Page 1

In-camera session

Comedian

delivers laughs

upsets reporter By Ray Bowe

debates are not recorded.

A Spoke reporter questioned DSA executive -members about

the executive meeting minutes

their

in-camera sessions during a

DSA

meeting on March

DSA

the

Day

Patrick’s

discussed

St.

events, funding for

message machines and

electronic

an upcoming seminar.

According

Laura Czekaj, edi-

to

AOC approves ISO

ed for about an hour before

steering committee policy.

president Ellen

motion

PAGES

to

DSA

Menage made

the

go in-camera.

an annual survey of

community

colleges.

consists of 95 mutual

and

services

facilities.

establish

KPI

accountability

stu-

Menage

Czekaj,

to

was too sen-

said the subject matter

executive

March I* For story see page

leave.

Czekaj argued her point of view

meeting subsequently continued in-camera.

“We

Police project targets

area

DSA

word,” said

By Laura Czekaj

brainstorming, budget issues and,

County

She

also said she thought she had

a

is

DSA. The DSA’s mission statement

student represented by the

states “the

DSA

is

committed

to

addressing the issues that concern

membership, while providing

its

opportunities for social and educational

ing in-camera sessions put forth in

DSA’s executive committee

meetings policy book, attendance at

in-camera meetings

to executive staff

is restricted

committee members,

and college advisers. In some

instances staff will not be permitted

in-camera meeting entails

matters determined by the executive

committee

The

subject matter must be item-

to

be confidential.

ized on the agenda and a vote must

be conducted to move in-camera.

The agenda for the March 6 meetshow an in-camera ses-

ing did not

sion, nor the topics to

be covered.

Only motions and the

results

of

the vote are recorded in an in-cam-

era

meeting.

I

same room out

have everybody

same

at the

in the

time, with-

DSA is reasons. We

being publicized. The

it

aware of the

legal

aren’t speaking

on things

to hide

from students,” said Menage.

DSA

two open board

to institute

types of meetings:

Discussion

and

may be on

the loose

Waterloo Region and Wellington

also said

all

in their teens or early

against

However,

20s and

all

morn-

incident,

window and

the

suspect

then proceeded to

disable the phones.

know what

ly strong or.

they are

is

that

much

greater.”

A1 Hunter, security supervisor

at

Conestoga College, said the college is

Rick Lehman of the

Staff Sgt.

advises

doing, the chances of being the vic-

tim of that weapon

each

he

it.

victim of the weapon,” said Lehman. “Unless they are extreme-

ing.

or

wishes to keep a weapon by her bedside.

female and

attacks occurred in the early

In

up

“The trouble with taking a weapon to bed is you may be the

Guelph and Kitchener.

The victims were

it is

whether she

in

one suspect was

after

entered through an unlocked door

The college administration has advised the

Waterloo regional police suspect

linked to five recent attacks

“Closed sessions are the only

prepared for such incidents.

He

Conestoga has 24-hour

said

and offers programs

and closed executive meetings, said Menage.

Waterloo regional police said two

security

of the incidents have resulted in

WalkSafe, which have been estab-

when we

rape and during one of the incidents

“It’s

feel

very difficult for us

our voice

is

not being heard in

the (Spoke) articles,” said

‘There

is

no opportunity for us

our stance.

clarify

Menage.

We

to

need Spoke

to get our views across to students.”

Menage

then criticized

Spoke

taking an editorial stance

to attend.

An

dealing with Spoke.

meetings

advancement.”

According to guidelines regardthe

lately, issues

time that

the right to stay because she

an interview. She added

He

to each individual as to

because she believes she

in

remain locked.

president Ellen

in

involves staff or

serial rapist

don’t treat in-camera ses-

involving people, sensitive issues,

it

Donna Pyves)

The

before leaving the meeting.

college paper, said she remained

budget issues.

