Union bus rolls into Conestoga
Hypnotic solution Stressing over exams? Hypnotherapy could be the answer.
awareness on issue of
union rights for
Fatigue caught up
Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.
Conestoga students sure can By ELIZABETH BATE
— No. 13
Pac-Man and Ghost. meal award went to Christie Digital Systems Inc. which had the best variety from Canada's Food Guide in their 3,200-can display. The judges’ favourite was a structure of a
architecture construction engineer-
program proved a tin can is able do more than just hold food. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region hosted the annual Canstruction event at Conestoga Mall on March 28, where particiing
pants built artistic structures out of
pear constructed out of 2.700 cans by Medicalis. An honourable mention went to the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario,
cans and other non-perishable food
Grand Valley Chapter,
4,000-can construction of two faces entitled Face to Face with Hunger.
of a larger
national competition started in
is the first year Waterloo Region participated.
food inventory a boost." All of the cans used in the competition will be donated to the food
his students last semester, said he
Wendi Campbell, executive director of the Food Bank of Waterloo
after the structures are disas part of their \ spring
and other faculty are trying
(Photo by Elizabeth Bate) Above, the Conestoga team, under Jim Gerrard and Glen Good, won the prize for best structural integrity at the annual Canstruction event March 28, which was hosted by the Food Bank of Waterloo Region at Conestoga Mall. Below, Gerrard instructs his students on how to build a winning structure. A total of 10 local teams took part in the annual event. try.” said Jim Gerrard, one of two
on March 28, to 8 a.m.
to build their structure.
of food to build a "wasted globe" beside which stood a ladder.
Gen-ard said the structure symthe world in its present
condition and that for reconstructing
had to be supplied by individual
fundraising to raise to
Amanda Hassum have 30 days
has dismissed a $2-million classaction lawsuit filed by two Ontario
Roffey and Hassum filed the suit on June 6, 2007 on behalf of all full-time and part-time students at Ontario's 24
appeal Ontario Superior Court judge
lawsuit challenged the charg-
ing of ancillary fees (extra fees not
covered by tuition) by colleges. On March 28 Justice Joan Lax ruled the case had “no chance of success" because the rules against ancillary fees are a policy, not a law.
policy cannot be enforced by
the law because
not a part of
Code. Policies can only be enforced by the agency creating the rule, in this case the Ministry of Training. the Criminal
Colleges and Universities.
Dan former George Brown
state the college is
extra ancillary fees for libraries and
against the ministry's
Only the IT fee applies to Conestoga students. According to the Stop Unfair Fees website, a document that was sent to all college presidents was obtained through the Freedom of
unfortunate and it
sends the mes-
sage that students have no rights. "The rules have been disregarded
they should." said Elliott.
In the past the pattern has
the rules and
break the rules and
new minister now John Milloy - so maybe things will There's a
the decision and have yet to decide to
"I think there are
nothing else comes trom this lawsuit but student awareness of the
lawyer, said he
with the ruling.
there are grounds for appeal." he said. If
have no regrets. have an enormous amount of
issue. Elliott will "I
they will not regret the file
which can also be considered socially good projects. "We're trying to teach that these skills can be used for good and not just for a career," said Good. Both Good and Gerrard would like to see Conestoga students parects
ticipate annually in Canstruction.
said the food
ipants interested in next year’s event.
This year's spring food drive aims 205.500 pounds of food.
For more information contact the Food Bank of Waterloo Region at www.thefoodbank.ca
pleased with the ruling.
to court, the colleges will take
comes, said Tibbits. When asked if he received the as
public meetings." he said.
fees are for services such as
2004 document regarding lary fees
puter labs and software.
case would be thrown out." he said. If an appeal takes the colleges
secret, all the decisions
were to be cancelled open access labs would be the
If the fees
the lawsuit either.
Conestoga College President John
He knows decision to
their students to realize the value in
wireless access, open access
cannot be charged by the college and the IT and library fees fall fees.
for them (Roffey and Hassum). It takes a tremendous amount of courage to do what they
so they're not protecting students
Information Act. It
"What’s interesting is that there mandatory community hours in high school, but when you get to post-secondary there's nothing," he said. Both Good and Gerrard want are
ancillary fee lawsuit
allowed to stand
already had phone calls from partic-
Kasian Architecture Inc. for their
Judge dismisses An
By JENN SPRACH
awards ceremony on March 29. Other awards included best use of
for the cans through
structural integrity category in an
buy the cans needed. "The students raised pretty much
generation that will be responsible
All of the building materials used
Conestoga team. “Zellers gave us a discount, otherwise it would have been much more expensive." The Conestoga team under Gerrard and Glen Good used over 5,000 cans
of Student Engineers from the University of Waterloo. Each team was given 10 hours, p. m.
