Getting student By Anna
has monitor off
campus because of
would only say
September 1998 when she purfirst computer, an Acer
Pentium n, firom Technologies Unboimd Inc., a student-run computer sales business, which operated
At the time the 24-year-old single mother was guaranteed top quality
15-inch monitor broke down.
a computer firom them.
she was unable to reach
phone, Poulin decided to walk to
my eyes know
out,” she said. “I just didn’t
whom to turn to anymore.”
and some Zehr’s
gift certificates to
help her save
for a second-
hand monitor, which she eventually was able to buy for $100. “I was really ticked off,” Poulin said. “No one was able to tell me what was going on.” Mike McClements, dean of tech-
been located in Doon campus, to report the defect
a person bu)dng a computer firom this organization would be in the
position as a person purchas-
She then learned the business was no longer operating on cam-
ing a computer on King Street. “That’s the risk
you take,” he
In January 1994,
Poulin was told by
Conestoga student branch Institute
student branch of the Institute of
Engineers (IEEE), whose office still
also told Paulin there
no contact number
for the branch
to raise funds
by selling computer system upgrades to Conestoga
and development of electro and
Unbound Inc. is an inside joke among the electronics engineering
business were ordered to
student at Conestoga College and
and sold computers
current director of Technologies
Conestoga College commu-
nity out of the
Unbound Inc. “Never did he
money to complete Spectre II. They were subsequently locked out of the room where they had
about a customer complaint,” he
been operating the business by
having the students’ numbers.
students could not find an
on Doon cam-
Fairview Mall in Kitchener before
down so members never
Hofer, on the other hand, denies
picked up by Brent Clemens, director of Technologies
on Nov. 27 and taken to the manufacturer for repair. Clemens
said Poulin will get her monitor
two of the college’s professors.
because the business shut
The same Conestoga members
College and current director of
were involved in the Spectre I solar car project, which was supposed to
technology students because the
electronics engineering technology
association that promotes educa-
separate business entity. Technolo-
n, a solar car which was to be
engineering student at Conestoga
entered in Sunrayce 99, formed a
had the students’ numbers and while he contacted them, he never mentioned an angry customer, said Brent Clemens, former
IEEE memwho were working on Spectre
In June 1997, eight bers,
IEEE is an it
Penny Poulin, a second-year early childhood education student, said she was upset and distraught because she couldn’t locate (Photo by Anna Sajfert) the company that sold her a computer.
Shin Huang, a former mechanical
students and faculty.
for her to call.
“Those guys were a
“Good luck finding them,” Collins told Spoke.
were permitted by the college
out a long time ago.
chair of the Conestoga College
back within the next four weeks at no charge.
“They apologized for the hassle and everything, but that won’t make up for the extra dollars 1 had spend (on a monitor) to have a computer again,” said Poulin.
Technologies Unbound Inc.
tomers of the address change.
located at 2969
enter a solar car in Sunrayce 97, a
However, Rudy Hofer, professor
long-distance, nine-day race held
of electronics engineering technol-
Suite 1501, in Kitchener and can be
ogy and the current IEEE
reached by calling 893-6010.
years in the U.S.
Profs have company’s cabinets forced
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
company’s employees out of the room where they were operating
believed contained financial records
sors asked college security in June
1999 to break into a cabinet Technologies to belonging
Hofer said they wanted to look at the company’s documentation,
were suspicious of Technologies Unbound Inc. and alleged they had stolen computer parts from them, he and Coons had to exam-
mechanical engineering, and Rudy
“I ran into the counsellor’s office
nology, said the bottom line
see a counsellor at student services.
the company’s office,
which had Room 2A116 on
members, but no one returned her calls, she said. Poulin then went to
Poulin was temporarily given a
The company’s ty on labour was an eye-opener, said Poulin, and enticed her to buy
used monitor by student services
Poulin immediately started calling
products, as well as customer satisfaction, but
business did interfere with then-
on Doon campus,
on Doon campus.
