upsets reporter By Ray Bowe
debates are not recorded.
A Spoke reporter questioned DSA executive -members about
the executive meeting minutes
in-camera sessions during a
meeting on March
events, funding for
message machines and
an upcoming seminar.
Laura Czekaj, edi-
AOC approves ISO
ed for about an hour before
steering committee policy.
an annual survey of
consists of 95 mutual
was too sen-
said the subject matter
March I* For story see page
Czekaj argued her point of view
meeting subsequently continued in-camera.
Police project targets
By Laura Czekaj
brainstorming, budget issues and,
also said she thought she had
DSA. The DSA’s mission statement
student represented by the
addressing the issues that concern
membership, while providing
opportunities for social and educational
ing in-camera sessions put forth in
DSA’s executive committee
meetings policy book, attendance at
to executive staff
and college advisers. In some
instances staff will not be permitted
in-camera meeting entails
matters determined by the executive
subject matter must be item-
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
Only motions and the
the vote are recorded in an in-cam-
same room out
DSA is reasons. We
being publicized. The
aware of the
from students,” said Menage.
two open board
types of meetings:
may be on
Waterloo Region and Wellington
in their teens or early
then proceeded to
disable the phones.
ly strong or.
A1 Hunter, security supervisor
Conestoga College, said the college is
Rick Lehman of the
doing, the chances of being the vic-
tim of that weapon
victim of the weapon,” said Lehman. “Unless they are extreme-
wishes to keep a weapon by her bedside.
attacks occurred in the early
“The trouble with taking a weapon to bed is you may be the
Guelph and Kitchener.
The victims were
one suspect was
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.
Conestoga has 24-hour
and offers programs
and closed executive meetings, said Menage.
Waterloo regional police said two
of the incidents have resulted in
WalkSafe, which have been estab-
rape and during one of the incidents
very difficult for us
not being heard in
the (Spoke) articles,” said
no opportunity for us
to get our views across to students.”
taking an editorial stance
dealing with Spoke.
According to guidelines regardthe
the right to stay because she
an interview. She added
to each individual as to
because she believes she
involves staff or
don’t treat in-camera ses-
involving people, sensitive issues,
before leaving the meeting.
college paper, said she remained
6, (Photo by
meeting or Czekaj would have to
a serial rapist
have to adjourn the
the closed sessions deal with issues
McCaw Women at
have to go by what
sions in the corporate sense of the
the executive decid-
should be able to cover
out of control
to go in-camera, Czekaj, who was covering the meeting for the
ment type of committee. However, the
who own and
Menage said the
operate the school in a manage-
and excellence benchmarks.
to the students, as
questions regarding programs, fac-
Food for thought at women’s resource dinner.
and the funding
entertainment fof|the Celebrating
questions and five college-specific
speak about in front of a
aback maybe because nobody had
KPI (Key Performance
go in-camera and
‘There were unintentional hints referring to
another to end the session.
board of governors,
of Spoke, the meeting proceed-
Prior to the motion to go in-camera,
The only information provided in was
of the information.
was on Feb. 2 1
about 2:20 a.m., when a female university student
to find a
lying beside her bed.
a waste of time doing inter-
other rapists in the
region, the police have established a
dubbed Project Lock-Up.
views with Spoke, said Menage,
because reporters don’t get the
Lehman, who heads the task force, said the logical way to avoid
facts straight, the executive
misquoted, or the story
not even be printed or covered.
being the victim of this suspect
doors and windows
However, Hunter says even pro-
WalkSafe can’t protect
the individual doesn’t
have an escape plan. 'St's best to
10:45 p.m. and pairs students with
In an attempt to catch this rapist,
and from the buildings
she questioned him, he got up and
as a white male between the ages of
lished to assist students in getting to
carrying a weapon.
students,” she said.
believed to have been
Victims of the rapist describe him
whether the information will get to
“Part of the reason tate
plan for the worst and
for the best,” Hunter said. “If
feels anxious, they proba-
bly have a reason to feel that way.”
also said to avoid being in a
stay in well-lit areas, always walk
with a friend and plan the route
ahead of time.
