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3 1 st Year

— No. 46

Massacre commemorated By Tannis Fenton

home from

the Belleville Fair

around midnight when she saw a Dec. 6

is

the day

murdered 14

women

Marc Lepine

brown

at Montreal’s

continued

Ecole Polytechnique in 1989.

To mark

women who died women who have suffered

honoured the 14 all

from violence with a commemoration ceremony and a guest speaker.

Women’s

Cambridge

As she Webster

walk,

to

noticed the same car, but thought

the 10th anniversary of

the massacre, Conestoga College

and

car driving away.

nothing of

When

it.

she turned onto an isolat-

ed road, Webster saw a person

away

metres

several

towards

walking

her.

When

Webster saw the nylon

Crisis

stocking over the person’s face,

Services, in conjunction with the

she knew she was in trouble, but it was too late. The man grabbed Webster and

YWCA

and other area sponsors,

planted

14 rose bushes in late

November outside the blue

cafete-

provide a permanent place

ria to

of commemoration.

On

Dec.

fought back.

Covered

members

6,

wrestled her to the ground as she

laid long-

in

blood from a broken

nose, Webster soon gave up strug-

stem roses on the bushes as part of

gling.

the ceremony.

nearby field and then

Katy MacRae, program director for the Cambridge YWCA, said the rose bushes symbolize the hope to end violence. Gail Webster, a Barrie

OPP

staff

sergeant and provincial co-ordinator for crisis negotiation,

spoke in

Her

As she

attacker raped her in a

brown car

the

let

her go.

ran home, Webster saw

Webster,

had followed

that

her parked near the

field.

who teaches police how compassion-

to deal with victims ately,

never reported the assault. In

fact,

she went

home

that night,

the Sanctuary about her sexual

threw her clothes in the garbage,

assault experience.

washed up and went

to bed.

Joan Magazine, a college counsellor, Sherry Bulmer, a recreation and leisure student, and Katie MacRae, YWCA program director, place roses on a rose garden commemorating the 14

women

Webster said she shares her which has been aired on CBC and NBC, to prevent the same thing from happening to

There are many reasons the moth-

and

when

not to

year-old Webster was walking

happened 25 years ago.

it

said she thought

was her

it

and she couldn’t face the

fault

Fenton)

t.

sexual assault.

er of three didn’t report the rape

She

(Photo by

Webster never sought counselling and spent the following

Webster was sponsored by the

Friday, Sept. 13, 1974, 17-

the Montreal Massacre.

authorities for fear of judgment.

Women’s Resource Group and the DSA.

On

killed in

three years haunted

by the attack

living in fear until she decided let

her attacker ruin her

life.

Seven years ago Webster started doing presentations

about her

story,

others, to tell other

be careful and to

women how to let

them know

they’re not alone.

Bursaries to be doled out next month By Walerian Czarnecki

application

form was developed,

said Walsh.

their situation, but they

soon be decided on and the

financial situation or emergency,”

provide proof.

money

be

will

given

out

in

January.

The

which

dents

who show

The bursary

PAGE 12

is

is

a non-

is

given to stu-

a financial need.

given out once a

Y2K bug

Conestoga?

or

Several things will be looked at

determining financial need

Walsh, Conestoga’s financial aid

status,

officer.

tions,

Students must

provide doc-

application process for this year,

umentation to prove their need,

she added.

lit-

which was not required before. A point system was developed to distinguish which students

information was requested and

demonstrate a financial need and

their

who

believed that too

particular

circumstances

how

large that need

is,

said Walsh.

could not be addressed on their

“This year we’ve received 600

new

applications, so not everyone will

application

forms

so

a

in the financial aid

go through the applications

and meet

to discuss certain cir-

They use the point judge need. The higher

have many

who have

“We

not provided

a receipt.” If a student

accumulates a debt

cumstances.

load of $25,000 in student loans

system

he/she receives four points.

to

Walsh explained some of the for

Students

the

with

point

cri-

system.

dependents

are

awarded three points and one point for each child. A single dependent

home would

student received

get one

living

at

point,

while a single that lives

If a

more than $9,350

OSAP funding,

“We

bursary, said Walsh.

teria

now

three

zero points,” said Walsh.

Four people

in

needs.

would receive

you did not provide a rent you would receive

points.

course load,

would be over $251

receipt then

higher need, resulting in a higher

student aid,” said Walsh.

tle

a problem,” said

rent

if it is

points.

