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Taking

Computer mogul Bill Gates made

claiming

Waterloo Region

Need a new place

one on

Monday, March

10,

of his

stops

his farewell tour.

A

learning

newsroom

journalism students

for

many

for

The Red Papaya

offers

many

exotic dishes at a

good

price.

40th Year

like

cient practices.

She wants

it

vice

president

for

De

was happy

"I

to

won

time, it was was running against a good friend," Sonsor

course, but at the

same

kind of sad because

I

"I

felt

bad for Nikki, but at the I'm looking forward to

the challenge. I'm so excited!"

Sonsor says meeting the CSI staff in her first year is what made her decide to first jump on the CSI board of directors. She had never been on a student government, but she wanted to join CSI when she didn’t

like

the

were running

at

way some

things

the college.

"There are sayers and there are doers, so I stepped up to make a

Sonsor also just wants student

know what CSI can "I

the

into

possibility

of hiring

of Conestoga's most talented

a

many positives to CSI. "Fm driven and I'm very

artists.

what CSI

"I'm so passionate about

does and

I

want the best experience

possible for everyone at Conestoga."

“The old sanctuary was a great place to just

hang

want the new sanctuary to be like that.” out and

I

Sheena Sonsor, new CSI president

ate about

students.

lite

Jennifer

With her new responsibilities on the horizon, Sonsor says she has a of ideas for her term, but she understands that the new board of

lot

own

ideas

Watson

would be

ticket items

a student lounge space and a value added services that we could offer on that campus," she says. The environment was also a big part of Sonsor's

campaign and she

she says. "I've

been on the board for two I think I have the experi-

wants to make the school more

years and

green.

ence to work with the new board and

make some

“Sheena is a great leader and so is Jenny. know they’re going to do great I

things.”

Some

ideas she had in her elecspeech were to make CSI and/or Tim Hortons reusable mugs, online project submissions

empha-

on recycling and energy

effi-

year laid a very

improve our relations with the dents and faculty."

stu-

the current CSI she believes CSI is

Stanciu,

and that Sonsor and be a great addition to the CSI board in the fall. "I feel confident they're both

Watson

tion

sis

this

good foundation for next year's board and I want to continue to

president., says in good hands

it,

instead of paper, a greater

great things happen."

"The board

Roxy

Roxy Stand current CSI president

format.

"My dream

passion-

what I can do to help and represent the Conestoga students,"

would like to see it used as a showcase of our extremely talented Sonsor says she also wants to improve relations with the satellite campuses. "We don't have a lot of representation at those campuses, so I want to get them more involved, so their experience can be as good as here (the Doon campus)," she says. Sonsor also wants to look at establishing a presence at the potential new Cambridge campus, which would be an upgrade to a full campus from the current satel-

of students don’t

lot

what CSI can do to help, so want to keep students informed I and aware," she says. Sonsor says she thinks can bring

"I

Sheena Sonsor

think a

to

offer them.

realize

designer, and also getting the pieces

directors will have their

change," she says.

friendly," she says.

don't think the

new Sanctuary to be like that." Sonsor says she would like to look

says.

same time

"I want to work with the faculty administration and to make Conestoga more environmentally

the

the,

of

new

I

Sousa.

have

the

to

"I

2008-2009 school year. Sonsor says when she first heard her name, it was a bittersweet moment. She was running against a close friend, Nichole

work with

improve the new Sanctuary. new Sanctuary is what it could be," she says. "The old sanctuary was a great want place to just hang out and is

something exciting happened for Conestoga students Sheena Sonsor and Jennifer Watson. Sonsor was named the next CSI president, and Watson was elected

new

to

board to get their ideas and hers into action. One of her main goals

board meeting to attend, nothing spectacular to occur for anyone. But during that Feb. 19 meeting,

the

— No. 9

CSI board

fall

as well.

seemed

to eat?

MCNANNEY

was going to bo just another Wednesday. Just the usual Conestoga Students Inc. It

at a time

a deadly disease, lives every year.

is

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2008

life

Cystic fibrosis

Leaders named By ALEX

one breath

The billionaire was here -- sort of

will

going to work well together," says Stanciu.

"Sheena is a great leader as so is Jenny and I know, together they're going to do some great things."

Money, Sanctuary hot topics

in

CSI

board of directrors election platforms CSI board of directors, emphasized the importance of

By WEI-LON LEE

rent

About 70 students heard candidates vying for spots on the Conestoga Students Inc. board pitch promises at an election forum Thursday. Students also had a chance to, ask questions and voice their opinions forum, held at the atrium

last

March

4.

After the

initial

introduction by

CSI president Roxy Stanciu.

the

candidates each presented platforms to a cheering audience of students.

“Students need to have better awareness of the different activities and events at Conestoga," said first-year

radio broadcasting stu-

dent Sarah Carmichael. “I want to

being connected

the

student

being a voice for the students." he said.

The second-year business management student also said his experiences both as an existing CSI board member and as past president of school council in high school has helped equip him with the tools he needs to make the coming fall semester an enjoyable one.

“I

believe students have a

right to

study

in

no finan-

cial grief.”

Josalyn Radcliffe. student

first-year nursing student

Josalyn Radcliffe said one of her initiatives as a

(photo

by Franca Maio)

Cold comfort Heat and Stroke Foundation during the Polar Plunge event on Feb. 21. More photos and story on pages 8-9.

George Fasken takes the plunge

for the

of the other major themes of the session w as also inter-program

One

communication

students.'

opportunities.

believe that students have a richt to study in no financial

other

“I

grief." she said.

