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Ben Caplan commands crowd with ferocious vocals at Van Gogh’s Ear
greater majority of his face and neck, Ben Caplan might not come across as the most stage confident musician frequenting the stage speakeasy. The truth is quite the contrary; Caplan is no cowardly tom beedham lion. Leaving the comfort of his Halifax home – and with it his With thick-rimmed glasses and infamous living room open mics an even thicker mane hiding the – behind, Ben Caplan visited Van Gogh’s Ear Nov. 20 in support of him to take the act on the road. his newest Ben Caplan and the CaCurrently co-headlining a sual Smokers studio album, In the tour with Toronto-born, MonTime of the Great Remembering. treal-based indie folk songstress Over the years, Caplan’s Casu- Charlotte Cornfield, Caplan’s act al Smokers act has borrowed the saw Cornfield take to the drums skills of over 50 musicians. Like – an instrument she’s studied at a force with tentacles wrapping Concordia University since 2006 themselves around every touring – while her upright bassist Kathact he meets, it’s made it easy for ryn Palumbo also stood in. But that’s not to suggest Caplan’s philosophy is all-take and no give. Cornfield took to the stage before the Halifax artist to play material from her debut full length Two Horses, but not without getting Caplan to fill in on some keyboard and some of his Casual Smokers to perform other instrumental duties before he left. After that, the stage – or room – was Caplan’s. When Caplan broke a string on his guitar, he improvised by picking up a banjo and pumping out a rendition of “I Got Me a Woman.” Fueled with whiskey and never shy in front of the mic, Caplan sought to inject some of his charisma and spirit into the crowd. Instructing the audience members to imagine they were in MaRIanne PoInTneR a mortuary and tasking them Ben Caplan is borrowing skills from current co-headlining performer Charlotte Cornfield and her upright with waking the dead, Caplan
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Sitting in for student space
The Ontarion interviewed Drew Garvie, CSA communications and corporate affairs commissioner, about the issues of student space on campus. The CSA is planning a student “sit-in” on Dec. 1 to advocate the need for more student space. The ontarion: what are the main issues surrounding student space on campus and what are some of the solutions the CSa has proposed? Drew Garvie: We think that most students are well aware of the main problems with student and study space on campus. In terms of study space, it’s common to walk into the library and not find a place to study or write MaRIanne PoInTneR a paper. You see students in the strangest places all over campus during exams, the library is packed with students competing for study spaces with working lights and sitting on the floor in dimly lit cor- electrical outlets. ners or searching for non-existent outlets. Comfortable lounge areas To: have there been any initiatives with outlets. We are compiling if you’re a member of a club withfor socializing or group studying to create student space in the past? a “study guide” to communicate out office space, or just want to see are in high demand and there just were they successful? existing study space effectively a more student-friendly campus, DG: We have seen study space with students. We are also in- you should participate! aren’t enough spots available. As we move towards having more being incorporated into new stalling another microwave in the Don’t change your routine for commuter students on campus, buildings on campus, specifi- CSA owned Bullring for students the day, just show up to the Unithe need for places to unwind cally the engineering expansion to use, as well as working with the versity Centre and get studying. and work grows. In general, it’s and the Science Atrium. These are library to get more microwaves. We’ll be busting out the chairs, a case of not having enough study welcomed additions to campus, tables and extension chords to space, as well as the space that’s but students are still expressing To: what are some of the barriers help out. The idea is to have a available not meeting the needs further need. What is in high de- preventing the creation of student large visible presence, solicit of students, such as outlets, fur- mand is general inter-disciplinary space? feedback from students towards niture and lighting. study space, especially for arts DG: The main obstacle to the the “campus master plan”, and Also, student controlled space and social science students. creation of student space is pri- to have a symbolic reclamation of continues to be a growing problem As for student-controlled space, ority. This is why united student common space for a day. Talk to for students. The CSA and other we are conscious of the history action is so important, as it shows your friends and bring them out student run organizations are surrounding the University Cen- the University of Guelph where to study together. This is meant crammed