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>> Hello there froshies. I am Porcellino. I will be your ‘guide-hog’ for this year’s frosh edition. I am one of five boars cast in Florence from

Hey there Froshies. Welcome to the University of Waterloo. I don’t know why you all chose to come here, but if you’re like me, then you chose to come here for all the wrong reasons. Going into Kinesiology, no school seemed to be a cut above any other.

an original sculpture done by our father, Pietro Tacca in 1962.

The only thing that set itself apart was the fact that the rez rooms were slightly less of a prison cell, there was lots of green space on campus and you could walk from one side of campus to the other in roughly 10 minutes. Four years later and that green space has been claimed by buildings, and there are more first years than ever before, sharing the same old square footage. Chances are, you are already considered the facts when you declared your intent to study at the University of Waterloo. If not, then it will be a long four years on a campus under assault by innovation. But, I guess it’s all for the best in the long run. You will find a way to persevere through everything thrown your way. You shouldn’t worry too much, because you will find a way to deal with all that’s on your plate. But don’t worry too little, either. If you get too lax in your ways then you find yourself scraping too close to deadlines, and then beyond them. It is a slippery slope. Learn from your lessons of Hamlet, procrastination is a dangerous beast. The school work won’t be much harder than you have handled before, unless you had a terrible teacher or are in engineering. The marks you got in high school don’t need to drop 15 per cent, they can transfer over. The main reason marks dip is because the lack of discipline put into studies. I guarantee you can pass all your courses. If you go to class then you will pick up enough of the material, without doing any extra work, to pass your exams. It is all representative of how much work you put in. If you are content with getting 70’s, then you can have lots of fun. But if you want to have fun all the time and neglect your studies, then you will be meeting your academic advisor for all the wrong reasons. Once you take care of your studies a little bit, then there is lots of fun to be had. I don’t understand where all the freshmen horror stories come from. First year was the best year of my life so far. The biggest thing was being personable with others and doing things together. You will find your floormates’ schedules will be fairly similar to yours, and a whole group of you will be able to eat together, and hang out at night together. Make sure you do that. First year is a great way to network for the future, and meet life-long friends. Everyone is in a mind set open to meeting new people, and you can spend so much time together that you will feel like best friends after mere weeks. There is a lot of fun to be had, and your don can help you out with it. They have a budget for the year to spend on their residents. I recommend booking the projector for movie nights and planning a Superbowl party. Or you can just have good old fashioned fun. Back in my day, we would grab a garbage pail to ice down the path coming from REV to V1. And if you left your room unlocked we would redecorate it by moving everything around. If you passed out with your room unlocked then you could expect it to be completely empty by sunrise. It’s a great time to live loose, live your life, but not too much, okay Lindsay Lohan?

BRENT GOLEM Frosh Editor

I was brought to my wonderful home of the University of Waterloo by Dr. Henry Crapo. My brothers live in Florence, California, Sydney and Victoria, B.C. I am a member of the Dean’s Primary Number Club, I have my own library card and my nose can be rubbed for good luck! Please do, I love the feeling. I am of quite the fame; in fact, I was named the mascot for the arts faculty. But that was not always the case. Dr. Crapo was a pure mathematician and I used to belong to the Descartes Foundation. I am very tough, and have survived several kidnappings from maraudering engineers across campus. In fact, I am 700 pounds of pure metal strength. I have been very happy since 1994, when they released me outdoors to watch over the arts quad in front of the modern languages building. If you want to know more, ask my loyal Boar Tribe members, just listen for the drums during Orientation Week.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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HOME SWEET HOME

TWITTERPATED

How to survive life in rez

Guide to the Internet and the who’s who on Twitter at UW

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CLUBBIN IN THE K-DUB

How to be a bar star every night of the week

CO-OP GUIDE

Navigating you through what to expect from co-operative education at UW

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How to keep yourself entertained in KW

DRESS TO IMPRESS

Looking good on a student budget

13 ANCILLARY FEES Find out what exactly you are paying for

35 OM NOM NOM

Where to get good eats on and off campus

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36 KEEP FIT AND HAVE FUN Ways to stay fit on campus

Cover/ToC BRENT GOLEM SONIA LEE


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IN THE NEWS Recent News Issues At UW

VP Meg Beckel has a ways to go to build up her street cred after the logo fiasco, although I would have enjoyed the new school chant: “Pew Pew Waterloo.”

PAULA TRELINSKA

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The University has been in a re-branding phase and wanted to be able to attract the best students and faculty. They believed a new logo would strengthen their chances. They created a logo without student consultation and started an uproar. Needless to say, the logo was eventually abandoned. You can thank us later.

Throughout the past year or so many news stories have hit the uWaterloo campus hard. From steroid scandals to a new logo, there was no shortage of controversy and debate on campus. Referendums proved to be quite the hot topic and with many of these issues potentially repeating themselves, so it’s time to get caught up on all the issues. Warriors’ players accused of steroid use

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A lot happened before you set foot on campus. The following list spells out the biggest news topics of the past year, and the information you need to know about them.

On Monday, June 14, 2010 it was announced that the Waterloo Warriors football team would be suspended for one year following nine adverse drug test results. Earlier in that year, at the end of March, Warrior team member Nathan Zettler was charged with possession of anabolic steroids. Following this discovery, the entire football team was tested for steroid use. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport also decided that athletes from nearby teams should be tested. The results of the testing were released June 14, 2010 and for the first time in Canadian Interuniversity sport history a team was suspended for one year pending review of the program. The coaches were placed on paid leave and student athletes were left with no team. The university pledged to help them should they attempt to switch schools to play for another team. Referendums Sound FM In a 2008 referendum the student body decided to pull the Sound FM fee they payed each term. This past November 2009 a referendum was held to reinstate a $2.50 fee. Steve Krysak the President of Sound FM said, “If we don’t win this referendum, we’re pretty much done.” Since the funding had been cut in 2008 the station had been running mostly off their savings. After many contentious debates, the November referendum did not end in a reinstatement of the fee and Sound FM had to clear out their space in the Bauer warehouse on campus and relocate to Maxwell’s Music house near Laurier.

Student Services Complex The Student Services Complex was a proposal for a new building in parking lot near the front of the university near Hagey Hall, funded by both undergraduate and graduate students as well as the university. This building was to house more study space, a lecture hall/movie theatre, and many of the services currently housed in Needles Hall. The plan would mean an additional fee of about $50 a term for students once the building was to be completed in 2011. The referendum did not pass, 1,819 students voted for the proposal while 2,546 students voted against it. Even though the proposal was voted down, Former Feds President Allan Babor said: “this project will continue on.” Health Services Of the three fall referenda, the health services referendum was the only to pass with 2,567 students voting for it and 1,641 students voting against it. The new Health Services proposal means a $10 per term additional fee for students. The approval of this plan means that Health Services will get an expansion, a new state of the art medical clinic, decreased wait times and more medical professionals. The expansion will also come with an increase in mental health professionals and better service for dependents. While most of the cost will be on undergraduate students, graduate students will also have to pay once enough of the expansion is completed. The clinic will still be available for use by anyone at the university. Orientation week Student senators met Thursday, November 26, 2009 with Associate Vice-President Academic FeridunHamdullahpur, where a decision was reached on the proposed schedule changes for next year. The proposal on the table was to start classes on the Thursday after Labour Day (cutting Orientation Week short) rather than wait until the following Monday. This was the same proposal discussed at November’s Senate meeting, which resulted in a 23-23 tie vote. After the meeting, it was decided that the traditional Orientation Week would be preserved and classes will be starting on the Monday as per usual. No lectures will be scheduled during Orientation Week. Logo Last July a co-op student employed by the university leaked the new logo set for a November launch. After a series of Facebook groups against the new logo, UW decided to reevaluate the choice and invite community feedback. In the Daily Bulletin Meg Beckel, VP External Relations said: “We

understand that the bold coloured lines within the W symbol do not resonate with enough of our stakeholders at this point in our process.” After community feedback the University decided not to go ahead with the new logo, they did however continue the similarly themed rebranding campaign. David Johnston becoming GG Late Wednesday, July 7, 2010, it was reported that David Johnston, President of the University of Waterloo, will be the next Governor General of Canada. The official announcement came early Thursday morning as the Prime Minister released a statement indicating that the Queen, upon Harper’s recommendation, had given her blessing The Governor General serves as a representative of the Queen to Canada. They are typically appointed for five years, but the term can be extended to seven years. David Johnston will be the 28th Governor General since Confederation. Johnston will begin his term as Governor General on October 1, 2010, several months before he was set to retire in 2011. His early departure will mean that FeridunHamdulahpur will serve as interim President until a replacement is found. Northdale After several months of public discussion, Waterloo city councillors voted unanimously in a landmark decision to initiate a land use study for the redevelopment of the Northdaleneighborhood on Monday, May 31, 2010. Northdale is the predominantly-student housing area bounded by University Avenue West, King Street North, Albert Street, and Columbia Street West. This vote follows the earlier deferral of a decision to consider the city’s previous Northdale Visions report, which suggested either maintaining current development strategies in the area or introducing a green solution that would involve redeveloping the area to include modern mixed-use residential and commercial buildings. Over 20 members of the public, including Feds VP Finance Sarah Cook and Waterloo Students Planning Advisory president Mackenzie Keast came forward to suggest changes to the city’s proposals and to outline the effects of redevelopment on student life in the city. The approved motion was based on a last-minute proposal from the city’s Development Services staff to, among other features, include the Sugarbush area north of Columbia Street and bounded by Albert Street, CardillCres, Smallwood Drive, and High Street in redevelopment initiatives. This addition, however, was removed by Coun. Jan D’Ailly.


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the Faculty of Arts, separated to form the world’s first Faculty of Math. In 1959, the University of St. Jerome’s, Waterloo’s Catholic Liberal Arts College, federated with the University of Waterloo. Soon after, Mennonites, Anglicans and the United church formed their own colleges with affiliated status. It was in the early 1960’s the computers were introduced for undergraduate student use at the university. Mathematics professor Wes Graham introduced them and students began developing languages for classroom instruction. By the 1970’s, after Hagey retired and Burt Matthews took over as President, a large correspondence program was created. Over three decades later it was revised and reborn as the new distance education program, based largely online. The university also expanded its list of programs significantly and began accepting more full time and part time students to their programs. The university’s third president, Doug Wright, travelled the world to governments and corporations, telling them they needed more skilled workers, potentially from Waterloo. After his retirement came James

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In 2007, the University of Waterloo celebrated 50 years since the first applied science classes had been offered by the then Lutheran affiliated Waterloo College. The goal was to train engineers and technicians which were desperately need in Canada’s post war economy. J. Gerald Hagey, the President of Waterloo College, aimed not just for classroom work but also for the co-operative education system, alternating work terms and study terms while allowing students to get paid. The first class of engineers graduate in 1962 from what was now the University of Waterloo. The University owned a piece of farmland in north Waterloo and began building a campus there. This 237 acre parcel of land later expanded to the 1000 acres we know now as the University of Waterloo main campus. The first building was complete in 1958, and the first arts building came in 1962. The university became independent of Waterloo College (later name Wilfrid Laurier University), and began to diversify its course offerings. The school has faculties of Engineering and Science and later added the Faculty of Arts. In 1967 the math program, which had previously been housed by

HISTORY 101: THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO A Brief Reminder

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Contrary to popular belief, Bomber was never a real bomb shelter, but students do get bombed there every week.

PAULA TRELINSKA

IMPRINT ARCHIVES

Journalism has been around on campus for over 50 years. Imprint alone has been coming off the presses for 31 years. If history really whets your whistle, you could browse it from the source with Imprint’s archives that date back to the late 50’s.

Downey as the fourth president and then David Johnston, our current and longest serving President to date. Under David Johnston’s leadership the highly anticipated Research and Technology park opened and a campus was created in Cambridge for the School Architecture. In 2009 a new health sciences campus, complete

with the school of pharmacy, opened in downtown Kitchener and development started on the Stratford campus and the United Arab Emirates campus. There have also been many agreements established with other schools and corporations and the University of Waterloo is attempting to establish a greater international presence.

In 2010 the university stopped using its long used common abbreviation UW and made the shift to uWaterloo instead, citing the confusion with other universities as part of the reason for the change. Since Johnston was selected as the next Governor General of Canada, uWaterloo will soon enter into its next phase in history.


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If you aren’t in the arts faculty now, I’ll see you in my boar tribe in a year. Welcome to economics!

ARTS

The Arts Student Union is a great place to get involved. The ASU offers many important services to arts students at the University of Waterloo. These services include our Tuck Shop, where we sell many snacks and drinks at the lowest prices on campus. We run many events throughout the year such as free barbecues for arts students and our arts gala, which is always a hit. We also actively support many charities in many ways including our 2% project. The ASU also acts as a liaison between arts students and the faculty of arts. There are many committees - that make real decisions pertaining to students - which we need dedicated and motivated arts students to sit on. If you are interested in rubbing shoulders with the who’s who in the faculty of arts, getting involved with the Arts Student Union is how. There is also a wide array of departmental societies that operate within the ASU, from the History Society to the Legal Studies Society, and the Economics Society to the Society of Fine Artists, just to name a few. If you are curious about which path you should venture down for your major, these societies are an excellent source of information and advice. These societies are also a wonderful place to get involved. For more information on getting involved with the Arts Student Union, including as a first-year representative, please visit our website, asu.uwaterloo. ca - where you can find valuable studying tips and referencing information - or stop by the office (AL 120). — Rob Fry, ASU President

FACULTY GUIDE Words Directly From Your Student Society Leaders

AHS

AHSUM is your applied health sciences student society. Standing for applied health science undergraduate members (pronounced “awesome”), we provide the students of AHS a variety of avenues for getting involved and networking in the faculty. Working out of our office in the BMH lounge, the exec members plan and run many events over the course of the term. Events in the past have included movie nights, beach days, euchre tournaments, semiformal dances, and meet ‘n greets with professors and faculty. AHSUM also runs an exam bank with previous midterms for select classes which can be signed out to aid with exam prep. AHSUM holds program representative positions but we are always looking for year reps as well. As a year rep, you would be responsible for making announcements in class and generating enthusiasm and interest for our events. Weekly meetings are held in the BMH lounge and will inform you about upcoming events, clothing sales, volunteer opportunities and is a place where you can voice your opinion on faculty related issues! AHSUM is a great place to start if you are looking for faculty related advice, study tips or just generally want to have fun. If you have any ideas or suggestions for events you would like to see, or ideas for clothing send us an email (ahsum@iwaterloo.ca) or come talk to us. We are always looking for student input. Hope you have an AHSUM first year. — Steve Parsons, AHSUM President

If you’re wondering what faculty you should be in, here is a list of what UW has to offer. Remember, you can always change your mind.

