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features remembering veterans on campus

Moving memorial ceremony on Nov. 9 honours WWII soldiers and veterans
alicja Grzadkowska
On Nov. 9, the University of Guelph held a Remembrance Day ceremony in War Memorial Hall. Another service organized by the university also took place on Nov. 11. The Nov. 9 event began with a speech from Don O Leary, the vice-president (Finance and Administration). OLeary discussed the university community and its role in volunteerism. Our community views service to society as a responsibility, and we have always contributed to civic development and engagement throughout times of war and times of peace, said OLeary. He also touched on the challenges that Canadians face in the modern day. Canada and our world face many problems and the University of Guelph is committed to finding real solutions for real life issues, OLeary said. The VP explained the history of War Memorial Hall. The hall was built in 1924 in response to a strong community movement to remember those who served in the armed forces. Students spearheaded the memorial movement, and started digging the foundation for the building. OLeary pointed to the tablets in the lobby of the hall, explaining that they bear the names of men from campus who lost

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A procession to the lobby of the hall took place during the Remembrance Day ceremony.
their lives and served in armed forces during both wars. The speaker then led a responsive reading, and several individual readings followed afterwards from faculty and staff. Among these readings was one from the Quran, and a poem by Federico Mayor. The theme of the service was remembering those who had won freedom for Canadians, and using the opportunities this created to the fullest. We all have a responsibility, not only to remember those who died and suffered, but to continue to campaign for the rights and privileges of freedom for all people, said OLeary. Daniel OKeefe, a fourth year history student, read his work, A New Look at an Old Tradition, and discussed the wars significance for Canadians. Canadas history in war is something that every Canadian should be immensely proud of, said OKeefe. OKeefe also mentioned that the last Great War veteran passed away in 2010, and explained the consequences of this for historical study. History is different when it loses the human element. With this in mind, we must be grateful for the veterans we are so fortunate to have with us, said OKeefe. They gave up their freedom so that we could be free. They gave up their lives so that we could live. The service ended with a prayer read by James VanderBerg, a MultiFaith team member, and a song from the University of Guelph Symphonic Choir and the Womens Chamber Choir, who performed throughout the service.

Researchers at Western University closer to a preventative solution
jordan sloGGett

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Positive news in search for an HIV vaccine

Global to Local:
U of G students and staff on international and national news
The Toronto Star recently reported that the Oxford Dictionary had chosen its word of the year, by tracking how the English language is changing, and picking a word that best represents the attitudes of the year. The top word for the UK was omnishambles, defined as a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations, because it has been applied to multiple blunders and crises that the UK has experienced in the past year. The word for America is gif, which has also transitioned into a verb, to gif. Other shortlisted words from these and other countries were: nomophobia, the fear of being without ones mobile phone, mummy porn, to mark the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, and YOLO.

Ongoing research at Western University has produced exciting results concerning a clinical trial for a vaccine to prevent the transmission of HIV . On Nov. 5, researchers at the Siebens Drake Research Institute at Western University announced that the first phase in the human clinical trials for the vaccine called SAV001-H had gone remarkably well. The vaccine was developed by Dr. ChilYong Kang and his team of researchers through a joint effort between Sumagen Canada and Western University. Dr. Kang is a professor of virolocouRtesy gy at Western Universitys Schulich School of Medicine and Densitry. After many years of research, a vaccine for Hiv has finally been discovered at Western. Sumagen Canada is located in The Stiller Centre for Technolo- been no adverse effects and immu- volunteers, Phase II will measure was developed by using a killed gy Commercialization in Western nological responses to date. the immune responses in 600 HIV- whole HIV-1 virus. Other sucUniversitys Research Park in LonThis is a very important milestone negative volunteers who have cessful vaccines developed through this technique include The Ontarion: What do you think don, Ontario. It is a subsidiary of a for us. It has given Sumagen Canada ones developed for polio, in- of the shortlisted words? great encouragement to proceed on Korean-based pharmaceutical venfluenza, rabies and hepatitis A. ture company and was established our long journey to reach the final HIV is a retrovirus which caus- sofia oke, third year toxicology in 2008 to manage and support goal for all humankind, Kim added. es acquired immunodeficiency student: I think seeing any sort of the development of the vaccine. Since the AIDS-causing virus was first syndrome, or AIDS. The HIV social media and seeing the popuThe first phase of clinical trials in- characterized in 1983 more than 28 virus infects vital cells in the larity of words like YOLO, I can volved administering the vaccine to million people have died from HIV/ human immune system and definitely understand why they those who are already HIV positive, AIDS, and more than 34 million live allows for life-threatening in- would consider these words as to determine if the vaccine causes any with the viral infection. According to fections and cancers to thrive. something to put in the dictionadverse immune responses. Phase the Public Health Agency of Canada, The killed HIV virus used in the ary. In terms of references and youth between the ages of 15 and 29 I was partially funded by Industrial Research Assistant Program of the Na- accounted for 26 per cent of all posivaccine was genetically altered to acronyms standing for you only tional Research Council of Canada and tive HIV test reports. be nonpathogenic, rendering it live once, I would say that this is had been running since March 2012. These positive results have demunable to cause the HIV infection more of a saying than a word, but I Phase I was the biggest hurdle, onstrated the safety and tolerability that can lead to AIDS. The virus was guess a lot of people would define it said Dr. Kang. Phase II is set to in humans to the vaccine. Although further inactivated using a com- differently. From my perspective, begin next year and will be carried there have been numerous attempts bination of chemicals and radiation. it would be a hard word to define out in Canada, the United States in the past, no vaccine to preWhile SAV001-H is the only HIV personally and especially to have and various European countries. vent the transmission of the virus been deemed to be in the high- vaccine currently under develop- a definition for it that you would Dong Joon Kim, a spokesperson for has been commercialized to date. risk category for HIV infection. ment in Canada, there are about want to put in the Oxford dictionSumagen Canada, announced at a While Phase I of the human clin- Unlike other attempts at creat- two dozen other HIV vaccines being ary. So, it seems a little bit strange from my perspective. press conference that There have ical trial involved 40 HIV-positive ing a HIV vaccine, SAV001-H tried worldwide.

There have been no adverse effects and immunological responses to date. Dong Joon Kim

The Ontarion: Do you think that this is a relevant news story, or something that functions more as entertainment? so: I think its more entertaining than anything else. Everyone likes reading about different aspects [of news], so theres political topics, or other more serious things in the news, but I think its always nice to have discussion points like this to uplift others and to at least put something in their minds thats not necessarily as heavy as other subjects.

Thanks to the participant for this weeks interview. If you have an international news story that you want to see here, or if you want to be added to a mailing list of potential interviewees, contact News Editor Alicja Grzadkowska at

news 4 w w e on ta r ion . c om one in five: Breaking down mental health stigma
Student Support Network teamed up with mental Health Awareness Week
julia Falco
Nov. 19 to 23 will mark the University of Guelphs second annual One in Five Mental Health Awareness Week. Organized by Student Health and Counselling Services, the aim of this initiative is to educate students about the prevalence and importance of mental health a sensitive topic that is often swept under the rug. The title One in Five serves to bring mental illness to life with the statistic that one in five students will be affected by a mental health challenge in any given year. The realization that we likely interact with people dealing with mental health challenges everywhere and every day in circles of friends, classes, and intramural teams often takes students by surprise. Kaitlin Milley, a peer worker at the Wellness Center, explains how mental health is critical to success in all parts of life. [Mental health] affects every single part of your life: your physical health, your spiritual well-being, your relationships. Finding a balance between getting good grades, working a part-time job, staying physically active, participating in extracurricular activities, let alone having a social life and designated down time is a constant struggle for students. Moreover, it is a busy lifestyle highly susceptible to anxiety, stress, and depression. Its so common to experience these things, it just happens when youre trying to get good grades and balance everything, said Elyse Heagle, team leader at the Student Support Network (SSN). Located in the centre of campus in the Raithby House, SSN is a peer-counselling center staffed by student volunteers. They offer a confidential, non-judgmental safe space that students can simply walk into any time during the week from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. to talk with someone. Youre met with kind, open people. Were trained in active listening so were there to support you and we can refer you as well, explained Heagle. Whether a student is facing a concerning mental health challenge or just looking for someone to talk with, the SSN extends their invitation to all. You can walk in and discuss any issue that is weighing heavily on you, or even if its something happy you can talk about anything you want, said Heagle. couRtesy When asked about strategies that students are encouraged The week will provide students with tips on how to manage stress to take before seeking further during the school year. counselling, Milley points to the importance of three vital the stigma so that people realize be offered in Peter Clark Hall at things: sleep, physical activity, that those who are facing men- 12:30 p.m. The most anticipated event of and nutrition. tal health challenges arent weak, the week is the Lets Talk MenIf youre not sleeping, eat- theyre probably strong because ing right, and getting physical of it, having to deal with it every tal Health panel discussion to [activity] youre going to feel single day, said Milley. be held on Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. badly whether you have a mental The week will kick off with in room 200 of Alexander Hall. health challenge or not, Milley Stand Up for Mental Health, a Here, a panel of students will explained. stand up Comedy Troupe per- share their personal experienHeagle and Milley both ex- forming on Nov. 19 in Peter Clark ces battling mental illness and pressed that the major goal of Hall starting at 6 p.m. followed the steps that they have taken to Mental Health Awareness Week by a Stress Management Work- learn how to deal with it. is to inspire an open discussion shop on Nov. 20 in UC 42 at 10 All events are free of charge around campus and breaking a.m. On Nov. 22 Stretch Your and all students, regardless of down the stigma of mental health Mind, a yoga class focusing on past experience and exposure to by doing so. the relationship between physical mental health, are encouraged to Its important to get rid of activity and mental health, will participate.

A small step forward leaves Canucks wondering when their time will come
andrew donovan
On Nov. 6, the same day as the U.S. federal election, the states of Washington and Colorado passed legislation legalizing marijuana for those over the age of 21. Washingtons Initiative 502 and Colorados Amendment 64 put a metaphorical haze over the Obama victory as reports coming from each respective state described a festive atmosphere with music, marijuana, and munchies. While the victory was symbolic of the changing times and politics south of the border, marijuana activists were quick to note that the battle is far from over. For example, activists point to the somewhat draconian procedure of determining driver impairment whereby an officer can extract a blood sample from a suspected impaired driver. The legal limit is currently set at 5ng/ ml of THC for those 21 and over. The problem activists have with this procedure is that its measuring a persons THC blood content, and not their impairment. Not to

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mention, this method isnt proven by any legitimate science. Moreover, federal employees still have a zero tolerance in effect on any consumption of marijuana and private workers can still be fired for impairment. Activists applaud the progress being made by the voters of each state, and pending any action on behalf of the attorney general or the governor at the Department of Justice, pot smokers gained an important victory on the prohibition of marijuana. Meanwhile in Canada, while Americans were toking up, listening to some reggae and classic rock, and jubilant of the fact that PBS funding wont be cut so Big Bird can remain on the air, these sentiments were not being shared. On the very same day as the eliAs tsAfARiDis election and legalization of marijuana was taking place in the U.S., While Washington and colorado legalize pot, users in canada continue to be regulated. the Harper government officially put into effect their very con- Liberals Vice President Of Internal the regulation and taxation of its were also contacted for a statement troversial mandatory minimum Affairs, Frank Tersigni, was con- production, distribution, and use, but failed to respond upon time of sentencing (MMS) for minor drug tacted on the matter and made the while enacting strict penalties for publication. Despite continuing debates over charges. Liberal stance on the prohibition illegal trafficking, illegal importaThe passing of the MMS legisla- of marijuana quite clear. tion and exportation, and impaired the drug, the latest Angus Reid poll tion was met with a flurry of fury The Liberal Party is the only driving. Both Prime Minister Ste- shows that 75 per cent of British Cofrom Canadians coast to coast as party that is in favour of legaliz- phen Harper and New Democrat lumbians are in favour of legalization their displeasure was taken to ing and regulating marijuana. In leader Thomas Mulcair have come and regulation of marijuana, which social media outlets and news January 2012 at the Liberal Biennial out against decriminalization shows that at the moment, the govwebsites. convention, delegates overwhelm- measures. ernment is not representing those The University Of Guelph Young ingly supported a policy calling for The Guelph Campus Conservatives sentiments.