Technologies Unbound Inc. that running the
academic standing, two students
computer. early childhood
asked about their
warier the next time she buys a
fixed after hunting
a student-run com-
puter sales business which operat-
Despite finding nothing of con-
they decided to lock the
Hofer, professor in electronics engi-
neering technology, were assisted
they broke a $200 security
lock on a cabinet,
minutes from the executive meetings of Technologies
Hofer said because some
bers of the Institute of Electrical
ine Technologies receipts
to ensure the
had bought and not stolen certain computer parts from IEEE. See Students - page 2
— SPOKE, Dec.
Students kicked out of IEEE office continued from page
education and development of and information technolo-
didn’t find anything signifi-
cant ” he said.
he and Coons
said the guards
solar car project,
and finding nothing, Coons and Hofer decided to lock Technologies
2A1 16 because they pany
Inc. out of
IEEE memwho were now working on
In June 1997, eight bers,
II, a solar car which was be entered in Sunrayce 99, formed a separate business entity.
the valuables in the room.
upset by the lockout, he said.
lege to use
Coons and Hofer
computer system upgrades to Conestoga students and faculty. an international non-
into the cabinet.”
to enter either race
of the Institute of the Electrical at
are presently seeking
a highly motivated
Friendly volunteers are
wants to make cash and be part of the largest
didn’t have the right to break into
neering, safety, testing, logistics
at the time,”
the cabinet,” said Prentice.
The room was
and there was no corporate link between them and Inc.
members of IEEE. The relationship between TF.FF, and Technologies Unbound Inc. was unclear, he said. “I don’t know what happened there,” McClements said. Evan Prentice, a second-year
official office, but then one day Martin Hare, professor of mechan-
and told the
dents of Technologies
were no longer the
automated manufacturing student at Conestoga College and sales manager for Technologies Unbound
the solar car’s
Shin Huang, a former mechaniengineering student at
Conestoga College and current director of Technologies Inc.,
said the students contacted
the faculty and complained about
the lockout, but no one
was able to
and helping the team enter the he said. “I never supervised
All donations for Spectre
like Spectre I never
were placed into the Hare said. Wai-Cheung Tang, chair of the
to the race,
Kitchener-Waterloo section of IEEE, said the Conestoga College branch never mentioned a conflict between them and Technologies
Unbound Inc. “IEEE of Conestoga College was our member, not Technologies Unbound Inc.,” he said. “Therefore, they didn’t have to report to us about such activities
students were not successful
in finding an alternative
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Hofer added the lockout was in
my opinion, Coons and Hofer
Inc. that they
and Electronics Engineers Conestoga College.
your campus. outgoing person
“As an adviser,
business ventures of Technologies
the interest of the student branch
individual to represent
IEEE and he wanted
adviser for the solar car team, said as a faculty adviser, he wasn’t
Hofer said he asked to see the records because he was going to be the next faculty adviser for
association that promotes
manager for Technologies Unbound Inc.
seemed reasonable.” Mike McClements, dean of technology, said Conestoga College was legally not responsible for the
orderly transition in September
there to finally settle into
Martin Hare, the current faculty
an apartment on Kingsway Drive
Neither car was finished in time
funds for the branch by selling
campus bookstore and physical resources.
After the lockout. Technologies
Conestoga College community out of the
approached the Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Doon
Inc. set up a booth at Fairview Mall in Kitchener but
These students originally and sold computers to
on Doon campus, he said. Huang added the members
Technologies Unbound Inc.
In January 1994, members of Conestoga’s student branch of IEEE were permitted by the col-
2A116 because the IEEE members didn’t like the business. “Some IEEE members thought it was evil business,” he said. Prentice was discouraged and out of
Despite breaking into the cabinet
Inc., said the
in possession of the cabinet
keys were out of the country at the
nine-day race held every two years
the lock because the students
Coons said that he and Hofer gave permission to the security guards to break into the cabinet
which was supposed to enter Sunrayce 97, a long-distance,
them from the student employees of Technology
wanted to see IEEE succeed as
a club and see
The same members worked on
asked to see the documents around February 1999 but never received
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College makes big, bold <»
The proposed nursing program,
made,” Conestoga College president John Tibbits has announced
announcement at a president’s forum where he spoke to college employees at Doon campus on Nov. 25.