See Task force
The youth unemployment the lowest
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.
rate will filling
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
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-
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
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.
the boy that killed Kayla Rolland on
Township, Mich., with a stolen
she was being
charges will be laid because the
boy is too young what he did.
was wrong. Through the years I
has become. It seems nobody can go out and have fun without witnessing an act of violence or worse yet, being involved in vioized
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.
important not only to be
aware of the dangers lurking around us, but perhaps more is
to live with so
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
they can do to pre-
vent violence but
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
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.
to death in
but also about getting shot
while trying to save
Wright also pointed out
worry about burning
firefighters don’t only
The apparent reason
I’m sure he won’t be rejected entry to
to prevent them.
future generations to solve prob-
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.
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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
Keith Pritchard trust fund, donat-
demonstrates the student’s
Students in Conestoga College’s
The award will be presented to two EET students who will receive the bursary in the upcom-
Applications are judged by a
at least three peo-
ple at S-S Technologies and win-
students include informa-
“They have to demonstrate creby something that they something they present or
something they have put togeth-
they set up
award, they were looking for
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
Brock, S-S Technologies chair-
ners are chosen on a
Criteria that determine whether
whether the application contains thorough information and
student must also be in
man and CEO,
as a skilled busi-
nessman with remarkable com-
the application has been
evaluated, students are judged on
whether they have shown leadership
28th March Brunswick Fredrick Lanes
work being submitted. Also included should be faculty
in the application
of support from
Carol Walsh, financial aid and
officer, said projects that
can be used
“Pritchard built a strong team at
S-S Technologies and
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.
The deadline March 30.
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Conestoga offering M2 By Sherri Osment
Under graduated motorcyclist
A new course
motorcycle training going to be offered at
guidelines, there are several steps
involved in gaining a full
enced rider program, or M2 exit, and it is designed to help motorcyclists
prepare for the
M2 exit test.
class of licencing for at
ing either a training course or a
from riding after dark or with a passenger or on limited access highways such as the 410 or the Conestoga expressway. riders
In order to take the
either through the college course
Transportation, a rider must have
M2 licence for a minimum of
To take the course offered at Conestoga, a rider must have his or her own equipment, including a certified
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this course, a rider
M2 courses being offered.
For more information call Conestoga College at 748-5220 656.
Women’s Day celebrated By Donna Ryves
include poetry and short stories,
Conestoga College’s Women’s
some of which centre around lives of women.
and appreciate the
have been going
The few women
Second-year students in the col-
on behalf of other
and beverage manage-
ment program prepared the meal. Nancy Hamacher, a general arts and science faculty member Conestoga, entertained
at the din-
ner with her Sweet Adeline quartet called Connections.
Author and comedian Donna
also provided entertain-
ment by reading from her books and sharing anecdotes. She has written several books, which
voices need to use them
gram, accepted the donation on behalf of Mary’s Place.
also entertained at last
be your mother, ter,”
have problems with substance abuse or have been abused.
“We’re very fortunate as a com-
Barb Kraler, a counsellor with college’s
schizophrenia or depression or
women who come
YWCA presmember with
the college’s social services pro-
are eroding in
Waterloo campus dining room.
Madeleine Poynter, ident and a faculty
“I think it’s important to cele-
spoke on behalf of Canadians Against Violence. CAVEAT is an
organization dedicated to working
have Mary’s Place,” she
New York City 1857, when women in
together for safety, peace and jus-
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.
proceeds to Mary’s Place, a local
DSA / Conestoga Coiege
for continuing education,
quality policy statement recently
AOC. (Photo by Laura Czekaj)
to college’s quality
policy statement By Laura Czekaj
The ISO steering committee is one step closer to having Conestoga College certified, now that the academic operations committee has approved
the college’s quality policy state-
Ttui n extent/ j^o/t
similar to a
doytiatioiv to> if iff
meet the needs of our
Joyce Irving, program administrator
to in its goal to satisfy stu-
dards for consistency and quality for businesses to follow.
