Network 2002 fosters relationships
By Laurie Vandenhoff
large portion of the evening
was focused on Industry
for their futures.
22, however, students
off to the industry
took the time to ask stu-
make comwork they had
Network 2002, held in the blue room of Conestoga College’s Doon
done. this year’s
kind of training
McCabe, a facul-
member and master of
know his company community and what it
Secretariat revealed that in 2001,
of information about future
But students weren’t the only ones hoping to gain something from the experience. “Employers are looking for sum-
here on the floor.”
networking of students and indus-
earned them a $250 prize, split among the five group members. Students were given the requirements of the project at the beginning of last semester and spent hours completing it, sometimes
night’s rest to
of lasting relationships. This was the fourth time the col-
played host to the event which ran from 4-9 p.m. and fea-
Several first- and second-year students were also invited to dis-
tured door prizes and free refresh-
play their projects for reps to see. Following the competition, stu-
the event with
industries, the construction indus-
for students willing to master the
handfuls of brochures and book-
monies for the evening. Like many other technology
Their design and completion of a
the program, said simply, “it’s a
mer work and
industry reps see what
60 per cent of construction workers were 35 years of age or older, meaning tremendous opportunities
said the event helps the industry
competition were Kate Alden, Ryan Douangkhan, Antonioli, Lu
The winners of
employment possibilities. Gordon Lipke, co-ordinator of
projects, the night lead to a
about possible career
ments about the
With more than 300 participants, representatives from 21 industry sectors and a handful of student
Jim McMyler, sales manager and rep for the On-site Group,
college,” said Jim
they can accomplish.
with the companies and ask them
dents took the opportunity to meet
campus, gave students the opportunity to meet with industry representatives and learn more about
Students encouraged to clean up garbage.
Advisory Committee members were asked to judge the projects based on the level of professional-
broke free from their classrooms to
involving the third-year students.
Often architecture/construction technology students are busy creating designs, constructing models and honing skills engineering
future grads,” said
Another important element of the
Events like Network 2002 help send this message to students. “I see a lot of support for networking,” said McCabe. “Network 2002 is an excellent opportunity for dialogue between the industry and students.” A lot of them used the time to look for jobs and summer co-op
Mertz, program co-founder. Mertz was invited to help judge the student competition. While the event was open to high school students, many did not take the opportunity to attend. Lipke said he would like to see them show up because it helps
program’s profile and
Polar plunge event controlled by weather Men a rare sight in ECE program. PAGE
ness of the
called a polar
wave of warm make Conestoga
plunge, the recent
from even entering the pond on Feb. 7, to
the 21st time stu-
have braved the cold
gets lots of laughs. PAGE 10
courage needed to leap into the normally icy, and rather murky, water on the back campus, partici-
may only be
required to take
an inflatable pool.
a dip in
Comic Rick Bronson
“We're aiming for the pond." said Jaime Taylor, vice-president of communications for Conestoga Students Inc. "Hopefully the weather will permit this.” Taylor said the CSI is monitor-
COMMENTARY curriculum hurts students
conditions of the pond
daily and will
carry the weight of participants,”
Milner said. He added that currently the ice is very thin, but he is hoping for
some cold weather in order make the event a success.
Taylor said students wanting to take part must sign waiver forms
remove any liability from the CSI or the college in case an injury that
resources, as to whether
safe location to hold the event.
“The students should be
physical condition, without heart
problems, and cannot be under the influence of any substance." she said.
Taylor added that students must sign a form stating they
spoke to their doctor and received permission to participate. Students from the firefighter, paramedic and LASA programs have been asked
the event, she said.
emergency situation did these would be the best stu-
the school to deal with
said Taylor. “It will also be
ical resources, said
good experience for them." The polar plunge will begin
determination, based on the thick-
Barry Milner, manager of physhe will make a
Condor Sarah Sauer gets the ball away from a St. Lawrence College forward during the championship game at the Invitational Indoor Soccer Tournament in Kingston on Jan. 26. Conestoga brought to St.
the silver after losing 3-1
Lawrence. (Photo by Vanessa Laye)
— SPOKE, Feb.
Real-life scenario By Kirsten
Thursday when they see emergency vehicles at the college and fully
uniformed police officers, paramedics and firefighters rushing around.
ordinator of the LAS' A program, all
just part of a consolidation
real as possible.
will bring together all the theoretical
knowledge they have learned
solve a problem,” he said.
The accident scenario was
supposed to take place on Jan. 31, but a snowstorm that day forced it to be postponed. Douglas nally
and firefighters were so bogged down handling said police officers
real-life accidents that they n’t
to the college for the
Douglas, along with part-time Cameron Veitch and
ing the third annual scenario last
This year, two identical indusaccidents will be held to
allow more students to participate in roles that would typically
respond to an accident of
for an and third-year carpentry apprenticeship students built 12 wall sections and two doors for the set that will be used Andrew James, April Kerper, 7. Those who helped out included (left to right) Mark Buller, Trevor Penninga, (Photo by Lisa Hiller) Joe Vandegerel Tom Cunningham and Jeff Gole.
response teams, students will also act as college security. Ministry of
Labour investigators, journalists and television broadcasters. Students are not given any information prior to the exercise and will have to quickly make
accident scenario on Feb.
decisions based on the accident scene.
About 100 students to
work with members of
Waterloo regional police. Ministry
Kitchener and departments to
Labour Cambridge of
ensure proper procedures are
kept busy dealing
a distinguished teacher?
a class or are
discontinued from a program.
commitment to students and to their programs and whose teaching skills are above average. They also demonstrate leadership in
and in related professions or in the community.
their schools and/or the college
For more information or nominations forms, contact one of the following committee members: Greg Bums (2000 Winner) Recreation & Leisure Services Diane Krafl-MacDonald - Business Paul Latour (2001 Winner) - Academic Support John McIntosh - Acad. Support & Prep. Studies Taylor - Health Science & Community Services Mike Thumeli - Applied Arts Greg White - Trades & Apprenticeship Rudy Hofcr - Engineering Technology
Edie Torbay, Chair of QA
& Professional Development
Nominations open on January 1 5, 2002 Nominations close on March 15, 2002
3613 3283 3280
ext.3682 ext. ext.