the details of the college’s $39-
Tibbits also used the occasion
the “biggest and
college has ever
million capital plans contained in its
application to the SuperBuild
$800,000 from donation an
Growth Fund. of
Avenue in Waterloo. The extent of the programming offered at the proposed campus is contingent on the amount of funding approved, but preliminary plans have the
form of cor-
the evolution of Conestoga, said
plans are justified since Waterloo
capital funding for the expansion
as part of the application.
of information technology at
second fastest growing is region in Ontario and its economic
co mmuni cations
offered at the college’s
campus on King
Similar to the proposed nursing
be a prerequisite
running a facility dedicated to multi-media communications and
registration in nursing in
the near future.
the expansion of the infrastruc-
ing programming, but also contin-
have not been
ture of Ontario’s colleges and
registration in the college system as a whole grew less than .1 per cent.
Tibbits envisions the college’s capital projects costing nearly $53
created for the college with each
million with a
number of partner-
uing education and international projects.
rose nearly 10 per cent in the past
Forming a partnership with such an “entrepreneurial and innova-
year, said Tibbits.
tive” institution as
number of first-year
zations such as Corel and
offer not only undergraduate nurs-
Jeffrey said the
would depend in
per cent in the past year whereas
Tibbits said he would like to see “centres of excellence’’
corporate partnerships with organi-
Tibbits said course dehvery and strategy
radio and the Internet.
Conestoga has proven a
Ideally, Tibbits sees the college in
Conestoga’s registration grew 4.9
partnership with the Metis Nation,
given the fact a degree
by the provincial government
entirely finalized, said Tibbits.
the funding allocated the college
essential for Conestoga,
on the government
program, the extent of the
capital funding provid-
Ontario, said Jeffrey.
relatively little time to
SuperBuild Growth Fund represents a $660-million investment
in Kitchener, but details
of the location are preliminary. Because applicants were given posals,
are contingent not only
said the college’s ambitious
gency services programming. Expanded communications programming is also being proposed said Tibbits,
will provide, as well as the faculty,
tional requirements for nursing in
of computer equipment, are key in
program and police and emer-
recently donated $300,000 worth
milhon, and Hewlett-Packard who
Forming a partnership
whose donations may exceed $3
near future, said Tibbits.
the college with each
be a prerequisite
for registration in nursing in the
deciding definitively on the educa-
of excellence” created for
College, has not been
finalized but there is an agreement
fact a degree will
ed, but also
recent growth, said Tibbits, partic-
McMaster University and
essential for Conestoga, given the
porate participation, providing the
Conestoga’s dean of health ships, mostly in the
Such partnerships have been
25,000-square-metre campus on
Foremost in Conestoga’s application
which would include the
emergency services programming would be the result of a partnership between Conestoga and the Region of Waterloo.
Although po^st-secondary instituhad only one month to put together proposals by the Nov. 15 deadline, project approvals won’t be announced until a few months
after Christmas, said Tibbits.
Cutbacks not causing concern at Doon campus she said. “If tliey (cutbacks) result in higher tuition or student debt there will be
By Nicole Furlong
cause lor concern”
provincial govemnicni recently annou-
John Tibbits. Conestoga's president, shares
to post-secondaty education.
Tibbits believes cuts to Conestoga will equal
annoonced, on behalf of the government, $30 million will be cut from post-secondary educa-
refu-sing to loan
a time when enrolment has
revamp them, and
21 per cent decrease in college funding. The effect the cutbacks will have on Conestoga College students is unknown due to
the lack of specific information that has been
Menage, president of the Doon
Student Association, said she
such a great job
sector money,” she said.
^Beat Goes On
in getting private
haven’t seen a
of increase in tuition or student debt.”
Tibbits added he too hopes Conestoga will
disclosed by the government.
as of yet,
mode right now.” Menage added she believes these cuts are being made to streamline institutions as well
increased nine per cent while there has been a
because we’re in a growth
in attaining a higher education.
disappointment at the cuts.
(OSAP) recipients to collect money in order to
not the be-all and
However, he expresi^d; his
universities ^ind colleges.
“Fortv thousand dollars to
the default rate threshold for
income and by lowering^
While that number may seem large, Tibbits points out the total amount of cuts being
with bad credit
ajj^roximately $40, (KK)
something to keep an
reye on. ‘Cuts to education are always difficult to deal
be prepared to deal with problems in the system and this situation will turn into a positive. “Hopefully this will mean more funds for schools like Conestoga, who are growing, in the future " he said.