ENG

EngSoc, short for engineering society, is your undergraduate student society, and we do a lot things. Every undergraduate engineering student is a member, and pays a $14.25 fee each term, which is our only source of income to run events and services. EngSoc is here to represent the interests of all students, and we really try our best to reach out and positively affect as many students as possible. Since we all alternate between co-op and school every four months, the engineering society is split into two separate entities: Society “A” (A-Soc) and Society “B” (B-Soc).  A-Soc consists of students having a spring term in an odd-numbered year, and B-Soc represents students having a spring term in an even-numbered year. First of all, as you will soon become aware, EngSoc hosts lots of social events, it’s probably what we’re most known for (probably because they’re pretty awesome). While it’s true that we host social events, it’s too easy to forget everything else we do. Some quick examples include: TalEng, Genius Bowl, Semi Formal, Of Term (OT) Parties, Pick-Up Hockey Games and SCUNT (Scavenger Hunt). engsoc.uwaterloo.ca for an inside look at all the events, services and more about EngSoc. EngSoc does care about people who aren’t engineering students as well, as shown by all the charity events we run. Some that we have run in the past include: Cancer Headshave, and Purpling for Alzheimers. For info on joining our mailing list or google calendar see the home page of our website. If you have any questions about what I said here or you have an idea of your own for something EngSoc can do/run, please don’t hesitate to drop any of the executive a line, and tell us your thoughts at eng_exec@engmail.uwaterloo.ca. — Eric Cousineau, EngSoc ‘A’ VP Finance

ESS

The Environment Students’ Society (ESS) is the official representation of students academically and socially within the faculty of environment to the Federation of Students and University of Waterloo administration. As one of the smaller faculties on campus, we create opportunities for environment students to seek out one another, form friendships, and advocate the educational quality of the BES and BKI degrees. Getting involved with ESS or program-specific associations allows students to meet new people and see the opportunities that our faculty has to provide. ESS also acts as a liaison between students and the faculty, providing a student voice and working as an academic resource. Students can get involved by coming out to events, volunteering in the Environment Coffee Shop, coming to our meetings, or by getting involved with program-specific associations. Be sure to look for our annual events such as Bomber Night and Semi-Formal. — Lindsay Wolfson, ESS President

MATH

Welcome to the University of Waterloo’s faculty of mathematics. Soon, you will have the opportunity to study among the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world. Despite the pressures and challenges that you will face, ready to support you along the way is the Mathematics Society. The Mathematics Society (MathSoc for short) is a studentrun society at the University of Waterloo which serves to represent students in the faculty of mathematics. Mathsoc hosts a variety of services, activities and clubs to enrich your experience at Waterloo. We encourage you to get involved with the society, one of its affiliates, or a club to help strengthen the student community in the faculty of mathematics. For more information, visit mathsoc. uwaterloo.ca. — Kenny Kou, MathSoc President

SCIENCE

We would like to welcome you to the University of Waterloo Science Society. We are a voice and outlet for student life outside of class. We operate entirely on a volunteer basis. As a science student, you are already a member of the science society. Members enjoy both social and academic events/services provided through the society twelve months a year. Our activities include six organized clubs open to all members, Biochemistry Survivors Club of Waterloo (BSc Waterloo), Biology Undergraduate Society (BUGS), Undergraduate Chemistry Society (ChemClub), Physics Undergraduate Club (PhysClub), Science and Business Students’ Association (SBSA), Earth Sciences Undergraduate Society (WATROX), academic support, informal mentoring, affordable photocopy and print services, course evaluation results, general science information, tutoring services through organized clubs and other social events. We encourage you to contact us directly at scisoc@uwaterloo.ca or visit our website at www.scisoc. uwaterloo.ca. — Brandon Wong, President, Claire Coombs, VP Administration & Finance and Hayden Tay, VP Internal


There are three main factions that hold power in the school: They are the UW Board of Governors, UW Senate, and the Federation of Students. There are many opportunities for students to have a say about uWaterloo.

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Let’s play a game: it’s called bureaucracy. The first one to do anything loses.

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University of Waterloo Governance

Feridum Hamdullahpur is the interim President of UW. He will act as the head of the university, providing leadership in all matters internal or external.

Chancellor

Prem Watsa

Board of Governors

Bob Harding

Senate

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Vice-President Vice-President Secretary of Vice-President University External the University Admin. & Research Relations Finance

George Dixon

To Hope and Change Although, I am not completely clear on why Imprint thinks it is a good idea for the unofficial University cynic to tell you how it is possible to effect “change” on campus, I can certainly assure you it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I’m black. On a more serious note, being an agent for change, especially in a big and (unintentionally) bad bureaucracy like Waterloo’s is hard. Unlike in your high school, the school head isn’t an open door away. In fact, you might never meet the top tier of the school’s administration until your graduation day when, diploma in hand, a three minute tête-a-tête might just suffice as proof of contact. Here there are no teacher’s favourites. While a good relationship with your professors is a boon, it guarantees you neither the access or special privileges you likely had in high school. Most importantly, if by some cursed chance, you have a helicopter parent, you really want them to land right outside the school’s gates. If they don’t, you can be sure some entrenched bureaucrat’s anti-aircraft stares and monotone responses would crash it somehow, anyhow. As some football players painfully learned when the team was disbanded this past summer, the school couldn’t give a flying monkey about your family’s wishes. The gospel truth is simply that high school style influence peddling , favour currying and tact by itself will not slow the rise of the oceans or heal the planet. In truth, nothing can. However, a little bit of knowledge about how “change” happens at a University like this might help where teen angst, helicopter parenting and high school drama won’t. Of course, the most important part of changing anything anywhere is knowing who “calls the shots” and how you can influence the decision making process. So, who calls the shots? Well, there is a long answer and a short answer to this question. The short answer is that much of the time, it certainly will not be you. I mean, the gray haired academy “gods” have got to be here for some reason, don’t they? In truth a lot of the decisions that break your socially conscious heart or

just make your academic life much harder than it should be, decisions will be made by the faculty and other administrative officials. The longer answer offers a little more hope to the starry eyed. According to the University of Waterloo act, the school’s affairs are ultimately managed by the Board of Governors while it empowers the senate to make educational policies for the University. Thankfully, undergraduate students do have representatives in these bodies (although the numbers don’t count for much at the end of the day given; it’s mostly saturated with faculty who make up over 20 per cent of both bodies). We have nine undergraduate members of the Senate, while on the Board of Governors we have three undergraduate members. All the undergraduate members of the senate, except the President of the Federation of Students, each serve terms of two years each and are usually replaced at the end of their terms during the annual elections for the Federation of Student executives which happen in February just before spring break every year. The representatives to the Board of Governors are chosen from amongst the Senators by the executives of Federation of Students, often based on their seniority (number of terms they have spent in the Senate). Now, if it seems to you that the involvement of only students representatives in the highest policy making bodies at the University presents a excellent platform for change, you might want to think again. Indeed, few issues of any particular importance to students are wrangled over in the monthly Senate meetings. This is where the Federation of Students come in. The Federation of Students’ responsibility is to represent student’s interest to the administration and work with them to resolve past, present or potential issues students may be facing. Although the Federation of Students is run by student executives elected in the annual election every year, at the heart of the federation of student’s structure is the FEDs council which is comprised of elected representatives from every faculty. The FEDs also have also a series of committees and commis-

Associate Provost Academic & Student Affairs

Associate Provost Student Services

Associate Provost Human Resources

Bud Walker

Janet Passmore

Bruce Mitchell

Associate Provost Graduate Studies

Sue Horton

Associate Provost Information Systems & Tech

Alan George

sions which it enable it to engage students at large. Especially useful to you will be the First Year Working Group which aims to engage first year students and hear concerns they may have. As much of the Federation of Students is entirely student volunteer staffed, it provides many more opportunities for engaging students than the Senate. Now, it is entirely possible that you really aren’t concerned about student government and the kind of change your prefer to wrought is something more social or cultural, there are resources for you too. WPIRG runs programs for the

Meg Beckel

Lois Claxton

Dennis Huber

Deans AHS - Susan Elliot Arts - Ken Coates Eng - Adel Sedra Env - Mark Seasons (interim)

Math - Ian Goulden Science - Terry McMahon

more socially conscious of your lot and there are over 200 FEDS clubs, societies and services that can use some of your enthusiasm and interest in whatever. Even if, perchance, you have some really weird hobbies like turtle watching, cosplay, improv or ghost hunting, you can create a club as soon as you can find a few other people who are as interested in ghost hunting as you. Lastly, as much as I would hate to toot my own horn, there is Imprint (here is the part where all the high school yearbook editors perk up). At Imprint we believe in the transformational power of in-

Associate Vice-President Academic

Associate Vic-President International

Geoff McBoyle

Leo Rothenburg

formation. By telling our Waterloo story in different mediums and giving your colleagues information about their school and their community, you can wrought an entirely unique sort of change. Never mind that it comes with perks ranging from a free pizza and drink every Wednesday night to all-access press passes at some of Canada’s most exciting concerts and events, all with the added benefit of professional journalistic training. So how can you influence these processes to make change happen? Two words, get involved! That is all.

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COURTESY FEDS

Hello Undergraduate Students! Welcome to the start of a great journey at the University of Waterloo! You have arrived at an incredible institution that offers strong academic programs, endless job and volunteer opportunities, and a community in which you can develop personally and professionally. In your first year here at Waterloo, don’t miss any opportunity to get involved with student groups on campus, and experience all this campus and city have to offer. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of Waterloo. My name is Bradley

FEDS SPEAK A Message From Your Student Government

These are the representatives that the peers before you elected. They are there to go to bat for you when it comes to the issues that matter most.

Bradley Moggach PRESIDENT

Nick Soave VP EDUCATION

Moggach and I am your student government President for 2010/2011! Here at Waterloo, I study Political Science, in the Faculty of Arts. During my university experience, I have been a resident in V1, a student volunteer with the Faculty of Arts, President of the Arts Student Union, a Residence Life Don, and now I am happy to represent you as President of the Federation of Students. In my role as President, I represent students and advocate on their behalf to the University and all levels of government, and work with the FedS staff and executive team to ensure we provide students with the best university experience possible. I also oversee the First Year Commissioner, who works to strengthen communication between first year students and FedS, assist in the first-year transition, and provide event programming/outreach across campus. Don’t forget that the Federation of Students is here to support you throughout your undergraduate career; we are here to serve, empower, and represent the undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo. FedS is always welcoming of feedback from students and can answer any questions you may have about the University. Please feel free to contact me anytime by phone or in the FedS Office. Have a great year!

Hello first years! I hope that orientation week was a blast and that you met a lot of great people. As you prepare for your first week of classes and everything that comes with them, remember to look into all of the great opportunities that our campus has to offer you. My name is Nick Soave, and I am your Vice-President Education. As your VP Education, my responsibilities are split between on campus and external representation of students. On campus, I work with the UW administration on anything academic. My responsibilities range from working with the Senate Undergraduate Council on curriculum changes and academic dates to regular meetings with the Director of Student & Faculty Relations of Co-operative Education to discuss improvements to co-op for students. Outside of the campus, I am your representative to our Provincial and Federal partners. The Federation of Students is a member of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). My job as the FedS’ representative is to bring your interest to these partners and then lobby members of the Provincial and Federal governments on issues relevant to

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undergraduate students. Examples of lobby priorities for this year are a fair cost sharing model to tuition is reasonable and student success initiatives. If you have any questions or want to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached via e-mail, phone, or you can stop by my office in the Student Life Center room 1105. vped@feds.ca (519) 888-4567 ex 32340 SLC 1105

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Hey Everyone! My name is Nikki Best and I am your VicePresident Internal of the Federation of Students for the 2009-2010 school year! My role at the FedS focuses on everything outside the classroom in students’ lives while they are completing their studies at UW. My team and I administer all the clubs on campus (we have over 200 different clubs!), services, funding committees, councils, commissions, and we even help manage the Faculty Societies like EngSoc or MathSoc!

Our services include the Feds Food Bank, Campus Response Team, Off- Campus Dons, GLOW (the Queer and Questioning Community Centre), The Women’s Centre, UW Sustainability Project, International Student Connection, and the Student Refugee Program. These services are all located in the Student Life Centre and are accessible to all students. If you are interested in getting involved this year, you should attend Clubs, Services, and Societies days in the Student Life Centre on September There is something here for everyone! We have clubs ranging from anime, cheese, equestrian, and snowboarding to international development, Lego, pre-professionals, and even a “chocolate eating while playing board games” club! Consider joining a club or attending one of their events that interests you. You’ll never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll find or the experiences you will encounter! My office is inside the main FedS office in the SLC. I am always available to answer questions and act as a resource for all your internal affairs. Come by for a visit sometime or e-mail me.

Not much for political infighting and news fodder, the FedS executive council is a surprising efficient team, made up of (far left) Nick Soave, Bradley Moggach, Nikki Best, and Sarah Cook.