in the second floor of the tre. In 1966, students decided to student priorities lie. to be a reminder that universiUniversity Centre. With around pay $10 a semester to construct a Another deeper problem is ties are here to serve the needs one hundred CSA clubs and fifteen “student union building”. Then governmental funding. Ontario of students. offices, there is constant competi- a series of unfortunate events now has the lowest per-student tion for rooms. Other campuses followed, including provin- funding in the country. More and To: why does the CSa feel like this have large student union build- cial funding being offered and more funding is based on specific is an effective way to advocate the ings that are student controlled withdrawn, the student union infrastructure projects for specific need for student space on campus? and allow students to organize collapsing, and a separate UC ad- programs, and not general interDG: It is important to campaign their space democratically based ministration being set up through disciplinary money. In general, now on behalf of students as the on their needs. a law suit brought by students funding is going into programs “campus master plan” is being Solutions to the current sit- against the University. The fact that can attract corporate and pri- discussed. United action shows uation rely on the University’s remains that while students paid vate funding and research. This common needs, and it is a meswillingness to meet the needs to create the building, and still has a deep impact on the Univer- sage to other students that it is of students. Currently the Uni- pay to maintain it, the space we sity’s prioritization. So there are possible to affect decision makversity is updating its “campus directly control is limited to the systemic problems that need to be ing in our interests. master plan” which looks at in- second floor. This is not a sus- addressed in terms of the future of If you’d like to be involved with frastructure and space all over tainable situation and we need the post-secondary education as well. the campaign, if you’d like to volcampus. Now is the time for the university to provide more stuunteer for the day or if you have University to make meaningful dent-controlled space to students. To: what is the purpose and the any feedback please email your commitments. This could include The CSA is committed to tak- idea behind the “sit-in” planned HR&O Commissioner Josh at csaextending hours at the library, ing action ourselves, with the for dec. 1? email@example.com. DG: The “student space sit-in” upgrading available space to in- limited power we have, to make On December 1st, let’s take clude proper lighting, furniture space student-friendly on cam- will take place next Thursday on our studying out of the nooks and outlets, and increasing the pus. The UC second-floor “airport the last day of class. If you’re tired and crannies all over campus and space controlled by students in lounge” is study space that the of searching for study space, sit- come together in the UC to send the University Centre. CSA has provided and upgraded ting on the floor to find an outlet, a clear message!
PeI abortion protest Over 350 pro-choice demonstrators assembled in Charlottetown on Nov. 19 to protest PEI’s abortion laws. Members of the PEI Reproductive Rights Organization protested in front of Province House while supporters of PEI Right to Life looked on. PEI is the only province where abortion is not available. Women seeking the procedure must travel to Halifax or Fredericton, and PEI will only pay for abortions with the recommendation of two doctors. The debate is ongoing, and both pro-choice and pro-life organizations plan to speak to the PEI provincial government this week (CBC). engineers create world’s lightest substance American engineers have created the world’s lightest material. The substance, which is 100 times less dense than Styrofoam, is 99.99 per cent air. It is made of a network of interconnected tubules, each a thousand times thinner than a human hair. The substance (unnamed as yet) absorbs large amounts of energy. Applications could include sound-dampening devices, thermal insulation, or battery electrodes. Researchers from the University of California and the California Institute of Technology developed the lowdensity material. (BBC). Teens dress up to hunt predators In Vancouver, the RCMP recently shut down a trio of 17 to 18 yearold vigilantes, dressed as super heroes Batman and the Flash, who were setting up sting operations to reveal and humiliate pedophiles. Posing as 15 year-old girls online, they struck conversations with sexual predators and arranged for them to meet in public places. They then dressed up and came to accuse the man of pedophilia while recording the incident, which they would post on YouTube as part of a series called To Troll a Predator. The RCMP found the act to be highly reckless and would not encourage people to try it. (The Toronto Star) Russian Soyuz capsule lands The Soyuz space capsule from the International Space Station safely touched down in Kazakhstan, carrying astronauts Michael Fossum and Satoshi Furukawa, as well as cosmonaut Sergei Volkov. They were seated in chairs and wrapped in warm blankets to help them adjust to the gravity of Earth after four months in space. The two remaining astronauts on the station, Dan Burbank and Anton Shkaplerov are due to return in March. A launch next month will send more crewmembers to the station. (The Globe and Mail) Compiled by Susannah Ripley and Lucien Cortis
