. This is a message to you Worcls of welcome and a&ice from the folks who know by Rob
ends my first year here at UW and I have a personal message to give to my replacement frosh. Get involved. Imagine a campus where there are hundredsofvolunteers to run campus events, a newspaper that doesn’t need fancy offices or equipment to get quality work done and student support for their bars and restaurants. I think this haven exists - at Laurier. But, we the few, the chosen, have come to University of Waterloo to get the best education available. Some of you that know me are back for the fall and are thinking that this is a big reversal on my attitude. Fact is, I’ve found Im-
print as a way for venting energies and my involvement here has given me a perspective on campus participation; unfortunately it’s a negative one. Christian Provenzano, current President of the Federation ofStu-
feet on the situation than vice-versa. Instead of thinking something sucks and accepting it, you can have a more positive attitude and make something cool.” His second year he got involved volunteering with PALS (Peer Assist-
Student apathy is like the myth your buddy will spin about not studying for his exams. dents, was informed in his frosh year byasenior student that “Fed Hall sucks, everything pretty much sucks.” Christian recalls how it affected his first year: “It gave me a more negative outlook than I should have had. I lost sight of the fact that my attitude has more ef-
ante Links Service) and volunteered outside campus at a local high school teaching students to read, Why all this? Why should I care? If the majority of students believe evejthing sucks should I follow the party line? No. Student
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niversities are like people each has a character and a personality that make it unique. Let me tell you a bit about the character of Waterloo as I have experienced it. It is a serious place. People work hard here: faculty, staff and students. Universities partake of the character of their founding and surrounding communities.The serious work habits of the immigrant settlers of this region still inform the sprit of this institution. This doesn’t mean we don’t know how to relax and have fun, but there is no doubt that academic achievement takes precedence: It is a practical place. The most important ingredient in the shaping of UW was co-op education. It made us outward-looking; it connected us more intimately to the world around us. Anyone seeking
an ivory tower (and there is nothing wrong with that) will not find it here. Not everyone at Waterloo is in co-operative education; in fact,
It is a serious
place. People work hard here. almost half aren’t. But the spirit of applied studies affects all curricula. It is an ambitious place. We aspire to be the best overall university in Canada and to compete with the best in the world. We don’t say we are the best, but we don’t
velop and manage fund-raising activities, run businesses, and sponsor and participate in community development projects. So get involved in the things that interest
We’re glad you chose Waterloo. you, whether it be student government, clubs, athletics, the arts or anything else from a very long list of possibilities. And be sure you participate in the many activities sponsored by your Federation of Students! If you need help while you’re here, there’s lots available. Aca-
co-op to ask an older (wiser) student force-op advice withoutgetting an opinion on how good or bad it has been for them. I challenge you to find someone whowants to pay more tuition year after year.
Finally, I challenge you to find someone who has done anything about the previous two issues beside incessant bitching. For those of you that do get involved, don’t expect praise. That is one thing that is handed out rarely by anyone on campus, but realize that your work is appreciated. Even spending an hourortwo a week volunteering will help you appreciate how services on campus run and perhaps lead to further involvement later in your university career. Finally, I’d just like to say welcome. Waterloo may seem large at first, but look around and taIk to people and you’ll find it doesn’tseemquiteaslargeasitdid at first.
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object when others do. And it is true that Waterloo students win an astounding number of national and international awards, It is a safe andcaring place. Some of this is attributable to the surrounding community; some is attributable to the programs we have developed to make students aware of the respect they owe each other and the means available to address problems as they arise. This is not to say that students do not need to take the same sensible precautions here that they would in any other environment. But we have as caring and capable a cadre ofstaffand faculty to provide help and guidance as you will fmd anywhere. Welcome to Waterloo. --JamesDowmy
and the Associate Provost
extend to each of you a very loud, very genuine “WeIcome to Waterloo.” We’re glad you chose Waterloo. You know that entering students at Waterloo are always, year after year, the best or among the very best students of any university in Ontario, or any other province for that matter. We’re glad you chose to come here, And chances are you’ll stay. Waterloo has one of the best “completion rates” of any university around i.e., Waterloo students finish their programs. Waterloo students are not just smart. They’re active, they have fun and they’re motivated. And they participate. They participate in policy development, they serve on university committees, the University of Waterloo Senate and the Board of Governors. They de-
apathyislikethemythyourbuddy will spin about not studying for his exams. Apathy is a posturing. We like to say we are the least involved but, in reality, everyone cares about the issues. I challenge those of you who happen to be in
demic services such as the library, the co-op department, career services, and many others are all here to help you meet Waterloo’s high academic standards and develop your plans for the future. And there is solid support for your personal needs as well, through counselling services, health services, the village dons and the campus life activities, the off campus don program, the support people in your academic faculty and department, and so forth. And be on the lookout for the Biidges program. It’ll be fun! Again, welcome. Work hard and enjoy the Waterloo experience. You can’t find it anywhere else.
