2008/2009 CSI elections Nominations
open next week.
Pole dancing helps you get
Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.
Red Hot Poker Tour Students gamble on a win at college poker tournament.
— No. 5
Province gives college $2-million boost PRONG
each of the three
money will be used add nine new classrooms within
Leeanna Pcndcrgast made the announcement at a press conference
Sanctuary Jan. 29.
future economy,” she “Our government is improv-
“More potential stucome here,” he said,
funding from the provincial gov-
classrooms will get better lighting, seating and new equipment such as digital video existing
million earmarked for
making improvesecurity, and some of the
good amount of money,” John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College. The money will be used for “It's a
not just altruism,
already been replaced at Waterloo campus. He’s also hoping for further ciencies
accelerate ongoing projects.
and cool the buildings.
anyone any“There are no guarmore we can do to
come." Conestoga will add to the 98 security cameras they already have, and improve the quality of some of them. There will also be an
the big boilers that heat
money can go
instead of burning
is the areas,
costs.” said Tibbits.
these improvements will begin in May to minimize student disruption, but Tibbits cautions not
expect big change. "It’s a lot
of subtle changes,” he
year history. Serving
Building for the future
ing: these are just
ignations used to describe an emi-
nent figure in Conestoga College's history as she enters her retirement.
the Himmelman. Monica Alumni Association's services officer for nine years, was poised
and smiling during
celebration of both her contributions
college and at an on-
program advisory committee, Himmelman was also alumni association's the
founding president in 1990 followed by the alumni serv-
party Jan. 24.
faculty, friends, family, current
previous alumni association
iors in the region.
and current president Susan
Dinning and CSI president Stanciu.
and loved by many within the college and the community and has a gift for
engaging our alumni.
Mary Wright, manager of alumni services, who has worked with
Himmelman for Himmelman,
19 years. a
Conestoga's social services program. has been actively involved with the college for 39 of its 40-
Dinning, the guest speakdescribed deftly
Himmelman’s work and
students." said Wright.
award was established
for first-year students in certift-
diploma and degree programs whose parent or guardian (Photo by Holly Featherstone) is a Conestoga graduate. Monica Himmelman, the Alumni hailed who Wright. Association’s service officer, enjoys her Himmelman as having an cate,
in the college's history.
Family and Friends sessions we hold during orientation for families and friends of
The afternoon proceedings
mingled with an individual whose
award, according to Wright. “She has been instrumental in many initiatives and (one)
addresses the needs of sen-
efforts are regarded as a milestone
enthusiasm was certainly
association's past presidents
and memoir scrapbook, was particularly proud of the alumni's Family and Friends ses-
the glass as half full and
launched with an introductory speech by Wright, folconsecutive by lowed addresses from the alumni
president John Tibbits, vice-presi-
stantiated with her continuous efforts within the greater community, including the Support Community
and inviting smile was cap-
ices officer for nine years.
chair of the social services Enthusiastic, infectious and car-
concerns as indi-
uncanny means of recognizing
celebration Jan. 24.
is about "Education engaging people and caring about people.” he said, "(and) that s
(Himmelman's) business: caring and taking time.” Milton noted Himmelman's pen-
when help chant for helping to parent the alumni through its ongoing maturation.
“Her job was her passion.”
by Gbr/sZopb&r ZW/Z/sJ
Bojan Markovic, left to right, Chris Skomorowski and Scott Flannery pose with their winning architecture design at Network 2008. Team member Aron Henke is absent from the photo. For story see Page 3.
Conestoga says goodbye By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE
or improved windows Heating and cooling
Tibbits said this will further the
additional funding will be used to
antees. But the make a safer environment, the less chance we have of a negative out-
and security, energy efficiency and renewal of infrastruc-
One of the college’s biggest energy losses is due to old. inefficient windows so a portion of the money will be used to replace or improve
thing." he said.
Increased cellphone coverage
some of them. Windows have Tibbits
Waterloo. The provincial funding is intended for three major areas — campus
More cameras Better communication between campuses
Ontario's publicly-funded colleges
and universities. Pendergast also announced funding grants of $3.4 million for Wilfrid Laurier University and $9.1 million for the University of
New classrooms: 6 at Doon, 2 at Guelph, 1 at Waterloo Classroom improvements:
Conestoga is part of a $200-mi ion package being doled out to all of 1
energy efficiencies will also be used to continue projects that have already been started. The college has been working toward becoming more energy effi-
education for students by investing in key campus improvements."
WHERE’S THE MONEY GOING?
emphasis on greening.
environment of the classroom."
ing the quality of post-secondary
increase in connectivity between campuses. "We wouldn't be adding staff, but the ability to monitor campuses,”
needed, said her remains her
Milton. "(She's) been like a parent
everv individual feel special about
to the association.”
said she will cherish
continuous networking capabilities for years to come. "The privilege to grow my portalumni's
and be valued
a gift.” she said.
Embarking on of
a verbal excursion
she will spend her retire-
ment - as a new grandmother, downhill skier and volunteer
community and. no doubt, the college - Himmelman said she values lifelong
and the "high committed volunteers
(the alumni) attracts."
per the impression she would students. to purvey to
adhere to the lifelong missions that draw us most. In addition, scouting mentors and dually being a mentor keeps your aspirations in perspec-
and your altitude humbled. "Seek mentors and be a mentor." she said, “because everybody
needs a cheerleader." of retirement gifts. lieu In Himmelman requested that contributions be made toward an
alumni scholarship, which w
"She has the
Himmelman. whose stupendous persona overshadows her small
$2,000 was donated the day of the celebration and donations are
— SPOKE, February
Nominations open Feb. 1 for CSI board of directors
Now ...with Random
deep thoughts Conestoga College
questions answered by random students
candidates before the debate to go over their nomination packages.
By CHARLOTTE PRONG PARKHILL
would you have perform
next year’s Super Bowl halftime show
song Raise a Little Hell. Trooper asks, "It you don’t like what you got, why don’t you In
Now’s your chance. The election of a new board of Conestoga Students is coming up in March. really want to make the election
Vuk Sik/nan, second-year
genera! arts and sciences
on their platforms and stay away from popularity." In order to do this, Stanciu is planning to meet with all ot the
Conestoga's bathrooms and shop be getting an upgrade
areas will the
because I’ve loved them since was eight
college will be switching the
time manage Directors
hours a week, and must also attend weekly and monthly meetings as well as
more than faxing
focusing on working as a part of Conestoga, not a separate corporate entity. “The possibilities are endless
about your partner. Why not try wearing your heart
on your sleeve, or anywhere else on your shirt for that matter? Conestoga’s Women’s Resource Group and Conestoga Students Inc. are co-sponsoring the Healthy Relationships T-shirt event on Feb. 6 and 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30
said. "I’ll vote again, if tised.
has to be pretty convenient
But he would never consider running himself because of the time
commitment. "I go time and I work full
to school full
TIMELINE The CSI elections for 20082009 are almost upon on us. Here are some important upcoming dates: Feb. 1 1 - Nomination packages available for pick up in the CSI office
- Nomination pack-
- Candidates meet-
CSI president March 3 - 7 - Campaigning March 4 - All-candidates ing with the
the Atrium 7 - Vote online at
www. cones togastudents. com March 7 - Online
forward.’ she said.
