Jody Andruszkiewicz is gone, but he leaves a lasting
impression on the
his love of writing
Kitchener author incorporates
are using different
Conestoga College, Kitchener
where you want in,”
A little spray can go a long way, according to Conestoga College’s and environmental
and don’t rub
need to spray perfume or cologne
just to get a scent.”
Collier also said that spraying
Carolyn Farmer for
college to be considerate “of other
the department of
and adjust your usage taking into consideration the well-being of
Collier realize that
Ericha Johnson, a graduate of the
allergies to strong fra-
consequences. “A person’s reaction to perfumes or colognes could be as
minor as just getting the serious
a lot of people
made some people,
spray perfumes and colognes
including herself, are very sensitive to scents.
Conestoga College, said people
one spot on your body would be good enough to last in
people's sensitivities to fragrances
a customer who always and sprays multiple per-
fumes on smell
herself,” she said.
so overwhelming that she
too much.” The school is not planning to folit's
throat swelling up, which makes it difficult for that person to breathe,”
Johnson said. “The most common reaction is a really bad migraine.” She pointed out that hospitals have a zero tolerance to people wearing a strong fragrance of any kind. “They ask us to use unscented deodorants and shampoos,” Johnson said. “It’s being considerate of other people and their aller-
reminder that some people are allergic to strong fragrances and that we should all be considerate of
Erin Collier, a cosmetician at a
Shoppers Drug Mart
Collier did have one suggestion to try
and help make
mists are not too over-
powering and they don’t
long as perfumes, but they can be
smelled by you and people near
ages enjoy a frosty morning skate at the rink in front of the Kitchener is open every day for the rest of the winter season.
The gay community at Conestoga is coming out of the closet.
journalism student Tam Maher, 25, is working with Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) to First-year
the college such as the snow'-
not people within a five-mile
(GLBT) students. Maher said it’s time to
such as gay-friendly restaurants,
CSI grants amounts up to $800 per club over the period of one school year. As well as funding, CSI assists in club promotion
support groups, books, and same-
available on the website, but for the
with the creation and distribution
time being, Student Services will
of posters around campus.
continue to offer the
message board might also be
Conestoga College. want to raise aware-
seek counselling or to network with others. The group only attract-
ed five to 10 people. Student Services counsellor Barb
the Student Services link
hoping that by changing
minorities, those populations that
you just don’t see or hear from. want to change that.”
the group into a CSI-funded club,
students that allowed students to
ness at school,”
Student Services has
see a club
like this start at “I definitely
In the past.
offered a support group for
and information for things
board club. Through an application
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgen-
To access the message board, must click on the Student
then on and then
Students are encouraged to chat
more exposure to the gay community on campus and show
on the message board and are invited to post if they wish to help with
Ethan Miller said the idea of a gay club starting on campus has been long overdue and is “the
the new' club.
best thing since sliced bread.”
CSI vice-president of student activities
the lifestyle has
has been important historical-
out of the coun-
selling office because
one in 10 people have a preference for the same sex,” Miller said. “To say that there’s zero representation at this college from a
student level void.
perfume can be severe. Conestoga students, faculty and employees are being asked to use their fragrances sparingly.
Conestoga’s gay club
this a situation
everyone can deal with. “To help solve this problem I think the students should wear body mists,” she said, nodding her head firmly. that
(Photo by Jason Noe)
Skating circles People
other people in the school.
their favourite fragrances
said there to
in the footsteps
and ban scents
to say there’s a
because it tells me people aren't being who they are and that needs to be changed.” CSI assists in funding new clubs
said. “I’m happy to give up the leadership of that to the students. That’s always been my hope that it would someday go that way.” A project the club will be starting in the new year is a comprehensive
resource website that talks about the
Kitchener- Waterloo area, with
not worried by
that the club
might create once
expect there to be some side-
I think everybody group is in agreement that is about visibility,” said this Maher. “We’re not willing to hide anymore and we’re coming out pub-
so accept us. If people don’t
to accept us, that’s their prob-
lem. I’m not afraid.”
— SPOKE, January
No-show teacher upsets MURPHY
no-show teacher has angered some students in the telecommunications program at Conestoga
we should be learning we graduate. It’s our last year, so we want to get as much in as we can." Due to privacy issues, the reason
program say they
professor not coming to
class could not be discussed dur-
they are not receiving their
education because their pro-
McClements, associate vice-presi-
dent of the schools of engineering
than half of his classes due to seri-
and information technology. “I can’t say anything other than it’s medical, and it’s quite seri-
fessor has been absent for
ous medical problems.
“He’s missed more than he’s shown up for. So, in the 13 or 14 weeks we’ve had him, he’s probably shown up about four or five of those
Morgan, a 21 -year-old fourth year telecommunications student. Ian Rosinke, a 24-year-old telecommunications student, kept track of the missed classes as time progressed.
Telecommunications, of 80 hours, 64 were missed. In Telecommunication Devices, of 47 hours, 30 were missed. Students in the course said they felt uninformed and that a substitute teacher should have been brought in to cover the missed time.
him week of
until the third or fourth
said. “We have he teaches, which total six or seven hours of class that he’s supposed to attend.”
head of the technolo-
make up lost time. for some reason,
the prerequisite classes, a dis-
the teachers would where the class left said McClements.
said the teacher in the post-
to start at
a different point in order to
sure there are no gaps. there
n’t available for the fall
She goes by Jane Doe, though obviously is not her real name. There is a media ban on the use of that
as well as any publi-
be out of
soon and also
because Doe wishes
to protect the
brought into court about her when the
man who raped
her was on
Approximately 40 students heard Jane Doe’s story
Marc Lepine neering
So when one teacher
the engineering students as feminists,
he blamed his
problems on. In
the engineering society and the Women’s Centre held a candlelighting ceremony Dec. 4 at St. Jerome’s University. As another part of Conestoga’s remembrance, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) invited Jane Doe to
ond-year students the college
have a second opportunity to
not quite as simple as say-
‘We’ll just add
and there’s also the recognition the students have a pretty heavy schedule.” timetabling,
have a national day of
women who were murdered in Women who were mur-
dered because they were
and for no other reason,” said Doe. In Ontario, three
they are killed by
victimized by police
The man who raped Doe was caught after she phoned the police. The trial took place in 1987. “I
experienced the legal process
as a second assault,” said Doe.
her physical trial.
keeps on going.
much attention,” said Doe. Doe has an understanding
attacked her in her
Like the other victims, the balcony rapist
to the third-floor bal-
cony of her apartment. According to Doe, the Metro Toronto Police had a profile of the
Police could also get records
of any past sexual abuse, whether
Doe had been tion or
in a mental instituwhether she had a past crim-
All of the information
could be used against her other crime and
not like any
single, white, dark-haired
has ever been,” said
a court of law, that
to sue them, for negligence
she wished to
and the legal system now treat the crime of rape differently, or that changes have been made in the treatment of
have not.” no secret
Canada’s legal system.
the right for any-
to sue the police,” she said.