Sarah Cook VP ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE

Hello, and welcome to the University of Waterloo! As the VP Administration and Finance, it is my role to oversee all of the financial aspects of the corporation, prepare the annual operating budget, oversee the smooth operations of our businesses and services, and help manage our staff. This means I can help you understand your fees that you pay to the Feds and the other special services the Feds administers on your behalf. You can ask me questions about our

operations and how we fund the programs we run, and which of our staff to talk to when you have questions. The Federation of Students run six businesses, which exist to provide things like food and textbooks for a low cost, and provide entertainment venues when you need a study break. Additionally we have also partnered with Student care to provide you with one of the most comprehensive student Health & Dental plans in Canada.  We have also partnered with GRT to set up the U-Pass, or the universal bus pass, that will get you onto any GRT bus by showing the driver your WATCARD. There is also the Feds Bus, which is a low cost alternative for transportation home on the weekends. If you’re looking for a part-time job while at school, you’re in luck! We also employ students in all of our businesses part time.  We schedule you around your classes so your academics always come first!  If you have any questions I urge you to give me a call, send me an e-mail, or even drop by my office in the SLC.  I hope you have an awesome year! vpaf@fed.uwaterloo.ca 519-888-4567 x33880 SLC 1107

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GETTING INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

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You have come a long way from graduating from high school to starting university and being a new student at a big university like Waterloo, which can sometimes be overwhelming. One year ago I was in your position, combined with being an international student who knew absolutely no one in this country. Making friends can be challenging and getting involved may seem even more difficult. The fact of the matter is that here in Waterloo getting involved is easier than finding your way around campus. First up pick something that interests you. Cheese, chocolate, singing, rock climbing or giving first aid there is something for everybody. If organizing events is your calling along with the desire to meet new people you can join something like Warrior Weekends. They have four big events throughout the term which involves event planning and execution.

Clubs day is a great opportunity to find out a little something about all the clubs available on campus.

If you are someone who enjoys light to heavy physical activity then head to campus recreation (campus rec). They have intramural sports like soccer, hockey, tennis and more. The best part about intramurals is that you don’t need to have any experience to play it. They are recreational and leisure activities combined with a sense of competition. I played basketball once with no prior experience and still my team cheered me on as if I was Michael Jordan. We have varsity sports as well, so if you have real skills on the field, try out for one of our many varsity teams. You think saving lives is your calling then you can volunteer with the Campus Response Team (CRT). They are present at most of the University events where a moderate to large crowd is in-

volved. Before joining CRT make sure that you have all your required first aid training. Training can be done through Campus Rec. Attend the social events held by your Dons. You can meet other people and share more information about various societies. You could also get information on how it feels like being a Don, and someday apply to be one yourself. If nothing of this interest you then just get involved in taking part in various group discussions held by the university, and the best part of this is that sometimes you even get paid for putting your ideas out there. Opportunities really don’t come knocking on the door, they are out there waiting to be unlocked and you have the key. So experiment with things you like till you can find your true calling.

Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Involved Do • Attend clubs and services booth set up in SLC • Put yourself on countless mailing list for updates, you can always unsubscribe later • Go to open houses held by the clubs and attend at least one meeting of the clubs you are interested in • Try new things

Don’t • Exert yourself • Get over-involved, or at least so much that your studies start to get effected • Feel obligated to attend meetings if you signed up on the mailing list, only go if you are interested • Forget that it’s never too late. Most clubs allow new membership at any point in the term

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The incidental fees associated with tuition must be paid in full each term. Some of the fees are refundable, but you should understand how they are using the money before you decide to revoke your support.

ANCILLARY FEES Understanding the Hidden Fees Inside Tuition

Because your lengthy tuition statement deserves a lengthy explanation. There you are basking in your newfound university swagger, picking exotic courses from the tersely worded ‘Evil’, to the high sounding ‘Introduction to MacroEconomics’, relishing the opportunity to be a student in, according to Macleans, Canada’s most innovative University (heaven knows how they come to such conclusions). Then you get the LONGEST ALL CAPPED E-MAIL SUBJECT LINE YOU HAVE EVER SEEN IN YOUR LIFE from the Student Accounts Office. The e-mail lets you know your fees are posted. You rush over to your Quest to log in and check the posted fees. You see these long line of fees, look at the bottom line, and the frown forms on your face. Waterloo sucks because it ain’t as cheap as York. Sadly, Waterloo has a reputation for maintaining one of the highest tuition fees in the country. On the bright side though, we also have the record for the lowest student government fee in the country, as well as the lowest campus publication fee in the country. Well for the next few minutes, if you care to read this for that long, I’ll show you where all the money goes on your fee statement, except for the largest chunk labelled “tuition.” Sorry, I would show you, but only God knows how they come up with the number, but not of how they spend it. Here we go: 1. Federation of Student fee: This is different from the Federation of Students administered fee. It is perhaps, the lowest fee of its kind in the country and it provides the Federation of Students a revenue of close to $2 million with which it pays its staff, funds student services and businesses, and saves for a rainy day. This $38.95 fee per term is nonrefundable. 2. Federation of Students Administered Fees: This is different from the Federation of Students fee. They are only administered in the fall and winter terms, and are broken down into three major components: i) The Suplementary Health and Dental Plan: This plan covers health care costs not covered by basic healthcare plans like OHIP or UHIP: including prescription drugs, dental care, travel health coverage, vision care, and more. It is refundable only if you present proof of equivalent coverage (i.e. if you are on your parent’s supplementary health-care plan from work). When your fee is refunded to you, it means you have “opted out” of the plan. Students may opt out annually during the first month of the fall term or during the first month of the winter term if they are away on co-op in the fall. To get your refund, you should visit the Health and Dental Plan Office on campus in the Student Life Centre, room 1121A during the first month of the term. This year, the fee for both fall and winter terms

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total, $286.14 for regular students and $228.03 for co-op students. ii) U-PASS: If, like me, you think busing for free on the GRT is balling, here’s where the chicken comes home to roost. Even if you don’t think so, it doesn’t matter because this fee is non-refundable. This fee allows you to simply flash your WatCard at the bus driver on the GRT bus to ride it anywhere, so long as it’s a GRT bus. This non-refundable fee totals $52.94 for both fall and winter terms. iii) Student Refugee Program: This is a refundable fee which enables every undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo make a $1 donation to the University of Waterloo World University Service of Canada Student Refugee Program. The program sponsors and supports student refugees studying at UW. 3. CanCopy Fee: This is a non-refundable fee assessed to all students on campus to recover the student related share of the CanCopy license. Now this fee is a controversial fee with a long story behind it, but here is the short version: Canada’s copyright laws suck a lot, so all the universities and colleges in Canada through the AUCC are signed up to CanCopy which protects the school and students from civil claims related to copyright laws provided they follow the provisions of the license. Anyhow, the $1.65 fee charged to your fee statement covers classroom distribution of multiple copies by instructors, personal use, library reserve, interlibrary loan (Three cheers to not getting sued for photocopying half that psychology textbook you will never be able to afford).

4. WPIRG Fee: This refundable $4.75 termly fee goes to support the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group which supports efforts to research, educate, and take action on environmental and social justice issues. This fee goes towards bringing high profile social and environmental justice speakers like Vanadana Shiva, Bob Rae and David Suzuki to campus. They also develop awesome resources for students including literature, multimedia and custom publications that are very useful for academic or private research. Refunds can be gotten from their office in room #2139 in the SLC during the term’s first three weeks with proof of UW registration and identification. 5. Student Co-ordinated Plan: This $13.80 non-refundable fee is the reason you can chill out in the Student Life Centre and play intramural sports in peace in the Physical Activities Complex or Columbia Ice Fields, it helps pay for them and has been since 1992. Except if you are the worst hermit nerd ever, it’s totally worth it. That is all. 6. Student Services Fee: If, unlike me, you are lazy and hate walking, you’ll love this fee. This $126 non-refundable termly fee pays for the on and off campus shuttles. It also pays for athletics and recreational services, the counselling office, the writing centre, health services, Safety and Security Services, the Ombudsman and the international student office. The fee is set, allocated and administered by the Student Services Advisory Committee which has six undergraduate representatives (chosen by the FEDS) on it, making undergraduates the majority constituency on this committee. So if you want your $126 to be $400 so oncampus shuttles can be limos, talk to the FEDS. I’m pretty sure it won’t happen but you get the general idea. 7. Society Fees: If you are directly registered with the University of Waterloo,

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there is a faculty association you pay fees too. These fees allow the societies to run services they may or may not be offering you (sorry societies, I couldn’t resist). If they are not offering you these services, you can get your fee back by visiting their respective offices (which you can easily find from their website if they have any) in the first three weeks of the term. 8. Endowment Fund: Depending on your faculty, a refundable fee is assessed to your fee statement called [insert faculty] endowment fund. The fee goes to support facility upgrades, special projects by students, purchase teaching equipment or fund academic conferences, forums, meetings. If you are in the faculty of arts, I have it on good authority that this amount comes to $12.00 a term. Even if they end up being good for nothing but a cost shifting mechanism for the school, at least the endowments funds rule the refund market since refunds can be requested on their respective websites. You are quickly reminded, however, that bureaucracy is never too far away when you realize the refund will only be issued at the beginning of the third month of the term. You do get a charitable donation tax receipt if your fee remains however: Congratulations donor! 9. Sanford Fleming/Faculty of Science Foundation: Truth be told, this is just part of the school’s policy of making engineering students pay for twice (ahem, differential tuition). It is pretty much the same as the endowment funds save the fact that only engineering, science and optometry students pay for it. Thankfully, the fees are refundable. For Sandford Fleming Foundation, you need to go to the Sandford Fleming office in room 3336 of Engineering II. While for the Faculty of Science Foundation, refunds may be requested online within three weeks of the start of lectures.

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10. UHIP: If you are an international student (like me) or a Canadian or Permanent Resident who is not covered by a provincial health care plan like OHIP (which is virtually impossible), you will be assessed a $240 non refundable fee for your UHIP plan or risk getting billed a couple hundred bucks just for chilling out in an emergency room for like half a day before getting attention. At least with UHIP, you can pretend the service sucks because you are not paying that much for it. 11. Imprint: This $3.30 refundable fee remains the lowest of its kind in the country. Seriously. The money goes to publishing Imprint newspaper, Librus, our new international affairs magazine and other special and multimedia publications. The fee also doubles as a membership fee enabling you to take part in the decision making processes of a highly profitable publishing corporation (proving you don’t have to be a Murdoch to own and manage Waterloo’s liberal equivalent of Fox news). You can get your refund by going into the Imprint office in the first three weeks of classes. You can also decide to just come to the office, talk to a few of our awesome staff and do a coin toss as to whether an Imprint experience will be worth your $3.30. Given that I’ll gladly buy your membership to have two pizza slices on Wednesday night, you might not want to get a refund. And hey, you are reading the paper: we have to be doing something right. 12. Orientation fee: This covers the cost of all the fun and games you Froshes will have this week. If you don’t want to pay for it, but you went to the toga last night, too late. If you on the other hand just got into town and are reading this on the second week of school, its only fair to get your money back. Head to the FEDs office since you missed orientation.

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If you get the yellow fever, get help from the Pre-med club because there is no more CASA to fight the urge.

KOMAL R. LAKHANI The Federation of Students offers a long list of clubs for UW students. If you’re looking for something to occupy your spare time, you’re guaranteed to find something you like. Volunteering with a club or service on campus is also a great way to meet people.

Grab a highlighter and mark the clubs you are interested in joining. Clubs A-Z •Aboriginal Students Association •African Students Association •Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association •Armenian Students Association •Asian F.O.C.U.S. •Association of Caribbean Students •Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers of Waterloo •Bangladeshi Students’ Association •Bear and Bull Media Group •Campus Association of Baha’i Studies •Campus Crusade for Cheese •Campus For Christ •CFC Youth for Christ •Chess Club •Chinese Christian Fellowship •Chinese Drama Club •Chinese Students Association •Chocolate Squares Club •Club for Undergraduate Bioengineers •Club That Really Likes Anime •Christians on Campus •Debate Society •Duke of Edinburgh Award: Waterloo Chapter

FEDS CLUBS Full Club Listing, Something for Everyone

•Engineers Without Borders •Falun Gong Club •Fraternity & Sorority Awareness •Foreign Affairs Society •Hindu Students Association •Healthy Active Promotion Network •Iranian Students’ Association •Islamic Information Center of the University of Waterloo •Jewish Students’ Association •Konnichiwa Japan •Korean Christian Fellowship •Latin American Student Association •Literature Appreciation Society, The •Muslim Students’ Association •Navigators •Pakistani Students’ Association •Photography Club •Polish Students’ Association •Quiz Bowl •R3Design •Romanian Students’ Association •Sai Baba Group •Serbian Students’ Association •SGI Waterloo •Sikh Students’ Association •Singaporean & Malaysian Students’ Association •Smiling Over Sickness •Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture •Students for Palestinian Rights •Students for Life •Taiwanese Students’ Association •Thai Students’ Association •UW 911 Research Club •UW Aids Awareness Society •UW Advertising Agency •UW Best Buddies •Ukranian Students’ Klub •University Association of New Democrats •UW A Cappella Club •UW Quartet

•UW A Cappella Ensemble (UWACE) •The AcaBellas •The Unaccompanied Minors •Water Boys •UW BASE •UW Breakers •UW Capital Markets Group •UW COMPASS Catholic Fellowship •University of Waterloo Campus Conservative Association •UW Dance Pak •UW DECA •UW DJ Club •UW Dragon Boat Club •UW e-Sports Club •UW Equestrian Club •UW Euchre Club •UW Filipino Association •UW Film Creators Club •UW Game Development Club •UW Gamers Club •UW Genocide Action Group •UW Global Economic Alliance •UW Go Club •UW Health Informatics Club •UW Hip Hop Club •UW Improv Club •UW Indian Connection •UW International Health Development Association •UW LEGO Initiative •UW Management Consulting Club •UW Music •uwNewsXchange •UW Poker Club •UW Poker Studies Club •UW Pre-Med Club •UW Pre-Dental Club •UW Pre-Optometry Club •UW Rotaract Club •UW Rover Crew •UW Students Offering Support •UW Toastmasters •UW Tutors •UW Tzu Chi Buddhist Relief Organization

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•UW Vegetarians •UW Website Designers •UW World Vision Club •Vietnamese Students’ Association •Waterloo Chinese Catholic Community •Waterloo Christian Fellowship •Waterloo Dimensions •Waterloo Ismaili Students Association •Waterloo Science Fiction Club

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•Waterloo Space Society •Waterloo Tamil Students Association •Waterloo University Bible Fellowship •Waterloo Ergonomics and Human Factors •Waterloo Investment Research Exchange •Waterloo Snowboard Coalition •UW Yu-Gi-Oh Club

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FedS maintains these services at an arms length. These services run with management independent of FedS, but are funded entirely by FedS.

G.L.O.W. GLOW - The Queer and Questioning Community Center offers weekly discussion groups and social evenings, and a resource library. They also have Ally Network training to promote a positive and welcoming environment for everyone.

