

Zone is essential fats (fats that the body doesn’t produce itself, and must therefore be in the

externally) while the

The Zone evolved from the breakthroughs Sears made while

Canada Food Guide suggests any

sugar levels

ijtood

patients.

in

diabetes

Sears’ discovery that a

in

controlling

won

levels

him a Nobel Prize in the mid ’80s. From that research stemmed a dietary

program

that

hormonally

put the body into the same state as

borage

Sears then turned to

did.

cancer

patients,

heart

disease

Weight

loss isn’t the only effect

Zone seminars, by Sears, are offered at

In Kitchener,

“In a nutshell,

it

trying to

is

immune

heighten your

system,

heighten your body functions,

Eighty per cent of people

who

more than 20 pounds on programs gain

dietary

back, plus

all

it

lose

within

two

years,

a

.Canadian study shows.

much with

way

tlie

the National

League playoffs

are

heating up.

long term illness (another effect of

who

eats six

to

started

and

is

now down

224 pounds.

“Now

I

have more energy. I’m

more focused and

less hungry.

I

junk food,” he

duration can also be lengthened.”

heightening body functions,

oxygen supply to and the brain being increased and or

refers to

optimized

increasing the time frame

it

takes

Family Fitness

structured

both

The program as

that

Sawyer a

offers is

dietary

says.

Although, each case

is different,

Miami on^an. (p

31.

be

in

The game clinic

a

will

Super

first

in

both Brun and Sawyer say that the

adjustment

to

different

eating

habits is the biggest downfall

and

most difficult part. The Zone seminars are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at the

product.

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It should be one heck of a game, but the NFL’s Super Bowl championship game is more than just a game.

more than

and

baseball

all learn can something from the way the NFL has effectively marketed

The NFL’S Super Bowl

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battle between two teams dreaming about sporting a championship ring.

entertainment experience and the world will be watching. For the half-time show alone, worldwide estimated an audience of 800 million from a total

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cheerleaders,

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It is

itself.

success.

The stage has been

promises

game

pre-game show, half-time show and post-game show and maybe even without the Goodyear blimp. But the Super Bowl remains a extravaganza testament to the NFL’s great

longer

deserved spot in this year’s final, and both teams will undoubtedly give it their best

repair.

and recovery Your exercise intensity and

Sawyer

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SPORTS

25, 1999

— Page 13

Gignac leads Condors over Auks By Charles Kuepfer

team

the

in

of him with

front

playing a key role in the win.

How

do you top being

named

player

of

the

month? You close the door on the opposition, earn a shutout and help end your team’s six-game losing streak.

result translated into a 6-0 victory

for Conestoga,

He

thinks

the

new-look better this

now

that

the net,

he’s

Gignac ’s performance was like on the cake after being

Athletic

we can I

put the puck in

think we’re going to

Mark Hayward by

surprised

Gignac’s

“He’s been strong every

been

in,” said

Hayward

icing

Ontario

good

a

have a whole different team.”

Peterborough.

the

had

always

defensive squad,” said Gignac, “so

effort.

named

that

year.

wasn’t

Sanford

said

hockey player of the month for December. But Gignac was quick to credit Association’s

game

Hayward.

Gignac

consistent goaltender

Colleges

got a

Condors will be much

Assistant coach

as they sent the

we

that helps out

big time,” said Giganc.

Fleming Auks on the long bus ride back to Sir

recruits,

more offence and

“We

Condor goaltender Anthony Gignac was outstanding, stopping all 29 shots that were fired his way in the Jan. 13 home game. The

defeated

“With the new lot

who

is

a

wasn’t

doing

anything

different

produce

this shutout

performance.

He

also said

Gignac

is

Condor Ramsey Hanlon

to

going to

(Photo by Charles Kuepfer)

remain the starting goaltender

Rally tut Unit cold out....

another shot at the Auks goalie as players from both teams look on.

for now.

got one guy that’s

you want

and milk

to try

Fleming came out flying

as

completed the scoring with just over two minutes to go, picking

puck out of the net, the Condors were having no trouble

They even

one off the post but failed to find the back of the

putting

net.

it

it in.

goal and an

collecting

up at the DSA

Office.

went

midway through

a

assist.

ahead

the first

on the goal. With under a minute to go, the Auks coughed up the puck at assisted

take to the road for

Vipers on Jan. 29.

net.