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t gives me great pleasure on behalf of the Council and the citizens of the City ofWaterloo to extend a warm welcome to all parents and first year students to beautiful Waterloo. Our citizens are proud of the educational institutions, recreational facilities, parks and diverse industry available within our brders. A relatively high standard of living and low taxes reflect a combination of hard work and good fortune of our citizens. As you make Waterloo your home for the next few months, may I urge you to participate in our programs. We are especially proud of such facilities as the Manulife Indoor Sports and Soccer Centre and the Waterloo Recreation Complex which incorporates the Mutual Group Arena and an attractive indoor pool with many programs offered to the public. I, in turn, offer the services of our staff and elected representatives to help assist you with any concerns or problems within our jurisdiction. I am very pleased you have chosen such and exceptional university to call home for the next few years and hope your stay with us is an enjoyable and memorable one. - JoanMcKinnon Mayor of th City
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n behalf of all members of the University of Waterloo Police and Parking Services, I extend a warm welcome to all new and returning students. To the new students, we hope that your orientation experience will be enjoyable and memorable. With all of the literature, maps and pamphlets you have received, I am certain that our location on campus is not a-mystery to you. It is our objective, with the assistance from all members of the university community, to provide a safe and secure environment in which all students can pursue their studies. If we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to drop into the office or contact us by telephone. Working together, we can make a difference.
elcome to Co-op Education at the UW. We are pleased you have chosen to be part of a great experience where you double your learning by being in the classroom and in the workplace. Yes, coop costs more and there is more work in preparing resumes, researching companies and going to job interviews. But you will be engaged in an educational model that prepares you for your future career be it in the sciences, the applied sciences, the humanities, the languages or the social sciences. By the time you graduate, you will have had the opportunity to explore a variety ofjobs in business, industry, government and education in Canada and abroad. Co-op education is a partnership between you, the university, and the 2500 employers who hire Waterloo co-op students. Our department of Co-operative Education and Career Services (CECS) offers a number of services and career preparation programs through Career Services which will help you be the best. But it is up to you to take the first step to be a fully engaged partner! The staff of CECS look forward to working with you to help you achieve both your academic and career goals over the next five years. We have every confidence you will do well. -Bruce Dim-top;
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we do not wish to,” adds Al MacKenzie, Director of Police and Parking Services. “I hope we never have to consider it.” Aside from their policing and security duties, UW Police Services provides other services as well.
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For those wishing to know more about safety and security issues, Police Services will conduct information presentations. Police Services coordinates and supervises the Student Security Service, which provides a library patrol, runs the Walksafe program and, with support from the Federation of Students, operates the SafetyVan service. During the Fall and Winter terms, thestudent Security Service employs approximately 35 students. “The one message I have for first-year students,” says Mac-
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Kenzie, “is: if they have any problems, come see us.” “And please phone home at least once every two or three weeks!” Police Services receives many calls from worried parents who have not heard from theirchildren. UW Police Services is located in the General Services Complex and they can be reached at telephone extension 4911. For more information visit the Police Services web page at http:// www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infopol/ index.html.