3392 3223 3269 3271 3381
Olinski said students the
know where else to go. “Some students go to trar’s office
because they don’t
“We have no problem going
At the beginning of each winter Students Conestoga semester,
Distinguished teachers are those
Provides info to those
AUBREY HAGAR DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD
prepare the information that will be
about 90 minutes,
students will continue to
CSI a student resource
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
investigate the accident in order to
needed for both provincial offences and civil trials. Trial scenarios will be held in March and April at the courthouses
with the student to talk to the teacher or the dean,” Olinski said. If there is a
personal reason for
Olinski said he sends students to
Student Services to get advice
“We have no problem going with the student to talk to the
or Student Services and
or the dean.”
give up,” he said.
Although everything students need to know in order to respond to
CSI president Before the
of this school
They made recommendations
a fairer process for
said. There is one student, one faculty and one academic, manager present at the meetings, and there are strict timelines attached for each party
to present a case.
Because he believes
to discontinue a student for failing
a core course (a course needed
continue in a given program) in the first semester of a program, Olinski has
asked college man-
agement to review the idea of academic probation. Having academic probation would mean that instead of being
any situation is in the college procedure’s guide they receive at the
year, Olinski didn’t think students
beginning of the school year, stu-
were getting a
dents don’t realize
discontinued for failing a core
According to Olinski, students kicked out had the option of writ-
course or any course, the student should be given a second chance
ing a letter to the registrar and,
and be able
program. Olinski said he
upon acceptance, a hearing would follow to discuss whether the student had grounds to appeal the
“Basically the co-ordinator and the student would sit down and
there to help students
through the procedure failed a course or
follow the proce-
September 2001, students who fail a class or are discontinued from the program should first talk to the teacher, and the dean of the program, and then file an appeal to the registrar.
shake with the
Before September, only admin-
and academics woyld
hear a student’s case. “It
Last year the
talk,” Olinski said.
to finish the year.
believed they can finish the program. However, they must meet certain standards in the second semester. “It’s a heck of a lot better than^ being kicked out,” Olinski said.
Feb. 4, 2002
— Page 3
By Michelle Goring
two eating disorders
They manifest people
ways. But they in
many forms and many different
have one thing
common. All eating disorders have recog-
that if noticed
lime can be treated. That’s
during National Eating Disorder
Awareness Week, from Feb. 3
Student Services will have a display inside
laxatives, diet pills and/or laxa-
3 addressing eat-
and fasting or excessive
ing disorder issues.
nervosa and bulimia nervosa. People suffering from anorexia experience drastic weight loss usually below a healthy level and have an intense fear of gaining weight that may be accompanied by intense exercising. Bulimia, on the other hand, involves uncontrolled secretive binge eating, purging of food (e.g. self-induced vomiting, abuse of
Eating disorders can affect any-
cupation with food will go as far as
day around their meals and what they plan to eat.
to plan their entire
The Student Services booth
who believe a may have an eat-
also benefit people friend or relative
ing disorder by helping to recognize the
symptoms and knowing
go for help.
In order to help
disorder, the person
must be encouraged to seek help. is important to be supportive and educate yourself about the disorder from a professional, a It
library or a bookstore.
nag the person about
more aware of National Eating Disorder Week,” said Tracey
ple believe that anorexia nervosa
and bulimia nervosa are the only
Watson, a Student Services intern who is working on her master’s degree in social work. Watson, who is in charge of the awareness week at Conestoga, said that although Student Services had run workshops during previous weeks, this year they decided on an information booth. “We have learned that depending on where the person is at in terms of having an eating disorder, they may feel more comfortable picking up the information and reading it on their own,” said
existing eating disorders. In fact,
yourself. This could backfire and
actually worsen the condition.
counsellor Barb Kraler.
and video resources for students and counsellors will be available
of the Ontario
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities said finding a job can
But students usually have more skills and experience be
site said the
best kind of job
important to recognize your when you're
strengths and abilities
ment if necessary, or just to talk and get information. “There are more people who
have eating disorders than people who seek help for it,” Kraler said. According to the Waterloo Region Health Department, the
hands-on business training to help youths start up summer businessStudents must be returning to
and be between the ages of 15 and 29. To be eligible, students need a viable full-time studies in the fall
idea for a business,
and a few letters of recommendation from past employers or
priorities is fostering entrepre-
Doors 3 and 4 between
added bonus for students and staff at Conestoga who participate in
box and we
pair of tickets,” said
Himmelman. home game at
18 to 34 listed entrepreneurship as
most desirable profession.
The Ontario government has designed a new program to make this goal a little easier. The Young Strategy
achieve their goals. The program also helps locate specitic jobs stu-
Entrepreneurs promote entrepreneurship as an
excellent and desirable career by
improving access to programs, services and business financing.
Connect has access
of job listings students might not otherwise find.
The Ministry of Training found that more than 90 per cent of young people who participated in Job Connect said it helped them
you haven't already made employment this summer. now is the time to get moving. Government programs often If
enrolment numup quickly. For more information, check out www.youthjobs.gov.on.ca or call
designed to help students find
get a job.
The Ontario government has number of programs
ber and they
Alumni officer Monica Himmelman stands beside the events board she helped design for the Alumni Association. SWAK and the 4th Annual Skating Party are two major upcoming events (Photo by Julie Graham)
being held by the association.
chases flowers to put their names
revealed one in three people aged
said there will be an
dents discover education or train-
treat eating disorders.
Connect to help make the search for work easier. Job Connect helps stu-
hand-in-hand with health services in helping students recognize and
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
the Air Canada Centre on Feb. 26. On Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the recreation centre on campus, the Alumni Association will hold its 4th Annual Alumni Skating Party.
The Ontario government
Carnations and on campus
ognize them. People with an unhealthy preoc-
to help with start-up costs.
being educated about
the signs and
Alumni Services will hold its annual Sealed With A Kiss,
receive an award of up to $1,500
to recognizing an eating
Depending on the students’ needs, the counsellor may refer them to someone in the community. Student Services also works
“This year, one of our alumni members donated several pairs of Toronto Maple Leaf tickets. As an
not be as
disorder are first assessed by a counsellor to determine what stage of the disorder they are at.
Feb. 14, St. Valentine’s Day,
a free service called Job
The Alumni Association of Conestoga College wants students and staff to participate in some
of these programs offer loan opportunities or financial awards.
The Summer Company
that they are supported
people. Recent surveys and studies
like to do.
weight loss or gain
Alumni Association skates
step for students
(Photo by Michelle Goring)
site said one of the government's
The Ministry of Training Web
should be discovering what you're good at and what you think you'd
students are aware of eating disorders.
looking into employment opportunities.