Society and Waterloo Association
kind of student volunteer work recognized for course credit in the this
food drive. This year there were 10 local teams competing, including a team from Conestoga College and a team made up of the Engineering
The structures remained up at Conestoga Mall until April 4, when the teams took them apart so the food bank could distribute the food. Good, who also participated in a Habitat for Humanities build with
York City in 1992. Competitors compete against each other locally and winners move on to have their al
thing to go. said Tibbits.
space, therefore, costing the
doesn't want to do that because
affect the quality of learning.
designed to save students money, not increase the cost.
he responded he did.
don't think the IT fee meets the
into place so
policy prohibitions as far as we're
students wouldn't be required to
purchase a computer or software
The IT fee at Conestoga College was approved by CSI before going to the board of governors which
order to attend school.
includes a student representative, said Tibbits. “It's not as
if this is
Kevin Dove, a media representawouldn't com-
tive at the ministry,
Now ..with Random
deep thoughts Conestoga College
questions answered by
you looking forward this summer?
(Photo by Jackie Allwood)
a candle so she can see during Earth Hour, March 29.
Earth Hour exceeded goals By JACKIE “Getting time to relax.”
law and security
turned out their city lights to help
29 the world participat8 to 9 p.m.
Tel Aviv, Australia and Asia were
Toronto’s to the
was created in Sydney, 2007 and has developed into a global event to symbolize making a pos-
“Going to other people’s cottages.”
impact on climate change.
Canada over 150
pated in the event, helping to con-
some of the highest energy conservation worldwide in one day. tribute to
“The beach and swim-
Kelly Danson, first-year
job, since I’m
“Not coming back to school.”
Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!
tower, Alcatraz prison, the Sydney Opera House and the Sears Tower.
help conserve energy and many other places followed, ending in
lights in their
the event as well.
the first to turn off their lights to
than 35 U.S. cities participated in
world wonders that are usually illuminated had their lights turned off including Niagara Falls, the CN
mayor and a
New Year’s Eve
Square with the
Cambridge saw a
drop in hydro usage, KitchenerWaterloo hydro reported a three to five per cent drop and the City of Toronto reported an 8.7 per cent decrease, which greatly exceeded their initial goal of five per cent.
In addition to people turning out
lower consumption. Kirby, a first-year general
business student, said he the Earth
“I didn't ticipate,”
know what hour
he said, adding he will
Paul French, a first-year police foundations student, participated
even though he was “I
done every year. was at a party and they
resident Findsay Allan
said her family shut everything off.
no word yet
be another Earth Hour next year.
sheets a year
By HIEN DINH
more than 11,500 sheets of
breaks throughout the year.
approximately 4.2 million sheets of paper in 2007, 700,000 more than in 2006. This total
from September from January
December.” There arc 6,900 full-time students at Conestoga this year, an increase of 900 students from 2006. Schueler said despite the additional
amount of about the same for
Conestoga spent $125,000 paper and toner in 2007.
said the annual tech fee that
full-time students are required
by the cost of cost of living
rise next fall
2007 the increased more than living. In
two per cent. Gibson said he doesn't expect increase to be more than $5.
which will costs of comput-
cover the (raising) ers, providing Internet service, improving the college’s e-mail system, purchasing different licences, paper and much more."
CSI president Roxy Stanciu CSI has to approve the tech
who thought that each stuhad a maximum balance of 700
sheets of paper so reaching
be) abusing printing (rights)."
Schueler said the soft cap was reached by averaging all the differ-
amounts by students. Staff in the computer services department saw that it was only the top five percent of all students printed
1,500, so they
that 1,500 pages would be good soft cap, he said. "However, a lot of students only print 200 or 300 sheets (per semes-
have students who printed over 8,000 sheets.” Schueler said although there ter) but
Current president Roxy Stanciu served as prime electoral officer the board
from outside the school of
board of directors’ election held in March.
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Only 410 people
Conestoga students care who runs Conestoga Students Inc. Voter turnout was low for the student
for the election and
Apparently, only six per cent of
we'd need some said
Corey Oulette, second-
nominees, she put together a team of people who visited programs in different areas
year marketing, Melissa Canning,
such as engineering, nursing and
Director Matt Ware suggested Conestoga needs to find out what
Carmichael, first-year radio broadcasting,
business and Christopher Carson, second-year marketing.
They will join board member Pham, a business management
second term, vice-president Jennifer Watson and president Sheena Sonser.
tried to attract
ers to the election.