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had recorded an array of ideas withheld. “People just love orthat pointed more toward a gen- ganizing things.” eral unease or dissatisfaction with As it stands, the plan for the the direction and current state of next meeting sounds like it could society, than a unified critique or be interpreted as a step in either direction. programme. In the discussion which folSutton says the meeting will lowed, attendees’ opinions varied take place in a “big room with as well on whether this was a stations and facilitators at them strength or a weakness. Some that deal with core issues, and exp ressed a desire for future then people can wander back and meetings to focus on hammer- forth popcorning ideas in towards ing out a clearer message, while creating tangible actual goals, and many expressed worries that the next steps and strategies.” direction of the meetings could “The next steps come from the too easily lead to the calcifica- next meeting.” Sutton continued, tion of the movement into an “I think that’s kinda how it goes.” organization. “I’m afraid it’s going to be too organizational,” said meeting participant Dale, last name
Meeting seeks to continue occupy movement beyond the occupation
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Under the banner of Beyond Occupy, about 75 people met on Friday Nov 18 at 10 Carden Street to discuss the future of the occupation movement in Guelph. When the event was originally planned, organizers Kevin Sutton and James Gordon had no intention of building a group that would supplant the group of demonstrators living in St. George’s square. “I was really just hoping to provide a space, and put a few tools together in people’s hands for having a conversation that might lead to something, and feel like everyone was heard,” Gordon said. “And felt like acknowledging what was happening here with the were structured with the intenoccupation movement, and glob- tion of maximizing the sense that ally, and how we are affected by it, individual messages were heard, and how we can contribute to it.” rather than to facilitate debate. However, with the downtown After each person made their occupation just newly abandoned, statement, another would volthe focus of the meeting shifted to unteer to express, in their own trying to envision a future for the words, what they understood movement in Guelph that actual- the speaker had been trying to ly did go beyond the occupation. express. If the original speaker as“Now that the occupation in sented to the interpretation, the Guelph has ended, this is kind of discussion would move on to a going to be carrying on the mo- new speaker. This tended to move mentum of what has happened in along faster than expected. Guelph,”Sutton said. After an hour of these small After a short introduction and group discussions, the larger video presentation, participants group came back together to allow separated into smaller groups to the smaller groups to present their discuss their feelings about the ideas. In notes ranging from tramovement and hopes for its future ditional bulleted lists to picture direction. These group discussions covered mind maps, the groups
Scientifically Inclined: Faster than the speed of light?
A second experiment confirms what physicists have been both dreading and hoping for: neutrinos are travelling faster than the speed of light.
Unbeknownst to many of us, the field of physics was turned on its head last September, perhaps irrevocably. Physicists the world-over have been alternating between pulling their hair out and jumping for joy, all while pinching themselves to make sure they aren’t dreaming. This is because of an experiment that demonstrated that neutrinos, very light subatomic particles affected only by gravity and the weak force, were moving faster than the speed of light. This assertion has shaken the very foundations upon which post-Einstein physics rests and could lead to a physics revolution. Before going any further, however, here’s a physics primer to get us all up to speed (pun intended). Most of us are familiar with Einstein’s famous equation E = mc2, in which “c” is the speed of light CouRTeSy (299, 792, 458 m/s). This equation demonstrates that, as the ener- UK, published a letter stating that 20 neutrinos that had travelled gy of an object increases, so does there must have been a mistake in a distance of 730km in 2.43 milits mass, thus causing it to resist the clock synchronisation con- liseconds, about 60 nanoseconds acceleration. Now, according to