Services about a possible eating
anorexia or bulimia because the
than they realize.
Tracey Watson (left), a Student Services intern, and Barb Kraler, a Student Services counsellor, are working together to ensure
which involves consuming amount of calories when
Both compulsive and binge
and not alone,” Kraler said. “There is help.” Students who approach Student
students find jobs time to dust off the resume for this summer’s job opportunities. Are you ready? If not, the Ontario government may be able
“The most important thing for a
closely related to binge
person with an eating disorder to
Government helps By Julianna Kerr
their eating or
Compulsive eating is a disorder that is triggered by an emotional event.
for students to
will offer both print
could become a problem.
their eating habits, agree to help
tickets are for a
Family and friends of alumni and students are invited and hot chocolate and cookies will be
given out during the skate.
“The skating party
“The whole purpose of both day and the Alumni
provide a free family event for
alumni members and their friends
of the Alumni Association and the
and family. ulty,
offered," she said.
She added the upcoming events create an opportunity for the Alumni Association to be seen by community.
and benefits which are
mation about SWAK or the skating party can check out the Alumni Service s information board outside
— SPOKE, Feb.
New curriculum robbing students Ontario’s
four-year curriculum has
fire for its
grade, with that too many students are struggling to make the graduating. never risk of at students weaker 10,000 High school students learn at different speeds but the new cur-
riculum doesn’t recognize
Sink or swim seems
adage of the day. Ontario’s Grade 13 learning styles,
to give students the opportunity to continue
and prepare for higher education.
The Harris government’s decision to eliminate Grade 13 came These same after widespread calls from educators and parents. Although the curriculum is tough, at which it was implethe the government went slowly, it introducing of Instead mented. on stufull speed ahead, with little regard to the load it placed
bigger problem seems
be the speed
Premier Mike Harris’s rush to implement changes to the education system, he forgot about those who matter most to the future of Ontario. Fewer students in the province will be able to In
pursue a higher education, causing Ontario as a whole to suffer. Many educators in the Greater Toronto Area recognize this, and created a coalition to find ways to help students who are
Grades 9 and 10. This group of teachers understands the importance of having a high school diploma.
plan to take a
h,gh y ears !° « raduaIe from school.
understand the r
ramifications of their swift actions in
that 12 per
cen t of high schooTstudents
This coalition, consisting of mostly senior officials in the public and Catholic school boards, understands
a basic diploma so they can find a job when they’re done high school. The group designed a basic “certificate” program for is
not plan to go on with their education and preto the provincial government who refused to imple-
dents to do five years’ worth of
13, forcing stu-
the TV. In
saw, or rather heard there
of the coach and
whistle of the referee were the con-
the parents. first I
considered the yelling to
be normal. After are said to
these parents were yelling
themselves to be the motiva-
choice but to drop out.
tional force behind their children.
The new curriculum in Ontario is not getting a passing grade The next few years will clearly show that. Unfortunately, the time is now to make the necessary changes, and that is highly unlikely. Instead, the mess will be left for the
was hardly what anyone call positive reinforcement.
started as the
and there turned out
at the players
hardly the message these
The way you would have were Canadians Russians
dream through their kids. They weren’t good enough for the national team but by god their kids
remove himself/herself from If the
or the referee
the score remaining
as the final score. at
rather devastating behaviour
overreacting parents and the affect
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team during a
sporting event as a fond childhood
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the space. Unsolicited submissions
their parents in
front of their entire
arising out of errors in advertising
looks back and remembers
views of Conestoga College or the CSI. Advertisers
published and produced weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College.
mainly funded from September
their parents or fans
healthy to teach
where they are con-
insertion of advertising in the paper.
be competitive, but not
both recreational and competi-
the stakes are.
parent refused to leave, the
to the point
game would parent
are going to be.
was causing a referee had the
In fact, if a parent
nine and played soc-
weren’t allowed to yell
at the children
When I was
ment from Conestoga Students
Circulation: Jody Andruszkiewicz; Advertising
him or herself. But
to think for
are not endorsed
good coach teaches players
the fact that the
the parents were yelling
be a jam-
boree of angry parents screaming
wasn’t the yelling that
closer to the
actually undermining their child’s
thing but inspirational.
parents think they’re
instructions or directions, they’re
kids were getting from their par-
in the action.
players on the ice were only nine
be the loudest and most
the roar of the fans, the
meantime, students will continue
hockey tournament being played
end, the parents
directions to the
next premier to clean up.
making it through Grades 9 or 10 will likely not be complete Grades 11 and 12, leaving them no other
as they do.
match as if to see who could yell
and possibly take a few photos, of a
economic status of Ontarians. There will be more people on welfare because they were prac tically forced to drop out because they couldn’t even meet the
ents don’t realize
started a yelling
recreation centre to watch,
Having grown up around
had on young
watch an NHL my house soccer was the be all and end all. But on Jan. 25, decided to take a walk to the Doon
Ontario’s future is dependent on the students of today. If many don’t finish high school there will be a wider gap in the socio-
province’s “basic” course requirements.
annoying of spectators
don’t get caught up in the
cations of their swift action in eliminating
from both teams
The Harris government doesn’t seem to understand the ramifi
the lower-achieving students so they
streets as a child
the various learning levels.
Mike Tyson, Jack Kevorkian and Charles absolutely nothing suspicious going on at Camp X-Ray
repeat, the sightings of
played road hockey on ice-covered
She and the provincial government need to consider the alter ation of some courses for those who need it. They need to
not a hockey fan.
Hockey parents need
Education Minister Janet Ecker doesn’t want to lower the bar for all students, she should at least alter the curriculum to fit If
Rude comments not appreciated they
These are all answers that find myself giving to complete strangers on a daily basis regard-
my personal appearance. Contrary to popular belief, home
tune of witnessing
ears to three-quarters
why do people me?
few weeks ago,
would know how
faster,” Foster said. “If
Foster said the average person reads between 150 to 200 words
minute, but everyone
Education have learned just as
change the way you read.”
suing a career
the dominate program at the school, and I am
one of three men
class of 18 students. (That leaves
15 girls for
Often I feel like Dian Fossey observing a different society.
group of endangered Mountain Gorillas in Africa during the mid-
I'm not saying the second-year journalism women are apes; it's
about sex, the two guys will only be interested in finding out if the girls,
on the other hand,
will be very specific in describing
whole act. The “es club"
took the time thought some of my findings were worth sharing with the rest of the student body.
more graphic. (Sometimes
Fossey named the gorillas
names I will refer to group of them as the “estrogen
already have the
think they do that
will leave the
Observation 2: Why do women pretend
club,” or “es club."