The statement was and
committee, said the
will be displayed
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-
design for the plaque the state-
what the college intends to
employees and commu-
mission statement that sums up
dents and faculty.
opportunities for improvement
on March 8 “Conestoga
the plaque displays the school’s
logo, a blue and red crest, in the
background and the policy
ment written over
Irving said the statement will
be posted sometime in April the entrances to all
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
games on March
games were Alumni team.
scored with only a few minutes
Condor coach Geoff Johnstone Condors weren’t playing
much emotion because
ended with an 8-4
Johnstone said that while he
“They’re (the Alumni) basically
game, sometimes the teams need a reminder that they need to com-
The men’s indoor soccer team
much better in their game on March 9 against the
Southwest United team.
The Condors only managed
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score four goals while Southwest
half. The Condor goal was scored by
Reagan Courtney. Courtney’s goal was quickly followed with another Condor goal left
pros,” said Johnstone, “so there’s in losing to
immediately after the
3 and 4.
Johnstone said that none of the
teams the Condors played
— Page 7
Mihelic scored again almost
suffer double loss had
information package, call
of their games.
Johnstone said he hopes things Setter at the
championships on March 17 and
United scored eight goals during
Conestoga’s rec centre.
Condors Bojan Djokovic and Daniel Mihelic scored the
two goals for the Condors.
hope they come
to play tonight.”
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SuperBuild National co-op week recognizes employers
were nominated for the
honour, but neither won.
By Laura Czekaj The
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.
near future about the gov-
Welcome to national co-op week! The week of March 20 is national co-op week which helps
op students, said another Conestoga College co-op advisor, Sandra Cocco.
has called the province’s minis-
view that Conestoga should be
given other funding opportuni-
Waterloo. “Conestoga College
nominations for co-op student of the year and two Conestoga stu-
one of the leaders
a skills short-
Conestoga can provide “We have-
Finding other opportunities is the goal of the chamber, according to Leis.
minister,” he said.
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
allotted for a $66-million
college has received a lot of
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
University Wilfrid received
relief for the skills
as a surprise that of
three schools, the
The chamber to
Conestoga College,” he decision
not alone in
stand behind the
Centre, and Ted Amott,
Waterloo- Wellington, are
The other four nominees were Dave Kipp, a second-year woodworking student; Tim Scholman, a second-year woodworking stu-
for co-op stu-
the school or
work terms in the community. The prizes were donated by businesses in the community. their
By Donna Ryves
LRC. The group renewed
funding allocated for
Canadian Women’s Studies magazine which publishes poetry and literary reviews. About 20 books were also added to the women’s resource subscription
LRC. The amount of $1,350 was used
area in the
September and has spent $1,600 so far this year on women’s
to co-sponsor guest speakers with
Videos such as
A Love That Kills
which addresses abusive
year from $1,750 allocated for
ships were added to the collection
a cabaret artist
presented a satirical
The group discussed using
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.
of graduates from high school that
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.
end of the road
people will get upset
are not going to let
a short-term capital loan this summer.
year of school, or attending part-time, the Young
Toronto or 1-800-387-5656. Or contact
You can also visitwww.ontario-canada.com/svfor for
said Leis, the
about moving the com-
munity forward,” he is
Student Ventures or www.ontario-canada.com/yep
not being solely about the
Royal Bank at 1-800-769-251
The chamber views this matter as
Entrepreneurs Program provides training along with a 5 -year capital loan.
happens,” he said.
the achievements of Conestoga College,” Wettlaufer
but rather the effects on
the funds to help you be your
Conestoga. The college will
“Our government highly com-
to get into this
a lost battle but
end of the war.”