Doe has a lot of ideas on how to make the legal system more accustomed
to victims of rape, especialsince the conviction rate is drastically low. ly
Canada’s legal system. In 1998, she sued the Metro Toronto Police.
She launched the
suit after discov-
ering that the police rapist's existence, but
not to warn women living in the Chureh- Wellesley area in hopes of
need more support services,”
who thinks there should be more women's services availsaid Doe.
able as well as services for convicted people when they get out of jail.
man who raped me
gets out of jail, he’ll have
no job, and no one helping
He may recommit.
According to Doe, more prisons and longer sentences do not w'ork. She is a firm believer in support services.
women who go
over rape must have a lawyer,” she said.
Following her rape. Doe said she move from her Toronto
illusion of Jane
meagre four per cent of
hold the police
of a crime,” said Doe.
“It sets the rapists free."
discrimination in the investigation
should not be
treated as any other crime.” said
reported rapes result in conviction,
but describes her victory as incom-
"The crime of rape
“So while we think
Since her injuries were minor,
him to get anywhere,” said Doe. “What do you think he is going to do?” The answer is plain and sim-
She did end up winning the case,
she lived in a second- or third-floor
She went through a period of
Dec. 4 today, and will
Shoppers browse the Christmas market at Kitchener City Hall prior to Christmas. The Market is a traditional German market featuring crafts, food and entertainment.
to the school.
considering making a portion of
and we have few duplica-
Massacre, as well as the continuing of
“In most cases these teachers are
shooting himself with the automat-
gun he used. Lepine. referred
be an expense that the students
for the students.”
of shuffling of resources takes
that will be of
the hallways of the school, before
classroom as well as
teachers to do that, but that would-
adding because the college is a mid-sized school, all of the fulltime teachers are completely
experience rape and sexual assault
seeing what changes
She became the fifth known woman raped by the serial balcony rapist.
for the to
day of the
until the first
we can make maximum benefit
put in place
we had one
escalates, but we’re just not paying
burst into an engi-
“In a field that’s already difficult to find people,
dered every month. The shocking
of silence throughout the
be a question of examin-
“With the third-year students any additional time that
Conestoga College Dec. 4. It was timely because the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre falls on Dec. 6. Conestoga broadcasted a college on Dec. 4 to
Victim of rape
study the material.
However, from the University of Windsor was hired to do the job. to
today she speaks out against vio-
semester for students to make
winter semester so that students
Jane Doe disbeliever She has been raped and abused by Canada’s legal system, and
tions in that,” he said.
additional hours added in the win-
learning outcomes weren’t met in
In August, another professor
pened. of informa-
looked like it was going to be resolved in a relatively short period of time. We didn’t conclude that this was going to be an
gy program but nothing has hap-
"We’re missing a
said that the college
said his class has sent
letters to the
should not be missing classes and
wasn't going to be forced
my home,” she said. However, she lives somewhere else now, having moved to a new place in Toronto a few years ago. out
— Page 3
Events programmer says farewell to CSI By
2001. Andruszkiewicz said he
A CSI employee who was known for his colourful
energy has resigned.
also proud of his efforts to
his last with the
CSI, and after
resignation Dec. 2.
As well as serving as events programmer, Andruszkiewicz was vice-president
2000 - 01
although he was sad to leave, the time had
for a change.
just time to
"Instead of having a long two- or
manager, they decided
Andruszkiewicz, w'ho graduated from the journalism print and
served as CSI events programmer,
said that he
four-month goodbye, goodbye,” he said.
CSI president, was a valuable member of the CSI during his Falconer,
he started school in 1995, he never really got a
“I’ve never taken
time with them.
everything to vice-president of aca-
was taking my quote unquote time off, I was thinking
demics all the way to an employee, has been significant. He always had the best interest of the CSI in
about school or work, or what not.
couple of weeks then,
never taken time
Falconer said the vacant position
going to take a couple of months
will be filled but not until the
just to relax."
can define the role of events programmer. He added that no activi-
During his time with the CSI, Andruszkiewicz helped bring the organization out of a $70,000 debt
be cancelled due to the departure of Andruszkiewicz. ties
(Photo by Jeff Heuchert)
O Tannenbaum! The CSI Christmas wish child
The tags on the tree represent a Christmas. Students were able to buy a present for a child.
tree stands near the stairs to the cafeteria.
and what he or she wants
Conestoga students have mixed feelings on CSI events BRYAN MARTIN
draw a dozen people. The events at lunchtime usually pack the Sanctuary because it is
responsible for providing entertain-
during school' time, they are free
for students throughout the
and many students go there anyway it’s the most comfortable
Students pay for delivers
and the CSI
place to eat lunch.
regarding the events and whether they are doing the right things with
The CSI has had some success-
night are not nearly
money, and many students have gone home for the day and don't feel like return-
would take a to the
make him come
the events during the day, but
graduate of the
is now a dj, said he never went any of the events. But he felt things could have
so repetitive with come-
that sort of
thing,” said Fox.
"The CSI should throw bigger not so often. They
should advertise the events in advance and try to create a buzz throughout the student body.”
offered and hopes there are plenty
to an event at night,
enjoyed the events the CSI has during the day to be
broadcasting program at Conestoga to
Kelly Phippen, a first-year mar-
able to eat lunch and be enter-
yet,” said Heyer.
puter analyst student, said he likes
but nothing has really appealed to
ing to school.
events that pack the Conestoga
never attended a nighttime event.
comedians all the time and that sort of thing.” Mark Fox,
everything she said.
College Sanctuary, but have also
architect student, said he enjoys the
old high school there was
never anything cool going on, so
Support staff banquet a huge success By JAMES
Thank you. That was the message
support staff banquet held
New Dundee Community
registrar, join the
child of vice-president of activities
the support staff does day in and
day out. Support
port staff’s hard work. Support staff in
gives a speech at the support staff banquet on and many others came out to honour all the supinclude custodians, librarians, cafeteria workers and the people
CSI vice-president of student Conestoga College President John
the registrar’s office.
their appreciation for
staff include custodians,
in the registrar's office
changed the whole atmosphere of the school after it was done, and I think it's something that would be very positive for this
directly involved in teaching stu-
CSI and students what
which was completely funded by the CSI, was the brain-
on a similar event while at high school, and wanted Conestoga support staff to be
by James Doyle)
love that guy,”
president, and Fred Harris, chief
was Miller’s comment. The night saw the likes of Dr. John Tibbits, Conestoga College "I
college as well.”