Will Pham, 'who

is

on the cur-

“There's nothing you hate worse not knowing how you're

than

aoing to get he said.

home

after an ev ent,

Another area of concern which was brousht up by both Pham and Ouellette is the new Sanctuary. “For those w ho remember the old we used to call it ‘the dunaeon' and it was a really cool and

days,

said

Pham. “Now

it

s

However, for

first-year

police

Sarah

student foundations Darvasi. a single-mother

who

is

raising her three-year-old daughter and returned to school after a

five-year absence, the main chal-

lenge

has

always

been

about

money.

member of the board

of directors will be to introduce cheaper on-campus food options to help alleviate financial pressure on

transporta-

tion available to students.

cozy place,

dents."

nursing

after-events

increase

just boring.

help CSI promote better awareness and participation among the stuFirst-year

to

body. “Basically what being on the board of directors is all about is

promised to improve communication and increase social events which will promote participation among differing programs. Ouellette said he also wants to

and

network

"People need to network with people in different programs." said second-year marketing student

Corey Ouellette. He

“I come from a poor family, being raised in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto, so I know what it's like to not have enough." she

said.

Voting was held last w eek and should be announced :

winners today.


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— SPOKE, March

Now ...with Random

10,

News

2008

Make a

deep thoughts

Gates

Conestoga College

questions answered by

random

Microsoft

students

difference,

students

tells

magnate encourages poverty

By WEI-LQN LEE

still

be going

down

reversal at farewell speech

exponential-

ly”

If you

could vote in the United States

would you and why?

election,

Do you believe computer ware can change the world?

because

I

poverty

follow politics.”

in

billionaire

chairman and co-

founder of Microsoft was at the on Waterloo of University Thursday, Feb. 21 to give his

Rebecca Grununett. first-year

LASA

‘farewell tour’ speech.

than 700 students, mostly

More

UW

from

and some from

local

high schools attended the event. Gates, who was a keynote speaker at the

Davos World Economic

Forum

Switzerland

in

last month, message of helping

reiterated his

would, because the

U.S.

and hunger

third-world countries.

don’t

The

“I

Bill

Gates does. In fact. Gates believes software can be a valuable tool in helping to alleviate

“No,

soft-

those “at the bottom."

needs a change.”

“I

much

all

those in need during your universi-

Kathy

Wilson,

ty years than

1

had,” he said.

the “second dig-

be the way that with computing

market signals work very well for

practice

the richest countries in the world,

but that

many

billion people

of the poorest two

on the planet are

point-

ing device will also be complemented by a “natural user inter-

which essentially blends speech and vision recognition and touch screens together to literally make your desktop into a computface,”

roads.

would ... to get a female president

“Only through enlightened value systems of universities, governments and individuals will these problems be solved," he said.

I

(Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton).”

Gates,

who

will

step

down

as

Shona

O 'Kane,

all

would encourage you to have a much better

awareness of those in need ... than had.”

first-year

practical nursing

“I

believe

the

of the

happens over

terms of

in

very dramatic. Your

is

ability to survive a

season that has

droughts really depends on your outputs in the previous seasons,” he said.

After the speech ended, students audience asked Gates ques-

in the

had previously submit-

Natalie

Microsoft Corporation

Owen,

asked

if

society

to invest in research innovations

and

into

tap

visas

being issued

said

Gates.

than his vision of tomorrow.

it

the projects that his foun-

working on right now is the prevention and control of malaria, a disease which kills more million

children

“If there’s

who wants

a job,

a it

shouldn’t be hard for the person to go and do that. We should make as seamless as possible.”

Another student, 18 year Cecilia Hou, asked Gates he found the courage at leave school and “give up

old Yu

where 17

to

every-

thing to start Microsoft.”

“When

you’re young, in a sense

you’re not risking anything,” said

is

than -one

the

“There should be a free flow of between Canada and the

bright person

dation

in

talent

U.S.,”

with the (Bill & Melinda Gates) foundation will be heavily involved with technology,

Canadian talent number of

despite a decreasing

However, the purpose of his speech seems to lean more heavily on his philanthropic work rather

“My work

president of the

of UW, Microsoft would continue

mathematics

U.S.

One of

like.

miracle

hardware advances will not be slowing down," he said. “The cost of computing equipments will

would. Everything that

what future of software and

technology will be “I

July of this

means

this

livelihood

work

very poor,” said Gates.

in

cultural practices for farmers.

Billionaire chairman, founder,

he hopes the

of Microsoft

bald-

Gates said his foundation is also working on ways to improve agri-

Bill Gates,

year, also offered his vision of

tect

we working on

ted.

both breakthroughs in medicine and the use of software, computers and cellphones, to reach out to the

chairman and chief software archi-

are

hasn't killed anyone.”

It

tions they

er.

liv-

ing without electricity, schools or

ness?

“What

The keyboard and mouse

UW

professional accounting

~baldness research," he said.

information," he said.

I

Gates, looking comfortable in a sweatshirt, said dark-blue

first-year

“And yet, up until two years ago, amount of money that went into malaria research was less than a 10th of the amount that went into the

“Why

“Screens will be cheap and pervasive enough that every wall, every horizontal surface we can think of will project some kind of

to

better awareness of

of the most pro-

devices.

“I

would encourage you

have a

Gates said one found changes in ital decade" will people interact

year.

every

Gates. I

“My

parents told

me

that if

could go back to school, said “sure, of course I will,”

failed,

I

and I prompting a laugh from the audience.

there eventually affects

Canada.” Aaron Montgomery, first-year

radio broadcasting

“I

don’t follow politics,

just let

it

I

roll.”

Tabitha Mueder, ftrst-year

practical nursing

“I would because they need a better president (than George Bush).”

Chantede

Steffan,

first-year

practical nursing projection screen at UW, asked students to heighten two billion people living in the world. “Many of them are living without schools or roads,” he told onlookers at the University of Waterloo, Feb. 21.