6, (Photo by

provided

meeting or Czekaj would have to

a serial rapist

dis-

Conestoga

have to adjourn the

either

the closed sessions deal with issues

DSA

McCaw Women at

Donna

Author

Menage

cussion unless

.

have to go by what

sions in the corporate sense of the

the executive decid-

should be able to cover

out of control

DSA

dents say.”

to go in-camera, Czekaj, who was covering the meeting for the

seated

Violence getting

ment type of committee. However, the

-dinner

ed

Page 2

to the

who own and

Menage said the

Even though

Commentary

opposed

operate the school in a manage-

would

and excellence benchmarks.

PAGES

to the students, as

said

should answer

reporter.

Czekaj.

questions regarding programs, fac-

Food for thought at women’s resource dinner.

motion,”

the

DSA

Czekaj. “The

and the funding

are

surveys

fought

ever

entertainment fof|the Celebrating

questions and five college-specific

ulty,

be taken

to

speak about in front of a

Ontario’s 25

The survey

seemed

sitive to

that,” said

KPIs

DSA

aback maybe because nobody had

KPI (Key Performance

Indicators) surveys

from

go in-camera and

to

According

‘There were unintentional hints referring to

motion

another to end the session.

board of governors,

of Spoke, the meeting proceed-

tor

a

‘The

6.

Prior to the motion to go in-camera,

The only information provided in was

doesn’t have

all

due

is

to

it

of the information.

we may

The

latest attack

was on Feb. 2 1

at

about 2:20 a.m., when a female university student

man

awoke

to find a

members

lying beside her bed.

When

a waste of time doing inter-

as

well

other rapists in the

region, the police have established a

dubbed Project Lock-Up.

views with Spoke, said Menage,

task force

because reporters don’t get the

Lehman, who heads the task force, said the logical way to avoid

facts straight, the executive

ber

is

memmay

misquoted, or the story

not even be printed or covered.

being the victim of this suspect

make

sure

all

is

to

doors and windows

who

will escort

them

to

However, Hunter says even pro-

WalkSafe can’t protect

like if

the individual doesn’t

have an escape plan. 'St's best to

hope

as

safely.

from 6:45-

their cars.

someone

28.

available

10:45 p.m. and pairs students with

ran away.

20 and

is

a volunteer

grams

In an attempt to catch this rapist,

believe

and from the buildings

she questioned him, he got up and

as a white male between the ages of

executive

lished to assist students in getting to

WalkSafe

carrying a weapon.

nervousness about

students,” she said.

it’s

believed to have been

Victims of the rapist describe him

whether the information will get to

Some

is

hesi-

“Part of the reason tate

for

when

the suspect

like

plan for the worst and

for the best,” Hunter said. “If

someone

feels anxious, they proba-

bly have a reason to feel that way.”

He

also said to avoid being in a

dangerous

situation,

people should

stay in well-lit areas, always walk

with a friend and plan the route

ahead of time.

See Task force

page 10


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Student jobs

abundance

in

The youth unemployment the lowest

it

rate is steady at 12.5 per cent, has been in 10 years, according to Statistics

Canada. Kevin Makra, president of the Student Employment Network, said in a press release that this year more than 40 per cent of the approximately 900 employers they corresponded with have expressed optimism in hiring students this summer. Every year Makra conducts research into what employers look for when they hire and publishes his findings in

The Canada Student Employment Guide and The Canadian Job Directory. “The lower youth unemployment firms need to be more proactive in tions,” he said.

Makra

rate will filling

mean some

seasonal posi-

says a lot of the seasonal jobs are being offered

on an entry-level basis, so retail, clerical and outdoor seasonal jobs are a good bet. However, he stresses students should not ignore the hitech sector, which is experiencing tremendous growth. With all this talk about youth unemployment being low and the great market for seasonal jobs, what does it mean for Conestoga College students? Mary Wright, manager of student employment, co-op education and alumni services, says the number of postings for summer jobs last year was 1,223, and as of today

summer postings. More companies are expected to

there are 1,216

by June and

post job opportunities

July.