UW Sustainability Project UWSP strives to increase environmental awareness, leadership, and the involvement of students in the community, thus aiming to broaden the environmental network of UW students, faculty, and administration. UWSP Coordinators facilitate individual, group, and class-related projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the University of Waterloo. They provide information on ways to lessen your environmental footprint, and explain how you can get active in environmental initiatives.

Women’s Centre This is a great place for every woman and man at UW to hang out and chat about women’s issues. They aim to provide a safe and supportive environment on campus for women. They also provide students with resources and information concerning women’s issues.

The Food Bank The Food Bank is student-run organization where students in need can go get some groceries for free. It’s also confidential. You should never have to skip a meal because you can’t afford one. Your brain needs nutritious energy to excel in school.

Off Campus Dons Off Campus Dons is a Feds service for first year students living off campus. Their volunteers organize social and educational events throughout the school year, so their first-years can adjust and thrive by meeting other off-campus students. They also have upper year students that are available to answer any questions.

Student Refugee Program This unique program helps refugee students resettle in Canada and pursue their studies in an environment free of violence and fear. UW SRP offers each student refugee that it sponsors the following: a tuition waiver for one year which includes English language upgrade, accommodation and meal plan at a college, and a small monthly stipend.

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Off Campus Dons plan events for their first-years, then they plan some more. They can’t help it, they are OCD.

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International Student Connection The International Student Connection is the main hub for students from all over the world, to get to know each other and gather resources to help international students find their way around UW. This service promotes student interaction by organizing all kinds of events and trips. The events include beginning and end of term parties, bi-weekly country presentations, movie nights featuring international movies and pub nights.

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The CRT are students who volunteer to make our campus a safer place. The team attends special events and many campus pub nights. They are on hand for almost all of the Wednesday and Saturday Bomber nights. They are trained in CPR at a health care provider level, and are prepared to deal with many health and safety emergencies. They sport red gear on patrol as they ensure that everybody enjoys safe fun.

The Campus Response Team trains on a weekly basis, and can be seen at most Bomber events. They are covering almost all the events during orientation week.

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Let’s face it, you can’t live without the internet. Here is a brief guide on how to connect to the internet at the University of Waterloo. Residence One of the benefits of living in residence is that you have the option of choosing your connection. You can go wired or wireless depending on your location and situation. ResNet would be your wired connection option and is only exclusively available in your dorm rooms. To connect, you’ll you need an Ethernet cable. Simply plug one end of cable into your computer and the other end to the wall plug. Your computer should be able to detect and connect you to the internet. ResNet nowadays is way faster and more reliable than it used to be. You also get a bigger download limit of 2000MB per day. Once over that limit, your connection will be limited (so slow that it will be painful to do anything online). The downside to ResNet is that there are rules. Most of them will not apply to the majority of you. The one that you should be concerned about is that they forbid you using P2P file sharing (according to their website, if caught, you will be immediately disconnected and fined $25). Honestly, though, I wouldn’t really be worried about it, they don’t enforce the rules any ways. DC ++ One of the best, not so well hidden, secret of ResNet is DC ++. DC (or Direct Share) ++ is a free file sharing software. What so great about DC ++ is that, if connected through ResNet, you can download any files (available in your fellow residence’s computer) one hundred times faster than if were to use torrent off internet sites. Songs would like literally two seconds to download. The workings are much like Limewire, except that you don’t get the crazy viruses, and you have to connect to a hub. To download, go to http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net. Once opened, click on setting and pick yourself a nice name. While here, pick your directory too (under the downloads tab). This is the location where your downloaded files would go, and where people can see what files you have to offer. The common directory would be your download file, but you could also create a new DC++ file and link it through. To connect to the UW residence hub, click on File, Quick Connect, and put in uwdc.rednine.org. To actually download stuff, you need to share at least 500mb first (that means make sure your directory has 500mb worth of stuff in it, not including porno because that’s against the rules and you will be kicked out). If you are still confused, visit uwdc.ca and surf around. Campus at Large If you want internet on the campus (or in residence, if you don’t want to be chained to ResNet) and you happen to have your lap top with you, wireless is the way to go. When connecting, depending on where you are, you might see three options: uw-wireless, uw-secure, and uw-guest. Uw-wireless is the unsecured connection (meaning your data will be unencrypted). UW-wireless is the only one you will be able to gain access to, by using your student id login and pasword. The best browsers to use, in terms of loading up the identification page, are Chrome or Firefox. You will find that your laptop will be able to pick up a signal in majority of the places on campus.


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The University of Waterloo’s coop program is the largest in the world, but with that comes tough competition. If co-op isn’t mandatory for your program, make sure it’s something you can’t get though summer job experience.

CO-OP GUIDE Co-operatist Manifesto

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One Mistake You Don’t Want to Make samples, and you’re allergic to fish. You smugly rank it a 9 and BOOM you are matched with the job. Luckily for you, there are three ways you can avoid this scenario. Number one: do your research and do NOT apply for jobs you cannot handle. Avoid the pickle entirely by keeping your hand out of the jar. Number two: if you do apply to a job but find out something in the interview that’s a deal-breaker, proceed down to the co-op desk and book an appointment to see your co-op advisor immediately. Explain to them why the co-op job isn’t feasible (because the job description was misleading) and they will help withdraw you from consideration — as long as you have a good reason. Number three: employers usually ask you in the interview if you are interested in the job and why. If you are not interested, or were only interested because you thought it was a particular type of experience, be honest. Tell them you did not know the job involved handing out pamphlets in a fish market, and that you are allergic to fish. Polite and delicately expressed honesty is always appreciated because it shows you respect the interviewers enough to tell the truth. Avoid lying to their face saying that you want the job when you really don’t — it could come back to haunt you. The take-home message is this. When you apply for a job on JobMine — Waterloo’s online co-op job database (accessible via jobmine.uwaterloo.ca) — you are making a commitment that you WILL take that job if it is offered to you, even if you are “matched” with it somewhat randomly. Do your research beforehand and ask important questions during the interview. Worst case scenario try to keep an open mind – the “horrible” job you are matched with might be the resume builder that wins you your dream job next time.

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You can easily find a co-op job if you just learn to settle. You could work for parking services! I love ticketing cars in empty park lots on a beautiful Sunday evening.

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In addition to being the place for interviews, you can attend workshops, get your résumé critiqued, and set up mock interviews.

During the co-op interview process there are countless things to remember. You have to keep in mind the right things to wear, when and where you need to show up, who you are interviewing with and intelligent questions to ask. Of all the things you remember however, there is one thing you must never forget. If you apply to a job, get interviewed, but discover in the interview that it would be a terrible place to work, you can still be matched with the job – even if it is your last possible choice. Yes, this means that you can be matched with a co-op job you didn’t want... Got it? Now listen up, because I’m about to tell you how it happens and how you can avoid it. How can this happen? In a brief summary the co-op process is like this: you apply for jobs, hopefully get some interviews, then the results come out. Employers start by “ranking” their preferred candidates from 1 to 9. Anybody ranked zero is cut from the list (don’t worry, it happens to the best of us). So, if you are ranked #1 you have an offer and can take or leave the job. If you are ranked #2-9 however you only have a chance to be matched with the job if the #1 person turns it down. Now here’s where it gets tricky. If you have no offers, all it says if you are ranked 2 to 9 for a couple jobs is that you are “ranked.” You do not know your number. Then you have a chance to rank those employers from — you guessed it — 1 to 9. Want a job badly? Rank it as #1. Want any job (just anything! PLEASE!), then rank ‘em all #1. However if you don’t want a job, rank it as #9. Just remember that you can still be matched with a job you rank as 9. For example, you find out in the interview that the cool marketing job you applied for is actually in a fish market giving out shrimp

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Tatham Centre, you pay a $609 termly co-op fee to get interviewed here.

No matter what faculty you’re in or what program you’re loyal to, if you’re enrolled in co-op chances are those four letters are a big part of the reason you came to Waterloo. We are lucky to have one of the strongest most well supported co-operative education programs on any university campus in the world. So what does that mean for you? It means that even though you have Waterloo’s reputation behind you, it’s the hard work you put in that makes our school great. Waterloo’s phenomenal reputation wasn’t created out of thin air: it was built by example by every co-op student that spent four months impressing their employer with their drive and creative problem-solving. How we carry that reputation means a lot for us and the students that come after us – and helps grow our school into something much greater after we leave it. Keeping this in mind, there are a few things you can do to really stand out in your work term placements that will keep the flame of co-op burning strong. First of all try to build something. You don’t have to be an engineer to create a legacy for yourself while you’re at this school or co-oping in different companies. Identify a need – something that’s currently imperfect or unavailable – and figure out how to deliver it. If you’re at school, practice by starting a club, a business, a website, or an intramural team. OMGUW. com and the Unaccompanied Minors are both highly successful (and entertaining) projects created by

Waterloo students. It takes leadership to pull together a team in order to make a project or event successful – the kind of confidence and skill that sets you apart from everyone else. While you’re at work you can focus on developing a project or training program that’s unique because of you. Don’t be exasperated by supervisors that don’t seem to encourage your ideas: they tend to like finished products much better than proposals. It also helps to plan your experiences. Look for the biggest, brightest most attractive “senior” job postings on JobMine – and out in the real world – to see what kind of work experience they are looking for. This is what you need to do to get those jobs. Gear your other work terms towards that experience; create projects that can help you emulate and demonstrate those skills. The academic challenge of Waterloo can sometimes make extra commitments difficult. Being exceptional is never easy. The best thing you can do is work at extra projects in small chunks – taking on too much at one time can be overwhelming. Try to manage your time effectively so you won’t be caught off guard by multiple deadlines. Look ahead to see when projects are due and plan accordingly; usually people who get a lot done aren’t any faster, they just don’t waste time. Starting a co-op degree at Waterloo means you have an opportunity to build your experience into exactly what you want it to be, and become part of the great reputation that brought you here.

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The tie is a key component in your wardrobe. This is your opportunity to show off. Don’t be afraid of spending some money to get a really nice tie that will work with a number of outfits. If you are wearing a striped shirt, you need a solid tie, but you can opt for one with textured fabric to add some style. If the tie is the anchor, then the dress shirt is the motor of the outfit. It has the power to take you places. You will want to wear something that pops and has some colour so that it stands out to prospective employers and catches the eyes of the ladies. Don’t be afraid to splurge on this shirt, you will be able to wear it in a variety of settings. Stay away from black and blue — it’s what your competition will be wearing, and you will exude more confidence. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a suit jacket that you will only wear to special occasions, pick out a nice vest. It’s more than formal enough for a job interview, and won’t have you sweating in the waiting room. This classic can even be toned down by wearing it with a nice v-neck T-shirt. The pants are pretty easy to pick out, just go for a solid colour that will work with your shirts and vests. Pants aren’t the place the grab attention, but if you want to add some flair, grab a pair that a solid colour but with a subtle textured stripe. This is also the easiest way to save money on your wardrobe. Just check the sale selection: It may be from last season’s stock, but you won’t be able to tell the difference, and neither will they. Plus, you can save up to half off. After the interview, take your outfit to a casual level by throwing on some jeans. Keep it classy by wearing dark denim with only subtle stonewashing. Also limit the amount of rips in the jeans, you don’t want to look trendy on top and boorish on the bottom.

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Find a tank top that is a little on the dressy side, but is bold and can be dressed down. You can usually find a relatively inexpensive tank top that has a little punch — a bright colour or a different fabric will do the trick. The tank can work layered on top of dress pants or tucked into a skirt. Either dress pants or a skirt work for an interview, but remember to keep it simple. A pair of simple black slacks or a black highwaisted pencil skirt like this one are both slimming and professional A pair of high-quality dress pants and a pencil skirt should be the staple in every career girl’s wardrobe. It’s also very important that your pants or skirt fit like a glove. For pants, make sure they are not so long they are dragging, but also that they’re not on the verge of being capris. Your skirt should also be a modest length, no shorter than approximately 2 inches above the knee. It’s a good idea to cover your shoulders for an interview, so why not cover them with something cute and classy like this frilly cardigan. The thin tie-up belt on this cardigan also helps pull the outfit together without being too overwhelming. Keeping it simple won’t distract your prospective employers and remember that as tacky as it sounds, your smile is your best accessory. To step it up a notch and take your outfit from professional to party, take off the cardigan and add an off-coloured belt to separate the tank top and the skirt. A belt also helps sinch your waist, making you look slimmer. To add even more punch, throw on some jewelry like this silver necklace. Jewelry is the cheapest and easiest way to add a little fun to your outfit, but remember that on most occasions, less is more. Do a necklace and a big ring or some dangly earrings and a bracelet. Don’t do all of the above.


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You study, you work, you grind the gears, but where do you go when you need a little time out? There are so many places to go in Kitchener-Waterloo! As a bartender, server, and fellow clubber here are a few tips and break-down of the most popular and trendiest bars in the area by category. Overall tips : Make friends with people who work there – no lines, no cover, and sometimes free drinks. Guestlist – no cover, no lines. Bottle service – get a few friends to chip in on a bottle, it

CLUBBING IN KW What you need to know about the region’s bar scene

ends up cheaper for everyone and can you say VIP booth? Cabs – these suckers are impossible to come by and people steal them before they get to you , order a cab to a nearby corner or area of the road that is less busy; i.e. at Caesars or Cameo get the cab to a house number on Lester instead of the club’s parking lot. Tip well – Money talks, and tipping well gets you faster service and better drinks. Bouncers – These guys can make or break your night. They’re the gateway to the bar, the patio, even the washrooms, and they can kick you out on a whim. Be nice to the bouncers.

Bomber – Monday, Wednesday, Sunday Bomber, as most know, is our student run bar. It has a long standing tradition of Wednesday night “Bomber nights” The prices are cheap and music is awesome varying from a range of Top 40 to the greatest hits. There’s a giant

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>> Caesar Martini’s – Thursday & Saturday Caesar’s survived the great fire and continues to thrive after recently reopening. It has a dress code — no ripped jeans, no hats — and plays a bunch of top 40 and dance mixes. The place gets completely packed and the dance floor is a bit small, but it’s definitely the place to be on a Thursday or Saturday. Caesars is also a restaurant with surprisingly low prices for the food. It’s a great place to go for dinner and a night out with friend. Do both on the some evening to avoid the $5.00 cover.