n June, 1998,imprint entered its twentieth year of publication. Another chapter begins in the long and interesting history of student journalism at the University of Waterloo. The story begins in 1958, when UW was called Waterloo College, and was still associated with Waterloo Lutheran University - now known as Wilfrid Laurier. The name of the publication was T/reCofdWed@ (Wilfrid Laurier’s student newspaper still bears the name T/re Cord). Two years later, as the University of Waterloo emerged into its own, so did the student newspaper, which took the proud name of% Ctq@z~~~, In November, 1966, CO~@ZM editor Jim Nagel tired of the continual misspellings 0 fCu?yphuH&changed the name of the publication to The Chev?~n. Some controversy ensued, and the tone was set for what was to be a turbulent decade for UW’s student press. In 1975 tensions began to rise between The C.BVO~ and UW’s Federation of Students, which held jurisdiction over the paper. Staff members of the time note that, as early as 1968, The Chevron had begun to take an increasingly leftist slant. By 1975-76, it was revealed that many members of Tke CXVV~~ staff were also members of the Anti-Imperialist Alliance (AIA), an organization affiliated with the Communist Party of Canada(Matist-Leninist), In September 1976, the paper was shut down by Fed President Shane Roberts, and two paidC!mmn staff members (also members of the AIA) were fired. The fight between the Feds and TlleClmron attained national prominence, being covered even in TI~P Gl& and M.&I. Physical fights broke out on a numberofoccasions between Feds andC&vron staff. T& C!&-on was eventually successful in having Roberts impeached, but bythewinterof 1977, they had alienated their own support, and an eviction notice was served on the paper. T4e C.~~on
staff continued to occupy the office and publishB&ree&w~~in defiance of the order. In June 1977, Z%C.~n was reinstated, and for eight months peace was almost achieved. War erupted again in March 1978. Imprint was born March 31, 1978, the product of disgruntled ex-Charon staff and Journalism Club members. The first issue appeared June 15,1978.
permanent staff; and the editor in chief (myself), who is hired on a one-year contract. The ieal driving force behind Imprint is studentvolunteers.Anystudentwho has paid the Imprint fee can volunteer. And there is always room for more volunteers. We take anyone who walks through our front door, To become an official member off mprint staff, listed as such in your by-line, all you have to do is write four articles and attend four staff meetings, or take a position on the Editorial Board, Youdo not have to be Imprint staff, or even have worked for Imprint before, to run for an editorial position. Ifwritingis not your forte, don’t worry. It takes more than writers to put together a newspaper*Imprint needs photographers, graphic artists, proofreaders and computer wizards. Imprint is published weekly throughout the Fall and Winter Terms, with a print runofapproximately 11,000 copies, and biweekly during the Spring Term, with a run of 6,500 copies. The paper can be picked up from 40 distribu-
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through our front door. TMkvvncontinued to publish, eventually movingoffcampus, but finally collapsed in April, 198 1. At the end of 1978, a referendum declared Imprint the official student newspaper of the University of Waterloo. The rest, as they say, is history. So what is this Imprint thing anyway? You will see many other publications on campus during your time here: Tde&ze#eis the newsletter of the UW administration, Iron Warrior is published by the Engineering Society for engineeringstudents, and theMath Society puts ouwohN.WS’. Imprint, however, is the only campus periodical with no faculty, administrative or organizational ties. Imprht represents all students of the University of Waterloo. To be clichk, we are a paper for students, by students. ’ We are a wholly independent body, an officially incorporated non-profit organization under the lawsofCanada.Take a lookatyour tuition fee statement. If you have paid that $4.10 Imprint fee, you are officially a shareholder of Imprint Publications. Imprint is governed by a set ofwritten by-laws and a document entitled “Policies and Procedures” covers day-to-day operations. The corporation is overseen by a Board of Directors, who are elected by the staff to serve a one-year term. Any Imprint staff member may run far a position on the Board of Directors. Imprint has only three fulltime staff: the business manager and advertising manager, who are
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Where am I? Your guide to getting around K-W by Weran
