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October 25 2012

October 25 2012

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Giving – not taking – on Halloween
Trick or Eat aims to surpass last year’s collection totals
alicja grzadkowska
Collecting candy on Halloween is typically seen as an activity for children rather than university students. However, Trick or Eat is an option for students who still want to go door-to-door, though with a more charitable purpose. The goal of Trick or Eat is to collect food for the Guelph Food Bank, which serves the Guelph and Wellington county. The annual event is organized through Meal Exchange, an on-campus chapter of the non-profit organization that involves universities around the country. There are a variety of ways for people interested in this year’s Trick or Eat, taking place on Oct. 31, to get involved on a team. “[People can] either start a team, register a team, or join one. You can also do it as an individual and they’ll put you into a team online,” said Liz Woodside, the education and promotions coordinator for Meal Exchange. “That’s probably the number one way that students get involved and they go out the night of Halloween and collect food from different neighbourhoods.” opportunity to help organize the event. “Other ways to get involved would be [helping] organize the event because we really need volunteers to help with the kick-off ceremonies and decorating,” said Woodside. Sorting at the food bank after the food is collected is also an important job that volunteers can be involved with. This year’s kick-off ceremony starts at 4 p.m., and will feature a number of speakers before volunteers are sent out to their respective areas. According to Meal Exchange, Rick Mercer might be a speaker at this year’s ceremony, though plans will become more definite in the days leading up to Halloween. The goal of Meal Exchange this year is to get more than 44,000 pounds of food, which was last year’s total. “Usually the goal is to try to reach or exceed previous years,” said Woodside. “[Last year] was the biggest year so far…so we’d love to raise that much food again this year or even more if we can, and if we have the volunteers.” Money donations are also

“[Last year] was the biggest year so far… so we’d love to raise that much food again.” – Liz Woodside
According to Woodside, Meal Exchange sets up the different routes that volunteers can take. The gathered food is taken to the food bank and sorted the same night, and then donated to the food bank immediately. Besides participating on a team, volunteers also have the


Meal Exchange encourages students to register for their annual event, Trick or Eat.
accepted online. Accounting for the money and the food raised in 2011, the total end dollar value was $82,000. “Trick or Eat has such a group of followers that come to do it every year,” said Woodside. “I think it’s a fun event and it’s social so people really like it and come back to do it again.” Those interested can register at trickoreat.ca.

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David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin discuss ecology and economy at Bookshelf
bronek szulc
On Oct. 16, David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin visited Guelph to talk about the close relationship between the environment and the

economy as part of their Canadian of economic recession while afEnd of Growth Tour. Combining firming that, despite what the the expertise and experience of media might lead us to believe, an environmental activist and a “every global recession in the last former chief economist, their mes- four decades has oil’s fingerprints sage was clear: because the health all over it.” Natural resources are of our natural environment de- such a driving force in the world termines our fate as a species, economy that several nationsustainability needs to be the gov- al economies now hinge on the erning idea behind the economy. markets of resources such as oil, Rubin began the talk by walking coal, and natural gas. This leads ...se e su zu ki pag e 5 listeners through a short history


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Information free-for-all
How a campaign is making strides globally
olivia zollino
For students, research is critical to completing assignments and advancing learning. At the University of Guelph, the library offers these resources through an online database that contains information from scholars around the world. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone were able to easily retrieve these documents as well? This was the fundamental question and founding idea behind Open Access Week. Open access is defined as “scholarly research that is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.” Already in its sixth year, this global event strives towards encouraging open access as a standard for the future. From Oct. 22 to Oct. 26, McLaughlin Library joined with other groups and individuals to host various workshops, ranging from such topics as copyright in Canada to intellectual property management. While this campaign has received worldwide attention, University of Guelph students and staff seem to be behind on the movement. Jane Burpee, associate librarian at the McLaughlin library, mentions how open access has not been a major issue of concern for the student body. “We’re very interested in raising


Global to Local:
U of G students and staff on international and national news

On Oct. 24, the BBC reported that another Republican candidate made comments about rape that were deemed as extremely inappropriate. Richard Mourdock’s exact statement during a debate, in response to the question of whether abortion should be allowed in the case of rape and incest, was, “I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Immediately, Democrats responded with disgust, to which Mourdock replied that his comment was misunderstood, and that his words were twisted.
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open Access Week hosted many speakers, including carys craig, Dr. Henson-Apollonio and Kent Mewhort.
awareness on campus. These is- budget,” said Burpee, adding, “We Students would have the same sues are really at the tipping point can’t even offer access to every- quality of research once they’re globally, but awareness is really not thing that is out there because it is graduated as they do now.” there on campus yet,” Burpee said. so expensive. If it were free, neither This is critical to those needing Considering how often students of those two issues would exist.” scholarly information, ranging log onto the online database offered As of the present moment, those from medical documents to peerfor free by the library, it begs the who are unable to enter these re- reviewed journals. question of why students are not sources usually have little hope of Burpee personally recommends concerned. Is it that they just do finding quality research. For those students to attend Creative Comnot care? Not necessarily. who do, they must pay for a sub- mons Canada Initiatives & CC “What students don’t realize is scription or per document – which Licensing, led by Kent Mewhort on that once they graduate, they will can become pricey very quickly. Oct. 24. Burpee adds that Mewhort be cut off immediately from the If there were open access to these “will show attendees how you can wealth of resources we have at the documents, “You would be able to use the Creative Commons tools.” University of Guelph,” said Burpee. find it through Google instead of For more information about However, Burpee says this is not locked in resources,” said Burpee. Open Access Week, information is the university’s fault. “It would be wide open to anyone posted on the University of Guelph “The university itself has a limited – you wouldn’t have to pay for it. library website.

Juggling work and life
Guelph professor set to examine an age old dichotomy
andrew donovan
Life is a balance of work and play, and oftentimes, how the two affect one another can be closely related to the quality of relationships we keep in our daily lives. This relationship will be explored further by U of G Professor Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, who received a grant totaling $74,200 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for her project, “Diary Methods for Examining Work and Personal Life Over Time.” The project is going to be funded by the SSHRC for two years and in that time Gonzalez-Morales expects there will be a full year in data collection alone. “One of the hardest parts,” she said, “Is going to be making sure people complete the tasks on their tablet.” During this project, each of the 200 participants will at one point receive an electronic tablet to track and timestamp data collected. The tablet is an integral part of this project due to its ability to monitor if the participants are accomplishing their tasks at appropriate times. The psychology professor notes that the relationships that will be studied vary from family at home, to co-workers, friends, and even caregivers. As the definition of family expands, so does the scope of these particular studies. The collection of data from the participants will be broken down into daily, weekly, and monthly measures. “In the first month, they will do only daily and weekly measures, and in the other two months, they only do monthly measures.” This longitudinal technique of gathering information isn’t something commonly practiced in this type of study, but Gonzalez-Morales believes for what they want to learn, the project is best suited using this approach. “There’s things that are going to change on a daily basis. For example, how much your mood at work affects your life outside of work. But then, for example, behaviors and values that you learn at work…can help you with something in your life…that’s not something that can be assessed on a daily basis, but it may happen more on a weekly or monthly level.” The SSHRC “is the federal agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.” Because this is a publicly funded organization, Gonzalez-Morales highlighted that there was plenty of competition for the opportunity to study this subject and is glad that the University of Guelph was ultimately awarded with this large grant. The process of recruiting participants is currently underway and the University of Guelph’s website quoted the professor commenting on the need for people to step forward for the study. “We are looking for full-time employees with office jobs and regular working hours to take part in the study, to help us answer the question of whether or not well-being, worklife balance and satisfaction can be

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gonzalez-Morales received a grant to study the connections between work and personal life.
enhanced by the daily use of simple, so-called happiness exercises in the workplace.” For more information on the study and the possible opportunities it may present, please search “Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being.”

The Ontarion: Have you heard about Mourdock’s comments, or the earlier comments on rape by Republican Todd Akin? noorain shethwala, student: No, I have not heard of these imbecile comments. That’s ridiculous. The Ontarion: What is your opinion on his comment, and the subsequent response of his opponents? ns: Well, it shows how ignorant they are, that a situation that they know nothing of, they’re putting their own perceptions on. “Oh, something beautiful will come out of [rape]!” They don’t know what the person has endured or has gone through, and they’re going to try to put a positive spin on something that’s actually so traumatic for somebody. I think the Democrats’ response to it was pretty apt. I would be disgusted, too. I know that they should maintain a stony face about it and not show their outright disgust, but how can you contain yourself when someone makes such an inane comment? The Ontarion: Why is this an issue that interests you or doesn’t interest you? ns: I mean, the whole election is a huge thing on everyone’s mind right now because everything that happens in the U.S. affects us in a big way so obviously if a Republican, Mitt Romney, gets elected, it’s going to be terrible for all of us. Clearly, he has people who are working [with] his campaign who are saying things like this, and it can only have negative repercussions for us if they instate any sort of legislation that deals with this. Thanks to this week’s participant. If you have an international news story that you want to see here, or that you want to discuss, contact the News Editor Alicja Grzadkowska at onnews@ uoguelph.ca.

news 4 w w w.th e on ta r ion . c om The electronic age hasn’t caught up with book lovers
The success of the Giant Book Sale proves the ongoing romance with ‘real’ books
alicja grzadkowska
Not so fast, e-books. It turns out that people are still obsessed with collecting and reading hardcopies of their favourite novels. From Oct. 19 to Oct. 21, the Friends of the Public Library held the sixth annual Giant Book Sale in a warehouse on Massey Rd. There were approximately 40,000 items donated to the sale that eager attendees could sift through, including fiction literature and many types of non-fiction literature, as well as movies, children’s literature, art, and rare books. The event was managed completely by volunteers and the proceeds raised went to the Guelph Public Library. On Oct. 19, people were able to get into the sale two hours early, if they paid ten dollars, while on Oct. 21, all books were reduced to one dollar. Brenda Elliott has been working with the book sale for five years, and is one of the co-chairs of the 2012 book sale, along with Linda Kearns. According to Elliott, this year has been a great success. “This has been fantastic,” Elliott said. “Our numbers of volunteers have increased from 100 to about 180, which has been marvelous.” On the morning of Oct. 21, the by 10:30 a.m., many avid book readers were scouring the bookfilled tables. “You can see we’ve got 250 people here already,” said Elliott. This year’s sale was also different than last year’s in other ways. “We’ve made some modifications in the exiting [area] because in previous years, it’s been pretty jammed up,” said Elliott. These changes have been met with positive feedback from the people who came out to the sale. “People have said that the flow of the book sale is running more smoothly, and they love that we sort our books so well,” said Elliott. “We are also very fussy that we don’t put anything moldy or torn or dirty on the shelves.” In this way, the Guelph sale differs considerably from other mass sales. “Some book sales, I think in an effort to keep their numbers up, let their quality slide a little bit. We’re pretty fussy about that, and people really appreciate that and comment on how great the books are,” said Elliott. As the day went on, the warehouse got more and more empty, much to the delight of the coordinators and volunteers.

“Our numbers of volunteers have increased from 100 to about 180, which has been marvelous.” – Brenda Elliot
group had almost reached their goal of raising $60,000 for the GPL. “At this point, we’ve sold $55,000 worth of books, and that’s phenomenal considering the prices are up to three dollars,” said Elliott. This year, the sale opened two hours earlier than last year when it opened at noon, and

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The giant book sale brought in a lot of funding for the guelph Public Library.

conference promotes positive mental health in Guelph
abuse problems later in adulthood. The objectives of the conference included increasing the knowledge of the factors that influence substance use and mental health disorders, providing examples of community and family-based prevention efforts, and showing the importance of collaborakelsey coughlin tion in respect to community-based prevention. All of these work togethSubstance abuse and mental health er to focus on bettering the lives of concerns have been prevalent issues children and youth in the Guelphin society for years. On Oct. 18, the Wellington area. The conference also included three Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy invited community members to discuss keynote speakers. The first speaksubstance abuse prevention and men- er was Dr. Kenneth Minkoff, mental tal health promotion strategies with a health and addiction specialist and aspanel of experts. Among those regis- sociate professor at Harvard Medical tered were more than 300 delegates School. He is recognized as one of the representing 15 regions across all of leading experts on integrated services Ontario, spanning from Windsor to for individuals and families concernPeterborough. ing mental health, substance use, and The conference was held at Lake- health conditions. side Church in Guelph and cost $60 Keynote speakers also included to participate. Those invited to at- Canadian physician, public speaktend included parents, healthcare er and bestselling author Dr. Gabor professionals, educators, child wel- Mate and national resiliency expert fare workers, and any members of the Dr. Wayne Hammond of Calgary. community that have an impact on Both are experts on mind and body child and youth development. Un- health, childhood development, and derstanding these issues and their the treatment of addictions and meninfluences during childhood reduces tal health issues. the likelihood of children developThe focus of the conference was ing poor mental health and substance to unite community members and

Changing Futures Prevention program focuses on substance misuse and mental health


The conference discussed how drug abuse could be prevented by raising awareness for kids’ mental health.
world-renowned experts to work on evidence-based approaches that combat substance misuse and mental health issues. Dealing with mental health issues can be seriously detrimental for youth. These children face problems with memory and attention, feelings of hopelessness and anxiety, frequent aggression, and often substance abuse. Parents can utilize the lessons learned from the conference to tackle these issues first hand. When asked about the importance of community-based prevention programs, University of Guelph student Emily Johnston said, “It is really important to come together as a community to address such damaging and prevalent concerns.” The Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy, in partnership with the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, hope that community members left the Changing Futures Prevention Summit with a newfound appreciation of the importance of communitybased programs to combat substance abuse and mental health disorders. Both locally and internationally, Guelph has taken the first step in improving the lives of children everywhere.