u of G appoints food Laureate

Canadian culinary expert Anita Stewart first to hold position
colleen mcdonell
On Nov. 7 it was revealed that the University of Guelph appointed its first Food Laureate. Anita Stewart, an expert on food and Canadian cuisine, will serve as the Universitys honourary food ambassador. Its believed to be the first such position in the world, but Stewart is no stranger to firsts she is the first Canadian to earn a Master of Arts in Gastronomy as well as the first culinary journalist to be given a lifetime membership as a Professional Agrologist by the Ontario Institute of Agrologists. I think its going to be a great challenge and a lot of fun, said Stewart on the new appointment. Stewart has been exploring and presenting Canadian food for a long time. In 1994, she founded Cuisine Canada, which is the first and only pan-Canadian culinary alliance of food professionals. She has also authored or co-authored 14 books on Canadian foods and wines, which include many U of G examples, and appears regularly on CBC Radio. In 2012, Stewart was appointed to the Order of Canada and has contributions to the culinary life received numerous other awards. of Canada need to be more widely So how does Stewart distinguish touted, President Alastair SumCanadian cuisine? merlee said in the press release. I think Canadian cuisine is de- Having a Food Laureate will allow fined by the word possibilities. the University to engage people It depends entirely on where you across the country and strengthen are at, depending on what ingre- our profile and support. dients can grow there, the talent, In the past, Stewart has been the history of the area, the climate integral in helping the university achieve success in the food industry through developing the OAC Food Inventory. In 2010, she also aided the university in the launch of the Good Food Innovation Awards to recognize restaurants showing culinary creativity with local ingredients. Her favourite restaurants in Guelph currently include Artisanale, Ox, Borealis Grill, and the Woolwich Arrow Pub. During the two-year appointment, Stewart hopes to bridge some of the food related projects between various faculty members in different colleges across camof course, and all of those factors pus, which she recognizes will be they all flow into what I would call a large feat. Canadian cuisine, depending again, My goal is to continue to explore on whos there cooking. how U of G has set our national As Food Laureate, Stewart is and international tables with both hoped to further U of Gs reputa- talent and ingredients, said Stewtion as a food university. art upon accepting the title. And We are known international- while Im at it, I intend to recogly as the place for food research, nize some very real culinary heroes teaching and technology, but our whom all of Canada can celebrate.

I think Canadian cuisine is defined by the word possibilities. Anita Stewart


Anita stewart was named the worlds first ever food ambassador at the u of g.

6 w w e on ta r ion . c om The unknown dangers of sexting

Guelph Police Services encourages students to think twice
diana kurzeja
Sexting: a word many may have come across or are familiar with, but may not be aware the true dangers of. In todays society, social network media and technology have become a way of life and form of communication for the average teenager. However, many teens fail to recognize that certain acts can evoke serious consequences. Sexting, which refers to sending sexual or nude photos, is a far more serious problem than many realize. Surveys show that 20 to 60 per cent of teens are sexting, with the trend slowly on the rise. Although sexting may seem harmless, if the sender is under the age of 18 they may face criminal charges, such as the production or distribution of child pornography. Guelph Police officers are working to spread the word about sexting and social media awareness to both parents and students of the community with the Ontario Crime Prevention Week. Sergeant Douglas Pflug of the Guelph Police is working closely to raise awareness of sexting and social media safety by engaging in several group parent chats, school lectures, and teaching a training syllabus called, Protect Your Brand to high school students. When we do lectures it blows them away because [the students] dont see sexting as pornography and if someone is under 18, thats child pornography, sending it is pornography, thats why we wanted to get that out there. And there is damage there, said Pflug. Although relationships at this age may seem promising and everlasting, unfortunately there are those that do come to an end. With this as a possibility, it is important for students to consider that previously sent or posted sexual photos may arise, which can cause personal character and emotional damage. Sergeant Douglas Pflug also mentions how vulnerable a young person may be online, and how important it is to protect their self image. [In lectures] we talk about protecting your brand; we use the analogy that you want to be a hard covered best seller, said Pflug. It is important to remember that once a photo is posted or sent along with any personal information, it can never be taken back and can linger in the online world forever.



The guelph Police reminds students that texting graphic photos can have consequences.
Take This Lollipop is a fast growing Facebook application which Guelph Police officers use in order to teach students the real life dangers of social media. This Facebook application may change the way students perceive not thinking twice about sharing intimate details or photos of themselves as it brings to reality their worst fear; being stalked by a predator online. The application requires access to ones Facebook page, yet it is a great tool for revealing how vulnerable students truly are on social media, and how they can protect themselves online, as well as via cell phone. The most crucial aspect of protecting ones self image and safety is to be aware of what is being sent and posted for others to see. Always consider the factor that there is a chance someone else may see personal photos or information that are either texted or posted online. By passing up the pressures to sext and expose personal photos, older students have the opportunity to become examples for those who are underage and unaware of the serious legal and emotional aftermath of an act that seems so innocent.

frank Valeriote has a lot on his mind

E. coli, omnibus budget bills, and the Liberal leadership campaign
emma wilson
Frank Valeriote, the Liberal MP for Guelph, spoke on Nov. 13 in Mackinnon about many of the issues that he encounters in his new role in Ottawa. Valeriote is the agricultural and rural affairs critic for the Liberal Party, and was involved with the E. coli outbreak this September that closed U.S. borders to Canadian meat, and shut down the XL processing plant on Sept. 27. The Minister of Agriculture, Gerry Ritz, denied that Canadas meat had been affected and waited until Sept.16 to demand a recall. By that point, Canadians had already gotten sick. Valeriote believes that Ritz had trivialized this outbreak. When something like this happens, your antennae go up and you want to point a finger at someone. I try not to be partisan when I make these statements, but I was caught in the middle of it, Valeriote also noted. Valeriote actually found that the governments omnibus budget bills introduced this spring included issues that he supported. However, he noted, I have trouble when an omnibus bill has good and bad in it, so I back away. The recent budget bills, Bill C38 and C45, decreased the number of protected lakes from 3200 to 97. Now there are fewer restrictions on development. For instance, the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) in Northern Ontario has been opened up to being bought by commercial interests, even though it was being used for valuable scientific experiments. Valeriote believes that many of these changes involve aiding the oil industry. Im not against developing the oil industry, but I want to do it sustainably, Valeriote said. Valeriote predicts that the upcoming Liberal leadership campaigns, running from Nov. 13 to April 13, 2013, will be very interesting. Justin Trudeau, Mark Garneau, Joyce Murray, Martha Hall Findlay, are all MPs expected to run. You wont need to be a cardcarrying member of the party to vote, but now unaffiliated supporters can also vote online. Valeriote doesnt think this will lead to problems, stating, I dont think people would go through all the fuss [of voting] if they werent interested or wanted to sabotage things. The informed will vote, but I do think we all have a responsibility to be more civically literate. Lastly, Valeriote mentioned his own ideas for politics in Canada. Im pushing for Proportional Representaion (PR), such as mixed-member plurality, he said. He also hopes that irregularities seen in the 2011 election can be prevented in the future. Clerical errors in the Etobicoke election created up to 70 irregular votes, robocalls caused many ridings to challenge election results, and Valeriotes own calls did not include all of his information. I really think we need to follow the rules. For instance, when I learned that one of my automated calls last election didnt include my name or number, I immediately reported myself to elections Canada, he said. Valeriote is currently putting together a compilation of simplified election rules to give to other MPs as many stipulations, such as MPs needing to give their address to the electorate, as possible to ensure they are followed.


The liberal MP discussed relevant issues from the past year with a crowd of students.

Guelph proves that kindness is contagious with the fifth annual Random Act of Kindness day
kelsey couGhlin
Once a year, community members open doors, hand out cups of hot chocolate, and pass out flowers to strangers with one thing in mind: the hope of brightening up someones day with a random act of kindness. On Nov. 9, Guelph celebrated the fifth annual Random Act of Kindness Day. Over two hundred organizations and community groups joined forces to prove that kindness can be a way of life. Random Act of Kindness Day is part of the Guelph Community Foundation, a charitable public foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in promoting community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for citizens all across Guelph. The foundation set up champions all over the community to spearhead these acts of kindness.

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Jessica Carter, special projects coordinator at Student Life at the University of Guelph, was one of these champions and represented the university on campus. It was something small I could do to let students know people care and that hopefully I can inspire that act of kindness in others, said Carter. Members of the Central Student Association wanted to show people care and help spread the love and kindness one day a year, and hopefully see an impact in the future, according to Carter. Benjamin Hayes of We Change the World also organized a Zombie March for Hunger where he, and other community members, marched to Metro to buy candy to help support the community during the holiday season, when times are especially tough. vAnessA tignAnelli Around Guelph, events included a free pancake breakfast, a free music volunteers at the Random Act of Kindness event show off a pay-it-forward card. n motion class, and a special story time that focused on kindness and pay it forward. Being kind to one Random Act of Kindness Day breeds more kindness. It empowfriendship at the Guelph Public Li- person creates a chain-reaction that founder and chair, Dominique ers individuals as well as groups and brary. These were only a few of the ultimately leads to greater acts of ORourke said, its the best news ultimately makes the world a better events held all over Guelph. kindness all around Guelph and the possible. Imagine at least 60, 000 place to live in. The Guelph community is urged On the University of Guelph surrounding community. 60,000 kind acts in Guelph in a single day. campus, students handed out cot- Random Act of Kindness Pay It For- Imagine it multiplied by one or two. to make it their goal to show that ton candy, apples, hot chocolate, ward cards have been distributed Thats a real impact. kindness is a state of mind as well flowers and cards urging people to throughout Guelph. Research shows that kindness as a way of life.

newsology: Limelight on the toup

Reporting on Trump and his public declarations against Obama
alicja Grzadkowska
After Obama was re-elected last week, it was unsurprising, based on how close the Electoral College votes were, that some Americans might have been disgruntled with he demanded that Obama publish the results. One lucky individual details on his passport and time at even got his views on the results college in a video where he stated publicized in articles that appeared that, If he releases these records, in the National Post, Macleans it will end the question and indeed magazine, and on the Huffington the anger of many Americans Post website, as well as in numer- Theyll know something about ous other news sources. their president. Obama did not oblige, and a reDonald Trump has taken to Twitter throughout the 2012 cam- porter from The Guardian went so paign to clarify his opinions on far as to call Trumps office and reObama and Romney. In October, quest that Trump release the same records (an incident which was not well-received by the executive vice-president at the Trump Organization). Trump, however, was not defeated. After the elections, he encouraged Americans to march on Washington in a revolution against the president through his Twitter feed. These posts were deleted several days later. News sources closely followed Trumps Internet escapades, reporting on them in an often satirical tone, but reporting on them nonetheless. The question is, why? As entertainment news, Trumps capers fit right in, but the stories appeared under business and world news, which deemed his actions as important, or at least, worthy of recognition as legitimate news. His role as a major American tycoon certainly grants him the right to speak on issues, but not in the plainly rude and ignorant ways

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The media should silence trump by ignoring him, instead of reporting on his escapades.
that he has done so in the recent silence his crudeness. past. Simply put, his statements At the very least, criticizing are not worthy of recognition as Trumps statements in a short and anything but celebrity news. effective manner like Brian WilBy recognizing his opinions as in- liams of NBC did on election night, ternational news, newspapers have would have been a better option taken part in drawing his specta- than categorizing the topic as cle even further into the public eye news. when in actuality, ignoring Trump Yes, he brought us The Apprenby refusing to publish yet anoth- tice and beauty pageants, but lets er article about him would have not give Trump any more credit been the best way to deal with and than he deserves.