o all you Fresh who are not locals, born and raised in the ’ Kitchener-Waterloo area, a word of warning: you have chosen to come to one of the most geographically confusing and screwed-up cities that Ontario has to offer. Streets do things you never imagined possible, and words like north, south, east and west have no meaning. The fact of the matter is, most of the roadways in this area were based on the trails made by Conestoga wagon drivers who, after a particularly good barn-raising, had a few good.mugs of home-brew to cell ebrace. Some ofyou will choose, throughout the duration of your stay here, never to venture farther than one
kilometer from the campus area. If you are one of these, you need not
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worry. For those of you who may chose to wander farther afield, Imprint offers this guide to the K-W area, and how to get around in it. First of all, Kitchener-Waterloo is a set of Siamese twins - two independent cities so grown together that it is impossible to tell where one ends and the next begins. Waterloo is the northernmost and the smaller of the pair. Kitchenercurvesslightlyaround Waterloo’s southern border, cradling it. It is almost possible, driving east to west in a more-or-less straight line, to start in Kitchener, pass through Waterloo, and end up again in Kitchener. The axis of K-W, it’s heart, is King Street. King Street begins in the very south end of Kitchener, goes up through the centres of both cities, and exits the north end of Waterloo, headed towards the smaller communities like St. Jacob’s, King Street is infamous for one Escher-esque feature: it manages to go all four directions at once. There is a King Street North, South, East and West. King Street North begins at the top of Waterloo, becomes King South at Erb St. in Uptown Waterloo, turns into King West at the city border at Union St., then finally becomes King East at Queen St. in downtown Kitchener. Both city cores, Downtown Kitchener and Uptown Waterloo, are centered on King Street, and three of the twin cities’ major shopping malls may be found along it: Conestoga Mall in North Waterloo and Waterloo Town Square in Uptown Waterloo (both less than ten minutes from campus), and Fairview Mall in south
Another important, and strange, street is Weber Street. Weber Street runs(technically)parallel to Kingalong its whole length. However, King and Weber do something that parallel
find University Avenue. If you turn left from the entrance of UW, a twominute drive (which takes you past Waterloo’s other university, Wilfrid Laurier) will bring you to King Street and, shortly thereafter, Weber Street. A right-hand turn onto King Street will take you towards Uptown Waterloo and, farther on, into Kitchener. Turning right onto University Ave. from UW will bring you first to Westmount Road. To the right along Westmount will bring you to the entrances to UW’s church colleges. To the left on Westmount, you will pass Westmount Place shopping mall and eventually come into the west side of Ki tchener. University Ave. continues off out to the extreme west end of the cities, where it becomes the border between the two. Out here it beets FischerHallman Road -a major north-south thoroughfare. Fischer-Hallman passes the Columbia Lake Townhouses and heads south into the western suburbs of Kitchener. At the top end of campus is Columbia Street. It runs east to west, and from it you can access the Columbia Lake Townhouses, the Columbia Icefields, and the other buildings of North Campus. Columbia St. intersects with King St., Weber St., Westmount Road and FischerHallman Road. K-W has two major expressway routes, which form a large Y through the cities. Highway 86 comes in the north end of Waterloo. This is the
Highway 7 partway along. At the south end of Kitchener, at King St. East, Highway 7 meets Highway 8. At this point you may turn off onto Highway 8, which will take you past Fairview Mall and to the 401. If you do not turn off at 8, but continue straight on, the expressway takes on the joint name of Highway 7-8. This continues westwards through Kitchener, and out of town towards the city of Stratford. Now many of you will not have the luxury of an automobile at your disposal. So, to travel further abroad, you will have to rely on your feet, your bike, or on the local bus system KitchenerTransit. Kitchener Transit has its main terminal, where most routes pass through, in Downtown Kitchener. Out-of-town buses like Greyhound also depart from here. Three main bus routes pass by the campus area: routes 7,8 and 12. Route 7 is a mainline route which travels along KingSt., passing through the main terminal. It is divided into four sub-routes: 7A, 7B, 7C and 7D, Routes 7A and B head south from the terminal towards Fairview Mall. Route 7C goes straight up King St. to Conestoga Mall. Route 7D is the most useful to campus-dwellers. Coming up King St., the bus alternates between two paths: it turns either at UniversityAvc.orColumbiaSt.,comes up to UW and does a half-circuit of Ring Road, exits at the opposite street from which it entered, and returns via King St. to the terminal. Weekdays, the first 71) arrives on campus at 5:47
a.m., and the last arrives at 1252 a.m.