. . . su z u ki con t i n ue d to an economy that is vulnerable to environmental factors. However, trusting in economic law, Rubin asserted that, “David Suzuki, the eco-terrorist, is not the nemesis of the Canadian tar sands; the nemesis of the tar sands... is the cost curves that come with increased production.” Once prices rise and people can no longer afford the oil being produced, growth becomes unattainable and oildependent economies such as that of the U.S. are bound to fall into recession. This, Rubin believes, will push humans to find alternatives to fossil fuels and lessen their ecological footprint, stating that “maybe the very prices that stand in the way of endless economic growth isn’t an apocalypse, maybe it’s our very salvation.” However, Suzuki was not so confident in relying on market forces to reach environmental preservation. “The market is a human creation,” Suzuki reminded listeners, “and it is something we can change; but we can’t change nature, and yet what we try to do is shoehorn nature into our agendas.” Suzuki argued that, in Canada, we have shifted in the last hundred years from being agricultural dwellers to big-city dwellers and with that, our perspective of our place in nature has become distorted and blurred. “When you add up our [population] numbers, our technology, our consumption, and our global economy, we have become a new kind of force that is altering the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the planet on a geological scale,” Suzuki said. genes found in human cells.” He discussed how, despite our preference, we are implicated in nature, and have the foresight and scientific knowledge necessary to shape the future of our environment responsibly. But Suzuki wants action to be taken now. Suzuki stated that a lesson is to be learned from countries like Bolivia and Ecuador where government initiatives have decided to leave their oil resources untapped and in the ground in order to preserve their highly bio-diverse environment and species, such as in Yasuni National Park. “Ecuador is a poor country, and look at what they’re willing to do... Ecuador puts us to shame,” Suzuki said. “Canada just wants to be an oil superpower and we don’t have any concept of what our role is in the biosphere among the rest of the world.” Sustainability is a complex endeavour. But the simple fact is that humanity lies at its center and we have the ability to change our role. The coming together of Rubin’s realist view of the world and Suzuki’s focus on biological unity is a sign that people from different communities and disciplines can cooperate to direct actions towards issues of environmental sustainability that, in the end, affect us all.

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“…we can’t change nature, and yet what we try to do is shoehorn nature into our agendas.” – David Suzuki
His talk focused on biology and the principle that humans are animals with a fundamental need for clean air, water, and soil, all of which is “delivered by our relatives... that carry thousands of genes identical to the

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suzuki and Jeff rubin discussed the links between the environment and the economy.

Bumpy road to banned bottles
Proposed water bottle ban source of conflict between Hospitality and CSA campaign
susannah ripley
A proposed ban on bottled water has created a conflict between Hospitality Services and the Central Student Association’s Aqua Campaign. In March of this year, the CSA posed a referendum question asking students about their support for the discontinuation of bottled water sales on campus. Of the 3967 students who voted on the question, 78.6 per cent supported a ban on bottled water. Despite this majority support, bottled water is still sold on campus in Hospitality Services’s locations and vending machines. The Aqua Campaign has encountered obstacles to putting the referendum’s results into action. This opposition has come mainly from the university administration and Hospitality Services, rather than from other students. “It’s very embarrassing that our university isn’t responding to what students have said,” said CSA External Affairs Commissioner Dominica McPherson. “We pride ourselves on being a very environmentally conscious university. To stand behind what we say to others, it’s really important that we end the sale of bottled water on our campus. There’s a huge number of campuses across Ontario that have already done this, ones that don’t have a reputation like Guelph of being environmentally conscious and sustainable.” McPherson also cited the University of Guelph’s website, which states, ELiAs TsAfAriDis “The University community shares a profound sense of social responsibil- The debate on removing bottled water from campus is ongoing ity, an obligation to address global between the csA and Hs. issues and a concern for international development.” In McPherson’s view, And despite the strong student sup- less healthy alternatives. We have a the continued sale of bottled water is port demonstrated by the referendum, huge problem in this country with inconsistent with these values. many students are voting with their obesity, and banning water will only Concerns surrounding the bottled wallets in favour of bottled water. make this problem worse.” water ban have centered on issues of “Our demand for bottled water Student protests in the past caused freedom of choice. Critics have said is constantly increasing – our sales the Bullring and the Grad Lounge to that students and campus visitors go up every year,” said Boeckner. stop selling bottled water, but for should have the right to choose what “Looking at the university com- the moment, the bottles will still be they drink, so bottled water should munity, demand is going up. So available at Hospitality locations and obviously, the majority of people vending machines. be an option. “We like to offer choice to our cus- want bottled water.” Undeterred by this setback, the tomers,” said Executive Director of He also presented the argument Aqua Campaign will continue to Hospitality Services, David Boeckner. that, in the absence of bottled water, press the administration to enforce “We do provide tap water in hospi- consumers will choose less healthy the ban. The campaign also attempts tality locations, so students can buy options. “A few universities have to educate students about water isbottled water or access tap water as banned bottled water and the re- sues, as well as working to make free they prefer.” sult has been students switching to tap water more available on campus.

6 w w w.th e on ta r ion . c om take out a book, reduce prejudice
Human Library event promotes dialogue among individuals
colleen mcdonell
Ever wished you could rent a person out and read their thoughts and memories? The Human Library is an annual event held at the McLaughlin library on campus where there are various people acting as “books,” and you can “loan” out a book for half an hour. The purpose is to engage and connect with that individual. The event has evolved since librarian Janet Kaufman brought it to U of G in 2007, but it has always stayed true to its roots in seeking to eliminate prejudice and stereotypes. Inspired by the youth organization, Stop the Violence, the Human Library began in 2000 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since then over 60 countries around the world have hosted the event at public libraries, universities, festivals, and community centers. “A lot of time prejudice and stereotypes comes from just the unknown,” said Randy Oldham, chief organizer of the event this year. “Doing an event like this allows people to [say] okay, I can sit down and talk to the Muslim book, and I can sit and talk to the gay book, and all my misconceptions about them is completely eradicated by just a simple conversation.” On Oct. 17 in the library’s Academic Town Square there were 13 books available for students and community members to check out, ranging in sex, age, and cultural backgrounds. The books are titled based on their unique experiences. The organizers maintained the anonymity of the books and their readers, and created a safe space for dialogue. Despite the possibility of a low turn out, organizers emphasized numbers were not the main concern. “The purpose of this event is to dispel those stereotypes, give a venue to have that sort of dialogue [and] that sort of back and forth to learn things about people that they may have never have learned,” said Oldham. “If we can do that with even one pairing, then from our perspective it’s met...the impact it can have on someone’s life is huge. ” The event has received positive feedback year after year. The Human Library is not only insightful for the readers, but also for the individuals participating as books. Answering tough questions can lead to introspection of one’s own challenges. “It really made me question, wow, I need to really think about how that experience affected me and how to move past it,” said Remy Marlatt, one of the books this year. “Just being questioned was almost like a therapy…it was really nice talking to other people.” Students and community members were given an opportunity to ask questions that they may not otherwise have felt comfortable discussing. It also allows each book to show a side of his or herself they may not have displayed in public. Many books reported it as a fulfilling experience, yet they also said that you have to be able to open up to the public. “You have to be comfortable with yourself and comfortable to be asked questions you wouldn’t even think



The Human Library lets borrowers learn more about real people’s stories.
to ask yourself about,” noted Marlatt. “It really puts you on the spot.” Being a reader is also a task you should be prepared for. If you are considering checking out a Human Library book, it is important you are respectful of the other person and be considerate of how they want to take the conversation. “You just have to have a really open mind and opinion because someone has gone through something very hard, and they are trying to share it with you,” said Marlatt. During this busy midterm and essay season on campus, it’s important to maintain perspective. Oldham explains that positive interaction among individuals is why this event can be so valuable, especially at this time of the semester. “The library is not just about the physical books that live here or the electronic journals, right? It’s about the dissemination of information. It’s about equality. It’s about allowing a space for that dialogue to occur. And if we can do that with real people, that’s fantastic.”

newsology: fox news and conservative comedy
alicja grzadkowska
Media sources typically represent a more conservative or liberal-tinted viewpoint, however in the current political climate of the U.S., this association becomes important when considering how news affects its readers’ opinions of Republican or Democratic politics. The debates between presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barrack Obama have been the most prominent newsworthy topics of this election, and were covered in several ways by news sources. The comparison between headlines concerning the debates that appeared in liberal newspapers, like The News York Times, and others that came up in conservative news sources like the Fox News website, proves to be interesting. On Oct. 23, NYT reported that, “In Post-Debate Rally, Obama Says Romney Has ‘Stage 3 Romnesia,’” A headline on the Fox News website on the same day read, “Post-debate, MSNBC’s Matthews claims Romney supporters fueled by racial hatred of latest shocking comment by Romney Obama,” while the following article concerning women’s equality in the called a “quip” by Obama during the work force. The phrase “binders full of debates as “bogus.” women” became an Internet sensation Though political affiliations are in a matter of hours, and the creation identifiable in both titles, Fox News has of memes in response to the statement been more readily seen as the biased proliferated popular websites. news source that solely perpetuates On the other hand, Obama has rareRepublican ideals. This doesn’t just af- ly been the topic of negative comedy. fect the perceived reliability of Fox as The president might have been assoa source of information on current af- ciated with terms like ineffectual and fairs; it also contributes to the image of “poor record,” but he’s never been repRepublican politicians and their pol- resented as the subject of a joke in the itics as traditional, backwards, and same way as Romney. Though there might not be a direct often, serving the purpose of comic link between how Fox News chooses relief. Fox News itself does not exact- to represent Republicans, and how the ly have a great image. For example, public views Republican politicians, the opinions of Bill O’Reilly, one of the source has certainly authorized the most well known figures on Fox the depiction of conservative beliefs News, demonstrates the type of at- as traditionally radical, and in many titudes that are associated with Fox cases, laughable. And while it’s naïve media. As a result, the news source to suggest that the public separates has become synonymous with bias Republican politics from their media and radical conservatism. In many in- representatives, the message that peostances, the Republican Party has been ple should ignore political stereotypes understood in a similar light. when analyzing a politician’s declaraLook at the reactions of people to the tions is important.