news 8 w w e on ta r ion . c om shaking hands with top industry representatives

Guelph Finance Conference encourage students to network
alicja Grzadkowska
As students leave university with an undergraduate degree, their concerns over finding a permanent job with a substantial income increase. Those who have had the opportunities to network with individuals working in their field may have it easier when it comes to the job hunt. The Guelph Finance Conference aims to give students a chance to network with industry leaders from companies like RBC, Cooperators, and the CUMIS Group. From Nov. 16 to 18, students from finance programs in Canadian universities will come to the University of Guelph to participate in field-specific workshops, attend banquets and events, and take part in a CME trading simulation. Derek Manuge, the chairman of the conference, and Anthony Donohue, a member of the communications team, spoke to The Ontarion about the goals and themes of the conference. The overlying theme is financial popularity and success of the presustainability, so its to promote vious two finance conferences, and the notion that [business] is not all the competition between applicants about the profits, its about people, for spots. the planet and the profits together, We had more than our limit, roughand it coincides with the Better Planet ly 50 per cent more, said Manuge. project, said Manuge. We want to You want a good group [thats] more show that theres a blend between well-rounded and that we can actually [these elements] and that theyre not select by resume and past experiences, just disjointed. instead of just having anyone come in Over the three days, delegates will when they register. We want to make go to workshops led by industry pro- sure we have the top delegates there fessionals, and get the opportunity to from across Canada. Manuge and Donohue brought the discuss finance. [Students] get that first-hand dis- discussion back to the importance of cussion with the actual workshop networking for students who finish hosts, said Manuge. As well, the university with little experience in 100 delegates who are attending the their field. conference were split up into smaller People will finish university with groups, says Manuge. a four-year undergrad and no expeIts a very close-knit environment. rience, and their biggest difficulty at During the Bloomberg Network- that point is understanding where they ing Night, delegates will also be able can go with the skills that theyve garto talk one-on-one with 25 indus- nered, said Manuge. try leaders, who will have access to Im going through it firsthand right an entire resume book of all the del- now, added Donohue. I know that a egates that have been accepted to the networking event where you can talk conference. to so many industry representatives is In fact, the conference organiz- very valuable, and it looks great on a ers had more applicants than they resume too if you can say youve parcould accept, which shows the ticipated in a CME trading simulation.


Delegates at last years guelph finance conference got competitive during cMe trading.
The simulation takes places on The top prize for the winning team is Nov. 17, and according to Manuge, $1250, giving the already-ambitious the delegates get to move the sim- delegates another reason to tap into ulated markets, just like in real life. their competitive side.

arts & cuLture

Dance-rockers return to Guelph with a few tricks old and new up their sleeves
tom beedham
You guys must love this, I said to Club Vinyl security as the crowd at Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS) rushed out the front doors towards the end of the bands set. The group has developed a reputation for clearing their Guelph audiences out of their host venue faster than any other ticketed performance. Sure now we just lock the doors behind you guys, a guard said as I shuffled my way through the door. It was a good thing the bouncer was joking, because after rallying the crowd together in the middle of MacDonell St. for some brief, trafficjamming circle pit action, USS guitarist Ashley Ash Boo-Schultz Buchholz and turntablist Jason Human Kebab Parsons rushed everyone back into Vinyl for a cover of OutKasts Hey Ya! and (with Parsons garbed in a cartoony tiger-print and eared hoodie) a hushed rendition of The Lion Kings Hakuna Matata to round off the night. Aside from some other left turns that included bracketing a track with a non-sequitur sample of Kenny Gs sax solo from the Brian McKnight-sung cover of George Michaels Careless Whisper and a perhaps more relevant chorus cut from Skrillexs blip twisting Bangarang, USS played a set that was largely reminiscent of the one they performed on the same stage Oct. 6, 2011. The band announced on Nov. 5 via its blog that theyve delved deeply into what [they] hope will become [their] first song to follow up the 2011 EP USS Approved, but they have yet to record or complete writing anything new. Still, the group has a catalogue of strong crowd pleasers that entertained and got fans grooving along. Every single from the bands most recent EP peaked in the top 10 of the Canadian rock/alternative chart and they along with older releases like Laces Out continue to receive extensive radio play on Canadian alterna-rock stations like CFNY-FM 102.1 The Edge, which received a shout out for playing an early role in helping the band get off its feet.

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uss makes elephants jump at Vinyl


Jason Parsons of ubiquitous synergy seeker, better known as uss, illustrates the bands trademark live experience by crowd surfing on nov. 8 at club vinyl.
The night also saw performances of Laces Out, N/A OK, Anti-Venom, Hollow Point Sniper Hyperbole, and Yo Hello Hooray (Everyday). Before diving into Damini, a song inspired by an elephant of the same name that died of a broken heart, Parsons asked crowd members to question the conventional wisdom that elephants cant jump, made the between-set-motionless crowd the elephant in the room, and demanded it to pogo. That elephant shook the room.

a celebration of canadian talent

Guelph Lecture on Being Canadian brings influential figures to town
The award was created in order to commemorate the ascension to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II. Following this momentous occasion was Eleanor Wachtel, prolific author and host of CBCs Writers matthew lecker and Company, who took center stage. Wachtels years of experiOn Nov. 9, The Guelph Lecture ence were shared with the eager on Being Canadian celebrated its audience, sharing a side to the tenth anniversary at the River writing craft influenced by years Run Center. For many it cannot of successful work. The life Wachbe considered a true lecture, be- tel has lived serves as a landmark cause for both the audience and for many aspiring journalists, as the speakers, the event felt far Wachtels actions and techniques serve to instruct those who wish more akin to a celebration. to follow in the future. The event brought together a number of highly influential Wachtel said afterward, The Canadians in order to show- best advice I can give to those case their successes and talents. wishing to start on the path to sucSpeakers included business in- cess is [to] take a serious interest novator Henry Mintzberg, the in reading. enchanting Eleanor Wachtel, Wachtels obvious talents for and finally the musical talents creating a connection with interof Sarah Neufeld. The event was viewees were recreated for those a gathering of the Guelph com- in attendance. Wachtel was poimunity in order to learn and gnant and witty, weaving a lecture experience all that Canadian of unsurpassed quality. talent has to offer. The Guelph Midway through the night, Lecture on Being Canadian is a Sarah Neufeld showcased unique notable event that any Canadian talents with the violin. Already a may take pride in; however, the major music sensation, Neufeld event also represents a growing has found success as a violinist bond between Guelph and the for Montreal bands Arcade Fire worthy individuals who influ- and the Bell Orchestre. During ence it. the performance, Neufeld creatThe evenings events began with ed nothing short of an experience the appearance of the University for a mesmerized audience. Equal of Guelphs own President Alastair parts passionate and talented, the Summerlee, receiving a Queens emotion generated by Neufelds Diamond Jubilee medal to honour instrument was almost overnumerous volunteer campaigns. whelming. While playing, Neufeld appeared to be in another world as she performed, lost in the sounds. The final speaker for the night was Henry Mintzberg, a Montreal born business visionary. Mintzbergs supreme talent within the field continues to this day, with over 150 articles and over 15 books written on the topic. Most notable among Mintzbergs ever-growing work are theories on business strategy, being a major player behind the emergence strategy in the field of business. Mintzbergs research has led to a revolution in this field, playing a part in the many revolutions in business structure in recent years. Truly deserving of an esteemed reputation, Mintzbergs lecture captivated the audience from its opening until its end. The Guelph Lecture on Being Canadian celebrates all that makes the individuals who call Canada home worthy of recognition. The night itself celebrates Canadian talent in a form that instills great pride for Guelph. To call the event a lecture would be an understatement, as this was no simple performance. This event was just as important for the audiences as it was for the performers. The night overall was a great success because every person in attendance came away with an appreciation of something new. More importantly, it opened eyes to the freedoms and opportunities that the country has allowed.

10 w w e on ta r ion . c om Poets descend on Guelph

critiquing to appreciate the art form. This is for everyone. Indeed, after six preliminary bouts, 13 finalists were chosen from the initial pool of about 60. After the three final bouts, nick revinGton Alvin Lau of Chicago, Illinois was crowned the winner, and took Nov. 10 brought some of the home the $6000 first prize. continents greatest poets to A professional poet, Lau got the River Run Centre to vie for started in the art in a rather unthe largest cash purse ever for conventional way. an open slam competition. The Oddly, I used to have incredinaugural Ontario International ible stage fright, and someone Poetry Slam, presented by Guelph signed me up for a poetry slam Spoken Word, had $10,000 on the team as a practical joke, which table, and attracted poets from turned out to be terrifying, but I across Canada and the United ended up on the youth team and States. we went on to go win the AmeriThe caliber of poetry here is can youth championships, just so much greater than youll see really accidentally, said Lau. at most poetry contests because Following this success, Lau of the intensity of a one-day decided to try slam again. After competition, and of course continued wins in competitions that were putting a significant at the youth and adult levels, amount of money directly into Lau decided to go professional the hands of the poets and sup- in 2007. porting their art, said Mark Laus performance showcased a MacKinnon, creative director of diverse repertoire, with the first the Ontario International Poet- two of three final poems covry Slam. ering race and privilege, and a What sets slam poetry apart humourous-yet-meaningful from many other art forms is its chainsaw-vs.-katana duel sceinclusive nature. Not only did nario. But Lau pulled out all the poets performances differ widely stops for the last poem. Themed in their subject matter, covering on break dancing, Lau moved issues such as race, rape, beauty, along to the words of the poem. gender identity, and heartbreak, Laus gestures, invocative of the but judges were also selected dance style, merged words and out of members of the general movement into one and the same. audience. Im probably one of the more One of the keys to the poetry physical people here in terms of slam is that it has moved the art my performance. I always believe, form from an artistic elite into both emotionally and physically, the masses. Poetry slam was cre- I just leave everything behind on ated to appeal to everyone, said the stage, said Lau. Literally MacKinnon. The movement of 100 per cent of the poems, after the poetry slam has really come Im done Im just completely out to be almost an everymans art of breath. form, that anyone can do it, Durham, North Carolina native from any walks of life. You dont G placed second, while Albahave to be schooled in artistic nian-born Gypsee Yo of Atlanta,

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Ontario International Poetry Slam offers largest purse of any open slam to date

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Alvin lau of chicago, illinois captured first place at the inaugural ontario international Poetry slam at the River Run centre on nov. 10.
Georgia came third. Rounding out the prizewinners were Kay Kron of Chicago, Jesse Parent of Cottonwood, Utah, and Lauren Zuniga of Oklahoma City. The events organizers hope to make it an annual affair, anchored in Guelph. There are monthly poetry slams done in Guelphbut this is the first time weve done a professional large-scale production and we hope that the Ontario International Poetry Slam will keep running for many years, said MacKinnon. This is a great opportunity to put Guelph as a centerpiece of performance poetry across the entire world, [because] all eyes are going to be focusing on Guelph for this event in the coming years, and thats a great opportunity for Guelph to once again establish itself as an excellent place for art.

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Jumple gets crowd jumping

Gypsy-punk band plays Jimmy Jazz
bryan wauGh
on their feet. The audience felt no need to wait to get a sense of the band. From the start, the songs were fun and great to sing


I have to say that it is about time Jumple came to Guelph. The five-piece gypsy-punk band based out of Toronto played at the Jimmy Jazz on Nov. 10, delivering three wild sets of music. Jumple put on one heck of a show that night. With their bright and wacky costumes and high-energy music, you couldnt help but hit the dance floor. At one point the band even made their way through the crowd, danced on table tops, and attempted to pull people through the window. We are Jumple and so can you is the bands grammatically-awkward motto, and it certainly describes their audience-grabbing performance style to a T. Even if you had never danced in your life, Jumple would show you the way. What was particularly amazing about the bands performance was that along to, such as their single right off the bat, on their first Na-Na-Na, from their latest song they did just that they album, Jigy-Jigy. The band got people out of their seats and even performed a cover of the

We are Jumple and so can you is the bands grammaticallyawkward motto, and it certainly describes their audiencegrabbing performance style to a T.