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each other three times. Where King and Weber first meet, north ofWaterloo and not far from UW, you will find the St. Jacob’s Farmers Market, a source of good, cheap fresh meat and produce. At the bottom end ‘of the campus, at the main entrance, you will
to UW, but is still
quite a distance away. Highway 86 may be accessed from King St. North near Conestoga Mall, or from University Avenue East, about five minutes drive beyond the King and Universiry intersection. Highway 86 winds its way south through Waterloo and Kitchener, but changes its name to
Route 8 makes a figure8 through the city, travelling between the university area and Fairview Mall, with the transit terminal as its center point. The route is less direct than route 7: it does not travel through Uptown continued
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Survey SAYS! IMPRINT’s Best of Waterloo Survey resulti by John
Best oucampus food: In this category, Brubakers won with 41 votes. Ground Zero zeroed in on second with 22 votes while 18 preferred the Modern Languages Cafeteria. Best lounge: Your Student Life Centre ran away with the title as it obtained 57 votes. The Math Comfy Lounge came in with 24 votes while 13 students supported POETS. Best place to study: While the Student Life Centre won for the best lounge, this building came in second with 31 votes, 15 less than the Dana Porter Library. Davis Centre Library came in third with 22 votes. Best residence: The Village People have spoken! SS people said that the Villages was the best of the Residences. Of these SS votes, 35 went to Village I. Columbia Lake Townhouses came in third with 18 votes while 16 people chose WCRI.
Best night club: The Revolution ran away with category with 56 votes. Club Abstract was a distant second with 23 votes. The Lyric snatched 21 votes for third place. Best gay-oriented club: Not many people voted in this category (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Those who did made an overwhelming decision for Club Renaissance over the Robin’s Nest 31-5. Best movie theatreA is not surprising that the Princess garnered 66 votes, thus easily winning this category. King’s College attained 26 votes while Hyland only got 16. Best live theatre: UW Drama won a close battle with the Centre in the Square by two votes (the count was 35-33). K-W Little Theatre was third with the support of 14 people. Best live music venue: Having obtained 63 votes, Fed Hall was named the best of the live music venues. Mrs. Robinson’s had 25 people behind them while the Lyric garnered 19 votes. Best video rental; Generation Xended up running away with this category as it gathered 51 votes. Blockbuster won over 36 votes while Jumbo Video took third place with 19 votes. Best local newspaper: No contest for was read by 88 this one. Imprint students, compared to 22 for Tdf K-U,’ Record and 1 I for /?-on Wunior. Best art gatlery: The Canadian Glass and Clay Gallery won this section with 32 votes. Second place went to UW Fine Arts with 18 votes. 15 votes went to the K-W Art Gallery.
Best coffee: This was very hotly contested by three companies, Winning this contest was William’s (37 votes}, followed by Tim Horton’s (35 votes) and Second Cup (30 votes). Best caf& Moondance Cafe won this battle over Jane Bond Cafe by four votes (The tally was 36-32). Plantation came in third gathering 4 votes. Best pub and pub food: It seems that the top three pubs in this area are the Bombshelter (SO\28), the Fox and Pheasant (20\31) and Weaver’s Arms (20\25). The first number is the votes for best pub and the second number is the votes for the best pub food. Best off+ampusrestaurant: This very close battle was won by East Side Mario’s (44 votes) over the Mongolian Grill(43votes). Curryina Hurrycame in a distant third obtaining the support of 10 students. Best pizza delivery: Gino’s won out with48votes, I8more thanPizzaPizza and 26 more than Pizza Hut. Best Chinese food: Grand China made a grand performance when it obtained 26 votes. Mei King only got I8 votes while Ming’s Restaurant gathered 10 votes in their favor. Best desserts: In this category, Dairy Queen went out victorious with 57 votes. William’s ended up second with 29 votes. Finally, 15 students favored Just Desserts.