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8 w w w.th e on ta r ion . c om The eBar gets an injection of soul
Matthew E. White and Fiver bring ‘FRUfest to a heartfelt close
robyn nicholson
The night of Oct. 21 saw more fantastic live music from up and coming acts as part of campus radio station CFRU’s first annual ‘FRUfest. The festival featured bands who have enjoyed heavy rotation on the station’s many unique and largely studentrun shows in an effort to meet a goal to raise $15,000 to help keep the station running smoothly. This funding allows CFRU to continue providing exceptional opportunities for students as well as members of the wider Guelph community to fully participate in every faction of radio broadcasting – from programming and hosting to advertising and music librarianship. There is no better way to kick off the night than with a band who used to call Guelph home – for bassist Kyle Porter, it was literally an apartment next door to eBar. Fiver is a band which has enjoyed a few reincarnations under a few different names, most notably as seven-piece One Hundred Dollars. This current incarnation could be technically described as powerhouse lead singer Simone Schmidt’s solo project, though the backing band consists of members who were formerly part of One Hundred Dollars. Schmidt is an almost unnervingly mesmerizing presence. At first

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Schmidt appears rather elfin and unassuming in a baggy “New Orleans French Quarter” t-shirt. Once Schmidt starts singing, it’s as possessed by a wise and much-hardened soul many years her senior, fearlessly addressing the audience with an arresting lyrical depth that is equally well-aged. Schmidt’s raspy and utterly guttural tone made each track reverberate off the walls of the small venue. Though the instrumental arrangement was largely a simple yet well-done version of tried and true electric delta-blues with a hint of country, it was Schmidt’s captivating vocals and skilful lyricism which make the performance entirely original and worthwhile. The intensely soulful evening continued as Matthew E. White took to the stage, accompanied by his seven-piece backing band. The effect of robyn nicHoLson so many musicians on such a small stage was quite impressive, as was Matthew E. White performed at the ebar on oct. 21 to cap off ‘frufest, a cfru fundraising event that the performance to come. Hailing featured concerts all weekend. from Richmond, Virginia, White may have been inspired by CFRU’s fer- off. This is a highly impressive trait White's latest release. The track was While this marked the triumvent support of his new album Big for a band – beyond categorization. captivating in its shape shifting, be- phant end of the live music portion Inner, particularly because, as White A three-man horn section provid- ginning as a more modern-sounding of ‘FruFest, hopefully its expertly pointed out, “the radio station which ed infectious hooks which added to straightforward romp and slowly chosen range of artists left enough plays the record the most in North the lush, full arrangements, not to morphing into a blistering and slight- of an impression on Guelph conAmerica is this one right here.” mention the auxiliary percussionist ly trance-like freak-out, featuring cert-goers to encourage a repeat As the band launched into the set, in addition to the drummer, and a a positively spell-binding percus- next year. The festival, as demit was clear why CFRU programmers keyboardist surrounded by organs sion break-down partnered with a onstrated this past weekend, has couldn't get enough. The sound is and synths. The result was one of piercing organ solo. The blending the potential to be as exceptioneffervescently joyful, but also rhyth- the biggest and most commanding of a blues-rock ballad with Latin al as CFRU itself. As fund-raising mically complex and generically sounds I've experienced at eBar, and rhythms and soul horn hooks was a results roll in, let's all hope the unexpected. Just when I thought that also one of the most professional and masterful art to behold, and judging community was able to support I had genre markers pinned down, polished ensembles I've seen live. by the reaction from the small Sun- the station financially as much Hands-down, the most stunning day night crowd, the sheer awing as it supports the community there would be some sort of element which would throw me right track of the set was “Big Love” off of effect was not lost on them. culturally.

from a to Zavitz
How To Keep You Here With Me keeps available materials close at hand
nadine maher
Colleen Savage and David Winfield presented their work last week in Zavitz Gallery, in the show titled How To Keep You Here With Me. Savage and Winfield’s work retained an endearing sense of the handmade throughout. Both artists endeavor to create works based on what is present and readily available. Winfield has been undergoing a process of repairing found items with any materials he has on hand and whatever knowledge and skills he already possesses. Included in the show was a broken ceramic plate reconstructed using bits of floppy disk plastic, a CD player with a lid that no longer stays shut with a whole shelf system built to hold the lid closed, a broken picture frame reconstructed with wood and plastic wrap, and a broken keyboard affixed with extra objects on the keys to make new sounds where they cannot function as intended anymore. “DIY Sunset” by Winfield consisted of a large wooden frame filled with found fabric arranged to resemble a sunset. Behind the piece hung a light bulb on a pulley that glowed through the fabric and allowed you to raise or lower the “sun” in the picture. The piece is an attempt to recreate an experience that cannot truly be reproduced, using common household materials. Another effort to recreate an ephemeral experience was Savage’s interactive sculpture construction, which hung from the roof. You could step into a small space enclosed in transparent plastic. Warm air was blown in from the top, creating an environment meant to simulate the lingering aura and mixed feelings involved when a person has just left a room, but their presence still remains. Savage presented images of her “Puddle Relocation Project,” where she collected the water from distinctly shaped puddles, and moved it to an area with similarly formed


colleen savage and David Winfield’s Zavitz exhibit how to Keep You here With Me made extensive use of everyday materials and found items, such as broken electronics.
terrain to redistribute the puddles in a new location. The work is a charming intervention of the outside world. Savage also displayed a piece consisting of a small round cactus set in the middle of a raised rectangle of carpet about four feet long. The juxtaposition of the two different materials presented a conversation between the similarities and differences in both, despite one typically being perceived as innocuous and the other as dangerous. Overall, the works had a sense of play and charm that made them inviting, a positive trait for attracting an audience.

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Smaro Kamboureli rewarded for studies in Can-lit
nick revington
School of English and Theatre Studies professor Smaro Kamboureli has had the prestigious position of tier one Canada Research Chair renewed. The CRC program is sponsored by the federal government, with the aim of attracting and maintaining top faculty. Tier one chairs represent world leaders in their field of study, and the honour comes with seven years of substantial funding for the university. “This renewal for me means an endorsement, an acknowledgement of what I have accomplished in the first term of my Canada Research Chair, and that means a lot to me because it involved getting the TransCanada Institute off the ground, which was not an easy undertaking,” said Kamboureli. “It involved putting in place various collaborative research projects and big conferences, and when you’re in the middle of doing all those things, you don’t always have a sense of how you are going, and sometimes research results take longer than you expect to materialize.” Kamboureli, an expert on Canadian literature, added that the renewal would take on research questions raised in the last term as a CRC, taking them in a new direction. “I look forward to putting together new collaborative research themes and getting going with examining questions like ethics and globalization in Canadian literary studies, for example,” Kamboureli said. Kamboureli established the TransCanada Institute in 2007 for two reasons. The first was to offer accountability for the public funding supplied by the CRC position. “I thought the best way for me to give back to this community where I am taking the money from...is to create a venue that would allow me to bring them into that venue and work with them and for them.

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TransCanada Institute was then designed, or devised, as a means of creating a space for collaboration, for community, a building within the university, but also a space that would invite in the public,”

said Kamboureli. “I think it has body.” accomplished that.” Research undertaken at the The building’s boardroom can TransCanada Institute seeks to get be easily rearranged to a theatre- around what Kamboureli calls an style setup to host guest lectures “impasse” in studies of Canadian or readings, often by prominent literature with reference to multiCanadian literary figures, which culturalism, post-colonialism, and are generally open to the public. diaspora studies. Kamboureli and The second reason was to create a few colleagues felt a need to start a space amenable to collaborative studying the connections between research, which is a large focus of Canadian literature and the rest of Kamboureli’s work. The TransCan- the humanities in a different way. ada Institute creates such a space. “In other words, how do we Located in a converted home on study it? How does it come into University Avenue at the north- place? How do we teach it? If you ern fringe of campus, the building start asking questions from the also features office space, a kitchen, perspective of ‘how,’ inevitably and a comfortable reading room. It you move into the area of methodis a cozy and inviting atmosphere ology, and methodology has a lot well suited to its purpose. to do not just with the questions “I have this space to bring these we ask, but also the answers we researchers and graduate students come up with,” said Kamboureli. and often undergraduate students Kamboureli stressed the importogether. We can spend two or tance literature has had in shaping three days in that [boardroom], the nation, and in turn how the talking about things. And we have nation has shaped its literature. the space. You need to read at the “If we need to question the nation, same time that you work. You need we need to question Can-lit and food for thought and food for the vice versa.”

Poetry Potluck at ed Video
Event guides participants to find their voice
bryan waugh
Kevin Sutton, a veteran spoken word artist, workshop presenter, community organizer and writer, held a Poetry Potluck and workshop at Ed Video on the afternoon of Oct. 21, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sutton gave warm welcomes for the event, and then gave an introduction explaining what would happen in the workshop. Each individual was given a pen and pad of paper. Sutton then asked the audience three types of questions to which they would write down a list of words they thought or felt in response to each question. The first question that Sutton asked was what relationship participants have with food, both globally and in the community. The second question was about the relationship with nature and lastly, participants were asked about relationships with each other. Sutton then asked if anyone would share what they had written down. Upon sharing some people’s ideas about the questions, they were asked to split into groups of two, which was a great way to allow them to explore their answers in depth, and develop a deep understanding with each other. The whole point of this workshop was to help find and exercise your own voice. Sutton was present to guide participants though that process. It was a great way to bring people together, and the presence of cookies and other snacks didn’t hurt, either.

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Ed video was host to a Poetry Potluck on oct. 21, a workshop designed to help aspiring spoken word artists find a voice.

arts & cuLture 10 w w w.th e on ta r ion . c om album review: tame Impala – Lonerism
kim stemshorn
Tame Impala is an Australian rock band comprised of four guys that have been making music together for over a decade. A friend of mine from Perth has had the incredibly great fortune to see this band at local house shows back home in Australia. While they may not be such a big deal as a local band in Perth, I am thrilled to say I’ve had the great fortune to see this band twice since their first album release in 2010. Their most recent release, titled Lonerism, shows growth and development without losing their trademark psychedelic sound. The album likely earned its name from frontman Kevin Parker’s reclusive writing style. Likewise, the album artwork reflects the title – a vintage image of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, France that depicts the garden full of people gated in, apart from the photographer. I was excited to find that Tame Impala’s name stamp on the front was a sticker on the packaging rather than on top of the image. During the first listen to Tame Impala, it’s almost expected that you will draw links to the vocals of John Lennon in The Beatles’s later days. Parker’s vocal styles are consistent throughout their last two releases, which legitimizes his Beatles-like vocals as his own. Tame Impala brings a new edge to what the Beatles may have made if they kept making music beyond Let It Be and The White Album. remixed by seventies smooth rock star Todd Rundgren. While Lonerism boasts many different styles with each tune, I gravitate to the typically structured tunes of the band, comprised of consistent sounding verses, distinct lush choruses and a structured bridge that leads right back into the chorus. This typically structured song on Lonerism is the tune “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” The piece’s lush, fluttery guitar work is structured by a repetitive but ever-intriguing bass line. The tune’s abrupt ending keeps you wanting more but bleeds into the song “Keep On Lying,” which lacks a proper intro. While not the most fluid transition, the abruptness comes off sounding incomplete and lazy. Throughout the tune “Mind Mischief,” Tame Impala selectively uses the bass guitar, greatly reducing the lushness of the tune. The song also builds up to an infectious chorus that is only revealed near the end of the song, making the shift from a good tune to a great tune. The lyrics read like an anxious teenager: “She remembers my name, could be blown way out, it’s all going to change,” with the rest of the words speaking to insecurity and vulnerability. This is the first time that I’ve considered Tame Impala’s lyrics, which speaks at great length to the band’s ability to captivate with their music alone. Tame Impala draws influences from a variety of artists such as Todd Rundgren, Britney Spears and Supertramp. At their last Toronto gig, they played a faithful cover of Massive Attack’s tune “Angel” from their album Mezzanine. Much like this surprising cover, Lonerism assembles the many influences of Tame Impala into an intriguing mosaic of sound.


Tame Impala’s influences are vast, drawing on sounds more mystical and dreamy than the Beatles ever touched. Lonerism stretches far further than the band’s earlier album, Innerspeaker, as it’s not

“Tame Impala’s influences are vast, drawing on sounds more mystical and dreamy than the Beatles ever touched.”
afraid to use synthesizers. Lonerism’s lead single “Elephant” sounds like a psychedelic Black Keys tune and it was recently

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oct. 19 saw local band Hustle rose hold an album release at the red Papaya in the old Quebec st. Mall.

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Months after Dark Knight Rises shooting in Aurora, Madonna fires fake shots at crowd in neighbouring city
tom beedham
While some screamed like giddy tweens at a Britney Spears concert, many were turned off when Madonna brought out replica guns and fired fake shots at the crowd for her Denver, Colo. performance at the Pepsi Centre on Oct. 18. Colorado has had to deal with a gross share of gun violence over the years. On April 20, 1999, there was the Columbine High School massacre involving two senior students that came to school armed with shotguns and semi-automatics and murdered 12 students and one teacher, injured 21 others, and then committed suicide; and just three months ago, at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, James Eagan Holmes arrived at the theatre armed with multiple firearms, shooting 12 moviegoers dead and injuring 58 others. So it’s understandable that after Madge whipped out the fake firearms during her performance of “Gang Bang” at the Denver venue, 9News reported receiving several calls from concertgoers that were offended by Madonna pointing a mock pistol at the crowd, firing a fake semi-automatic at an imaginary helicopter, and “shooting” at onstage dancers throughout the song. To Madonna’s credit, she’s been busting fake caps throughout her recent tour when she’s performed “Gang Bang” live, and in August she told Billboard in an artistic “manifesto” that “[guns] are symbols of wanting to appear strong and wanting to find a way to stop feelings that I find hurtful or damaging,” adding that, “when you watch a film there are usually good guys and bad guys to help illustrate this point. Sometimes I play both. I enjoy acting out this journey...I know people can relate to it. It’s very important to me as an artist that my show not be taken out of context.” Unfortunately for Madonna, her significance as a recording artist and cultural icon does nothing to outweigh Colorado’s history with gun violence. Even the smallest acknowledgment (perhaps including a disclaimer on concert tickets warning fans that simulated gun violence would be depicted on stage) of the situation she was involving herself in on the 18th would have made her performance worlds more sensitive. Final judgment? Madonna is guilty of continuing a career of insensitive controversy courting and tasteless “artistic” choices.