William Henry Gates their

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Commentary

— SPOKE, March 10, 2008

Page 4

End the war in Uganda now! Imagine your children, brother or sister, best friend or neighbour used as being abducted and forced to fight in a rebel war or being

The Lord's Resistance Army

sex slaves. For the last 22 years.

doing just that in

is

Uganda.

until Joseph Kony, leader of the LRA. will not give up his refuge the of president the Ugandan government and Yoweri Museveni, defer to Court Criminal International Republic of Uganda, get the all

investigations and prosecution relating to the rebels.

time the ICC defers the prosecution and hands over the inves-

It is

tigation to the

Ugandan government and

offer a conditional

amnesty

to the rebel leaders.

The Ugandan government

set Feb.

28 as a deadline for the rebels

to end fighting and sign a peace agreement.

Now

the

government has rejected new conditions

The government

is

set

LRA.

by the

accusing the rebels of trying to end peace talks

and resume war. sign the final approved peace agreement

The government can not with the

The

LRA

leaders because

it

fears

LRA

International Criminal Court

The govern-

trickery.

needs

Joseph Kony will not stop the brutality charges are dropped.

Don’t hate your job, hate the criticism

to realize

the

until

We know It

ment can not make the ICC drop the charges against LRA leaders because they do not have the power to control the ICC. It the rebels sign the peace agreement, the government and the president will do

ICC to lift the arrest warrants commanders while giving control back to the

everything possible to convince the

LRA

leaders Flaving the ICC drop the arrest warrants means the wants the warwill precede with confidence to Kampala. The ranls withdrawn so the issues can be handled within the country.

LRA

The Ugandan government had lost jurisdiction to arrest

to get the

and

ICC

involved because

try the rebel leaders

when

it

they

first

Many

us

agree these

cation.

was one of those people. Nearly every day as I.rang groI

will continue.

get out of that store

Kony

charges are dropped.

Uganda peace and

will not stop the brutality until the

court truly wants to bring

If the international

justice,

it

needs to hand over the investigation

immediately.

The

alternative

is

ICC pursue

to let the

the warrants

Kony

and

let

Kony

will

have no

reason to stop this massacre and_ continue waging war on

Uganda

and other leaders be prosecuted. If this happens,

and the surrounding

The

LRA

area.

rebels have killed and mutilated countless civilians and

abducted tens of thousands of children and adults to serve as diers In

and sex slaves for

its

And more

girls

were abducted by the

LRA

than 500,000 people have been displaced in

Northern Uganda because of

Bringing peace to Uganda means the

ICC needs

there are

people

tell

to

lift

the arrest

warrants and give control back to the country’s government.

I

needed

and find

to

is

but having

Constantly dealing with

customers and

irrate

being on one’s feet

day

is

hard enough

those working

in

more demanding

dealing

with

irate

customers and being on one’s feet all

day

is

hard enough for those

We

all

for

the serv-

the world needs fac-

need

down

that

top of

this,

they should

more meaning or

they need to set their sights high-

So be proud of your job. no matwhat it is, and know you fire

needed. it’s

a part-time job that

helping to pay for your educa-

you have been

waiting years to have, enjoy each individual experience and the good it

has to

offer.

You may

not realize

it

yet, but

every job you have toughed out

er.

makes

people despise their jobs more. In

in the

ter

Whether

these people have

at the

the street.

dishwasher

tion, or the career

On

Criticism like this only

than most realize.

is,

known through

back of the restaurant.

is

ter.

in a factory is

fact

grocery store

ice industry

find a job with

and

have also met some

Society needs that cashier

to

in retail

I

ple I have ever these experiences.

The

others telling them

gas station,

However,

of the kindest, most amazing peo-

tory workers.

or one’s self-esteem for that mat-

at a

both

of times.

rarely recognized.

some people of work and

them they need

at

have witnessed the best and worst

work with

noisy atmospheres, heavy lilting and possibly difficult co-workers is also an equally daunting job that

my

dream bigger and get out of their so-called “dead end job" doesn’t exactly improve company morale,

Constantly

this senseless war.

me

who choose this line may actually enjoy it,

Working

commanders.

1998 more than 6.000 boys and

rebels.

sol-

dream job. However,

tell

in the service industry.

Fast-paced factory

at the fast

food chain or the grocery store long enough to pay for further edu-

tomers would

I

working

preferred choice of career.

only work

have worked the factory and

I

convenience store jobs and

would probably jobs would not be our

of

the feeling ot

being underappreciated.

people to have a nice day.

ceries through the checkout cus-

to realize

we can remember

the one

moved into the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The longer it takes the ICC to drop the charges, the longer the war The ICC needs

I’m sure we’ve all had experience with some of these jobs, and

it’s like.

have been our very

Some may

government.

had

may

what

respect.

it.

which required us to stock shelves or endlessly remind

job

issued on five rebel

us have experienced

Most of

truth,

people

industry 'and

in

the service

factories

deserve

has

taught

you something new it was proba-

and important, and

bly worth the time and effort to learn.

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2008

— Page 5

for brain

tumour survivors By HIEN DINH

OK,

too.”

Tumour

Mitchell said the Brain

The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada estimates that there will be

Foundation of Canada was established in London, Out., in 1982 by

10,000 newly diagnosed cases of

Steve Northey.

brain tumours in

The foundation

Canada

annually.

also estimates that

there are 5.5,000 brain

tumours survivors currently living in Canada. Support for these survivors is offered by the foundation through support group meetings. Group meetings can be found in Waterloo Region every two weeks at the Christ Lutheran Church in Waterloo with the next meeting scheduled for March I

Paul

Mitchell,

community anyone

come

the

I

foundation’s

relations officer,

Waterloo Region

in

to join the support

Mitchell

“At

that

time couldn't find the information he needed to help him understand

what was happening

to his

daugh-

ter."