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Schools have always had emergency proceduies to deal with boir' tK)V
ey have wdrked out
mci^dh^uton,' ^-^nts aitd teachers tnostixp\v'^^'
TP:c^|a^at ^tigia^t^ideia#^ tlfese
who do.^pt belong at flte schwl
The idea oTosing| profiling ^stewi to identify a student who could become violenUtas been propr^ed by tl^e Caniaian Safe School
John Hmne, superintendent of instruction at the WaWlc^llegion
TM^ct schooTboanh s^d. tte Ik^d has met widi Wa^^stgibaal and ^hulance sfiavic^ to come up
The safety ot .students is the priority, lu «.ccp siuucms siue, a iockdnwn keeps student.s away from an intruder until trained personnel decide their «u«a
sec^ from <|mgef ^nid'can evacuate them saf^. Wa„
*ten to tbfe
near^t safe ate^
aadmtoving people away from\v^ows and do^ks or breaking glass
t^-Aset hf "guidelines th^
wnce me ponce
mey would he
the quarterback ol decision
making.” he said
Expect more havoc for the millennium
The schools drills are
also do emergency response dnUs, added Hume. ITie preplanned so evcry'one knows what to do and to prevent
The emergency procedures
to deal with in«roders.vwere -put into
effect at St. Mar>'’-s high school in Kitchener in October,
school was locked called in after
down and a pdiice emergency
a student was seen whb a gun.
be a iraintball gun. Conestoga College
gun tamed Out hi '
deal with iatraders.
an^mergency response plan to
to devise a |dan to ,
Conestoga’s emergency response plan does not deal 'Specifically with an intruder. According to Hunter the plan that exists 'ItoW'has tp'bekdflued;
/Ther^at^^C ^oMemsl Tl^Poon and they
c^aipus has uiauy buildings. require the same security coverage. The main building
has surveillance cameras but the others don't and the P.A. system can
It s good to know that tfee Is k^e planning, but ad^morgency^ response plan to deal with an intruder should already be in place. It is important that everyone know what to do in the event of an
emergency involving an intruder. All faculty and administration as well as students would have to be trained in the emergency procedures.
By Adam Wilson
Local school boards already have emergency response plans that deal with intruders.
Conestoga should move quickly to devise a plan and train employIt shouldn’t have taken 10 years to see the necessi-
ty for such a plan.
In a Nov. 27 Canadian Press
would be allowed
to serve alco-
leaves a bar, gets in their car
a special occasion,
favourite bar until
and organizations with temporary liquor licences will be allowed to serve alcohol from 11 a.m. on article said “individuals
Dec. 31 to 3 a.m. on Jan. Ontario is the most
in a rush at
are you going to
they’ve had too
instead of their nor-
mal 3 a.m. closing time. the
Commercial Relations Minister Bob Runciman said “the hours had been extended in the past for unique situations such as the Blue Jays winning the World 1993 and the Toronto
4 a.m., it from leaving the same time. The at
times sporadically and not in a
be allowed to stay open
people will leave
Bars and restaurants are supposed to keep an eye on their patrons and cut them off if
8 a.m. Jan.
will prevent people
keep the bars open
New Year’s, after changes were made in Newfoundland and Quebec. Bars in Newfoundland will be allowed to stay open for 42 hours straight, from 9 a.m. Dec. 31 to 3 In Quebec, the bars
or her car
stop anyone from getting
someone? How stop anyone
recent province to extend these hours for
you going from getting in are
4 a.m. on
drunk? Will there be a special law saying bars won’t get shut down
people, but there are
much to drink. many people at
hard for bartenders, waitresses
and anyone else to keep an eye on one specific customer. Bar owners are also responsible for their patrons, so
Runciman compared this occasion to the 1993 World Series celebration. If I remember correctly, there was a rather large riot after
or her car drunk?
There will be so
the Blue Jays
bars closed at 4 a.m.