Here are some of Observation 1:
just so the three
group she studied.
Thirty years ago there may have only been a handful of women pur-
had a problem
with someone I would not hesitate to tell him or her my issues to their
do have a big mouth, and it has a tendency to go off on its own sometimes, so I would like
can create roadblocks.
systems work and sometimes they hold people back. Saying negative things to ourselves only programs and limits us, he said. We must be careful of the limits we put on ourselves. “If you keep telling yourself you can do it, you probably can.” he said. “Program your subconscious
break a habit,” he said, “and reading the way you do has absolutely become effort to
a habit." But don't
be alarmed. Speedreading is a simple skill that anyone can learn. It gets better the
more you use it. “We are programmed to think a certain way,” he said. “We’ve been
Foster offered the following tips for success in reading:
told our entire lives to read slowly
Read books promoting persongrowth - those are the books
in the past.
until after she
didn't have a great
the only people
comments. Three Fridays ago our second class was cancelled so we were done at 12:30 in the afternoon. Taking advantage of the early day went to Costco with my colI league, and friend. Laurie. We went to drop off my Spoke pictures for developing and to have
demos Once we were
on display." me and kind of
the same. However,
a source of your unhappi-
ness, I’d appreciate
Your mother was right when she you have nothing nice to
change the way you
while reading -
helps to be
physically involved. I Change your attitude toward what you're reading — if you aren’t
interested, you'll read
and your mind will wander. I Expand your thinking - it will improve your life. Success comes from knowing what you want. “You’ll be successful when you quit questioning and just do it,” he ly
in the hearts of
thought was, “un-oh,
later in the car
was to the kitchen staff, the host and our waiter (who were all men) so I didn't notice them all leering at her.
We’re not dating, but even still if guy and a girl went to eat in a restaurant you would assume they were together, therefore they are a
check out the
merchandise, and I understand why they were looking at her. but don't
Despite what they have told me them I have still never
watched one. mainly because
even closer together. Soap operas have a special place
don't understand their purpose. However, based on information
from members of the “es club Passions sounds interesting. Conclusions: Through direct observ ation of the “es club"
a better person
because they have taught me the real tricks of communication. I have also learned women are mentally stronger because they vent
anger when they're angry. it’s still cool to be nice
the person you’re dealing with.
Men. two Don’t
answer the question. Run.
pretty." it’s a trick.
WON'T do anything for free prizes. And
breaks loose as all opinion of what’s
going on in their favourite drama,
Bad men. w'onder
try to give their
one another, even
both off the market.
Whenever someone mentions one
do now?” (See Observation
East Side Mario's for dessert. The host seated the two of us at a large
me in. When we were
of the “es club" you’ll notice
My like a
am doing what makes me
feels like we’re
one else was
rolled her eyes.
Observation 2a: Hell hath no fury
also noticed that no
have done to alter my appearance, and am convinced it wilfassist in teaching me more about myself. Instead of photographs and diaries, my body will tell of my
really being seated
and she vents
The women I have studied don't work like this. Often times I won’t know someone in the “es club" has a problem with another woman
prepared to take
plenty of booths open for us to
to take this opportunity to apolo-
so we’ll understand.” This kind of thinking
earlobes and tattoos, that yes,
travels all over the
about 25 years ago.
with through the halls are
Because the “es club” members are trained in giving the most accurate details and specifics it’s even
to write this as
my my my
ears does not hinder
wouldn't even be admitting
other got lucky.
The 1988 movie Gorillas in the Mist was based on her accomplishments as a scientist studying a
responsibility for anything
judgment, nor does it affect work ethic. 1 can Complete schoolwork just as efficiently as many of my classmates. And when it comes down to it, I will be
gize publicly to anyone
appearance, or going to do when I am
think about reading,
on to the same body part the person is holding
can double their reading speed by consciously deciding to read
faster readers with
have in my you cut me,
Usually over and
than of more 1,000 words per minute. “Most people
to read at a rate
had a chance to sit in on a continuing education class on Jan. 26 with instructor Larry Foster. The
end of the
No how much
said about me.
great deal more.
a faster reader.
appreciate the things
go away. Things are too unpredictable to know every twist and turn my life may take, and admit in 20 years could be a different person than realize are not going to
People also seem to have a great deal of concern about my appearance, whether it be my ability to assist them when I am at work,
Has a stack of unread textbooks down? Will midterms find you desperately trying to catch up on the reading you meant to tackle a month ago"? Here’s what you
Speed reading got you
their visible tattoos.
did not appreciate
you cut me, I still bleed. However, the thing that shocked me the most was the immaturity displayed by a few boys who really do have to learn to act their age.
acceptable to harass
will fly out
my nose. have a few friends who have had similar experiences with
modification as an incredibly personal choice,
group of males a table felt it was appro-
the things said about me.
does not give people an open invitation to touch me, much as someone else wearing a hat does not give me permission to grab their
mocking my appearance, complete with flailing hand motions and loud comments.
prefer to look.
priate to start
onto, which always seems to sur-
shock passersby. And when I'm covered in tattoos one day, it won't be because I want to rebel against society. do this because it is how I feel comfortable in my own skin, how of an
to multiple pierc-
ings to attract attention.
Occasionally someone will approach me and touch my pierc-
had the misfor-
think one statement
summarizes my whole adventure so far: “There ain’t no party like an “es club" party.”
— SPOKE, Feb.
for school’s health office
By Janine Toms
Conestoga College welcomes the
allergy shots and also distributing non-prescription and prescription-
new nurse. Joy Hancock replaces Trish Weiler who will be on educational
by-doctor medication to any students requiring them. She also offers information on topics rang-
leave until April 2003.
ing from sex education to nutrition, monitors blood pressure, providing
arrival of a
Seneca where she
aid and attends to any emer-
received her degree as a registered nurse. She lives in her hometown
of Cambridge and was a nurse at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for
ble to find a family
worked in reha8 years where she bilitation, pediatrics and surgery. 1
physician within the
She also worked for five years at in Clinic Care Urgent the Cambridge, and working for the Victoria Order of Nurses (VON), a that offers
10 before accepting her current position at the college at the
of the 2002 term.
currently available to
requiring medical on the Doon campus.
assessment to determine if a visit to a doctor is needed. Hancock is responsible for
This includes any information that has a direct bearing on young people and their individual
to a specific health question, at least point a
student in the right
Band-aid to Joy Hancock, the new nurse at Conestoga College, applies a Sanctuary. the in incident fooseball after a Klusek Peter science student to the students at the college, espe-
ation the drastic shortage of family
favorably impressed with
doctors within the immediate area.
the current health services available
Seminar opens students’ eyes By Sanja Glibota Marion Williams’s voice cracked one point while she was reliving one of the numerous nights when her duties as a nurse went beyond the physical care of a patient.