Jumple grabbed the audience at Jimmy Jazz on nov. 10 with bright outfits, outrageous stage antics, and a high-energy gypsy-funk sound.
popular Metallica song, Enter Sandman, albeit in Jumples distinct style. Jumples unique sound comes from their combination of traditional gypsy sounds with a punk edge. Indeed, a number of the bands members actually hail from the former USSR. The closest comparison to the bands sound is probably Gogol Bordello, though in any case Jumple still maintains a strong style of its own. (Really, how often can you say youve heard a gypsy-punk band?) The bands exuberant showmanship is certainly worth experiencing. But if you missed it this time, worry not: Jumple has another Guelph date coming up in mid-January. And this writer will certainly be there.

Donovan woods brings casual approach to cornerstone

country-esque sounding, even written about an experience had apologizing for doing so, much to just around the corner from the their amusement. The singer made venue, which he prefaced with, it a point to break in between each Man, I cant believe I just admitmira beth song to describe what would be ted that. played next, asking the audience Many were able to mouth the A packed and cozy Cornerstone at some points what they would words along with the singer to was the place to be the night of like to hear as well and taking this the originals, proving that there Nov. 11, as Donovan Woods took into consideration. were many present that have been the stage for the second of three Such interaction added to the fans for a while. You could see their performances at the downtown casual atmosphere, punctured eyes light up at their recognition coffee shop venue. Woodss per- only by the exceptionally clear and of a certain song being played or a sonal and touching lyrics allowed warm tones of guitar and perform- story that they had heard Woods the audience a glimpse into the er combined. At one point, Woods tell previously. singers life, highlighting a sad described an experience getting There was very little room to past and a creative present. Woods paid to write a song about Toronto move around in the venue and half often described the difficult steps that was ill received. The song of those in attendance had to stand of human interaction, as well as poked more fun at the city than for lack of seating, but Woods many thoughts that occupy the anything, and the entire Corner- good natured humour that was singers head from day to day. stone was laughing along with often self-mocking not only made Woods warned the audience be- Woods throughout it. the sardine can that was CornerAnother song, Woods said, was stone bearable, but enjoyable. fore playing anything remotely

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Donovan Woods filled the cornerstone with an intimate vibe on nov. 11, drawing a clearly established fan base to the small venue.

arts & cuLture 12 w w e on ta r ion . c om Pop Machine: elmo is the new scarlet letter
Puppeteer Kevin Clash has only been tickling Elmo and consenting adults
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While the people at Sesame Workshop the American non-profit organization behind the Sesame Street brand might have been of the opinion last month that any publicity is good publicity, they were probably singing a different tune earlier this week when longtime puppeteer Kevin Clash was accused of having sex with an underage boy. Clash, who was the subject of the 2011 documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey has been lending his voice and puppeteering skills to the animation of Elmo on programs such as Sesame Street and Elmos World since 1985. On Nov. 12, a 23-year-old man publicly alleged Clash had engaged in a sexual relationship with him when he was only 16, placing him below the New York states age of consent for sexual activity. Clash took a leave of absence from Sesame Workshop after receiving the allegation, and followed the charge by adopting a scarlet letter and issuing a statement on his sexuality. Clashs statement confirmed that he is gay and acknowledged that he had been in a relationship with the accuser, however, he insisted the relationship had been between consenting adults. Sesame Workshop received the allegation in June, but after investigation found the allegation to be unsubstantiated, the company took no further action and Clash received no disciplinary action. Only one day after bringing his allegation to the public, Clashs accuser released a statement through his lawyer recanting his claim, assuring concerned parents, childrens programmers, child educators and basically anyone that has ever been able to admit that Elmo is just a bundle of cute that their trust was rightly placed in the fuzzy red ball of charisma and the man behind it. [The accuser] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. [The accuser] will have no further comment, the lawyer for the accused (who remains anonymous) said. Following the release of the accusers statement, Sesame Workshop released a statement saying, We are pleased that this matter has been brought to a close, and we are happy that Kevin can move on from this unfortunate episode. Clash has said he is relieved the painful allegation has been put to rest and that he will not discuss it further. While on one hand, Sesame Workshop and fans of its constituents can breathe a sigh of relief for the clearing of Clashs name, theres no word on how this will affect the lovable red monster that gave this story so much publicity. Elmos shiny red mane has been dragged through the mud, and all joking aside, there might be many that will no longer be able to look at the perpetually three-and-a-half-yearold Muppet without experiencing trigger reactions to the characters association with sexual assault (albeit,


over nov. 12 and 13 it was alleged and recanted that elmo puppeteer Kevin clash was involved in a sexual relationship with an underage boy.
in this case, a relieving lack of sexual assault) and TV could lose a markedly radical television character. Time will only tell what will happen with Elmo following this scandal, but theres certainly a lot at stake. A Muppet that patently avoids pronouns, Elmos voice actors might annoyingly refer to Elmo when in character through use of the third person, but Elmo encourages viewers to make important realizations about the possibility that gender can play a relatively unimportant role in forging identity. People think about that, right? Heres to Elmo. Hope you make it, little buddy.

Ann WestBeRe

The Music students Association Arts Day display tickled the ivories on nov.8. it consisted of a piano with a Play Me im yours sign, and passersby were openly invited to perform for their campus. A fair amount of money was raised from the event for the united Way campaign.

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what the tech?

Will screens be the death of us?
Ontario Research Institute and isnt there. a professor at the University of Two hours a day should be a Ottawa, delivered a talk entitled maximum for screen time. More Plugging Into Childrens Health: than that is associated with unnick revinGton Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in favourable body composition, a Digital World. decreased fitness scores, scores Part of the problem is that so- in self-esteem and pro-social There is no questioning the role video games and TV play in pop- ciety today tends to shelter kids behaviour, and decreased acaular culture. Take, for instance, in metaphorical bubble wrap, demic achievement. There is no Nintendos Mario character. In explained Tremblay. Children redeeming feature of self-cho2003, the Hollywood Wax Mu- today are not allowed to venture sen screen time or sedentary seum made the iconic Italian as far from home as they were in behaviour, said Tremblay. plumber the first video game previous generations, and fear of Discretionary time should not character to be immortalized litigation has led to some rath- be spent sedentary. in wax. Stranger still, a suburb er bizarre regulations: signs at It is, of course, important to of the Spanish city of Zaragoza Toronto playgrounds tell kids note that sedentary behaviour has a street named in his honour: not to run, while some schools isnt just taking over our leisure Avenida de Super Mario Bros. The have banned balls over concerns time or that of children today. It neighbourhood plans to name about recess injuries. This be- most markedly affects domestic about a dozen of its streets after comes even more problematic activity and transportation. And video game characters. when screens provide any easy getting physical activity on the But there is, of course, the alternative activity. side is great, but being physiconcern that the increasing Its really the screen invasion cally active does not necessarily amount of time spent playing which has provoked excessive equate to not sedentary. But video games and watching TV are sittingit isnt [lack of] exer- at the end of the day, plunking contributing to reduced physi- cise so much, its the onset of down to play some Nintendo or cal activity, and therefore higher the screen. When were in front catch a favourite show is cerrates of obesity and more seden- of screens, we sit, and we tend tainly not helping. tary lifestyles. Indeed, one third to get exposed to commercials Some video games intend of North American children are that might make us eat when we to encourage activity, such as overweight or obese. Address- otherwise might not eat, said Wii Fit or Your Shape: Fitness ing these health issues was the Tremblay. Evolved. But do they really help? topic of the 2012 Harshman LecIn contrast, when playing out- Well see. Active Healthy Kids ture on Nov. 12. Mark Tremblay, side, physical activity follows Canada will release their podirector of Healthy Active Liv- almost automatically. And, you sition on active video games, ing and Obesity Research at the cant just go grab a cookie from based on extensive review of the Childrens Hospital of Eastern the pantry because the pantry literature, on Nov. 26.


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screens are everywhere these days, but the sedentary behaviours they promote have a negative effect on childrens health.

from a to Zavitz
Mycelial examines details found in the natural world
small information card described the gruesome symptoms that would result from ingesting each mushroom, and which edible species it is commonly mistaken for. nadine maher Its not entirely to do with being an amateur, Chartrand said regardThe week of Nov. 5, Zavitz Gallery ing misidentification, because there presented Mycelial, a solo show are lots of professional mycologists by Paul Chartrand. A combination that are actually getting poisoned of sculpture, drawing, and photo- by changing climates. But I wanted graphic documentation illustrated to show how even being really diliChartrands interest in and dedica- gent and looking closely at things tion to the natural world. isnt always enough, and that you The works offered an indexical cant really understand something documentation of experiences of na- as infinitely complex as nature even ture, such as a series of transparent if you study it in depth. glass-blown globes. Each glass piece Chartrand also showed postencloses air that Chartrand exhaled ers that documented his actions into balloons while exploring a sig- of attempting to restore nature, as nificant outdoor location, providing described in his Nurtur Manifesto. a trace of that experience. Through tree planting, seed bombing, Chartrand sculpted small rep- and constructing supports to assist licas of commonly misidentified in plant growth he tries to revitalize mushrooms. Each mushroom was nature in areas that have been exnestled in clumps of foliage simi- hausted by human use or disuse. lar to the kind it would naturally Throughout each piece in the show, grow in. Magnifying glasses placed Chartrand intended to give the audiin front of every mushroom allowed ence something to think about and you to see all of the minute details, take away to apply to experiences in and the tiny handwritten identifi- their own lives, while avoiding an cation cards were unreadable unless overly sanctimonious tone. you made an explicit effort to do so. An ongoing project Chartrand The display aimed to compel you to has undertaken has been to inlook closer than you might other- stall replicas of an invented species wise. Beside every specimen, the of mushroom in locations across

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Mycelial placed emphasis on the often-overlooked details and complexities of the natural world by providing viewers with an opportunity to see mushrooms up close.
multiple cities. His mushrooms span areas of Guelph, Toronto, Kitchener, London and Sarnia. In Zavitz, he provided photo documentation of the mushrooms in their new habitats but also distributed marked maps of the areas, so that anyone who wished could experience the pieces themselves. Exemplifying the breadth of his artistic practice and skills, Chartrand also showed a series of small detailed pencil drawings, depicting small scenes of nature where the possible evidence of human ramification becomes evident through forgotten detritus. Each bit of litter is drawn with bright pencil crayon that creates a juxtaposition between the graphite depiction of nature both visually and conceptually. The work in Mycelial demonstrated a personal fidelity towards the natural world and the dedication Chartrand has in his endeavors of research and a cultivation of knowledge and understanding. But the work is not yet over. The more you learn about something, the more you realize that you dont know about it very much at all, and I think thats cool, Chartrand said.