Cameo – Friday & Saturday Cameo is the newest bar in town. It was built from the leftover 140 West building after the fire. It pulls crowds in for its special Friday and Saturday nights with special events and guests. It’s a bit of a smaller venue but is proving very popular. Titanium – Friday & Saturday Titanium is newly renovated to a modern and industrial style, that is reminiscent of a European industrial nightclub. The only colours used are black and silver, and the club is covered with metal. Formerly known as Vault lounge, it’s usually packed and hardly has lines. It’s a bit more of a casual dressy attire, and tends to draw more Laurier students than UW due to its proximity; just watch out for the stairs down to the bathrooms! Tyrone’s – Thursday, Friday, Saturday Tyrone’s is a classy bar drawing in a bit of an older crowd and it’s more of a lounge than a dance club. The prices are pretty jacked but you’re paying for high quality.

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With short lines and a packed bar with dressy people, Titanium is a solid place to frequent. Club owner Brent Campbell works hard to please his patrons.

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REV – Revolution Nightclub Friday, Saturday Rev is 19 + on Fridays and 21+ on Saturdays. It’s the most similar to a Toronto club atmosphere of any of the clubs in Waterloo and is the hugest with a giant dance floor. If you’re not into dancing there are tons of couches to lounge on and a few pool tables. Also if Top 40 mix music isn’t really your scene, there is the purple room which plays anything from electronic to reggae. Make sure you get there early, because REV has a deadly line up.

Skip out on the Top 40 dance mixes and you will find yourself enjoying yourself immensely on Starlight’s retro Friday’s.

Fox and the Fiddle – Tuesday, Friday, Saturday Fox is a great place for grabbing drinks and listening to local live music. They have giant booths that accommodate big groups and a small pool table area. The Huether Hotel / Barley Works – Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sports Events Huether is made up of several different restaurants. The most popular is Barley Works; the restaurant with the giant patio in the sky on King; taking the title for largest patio in town. 300+ seats and it gets packed on Fridays and Saturdays. Inside there are two huge projectors and flat screens lining the walls playing all major sports events and downstairs is a six table billiards hall. One of the unique and defining things about this family run business is that they brew all of their own beer on site and have a beer store beside, so you can grab that keg after dinner. Last call is at one A.M. instead of two, but because its close to so many other bars you can easily hop to another. Molly Blooms – Mondays Molly’s is in the University plaza and is the closet pub to campus. While it’s a bit small they open the patio in the summer for a bit of extra space. Molly’s is a good location for just chilling with friends sharing a pitcher and a giant poutine basket. Morty’s – Monday & Thursday Famous for their wings, Morty’s $0.65 wing nights are Mon. and

There are many genres of messy fun to encounter in Waterloo. Lucky for you, Waterloo is a student town. The nightlife here is among the best in Ontario.

patio to the side with a bar window where tons of students gather when they’re not on the d-floor Get there around 10:00 P.M. because the line piles fast and will wrap all the way down and around the SLC by 11:30 P.M. Don’t forget to bring your Watcard as it’s a campus bar you need it to get in or you’ll have to be checked in as a guest and pay $3.

Starlight – Friday A funky little alternative club situated on the second floor of a building in Uptown Waterloo. Probably one of the best atmospheres available in Waterloo. Friday night features a mix of disco and retro music. Definitely the place to go if you are tired of hearing top 40 tunes. They also have concerts often throughout the year, and are a hot spot for quality talent to play at. It may be small on the smallish side for a concert venue, but it draws big names.

Philthy McNasty’s – Friday, Saturday Philthies has a younger atmosphere, its more of a first and second year bar, but it has great prices and combines a pub with a club. The main level is a sports bar style pub and then there is a cut out looking to the underground level of club-life. As soon as you step downstairs expect to be engulfed in black lights lasers and top 40 mixes. Phil’s Grandson’s Place – AKA “Phils” Wednesday & Sunday Phils is an underground self proclaimed “dive bar”. It’s undeniably the cheapest bar in the region. Drinks are only $2.00 after paying a $5.00 cover. The most popular nights get completely packed so get there by 11:00 P.M. Wednesdays – hip hop night where the DJ spins the best mix of hip-hop music around Sundays – Retro night and Industry night where if you work at a local bar/restaurant and present your pay stub you get in without cover. If you do go, don’t wear white or opened toed shoes, the place is notorious for a less than clean interior.

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Thurs., but only after 5 P.M. Morty’s is a medium sized sports bar that packs up pretty quick, so get a seat early. The Duke of Wellington – Thursdays An authentic English pub located near the Shops at Uptown Waterloo, this place is known for its intimate atmosphere. The place is on the small size and gets packed fast. They get some great local bands to play music, both original and cover songs. Ask for some darts from the barkeep or bring your own, and grab a pint of imported beer that is on tap. The best part is taking the walk through Waterloo park in the morning to grab their early bird special, as the pub is one of the best greasy spoons in town. McMullan’s – Friday A hidden gem in the middle of uptown Waterloo, this place is known for its great atmosphere. Though it is mainly a hangout for upper year students, it boasts arguably the best dine-in pizza in town, and you can rent out some pool tables while you are hanging out with your friends. They have a pitcher and pizza combo for $23 every night of the week. Mongolian Grill – Wednesday Mongolian Grill turns into a bar on Wednesday nights after dinner service. It’s small and the atmosphere is strange, since the premises is built to serve as a restaurant. But, f you like beer this is a great opportunity for >>

Dallas – Friday Friday night at Dallas is “Ladies Night, no cover and half price drinks for girls. Plus, this is Ride the Bull night . This 21+ classy country bar is gigantic with an upper level balcony bar overlooking the dance floor. Its just a bit further down King so plan on cabbing or bussing it. Chainsaw – Tuesday & Thursday Chainsaw is just like it sounds. This grindhouse karaoke bar gets packed as it offers $2.00 beer, drinks, burger, fries, wings etc. Then after enough liquid courage get up and belt out your own version of “Shook Me All Night Long”. Although this bar isn’t entirely country, it carries on the plaid and jean tradition of what used to be The Spur. Stampede Corrall – Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday The Stamp is a smaller more casual version of Dallas. Its a bit further of a trek but its worth it. It is frequented by mostly Conestoga college students. Stampede is the most country of all the bars this is where you bust that cowboy hat out. Not to mention Tequila Saturdays and the live county bands. Dooly’s – Thursdays & Sundays This place is a pool hall just east of Laurier and it has 29 pool tables. Ladies night is on Thursday, getting you free pool if you are of the proper persuasion; while Sunday nights boast $8 pitchers and unlimited pool. >> a cheap night out. They have probably the best pitcher deal in the city on Wednesday nights at $8 a jug, but drink fast because it is only home-brewed beer. Just make sure you pace yourself or else you will be checking out early.


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KNOW YOUR ROUTES Guide to the GRT bus service on Campus

This little piggy likes taking Route 21 to market. You should also “Wee wee wee” all the way home — on the route 21 bus.

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As first year students, the majority of you will not have access to a vehicle, and thus will rely heavily on the Grand River Transit to take you where you want to go. Luckily, your tuition already includes a fee called U-PASS, which makes your Watcard act as a bus-pass for the duration of the term. But, while $41.50 for four months of unlimited bus usage is a good deal, you will come to find that the GRT is not the best transit system in the world (especially if you have been spoiled by the TTC). Unlike the grid-system in Toronto, the GRT has strange and twisting routes

that swallow up anyone who is not prepared. There are eight routes that go by the campus, and learning them is your first step to discovering life outside Ring Road.

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Grand River Hospital (the only near Waterloo), and Charles St. Terminal (located in downtown Kitchener, the central hub for GRT buses, as well as the best place to get on Greyhound). Further south is the Fairview Park Mall, the better of the two malls that Kitchener-Waterloo has to offer.

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It’s the slightly slower way to get to downtown Kitchener, with more stops along the way. There are three Route 7 buses that leave Charles St. Terminal. The 7D goes up King Street, takes University Avenue West to get to campus, and then takes Columbia Street West to get back to King Street,

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and back down to the terminal. The 7E does the opposite, going to campus using Columbia and returning through University Avenue. The 7C heads straight from the terminal to Conestoga Mall along King Street, so remember that it won’t take you to the campus. While the Route 7 buses are quite frequent, even in the weekends, the 7E stops running every day at around 6:30 P.M.

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Oddly enough, the route actually is shaped like a giant “8” across the city, the top part being the campus, the center being Charles St. Terminal, and the bottom being Fairview Park Mall. You will only

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The 12 connects Conestoga Mall and Fairview Park Mall in the most disjointed way possible. Look at the map, because words cannot describe the path it takes. It is useful for getting to two supermarkets, a Zehrs at Erb and Fischer-Hallman and a Food Basics at University and Fischer-Hallman, but otherwise it will only be used for residential purposes.

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The first of two buses that change route numbers in the middle. The 9 goes to Conestoga Mall, but not before worming its way through the residential area northeast of campus. The only point of interest is a little plaza at Hazel and Albert, which includes a Shopper’s Drug Mart, a Dollarama, and The Beer Store. The 13 goes to the residential area northwest of campus, and has a Sobey’s located at Columbia and Fischer-Hallman.

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The other bus that changes route numbers in the middle, and one of the most recent additions to the GRT. The 31 goes to Conestoga Mall and covers a lot of the residential area that is even further east of the area the route 9 covers. The 29 covers the area west of campus, and is an alternative way to get to the Zehrs on Erb and Fischer-Hallman.


Whether you have a car or rely on public transportation, there is tons to do in KW. Buses can reach every desirable destination and with your Watcard it is free. If you’re looking for something to keep you entertained in Waterloo off of the university campus this year, the possibilities are truly endless. Whether it’s attending one of the many local festivals, shopping at one of the many shops in Uptown Waterloo, taking a trip out to the ever-popular St. Jacob’s farmers market or just taking in a movie at one of Waterloo’s theatres, there’s something for everyone. According to Betty Anne Keller, manager of arts and culture for the City of Waterloo, there is always something happening in Waterloo’s public square and plenty of things to keep you busy in Uptown Waterloo. “There’s a ton of things to do in Uptown Waterloo. You can do your shopping and go to a restaurant, do your banking then head to the square and be entertained by something going on there,” she said. Some of the things she is referring to include Maxwell’s Music House, the KitchenerWaterloo Little Theatre and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery – all located in Uptown Waterloo. Another great place that students should visit that is very close to campus is Waterloo Park, said Keller. “It’s really just across University Avenue, a walk across the C lot and [through] a little trail through the woods that takes you to the west side of Waterloo Park. It’s one of things people don’t know about,” said Keller. “There’s festivals in September – the Spark in the Park Music Festival and the Royal Medieval Faire – both take place at Waterloo Park.” According to Keller, it’s really important for students to get off campus while they are at UW. “When I drive past all the shops on University Avenue I realize people don’t have to go far to get what they want,” she said. “But you haven’t really been in Waterloo until you’ve been uptown or been through Waterloo Park.” For a detailed list of upcoming events happening in Uptown Waterloo, visit www.waterloo.ca/ publicsquare.

Movies Princess Cinemas Located at 46 King St. N., calls itself Waterloo Region’s yearround international film festival, displaying independent films since Sept. 18, 1985 Admission for non-members is $10. Yearly memberships can also be purchased for $12, bringing the admission price down to $7. For more information, or to check out what’s playing at the Princess Cinemas, call the 24hour movie hotline at 519-8852950. Cineplex Odeon - Conestoga Mall Located in the Conestoga Mall, the Cineplex theatre is your average big-scale movie

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ENTERTAINMENT IN KW Places to see outside of the UW campus

theatre containing a variety of newly released films. One important thing for students to note is the half price movie combo on Tuesdays, also known as cheap night. The specially priced combo offer includes a general admission ticket, regular popcorn and regular fountain drink at approximately 50 per cent off of the combined retail price.

America’s largest Bavarian festival and second largest in the world next to Munich.   While its best-known draws are the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions also fill the week. The most well known is the parade held on Thanksgiving Day; as the only major parade on Canadian Thanksgiving, it is televised nationally. For a calendar of events taking place during Oktoberfest, or to find out how to purchase tickets, visit www. oktoberfest.ca.

Festivals Ice Dog Festival Held on Feb. 20, 2010, the UpTown Waterloo Ice Dogs Festival will be held in the public square, on the corner of King Street and Willis Way. The events start at 11 A.M. and conclude by 3 P.M. and include: photos with dogs, dog sled rides, children’s crafts and the Button Factory, a Humane Society look alike contest, food vendors and hot chocolate, an ice slide, ice carving demonstrations and skating events.

St. Jacobs The Village The village of St. Jacobs is a haven for both contemporary and traditional crafts with the opportunity to see many being made on-site in village workshops. Shops in the village include the Conestoga River Pottery, Hamel Brooms located on King Street in the old blacksmith’s shop, the Robert A. Brown Glass and Metal Studio located behind Hamel Brooms, Chocolates ‘N More and Brittles ‘N More and Olivier Soapery.

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Royal Medieval Faire Visit Waterloo Park on Sept. 18, 2010 from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. for a walk back into time, to the days of castles, dragons, damsels, kings and knights – to the time when great tests of strength and courage took place on the tournament fields.  Entrance to the Royal Medieval Faire is $5. Uptown Country Festival Held on June 18 in the Waterloo Public Square from 7 to 9 P.M., the Uptown Country Festival is a free night of country music, food and a fully licensed area. Spark in the Park Held on Sept 25, 2010 at Waterloo Park, Spark in the Park is an outdoor music festival involving a network of local non-profit organizations and top artists, woven with ideas and social proof that getting involved is the way to go. Visit the City of Waterloo’s website at www.waterloo.ca for more information.

Other Entertainment in Waterloo Bowling The Waterloo Bowling Lanes is a great way to keep busy at very little expense. Located at 14 Princess St. W., Waterloo Bowling Lanes’ shoe rental costs $2.50 per person and a regular game during open bowling is $4.05 per game, per person. For more information visit www. waterloobowl.com. Brick Brewery Tours of the Brick Brewery are held on Saturdays from 12 P.M. to 3 P.M. The tour generally lasts about thirty minutes. The cost is a mere $2. Features of this tour include a tasting of all 15 beers, an overview of Ontario Craft Brewing, education on the types of beer you’ll be drinking, and the history of the Brick Brewing Company. The Brick Brewing Company is located at 181 King Street South. Their phone number is 519-5769100 and their website www. brickbrewery.com.