“If

still

Walsh.

office

the student

the application will demonstrate a

resources the student has to meet

the

still

family size, accommoda-

30 per

to

must

the points that a student scores on

student’s

cent of the 10 per cent hike into

to put

is

specific about

personal

a

any other exceptional expenses and the

Complaints were received from

sting

OSAP

student loans from banks.

including

students ill

be given to those are carrying a high

debt load from either

in

Changes have been made

Page 4

“Proof

who

tuition fee increases,

“The college has

Commentary

students

year from revenue generated from said Carol

given everyone

said Walsh. Priority will

bursary,

repayable award,

Cougars.

zero points, but

will allow stu-

a chance to address their particular

will

Condors fall victim to

“We hope we’ve

considered.

The new system dents to be more

The Conestoga College Student Fund bursary amounts

Assistance

No

receive money,” she said.

he/she gets four

are trying to reduce debt

load,” said Walsh.

Students are not penalized for

working, said Walsh.

If

someone

has employment, he/she gets a point,

unless the income

large.

An unemployed

receives

Some

two

is

too

student

points.

money

away from home would receive two. Students who commute from

for students entering a two-semes-

another city receive a point.

ter

Rent

costs

would

also

be

of the

will

be held

program in January and for emergency loans, said Walsh.


Page 2

— SPOKE, Dec.

13,

1999

expand

Practical nursing to By Tannis Fenton

the

requirements

December 1998 The Council of

adopted

in

the College of

nurses (RNs), which include the

Nurses of Ontario adopted new

baccalaureate degree requirement

entry-to-practice competencies for

starting in 2005.

registered Sept.

30

nurses

practical that

lengthen the

will

three-semester practical

program beginning

on

in

nursing

2005.

chair of health sciences certificate

“There’s

their

RPN

said,

prob-

lem solving and assessment

skills

will also be emphasized.

New

technology

to

and greater

RPNs

be more proficient in these

skills,

Hacking

affects

the

“There are a number of things have driven the profession to at the level

function

required of the

RPN

The new competencies follow

and

required to learn nursing

skills

would be same as

RPNs working

the

in the field will

not be disadvantaged by the

new

the

competencies, Hacking said, but regular upgrading in the nursing

Nancy Hacking,

chair of health sciences certificate programs. (Photo by Tannis Fenton)

field

necessary depending on

is

the area of work.

cies.

“As the (RPN)

“We need

to look at putting a

stronger science base in the pro-

cutbacks in the health-care system, she said.

gram and more emphasis on phys-

“If people are in hospital today,

iology

and

pathology,”

said

Hacking.

The

two years

competencies are better taught over a longer period of time.

of performance

that

at least

program instead of a certificate. Hacking said the knowledge base

that

and

be

said

other,

Hacking.

look

will

it

long and will become a diploma

they are

much more

conditions are

clients being cared for in

the health-care system are

said.

she said

provider

gy instigated the new competen-

critical thinking,

complexity of care requires

directly

health-care

is no official decion the program’s new length,

sion

together because what affects one

of

that the practical

program may become

Although there

happening

the

work environment,” she

adding that

levels of nursing, are

within

new emphasis on

leadership role of the

Hacking added nursing

to both

RN,” she said. Hacking said increased workloads and more complex technolo-

programs.

instead of one, for example.

standardized across the province.

The changes, occurring

level

The new competencies, which were in development for nine months, involve enhancing the knowledge and skills necessary for RPNs to meet the demands of the health-care system now and in the future, said Nancy Hacking,

cants to have two science credits

registered

for

2005

in

complex and acute due

more

partly to

Hacking

said,

who can be There

is

sick

and

their

more complex,”

adding that patients

cared for

home

at

role expands, as

it

will with these competencies, there

institutions across the board, she

may be

said.

going to have to further their educa-

The new competencies will change the practical nursing pro-

courses to pick up the knowledge

gram

in several ways.

make

will

it

necessary for appli-

practising

RPNs

and come back

tion

and

Admission requirement changes

are.

an increase in acute care

and long-term care

hospital

in

skills that

that are

to school for

may be limiting their

performance in a particular

area,”

she said.

Franchising not child’s play By

Phil

Wright

Twincorp

Conestoga

College

instructor Jay

business

Moszynski

calls

it

Strassburger believes one of his

main

“My job

ern Ontario.

