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The Moo-u miracle
Gryphons’s overtime victory against Queen’s lands Guelph in the Yates Cup
chris müller
It’s a proud moment to be a Gryphon. In what was arguably the best game in Guelph Gryphon history, the Gryphons erased an impossible 22point, fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Queen’s Gaels 42-39 on Nov. 3 in the OUA Semifinal at Alumni Stadium. The cool, windy conditions set the stage for the Gryphons’ incredible afternoon. The Gryphons struggled early and often in the first half, allowing Queen’s to score 24 points and force Guelph into foolish penalties and turnovers. Credit the defense with keeping Guelph in the game, scoring a touchdown off a fumble and intercepting Queen’s quarterback Billy McPhee on multiple occasions. The third quarter was more of the same for the Gryphons, as the offense sputtered and the defense played just well enough to keep it close. Down 36-14, the Gryphons needed a spark – it would come on special teams. With Queen’s backed up deep in their own end, they risked a punt. A magnificent twist on line of scrimmage opened up holes for the special teamers to get after the punter, knocking the ball out of the air moments after it bounced off the punter’s cleat. Defensive mainstay Jake Reinhart pounced on the ball and rolled into the endzone, knocking Queen’s lead down to 36-21 after Tropea’s extra point. After trading punts, the Gryphons found themselves down at their own 30-yard line, with 4:26 remaining in the contest. On a play the Gryphons have run throughout the year, quarterback Jazz Lindsey held onto the ball on the read-option. Looking for running room on the outside, Lindsey side-stepped a defender and dexterously avoided the sideline to stay in bounds – and the footrace began. Lindsey’s display of athleticism ended with an outstretched dive for the endzone where he was greeted by an ecstatic collection of teammates. Following the 33-second drive, the Gryphons kicked off to the Gaels. The second play of Queen’s drive resulted in a tipped pass that bounced off two Gryphons before landing in the

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Members of the Gryphon defense salute the crowd following their victory on Nov. 3. The defense forced seven Queen’s turnovers en route to the astonishing overtime victory.
hands of Zach Androschuck, the CIS defensive player of the week. Androschuck’s interception set Guelph up at Queen’s 43-yard line, down by eight with just under three minutes remaining. Armed with a short-distance passing game, Lindsey and the offense drove down the field methodically until arriving at a critical second and 10. Lindsey looked to use his legs to pick up the first down, but was brought down by his facemask after a three yard run. The penalty put the Gryphons on the one-yard line, only 36 inches away from scoring. The goal line offense, operated by e footba ll pag e 14

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Movember has begun , and so has a new addition to the cause
colleen mcdonell
Flavour savour, lip toupee, cookie duster. Moustaches come with a multitude of nicknames, but an even greater cause. Movember is a campaign that

promotes men’s health. For the researched health gaps and found month of November, men are that male mental health was a conencouraged to grow moustaches cern that needed to be addressed. while raising funds and awareness “The numbers are staggering: Men for prostate cancer. New to Cana- are four times more likely to comda this year is the added focus on mit suicide than women, but are men’s mental health – now, 40 per under-diagnosed with depression cent of funds will go to male men- and anxiety,” Pete Bombaci, directal-health initiatives and 60 per tor of Movember Canada told the cent will continue to go to pros- Toronto Star. “That reflects that tate-cancer programs. we’re not talking about it enough.” e mov e mbe r pag e 4 Last year, the campaign


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trudeau’s early years revealed
Biographical writers speak about renowned Canadian politician they thought they knew
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A few weeks after Justin Trudeau made public his decision to run as a Liberal candidate, two authors of his father’s biography visited the university to discuss their research and experience with Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Max and Monique Nemni had close contact with the former prime minister, who encouraged the thenuniversity professors to write his biography, and to become the directors of the publication Cité Libre, a significant political journal based in Quebec. They spoke to a group of students and faculty at the U of G on Nov. 5 about their experiences writing their controversial and thought-provoking portrayal of Trudeau in the two-volume biography, Young Trudeau: 1919-1944: Son of Quebec, Father of Canada and Trudeau Transformed: The Shaping of a Statesman, 1944-1965. Monique Nemni began the discussion by introducing the paradoxes that the researchers had found when examining the depiction of Trudeau in previous publications, biographies, articles and media sources, and their own personal experiences with the politician. While they found Trudeau to be “shy, considerate, and great to be with,” intellectuals in Quebec saw Trudeau as the province’s number one enemy because of his supposed disconnect with his identity as a francophone. However, this did not align with the fact that francophones in Quebec loved Trudeau, and why he went into politics and devoted himself to Canada if he really was an arrogant, self-centered man who hated Quebec, as these intellectuals said. “These paradoxes have to be explained,” said Monique Nemni. Because of the Nemni’s relationship with Trudeau and their findings–particularly boxes of documents provided by Trudeau himself from his early years that showed him to be anti-Semitic and a pro-fascist–the project was not an easy one. “This is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most difficult research we have ever done,” said Monique. “It’s also the most fascinating, and the most emotionally challenging.” According to the researchers, Trudeau was in actuality not always “against the current,” as they suspected. “Everybody has preconceived ideas about him, and we did too,” said Monique Nemni. In their findings, Monique and Max discovered that Trudeau was not always supportive of democracy, and believed strongly in a government who worked alongside the Catholic church. Monique Nemni says that this information, nonetheless, had to be put into the context of Quebec in the 1950s. “To understand Trudeau, is to really understand French-Canadian society of that time.” Max Nemni focused on the second volume of the biography that discussed Trudeau’s conceptualization of nationalism and the transformation of the politician into a federalist. After Trudeau had finished his studies and returned to Quebec, he found that his long-standing ideas and the knowledge that he developed during his time in university were not effective for the province. He adapted his Christian values in a way that secularized them, according to Max Nemni,


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

Though the Democrats can breathe a sigh of relief as Barack Obama won the 2012 elections, students were not yet aware of the results earlier in the day on Nov. 6. The Ontarion wanted to know if the elections were in their plans for the evening. The Ontarion: Are you watching the American elections tonight, and why or why not? nicholas Jasons, student: Well, I would, it’s just that I don’t have good Internet access, and I have a night class, but I’m following it for sure…I’ve also been thinking a lot about American friends that I have and some of my professors are American, and they’re really worried too about this election so it’s almost as if I’ve taken on that interest in finding out what’s going to happen. I also remember watching the last elections in 2008, so now it’s really interesting seeing how much has changed and how we could not have even predicted this outcome four years ago. For once, it’s something that everyone’s focusing on, but it’s not something mindless like reality T.V so it’s ., actually kind of neat to see people enthusiastic about something that’s intelligent. Ziska rajapaksha, student: It’s important to me that it’s happening, and so I probably will at least go on the Internet and check the news, and what’s going on, but I’ve been so into my world, I haven’t been keeping up. Viktor Gazo, intern for Biodiversity Institute of ontario: I’m not watching it because I don’t have enough information to know if it actually matters, and it feels like there’s not much in it for me. I know it influences other people, I just don’t see the results. rosalba Mejia, student: I’m not watching it because I don’t have faith in the U.S. government anyways so it doesn’t really matter. Ilias ettayebi, student: Yeah, I’m going to watch the American elections tonight. I’ve been following since pretty much the first debate was going on, and I’m interested in who wins. I go to the States quite a bit, so I want to know what’s going on. Helga Paschetto, t.a. for the school of Languages and Literature: I think I’m going to watch the elections because I’m curious [since] the system is completely different from the system in my country, Italy…In Italy, you vote for your president. There are so many problems now with the crisis in Europe and the United States, and I want to know if something is going to change, but I don’t think so. Obama, Romney, it’s the same, just too many problems.

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Max Nemni speaks to students about his research on Trudeau’s nationalism.
and transformed them into universal values. The authors also spoke about the biography’s reception in Quebec and the rest of Canada. Their experience in the Anglophone regions of the country has been primarily positive. “People want to discuss these ideas,” said Max. “It’s not that they necessarily agree, it’s that they think what we’re presenting is valuable and should be discussed.” In contrast, intellectuals in Quebec have said nothing about their book. Max and Monique attribute this to the general policy of these intellectuals to ignore issues that they don’t agree with, rather than fight them publically. During the question period, one student posed an interesting question, asking whether the authors spoke with him about their research. Trudeau passed away before they began working on the biography, though they said that his death made the book easier to write. “We were more detached from [the information],” said Monique.

22 years fighting impunity…and counting
Helen Mack Chang speaks at 2012 Hopper Lecture
emma wilson
On Nov. 6, the 2012 David Hopper Lecture took place at the University of Guelph. This year, Helen Mack Chang, the president and founder of the Myrna Mack Foundation, gave a presentation on the human rights atrocities of the Guatemalan civil war (1960-1996), which personally affected her. Helen Mack Chang’s foundation pays tribute to her sister, Myrna, a Guatemalan anthropologist assassinated by the Security Division of the Presidential General Staff for documenting their massacres of civilians in the Mayan highlands. The foundation makes efforts to bring human rights violations to light, and to bring justice to the perpetrators. Helen’s lecture, entitled, “22 Years of the Fight Against Impunity,” reflects that although her sister was killed in 1990, it wasn’t until 2002 that the highranking military officer responsible for ordering Myrna’s assassination was finally sentenced. At the time of Myrna’s assassination, many people didn’t know about the massacres. Helen worked as a professional in the city, and only realized the atrocities through the death of her sister. She began to seek justice for her sister, but was greatly hindered by the fear that surrounded her. The military state was very intimidating, and no one dared to question them. When Chang was seeking information about her sister’s murder, people would say to her, “leave it in God’s hands as God has divine justice.” The investigators, lawyers, witnesses, and others involved in the trial all received threats and some had to leave the country. One of the police officers investigating the case, Jose Miguel Merida Escobar, was murdered in 1991 in relation to his involvement. Helen’s determination to not to be dissuaded by the multiple threats was so great that she decided not to have a family of her own. This speaks to the incredible personal choices Helen had to make in order to relentlessly pursue her cause. Helen’s determination went beyond just bringing her sister’s murderers to justice. She now pursues other causes such as investigating the murders of some 200,000 people by death squads during the civil war. Other achievements included contributing to reforms in Guatemala such as judicial independence, new witness protection laws, eliminating “death squads,” new access to information laws, and many others. Despite this, there is still much corruption and the government is still dominated by the army. “Those who participated in the massacres are still expecting complete amnesty. In this sense we are going backwards,” said Chang. The President of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, is a former general and denies the civil war genocides. “He has been very careful as president not to bother the attorney general, who is a human rights advocate,” noted Chang in her speech. Helen continues her struggle against the political and judicial structures in Guatemala, and the sad aftermath of the civil war. During her speech, she lamented that, “Guatemala has lost three generations of intellectuals, academics, and leaders. We need to break this cycle and be very creative.”


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organization, Movember & Sons, and all that stuff,” said Hayman. Since its inception in 2003 in had 245,000 participants and raised “Two, letting Mo’ Bros know that Australia, Movember has grown to $42 million — more than any other you love their mo’, cause it might inspire more than 1.9 million Mo country. Why are Canadians so be a little bit tough during those Bros and Mo Sistas globally. In 2011, enthusiastic about Movember? couple weeks especially for those over 854,000 participants around “Part of the reason why I think Mo- who haven’t participated before. the world got on board, raising vember has been so successful in Three, and really most impor$125.7 million. Canada is that Canadians have a good tantly, don’t just tell a guy you However, some critics feel that sense of humour…they don’t tend to love his moustache, but ask him the idea of growing a moustache take themselves too seriously,” said if he’s had an annual health check. for a month has become con- Jesse Hayman, community manager If he hasn’t, encourage him to go.” ceptualized as more of a fashion of Movember Canada. “That’s why Many participants are raising funds statement rather than a real pro- we can have everyone from bankers officially through their own “Mo gressive movement for men’s health. and lawyers growing moustaches Spaces.” Joshua Tremblay, student “Does asking people to do some- even though they are wearing suits and College of Biological Sciencthing as silly as grow hair trivialize to work everyday…to firefighters es Student Council president, is the real, scary issues the Movem- challenging other fire houses in the captain of growing Movember movement is trying to elevate?” their provinces…to university stu- ber team, the University of Guelph asked Amberly McCateer of the dents across the country. It’s all Mo’s and Beaux’s. He is also inGlobe and Mail. about having fun and doing good, volved in the project on campus On the other hand, the numbers which I think is something Cana- that is silk-screening moustaches show many participants are per- dians can strongly identify with.” on sweatshirts and ties bought at sonally impacted by the campaign. While many men at the Univer- Value Village. He said that on camcourTesy In Canada last year it was report- sity of Guelph have started to puses the focus should be more ed that 75 per cent of participants sprout moustaches, others have on advocacy than fundraising. Nov. 1 marked the beginning of a long month filled with all kinds of discussed their health with fam- opted not to grow the ’stache “The big thing on a university campus moustaches. ily, friends or colleagues, 66 per due to lack of ability, grad pho- – because we are such an influencent of participants had had a re- tos, or job interviews. There is tial group – is to raise awareness. Whether you are going for the Tremblay. “To get everyone on cent general check-up, and 48 per also the question of how women The more people who are walking Fu Manchu or the handlebar, campus to know that Movember cent carried out personal research can get involved in Movember. around with a moustache on their keep in mind that there is more isn’t just about growing a mouson men’s health issues during the “For us, the role [of women] is sort shirt, that means they know what’s to this month than giving your tache, it’s about raising awareness month of November. of three-fold – it’s one, every- going on and it means they are a upper lip some extra warmth. for prostate cancer and men’s menLast year, The Canadian Movember thing a Mo’ Bro can do, registering walking billboard for Movember.” “That’s the biggest thing,” said tal health.”