She described an evening when
students also tried to deter-
and religion. “They go together
However, many students who
nurse and chair of the
said they don’t practice any reli-
“Her mother was in a four-bed room, dying from a massive brain tumour. All I could do was to take
gion were relieved to learn that a
crying at the
top of her lungs, out in the
to offer her
middle of the night
Nurses Christian Fellowship of Canada (NFC), told to about 50 third-year nursing students
Assessment Seminal at the college on Jan. 21. She also recalled the time when one of her patients, a 32-year-old man recovering at the hospital from a car accident, discovered that he had a brain tumour.
Hey WHAT'S THE
MATTER with you?
has been since
have to focus on spiritual care throughout their practice and it can’t be learned in only an hour. However, students left the seminar pleased with the newly gained knowledge. “It opened my eyes on how much spirituality and religion is involved
“It is true that a lot
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“Absolutely, I think this will be very helpful,” she said. “ But it is a difficult area to
THEy HAVE BOTH. WITH A
Michelle Rode, also a third-year student, shared Bott’s
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Bott, a third-year nursing student.
from the University of Manitoba, you didn’t talk about faith and spirituality. The NFC was then a part of the student community. It was a club. So, I’ve seen a lot of change
today provides a forum
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in nursing as a profession,” said Ian
“In the ’60s,
a part of Inter-
emphasized that nursing students today have an advantage because they can openly discuss spirituality and religion unlike the time when
their practice of nursing.
bases,” said Williams.
to all students
and receive encouragement and hope. It also challenges nurses to grapple with what it means to integrate faith and spirituality into
be religious to be able to comfort patients and their families in crisis. “We were all born as spiritual beings and we all have spiritual
a.m. to 4 p.m.
be within the college environ-
nurse doesn’t have to necessarily
This was only one of the stories Williams, a parish nurse and a
started in several
experience and efforts to cure the
health services office in
for nurses and nursing students to like a
glove,” said Elsie Millerd, a parish
cope with shock all her medical
to spirituality The
her spiritual care helped a dying patient’s daughter
takes into consider-
in people’s spirituality.”
“Standing in the hallway, holding I could actually help her understand why God allowed this. I call it spiritual care,” Williams said. Besides listening to the true sto-
(Photo by Janine Toms)
ment,” Hancock said.
impossible to find a
family physician within the K-W region,” she said. “I’m very excited
first-year general arts
ECE program By
Cook said he gels a
not just for female students lonely some-
times, because of the lack of guys.
tion to the rule
a program that traditional-
has only females.
The second-year education student in his in
being the excep-
early childhood is
section and one of only five
He chose likes kids.
bonus for kids who don’t have a male influence,” he said. Cook has had a couple of practiplacements at the Doon cal Childcare centre, working with toddlers aged two to three years “It's a
“They’re cute and energetic,” he said.
for the theory and class time,
never really experi-
lakes to be in his field.
And he and
he likes what he does, appre-
too shy to pursue a dream.
you really like doing somewhat does it matter if you’re a
“They (women) accept me and don’t treat me any different. They’ve gotten used to me.”
a girl’s world or a girl in a
guy’s world,” he said. “It’s
a chance to be with different
people and learn more about oneself,”
adding the stigma asso-
enced anything negative about his program choice. “Friends and family were supportive,” he said. “It’s what I wanted to do.” In fact, a few guys have been
ciated with stereotypes
gram, Cook does not have a job lined
receives from guys
don’t see guys often.”
be like entering a traditionally female line of work. “Of course it was odd walking into a room with no other guys and 26 females, but I just took it in stride,”
program because he “They’re important and the
fun to be around.” Cook said he thinks lot to
Cook knew what
“You could say I’m the girls,”
are out there.
is outnumbered by girls program. “Sure, whatever,”
in his is
Cook, a second-year early childhood education student, enjoys his program and hopes to work with children after graduation.
(Photo by Lisa
working with kids
also interested in
Nearing the end of the two-year pro-
a response he
Different perspectives are good.”
wrong. “There’s nothing wrong with
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Psychic readings help validate decisions By Kirsten
Jordan to be so good
of us do
reassurance and others don’t do
But everyone seems
ask individuals for
towards a certain
an upcoming plane explained
wanted some what might be in store
has been a prac-
delay his plans
flying and he
two private read-
ings a year in order to ensure they do let him control their lives. “The best psychic you can go to isyourself,” said Valkos, “Being a psy-
not necessarily telling for-
tunes but being in tune with yourself.”
the three reasons people
usually visit a psychic are to get a
ple to visit
has visited psychics on
questions this time were concerning
not easily answered. Valkos,
about 1 0 different occasions, said his
people are entrusted with the role of
magic, that anything’s possible.”
a glimpse into their future.
But the question of why certain
possible for people to
“I’m the kind of person
while the validity of psychic
have psychic in
readings has always been surround-
glimpse of what will happen, to get confirmation
have made the
to get a sense of
hope. Phil Merikle, the chair of the psy-
said he mainly participates in
psychic for 33 years, has set up shop at Conestoga College about
readings for fun and though he
University of Waterloo, said while
admits he has encountered some
20 times and given thousands of stu-
dents the opportunity to ask ques-
as others, he
ent, as a steady
on Jan. 16 was no
are not as professional
stream of students
40 years of your
Sanctuary to get answers to three
Valkos said that while 90 per cent
of psychics are honest and ethical
One of these truth-seekers was Kevin Roy, a University of Western
people, there are the other 10 per cent that run a hustle and can be
at the col-
lege to run a credit card promotion.
he believes that most
people only use 10 per cent of their brains and he is open to the possibility that
there are individuals with the
said while a psychic can
road map,” he
an uncommonly mild
College hasn’t been as
he only allows peo-
use have had
gives the staff and the students better idea the
should shape up,” he said. “I think that’s
helped us some
Hunter said one of the most inconpast years
was double and
Such irresponsible parking
Concrete-based parking standards
nuisance for the student or faculty
Employment with a challenge and adventure. summer employment. Part-time throughout
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whatever the occasion
also agreed that the behaviour
could become dangerous
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predict the future,
But Valkos said as long as people don’t let their lives be run by what
chics will continue to capture our
a psychic tells them, readings can
While no one may ever
there are people with the ability to it
magic and mystery behind psy-
Because whether you are a skeptic
“We're advisors, guides,” he said. “I love the helping, leaching and
leave the premises.
we’ve seen the same of problems this year as we
"I don’t think
or a believer, no one can ignore his curiosity for the
are seeing fewer prob-
been a much
meaning everyone who bought a pass should be able to
students at the school. But
have bought passes and deserve a space to park.