Therefore, Wright says she expects there will be more postings this year than last. She also said that the low youth unemployment rate is a reflection of how grads are finding jobs. ‘There is a great market for grads right now,” she said. Each year employment services posts potential jobs, and there are more each year which is an indication of the

lower youth unemployment rate. In 1996-97 there were 1,838 jobs posted by employment services at Conestoga. In 1997-98 there were 3,062 job postings and in 1998-99 there were 4,688 job opportuni-

Violence out of control When I was growing up my mother use me

always tell to be care-

ful

when

to

I

leaving

to

Conestoga is the number 1 rated school for graduate employment. In 1997-98, applied arts- had 97 per cent of its grads find employment. In the school of business in 1997-98, 93 per cent of its students found employment, and in health sciences and community services, in 1997-98, 97 per cent of its grads found employment. Although there are so many optimistic reports on finding a job, Makra warns that one thing has never changed in the job hunt, and that is marketing yourself. “It doesn’t matter if the unemployment rate is two per cent or 20 per cent, the rules for finding work are still the same,” says Makra. “A young person needs to work hard if they are going to find a job.” Makra also said that young people need to market themthat

Then

was

selves like they are selling a car.

“In a lot of cases you already have what an employer wants, it’s just a question of how best to get your message across,” he said.

return,

always

29,

lives.

the boy that killed Kayla Rolland on

is

Mount

in

Morris

Township, Mich., with a stolen

In I

would

tell

her

.32-calibre handgun.

The boy

be

no

expelled,

but

will

criminal

she was being

charges will be laid because the

paranoid.

boy is too young what he did.

was wrong. Through the years I

how

I

have

real-

has become. It seems nobody can go out and have fun without witnessing an act of violence or worse yet, being involved in vioized

violent

society

lence.

My

question

is

understand

to

weapon but

not

Oakville, Feb. 26.

Several bullets hit Harcharan Singh Brar after he was followed home and shot. It appears no matter where you go you could be putting your life in danger. Whether you are at fire, at work, dance club or on your way home to be with your family, you

school, putting out a in a

are at risk.

to understand

how

boy can

the

aim and

know

fire

that

a

guns

It

is

important not only to be

aware of the dangers lurking around us, but perhaps more is

to live with so

The sad

kill.

On March

bouncer at the Spin Cat club in Toronto was killed by a gunshot wound to the 4, a

how horrible much violence.

important to realize it

there

part

is little

individuals feel

is

they can do to pre-

we need

vent violence but

body

to

do

every-

their part in stopping

Recently I read about several murders and assaults in the news that have all occurred in places

shooting was that the patron was

such crimes, crimes we to learn to live with if

rejected entry to the club, so he

work together

they shouldn’t have.

pulled out a gun.

Lessons of anti-violence must start in the home. We must teach

On March 8, in Memphis, Tenn., two firemen and a sheriff’s deputy were shot and killed when they were ambushed during an attempt to put out a house fire. The gunman was a firefighter.

Now

Spoke

there

Feb.

to death in

but also about getting shot

six-year-old

the

house.

fire,

while trying to save

ties.

Wright also pointed out

worry about burning

the

firefighters don’t only

have

head.

The apparent reason

for the

I’m sure he won’t be rejected entry to

to prevent them.

future generations to solve prob-

jail.

People are no longer safe in their own homes. A self-made businessman and father of three was lucky to survive a hail of bullets outside his house in

lems with words not weapons. If we cannot accomplish this, we are simply giving in to the tragic end patterns are taking towards - murder and death.

these

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SPOKE, March

20,

2000

— Page 3

Bursary for EET By Laura Czekaj

electronics engineering technolo-

the application can be from work done while at Conestoga, work done in the community or from high school projects. She recom-

gy program have an opportunity to receive a $1,500 bursary from the

tion

activity

that

Keith Pritchard trust fund, donat-

demonstrates the student’s

abili-

Students in Conestoga College’s

ed

by

Technologies

S-S

mends

in

ties as

The award will be presented to two EET students who will receive the bursary in the upcom-

ativity

Waterloo.

ing

fall

semester.

Applications are judged by a

committee of

at least three peo-

ple at S-S Technologies and win-

number of

students include informa-

about

an

a leader.