vention the OPERA scientists had faster than light, with a margin of Einstein’s theory of relativity, an employed. error of 10 nanoseconds. This time object can never reach the speed “If the OPERA results were the results were robust enough to of light. Renowned physicist Ste- confirmed, it would be truly make the scientists, who had prephen Hawking explains this in his earth-shattering. However, the viously refused to sign their names book, A Brief History of Time, community at large, while re- to the paper, reconsider. by stating that in order for an ob- spectful of the OPERA team and Do these experiments prove ject to attain the speed of light, its their procedures, remains skep- Einstein wrong? Not yet. More mass would have to become infi- tical of the implications of the tests needs to be done, this time nite and the energy needed to get result,” commented University by a group of researchers indepenthere would also need to be infi- of Guelph physics professor Dr. dent of the OPERA collaboration nite– an unlikely scenario to say Paul Garrett. “Relativity has been and hopefully using different the least. so well tested over the past 100 equipment and data. In addition, So when the OPERA collabora- years that people are not yet will- there are many possible sourction, an international group made ing to abandon it.” es of error– most of them having up of about 200 physicists from 13 The many objections, combined to do with the synchronisation different countries, declared in with their own doubts, motivat- of the time reference– that need September of 2011 that they had ed the OPERA collaboration to to be eliminated through further clocked neutrino speeds exceeding conduct a second experiment in experimentation. In the meanthe speed of light, the ensuing up- which they would refine their time, the resulting collective loss roar was deafening. Scientists the analysis of the data. The results of of sleep that will be experienced world over denied the possibili- this experiment, which were re- by the global physics community ty of particles moving faster than leased on Nov. 17 2011 as a preprint is probably the only part of this light and questioned the science for the Journal of High Energy saga that need not be questioned. that had led to this result. For ex- Physics, confirmed the original ample, physicist Carlo R. Contaldi findings. In this second experi- Arielle blogs about science at of the Imperial College London, ment, the researchers detected www.salamanderhours.com
Biomedical Sciences Professor Jim Petrik has made huge advancements in Ovarian Cancer research here at the University of Guelph. Petrik’s research is significant because it has the potential to create new treatment options for ovarian cancer patients. Ovarian cancer is often referred to as “the silent” killer, because unlike other cancers there are no symptoms that would specifically indicate the presence of a turmour. The danger for women with ovarian cancer is that abdominal tumors in can develop to advanced stages before they are detected. “Women that are suffering from ovarian cancer typically have symptoms such as nausea, bloating, abdominal discomfort– which is not specific to ovarian cancer,” said Petrik. “It’s part of normal reproductive function for women. So there’s nothing specific to say that something is going wrong.” In order for tumors to grow to clinical size they have to recruit blood vessels to get enough nutrients. In his research, Petrik has isolated a small fragment of a naturally occurring protein that targets the abnormal vessel associated with tumour formation. “The current problem with chemotherapy for women with ovarian cancer is that the ovarian tumors have such a poor blood supply that the chemotherapy drugs can’t access inside the tumor,” said Petrik. “So they don’t get to place that they need to be. If we prune back the abnormal blood vessels [… ] chemotherapy drugs get inside the tumor very efficiently and cause the tumors to completely go away.” This could potentially allow doctors to decrease the amount of drugs used in chemotherapy
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Guelph research may help develop future ovarian cancer treatments
because the drugs will be taken up more efficiently by the tumor, making chemotherapy a more effective treatment. Lowering the amount of drugs used in chemotherapy will lower the side effects of the treatment. “So far, we’ve seen no side effects,” said Petrik. “We’ve seen no toxicity associated with it, because we’re not using a synthetic compound. We haven’t created a drug. We’ve isolated a fragment of a naturally occurring protein in the body.” Right now, research is being done exclusively on animals. So far Petrik conducted his research on a mouse model, but he hopes to design a phase one clinical trial for women in the near future. Should the phase one trials prove successful, this treatment has the potential to be a treatment option for other solid tumour cancers.
Jim Petrik has conducted breakthrough research that may help treat ovarian cancer.