This could happen again. Having a drunken mob roaming the
millennium, with the possibility everything will be in chaos
because of Y2K, could spell trouble for
many people come New
someone dies, it can be blamed on the owner. What will happen if someone
Keeping bars open until 4 a.m. not a good idea. It is only going
cause more trouble than people
are asking for.
SPOKE is mainly lunded trom September to May by the Doon
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Editor: Beverley Grondin;
also stated that although this
New Year’s Eve
4 a.m. on
time to drink responsibly.
bars and restaurants in Ontario
ees and students.
Ontario to serve
hol until 4 a.m. on
A1 Hunter, supervisor of secupty services, says he ihe^ reguJariy witii a committee that discusses the various potemdid Ooteate llii could occur. The goal of this committee wfrh each contingeiicy.
response team wa.s
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SPOKE, Dec. 6,
New program media
The program of
the world of technology.
portion of the program.
anything that requires the right
help people utilize their
brain to generate
Darren Romkey, a training and
such a grey area that we have to take it on a per person
21st century, said
teaching the program, has a
in fine arts, a
in Internet publishing
master’s degree in digital media, a
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The program, which started Oct. 4 at the Waterloo campus, will artistic
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designated for a work term that will
“There are a training
of industries in
the area that are deciding if they
leap to the
Romkey. “They see
everyone out there in the world doing
“The basics of the digital media program is to take an artist, someone with some kind of artistic background, and give them more tools to use that are real industry now,”
used in the said.
to build a
start to finish
program, which costs could lead to careers involving the Internet and interac-
off of the graphics and animation program, which was offered by
the college’s training and develop-
The 670-hour program
and lay out an
geared toward people that already have a job or have a goal in mind.”
and Flash,” he said. The 27-week program will teach students
but they don’t
teach people cutting-edge softlike
The primary focus of the postgraduate program is the new media that is evolving, said Romkey. “What we set out to do here is to ware
to adequately teach
the animation aspect of the graph-
cation, Internet design is the pri-
and animation program, so the media and the 3-D graphics and computer modelling programs
not the only appli-
New Years Pub at
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— Page 5
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COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Public Speaking Anxiety 1 1 Do you do any of the following? H & 1) Feel extreme anxiety when thinking about doing a presentation. 5 2) Find your palms sweat, your legs shake or your heart beats wildly before, dur^ ing or after a speech. 1 3) Find your thoughts race and your mind blanks before or during a presentation. be “safe” from having to make a ^ 4) Select your program/course/assignments to 6 speech. a course by not doing a speech. ^ 5) Risk low marks or failure in illnesses (that feel real at the time) to avoid doing or excuses creative Develop ^ 6) presentations. & S 7) Let others in your group “carry” the presentation. 5 8) Fear “making a fool of yourself’ in front of teachers or peers. 6 9) Believe everyone is fairly calm but see yourself as a “wreck.” 1 5 These are some signs you may be experiencing one of the most common 6 anxieties: public speaking anxiety. It can be overcome using a planful approach thoughts; 2) relaxation and ^ involving; 1) recognizing and altering negative & positive mental rehearsal techniques; and 3) practicing in low-risk situations and & then in situations with graduated levels of risk. your potential to perform as an employee ^ If your course work, your well-being orabout Remember, avoidance actually something do to time & are affected, it is 5 increases anxiety! The following resources are available to you at the college; Anxiety group, offered through Student Services ^ 1) Join a Public Speaking 6 (2B02) in the Winter semester. i 2) Enrol in the Public Speaking option of the Anxiety and Personal Performance January, 1999). ^ course (offered in D block starting 1 Read the Anxietv and Phobia Workbook. Bourne (available at the LRC on the 5 shelf and on reserve). This approach must be supplemented with practice in front s of friends, family or classmates. 6 4) Make an appointment with a counsellor in Student Services.
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College and university unite University of Waterloo students to get hands-on welding experience By Anna
uate university students hands-on
The University of Waterloo’s mechanical engineering program
processes such as ultrasonic
has seconded Conestoga College’s
College students will also benefit
University of Waterloo approached Conestoga 2 1/2 years ago and asked the college to train and
flux-corded welding, gas tungsten
arc welding and
expertise with the univer-
Conestoga College, with co-operafrom University of Waterloo
university students an opportunity
mechanical engineering professors,
to obtain a university degree in
Norman Zhou and Hugh
mechanical engineering welding specialization.