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Making a small green space even smaller
The downsizing of Rouge Park
Dr. Merrit Turetsky, an ecosystem ecologist, shared her thoughts on the future of the park, and what it means for ecology. jordan sloggett “Size matters; every time you see shrinkage of protected areas, Nature enthusiasts of the GTA will problems will arise. You’re taking want to take notice. Rouge Park, a relatively modest park to begin a provincial park located within with and making it even more the city of Toronto, is facing an un- modest.” certain future. Recent efforts have Rouge Park was established in been made to nationalize the park, 1995 by the province of Ontario which if successful, will make it after being home to resorts and Canada’s first national park within cottages from the late nineteenth a municipality. century into the 1950s. The Rouge The federal legislative committee River, named from the red colour released the draft Rouge National of the clay in its banks, remains the Urban Park Concept in June 2012, healthiest river that flows through which shrinks the study area Toronto. proposed to less than 57 square “We know there are a lot of spekilometres, down from 100 square cial species that require an aquatic kilometres in the 2010 proposal and corridor to survive and embracing 160 square kilometres in April 2009. a variety of habitats within a proFriends of the Rouge Watershed tected area is a strong philosophy, (FRW), a non-profit community- so I believe that corridor will have a based conservation group, has big impact on what the entire park spoken out about how this new can provide in terms of ecosystem park concept is on the wrong services,” said Turetsky. track. Jim Robb, general manager Turetsky continued by comof FRW was in Ottawa on Oct. 31 to menting on the importance of , voice these concerns to the Federal aquatic corridors. Standing Committee on Environ“Corridors are a very important ment and Sustainable Development. component of species protection Aside from the shrinking size of and conservation ecology. Size the park, the greatest concern for alone isn’t as important as the conthe FRW was the omission of cru- figuration and what’s included in cial ecological corridors in the new the protected area.” proposal. The former corridor conThe park is home to 762 plant sisted of a 600 meter wide strip of species, 225 bird species, 55 fish land, connecting the main body of species, 27 mammal species, and the park to Lake Ontario, provid- 19 reptile and amphibian species. ing a crucial water source. There are 12 kilometres of hiking University of Guelph Professor trails, and the park is accessible by

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despite its role as a vital urban park, rouge Park in Toronto is slowly getting smaller.
public transport by TTC busses and GO trains and buses. “Another issue is not really ecological,” Turetsky said. “It’s the human value and human impact. This is a park right outside the biggest city in Canada and it’s not easy for Torontonians to experience nature. By removing or downsizing a park like this, people lose the opportunity for experiencing the outdoors. Even as an ecologist, that seems like the biggest impact, removing a national park in such close proximity to a city. Protecting land in the arctic for example, can be very important in terms of protecting species, but if no one ever experiences it then it has less value in terms of human- often well-intentioned, have to strike a balance between what environment interaction.” What does the downsizing of this benefits industry, people and the park mean in terms of the gov- environment. ernment’s attitude on ecological “I can’t pretend to know all the protection? reasons that go into policy deci“When we hear the word pro- sions like this. I’d hope that there’s tected, we like to think that it’s some permanence to how our naset in stone, that it’s not just out tional parks are structured. I can of convenience, and at the drop of certainly understand minimizing a dime, at some hint of potential protected areas in some regions if it for development they won’t shrink means we could make larger parks. the boundaries of the park. If this That has been a strategy because of park can be affected then what’s to research that has shown that a big say other parks aren’t under threat park has more value than a smaller of change as well?” said Turetsky. one; a park is more than the sum Turetsky says that she under- of its parts.” stands government decisions The park is open with free admislike this are complex, and while sion to visitors year-round.

Adopt-a-Bin kicks off this week
alicja grzadkowska
Not many people at the University of Guelph regularly check the state of the dumpsters on campus. However, a new initiative is encouraging volunteers to do just that, and the results may be rewarding. Adopt-a-Bin is a project designed by Paul Caruso, the recycling coordinator at the Sustainability Office, and organized with the help of Erin Roberts, the compost coordinator, as well as a small group of environmentally-focused students. The initiative is unique to universities in Canada. In fact, no other university sustainability offices have organized a similar project. “It’s fairly innovative,” said Roberts. “And by innovative, we mean insane.” Volunteers will be taking part in the project for two weeks, starting on Nov. 5 until Nov. 18. Caruso detailed the specific outline of the initiative. “There’s approximately 130 dump- whole adoption idea.” sters on campus in about 60 different The analytical aspect of the project locations, so the plan [was] to recruit will also be beneficial to the university, volunteers to adopt a set of dumpsters and to the Sustainability Office. “What we get out of it is that the volat a location for two weeks,” explained Caruso. During this time, the volun- unteers are looking in the dumpsters, teers will be checking the dumpsters they’re getting a volume measurement in the morning, mid-afternoon and at from the markings on the side of the midnight. The information will be gath- dumpster, and a qualitative idea of how ered into a final report that will then be many bags there are, and what kinds of studied by the group. items are in there,” said Caruso. “There’s no way right now to get in“We have two goals with [Adopta-Bin],” said Roberts. “One is the formation breaking down into ways community engagement role, so the that waste is generated,” added Roberts. initiative is trying to give [volunteers] “We know that, probably, the UC proa closer connection with their dump- duces more waste than Rozanski, but ster because it seems like a lot of the how much, we have no idea. So this is time, garbage is invisible.” Roberts a way to gage the distribution of waste says that people are not always aware generation.” of where dumpsters are located, even The initial plans for Adopt-a-Bin if they seem to be fairly present, cit- came from brainstorming Caruso’s ing the dumpsters at Alexander Hall did in the summer. as an example. “We were struggling with trying to “Once someone puts something in come up with a model to be [able to the trash, it gets sent away, and it’s say], ‘Aha, this is how much waste we out of sight, out of mind,” said Roberts. generate in a year!’” said Caruso. “So I “We’re trying to foster some kind of con- was thinking about that, and off-camnection [with the initiative], hence the pus stuffing problems we’ve had, and

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Volunteers are adopting a dumpster on Nov. 5 for a new initiative.
community engagement, and I thought that we could put it all together.” Stuffing occurs when residents around the campus, and people who are not part of the campus throw out their garbage into university dumpsters. According to Caruso and Roberts, this causes the problem of contamination and a lack of proper sorting, which affects the ability of the city to recycle garbage that may have been contaminated effectively. The initiative will also be a positive experience for the Sustainability Office itself. “By having the Sustainability Office attached to all the Adopt-A-Bin promotion, this may help get our general message out there,” said Roberts.

newsology: scandals in Hollywood and reality
Reporting on nude celebrity photos and the average person’s naked images
alicja grzadkowska
It’s not uncommon to see headlines excitedly declaring, “Oh My God! Celebrity’s Naked Photos Leaked on the Internet!” In fact, “uncommon” no longer describes the present state of celebrity nudity scandals. The excess of nude photos of celebrities has created Top 20 lists that compile and organize the photos based on the celebrity’s reputation and level of attractiveness. Leaked photos become much less amusing when the subject is an average person who may have accidentally or naively posed for a photo that they then lost control over. In October, Amanda Todd’s story became a prime example of how naked photos affected a regular teen’s life. Her embarrassment and shame from these photos was illustrated in a video Todd created describing her experience with an online harasser, and her suicide was a result of the bullying and alienation that she faced in following months. Why then, do celebrities rarely experience the same emotions, or news coverage, over their leaked photos as Todd and other young victims of this type of harassment? Concepts of nudity and nakedness, as outlined by the art critic John Berger in his film Ways of Seeing provides some answers. While being naked is simply being without clothes, nudity is the positioning of a naked body as the focal point of a particular gaze. When famous people are the subjects of nude photos, their status as actors, singers or dancers creates the sense that the photo is another performance for a set viewer. Their photos function as nudes to be enjoyed, instead of naked photos to be ashamed of, particularly in today’s culture where overexposure is encouraged. Along with this assumption comes the belief that a leaked celebrity photo is rarely unintentional. Though some celebrities are caught in the act of exposure and photographed unwillingly, there is a general consensus among the public that celebrities are rarely unaware that a photo has been leaked, like Chris Brown’s supposed “leaked” shots. On the other hand, non-celebrities, like Todd, are often forced into taking naked photos, or have these photos abused by other individuals who they may have contact with, rather than a nameless public on the internet. The seriousness of Todd’s experience is seen in the way that her story was reported in the media. Top news sources covered the development of events surrounding Todd’s suicide, and she was featured on the front pages of multiple newspapers and journals. In comparison, the experiences of celebrities are typified as scandals, and these stories are redirected to tabloid magazines. Their stories are understood as less important since these individuals are seemingly protected by celebrity status, though famous people are often subjected to hateful criticism that appears alongside their photos, nude or not, on the internet. Celebrities might be significantly differentiated from the average person, but the underlying message of the reporting of their naked photos signifies that society thinks it’s appropriate to approach any type of accidental overexposure with a judgmental and harsh attitude. This type of reaction to nude photos might have been the reason behind the extreme bullying that Todd faced when her images were made public.

new helpline tailored to aboriginal women
Talk4Healing accommodates cultural needs
delivered by and for Aboriginal night, weekdays and weekends, and it women,” John Milloy, the minister of is highly personalized. Another interesting new element in Community and Social Services, has said. Talk4Healing is that it introduces the Aboriginal women are one of Can- innovative concept of a “culturally apemma wilson ada’s most vulnerable demographic, propriate service,” which is used to with many living in remote regions and explain why this help line is targeted to On Oct. 19, the Ontario Native Wom- having little access to other help lines. aboriginal women. en’s Association (ONWA) launched “Statistically, we know that the rates of “The line is manned by Aboriginal Talk4Healing, a new helpline oriented spousal violence are three times higher women counselors who have traditional towards the specific needs of Aboriginal for Aboriginal women than for non- knowledge through the use of tradiwomen. No similar service has existed Aboriginal women and that eight out tional languages, but also have a good previously in Ontario. of ten Aboriginal women have expe- understanding of the spirituality of the Talk4Healing is backed by the Gov- rienced some form of violence in their Aboriginal culture. We are also familiar ernment of Ontario’s Ministry of lifetime,” Robin Haliuk, a Talk4Healing with the realities for life on many NorthCommunity and Social Services, and coordinator, said. ern Reserves,” said Haliuk. Talk4Healing is a free, accessible link developed with input from Aboriginal The term “culturally appropriate” elders, community leaders, policing or- to other Aboriginal women, with ser- may be controversial to some, the remganizations, and survivors of violence. vices available in English, Cree, Oji-Cree, nant of an old debate making its way “It is designed, developed and and Ojibwa. It is available all day and into modern discourse. Some may think that, though it’s fine to offer this service in more regions, in a more safe and accessible way, and in more languages, it might not be fair to suggest that this service is only for Aboriginal women. It could also be suggested that the name “Talk4Healing” not only augments the perception that the demographic to which it is tailored is one of victims constantly requiring “healing,” but it also suggests that the help line only assists with a narrow variety of women’s needs, such as those women who are experiencing violence. It might be pertinent for a future change in the name to reflect a more approachable and relatable resource, such as the University of Guelph’s Student Support Network (SSN). Women who may need the help offered by a free talk line want to feel empowered and confident calling that line. They don’t necessarily want its very name to remind them of something they’re trying to get away from. Nonetheless, the government of Ontario has taken a step forward by increasing access to social programming, and extensively consulted with those for which this service is intended. However, a more thoughtful consideration of the consequences and implications of this new helpline might be required. For instance, just as Aboriginal women may not feel comfortable calling a help line other than Talk4Healing, women of other ethnicities and cultural backgrounds may feel equally unwelcome in calling Talk4Healing, even if their crisis is very severe.