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Farmers market St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market and Flea Market has aisle upon aisle of fresh produce from across Ontario and from local farm gardens. Plus, you will find meats, cheese, baking, local crafts, home decor, furniture, clothes, tools, housewares, and more. The market is open on Thursday and Saturday year around from 7 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

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The outlet mall Located just next to the farmer’s market, this mall boasts several outlet stores including Levi’s and Reebok. It also has a food court. The mall is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 A.M. to 9 P.M., Saturday from 8:30 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Sunday from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M.

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A lot of students enrolled at the University of Waterloo are really knowledgeable about the Waterloo campus and what it has to offer, but what many students don’t know is that the university has a satellite campus in Cambridge, Ontario. This campus is known as Waterloo Architecture, and is very versatile in terms of what it has to offer.

Eating Although Melville’s (a cafe located inside the building) is very convenient, having student prices and being easily accessible for students, it definitely isn’t the only option for Waterloo Architecture students. “The students hang out at a variety of places in Galt. Melville is certainly the most convenient, but they go to places like the Red Basil, the Nutty Parrot, Cafe 13, the Grand Cafe, DeeDee, Captain John’s, and Mr. Sub,” says Lederer. “There is a variety of eating spots and most of our students have found these to be the most cost-effective and entertaining spots in the area.”

Courses Academically, there are four program categories that students can get involved with. Beginning with the undergraduate program, this stream offers a cultural history course where students examine the close relationship between architecture and society. As well, they offer an environmental course that adds depth to core courses in design. Students even get to spend the fall of their fourth year at the school’s studio in Rome, Italy. The next program offered is the graduate program where the program is designed to prepare students for professional qualification as architects, leading to the degree Master of Architecture (MArch). The third program is the incredible Rome program. Students stay in Trastevere, Italy, and are exposed to Italian professors and critics to complement the process of designing in Rome. The final program is the co-op program, where students alternate 4-month school terms with 4-month paid terms working for architects and designers. Extra Curricular When it comes down to having fun, the Waterloo Architecture campus has an endless list of things to offer. Starting with those looking for a good work out, there is an available fitness centre with equipment for all levels of athletic motivation. Secondly, the learning facility offers a relaxing student lounge with a piano

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and a fooz ball table to play. Thirdly, there is a lecture hall/theatre that is available for students and is open on Friday nights screening free movies. Other activities outside of regular school hours include casual soccer, hockey and badminton, for those interested in playing. With the luxury of having the campus located along the banks of the Grand River, students can even kayak and canoe during the summer months. Residency The campus does not have on-site residency for students; because of this, however, an off-campus housing office has an available list of rental accommodations in

Cambridge. The school really does respect their student body and the time they put into their work, so the students are provided with both male and female lockable studio showers 24 hours a day. “Students tend to rent townhouses and apartments in the downtown – most, 90 per cent, live within 10 minutes walking distance from the downtown,” says Jeff Lederer, the general manager and adjunct professor at the Waterloo Architecture campus. “Some of the apartments are beautiful with wonderful heritage architecture. Students also can rent rooms at the Grand House, a student-built facility, located on Ainslie Street. They also rent rooms at various houses found in Dixon Hill, where

At the end of the day, after a hard day’s work, sometimes we just need a good place to let all our stress go and hang out with some friends. For the students of Waterloo Architecture, whether your looking for a house party with friends, somewhere to kick back and have coffee, or even participate in your own coffee house, all ranges of nightly entertainment are available. “Most students have house parties and they started a tradition of going each Thursday to Walchies — a local pool hall,” says Lederer. “Some go to a Nostalgia Tour each August [where] they visit various venues by the university, the Bombshelter, etc.” According to Andri Lima, co-ordinator of graduate studies and research at the campus, there are several restaurants and coffee houses in the area, like Cafe 13, the Grand Cafe and the Golden Kiwi, that offer different nights of events. “The students also put on their own coffee houses, and other events that allow them to have some time out,” she says.

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The best study spots get taken early in the day. This spot, found on the first floor of the Dana Porter library, is in a high-price real estate area. A great view in a quiet area can keep you motivated for hours.

The UW campus is a totally different world, especially if you’re living in residence. When you live in residence, it becomes imperative to know the ins and outs of UW. Trust me when I say you can not learn everything in one day and only experience can teach you in this particular instance. Being a recent frosh, here are a few tips and tricks I want to pass along: How to Make Friends For all of those first years who found it difficult to make friends in high school, did you ever find yourself wishing that your high school hold events where you could meet people and make friends? Well, fortunately you’re in university now and you have one entire week (ORIENTATION WEEK!) dedicated to do just that. Events from Toga Night to Monte Carlo are hosted for you so it’s as easy as snapping your fingers to meet new people! And trust me, everyone is very approachable during this week so take chances and chat up the guy in front of you in a line or compliment a girl on how well she accessorized her toga! And it doesn’t stop there! After Orientation Week, you can meet people everywhere on campus – including classes, cafeterias, libraries or even the laundry room! Even if you end up embarrassing yourself, you can sit on the opposite side of the lecture room or odds are, you will rarely see that person again – finally, an advantage for UW’s enormous campus! Bathroom Protocol Most of us come from homes where we either a) have our own bathroom or b) share with only a few family members, so I would not be surprised if sharing a bathroom at first would be a little scary for some of you. Although residence bathrooms are cleaned daily (and the house maids are some of the sweetest ladies!), the following rule should never be broken: always wear a pair of flip flops when in the bathroom; we have all heard the fact that bacteria from a toilet has the ability to jump to objects up to 3 feet away, so

imagine on a daily basis how much bacteria is on the floors of our residences’ bathrooms. And contrary to popular belief, you will most likely never have to wait for the shower to free up. In eight months of residence, not once did I wait for the shower. With everyone’s different schedules, everyone takes a shower at a different time. Also remember, you will often see your floor mates in the bathroom — here’s a trick on how I unknowingly befriended my floor mates: since my room is near the bathroom, I once heard a floor mate complain at the odd smell of the soap in the dispensers, next time I was in the SLC, I purchased a bottle of soap and placed it on the ledge in the bathroom. Simple and easy! The same floor mate, who is now a very good friend of mine, thanked me for being so thoughtful, so I made a friend and bonus: our hands always smelled fruity! What to Eat Do whatever you can to not be a victim of the vicious “Frosh 15” (the term used to call the fifteen pounds. you will gain in first year of university), you do not want to have to be working out constantly during the school year or the following summer, so you can work off those delicious spicy chicken wraps. When going to a grill, try to go for the healthier options like a grilled chicken wrap or a veggie burger (sans cheese!) and try your hardest to avoid fried foods like chicken strips, fries and fish burgers. Try to eat a sub or a pita instead of a pizza slice, and if you are craving pizza try to get one loaded with veggies! For drinks, try to go for juices or water and for your morning joe, try to get less sugar than usual, and for ice cappuccinos ask for it to be made with milk instead of cream, which instantly reduces half the fat! And remember to skip the salty potato chips and vouch for the yogurt instead. Studying for Exams Finding the perfect studying place which suits you can be a little tricky, especially when you don’t

know all of your options. There are always the obvious ones such as the Dana Porter Library, the DC Library, your room or the SLC. Did you know about the other spots? The St. Jerome’s Library, the Renison Library, your residence’s lounge, the Quiet Study Room on the top floor of the SLC, lecture halls once classes are out for the day, the study rooms in MKV, the top floor of the main Village 1 building, random benches on campus if weather permits. You can easily convert most spaces on campus into the perfect studying and working area. Don’t fret! It takes everyone at least a few months on campus before you start looking at empty space on campus as an ideal spot for working. Noisy Neighbours During my residence life, I was very good friends with my neighbours so usually if they were noisy, we were already together. It was a rare occurrence when my floor mate across the hall from me was being loud after quiet hours or when I was trying to study. If it was late at night, give it a few minutes because most of the time, you’re Don would approach the matter, if not there is absolutely no harm in knocking on your floor mate’s door and saying a kind few words like, “Hey, I have an early class tomorrow morning,” or “I’m trying to study for my mid-term,” because everyone will end up in that boat sometime or another when they need a little peace and quiet. Remember: always kill your neighbours with your kindness. The last wisdom I want to bestow on this year’s first years is to not worry if the first few minutes after your family leaves are the hardest. You probably don’t know what to do, where to go or who to talk to. But, in actuality, this is the moment when you realize how important your family is and how you should be constantly be making an effort to visit, call, text or skype them. After the first few days when Waterloo begins to feel like you’re home, don’t forget about the loved ones you left back home. Welcome to UW and enjoy your first year!

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Check out the FedS used book store before purchasing any course text books. The lines are shorter here, and the prices are much cheaper.

Moving out of your parents house can be a really enlightening experience. You will find everything changes, and in many cases, there are skills that you will pick up really fast. One of these skills will be how to manage your money. As with every learning experience, we all fall down at the beginning but don’t worry by the end of university, you will have become a pro. These however are some tips as to how to save money in some areas:

Food Food can be really expensive, especially when bought from restaurants. Let me demonstrate, depending on what you get: a meal from a restaurant will average out to be roughly seven to eight dollars (taxes not included). A box of 12 eggs might cost 2 dollars and can provide you with a breakfast for 6 days (assuming you eat sunny side up eggs everyday). Do groceries, it will save you a lot of money. If you live in residence, I suggest you use your meal plan since it will only last until the end of the year. Food also costs half price, and if you don’t spend everything you will lose the rest of the money.

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If you are the clubbing type you will most likely want to drink. I suggest predrinking before heading to a club, since the drinks at the club are really expensive; four to five dollars for different shots or a pint of beer. Instead you can buy a 24 pack of Red Barons from the Beer Store for 28$ tax included, which will be more than enough for a pre-drink. Note: it lowers to 25.60$ when you bring the pack of 24 back, it’s cheaper than buying water from a vending machine.

If you are looking to repair a computer, look no further then the CHIP office. It deals with repairs as well as selling software. There is also free software you can get from them as well, including free Windows Vista, or Windows 7. Any other troubleshooting problems can be solved there too. Other than that, if you are looking to buy a new computer, look for cheap deals from either Best Buy, or Future Shop, not the Tech shop on campus.

Books Start off by going to the Feds Used Bookstore. Over there you will usually find the books for a much cheaper price, or you will find previous editions which might work for some classes; for this you should contact a professor to see if it’s ok to use it. You should go fast however, since line ups are long. Try making friends with upper years and then asking them if you can borrow or buy their books, this will save you a lot of money.

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• Check out the UW Observatory first Monday of every month then grab some dessert at Williams/Marble slab. Put yourself on countless mailing list for updates, you can always unsubscribe later • Free beginner salsa dancing lessons at the Flying Dog on Thursdays • $20 meal, dessert, coffee & a movie at the Princess • Walk through Waterloo park then get a coffee/tea/desert from uptown (Symposium, Cafe 1842, Coffee Culture, Casa Mia, Princess • $2 beginner & intermediate swing dancing lessons and live jazz and blues bands at Maxwell’s Music House on Mondays • $8 movie & popcorn at Fredrick cinema on Tuesdays • Bead Bazaar has sessions on how to make jewelry & chain mail every once in a while (once a month) • Concerts at: Starlight, Elements, randomly in uptown Waterloo (free), Maxwell’s, Centre in the Square, the Music Room, noon hour Laurier/Conrad Grebel (free) • Go to a museum, the Glass & Clay is free after 5 P.M. • See a play, there are cheap ones on campus • Explore campus/Waterloo together • PAC: rock climbing/ swimming/ squash then ice cream at Fed’s Express/Marble Slab • Go see the circus when it comes to town • Fall fair at Conestoga mall • Have a photo competition • Walk/bike through a park: Laurel Creek, Kaufman Flats, Bechal Park, Elora Gorge • Visit little towns: St. Jacobs, Elora Gorge, Fergus, Stratford, Cambridge • Very cheap/almost free cross country ski lessons (skis provided) • Canoe the Grand River (there’s a company that picks you up and drops you off - or you can borrow a canoe/kayak from the outer’s club) • Wings of paradise, butterfly conservatory & a picnic • Go have a tour of a maple forest where they make syrup • Read poetry to each other on the dock in Waterloo park • Join a club or take lessons at UW together • Watch or play soccer or cricket • Bingeman’s • Mini-golf • Laser-quest • Bowling • Warrior Weekends • Star gazing • Yuk Yuks

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Being queer on campus brings up a few other issues that straight students aren’t similarly worried about.  ‘Should I come out to my new friends?’ ‘How do I deal with a non-queer roommate?’ and ‘Where do I meet other queer folks?’ are all common questions queer students have.  UW is an extremely diverse campus so there will be a multitude of opinions surrounding queer issue — negative and positive.  However, everyone has the right to be comfortable and safe.  If others are making you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, there are many outlets to handle these situations including Dons, Orientation Leaders, counselors, friends, Police Services, etc.  You also have a duty to yourself to ensure that you know your limits and aren’t pressured into anything you don’t want to do (from attending an event to coming out). So here is your extremely condensed guide to being queer on campus, and some options to consider for the unique experiences you may encounter. Note:  Queer is used in this article to refer to the range of sexual orientations and gender identities included in the LGBTQQIA community which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual. Understanding your identity may lead to your personal coming out — that is the ongoing process of expressing your sexual orientation and/or gender identity to those you know and meet in life.  There is no appropriate level of “out-ness” as this is a very personal matter, and different situations and experiences guide our feelings.  Coming out is also difficult because many people do not understand some of the words used to describe our identities, such as transgender or asexual. It’s fine if you feel comfortable enough to have a serious conversation about your identity.  If you aren’t comfortable with people knowing, or you don’t like the attraction certain labels and identities can bring, that’s equally fine too.  Counselling Services, Health Services and GLOW – The Queer and Questioning Community Centre are confidential resources to support you during this process. “What if my roommate finds out?”  “How do I bring someone back to my residence?”   Living with someone you don’t know brings up these concerns for many queer students. If you come out to your roommate, and he or she feels uncomfortable living with you, it’s their problem to

If you are queer or questioning on campus, there are great resources on campus to help you answer any confusion or questions you may have.

deal with in an appropriate manner.  If he or she does not handle their discomfort in appropriate ways, you have the ability to speak with your Don about further options.  But your roommate may also be queer and have similar concerns as you, or maybe your roommate is extremely supportive.  There is the possibility of this being a positive interaction with your new roommate, and both of you having a great residence experience.  When bringing someone back to your room, common courtesy will always apply.  However, understand that if you aren’t out, some residents may notice who stays over. Orientation Week, while exciting, can also be intimidating if you are queer.  Since Orientation has a lot of dancing, it can be frustrating to watch opposite gender couples dancing together knowing that if you did the same it would attract more attention.  However, there will still be many people dancing without someone glued to their hips.  If you find a same-gendered dance partner, try not to be too concerned if people stare.  This might be the first time many people have seen same-gender couples dancing together and it’s not always a mark of queer-negativity. Remember, Orientation is completely optional (you can avoid events you don’t feel comfortable attending) and often times there are several events running concurrently to give you some choice. Some deem it important to meet other queer-identified persons to form a support network.  GLOW has several weekly events (including one for queer women and femaleidentified persons) and also puts on special events throughout the year, which are safe spaces for queer persons and their allies. At any time, drop by the GLOW Office (SLC 2101) to meet and chat with various people.  If you are of age, check out Club Renaissance in downtown Kitchener.  Thursdays are great for regular drag performances and Saturdays are a busy club night.  Other queer-friendly locations across the KW region include Princess Cinemas and the Jane Bond. KW may not have the same community infrastructure for queer individuals as some other cities do, but there are many people to meet and many safe places to meet them — it’s all for you to explore. Since this is likely your first experience living away from home, it is an opportunity to express your identity in new ways.  Enjoy the new campus, the new city and the new people!