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Just three months after an infamous shooting at a colorado screening of The Dark Knight rises, Madonna brought fake guns onto a colorado stage and fired fake shots.

album review: Lowlands – Huron
Guelph band takes listeners back in time
Instead, it is a collection of oldListening to the album, one can’t timey songs with an intense feeling help but feel as though they’ve of loss, longing and lonesomeness. This intensity permeates every nick revington track on the record, a testament to the songwriting abilities of Gordon On Oct. 11, Guelph band Lowlands Auld and Abraham Del Bel Belluz. held a release party for their secAt the end of the day, Lowlands’s ond album, Huron, at the eBar sound is not much different than alongside local folk singer, Alan- folk sensations Mumford & Sons, na Gurr. but it somehow feels more genuWith folk and delta blues influ- ine. Lowlands manages to slow it ences, Huron presents country down, without losing the power music the way it is meant to be. and emotion in their songs. While courTEsy It’s got the twangy banjo, pedal the biggest criticism one could steel and acoustic guitar, but with- make of Huron is the lack of upout any of that standard crap about beat selections on the album, the been transported back in time. In dogs running away. Nor are there band makes up for it with differ- “Wonderful Hearts,” lines such as any mentions of pickup trucks or ences in volume both within and “the rock hard earth grows tentractors. between songs. der with the water’s love” evoke scenes of drought, and listeners may find themselves walking the train tracks in some godforsaken dustbowl town in the 1930s American Midwest. When “The River” discusses a rising flood, the scene changes to a hard-luck clapboard settlement in Mississippi. Either way, they might imagine themselves with a bottle of bootlegged whiskey or moonshine in hand. There is a distinctly dark edge to the ballads the band presents here. It is partly the lyrical content. “Embers” makes reference to a drowning, while “First Kill” details a killer’s first murder. But it’s also partly the instrumentation and arrangement of the songs. Auld’s vocals are dynamic and haunting, and the harmonies make exceptional use of mild discord. The songs are laced with minor chords, and the percussion is heavily focussed on the toms, snare, and bass. Rather than using typical popular cymbal-driven beats, time is kept in many songs with march-type rhythms, forgoing cymbals except for a few moments of emphasis. It’s enough to give a listener chills. This is country music that even non-fans of the genre can enjoy. It ditches the contemporary pop sound that has permeated mainstream country and replaces it with a return to the traditional. In doing so, Huron shows there’s no need to be flashy to make good music.

12 w w w.th e on ta r ion . c om what the tech?
The digital age of books
colleen mcdonell
E-book readers, or more commonly known as eReaders, are electronic devices that allow users to access ebooks and online periodicals. Many consumers can see the appeal of these portable devices, especially for traveling purposes. An eReader is easily thrown into a purse or backpack, while a collection of Jane Austen’s hard-covers may weigh you down. You can easily access thousands of books with the touch of a button. Yet many people still prefer to have the print version in their hands. “I like the feeling of the page. I like holding a book. And to me, it’s kind of like a trophy after you’ve read it – now you keep this thing,” says U of G English grad, Ryan Lynch. “You put it up on your shelf and when people come to your house they say ‘Oh you’ve read this, can I borrow it?’ It’s a conversation starter.” Major bookstore franchises such as Chapters and Barnes & Noble are currently endorsing eReaders. Chapters’s Canadian website features a large center ad for the different Kobo readers. Other products such as Kindle, Nook, and the Sony PRS-900BC argue for ease of use, portability, cost, and Many new writers publish an eavailability of large collection of books. book before a print version because Even education has caught on to it is more accessible to a wide audithe eReader enterprise. Textbooks ence if you do not already have an are often available at lower costs in e- established fan base. While many book form, and are easier for students authors are on board for this pubto lug around (especially if you are lishing technique, authors such as in first year biology and chemistry). Ray Bradbury feared for the future of Though economical, many students print form. The author of Farenheit still opt for the real deal. 451, a novel that depicts a future of “I think the eReader takes out an book burning and extreme censorimportant form,” says Matt Childs, a ship, was vehemently critical in his Conestoga pre-health student. “I like lifetime about society’s rush to digto physically scribble on my textbooks itization and the Internet. He was and highlight them, and that’s how I adamant that his own books never learn. I think [books] will still have an be published on eReaders. important part in learning, especially “For a very long time, Ray was in universities.” averse to having his books in digital The question of how far to take because he felt the Internet did more technology is at hand with the about keeping people away from one eReader. Our society has already other,” Bradbury’s longtime editor seen the proliferation of cell phones Jennifer Brehl told PaidContent. “If and the digitalization of music and you have to have physical books you photography. Is it time to clear have to go to the library, you see each the shelves and move all the print other. He thought the Internet put online? walls up between people.” “I have my bookshelf planned However, before his death in June out, and the thought of getting an he begrudgingly agreed to allow a eReader and forgetting about it all, select few of his works to be made scrolling through it the way I scroll available on eReaders – with the through iTunes, doesn’t really ap- condition that they also be made peal to me,” says Lynch. “I guess the available to libraries. eReader does to books what iTunes While eReaders may malfunction or did to CD collections.” be useless during electrical shortages,

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E-readers might be catching on, but it is unlikely they will completely replace paper books any time soon.
it can be argued that books in print can fall victim to aging, take up too much precious space on shelves, and are not in a modern, accessible form that many people desire. For now, let the romantics have the musty smell of the library, the dog-eared pages, and the scribbling along the margins. The digital age has deemed eReaders as necessary devices, and therefore they are here to stay. But, to the delight of many old-fashioned print lovers such as Bradbury, so are books.

Book review: The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Keith
jessica avolio
As a devout vegan for 20 years, Lierre Keith recounts her declining health over two decades and how it ultimately led her to an omnivorous diet. This dietary shift not only improved her physical well-being but encouraged her to explore the moral, political and nutritional consequences of vegetarianism and veganism. Keith’s first argument is on the topic of the morality and how abstaining from eating meat isn’t the moral high ground that most assume. She recounts her journey as a vegan to avoid death in the making of her meals, and in the process of tending to her own garden, she found that death was inevitable. Killing slugs in her garden was still murder, and deciding how to supplement her soil was a difficult decision. Soil needed nutrients via fossil fuel or through animal products such as manure, and there was no way around this. There is nothing we can eat for which no creature has died, and it was all part of the circle of life. She knew that avoiding animal products didn’t mean her hands were clean, but living organisms needed to perish in order to make her garden possible. Keith recounts how many wolves and bison have died for grain fields and how many rivers have run dry (taking many species along with them), in order to irrigate crops. She speaks about soil degradation and the loss of topsoil, which kills millions of which may involve more death than veganism and vegetarianism, she the more obvious slaughter of a single argues that the model is still wrong. animal for an omnivore. And while The “Myth” here is the widely held eating a soy burger may give you a notion that vegetarianism is the best high emotional moral ground, it is thing for our health and planet, but also supporting some of the biggest on the contrary Keith asserts this is corporations who are contributing the worst possible move. Animals to these same problems that many have to be part of the equation, and fight against. Keith argues that to be even if we turned to a grain-based truly moral, we must extend morality beyond the few animals that are most like us. Keith contends that annual monocrops is in no way a sustainable way to feed the world. Whether a diet is vegetable based or animal based, the planet cannot support our population. And without ruminant animals producing manure for the soil, plants cannot thrive and the soil structure is destroyed. The only other option is to use fossil fuels, but we only have a limited supply. A diet built upon grain consumption is not only unsustainable, but may even be more destructive than a diet consisting of meat without grain consumption. She also argues against veganism and vegetarianism from a health perspective as she details how vitamins such as retinol, B12, vitamin D, K2, calcium, iron and zinc are difficult for vegetarians and often impossible for vegans to acquire through diet. And while Keith is in agreement with the compassion behind agricultural system, the same problems would arise. The Vegetarian Myth challenges many assumptions about nutrition and environmental issues and forces one to think about very important topics that affect each and every one of us. Despite some of its imperfections, this book deserves 4.5 /5 stars.


species, all in the name of agriculture. Many animals become extinct when land is cleared for crops, and mice and rabbits are killed every year by harvesting equipment. The process of modern agriculture creates a conflict with living things that allows for the earth to regenerate, and these common agricultural practices destroy wildlife habitats as well as the flora and fauna that depend upon it. There is a lot of “hidden death” in the production of vegan meals,

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Gryphons clip eagles
A strong effort at both ends of the floor leads Guelph to victory over Ashland
jeff sehl
On Oct. 21 the Gryphons men’s basketball team continued their long preseason schedule with a win against the Ashland Eagles at the W.F. Mitchell Athletic Centre. Strong play at both ends of the floor along with efficient shooting at the offensive end lead the Gryphons to victory over the Eagles. Right from the first whistle the Gryphons took control of the game with eight and nine point offensive streaks, holding the Eagles to under 10 points in the quarter, giving Guelph a 17-6 lead going into the second frame. In the second, Ashland was able to start pulling themselves back into contention. However, strong rebounding from Tom Armstrong and a healthy rook- third quarter, holding back an ie presence for the Gryphons in Eagles offence that was lookMarkus Pelger, Trevor Thomp- ing to redeem itself for their son, and Callum Grenier, who first half performance, but, the all found the hoop from beyond Gryphons weren’t able to conthe three-point line, helped tain the Eagles in the fourth, as maintain the Gryphon lead Ashland took the lead in the quarter, leading by as much as eight before the Gryphons were able to respond. After tying the game with two minutes remaining, the Gryphons took a timeout. This seemed to spark the offence, who went on to outscore the Eagles 11-2 in the final minutes of the game, securing a 78-71 win for the Gryphons. The win was the second of the preseason for Guelph. The Gryphons will look to continue their strong play on Oct. 25 when they travgoing into half-time. The Gry- el to Halifax, Nova Scotia for phons were dominant in the three more exhibition games first half, shooting a ridiculous against Dalhousie, St. Mary’s, 61.8 per cent from three point and Acadia before eventualterritory, which allowed them ly returning home to start up to maintain a nine point lead their regular season in Toronto entering the second half. The versus the U of T Varsity Blues Gryphons held strong in the on Nov. 9.


“From the first whistle, the Gryphons took control of the game.” – Jeff Sehl

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forward Adam Kemp (45) of the gryphons looks on as guelph adds two points in their 92-78 loss against st. francis Xavier on oct. 20.

women’s Basketball Good canadian Puck prepares for season The men’s hockey
Nearing the end of a successful preseason, Guelph looks to improve on last year’s result
chris müller
The women’s basketball team is 7-1 through two exhibition games and two preseason tournaments so far this year. The Gryphons are looking to improve on a disappointing finish to last year’s campaign, where they went 12-13 overall and dropped a first round playoff game against the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. If the preseason is any indicator, Tom O’Brien and the rest of the Gryphon coaching staff look to have the team moving in the right direction. In their seven victories so far, the team has averaged a 15point margin of victory. The team travelled to Prince Edward Island over the weekend of Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, playing in three games. The preseason tournament would see the Gryphons defeat the University of Prince Edward Island 75-62 as well as the Memorial Sea-Hawks by a score of 74-59. The lone loss, both of the tournament and the preseason, came at the hands of last year’s OUA champion McMaster. The team would drop the McMaster game to the tune of 73-55. The promising 2-1 tournament record was bolstered by standout performances from rookie Kate Yallin and second year on the NCAA with two Alex Beatty. exhibition wins over Not to be forgotten was the Princeton Queen’s tournament where Guelph went undefeated in three close games. Victories against the jeff sehl UQAM Citadins, the Queen’s Gaels, and the Trinity Western Spartans The men’s hockey team made all occurred with a ten-point the long trek down to New Jeror less margin of victory. Kayla sey on Oct. 19 for two weekend Goodhoofd led the Gryphons in exhibition match-ups with the the tournament, scoring 36 points Princeton Tigers of the NCAA’s in three games. Strong defensive Ivy League. Princeton, which performances by veteran center is home to some of the brightJasmine Douglas helped hold the est young minds in the United leads in tact, and one of OUA’s best States, proved to also be a very rebounders will look to continue worthy opponent for the Gryher dominance inside the paint. phons, as Guelph came out of The Gryphons will participate in the weekend with two slim onea few out-of-conference games as goal victories. they round out their preparations The first game of the weekfor this season. They will host the end on Oct. 19 was a tremendous University of Victoria Vikes, the comeback victory for the GryConcordia Stingers, and the Acadia phons. After falling behind 2-0 Axeman on Oct. 26, 27, and 28, re- early in the first period thanks spectively. Road trips to Amherst, to a pair of Princeton goals from New York and Portsmouth, Ohio in Aaron Kesselman, Guelph was early November will round out the able to storm back in the third team’s preseason schedule. period with two unanswered The regular season begins at goals coming off the sticks of An6:00 p.m. on Nov. 9 when the drew Bathgate early in the third, Gryphons travel to Toronto to play and Nicklas Huard whose goal the University of Toronto Varsity came with under three minutes Blues. Guelph played Toronto only to play in the contest, forcing once last year, and lost 64-56. If an extra frame. In overtime, it the preseason is any indication, was the Gryphons who were the Gryphons are sure to be ex- able to find the net first when pecting a different result this time Justin Gvora was able to bury the game-winning goal off of around

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an assist by Matthew Lyall. The Gryphons showed a lot of heart in this victory as they were able to come back from a two-goal deficit while also being badly out shot by Princeton, 57-32. In net, Gryphon goaltender Brandon Maxwell shined as he turned away 55 Princeton shots, including four in overtime, giving his teammates a chance to win the game.