McDonald and Ryan Martin

The team will

assisting.

himself after undressing the Auks goalie and shooting wide of the

net.

Condors managed 34 shots on goal with Hanlon leading the team with four. their

scoring for the Condors with just left in

comer of the

In total, the

3-0

Purdy missed getting a goal

period.

the top

on a goal by Hubble with Corby Purdy the period

the

under five minutes

Sign

rattled

Conestoga

McDonald and

Ramsey Hanlon opened

1999

assist.

Condor Captain Jason Snyder in the

Mark Hubble each

4,

an

second period and quickly tested Gignac with a number of shots.

goals with Ian

TH UR/DAY, FEBRUARY

opposing

much as you can,” Hayward said. And while Gignac was keeping

Six different players contributed

,

by the

goaltender.

the

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returning

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games before

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The Condors will play Humber, Cambrian colleges

Sault '* and

during their northern swing.

“We want to come out of there with at least two out of three

But the Condors scored again in the frame’s final minute as

wins,” said Hayward. ���That’s our

McDonald

objective.”

tipped in a point shot

Conestoga’s blueline. The ensuing

by Hubble. Jeff White scored

two-on-none led to an unassisted goal by Sheldon Mustard, who

minutes

into

Andrew

Hartholt

Gignac said the just over four

the

with

third

picking

up

trip

will

“It’ll

be

a

long

one,”

said

Gignac.

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Page 14

25, 1W*>

on

Streit is definitely By Brian Smiley

average

when

he's

on

a basketball

l

he

game of basketball is played tall men who are easily

by terribly

identifiable.

who

Conestoga students

don’t recognize

Tim

Streit as

“He's physically strong, has a

good jump shot and rebounds well,”

would have a basketball decided on the college because of its proximity to home. “It's closer to home and 1 didn’t want to leave my mom because she would have been on her own,” the Eastwood collegiate institute

sure

team.

court.

Upshaw

However,

it

said.

has taken Streit a

it

He

one of these giants should be

long time to acquire those

forgiven.

was around Grade 7 that his interest in sports was piqued.

graduate said.

began by playing a variety on of sports, but decided basketball because that’s what he

his advantage.

It

Streit, a 6-1, 190-pound forward on the Condors varsity team, is a quiet, unassuming type, who is probably mistaken more often than not for an average student.

But

skills.

Streit

has proven to coach

Upshaw and

Streit

liked best.

After polishing his

game

in high

his

teammates

school, Streit decided to apply to

that he’s a great deal

more than

Conestoga, even though he wasn’t

Terry

right track

program. “I

lie’s

went

management because were jobs “1

i

heard there

(in the field),”

wasn’t too excited with

so

Streit

is

sure after

life

college.

“I’m

he said. it,

done college,

about one part of his

materials

into

.

still

not sure what

do, but basketball

1

is

1

want

me,” he said. “Whether coaching or playing, I’d like stay in the game somehow.”

transferred into marketing.”

While it’s still a little early for him to be considering a job after

to

important to it’s

to

His decision has worked out to After meeting

Upshaw

in

the

summer

the and discussing possibility of a varsity basketball team at the college, Streit decided to take the chance there would be a team at the college. And he has been pleasantly the surprised both by establishment of the team and its success.

games have been close,” “We’ve had quite a few games where we’ve only lost by a “All the

he

said.

couple of points.”

While

Streit’s skills

on the court

are partly attributable to the team’s

competitiveness,

his

leadership has also been key.

Upshaw captain

said he believes his has the respect of his

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Streit’s

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sometimes overshadowed by his lack of confidence in his own game. “He tends to get down on himself when things don’t go well,” he said. “But he’s getting a lot better.”

Away from at

the court, Streit’s life

college hasn’t been

all

roses.