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BRENT GOLEM It is important that if you are planning on having a good time in residence, you party smart. Partying smart means that you don’t get into trouble with your Don, you don’t piss off your neighbours, and that if you choose to drink, you drink responsibly. There are a few important things to remember to keep you out of trouble. Residence works on an informal three strike system. The first strike will be verbal warning, the second will be a written warning and the third will be an unlucky visit with your residence life co-ordinator. This is someone you do not want to be on first name basis with. It is all subjective on the personality of the Don. Most Dons are really nice and forgiving, but some Dons are not. The strike system is informal and not used by all Dons, it’s more of a guideline. Dons will judge a situation by its severity and decide what course of action to take. These punishments range from fines, community services and educational sanctions to behavioural contracts, relocation, eviction, and university discipline. If you are caught being loud or drinking in the hallway, the Don will probably just warn you. In my first year, we took a bed out into the hall and were playing beer pong with open alcohol. The duty Don came by and only gave us a warning, even though we were violating about 15 residence rules (being loud, removing furniture from room, alcohol in public, etc). You can avoid needing luck by partying smart. Just stay in your residence room with the door closed, that will avoid many of the problems. If your Don is stricter, then you need to figure out the optimal room on the floor to host your gathering. The factors that play into this are neighbours beside, neighbour below, Don proximity, discipline status — all in order of importance. If your neighbours stay in and study, you need to find a room that has fun neighbours that want to hang out; then you need a room that the person below doesn’t complain when you blast music. Next, you need a room that is not anywhere near the Don’s rooms: being either two floors higher or at least three rooms away on the floor plan is a safe bet. Anything closer and they might hear the party and break it up. Otherwise, a housemate will need to complain before they investigate. Lastly, if a person already has a written warning, you shouldn’t be partying in their room unless you can guarantee you will be quiet. Being on probation is not in your best interest, don’t let there be an opportunity to get that third strike. Make sure you know your neighbours. Become friends with them, these are the people you need to hang out with. If they are staying in and you aren’t partying with them, then they probably don’t want to be bothered by noise. If they aren’t with you then they are against you. Don’t even try to pretend that it isn’t a party or that you aren’t being loud if you have friends over. If people are over, then

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you will be having fun, and it’s impossible to have fun without being loud. Therefore, you need to take the party elsewhere. If you want to play music at your gathering, you need to make sure you aren’t going to be bothering your neighbours. Don’t forget the person living directly below you. Unless you have the subwoofer suspended in midair above your desk, the reverb will be heard and felt through the floor. Turning your subwoofer to low won’t help that fact. It’s best to be on a first name basis with the person below you and have them in on the fun — they will be of the opposite sex so knowing them has two-fold benefits. Beware of the duty Don. It is not their house and they don’t know you or your personality. They don’t know if it’s your first time breaking the rules or not — although the Dons know who is a consistent troublemaker because they talk during meetings. They will usually take a stricter stance with you. Be aware that Campus Police can, and will, show up to your dorm room if you are doing something illegal. Your best bet is to avoid illegality completely. If you want to smoke marijuana, go outside, even in the winter. No matter how many towels you use, the smell will permeate into the hall. You may get away with using a bong and exhaling into a water bottle with the bottom cut off and stuffed with scented dryer sheets, but it is best to avoid the situation completely. Most importantly, if you choose to drink, make sure you drink responsibly. If you are underage or buy alcohol for a minor, then you can be hit with over a $100 by Campus Police. If you pass out in public, then it will result in a mandatory visit with the residence life co-ordinator. If you wake up and you feel regret because you can’t remember your whole night, then you drank too much and blacked out. If you blacked out but you don’t feel regret then you, sir, have a drinking problem. You need to learn your limit and drink within it. If you feel you need to drink more because you have to satisfy your ego and be the drunkest, or someone says that you aren’t drinking enough: don’t, it’s okay to stop drinking. Nobody will remember how much you drank last night, and pointing to a half empty bottle the next day is not a badge of honour. You are your own liquor control board. If you don’t know your limit, figure it out quick. The general guideline is four drinks for men and three for women in a span of two hours. If you are binge drinking you may surpass these totals, but that doesn’t mean it is ‘cool’ to do so. There is a fine line between losing your inhibitions and losing control of yourself. If you end up puking, or forget what happened, then you are past your limit and need to scale down the amount of alcohol you allow yourself to drink on a given night. I guarantee that you won’t wake up and regret not having three more drinks, but rather regret having those last three drinks.

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HEALTH AND SEX Staying sane and sexy on campus

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GINA RACINE So it’s your first year of university. It’s the first time you’ve lived away from home with no parents and no rules and you’re prepared to take full advantage of it. But are you prepared for the fun that comes along with catching the swine flu, breaking your leg on the way home from Bomber or fathering/mothering a baby (in nine months)? This is where the University of Waterloo Health Services comes in. As long as you don’t opt out of your health plan, as a student, you have full access to a plethora of services the university has to offer. And yes, that does include an education on the dos and don’ts of being sexually active as well as free condoms! According to Sandra Gibson, Health Educator with UW’s Health Services, it’s as easy as making an appointment to get all the information you need when it comes to safe sex. “Students can go to Health Services, make an appointment with an nurse and a nurse will go through a counseling session about safer sex and birth control, with one or both partners to talk to them about safer sex,” she says. Gibson says she believes it’s very important for students to be informed and if they’re going to have sexual relationships, they need to understand what that entails. “They need to protect themselves and I think that does

mean physically for sure, so they don’t contract STIs or have a unplanned pregnancy, and to understand their comfort levels about sexual practices,” she says. “They should be talking to their partner and they should have a good relationship with their partner and be mutually respectful. They should talk about their comfort levels before they have sex.” For those interested in entering the realm of sex whilst living on campus, Health Services will provide you with everything you need to do it safely. “We do birth control counseling and birth control dispensing and the student health plan covers birth control for females,” says Gibson, adding that because the student health plan is for students, no one other then the student will know that they are getting birth control. “They can get it themselves, it’s confidential, it’s private, they just have to make a doctors appointment.” There are a variety of other medical services included in the student health and dental plan such as physicians appointments, immunizations, allergy injections, confidential HIV (AIDS) testing, counselling and health monitoring, pregnancy tests and non-judgmental management of crisis pregnancy and nutrition counseling. Health Services is located across from the Student Life Centre.

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BSTINENCE is a healthy choice. Decide for yourself. Set your own limits. Dialogue with your partner and choose a partner that will respect your decision. IRTH CONTROL. Both partners are responsible for effective birth control. Various options are available. Become aware of which option is right for you. Health Services offers birth control options counselling. ONDOMS protect both you and your partner from STIs and reduce the risk of pregnancy. Use condoms with a spermicidal gel or foam to increase effectiveness. Use condoms 100% of the time. ENTAL DAM. A dental dam or latex barrier can be used to protect you and your partner during oral sex. Dental dams reduce the risk of transmitting STIs during oral sex by acting as a barrier to vaginal and anal secretions. You can use a condom to make a dental dam with two easy snips: 1) Cut off the tip and 2) cut down one side. Unroll and voila, it’s ready to use. Remember, just like condoms, dams are for one-time use only. DUCATION. Learn about birth control options and safer sex practices. ERTILITY. Protect yourself against unplanned pregnancies. Protect yourself against STIs that can lead to infertility (i.e. Chlamydia). LBTTTSQQH. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual, Two Spirited, Queer, Questioning, Heterosexual. Regardless of sexual orientation, it is everyone’s responsibility to practice safer sex and be respectful. EALTHY RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, trust, caring, and respect. Both partners should be involved in decision making. Communicate with one another. Listen to one another. NTIMACY has more to do with feeling close or connected to another person than with sexual interactions. UDGEMENT is affected by alcohol and drug use. Both impair your decision making abilities and cause you to do things you would not normally do. EEP IT SAFE & SOBER. Plan ahead. Be prepared at all times. Have protection with you if you think you are likely to have a sexual encounter. Drink responsibly. IMIT PARTNERS. It is not cool to have many notches on your belt. Multiple partners greatly increase your risk for STIs. Remember, you are sleeping with that person plus every person they have slept with. 1+1=2x2=4x4=16x16=256. They certainly add up fast!

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For information regarding the health and dental plan please visit studentcare.net or call 1-866-3698794. The health and dental plan office is located in the Student Life Centre, room 1121A. Sscheduling an appointment Appointments are often available on the same day. You can either drop in to Health Services or call 519-888-4096 to book the next available appointment. Cancelling an appointment Please allow 24 hours for cancelling an appointment, otherwise there will be a charge for each appointment missed. Cancel on our 24 hour, 7 day a week voice prompt at 519-888-4096. Urgent care During Office Hours For first aid or urgent health issues, which cannot wait for a scheduled appointment, patients should come to Health Services. Please indicate to the receptionist if your health concern is serious or urgent to insure same day assessment. After Hours Telehealth is available for free advice from a health professional at 1 (866) 797-0000. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For urgent medical concerns students may access our on-call physician by dialing (519) 8884096.

ONOGAMY. Enjoy the intimacy of knowing you are exclusive in your relationship with one another. O MEANS NO. Feeling pressured to have sex? Find a partner who respects your choices. RAL SEX. All STIs can be passed by oral sex even if there are no symptoms. For example, Herpes Simplex Virus can be passed between mouth and genitals without the presence of symptoms. Always use a condom or dental dam. LAN B. If you’ve had unprotected sex or failed contraception (i.e. missed pill or broken condom) emergency contraception is available. Plan B is an option to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. It is available at Health Services and in pharmacies. UESTION YOUR PARTNER’S SEXUAL HISTORY. Share your sexual history with your partner and inquire about theirs. Ask questions. ESPECT yourself. Respect your partner. Respect your body. EXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STIs) are on the rise. In Canada, Chlamydia rose by 70% to almost 300,000 cases in 2004. Gonorrhea went up 80%; Syphillis, a whopping 908%. Yet, STIs are preventable. Use protection, limit partners, and be monogamous. ALK TO YOUR PARTNER. Communication is the key to healthy relationships and sexual responsibility. RINARY HEALTH. Pain or discomfort while urinating could be a sign of a STI or Urinary Tract Infection. See your health professional. ALUE YOURSELF. VALUE YOUR HEALTH. It only takes one unprotected sexual encounter to change your life forever. Most STIs may be treated and cured, a few of them stay with you forever. For example, HIV, Herpes, and Hepatitis C are life-timers! Not to mention the impact of an unplanned pregnancy. What happens at University, doesn’t always stay at University. EBSITES: healthservices.uwaterloo.ca, plannedparenthood.org, sexualityandu.ca AMINATIONS. New health concerns should be addressed immediately. OU ARE IN CONTROL. It’s your body, your health. You decide who, what, where, when, why and how. EST FOR LIFE! Whether you are single or in a relationship, being sexually responsible puts a smile on your face, a bounce in your step, and a wonderful feeling in your heart! — Courtesy UW Health Services

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INTRAMURALS

Interested students can participate by signing up as a captain of a team you coordinate, joining an existing registered team or registering as an individual in which they are placed on a team of other individuals of similar skill levels. Registration for the intramural program takes place each term during the first week of classes (Monday, Sept. 13 through Friday Sept., 17 at the Athletics Office in PAC 2039 (in the Red North section of the PAC). Intramurals include: Ball hockey

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If you’re interested in recreation, you’ve come to the right place. UW has so many options for the inexperienced to the expert fitness guru.

Physical Activities Complex is the most centrally located athletic facility. The complex features two gymnasiums, eight squash courts, a golf simulator, rock climbing room, and two activity rooms that are set up like studios. Rooms are free to book and can be done so through the campus rec website. Squash courts are very popular and should be booked early, but they can only be booked up to a week in advance. If you don’t have a racquet they are available to rent for $2, and you can buy balls for $4. The same applies for use of badminton racquets, except shuttlecocks are only $2. The golf simulator is only open to varsity golfers unless you sign up for lessons at a cost. The rock climbing room is only

available to members of the outers club but membership is a very reasonable $7 per term, and you gain access to day trips and camping and canoeing gear from them. The studios are great for any dance club. There are also free times available during the day for you to shoot some hoops or set up a badminton net with friends. The biggest draw is the pool where you can swim leisurely or laps for exercise. Showers and a sauna are also available for use, and lockers can be rented on a termly and daily basis. All in all, PAC is great for all kinds physical activity, just not including strength training. If you aren’t a varsity athlete, you will definitely prefer to work out at CIF; who cares that it’s further away, you are going there to exercise.