The dinner got under way with was able
to set the
Volunteers offered their services
rousing speech from Miller. entire evening with
on campus who
also ran a coat check and
sold liquor tickets.
’50s and ’60s style dance
held after the dinner.
— SPOKE, January
2003 was a hard year worldwide A
war, a vims, a blackout and two diseases. they all have in common? They all hap-
What do pened
in 2003. U.S. and British soldiers were invading Iraq in March, Canada smartly decided to sit it out, while dealing with its own problems. The main concern for our country was the SARS crisis, which crippled Toronto and caused the number of tourists visiting
the city to plummet.
By the spring, health officials believed they had the vims in check, but shortly after it reared its ugly head one more time. Since those last reported cases, Canada has been SARS free and Toronto has vigorously tried to attract visitors back to the sprawling metropolis.
took longer for Canada to rid itself of the vims then it did for the U.S. to take over Iraq. The U.S. search for weapons of mass destmction in Iraq did not produce anything significant. After the war, the rebel attacks on U.S. and British soldiers claimed more lives then the initial battle itself. But Ironically,
media would rather focus on George Bush shaking the soldiers’ hands, instead of showing all the coffins arriving back in their country. As the year progressed, Canadian beef farmers were the
its doors to our meat, of mad cow disease was found in one Alberta breeder-cow. No other cases were detected, but the isolated incident was enough for the border to remain closed to the beef, severely hurting Canadian meat producers. Then on Aug. 14, the lights went out. A blackout that was blamed on a power generating station in New York, shut off power to more than 10 million residents in Ontario and to parts of the U.S. In some areas it took almost a week to fully restore the elec-
the U.S. closed
after a single case
new Ontario premier
kinder, gentler world
will ask for
advance, but here.
may go on
A year has
American troops Iraq. Civilians
Dalton McGuinty and our Prime Minister Jean Chretien announced he was leaving politics, allowing Paul Martin to fill his shoes. Throw in the West Nile vims, debates on legalizing marijuana and the approval of gay marriage, and the year is pretty much complete. But what does 2004 have in store?
maybe we’ll winter and maybe our new government will protect us from power outages and reduce our hydro rates. But no matter what happens, one thing is certain. We are in for another long, cold winter.
Kids are killing
be any end to the
be a little nicer. Open the door for sometry to
one, give a friend a hug,
a coffee or sandwich.
der in poverty and those loyal to
put up persistent
The country has only
received a fraction of the aid
No unsigned Letters should
gone, and genuine kindness seems
However, the majority of devel-
oped countries have
be harder and harder to come
United States, Australia and
Most of Europe
people can try
someone, give a friend
buy a homeless person a coffee or a sandwich. Read a book,
refused to ratify will
not meet the accord’s goals and
volunteer or give to charity. Take
countries, such as Canada, are
the time to look at the sky or a
preparing to abandon the accord
painting. Appreciate life and the
things around you.
Nigeria and other countries in
Africa continue to wallow in
poverty and fight a losing battle
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the conflict in Iraq will end,
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At home, Canadian people con-
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Currently, one in
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gone by, but the
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Future expansion at the recreation centre? By DESIREE FINHERT
and director would expanded.
the $84,000 went to the best place and that CSI plans to keep work-
like to see
The money went
mind see added to
the back of his
he would like to
from September to April, the is open 7 a.m. to p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The most expensive items purchased for the rec centre were a rec centre
“We don’t have enough storage because the building was built in an era when 2,500 students may have used it," said Osborne. “Now we have more than doubled that.” has
A second purchase was made from Home Fit Exercise Equipment and consisted of mostly dumbbells and stretch cords,
“We’re feeling the crunch with the
also the radio
ing director at the college.
(Photo by Tim Murphy)
said the dramatic increase in
Manager Paul Osborne says
because the gymnasium is now being used as a classroom. In January, the
a primary learning facili-
paramedic, fire and foundation programs because a high fitness level is a graduation requirement. Osborne said it wasn’t too long ago that the gym sat empty most days in winter, only being used in the evening for intramural and ty
“With the paramedic, police all
be great to
student enjoys the
at the rec centre,
the double cohort
which was installed for the
said he knows he will be patient because there
no construction plans, even though he feels the increase in the are
building's use gives
physiotherapy clinic added to the rec centre, which may be a source of revenue for the college. “When you're adding offices, classrooms and generating revenue for the college it starts to pay
summer the college a new multi-purpose
vated the ice rink and the Over
floor in the
vey inquired what students would
like to see in the fitness
for by the students,
tributed to the purchase of
ment was bought. Osborne said the fitness centre on the second floor is always packed after school and that it continues to draw more students all the time since the equipment
extends until 2007, which gives the rec centre time to make further
has been upgraded.
fitness as an
tant part of college life.
and a healthy
farfetched," said Osborne.
more productive work-
to the rec centre
for students with a student card. It
Vice-president of student activiEthan Miller said over the past couple of years the ancillary
fee amounted was given to lump sum.
the rec centre in a
“I decided that above and beyond that we would provide them with $9,000 for equipment."
Miller said he
Approved rec centre improvements include a new sound system to the fitness room, which will be installed just after Christmas, and more dressing rooms.
out of reach (“This semester, I'll get all A's”). down, frustrated, even powerless when the first disappointing
grade appears. to
step-by-step approach might include: attending all classes, with only sickness as an exception; staying ahead by doing textbook reading prior to class; and seeking help when necessary from faculty or a peer tutor. The latter are smaller, attainable.
achievable goals that
almost assuredly lead to higher marks.
Set goals for yourself that are realistic,- achievable and measurable. Failure saps confidence and motivation. Success builds confidence and motivation.
A Message from Student
rec centre, towards the college.
want my grades
go for expansion." Osborne explained that the rec centre was always a distant part of the campus, but the addition of E wing and the adjoining ramp has made it more accessible and that there is room to expand east of the
Instead, a long-term goal, such as
he said. “I think the next big
of us tend to set goals that
Students Inc. (CSI) signed with in
“They don’t have room for any more equipment unless they start to rearrange what they do have,”
workshop about change helped me to recognize why my New Year's resolutions never worked. didn't need more motivation; needed smaller goals, or at least my long-term goals needed to be organized into easily manageable steps.
to the rafters in equip-
intentions for positive change, despite past resolution failures.
make New Year's
excited with our
resolutions that generally didn't last past January 10th. that fresh feeling of having a chance to solve problems, achieve new heights and challenges that encourages us to set goals. As the new year begins, we are often
you can't go wrong funding
have some faculty offices off the back of the gymnasium,” said Osborne. “And maybe a couple of
bought a calf press and weights, spending a total of $8,826 from V()2 Fitness in Keswick, Out.
approximately 6,200 because of several factors, including the dou-
leg press ($3,091), a lat pull ($2,020) and a Smith machine ($1,791). The rec centre also
The number of students using centre
vate women’s showers and extended hours. During the school
sion sets in the fitness rooms, pri-
located at the west end of Conestoga College’s Doon cam-
the best of all of the colleges in
Paul Osborne says there are a
ing with the rec centre to
— SPOKE, January
Influenza, or the flu,
touch contaminated surfaces and transfer the virus to your own eyes, nose or mouth or
person to person by droplets that
easy for people to confuse a
have been coughed or sneezed through the air. So you can imagine how fast the flu can spread in a building with more than 600 people like the Residence and Conestoga
cold with the
Conference Centre. According to Health Canada’s
website, the flu
per cent of Canadians each year.
nose or mouth, or by the droplets landing directly on your eyes. The flu virus is also found on
runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes irritation.
recover within a
doing their best to avoid the
Broadcasting student Kathy Carr says she tries to avoid germs especially after getting the flu last year.