“They have to demonstrate creby something that they something they present or

write,

something they have put togeth-

“When

they set up

er,”

she said.

this

award, they were looking for

good

all-arounders,

which

is

what

Keith Pritchard was.”

sented in a professional manner.

was a graduate of the program at Conestoga and he remained connected to the college as a program adviser for the program until his death in 1996 at the age of 47. Pritchard is described by Rick

The

Brock, S-S Technologies chair-

ners are chosen on a

Pritchard

EET

criteria.

Criteria that determine whether

the application

is

eligible include

whether the application contains thorough information and

pre-

is

good

student must also be in

academic standing

to

be consid-

man and CEO,

as a skilled busi-

nessman with remarkable com-

ered.

Once

the application has been

evaluated, students are judged on

whether they have shown leadership

28th March Brunswick Fredrick Lanes

Tues.

among

their

and

peers

demonstrated creativity

in

the

work being submitted. Also included should be faculty

in the application

letters

or

of support from

other

appropriate

sources.

Carol Walsh, financial aid and

awards

officer, said projects that

can be used

in

conjunction with

mon

sense.

“Pritchard built a strong team at

S-S Technologies and

we

intend

on carrying on his vision,” said Brock.

S-S Technologies has made the award available to students in first and second-year EET courses.

Applications can be obtained from the financial aid and awards office.

tions is

The deadline March 30.

for applica-

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Conestoga offering M2 By Sherri Osment

Under graduated motorcyclist

A new course

is

motorcycle training going to be offered at

the

graduated licencing

guidelines, there are several steps

involved in gaining a full

M,

or

the experi-

is

enced rider program, or M2 exit, and it is designed to help motorcyclists

prepare for the

M2 exit test.

a

class of licencing for at

60 days,

least

after

which

ing either a training course or a

by

the Ministry

of Transportation.

Ml

class

from riding after dark or with a passenger or on limited access highways such as the 410 or the Conestoga expressway. riders

Ml

and

M2 stages,

In order to take the

M2

exit test,

either through the college course

from

or

Ministry

the

of

Transportation, a rider must have

M2 licence for a minimum of

18 months.

To take the course offered at Conestoga, a rider must have his or her own equipment, including a certified

helmet,

sturdy full-fin-

course

gered gloves, sturdy pants, jacket and boots that cover the ankle. Riders must also have their

alcohol level while riding.

their

restrictions in the

prohibit

During both the

a rider must maintain a zero blood-

the rider

M2 class by tak-

riding test offered

The

motorcycle licence.

The new program

Ml

can move into the

Conestoga College.

Under

the

licencing,

required to be in

is

exit

own

minimum 250

motorcycle with a cc engine.

The

cost of the

M2 exit course at

have a valid

Ml

licence, or begin-

same equipment required for the M2 course. The motorcycles and gas are provided for this course. The cost of ner’s, as well as the

this

course

The

Ml

is

$299.

course

offered every

Conestoga is $249. Conestoga is still offering the motorcycle training course for

weekend, except holidays, from March 31 to Oct. 27. There are

novice riders, or experienced rid-

only 10

ers

who

are getting back into rid-

ing and need a refresher.

To take

this course, a rider

must

is

M2 courses being offered.

For more information call Conestoga College at 748-5220 656.

ext.

Women’s Day celebrated By Donna Ryves

include poetry and short stories,

Conestoga College’s Women’s

Group

Resource International

March

by holding

7,

Celebrating

annual

celebrated

Day

Women’s its

second

Women

at

Conestoga dinner.

The

event

was held

the

in

some of which centre around lives of women.

struggle

and appreciate the

women

have been going

McCaw.

through,”

said

rights of

women

some

countries.

The few women

who have

Second-year students in the col-

on behalf of other

lege’s food

and beverage manage-

ment program prepared the meal. Nancy Hamacher, a general arts and science faculty member Conestoga, entertained

at

at the din-

ner with her Sweet Adeline quartet called Connections.