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Campus rec has 25 sport clubs. You can join as many sport clubs as you like and at any level, and at any time throughout the term.

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For lunch, the unlimited soup and salad is an affordable way to enjoy mass produced, unauthentic Italian food, for shizzle. The house salad is definitely a personal favourite and the Italian wedding soup is pretty tasty as well. While ‘taste of Italy’ is a misnomer — this is coming from an Italian — East Side Mario’s is definitely a good choice for an inexpensive meal right in University Plaza that most likely won’t let you down. It is also a good place for your Rez-mates and you to go for a nice dinner out. It’s easy to walk to and you can just throw it on your plastic. Predictably good. Try the cheese cappelletti.

Can you say Taco Tuesday? With four tacos for two bucks, I challenge you to find a cheaper meal in this city. The service isn’t something you’ll be bragging to your friends about, but the coarse atmosphere has a homey, not-afraid-to-spit-on-thefloor feel to it. With pieces of memorabilia all over the walls, Ethel’s is like a piece of history right in uptown Waterloo — a dirty piece of history. If you are interested in trying some crunchy taquitos on a Tuesday, keep in mind it will be extremely busy, so get there early. And don’t be surprised if you’re waiting a million years to get a dirty table. The patio is, however, a great place to have a beer in the summer.

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Talk about helping yourself. If you like stir fry and want to see someone cook up your meal right in front of you, Mongo is the place for you. With a vast selection of meats, veggies and sauces to choose from, this create-your-own meal concept is a fun way to do dinner. If you go with the all-you-can-eat option, Mongolian Grill is a relatively inexpensive option for lunch or dinner. You might want to starve yourself all day to get the best bang for your buck. And order water. Mongolian Grill is also conveniently located in the University Plaza, which pretty much touches the UW campus. If you’re looking for a cool place to hang at night, Mongolian Grill also has a variety of drink nights, including a cheap pitcher night on Wednesday nights and cheap martinis on Mondays.

William’s A great desert place, a cool in between class hangout spot or the place to get the best iced capps, William’s has it all(most). This coffee shop, located in University Plaza, has a relaxed atmosphere perfect for studying, just don’t expect to have a place to plug in your laptop. With a large selection of really yummy desserts to choose from, you won’t be disappointed. William’s also has a fantastic lunch menu including delicious paninis and an interesting variety of soups. If you plan on making yourself so full that you feel like puking, try their waffles. Yum!

After visiting this place just once, bubble tea became my whole world. Bubble tea is a tea base mixed with fruit or milk that usually contains tapioca balls or jelly. With literally endless possibilities for flavour/ texture combinations, you can’t get bored of this place (the fun board games they have help as well). Sweet Dreams is a fun place to hang out for sure, and every student should shoot a tapioca ball at their friend’s temple at least once in their life.

Masala Bay Located in Belmont Village, Checkboard is an old school breakfast joint that serves up the best bacon and eggs you could imagine. Quaint, with extremely friendly service, Checkerboard is a great place to bring a date, and if it’s for breakfast, kudos to you. I strongly recommend the french toast.

Niko Niko Roll and Sushi For a rare taste of authentic sushi in KW, head to downtown Kitchener for one of the only establishments where sushi is not mass-produced and sold by the kilo. Niko Niko offers a creative and inspired menu with fresh and unique dishes prepared right before your eyes. The Niko Niko maki is a work of art, offering beautiful presentation that makes you sad to have to eat it. That is, until you discover that it has the taste to match, then good luck stopping. Be forewarned: a sushi roll this size requires extreme chopstick dexterity.

Frontrow is conveniently located in the plaza and has the standard pub grub. Although it calls itself a restaurant, but don’t be fooled: the reason you are coming here is for the deep-fried food. Don’t worry, they do that very well. They have specials for every night of the week, and if you are going to watch the game there is no better place to go. It’s menu is better than Bomber’s, and it actually has good service. It is the kind of place that Bomber should aspire to be. Try the gourmet pulled pork sandwich and substitute those fries for their French-onion soup. Seriously, it is a worthwhile trade-off and only $1.49 extra.

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Mudie’s and Revelations Mudie’s is the V1 cafeteria at the centre of the village, while Revelations is the cafe situated in Ron Eydt Village. It is regular cafeteria food, and you will learn what food is the best. They have professional chefs who create the menus, but it’s hard to make the best food when you are serving thousands of students. Revelations serves better vegetable and steamed dishes while Mudie’s tends to serve better international food. The only thing you can do is check the weekly menus (foodservices.uwaterloo.ca/menu) and judge what will be most appetizing. Don’t be afraid to eat at other cafeterias than the one tied to your residence.

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A great place for a date, Masala Bay offers authentic cuisine and inviting, candlelit atmosphere that will bring patrons to India right here in uptown Waterloo. Highlights include traditional tandoori cooking, their line of vegetarian dishes, and anything that they call a ‘Signature Dish’. The beautiful presentation and courteous service will not disappoint. Choose your own level of spice, but don’t get cocky - you might find yourself ordering gallons of water and embarrass yourself in front of your date.

C&D’s

Meet Point Restaurant Meet Point is an eastern cuisine restaurant located in the Campus court plaza, but has much nicer atmosphere and menu than any other in such proximity. It is on the next level of dining without breaking the bank. They pride themselves on their pizza and pides — which are unstuffed pitas, the food sits on top. The pasta and the pides are handmade, and the pasta is fresh. Try the Meet Point Pizza, made with spiess meat (similar to gyro meat), spiess sauce and cheese.

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Molly Blooms Swiss Chalet A student’s answer to fairly good food at a very good prince. Most items on the menu are under 10 bucks and if you order fries as your side dish, they are all-youcan-eat (although I have never been able to eat more than the first serving). Twice I have told them it was my birthday when it wasn’t and they gave me free dessert without gathering around the table in song. Interestingly enough, Swiss Chalet is Watcard friendly, but have fun getting there (located just off of Weber and University).

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Molly Blooms has a laid back atmosphere and serves traditional pub fare. If you are looking for a place to have a couple drinks as you study or watch the game, then you will be pleased. If you love soccer, you either go here or Kick-offs down plaza. They even have a patio, but there are better ones around. If you aren’t coming for the food then you will be very satisfied. Skip the entrees and head right to the burgers. Try the Bloomin’ Burger, which features Canadian bacon. If you are with friends, grab the piled high cheese nachos. It’s hard to do nachos wrong, but these are very good.

Coffee and Doughnut shops are all over campus, and are run by their respective faculties. ES, Science, Mathematics, and Engineering have them. These are not to be confused with the little cafes run by food services. C&D’s are very economical and pay special attention to the needs of students. They serve fresh brewed fair trade and also have fresh pastries. They have more items than just coffee and doughnuts, and they are all offered at very reasonable prices, subsidized by the fee you pay to the society. The only knock against them is that they only take cash, but it’s worth paying half as much. When you are in between classes, seek one out to grab a snack.

Bomber The Bombshelter pub is the only on-campus pub (Fed Hall is closed) and is located in the SLC. It has the standard pub fare, but has some delicious specials every day of the week. The only problem is that it takes a very long time for your food to reach you. After seated, it can take up to 20 minutes for the wait staff to find you and take your order, then at least another half hour for them to bring you the food. That point in time will also be the only time you can get your drinks refilled. The service at Bomber is notoriously poor, which is interesting considering the pub is professionally managed and students are great staff at other restaurants. Try the all-day breakfast and feast on the skillet scrambler, and make sure if you get a meal you opt for the spicy tracks — these fries are the best thing coming out of Bomber’s kitchen.


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Avoiding gaining weight for the wrong reasons can seem to be a tall task for first years. You are probably used to being on a sports team or participating in come extra curricular activity, then you come to university and you spend your days lounging around when you aren’t at your desk doing work.

You know how to eat right, and how to hit up the gym, but do you know how to use your new environment to keep your pudginess at bay? Don’t worry, we have a solid guide to help you burn those calories. Just commit an hour a day and you will be enjoying your workouts and your new campus. You might even start enjoying your own body as well.

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W A R M

T CROSS A I N I N G Starting defenseman for the Warrior Hockey, Kyle Sonnenburg (#25), torches the grass during his cross-training routine

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Kyle’s Favourite Workout:

I love the clean and press. You get your whole body into it and you use every muscle.

Cross-training is an great exercise to build overall performance. It has the ability to work every major muscle group from your core down. Although you can use an elliptical machine that is easier on the joints, doing the exercise outside on natural turf can soften the blow on your joints; plus, you get the added that the terrain causes you to push harder to complete the circuit. The harder you work in a minute, the more calories you burn. These exercises are as much a mental exercise as they are physical. Push through

PLYOMETRICS

1 >> Former rookie of the year and starting outside hitter for the volleyball team, Laura Klein (#9), starts out her workouts with a good warm-up.

The Exercise: Begin by walking up and down 90 steps at the Warrior field bleachers. Then do walking lunges up 90 steps. If you can’t complete it all in one go, rest 60 seconds then continue. Then do three running circuits of all the steps at a maintainable pace, finished off with a sprint set, running up one aisle and back down 5 times. Alternatively, complete the whole exercise on the grassy hills by the soccer fields, just double it.

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Laura’s Favourite Workout:

I like to do squats because I hurt my back and now I am able to do them. It strengthens by legs and butt so I’m more powerful in jumping. The Exercise: Before your work out, spend 5 to 10 minutes stretching, including dynamic stretching. Try doing some High Knees (try bringing your knees as high above your waist as possible), Butt Kicks (kick your butt as you run slightly forward), Step Slide (step left and drag right foot into position, step right and drag left foot, and repeat), and Back Pedalling (reach as far back as possible with each step).

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When students are short on time and want a fast workout, they tend to skip the warm-up and head straight to the treadmill or weight rack. Not so fast. Warming up is an integral part to every work out regiment. Not only are they useful for preparing the muscles for use, but it also facilitates the exercises you are about to do. Scientists believe that dynamic stretching, similar to calisthenics, improve the nerve impulse conduction in your motor neurons. That means you pack on more muscle and shed more fat. Warm-up exercises should be geared toward the specific muscles you will be targeting in your work out. Besides activating your muscle cells, the warm up will improve flexibility, mobility, and even your posture.

it for a solid burn and a sense of accomplishment.

Starter setter for the volleyball squad, Kayla Ng (#14), pushes hard through a demanding set of squat jumps. Kayla’s Favourite Workout:

I like to go for a nice long run. It’s a stress reliever. It’s just so peaceful. Your whole body is in on it, you can’t cheat.

Plyometrics are an exercise that produce fast, powerful movements. These exercises build your anaerobic systems in the lower body, and they strength all the muscle groups, especially the little stabilizers at each joint. Doing plyometrics on the sand at the outdoor volleyball courts beside Fed Hall will increase the intensity of the exercise, and the soft surface will strengthen those muscles and improve reaction time. When you take to a firmer surface, you will see noticeable gains, meaning you can blow by all your campus rec opponents during intramurals.

The Exercise: Do each set 10 times, following each with 60 seconds of rest. Rest 3 minutes after circuit and repeat: Butt Kicks – Begin in a quartersquat, jump as high as possible and bring your feet to your butt Sand Suicides – Sprint from one side of the pit to the other, touch the ground and go back. Then rest for 10 seconds and repeat Lat. Hops – Draw a line in the sand and hop sideways over it Squat jumps – Start in squat position with arms at 90 degrees. Explode up as high as possible, then land and repeat


PETER KREZE

BASKETBALL

THE BURN RATE Remember that it is recommended by Health Canada to get 60 minutes of physical activity on a daily basis, and 30 minutes of vigorous activity a day, four days of the week. The following is the amount of calories burned per hour by an average 180-pound male and an average 150-pound female.

Activity

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PLaying pick-up sports is an effective way to shed some calories. Street basketball involves a lot of 3 on 3 play, and such an offensive game has you exploding with speed forward and working those stabilizers as you cut back and forth on the dribble. It builds muscle as you increase your anaerobic stamina. Soccer works just as well, during a game you can work both your aerobic and anaerobic systems as you do a combinations of sprinting and jogging. It also builds your coordination as you dribble the ball with your feet.

Dragonboating is a great activity for building your upper body as well as your core and legs. It’s also an easy learning curve. The Exercise: Start at the foul line and then dribble to key locations on the court and take a shot. Alternate with fake shots and dribbling to a different spot before taking a shot. This will help build agility and allow you beat that defender during intramurals. Do the drill for 15 minutes and then play a game of pick-up to get your heart rate peaking.

Starting point guard Luke Kieswetter (#3) hones his game playing pick-up and sheds lots of defenders and calories at the same time

Luke’s Favourite Workout:

Sideline to sideline seventeen times in a minute. I actually hate it, but it’s good for us, it pushes you.

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Male Female

1.

Sitting

120

105

2.

Having Sex

160

140

3.

Playing Volleyball

480

420

4.

Playing Basketball

640

560

5.

640

560

6.

Playing Ultimate Frisbee Playing Soccer

560

490

7.

Playing Hockey

640

560

8.

Playing Squash

960

840

9.

Golfing

360

315

10. Hiking

480

420

11. Yoga (Ashtanga)

560

490

12. Skating

440

385

13. Dragonboating 14. Swimming

560

490

15. Hip Hop Dancing

560

490

16. Rock Climbing

640

560

17.

560

490

18. Strength Training

640

560

19. Running in Sand

760

665

1200

1050

Cycling

20. Running Stairs

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Many people mistake yoga for being a relaxing, meditative, gentle exercise. That only happens in Hatha yoga. What you want to experience is the vigorous and demanding positions of Ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga follows a sequence of postures that create a whole body workout. The routines will hit every muscle in your body, and help define the stabilizers in your upper body that are easily overlooked when you work single muscle groups in free weight exercises. Ashtanga is definitely not a effeminate form of yoga. It will

increase your flexibility, and is guaranteed to make you sweat. You will burn a solid amount of calories and build your balance and coordination. The Exercise: Join the Waterloo Yoga Club. For only $40, you can get unlimited yoga sessions. The sessions are hosted on the University of Waterloo, not off-campus. It sure beats paying $80 for 10 weeks through Campus rec. Get yourself a yoga mat at any store, and then sign up for a level one Ashtanga class and learn all the yoga positions.

560-800 490-700

Source: Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide

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