Best bank: Canadian lmperial Bank of Commerce easily won the best bank title. CIBC received 45 votes while Royal Bank and Canada Trust only attained 22 each, Best photographic film development: Again, there are no surprises here, Zehrs placed first with 63 votes, compared with 18 for Heer’s Camera and 7 for Japan Camera. Best hair care: First Choice Haircutters had 19 votes, Apple II Stylists only got 11 votes and Wavelength obtained 6 votes. Best Internet caf& Most students seem to prefer Go Internet Cafe over the Mad Netter by a vote of 25-11. Nine students say that the University is the best Internet cafe. Best Internet service provider: The University of Waterloo is the best Internet service provider according to 23 students. 19 students prefer Golden Triangle while 11 students enjoy Sympatico. Best optometry service: The UW School of Optometry was named the best optometry service by 52 students, obliterating Hakim Optical (11 votes) and Zaak’s Opticians (3 votes). Best pharmacy: There was overwhelming support for Shopper’s Drug Mart, as they obtained 56 votes. The Student
27 votes, and
PharmaPlus had 24. Best photocopying/graphic services: This was another heated battle. In the end, Kinko’s won out overGraphits Express 52-51. Only 14 students supported Topley’s. Best doctor serving students: Dr, Roy
and Dr.Steckoeachreceived 13votes while the Waterloo Walk-in Clinic and UW Health services only gathered 3. Best dentist serving students: Nine dentist tied for second with exactly one vote. Dr. Kalbfleish lead all dentists with two votes. Overall, only eleven students bother to answer this question. It makes one wonder about the dental hygiene of students. . .
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Best grocery store: Zehrs blew away the field as it earned a record 108 votes. Dutch Boy\IGA and Food Basics paled in comparison with 14 and 6 votes respectively. Best fresh produce: Zehrs may have destroyed the rest in the Best grocery store category, but with only49 votes, it lost by 20 to the St. Jacob’s Farmers Market. Dutch Boy\IGA earned the support of 10 students to Finish third. Best health food /natural food: The winner here is Full Circle Foods, who garnered 14 votes. Therewas a draw for second between Ebytown and Natural Food Market (getting9votes each). Best music store: HMV, who ended up having84votes, won this category. Once again, a tie emerged. This time, the tie was between The Beat Goes On and Orange Monkey. Each was the recipient of 14 votes. Best second-hand clothes: Eye in the Sky earned 33 votes, good enough to beat Value Village (15 votes) and Goodwill (14 votes). Best shopping math No question about this one; Fairview Mall was the best according to 96 students. 25 students begged to differ and said the Conestoga Mall was the best. With 3 votes, third place went to Westmount Place Mall. ’ Finally, here are the courses that UW students rated as the best on campus: Arts Eng 109M, Eton 101, Eton 102, Pysch 101, Drama 223 Engineering: E&CE 100, Gen E 121, . Chem E 102, E&CE 223, Civ‘E 291 Environmental Science: Geog 102, ERS 280, Env S 195 Mathematics: CS 100, Math 135, Pmath 360 Science: Sci 238, Sci 250 Earth 121
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Best computer store: IBC and the Little Computer Store each garnered 10 votes, 13 votes behind PC Computer. Best conveniencestore: This category was not even close. Farah Food Mart overran the competition with 89 votes. The Feds Variety and Post only received 21 votes and Becker’s got 7. Best bookstore -new: Proving that size matters, Chapters won the support of 60 students, 35 more than the UW Bookstore and 45 more than Reader’s Ink. Best bookstore - used: The Feds Used Bookstore was very popular, according to 63 students. Second place, with 25 votes, is the K-W Bookstore and Exchange. Third place, with 11 votes, belongs to Casablanca*. books.
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Meet the Federationof Students Cristian Provenzano President
“I have one of the most nebulous jobs. I’m responsible for on campus student representation, 1 sit on Senate and Board of Governors as well as 25 other committees, I’m the chair of the Feds board of directors, and the CEO and president of the Federation of Students. As well, off campus I’m responsible for municipal representation for students of UW.” Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Untario, this recent grad of Rhetoric and Professional Writing has shown dedication and strong leadership in his job as president of the Federation of Students. “I ran for this job for three reasons: I was finishing and in no hurry to go elsewhere, I felt confident with what was going on and felt I corild work with it and try to do some positive and productive things here and I like the school atmosphere and I
wanted to spend another year doing something for the students.” He continues saying he felt qualified for the job through his experiences as a don, working at PALS (Peer Assistance Links Service) and volunteering on the Foods Services Committee. “I think there is a lot to learn at university in your lectures, labs and classes. But, I think there is more to learn when you go out and meet people and get practical experience working with them. I encourage justgettinginvolved in any way, shape or form right from a club, to theImprintor the Feds, there is a whole other level of quality these experiences can offer.” Provenzano feels it is best to lead by example. By being a don he felt he encouraged frosh to get involved in their school. Although he feels there is room for improvement in volunteerism on campus, he feels the people who are involved are doing a good job. “Maybe I’m just optimistic to what this campus can pull off, but I think
we have potential todo more than we do.” If you are interested in learningmore about the president’s job or interested in any of the committees he sits on including municipal affairs checkout the Federation of Students website (available through the UW homepage).