The

responsibilities is to moti-

vate his burgeoning workforce.

trek to swift growth

began

to

lead, not yell,

is to

empower people,” he

and

said.

1997 when

In return, he expects unquestion-

yet

demanding business philoso-

Pepsi Cola Canada Inc., the inter-

able loyalty from his employees,

phy

is

the recipe for success in the

national food and beverage firm,

who, he believes, are hired for life. Those with 25 years service not only receive words of encourage-

highly

competitive

fast-food

industry.

for Strassburger in

sold

its

restaurant division,

which

included the three well established

Barney Strassburger

Jr.,

presi-

ment

fast-food operations.

dent of Twincorp Inc., detailed the

Barney Strassburger Jr. (right), president of Twincorp Inc., with (from right) his daughter Michelle Strassburger, and students Kim Kroecker, Keri Clark and Michelle Ingram. (Photo by Phil Wright)

KFC and Taco Bell

restaurants throughout southwest-

“franchising with an attitude,” but for a local entrepreneur a simple

operates nearly

Inc.

100 Pizza Hut,

The purchaser, Tricon Global

rapid growth of his fast-food chain

Restaurants Inc., in need of cash

to a class of third-year

to reduce its debt load, sold off its

ment

managestudents on Nov. 29

asset base including the fast-food

at

studies

Conestoga’s

Doon campus.

operations.

from Strassburger, monetary awards as

directly

also

well.

When

comes

it

by the

ened old-school “I don’t allow

intrigued

ber of franchises in a series of

from Tricon resulting Twincorp becoming the largest independently owned franchise

to competition,

however, Strassburger makes an admission reminiscent of a hard-

developments, purchased a num-

Strassburger,

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but

capitalist. it,”

he declared to

his student audience.

transactions in

company In

Canada.

in

the

span

yell,

25

of

My job

Twincorp has increased

to lead, not

is

and

to

empower

months, its

num-

people.”

ber of franchises from 31 to 98

Barney Strassburger Jr.,

and the number of its employees from 460 to nearly 2,500. Although complex art

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state-of-the-

systems are essential to accom-

modate such expansion, the phi...

losophy Strassburger espouses

is

aged new franchisee and, he advantage.

rant like it’s the only one you own,” Strassburger told his audi-

Strassburger stresses the necessity

success

is

ness became q virtual obsession. “I

have lived

it

(franchise

agement), breathed

over

for

30

it

man-

and done

years,”

it

said

Strassburger.

He

and key indicators, such as and the volume of

profitability

complaints, are closely monitored for each restaurant

basis.

As

Concerns

addressed.

advice for students,

far as

when choosing

passion

a

rewarding, but more importantly, a fulfilling career.

“Pick

whatever

occupation

you’re passionate about,” he said. “Attitude

is

75 per cent of the

bat-

tle.”

Strassburger also told his rapt

runs a lean and efficient oper-

ation

added, uses such insight to his

of to

key, he added, as in his case busi-

(ext. 607)

fully realizes the vulnerabil-

of a generally highly lever-

“You have to be passionate and demanding and run every restau-

A commitment

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quite simple.

ence.

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president of Twincorp Inc.

on

a continual

are

quickly

audience that obtaining an education, in itself,

does not guarantee

success in a highly competitive business world.

“Education

is

one

tool,”

declared, “but experience

you need.”

is

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what


compete

Art students to By Nicole Furlong Post-secondary fine

arts students

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

all

will deliver a space station remote

in the competition, said

system

manipulator

and space awareness pro-

across the province have been

International Space Station aboard

tion

by the Canadian Space Agency to participate in a compe-

space shuttle Endeavour during

gram.

invited

tition

“We’re trying

Mission STS-100.

Marilyn

manager of the educa-

Steinberg,

the

to

fine arts students to participate

open the com-

to

Hubert, Que.,

holding the

is

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

wear the

will

chosen patch design on the

flight.

Canadian Patch Design Contest, which involves fine arts students designing the official patch for

The space mission, which fall

of 2000,

for

Canada

take flight in the

event

historic

will is

a

as

winner will

prize

Hadfield will wear the chosen

122 educational

to as

but

possible,

flight.

Information packages have been sent to

up

petition

receive a signed copy of the origi-

fine arts course in a

nal artwork as well as a letter of

versity, fine arts

by

signed

congratulations

we

level of skill

one entry per participant.