“Their wins versus Princeton should come as a huge confidence boost for the Gryphons.”
The second game of the weekend on Oct. 20 was another tight affair, except this time it was the Gryphons who got on the scoreboard early in the contest. On the back of three first period Guelph goals, the Gryphons took an early advantage over the Tigers and never looked back, refusing to relinquish their lead.

The Gryphons offence was firing on all cylinders with goals from J.T. MacDonald and Bathgate that came early in the first period, and just four minutes apart. Princeton would answer midway through the frame, but Guelph would increase their lead to 3-1 before the end of the period with a late power play goal by Gvora. The Gryphons then took a commanding lead early in the second when Nicholas Trecapelli scored early to increase Guelph’s lead to 4-1; however Princeton was able to add two goals in the period to cut their deficit to one. In the third, both teams added two goals, with James Merrett scoring a short-handed goal and Lyall finding the net on the power play. Princeton would pull their goalie in an attempt to tie the game late, but the Guelph defence stood strong, securing the victory for goaltender Cody St. Jacques. Their wins versus Princeton should come as a huge confidence boost for the Gryphons who started their OUA season 0-4 before earning their first wins of the season against UOIT and Western on Oct. 16 and 17 respectively. Guelph’s next action will be at home as they take on Waterloo at the Gryphon Centre on Oct. 25, before they go on a three-game road swing in which they will travel to Laurier, Montreal to take on Concordia, and Ottawa versus the Geegees.

16 w w w.t h e on ta r ion . c om sPorts & HeaLtH Men’s lacrosse get two weekend wins
An overtime thriller and a blowout victory highlight the Gryphons big weekend
late in the game. With only two minutes left, the 6’6” midfielder Connor Deuchars weaved his way through the Brock defense, and fired a shot through the goaltender’s legs, tying the chris müller game at 12. After two periods of overtime In one of the most exciting games that solved nothing, the game in recent memory, the men’s la- moved into the third and last crosse team overcame a four-goal overtime period. Guelph made fourth quarter deficit to force no mistake. A quick win off the draw led to overtime and ultimately defeat the Brock Badgers 13-12 on Oct. Curtis Knight’s movement into 20. the offensive zone, where Brock In a highly contested matchup, quickly broke formation and the Gryphons and Badgers trad- Knight found Jordan Daradick, the ed goals and leads for the better conference’s leading point-getter, part of the contest. Brock began wide-open in front of the net. A to pull away early in the fourth, quick fake opened up the corners and a timely timeout by Gryphon of the net, and Daradick played the coach Saw Kosakowski stopped role of hero, stashing the winner Brock’s momentum in its tracks. in the top corner. Connor Deuchars and Mike Insanity ensued as the Gryphon Burke would net a goal each, bench stormed the field to meet minimizing the deficit to two. A Daradick in celebration of his costly error by the Badgers gave game-winner, a celebration that the Gryphons a late powerplay, would continue well into the rest and Eric Hubert made it count of the team’s weekend. with only a few precious minThat celebration culminated in utes remaining. a 23-7 drubbing of the Laurentian Following an impressive dis- Voyageurs, as the team travelled to play of athleticism on the faceoff, Sudbury on Oct. 21. Highlighting Ben Vangalen and teammates the day was the offensive producCurtis Knight and Joe Wasson tion of leading goal scorer Mike battled to give Guelph possession Burke, who finished the day with

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gryphon curtis Knight (29) works past a brock defender en route to guelph’s dramatic 13-12 overtime victory.
eight goals and three assists. In all, ten Gryphons accounted for at least one goal in a game where many bench players and backups saw extended playing time. The win gave the Gryphons a 10-2 record on the season, good enough for second place in the western division. The team’s 174 goals scored on the year was 31 more than the next highest-scoring team, the McGill Redmen. Burke’s dominating performance against Laurentian made him the best point-producer in Canadian University Field Lacrosse (CUFLA) with 55 on the year, beating out second-place finisher and teammate Jordan Daradick with 54. The postseason begins for the Gryphons as they host Laurier on Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m. Guelph is undefeated against Laurier in two games this season, and will look to remain so following the afternoon matchup being held at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.

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gryphon fans Matt cicuttini and chris Lawson have been selected as this week’s fan of the game. congratulations to the guys, who have won tickets to any gryphon event of their choice.

go gryphons!

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The women’s volleyball team goes in for the kill against Waterloo on oct. 19. The gryphons would lose their home opener 3-1 with set scores of 25-23, 15-25, 24-26, and 20-25. Julie gordon led the scoring for guelph with 17 points on the day.

sPorts & HeaLtH
The Gryphons beat York 39-18 in the final game of the regular season
Back-up QB Lucas Nangle closed the game out, adding three completions for 42 yards as well as a TD. Running back Rob Farquharson would lead the ground assault with 125 yards on tristan davies 17 carries, also scoring a touchdown. York received the ball to start off Under a gloomy Toronto sky, the the game at their 35-yard line with number five nationally ranked York QB Myles Gibbon, leading an Guelph Gryphon Football team to 85-yard drive resulting in a rushing the field against the 2-5 York Lions touchdown. To answer, the Gryat York Stadium. In what was the phons had to settle for a 40-yard final game of the season, the Gry- field goal from Julian Tropea on their phons earned their seventh straight opening drive. The Lions on their victory and had already clinched next possession threw an intercepsecond place in the OUA standings tion, which would set up a Guelph drive that culminated in a 35-yard prior to the game. The Gryphons starting QB, Jazz touchdown pass thrown by LindLindsay, threw 10 completions gain- sey to wide receiver A’dre Fraser to ing 163 yards in the air with one TD. take the lead into the second quarter.

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Gryphons end regular season on a high note
“You always think it’s going to be the offence or defense but it was really our special teams who turned the game around for us.” – Stu Lang
Both teams showcased strong defense in the second quarter, with the only points coming off a rouge scored by Gryphons punter Daniel Ferraro and a safety scored by the Lions defense. With less than a minute left, the Lions managed to claw their way within range of the game tying field goal, however York’s kick was heroically blocked by defensive back Mark Durigon. Guelph came out of the locker room fired-up and ready to start the second half. In an outstanding individual effort, linebacker Vince Lonsdale blocked a punt, recovered it, and ran it in to score a touchdown. Adding a touchdown by Farquharson, the Gryphons led 26-9. However, a forced fumble


recovered by the Lions allowed them to score a touchdown to end the third frame. The Gryphon defenders shut out the Lions offence in the final quarter. To pad the lead the Gryphons added a field goal and a final touchdown thrown by Lucas Nangle to Keith Walker. The Gryphons (7-1) celebrate their first season over .500 since 1996. “You always think it’s going to be the offence or defense but it was really our special teams who turned the game around for us,” said Gryphon head coach Stu Lang following the game. The Gryphons now head into a bye week before the semi-final game on Nov. 3 at Alumni Stadium.

Gryphons in History
sasha odesse
Published in The Ontarion on Sept. 2, 1980. Over a spread of about four pages, The Ontarion’s 1980 sports editor recapped the highlights of Gryphon sports teams from the previous year. The photos used in the spread however, showed athletes from sports that typically receive less attention than others, and certainly less attention than they deserve. Interestingly, a similar pattern remains even today. “Aqua events, generally ignored in non-Olympic years, are prominent with the good coaching at Guelph,” read the photo caption on this image of Guelph synchronized swimmers. The team placed fourth in the OWIAA championships in ’79. Another photo showed the women’s basketball team playing at home in front of a rather empty set of bleachers. The team finished with a perfect 12-0 record in the regular season, claiming their first Ontario Title and falling just short of the National Title in Halifax. Finally, a photo of a limber looking Guelph Nordic skier easily navigating a course is captioned with “Bengt Shumaster [of Guelph] defeated all other competitors in winning the Giant Slalom title” at the OUAA championships. Maybe it’s time that we too give each sport the fan support it deserves.

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cross-country sets sights on another oua championship
Hosted by York University, the Gryphons look to continue their annual success
chris müller
Few teams have the capacity to become dynasties. In the world of university athletics, where athletes are usually only around for four or five years, creating a dynasty becomes all the more difficult with athlete turnover and the constant struggle of balancing athletics and academics. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. The Guelph cross-country team has defied convention for nearly a decade, as the team has been the OUA champion for eight consecutive years on the men’s side, and nine on the women’s. In case that wasn’t enough, seven of the eight male champion- the women have made great acships, and eight of the women’s nine complishments as well. One such have translated into national cham- accomplishment came at the World pionships as well. Under 23 Triathlon Championship in Their success is unheard of, and Auckland, New Zealand. Held on Oct. yet throughout the changeover one 20, 20-year-old Joanna Brown capthing continues to remain constant, tured a bronze medal, despite being the coaching of Dave Scott-Thomas. the youngest person on the podium Scott-Thomas, Guelph’s head coach by three years. Fellow Gryphon Domi since 1997, continues to utilize his Jamnicky finished in 29th place in the “whole-person” approach to coach- event that consistently hosts future ing and the success of the program is Olympians. no doubt attributed to the success of Individual successes aside, the team this approach. will look to extend the dynasty for The proof lies somewhere in the yet another year when they travel to theoretical pudding, and the OUA the OUA Championship at the Kingcontinues to recognize it. The last bridge Centre in King City, where the five years have showcased five male meet will be hosted by York UniverGryphon cross-country runners as sity on Oct. 27. the best athletes in the OUA for the Following the scenic King City run, sport. Andrew Nixon, last year’s re- the Gryphons will have just under two cipient, was also the recipient of the weeks to prepare for their final test of rookie of the year award for the 2009- the university season. The CIS Cham10 campaign. pionships will be held on Nov. 10 at The individual prowess of the the Thames Valley Golf Course in Lonteam is not isolated to the men, as don, ON; Western will host the event.