6 w w e on ta r ion . c om Lasagnafest 2012 brings in big crowd
The fifth annual Lasagnafest brought food and charity together to support the United Way
funds go to the United Way. Due to the generosity of donors, the Guelph-Wellington chapter of the United Way funds more than eighty programs in the community. These programs include: Big Brothers/Big Sisters Guelph, Canadian Red Cross, Guelph Independent Living, kelsey coughlin and Project Serve. The ability to fund these programs is largely dependent The University of Guelph has once on donations from the community, so again combined a love for food and a all the money received from the event love for charity with the fifth annual was greatly appreciated. “Over the past three years, we had Lasagnafest. On Nov. 2, community members and students were invited sold over 100 tickets to Lasagnafest,” to the Science Complex for a lunch Pellizarri pointed out, and this year consisting of lasagna, salad, and all the was no different. fixings. A donation of ten dollars was Fifty tickets were sold in advance required, with all proceeds going to with a sufficient number of drop-ins. United Way. Among those drop-ins was University Toni Pellizarri and Margaret Tim- of Guelph student Tori Dougan. mins, both University of Guelph staff “Without initiatives like this, all of members, have organized the event the programs offered to the Guelph for the last five years. community would vanish. Combin“We came up with the idea because ing food and charity is the best way no one had ever held a Lasagnafest for to get people to open their pockets,” United Way in the past,” said Pellizar- said Dougan, when asked about the ri, so it was a creative and innovative importance of Lasagnafest. way to benefit the Guelph community. University of Guelph student Valmy All the lasagnas were prepared for Assam also attended the event. Assam free by University of Guelph staff believes that “targeting [her] stommembers, to ensure that all possible ach was the best approach [and that]


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students, staff and faculty came out to support the united Way and enjoy lasagna.
students are much more likely to donate their money and time when they get something tangible in return, like food.” These students are unanimous in their thinking: targeting students’ taste buds is the best way to obtain donations. It is precisely this thinking that has made Lasagnafest such a success for the past five years. The University of Guelph, particularly Toni Pellizarri and Margaret Timmins, are greatly thanked and congratulated by the United Way for their volunteer efforts. The event was ultimately a success and next year’s Lasagnafest is already well on it’s way.

we be dumpsta diving
Students create a rap about dumpster diving in Guelph
michael long
We all livin’ in a wasteful nation / y’all be slaves to the date of expiration / people see me dive, they like, “man he’s a hooligan! / divin’s outta style” – well I just made it cool again. – Eli Winterfield On Oct. 29, a trio of Guelph students, Dan Kruger, Matt Little and Eli Winterfeld, uploaded their homemade rap video about dumpster diving to YouTube. Since then, the video has become an online hit with roughly 5000 views at the time of writing. The video brings a heavy dose of humour and irony – as well as a dope beat – to the often misunderstood subject of dumpster diving. The video sees the trio storming through the streets and alleys of downtown Guelph, raiding dumpsters and generally being ridiculous – reminding one in equal measure of NWA and Flight of the Conchords. The three friends, who lived together in the spring, were regular dumpster divers – Eli especially. As Kruger recalls, when they would go diving on Monday nights, they would sometimes freestyle rap while doing it. One night Winterfeld suggested that Kruger, who is a music major and hip-hop buff, should create a beat for these rhymes. “Things just snowballed from there,” said Kruger. Filming began in April. David Lawless, who had experience working on other YouTube projects, was the man behind the camera. During the summer, he and Kruger put the finishing touches on the video’s production. In September, they were still polishing the final edit. “We just wanted to make sure [the video] would be fun to watch because it was so much fun to make,” Kruger said. While it’s no secret that friends and family are often made uneasy when someone admits to going dumpster diving, countering that reaction was one of the goals in making this video. “We thought that making an ironic or comedic portrayal of dumpster diving kind of breaks down barriers. People embrace a foreign concept easier when there’s humor attached to it,” said Kruger. For him, the irony comes from the fact that hip-hop “is a genre where you are supposed to be really confident; it becomes ironic when you’re being excessively confident about something that is generally seen as a pretty low-down activity.” Kat MacGregor, who makes an appearance in the video as a woman in a babushka scorning the boys, is also a regular dumpster diver. For her, the waste generated from Western consumption habits is a strong motivator for diving. “Best-before and expiry dates are not equivalent whatsoever. We toss tons and tons of food each day that could

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Three students wrote an ode to dumpster diving, one of their favourite hobbies.
be used to feed literally hundreds of people, even within Guelph, just because we think it isn’t perfect,” said MacGregor. While the waste of perfectly good food is the reason why dumpster diving can exist, the practice would arguably not occur were it not for the incentive for a free meal. “I think people would be misunderstanding us if they thought we were saying that dumpster diving is a way you can counter waste in society. It’s not the type of thing where you can call a city together to all dumpster dive and then we’ll all be less wasteful. That’s not the way it works. But I think the philosophy behind [dumpster diving] is really what needs to be promoted,” said Kruger. That philosophy can be described as a desire to reduce one’s personal consumption and waste. diving is not something to be undertaken lightly – there are risks involved. If you are interested trying it, MacGregor recommends that you get an experienced friend to show you the ropes. “A lot of the stuff is kind of dirty, so For Kruger, the practice of dump- you have to take the time to clean it. ster diving helps draw attention to And you have to take the time to go this waste of good food; the rap, by online and make sure that if you have extension, is an accessible, creative a really good haul of something it’s not extension of that message. infected with E. coli,” said MacGregor. However, dumpster diving is illeBut for seasoned dumpster divers gal by city by-law and store owners these risks are all part of the game. are fearful of being subject to lawsuits “It’s a real community,” MacGregor should a dumpster diver get sick from said. And it is clearly one which is not eating their waste. Thus, dumpster lacking for creativity.

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Machomer combines two classics
What Shakespeare and The Simpsons have in common
nick revington
At first, one might think the connection between Shakespeare’s classic tragedy MacBeth and television’s long-running series The Simpsons is tenuous at best. After all, one was written about 400 years ago and involves a whole lot of killing, while the other is a cartoon that has been bringing audiences laughs for a relatively paltry 24 seasons. Nevertheless, MacHomer, a one-man show by actor Rick Miller, manages to bridge that gap. Performed at the River Run Centre on Nov. 2, MacHomer tells the tale of MacBeth through Simpsons’ characters. Each role in the play is voiced by Miller’s impersonations. Homer, of course, is the titular character, Ned Flanders takes the role of Banquo, Mr. Burns plays King Duncan, and so on. All in all, it is not unlike The Simpsons’s Halloween specials, but it maintains about 85 per cent of the original script. Instead of a complicated set and costume changes, a multimedia screen behind Miller portrayed the scenes being voiced out. Since its inception as a party trick at a cast party in 1994, the joke has evolved to a small-time show that debuted at the Montreal Fringe Festival and eventually the much bigger production it is today. MacHomer’s success, which has brought it to the Stratford Festival and over 170 venues internationally and across Canada, is at least in part a result of the enduring nature of the shows it is based upon, said Miller. “The reason people keep


performing [MacBeth] is not only themselves and laugh and make fun because it is Shakespeare and he of each other, but also be horrified was good, probably in the words by the things we do.” of the comic book guy, ‘the best Miller feels that the direction writer ever,’” said Miller, break- newer TV shows have gone to ing into a convincing imitation of achieve humour has been more the popular secondary character. random, and has allowed for less “That’s Shakespeare. Why Mac- connection to the characters than beth? It’s the shortest Shakespeare The Simpsons. Beneath the satirictragedy, it’s one of the bloodiest, ally funny surface, the characters of it’s the one everyone studies in The Simpsons have been developed school, and it’s very straight- in a way that makes them not so difforward… Hamlet is all over the ferent from those in Shakespeare’s tragedy. place.” “The Simpsons at first had really coherent, well-structured plots. And I think you had an emotional connection to a lot of these characters…. You watched The Simpsons and even though these people were pathetic you kind of loved Homer. You wanted him to fail and then succeed. Whereas [with shows like] Family Guy, they aren’t likeable in that way. They’re funny, but there’s no heart,” said Miller. “[The Simpsons] have a kind of tragic heart beating underneath the show. It’s not just silly, and it’s not just obnoxious.” The longevity of the show MacHomer is based on has passed on to The Simpsons’ popularity, mean- their offspring. Miller has been while, rests on the fact that in its performing the play for an astonearly days, it represented something ishing 17 years. It has been kept VaNessa TiGNaNelli fresh by adding in references to unique in the world of television. “I’m not a cultural analyst of local news or current events. For actor rick Miller practices getting into character in advance of a television, but The Simpsons, to example, Miller worked in a men- Nov. 2 performance of solo play MacHomer at the river run centre. me – as opposed to what came be- tion of the Guelph Storm game fore, and maybe what’s come after taking place concurrently at the reality show called Being Simpson “I’m exploring everything that – they represented a period in his- Sleeman Centre across the street, to MacHomer. that generation meant in a way to tory, [from the] late ’80s to early the American election, and Dalton After all these years, however, try and get young people, young ’90s, where American pop culture McGuinty. Adding to the humour Miller has decided to call it quits on Canadians specifically, interested was dominant. There weren’t many were shout-outs to other celebri- MacHomer. The Guelph show was in history by creating a really enthings to watch on TV so you could ties and non-Simpsons characters. the third-last on the present tour, tertaining performance of it,” said , still be the show everybody watched. The banquet scene, for instance, which debarks next to the United Miller. “I’ll be playing hundreds of Now you can’t,” said Miller. “They had Sean Connery and the Loch States. Instead, Miller will focus on characters and singing dozens of were the first to really take the Ness Monster as prominent Scot- his numerous other projects as well songs to recreate an era in a short amount of time.” cartoon and turn it into satire, in a tish guests, and in one particularly as his family in Toronto. If it manages to be half as enterOne of those projects is BOOM!, similar way that Shakespeare was major departure from the Bard’s a satirist. He took what he saw and original script, O.J. Simpson and another solo play about the Baby taining as MacHomer, it will still reflected it to the people to look at Jessica Simpson appear to pitch a Boom. be a must-see.

“[The Simpsons] have a kind of tragic heart beating underneath the show.” – Rick Miller

arts & cuLture 8 w w e on ta r ion . c om what if Harry Potter were Harriet Potter?
Guelph Festival of Moving Media inspires, provokes thought
mira beth
Would the Harry Potter series have had as much success with a female lead character? This, and many other ideas relating to the portrayal of females in the media, were key points addressed in the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, screened Nov. 3 as a part of Guelph’s Festival of Moving Media. The film starts with a history of the Wonder Woman character and how she came about, noting her descent in popularity around the end of World War II when women were encouraged to go back to their domestic work at home. It then focused on more modern female “superheroes” in the media such as Buffy and Ellen Ripley from the Alien franchise and why this kind of portrayal needs to be continued and encouraged. There was even some focus on other media outlets such as women in music and the feminist movement in general, which helps to relate all of these fictional characters to the real world. Overall, the movie put out a powerful message to both men and women, highlighting the need for stronger female characters in the media. After the screening, Jennifer Haines – owner and manager of Guelph comic book shop The Dragon – and Amy Chop hosted a question and answer period about the film. They consider themselves to be both feminists and comic lovers and were very knowledgeable and helpful in answering the questions of the rather passionately opinionated audience. The film festival itself is in its first year of being an independently run project in the 30 years of its existence. On the festival’s website, Festival Coordinator Carolyn Meili said that the films this year focused on “humour, empowerment, and the individual.” The theme of empowerment was evident in Wonder Women! as well as other films shown throughout the festival. From Trash Dance, a documentary focused on the daily lives of garbage men who are convinced to take part in a choreographed number

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Jennifer Haines and amy chop host a question and answer period on the role of female characters in popular media following a screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Stories of American Superheroines.
with their trucks, to Ping Pong, about an inspiring group of octogenarian men who are participating in a table tennis tournament, there really was a film for everyone with every interest. There was even a Spanish film called L’equip Petit (The Little Team) that follows a soccer team of 14 children who have never scored a goal throughout an entire season of playing together. While such movies may not be breaking box offices records, their ability to inspire with real life stories of real life people is what makes them so special and invaluable.