Second-year general arts and science student Dennis Jefferson said
Refresh foam soap. This foam-based
replaced with a simpler, more visu-
product should create less mess and
doesn't drip or leak
shop areas, Solopol, all natural walnut
shell scrubbers, will
pleasing and lower maintenance design. Changing the soap and dispensers will address environmental issues by reducing the amount of phosphates present
while being solvent
year for this
There are now hundreds of simiprojects operating around the
Resource Group witnessed such an at
Wilfrid Laurier University,
she suggested Conestoga run a similar one, but with a more positive
honour of Valentine’s Day. Volunteers are still needed
with the decorating of the shirts and the setup of the event.
Anyone who would
like to volun-
would like more information about the event
teer their services, or
theme. college decided to have their
event, which invites students to dec-
relationships instead of focusing on
orate blank T-shirts with words, pic-
negative and abusive ones.
tures or phrases that
and decorating supprovided free of charge, and you will be able to purchase your decorated shirt for a small cost afterwards if you wish. The following week, all of the decorated shirts will be hung on a T-shirt
laundry out for people to see," she
p.m. in the cafeteria.
vote strategically against him.” he
ages due back
and photocopying,” said Stanciu. She said last year’s CSI was stagnant and unable to get a lot of work done due to all of the issues with the college. This year they’ve been
With Valentine’s Day coming up, you may be struggling to find the right way to express how you feel
was running - and
for the best interests of
students,” she said.
event promotes healthy relationships
By JOHN LINLEY
who can it
week of February.
current hand soap used in washrooms, wash stations and shop areas from the current pink soap to a new
“Our Lady Peace,
New soap and
Mart Neetv, second-year
"We want students from nurs-
from engineering, police foun-
voted because someone
ing grade for their program, and no
the U.S. presidential primary, will have a more diverse representation.
She’s also hoping to attract quality candidates. "I want to focus as
general arts and sciences
in the office about five
bring back the
Candidates must be full-time
dents with an academic average that is at least 10 per cent above the pass-
mitments that come with the job. “It’s important to get well-round-
"It’s a great experience for anyone. You get to meet a huge number of
“Led Zeppelin. Got to
also have to be able to fulfil the
Stanciu cautions those.who think CSI is all about party
a position on
encourage students to participate, there will be an all-candidates debate and a polling station set up on campus. Stanciu hopes this year's race, like In order to
should focus on their credentials skills they have to offer.
also the primary electoral officer.
can’t deliver," she said.
campaign an event this year,’ said CSI president Roxy Stanciu, who is
most of the seven CSI directors have been business stu-
would go with
make promises you
in last year's election.
he did vote
Women’s Resource Group,
can contact Joan Magazine 748-5220, ext. 3749.
show what they
think creates a healthy relationship.
Clothesline Project, a campaign to
“Anyone? Eminem. Definitely Eminem.” Lake Speers, second-year
genera! arts and sciences
Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!
Massachusetts in 1990, which had women decorating shirts -with
words or pictures illustrating what had happened to them. They then hung the shirts along a clothesline for everyone to see, and throughout the day more women came and added shirts to the line. Joan Magazine, a counsellor at the college, said the project was to
show women to
that they didn't
hide the things that had hap-
(Photo by John Lintey)
These are some examples of last year’s T-shirts decorated to show what makes a healthy relationship. Anyone can decorate a shirt at
Showcase By CHRISTOPHER MILLS ll
industry as houses and house construction, so this is an
a big night for the archi-
opportunity for them to see that
engineering technology department, but an even bigger night for three of
industry than just housing.”
Mel lord- Blarney
Greening Systems Inc., Pooling Ltd., GA Masonry,
Construction Association and the
100 per cent the
Scott estimated that
several years. a graduat-
40 students, 20 would work through the Network
best out of 12 by industry profes-
sionals attending the event.
monetary prize - to give students a chance to meet and form networks with professionals and companies within the industry.
to an even larger professional audience and inform students about what the industry offers.
them do other energy efficiency
structures to mechanical-electrical
and building codes. The program also encourages students to do vol-
recovery systems, solar panels on
unteer work with organizations like
drawings and the quality of their models that they've construct-
the roofs," he said.
ed. There’s less of an
huge learning experience.
important for stu-
make connections so they can spend summers working in the industry.
"Students are here for three two-
semester years. They
terms, so that's almost a
things, they're so
end of things.” Some of the companies
promote .that par-
ticipated in this year's event
The students were
he said. “Getting out into the
company owners impressed by our work gives us some confi-
At the end of the viewing time,
ment, with each team using a dif-
involves residential suites like
chosen winner on Overall there were 12
from design and
Humanity to gain expedo some work in the
rience and industry.
school working on
into jobs ranging
industry can be intimidating so see-
high-rise residential seniors apart-
Flannery said the project was a
emphasis put on the quality of the design, but we leave that up to the faculty to decide," Scott said. “At the end of
fourth year," he said. “If they're in the
area. Students can get
students on their models and design
initiatives in their buildings
green roof, and
students get trained in a
variety of different things, not just
“There's a green initiative such as
our other and second years, to
see what the industry
designs, as well as to question the
“They're judging them on their presentation work, the quality of
program. “They think of the con-
also a part of the project.
whole wide range of the “And basicalwhat the program is: it's
industry." Scott said.
Scott said one of the values of the
high school," said Peter Scott, co-
really an opportunity for
ordinator of the architecture-construction
the opportunity to
requirements and zoning require-
a real site
portion of the evening the
The purpose of the event is to inform industry about the program, spread knowledge of the program
many of them
but that’s part of
they have to design the entire proj-
intended to be a job
of Kitchener’s building depart-
ing class of
So we use
program with an enrolment of more than 200 students. The graduate employment rate has been at
The annual event is put on by the department's program advisory committee - which awards the
— Page 3
across from the Perimeter Institute.
health care for seniors," Scott said.
Bojan Markovic, Chris Skomorowski, Scott Flannery and Aron Henke - Team “I" - walked away from the program's Network 2008 event with a $300 prize. Their final project design was voted the
teams being evaluated. The second half of the evening provided a reversal of roles as students were given the opportunity to move around to displays and booths set up by industrial reps and
apartment units plus other amenity spaces inside the building, such as a restaurant and maybe a salon or
Habitat for Humanity,
builds strong foundations
"Basically we tell students we're not training you for a job. we're training you for a career." he said. ‘"And that's one of the problems of attracting students in
They always come and say when I grad here what job am I going to do. Well. I can't tell you that. The world is your oyster and we're just opening it up for the first place.