“We have just under 3,000 spots between all of the lots,” Hunter said. Anyone brave enough to park in a lot
without a designated parking per-
milder winter with less precipita-
“It’s a $15 fine with a City of Kitchener parking tag,” he said, adding, “None of that revenue
not be as
problem but the crammed.
appear to be
However, despite popular rumours, none of the lots has been
of getting a
into the college,
out of fairness to the people
mechanisms we have
Even though lots
of the preferred
have been sold out there are
parking spaces available on campus, including in Lot
a daily parking
was expanded of 360 spaces.
Hunter regrets having to
our clients,” he said. “But parking orderly.”
the City of Kitchener.”
year to a
Did you know that one out of every hundred women might become anorexic? Estimates of the frequency of bulimia vary from five to twenty out of one hundred college-age also develop both disorders, but in
characterized by an all-consuming fear of “getting fat” There
Dieting can gradually lead to a loss issues such as cessation
and sometimes compulsive exercising. exceeding 25% of original weight. Serious health size
of menstruation, malnutrition and lowered heart
starve themselves to death.
Bulimia is a cycle of uncontrolled binge eating and purging through vomiting or the use of laxatives. This extremely debilitating pattern can, in more extreme cases, absorb nearly all of a person’s time, energy and money, and lead to depression and isolation. Frequent vomiting can cause damage to the teeth, throat and esophagus. Kidney and cardiac problems are a danger.
An important first step in
overcoming Eating Disorders is for the individual to to herself and to a professional that a problem exists. Medical and psychological help is available in this community. Talk to a counsellor in Student Services or the nurse in the Health & Safety Office. One immediate benefit is the feeling of relief at no longer having to keep such an important part of one’s life a secret.
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“Obviously all of these things to extreme can become unhealthy,”
intense preoccupation with food,
THIS ENTITLES THE
vidual turns over his decision
answers,” he said.
(Photo by Kirsten Fi field)
the year. Call
have in past years,” he
in less than perfect conditions.
venient problems they have had in
well,” he said.
-scared in time. contractors
same reason some people feel compelled to join a certain church
fuels a trust in psychics, is the
visions are a guide to help people
he said. Merikle added that the need to grab on to certain beliefs, which
member trying to
Valkos, who has given psychic readings for 33 years, attempts ease Kevin Roy’s fears over an upcoming plane trip. The University of Western student was one of many people who asked Valkos questions in the Sanctuary on Jan. 16.
parking a non-issue this winter
problem as in previous winters. A1 Hunter, supervisor of Security Services at Conestoga College, credits maintenance for having the lots
have been added to the lots to indicate where the rows end. These pro-
“This year physical resources and
“Some people provide
Mild weather By Daniel Roth
happen you must
make decisions for yourself. “A psychic is nothing more than
in their life.
know why some people drawn to psychics, he agreed it has to do with an individual’s natural need for answers and certainty are so
A message from
Student Services (Room 2B02)
Feb. 4, 2002
— Page 9
Actors dominate most beautiful Canadian Due South’s Paul Gross chosen as No.
By Daniel Roth On Jan. 22 City TV aired Star! TV’s Canada’s 25 Most Beautiful Celebrities
from the music,
their character, national suc-
from Toronto, Emm Gryner, a musician from Samia and
Steven Allerick, from Toronto, plays the adult
in the stage
Helen Shaver, Actress, Si. Thomas. Haydain Neale, Musician, Toronto. Marilyn Denis, Radio/TV talk show host, Edmonton.
The program concluded with
following people: (assuming they are
Cara Pifko, from
Toronto, starring in the
Canada’s 25 Most Beautiful Stars on
Star presented the it
was a beauty
Student Services, explains
presentations can eat
TV series Our
obsessing with physical
very focused on (beau-
important to us,” she said.
movie Star Wars, Episode II, Attack of the Clones; and Paul Gross, from Calgary, who starred in Due South and in Shakespeare’s
from within we still put ourselves down by not looking like the people
channel will be airing
yourself against this small minority
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Roy, Actress, Ricaud, Quebec.
Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. Rex Harrington, Dancer, Peterborough.
Victor Garber, Actor, London, Ontario.
men and women, to think, ‘That’s how we should look,”’ she said
ance) as something to aspire
“And yet we’re
‘There’s not as tests for
Patrick Huard, Actor, Montreal.
Horn-Miller, Athlete, Kahnawake, Quebec.
to society’s idea of beauty.
Jake Warren, Actor, Ottawa. Polly Shannon, Actress, Aylmer, Quebec.
under more pressure to
Sarah Harmer, Musician, Kingston. Cavanagh, Actor, Ottawa.
Forbes March, Actor/Model, Halifax. Maria Del Mar, Actress, Madrid. Peter Williams, Musician, Kingston.
positive solution to this kind ot
in a person.
Browsing current news
a small minority.
a minority, and to look
or in magazines.
year in Stratford.
Despite the theory beauty comes
Leslie Nielsen, Actor, Regina.
Kraler stresses very few people live
Vancouver, starred in Life as a House and who will be playing Anikin in the upcorfiing
ety’s vision of beauty than
Kraler wonders why, as a society,
“We, as a
Hero; Hayden Christiansen, from
version of The Lion King.
Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.
Other celebrities included in the program were: Forbes March, a
program Vancouver’s Thca
Slevch Allerick, Actor. Toronto. Jann Arden, Musician, Calgary.
Cara Pilko, Actress, Toronto.
Hayden Christiansen, Actor, Vancouver.