Centre and polling
up outside the CSI
strategies other colleges are using to attract voters.
time for campaigning and vot-
Fanshawe had a
Unfortunately, the polling booths didn’t
to say the
least,” said Stanciu.
haven’t been any cases of misuse
ous years. “In the past
pornography," he said. "I'm sure there are some students
who are misusing paper this year but we don't stand in front of the computer and
say, 'Hey, look
By CHARLOTTE PRONG PARKHILL
“Students tend to waste paper. They print off a lot of PowerPoint slides because they don’t want to write stuff down," he said. Students can check their printing balance at anytime by going to the start menu, clicking on run and typing in “balance.” protocols
computer services can be found
“We’re out a couple of times a at program awards,” said
The association conmoney for student awards
Alumni Association and what do they do? is
However, Schueler said computer does keep track of the amount of paper students print in
Alumni Association increases
in the fall, the
Student and Client Services
Building, the association wanted to
have a more visible and available area to assist grads and students.
"We want to make students more aware of the Alumni Association,” said president Susan Milton. This is a busy time of year for the Alumni.
programs throughout the colMilton
CSI board, and gave a briefing of Alumni activities at the board meeting March 25. The association is co-sponsoring an event at the rec centre April 29 Work, to showcase called Tech the skills of graduating students in all of the college’s technical pro-
grams. Milton asked if someone from CSI could be a regular contributor to
three times a year. Stanciu said the
surprised to leant that the
"The Alumni and CSI have
steps in terms of
working together,” said Milton.
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along with tips on different ways to conserve paper.
Recognize a Conestoga grad By KAYLA GRANT
Do you know a Conestoga grad who deserves recognition? Now
career success and the
is the time to submit nominations June 2008 awards. the for Outstanding Conestoga graduates the through recognized are
COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Community Resources counsellors at Counselling Services are here to help with here to issues that students face on a daily basis, but we re also
help you connect with the
sure to complete and sub-
mit a nomination form by Friday, April 11. To get a form, go to
information, brochures and contacts with
employment, housing, counselling and other Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and other
communities. Especially as the school year draws to a close for graduating
EXAM WEEK E-x-t-e-n-d-e-d
many resources that are
Resource Centre details® www.conestogac.on.ca/lrc
important to make a connection with people and an places outside the college. These resources can help you find affordable home, find a car seat, baby clothes and toys, connect students,
phone to counselling groups and workshops, or give a number to a crisis. Specific professional support can be provided for
pregnancy, alcohol and drug counselling, single parent and family supports, credit counselling, legal aid, and many other services.
If you're not sure where to go for help, just ask you get connected with the right people.
A Message from
have an information desk
Door 4 where the Hortons was located. Though its main offices inside
every year. dent
or projects that require
"Students should expect to see a very small increase in their tech fees
think that that
this year, there
Richard Gibson, chief information
By CHARLOTTE PRONG PARKHILL
actually 1,500 sheets.
"There aren't many assignments
Erie Schuclcr, Conestoga's soft-
dents,” she said.
paper every day.
amount of paper more than (enough) for stu-
Permits costly are ridiculously overpriced so cost of parking permits at the college They don’t purchase one. some students have found a way to save money. and see how many tickOne student, said she decided to take a chance
she would get this school year. The math shows that she would have apiece to equal $365, the median cost of
which has received three tickets totalling $45,
far this year she
about 24 tickets
the college’s parking passes.
means she saved $320. you
more often than
Certain lots are ticketed
she said. attention and hope you don’t get one.” tickets this year, but the colparking The college has issued about 5,700 John Anderson, a college said money, the of any keep lege doesn't get to of Kitchener. representative. The money goes to the City security
protect the people college has to enforce the parking rules to
follow the rules, said Anderson.
counterfeit permits but this
counterfeit passes are a big strongly discouraged. Security services said issue here
and they take
a forged document, lose your college career for displaying
said Anderson. It is
document and students a criminal offence called uttering a forged Criminal Code. kicked out of school and charged under the
"If you're willing to
that you’re taking
a big issue at the college
if this is
said Anderson. it
makes one wondei why
Saving our planet, one
these students are taking the risk. It all
that the college lots are a
prime target area for
including one involving Also, there have been instances of vandalism, the winter paintballs. and the lots aren’t always plowed properly during
the college is located at the outskirts of the city, thereto school. They must take a bus or drive. Many
fore. students can't
their first class to
to take the
bus have to leave
an hour before
needs to be taken into consideration
the college cost a lot
more than other post-secondary
institutions in the area.