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18 w w w.th e on ta r ion . c om ask why
catherine bayne
No doubt it is still true “there’s a sucker born every minute”, because in the innocence of youth we tend to be too trusting and generally benefit from the protection of our parents who draw from sometimes bitter experience. Our education often includes learning phrases like “caveat emptor” because our institutions are supposed to prepare us for the circus of life, which unfortunately includes encounters with unscrupulous promoters. The healthy skepticism of the youthful “Why?” and codified adult systems such as The Scientific Method and The Engineering Design Process, share a common step early on; research is essential, as all important questions deserve honest multisource investigation. When this is absent bad things happen. The Auditor General for Ontario revealed in his 2011 Report on Renewable Energy the astonishing fact that none of the three agencies which are responsible for providing us with affordable and reliable electricity had done a proper cost/benefit analysis. The report states that no independent, objective, expert investigation had been done to examine the potential effects of renewable-energy policies on prices, job creation, and greenhouse gas emissions. The government cheated on research for the Green Energy Act. Recently the CBC, which has a mandate “to provide information to Canadians” aired a radio show on Industrial Wind Turbines (IWT) which did not reveal the fact that a similar transgression has occurred in Europe where the Aarhus Convention is responsible for seeing that citizens have access to information, decision-making, and justice regarding environmental issues. The Aarhus Compliance Committee recently ruled that the EU is NOT in compliance with its implementation of their renewable energy scheme either. The CBC implied that everything is just grand in Europe. Despite the fact that IWT have generally been smaller and located farther from homes, there exists the Environmental Platform Against Wind with 557 signatory organizations from 24 European countries, and there are people whose voices of complaint have been suppressed. The CBC cheated on research and journalistic integrity. Dr. Arlene King, The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, produced a non-peer reviewed literature review – not an actual study – which has often been quoted to show that IWT do not harm human health. King’s research has



recent reports and reviews present mixed findings on the effects of industrial wind turbines.
been audited and shown to be deeply flawed. The Environmental Review Tribunal for the Kent Breeze Project, after listening to experts from many countries and in related fields concluded that there are indeed adverse health effects from IWT if they are placed too close to dwellings. The ERT basically found the CMOH report to be a cheat and suggested more research was needed. If you are seeing a trend here, ask why! Ask why the Laws of Thermodynamics have not been applied to the perpetual motion machines of this era. Sadly the answer may involve the power of greed, so be prepared to follow the money. Why else would anyone allow IWT developments to fragment and industrialize minimally impacted forest and wetland watersheds such as the cleanest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior? Do your research and then ask why. For further suggested readings, find this opinion piece at www.theontarion.com

editing the Public:
Stray comments
tom beedham
editor-in-chief When I began this column last month, it was with a nod to the situation that our general readership is not privy to the regular goings-on of our publication. I wanted it to operate as a platform that could acknowledge the concerns of The Ontarion’s readership while providing a window that would allow them an informative glance into the workings of our independent student news weekly. It hasn’t been recurring weekly, but that was never the point of its inception. Editing the Public is a practice in public editing, not editorializing: it is an opportunity to act as liaison to the public’s concerns with our practices and a vehicle for editing the shape of our paper’s presence in the public – negotiating the public’s perception of our publication with the methods we operate under. As such, the column’s frequency depends to some degree on feedback from our readers. In recent weeks The Ontarion has been approached a few times with complaints regarding pieces that were published in the opinion section of its pages. The first came from an office walk-in. Their plaint was that in a piece about reducing meat intake by eliminating the food group from one’s diet one day a week, we “…There seems to be no way that authoritative. Finally, as a campus had published a phrase that was not opposing views or corrections of media source, it is also in our consti“politically correct.” The phrase was fact may be posted,” wrote Cath- tution (section 1.5) that The Ontarion “factory farm” and it appeared in an erine Bayne. “Whether this is due is to “offer students an opportunity to article titled “Meatless Mondays,” to defect or policy the situation is acquire practical experience in writpublished in our Oct. 4 issue. The unacceptable.” ing…and other aspects of newspaper In both of the cases discussed, the work.” So go easy on our volunteers. reader that brought this to our attention claimed the phrase was negative articles under scrutiny were volun- They’re learning, and we’re trying to towards the livestock farming indus- teer-contributed pieces that were facilitate that. try, and that if we have standards – as mentioned above – submitted The editorial policy we received a and ethical codes against publishing for publication in our opinion section. complaint about from our walk-in content that is not racist, sexist, hoAt the risk of earning “Captain Ob- reader adds the exceptions to what mophobic, or otherwise oppressive, vious” as a nickname, I should begin we can publish in this section: we will we should not publish content that my response to these complaints by not publish pieces we can discern as affects other groups in a negative way. stating that articles published in The sexist, racist, homophobic, ableist, or A second complaint was received in Ontarion’s opinion section represent otherwise oppressive. Still, equating response to the publication of an ar- the opinions of their authors. persons/groups of minority status – as Chris Carr, editor-in-chief at The our walk-in did – with an industry and ticle (“Give wind a chance”) printed in last week’s issue, and was received Cannon, runs a weekly column titled stating that our treatment of all such in the format of a few website com- Inordinate Ordnance on thecannon. groups should be the same across the ments from several authors that took ca that also appears in our opinion board is not fair; questioning the ethics opposition with the piece. The of- pages. At the foot of every column of a business model is hardly the same fending article argued against some Carr submits to our publication, we as approaching a group or an individestablished complaints people typi- include a disclaimer that explains his ual and treating them a certain way cally raise in discussions of the topic, affiliations so as not to confuse read- based on how they identify themselves while comments refuted them, claim- ers about the relationship Carr has or are oriented in the world. ing the piece to be “shallow,” poorly with our paper and its stance on isIn direct reply to the complaint callresearched and an example of poor sues (current or otherwise). ing into question our publication of unethical “reporting.” In the process While we follow Carr’s articles the term “factory farm,” I have yet to of receiving comments on the opin- with such disclaimers, no pieces pub- be presented an argument explaining ion piece in question, one reader also lished in our opinion section should why this term is politically incorrect wrote a comment asking why none be taken as representative of the (though I’m told an opinion piece is of their posts were appearing below views of The Ontarion as an organi- on its way). I will note, however, that the article, subsequently accusing us zation. The section operates as a venue I have only ever heard this argument of irresponsible and detrimental prac- for our readers and contributors to used in order to protect a position of tices. We also received an email on the voice their opinions; the pieces with- industrial and economic privilege. And latter issue. in are not necessarily intended to be calling privilege into question does indeed sound like a valid undertaking for a newspaper. In terms of comments being published on our website, I should explain that at present (although the position has been posted for over a month) we are without a web editor. In lieu of this important asset to our team, upkeep of the website and its comment sections has become the shared responsibility of myself, our office manager, and (recently) our associate editor. Despite our website’s importance, we have to consider our site upkeep a low priority when managing our personal tasks, as it is not actually a part of any of our individual job descriptions and we have to focus on other goals throughout the week. In this specific case, comments were not posted until late on a Sunday night because staff were out of town, covering events, and focusing on other things. Still, none were censored, and all were published. I hope the above answers some of the concerns we’ve had brought to our attention over the past couple of weeks. If not, by all means, send us your opinions. Just know (as you should have experience with) that they could be subject to scrutiny. If you have a question about the general practices and/or editorial or publishing decisions made by Ontarion staff, email oneditor@uoguelph.ca with the subject “Editing the Public.”

insulating manner. We’ve been told realities I intended to experience we can be whatever we want to be, within this lifetime. It was a moment when we “grow up.” But we have no defined by immense clarity, someOur twenties are quite the defin- example to follow. We’re the para- what like the rainbow after a storm. ing decade. We expect ourselves mount generation of rule-breakers. Completely contrary from deto effortlessly outline our mag- We are marrying later and starting veloping an ordinary bucket list, num opus, while answering three families even later, much to the dis- intentional writing provides selfof life’s most daunting questions may of our parents. Our mothers awareness, a primary key to success. (Who am I?; What do I want?; and and fathers worked in more tradi- The essence of a bucket list is a list of How do I get there?) all before the tional roles, only daring to subtly crazy things you want to do before frightening age of thirty strikes its flirt with contemporary life and ca- you die, most of these sating adrenshadow. This idealistic approach reer choices. aline cravings. Intentional writing to our twenties makes it feel like So walking ahead, too often en- involves writing a narrative list of a volatile no-man’s-land between gulfed by our twenties syndrome, things you intend and believe you the elusive stages of childhood and we start to drift through life, allow- will do before you die, similar to adulthood. ing it to consume us by default. We creating a personal life script. One And what makes it harder than fail to truly employ ourselves as the is a weak and wishful whisper, unever for our generation of twenty- creators of our personal univers- likely to manifest or materialize into somethings to find our calling, is the es. The end product being a vague reality, while the latter is an intenworld of possibilities we have open sense of self identity and a pixilat- tional, evocative energy sent out to ahead of us. We exist at a time when ed canvas of personal values, goals, the universe, to help you co-creeverything seems possible, which dreams and ambitions haunting our ate your destiny. The scientifically makes choosing what we truly want daily existence. inclined population may term this feel almost impossible. This conunOur twenties may emerge as an evidence as a self-fulfilling prophdrum of choice leaves us drowning unfortunate series of events, when ecy, but regardless, an apple will in an overwhelming trajectory of we neglect to dive within and intro- remain an apple, true to its chemnever-ending options. spectively understand our personal istry, despite the many diverse ways We’ve been called the lost gen- greatness and unbounded potential. in which it is perceived. Similar to what “The Great Comeration, and rightly so. As Christine It is a time to uncover what we have Hassler, author of 20 Something, to offer to the global society at large, moner,” William Jennings Bryan 20 Everything: A Quarter-Life yet a majority of us are guilty of not once famously orated: “Destiny is Woman’s Guide to Balance and Di- taking it too seriously. not a matter of luck or chance, it rection, shares in her book, we’re The most powerful cure to a twen- is a series of choices, in the makthe first generation to be raised by ty-something crisis is as simple as ing, every day. It is not a thing to so many single parents and bro- a pen. Personally, the pen was my be waited for, it is a thing to be ken families. We are a generation saviour at a time when that vague achieved.” who made eating disorders an epi- picture of my self-identity and life Our twenty-something decade demic, bullying a global crisis, and expectations I held so furtively, dis- can be a time of finding and achievantidepressants and birth control a appeared as time passed by and life ing “everything.” We can have it necessary commodity. We’re a re- happened. That pen and a few pieces all, as long as we know what all flection of the unique pressure our of paper guided a personal journey we desire. Each of us, at one point, generation faces today. of what grew to become eight long has felt the pressure to make these We’ve been brought up in a very pages of ninety-eight narrative years a legendary milestone, and

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a twenty something, quarter-life crisis
shwetha chandrashekhar


ELiAs TsAfAriDis

Twentysomethings seem to take on an attitude toward life that involves feeling like life is over when their twenties are.
we all have moments of struggle to define what it is that we’re seeking. We’re the closest we’ll ever be to a direction – it’s just up to us to choose it with full conviction. It is a period where everything matters, and everything is constantly changing. Our twenties will launch us to the rest of our lives and dictate which path we’re walking on. The best part is, not everything will go according to plan, as life has its organic way of surprising us when we least expect it. But you will emerge, as we all eventually do, as a twentysomething crisis survivor. Life is a platform awaiting our performance, and improvisation is not always the wisest choice. Create a personal repertoire of collective moments which will define you after your show time is up and follow your bliss. So, grab a pen and let your creative juices flow – be a proactive creator and force in your own future. It is a process of self-discovery, one which will be the first step towards combating the twenties’ blues. Embark upon your twentysomething odyssey with clarity. It all starts now!

an open letter to Dalton McGuinty
Dear Premier McGuinty, In the wake of your resignation announcement this week, I would like to thank you for providing yet another piece of evidence that our political system is only a “democracy” by name. Though at different levels of government, the citizens of Ontario have now experienced two prorogations of Parliament within a few years. Perhaps you should consider Stephen Harper to be more of a political counterpart than an inter-party rival, seeing as you both seem to think that the functioning of the legislature is a mere option, not a mandate from the public by whom you were elected. Have you ever heard the phrase, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”? It’s as if it was penned to describe you and Harper; except you interpret “going” as “leaving because things are difficult,” not “moving forward to make positive changes.” Yes, I am aware, both provincially and nationally, that we are facing many “crises,” including (but certainly not limited to) high unemployment rates, billion-dollar debts, environment destruction, and union/negotiation troubles. But you have been elected leader by us, the public, and by prorouging your “office” you have failed in delivering to us that role. Regardless of whether the Liberal leadership convention is held tomorrow or six months from now, there is still that void existing where a functional parliament should be. When people chose to vote for their local Liberal candidate, they did so knowing that it was also a vote in your favour. Not Finance Minister Dwight Duncan. Not Health Minister Deb Matthews. You. By stepping down you have breached the agreement that you would lead the Liberal party in the event of the highest party vote. If you feel the need to resign (and trust me, I have no problem with the concept of someone else – hopefully better – leading the province), it should not be done until you have fulfilled the duty expected of you. Leaving our government in disarray is a reflection of your failure, not Parliament’s. Many of those in power bemoan the dismal levels of political participation among citizens, as do I. Yet, the new trend seems to lean towards apathy of not just the electorate, but the elected. By abandoning parliament, you have essentially said to the residents of Ontario, “This job is no longer important to me, and neither are you.” The media is currently enjoying the Dalton versus teacher debate, which is another issue entirely. But this week, Mr. McGuinty, you have taught a lesson of your own: that vital leadership roles are only to be of significance when they benefit your own interests. And that is a lesson no person of Ontario should have to learn. Discouraged and Disappointed, Carleigh Cathcart

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Premier Dalton Mcguinty announced his resignation and his decision to prorogue the ontario legislature oct. 15.