Shelley Flynn Vice President Internal
“I get to do the fun stuff. I deal with the clubs and liason to societies. I produce thePhoenix,a book that has student literature and artwork. I’m organizing the Cultural caravan, a huge multicultural festival in the’beginning of winter and I get to run this awesome week called Fed Week later in September.” Shelley, of the beautiful Renfrew, Ontario, will graduate from Recreation and Leisure at the end of the winter term. She is rhe people-person of the Feds. If someone has a question or wants to get involved, they usually talk to her. Shelley ‘got involved with the Federation of Students by workingat the Bomber and Ground Zero and through that experience got to know the last executive and what they did. As well, she worked in the Athletics department doing promotions and marketing and had somedealingswith the Feds there. “I never really knew where the Feds were,” said Shelley. “I thought about getting involved in student council but never really
ThecastofFed Hall 9021O(left to right): Keanin, Meredith, Christian, Shelley
knew how. That was kind of frustrating.” Shelley also said that volunteer organizations such as the Feds need to help volunteers get involved and feel comfortable with the organization. “Frosh Week had a lot to do with my impression of UW. We were the last year to have wet events. Because I’m from a small town and thecommunity here is so diverse, my eyes were wide open and I liked the fact the people were soopen. I learned a lot about different people’s cultures.”
Eeanin Loomis VP Administration and Finance “My job is to be an official overseer of the businesses. I’m a student representative who oversees the businesses and makes sure the reasons the businesses were opened still apply to the businesses. I ensure that we provide better rates to students and are more student oriented. As well, maintain the fact that we understand the student market better than any outside organization. I have to make sure that is maintained on a year to year basis.”
Originally from Oswego, New York State (which is a half hour north of Syracuse), . Keanin moved . to London, Ontario, when he was 13 and attended high school there. He is a Political Science student and says “I know more about Canadian Politics than American PoliKeanin feels he has a special understanding of Canada and the U.S., being an international student. “I would say [Canada] is an international country,” says Loomis. “I’ve lived here long enough to know there is a difference [between the Canadaand the U.S.]. In the U.S., you become so insular to how people perceive you from the outside. I don’t think you open your eyes up as much as when you l&e ou&d&your country.” “I know people may be uncomfortable with a Political Science student being VPAF (Vice President Administration and Finance)butRaj.u(theformatVPAF) said 85 per cent this job is dealing with people and 15 per cent is dealing with finances.” “As I was runningV2 orientation I dealt a lot with Heather and continued
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Waterloo, but it does not take much longer to reach Downtown Kitchener. Route 8 does not enter Ring Road, but halts at the stop directly in front of the UW main entrance, on the UW side of University Ave. Weekdays, the first number 8 arrives at campus at 6:06 a.m., and the last one at 12: 19 a.m. Route 12 travels directly between Conestoga Mall and Fairview Mall, passing by UW, but not stopping at the Kitchener terminal. The 12 follows a route through the western part of K-W, Route 12 may be boarded at the stops directly in front of the UW main entrance. The bus stopping on the UW side of University Ave. is headed for Fairview Mall, the stop on the other side will take you to Conestoga Mall. Route 12 runs less frequently than
the other two routes, usually only every half hour, and has a very limited Sunday service, Weekdays, the first number 12 buses pass campus at 545 a.m. (direction Conestoga Mall) and 6: 10 (direction Fairview Mall) and the last onespassat 12:41 a.m.(Conestoga) and 12:38 a.m. (Fairview). The current cost of bus fares is $1.75. Semester student passes can be purchased from Kitchener Transit. Transit photo ID may be acquired at the downtown terminal, and the passes may be bought from the Federation of Students for $136, a saving of $20.