CSahS rep creates blog to Sharing work skills for a better planet keep students informed
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Until recently, if students went to the CSA website, there wouldn’t have been much information available to them. Due to high turn over in the CSA, the website didn’t offer any up to date information. Despite the lack of resources, Amy Bronson, board representative for the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS), remained dedicated to her constituents. As the elected board member for one of the largest colleges at the University of Guelph, she created a blog so that she could be informative about her participation with the CSA and create dialogue with students she represents. “The idea of this blog is that at least there’s some ability for people to see what I’ve been doing or kind of the way I’m approaching things,” said Bronson. “They actually have a way of getting in touch with me and commenting on what I have been doing through the blog. Because it’s just not feasible for me to just somehow actively represent the opinions of thousands of people.” Updating the CSA website will be a massive undertaking. Already improvements have been made such as contact information and current events. However, Bronson suggests that the CSA should consider expanding the website and what it offers. “If you go on any other student union’s website – that I’ve been on – you can get clear ideas of who is doing what,” said Bronson. “Usually most executive committees have blogs where the individual On Nov. 22 as part of the Better Planet Speaker Series, university faculty and staff spoke about their experiences with the Leave for Change international volunteer program. Leave for Change is an initiative run by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), where staff of participating organizations can apply their professional skills to an international development project. Among the presenters was Linda Watt, who works with Learning Development and Consulting Services at the University of Guelph. Watt’s placement took place in Malawi, where she worked with the Ministry of Education, science and technology and the department of school health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS, and helped develop an implementation plan for over 300 initiatives. During her time in Malawi, Watt got to know her own strengths as a professional. With very few resources, she was forced to be creative in the way she went about her work. She shared the end of a desk with one of her co-workers, and went everyday to the local hotel to access the Internet so she could conduct her research. Watt reflected that her job at the university has regimented accountability that can be extremely stressful. During her placement, Watt learned to let go of some of the pressures of the workplace and realize that
executives would keep a blog as well and communicate that way.” Bronson pointed out that many universities are not only required to make information accessible to the public, but also to explain that information to the student body. This active kind of communication makes students less removed from their student government. “Through the blog, I’m trying to fill in what I think are the gaps in the CSA website, while also keeping myself transparent and accountable,” said Bronson. “Documenting some of the positive things that are going on is important. Hopefully, I can just get people aware that they have representatives and if there’s something going on they can come to talk– and it’s not just the executives. There are other people on the CSA.” Regardless of what changes are made to the CSA website, Bronson’s blog will still be there as a resource for students. The blog not only offer a method of communication, but a way of downloading board packages. You can check out Bronson’s blog @http://csahsatlarge.wordpress. com/
“It’s not just about the time that you’re there, but the kinds of things you want to do because you are there and the commitments you make as you move forward in you life.” Linda watt
a “scheduled” workday does not necessarily make it efficient. “They still got work done, despite not showing up at certain times. They still managed to do things,” said Watt. “When they got you in front of them they took advantage of every moment, instead of saying ‘you have to be here at this time’. Of all the things that Watt experienced on her Leave for Change, the children at the Chankhomi Public School moved her the most. After a speech made by one of the students, Watt committed to raising the funds for a school library. In less than 10 months, Watt raised $22, 000, and has signed a contract with UK organization called “Building futures in Malawi” for the library’s construction. “This is an example of how building a better planet can come out of something like a three week leave for change,” said Watt. “It’s not just about the time that you’re there, but the kinds of things you want to do because you are there and the commitments you make as you move forward in you life.”