Employees

of

Canadian

the

Space Agency and the Canadian

prize of $500.

There are several rules students must take into consideration when

Space Resource Centres and

creating their patch.

ble to participate.

immediate families are not

must

Participants

maintain the

Hadfield and either the Canadian

2000

are looking for,”

commu-

nity college are eligible to submit

intent to participate

flag or red

maple

woven format and submitted

their eligi-

register their

by

Jan.

15,

.

Entries

leaf.

Entries must be transferable to a

Steinberg added the point of this

tions across the province inviting

Canadian uni-

school or

STS-100, the use of the name

she said.

institu-

in a

fine arts faculty or enrolled in a

as

wide a group

still

colour in two sizes.

Canadian students registered

Canada.

Patches must include the words

patch design on the

“Mission Hadfield.”

The grand

Quebec and a cash

the space agency, located in Saintfirst

to support educa-

is

tional excellence in

the Mission Hadfield launch in

launch the winner’s future career. In support of higher education,

competition

Hadfield, a personal invitation to

has the potential to

that

patch design

in

must be sent

agency no

later

to the space

than Feb.

1

,

2000

in

5 p.m. Eastern Standard time.

in

ble for the

In brief

DSA

reviews survey

following year,” she said.

“We

will

By Anna

An

Sajfert

once because we’d be looking survey

evaluation

for

Conestoga faculty members was

Doon

presented to the Association

at

Student

a Nov. 30 executive

Deborah

director

Croft,

of

resources, and Bill Jeffrey,

dean of health sciences,

intro-

duced the performance appraisal which is used to evaluate

process,

college faculty in several ways,

including the student appraisal of

teaching

(SAT),

self-appraisal,

peer appraisal and program chair’s or dean’s review of the appraisals. Croft said while the full- and part-time faculty will be assessed

every two years,

all

probationary

and new teachers will be reviewed

She added the faculty would be minimum of two courses, including at least one new assessed in a

eourse

it

selected for the

first

other half will be

sig-

100 signatures,

said

2.5 per cent of the

campus

more appropriate represents a higher num-

population, it

is

school or in the community

“on the job.”

The new course January,

but will

offered in the

will

start

normally be

Joe Martin, dean of applied

arts,

“We want

for

volunteer

president Ellen

By Walerian Czarnecki

be divided into $500 awards and given annually to four students

to

show

being met,” he

appraisal

The Doon Student Association executive has reviewed an outline

questions have

for a

the teachers might

have the opportunity

to

new

compose

elective course that will

be offered

The Skills

previous years, Jeffrey said.

own

program

Any

been made more specific and extensive this year compared to

their

elective course

said.

Conestoga College is hoping to be the first college to be ISO certified.

The

new $2,000

scholarship will

able

to

is

who

cent in Grade

who

work.

per

Voisin, a Kitchener business leader

of

80

12 subjects, has

shown leadership

attest to that

has achieved an

Conestoga College.

average

can

and entrepreneur

during

chain of

two years of high school and volunteered either in high

January.

skills

who founded

the

M&M Meat Shops.

Winners

will

be

notified

in

Student

only avail-

DSA

members

questions for the SATs.

called Managerial

Through

Leadership,

overall

as

A transcript of high school marks must also be attached and submitted to the awards office by Dec. 15. has been The scholarship honour Mac established to

the last

at the college.

course,

at

student

and

well

as

ance counsellor or others

A

entering any three-year business

New

work,

supporting letters from a guid-

consuming.”

“The college also has

complete

submission form, provide

that demonstrate leadership

scholarship

and so consistent faculty evalua-

evidence that the ISO policies are

15.

must

New

tions are required.

examine the quality of

education at Conestoga College

Applicants the

Menage. “Getting 50 signatures takes about 30 minutes and while it’s not hard, it may be time

tinue to

for application sub-

Dec.

will be the instructor.

effort into the elec-

DSA

said

tion,”

is

is eligi-

Scholarship.

a letter outlining their activities

the future candidates

more

to put

Mac Voisin

The deadline missions

semester.

fall

ber of student votes.

executive

because

it is

a

48-hour credit course with only eight hours of formal class time.

where be randomly year, and the

executive has decided the candi-

assessed the

dates in the

50-50,

half the faculty will

is

because

Tougher policy

if pertinent.