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SAD Students at U of G
chris carr
There is a virus going around the student population. It turns normally happy young people into toe-dragging, sleep deprived zombies. Their relationships suffer from lack of attention. They gain a few pounds from an insatiable need to ingest carbohydrates and salty foods. They don’t exercise, what’s the point? They are the SAD students of the University. Season Affective Disorder (SAD), is a kind of depression that takes hold of students during the darker, colder months of the year – late autumn to early spring usually. Commonly known as the “winter blues”, the disorder can affect appetite, social ability, energy and anxiety levels of the person afflicted. However, the disorder comes with a best-before date as symptoms usually dissipate when the snow begins to melt, the sun shines longer and new episodes of Breaking Bad start. The symptoms, while they can affect teenagers and children, seem to take hold around the age of twenty— or rather, about the half way point of any bachelor’s program. Students are greatly affected by SAD as they are sometimes away from home (some for the first time) and the university environment can sometimes have an antiseptic feeling to it. There is a certain loneliness that comes with the acquisition of adulthood, it’s like the first time you were left in the house alone for the weekend, it comes with an ominous sense of responsibility. You are the generation that will save the world, how is that not even a little depressing? To combat this societal infection of chilly sadness, there are a few things students can do. Exercise, for one, will help curb the tide of the melancholy that comes with the beginning of November. But for some, myself included, this sounds like a worse fate than depression. Light, doctors say, is where SAD dies. Since the sun has gone away for most of the day, we don’t get sufficient vitamin D into our body, which combats depression. Supplement vitamin D pills can be taken through these months, as well as prescription anti-depressants that are both safe and mild to use. There is even a special UV light that can be purchased. Sitting under the light for a few minutes each day is proven to help stymie the symptoms of SAD. It is also important, as students, to develop a paper-trail for the disorder. If you begin to feel the symptoms of SAD, please go see a doctor to establish a history for the problem. This can prove valuable when you get an essay back that you failed because you couldn’t get out of bed because, well, you didn’t feel there was a point. There are things profs and the university can do to counter-act these situations, like defer marks and strip poor marks from transcripts. The important thing to remember is that it



Added stressors like midterms and exams make the gloomy fall and winter days extra hard on students.
is a real disorder affecting over 15 per cent of the population each year, not just a sour disposition or bad couple of weeks. One of the best deterrents for SAD is sociability. Being with friends will not only help you identify symptoms, but also alleviate some of them as well. So remember, throughout the exams and essays, keep an eye on each other. If one of your friends isn’t coming out on weekends or is generally being reclusive, take note and be active; you could be saving a life. From the University of Guelph Counseling website: “In Canada, counseling services are available suicide accounts for 24 per cent of all to talk here: Level 3, University deaths among 15-24 year olds.” It’s Centre Ext. 53244, open Monday the second leading cause of death for to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. young people. For more information on SAD, Chris Carr is Editor-in-Chief of please visit the Canadian Mental The Cannon. “Inordinate OrdHealth Association at www.cmha. nance” publishes every Thursday ca. The university’s health clin- in The Cannon and in The Ontarion. ic will always be able to help as The opinions posted on thecannon. well, and its staff are well aware ca reflect those of their author of the dangers of SAD. Their ex- and do not necessarily reflect the tension is 52131 and they can be opinions of the Central Student Asreached Monday to Friday- 8:30 sociation and the Guelph Campus a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also, U of G’s Co-op, or The Ontarion.




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chalk it up
Colouring your hair has never been easier
colleen mcdonell
Leaves are falling and the weather is turning grey. But don’t let that prevent you from indulging in some colour and experimenting with your hair. One of the latest trends is using chalk to highlight hair. Ever since Lauren Conrad wrote about hair chalking on her blog the “Beauty Department,” Pintrest has exploded with pictures of people experimenting with colourful chalk and different hairstyles. But just like colouring your hair with dye, there are some things you need to know before you play fashionista. Start with dry, clean hair . It is easiest to use on straight or wavy hair, and if you want curls you can add them in later. Then you’ll need to use “anything that is a soft chalk, soft chalk pastels,” said Susannah van der Zaag, studio art major. She warns users to stay away from oil pastels, as they will make hair very greasy. Choosing the colour may be the hardest part. Blondes have the advantage of using almost any shade, while those with darker hair will want to pick the most vibrant colour to make it pop. Red is a favourite among brunettes. Try to use colours that stand out. “Don’t use white, black, brown or yellow,” suggested van der Zaag. “Generally stay away from neutrals, because that defeats the purpose of a fresh, fun look. ” To apply the chalk, take a small strand of hair and twist it to create texture. As you move the chalk up and down the strand, this texture will rub against the chalk allowing more pigment to infuse your hair. “If your hair is a bit darker, or you want it to stay in longer, you can make your hair or the chalk a bit wet and that makes the colour more potent,” added van der Zaag. Most websites recommend letting it air dry to prevent blowing away any chalk. The chalk should come out in one or two washes. If you are looking for colour that isn’t permanent, chalk may even be more vAnEssA TignAnELLi optimal than dyes that claim to be temporary. Want to add some unnatural colour to your hair without the “Hair chalk actually does come out,” commitment? Try chalk! said van der Zaag. “I’ve used Manic Panic and it stained my hair, and I Soft chalk can be found at your van der Zaag. “It does not have to be had to… cut the ends off to get it out.” local art supply store. Prices vary specially made for your hair.” Are there any downsides to co- depending on brand and quality. If When embarking on a do-it-yourlouring your hair in this fashion? you are opting for a more economical self hair chalking challenge, don’t be The chalk can make your hair a bit route, you can pick up three bro- afraid to also experiment with differdry, so some stylists suggest that you ken pieces for only $1 at Wyndham ent hairstyles. A pretty bun or fishtail deep condition your hair afterwards Art Supplies. braid can compliment the rainbow if you feel it is losing moisture. It is “Some companies are taking ad- of colours. also recommended you stay away vantage of this trend and making soft If you are looking for an edgy, from wearing lighter coloured shirts chalk for your hair. Which is silly, economical way to alter your hairwhile having the chalk in your hair, because it’s just an art-store thing style, look no further than your local as it might rub off. that you can put in your hair,” said craft-store.


This week in History…
Beirut Death toll at 161 americans; reagan Insists Marines will remain In the midst of the turbulent ’70s and ’80s, a suicide truck bombing exploded at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon, killing 220 U.S. Marines. The airport was serving as a base for the Marines who had the military roles of protecting Lebanon from terrorism and sectarian warfare. The U.S. administration stated in the article that they were not planning on changing their goals for that country despite the attack. President Reagan’s quote in response to the bombing is significant in terms of analyzing the fight against terrorism that the U.S. has taken on in the last decade: “…we should all recognize that these deeds make so evident the bestial nature of those who would assume power, if they could have their way and drive us out of that area…We must be more determined than ever that they cannot take over that vital and strategic area of the earth.” (The New York Times – Oct. 23, 1983) chinese Invaders The Chinese invasion into Tibet had long-lasting impacts on the neighbouring country. Tibet was subsequently incorporated into the People’s Republic of China. The article cited a Communist radio, who claimed that the goal of the mobilization of Chinese troops was to liberate three million Tibetans “from imperialistic oppression and to consolidate national defenses of the western borders of China.” Labour camps, torture and many other forms of human rights violations took place in Tibet soon after the invasion, and oppression of Tibetans has continued to this day. (The Globe and Mail – Oct. 25, 1950) Liberty’s Great statue; a Grand celebration Promised for to-Day A powerful icon in many apocalyptic movies, particularly ones that show a huge tidal wave flooding New York City, the Statue of Liberty was officially accepted by the U.S. president, Grover Cleveland. The statue was a gift from the French and was meant to represent freedom; immigrants often saw it as they were arriving in New York Harbour. For the festivities, French people came from all over the continent, including Canada, and Americans came into the city in mass herds, slowing down train arrivals and filling hotels to capacity. A huge parade was the highlight of the day, though not everyone got to enjoy it. According to the article, “the numerous workmen, who were not in any way protected from the weather, worked uncomfortably” and were subject to “piercing winds.” (The New York Times – Oct. 28, 1886) Compiled by Alicja Grzadkowska


new cervical cancer screening guidelines
Cancer Care Ontario changes guidelines for young women
chris müller
The month of October is generally given over to an awareness of breast cancer, but the risks of other female-centric cancers should not be ignored. Recent discoveries as to the nature and development of cervical cancers have led Cancer Care Ontario to modify the guidelines surrounding screening for the condition. Former guidelines indicated the screening for cervical cancers should occur once sexual activity had begun for young women as part of a regular pap test to monitor sexual health. The new guidelines indicate the recommendation that screenings for cervical cancer begin at age 21 and continue every three years thereafter for anyone currently or formerly sexually active. The reasoning for these changes has to do with a better understanding of how cervical cancers develop, most notably through the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV). While HPV remains a treatable condition, if it is not detected and treated within a reasonable time-frame, it can lead to cancerous development. Dr. Rachel Halligan, the primary care lead for the region, helps explain the changes. “It takes about ten years from initial introduction of the virus until cancerous changes are associated [with it],” said Dr. Halligan. Dr. Halligan explains that 90 per cent of contracted HPV goes away on its own over a two year period; however, the remaining 10 per cent of cases present a cause for concern in its potential to develop into something much more serious. The risk remains very low for young women to contract cervical cancer so long as regular tests and examinations are being conducted, but an awareness of the risk remains important. From 2003-2007, seven women between the ages of 15-19 were found to have developed cervical cancer in Canada – a relatively low figure, but given the far-reaching implications of a cancer in the reproductive organs, Cancer Care Ontario still encourages young women to get tested regularly. Young women are encouraged to


Pap test results. Left cluster of cells is normal, right cluster shows HPv.
speak with their primary healthcare provider regarding changes to the screening procedures and to assess their risk of contracting HPV and the appropriate steps to prevent it. More information on these developments is available in a press release at www.neswire.ca/en/story/1020591/ new-cervical-cancer-screeningguidelines-for-ontario-women. These updated guidelines are also included in an online tool available for men and women at www.ontario.ca/ screenforlife.

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The tulip as part of our history, and part of my garden
chris müller
To some extent, gardening is not an activity that many university students find themselves heavily involved in. It’s generally a labourintensive, dirty, and solitary activity. Yet some, myself included, come by an appreciation of ornamental horticulture quite easily – enough so to give up a rare day-off to planting tulip bulbs. The tulip’s introduction as a cultivated botanical variety dates back to the sixteenth century in Western Europe, where it became widely popular and led to the eventual migration of the flower to the new world in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, the tulip serves as a perpetual reminder of Canada’s generosity to the Dutch royal family during the World War II; the Dutch crown presented the tulip to Canada as a symbol of friendship and appreciation following the war’s conclusion. To celebrate this unique cultural moment, one of the largest tulip festivals in the world is held annually in Ottawa. The Canadian Tulip Festival, held during the first few weeks of May (the traditional bloom period of tulips), is a spectacular show of colour and cultivars, with varieties being drawn from throughout the globe. Given the plant’s unique and interesting cultural narrative, it was only a matter of time until my hands shifted from the pages of history books into the soil of the garden. With the help of my grandfather, I


“Given the plant’s unique and interesting cultural narrative, it was only a matter of time until my hands shifted from the pages of history books into the soil of the garden.”
ordered 400 tulips from a local supplier for the approximate price of $175. My feeble artistic merit intact, I decided on a colour palette of purple, yellow, and white tulips for the front of the house, with an introduction


Tulips hold a unique cultural presence in canada. see how they can become a part of your garden in this week’s article.
of orange tulips (and whatever remained from the front) into the backyard garden beds as an experiment in colour theory. On what turned out to be a pleasant afternoon in October, I was able to plant all of the tulip bulbs and an additional three hundred bulbs of assorted allium and daffodils. With the instruction of a lifelong horticulturalist, I used a bulb planter (a tool that loosely resembles a wood shaft with a bottomless steel coffee cup) to remove six to eight inches of topsoil, place the bulb in the vacant hole, and finished by returning the displaced soil and pressing it down with my foot. We started planting at around two in the afternoon, and finished shortly before six o’clock; just in time to watch the clouds come in and enjoy a beer in conclusion of the afternoon’s work. Tulip planting yields a temporarily dormant sense of satisfaction in the work that’s been completed. Despite an afternoon in the garden, there is little end result to show for it at the present moment. However, the bulb will establish and root in the coming months and the culmination of this process will (hopefully) be on magnificent display in the late spring when the tulips are set to bloom. Pending of course, that the squirrels don’t eat them first.