Security on the lookout for bathroom vandals By HIEN DINH
College's security asking students for help in stopping a series of re-occurring acts of vandalism. John Anderson, Conestoga’s safeservices
time removing the
vandal, said Anderson.
and security representative, said there have been approximately eight different cases of vandalism in
hoping come forward and
say, ‘This is the
person I think it is. I heard son bragging about it.'"
always can information with remain anonymous, Anderson said. “Students can personally report information
These costs ultimately
be shut down on Jan. 3 for a couple of days. “It got to the point where we had to repaint all the walls because we were getting so many complaints,”
are really taunt-
work hard and they don’t need
said the to
ing to the cleaning staff. People might think it’s funny to taunt the cleaning staff but these people
he said. "Still, you know it’s just a matter of time before this person decides they want to start up
kind of extra work.
costs for the
spent on the
Security services are also concerned about the nature of these
said the individual facing anything from a warning to expulsion from the college and a criminal record. “Vandalism is mischief. It's done on purpose. Defacing property is a criminal offence. It's called mis-
chief under $5,000."
they are not required to leave their names or they can write the infor-
“There have also been incidents with different racial and caricature
mation on a note and address it to the security office or simply drop it
graffiti. It’s all really
not to say the person responsible
off at the door.”
won't move to other washrooms, he said, adding there have been fewer cases of vandalism in the
Anderson said there have been graffiti messages written on the washroom stalls and walls.
hand-dryers, soap dispensers and
considerable cost for
our physical resources team with
you see something wrong happening then don't just keep it to yourself. We all have a responsibility to do something,” he said.
the additional costs ot repairs estimated in the thousands of dol-
involve the police then the college
"Ultimately, security services just
2A400 men's washroom
the beginning of the school year.
fined to that
women's washrooms. Security services wants to try to
use peer pressure to try and find the
"It's all at a
our maintenance and housekeeping staff who need to spend a lot of
the learning Peer Services
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â€” SPOKE, February
a big headache McGuinty word after
holiday was promised by Premier Dalton fall election campaign and he kept his
called Family Day, and will occur every third
February, this year on Feb. 18.
McGuinty stated that Ontarians deserve to have their hard work acknowledged with a day to spend time with their family. Now that Family Day has been added that makes nine statutory holidays in total for Ontario
workers and families.
nothing more valuable to families than time togethot er. And yet it seems tougher than ever to find, with so many released statement said in a McGuinty lives," busy such living us after the law was passed.
Although the holiday seems like a great way for families to spend time together, it is not something that sits well with local retailers. In a Jan. 25 article in
The. Record. Sandra Stone, general man-
ager of Conestoga Mall, argued that
just want a level open or all closed." Toronto malls such as the Eaton's Centre are allowed to remain open because they are considered tourist destinations that would
Mall cannot remain open on the holiday.
they should have the
their families, not be at
in the stores believe that
everyone else and enjoy the
Besides the debate about what will remain open and what will concerned about the costs of this hol-
not. Ontario taxpayers are iday.
remain open or
holiday pay for the day. leaving some small business owners worried about the bottom dollar. City workers who have the day off will also need to be paid a significant amount of money to be on-call in case of any emergencies. At this time of the year the biggest worry is clearing roads during or after a storm or lixing
The Record on
Sid Ryan said this holiday will drive a strike for unionized workers
don't qualify for holiday pay on Family
in their contract.
"When rest who
a public holiday
granted to one group of workers, the
are going to fight to get
holidays. to give families more become more of an inconvenience
Although Family Day was legislated time to spend together
workers. Students and most workers will have the day
The only stores that will remain open are convenience stores, some pharmacies and businesses that are allowed and want to open. Malls and other services will be fined $500 for a first offence
they remain open.
tions, especially with tuition prices
dents will need to worry about
than just rising tuition
paying 2.8 per cent more
These supplemental fees go
students need to go to
out an application with their
schools and programs of choice-.
used by students
apply to universities. in
even consider accepting students. Applying to Ontario colleges is reasonably cheaper. Students have
apply to more
waste of money
pay an additional $35 per choice.
wouldn't be so bad
where from $40
couple of other programs,
wouldn't have been able
evaluafees which only apply to
applying to post-secondary
letters to the
should be signed and include the
and telephone number contacted
hardly had enough 1
constantly find myself
strapped for cash even though try
questionable that students
pay for simply institu-
hard to follow to school
not cheap and
college students need a break
$50 a month
have prevented with a
scraps leftover to pay for that $3
apply to a
$40 each week on groceries and
spending $50 each week on gas,
After paying $3,000 for tuition,
the centre didn't also charge any-
versity choice, for
college graduates were
could easily end up being a
than three programs are required to
approximately 41 per cent of
had to spend so
much money on an
program choices. Needless
that every initial
recently submitted a university
dent decides to apply
overall debt of $ 2,600.
are even required to
lege student finished school with an
application and paid a ridiculous
According to a 2004 report from Canada, the average col-
for a set fee of $85.
to their already high debt-
two or more colleges
of schools and programs each stu-
The website explains
$158 but can quickly
increase depending on the
pay such hefty fees because
directly to universities before they
the option of picking
2007 than they were
College students shouldnâ€™t need
said university students are
previous school year.
school students are exempt from
application fees also ripping into
college and mature students. High
of research and public feedback.
The implementation of Family Day has become more of a fiasco than a holiday, something the McGuinty government could bit
thanks to expensive university
application will cost an
workers could take contract does not cover new
clear that not
part in this holiday because their
Application fees for university
a broken water line. In
University application fees a rip-off
be visited on holidays. Stone may not approve of the fact that the mall will not open,
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Nominate an excellent teacher By KERRY REED
students and tiny
The Aubrey Hagar Distinguished Teaching Award was created in 1986,
"Instead of a
designed iripipe and a framed Conestoga College coat of arms. “The committee receives a num-
package each year for
nominee lor that "The better the nomination package the better chance the nominee has to win. pick
so impressed with
teachers there are
words people use describe dogs. However, dogs often
animals and can
attention but the
owners think they
can control their dogs and know how the dogs will react, think it's very difficult to know how a dog will respond when placed in a I
small area with other dogs and people they've never
there that can be quite vicious.
Young children seem looking
blood and the
need for medical treatment.
For more information on a faculty
how member or
package, contact Torbay firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The teaching award
team person and not
an individual person.
because everyone deserves
were a it
dog jumping at a young child. At least if they had muzzles, they
wouldn't be able to bite anyone. Tracy Conrad of PetSmart's head
feel that all
not to say that
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
encouraged bus transportahave to comment that I
less than the cost
Next. Conestoga could form an agreement with Grand River
Transit to reduce the bus pass cost
more preferred transportation than
45 to 90 minutes to get to and from school compared with the 15 minutes by car. The college is simply not giving us enough rea-
taking the bus.
of the pros for taking the
the article are
require vehicles for
work or have regular access to their parents' vehicles do not
buy a vehicle for school; they already have one. the choice to
student currently has a vehiis little reason, short of environmental concern, to take the bus. With a car in the driveway, payments are insurance and If a
sons to take public transportation.
people to take the bus, those with cars often don't care about the environmental benefits and would rather relax with their extra half an hour or more at school than on the bus ride. If driving is easy, accessible and cheaper, most people will
do it. With
take the bus,
The Record, the husky was not
Next, the cost of the
students. Although it is a mandatory bus pass fee. my husband at Wilfrid Laurier University pays $40 each semester for what bus riders at Conestoga pay $189. Not only would that encourage people to take the bus. it would also facilitate safe rides to and from bars and parties and may even prevent someone from drinking and driving. It may be difficult to change our to the
ways, but think about what's curhappening to our world. If we can make some sacrifices and leant to enjoy a slower, more eco-friendiy future, we may have more time to enjoy what nature has to offer. rently
reasons not to important to rec-
into the store.
people justify their school each day.
to drive to
consider the time spent riding a bus that could be used productive-
benefit listed in the article.
convince people to ride the bus. time to be straight: the college simply makes driving a car much
ognize that the environment is suffering with the number of cars on the road. What can the college do?