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benefit the Wellington Water “We spent a lot of time out in activists – and by activists I don’t Way will feature over 25 artists, Watchers and the North Duffer- the landscape,” Kingsbury said. mean people who are kind of mar- including performances from in Agricultural and Community “We thought that it was all about ginalized that way, I mean people modern dance troupe Fall On Your Task Force (NDACT). trees, but being out there we kind in our community who are really Feet Dance Collective improvisReflecting on the time she and of realized that we couldn’t take interested and concerned with ing around the theme of water; Smith spent back in the woods water out of it. It’s inseparable.” water issues.” an aerial silk routine; storytelltom beedham at Martin Creek, Kingsbury di“We were so inspired by the flow For Kingsbury and Smith, ing from Jan Sherman; visual art vulged some of the inspiration of the water through the land- benefiting the Wellington Water by Janet Morton; a scene from A scape and – in particular – the Watchers and NDACT was a natural Midsummer Night’s Dream by acShannon Kingsbury and Sue behind Water Way. Smith aren’t your typical percreek, which had been dammed decision. Kingsbury is particularly tors Jane and John Watson; a piece formance organizers. The last up,” Kingsbury said. concerned with the looming issue from spoken word artist Kevin we thought that it event they organized sought out Since those meditations in Mar- of Highland Companies’ grasps to Sutton; the poetry of Doug Bell, an intimate wooded setting in the tin Creek, Kingsbury and was all about trees, have felt compelled to do Smith place a mega-quarry in Melanch- Wendell Berry, Robert Frost, and forest at Ignatius College’s Martin some- ton Township. Gwendolyn MacEwen; designs by Creek site as a locus for a commubut being out there thing that gives back to that “Eventually Highland stated that Barbara Bryce; and choral performances nity artist fundraiser to benefit of nature. they filed we kind of realized essential element resource they Canada’s an application to create (co-directedby Ondine Chorus the Plant an Old Growth Forest Although the largest open-pit limeby Shannon KingsProject. With weather cooling that we couldn’t intend to defend is becoming an stone mine 2135 acres in size with bury and Sue Smith) and Evenine down, their latest undertaking, resource, take water out of it. increasingly limitedto look far a perimeter of over 30 kilometers Chorus. the two didn’t have Water Way, is set to be a multiand they’re planning to manage For more information about discipline performance event about 600 million fresh liters of Wellington Water Watchers It’s inseparable. for support. that will take place indoors at “I think water is really hot day for perpetuity,” –Shannon topic these days,a especially water per noted. “Obviously it’s visit http://www.wellingtonwaterwatchers.ca/. For more the University of Guelph’s George Kingsbury Luscombe Theatre on Nov. 27. All information about NDACT, visit kingsbury around Guelph,” Kingsbury said. a huge concern.” proceeds from the evening will “We have a great community of Exploring ideas of water, Water www.ndact.com.
upcoming multidiscipline performance benefit fueled by concern for resource
Sam layton (left) and dana Schiemannon on stage during the recent production of Rose, a retelling of the Snow white fable which ran at the George luscombe Theatre. The performance was put together by a team of 42 students from two classes in the theatre studies program, both led by Jerrard Smith.
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list Service: Four uberly self-referential Pixar choices
One of the things that makes any Pixar-involved project so special is that so many of them were figured out at an infamous lunch back in 1994. At that lunch alone, plans were made for characters and storylines that would later morph into Toy Story, Finding Nemo, WALL-E, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc. and The Incredibles, and what followed is some of the most brilliant viral marketing ever launched in film history.
in Cars 2 the company is alluded to in several places, including an advertisement featured in a Tokyo scene. In WALL-E, the title character also picks up a lighter featuring the company’s logo. John Ratzenberger The voice of this famous Cheers actor has been featured in every Pixar feature film created thus far. He voices Hamm the piggybank throughout the Toy Story franchise, P.T. Flea the Machiavellian circus leader in A Bug’s Life, the Abominable Snowman in Monsters, Inc., an entire school of fish in Finding Nemo, The Underminer in The Incredibles, Mack in both Cars films, Mustafa the waiter in Ratatouille, John in WALL-E, and Tom the foreman in Up. John Lasseter, director and chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios views him as a good luck charm for the franchise.
Touring her debut full length Two horses, Charlotte Cornfield stopped by van Gogh’s ear on nov. 20. cornfield CONTINUED
managed to manipulate an initially sing-along hesitant crowd into assisting him in rendering “Conduit” as a chantey fit for a pirate crew embarking on a pub crawl through New Orleans’s smokiest blues houses. At one point, Caplan even abandoned his station at the mic and showed how much his act could do without the device. Trudging through the mostly seated crowed, Caplan’s ferocious voice dominated the downtown Guelph bar until he reached a saxophone he had stationed at the back of the lounge, surprising everyone with a solo he insisted was entirely improvised. He revealed after the song that he knows not a single
note on the instrument; he saw it sitting in a friend’s apartment and asked to borrow it for the night’s show. Caplan and Cornfield are cur- Book titles in Toy Story rently wrapping up their Ontario “The Adventures of Andre and tour dates, with Cornfield’s last Wally,” “Red’s Dream,” “Tin performance in Windsor on Nov. Toy,” and “Knick Knack” are all 24. Caplan will continue on to short films that Pixar produced Montreal, and end his tour back before Toy Story. They appear home in Halifax on Dec. 4. on the spines of books on a shelf in Andy’s room in a scene where Woody is addressing the rest of Andy’s toys.