Another successful year for Fair November

Local vendors bring new, interesting products to the UC marketplace
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Holiday shopping has officially started when vendors set up their booths for Fair November, which ran from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11 this year. The annual tradition brings together local artisans and small-business entrepreneurs from the surrounding region, and gives them a chance to reach more people as well as giving students, their parents, and community members the opportunity to discover original products that they might not find in their local mall or grocery store. The Ontarion spoke to three vendors who make and sell food products, jewelry, and decorative home and garden art. Grant Murray, of Hello Gorgeous!, a vendor of chocolate covered fruit and toffees, has been making his delicious product for four years. He says that he gets his fruit from a source in Ontario, and buys them when theyre in season, then freezes them until he needs them. Murray ensures that his product is the best possible quality, and he continues to expand his range of products. I take the finest chocolate that I can get, and I coated dried blueberries, cranberries, cherries, and I also have now recently started toffee items as well, coated with chocolate, said Murray. I have milk and dark chocolates, 72 per cent [cacao] for the dark chocolate lovers. Murray says that his most popular products are the chocolate-covered blueberries, though thats not necessarily his favourite. My personal favourite is the chocolate mint chip toffee, said Murray. Heather Caton was another vendor who had a booth at Fair November. Her business, called Bluefrog Creations, was centered on homemade unique jewelry pieces. The process of making the jewelry however is elaborate and multi-faceted. I make lampwork glass beads so its a process where you take coloured sticks of glass rod, and I melt them down using a torch that runs off propane and oxygen, said Caton. Once the beads are formed, theyre fired in a kiln and that strengthens the glass, and then I make them into wearable art. Like Murray, Caton has also been involved with her company for several years. Ive been making the glass beads for seven and a half years, and its become my full-time job for the last five and a half, said Caton. The vendor says that she works by herself in her home-based studio. All the glass beads are made by myself in the basement of my home, said Caton. Pointing to the display of jewelry that she set up for Fair November, Caton added that it would take her about six months to restock if she worked on a regular basis. This has been a culmination of a few years of work, and coming with new styles, [since] some work, some dont. To get the word out about her product, Caton does a lot of customwork for weddings and other special events, and organizes private home parties. Several of Catons products have become popular for both a younger demographic and for adults. I would probably say my flower beads or the magic changing daisies [are my bestsellers]. Also for boys, the pirate skull beads have become quite popular, said Caton. The Ontarion also spoke to Heather Zondervan from Metallic Evolution. Her business is based on metalwork that both Zondervan and her husband make. [The metal art] is all in steel, and actually, it started because my husband gave me a welder as a birthday present so it started as a hobby that got completely out of control, said Zondervan. Zondervan works with many types of metal, and the companys range of art is extensive. We work with rusty metal, with shiny, my husband also does the woodworking, and I do the stainless steel jewelry, said Zondervan. The idea for the business evolved from Zondervans lifetime of experiences working with crafts and taking up artistic hobbies. My entire life Ive done [crafting] projects, said Zondervan. I used to do costume design, making dresses and things like that. Zondervan told The Ontarion that she cant pinpoint her inspiration to one idea or concrete object. [I have] too many ideas, I cant help myself, said Zondervan. The wide range of products that are the result of her and her husbands creativity have allowed their metal art to fit into many types of spaces. We have this whole line of rusty work thats great for the garden. I [also] do corporate art, like the wall sculptures. The clocks are a great gift idea and the jewelry is always popular, said Caton. The crowds that came through the UC from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11 certainly proved the popularity of these vendors products, as well as the demand for the many other local producers and sellers items.

Photos by Vanessa Tignanelli and Andrea Connell

16 w w w.t h e on ta r ion . c om Goodnight, Cinderella

The Gryphons turnaround season came to a close in the Yates Cup
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The McMaster Marauders defeated the Guelph Gryphons by a score of 30-13 in the 105th Yates Cup on Nov. 10 at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton. Attended by 5,427 fans, McMaster proved why theyre the number one team in the country in their dominating performance over the Gryphons. The game opened with an impressive display of fireworks following the national anthem, as the sky above Ron Joyce stadium erupted with a flash of colour and the Yates was underway. Guelph opened the scoring with a 12-yard field goal by Julian Tropea. It would be the first and last lead of the day for the Gryphons. Backed up deep in their own end, Guelph set up to punt but had the punter kneel in the endzone, thus conceding two points to McMaster for the safety. The safety then allowed McMaster to begin a new offensive series, but in a better position for the Gryphon defense to try and stop the McMaster offensive attack. While the strategy of the move is sound, Guelphs decision to give away two points on three separate occasions may have been a little extensive as it continued to give the ball to Kyle Quinlan, the McMaster quarterback, who was nearly mistake free throughout the game. Once the first safety was conceded, the floodgates opened for McMaster, scoring 21 unanswered points in the first and second quarter. The streak of uncontested points came to an end on Jazz Lindseys one-yard scamper into the endzone with nearly five minutes remaining in the second quarter. Guelph would concede a safety for the third time to make the score 23-10 at the half. McMaster would add another score in the third quarter, a one-yard run by running back Kasean Davis-Reynolds. Guelph scored the last points of the game in the third quarter with a 16-yard field goal off the foot of Tropea. To Guelphs credit, standout quarterback Kyle Quinlan of the Marauders, a potential high-round draft pick in the upcoming CFL draft, was held to a relatively pedestrian day through the air. Quinlan completed 16 of 20 attempts for 265 yards. He threw two touchdowns and one interception on the day, while only being sacked once. However, Quinlan, much like Guelphs Jazz Lindsey, possesses great athletic ability in the pocket. Quinlan was commonly dodging Guelph defenders and sneaking just enough yardage on the ground to keep drives alive. Quinlan finished with 70 yards on 11 attempts. The Gryphon offense struggled in the five-degree weather, often appearing out-of-sync and erratic. Rob Farquharson, Guelphs premiere running back, had two uncharacteristic fumbles over the course of the game. Farquharson finished the day with 94 yards on the ground through 23 attempts, and aided the passing game with four catches for 47 yards. Jazz Lindsey, the other half of Guelphs dynamic offensive backfield, struggled to find the rhythm that made him one of the most exciting players in the OUA this season. Lindsey completed 29 of 47 attempts for 319 yards, but his three interceptions came at the wrong times, often when Guelph was moving well towards the endzone. All things considered, the defense did a good job of holding McMaster

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Saxon Lindsey (7) works past a McMaster defender in the 105th Yates Cup on Nov. 10. Guelph went on to lose the game, 30-13.
to 30 points, a definite improvement on the last time the two schools met, when McMaster outmatched Guelph 50-9 in the first game of the regular season. Despite the outcome of the game, there are positives to be taken from the Yates cup game. Just days prior to the game, Gryphon defensive back Zach Androschuck was named the OUA Russ Jackson award nominee for his academic achievement, citizenship, and football skill. The award came just days after Androschuck played the defensive hero in Guelphs upset of Queens on Nov. 3. The young Gryphons will watch the rest of the playoffs unravel from home, but they should take solace in knowing the difference a year makes. Last year, the Gryphons finished a disappointing 2-6. The 7-1 record and Yates Cup appearance mark a turn in the culture of football here in Guelph. Guelphs performance this season, late game shenanigans and all, ought to place them among the OUAs elite. With such a young team, the Gryphons will take comfort this offseason in knowing that this was the year of inception for a new OUA powerhouse, and the Gryphons are only just getting started.

Back-to-back bronze for rugby

The always-improving squad captured their second-straight OUA bronze
in the game in the closing minutes, Joining that group of all-stars is and even that required the best ef- Byron Boville, who was named forts of the Badgers. the OUA most valuable player folThe Gryphons, who went 7-1 in lowing his 42-point season for the the regular season, are a team that Gryphons. has continuously improved since Other notable award-winchris mller 2009. The regular season records ners all came from Queens, who have seen significant improvement, boast an OUA-leading six all-stars. The mens rugby team captured as the 2009 squad went 2-6; the Adam McQueen was named rookie OUA Bronze when they defeated 2010 group went 3-5; and held a of the year, Dan Moor was selected the Brock Badgers 48-8 on Nov. 3-4-1 record in 2011. The trend as the best all-around player, and 9. The bittersweet bronze medal culminated in a 7-1 campaign this the Queens coach, Peter Huigenvictory came five days after a dis- year. Both this year and last year bos, was named the OUA coach of appointing loss to Western in the saw the Gryphons lose to Western the year. Topping off the great year OUA Semifinal, where the Gry- in the OUA semifinal relegating for the Gaels was their OUA gold phons were just barely edged out Guelph into competing for their medal victory over Western. This is 21-15. second straight OUA bronze medal. the second OUA title in four years The Gryphons controlled the This season saw the selection of for Queens . game early and often. The team five Gryphons as OUA all-stars. Jon The mens season ended with jumped out to an early lead and West, Graeme Mahar, Nick Wal- a victory, but the team will connever let go, relentlessly pressing ters, and Robert Paris were named tinue to improve moving into next the Brock defense while impeding all-stars prior to the bronze medal year as they resume their purthe Badgerss offensive efforts. The game. This year marks Wests sec- suit of the teams first OUA title Gryphons allowed Brocks only try ond selection in the past two years. since 1998.

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The Gryphons complete an up and down weekend after a win and a loss at the hands of Western and Windsor respectively
Jeff sehl
After a tough overtime loss at the hands of the Laurier Golden Hawks on Nov. 4, the Gryphons were looking to get back into the win column to start their fivegame home stand with a pair of weekend match ups on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 against the Western Mustangs and the Windsor Lancers respectively. Unfortunately, they only managed to get two points in a 4-3 win over the Mustangs, falling 2-0 to Windsor the next day. Leading the way for the Gryphons in their weekend match ups were fourth year forward, Jenna Lanzarotta, who netted two goals against Western including the game winner, and third year goaltender, Brooke Siddall, who made 32 saves on the weekend, going the distance in both contests. Despite a disappointing result against Windsor, Siddall was pleased with the energy her team displayed on the ice. Our team showed up with intensity and battled hard both games this weekend, said Siddall. We were able to control most of the play, we just couldnt find a way to score [Nov. 11]. The Gryphons, who now own a record of 7-3-2, sit fifth in the OUA and will look to improve their position with three straight home games against teams that sit below them in the standings in Ryerson, U of T, and Brock. However, the Gryphons wont be taking any games lightly as any team can win on any given night in the OUA. We need to go into every game as if we are playing a top CIS team. We cant underestimate anyone as some of the teams in our league have stepped up this year, said Siddall. We need to play with the heart and energy that we did in

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Womens hockey split weekend contests



Taloa Paone (15) of the womens hockey team fights for the puck in front of the Western goaltender on Nov. 10. The Gryphons went on to win 4-3.
[the Nov. 10] game against Western. If we can remain positive throughout the entire game and realize the potential that this team has as a whole, we will be a very successful hockey team by the end of this season. The Gryphons will continue their home stand in their next game on Nov. 15 at the Gryphon Centre against the 2-8 Ryerson Rams. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Five in a row for the Gryphons

Bathgate, Maxwell overachieving in their rookie seasons
chris mller
Who needs the NHL when youve got the OUA? The always-competitive OUA is boasting some impressive hockey, and the Gryphons are rising to the top thanks to their recent five-game winning streak. Their recent success might be due to the incredible play of rookies Andrew Bathgate and Brandon Maxwell. Bathgate, a playmaking centre, leads the OUA in scoring with 12 goals and seven assists through 11 games. A draft selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Bathgate was thrust into the lineup and has relished the opportunity. The team expected Bathgate to develop into a strong player, but the early arrival of his talent is certainly welcome. Not to be outdone is the rookie goaltender Maxwell, whos had an uncanny start to this years campaign. Through six games, Maxwell is 5-0 with two shutouts. His 1.85 goals against average, and the incredible .937 save percentage highlights the rookies success as the team approaches the seasons halfway point. Head coach Shawn Camp, now in his sixth year with the Gryphons, provides some insight into the teams early success. I think its a combination of things, said Camp. Camp points to the leadership of the veterans, the teams ability to stay healthy, and the upstart play of the teams rookies as significant factors contributing to their success. Theyve been above and beyond what you might expect from first-year players, said Camp. We expected [Bathgate and Maxwell] to come in and compete, but we didnt anticipate those results so quickly. The Gryphons record now stands at 7-5 overall, hiding the fact that the team has won 9 of their last 10, with the lone loss coming at the hands of Waterloo. In their five-game win streak, Guelph has outscored their opponents 24-9. Clearly Bathgate is getting comfortable out there. The Gryphons will look to continue their success moving into their Nov. 17 matchup as part of Hockey Day in Gryphonville. The day will feature two early games with teams comprised of alumni, followed by a game against UOIT. The puck drops at 3:00 p.m. in the Gryphon Centre.