“We’ll divide

the

wanted the

Organization

DSA

The which

Standardization committee to con-

He added

every semester.

at

Conestoga pres-

Jeffrey said that

ident John Tibbits International

meeting.

human

more than 36,000 SATs.” Croft said most teachers felt process would be horrendous.

have to collect 100, not 50

natures, to enter the executive race.

can’t evaluate the entire faculty at

The Doon Student Association

DSA

election 2000/01

The remainder

of the hours must be practical experience,

DSA

which the

executive will obtain

Boycotting Molson

^ Beat CD On Goes OUTLET I

Ed Simon, left, Cosmo Chimienti, centre, and Jerry MacIntyre are CAW workers on gainst Molson, which is closing down the Barrie plant. They were at Conestoga College on Dec. 1 to ask students to boycott Molson’s products and support Labatt.

strike

from McDonalds)

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— SPOKE, Dec.

Page 4

13,

1999

Conestoga College

No.

is

Conestoga College president John Tibbits recently revealed

1

details of

the college’s $39-million capital plans in a special capital fund application to the provincial

Among

government's SuperBuild Growth Fund.

other things, Conestoga

is looking to build a 25,000 squaremetre campus on University Avenue in Waterloo with preliminary plans for a four- year nursing program, police and emergency services pro-

gramming as well as broadened communications programming. The nursing program would include the participation of McMaster University and

Mohawk

College, giving nursing students the opportu-

compete with those graduating from university programs. The future of Conestoga College is looking bright. The Writing Centre was officially opened this past September as

nity to

part

of the Learning Opportunities project.

The

project is a provincial task force

which has set aside $30 million implement projects to increase the aca-

for eight post-secondary sites to

demic success of students with specific learning disabilities Approximately $2.7 million of that money will be given to Conestoga over the next four years.

We also saw this past fall

the opening of the new IT centre at the Waterloo campus and the new machine shop at the Guelph campus.

The in-fill addition to the main teaching building at Doon campus expanded the technology wing and created additional classrooms. The college also obtained approval from the CRTC this past July for a FM radio station, which should be on air by fall 2000. On top of all these expansions and developments, the Ontario colleges’ Key Performance Indicators (KPI) surveys rated our college as number in graduate employment and graduate satisfaction. The college was tied for number one in the province in overall student satisfaction with number one standing in quality of services and quality of facilities and one

resources.

At a rime when ondary

the province is cutting

institutions,

are increasingly

back on funding for post-secour college continues to expand and our programs

more competitive.

We should be proud to be part of an institution that is proceeding into the next millenium in such a strong, progressive and confident manner.

Funding for post-secondary education

a hard thing to

is

come by

these

days.

Conestoga ready

Is The

The Tory government cut post-secondary funding by $30 November by creating greater restrictions on student loans.

million in

millennium

The

rapidly

is

us faster than

we expect if we’re not

adequately prepared for the repersays spending per student is down, because enrolment is increasing while grants have remained relatively stable since 1996.

cussions

Conestoga College’s base provincial operating grant was $19.1 million from 1997 to 1998, which is down $6.8 million from the 1992 to 1993

speculation about what will happen

when

grant, according to

Jan.

Mullan.

it

may

bring.

is

up nine per cent

world

In light of all this financial hardship,

security

While

is

driving around in a

it

seems hard to believe

new $16,000

that college

and

is

bracing

Initially,

worry or

Nicole

and

according

Equipment has been upgraded

Y2K preparations were completed.

of

two

dig-

a

year

represent

itself for the worst.

to

the

date, in order to save space

back as two or

as far

and

time.

This causes a problem in the com-

mean the end of we know it.

the millennium to

puter world because

to

A] Hunter, supervisor of security services, it will cost more money than paying security staff out-of-pocket expenses to use their own cars while on

the world, as

changes to 2000, computers don’t

college security business.

the

Hunter told Spoke for a story in

be a comfort

The The

car

is

to college students

reassuring

them

its

flexibility,

Nov. 29 edition that the new car will

and employees.

this is

a safe campus, he said.

car illustrates that the college has

its

priorities in the

Before the college leases a car for security services,

it

gymnasium

could consider low-

outside school hours.

not that the college

which forces them to increase tuition, does the college really need to spend more money to lease a car for security services?

SPOKE

is

mean It is

hysteria

because

this

has

dissipated

generation

embraced superstitions such chic

phenomenon.

immune

has

Conestoga

might be

to prepare for

might arise

ogists around the globe.