Northey, along with a neurosur-

geon and a neuroscience nurse, the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to help the people affected by brain tumours find the support and information

established

There are currently 17 different groups located across Canada, Mitchell said, adding there are groups in both Waterloo and Guelph.

if

affected

are held very confidential environments,”

he said. “These groups give people the opportunity to get together with

our facilitators and discuss their different situations.”

support

The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada also actively funds

Mitchell said the facilitators are directly with

is

a national not-

for-profit organization.

our funding solely

We

receive

from private

the foundation and are trained to

donors, either through individuals

navigate the meetings.

or companies

“Our volunteers

are either nurses

or caregivers who have experience dealing with brain tumours. In some cases the volunteers are even survivors of brain tumours.” Mike Fluit, the foundation’s supservices manager, said the meetings are generally an hour and

port

a half long.

"We

a round table discussion.”

form of

said.

Fluit

meetings up

set the

in the

open

“It's

patients,

to

family members, friends and even health-care professionals who just

want

learn

to

more about

brain

"Everybody gets

much

share as

making donations, or

or as

a

chance

little

to

as they

want but if they don’t feel comfortable talking then that’s completely

MOUNTFORD

tumour research. Mitchell said the foundation's main goal is to reach every brain by affected Canadian tumours through support groups.

“We want

to provide

port that they

and sup-

it's

need. Sometimes

may

therapeutic for people to be able

about what’s going on, ask

to talk

questions, share information and just

More information about support groups can be found

at

www.brain-

tumour.ca or by calling 1-800-2655106.

If so.

first-year

may be The

BScN

nursing students

able to give you an answer.

health fair will run for

two

days on March 25 and 27 from a.m. to 3 p.m.

Conestoga’s

in

1

both the E-wing ot

Doon campus and

the

expected

Student Life Centre. to cover a wide range ot topics It’s

and sate health practices to nutrition and exercise. student. nursing First-year Michele Bennett said each topic is from

stress

covered by a group of three or four students and each group is marked

come

were

issues

want

tor

to

voice.

we

is

what they

know,” said Bennett.

We

are listening to

recognize

this need.”

them and

she added.

an opportunity to demonstrate what we ve learned and to educate our peers in promot-

“The

ing

good health behaviours,

said

The fair will be interactive with many hands-on activities. Bennett said her group's project

is

on hear-

project. will

dents to

visit

ognize what noise-induced hearing

population.

From

the

is. know umes and how

loss.

is

Stress?

a Stress has become part of our everyday vocabulary. Why write Since stress is column on stress when everyone deals with it daily? misunderstood and mismanaged, let's start with understanding.

experience and Stress denotes the changes that we undergo as we It has physical and adjust to our continually changing environment. negative feelings. As emotional effects on us and can create positive or anticipation and excitement and can a positive inf luence, stress creates

ieve>

a child, beginning or ending a of stress (death of a loved one, birth of most situations. These relationship), individuals respond differently to

they are construed as the thought of having threatening or dangerous. Most of us cringe at individual only

if

some find it a challenge. Most or us as pets. Most of us avoid contact with snakes. Others keep them

to parachute from an airplane;

in front of a class, and experience anxiety at the thought of presenting get totally turned on. while some will do anything to avoid it, a few

fair gives us

Bennett.

loss

What

become stressors for an

gives the college population a

“It

1*.

wi+h a high Although almost everyone responds to some situations

important for people to out because they gave their

input and said this

Part

headaches, upset stomach and insomnia.

students, she said. “It’s

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER*. Stress and Stress Management

problems such as discomfort, anger and rejection, with health

on their There

college

who

game

ing loss prevention, and at their booth, students will be able to rec-

be 15 booths for stuon each day ot the tair. Initially, each group conducted a learning needs assessment of the

SAD

that won the T-ball compel us to action (remember that clutch single can result in for your team?). As a negative influence, stress

they determined what the

important health

have a health question? the annual health fair run by

combat SAD while being energy conscious. People should begin to see improvement now that the days are getting longer.

available through ecoleds.com, helps

from

people with

the information, education

results,

Do you

counsellor Joan Magazine explains light therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) at the Beat the Winter Blues event held Feb. 20. Magazine said the full-spectrum student desk light, Life

Since 1982, the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has donated over $ 1.8-million directly to brain

Questions answered at annual health fair By LEANNE

Beat the winter blues! Student

from fundraising events we hold.”

support each other.”

tumours."

(Photo by Holly Featherstone)

research to help find the causes of brain tumours, he said.

“The foundation

who work

brain

a

to said.

they need.

“The support meetings

volunteers

tumour,”

said

by brain tumours. in

lost his eight-

daughter

wel-

groups

somehow been

they have

is

"Mr. Northey had year-old

safe

listening

vol-

to prevent hearing

The

goal

is

even use

it

manage it and not to eliminate stress but to learn how to with Stress to help us. For more information or help

Management, talk with a counsellor

A Message from

in

Counselling Services.

Counselling Services, 1A103.

suffer


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10,

News

2008

Walk HEALTHY FACTS:

Walking can help relieve stress, also keep you active a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle it

and

it

is

will

vision watching and 30 minutes

By HIEN DINH

DAILY STEP GOALS TO MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH

more of biking or

Highly active (children, youth or

walking.

Walking is one of the easiest ways to help maintain steps do you an active and healthy lifestyle. How many think you take in a day? According to a 2005 report from the Government of accumuOntario, the average inactive North American lates

about 3.500-5,000 steps during the course of a

day.