Pizza Planet First featured as the home of those alien claw lemmings that say “Ooo, ahh” in Toy Story, the fictional pizza restaurant chain has been confirmed to be referenced – usually in the form of the chain’s delivery vehicles – in every Pixar film to date, except The Incredibles. There are even rumours claiming the truck will make an unlikely appearance in 2012’s Brave, what appears to be a medieval adventure film set in the Scottish Highlands. dinoco The fictional oil company that fueled that epic car pursuit at the end of Toy Story is also featured in Cars as a sponsor of the Piston Cup and veteran racecar Strip “The King” Weathers, and
The ever-popular Guelph Contemporary dance Festival graced the courtyard of the university Centre on nov. 23 with a preview to their upcoming annual performances. The finale featured three dancers who wowed the crowd with their break dancing skills.
Flicks from around the globe shown at 11th waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema
length animated films are commonly shown in movie theatres in Asia, but are rarely seen on the big screen in North America. “I wanted this, you need to be able to see these films in 35mm,” andrea conneLL said festival organizer, Joseph Chen. “It’s so rare to get these films For the past 11 years, Waterloo, here. It’s a cult following, but it’s Ont. has been the host of a very cool.” Chen is passionate about the unique and little known festival – art form and the festival is his lathe Waterloo Festival for Animated bour of love. Cinema (WFAC). This year’s event This year’s festival included new took place from Nov. 17-20, at the films from South Korea, Japan, a Chrysalids Theater on Ontario St. Spain/U.K collaboration, Denmark, in downtown Kitchener. Czech Republic and U.S.A. Fans of all ages arrived to watch The festival opened on Thursday some of the best animated films night with Full Metal Alchemist: from around the world. Feature The Sacred Star of Milos directed by Kazuya Murata, the Japanese Stone. The film did not disappoint. detail were gorgeous. The story is blockbuster hit of the summer. It had the humour and soft-core a mixture of romance and fantasy. Fans know Edward and Alphonse violence Full Metal fans expect. It A mercenary pilot is hired to fly Elric from the Full Metal Alchemist was so popular it enjoyed a surprise the empire’s princess out of their TV series. The series focuses on the second screening as the audience city under siege to safety, 12,000 price the boys paid for attempt- choice to replace a last minute film miles away. The pilot is of the lowing to perform a forbidden human cancellation on Sunday. est social class and – under normal transmutation on their dead mothMy favourite film of the weekend circumstances – would not be in er. It sounds complicated, but it’s was the Japanese anime The Prin- the presence of a woman of such worth checking out the series on- cess and the Pilot, by Jun Shishido. high standing. The three-day misline if you aren’t familiar with it. This film was just released in Jap- sion draws them together and they In The Scared Star of Milos, the anese theaters on Oct. 1, 2011 but fall in love. The aerial scenes feaboys, now state alchemists, stum- Chen managed to get it here in time turing futuristic flying ships and ble upon a tiny country in the midst for the festival. small fighting bi-planes are the of a rebellion against the military “This is one of the most beautiful best I have ever seen. oppressor that has annexed their pieces of Japanese film, on the big I’ve been converted to the genre land. The boys are drawn in and screen,” said Chen. after seeing six of the 10 films availcome face to face with the mythical It absolutely was. The anime able this past weekend. I cannot and dangerous red Philosopher’s was fantastic, the colors and wait until festival number 12.