After enrolling in the materials

Tim Streit, a forward for the Condors Varsity basketball team, works on his jumpshot during practice on Jan. 13. (Photo by Brian Smiley)

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Later in the film Travolta goes through a life-transforming experience and makes two mistakes. His first error is

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Classical versus western

Cowgirls mixes hoedown with Bach By Ken Groulx

‘The cast Whether

you

enjoy

the

show

in this

even

sing, they dance,

amazing. They do

is

tine

it

all.

They

dance, and they play

nights for $27.

Sunday matinee

a

tickets are $21.

Students receive

seats.

discount for rush

half-price

all

toe-tapping sounds of country

and western music or the these instruments. complex intricacies of classical symphony, the new production of presented by the Cowgirls,

a

It’s

delight to

see and

Waterloo Stage Theatre

hear.”

GM Steve Roth i***

e t s

Waterloo Stage Theatre may be just

what you’re looking

for.

The musical comedy, which has drawn favourable notices from the New York Daily News and the New York Times for its of

cross-breeding

original

musical

styles

continues

and

its

engagement

humour, four-week

instruments.

a true delight to

The

plot of Cowgirls revolves

musicals,

Cowgirls has no

orchestra.

Instead,

pit

the versatile

own

all-female cast provides their

around a small town country and

instrumentation

is 24 hours away from foreclosure. In an effort to save the saloon from

cello, violin, piano, banjo, guitar,

western saloon, which

closing

imtil Feb. 20.

Ticket sales for Cowgirls have

It’s

see and hear.”

its

including,

autoharp, harmonica and even buckets.

doors, a country trio

Cowgirls director Robert More,

is

booked

a former Stratford Festival actor

fund-raiser.

Things

and current

called the Cowgirl Trio

been the best ever for a main

as part

stage production thus far for the

appear hopeful for the ailing

Lighthouse Festival Theatre

theatre.

Waterloo Stage Theatre

saloon, but there’s one problem:

Port Dover, Ont., returns to the

general

manager, Steve Roth,

there

A

said he believes the play will be the

most successful show of the

growing history and

two-year

theatre’s

enthusiastic about

is

“The

cast

in

show

this

amazing,” says Roth. “They do all.

They

Waterloo

Trio.

instead

brings in the Goghill Trio, three

musicians

trained

classically

currently on a reunion tour.

and they play

all

is it

and a

novel blend of overture and

hoedown.

these

Unlike

traditional

Theatre

Stage

in

after

year’s

last

What

successful production of

About Luv? Cowgirls runs Thursday, Friday

and Saturday evenings with

Sunday matinee weekly Tickets

20.

available for

most

of the

artistic director

heading

A

styles

attitudes ensues, resulting in

even

sing, they dance,

line dance,

no Cowgirl

is

misunderstanding

comedic clash of musical

facets of the show.

all

of a

a

until Feb.

are

Waterloo Stage Theatre genera! manager Steve Roth gets western for his theatre’s production of Cowgirls.

still

Thursday and Friday

wISIB'',,,

evenings for $24 and Saturday

on

currently

display

the

at

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery It

could have been the day a

decade ago when you went

to the

beach with your siblings and made sandcastles. the time

Or

it

could have been

you went

for a

walk on

Whatever you may see in Eva McCauley’s hazy paintings is a very personal thing. With the strong tonal contrasts of light and in

features

her

work,

dissolve,

inkings title

is

of the dark, tonal

reflected in the dreary

Memento

Mori.

individual

leaving

the

Literally

translated from the Latin

remember you must

the rolling hillside.

dark

state

“There

is

it

means

a feeling of life passing

McCauley. “The black and white images have a said

quickly,”

of' being

feeling

particularly

The heavy pictures resemble

this

way,” she

To continue with her theme of McCauley, a

past experiences,

graduate of three art programs,

of mixed

created a series

media sculptures

entitled

“My work

memory, as time passing,”

McCauley about her

said

collection

By

my work,

of

placed

of 70 people on Jan. 13. In general, the crowd was pleased

art lover

with her pieces.

College in Oakville.

in

own experiences

of

her creations,

McCauley’s images may look like black and white snapshots because her main influence for this exhibit

was

a

box of pictures

from the 1940s and

5 Os

.