The University of Waterloo charges $114 per semester which equals $228 a year and Wilfrid Laurier University charges $210 for their annual Fanshawe College in London charges $3 1 and Mohawk College Hamilton charges $275 a year for a permit. Humber College, located downtown Toronto, is the highest, charging $545 for the year 1
saving energy has been added to Earth Hour took place on the to According www3.earthhourus.org,
to security services, 13 per cent of all cars parked at the col-
During the hour everyone was asked to turn out their lights
just the cost
to reevaluate the cost of parking permits,
surrounding institutions instead of increasing the cost each year. college continues to up the price,
and gamble they won’t get caught
The college needs
will park illegal-
to be part of the solution instead of
ronment/05 220_bottled_water, bottled water sales are around $10 1
excess energy spend-
the lights out
classroom," said Milner.
However, energy conservation
Another small change you can
remains a continuing challenge
conservation. According to the
Cloth bags can be used as a school
aging people to adopt more
bag, lunch bag or grocery bag, to name but a few uses. You can
and just from
durable, so the likelihood of walk-
At home, there are things we can do without turning off the lights for
the street and having is
far less than a plastic
Conestoga part to con-
serve energy and give our beloved
the long run and help
cutting back on our lighting
for the college in terms of encoureffi-
can have a positive
impact on the environment.
to get out of
our comfort zone. ourselves
welcome respite. “What we’re doing at Conestoga
with tap water. in
purchase a reusable bottle and
wash them and they
saved energy equivalent to taking
saying no to plastic bags.
Instead of buying bottled water,
being pail ot the
ing by being a
48,000 cars off the road.
in the teeth.
to live science’s
cause (energy conservation) for us to participate in," he said. You can also help the college
at the college. is
For years there have been people trying to raise awareness about
of our facilities," said
Barry Milner, director of physical
continents took part in
The college needs to
where the campaign
not that students don’t want to purchase a pass
leaves Conestoga College students paying the highest price
lege at any given time are parked illegally. It’s
effort to reduce energy use.
in the ’90s.
Guelph and Waterloo campuses
Reduce, reuse, recycle was a slogan etched into everyone’s psyche
leaunfair to charge such a high rate for several
to turn the heat
and turn off the If
not begin to take part
trying to save our planet, in the future, there
might not be a planet
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Dogs often mistaken for coyotes By JACKIE oyotes don
mind when you
think of animals living in Waterloo Region and the surrounding area.
many people have seen sometimes dangerous creature wandering around streets and parks. According to a July 28, 2007 article in The Waterloo Region Record, a Cambridge woman and her dog were attacked by a coyote and a cat was killed in Kitchener two days before. winter
the beautiful but
Coyotes, while beautiful, are feral animals and and young children.
will attack pets
Although they look
domestic dogs, there
The Hinterland Who’s
male coyotes as slim and small, weighing from nine kilograms to 23 kilograms, having an overall length of 120 cm to 150 cm and standing about 58 cm to 66 cm tall.
The females are usually four-fifths larger in size and weight than the males. Coyotes' ears are wide, pointed and erect, the nose is tapered with a black tip, their eyes are yellow with black round pupils and are slightly
between the coyote (above two animals are like night and day. differences
slanted, their canine teeth are long, the neck is covered with a lot of tur which gives them an oversized look and their tongues are long and often hangs down between their teeth. Their tur is similar to a dog’s but it is generally grey, the back of their ears are yellowish and their throat, belly and
they are in search of a mate, food or as a
built for the
describes the coyote’s habitat as
streams and rivers.
and is long, soft, summer. They have a distinctive sound, the most notable being their yelping and howling cry. They can also bark, growl and squeal. Most of the day they are silent but can make themselves heard at any time. They use their howls and cries as means of communication.
are minimal but the temperament of the
15 kilometres for food and they usually build multiple shelevade hunters.
elements and surroundings light-coloured in the winter and dark in the is
and a domestic dog (above
semi-wooded areas. However, the City of Kitchener’s website says urban coyotes, which we know them as, are living in parks near
the insides of the ears are white.
(Internet photos) left)
Coyotes can be seen on their hunting large prey.
of the animals can be seen travelling near ravines, hydro corridors and highway thoroughfares, which are the grassy and sometimes wooded areas in the middle of the highway. Coyotes are creatures of habit and will frequently return to the same area to hunt and eat. They can swim, run up to 65 km/h, cover a range of 10 to
or in small groups
Males and females remain together most of the time and are
are usually three to seven pups, the den for three to four weeks. litters
When seeing a coyote, the No. rule is do not approach them. Coyotes have been mistaken for other animals and recently one that was hit on the highway had previously been mistaken for a cougar. Urban coyotes have to live in the same places we do so the 1
best thing to
to stay safe.