He added the University of Waterloo doesn’t have the facili-
developed the labs programs.
which was September 1998,
gives the graduate and undergrad-
equipment into the he said.
said Conestoga is giving
work with he
the top-notch students,”
increase in the years
In another lab course, they are
the university to use Conestoga’s
learning to do a series of experi-
ahead to give college and universi-
ty graduates the skills
ples of ultra sonic testing, liquid
interact with Conestoga’s welding
penetrating testing, magnetic par-
program, but whether or not the interaction expands beyond the
“I’m tremendously enjoying the
than the University of Waterloo’s mechanical engineering department, and it is more effective for
Conestoga’s welding department has more equipment in their labs
welding, gas metal arc welding,
“This type of co-operation must
Guelph campus. Karsten Madsen, co-ordinator of the welding technology program at
University of Waterloo will trans-
shielded metal arc manual
or the expertise in welding
training in resistance spot weld-
to demonstrate the princi-
don’t train welders, but are
be able to
future government programs for
and have hands-on
expanding space, as well as the success of Waterloo’s welding
trying to educate to understand
experience with various welding processes and non-destructive
Nursing students can take the pressure By Talisha Matheson
She said students must have inon the correct way to
Eleven first-year practical nursing students held a blood pressure clinic at
take a blood pressure before they
can take someone’s pressure.
campus on Nov. 25. Sue Garlick, co-ordinator of preparatory
Novotny, professor of practical nursing at Doon campus, and her students to conduct the clinic in Cambridge.
SO they can gain
experience. Yippy Novotny,
professor ofpractical nursing
was a co-operative effort between the campuses and a Garlick said
way for the
students to practise
a varied population.
According to Novotny the purpose of the clinic was for the
dents to gain experience in taking a variety of blood pressures. “It’s
so they can gain competency
for clinical experience
and future nursing,” Novotny said.
“Students find the experience very valuable,” Novotny said. “It
their skills in taking
blood pressures and dealing with the pub-
She said the clinics are held once each semester at both campuses.
Lesley Bolt, a first-year nursing student, takes Leslie Johnston’I’s blood pressure at the blood pressure clinic held on Nov. 25 at Conestoga’s Cambridge campus, (Photo by Talisha Matheson)
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Get ready, By Anna
into the college
highest in the
Hunter said is
Thief The annual surveys of Ontario’s 25 community colleges to establish Key Performance Indicators consists of 95 mutual
lege-specific questions regarding
on the loose
obvious the thief entire
over 8,000 people have visited the
suggests students be wary of
women, who have been Students are being warned to
targets so far.
keep an eye on their belongings after numerous reports of stolen
any of their belongings are missing
A1 Hunter, supervisor of security services, said there have been
benchmarks. This year the Association had design
be included with the college’s
other four college-specific questions.
dent of operations, said the question asks the students to list in
order of preference, which service or activity is
tant to them. “If
faxing or bus
will be conducted between Feb. 7 and Feb. 11,
Conestoga College the No.
lege in Ontario.
board of directors for the 2000/01 Student Association elec-
CRO is not eligible to run in the DSA election.
um project for Canadians between the ages of 18 and
while they search for a
come back wallets
Hunter said the
theft is not discov-
their wallets later.
forum for college employees Nov. said 24, Human Resources Development Canada pours cash
from washrooms when purses or backpacks are left on washroom
please do so,”
They will fill out an application to become one of the 400 partici-
will gather in
dent of operations, said the biggest job
to get the electors to
out and vote.
to July 3 to partici-
pate in numerous legacy projects
in January after the candi-
dates have campaigned for
from June 28
elections will run for
five-month virtual trek in January
Wallets have also been stolen
a special millenni-
24 who are invited to log onto the Future Trek Web site (www.futuretrek2000
board of directors have
agreed to purchase 38 Maple Leafs
$10 raffle tickets. The winners of the tickets will be announced before the last day of classes on Dec. 22.
“You need 50
signatures to run
DSA election),” said Mike Hams, DSA vice-president of
special exhibition will
company’s Crown Royal whisky in Waterloo.