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leads to de-selection. Behavioural questions are far more common than they ever used to be in interviews. The employer wants to hire someone with a strong chance of success on the job. Their mission in the interview is to find out if the applicant has the “right” kind of experience, knowledge and skills to be successful at the job. Behavioural questions are designed specifically for this purpose. Candidates who have prepared, in their mind, a concise and compelling story for each major skill needed in the job are going to make a more convincing presentation than those who have to try to remember a situation from their past when asked the question. One method of preparing for the AbHisHEK MoHAn interview questions, especially for behavioral questions, is to construct a two column table, with the asked to solve a typical problem that all three candidates would be ex- your control. first column holding each qualifica- is likely to be encountered on the job. cellent on the job. At this stage the If you don’t land that career job, acknowledge your sadness, but let tion and important duties listed in Applicants who have developed the employer is searching primarily the job advertisement. This would chart described above are often more for “fit.” The employer hopes to your attention to it vanish like the also include your best guess at the prepared to answer situational ques- select the applicant who could add trail of a bird and move on to your six top soft skills that will be called tions, having a live example from the most value and complement next opportunity. With the right into play most often on the job. This their own experience in the mind. the strengths of the existing team. kind of search, staying positive and could include skills such as teamOverall impression often counts This decision largely depends upon focusing on your goals will help you work, multitasking, problem solving, more than either the interviewer or the skills of the other people on the land one of many opportunities to conflict resolution, ethical decision- interviewee realize. An interview- team – something that is not within come. er who hears a set of key messages throughout the interview on how the candidate will add value to the job is going to be favourably affected. Candidates who come to the interview respectful of roles but with a mind of a consultant, striving to understand the role and showing how their past accomplishments have prepared them for the job will make a better impression than someone who goes to the interview fearing an oral exam. Overall impression also includes the quality of the candidate’s questions. Questions that are suitable include those intended to: discover the work place culture; explore how performance will be measured; define professional development opportunities; and inquire about how the role fits with the company’s plans for the future. Some candidate’s will ask if the interviewers see any areas which would prevent them from being hired in the position and then they use their answer as away to provide more informamaking, work-life balance, etc. In tion about their relevant skills in the second column, beside each this area. skill, write a story telling about a If interviews are coming up for time when you effectively utilized you in your career job search, these this skill, what happened, and the are only a few highlights about the outcome. Naturally you will want interview process. Be sure to read to pick experiences that most closely more on the web and seek guidance tie into the job. from a career development profesEven interviewers who do not use sional. Opportunities to do mock behavioral questions will be more interviews with someone you trust convinced of a candidate’s “fit” if are invaluable. they hear concrete stories given The important thing to remember in response to their open ended is that only one person is selected if you know a tree that you would like to submit as questions. out of large number of qualified ap“Tree of the week”, send your photo and name of the Interviewers often find situational plicants, sometimes as many as 150 tree to onphoto@uoguelph.ca questions to be helpful in interviews. applicants after an initial screening. In these questions the candidate is By the second interview, typically

wayne greenway
My observation having conducted more than 5000 interviews for a wide variety of employment and project positions is that people struggle with career job interviews just as they did 30 years ago. The focus of this article is to give the employers perspective, in the hope that it will help new graduates applying for their first career job. There is no question that the candidate who is well prepared has an “edge.” Preparation is more than having an in-depth understanding of the role, the business and the field. It is also about elements such as attire and professionalism in presentation. A candidate who presents themselves the way they would represent the company at important business functions is going make a favourable first impression. Other elements are important too; punctuality, shown when the candidate arrives at the office fifteen minutes before the interview; arriving with a professional looking folio that includes the correct number of copies of their resume, a typed list of references and carefully thought out list of questions just adds to this positive impression; simple manners, like shaking hands and properly introducing oneself sets the right tone for the meeting; and having a calm mind (someone who is obviously in control of their interview jitters and presents in a calm, concise and friendly manner will be less likely to be de-selected). Often interviewers will focus the first interview on de-selection or screening out any candidates that may be risky or an unwise choice. First impressions are very important. Most experts say that despite today’s rigour in interviewing strategy, a decision is still often made in the first 15 seconds of the interview. From the employer’s perspective, how well the candidate is prepared often reflects how they well they will perform on the job. As the interview moves forward, a simple open-ended question such as “why do you want this job?” can provide a skilled interviewer with a wealth of information. It can demonstrate the depth to which the applicant understands the business and help to assess their presentation skills. It can give insight into their planning skills in terms of how they describe the job’s fit with their long-term career plan. They can also see the applicant’s ability to analyze how their skills fit with the job requirements. In addition, this kind of open-ended question can reveal the applicant’s preferred style of communication. If the candidate is still answering the questions four minutes after it has been asked, then the applicant may like telling more than they like listening. This is a trait that frequently

“interviewers who do not use behavioral questions will be more convinced of a candidate’s “fit” if they hear concrete stories given in response to their open ended questions.”

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Perhaps this is what makes them so popular and often humorous. Romney’s comment on “binders full of women” seemed out of place on air, let alone as a stand-alone quote, and led to the creation of an image of Patrick Swayze saying “Nobody puts Baby in a binder.” Although general population may see these images everyday for the next two weeks they may still have little indication of the true meaning. Voters need to remember to carefully assess the words of each candidate and their respective parties, and avoid selectively listening for catch phrases. As the Nov. 6 election-day approaches, and meme generators sit on the edge of their seats, everyone needs to keep a wary eye on what is influencing their vote: careful reflection or a photo of Patrick Swayze.

Big Bird, binders, and bayonets. One does not have to be following the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign too closely to hear these words thrown around. The three rounds of debates between presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama concluded on Oct. 22, but memes of the civil-war weapons and the yellow-feathered Sesame Street character kept going. According to The Washington Post, an estimated 59.2 million people tuned in to the final debate, which is 2.7 million more people who watched the third debate in the 2008 election. It is obvious that people are interested in this election more than ever, but the question remains as to whether viewers are truly listening to the important arguments and promises outlined by the candidates. After the first debate,

Twitter saw new accounts such as @BigBirdRomney, @BigBird, @ FiredBigBird, and more, gaining hundreds to thousands of followers within minutes. This was due to Romney’s comment during the debate claiming that cuts need to be made to things like public programming. “I like PBS. I love Big Bird,” he said. “But I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.” The image of binders came from a comment from Romney in the second debate, while horses and bayonets derived from a question from Obama in the third. These words and their meme counterparts continue to trend on Twitter and plaster the newsfeeds on Facebook. All the interest in the election, especially that shown by the younger generation through online forums, is encouraging.

But are voters actually becoming informed through channels such as Twitter and Facebook? Based on the content generated online, students are becoming increasingly engaged in American politics. Political science addicts are avidly sharing their views on each turn in the campaign. Through the use of social media, this campaign has become one of the most talked about in history. But it also may be the most construed. Do the words “Big Bird,” “binder,” and “bayonets” conjure up an accurate depiction for what each candidate stands for in the voter’s mind? Some may argue yes, if they have followed the politics of the election in its entirety and understand what each “meme” represents. However, for many people, the three B’s seem to be taken out of context.


These memes were created in response to the 2012 presidential elections.

In the letter “Inordinate Ordnance”, the author suggests that the University should drop its employment equity program, as it marginalizes people. The University of Guelph has an employment equity program to ensure that all employees receive employment opportunities on the basis of relevant skills, qualifications and abilities. The goal is to work toward achieving a representative workforce, one that reflects the Canadian labour market. Identifying and removing barriers in the employment cycle that are experienced by designated group members and other equity seeking groups is critical to fostering a representative workplace. Thus, for example, during recruitment, applicants may be asked to identify their status in order to assess if outreach is effective – that a diverse group of qualified applicants knew about and could apply for the advertised positions. The collection of data can also help us to assess where we stand on this campus relative to the diversity in the market place. If there is significant divergence, it suggests that we may have some biases, and encourages us to review our procedures. Among our employment equity initiatives, the University has been working on standardizing its recruitment processes (how and where we post, what job related factors are considered when making decisions and the types of questions we ask). We examine these procedures to help ensure that individuals are not denied opportunities for reasons unrelated to their ability. The best qualified candidate is offered the position. Working to achieve equality in employment and utilizing the talent available in the Canadian labour market will continue to benefit both the University and society at large. Human Rights and Equity Office, University of Guelph

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Video Gallery, 40 Baker Street. http://www.edvideo.org/ events/gallery-events/130thanniversary-exhibition-ofthe-petrie-building Macdonald Stewart Art Centre: Lantern Tour In the Sculpture Park. Join us for a guided lantern-lit tour of MSAC’s sculpture park and grounds. Walk through the Magic Woods, take a boat-ride, shakes hands with the Bear in the dark. 8pm. http://www.msac.ca/ events/2012-10 saturday october 27 Royal City Squares 50th anniversary celebrations. Come on by if you are interested in watching the dance, or are square dancers and wish to

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thursday november 1 The Festival of Moving Media - November 1-4. Guelph’s international documentary film festival. A 4-day festival running annually on the first weekend of November. For information about tickets, times, locations, film descriptions and trailers visit: festivalofmovingmedia.ca. saturday november 3 Ed Video Media Arts Centre and FOMM present a series of documentary workshops. Today: ‘Documentary Filmmaking: Next Steps’ a one hour workshop lead by Erin Faith Young. Information: (519) 836-9811 www.edvideo.org sunday november 4

On Your Feet Dance and Music Improvisation Jam. 8:45-9:45 pm. FOYF will be offering new adult improvisation classes on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Ask us for information at the jam! Mix, mingle, and SCHMOOZE with Guelph Arts Council Schmoozefest: Where arts and artists meet! Come for an evening of networking, arts, culture, and schmoozing! Got something to say? Sign up at the event for a two minute spotlight. At Red Papaya in Old Quebec Street Mall: 6-8 pm. 130th Anniversary Exhibition of the Petrie Building. Curated by David J. Knight. 7pm at Ed

eral meeting. Meetings every Monday at 7:30. Kortright Presbyterian Church, 55 Devere Dr. www.guelphneedlecraft.wordpress.com, sandy@onebit.ca, 519-767-0017. New members always welcome. tuesday october 30 Buddhist Meditation ClassSimple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace. Drop in class 7-8:30pm at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 171 Kortright Rd. W. $10. Topic: How self-centredness perpetuates sufferings. meditationintoronto.org/branches/ meditate-guelph/

25th Anniversary! Enjoy cake, refreshments, & interactive displays., 2- 4 pm at Guelph General Hospital Lobby, Level One. Remarks at 2:30. FREE admission & parking! Contact: www.gghfoundation.ca or (519) 837-6422 saturday november 24 Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Beyond the Frame Art Auction. A Collection of 45 Stunning Works by Canadian Artists. Tickets $70. Auction party 5:30pm, live auction 7:30pm. Exibition preview until Nov 24th. 358 Gordon St. For information contact: aware@msac.ca or visit www. msac.ca/.

coMMunIty eVents ART AND THE BRAIN COMING TO A BRAIN NEAR YOU: Tending to mindscape...Adventure in neurology. Invitation to especially art students, neuroscience students and psychology students; indeed anyone who thinks about thinking. Art and the Brain ...MIRROR NEURONS ..the conceptual basis for insight... THEORY OF MIND Brand new theories.. First time on planet. Presentation with paintings. Be part of INDEPENDENT movie on Art and the Brain. Other films of mine available at Thomas Video. University Of Guelph Mackinnon Bldg. Rm. 117, 7-10. Friday October 26. Bring A Camera. Be Part Of Art-Brain Documentary serVIces NEED ESSAY HELP! All subjects, research, writing and editing specialists, toll free 1 888 345 8295 customessay@bellnet.ca. Join our advertising team and make great commissions by placing posters around campus. Details: 416-280-6113. VoLunteer oPPortunItIes The Ontarion is looking for volunteers to help with photography, copy-editing and writing articles for our News, Sports, Arts & Culture and Life sections. For more information contact us at x58265 or email: ontarion@uoguelph.ca Athletic Advisory Council Position Available. The ACC is advisory to the President of UofG on policy matters dealing with the athletics program and use of facilities. We are currently looking for 1 student representative. The council meets monthly and is a great way to get involved in university policy. Please submit your resume to Skye Angus at anguss@ uoguelph.ca MIsseD connectIons To the handsome Italian historian waiting for a bus to downtown last Thursday night outside the back of Stone Road Mall. Thanks for the great conversation and for making that 15 minute wait go by in a flash!


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