Coyotes are a misunderstood creature Bv JACKIE
and misunderstood creatures and we need to respect their area and learn to live with them as we
he number of coyote sight-
Leaving any type of food
nals like cats,
some people. The Waterloo Region Record reported dog own-
Cambridge worried about a dog park being relocated from
population changes every year and
rise this year,
sparking fear in
RiverBluffs Park to a site near the Toyota plant on Maple Grove Road because of coyotes. In the article Rick Cowsill, in councillor one Cambridge, said he has had many calls about coyotes from residents in that area who were concerned that the coyotes were vicious and
including people. However, according
this is untrue.
The City of
Kitchener’s website even states that
would prefer Phil
normally shy and humans.
Dechene, director of public
works for the City of Cambridge Animal Control, said the city traps coyotes that pose problems in certain areas like schools and areas that
Murch. communications spe-
cialist for the
said the coyote
currently very healthy.
“At this point
year they are
on the high end of the Murch.
said even though
they are not
recomKitchener mends people keep their
some young coyotes may seem abandoned and on their
at least six
people are walking in a park that i
coyotes, they should groups and carry anything that can make noise or an umbrella to open and close to frighten the animal away. It also says if approached by a
coyote stay calm and wait until the moves on or even make loud it noises to scare
The OSPCA says it is important to know that any lethal interference does not solve the problem. Coyotes are important to the ecological system and killing the animals is only disrupting the natural
order of the coyotes
sometimes causes prob-
lems, the coyote has
place in the animal kingdom. In
especially food for small ani-
are slowly taking over their habi-
areas occupied by people and their domestic animals, local control
should be sought rather than a ban on the species as a whole. If you see a coyote posing a
Cambridge animal con519-621-0740. KitchenerWaterloo animal control at 519threat call trol
570-6986 or Guelph animal control at 519-837-5628.
young children may frequent
but they haven't had too
of sightings or any types of incidents.
have trapped four coyotes
the past three years in three differ-
ent locations," said Dechene. The Ontario Society for
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) website states that coyotes are one of nature's most beau-
Coyotes are important to the ecological system and removal of the animals means overpopulation of rodents. If approached by a coyote, stay calm and wait until it moves on or make loud noises to scare
By MARCIA LOVE
remember where you
put a valuable heirloom?
Bender says her hypnosis program begins with a confidential
Need a little help kicking your smoking habit? Looking for a way to reduce your
the solution to
their history, their goals, find out
what they have been doing
client out of their hypnotic state.
to try to
solve their problem, find out what
Hypnotherapy provides a relaxed and focused slate of mind, under which memory and awareness are
Faye Bender has been interested health and hypnosis since she
was a teenager. She manages Golden Triangle Hypnosis out of her Kitchener home and says business is steady, with about 15 clients a week. I
also try to help people dealing with
phobias or childhood fears."
solve a problem, but generally
“Most people can be hypnotized they want to be. Some might feel
too uncomfortable, so
setting alone with
where they misplaced something valuable or find out who they were in
up, but at the
feels real (to them).
like they are
During the actual hypnosis sesBender tries to make the client feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. This includes covering them with a blanket as
crying as they are remembering.”
playing with calming,
natural sounds. “It. feels
easier in a one-on-one
a relaxed state, I personalized sug-
gestions to them to help their situation
The suggestions may be confidence
their routine or habit.
Bender slowly brings the pleasant feeling,” she says.
may want to take a nap afterwards because they feel so comfortable and relaxed.” Bender says after the session “(The
a bit groggy, but
the hypnosis also gives
“Hypnotherapy works maybe 80 per cent of the time, but there are no guarantees,” .Bender says. “If the client follows what was suggested during the hypnosis session it should help them.”
early childhood education student
Conestoga College, took one sesBender to help destress and improve her sleeping pattern. Struyk says she was a bit nervous and didn’t think hypnotherapy would work on her. at
always good to give something new a try, even if you don't think it will work," she says. During Struyk's first session. Bender says she had to find out the reasons for Struyk’s stress and
(Photos by Marcia Love)
Elaine Struyk, a second-year early childhood education student, Golden Triangle left, took her first hypnotherapy session at
Hypnosis with Faye Bender, right. Struyk says the session helped her relax and sleep a bit better.
sleeplessness in order to help.
“The more people open up the more 1 can help them," Bender says. “The first hypnosis session is to help with past issues.
means accepting given (while
reprogramming, but not erasing.
Struyk did a 20-minute hypnosis session with Bender, but says it lose track of time while in
hypnosis,” Bender says.
put your thoughts aside and sort of sleep."
Struyk says the session was very relaxing, and she felt like she was in a
not possible to is
always a way
hands and legs
People are not put “under” hypnosis, but rather hypnosis.