The

Phone: 748-5220

299 Doon Valley

Dr.,

Room 4BI5,

Kitchener, Ontario,

N2G 4M4.

691, 692, 693, 694 Fax: 748-3534 E-mail: spoke@conestogac.on.ca

Y2K

is

not overly wor-

because they

Y2K issues.

director of infor-

Y2K

problems

that

bility,

he

said.

Kevin Mullan, vice-president of finance and administration opera-

few thousand

tions, says a

A

help desk has been set up for

students to report corrupted equipthis

desk by

school and entering

extension 444.

students

they

may

ment

at

is

giving to

any problems

encounter with equip-

school and check their envi-

ronment

at

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the college

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home

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students,

to

make

sure

working properly.

sit

back, relax and

new millennium keep some candles

enjoy what the

and water handy!

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to

May

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Keeping Conestoga College connected

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The committee ried about

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SPOKE’s

solve these

mation technology services, says a lot has been done over the past year

down.

problem remains, however. Y2K is worrying computer technol-

to

85 per cent

to

ment. They can reach

worldwide

as

Pimenoff said.

calling the

September 1998, a four-person committee was flagged at

to the possibility of a melt-

80

are about

the year 1900.

In

as

A

to

technological problems.

forms and psy-

We

it

“We ready,”

expected to cost well over $1

trillion

This

the year

date correctly and will perceive

and

to a halt

when

have the capacity to interpret that

dropping,

general chaos were predicted in the

extraterrestrial life

that students

Spoke

elevators

economies coming

place.

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It’s

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sky,

1970s.

wrong

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Visions of airplanes falling out of

high-risk

ago

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at

was

its

Furlong

is

first

problems such as whether the electricity and heat will be affected.

when the final

on

2000, and whether there

committee look

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SPOKE, Dec.

ECE

in both of their

placement posi-

College students

Both students were awarded

A1 Gmelin

their

award from the Preston Rotary

first-

20,

and Christine

Deneau, 26, second-year early childhood education (ECE) students,

outstanding

work

for

in their

and second-field placements.

Evers had an 89 per cent and

club.

Lisa Evers,

each

received

$300

a

an awards

cheque on Oct. 21

at

ceremony held

Grand Valley

at the

— Page

Deneau had a 93 per Evers and Deneau

said Birdena

ECE

Hamilton-Armitage,

gram

was really happy,” Deneau was in shock, but the extra money helped pay bills.” Evers said she bought school supplies with the money. “I did “I

pro-

them they were

called

co-ordinator,

and announced that both award winners. kinda forgot about

they had to score over 80 per cent

“I didn’t think I’d get

nothing fun with

Deneau

cent.

Golf and Country Club. To be considered for the award

it,”

she said.

and

said she paid rent

bought school supplies with the

money.

Both students

will graduate in

Evers hopes to work

April 2000.

with a government agency or chil-

“I filled out the application it,”

Evers

and said.

anyway.”

it

Deneau

dren’s services.

would

like to

said she

pursue a teaching

career

Christine

Deneau

(left)

and Lisa Evers are the winners

Gmelin award.

The

Bombs away

of the Al

(Photo by Talisha Matheson)

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— SPOKE, Dec.

13,

1999

Students show

off

projects to industry By Beverley Grondin

the students’ work.

of their third-year architectural

Local teachers and high school Architectural

engineering tech-

nology students displayed their

in-

progress projects to local industries at

Network 2000

cafeteria,

Dec.

blue

in the

were also invited

tech-

nology program co-ordinator,

said'

to the

evening

presentation.

“The reason

for

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construction

A

project.

cash prize of $200, as well as

door

prizes,

was awarded

to first-

place winners Steve Clark, Sean

connect our students and high school students with the is

1.

Gord Lipke, engineering

students interested in architecture

team

industry,”

said

Parsons, Darryl Denny and Eric Drozdek for their project. Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc. of Waterloo donated the

about 30 industry representatives,

Lipke.

from companies such as TacomaSteckley and Glass, were

He

year projects were displayed and

invited to set

industry representatives voted on

their

up displays about companies as well as look at

money for the prize. The owners of the construction company, Dave Blarney and Bemie Melloul, graduated from

the most professional presentation

Conestoga

KW

said

first-,

second- and third-

in 1972.

Third-year architectural engineering technology students Steve Clark, (left), Darryl Denny, Parsons (back) and Eric Drozdek won first place for their design project.