that cost dissolves
cars pay for both their vehicle and a bus pass, eliminating the cost
dogs must look at its policy that be leashed and all leashed animals
the school could put in a system
not taken a second
bus pass. The only extra expense for those with cars is gas. of a
required whether or not the vehicle is being driven. People with
be painful but limit-
number of parking
bachelor of science, nursing
police said they are satisfied the husky does not pose a threat to the
one out of every hundred women might become anorexic? Estimates one hundred college-age of the frequency of bulimia vary from five to twenty out of women. Men also develop both disorders, but in much smaller numbers. Did you know
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compulsive exeteising. intense preoccupation with food, body size and sometimes weight. Serious health Dieting can gradually lead to a loss exceeding 25% of original and lowered heart rate occur. Some issues such as cessation of menstruation, malnutrition starve themselves to death.
vomiting or the use a cycle of uncontrolled binge eating and purging through cases, absorb nearly extreme more in can, of laxatives. This extremely debilitating pattern Frequent isolation. and depression lead to all of a person's time, energy and money, and cardiac and to the teeth, throat and esophagus. Kkiney
STMPENT MEM B E R in a to all full-time and part-time students enrolled other related courses leading to a diploma, certificate, or
program of instruction (a group of document awarded by the Board of
vomiting can cause damage
Term of Office: September
2008 - August
(candidate must plan to be enrolled
problems are a danger.
as a student during the term of office)
Conestoga College, All persons employed by the Board of Governors, Staff Members. basis, who are neither Administrative nor Support
Term of Office: September
full-time or part-time
overcoming Eating Disorders is for the individual to herself and to a professional that a problem exists. Medical and
August 31, 2011
available in this
to a counsellor in Counselling
Health Services Office, Doon Campus. One immediate part of one the feeling of relief at no longer having to keep such an important
Services or the nurse
same as those for externally The terms of reference for these elected eternal members are the forms will be posted on February appointed members of the Board of Governors. Nomination Secretary -Treasurer ot 2008. Nomination forms will also be available in Kevin Multan's office.
EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK - February 4- 8.
Closing date for nominations: March 6, 2008 Lists of
nominees are not worthy of win-
nominees should receive the award
me, walk around with an unfamiliar dog nearby. What if a dog did lash out? Even when dogs play sometimes, they don't tend to notice how rough they are being. I've almost been knocked over by a dog jumping up on me, so imagine
neighbour of mine who has a golden retriever had quite a scare when her dog's ear was bitten by a small dog, drawing a
Geoff Johnstone, professor of liberal studies, received the award
of people seem to think it's only big dogs that pose a threat, but while their size may be intimidatlot
believe the listed benefits do
dogs in on leashes, but think all dogs that go into the stores should have to wear muzzles.
gel the information and nomination
After reading the Jan. 21 article
young dog died of
Quite a few pet stores
nominated them, they resubmit an application form as many times as they like for each
Kitchener and shook him. Staff rushed the dog to a neighbouring veterinary clinic to seek
my* soccer players. kept telling them not to nominate me but they planned this huge con-
the year they
pieked up a one-year-old Yorkshire terrier
37 years of teaching in have not been nervous but standing up in front of everyone at convocation giving a
students, the faculty,
"Aubrey Hagar was a mentor of mine when first started teaching
was an honour and a huge surprise for me to win the award." said Johnstone. "I was secretly nomi-
one's favourite teacher did not win
to a Jan.
and unfortunately, only one can he chosen per year. Although if someat
Friendly, playful, cute and cuddly
year," said Torbay.
of his wishes, a selection
tee puts out a
accepted until March 10 and the winner of the award will be honoured at the 2008 convocation. The winner will walk away with
Edith Torbay, chair of professional development, quality assurance and prior learning assessment and
“Aubrey was well
her of nominations lor this award hut,
be obtained from Torbay,
To nominate a candidate, a form can be requested from any member of the selection committee or can
teacher for this award."
Counselling Services March
ELECTION DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL
nominees to be posted on campus
organizing display tables at
Door #3 and E-Wing foyer
from Counselling Sen-ices, 1A103.
hard by health-care
30,000 people are without a family doctor By ELIZABETH BATE
ate without a family physician,
decide to stay If you've come to Conestoga College from another region, chances are you don't have a famphysician, and you're not ily
there are an estimated
30.000 people in KitchenerWaterloo without a family doctor. Students at Conestoga College
they get sick they
can book an appointment with one of the three physicians who work part-time
doctors. This area
going care for all students, especially those without a physician in this area.
a shortage of doctors
community and even
urgent care centres there
she says. "Emergency
wait times are huge."
well as giving students a reg-
can give them
an alternative to the
emergency waiting room, since it has a nurse on-hand for first aid and urgent care. The care at the health centre is paid for by student fees, but unlike
student fee-based services at the college, the health centre is available to
and part-time students.
"What the doctors (at Conestoga) want you to know is that they can respond faster to you here,” Moore says.
"In fact, there’s a shortage
Students should take advantage
of the health centre's services while they can, because those
patients per general practitioner
any one area.
northern Ontario," says
chamber of commerce and
charge of physician recruit-
for this area. “All of a sudden,
southern Ontario communities are going 'we qualify for this,’ so they
The under-serviced designation gives communities an advantage
trying to persuade medical
school graduates to move to their area. Canadian medical students who choose to spend five years practising
$55,000 from the province. Forty thousand dollars of that comes in the form of a tuition rebate, and the other $15,000 is a re-location incentive to help students move. As well, physicians from other countries must spend their first five years area can get as
practising in area if they
(Photo by Elizabeth Bate)
Grand River Hospital’s emergency rooms are long. With the majority of doctors in The the area reaching retirement age in the next 10 years, they won’t be getting shorter any time soon. wait times at
number is quite the 2006 census
problem with the way the province numbers for the designa-
disparity in the years to
are over the age of 50, and
may improve our
Also, Kitchener-Waterloo has also
sus data, which does not include
been designated a Priority Urban Growth Centre by the province, meaning that our population will experience exponential growth in the next few years.
the massive student population in
The province does, how-
ever, count the full-time physicians at the universities
in the area.
Kitchener-Waterloo has an
Even so, Fitzpatrick holds out hope that the problem will get better.
not worse. Kitchener-Waterloo
health team models
and more com-
Patients are registered
with one family doctor, but
not available they can see
the clinic. This allows
patients to see doctors faster and
over longer hours. As well,
family health team clinics, including
Kitchener- Waterloo, services
including nurse practitioners, dieticians and massage therapists.
the Greater Waterloo Region. Teaching hospitals will include Grand River, St. Mary’s, Guelph and the Homewood Centre. As well, there is the hope that doctors
who train here, will practise here. “We know by and large that peo-
team model is the future of family medicine. The program is still being tested and reviewed by the province, but will be seen in more communities if it proves successbeing a
In addition to
where they’ve had good
Cathy Morris, chief of
Cambridge Memorial Hospital
and the medical school's regional associate dean, hopes to have 45
and 42 residents
school by 2014.
The school on Queen
(Photo by Elizabeth Bate)
family and friends are.”