People can generally remember what was said
and what happened while they were
unless they are told by the hypnotist not to remem-
Struyk says she slept better the first couple nights after her session.
made me more focused and
There are many books available on hypnosis and hypnotherapy,
habits and stress levels.
s always good to give it a shot. Bender says the most rewarding
part of being a hypnotherapist
being able to use her experiences to give people compassion and non-
judgmental support. like
more successful whatever success means tor them, she say s. “The fact that people trust
hypnotists to interview and quesit
doubts before going
(to the first session)," she says, "but
possible to hypnotize oneself.
and open up with
he or she
such as a loud noise, would bring
more than one session to see a significant change in her sleeping “I
one out '<
only be hypnotized
The Galaxy Brainwave Synchronizer uses flashing lights, which some people find helps them during a hypnosis session.
could have woken up. but didn't want to," she says. “It felt “I
felt like five
easier through hypnotherapy
to say or
Even after one session she says people can notice a slight change.
about being hypno-
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they are lying
client begins to
relaxational past-life regres-
does not have
ing with the program they will book their first hypnosis session. Bender says many people are
improve an issue. Bender also does sions. in which the
clients arc interested in continu-
takes four to 12 sessions to fully
She says some people may only need one session of hypnosis to
do and just gel
“The majority of people that see have the goal of destressing, losing weight or quitting smoking, but I
do anything while
Bender says hypnotherapy works through repetition. As the client hears the suggestions over and over, they begin to feel a change.
which she explains how hypnotherapy works. “I tell them what hypnosis is and what it isn’t. Then gel some of
People can be put
memory and aware-
a hypnotic state doing
anything they are passionate about, such as reading or painting,
which a long period
Children can be hypnotized using objects such as
or pocket watches.
Hypnotists and psychics are completely different fields of practice.
Union drive By KERRY REED time. That
not only the
name of the Ontario
Employees Union bus but the feeling of everyone
of the Organization of
Ontario with the goal of finding part-time staff and getting them
to sign a card.
“There are so many reasons
a fraction for the
information sheet that was handed out
no job security and no bene-
amongst the lowest paid academic professionals
full-time staff, the issue of fair-
campaign, college, part-
cheap labour, they are getting paid
the part-time staff need to sign a
union. All part-time teaching staff staff are being
gather part-timers’ support for a
to sign an application for
Technology (OPSECAAT). "We will visit all 24 colleges and about 125 campuses
Time campaign. The It’s Time bus arrived college on March 27 to bring ed the
Lisa Nequest, support staff presi-
dent, said, “It takes a lot of
also don’t have any benefits, pen-
sign up part-time workers. People
sions or job security.
want to be a part by signing a card and it is nice to see all the full-time
provincial average salary for part-
$40 per hour, but
with each assigned teaching hour there
an additional 2.17 hours
of work. The additional hours are put in preparing the course and
marking which they do not get for. Breaking down their
members here supporting them. “They are fearful of job losses. Full-time employees are disgusted with how part-time employees are treated. They work beside them day in and day out and they could be gone tomorrow. staff
“Colleges have nothing invested
$18.43 an hour. Full-time
teaching staff receive a
hourly rate of $87.70 to a maxi-
and geographic spread
part-time service staff with
to remain for fear of repercus-
president of the Organization
Employees of Colleges of Applied and Technology, the union its tour around Ontario. OPSECAAT is a democratic organization made up of part-time and sessional faculty and support staff from every college. Since launch-
do the same work wages are not equal. There is too big of a difference between the wages and you would think part-time staff would be paid more because they do not receive any benefits. “At any given time I will have to (as full-timers) but the
do the same tasks co-workers.
not getting paid
Conestoga College puts in the same effort and we all pull togeth-
er collectively to
them so I try and distance myself from full-time duties by keeping myself as busy as I
For doing that full-time staff members get one extra paid day off and part-time staff does
“The best example to illustrate
can think of signing the cards
they’re going to join our union,
Couvrette compared the presence
meaning when one worker resigns another worker
of part-time workers
Conestoga College on March 27. Led by Roger Couvrette, the Sessional
time and sessional workers wherever they go.
the issue of union rights for part-
by Kerry Reed)
signed up a long time ago with ho
2006, the organization has raised the
Time bus came
Conestoga on March 27. Left to right: Roger Couvrette, president CAAT, Lisa Nequest, support staff president, and Dave Cushing, campaign co-ordinator. It’s
Couvrette said, “This is really a matter of turning the insecurity to job security for all part-time staff.”
time’ for part-timers to organize
‘It’s By JOSHUA KHAN
Conestoga College has been great and has not put up any roadblocks,
an accumulated employment of 13
of $143.24 an hour plus ben-
a stop at Conestoga
Part Time Employees of
Couvrette said the campaign
and the public about the
rights of part-time workers.