Lysol around with
extra cautious,” she
Broadcasting student April Kimble
ing while tired risks not only your life,
Your plate is probably full of commitments. School, work, friends and family have no problem last
second of free
time out of your hectic schedule. It
like there is
have a 70 to 90 per cent chance of getting the flu
your hands so
you don't wash wash my hands
to do, and so little time. Slowly but surely, you fall behind on sleep. There are obvious downsides to
sleep deprivation, such as dozing
To properly wash your hands you must first remove all your rings. Then you rinse your hands under warm water to wash away any loosened microorganisms. Next use soap to cover all surfaces of the hands and fingers for about 10 seconds. Don’t forget the frequently missed areas like the
but the lives of every motorist
work aside comes and
work needs sacrificed.
things done during the day allows
Administration of sleep is responsible for at least 100,000 automobile crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities each
for time in the evening to relax, and
Not getting enough sleep can its toll on your health, too.
Michael J. Breus, of the American Board of Sleep
outlines the severe risks of not
enough sleep. one of his articles found at www.sleepcmi.com, Breus says that reducing sleep by a mere hour and a half can lessen your alertness during the day by as much as 32 per cent. Lack of alertness can affect job performance and school work, but it also
has more serious penalties; driv-
no students were being hired from any programs for security work. Al Hunter said this might have been the case because of concern regardto the college,
should look for a .way to
your sleeping habits.
University’s sleep disorders clinic
some tips on improving your sleeping patterns. Try to accomplish as much as provides
you can during the daylight hours. Most people just want to relax after dinner and this causes them to push
gives students the opportunity
Security recently hired
gram in May. As a student she worked with Group 4 for about 14 months, including 10 months of weekend work at the college. In May she was hired full-time but continues to work weekends with Group 4. Group 4 is a security service
our students,” said Hunter, “how can we expect anyone else to?”
years ago on a part-time basis and he’s had
work here as they have knowledge of the campus people
hens’ eggs and then purified.
ers to help Conestoga’s full-time
from outside the college don’t.
Conestoga security at Doon oversees the 16 to 20 Group 4 employees at the Doon, Waterloo and
skills students learn
you do end up
viruses are capable of changing from
year to year, so the composition of
the vaccine has to be updated annu-
necessary to be
you should increase the amount of fluids you drink and get plenty of seven to 10 days. There are
medications to treat you take them within
48 hours of the
immunized each fall. According to the Health Canada
website, nearly 10 million doses of
of your symp-
reduce the length of
by an average of one or
but should be kept to a
other sleeping disorders. You'll be
you did once you start to good night’s sleep makes. glad
notice the difference a
clinic says that
a good background
people and taking statements. She is
who how It’s
commonly underestimated. A
is filling in
long she'll be
sleep can lead to serious health problems.
Shannon Carey was hired by college
time on Nov.
working at the college Dec. 2002 as a contract worker with
Carey has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida
at the college.
there will be a
takes a person with
good people skills to work in security and only one in 10 are chosen.
responsible for handling
issues and deals with false permits. to learn all
fortunate to have
on security as
better representation of the college
The number of females into
here,” said Hunter. “This
She has received training on the various security computer programs, interviewing techniques and things relating to the student code
Hunter said really
"We’re looking for special
on sick leave and
on the afternoon
(Photo by Kristen McMurphy)
hired by security
for police work,” she said.
minimal a nap longer than 30 minutes will most likely leave you more exhausted than you were before you slept. Most importantly, if you do have time for enough sleep but you’re just having trouble sleeping, see your physician about insomnia and
exams. However, he disagreed with don’t have confidence
type of field to get into.
Conestoga’s police foundations pro-
reduce your chances of get-
ing a glass before bed.
learned in the program,” said Hunter.
severity of the illness.
Also, avoid people
Flu vaccines have been around since the
prevent infection or reduce the
to put into practice the things they've
and investigative “It
the college are
Guelph campuses. The number of contract employees varies depending on the time of year. Ross is interested in becoming a police officer but is not sure what
ing access to critical information or
Carey and Patricia Ross. Patricia Ross graduated
ting a flu shot.
to the influenza
the antibodies will help to
your by get-
you are exposed
For a good night's sleep, avoid nicotine and alcohol before going to bed. It’s not healthy to sleep on a full stomach, but don’t go to bed hungry because you won’t be able to
you’re not getting any-
Conestoga’s chief of secu-
tive for four to six
naturally induces sleep, so try hav-
that an average adult
around seven hours of sleep per
Grad one By
turn off the tap with a towel to avoid
phan, a chemical found in milk,
time for sleep.
have all been linked quate sleep.
on sleep and
of moods. However, lack of sleep can get a lot more serious.
the risk of the potential of microbial
ies against the strains
Heart attacks, high blood pressure, depression, stroke and obe-
towels should be avoided because of
off in class or not feeling in the best
Medicine, has written
immune system produces
more precious than you
Sleep: squeezing every
After you get a flu shot, your
dryer or single use towel. Reusable
says she avoids the flu by keeping
Martin agrees with Kimble.
vaccine were distributed Canada during the 2002/2003 flu
not everyone does
General business student Susan
dry hands with a hand
changes of getting the
Students in residence say they are
the flu,” she said.
Kimble and Martin are on the track. Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to avoid contracting the flu. However,
shake hands with infected people
can to reduce the chance of getting
thumbs, under the nails, and backs of fingers and hands. Rinse off the
or 10 days.
from October until April, but the peak month is January.
quite often,” she said.