The

report states inactive people should add another

2.000-3,000 more steps to their day to

improve

their

Cooper

article in

The Record

a

few weeks ago

sounds like a lot but it only takes about five minutes to accumulate 500 steps. Colleen Cooper, a Waterloo Region public health the nurse, said people sometimes overestimate amount of time and effort it takes to walk a certain "

It

4,000-7,000

said. about teenagers getting their drivers license, she

and "A bunch of different students were interviewed school when a bunch of them talked about driving to they get their licenses. "There's a whole generation of kids

who have

walked anywhere so they don't even see

general health.

10,000 Active (adults) Somewhat active (older adults) 7,000-9,999 Low active (adults with a chronic health condition)

as the only option.

There was an

it

BENEFITS OF REGULAR ACTIVITY

never

Better health

as an

Improved fitness Better posture and balance Better self-esteem Weight control

only way to option. This generation sees driving as the B. point to get from point A " Cooper said her department encourages students of all

ages to walk to school

"Studies have

shown

Stronger muscles and bones

types of weather. students walk to school

in all

that

if

Feeling more energetic Relaxation and reduced stress

Continued independent

distance.

“Studies have

only takes about 12 minutes to walk a kilometie, kilometre yet many trips made in our region that is a “It

or less

made

is

improve

activity

everyday to stay

healthy

or

The guide suggests walking whenever stairs

if

students

living in later

life

HEALTH RISKS OF INACTIVITY

walk to school then they should learn better.”

Premature death Heart disease

Colleen Cooper,

Obesity High blood pressure Adult-onset diabetes Osteoporosis Stroke Depression Colon cancer

Waterloo Region public health nurse

to

their health.

choosing

that

in a car.

would be "If people ever tried to walk then they shocked to see how easy it is to get somewhere." Health Canada's physical activity guide says that Canadians should try to accumulate 60 minutes of physical

shown

adults)

10,000-16,000

but said walking can be a fun social activity some people see driving

often overlooked because

is

it

fit

possible,

over elevators and reducing inactivity

for long periods of time.

The Region of Waterloo Public Health recommends inactive people start by trying 30 minutes less of driving, video game playing, computer use and tele-

then they learn better," she said. "Walking can also be a stress reliever.

If

you're not

taking any necessary breaks during your day then becomes harder for you to concentrate.

it

“There (aren’t many types of) weather that you can’t walk in. Just put on a raincoat, layers or boots and you are good to go."

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2008

Conestoga’s top ten study By JOHN LINLEY

Do you study that’s

have a specific go-to

method or memory tool worked for you? Then why

not share

and

Some of the possible topics the advisors would like to sec covered

let

it

with other students

them benefit from your

expertise.

representatives

from the learning skills services hope you’ll do. They will be in the cafeteria on March IK19 from a.m. to p.m. to videotape Conestoga students office

I

I

1

sharing their top lips for success.

Joy Tomasevic, a learning advisor, said they

Joy Tomasevic and Bonnie Lipton, learning skills advisors, are organizating Conestoga’s Top 10 Study Tips. They will be in the cafeteria on March 18 and 19 from 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. filming students sharing their best tips for college success.

would

skills

like

to

hear students tips on a variety of more than just studying.

subjects,

“We want anything that student would find helpful,” she said. “We want to help them be successful in their

nation, concentration tips,

memo-

ry tools, giving presentations

balancing their social school work.

life

and with

college

life,

their academics.”

not just with

tips

ly important to your success.” said Tomasevic. "This allows us to connect with the students and enhance their study skills." Bonnie Lipton, another learning

skills

clips

Each

what

That's

(Photo by John Linley)

are test taking, avoiding procrasti-

— Page 7

advisor,

thinks

that

these

be more helpful than

will

clip will be 60 seconds or and the ten best tips will be put on the learning commons website which can be at www.conestogac.on.ca/ learning-

other study skills videos, most of which are very academic and play

commons.

er student rather than a six minute

less,

Learning

skills

services hopes

out like lectures.

"Students will pay more attenone minute clip by anoth-

tion to a

instructional

video,"

forum for students to share personal methods for suc-

"Most people

will

zone out with

those after the

first

minute.”

cess, as well as research alterna-

If the clips

to create a

ways of They feel it

tives

learning.

she

said.

are a success, learn-

ing skills services hopes to

make new

important for students to be actively involved in the learning process and find a

an annua! event, with a top ten every year.

method

study

that

is

works best

for them.

“Topics such as taking notes are not all that exciting, but are huge-

this

Everyone

is

welcome

to film a

tip in the cafeteria,

and the

top ten can be found on the website after

they are chosen.

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Stroke and Heart for plunge the Taking Bv

Heart

FRANCA MAIO

&

Stroke foundation.

According If

you were given the chttrice to

pay it forward, how would you accomplish the task? How would you give back to the

community, in a way paying it forward. Taking the good fortune you've had and passing it along to Russell

who

students

is

paid

one of the it

many

personal

connection

to

raising

for the foundation.

coordinator Waterloo Region. Heart & Stroke Foundation, said Tom Russell

Gauci,

Kathy

raised about $1,800 for the foundation.

The highest amount rose among all

the

Lindsey Silva, CSI event planner, 27 said the event is celebrating years

at the college.

Silva said there

students to

was

warm up

a hot tub for in after they

into the pond and they were given a towel and a cup of hot

participants

at

the

polar

plunge

Members

of the

student

body

decided to sign up for CSI’s yearly polar plunge to raise money for the

There was a square piece cut into jump the ice so participants could

A

latter was into the cold water. placed against the right side so par-

ticipants

pond

There were four judges. Bob

Bamford

liberal

The Beat Mocha hosted

91.5

Russell (top

left),

could climb out of the

after their

jump.

Students braved the frigid temperatures outside to watch students The take a dive into the cold water.