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Cale Jeffries (18) of the mens hockey team follows through on a shot destined for the back of the net. The Gryphons havent lost since oct. 25.

18 w w w.t h e on ta r ion . c om sports & HealtH Gryphons bounce back with a win against rMC
Mens volleyball gets a confidence boost after a resounding 3-0 victory
first set began with every indication that this could be a close game. At one point the score was tied at 7-7. But that all changed as the Gryphons then scored seven consecutive points while the Paladins conmichael long tinued to have trouble running into the net. Once again, errors would After a tough start to the season, and prove critical in deciding a game a difficult loss to the Queens Gaels though this time Guelph would get on Nov. 9, the mens volleyball team the better end of the deal. The first was vindicated the very next night set ended 25-18 for the Gryphons. with a resounding win over the RMC But the Gryphons got off to a Paladins. rocky, seemingly overenthusiastic Despite having defeated Queens start in the second set. As the score in the preseason match, on Nov. 10 began to tip heavily in favour of the the Gryphons were outmatched by Paladins, 6-1 at its most extreme, the Gaels, losing three straight sets. coach Wigston called his first timeSet scores were 25-16, 25-19, 25-15. out of the game. During the timeout As is often the case, errors made he reminded his team to stay relaxed all the difference during this match; and focused. Weve been really working hard the Gryphons had nearly twice the errors of the Gaels. with our mental trainer on relaxing, The loss against Queens left the making sure that we get ourselves Gryphons with a 0-4 record for the into position properly, said Wigseason. ston, when asked what he told his Coming into the match against team during that timeout. the RMC the following night, the And that advice may well have Gryphons head coach, Cal Wig- paid off. As Guelphs Winston Rosston, evidently felt the burden of ser was on the serve, the Gryphons this record. quickly restored the balance to The pressure was on to get a win; 7-9. The strong serving of Timothy we needed to get a win, Wigston Warnholtz then tied things up at 11-11. From there, the Gryphons recalled after the game. And while the RMC Paladins may continued to keep the pressure on, not be the most formidable oppon- forcing several hasty RMC timeouts. ents the team has, in fact, not won Those killer serves were instrua single game in six seasons the mental in securing the win in the second set and, as would become clear, the win overall. Our serving was really good. We put a lot of pressure on them with our serving and if we can continue to serve like that well continue to get wins, said Wigston. Winning the third and final set was a mere formality at this point. Gryphon serves and spikes were consistently more than a match for the Paladin defence. The final scores were 25-18, 2517, 25-14. This first win of the season, even if it was against a lesser team, was undeniably a confidence booster for the team. But all were quick to acknowledge that there is still work to be done. It was a good enough performance to win but I still think we have a long way to go. This team is very talented and weve got a lot of guys on the floor that can play volleyball, so its just a matter of getting it together, said Drew Whitaker, left-side hitter for the Gryphons. Its been a bit of a battle for the first couple of games, but its coming together now and hopefully we can bring it uphill for the rest of the year. With any luck, this flighty boost of confidence will last until Nov. 16 when the Gryphons line up against the top-ranked, currently undefeated McMaster Marauders at 8 p.m. in Hamilton.

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Timothy Warnholtz (7) of the Gryphons gets elevated during the weekends action.

ryerson downs Guelph

Mens basketball on the losing side at the former Maple Leaf Gardens
tristan Davies
On Nov. 10 in mens basketball action, the Ryerson University Rams played host to the visiting Guelph Gryphons at the Mattamy Athletics Centre formerly the historic Maple Leaf Gardens. Coming off a loss to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, the Gryphons looked to get that all-important first win of the season. However, the Gryphons could not stand up to the Rams on their home court and lost the game 91-43. The Gryphons started the game promisingly, opening up the scoring with guard Charles Amponsahs three pointer. Guelph jumped out quickly to a five to four lead, however this would be short lived as the Rams began to establish their control over the scoreboard. The Ryerson forwards quickly imposed their will on the Guelph defenders to take control of the paint. This would open up the perimeter shots that the Rams would take full advantage of. After the first quarter of play the Rams had run up a 10-point lead on the Gryphons.

If the Gryphons hope to be a force in the OUA this season they will need to tighten up on the defensive end by getting more rebounds.
In the second quarter, the Gryphons would be plagued by a sluggish defense that would see the Rams further extend their lead to 43-26 by halftime. Guelph couldnt stop the Rams in the third quarter, allowing the


Daniel Thompson (22) of the mens basketball team drives to the net against Toronto on Nov. 9.
Rams to showcase their bench players who looked equally sharp as the starters. The Rams would simply coast to the final buzzer, racking up another 48 points in the process. Ryersons bench performance helped them take this game, outscoring their Gryphon counterparts 31-15. If the Gryphons hope to be a force in the OUA this season they rebounds for a double-double. will need to tighten up on the The Gryphons offense was lead defensive end by getting more re- by Rookie Charles Amponsah with bounds. The Rams controlled the 11 points going just 7-15 from the boards pulling down 42 rebounds floor. to Guelphs mere 20. The Gryphons will continue their The top performer for the Rams search for a win when they host was shooting guard Jordan Gauth- the Queens Gaels at W F. Mitchell . ier who put up 19 points and 13 Athletic Centre on Nov. 17.

sports & HealtH

Coach says hard work the secret to their success
anDrea connell

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Gryphons cross-country teams sweep CIs, again


The secret to the Gryphons crosscountry teams success is, Great staff, awesome athletics, and a heck of a lot of hard work, says 19-time Canadian Coach of the How do you motivate your Year, Dave Scott-Thomas. On athletes? Nov. 10 at Western, the women I dont think there are any pat ancaptured their eighth straight CIS swers to that question. There is no gold title and the men racked up one button to push. It is reciproGeoFF roBiNS their seventh. In the womens cal-they motivate me and I try to motivate them. five kilometre race, the Gryphons The men and women of the cross-country team celebrate yet another championship season. took four of seven first all-CaThe delicate balance is obviously nadian places, grabbing first, What makes a winning team? What do you love about coaching? out pieces of the puzzle, physi- working. second, fourth and sixth. Ditto I think its a complex thing, I think First and foremost the people I get ological and psychologically and for the men in the 10-kilome- it has to do with the sense of vibe to work with, they are just incred- pull it all together but the core of This interview has been condensed and edited by Andrea tre race, placing second, third, and sense of community. We try ible. I think having an opportunity it all is just character. fourth and seventh. Guelphs to use a standard that is continent to work with a whole community Connell. teams have gotten better and class not just try and be the best that is passionate about what they What motivates you? better since Scott-Thomas ar- in the CIS. I think that is a subset do and are interested in pushing I am just hard wired as a competrived on campus in 1997. Where of personal excellence. We just en- their boundaries is enriching and itive guy. If youve got a chance has this magic come from? courage each athlete to be the best goes a lot deeper than athletics. It to go and demonstrate excellence The Ontarion asked Coach athlete they can be, the best citi- goes with the quality of charac- and proficiency at something in Scott-Thomas to talk about the zen they can be and let the times ters they are. I mean the athletes life there is something really apteams success; here is what he and the outcomes be a part of that on the team are just fantastic. As pealing about competency. But the had to say performance. part of that also there is figuring root of it all is you are invited to

be a part of some really awesome young people chasing their dreams. I approach that with a great deal of responsibility and integrity. I think you get up every day and if somebody is willing to work that hard and to include you as a piece of the puzzle you want to reciprocate. I have a great deal of loyalty and affection for the athletes.

Gryphons in History
sasha oDesse
Published in The Ontarion on Sept. 19, 1995. Out of 56 women, Susie MacLean of Guelph finished first in her heat to claim the individual title and lead the Gryphons womens cross country team to first place at the 95 Guelph Invitational. The victory was sweetened by the fact that it was MacLeans first race after a seven year hiatus. Then coach, Rick Schroeder refused to make any predictions but hinted that he had high hopes for the womens team. The Guelph mens team finished a slightly less impressive third overall. The Gryphons have steadily improved since 1995, climbing to the position of national champions. As of this year the Gryphons womens team has held the CIS banner for eight consecutive years while the Gryphons mens team repeated as national champions for the seventh consecutive year.

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Kristen almhjell (in white) of the Gryphons sets the ball up for an anticipating Gryphon teammate. The womens team lost 1 - 3 to Queens on Nov 9., they rebounded by defeating the rMC paladins in straight sets on Nov 10.

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20 w w w.t h e on ta r ion . c om sports & HealtH Gryphon women named CIs women players of the year
Seidler and Benn recognized for their incredible careers
of the year in 2008, and has taken the team to three bronze medals, a gold in 2011 and silver against St.Francis Xavier on Nov. 4 of this year. anDrea connell These two young women came to their current sports at the beThe Guelph Gryphons can add two hest of high school coaches. If not for blowing out her knee more wins to the scoreboard: female varsity athletes Britt Benn and in high school while playing ice Brittany Seidler have been award- hockey, Seidler, a native of Olied CIS womens player of the year ver, B.C., may not have made the awards in rugby and field hockey, switch to the field. Surgery and respectively. recovery took her off the ice for These two are used to success. more than a year. Coach Ian GibSeidler, a fourth-year geogra- son, who knew of her ice hockey phy student, is a two-time OUA success, convinced her to try out player of the year, OUA all-star and for field hockey. Seidlers reserCIS first team all-star the last three vations werent about the game. years, and Tournament 11 player the When Gibson pressed her to try out last two years running. The forward she said, Heck no Im not going to led the 2012 tournament in scoring play, I have to wear a skirt. Evenwith six goals, two in each game in- tually I caved in. Its a good thing for the Univercluding the bronze medal 3-1 win over Western on Nov. 4, adding to sity of Guelph, with the exception the 19 Seidler racked up during the of a one-year hiatus, Seidler has regular season. been playing varsity since 2007. Benn, a centre and fourth-year She has been a part of Guelphs sociology student, is the OUA all- three bronze medal wins in 2010, star, OUA Shiels Division MVP CIS 2011, 2012 and the silver in 2007. , All-Canadian, CIS outstanding ath- The Gryphons have competed for lete of the year, and was player of a medal in the championships in the game vs. Acadia on Nov. 1 and each of the last six years. Benn made the switch to rugby CIS tournament all-star. She was named OUA Russell division rookie from competitive soccer when the

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Seidler (left) and Benn were named the CiS athlete of the year in womens field hockey and womens rugby, respectively.
coach came calling. My grade nine year went phenomenal and in Grade 10 I really excelled, said the native of Napanee, Ont. They saw my speed, and encouraged me to try out for Ontario, which led to going out for Canadas development team, and a tour to England and Scotland to play. Not only are Benn and Seidler passionate about their sports, but the respect for their teammates is palpable. They are awesome, we are super close and there are a lot of talented rookies on our team, said Seidler. Benn said her team is the best. We are a sisterhood very welcoming whoever is on the team is there for you. Both women are graduating and wont be playing for the Gryphons next year. The universitys loss is the sporting worlds gain and their future success is all but guaranteed.