Author and comedian Donna

McCaw

also provided entertain-

ment by reading from her books and sharing anecdotes. She has written several books, which

voices need to use them

women

gram, accepted the donation on behalf of Mary’s Place.

also entertained at last

be your mother, ter,”

life.

to our

They could

sister or

daugh-

said Poynter.

Many

of the

women

suffer

from

have problems with substance abuse or have been abused.

“We’re very fortunate as a com-

Barb Kraler, a counsellor with college’s

had a

schizophrenia or depression or

year’s dinner.

the

women who come

“The

shelter all

and

themselves.”

McCaw

YWCA presmember with

the college’s social services pro-

“The

are eroding in

Waterloo campus dining room.

women.

Madeleine Poynter, ident and a faculty

“I think it’s important to cele-

brate awareness

shelter for

the

student

services,

munity

spoke on behalf of Canadians Against Violence. CAVEAT is an

said.

organization dedicated to working

began

to

have Mary’s Place,” she

International

Women’s

New York City 1857, when women in

Day

on March

together for safety, peace and jus-

8,

The women’s resource group donated $300 from the dinner’s

low wages, long working hours and poor working conditions in the garment and textile factories.

tice.

proceeds to Mary’s Place, a local

protested

Joyce

Irving,

holds the

DSA / Conestoga Coiege

program administrator

new

for continuing education,

approved by

quality policy statement recently

AOC. (Photo by Laura Czekaj)

AOC

Event

gives approval

to college’s quality

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TO eA

.

policy statement By Laura Czekaj

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College

&r,

The ISO steering committee is one step closer to having Conestoga College certified, now that the academic operations committee has approved

to

the college’s quality policy state-

tion

ment.

steering

The statement

Ttui n extent/ j^o/t

is

similar to a

tli

c tcxji

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meet the needs of our

nities.”

Joyce Irving, program administrator

for continuing

and

ment

designed

up

to in its goal to satisfy stu-

dards for consistency and quality for businesses to follow.

The statement was and

it

AOC

states,

member

educa-

of the

ISO

committee, said the

will be displayed

by

on was

Charlotte

DeGiobbi, a third-year graphic design student.

Conestoga is in the process of becoming certified by the ISO which is an organization that sets definable and documented stan-

approved by

a

design for the plaque the state-

what the college intends to

live

stu-

employees and commu-

dents,

mission statement that sums up

dents and faculty.

000

seeks

continually

opportunities for improvement

officially

on March 8 “Conestoga

The design

that

was chosen

for

the plaque displays the school’s

logo, a blue and red crest, in the

background and the policy

ment written over

state-

it.

Irving said the statement will

be posted sometime in April the entrances to all

College campuses.

at

Conestoga


SPOKE, March

Condors By

Sherri

Osment

been

regional

Conestoga College The women’s indoor soccer league team lost their game on March 7 6-2 to the Alumni team. The Alumni managed to get six '

goals throughout the game, while the

Condors weren’t able

on the scoreboard

to get

until the

dying

games on March

at

games were Alumni team.

regional

of the

first

Condor goal

was

scored with only a few minutes

Condor coach Geoff Johnstone Condors weren’t playing

said the

much emotion because

they

ended with an 8-4

Johnstone said that while he

“They’re (the Alumni) basically

is

always disappointed

no shame

game, sometimes the teams need a reminder that they need to com-

them.”

The men’s indoor soccer team

much better in their game on March 9 against the

pete during

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at the

Reagan Courtney. Courtney’s goal was quickly followed with another Condor goal left

final

pros,” said Johnstone, “so there’s in losing to

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will

be

held

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By

Sherri

Osment

were nominated for the

dents

honour, but neither won.

By Laura Czekaj The

the college

provincial government’s

announcement on Feb. 24 that Conestoga College was not among the 35 colleges and universities to recei ve money from the SuperBuild Growth Fund the college’s supporters.

“We

near future about the gov-

in the

ernment’s

failure

fund

to

Conestoga.