Amber

Thomas said she participated because it is a fun event. Carla Agnew, first-year paramedic student, said she participated because it seemed like a good

various costumes, such as Disney or Superhero's, while

21.

others chose to recreate cials like the

commer-

Nestea ad where

dif-

right),

Gauci said the event, held Feb. raised $5,800 for the Heart &

Stroke Foundation. They were still taking donations

on

the

day of the plunge.

Jason Maraschiello(middle), Brooke

and Melissa Vaillancourt (above)participated Heart and Stroke Foundation.

in

second-year

event.

idea.

characters

Thomas,

student administration dressed up as Tinkerbelle for the

temperature outside was minus 6 in C. Some students dressed up

Zac Thomas(

the

office

(Photos by Franca Maio

Tom

teacher,

studies

Green information literacy consultant (LRC), Burt Last and Carol Gregory Director student development and student life, who judged each jump. CSI president Roxy Stanciu and Particia

event.

chocolate.

forward.

Russell said his father-in-law suffered a stroke, so he feels a very

money

40

jump

another.

Tom

to a press release.

students signed up to take the plunge and raise money for the foundation.

ferent people fall back into a pool of water after tasting the drink.

Bilitz,

CSI’s annual polar plunge to raise

and Jackie Allwood) Elena Goron

money

for the


Feature

Conestoga ISTUDENTS INC

(Photos by Jackie Aiiwood and Franca Maio)

Over 30 students participated years polar plunge to benifit the Heart and Stroke foundation. The students

in this

who

took the zero

degree dip in the pond rasied over $6,000 for the foundation.

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10,

2008

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Sign a donor card, save a By KAYLA

GRANT

agree to organ donation

tives

they already

To

think, with the simple act of

signing your

name you can change

life

know

if

the wishes of

the donor, while only 58 per cent

when

agree

have not been

they

a stranger’s life for ever.

included

By signing your donor card, which comes with your G license,

Anyone can “become an organ donor and at any age. The oldest

event of

organ donor on record was over the age of 90. •Donation doesn't have to happen after death a potential donor can also participate in a living dona-

I

in the

you’re insuring that

your death your organs can he used to help save someone's life. What’s more, you can also allow for tissue donor which allows for

A

in

the process.

tion.

corneas and eye tissue. Tissue donations do not interfere with open casket viewing for the

or part of an organ.

donor.

Only patients who have suffered brain death (heart and lungs may be working but there is no upper can become functions) brain is because vital organs must be maintained artificially by a ventilator so they can be transHowever, only those planted. whose hearts have stopped and cannot be artificially supported by a ventilator can become tissue

donors. This

donors.

According to Health Canada 147 Canadians died last year because they failed to receive an organ in time. Canada has one of the lowest organ donor rates among industrialized nations. There are fewer than 14 donors per million people in this

country,

compare

to

Spain

which has 31 donors per million. What's more, the gap between transplant patients on waiting lists and the number of available organs is widening. While signing the card is important there

is

also another vital step

donors must dis-

to take. Potential

cuss the decision with their family. "Speaking to your family is crucial," said

Brian Vindemel with the

Trillium Gift of Life Foundation.

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Vindemel said the Trillium Gift of Life foundation does not primarily deal with living donations but if people where interested they can go through the specific organ dona-

tion groups.

donate."

Most doctors

will

“Toronto General Hospital

is

one

with organ donation without the

of the best transplant hospitals

consent of the family. According to Health Canada 96 per cent of rela-

the country

there for

in

and you can phone

more information."

Are you playing Sports? Had an

injury?

Concerned

with preventing injury?

Reduce inflammation that causes pain. Book a sports massage with one of CSI’s registered massage with both therapists. Located on Doon Campus main building, male and female therapists. Booking and details in the CSI Selr Serve Area,

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— SPOKE, March

Feature

2008

10,

Never take for granted By VANESSA BUTLER

For 32 years of her

Witkowski

Kim

life,

had

she

She just

fibrosis.

cystic

know

didn’t

ical engineering design work, a year ago, which allows him to work from home and care for

baby she fed me my baby food on the toilet, it would go in and out, 1 couldn't digest fat, 1 now need to take pills to digest

Kim.

fat."

started his

Kim

knew

own

said

business, mechan-

she never wanted to

something was wrong. commonly fibrosis, Cystic known as CF, is the most common,

have children, but she has a horse, a husky and two birds. Although Kim was born with the

affecting

disease, she wasn't diagnosed until

disease

genetic

fatal

Canadians. disease

CF

multi-organ

a

is

primarily

affecting

the

lungs and digestive system. Thick is built up around the lungs, causing severe breathing problems. "It starts with sleep. I need 12 hours every night so my body can

mucus

sticky

my body

rest,

needs

describing her day.

my

it,"

"I

said

Kim,

have to take

along with one set of antibiotics on an empty stomach. I try to get to the gym and do some inhaler,

form of cardio everyday," said Kim, who is 39 years old. "I use an air compressor, where 1 inhale salt water, the salt steam breaks

down

do 20 minutes, then 1 cough for 30, then I bang all different areas of my lungs for 45 minutes with a percusthe thick mucus.

I

that for about

after she

for five years.

Kim was 16. Kim has one sister, who will never have CF. Kim went through a battle this past summer with cervical and cancer where she was forced to have a hysterectomy. Kim had to undergo numerous treatments and tests at Sick Kids Michael’s hospitals in Toronto. She had to do a salt sweat test, where doctors measure the

and

St.

amount of

salt in

the higher the

a person's sweat,

number

will deter-

mine whether or not a person has CF. Kim scored 84 out of 100 on her

chloride

salt

CF

is

a malfunction of the salt

which runs all mucus membranes, reproduction, sinuses, intestinal tracks, lungs and

chloride channel,

said she has breakfast, takes

bowels. "I have been sick, sick, sick

bed.

with double pneumonia, I was in the hospital every year until I was 12. In my late teens I developed

whole

don't set an alarm," she said.