time workers,” he said. “They work
same amount of
“But they get paid less, which is why we’re here so we can let peo-
hop on board
vehicle can be very motivating
numerous slogans paintHowever, the one that real-
as there are
ly stands out is the union’s slogan:
time!” Couvrette said the union
chose that particular saying because
and even in the decor of a bus which is currently
have a chance to support themselves
and other part-time workers.
signs, staff T-shirts
are here to support the part-
a revolving door,
The support seemed
ness to the union drive.
be strong as
“The bus has been very helpful during our campaign drive,” he said. “It's an excellent form of motivation,
representatives from the college wel-
because when people decide that
comed the union with open arms. Dave Cushing, a part-time at
campaign co-ordinator, said he’s happy the union drive made a stop at
Conestoga. “Their campaign
cause because tant issue
about an impor-
and people need
more about it.” The union couldn’t have picked a day to visit the college as the sunny weather encouraged a lot of people to venture outside and learn more about the campaign drive. “It does seem unusual that we show up on one of the nicest days better
of the year, but that’s just part of our plan,” said Couvrette.
(Photos by Hten Dinh)
Young imaginative minds shine
at local art exhibit
Expressions 33 is a collection of artwork on display at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. The collection consists of work from over 200 students across Waterloo Region. The exhibit runs until May 4, and entry to the gallery is free. Left, Gabrielle Starodub, 9, and her younger brother Michael, 6, toured the gallery and liked Eric Van Giessen’s Perspective photography piece. Right, Liam Good stands below his sketch entitled My Hand.
Condors lose By
of the provincial
Flewwelling said. “There was a lot of work put into both our outdoor and indoor seasons and so it was really nice to finally see our efforts making an
score to win and
Conestoga’s women's indoor
cer team couldn’t put any by the
Fanshawe Falcons’ goalkeeper they lost 1-0
After exiting both exhibition tour-
season Conestoga had something to
The Condors had but
two goals games.
prove when they headed
in tough against a solid
Flewwelling said because a large
games, but healthy
we had 1
team captain Ashley Flewwelling and the Condors were not hanging their heads and were pleased with the team's effort all year. really exciting to
For a team with a
together in an
it was a major accomplishment to make it to the provincials. Flewwelling gave credit to Krajcar and his coaching staff. “1 think that our coach, Aldo, and our assistant coaches Jen and Becca had a lot to with our overall success this year,” she said. “Aldo
means our team needed in order Our coaching staff
we needed it
%tetent IJte team eml sp««d
to us to use them.”
Krajcar was extremely with the Condors' effort
were some great
Forward Carmen Carnachan said Conestoga has to work on creating more chances to put the ball in the back of the net.
team,” Krajcar said. "If they have an issue they can come and talk to me.”
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He wants nothing more than to get back to the provincial champi-
onships, you have to score.
saying that defence wins champi-
soccer and his coaching provided
them from playing,
season and despite the
they have any issues that
together quite well as a group
out to tryouts next season and
I’m really excited to see what the to bring to the field
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Despite leaving without a medal,
would have made a big
difference,” Krajcar said.
two we were
effort to achieve a
in the last
think our two tournaments and team learned a lot from that experience,” she said. “As the team captain, it was really rewarding to see
and head coach Aldo Krajcar said that fatigue caught up to them "‘We were tired.
ed clicking as a team. “We did pretty poorly
matter of time until the Condors
came out on top with a 1-0 win. The Condors lost some key players throughout the
played on the outdoor soccer team
ment. the match was tight as both teams battled back and forth all game, creating several chances to score, but
defence and an all-around team
regional championship with excel-
Like most games
March and they captured
medal game against the
Fleming College final
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Nursing students teach through poster projects By JENNIFER
Eichler said her group chose this topic because
dents took part in a role-reversal
other Conestoga students about their
The displays were wing and stretched
mavirus) and stress,
among many set
The group agreed
did a survey of random people in the library and showed that most people we surveyed wanted to learn more about marijuana,” said Martin.