Flu season in Ontario
“I don’t carry
You can become
time case of
muscle aches and
the hands of people with the flu
are followed rapidly
get the flu by breathing
germ free. wash my hands as often
her hands clean and
headache, chills and cough, which
ratory illness that affects 10 to 25
has increased, he
many women were
support roles like dispatch operator or technicians.
on the front line. Hunter expects both Carey and Ross to provide direction and guidvisible
full-time position for her.
about investigative techniques and
took a five-week contract,” she said. “Beyond that I’m not sure.”
wants to become a police officer working in narcotics. “I want to be in the OPP and go
north,” said Carey. “I
the college’s representatives in hi^
excited to be working with
live in a
to the contract
— Page 7
Future soldier predicts world’s end By MIKE WILSON
Capitol of the U.S. was
Omaha What was on your
smoking? Lose weight? You may have wanted to include hoarding food and learning to use firearms because this year could be the beginning of the end of civilization
the situation by expanding
according to someone on
one of his posts. With the U.S. unable to support Israel, countries in the Middle East will begin to invade and they will defend themselves with nuclear
Year's resolutions this year? Stop
Nebraska,” said Titor
the Internet claiming to be a soldier
from the year 2036.
If Titor is a
You’re probably skeptical now.
you’re laughing. But John
that has attract-
least it's well written
war will start in the U.S. sometime this year or next. By 2005 we can
chronicled on johntitor.com.
According to forums, a
his posts in Internet
2015 we can expect
when he showed up on Internet forums with his story in November 2000. very good one. Consider first
nuclear strike cities in the
was over but more than 10 months before Sept. 11, 2001. At scare
United States (which
the "other side” of the civil
this point his predictions
You may be
China and cities
ther fashionable or timely.
Europe. The United States counterattacks.
That’s almost a year after the
he predict some event
near future, such as the winner of
(American Federal Empire) ... thus we (in the country) won. The European Union and China were
gets insulted that people try to get
also destroyed. Russia largest
to predict the
WAR PREPARATION So what should you do
has a few
he trying to stop the
impending war? "Consider this: You are a time traveller who wishes to go back in time to 1941 because your grandparents live close to Pearl Harbour in Hawaii. You realize you can’t stop the war but you may be able to help them prepare for it. Strangely, Dec. 7 comes and goes with no sneak attack. As the war in Europe rages on, Japan fails to join the axis power, there is no war in the Pacific and the United States remains neutral. Then, you watch as Germany begins to develop the atomic bomb all by themselves.” Titor also talked about what life
not eat or use products from any animal that
eats parts of
not kiss or have intimate relations with anyone you do
not know. 3.
Learn basic sanitation and water purification.
Be comfortable around firearms. Learn to shoot and clean a gun.
Get a good
and learn to use
Find five people within 100 miles that you and stay in contact with them.
Get a copy of the U.S. Constitution and read aimed at Americans).
"People raise a great deal of their
own food and do more “farm” work. Yes, compared to now, we do
Get a bicycle and two week.
work long hours. After
father made a living selling oranges up and down the west coast of
the phones are
running through Internet networks. Solar power
much more common
and we have a hydrogen
some “paradoxes of
time travel” too.
really aren’t any.
grandfather in the past and alive
doesn't really go
sort of skips
what they put McCaffery
10 miles a
news events sometimes
happen at different limes and different teams will win football games (more reason not to start predicting outcomes).
to do online business only with companies they know and trust.
space are not always what they
“Everything should be shredded,
there should be nothing just put in
mented every day. “You see a lot of people carry 10 credit cards in their wallet. They may have a whole book of cheques and they cany unneeded identification on them,” said Det. Jim
There are individuals who will check through your garbage to assume your identity.” He said to take a look at what you put in the garbage and consider how it can be used by other people. "It’s quite amazing what we just
Corporation (CBC) did an indepth consumer report with identity theft
put out without any thought to
avoid keeping a written record of
determined identity thief can
“Carry the bare essentials. That’s you need, so if something goes
also photocopy information legally.
Transcripts of divorce cases, which
had, which are different from the
ones McCaffery mentioned, are: 1 don’t leave ID in your vehicle, 2)
as soon as possible, 3)
social insurance numbers, are part
and computer passwords, 4) choose difficult passwords and 5) pay attention to your billing cycle and if something is late call the compa-
need to carry a whole book of cheques on you” adding, “There’s no need to carry your birth certificate either. In your day-to-day course, what do you need your
of the public record, according to
birth certificate for?”
include financial information and
Microsoft Network (MSN) money article on protecting your-
also “keeping a
of credit card
numbers and company telephone numbers in a safe place so you can cancel them quickly and easily if they are stolen or
where you leave the hard copy.” The article explains there are two types of identity fraud. The first is debit card theft, which directly impacts a bank account, and the ful
things you have to take care of.”
over to another alternate
a credit identity for years or even
iron creations to
Titor goes into is
McCafifery of the Niagara Regional Police fraud department.
that maintains ‘wireless’
But there are many ways to proyourself that can be imple-
blacksmithing techniques over a fire at the Christkindl Market. The market was held at the Kitchener City Hall Dec. 5 to 7. There were more than 80 vendors selling
Consider what you would bring if you had to leave your in 10 minutes, and never return.
closest friend raises
A vendor demonstrates
and another works for a
decades. Everyone should also be
will be like in 2036, after the war.
Precautions should be taken
(Photo by Lesley Leachman)
coming war? Titor
to prepare for the
ence with them?”
Super Bowl, so he can prove he is from the future.” Titor says he has no desire to prove to anyone that he is from the future and even
time travellers carry a sports refer-
Russia striking the first
this to escalate
into an all-out nuclear war, starting
will start in the
U.S. sometime this year or next.
games. "Off the top of your head, can you tell me if it rained in Atlanta ball
complete identity theft assume can
“Protect your private information
McCaffery. “Become an educated consumer. Thai’s the rigidly," said
can give.” also be careful
McCaffery said a good way for someone to know if they have become a victim of identity theft is to “have a credit
check done on
twice a year.”
I extremely computer savvy, wouldn’t do it,” he said. "There are too many people out there taking advantage of people
your credit record.
any strange transactions on
shopping online. "Unless you are
If someone finds out they have become a victim, “You have to work with the credit agencies to prove you have become a victim of
identity theft,” he said, adding, "It’s
on Internet fraud, “When conducting transactions online, ensure you are visiting a
going to take an average of a couple of hundred hours to get your
Web page. Check for a small
McCaffery advised a victim
padlock icon on the bottom corner
basically have to cancel everything
of the screen.”
over with the assistance of
the different credit agencies.
— SPOKE, January
Laying the By JASON SMITH
said 8 years as a journalist, the dream of every writer has become a
for Kitchener native
Oliver, 32, has found his
mix of profession and passion
with the release of his book. The
Of Fame: The
Pro Wrestling Hall Canadians.