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Think summer job now

Its not too early to think about what youll be doing at the end of the school year
wayne greenway
79 per cent of last summers job openings were to be filled by May, with many jobs filled sooner. Its a familiar schedule and students should plan on most Canadian businesses being in the posting and interviewing stages in February and March. This means that to optimize success, students need to have their search well underway in January. than 10 minutes) are arranged and conducted with these individuals. It becomes the summer job seekers goal to use these interviews to show their aptitude for the work in the interviewees field, learn about their job, seek out ideas for gaining relevant summer job experience in the field, and obtain the names of other people in the same type of work, who the job seeker could also interview. Most summer job seekers discover a lead on a summer job by the time they have conducted ten to fifteen interviews of this type. think about the location for your summer job. University towns are the hardest places to find experience-based summer work. Job seekers are wise to look where there the demand for students in the target area might be highest and in situations where that demand might mean that the position will have more responsibility. start thinking about your accomplishments. The advantage of conducting interviews with people in the field is that it gives the job seeker a chance to learn more about the work and the skill set that employers would be looking for in a summer student. This growing body of information is valuable in the preparation of a resume. Resumes are no longer lists of duties and while most students do not have a long list of past work experiences they can try to identify relevant accomplishments they may have achieved. Students can look at volunteer work they have completed, relevant papers or

For job seekers who are thinking about their next steps after university, finding the right summer job is about as important as selecting the right program of Choose a career destination you study. Across all disciplines, hir- want to explore. While many stuing managers say that getting a dents have not determined an great career job after graduation exact career they want to pursue is contingent upon getting relat- following their graduation, sumed summer, volunteer, or co-op mer work experience is a great experience during the university way to road test a potential years. The National Association career path. Selecting a possible of Colleges and Employers 2012 target career involves underJob Outlook survey reported that standing the type of work that almost 75 per cent of employers allows a job seeker to harness their prefer to hire candidates who have strengths in an area that captures relevant experience. Accoun- their interest and passion. temps found similar findings in a recent Canadian survey in the Making friends and helping othfinancial sector. ers get networking. For many Some students say that they do students the mention of the word not have the luxury of being able networking creates an unto take the lower wages that so comfortable feeling in their gut. often accompany an experience- Perhaps it reminds them of the based summer job. In some cases, superficial conversations at a reit is true that there are no other ception, wedding, or other large options for the individual. How- social event. Networking is better ever, the immediate infusion of thought of as making friends and cash may come at a high cost later helping others. Its the opposite of in terms of finding that first ca- party conversation. It is in depth reer job. conversation that creates the basis Students who work in experi- for ongoing dialogue about a speence-based jobs leave university cific career area. with an edge that will get them The process starts with asking employed sooner. They have family and close friends, across all gained leadership experience, sectors of ones life if they know connections, references, job leads, anyone who works in the target and even offers of employment on area. Then armed with some well a first career job. These experi- researched questions about the ence-based summer job workers field, brief interviews (of no more are more likely to land a career job several months faster. Every month saved searching is an extra $3000-$4000 in income for the average new graduate. In addition, landing a good job to start a career provides a platform from which the individual can propel their career forward in the future. Immediate financial concerns may have to take priority in searching for a summer position, but if there is any other way to gain enough income or reduce expenses for school, the experience-based summer job will pay off in the long run. So the next question is how to find this kind of summer experience. Here are some practical tips to get the process started on the right track. start early. Snagajob, the largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers in United States recently surveyed over 1,073 American hiring managers. The study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs showed that

M oU s taC H e oF t H e W e e k

assignments done in school, and even work done at home. Most employers do not expect High Court rules Bus segregation students to come with a wealth Unconstitutional of experience but they do expect The article addressed an Alabama students to have the ability to work law that specifically required sega schedule that a manager needs; regation of races on intrastate buses, possess a positive attitude; be able which was in violation of the 14th to plan work; and multitask effec- amendment that stated, No state tively. Students should also look shall deprive any person of life, liberfor ways to show that they have ty, or property without due process of excellent listening and problem- law nor deny to any citizen the equal solving skills. These are all skills protection of the laws. The decision by the Supreme Court involved the many students use every day. looking back on a 1954 decision to outCustomize school and volunteer law discrimination in parks and golf work to support the job search. courses. The article appearing below Its important to examine how the headline also looked back on the choices on paper topics, practi- birth and development of the phrase cal assignments, group work and separate but equal, which initially volunteer work could be adjust- meant exactly what it said. However, ed to support both summer and it then began to apply to education, longer term goals. Sometimes and since the courts ruling on school topics for term papers can be tied cases, the doctrine had been discardinto an aspect of the target career. ed in every test that has been brought Playing a lead role on a success- to the Supreme Court. Angry Southful group assignment can also be erners did not take the courts 1956 used to demonstrate the abili- decision lightly. The reporter noted ty to work in a team and achieve that, Officials of several Southern timely outcomes. Often there are states indicated they would continue opportunities to do related volun- to enforce bus segregation laws despite teer work or take on a small project the courts decision. Segregationist within an existing volunteer po- leaders were bitter in their denunciasition. Sometimes professional tions of the court and its ruling. associations provide opportunities (New York Times Nov. 13, 1956) for students to volunteer at conferences, which not only provides United states recognizes soviet, exopportunities for further network- acting pledge on propaganda ing but is a tangible opportunity Ten minutes before midnight on Nov. to demonstrate genuine interest 16, 1933, official relations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. were estabin the field. Gaining an early start and ex- lished. The pledge mentioned in the ploring the field for unique, headline outlined anti-propaganda interesting experience-based statements, and complete freedom summer job opportunities will of worship was assured for Americans, have enormous benefits not just and the assurance against discriminafor next summer, but for a stu- tion because of ecclesiastical status. Political and economic matters were dents entire career! also discussed, though not in detail. In fact, the article reported that, Debts and claims were left to be thrashed out later for a final settlement of the claims and counterclaims between the governments and the claims of their nationals the Murmansk occupation was not mentioned. (New York Times Nov. 16, 1933) steamer Wexford Wrecked and likely two More ships The article stated that, It was positive that a steamer had sunk in Lake Huron on this day, and probable that the steamers Charles S. Price and the Edwin F. Holmes may also be lost. The article then lists a detailed description of bodies found in the wreckage, which was born out of a great storm. The entire front page of the newspaper was covered with headlines pertaining to the sinking of these ships, like Collingwood is a Town of Mourning; Seven Well-Known Residents Were on Wrecked Wexford, and Terrible Sufferings of Shipwrecked Crews. (The Globe Nov. 12, 1913) Compiled by Alicja Grzadkowska

This Week in History


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Fourth-year ecology student Simon Denomme-Brown intends to do more than pay lip service to the issue of mens health. That babys coming in nicely.

22 w w w.t h e on ta r ion . c om Fair november was anything but fair

Divinus caesar
Theres a growing worry as of Monday amongst some people that the downstairs Coke machine, moved in order to make space probably for a table selling angel figurines during Fair November, may not be returned to its place. Even if, eventually, it does make its way back to its little nook, undisclosed sources have expressed worries about the damage already done, to our productivity, to our pocketbooks, to our polity. For example, My job requires that I come onto campus at 3 p.m., or even one day of the week, at 1 p.m. In order to do so, I would benefit from all manner of stimulants, but usually only have access to caffeine. I choose to drink CocaCola because somehow I can drink it even when it warms up, while coffee and tea follow My general rule with edibles, where if they sway at all from the temperature theyre served at, I cannot consume them without vomiting (its a common reaction, lots of people suffer from it, its no big deal). Without access to this Coke machine on Monday, I ended up trying to work while barely awake. I even tried watching the trailer for Speed Racer on repeat, muted, but nothing. Luckily I hit on something of a solution, but this those prices!). Multiply that by the required a more in depth knowledge ~100,000 students at Guelph, and of the University than most people thats serious money being thrown can be expected to have, and I worry down the drain. Which is maybe what some peothat many others would not have thought of it and would have ended ple want. Which could even be what up unproductive messes throughout most people want. But we dont their work day. know, since this decision was arMy solution was to buy bottles rived at without any consultation, of Coke at that little convenience without an election, without even a poll (also, a quick note on the fountain pop option: no). If we allow the university to make decisions like this without consulting Us, where does it stop, is this a democracy anymore? Since when do the interests of some guy who made soap in his basement trump the rights of Us as citizens of the University of Guelph? Is it not offensive that they pulled this stunt so close to Remembrance Day, a day devoted to remembering store downstairs beside Centre Six. those who fought and died so that (I dont believe it has a name.) This We would have the right to assume solution worked, in that it allowed consultation on even the most munMe to get a hold of some Coke, but dane of matters? it cost Me nine cents more than if a note from the author to the ediId bought it at the machine. Ob- tors at The Ontarion: viously thats a lot of money, but Please maintain the capitalizaworse, it adds up. In My case, a quick tion scheme I used: a lot of people back-of-the-envelope calculation these days, enough that I dare say it puts my yearly added expenses has become common practice, have from this at $164.25. And thats as- taken to capitalizing any pronouns suming I only drink five bottles of or determinants which include/ Coke a day (which I may have to, at refer to Me, out of recognition of


undisclosed sources have expressed worries


as a result of Fair November, the Coke machine was sorrily displaced.

my accomplishments and of respect. For My part, I have condescended to use I rather than We when referring to Myself, to avoid confusion for your readers. Possibly you could publish a notice in the near future to clarify that I have the right and tendency to use the royal we in My writings. It could be front page or whatever.

end-of-semester stress
stacey aspinall
the Guide to Time Management, When dealing with intense workRomantics may argue that the loads, many students feel that essence of fall can be seen on they simply cannot stop for a campus in the form of delightfully break. Learning effectiveness goes coloured leaves, soft-knit scarves, and those pumpkin spice lattes everyone seems to be weirdly obsessed with. However, autumn also brings the fall semester, and with it the undeniable stress of midterms, and later, final projects and exams. Droves of students can be seen on campus weighed down with textbooks, trudging across campus underneath an often cloudy, overcast sky promising rain evoking a sense of collective dread. Such is life during the latter end of the semester. With the semester nearing an end, students may report feeling tired and burnt out during this busy time, as they try to catch up on any neglected school work and complete course requirements. It can be exhausting and feel overwhelming at times. But it seems like periodic stress is par down and stress goes up when for the course at university. So studying is done in long, intense what can students do to retain stretches lasting hour after hour. their sanity while coping with Students are advised to plan school-induced stress? ahead of time to take study The University of Guelph Learn- breaks, which includes devoting ing Commons website suggests an entire day or even a weekthat students actually avoid end away from school work. It nonstop studying. According to seems counterintuitive, but this will help keep you refreshed and avoid feeling overwhelmed in the long run. Though it may seem impossible to take an entire day off school at this time of year, it is still important to give yourself scheduled breaks so you can maintain a sense of balance. Stress, I would argue, despite negative connotations, is not always problematic; it can be adaptive. In terms of school work, experiencing some pressure can allow students to remain motivated and focused on the tasks at hand, while being conscious of deadlines and time management. It allows for productivity, and some people admit to working better under pressure. The challenge, then, is not to completely avoid stress, but to find ways of coping that will allow you to meet your goals while minimizing the negative effects of stress that weve likely all been lectured about ad nauseum. I think that in theory, students are aware of many tactics, but putting them into practice in the middle of the most stressful times is a different story. Basically, if possible, just take the time to relax and breathe, and keep in mind that the semester is almost over and youve made it this far. Until then, need I say it? Keep (somewhat) calm, and carry on.

It can be exhausting and feel overwhelming at times. But it seems like periodic stress is par for the course at university.