When

a

friend dropped off the box a few

ago,

years

McCauley began

to

polytechnique, the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts

-

For

McCauley

the

creative

process was intense because the ink used to

Artist

Eva

McCauley

challenges viewers to see their lives in her art. (Photo by Elizabeth Sackrider)

dry

make monotypes

in a short

two or three hours.

A

monotype is an artwork covered in ink. The image is formed when the artist

wipes the ink off

in the

areas

Murphy,

Murphy

is

and

-

in

technology. -

at

This bursary program

is

financed by

her creations,

compare her

their

be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; be a resident of Ontario; be planning to pursue their studies at a. college of applied arts and technology; and be enrolled in a full-time technical/ technological

:

Each application

and

the 23 Colleges bfvApplied Arts ** of Ontario.

and Technology

following in

in

McCauley prompts

own

Inco Limited,

record,

Value of the Bursary

will be assessed

criteria: financial

based on the

need, a promising career

technology as demonstrated by interests, academic

and

a letter of

support from a faculty member

or employer, as well as a letter of

recommendation

from the Financial Aid Administrator of the college Four bursaries each in the amount of 5500 will be One recipient will be chosen from each

the applicant

is

attending,

awarded.

experiences to

region of the province

and more

specifically

from the

Submission of Application

Eastern region (Algonquin, Sir Sandford Fleming,

art.

On

Durham.

a separate canvas,

McCauley

used a collage approach and glued three

of

photographs Genealogy.

her

inspirational

Loyalist. St.

Lawrence. La Cit£

collegiale);

A

Applicants must submit the completed application

Northern region (Confederation, Northern,

form

Canadore, Cambrian, Georgian. Sault); Central

attend.

region (George Brown,

Centennial); Western region (Conestoga. Niagara,

Lambton,

St.

Clair,

to the Financial

Aid Office of the college thev

Humber. Seneca, Sheridan,

Deadline

Fanshawe, Mohawk). Applications must be received

to a painting entitled,

at

the Financial .Aid

Office at the latest by January 31st.

pair

of iridescent

children in this piece to give

Evaluation of Applications

il

The Financial Aid Administrators of each region meet to consider the candidates and make a

a

particularly haunting effect. In

Requirements

Selection Criteria

the- interest

nomination

to the

topcoat to seal her paintings that

gave the pieces a glossy, aged

m

the final selection.

Further Information For further information on

The Ontario Colleges

Bursary Program tor

Women

in

of Applied Arts and Technology Memorial Technology contact the Financial Aid Office you are attending

at the college

.

will

Council of Presidents which will

almost her entire collection,

McCauley employed the use of wax instead of varnish or a

a

an

Sheridan

program of study.

to her art.

avoiding clarity or specificity

-

to

graduated from the

program

eligible to receive this bursary, the applicant

make

will

that

afraid

must:

ghost-children hovered over real

create.

who

history

Eligibility

and Technology, in collaboration with Inco have instituted a memorial bursary program for women

the viewers to recall, revalue and

life.

art

To be

-

to the fragile quality

visitor to the gallery.

Purpose

-

out-of-focus photographs

discuss,” said Robert

To commemorate the women who died in the December 6th 1989 Montreal massacre at 1'Ecole

generated from the trust fund contributed by

and allude

on issues is

By

Sponsorship

aged,

society

polite

THE ONTARIO COLLEGES OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY MEMORIAL BURSARY PROGRAM FOR WOMENTN^ECHNOLOGY

nine

boxes.

to recall, revalue

McCauley prompts the viewers their

directly

a

was

fruit

the

in

wooden pop-bottle

avoiding clarity or specificity

compare

thought her work was clever

“I

and stepped

she said.

McCauley, the recipient of many awards, and scholarships discussed her exhibit with a group

Everything from old cap gun pellets to paintings

said.

has a strong sense of

wax

really like the look

Memory

viewer free to reflect on his or her

images of childhood, she

I

will give to

Boxes.

randomly

morbid.”

work

was

it

said.

also

die.

appeal.

be highlighted.

“Despite the drawbacks, really fun to

until Feb. 7.

The

to

•MilIS§

memories

Art collection delves into By Elizabeth Sackrider

(Photo by Ken Groulx)

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