Arnott

Welcome to national co-op week! The week of March 20 is national co-op week which helps

he

college

the

week

who

received

op students, said another Conestoga College co-op advisor, Sandra Cocco.

employers

has called the province’s minis-

view that Conestoga should be

Co-operative

given other funding opportuni-

Waterloo. “Conestoga College

ties.

nominations for co-op student of the year and two Conestoga stu-

one of the leaders

community

Businesses cerned,

is

a skills short-

region

the

in

con-

mainly

Leis,

which

for

Conestoga can provide “We have-

relief.

hope

“I

who

together

but

not

directly rele-

vant

the

to

needs

exist

Conestoga

for

Finding other opportunities is the goal of the chamber, according to Leis.

“We

minister,” he said.

The key

Leis.

in

community who

business

the

actors

be leaders

will

Conestoga’s proposal to the

have already been voicing their opinion to politicians that Conestoga should have received

fund was for $39 million, which

John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College, said the

was

allotted for a $66-million

college has received a lot of

cam-

support from the community

project to build a second

pus in Waterloo. The project

since the announcement.

would provide growth in programs like information technology, engineering, communications, nursing and emergency

“It’s going to have a bigger impact on the community than

even though

said

of Waterloo

University Wilfrid received

Laurier

unable

immediate

the

and

University

money from

are

the fund,

provide

to

relief for the skills

came

as a surprise that of

three schools, the

one

The chamber to

is

that

was

anything

get

Conestoga College,” he decision

not alone in

its

stand behind the

MPPs

Local Wettlaufer,

MPP

Wayne

for Kitchener

Centre, and Ted Amott,

MPP

Waterloo- Wellington, are

Waterloo

politicians

Conestoga,”

Doon campus

the

The other four nominees were Dave Kipp, a second-year woodworking student; Tim Scholman, a second-year woodworking stu-

dents either

on

still at

for co-op stu-

the school or

work terms in the community. The prizes were donated by businesses in the community. their

resource centre

By Donna Ryves

in the

LRC. The group renewed

funding allocated for

provincial

a

Canadian Women’s Studies magazine which publishes poetry and literary reviews. About 20 books were also added to the women’s resource subscription

the

to

LRC. The amount of $1,350 was used

area in the

September and has spent $1,600 so far this year on women’s

this

resources.

to co-sponsor guest speakers with

Videos such as

educational activities.

A Love That Kills

which addresses abusive

year from $1,750 allocated for

the

Doon

This

relation-

was used

Student Association.

speakers

year’s

Norman Norocki,

ships were added to the collection

It

were

a cabaret artist

who

presented a satirical

who

are

for

young people

The group discussed using

possibly

someone from CAVEAT,

Canadians Against Violence.

The next meeting will be on March 28 at 8:30 a.m. in the Blue Room. Membership is open to anyone interested in getting involved.

said

Region’s rallying

an influx

of graduates from high school that

will

year both

result the

and OAC. students graduate because of secondary 12

school reform. Tibbits also said the lack of

continue to fight with the help

Once again the Ontario government, in conjunction with Royal Bank, is providing own boss. you’re a student and interested in starting a business, we have two programs to get you on your way. 15-29 and returning to school, the Student Venture Program is If you’re

of the community.

designed

for

isn’t the

end of the road

“I think

about

people will get upset

this

To

on businesses,

“We

are not going to let

“It’s

in

to

Royal Bank

your

last

for

a short-term capital loan this summer.

year of school, or attending part-time, the Young

find out

more,

call

(416)387-5656 1

.

in

Toronto or 1-800-387-5656. Or contact

You can also visitwww.ontario-canada.com/svfor for

Young Entrepreneurs.

said Leis, the

(/^yovt

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a/^c f<r

kelp.

I

about moving the com-

munity forward,” he is

Apply

Student Ventures or www.ontario-canada.com/yep

not being solely about the

effects

for you.

18-29 and

Royal Bank at 1-800-769-251

The chamber views this matter as

you're

If

Entrepreneurs Program provides training along with a 5 -year capital loan.

happens,” he said.

community.

the achievements of Conestoga College,” Wettlaufer

If

something

unless

but rather the effects on

pliments

the funds to help you be your

Conestoga. The college will

lege.