The exhibition will be held at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery at 25 Caroline St. N. This
Seagram Collection in 1997. The exhibition will trace the tory of the development of
It will also highlight Crown Royal’s relationship with Waterloo.
For more information on the looking at
exhibition call (519) 746-1882.
Dana Williams Tony Chappell
Royal highlighting the production,
case the journey of the Seagram
packaging and marketing of the
and communicate by Internet to develop plans for the summer
The National Capital Commission
will be selling
The Doon Student Association and
Compiled byT. Matheson
have no experience whatsoever but if in any way you can train
explained that the wallets are being taken out of people’s purses
Hockey fans tune
Jenn Melnyk, a third-year mar-
Compiled by T. Matheson Future Trek
possible for students to
keting student, has been elected chief returning officer by the DSA
ered until the students look for president
— Page 7
Instead of selling the tickets
hockey game tickets worth $4,200 for Conestoga College students.
around campus,” said Hunter.
young Canadians who want to get involved in the development of
they see someone suspicious
had gone missing.” Hunter said some of the stolen wallets have been recovered, but any money in the wallet was
Learning Resource Centre. Students have been leaving their purses or backpacks on
services immediately if
Several of the incidents occurred
The KPI survey
“Initially it was just lost property being reported,” said Hunter, “but then people realized that their wal-
ask the students to notify
complaints over the last couple of weeks.
to look into these
and to date
For more information about Future Trek call 1-800-465-1867 or visit the NCC Web site at www.'
programs, faculty, services and
(NCC), the organizers of Future Trek, launched their national mil-
pus as the reports have come in
By Adam Wilson
moving around the
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of an entrepreneurial environment,
entrepreneurial environment,” said
the college increased five per cent
relative to the previous year, said
want expanded powers, Conestoga College presiessential if they
dent John Tibbits told the Nov. 22
of college boards were
removed or lessened, said Tibbits, then colleges would be “masters of their
Powers such as offering applied degrees and facilitating interna-
board of governors meeting.
for completion of a
the Association of Colleges
increase the marketability of col-
lege students and significantly
province’s advocacy group for
Conestoga, said Tibbits.
futile for colleges to
explore the feasibility of
— Page 9
by the program, its locaand the makeup of faculty are
not finalized, said Tibbits.
Conestoga also had the fourth highest growth rate in applications
hoped, he added,
Conestoga would host the programming and provide the
Ontario, he added.
In other business, registrations at
enrolment at Conestoga is up 100 per cent as international students have increased from 50 last tion,
year to the current number of 100, said Tibbits.
objective, said Tibbits, is for
Conestoga to expand to 500 college’s growth rate
The next board meeting
In terms of international educa-
national students in the next five
uled for Jan. 24.
currently drafting a
In other board matters,
it was Conestoga has selected Mohawk College and
McMaster University in a
sally accepted as degrees.
EOU/UNQ Mtqmt @ Fredrick Bowling Lanes
proposed four-year nursing program.
Allowing individual college boards a degree of autonomy and
because diplomas aren’t as univer-
charter, said Tibbits.
Without applied-degree powers,
Details such as the accreditation
Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (ACAATO), the
college charters essential
ed Conestoga for a nursing partnership,
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Business gets new dean By Beverley Grondin
would then write training plans
The new dean of
the school of
“You learned a at
doing something like says.
open until 1967. “In 1969 the adult education centre joined Conestoga College,” says Clow. “I like to
that the college joined the adult
education centre, but
the only person with that view.”
says he initially taught
chair for computer
working alongside Edith Torbay
was chair of the day
says the biggest adjustment
so far has been the size of the job.
Whereas he once had nine
such as running a
staff, he now has 52 and just over 280 part-
Torbay says she and Clow have
“It was just an office on the main street and we rented facilities and whatever was available,” he says. They offered courses in
been colleagues for over 18 years, as they have worked together in
these facilities to try to bring col-
with him as co-chair of the school
lege education to rural
She says she enjoyed working of business.
was a very small operation,” he
Volunteers Needed See Alycia in the
into various positions with
In the Sanctuary
For about the past five years.
Clow has been
1972-74 in Haniston.
time teachers and about 280-300
mathematics and physics, then the college
Dec. 6th to 9th
about a whole
(Photo by Beverley Grondin)
of different jobs when you’re
of the school of business.