VOUTH OPPORTUNITIES ONTARIO
ROYAL BANK BANQUE ROYALE
remaining money to bring in a guest speaker in the near future,
The double cohort
homophobia, and Sue Johanson, host of the Sex with Sue television show on WTN. about
together in support of the col-
Throughout the week there will two daily prize draws at
going to be harder and harder
shortage, but the college can.
with the double-cohort issue
year are also invited to
in the past
the school of technology.
for college's learning
campus safety for women at the Feb. 22 meeting. The group received $2,000 in
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
narrowed the choices down to one student from the school of business and one from
The Women’s Resource Group
discussed purchases from their
the outset, but a selection
“There are thousands of positions not being filled, whether it’s in technology, robotics,
for the college
who is in the management
ment student; and Grace Goodman, who is in the human resource management post-grad-
College,” he said.
The Canadian Association
the key actors
working together what other opportu-
in the area are
because there age
to give recog-
David Lets, general manager lor the Chamber of Commerce of Kitcheneris
Six students were nominated
of finance to express his
disappointed with the decision,” said
who were nomi-
promote co-op education, create awareness and celebrate student successes, according to Linda Hart, a Conestoga co-op
nothing from the fund and he
year food and beverage manage-
nated are Robert Brezina, a third-
are very concerned and
Wettlaufer said he has an appointment with Dianne Cunningham, minister of training, colleges and universities,
has sparked controversy
10— SPOKE, March
Donated By Ray Bowe
Stelian George-Cosh, a
Conestoga College, donated a
7 on behalf
George-Cosh was awarded the CD for signing up the most new
members during 1999 recruitment
of the Society of Manufacturing
Engineers’ student chapter.
Philadelphia, the coast of Florida
George-Cosh said the students can benefit from the
CD better this
Dearborn, Mich., was founded
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
nine volumes of the
sponsors 295 chapters
and 275 student chapters countries.
Conestoga College largest
The student chapter is
society with over 45
one of the the
By Donna Ryves
They Intercon Security of Toronto
academic excellence and commu-
offering Conestoga College’s law
involvement through volun-
and security administration/police
work. Extracurricular activi-
foundations students an exclusive
and specialized training such
scholarship valued between
and $1000. Excellence Scholarship has been available to law and security
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
and a part-time faculty member
establish criteria for
yet to be determined
students qualify and
ed that the deadline will be
end of May.
new scholarsame as the Intercon Awards
not be the
for Excellence Scholarship.
required to write an autobiogra-
minimum 2,500 word
human elements of flight says Nancy Hamacher,
ed of them,” said Henrich. Intercon
show that in aircraft dishuman error contributes to
to pilots but
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
solving/decision making, leader-
ship/followership and stress man-
agement (human factors). “All major airlines are trying train their
side of safety,” says Hamacher.
factor accounts for a high
question technical aspects of
with Waterloo Wellington Flight
Centre to determine the curriculum.
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In the past, the Intercon
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By Donna Ryves
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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Limblifter offers soulful lyrics Daring vocals accompanied with edgy guitar work offer
a unique sound on Bellaclava
By Donna Ryves
unique and would be classified as
being alternative. There seems to be thought put
which escape the usual
The tribal drumbeats and distorted percussions of Limblifter’s new album Bellaclava, offers a blissfully refreshing sound. Their reputation for edgy guitar work and soulful lyrics has
earned the group a following of loyal fans.
described as being similar to Nirvana. They could
three-piece band features the Dahle brothers,
belong to the band
Ryan Dahle on
main songwriter and plays various instruments, Kurt Dahle on vocals and drums and Ian Somers on bass. What started as a side project turned into a solid band for the Vancouver natives, who joined the Canadian indie scene in vocals,
The album, March 7.
you’ve never heard the band they have been
be described as a cross between the Foo Fighters
Each song Pregnant.
carried on the Universal
label, hit stores
track six titled
The combination of seductive chords
and daring vocals, “I’m an accident”, are appealing and the track leaves you in thought with
whining heard on the radio.
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