Staying true to Canadian politeness
the celebrities included in the pro-
Paul Gross, Actor, Calgary.
cess and popularity.
gories were chosen and categorized
The top 25
may appear in a future
“Maybe we need
to value different
things in our society other than physical beauty,”
Award-winning comedian rocks the Sanctuary By Vanessa Laye
because they (the students) are in classroom mode. It takes time to
January, because having a quality
Conestoga College’s student lounge was full of laughs as comedian Rick Bronson took the mic on Jan. 23. The Montreal-born comic was
loosen them up.”
rest of the
College Comedian of the Year, for the
year by the
His favourite subject was the
was diagnosed with
At the age of his
ranging from sex and drugs to college life and our American neighbours. “I don’t
prepare for a show,” he
up there and have
said. “I just get
wing it. I do whatever makes it more fun for me.” To get the crowd’s attention Bronson spontaneously went after male student in the front row who was doing math work, fun.
because he was sick. However, the event, sponsored by Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), was more worthwhile to have this semester, said CSI vice-president Jody Andruszkiewicz. “Last semester we were very heavy with events,” he said. “I think he (Bronson) would have been lost in the shuffle. He had a
few minutes is like pulling teeth,” he said. “Doing a show during the day is tough first
better focus starting of the
Bronson has been performing
the college for the past six years,
“In the future,
Fox flashes back By Vanessa Laye life all
(Geoff Pierson) and
their father R.T.
over again with
downs of That ’80s
the ups and
Show whole new
under the same roof.
success as the key to a good
music from the Go Go’s, Michael Jackson and many others. It’s a full house with the main character Corey (Glenn Howerton), Katie (Tinsley Grimes),
filled the Sanctuary with laughter during performance on Jan. 23. (Photo by Brendan Collins)
standing ovation) on film,” said forget or do again.
moment out. He
His most embarrassing
and the Travel Channel featured in his
own half-hour stand-up special on CBC’s Comic and is the writer-
75-year-old lady in the audience,
almost knocking her unconscious. It is something he said he’ll never
which is now playing on the Outdoor Life Network in Canada
was when first starting dropped a microphone stand on
of the Tourist,
define or relate to as real friend-
mohawk-haired, punk rocker that
er hangs out with his
The show revolves around Corey, a whiny wannabe musician, who was just dumped by his beautiful
with her dark disposition.
little sister at
the bar and at
time soap operas?
what older broth-
ships. First of all,
to take a risk
The only happens
and tryout the marketing job his dad
blondes Katie and Sophia add a
After a day of trying to
with slogans for his dad's invention
show with Sophia making the moves on Katie, kissing her at the kitchen table. Even though spice to the
bisexual girlfriend Sophia (Britney
before his dad can give him the
looped from drinking wine coolers
Corey’s only sanctuary
Records. That was until his love
music store Permanent
at the local
characters in this
There are no relationships that the audience can
off cold vibes.
day long, she has no problem
showing Sophia to the door. Corey goes back to his low paying job at Permanent Records and does-
in the U.S.
for his future plans, he
on want is
his side. to
go to Vegas apd win on blackjack and
never be seen or heard of again,” he said wishfully.
Margaret Smith) hires a new girl named Tuesday (Chyler Leigh), a
Comedian Rick Bronson
received a standing ovation.
decade that sees finan-
look, an older cast
Bronson has since performed around North America and has worked with many comedians including Phyllis Diller, and Denis Leary, and has opened for the famous Smothers Brothers. However, his most memorable experience was the one-hour special he did for CTV and the Comedy Network, where he
determined to be a corpo-
we do know
but has a
984, where you follow the lives of
spinoff from Fox’s That
the rocking tunes of the ’80s.
remains a question, but
The new ’70s
to the ’80s with
Corey’s best friend Roger (Eddie
and the CSI was glad
instead of watching the show.
at the col-
Bronson delivered an unpredictable
lege in September, but had to can-
owner loved me,” he
form and shape, but
born with a gift and Bronson's. “Being funny is a natural gift,” he said. “It’s something you have to
foot in the door and
north eastern United States, was
humour about my disease and awareness at the same said
the local club
tour throughout Ontario and the
Montreal called the
the age of 17, Crohn’s disease. “I create
ment,” said Andruszkiewicz.
Bronson would stop and ask those walking in on the show how they were doing. All replied back, but not one asked how he was doing. “I’m great, thanks for asking!” he would reply sarcastically. This became an ongoing theme during hiS act. Bronson, who
performer like Rick sets up the
Tuesday’s new look.
After being teased on the
Tuesday decided to let her hair down and takes out some of her Corey’s facial piercing. and Tuesday’s facial expressions show there
some kind of chemistry
between them. As they
Overall, the plot
good, but the
definitely suited for an older
crowd, as some of the jokes and
songs are unfamiliar to today’s But the bangles, big hair,
and music scream the
'80s in this sitcom full of funny
HOROSCOPE By Daniel Roth
struggles have not
Luckiest day: February
Week of Feb. 4
family are going to want to celebrate
happening, don’t combine them as
one big problem. Deal with each problem separately. Luckiest day: February
Cancer: June 22
relationship with a family
or a close friend will be getting stronger.
Luckiest day: February 4.
be a sudden and dramatic change in your life. Over the next week concentrate on the larger tasks at hand, don’t sweat over the
Taurus: April 20
Luckiest day: February
rewarded for all the hard work you have done. All of your efforts and
Leo: July 23 -August 22 It is
time to resolve an
inner conflict. If you have
your situation as early as next week. Luckiest day: February
love or trust
maintain a positive outlook on
Luckiest day? February is
are going to enjoy
November December 21
A group of close friend are going to pull together
Luckiest day: February
ing. Financial matters will start to
get better this week.
a learning experience for the future.
issues for three years.
be done. Luckiest day: February
you keep an open mind and don't confuse yourself by over-anaweek.
Luckiest day: February
September 23 October 22 If you are having a conflict with someone, it will soon be over. A close friend will help you to focus on what has to Libra:
a relationship or friendship
you with any problems you are hav10.
will be getting stronger.
you have not been seeing eyeto-eye with someone know that your problems are going to soon
Aquarius: January 20
February 18 a relatively problem-free week.
happiness will arrive sooner.
be over. Luckiest day: February
You could be
Scorpio: October 23
like there are
a lot of struggles and challenges
trapped by everything going on in
friends will help you.