September, started working
College since before there was a
Andy Clow, who became dean
necessary areas were being cov-
business has been with Conestoga
“(We) w'ere able to make
was happening in where the college was becoming more visible.”
think alike in
was always easy for him to understand what my motivation so
inroads into what
was,” she says, adding that he
the northern parts
One of the
Torbay says Clow
straightforward and reliable, and
remembers fondly was his time in industrial training and consulting in the late 1970s, where people from the college would consult with the industry and make determinations as to what they wanted to do to train all new and
he cares about the students in his programs. “I have a lot of respect for him,
and I think a lot of other people do He’s very old and with age
Corrections In the Nov. 29 edition of
Spoke on Page
Golf were for a
12, in the story
off at Conestoga, prices were correct as printed, but
which consists of five lessons. Therefore, per session individuals would pay $140, groups of five would pay $105 and Conestoga students would pay $90. sion,
In the Nov. 22 edition of Spoke on Page 2, in the story Massacre commemoration in place, the rose bushes were donated by the Cambridge YWCA. Spoke apologizes for the errors.
A Full-Time, One-Year Post-Graduate Program Starting January,
DECEMBER 6â„˘ COMMEMORA TION
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the murder of 14 women students at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique and in recognition of all women who have suffered from violence, the Women 's Resource Group (in conjunction with the D.S.A.) is sponsoring: ,
GAIL WEBSTER (O.P.P. Staff Sergeant and Provincial Co-ordinator for Crisis Negotiation)
Speaking About Her Personal Experience of Sexual Assault There will also be a ceremony at 2:00 p.m. outside the Blue Cafeteria to mark the planting of 14 rose bushes - one in memory of each student killed in Montreal. Cambridge Women â€™s Crisis Services has selected Conestoga College as the site for this permanent memorial and co-ordinated the donation of commemorative plants from local organizations.
— SPOKE, Dec.
Condors tied for second place
STUDENT SERVICES WORKSHOPS FALL
By Nicole Furlong
beginning as the scoreboard was
The Conestoga Condors men’s hockey team won their second game in a row on Nov. 25 against
scoreless at the
-Fleming College in Lindsay, Ont. This gives them a 3-2-1, win-losstie
About three minutes into the second period Woodley scored the first
This places them in a three-way
second place in the Ontario
Colleges Athletic Association with
Fleming and Humber Colleges.
by Jamie Hickey.
With eight minutes Joe
Heming who came out flying in the third with Wes NeUd and Aaron
hockey against the team they
Setterington scoring a goal each
provincial championships last year.
period putting them one up on the
of guys stepped up today,”
Conestoga came back, however,
referring to the return of three-year
with Woodley and Stewart scoring
Murray who was not
a goal each only seconds apart.
able to play this season until this
Conestoga did not begin
Hunke lent play
of Darrell Woodley,
scored two goals for the team, as well as the excellent goaltending of
Anthony Gignac. “Anthony played a phenomenal game,” said Hunke. “That’s what
Shane Neil, Adam Duce, Rudney and Heimple assisted. Fleming pulled last
also referred to the excel-
need those big
The game was
their goalie in the
minute of the game and
end during that time, but Conestoga fought to the end for a well-deserved win. “We had a great comeback in the third,” Hunke said. “This was a real character-builder, and we showed a action
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minutes of the
beat out of fourth place in the
Conestoga. Dave Stewart assisted.
three exciting periods of high-quality
followed suit making the score 2-0
The determined Condors played
THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS DO NOT REQUIRE ANY SIGN UP.
goal in the bottom left-hand side of the net, assisted
Five minutes later Tyler Heimple
end of the
PREPARING FOR FINAL EXAMS
WED. DEC. 8
THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONDUCTED IN A DISCUSSION AND NETWORKING FORMAT. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE COME TO STUDENT SERVICES.
The Condors play their next home game on Dec. 8 at home against the
Humber Hawks at 7:30 p.m.
GAY, LESBIAN, AND BISEXUAL DISCUSSION AND NETWORKING -Please see
Barb Kraler in Student Sekwices
MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP -Sign
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in Student Services