But just a 20-minute drive from Kitchener, the province’s formula for determining the under-serviced
problem. Cambridge, considered a
separate area from
“If you’re just
these extra doctors
Kitchener- Waterloo campus,
The Kitchener campus of McMaster’s new medical school is under construction. It will share a building with UW’s school of pharmacy. The community hopes that doctors who train here will stay here.
experience training and where their
welcomed a new medical school this past fall. In September of 2007, the McMaster Medical School,
North in permanent loca-
doctors can drive the 20
Cambridge, Fitzpatrick too can patients. However, Sue Peterson, in charge of doctor recruitment for the minutes
Cambridge Commerce, Cambridge influx
The students and
macological school on King Street in Waterloo.
don’t ask where patients
The campus will be located in the same building as University of Waterloo’s new phar-
Morris. “They tend to go and stay
out of a
looking for patients.”
ple don’t pull
Fitzpatrick says the family health
get their practical training within
population, the province uses cen-
order to determine an area's
designated family health team models. These are clinics that contain multiple family practitioners in one office and receive provincial funding and tax breaks
Waterloo recorded, a combined population of 320,000. As well, Fitzpatrick estimates
two new innovative
the site of
328.000 including students. This
Fitzpatrick feels that there
under serviced, a term that means
doing something to help Kitchener-Waterloo attract more
stand that doctors at the health cen-
don't just provide urgent care
Doon campus. Anne Moore, manager of Student Services, wants students to undertre
the region, will
patients," she says.
However, Peterson admits they live when
they call the
Continued on Page 7
Doctors: Region’s physicians are Continued from Page 6 The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce has over 500 families on
2.000 people without a physician for a population of over 120,000 according to the 2006 census, although
Peterson expects them to be filled by this summer. Fitzpatrick
says KitchenerWaterloo also has another problem
are lower than
contributing to the shortage that
Cambridge doesn’t appear
practise in under-serv-
iced communities must stay in their chosen communities for live years. Doctors who do not receive the funding can move wherever they
arbitrary.” Dr. Cathy Morris,
order to maintain their provinfunding under the designation,
numbers are somewhat
family doctors list,
cap on the number of physicians per year that communities can
“We've been very lucky," says Peterson. "We've been very busy since August last year.” Cambridge is also a testing site for the
to five years.
to the attraction
how much is it costing?
of the city’s 75 physicians hospital privileges, while in all
Each year the Chamber holds a recruitment weekend, which brings in outside physicians and medical students to show them the area. Fitzpatrick says the weekend highlights the family medical teams, the hospital and real estate opportunities for doctors looking to move to the
to be admitted.
advantages that Cambridge has over KitchenerWaterloo, Morris admits that the the
"In reality, what
we're within an hour
of Toronto and we’re a nice community,” she says.
health team cen-
In addition to
being a nice com-
The Chamber helps
change soon. “It’s under review, and has been
To present your
qualifications in person
RIM Park itk
The Chamber supports a
and Woolwich Townships. The rest must come from private donors and fundraising.
For more information go
Exude enthusiasm and self-confidence
Be focused and ask
pick up and drop off from
Additional bus service from LAV,
U of Guelph is available from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Please see the Fair website for details: www.partners4employment.ca
RIM Park 2001 University Avenue East Waterloo,
Campus Door #3
ON N2K tK4
Dress and conduct yourself professionally
take copies to the Fair
attending the Fair and target those of interest
Kaufman Rats" igN
Employer Guidebook at Career Services in advance (available at RIM Park on the day of the Fair as well)
Pick up an
Update your resume and
Only $20,000 per year, designated for activities to attract and retain doctors with a specialty, is funded by the municipalities of Kitchener, Waterloo
at Job Fair
attend a health professional
event co-ordination, ringing at $30,000 per year.
Transportation to Job Fair
Country Squire Rd.
information, contact Co-op and Career Services, SCSB 220 (Doon Campus), call 519-748-5220, ext. 3340 or email
the doctor recruitment team, costing $45,000 per year, the largest
I After salaries for
opportunities area, because
and research career options and potential positions
Family Resident and Family Physician Welcome Network, designed to help integrate new physicians and their families into the community not only medically, but socially as well.
they are over-bur-
from diverse sectors
you asked any doctor across
To network with over 250 employers from across North America who are currently hiring for full-time, summer, co-op, contract
The K-W Chamber has set out a five-year plan to recruit doctors to the area. The initiaI
and part-time jobs •
What’s the cost?
here in the physicians are more likely to stay in Kitchener-Waterloo if their families are settled here
arbitrary,” she says.
$880,000. That’s $175,500 per year.
work physicians’ spouses with
Networking Opportunities What
recruitment tour every year to
Kitchener-Waterloo there isn’t enough room at its hospitals to accommodate the over 200 family
It is estimated at least 22 new doctors will be needed to accommodate the area 's shortages. What is being done to attract the necessary doctors, and
of the area for
Cambridge Memorial Hospital
— Page 7
THE RECRUITMENT EFFORT
the next three
number of years,” she says. Other than seeking new doctors, not much more can be done to combat the problem. For now, doctors are taking on more patients, with some seeing close to 3,000 people. With these high numbers, Morris says that doctors everywhere are beginning to feel the
one designated area. In 2007 Cambridge got seven new doctors and in the first part of 2008 they have already recruited five, all of whom will start working area before
tioners are allowed per year in any
Hospital will be undergoing a $90-
Peterson attributes part of that to the
Only 10 new family
one moved and the other
need 17 new physicians. That doesn’t seem like many, but with the
order to gel removed from the
teams spread over three clinics. There are spaces for four more doctors in those clinics, but
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Living with By FRANCA MAIO Imagine doctor’s
silting in a chair in
would gel a bit annoying because they would stare at me." ( on nor said she had trouble
understanding her classmates’ fascination because testing herself has always been a part of her routine.
you have no eluc what he is talking about because your head is still buzzing from the first word belaid,
from time to time, but they do get what it is," she said.
Connor Taylor is who lives with Type
“Whatever my number is and what am having for breakfast kind of mix with each other," she said. "Because am insulin dependent, it I
important know the carbs.” Connor counts the amount of carI
choir and a
She said a typical day starts with checking her blood to see how high or low her blood sugar is and then deciding
on the school team, young women's group
homework. She said keeping
not an issue,
part of her daily routine, but then
when she wants
there are days
bohydrates, so she can better calcu-
late the amount of insulin she will need to control her sugar level.
have to worry about her insulin or monitor her blood sugar levels.
depending on how many carbohydrates a
during one meal, they will calculate
need to regulate their sugar.
said she gives herself an needle before leaving for,
nutrition break at
that extra slice
She said she
Connor Grade 3
that other children
ask her questions about the disease.
watch me test "Sometimes it
myself." she said.
am a Type Almost 10 years ago. when was was diagnosed with 16 years old, the disease. It was at a time when it was not widely known that younger 1
adults could develop the disease.
was diagnosed early saw the warnbecause my ’ ing signs, some of which included
moodiness and increased For
said the smaller needle used
blood sugar levels does not hurt, although it used to tingle. Connor was diagnosed at the age of five. Dawn Taylor, Connor's mother,
when her daughter was diagnosed the family pulled together.
“Our concern came when we found out later on that the only thing that saved Connor was that she was an overweight child
what the diabetes
was eating," said Dawn. She said she quickly took control of keeping up with Connor’s insulin and blood sugar monitoring, something she still keeps a close eye on today. There is another type of diabetes which affects people of all ages. Type 2 diabetes, in the past, affected adults but lately more children are being diagnosed with the disease.
also a misconception
give them the disease. Dr. cialist
Glenn Martin, a diabetic spein Cambridge, said eating
chocolate bars or gummy not cause you to
develop diabetes. “It is
not the direct result of eat-
much sugar,” he said. “However, Type 2 diabetes is com-
(Photo by Franca Maio)
Connor Taylor gives
mon in those who are overweight. Eating too many calories does, in that way, increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.”