Movie review: Stories We Tell
her started on the CBC program too much; this documentary eloRoad to Avonlea. Polley slowly quently shares stories from many Tabloids, gossip and reality tele- built a higher-profile reputation different people that Polley does vision indicate how much our in films like Go, Dawn of the Dead not once acknowledge as her society enjoys prying into other and Splice. Meanwhile, Polley has family, but you know from their people’s lives. These many differ- written and directed works such as appearance and comfortable huent manifestations of voyeurism Away From Her, Take This Waltz mour that they are related. vary in degree of credentials, as it and most recently, the feature StoThe film’s pastiche nature seems we’ve grown exhausted of ries We Tell. Amongst the buzz, weaves together a number of shows featured on Slice (former- Polley has always resided in To- memories through home movies, ly Life) and Much Music. For good ronto. For the few precious years interviews, and a very delicate reason, documentaries haven’t lost story style account that was writtheir credentials; a documentary ten by her father. This account was is the art world’s way of capturing read throughout the entire film to history, making observations and serve as the narrative for the interteaching others, often in an accesviews Polley conducted and home sible fashion. Toronto has both its movies she showed. own documentary festival titled Countless reviews spoil the ending, but I won’t ruin your Hot Docs and a theatre dedicated to screening documentaries – two experience in my account here. great gems worthy of the one and I will, however, gush that Pola half hour trip into the big city ley, beyond being a thoughtful from Guelph. and brilliant actor, director and I spent a good chunk of the last writer, has created a simple feasix years living in Toronto, a set ture that will make you think. While this documentary pries for many films that turns into a star-studded environment a few deep into the Polley family histimes each year with the comtory in a revealing and invasive ing of the TIFF and music festival, fashion, many intricacies of famcourTesy ily, history and gender roles are NXNE. While these attractions come and go, Toronto has its share I resided in Toronto, I often saw touched upon. of longstanding famous residents. Polley doing regular-people things The film is bookended by two For instance, both Rachel McAd- around the city such as riding the lovely contemporary tunes that ams and Ryan Gosling were voted streetcar or shopping at a Kensing- are dear to me. The first tune best local female and male actors ton Market grocer. With each time played in the film was “Skinny respectively in Now magazine’s I crossed paths with this Canadian Love” by Bon Iver, which caught Best of Toronto issue. Auteur Sarah gem, my heart fluttered. me off guard as it wasn’t suggestPolley, a finalist in the rat race, is Polley’s latest Stories We Tell ed in the film’s trailer. The tune madly in love with Toronto and is an interesting take on a docu- that was used in the trailer and at is the true winner, in my opin- mentary-style film. I appreciate the end of the film was the hauntion. Born and raised in the city, documentaries that do not cod- ingly eerie tune “Demon Host” by the thirty-three year-old got dle the audience by telling them Toronto artist Timber Timbre.

kim stemshorn

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169.10 ◆ november 8t h, 2012

from a to Zavitz
Solo print show examines embodied narratives
nadine maher
Sarah Cordeaux’s solo show Limn, shown in Zavitz Gallery the week of Oct. 29, presented a series of wood panel paintings, small scale prints in lithography and silkscreen, and large scale monoprints. All of Cordeaux’s work is focused on an obsession with the body. In Cordeaux’s monoprints and paintings, nude figures are the focus. Part of the interest Cordeaux has in the body has to do with body language and methods of nonverbal communication. Cordeaux began studying at Guelph taking psychology classes but found it impossible to integrate entirely into that world. An interest in psychology still remains however, and Cordeaux has directed aspects of it into artworks, where the nudes seem to communicate a recoil from view. A number of unique processes are employed in Cordeaux’s work, such as the monoprints, which are made by painting onto a three-byfour-foot sheet of copper and then pressing a piece of paper onto it, facilitating a slight loss of information through the transfer. In the wood panel paintings, each layer of paint is completed by pressing paper into the wet paint and pulling some of the paint away. The result is a flat, often chalky surface, and an unusual pattern of texture. Cordeaux’s smaller prints present a loose narrative featuring a figure with a woman’s body and a spider monkey head. The figure seems to imply a Guerrilla Girls reference to women’s empowerment, but Cordeaux asserts that there is much more to them than aspects of Cordeaux’s work that are completed instinctually and without being exactly sure why, so Cordeaux felt the need to put the spider monkey woman in a narrative to make the motivation clearer. Cordeaux feels strongly towards using only original images in works. The prints are collagelike and composed of photographs Cordeaux has taken personally, save for the monkey head itself (although Cordeaux hopes to one day soon collect these too). Juxtaposition of unusual subjects is something Cordeaux likes to include. “I love pulling in random objects that on their own people can recognize, but there is a lot of confusion when it’s placed beside, for example, shriveled up grapes with a limb beside it. It creates contrast,” said Cordeaux. Cordeaux also reuses parts from past works, extracting what worked best in them and inserting that into a new work. One print contains a spider monkey woman whose body was taken from an image of a nude painting Cordeaux completed in an earlier painting course. Other bodies are quick sketches, creating a range of figures that are similar but unique, maintaining interest across the representations of this repeated figure. Having mastered the technical aspects involved in these works, Cordeaux can continue experimenting with the subject matter. “There are a lot of things I enjoy that I feel like I can move forward with and push,” said Cordeaux.


“I love pulling in random objects that on their own people can recognize, but there is a lot of confusion when it’s placed beside, for example, shriveled up grapes with a limb beside it.” – Sarah Cordeaux
that. The spider monkey woman is set into abstracted landscapes and follows through the conventional path of telling a story: introducing the character, rising action, climax, and conclusion. There are

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sarah cordeaux’s exhibit at Zavitz Gallery, titled Limn, focused on the human body, with nude figures often appearing to recoil from view.

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VaNessa TiGNaNelli

Poets covered in body paint held a flash mob in the uc courtyard Nov. 6 to promote the upcoming ontario international Poetry slam to take place in Guelph on Nov. 10.

arts & cuLture 10 w w e on ta r ion . c om album review: cardboard nationals – Its Wonderful Light in Pictures
Guelph band celebrates new release
mira beth
One of the hardest things for any band to do is distinguish themselves from every other band out there. However, the Cardboard Nationals seem to The four-piece band was formed in Guelph in early 2009, with two members of previous local band Beautiful Senseless, and has since gained a respectable spot among other indie rock bands in the area. Their first release Sad Hips and Hymnbooks was a seven-song EP, while their most recent release is their first full-length consisting of 12 songs. Their new release shows much growth from – as the band says on their website – practicing in a basement that acts as a “hub of hipster silverfish, daddy longleg and centipede sub-culture.” The first song on the album, titled “Ordinary Birds,” is an upbeat, steadily-moving piece that incorporates irregularly timed drum beats and strong VaNessa TiGNaNelli cymbals. The vocals and harmonies in this piece, however, Guelph band The cardboard Nationals celebrated the release of their album Its Wonderful Light in are not as strong as one would Pictures at Jimmy Jazz Nov. 3. expect considering the power of the instruments behind them. Anymore” is a rock ballad, that builds on a wobbly, off- documenting a story and ends This theme is also present in building from simple guitar time synth frame and takes it uncomfortably with the guitar many other songs on the album. picking and vocals to strong in every direction one could whining and marking the end It is the songs on the album drum beats and passionate imagine it to go. More often of a truly emotional experience. that include the vocals of Kelly vocal harmonies. “Falcon in than not, it is accompanied by It is clear that The Cardboard Steadman that truly sound full Me” has a lot more of an indie a slow, sorrowful piano melody Nationals have an immense and complete. Late on the track feel to it and includes some which keeps anyone listening amount of musical talent. With listing, “Petals Anymore” and sweet-sounding piano and emotionally in tune with the the release of Its Wonderful “Falcon In Me” are the most tambourine. track as a whole. Drums and Light in Pictures, they will memorable and impressive off Despite all of this, the most guitar fade in and out, some- hopefully be given many more the album, as the voices of the impressive track on the album times throwing themselves in opportunities to express and two vocalists compliment and is the finale, entitled “Ally-Bit- unexpectedly yet still manag- share it with not only the locomplete each other’s, as well ten and the Maximum Fatness.” ing to compliment the overall cals in Guelph, but indie rock as the rest of the band. “Petals This is an instrumental tune sound. It builds and falls as if lovers everywhere.

“The fourpiece band was formed in Guelph in early 2009…and has since gained a respectable spot among other indie rock bands in the area.”
be taking their first steps in this process with their new full length album Its Wonderful Light in Pictures, launched at Jimmy Jazz on Nov. 3.

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On-site spectacle lab & Saturday hours

singer rose cousins visited Guelph to put on a show at dublin street united church on Nov. 2.

arts & cuLture

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what the tech?
Are 3D movies taking away from cinematic art?
colleen mcdonell
If you have gone to the theatre in the last few months, it’s likely that you had the option of throwing on those big, dorky glasses and seeing a 3D movie. The last few years have seen an explosion of 3D films, however, this is not a new phenomenon. The earliest confirmed 3D film shown to a paying audience was The Power of Love, which premiered in L.A. in 1922. So why has Hollywood become so lately infatuated with 3D? “We actually have the technology, not only in the theatres, but also at home to benefit with the experience of 3D films,” said David Shaw, U of G-Humber film studies graduate and boom operator. “In the past, people could only experience 3D at the theatre, and now you have both. The potential for it to be successful is two-fold at least.” The first full-length 3D film made in Canada, Dead Before Dawn, was released in 2012. The zombie comedy-horror was also directed by the first female director of a 3D film, April Mullens, and features actor Christopher Lloyd. Shaw, who worked on this film, noted that 3D technology is particularly beneficial for family entertainment, such as action and animation genres. “That’s what 3D is in [and] of


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itself; pure entertainment,” says Shaw. “You don’t go to a 3D film to walk out of the theatre to think about it and have discourse with your friends. The thrill-ride and the joy and the experience is living in the moment of 3D.” Like other films made in 3D, Dead Like Dawn used stereoscopic technology, which involves an additional camera oriented perpendicularly on a rig in a way that catches the reflective image from the first camera. This technology has become increasingly refined in recent years. Some films are made specifically in 3D, such as Avatar, while others are reconfigured years later to reappear in the format, such as Finding Nemo or Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Along with the recent resurgence of 3D films comes the courTesy unleashing of the critics. Walter Murch is an Academy-award win- recently, popular 3d films such as avatar have used stereoscopic technology to make images pop off ner for his work on Apocalypse the screen when wearing the appropriate glasses. Now, and is deemed as one of the most respected film editors and us to focus at one distance and con- common complaint is headaches, the capacity to be very integral to sound designers in the modern verge at another. And 600 million and another is that it can distract the narrative and to the depth of cinema. In a letter to movie crit- years of evolution has never pre- the viewer from the storyline or the experience of the film,” said ic Roger Ebert, Murch described sented this problem before.” the acting. Salmon. “I feel 3D is almost more of a suthe fundamental problems with Murch added that 3D films presDespite the potential of 3D films, 3D film. ent the problem of immersion; they perficial experience,” said Shaw. Salmon noted that often when he “The biggest problem with using remind the audience that they are “You’re actually paying attention to sees a 3D film, he feels it has not this technology is the “conver- in a certain “perspective” relation- things that are coming out at you, added much, beyond novelty, to gence/focus” issue,” Murch said. ship to the image. so you are emotionally involved the experience. “The audience must focus their eyes “So: dark, small, stroby, headache in actual superficial and visual ef“It’s a Hollywood phenomenon. at the plane of the screen which can inducing, alienating. And expensive. fects…which is taking away from So far, with few exceptions, it’s be far away (i.e. 80 ft), but their The question is: how long will it take your concentration from the story, been a way to make super-hero films more spectacular; I’m not eyes must converge at perhaps 10 people to realize and get fed up?” from the narrative.” feet away, then 60 feet, then 120 Many moviegoers agree with Murch Yet there is still something about sure if it’s necessarily made them feet, and so on, depending on what that 3D technology can alter your 3D that seems to draw people in. any better.” the illusion is. So 3D films require experience watching a film. A Professor Paul Salmon, film studShould filmmakers deem 3D as a ies and English professor at the U receding fad, or explore new ways of G, compares the 3D technology of using the technology? with other new technologies that “It’s contextual,” said Salmon. “I cinema has experienced in the last would say that too few films have century, such as widescreens or exploited the creative possibilities colour and sound. of 3D and have actually been just “Like any other interesting tech- satisfied with it being an added nological aspect of cinema, it’s got spectacle dimension.”