"My day just

"I

kind of goes.”

Kim's husband Jay, whom she has been married to for 12 years, has a rare blood disorder. Jay

life,"

said

Kim.

"I

my was bom

chronic bronchitis, and had allergy

induced asthma. "My mother used to laugh,

when

"I’m a Dairy

a

Queen once

a week,

my

favorite,

peanut buster parfait but

I

need

to take

20

is

pills just to eat

my

in

and had bad diarrhea.

thirties,

I

always looked like was pregnant, my stomach was always bloated," said Kim. Every now and then Kim would have to pause to cough. "All my I

wanted

friends never

laugh,

turned

I

make me

to

blue,

couldn't

I

on Kim's right Jung. She will be on antibiotics for the next eight

cyst

Kim

months.

said the cyst

but

smaller,

getting

ly

slowvery

"When

get sick, the infection

I

goes straight immediately

My

pills are

my am on

to 1

antibiotics.

my life." CF never hug

other; they

make Kim

and never kiss so they

stay

and

lungs,

People with

on a conversation without coughing, so it was always don't

each

three feet away, can't contract

said she has always been in

and out of hospitals. "I've lived my whole life sick, I was always in the hospital,

studied in the hospital,

I

homework.

didn't lack for any-

I

my parents didn't

thing as a kid,

you

do

can’t

me my

brought

even

teachers

this,

you

can't

do

say

that,"

she said.

Doctors told

Kim

she was a walk-

"1

don't live

teria, I

I

my

life

have a horse,

scared of bacI

pet

my

can pick up a bacteria

shower, so

why

live

dog,

in

afraid,"

the said

is

also borderline diabetic.

Her blood sugar numbers are high, but not high enough. "I do plan on living long enough to become diahave been so misdiagnosed my whole life, I am everything CF is,

come

it's

is

out being so healthy,

it

really

Doctors said she should have been dead by the time she turned 23.

"My into

life

is

life

Kim

said.

broken down

really

before CF being diagnosed,"

two categories,

and

"I

me. At 32, everything made

since

life

never really been depressed about it, I guess the lowest point was I had to give up my career of hair dressing, four years ago in November, it was too much work, basically I don't work anymore," "I've

Kim

to the point

CF body.

it

just shuts

down Then

I'm in trouble," she said. take the time

care of myself,

its

need to take

I

important."

Kim

says she has a constant batwith herself. "People are going

tle

want

to think I'm lazy, but

I

to be 80," she said.

CF

gressive disease,

it

to live

a pro-

is

can't be predict-

ed.

CF and life's

says since knowing she has learning to cope with

been a

lot better. "I

it,

"I’ve never been the kind of person to be like poor me. I’m coughing 'poor me,’ I was mad to be in

the hospital," said

Kim.

would have found out she had CF as a child, Kim would have missed out on a if

she

lot. I

right answer,

sense.

found out, my whole

live

I

in

it

was

made

my own

little

said.

asked

can talk more without coughing, she can eat what she wants.

which has paid our rent a couple of

I've got a

replied,

if

her doctors had

how long she had,, she "My lungs are really good.

predicted

good

life

ahead to me."

Some facts Canada has

in in

CF.

At the present time, approximately 3,500 children, adolescents,

and adults with

fibrosis

cystic

attend specialized

CF

clinics.

Kim displays her medicine cabinet where each day she has

to

take an array of antibiotics to help her cope with Cystic Firosis.

Approximately one in every 25 Canadians carries a defective version of the gene responsible for CF. A carrier has only one copy of the gene responsible for CF. Carriers do not have cystic fibrosis, and can never get the disease. In most cases, they are not even aware that they are carriers, because they do not have cystic fibrosis, or any of its symptoms. Some of the signs and symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis are difficulty

breathing,

constant

coughing which expels thick mucus, excessive appetite with weight loss, skin which tastes salty and repeated bouts with pneumonia. If a physician suspects CF, he or she will probably suggest a "sweat test". This simple and painless

test

measures the

sweat. A high salt level, along with other symptoms, points to the pres-

amount

As an example, Kim demonstrates take with her for her treatments,

one

night.

if

the antibiotics she needs to

she was

to

go away

for just

of salt in the

ence of cystic fibrosis. Approximately of 60% patients are diagnosed in the first year of life, and 90% by 10 years of age.

These two diagrams show the difference between a set of CF lungs and a set of normal, healthy lungs. In 2003, 524 people with CF were evaluated for lung transplants, and 368 were accepted

for the

procedure.

the

life

world. I'm not going to let it keep me from Jiving, enjoying life, in five years I could be dead," she

"We have great family, great friends, we belong to a church

It is estimated that one every 3,600 children born

her

can laugh

without turning purple, and enjoy life knowing what is wrong with

When

she said.

Since having the treatments

to run a

twice as

keep myself active, but I have to be careful not too push my body

"I’m glad

sense."

a miracle."

takes

"I

She said

betic," she said.

went undiagnosed and untreated for so long, and to "I

much energy

it

me."

Kim.

Kim

CF

Simple tasks take people with

Kim

bacteria.

Kim

out."

"1

resistant.

carry

laugh."

is it's

.

times, and they've really helped us

twice as long,

the ice-cream," she said.

Last November, doctors found a

would cough up blood

ing miracle.

test.

another course of antibiotics, and has to repeat that course of antibiotics in the evening and before "I

was

uterine

sor."

Kim

was manned

Neither of Kim's parents had CF. Her mother died of cancer when

I

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Feature

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10,

2008

— Page 13

part of her daily routine, Kim demonstrates how she uses a percussor for 45 minutes. The percussor is used to beat the lungs to lossen the thick mucus that surrounds them. Kim then

As

has

to

cough

to get rid of the

mucus.