City maps with bus routes marked on them are also available from Kitchener Transit. Individual route maps and time tables are available by the PAC Quadrangle entrance of the Student Life Centre. Good luck, and don’t get lost!
Who are these people, anyway? + continued
Raju and came in the Fed office a lot more and saw how things were done,” says Keanin, explaining how he got involved in the Federation of Students. “From there, I was on PACO (Provost Advisory Committee on Orientation). It was a new committee struck for
life on campus.” says Robin. Stewart is a Halifax, Nova Scotia, native, and lived there 17 years of his life before he came here. He will start his third year in Math when he finishes his executive term in April of next year. Being an underaged frosh is a bit different experience. Robin remembers being
“1 want to be on the radio god dammit. I want to hear my own voice.” - Robin Stewart one term and resulted in the new rules for Orientation.” It was something that had to be done in order to keep orientation week as close to how it always had been, said Keanin. Why did Keanin come to UW? “When I chose Waterloo, it wasn’t an epiphany, I wanted to get away from home. I didn’t want to go to Western, and I’m so glad I made that decision. I’m so glad I’m not a Mustang.” Getting involved was important to Keanin and he explained it by saying it “galvanizes you spirit for your school.”
Robin Stewart VP Education “I do two things: I lobby government and I help people improve their academic
the “Youngest person I knew” but says there is an underagecommunity on campus, “My first year at school, I hung out in residence a lot because residence is fun.” His high school experience led to involvement at university, In his first year he started a debating club and began getting involved in Math&c. He ran for council that year and has learnt a lot about how the Feds operate. When asked if he is the most typical candidate of the executive he responded, “Most definitely.” Robin is the only member of the executive with previous council experience. Robin’s first impression of UW were somewhat negative, “I didn’t see the University before I came. I came here rather
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reluctantly. I thought of it as the Math University and my dad teaches’math at Dalhousie and I didn’t want to do what my father does.” It turned out to be the co-op program which attracted him here. “I started here in Computer Science which happened to be in the faculty of math and ended up leaving computer science and doing math, exactly what I didn’t want to do when I left home.“’ Robin’s plans for his post-executive school career are somewhat vague. “I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I’m not going to run for president of Math&c. I might go back tocouncil, I might volunteer for the next VP Ed. Who knows, I might strike out and do something completely different. I’ve been thinkingaboutgettingaradioshowonCKMS ( 100.3) that’s what I really want to do, something like ‘Chew the Fat.’ What’s going on around campus, spin a few tunes and talk. I want to be on the radio god dammit. I want to hear my own voice.” Any career goals Robin? “I’ve decided I either want to go to teachers college, law school or business school. I wanna help people do stuff.”
Meredith Owen VP Student Issues “The original position was part-time coordinator of SIRC (Student Issues Resource Centre) and she was putting in full time hours. SIRC is one of the areas I’m
responsible forand I also run the Federation of Students’ services” I-Iailing from the thriving metropolis of Belleville, Ontario, Merideth graduated from Social Development Studies at St. Jeromes College a year ago, and also received a diploma in Sexuality, Marriage and Family. “My job to a froshl They would probably wonder what the heck a student issue was and my definition would be any issue a student has which is non-academic. The administration of UW and Robin deal with academic issues and I’m left with everything else.” AndwhatdidyouthinkofUWwhenyou first arrived? “I didn’t like it much, My frosh week rained constantly (1993) and I didn’t dare venture off campus.” Merideth wasconcerned about the size of K-W. “Take a bus? My gosh I’d never done such a thing in Bellville. I was terrified of the buses. I was terrified of getting lost. I came to UW because I wanted to go somewhereonmyown. Iwanted togosomewhere where none of my family was. I figured I’d live on my own, do what I wanted, when I wanted. When I got here, I’m like ‘I’d really like to see someone I know once in a while.“’ “This campus is quite apathetic.” When asked if there is anything we can do? “Honestly, I rack my brain about it. With the rise in tuition it makes it diffrcuit because they are worried about the amount of time they have to spend on academics.”
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