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local musician ben doerksen serenades a couple as they dance at a Nov. 3 performance at the cornerstone.

Trick or Eat Guelph yields 30,000 lbs of food
instead of candy. The Guelph chapter of Meal Exchange has gained quite the notoriety for its participation in the program in recent years. “The unique thing about Guelph is that there’s a really established Trick or Eat program, so there’s lots of people that know about it and sign up,” Liz Woodside, education and promotions coordinator for Meal Exchange Guelph told The Ontaion following this year’s event. Along with a reliable volunteer turnout, the program has gained a reputation in the Guelph community at-large. “We try and let the community know as much about it so they can have food ready. And people are pretty supportive of the program, so often people do have food ready,” said Woodside. Preparation for the event involves an awareness campaign that canvasses the campus and surrounding community for the month of October. Simultaneously, drop-bins open to food donations are left at local grocery stores and the community is directed to make cash donations online. The main event is preceded by a kick off ceremony, held in the University Centre (UC) courtyard throughout the afternoon of Oct. 31. This year’s ceremonies included guest speeches from Tracy Marchesich, operations manager for the Guelph Food Bank at Spiritwind Christian Centre, Guelph MP Frank Valeriote, as well as specially prepared videos from NDP MP Olivia Chow, and television personality Rick Mercer. U of G President and Vice-Chancellor Alastair Summerlee was slated to speak at the event, but was prevented from



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Meal Exchange program making Halloween (and the rest of the year) a little less scary for those in need
Tom Beedham
Every Halloween, children and their parents put on costumes and some comfy footwear to pound the pavement of their local neighbourhoods on an annual treat beat. It’s taken for granted that one’s surrounding community can open its doors to shell out edible delights for a night. The glaring reality is that hundreds of thousands of Canadians can’t afford staple foods of their own, let alone a night of showering the costumed with candy. In March 2012, Food Banks Canada conducted its annual HungerCount survey. Findings revealed that in that month, 882,188 people received food from food banks in Canada. Of those numbers, nearly 413 thousand received food from food banks in Ontario alone. One of many, Meal Exchange is a youth-driven national charity geared towards supporting food banks, helping to keep their shelves stocked by fundraising and donating cash and food it collects throughout the year. One of the biggest fundraising efforts spearheaded by Meal Exchange is the annual Trick or Eat effort. A national Halloween tradition that has been widely embraced by those who might be considered “too old” to trick-or-treat, Trick or Eat involves organizing groups, dressing in costume, and going door-to-door during regular trick-or-treating hours, collecting food doing so because of traffic. The ceremonies boost participant morale, but they are also effective at raising awareness to the campaign and its goals. Of this year’s total participants, Woodside estimates that about 200 signed up throughout the kick off ceremony alone. Following ceremonies in the UC, costumed volunteers divide into groups and their team captains are issued route maps. With about 800 volunteers participating in this year’s Trick or Eat, Meal Exchange arranged for 12 busses to drop off and pick up participants off at their routes. Groups are given shopping carts for collection purposes, which are collected and sorted at the Guelph Food Bank at the end of the night. Woodside says this year’s sorting process ran until around 3:30 a.m. Loblaw Companies, a sponsor of Meal Exchange National, has also set up a form accessible on the Trick or Eat website that allows donors to indicate how much and what they donated to the program. For every participating donor, the corporation has pledged to donate $10 to Meal Exchange. At the time of press, drop-bins at grocery stores had still yet to be collected by Meal Exchange Guelph. Although numbers are still rolling in, this year, Meal Exchange Guelph reported Trick or Eat collection totals of 30,000 pounds and about $3000 in cash donations. Once collection totals are finalized, the intakes will be directly distributed amongst 19 agencies in the greater Guelph area, including the GFB, which reported assisting over 73.6 thousand individuals in 2011 – a number that Woodside notes is considerably high when it’s taken into account that the Guelph population (as evinced by 2011 census data) is around 121,668. Last year, over 1,075,310 pounds of food was distributed in Guelph through 33 local agencies, neighbouring food banks, and pantries. While food donations are essential to such support services, cash donations play a critical role in helping provide for those accessing them; while donated food allows services to stockpile non-perishable items, the flexibility of cash is just as non-perishable in the sense that it allows agencies to purchase produce and other goods as needed throughout the year. Generally Meal Exchange Guelph aims to top its collection totals from the previous year, something it’s been fairly successful with in the past. In 2011, Meal Exchange Guelph even earned the title of biggest national Trick or Eat contributor. This year, however, saw a drop. Woodside attributed this to a smaller volunteer contribution this year. Whereas approximately 800 offered their help this year, last year’s Trick or Eat had about 1,100 participants. “The difference in volunteers makes a difference in the number of routes we can cover,” Woodside explained. She attributes the smaller turnout to combined factors like midterms, night classes, and weather conditions – yet another reminder of the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Still, Woodside remains positive about this year’s collections. “It was a really good night. We’re really proud and happy of everyone who came out.”

Photos By Vanessa Tignanelii

14 w w w.t h e on ta r ion . c om SpORtS & HeAltH Men’s Rugby upset in the OUA Semi Final
The Gryphons drop a close semifinal to Western
tristan davies
On Nov. 4 the number two-seeded Guelph Gryphons Men’s Rugby Team took on the number three-seed Western Mustangs in the OUA semifinals at Guelph’s Varsity Field. The Gryphons looked to repeat their regular season 12-5 defeat of the Mustangs and halt a second straight appearance of Western in the OUA finals. However after a hard fought game Guelph fell to the Mustangs 21-15. Guelph started the game on the defensive end, quickly establishing a strong presence on the field that would last throughout the first half. Both teams were able to create penetrating offensive drives, however both defenses stood firmly, not allowing any tries in the first half. The Gryphons were able to score a penalty kick off the boot of winger Joe Newman. The half ended with Guelph in the lead 3-0. In the opening moments of the second half the Mustangs’s Jeremy McCarty was able to break a tackle and by-pass the Gryphons backs scoring a try and putting Western up 5-3. In the following play the Gryphons looked shaky and conceded a penalty to Western who were able to covert to extend their lead to 8-3. However the Gryphons were able to rally themselves and make a number of trips deep into Mustang territory culminating with a quick pass to center Branden Stuble for Guelph’s first try of the match, tying the game at 8 apiece. In the following play the Mustangs were awarded another penalty on which they converted to take the lead 11-8. The Gryphons again rallied in the face of adversity with a strong offensive drive breaking inside the Mustangs 22-meter line. Gryphon fullback P Sinel was able to punch . in Guelph’s second try to raise the Gryphons to 15-11 after a successful point-after attempt by Joe Newman. On the ensuing kick off, Western was able to penetrate deep into Guelph territory, driving the ball right down to the Gryphons goal line. What followed was a heroic defensive stand taken by the Gryphons, a style of play that has characterized this team all season long. The Mustangs battered the Gryphons again and again, like waves crashing on rocks, but not one


Guelph evades a would-be Western tackler during the close-fought OUA Semifinal game on Nov. 3. Guelph lost a heartbreaker, 21-16.
step backward was taken by the Gryphons defense. Relief would come in the form of a Western knock-on to give Guelph control of the scrum, which led to a quick kick to give the Gryphons some room to breathe. The Mustangs were again able to attack the Gryphon goal-line but Guelph could no longer keep Western out of the try zone, giving the Mustangs a 16-15 lead with less than two minutes left in regulation time. Guelph could not answer with a try, instead they conceded another try to Western to end the game 21-15. Western now goes on to their second straight OUA finals appearance against Queen’s. All is not lost for the Gryphons however who will host the Brock Badgers for the Bronze medal on Nov. 11 at noon on Varsity Field.

... f o ot bal l con ti n ue d backup QB Luke Nangle, took the field. After a run for no gain by Rob Farquharson, Nangle dropped back, rolled right, and found Saxon Lindsay on the corner route to score the critical touchdown with only 44 seconds on the clock. Nangle’s only pass attempt of the day was perfect, and on came the regular offensive unit to try to convert the two-point attempt, and tie the game. The offense returned to the successful short-passing game as

Lindsey hit Carl Trivieri in the endzone to tie the game up at 36. 22 points in nine minutes and 24 seconds against one of the best defenses in the OUA. Incredible. Overtime began with Queen’s marching downfield to score a field goal to open up the period of extra time. In Canadian university, both teams are presented an opportunity to score points in overtime. Guelph would have to kick a field goal to extend overtime, or could win it on a touchdown. Guelph took the ball, and

Farquharson’s short run amounted to no yards, and a critical second down materialized for the Gryphons. Lindsey received the shotgun snap, and surveyed the defense. He looked off the safety to the left, and quickly threw 20 yards downfield to the right. Michael Fortino, a normally quiet member of the offense, turned around at the tail end of a comeback route and made the grab. Effortlessly, he evaded a Queen’s tackle and ran into the checkerboard endzone. The game was over; Guelph had completed the miracle.

His coaches and teammates stormed him in the endzone; the fans in the stands stormed the field, and the Gryphons had earned their spot in the OUA final. In a game wrought with turnovers for both teams, extensive penalties, and unrelenting pressure, the Gryphons found a way to win. An emotional Coach Lang was found amongst his team after the game. “When people say they’re speechless, now I know what they mean,” said Lang. “[The team] never got

down, they never got discouraged, they knew it was a struggle to come back, but they just did it; they found a way to win.” The Gryphons face their toughest matchup all year in the 105th Yates Cup. McMaster is undefeated, and is the only OUA squad that’s beaten Guelph all year. The Sept. 3 season opener saw McMaster crush Guelph 50-9, but that was a long time ago, and these Gryphons are a much better team. The battle for the Yates Cup begins at 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton.


Gryphon wide receiver A’dre Fraser (6) splits the Queen’s defense on a great kick return. Guelph won the Nov. 3 OUA Semifinal in dramatic fashion, coming back to beat Queen’s in overtime.

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Field hockey takes CIS bronze
Brittany Seidler scored twice, leading the Gryphons to their third consecutive CIS bronze medal in a 3-1 win over Western
Jeff sehl
After an upset loss in round robin play to Western on Nov. 3, dropping the Gryphons out of the gold medal game, it was Guelph who was able to get a measure of revenge on Western as they defeated them the next day in the bronze medal game by a score of 3-1 at U of T’s Varsity Stadium. The Gryphons were lead by a two goal performance by fourth year forward, Brittany Seidler, who also lead the national tournament in goals. Prior to the start of the tournament, Seidler was also named the CIS player of the year, becoming only the second Gryphon in the program’s history to do so. However, Seidler was quick to praise her teammates for their contribution towards her personal success. “It’s an honour to be recognized as player of the year, but to be honest I could not have done it without every single girl on our team,” said Seidler. “Day in and day out we pushed each other to be the best players we could be. Without them I would not have had the success I’ve had in my years at Guelph.” For the Gryphons, the win was their third consecutive CIS bronze medal, their fifth consecutive appearance in the bronze medal match, and their sixth consecutive year competing for a CIS medal after winning silver in 2007, solidifying their reputation as perennial contenders according to Seidler. “It’s an honour to go to CIS as many as three times in a row. The fact that we have gone every year since 2007 shows just how strong the program here at Guelph is.” With many players graduating this year, the Gryphons will now look to their youth to continue the success they’ve had over the past six years. However, according to Seidler, the youth of their team is one of their biggest strengths, and following this year’s national



The Gryphon field hockey team works the ball past the Toronto defense on Nov. 2 in the cIS championship tournament hosted by the University of Toronto.
tournament and bronze medal victory, they have the necessary experience to continue the program’s winning tradition. “Our team now is a young but very strong team. All of our rookies are skilled enough to be starters next year, and most of them started this year,” said Seidler. “I am confident that the field hockey program here at Guelph will continue to have success.”