Diet alone, or
insulin dependent, which means people with Type 2 diabetes still produce some insulin. For more information you can check out the Canadian Diabetes website at Association's
talk to a doc-
30 pounds just from adjusting my diet and limiting the amount of junk ate. still eat a balanced diet, with a few sweets occasionally. was put on Seven years ago, medication to help control my blood sugar. test myself daily, trying to keep a good sugar balance. I
the needle within a 48-hour
lime period and they weren’t overly concerned about the disease.
ing act. everything in moderation.
a disease that will
always be with me, no do where go or what am getting time passes, having it around. It is like 1
and as used to an
tating best friend that will not
Glenn Martin, a diabetic speCambridge, said it is not
can eat whatever want in moderation. It is the key to the balanc1
Connor said the insulin needle more because sometimes she
controlled by diet alone.
The other form By FRANCA MAIO
time for a needle. Right
marker with a needle
hits a spot
second nutrition break. She also goes down to the main office for an
now, she injects herself using a device which looks similar to a
p.m. during the
she might be moving to the insulin
school, she has a snack and then I
starting high school in the fall
of cake or not
She said they learned how
blood sugar levels and insulin is very important while keeping busy with different activities. with diabetes
(Photo by t-ranca Maio)
and her blood monitor, holn her keen her blood suaar levels under control.
with her insulin needles
FACTS ABOUT DIABETES According to the Canadian insulin or your body does not include having a relative with Diabetes Association, over two properly use the insulin it pro- the disease, being overweight, high blood pressure and having million Canadians have dia- duces. gestational diabetes according betes.
According to the CDA, Type 1 to the diabetes is when your pancreas
There are three of diabetes, Type I
Type 2 and does not produce insulin. Insulin I Some of the symptoms extreme is a hormone which helps regu- include extreme thirst, weight gain or loss, fatigue or late blood sugar levels. the feeling of having little energy I Gestational diabetes affects and frequent bathroom. called something also There is I increasit pregnant women and es the risk of mother and child pre-diabetes which is having of developing the disease, accord- blood sugar levels which aren't I Some of the complications high enough to fit into the cate- diabetes can be blindness, kiding to the CDA. gory of diabetes, but still are an ney problems, nerve damage to the highs and I According to the Canadian indicator that you are at a very due 1
(Photo by Franca Maio)
Testing blood sugar levels daily helps a diabetic
sugar number under control.
Diabetes Association. Type 2 high risk, diabetes is when your pancreas not produce enough I Some does
according to the
sugar, heart d
Source: www. diabetes, c^-.
— SPOKE, February
KPIs make Conestoga No.
Will By JACKIE
When you made to
the decision to
been because of
(KPIs) are tabulated to
with that ranking and the survey
going to be conducted in classrooms in the coming weeks.
you are a second- or third-year student you may be familiar with If
the survey, but
why we do them. a member of CSI
are for and
you’re a first-year
may wonder what
Have the summer
KPIs have been man-
1998 by the Ontario
across the province to rate their sat-
isfaction with their colleges.
data in five areas.
"It (the KPI) is a comparing ground for colleges in Ontario,” he
are regulated and dis-
areas rated are graduate sat-
but they audit the
employer satisfaction, employment rate and graduation rate.
neutral third party,” he said. If
lege has been ranked in previous
Training, Colleges and Universities
years you are able to go to the
and they measure everything from satisfaction of the food services in
any choice on what is asked on the survey but they do get to ask five college specific questions on the
the college to graduate satisfaction.
KPI results, but you must ask for them by year.
can’t find out
and ask for the
“You can see what areas need improvement and which areas have tracked well.”
Luft said the college doesn't have
of the surveys were com-
November by co-op and placement students because they
are not at the college in the winter
results for this year's
April on the
Colleges Ontario website after they
have been completed.
do when you get a cold
By ELIZABETH BATE
Riding, Mt. Biking, Theatre,
and report on
vidually ranked the college because it
a prestigious coed Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, 2 Vz hours from NYC. We’re seeking counselors who can teach any Team & Individual Sports, Tennis, Gymnastics, Horseback in
CSI members will be in classrooms handing out and collecting
Ontario website, www.collegeson-
completed by students
board of directors, said the KPIs
Conestoga health centre, says weather does not cause
Crafts, Pioneering, Climbing Tower,
Water Sports, Music, Dance, or Science. Great and perks. Plenty of free time. Internships available for many majors. Interviews on Feb 6.
colds or the flu because both are viruses.
“People are in enclosed environments and pass things on to each other (in the winter),” says Warren. Information from Public Health
Apply online at <http://www.islandlake.com/> www.islandlake.com. Call 800-869-6083 for
wear something warm or you'll catch a cold, you can tell her to
Dr. Janet Warren, a physician with
Tech Theatre, Circus,
between 9 and 5 eastern time on weekdays
The next time your mother you
Canada confirms viruses increases
the winter due to
more close contact with others. So what can you do to avoid a nasty cold or even the flu this sea-
“Everyone’s looking for a quick and they want some magic drug,”
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Warren suggests to
and sleep.” a
that the best plan
which includes following Canada’s food guide, getting to bed at the same time every night, getting eight
hours of sleep and regular exercise.
These all work to help lower stress and keep your immune system in good shape.
are also being affected.
EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK FEBRUARY 4-8 See
displays at E-Wing foyer and Door
IF YOU THINK YOU MA Y HA VE AN EA TING DISORDER OR ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A FRIEND, GO TO COUNSELLING SERVICES (1A103) or HEALTH SERVICES (1A102)
close contact with others, going to
just has to run lot
of colds really vary last,
weeks even,” Warren says. She says cold sufferers should see a doctor if the cold suddenly becomes worse instead of better, or if
they develop a fever or have trou-
school or work sick will increase
Both Warren and Health Canada promote common cold courtesy saycold
your chances of infecting the people around you.
not covered by your student health
the counter at most, pharmacies, but
ble breathing, otherwise, the patient
other causes combined. Increasingly
your sleeve, as it will absorb the germs and lower the chance of pass-
but only in the very early stages of
just needs plenty of rest
Health Canada also
the cold and the directions
Eating Disorders, including anorexia and bulimia are serious illnesses that kill more women, ages 15-24
biotics or other drugs to assist
you do get sick, Warren says there is no drug that can make it bet-
Hand washing helps to remove may cause viruses.
may help. commonly ask for
the use of a
decrease your healing time, but because viruses are spread through
should wash your hands frequently, with warm water, for 20 seconds at a
NOT OUR BODIES THAT NEED CHANGING;
Warren also says
Warren says the drugs do not help to rid the body of viruses. She says there has been some evidence the drug ColdFX will work,
(Photo by Elizabeth Bate)
Janet Warren, a physician at the Conestoga health centre, said winter colds are best avoided by eating right, getting lots of sleep and washing your hands. Dr.