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recipe - Zucchini Cakes

colleen mcDonell
When most people think of zucchini, they dont think of a mouth-watering treat to their palate. And while bland on its own, zucchini provides a nice substitute to other cooking ingredients and can make an entire dish much more authentic (and green). This vegetable is brother to the cucumber but is usually served cooked. If youve never ventured to cook zucchini, now is a good time to start. Though categorized as a summer squash, zucchini can still be found at the grocery store. It can be used to make bread, muffins, and various pasta dishes. fried foods) - sprinkle of ground nutmeg, about 1/8 teaspoon (Note: If you add too much it can quickly take over the taste) - 1/4 teaspoon paprika - 1 clove garlic, minced - 1 egg - salt and pepper to taste - 1-2 tablespoons olive oil Makes: 8 cakes


Combine all ingredients, except olive oil, in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Using a heaping tablespoon form the mixture into eight patties. Then, heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once heated, add patties and cook To make zucchini cakes, you will until golden brown. This requires need: about 3-4 minutes per side. Tip: - 1 large zucchini grated, excess add a dollop of ranch dressing to water removed (Note: To do enhance the flavour even further. this, after you grate the zucchini, These zucchini cakes make put the grated zucchini into an elegant appetizer for Christpaper towels and squeeze to re mas parties or as a side dish for lease the water) any dinner. In any case, cook 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan up a batch of them and enjoy on cold winter nights when cheese you want a taste of summer. - 1 cup panko bread crumbs (a Recipe courtesy of Lifes variety of flaky bread crumb used in Japanese cuisine for Ambrosia


24 w w e on ta r ion . c om re: Meatless Mondays

Common myths about agriculture even at the University of Guelph
ruDi spruit
About four weeks ago, I read an article in The Ontarion about Meatless Monday. As an agriculture student at the University of Guelph, I take a keen interest in anything agriculture-related, especially if it is published in the University of Guelphs independent student newspaper. I can see some reasoning behind Meatless Monday, including some health benefits. I dont know this for a fact, but with the obesity rate where it is in the United States, I can see how eating less protein and more veggies might help the North American diet. The concern I have is in some of the wording used. The one problem that set me off with this article was the writers lack of understanding about farming in Ontario, evidenced when she mentions, Others are concerned with animal cruelty; by opting for a vegetarian diet, individuals show produce more and more efficiently they no longer support the condi- if were going to feed our growing tions many factory farm animals are population. Let me tell you about my familys raised in. Nothing could be further from dairy farm. Were the proud caretakthe truth, and the Meatless Mon- ers of 370 cows who live in the barn day campaign does nothing to help throughout most of the year. There animal welfare. The concern with is a reason for that - and that reason animal cruelty is great to everyone, will hit us all in about two months: especially farmers. Farmers choose winter. Cows dont like it. We keep to work with animals because they them in the barn for the same reaenjoy it. Caring for animals properly son your pets live in the house: for is a matter of doing the right thing. comfort, fresh feed, fresh water, Contented animals are also more and safety. In the summer, cows productive animals and lead to high- are often too hot and a lot of them, if er quality food products. Like any outside, could risk facing heat stress animal owners, farmers must also and death. So our barn is designed to follow laws for humane treatment, cool those animals down. Even when and neglect and abuse of animals of they are given a choice of going outany kind (pets or livestock) is against side, they pick the barn 98 per cent of the time. the law. Larger farms came about because In Canada, 98 per cent of all farms are still family owned and operat- approximately 100 years ago, half of ed. It is true that farms are bigger the population farmed, whilst now than they used to be, but theyve had only two per cent do. That means to accommodate a growing world two per cent of the population feeds population and a declining farm pop- the remaining 98 per cent. To do that, ulation. Fifty years ago, one in three farms have to get more efficient at Canadians farmed. Today, its one producing quality product in large in 47, yet Canadians still want af- quantities with minimal labor input. fordable, local food, so we need to My grandfather milked 60 cows with



There is some debate in the meat-producing community over whether or not animals should be raised indoors, but some farmers argue the animals prefer it to outside.
the help of his family of nine, which created enough income for one family. Today, my dad milks 200 cows with my mom and no other help except for the occasional weekend assistance by me, which creates enough income for all of us. Today, there are tens of thousands of Canadian farmers like my dad, providing the same amount of care, with the same amount of detail and the same amount of animal welfare. Most farmers care greatly for their animals and take the utmost pride and care in their animals. If you have any questions about the modern food system and animal agriculture do not hesitate to contact Farm & Food Care Ontario. Its an organization created to answer the publics questions about their food and farming supplies. Also, if you want to enter a modern farm facility without leaving your desk, just visit Farm & Food Cares website at to tour a number of Ontario farms, including dairy farms like mine.

Why care about the Usa election?

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As about half of America and most (it seems) of Canada heave a collective sigh of relief at the reelection of Barack Obama, there are a few questions posed regarding the politics of our neighbours to the south. Through Facebook posts and conversations overheard around campus, some people have wondered, I am Canadian, so why should I give a (you-know-what) about the American election? Other points raised included, It doesnt matter who wins, theyre all the same and do an equally bad job, as well as, We have more important things to worry about. Without delving into the actual campaign platforms and the stance of both candidates (Obama and Mitt Romney) on certain issues, Id like to address each of these statements on a level of personal opinion. I am Canadian, why should I give a hoot about the american election? You should give a hoot because it has a much larger impact on Canada than it may seem. Being our only neighbour, the United States works in a partnership with us on everything from trading and border security to environmental polices and defense matters. The person in charge of the country below us holds a great influence over a many Canadian operations. Who We have more important things to worry about right now. Yes, we have many important things to worry about right now, but sometimes I think we view these concerns as disconnected. The senseless killings in Syria, the debt crisis in Europe, the catastrophic damage to our environment all are inarguably pressing issues. But as one of the It doesnt matter who wins, most powerful countries/militheyre all equally bad. In a sense, taries/economies in the world, this could be true; it depends on the United States have a tremenhow each candidate is viewed. dous influence on global matters. Every voter has their own unique Their leader must be recognized list of priorities, impression of as someone who can improve or each contender, and level of faith exacerbate these problems with in the promises made. However, the power of their position. And in the case of the USA election, as Canadians, these issues apply say, the two candidates cannot to us as well. So yes, there are be and are not exactly the same. very important things to worry They may raise the same level about right now, but included of dissatisfaction in their con- within those events is the US stituents, but if they were the election. same politician, they would not The apathy of our youth tobe running against each other. wards politics is not a secret, In a country with hundreds of even within our own nation. millions of people, it is definitely And between our own leaders, puzzling that only two choices schoolwork, jobs, families, and are given to the electorate. But personal problems, there is no the choice IS given, and even if it wonder as to why it is hard to is a matter of choosing the less- find time for such things. But to er evil, it is important to know those who make it an accentuwhere ones values lie. Though of ation to at least follow along, I course we Canadians dont have commend you. Each concerned a say in this particular election, I citizen, regardless of voting abildo believe we should care about ity, is a voice for the future. the outcome, because there is no denying that in one way or another, it certainly will affect out lives. the Americans elect can affect our trade agreements, CanadaUSA passport requirements, what and how much of our natural resources are sold, and the level of Canadian military assistance requested. One may think that out of sight, out of mind applies to the politics of other countries, but that simply isnt the truth.

Why the classroom matters

We live in the digital age. Were surrounded by screens of various shapes and sizes that serve a multitude of purposes, though the primary purpose ought to be seen as one focused on entertainment not education. It seems strange that over the last couple of decades or so, these screens have taken over many facets of our lives. Instead of buying books from a store, we have an eReader that allows us to buy books online. Instead of sending letters, we send e-mails. In lieu of the phone call, we text. These examples highlight the prospective benefits of implementing technology into everyday life. However, bear with me as I present what gets lost in the technological shuffle. The process of going to the book store, talking with an employee, finding a suitable text, and paying at the register may not seem like a big deal, but when compared to pressing Purchase on the screen, its quite an outing. Youre surrounded by people, so youll need a working knowledge of respectable public behaviour. Youll need a little bit of language skills to talk to the bookstore employee. Youll need a practical understanding of how currency works if youre interested in purchasing anything. You might have to talk to the pretty/handsome cashier, which could either be exhilarating or humiliating. Regardless of how many apps they make, there will be no substitute for real-life interaction. So why on earth would we allow technology to infiltrate the source of all that knowledge, the source of all that experience? Im talking about the classroom, or rather, technologys next step within education. Weve had overheads and their modern cousin, the projector, for some time, and publicly accessible computers have been in the school system since computers were deemed relevant. Weve had digital calculators, standardized testing (Scantron), and films in the educational system, so why the need to limit the use of technology to its current state? The answer to that question lies somewhere in the value we place on human interaction, which is bound to vary in each individual. What does not vary between individuals is the usefulness of some very basic skills that develop through human interaction. Most of these skills, as you might imagine, are verbal and social skills you know, the important stuff for existing in a modern society. For example, I was in a class a few years ago where we all had to give a presentation at some point during the semester. University gives you a better understanding of how terrifying it can be to stand in front of a group of people you hardly know while presenting on information you barely know, and its quite simply horrific for many who hold a LeNore DiaNe disdain for public speaking. But something happens in are we approaching a point in education where technology may no that moment of terror; theres longer be beneficial, but rather a hindrance to education? a thought process you cant imitate on an iPad since its just Theres no need for any physi- protons aluminum has. Rather, you and thirty people. That pro- cal resources beyond access to a its the assumption that educacess contains so many minute computer, the instructor doesnt tion serves humanity to produce skills, all of which are honed need to be paid as much, and the a better humanity, something from a young age. The immedi- course itself is generally stream- that improves upon what it was ate juxtaposition of ideas, the lined and accessible in the online before. rapid rate of information dis- format. Online education does not imsemination, and the operation of Though those discussion board prove on the classroom model. the individuals intellect are on junkies would argue differently, It is not even a close alternative display, and theres nowhere to the effect of replacing a space of to the classroom experience. It hide. Your critical thinking skills social interaction with a key- does not facilitate the active, are exercising at a mile a min- board is significant. Online social environment that contribute, and youre trying to balance discussions are often rushed and utes to acquiring the quality of your own ideas with the ideas of last-minute, appropriate time education that this institution a colleague. The constant rea- is generally not given to the strives to provide. soning and verbal negotiations course, and most importantly, With populations on the rise with similarly minded individ- there is no physical space of in- throughout the world, the future uals is the shared experience of teraction. Students are given a may be less about understandeducation its the most incred- keyboard instead of their voice, ing the past than it will be about ible aspect of your studies, and it and the skills that are developed how to understand the present. only happens in the classroom. all through the primary and sec- Overpopulation, food shortages, If you consider your educa- ondary steps of education are and the catastrophic possibility tion an investment, then the laid to waste. Any sense of for- of a nuclear holocaust will not skills developed in these cir- mality and efficiency of thought be solved by those who live oncumstances are the returns on is lost in this way. Online educa- line. These problems, along with that investment. tion cheapens the value of your whatever else the world deems That very romantic notion of degree, and weakens the skills worthy to throw at humanity, education has come under fire, that so many years of education will be solved by the collective whether you choose to realize strove to instill in young minds. intellect derived from the anait or not. Education is the product of lytical, communicative, social, Im talking about the move humanitys efforts to preserve and verbal faculties of educatfrom universities to provide and improve our knowledge of ed people. more classes in an online, dis- the universe. That knowledge These skills, as you might have tance-education format. The is not merely the date of an his- guessed by now, derive from the theory of online education isnt a torical figures death, its not lasting monument of education bad one; its actually a great eco- the formula to solve for x, and that is found throughout the nomic solution for universities. it definitely isnt how many world the classroom.


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Dear Editor: In Tech Tattles, (published in your Nov. 8 issue) Carleigh Cathcart makes the point that since [p]ost-secondary education is not a publicly funded service university students should be able to use technology however they wish within the classroom. However, Statistics Canada tells us that in 2009, government transfers accounted for about 56 per cent of the revenue of universities and colleges; tuition fees made up just over 20 per cent. In this sense, the wider community does have an interest that class time is being wellspent by university students. Secondly, the inappropriate use of technology has become a form of pollution in many university classrooms I am shocked at witnessing the viewing of videos, playing of games, etc. in lectures, which create distractions to other students who are trying to learn. We must remember that the purpose of spending time in class is education, not entertainment. Regards, Mark Sholdice PhD candidate, Department of History

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