Gryphons out of CUFlA final
A heartbreaking loss in the semifinal ended Guelph’s hope at a CUFLA championship
chris müller
The men’s lacrosse team participated in the annual Baggattaway Cup, the championship tournament for the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association, held at Trent University from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4. After defeating Laurier in a wild-card game to grant the team entrance into the tournament on Oct. 27, the Gryphons seemed poised to be serious contenders in this year’s championship affair. Their first game of the tournament, a quarterfinal matchup with Trent on Nov. 2, was a dominant effort by the Gryphons – outmatching the Excalibur in every facet of the game. Guelph’s 15-7 victory was due in large part to the outstanding offensive play of Jordan Critch, a third year midfielder. Critch was named the game’s most valuable player for Guelph. Nov. 3 would tell an entirely different tale than the previous day, as Guelph played the McGill Redmen in the first of the tournament’s semi-final games. Guelph and McGill were very well matched, trading goals throughout the course of the game. The Gryphons entered the fourth with a 7-5 lead and were twen- and its rough especially since we ty minutes away from punching lost in a similar manner last seatheir ticket to the championship son,” said fifth-year defensive game. That ticket would never player Jeff Sehl. “I hope the guys be punched. returning next year will take this Late in the fourth period, the as a lesson and take no lead for score then at 8-6, things fell granted.” apart for the Gryphons. The deMcGill went on to win the fense uncharacteristically gave CUFLA title on Nov. 4 in a 7-6 up two quick goals, tying the double-overtime contest with game and preparing the crowd for Western. overtime. With less than a minThe loss marks much more ute to play, the Redmen moved than just the end of the season quickly off the draw to set up in for the Gryphons; several of the Guelph’s end. Working the clock players, Sehl included, were on down, the Redmen waited for the 2008 iteration of the team only a few precious seconds to when they won the Baggattaway remain before making their last Cup. The last few years have restrike on net. sulted in much frustration: the Working from behind the net, team has made the tournament McGill’s Brandon McLean took every year since, but has not been a few choice steps towards the able to lift the trophy – a moment front of the net, and buried the many retiring players were hopball into the back of it. The goal ing to end their careers with. Sehl finds room for optimism came with its fair share of conamidst this trying edition of the troversy, as several Gryphons believed McLean to have placed CUFLA championship. his foot on the line of the crease “It seems like every year we – a foul that instantly awards the graduate a lot of key players, but ball to the non-offending team. every year we’re still right there There was no call on the play, and atop the CUFLA standings, and a subsequent check for an illegal I think that will be no different stick would prove fruitless – the next season,” Sehl said. game, and the season, were over. Optimism aside, it was a dis“It’s a tough pill to swallow appointing finish to a season when you lose in the last second that showcased several Grylike that, especially when there’s phons as league-leading scorers so little time on the clock,” said and an impressive 10-2 record fourth-year midfielder Connor in the regular season, only to Deuchars. conclude with a heartbreaking, “It feels like we managed to pull last-second loss to the eventual defeat out of the jaws of victory, champions.

16 w w w.t h e on ta r ion . c om SpORtS & HeAltH 50 / 50 weekend for women’s hockey
The Gryphons won and lost a game in their weekend action
Waterloo to take on the Laurier Golden Hawks. The Golden Hawks scored a goal with only a minute left in the third, forcing overtime. Despite the 28-save perforchris müller mance by Siddell, Laurier made no mistake and improved to 8-1-1 on Ten games into the season the the season, now tied with Queen’s Gryphons have looked sharp, for the best record in the OUA. notching a 6-2-2 overall record Bell, Christine Grant, and Amanso far in 2012. Nov. 3 showcased da Parkins scored a goal apiece in the Gryphons playing host to the the loss. In spite of the tough overtime Waterloo Warriors, a matchup that is quickly becoming one of loss to Laurier, the season has the more intriguing rivalries in been good for the Gryphons so the OUA. far. Parkins, Pinkerton, and Grant Goals by Jenna Lanzaratta, Ta- are three Gryphons in the top ten mara Bell, and Jessica Pinkerton of OUA point-getters. Parkins – a led the Gryphons to a 3-2 victory former professional hockey playover the Warriors. It was another er and current Guelph rookie – is day at the office for Brooke Siddell tied for the league lead in goals in net, stopping 14 of 16 shots on with 7. goal. The Gryphons jumped out to Goaltending, a strength of past an early lead, but soon watched Guelph squads, continues to be a Waterloo even it up before the strong asset as the Gryphons move eventual game-winner by Pinker- ahead in their season. Siddall has ton early in the third period. started every game for Guelph, The women continued play on accounting for 608 minutes and Nov. 4 when they travelled to posting a .899 save percentage


Gryphon captain Tamara bell celebrates a goal during the women’s hockey team’s weekend matchup against laurier on Nov. 4. The Gryphons lost the game 4-3 in overtime.
in that time. While those numbers suggest strong play from the defensive end, one has to wonder how much longer Siddall can keep it up, as the minutes played are sure to be taking their toll. Siddall and the rest of the Gryphons will continue their season at home on Nov. 10 when they host the Western Mustangs.

Gryphon rowing makes waves
Rowing team back from B.C.
chris müller
The University of Guelph rowing team recently returned from the Canadian University Rowing Championships in Burnaby, BC. The relatively young Guelph program returned to Ontario satisfied with the men’s seventh place finish, and the women’s sixth place finish as well. On the men’s side, Brock defeated the University of Victoria in the overall standings by the narrowest of margins – a single point. The women’s side was won by another close margin, this time of two points, with the University of Victoria edging out the University of British Columbia. Mark Henry highlighted the Gryphons’s performance at the meet, accruing two silver medals to add to his OUA gold and bronze from the provincial championships on the weekend of Oct. 28. Henry’s silver medal performances came in the heavyweight men’s singles and the lightweight singles events. The two events were held within a span of an hour and a half, truly testing Henry’s endurance and stamina in the windy and wet conditions. The national event, spanning Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, showcased a young Gryphon squad looking to gain some footing amongst the nation’s rowing elite. “We did very well,” said thirdyear rower Jackson Wittig. “We’re a growing program, and for one this young, we’re doing very well.” Pointing to the well-maintained strength of older programs like that of Brock and Western, Wittig explains that while sixth place might not seem like much to some, it’s a step in the right direction for the program. The training-intensive squad will take a couple of weeks off to let their bodies rest, and will continue training with weights and extensive use of the rowing machines in the athletic centre. Gryphons Emily Jago, Mark Henry, and Tani Weber have remained in BC, awaiting the National Rowing Championships (open to competitors from outside the universities) running from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11. The event will host potential future Olympians, and the level of competition Gryphon rowers will see could be incredible – an experience that will surely benefit the Gryphon program in the coming years.

congratulations to Mitch Allan, Tanner Thompson, brett Mackenzie, Tyler McGregor, and dan VanderPol on being selected this week’s Fans of the Game. Spotted enjoying the Gryphons dramatic victory of Queen’s on Nov. 3, the group of five all received free tickets to a future Gryphon home event of their choosing. congratulations guys, and Go Gryphons!

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Women bring home the silver
andrea connell
The Guelph Gryphons women’s rugby team failed to repeat last year’s success in the CIS Championship gold medal game as the St. Francis Xavier X-Women romped past them 37-0 for the win on Nov. 4. The tournament host, XWomen, turned the tables on the title-holding Gryphons with the shutout at the St. Francis Xavier Oland Stadium in Antigonish, N.S. The two teams previously met in the 2011 final where Guelph shut out the X-Women 28-0. The Gryphons drubbing by the team ranked number one in the country all season long, came as a little bit of a surprise after the solid showing of the title-holders in their first two games at the four-day tournament. In the pool A opener on Nov. 1, the Gryphons faced the Acadia Axewomen and won decisively by a score of 45-7. Center Shannon Spurrell scored a try three minutes into the game for Guelph. Teammate and CIS women rugby player of the year, center Britt

17 Gryphons medal at CIS women’s rugby championships
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Benn added three more tries in the game while Dominique Monaghan, Caitlin Beaton and Samantha Roy added one apiece. Fly half Stephanie Tebelius contributed five conversions. The win secured a spot for the Gryphons to play in the last match of pool A on Nov. 3 against the Alberta Pandas. The Pandas made the Gryphons work for the win. Tebelius scored a penalty goal in the fifth minute of the game but Guelph trailed 5-3 at the half. Tebelius had two conversions in the second, contributing a total of seven points. Benn scored two tries to contribute 10 points in the 17-10 win. The win sent the Gryphons to the gold medal rematch against the X-Women. The X-Women on the other hand dominated throughout the tourcOUrTeSy nament. The tournament opening game on Nov. 1 saw the team caitlin McNally of the women’s rugby team throws a stiff-arm on an Acadia University defender. Guelph trounce the Queens Gaels 53-10. went on to win the game 45-7. They followed up that win with a 40-0 shutout against the Concor- Tyson Beukeboom, Tina Hansen, Tournament all-stars includThe Alberta Pandas beat the dia Stingers on Nov. 3 to win pool B. Amanda Thornborough and Allie ed four Gryphons: lock Caitlin Concordia Stingers 34-15 for The formidable X-Women moved Munroe and Lisa Gauthier scored Beaton, center Britt Benn, lock the bronze. Fifth place went to on to face the Gryphons. two. Magali Harvey added a con- Morganne Linthwaite and full- Queens Gaels with a 36-22 win In the final game, the Gryphons vert to seal the 37-0 win. back Caitlin McNally. over the Acadia Axewomen. were unable to put any points on St. Francis Xavier’s Amanada the scoreboard. Six different X- Thornborough and Gryphon CaitWomen scored seven tries in the lin McNally, a Guelph native, were gold medal game: Asya Bartley, named the players of the game.

listen up, Movember
developing prostate cancer later in life, it might be worth considering turning that brand-new moustache in the general direction of your doctor’s office. Growing the moustache is one thing, but raising funds through the organization’s campaign and getting checked out by a doctor might be the best course of action. This isn’t a fresh idea either, as the Movember website points to their intent in inspiring improved awareness in the realm of men’s health. “No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment,” the website states. The intent of the organization is to change the culture surrounding discussion and awareness of men’s health – to open the discussion up and allow men to feel comfortable talking about health issues unique to men. If that’s going to happen, perhaps November should mean a doctor’s appointment before the barbershop. That way, there can be no doubt as to the effectiveness and authenticity of personal involvement in the movement – grow a mo’ and get yourself checked out: your life could depend on it.