Kim s As

daily routine

.

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Kim has to use a machines to help treat her Cystic Fibrosis condition. Kim uses a flutter valve, (top part of her daily routine,

variety of

to lossen the thick mucus that is built up around her lungs. She also uses an air compressor, which contains a salt saline chloride solution. The air compressor creates a steam which Kim inhales and is also used to lossen the stubborn mucus, (left and top right.) Kim uses these machines everyday for approximately 30 minutes. left)

Photos by Vanessa Butler

Cystic Fibrosis

Foundation

Kim’s husband, Jay, uses the percussor on her back to lossen the mucus around her lungs.

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10,

News

2008

Pass on the

Firecrackers

cause

alarm at residence

Regional roads cut down on

of

To be

By ELIZABETH BATE

now

Students at residence get

you

the

Region of Waterloo wants it on your driveway.

to reduce

Earlier

call

MARKO

Firecrackers have been

named

as

staff at the residence

like to sincerely

students

the

nienced because of said Kobylnik.

yearly.

tested

was not a

test

or

However,

make

sure

all

of the

equipment checked

safety

it

to

operating properly.

is

-Certain systems are

is

main one,” he said. Even though fire drills the

precaution, there

is

are just a

a penalty for

not participating in one.

"There are a couple of sections of the Student Resident Agreement that deal with fire prevention. Under this agreement, students can be fined and/or evicted from residence, depending on the seriousness of the Kobylnik.

On

the

said

infraction,”

morning of February 15, were set off at 4

that

alarm,”

this

centered

are

Cambridge.

If

out

the quote

is

of

accept-

any time issues

ed, this will resolve

contractors getting here in a time-

Conestoga student and resident Stacey Smith was certainly not impressed with the whole situation. "I was thinking that it was just in my room," she said. "I was tired and wanted to go back to sleep." Smith says she thinks she han,

wasn't

in

mood

a great

thing,” she said. ting too cold so a friend's car.”

Smith was unable

to get

a.m. and students waited outside

into

the

alarm was too loud and hurt her ears. However, her roommate was

at

-10 C while

residents were

able to go back to sleep.

alright.

residence staff did not

However, once the residents were let back inside the building

shut off the alarms.

the alarms stayed on and

were not

7 a.m. that same

shut off until

morning. “There was a problem getting the system to reset,” said Kobylnik. Unfortunately, the contractor that deals with the residence fire panel is it

not local, so fixed,

it

took a while to get

although, Kobylnik was

eventually able to silence the panel

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Leanne Lobe, supervisor of Water Source Protection Programs, says the aim of the program is to reduce the amount of sodium and contained

chloride,

in

into the

rock

water supply.

is

documenting

contractors don't think that

change

be so easy. Sue

will

Ken

aware of the environmental con-

cerns, but

is

worried that the region

hasn’t properly considered things like liability.

“If a client calls

more

salt,

what

are

do?” she asks.

and they want you supposed

"It’s

a necessary

wells,” she says. “It's reaching critical levels.”

years

The program began on with the

first

of

many

sessions- for contractors

and

but

clients

like

the

facility

how

thousands of dollars of damage to

15

orientation

owners, so they can learn

ago,

Waterloo Region District School Board complained. The sand was tracked in by students and caused

Feb.

a part of the program.

to

Pryde says other insurance facmay cause many companies to

delay signing up for liability issues

their floors. After that the

until the

“We’re in a specialized field in summer,” she says of the company which takes on construction jobs in the off season. “Other companies may be able to just switch insurance companies, but we can’t.”

Despite the resistance. Lobe

is

excited about the chance to educate

SAS

program.

"Individuals need to understand

how

salt

works.”

To attend an costs

$25. For

orientation session

more information

contact the Region of Waterloo’s

Water Services Department 575-4426.

at

519-

company

off themselves,” she said.

about

that,” said

Smith.

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through the

evil."

Pryde says the company tried using sand instead of salt several

increasing amounts in our drinking

support.

tors

Pryde, secretary-treasurer of

to

been

such

Ertel Inc. a local salting contractor,

salt,

community's

first,

continuing to address the

She said she would like to know what set the alarms off. “Plainly I would like to know why we were all woken up, dragged out of the building, left in the cold then had the alarms keep going off. I'm still a little bitter

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the residence should learn

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driveways and on sidewalks. Smart About Salt is the first envi-

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to use.

reducing the possibility of a

also not impressed that

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working with rock

all staff

be properly trained

salt to

and

She said the

building.

firemen went inside the building to make sure everything was

Smith

as sand.

way and

liability

Insurance

back to back

for approximately one hour with

temperature

be

is

companies often see rock salting as a more effective way of managing ice, thus

insurance.

“We ended up getwe went and sat in

when

the

to

salt

salt.

Another issue

or any-

sleep

the fire alarms

requires

so they use less rock salt in parking

become

dled the situation well. “I

The region

stored in an environmentally sound

“We’ve

manner.

ly

occurring.

region’s

the

year,

guidelines.

Water Source Protection Programs department announced a new initiative to reduce the amount of salt used in the area with the Smart About Salt program. The program is designed to educate contractors and facility owners

which leaks

terms of the service

in

checked more

than once a year, but the yearly test

of

Kobylnik said he met with a company February 21 to get a quote for fire alarm service and they

drill.

“This involves having fire

this

all

were inconve-

the cause of the February 15 fire

John manager Residence Kobylnik said the residence has a fire drill every term and the alarms

would

apologize to

alarm, which started at 4 a.m.

are

at the

residence.

"The

this

usage

returned to rock

'

before the contractor arrived

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