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By Walerian Czarnecki The Dolphin’s Cry sounds good, new CD, The Distance to Here, was money well really good. Live’s

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SPOKE,

Condors on

Dec. 13, 1999

thin ice

Conestoga

suffers loss of four integral players

By Nicole Furlong Conestoga’s men’s hockey team has recently lost four integral players, three

due

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will

edge on slippery

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Turcotte’s physi-

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worse over the season. Hanlon played for the first month

Ken

Team captain Ian MacDonald has demically ineligible. Whether he

was

will

lost

next

shoved by a Cambrian player,

loss of four essential players

has caused problems, said coach

left the

Condor

The

Turcotte,

seek physiotherapy.

again. first-year

firmed.

of the season, but was forced to

mended he never play hockey The

team because he

is

aca-

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remains

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Galerno.

Lineups have had to be changed. Players

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Galerno said he

is

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and

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has played in

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B

said he’s

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again, but

son for

more

the Nov. 20 game.

“Cambrian have always been there

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Despite these crucial setbacks,

Condors

the

C leagues as well,

Jr.

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rivals,” said

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who shoved Turcotte.

Turcotte said Cambrian’s knov^i

very

is

surgery.”

blaming the Cambrian

is

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“Cambrian have always rivals”

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— Page 11

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it.

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“It

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would most

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Sports

Cougars prey on Condors By Adam Wilson

the

game up once

again at 10:35.

Galbraith assisted on the goal.

Despite great defence and goaltending, the Conestoga Condors

were

still

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against the Sault Cougars Dec. 3

Kenneth

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for the next

to get to

day does not help you

get to sleep.

To

learn

more about healthy

lifestyle habits, talk to a counsellor in

Services.

A message from r=i

Student Services

(Room 2B02).

Student

of

the

third

Conestoga replied with a

and

last ditch

scoring with 3:33 to go in

effort,

the game.

The Condors’

goal

last

was

Cougars.

Coach Ken Galemo

said the

Condors played an excellent game, both defensively and offen-

The Condors came out flying in when Dave Galbraith scored at 3:45. He was assisted by Shaun Spence and Adam

college game,” he said, “it can

Duce.

only -reflect good things on a

the second,

power

Dave Stewart scored on the play

at

8:45 tying the

at 2-2.

sively.

“Any time when you hold a team 20 or so shots on net during a

to

team’s defence.”

Galemo added was probably defensive

Jamie Hickey and Jon Suckert

that this

the

game

game

team’s best

so far this sea-

son.

The Condors dominated the Cougars in the second period, out-

Even though there are some key on the Condors’ roster at the moment, Galemo said the team still played awesome and

shooting them 17-4 and playing

they deserved a

solid defence.

come

goal.

As

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penalties.

contributed on the game-tying

the day.

a a

Conestoga was unable to score the first, even though the Cougars racked up 16 minutes in

in

game

help improve your sleep:

Sault scored their fifth goal

15:02

ed by Woodley and Galbraith making the final score 5-4 for the

back,

1

at

ending the peri-

lead.

Continuing with their come-

restless leg

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1

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maintenance insomnia (frequent wakening and diffinight) and early morning wakening. Others include

hypersomnia (sleeping too much), sleep apnea (severe snoring) and syndrome (leg discomfort and jerking). These

more than

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to fall asleep), sleep

culty returning to sleep at

1

stresses.

1

power-

play goal to take a 4-3 lead.

scored by Sean Murray and assist-

od with a 2-0

Night's Sleep

after

Jamie Taylor. Sault added another soft goal at 18:43

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: A Good

on a weak shot

later,

ing, Sault scored another

The

period was

as they outshot the

Condors’ assistant captain Darrell Woodley, tries to shovel the puck past a sprawling member of '•.he Sault Cougars on Dec. 3 at the Kenneth E. Hunter Recreation Centre. (Photo by Adam Wilson)

Less than a minute

Brad Marshall took a questionable double minor penalty for spear-

injuries

the third period started, the

He

to the

said

some

see-saw battle between the two

stepping up to

teams began.

team’s roster.

After a quick power-play goal by the

Cougars,

Darrell

Woodley

scored a short-handed goal, tying

“I

think

much

better out-

game. players are really

fill

the voids

was Dave game of the year,”

that

Galbraith’s best

on the

remarked Galemo.


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