Luckiest day: February
of your friends and
the best time to
out with your situation. Your true
Happy Birthday Aquarius! You are going to have an amazing birthday. All
been hiding something for a while,
now would be
lyzing the situation everything will
be fine by the weekend. Capricorn:
Luckiest day: February
you are going through are
a second-year jour-
and other clairvoyant
Fan favourites a baseman Mo Vaughn and Roberto Alomar
you arc a diehard baseball fan you are having trouble keeping track of the players on your favourite
are that even if
Blue Jays’ fans have watched horror as the
new general manag-
Ricciardi, dismantled the
team, which lost more than $70 million last season.
Gonzalez, Billy Koch and Paul with little coming back Quantri 1 1
Fans attacked Ricciardi and Blue Jays' president Paul Godfrey in a recent chat session on bluejays. com.
Not one comment made
Arizona Diamondbacks, large
Both Ricciardi and Godfrey indepth any giving avoided answers to questions and repeat-
baseman Tino Martinez
most soughtafter free agent of 2001 Jason Giambi. Giambi was lured away from the Oakland Athletics - the only team he'd ever played for by the Yankees’ successful track record and a paycheque too large for the Athletics to compete with.
over baseball. It is the same Both New York teams have made
The World Series champion Diamondbacks hold a dubious mark that reflects how baseball
what they were doing better than any fan could possibly understand and to give them the benefit of the doubt.
most cases anyone
they talk of the Jays
peting in 2002. all
was replaced by
has changed over the past decade. A mere 16 per cent of the play-
offensive teams in baseball last
on the D-Backs’ roster made their major league appearance
The Mets were one of (he worst
They have added the big bats of
four players out of a 25-
2002 while other teams million.
overpay Karsay, Sterling
Hitchcock so they can obtain their
The World Series champion Diamondbacks hold a dubious mark that
They were quickly replaced by
have salaries around $30 The Yankees simply players such as Steve and Wells David services.
has changed over
The percentage of
salary (relatively speaking)
helps to offset the high salaries
average salary for a base-
player in 2001
on teams who won the World
Series has been dwindling drasti-
more than $2 million and players such as Texas Ranger shortstop Alex Rodriguez makes close to $20 million dollars a year. Unfortunately the trend has begun where teams who win the World Series are basically buying
The New York Yankees have a $150
payroll that will be nearly
of the 13 hitters
their debuts with the
Yankees. the main reasons why Yankees have been the most successful team ever in Major League Baseball is because of
to develop All-Star
players such as Yogi Berra, Joe
Between 1990 and 1995. 53 per cent of players on the World Series winning team made their debuts with that same team.
DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, among others.
From 1997- 2001, only 32 of players were
ability to draft solid
World Series. The Yankees started the trend in 996. In 996 72 per cent of their
heavily on their
team when they won
players and develop
players were obtained in trades, by free agency or on waivers - a
percentage that was equaled in 1997 by the Florida Marlins.
Since the baseball strike in 1994 league has struggled and
use 48 per cent of original players while the number dipped to 39 per cent in 1999 and 32 per cent in
worked hard at getting fans to return to the game. This past year gave hope that fans had finally forgiven sins of
1998 the Yankees managed
more heavily on
debuts with them.
In baseball, the starting salary for a rookie player
World Series with 61 per cent of their team having made their
When a player finally makes it to the majors they receive a low
that veteran players
In 1995, the Atlanta
school and college and then send them to the minor leagues to
In baseball, as with most sports, teams draft players out of high
1961 Yankees used 68 per cent and 67 per cent, respectively.
The 1951 Yankees won the World Series with a team comprised of 62 per cent of original
cally since 1996.
the past decade.
The 1981 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers used 58 per cent of players who made their debuts with them. The 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates and
good young players - in most cases - or let them rot in the
the acquisitions of Rondell White,
this is significant.
such as Paul O'Neill, Scott Brosius and Luis Sojo retired rather than try and hook on with another team - preferring to go out as part of the Yankees’ recent dynasty than prolong their dwindling careers.
the hands of the
hour-long session was positive regarding the cost-cutting maneuvers and loss of popular players.
That means that 84 per cent of the players were acquired cither through trades, free agency or on waivers. Some
Series defeat at
thing of the past
their ability to
players and develop
But how long can they be counted on to remain when they can't recognize the players on the field?
Need an escape from your textbooks? Want to watch professional tennis but don’t think you can afford it? Guess again! Tennis Canada is
offering series tickets to college students at
top men’s For only $30, catch three days of exciting Davis Cup action featuring Canada’s of five matches tennis players at Waterloo's Rim Park. The battle against Mexico consists team s survival and - four singles and one doubles. The five-set matches are crucial to a are played with the same intensity as Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. professional tennis experience. Don’t miss the excitement of opportunity Davis Cup competition from February 8-10. Take advantage of this fantastic team say Hasta la vista, baby to cheer on your country - be there to help the Canadian
your tickets before
Feb. 4, 2002
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Over 100 Employers in
a single location
RIM Park WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2002 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit Doon Campus - Student Employment (Rm. 2B04) Waterloo Campus - Student Services Guelph Campus - Main Office or www.partnersd4employment for Job Fair information and updates!
An opportunity for students
An opportunity to investigate and research career options An event that helps you to obtain information from employers on: Career Opportunities
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run throughout the day
(see schedule for your
Doon Campus buses will pick
up and drop
once in the morning and once in will run
Guelph Campus buses will pick up and drop off at Guelph Campus main entrance
Fair as well)
Research employer information available in Student Employment Update your resume and cany some at the Fair Prepare a business card to give employers a snapshot of your qualifications list
Guelph Campus 9:30 a.m. :00 p.m.
Waterloo Campus Access to the bus is provided (See from either WLU or details on Flyers posted at Waterloo Campus)
Dress and conduct yourself professionally Exude enthusiasm and self confidence Be positive and smile
Depart from Job Fair
Conestoga College Guelph Campus buses
Pick up an Employer Guidebook at Student Employment or at the Main Office at Guelph Campus in advance of Job Fair (available at RIM Park on the day of the
will run four times
during the day
FREE transportation will
Doon Campus buses
Attend a “Maximizing Job Fair” Workshop in the LRC: January 24 at 5:00 p.m, and February 4 at 2:00 p.m. Visit our Web site at www.partners4emplovment .ca for a list of participating
Target potential employers
get to Job Fair:
campus) Conestoga College
See their interactive