Oliver found interest
an early age. first
a novel he wrote with a
River Grand It was there
were a lot of people experimenting. Kids were running (news-related)
and not n't
a legit sport, but that does-
The Record on
However, that didn't stop Oliver. graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic University in 1993
with a bachelor of applied arts
While still attending high school in August 1985, Oliver began to publish the Canadian Wrestling Report. The report, which was a small newsletter, was normally three or four pages long and eventually found its way across Canada and around the world. Oliver attributes his inspiration
and the of the mid-’ 80s. “Everyone was talking about it at school, so my brother and I got into it too.” said Oliver. “We had a newsletter program on our Apple II. and played around making a newsletter. My dad sold a couple at his office, I sold a few at school and we were off." Oliver said the newsletter was a
the Toronto Sun.
“At that time, there
Many things weren’t too And here we were - two legitimate journalists who
juggle school work and eight hours
shouldn't get coverage,”
encouraged by fellow writer John Powell to help take charge of a pro wrestling section on the site. “Sure wrestling’s entertainment
Angelo Mosca. The newsletter also gained him coverage in The Record. The local newspaper did two stories on the Canadian Wrestling Report, which coincidentally led to an employment opportunity for the young
division of Canoe.ca, Oliver
Eventually, the hours caught up to
were noticed and, whether he knew it or not, his career began
for the newsletter to
as professional wrestling.
an early age
and interview many pro wrestlers
Record, covering sports for a year.
important contacts as well as meet
spent his high school years attending
After purposely removing himself
from the topic while
working at Canoe rekindled Oliver’s interest and passion in the mat wars
aspect and allowed him to
Oliver. “I enjoyed
in his craft at
recalls writing his
helped him in a business
including the British Bulldogs, the
many ways. He
great experience in
people the real
news and not just rumours.” And so began the Internet legacy of SLAM! Wrestling. Oliver and Powell became co-founders of the department in 1996 and haven’t looked back since. Oliver has many fond memories big leagues of pro wrestling, but
Toronto with his wife Meredith,
also working with the small-time
working in the of the popular newspaper
April 1991 during his at
was really fortunate,” he said. was a great place to learn.”
spent five years with the Sun.
3 different jobs through-
same time period, when Oliver was given the chance to move to Canoe in October 1996. Canoe (http://canoe.ca) is an offshoot of Sun Media and is known out
and respected as a widely recognizable
promotions across North America. He has had the unique privilege of writing about
watching young superstars begin their dreams before they became household names. In one instance, he recalls attend-
Oliver, (left) with wrestling
Sexton Hardcastle, whose real name is Adam Copeland, would later become WWE superstar Edge.
Although Oliver was terminated from Canoe due to downsizing in December 2001, the change of plans would prove to be a blessing
up and hold it, looking at it.” Always the consummate professional, Oliver
a point of send-
ing a copy of his
many words of
child in your hands. I'd just pick
several wrestlers, but said the one
Oliver received a severance pack-
Toronto bar where he watched a young kid from Orangeville by the name of Sexton Hardcastle. On the same night, Oliver came across an old writer’s notebook that had the very same name in it with the
age from Sun Media for his accumulated 10 years of employment.
most is a letter was obviously written on an old typewriter from wrestling oldtimer and legend Gene Kiniski. Oliver also reflected on a message that was left on his answering machine by another legend of the
ing an indy
words “could be good was higher.”
AUBREY HAGAR DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD
this, the writer
now had some
his hands. Paid free
a distinguished teacher?
was ‘Greg, thanks for putting me over.’ Those are won-
journalist has kept his ties not only
such as Bret Hart, Chris Jericho,
with the wrestlers he’s served dur-
Roddy Piper, Whipper Watson, Gene Kiniski, Rick Martel, Killer Kowalski, Mad' Dog Vachon,
ing his career, but with
Edge, Sky Low Low
and many more are profiled. only took Oliver three months
complete the text for the book, but he insists his work is the product of 18 years, dating back to 1985 when he was writing his newsletter
teachers are those who demonstrate exceptional commitment to students and to their programs and whose leaching They also demonstrate leadership in their skills are above average schools and/or the college and in related work with their professions or in the community.
For more information or nominations forms, contact one of the following committee members:
into three months.”
proud of his
book has a
anybody who was
a wrestling fan in Canada.
heels on the televi-
for the kids
are watching today.
Whipper Watson. It’s dads who watched screamed
of today, tomorrow and the
Oliver also said he can
The popular Canadian
Canoe and helping to
maintain the website and continuing to write.
ever-changing world of
that has never
to the average
and the Canadian fan.
desire to bring the truth
fascinating talking to
old wrestlers,” he said. “They real-
and had none of the
perks that athletes in get
coverage, travel expenses.
great stories. Today’s
wrestlers are well off, but is
the indy wrestler
places to work.”
his career, Oliver shared in
Award at the Toronto Sun when he was on the news desk for a Dunlop
grandmas and grandpas who front
Truth, Oliver said he
Nominations open on January 12, 2004 Nominations close on March 12, 2004
book may not be as popular as WWE-released biographies such as Stone Cold Steve Austin’s newly released Stone Cold Although
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work,” said Oliver. “Eighteen years of
ly lived life
“All he said
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians. The book details all of the top pro wrestling stars to come out of Canada - whether fans knew they were Canadian or not. Top names pride and joy
Christian, Val Venis,
that stands out the
Oliver completed what he calls his
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
of his career, not only following the in
books were delivered
“Throughout the day
coverage of a past subway accident. He is very active in his community,
working as a cub leader, coaching summer soccer and reading for children once a week at his local library.
has also written about a number
of other subjects including science fiction,
For more information on Greg Oliver,
myself walking over and just picking up a book, holding it in my
books, and sports.
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians can be found at any
on I|a http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestl^y g/home.html Wrestling,
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be energy conscious
Let’s start to
adding, “So that’s less coal that’s
being put on the grid from wind,”
pleased that wind ener-
Hydro has been a hot commodity lately. In the wake of the August
gy reduces the amount of coal
blackout and the recent elimination
hydro price cap, some Ontarians have become more ener-
Medical Association estimates
gy conscious. Several Woodstock
in health care
have been energy conscious for 14 years. In 1989,
consumers. The serv-
offered to help
said the Ontario
air pollution kills
about 1,900 Ontarians each year. Even though consumers pay an
source of electricity that does not rely
coal,” she said,
She also liked
the fact that she’s
power. The blackout and the hydro
they are helping to change the
Glaser said they see a return on
caught on in Woodstock, attracting people from a
not relying on one source for her
Guelph resident Katija Blaine signed up for the program. Using wind energy appealed recently
customers handle their debt. The idea
pollution causes $9.9 billion a year
electricity is generated.”