“Our government highly com-

it’s

to get into this

is

a lost battle but

end of the war.”

said.

it

“This (

is

not the

VOUTH OPPORTUNITIES ONTARIO

)

ROYAL BANK BANQUE ROYALE

am

the

remaining money to bring in a guest speaker in the near future,

college.”

The double cohort

play

homophobia, and Sue Johanson, host of the Sex with Sue television show on WTN. about

grows and

this area

together in support of the col-

said.

Throughout the week there will two daily prize draws at

also be

going to be harder and harder

funding

said.

college.

among

at

“As

Tibbits.

Grade

shortage, but the college can.

didn’t

will

it

with the double-cohort issue

services.

for

year are also invited to

funding.

skills.”

“It

in the past

the reception.

the school of technology.

for college's learning

campus safety for women at the Feb. 22 meeting. The group received $2,000 in

MPP

all

These nominees are invited to a wine and cheese reception on March 22. Employers who have hired a Conestoga co-op student

Women’s group buys new items

that will be affected by this decision opportunities exist for and we will be Conestoga College.” meeting with the

all

business,”

they

narrowed the choices down to one student from the school of business and one from

took

The Women’s Resource Group

other applied

at

com-

mittee

be

will

pulling

find

Ted Amott,

Leis

Education

discussed purchases from their

electronics and

the outset, but a selection

for

together

we can

“There are thousands of positions not being filled, whether it’s in technology, robotics,

post-graduate program.

uate program.

for the college

of

said

and

who is in the management

ment student; and Grace Goodman, who is in the human resource management post-grad-

College,” he said.

what other

as

The Canadian Association

the key actors

have

degrees

nities

working together what other opportu-

resource

second-

that

find

that working

many people

are

hope

“I

we can

in the area are

said

because there age

Canada

in

college.”

human

hire co-

ter

as a

Christine Weinhart,

to give recog-

David Lets, general manager lor the Chamber of Commerce of Kitcheneris

engineering

student,

Six students were nominated

also a

nition to

of finance to express his

mechanical

technology

advisor.

disappointed with the decision,” said

who were nomi-

students

year

promote co-op education, create awareness and celebrate student successes, according to Linda Hart, a Conestoga co-op

couldn’t

nothing from the fund and he

The

a

year food and beverage manage-

nated are Robert Brezina, a third-

to

It is

said

believe

are very concerned and

dry.”

Wettlaufer said he has an appointment with Dianne Cunningham, minister of training, colleges and universities,

among

has sparked controversy

go

Rob Kinghan,

dent;

Ontario


10— SPOKE, March

Page

20,

2000

CD

Donated By Ray Bowe

Engineers Handbook

mechan-

Stelian George-Cosh, a

engineering

instructor

at

Conestoga College, donated a

ref-

ical

CD

erence

resource centre

learning

the

to

March

7 on behalf

series.

George-Cosh was awarded the CD for signing up the most new

members during 1999 recruitment

Other

winners

from

society’s

the

drive.

of

such

the

prize

of the Society of Manufacturing

hailed

Engineers’ student chapter.

Philadelphia, the coast of Florida

George-Cosh said the students can benefit from the

CD better this

places

as

and Nashville.

SME,

The

headquartered

in

Dearborn, Mich., was founded

way.

in

The reference CD, worth around

1932 and boasts 60,000 members

$500, contains over 7,000 pages

within the manufacturing industry.

of information, 5,300 illustrations, 1,800 tables and 1,000 equations.

Also included are peer-reviewed text, tables

and drawings on

important

manufacturing topics

presented

nine volumes of the

in

New

SME

The

sponsors 295 chapters

and 275 student chapters countries.

Conestoga College largest

70

in

The student chapter is

student chapters

society with over 45

at

one of the the

in

members.

By Donna Ryves

grabs

for

research essay.