This group also agreed that creating a poster helped
visual learner,” said
items from various food groups.
a poster display
a display consisting of a plate loaded with healthy
Eichler, Natalie Klein
chosen topics. They gave presentations in the halls using their posters, both of which were graded. One group, who talked about proper nutrition, set up
Students flocked to the displays to talk to the nursing
who seemed quite knowledgeable
Victoria Chekov, Carolina Aldana and Lindsay Martin created a poster on the recreational use of mar-
that creating a poster
forced them to go more in-depth and do
up on the second floor of the E-
Centre, where displays were also set up on the
because of their workload,” she
to learn better than just sitting in a lecture
high school and college experience
can’t keep up and end up losing sleep."
week, leaching health through
and Becky Voisin had
on sleep deprivation.
more helpful because I'm
easier to have
exactly what we’re talk(Photo by Charlotte Prong Parkhitt)
Maura Walke and Krishna Khetani show
and that helped us with the before putting them on the board.” created an essay
(Photo by Jennifer Marko) Voisin P roudly display
(Photo by Jennifer Marko)
Victoria Chekov, Lindsay Martin and Carolina Aldana learned a on marijuana, and shared the info at the health fair.
by working on
sexually transmitted diseases.
their poster project
Ei cNe _
their poster project
Conestoga Peer Helpers 2007-2008 Amber Abbott
Jason Choquette Zach Clement Sarah Cowbrough
Susie Frisson Joel Berber Kathryn Gerber
Stuart Parsons Patileen Payne
Chits Lucas Chris Lynar
Lindsay Croft Marcm Czajkowskl
Anthony Sarah Gurney Jon Hamel
Xiang Dong (Brian) 8i Ainsiey Danbroott Melissa Davy Brooke Bllttz Konrad deKonsng Maria Bisslg Neil Dignam Evan Bieumer Paid Drake Brian Bogdoo Haley Dugal Megan Bos Johanna Eby Trevor Boss
Sorina Baianean Jesse Barrette
Morgan Craig Nathan Crawford
Rebecca Beech Holly Beer Debbie Bens
Michael Brennan Stephen Brtckman
David Henry Brock Howie
Pamela Hulst Eric Humphreys
tynsey Medrie Cote Migvar
Cheyenne Wocker Andrea Wolff Ken Wrenn
Leanne Mountford Andrew Murdoch
Monica Van Maanen Wendy Van Wyk
need to conquer it all in the first couple of weeks, 1 worked very hard and continued to ask for help when f needed It. realized that
would not be successful
end of my first year of college. was approached my Learning Skills Advisor regarding a new student
At the by
position, within the Learning I
Stephanie Van Dinther
going to take the risk and walk through or let it close «n front of us. As an ileam. 1 have been able to help students who reminded me of myself when fust have shared my personal experiences started college. and study strategies with the hope that 1 might help I
Commons, called Hearn.
hired to support students bving in Residence to
develop and/or Improve their study
workshops and drop-in sesslons-rlght
moved from being a person seeking help In my first year to a person offering help to others during my second year. 1 was worried that would not be able to manage being a fuH-ttme student, Resident Advisor, the Learning and an Hearn, but 1 had supervisors I
Reside noe that believed in me and cheered me on every step of the way. life opens doors for us arte we have to decide d we are
me to meet with a teaming Skills Advisor m the teaming Commons to develop my study strategies.
few weeks of school someone
was 18 years old when here at Conestoga was so nervous because did not know what to expect arte was scared that
you never Imagined,
Robyn Wiebe Jake Willemse
that 1 refer to ( carry this great quote around with me often: “Ability is what you ate capable of doing Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it," • tou Holtz. During my time at Conestoga College, t have teamed that tt takes strength to ask for help and that having someone believe In you can Inspire you to do things
Melissa Whitelaw Chad Whittington
James Walz JeffWemp
Meaghan Sincten Sarah Skye Rob Smith Dan Boeder Vanessa Somos Jeff Senear
Ben Vanteeuwen Jonathon Voli Shawn Vos Grayson Waechter Sonia Waind
Support Can Go A Long Way By Kayla Hoto (ECE program)
Stephanie Relley Kristy Rice Bethany Rigby Austin Robbins Francesco Robles
Stephanie Mackenzie iessta* Pninean Forced Quralshi Matey Mackenzie Bre#*Anrte Radtke Jon Martin Anca Radu McDougafcj Meghan Bme Ralph Heine McLaren
Steven Kaiser Paul Kalnlns
Steven Rachel Pepping
Newton Edmondson leeAnne Fairbairo Ashley Faugh Karim Fawzy
Eleanor Namuddu tanner Kerr MeezNay&ni Crystal Kraor Heather Kroesbergen Thanh-Yen Nguyen Haytey Norton Steven Kun
My goal as a
student helper has been to motivate and I support to bebeve in themsetves
inspire the students
and their ability to be successful. have teamed from them Just as much as they have teamed from me. 1
as a student helper has allowed me to grow never thought could be. am graduating this spring and I wli be attending Brock University next year to study linguistics. My experience at Conestoga as a student helper has helped me to see
into a person that
”1 can" do anything I set support can go a tong way.