Even though cold weather doesn’t cause colds, Warren still recom-
mends using common sense. “Dress warmly for the weather, gloves and hats when needed,” she
amount they wash
hands and they should cover
activities outdoors, don't forget the
mouths with a cough or sneeze.
you don’t have a
you are doing sports or
sun protection because you can
ON-CAMPUS A J Ljjj/C H RO PRACTOR Jb)
Covered by CSI Health Plan
HEALTH SERVICES 748-5220
— Page 11 .
(Photos by Jackie Attwood)
breath of fresh air
Trevor McCoskey, centre, and Jeff Paul, respiratory therapy students, set ing a baby’s breathing pattern.
used for monitorThe students were using the ventilator
the respiratory lab for the
time. Below, Kristy
REGULAR POPCORN & REGULAR SOFT DRINK
and Stephanie MacKenzie, both second-year respiramodes on the ventilation machine and see how they react with different patients. Kristy is holding her breath to see if the ventilator would manually breathe Rice,
tory therapy students, explore different
Leaders Applications are available in Student Life Office Office - Waterloo
Doon, Academic Admin.
OR online at www.conestogac.on.ca/studentlife
DUE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 BY NOON STUDENT LIFE OFFICE (2A101) - DOON ACADEMIC ADMIN. OFFICE - WATERLOO
— SPOKE, February
Students urged to get involved By WEI-LON LEE Feeling the winter blahs? The new student life team can help. The staff at the student life office invite you to come to the Student
and get involved in making the most out of your student experience at Conestoga. Life Centre
"There are so many opportunities, for students to get involved in life
on campus, and one of the main goals of the Student Life Centre is to get students
peer tutoring, learning group
former Wilfrid Laurier University alumnus is also working closely with mature students, many of
are returning to college
extracurricular activities that kept
agrees, and adds
that participation in
can also lead to future job
prospects with the school.
obligations, so I'm working with
provide them with some
“There are so
families to provide for and other
opportunities for students to get involved in
(Photo by Wei-Lon Lee)
positions such as job fair promoter,
at Laurier, said
orientation leader, peer conversa-
and others. There are also paid leadership
opportunities that are avail-
involved in the student association
Cressman, left, and Ryan Connell are the two new faces you’ll see at the student life office this semester. Jessica Harrison, centre, who is the student life co-ordinator, says everyone at the
school," she said. ”It
with other mature students,” she
looking forward to working with students this year.
kind of support and connections
such as the
pation outside the classroom," said Jessica Harrison, student
her time there real-
helped shape her career outlook
and taught her the importance of participating in
capacity as student
to life at the
program and received the
prestigious Journalist of the Year
award in his final year. “The time when I was on Spoke was very productive and memorable," he said.
“CSI has really turned itself around from the time was on Spoke," said Connell. “They are 1
than they were
role as student
will take the
in designing a college-wide Respect campaign in partnership with CSI. college staff, faculty and
“We’re doing Respect committee meetings right now, and we’re
basically just gathering ideas
students and faculty about
campaign should look,” he
students have told Connell
terms of respect and toler-
ance on campus.
for us to do something about it," he said. "We want to ensure that there is a feeluntil there is a
ing of acceptance at the school,
regardless of your race, religion or
Conestoga College as a student life programmer, said her experiences working as a liaison
University have helped her develop a love, for
working with students,
especially students straight out of
was lucky enough
job doing what
necessarily what for,”
which is not went to school
Though she's been on the job for only a few weeks, she has already the
with a smaller campus.
each other,” she
closely with the Waterloo pus, said she
excited to bring
leadership opportunities and
“For myself, what made my uniexperience so enjoyable
Affaires etrangeres et Commerce international
the opportunities got involved with on campus, and I
want new students that
Picket lasted PRONG
found unconscious It
eerie scene in front of
Three prison guards and a
has not yet been heard
vigil to let
seven workers there ciplinary
"It's just a vigil to let the
McDonald. “We've had good community
so members of UCCO came Grand Valley prison in an effort show support for their col-
here, brought us food, sandwiches,
said the vigil was- being
and even videotaped by Grand Valley managers who sat in itored
a nearby van.
Corrections released a
(Photo by Charlotte Prong Parkhitt)
report of the disci-
relation to the
Purkis said he was really confident
Conestoga College's badminton team had one last tune-up at the regionals in Hamilton on the weekend. Coach Tony Purkis has high hopes that the Condors will have players in cials.
year after a at
College on the Jan. 18 weekend.
The tournament in Sudbury was an open tournament, not just for colleges, and featured some tough comPurkis was proud of his team's effort. "Badminton seems to petition.
be the sport to play up north and did very well." he said. In
mixed doubles the Condors in the C draw as
well as second place
and looking forward to the competition which was being held at
three from each division regionals make it to the provincials. The divisions are the
men's singles, women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Purkis, who is a former student
of Conestoga College, is in his third year of coaching the Condors and he said the number of people trying out is getting higher each year.
"We had 48
people try out this by the end (of tryouts) can only have five men and five women in total." he said. "So, it's getting tough to pick the team each year, aiid
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gambling, a fri«nd to onlme. more Learn
nee d your help.
support the seven
know we're supporting our staff here, the seven who were taken
review by Corrections Canada, they were fired. Four other guards were suspended without pay for 60
ing horns, but people have stopped
support," he said. "Not just honk-
staged the vigil
Da ve Mr DonaId,
female sector put them
lives to protect yours."
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Jan. 24. a group of over 20 members of the Union of Canadian Correctional
"They did their They did exactly what they had do and they were hung out to
Rob Finucan, “It’s
keep out the brutal nighttime cold.
Some of their picket signs read, "We support our seven" and “We The
out,” he said in defence of the cor-
of them were masked to
regional grievanc e
criminal negligence, but their case
last week. motor home was pulled up to the entrance of the usually unnoticed federal prison. A group of corrections officers from Kingston, Milllutven, Warkworlh and Grand
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manager have been charged with
Dave McDonald grievance
died of self-
asphyxiation after being
seven prison guards
members who an inmate.
.OKOSCQPE Week of February 4
gambling good time
By JOSHUA KHAN
to lose stu-
dents didn't experience that since
money, but Conestoga College
they played for free at the Student
This week will be perfectly balanced with work and play, leav-
When someone offers some constructive criticism this
a stress-free week.
optimistic attitude for correcting
thing you enjoy doing and try to
your mistakes. This is a good week for self improvement.
friends in with
will turn an enjoyable
experience into a memorable one.
very dependable and
you for help. A approach you this to
week, do not run to their assistance, they must learn this lesson
on their own: Instead, make plans to have a quiet dinner at home.
Make your choices carefully or you might sting the wrong person. Sometimes it is better to let bygones be bygones. Look forward instead of backwards.
Sagittarius November 22 December 21
or never situation -will
group together to decide who is going to do which part of the
benefit not only
exciting opportunities sure to
your career but
a situation at a
sion to resolve the problem."
said the scoring
based on a point
poker,” he said. “If
you have enough
then you’ll be selected to play for
Each team then goes on
your college or university.”
for the grand prize.
Conestoga's team will be chosen the
day of the event
grand prize and the date and location of the major tournament has takes
games to win the grand prize, you would think few would bother
asked what he would do
Conestoga students w.ere definitely determined to win so they could
represent their school.
Bradley replied with
Before the event started, the atmosphere was friendly. Students were laughing and were jokingly
the beer store,” he said.
being competitive with one anoth-
an answer most students would say. “I would probably make a run to
But poker's not
ing faces turned into blank stares.