They Intercon Security of Toronto

is

also had

to

demonstrate

academic excellence and commu-

offering Conestoga College’s law

nity

involvement through volun-

and security administration/police

teer

work. Extracurricular activi-

foundations students an exclusive

ties

and specialized training such

scholarship valued between

$500

and $1000. Excellence Scholarship has been available to law and security

skills

for

has to be

written critically and the training

have to be applied.

Past winners were requested to

response to the scholarship

attend a formal presentation and

the

Doug

Henrich, Intercon

at

and a part-time faculty member

at

Conestoga.

been formed

establish criteria for

award

to

recipi-

It

is

yet to be determined

what

when

they

students qualify and

may

apply. However,

it

is

estimat-

ed that the deadline will be

at the

end of May.

The ship

new scholarsame as the Intercon Awards

not be the

for the

criteria

for Excellence Scholarship.

required to write an autobiogra-

phy and

a

minimum 2,500 word

it.

Nancy Hamacher,

human elements of flight says Nancy Hamacher,

faculty

safety,”

member

general

human

ed of them,” said Henrich. Intercon

is

a

private

contract company.

show that in aircraft dishuman error contributes to

Studies

security

asters,

tion

was available

to pilots but

ment course

percentage in disasters.

The crew resource manage-

not meant to

merely enhance communication among crew members. “They have to be team players and pilots have to be able to work with the whole crew,” says Hamacher. The subject areas include comflight safety, but

the

munications/interpersonal situational

skills,

awareness, problem

solving/decision making, leader-

ship/followership and stress man-

agement (human factors). “All major airlines are trying train their

pilots

in

the

to

human

side of safety,” says Hamacher.

‘The college

Therefore, the

factor accounts for a high

is

question technical aspects of

will

be working

with Waterloo Wellington Flight

Centre to determine the curriculum.

The company

away scholarships to promote excellence within the securi-

Achieve a great degree of success

ty industry.

and

1972

employs

currently

about

1,800 people throughout North

America.

The company’s

security

offi-

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commercial build-

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shopping malls and private

ings,

clubs.

Intercon has hired LASA/police

were

In previous years students

program without taking

effectively.”

cers provide security at corpo-

criteria for the

may

able to graduate from the aviation

just wasn’t used.

Intercon was founded in

ents.

not be

will

to

but we’re not always doing so

gives

A committee has

North

across

have

be team players and pilots have to be able to work with the whole crew.” “They have

is

imposing the course as part of regulations

information.

investigations

“They have to be a cut above the rest and go beyond what’s expect-

graduation.

ISO 9000 co-ordinator

Canada

Transportation

inadequate

Accident

making

at

exclusive award to Conestoga.

applications,” said

time this school year.

designed to look

revealed that life-saving informa-

were presented with a plaque

one year we didn’t receive any

first

is

in decision

arts and science faculty member. “We think we’re communicating

has prompted Intercon to offer an

“Students weren’t replying and

and

problems

“The course deals with the

province.

across

from

in the general arts

science aviation option for the

America. Students

essay

The course

agement

a student’s chances.

research

offering a

at

new

The

is

course called crew resource man-

as first aid and self-defence helps

Awards

In the past, the Intercon

Little

an equal number of accidents as do mechanical problems.

Conestoga College

By Donna Ryves

students

From left to right, Mike McClements, dean of engineering technology, Sebina Austin, SME student, Barbara Cowan, LRC, Dana Williams, chair SME, Roweena Kurg, engineering student, and Stelian (Photo by Ray Bowe) George-Cosh show the CD that George-Cosh donated to the LRC.

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is

the

all

LRC

Manufacturing

and

Tool

given to the

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sits

on

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Task force offers tips on rape prevention Continued fran page cne He added if a student or faculty .

member

.

.

or college employee sees

something suspicious

it

should be

reported to security immediately. In

the

past,

Conestoga’s

Women’s Resource Group

has

offered self-defence courses, but

Kim

Radigan, health, safety and

environmental co-ordinator for the college, said they

were not

expectations

of

when placed

in a

their

abilities

dangerous

situa-

tion.

“Self-defence requires continual practise,”

said

Hunter.

“Three

courses won’t help.”

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method

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