that although the upfront costs of
price deregulation have reminded
electricity is a
alternate source of
building a wind generator are high-
Since the blackout, she said she
According to an article from www.metering.com, 26 per cent of Woodstock energy consumers use
more conscious of her electricity use in the home, purchased high
and non-renewable source,
efficiency light bulbs and installed
aspect of the service
“coal has a hidden cost.” This is
play unit inside the home, so cus-
wind elements program
tomers can see exactly energy they are using
people have signed up. Glaser said, in what we’re households even signed up to have 100 per cent of their electricity generated from wind. “They’re volunteering to pay $65 a month more on their hydro
amount of they use a month is
heard about Select
Power’s wind elements program, she liked the idea but just wasn’t if it was a viable option. Sometimes you hear about envi-
ronmental solutions and inventions that
people are working on. but
(Photo by Brandi Stevenson)
not available yet, she explained. “I
has been a hot topic lately. Woodstock has had pay-as you-go hydro for 14 years. Guelph residents now have the option to buy wind energy. Electricity
was pretty excited to learn that it was something I could purchase,” Blaine said.
a lot of
and how much it is costing them. Each customer also has a smart card. They use the card to buy power in any amount they want and then insert the card into the unit. In a Nov. 3, 2003 article written by Colin Perkel for the Globe
Since the official launch of the
trying to conserve energy.
meter that replaces the regular one. There is also a disspecial
Woodstock Hydro, Garry -Roth, said pay-as-you-go customers have reduced their energy consumption by 15 to 20 per cent on average. Roth said the display unit made the customers more aware of how much energy they were actually using, and were able to put a dollar value on it. But reducing energy consumption should have more than a dollar
value attached to erating
about one-third of household energy, are
Expressing hurt can
come in many
Cutting/Self-Harm forms. Sometimes
deal with painful feelings
whom we feel we can trust.
having someone to talk to
However, other times we may become withdrawn, thinking that no one is available to listen, and no one will help anyway. Or maybe we lash out angrily- shouting or hitting because we feel out of control. Using alcohol or drugs can be a way of coping for awhile, but usually the hangover continues and the bad feelings are still there.
harmful to the environment.
The Ontario Medical Association has said air pollution health
The Ontario Clean
Air Alliance said coal-fired generators
Ontario are the single
For some people, cutting or self-harm has become a way to cope with feelings (usually emotional pain and anger) they can’t seem to express. It can also feel like a way of staying in control.
largest industrial contributor to this
www.cleanair.web.net, coal-fired generators produce a
harmful chemicals, including
release cancer-causing toxins into the air like arsenic
physical feeling and even evidence that they exist. Cutting does the talking. People
self-harm usually say they do not wish to die, just to
bullying in school for being 'different
pollution as 5.6 million
provincial government rec-
The Liberals promised
by 2007 in their election campaign. That leaves the province searching for alternative energy production methods. Several Guelph residents have been using an alternative method 2003. Select Power, since Oct. 3 which is an affiliate of Guelph Hydro, is offering wind energy to its customers. For an extra $6.53 a month, consumers get 75 kW-h of electricity a month from the Ferndale Wind Turbine. Tony Glaser, from Select Power, said by buying wind energy, consumers are diverting their electricity usage from coal. “The wind energy displaces an equal amount of coal," said Glaser,
depression; parents’ separation or divorce; a
significant loss; strict family rules; or generally feeling
about what was going on.
The reasons people self-harm are numerous and individual, as are the methods used. Perhaps someone has experienced a form of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse;
Generations’ coal plants produced as
a release, ending the emotional pain by providing
phur dioxide, which contributes to the haze that looms over southern Ontario.
Some say it brings
misunderstood and unable to talk
Or sometimes people really don’t know why they are doing its toll
consequences aren’t worth
body and not really ending the pain. The
Cutting and self-harm usually brings negative attention in
relationships, scars that don’t fade, the
and energy spent
in keeping this a secret or trying to stop.
If you or
someone you know wants
to talk about cutting or self-harm, professional
The college’s Learning Resource videos) on cutting and self-harm, and
counsellors are available to listen in Student Services.
Centre also has various resources (books, resources are available in the community.
A message from Student Services.
services are free, voluntary,
JASON SMITH game
pass in front of the Condors’ net.
overshadowed by penalties, the Conestoga Condors men’s varsity hockey team fell victim to the St. Clair Saints on Dec. 5. After coming out strong and going toe-to-toe with the impressive Saints lineup,
Condors found themthe penalty box much too
often and eventually lost control of the
falling prey to St. Clair
a final score of 9-4. “1
The Condors were
cylinders as the puck dropped and
looked to surprise the top-
Dennis opening the scoring just 3: 19 in. Conestoga stormed down the ice with a three-on-one break after
Schulz led the
into the Saints
zone and made a nice tape-to-tape pass to Dennis,
After a few' questionable calls by
Condors constantly found themselves sitting in the
wouldn’t last long. Just over two minutes Clair's at
a few key saves to
his team in the game and gave them a chance for a possible come-
down to reality Clair’s Rob Simpson
period and was scored by Franco
scored with 21 seconds
to end the Conestoga
with the amount of time they spent in the
Reid Porter gave the Condors one
glimpse of hope, scoring his sec-
ond goal of
the night with seven
a half minutes remaining
game. The Condors could not bounce back from the 9-4 deficit. Coach Cressman made no excuses over six minutes
Nice players, a solid team, and
where we could have put
Conestoga seemed to have a little bit of extra wind in their sails as they held St. Clair scoreless for most of
Clair at the nine-minute mark.
With a the
minutes remaining the
scored a power play goal for
Clair didn’t stop there though.
Rob Simpson completed
we’re relying on two lines
and four defencemen and you get that many penalties and you get power plays and penally killing, it
about his team and
ward to the rest of the season. "We're not a bad hockey club. We’re getting better all the time. We’ve got guys that haven’t played at this level
of hockey and
We’ve got a big second Brent
and we’ve got
offensive threat scoring four goals in the game. Three of
second period. Brent
goal scorer in the Ontario College
OCAA athlete of the week. Four Condors are ranked among
with eight goals and seven assists for
ranked number two
15 points; Scott Bradley
number four with
cheap shots and
seven assists for 13 points; Andrew McDermott is ranked number nine
with five goals and six assists for 12
referee) just calls
sucks the wind out of those
the top 10 points leaders this season.
and he doesn’t take control of the game. But we can’t blame the referee. We had enough chances with our power plays that we could have put it away, and
ultimately turned the
power plays was filled end of the
"These are men playing this game and it’s tough hockey,” he said. stuff,
Joel Gardiner followed suit as he
opportunities with a few
more depth Cressman said his
Athletic Association and
Simpson scored his second goal of two and a half minutes
didn't see as
the night just
team’s penalty minutes were what
an excellent hockey
"(St. Clair is)
Schuchard stopped 44
66 minutes of handed out.
any hope the Condors had was
team and said they were simply outplayed by a very strong oppo-
with penalties. At the
then replaced with Jason Lafortune.
of 48 shots on
second, regaining his team’s two-
The second period
after receiving a nice centring
half minutes remaining in the
This proved to be the turning point
keeping the puck out of the net
The first St. Clair five-on-three power play goal came with six and a
with a 5-on-3 disadvantage.
buried the puck
a goal with an impressive glove save.