The tournament had begun and
night of the event.
from the head of
winners were going
for the serious faces
easy to play and
and students together.
can’t brag to your friends about
Conestoga, over 50 students showed up to play on the second
probably $150,” he said.
entering the tournament. However,
But as soon as everyone was seated at the poker tables, the smil-
was very one particular game he
points at the end of the tournament,
you might have to switch your game plan and start playing aggressively so you can win.” But the question is, how much money can a college student win in
ments are over, the tour selects the eight best players from each school. to play in a
to play con-
he said. “But
the ones they received while playing
and automation student, said when playing poker you should have a strategy.
of the colleges and universities
“The top eight players
of each day earn extra points than
you can beat them
poker operations for Red Hot Poker Tour, said he's not surprised by the turnout. "Actually, just over 100 students
will step in
students, one of us
game of chance. Marc Larin, a second-year
was run by the Red Hot Poker Tour. The company holds tournaments
present itself this week. Put your
time to shine as a leader, get your
the winners of the tournament, he
Use your gift of persuasion this week to get a headstart on a
yet to be determined.
at the tables is
held by CS1. the actual poker night
Centre. Even though the event
opportunity for vengeance
Poker Championship Tournament. Conestoga Students Inc. held the second night of the poker tournament on Jan. 24 in the Sanctuary,
“The Red Hot Poker Tour goes by the simple World Series of Poker rules,” he said. “We stick by their rules and we stand by their
have shown up for the
nights of the tournament,” he said.
Capricorn December 22
Cancers are a very sign.
feel lost lately, but
what needs to be done will come in the form of a dream this week. Keep pen and paper nearby so you don't forget the realization of
Capricorns tend to have problems with their joints and knees. If you're feeling
The workout won't only feel more energetic but
“That's because poker tournaments are a lot of fun. You can learn a lot from them which can help you if you're playing in casinos or at
happiness will be found there.
But don’t tournaments have a lot of rules and regulations that make difficult to
McFadyen said another reason why the student poker tournament because the rules are basic and easy to understand. fun
(Photo by Joshua Khan)
the key during the Student Poker Championship that took place
Leo July 23
monster movie a
By KAYLA GRANT
movie seem even more
pushed out of the spotlight this week. Use this time to consider what you want. Your dominate keywords WILL will be useful, just be sure to follow through. Keep you eyes open for a new I
Rise to the challenge of a debate this
week even the
York City was attacked by a large
footage filmed by civilians,
for the faint of heart or stomach.
which is later found Department of Defense. ing
$1 2.7 million.
Produced by JJ Abrams and only 90 minutes long, Cloverfield is not
unknown monster. itself is
Filmed -with a Panasonic HVX200 video camera, the movie has
Cloverfield begins with no open-
August 23 September 22
a period of seven
opening day at the box office but its second week had a bigger than expected drop, with the film
New York. hours. New
ward off boredom in classes. Avoid your dominate keywords in debate, I KNOW, because you may not.
attack that took place in
prove to be an intellectual exercise for you, helping to
you're not fully
from “what used
intense action sequences that, while effective, will also turn
be known as”
Theatres have recently posted
Cloverfield causes motion sickness
unusual problem will pres-
Pisces are very affected by their
and the theatre
surroundings. If you find yourself
moviegoer who can’t sit through the first 30 minutes of the movie. Motion sickness set in
ent itself this week. Don't plicate the ally do.
logic and you'll
with friends you haven’t seen in awhile.
relocating yourself or hanging out
the correct one.
designated as “Cloverfield.”
as simple as
out as a
turns into a first-person story of a
journalism student holding fate in the
palm of her hand.
video of a man’s going away party
quickly a group of
the evacuation order in
rescuing a friend from the
hopes of city.
The use of such filming
scenes of exploding buildings are
This movie makes you feel as if you are running in the streets amid
utter chaos, while trying to find a
attempts to escape the
remind people of 9/1 and throughout the movie characto
ters speculate at the possibility
The movie follows
way out. By choosing relatively unknown actors to play the title roles, the director helps make the
staring at the floor
and peeking up at the screen when the nausea became manageable, I
monster attack and the
adding both a feeling of and urgency to the movie.
will offer a rebate
like The Blair Witch on drugs, Cloverfield is filmed with a hand-held camera carried by one of the characters.
realize often the simplest explais
in New York City by Department of Defense. The
grasp the subject matter.
was an enough
drama, visual effects and humour to keep even a slightly green reviewer from getting up and finding the nearest bathroom.
four out of five stars.
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0rabraeing sexuality with pole dancing By JENN SPRACH
there for the
The pole dancing For as long as there have been
have been working
more confident and
more sexually appealing
by healthy eating.
Movement Dance Studios downtown Kitchener offers
classes such as pole dancing
really enjoys the
what you think
Giilck started out with only six
uality while gaining confidence and getting fit, said Leanne Giilck, owner of the studio.
in 2005 and now has 15. “The turnout is unbelievable.” said Giilck. “It's still my number
Sometimes she even has to turn people away or friends will share a
the next class.
of people think pole danc-
taboo and staff deal with a
fear of trying
training to be a
She said she offered the class because she had no motivation to work out and was looking for a fun
more sexual and it makes me more like a woman."
Kristen McKellar, a pole dancing
have been three
dance class it
out to see
what it's really about," she saw it on Oprah." McKellar,
to express yourself, but
turned out to be a
said she enjoys the class
the spins are a lot harder than she
expected them "It’s
a stress reliever and a fun
never been a
Lise Arbes just
Manitoba and used to take pole dancing classes in Winnipeg. "It was different than what I'm used to, it was a lot more muscle conditioning.”
often feels tired and sore.
"1 didn't think
teacher,” said McKellar. "It's a lot
After the class Langton said she
looks forward to
the studio include chair dancing,
modern and hip hop.
For a more standard workout they have boot camp, butts and gutts, ball, core on the floor, yoga and kickboxing. “Everything offer here is a fun
to get fit," said Giilck.
All classes are pay as you go which means there is no commitment to a weekly class. All 60-minute classes are. $10 and you can also buy classes in packs of eight, 2 or 20. which have no expiry date and can be used with all 60-minute classes. It's- first come, first serve, said
A sexy pose doubles as a good
She suggests arriving
before any scheduled class to hold
After the class Arbes said she
your spot. But the pole classes usufill quickly because there is only 15 poles, so showing up a hour early wouldn’t hurt. ally
Arbes was attending the class with her friend Yao Yao,
moved here from
was offered j<>t-> w tier in some of the after Giilck classes and thought she was a natudance
thing to do with friends.”
next day and
it would was so sore the
break dancing and belly dancing.
Katy Sims said she began taking the class because she heard it was a really good work out and was looking for something out of the ordi“I
being a kid on the mon-
to a pole in
key bars," said Giilck. "But
be," she said. “1
pole. In fact, there
attending the class fo/ the past lew
the pole lar
the next day,”
Despite the fear and the skeptics dancing classes arc popu-
Impact Inc. in
real ly feel
body toning targeting all muscles and weight loss when accompanied
have no expectations because don’t know what will be like,” said Yao, adding, "It sounds real ly
and two intermediate students show
Photos by Jenn Sprach
Kristen McKellar, a pole dancing
Movement Dance Studios Inc., performs some of the more advanced pole moves. instructor at Impact
the beginner class lands a version of the firefighter
spin with grace.