Gryphons in History – Déjà vu?
sasha odesse
Published in The Ontarion on Nov. 9, 1960. “REDMEN UPSET MAC 15-9” reads the headline below this photo of Redmen, Bob McKenzie twisting past the Mac defense for the winning touchdown. After losing to McMaster earlier

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in the season the OA-VC tied Mac McKenzie on the one yard line be- chris müller for second place in this convincing fore spinning over for the score.” rematch. Mac, the favourite to win The highlight of the game actually Ah, November. The chill of winthe game had in the past year re- took place earlier in the match with ter is creeping in, the Grey Cup is claimed the President’s Cup, which a “fifty yard pass and run effort […] on its way to Toronto, and you’ve had “been housed in Guelph for the that took the ball into McMaster’s got a new nose-neighbour to keep past two years.” fifteen yard line.” you warm in these malicious Down 9-8 entering the final quarWill it be déjà vu next weekend in winter months. The Movember ter, the Redmen “took charge and Hamilton when the Gryphons take campaign has grown exponenmarched the length of the field with on the McMaster Marauders for the tially since its inception nearly a decade ago, but facial aesthetics Wright [the Redmen QB] hitting Yates Cup? aside, the campaign’s movement is a positive one – albeit one that’s often abused. For many, the appeal of growing the ultimate accessory of masculinity is enough to throw down the razors for a month, but this is not the ultimate goal of the organization. Awareness of men’s health issues, most notably prostate cancer, is at the heart of Movember, despite their relentless glorification of male facial hair during the month. Prostate Cancer Canada suggests that one in seven Canadian men will contract some form of prostate cancer during their lifetime. While the cancer generally materializes in men over the age of 40, the purpose of an awareness campaign is to make you aware of the potential for the disease to affect each person, regardless of age. With the odds pointing toONTArION ArchIVeS 1960 wards a legitimate possibility of

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in History:
U.S. Election Edition
nixon Wins by a thin Margin, pleads for Reunited nation While the 2012 elections come to an end, looking back on the outcomes of past elections underlines the importance of this week. In 1968, Nixon beat out Hubert H. Humphrey in what was called, “one of the closest and most tumultuous Presidential campaigns in history.” Though his goal was unity, an analysis of voting regions showed that he was not as popular in urban areas, where the article identifies, “he must perform his works of unity and redevelopment.” The most interesting aspect of the elections addressed in the article was Nixon’s overwhelming unpopularity in Black communities. In fact, Governor Spiro T . Agnew, Nixon’s running mate and vicepresident, was seen as “a kind of symbol of white annoyance with the restiveness of the [these communities].” Nixon’s presidential run came to an end in 1972 withthewell-knownWatergatescandal. (The New York Times – Nov. 5, 1968) the presidential election; Astounding triumph of Republicanism Abraham Lincoln’s term began on this day more than 150 years ago. The newspaper reported that he won with a majority of the popular vote, and that this was, “by far the heaviest popular vote ever cast in the city [of New York].” Unlike today’s American election map, which shows a country divided almost equally between Republican and Democrat supporters, the 1860 vote resulted in Republican majorities across the country. Lincoln’s presidential term ended abruptly on April 14, 1865, when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. (The New York Times – Nov. 6, 1860) Additional $38,000,000 Sought in Federal Grants to Universities Similarly to students in the modern day, the Canadian Universities Foundation proclaimed in 1960 that tuition fees were too high. Though this was not directly related with the elections that were taking place at the time between Nixon and John F. Kennedy, this headline was the focal point of the issue, which demonstrated the significant weight of the concerns for tuition aid. A correspondent was, however, sent to cover the day’s elections, and reported below the first article that, “Betting on landslide hardly a gamble as long as you don’t say which way,” which doesn’t really make much sense. The photo printed with the article explains the situation better, showing a group of polling booth administrators in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, holding signs that read, “Kennedy—0” and “”Nixon—9.” There were only nine eligible voters in the village. In 2012, the now-ten eligible voters were split 5-5 for Romney and Obama. (The Globe and Mail – Nov. 8, 1960) Compiled by Alicja Grzadkowska


Why 85 per cent of women are wearing the wrong bra, and how to fix it
Jessica avolio
I’m sure you’ve heard the statistics before, that a majority of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Maybe you thought “That’s definitely not me,” but statistics say you may be off base. If you’ve ever been fitted at a lingerie store at the mall, you’re probably wearing the wrong size. The first issue is that they always measure you with your bra on. What this means is that they are measuring your bra and not your breasts, and this isn’t very helpful in figuring out your true size. The second issue, and this is a huge one, is that most of these bra stores only carry a very narrow range of bra sizes, generally starting at a 34-inch band and ending at a DD cup. Now we know that breasts, like women in general, come in all shapes and sizes. Clearly there are many women who have band sizes that are smaller than 34 inches and larger than 38 inches, and a proper fitting underbust is the pinnacle of a supportive bra. These stores also seem to place a social stigma on large breasts and instead of labeling cup sizes properly as E and F, you get silly sizes such as DD and DDD. Part of this issue also stems from the lack of standardization of cup sizes in North America, where alternatively, places such as the UK do standardize bra sizing. These commercial American bra chains fail to cater to the wide variety of shapes and sizes of women’s breasts, which contributes to the statistics that claim, “most women are wearing the wrong bra.” The following sizing information is based on a bra fitting guide by a very informed Reddit user named “MyWifesBusty,” who has helped hundreds, if not thousands of women find the right bra size. Finding the right bra size is actually a fairly simple equation. You’ll need a tailor’s tape measure, a pen and paper, and maybe a friend or significant other to help you out. Make sure you aren’t wearing a bra or any clothing to get the most accurate measurement. For the under bust measurement, wrap the measuring tape snugly around your torso, directly under where your breast tissue stops. This will be your band size, and you’ll write down this measurement in inches. Next is your bust measurement, and the best way to do this is to lean forward so your back is parallel to the ground. This will help push all your breast tissue forward, especially if you have pendulous breasts. Measure around your bust putting the tape over the fullest part of your breast and keeping the tape as straight as possible (this is why a friend may be helpful!). You want it to be
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Follow-up thank you letters are a powerful way to land the job
wayne Greenway
Emilia is searching for an entrylevel position with an advertising agency. She seems to be doing everything right, but she still has not landed a job in six months of highly disciplined searching. Emilia has a B.Comm in Marketing Management, with four summers of excellent progressive experience with advertising firms. She has spent the last three years travelling across Asia and then wound up teaching English as a second language in Spain for the past year. Before she left on her journey, she spoke to a career development professional, who helped her to realize how her travels might diminish the value of her education to potential employers upon her return. To manage this risk, she has steadily taken online courses towards an advertising and media certificate and she has stayed in touch with her employers from her summer experiences. She occasionally sent them warmly received emails about her travels and sought their input into two important assignments for her courses. So far, she has had interviews with three employers, one of whom shortlisted her for a second interview. The interviews have gone well and she felt sure she would have been selected from the short list, but she is still waiting to hear back. It has been about six weeks, with no response to her inquiries, so it is likely that someone else was selected for the position. Her strategy is sound. Her informational interviews are still giving her leads. A review of Emilia’s resume, cover letter and answers to interview questions were all strong. She thought it could have been just her “fit” with the jobs, until a friend asked her about her thank you letters. Emilia had assumed that “surely, they did not need another email thanking them for the interview,” yet this might be the key reason that Emilia has yet to be successful. According to data released by CareerBuilder, last year, more than one-in-five hiring managers are less likely to hire a candidate if they don’t receive thank you notes after an interview. A press release from CareerBuilder goes on to say, “Of those who would dismiss a candidate for the faux pas, 86 per cent say it shows a lack of follow-through

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Thank you letters about more than praise


and an additional 56 per cent say it sends the message that they aren’t really serious about the opportunity.” Career development professionals across the field describe how thank you notes should not be taken lightly. They are as important as the resume and cover letter! Effectively structured thank you notes can serve several purposes. A letter thanks the employer for their time and naturally references the position, date, and time of the interview. It then highlights the applicant’s strengths, as they correspond with what was learned in the interview. The next section of the letter clarifies any unanswered questions and address concerns expressed by the interviewer. The final section of the letter expresses the candidate’s enthusiasm for the position; reiterates the agreement about what the next steps are; thanks the employer again and finishes with a sincere closing. Job seekers are wise to get the name and position title of the people on the interview panel prior to the interview. This allows for a rough draft of the letters to be crafted before going for the interview. Then the letters can be quickly customized after the interview, so that the employer receives the letters within 24 hours of the interview. Each person on the interview panel should receive a personal letter of thanks. Some career development professionals will advise clients to send a handwritten note, but a recent study of 500 human

resources (HR) managers at companies with 20 or more employees by Accountemps indicates that email may be the best route to follow. Eighty-seven percent of managers in this survey said email is an appropriate way to express thanks after meeting with a hiring manager. Emilia’s research on the value of thank you letters also opened a completely new understanding of the kinds of questions she is going to ask in her next interview. She is definitely going to ask a question like “Let’s assume that

I have been in this position for one year and you are very pleased with my performance. What accomplishments would you hope to be giving me positive feedback on during that meeting?” She is also going to follow that question with “What additional information can I provide about my qualifications?” This allows Emilia to follow up briefly in the interview and in her thank you letter with specific experience that would strengthen her ability to succeed at the stated accomplishments.

For her thank you letters, Emilia will be sure she has the correct contact information of each of the people at the table during the interview. She will also ask about the next steps and when would be an appropriate time to follow up so that this can be reiterated in the letter. Using this approach the whole idea of the thank you letter changes from being just a seemingly trivial polite response to a powerful vehicle for strengthening the candidates chances of being selected.

M U S tAC H e OF t H e W e e k

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Jordan Vallis, member of the Guelph engineering Movember team. Jordan is going for the burnside cross-stache. his team’s motivation is, “We’re here to raise money and awareness for men’s health, with hairy faces.”


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AdWatch: pittfall
boutiques on the fifth day of the fifth branded itself as an item reserved to month of the year and simply intro- an exclusive market, calling itself the duced them to the square bottle and scent “Every woman alive wants.” its scent. By the ’70s however, the brand According to Tilar Mazzeo, whose realized that all its campaigning had 2010 book The Secret of Chanel No. wound up reducing the fragrance to 5 tells the story of the brand, in the an audience of “sweet, proper co1940s, when most perfumes sold eds whose style bibles were teen-age poorly, Parfums Chanel – the cor- fashion magazines.” As a result, it porate entity in control of No. 5’s sought to return to its elite roots and brand – decreased advertising when it turned to television commercials the industry standard involved in- and pulled its products from drug creasing brand exposure. The simple, stores and similar venues. low profile approach to the product’s What followed was an age of branding established No. 5 as an idol “high-art” mini-films. of exclusivity. The history is what makes the Despite an endorsement from brand’s latest branding decision inMarilyn Monroe in 1954, Chanel was credibly confusing. able to maintain this image because Although the scent is marketthe endorsement was unpro- ed towards women, the latest No. 5 voked by Parfums Chanel; Monroe campaign features a bearded Brad Pitt namedropped the fragrance in an breaking the fourth wall and incointerview. herently philosophizing: “wherever Mazzeo says that the ’60s saw the I go, there you are – my luck, my fate, company approach mass-marketing my fortune. Chanel No. 5. Inevitable.” in earnest for the first time, releasing In his films, Pitt has established print ads in glossy magazines. Still, it himself as an image of confidence,

High profile Chanel No. 5 advert is the Pitt’s
tom beedham
From a creative standpoint, marketing a scent has to be one of the hardest jobs out there. The product you are pitching is invisible; what you have to sell is the container. The first perfume created by Parisian fashion designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Chanel No. 5 has approached this challenge since May 5, 1921, mostly achieving success. A scent compounded by RussianFrench chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux, No. 5 came on to the market at a time long before the celebrity endorsement was in vogue, and Chanel’s original marketing strategy hardly dressed up the product at all. In fact, it established a reputation for neglecting to do just that: armed with a simple bottle, the fashion designer invited a group of elite friends to her


brad Pitt is the new spokesperson for chanel No 5. perfume.
delivering some of the most focused and memorable lines in film history. Here, he seems completely lost, and the ad doesn’t seem to do anything to cover that up. Besides being an objectively bad ad to sit through, in effect, Chanel comes off as if it’s doing nothing more than making a desperate attempt at mining a popular and widely-recognized celebrity – so much for that exclusivity thing.

tech tattles
Tuition payers should choose how class time is spent; “snitch culture” sanctions disengaging teaching
carleiGh cathcart
Recently, the Toronto Star published an article about a university professor who requires his students to agree to limit their electronic use during class to relative material only. The rule also includes a promise to truthfully report to the entire class what another student’s printed at a time of great dissatisfaction with the seemingly perpetual tuition hikes. Though the two subjects may seem only weakly linked, I personally believe there is more of a connection than seen at first glance. The arguments for the benefit of technology in modern educational systems are endless. Computers, e-readers, smartboards, i-clickers ... there are many advantages of applying these interactive tools to enhance education, in ways we may never have even thought possible a mere decade ago. However, as with essentially any novel device (especially in the hands of our youth), there are drawbacks as well. Without getting into the issues of the environment, technological dependence, and ergonomic dangers, the presence of these gadgets provides an excellent opportunity for distraction. Music, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter; these are just a few of the countless alternate universes that can take us to a world entirely different from the material a teacher or professor is encouraging you to engage with. In public school, students use computers during class time for education; some classrooms have smartboards. Generally, cell phones are banned or highly discouraged. High school brings slightly more freedom, where the custom is to keep iPods and cell phone use restricted to out of class times only. [Note, the devices used in my childhood are beginning to differ from those actually used today, thanks to the constant


“The uncomfortable atmosphere that a ‘snitch culture’ creates does not promote an ideal learning environment.”
screen is showing if suspected of abusing the dictum. Violators are asked to leave for the remainder of the lecture. In my opinion, this professor’s mandate is unhelpful, if not well-intentioned. Ironically, this article was


It’s difficult for professors to monitor what students are utilizing their laptops for without assistance from his or her pupils.
evolution of technology.] University, though, is a different story. Post-secondary education is not a publicly funded service. When you choose to attend a college or university, you do so knowing that there will be fees to pay. And obviously, those fees are not cheap. It is here that my argument comes into play: if we are aware that we pay our tuition regardless of how we use it, shouldn’t we have the freedom to employ our education as we see fit? As university students, we know full well that nobody is taking our attendance, no one is peering over our shoulders to see if we’re doing it right, and no T.A. is going to hound us over a late assignment. The school has our money, and it becomes our decision on how to use the service we’ve paid for. And if that includes missing important clues in lectures or prioritizing texting over learning, so be it. We’re big kids now. Another point to consider is that asking students to “tell” on each other, especially at the supposedly higher-education level of university, is an unfortunate idea. The uncomfortable atmosphere that a “snitch culture” creates does not promote an ideal learning environment. The best way to promote the lecture material is to engage the (willing) students and continue providing hints and additional information that can only be received if paying attention. Though I don’t foresee a rehab centre opening for addicts any time soon, I cannot deny there is an over-reliance problem with technology. All this being said, we at university are now adults, and must learn for ourselves the consequences of our actions (or lack thereof). Some might say, “You snooze, you lose,” but maybe a more appropriate saying would be, “On screen for days, bye-bye to ‘A’s.”