With a minute and 20 seconds remaining in the period, the Condors were finally able to capitalize on the power play as Brent MacDermid beat Schuchard to bring his team within one goal. The Condors seemed to have new life and hoped to pick up where they left off in the third period but were
favour of the
second goal of the night with just
behind Ryan Schuchard, the Saints
second period though. Conestoga’s
50 fans rose to their feet cheering in the Kenneth E. Hunter Recreation Centre, Clayton made his move and seemed to have St. Clair’s goalie Ryan Schuchard when beat, Schuchard absolutely robbed him of
advantage of their opportunity and
with a breakaway on the
Schuchard wasn't the only one
Conestoga goaltender Jeff Young made a few early saves, allowing his team to stay confident and score the all-important first goal of the game.
was full of goals defenceman Josh
to stay onside
be able to regain
team by gaining an
scoring an unassisted goal to
ished once again and they would not
pass up the middle of the
an early form of a beau-
— Page 11
However, the goal wouldn’t be enough to help Conestoga make a last-ditch attempt at a comeback. To add salt to the already open wound, St. Clair’s Franco Subrani scored his
the referee, the
nine goals. But we’re not
deep as they
gift in the
on the goal. once again, the Condors couldn’t hold on to the lead. St. Clair’s Kevin Emery banged away in front of the Condors net just a minute and 15 seconds following Conestoga's go-ahead goal and managed to pick up the garbage to
head coach Dave Cressman.
we gave up
Conestoga’s lead had quickly van-
"We're hanging our heads because
Ryan Ferguson and Brent MacDermid
a great start,”
Conestoga to back, as Reid Porter upped the
didn't take long for
to Saints; penalties
points and Reid Porter
league with seven
goals and three assists for 10 points. The Condors will resume play in the
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centre at the college
has plenty of choices to help get you
For a more relaxing workout there Pilates and yoga, which also help in reducing stress, something that
most students can If
you're looking for something a
The road reopened before Christmas.
aerobics available on Tuesday and
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form of self-defence.
For ice fans there
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A message from
the CSI president
Dear Members of CSI, Conestoga Students
(CSI) has been redefining
purpose on campus, the core competencies of our association and has embraced a posi-
governance style. Since taking office, this year’s executive has been challenged with great success, to offer innovative new meet the demands of our members and clients. More attention has been focused on organizational strategy, redefining core competencies and forward planning. We are preparing, for the first time ever, a multi-year operational plan and working towards Board priorities as both employees and Directors strive towards the mission of the
organization. Involved students have already experienced positive changes as significant
groundwork has been accomplished
for the future
development of the organization.
The new mission statement, approved by the CSI Board of Directors states, “...to enhance student satisfacand community awareness.” We are excited as we begin to develop ways that CSI will make members increasingly aware of the positive experience that Conestoga already offers to its clients. Establishing this policy was important as it has became a daily objective of our staff and Directors. The first experience we wanted the staff and students to feel this year was a revitalized and eager CSI. We tion through active college
gave the outside of the Sanctuary a capabilities inside, to better relax first
contact with the
while continuing to improve the lighting, sound and performance
and entertain you as you prepare
that other student associations will
meet your academic
Our summer mail-out was an innovative
be looking to duplicate
preparing to complement our existing staffing structure with the addition of a com-
munications specialist as a step to mitigate the communication gap that was historically hindering.
analysis will be conducted to determine the effectiveness of this initial step in our overall strategy at the end
of the academic year. Another effective component in improving our communication with our members was the addition and installation of the
UCTV network at the Doon campus.
from student means, we are excited about
ums when communicating
A change this year was the
a revenue source, not deriving proliferates our awareness
introduction of a strategic activities planning
allowed the selection of values
be measured with con-
tinuums. This year, the executive and staff agreed that offering an increased variety of events was our goal. Admittedly, not
have been well-attended, but
ent interests, are
seen a greater diversity of student involvement than in past years
our events. The next step
of our events
different students with differ-
engage students with authority, responsibility and accountability as
inspired events in the spring semester.
Another avenue where
successful with engaging students
the exposure of the provincial election to our
of the few colleges to not only host a candidate’s forum but also house polling tion
This was the
time Conestoga hosted a polling
students were able to identify the voting activity on October 2nd, hopefully leading
The Conestoga poll had 21 per cent greater voter turnout than the provincial average. The organization’s new governance change ratified at the annual general meeting was key to guaranteeing streamlined
for the evening.
A new change has a qualified general manager, who has
for students. activities
management of the
services and activities
experience in operating educational institutions, overseeing service and
The GM reports to the Board of Directors that is comprised, in part, of nine students. This will mitimanagement team of students has on the overall service standards of the organization - as it is continu-
gate the negative effect an inconsistent
ously important to have the organization operate smoothly regardless of the change in personalities, temperaments and priorities. Student tives
have a greater chance of succeeding
with proper authority, responsibility and accountability given to the
Board monitors the GM’s performance, while the executive observe on a daily
execute services and activities for our clients. Students will see the benefits of this
These changes were key
GM. On to
a bi-weekly basis
being able to successfully
during their entire academic period with the col-
As of December, ties offer
for the first time in
Board developed and approved a
on behalf of its members. These
annual goals to the General Manager and executive of the corporation, as well as to the college administration. Typically in the past,
the president focused
stamp.” Under the to the will
on whatever they wanted
to, strived to
convince the Board what he/she was doing was beneficial and looked for a “rubber
system, the Board becomes the initiator of policy and priorities, not a reactor. Meaning the president will be accountable
of the Board and only has authority to work on the priorities of the Board -
this is a positive
change and a great improvement
accountability as the Board has representative students from the members-at- large. Just recently
food bank, but
food bank, not only have
also offered to connect students
secured regular shipments of food provisions to our on-campus
are seeking volunteer opportunities to the food
other student volunteers and Conestoga alumnus kicked off the Checkout
bank association. CSI
Stanley Park Zehrs by packing bags of food in
the beginning of December.
have finished the semester by hosting a Support Staff Appreciation Dinner and a faculty retirement event.
CSI has much organization
to celebrate as
we have some; however,
spent the last eight months redefining ourselves and correcting our internal deficiencies and like any
new CSI we have acknowledged
our weaknesses and threats, created plans for improvements based on
our strengths and opportunities, implemented appropriate solutions and remain focused on monitoring. There the
coming months we look forward
plenty of work to do and in
student initiated activities, effective communication and continued dedication to
our lobbying with the administration and government on student issues, like the recent tuition freeze. If students
have any concerns or questions,
always available to meet with you.