Ho ho hold off on the Christmas music
It is November, and for many businesses, that means one thing: time to gear up for the holiday season. For most retail outlets, that includes switching the store sound system from light rock and Top 40 to Christmas music. The crass consumerism that surrounds Christmas has always been a controversial topic. The early promotion of the holiday has been derided for taking away from the “true meaning” of Christmas (we will leave exactly what that true meaning is to our readers to define for themselves) and has drawn the ire of those weary from the excesses of preceding holidays such as Thanksgiving and Halloween. Recently, this premature pushing of a commercialized Christmas took a critical blow. On Nov. 2, Shoppers Drug Mart announced that its stores would suspend Christmas music until further notice, citing customer complaints. There are a considerable number of reasons other stores should follow suit. There is of course the aforementioned argument that pushing holiday shopping excessively early devalues the actual holiday itself. There is the view that playing Christmas music before Remembrance Day is somehow a disservice to veterans. Some might even argue that playing Christmas music overshadows the considerable number of those of other faiths who do not celebrate that holiday. None of these are particularly strong arguments. The business of retail outlets is to sell merchandise, and if that means marketing sooner for the seasonal boom, they will do so. Saying that playing Christmas music in advance of Nov. 11 is disrespectful somehow implies that the status quo is not – but the argument can hardly be made that the likes of Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift make a morally superior soundtrack for the lead up to Remembrance Day. Finally, the playing of Christmas music in no way precludes those of other faiths from celebrating their holidays as they see fit, and in a society that values freedom of expression and freedom of worship, business owners can play seasonal tunes accordingly if they so choose. A more compelling reason to hold back on Christmas music has to do with the music itself. Make no mistake; The Ontarion’s editorialists are not a bunch of Grinches. Rather, the problem is that there are but a handful of Christmas songs that get played ad nauseum for an entire two months. And, unlike Top 40 radio, which gradually turns over as new hits come out, these seasonal songs have been pretty much the same for half a century. Indeed, as popular webcomic xkcd has pointed out, of the 20 most-played Christmas songs, 16 were written in the 1940s and ’50s (all the remaining songs rounding out the top 20 were written in the 1930s, 60s, and 70s). “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” was penned in 1944, as was “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” “White Christmas” in 1940. “Silver Bells” in 1950. And so on. Certainly, new festive music is written every year and contemporary artists have offered up re-imaginings of the longstanding holiday favourites. Among others, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé and Barenaked Ladies each have notable holiday albums and The Killers even released the rather bizarre song “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” in 2007. The issue is that most Christmas albums contribute nothing more than covers of the pre-existing songs, and when a new song such as “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” comes along, it is more often than not relegated to obscurity. Hence, shopping mall holiday playlists fail to evolve. As xkcd points out wryly, “Every year, [North] American culture embarks on a massive project to carefully recreate the Christmases of Baby Boomers’s childhoods.” It’s wax-museum creepy. But more importantly, by the time Dec. 25 rolls around, the limited selection of Christmas songs on stores’ musical rotations become drastically overplayed. What makes the songs special – their connection to a special time of year – is lost. Shoppers Drug Mart has made the right decision in ceding to customer complaints about the early onslaught of Christmas music. Hopefully other retailers follow suit.


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Inordinate Ordinance
chris carr
Let me paint you a picture. Imagine an antiseptic room, bathed in artificial light. Between pictures of people you’ve never and will never meet are artifacts, each waiting to grow old, obsolete, and turn to stone. All around, cabbage-headed mouth-breathers snatch and grab at these artifacts, slashing them and pawing at their catch. They drone on about the artifacts too, trying to give meaning to this new thing, like a fake history, aimed at adding significance to the present. Once their fiction is concocted, they hand you pieces of paper that mean nothing, you punch digits into a machine that mean nothing, and they take their artifact home, to pine over its nothingness until they replace it for another, newer, meaningless thing. Welcome to customer service. As the holiday season grows nearer and the innocence of capitalism shrinks in the distance, many of us will be stuck in this hell of nothing everlasting. Stone Road Mall is full of the working students, each with their own set of useless trinkets to push. But they do it (and I am there with you – come visit me hinges on shit-given and for the shame. Where does this sadoat the Apple store in the mall. ones employed by it, shit-giv- masochistic relationship between I’ll sell you lots of nothing), be- en is in low supply. I may not be master and slave (read: customer cause they have to do it. We need talking for all of us – the mighty and employee) come from? Are to buy presents for those buy- folders, wipers, ushers and in- we not people? If you prick us ing presents for us, forever and dulgent caddies, the customer do we not bleed? We share the ever perpetuating this hell, over service workers – maybe they are food court, can we not share a and over, until we quit, get fired, new at their job and they “like common decency toward one or the zombie apocalypse hap- talking to people.” Maybe there another? In closing, with the Season of pens, amen. are a few good people in it to Am I exaggerating? Maybe. make some money and believe the Gift soon upon us, consider But consider, objectively, the in the products they are selling. the workers in your travels from phenomenon of the customer/ To those people, I say, you have happiness to possession. We give employee dichotomy. On one my envy, I wish I had faith. you the opportunity to fill your hand, we have the employee, But for the rest of us, who lives with things you don’t need paid to ease the customer into understand the soul-sucking, and we can easily take them away. the warm waters of consumer- hellish ideals of the customer ser- “Sorry, we’re out of stock – maybe ism. On the other, we have the vice Reich, please, know you have next week.” customer, like cattle, stamped- brothers and sisters who are here Be nice to the people who work ing and suffering to buy things for you, suffering like you. We at the mall this season. Or else they don’t need in the first place. need a brotherhood (sisters, you there will be a revolution. But “What do you mean you don’t are with us here) of the burned first, we’ll have to buy ski masks have the new [insert mundane and prodded customer service from the mall. Then, we’ll totally product here]? How will I ever workers, sympathetic to the ills have revolution. get to own something I’d never of the Christmas season worker. actually need and will only upset You can join too, temporary/sea- Chris Carr is Editor-in-Chief me in six months when the new sonal help, but you’ll have to buy of The Cannon. “Inordinate Ordnance” publishes every one comes out? What do you your own decoder rings. Consider this a public service Thursday in The Cannon and in mean it doesn’t come in breast cancer pink? I need to feel better announcement for the we-who- The Ontarion. The opinions postabout my selfish and superfluous are-the-consumer (as we all are). ed on reflect those purchase!” The cattle say, with For anyone who has ever thought of their author and do not necgaping maw of booster juice and of a mall employee as a servant, essarily reflect the opinions of ignorant self-indulgence, smack- or any lesser being, know this: the Central Student Association ing and spitting. you are the worst type of person and the Guelph Campus Co-op, The customer service industry there is, and you should feel deep or The Ontarion.

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thursday november 8 Thursday At Noon Concert Series. Concerts start at 12:00p.m. Thursdays in Mackinnon room 107 (Goldschmidt room). Admission free – donations gratefully appreciated. Everyone welcome! Friday november 9 Guelph Country Dances monthly contra dance series 8pm at St. James Anglican Church, S/W corner of Paisley Rd/Glasgow Street. No partner or previous experience necessary. Band: Relative Harmony. Caller: Judy Greenhill. Admission $10 ($8 students/ members). Free parking. Absolutely No Street Shoes on the dance floor! Saturday november 10 Guelph Spoken Word Presents... Ontario International Poetry Slam. 11am-11pm. River Run Centre - 35 Woolwich St. An all-day performance poetry competition featuring up to 72 world class performance poets competing for their share of $10,000. $45 FullDay audience ticket, poet bios & schedule available at www. Sunday november 11 Guelph Hiking Trail Club: Hike Everton’s “Valhalla” 4-5 km, Level 2. Speed Moderate. We promise two fordings of the Eramosa River…bring wading shoes and a towel! Limited bushwhacking. Meet 1pm at Guelph covered bridge lot on Gordon St. All welcome. Leader: Bill Mungall Come celebrate the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s 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: or (519) 837-6422 tuesday november 13 Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Artist Talk and Book Launch. Janet Morton will discuss her current exhibition The Ravelled Sleeve. Book Launch: A major publication on Morton’s art, featuring essays Co-published by Macdonald Stewart Art Centre and Museum London. 4pm at MSAC, 358 Gordon St. 519-837-0010 | Buddhist Meditation Wednesday november 14 Guelph Guild of Storytellers. Concerts for teens, adults, 7pm, 2nd Wednesday each month, Guelph Public Library Main Branch, 100 Norfolk. New tellers welcome. Call if longer than 5 minutes. Planning/rehearsal 1st Wednesday. Location varies., 519767-0017, www.guelpharts. ca/storytellers Class- Simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace. Each class consists

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Friday november 16 Save a life! Canadian Blood Services is looking for donors at the UoG. Clinic held in Peter Clark Hall (UC basement) from 9-4pm. Monday november 19 As part of Mental Health Awareness Week Standup for Mental Health will be performing at 6 pm in Peter Clark Hall. A standup comedy troupe made up of individuals who have all faced mental health challenges will share the humorous side of their stories of recovery. www.facebook. com/WellnessUofG tuesday november 20 A Stress Management Workshop will be hosted by Kathy Somers from the High Performance Clinic 10am in UC 442. Learn to manage stress through behaviour, healthy eating and little lifestyle changes and choices. WellnessUofG 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@ or visit

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Guelph Field Naturalists. Meeting: 7:30pm at the Arboretum Centre. All welcome. Dr. Brent Patterson (research scientist with MNR), is speaking on Wolves and Coyotes in Ontario.

of two guided meditations and a teaching. Drop in class 7-8:30pm at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 171 Kortright Rd. W. $10. meditate-guelph/

Women and Trans Night: Empowerment, Bicycle repair knowledge and FUN. The CSA Bike Centre, 620 Gordon St. Thursday eves until December 6. Information: bikevol@, csabike@

SeRVICeS NEED ESSAY HELP! All subjects, research, writing and editing specialists, toll free 1 888 345 8295 Join our advertising team and make great commissions by placing posters around campus. Details: 416-280-6113. VOlUnteeR OppORtUnItIeS Student Volunteer Connections is looking for volunteers at the Green Legacy Tree Nursery to help with tree transplanting, filling containers, and transferring seeds. Nov 24th, 9:30am-3pm. Transportation and light lunch provided . A short discussion on environmental sustainability will follow. Contact Ian at for more information. The 2012 Guelph Community Santa Parade needs energetic volunteers to join this fun event. Taking place on Sunday November 18 in downtown Guelph, the parade is looking for mascots, clowns, crowd control and parade marshalls. Email santa@ to get involved.

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