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respond the next day is a statement of the team’s character,” said O’Rourke. “I think that we came out with a lot of energy and played the way that we’re capable of on both ends of the floor. Defensively, [we] did most of the things that we wanted to and took Toronto out of their offence and wore them out, and then had an explosive third quarter offensively, which helped put the game away.” So what can Gryphon basketball fans expect of this year’s team? “We’re definitely an inexperienced team with a lot of new guys, but we do have some key veteran guys, McCarthy and Adam Bering, and I’m expecting a lot out of Kareem Malcolm and Zachary Angus,” vICToRIa MaRTIn said O’Rourke. “Our goal is to be a scrappy team that works real hard Sheriff wiredu of the Gryphons, jumps up for the rebound in their and is disruptive defensively, and game against the Ryerson Rams hopefully offensively we can get more consistent shooting the ball. The men’s and women’s basketball The Ontarion will be looking for I think we’ll certainly be an enter- teams play again on Friday Nov. 25 Fan of the Game. taining team to watch.” against the Carleton Ravens, where
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out less than a minute earlier, the Gryphons trailed by a single point. The final buzzer rang, following a disheartening dunk by the Rams and a lot of missed opportunities by the Gryphons. The Rams had sasha odesse won 66-68. “We didn’t have any energy, On Nov. 18, with the Gryphons didn’t stick to our game plan [in trailing in the first half of the game, the first half] and really just played it looked as if the result would be on our heels and allowed Ryerson dismal. Following halftime, the to do some of the things that they team, led by Daniel McCarthy, do well,” said head coach Chris brought a burst of energy to the O’Rourke. “Then we regrouped court, catching the Ryerson Rams at half time and played with more off guard and giving fans a glimpse energy in the second half and deof that golden Gryphon sparkle. In fensively changed it up a little bit the last two minutes of the third and forced [Ryerson] to play against quarter the Gryphons scored con- the zone. Certainly [McCarthy’s] secutive baskets to lead the game play the whole game was key to 47-45. our comeback. “ The Gryphons were neck and The Gryphons returned to the neck with the Rams for the ma- W.F Mitchell Centre on Nov. 19 jority of the fourth quarter, with to play the Toronto Varsity Blues, McCarthy racking up 28 total points whom they defeated with a satisin the game. With 15.2 seconds left fying 89-71. in the game and McCarthy fouled “Any time you lose, how you
Fans get a glimpse of Gryphon sparkle at men’s basketball home opener
Fan of the Game
The Gryphons men’s hockey game against uoIT on nov. 19 marked the fourth annual hockey day in Gryphonville event. although the team dropped the game, 2-3, alumni and players gathered to honour the 1978-79 and 1979-80 oua men’s hockey Champions, while also celebrating the history of Gryphon hockey dating all the way back to the oa-vC Redmen.
Sporting a Gryphon sweater and the popular Gryph coloured striped socks, Daniela Banda Marin, a first year marine biology student, watched the Gryphons men’s basketball team at their home opener against the Ryerson Rams on Nov. 18. “I’ve only been to the football game [during O week,] so I decided to come to a basketball game just to check it out, see how the team is and have fun. “ Marin noted that she was enjoying the game despite the Gryphons slow start in the first period.
“It’s pretty good. At the start we Gryphons fell short of a basket, were kind of slow but now we’re allowing the Rams to claim the getting more points and we’re get- Guelph home opener as their own. ting better.” The Gryphons played again on Marin would not be disappoint- Nov. 19, winning against the Toed, as the Gryphons stepped up the ronto Varsity Blues. pace in the second half of the game, leading by a mere, but nonethe- Stand up, stand out and cheer less thrilling basket going into the for the Guelph Gryphons and you final period. could be Fan of the Game. The On their feet, Gryphon players winner receives two free tickon the bench and Gryphon fans ets to another Gryphons varsity in the stands watched in anxious home game! anticipation as the final seconds on the clock ticked towards the Follow @TheOntarion on Twitter final buzzer. Unfortunately, the to find out when we’re looking would-be winning three-point- for Fan of the Game. er by Kareem Malcolm of the
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The importance of cheering
with Guelph having claimed four CIS and two OuA medals already this season, what’s not to cheer about?
The University of Guelph has some seriously good varsity teams. This season alone the Gryphons have won three CIS titles for women’s rugby, men’s and women’s cross country; one CIS bronze for field hockey; OUA silver for women’s lacrosse and an OUA bronze for men’s rugby. As well, the women’s hockey team is currently second in the OUA, while the men’s volleyball team sits in third. Having support from fans is extremely important for varsity teams, especially at home games. So whether you’re a sports fan or not, as long as you’re a Gryphons fan, your presence and your voice is crucial at Gryphons events. Cheering is one of the easiest ways that you can support your favourite Gryphon teams at home and away games. There’s a number of different ways to go about cheering at game, besides the obvious chanting of Guelph cheers and repeating cheers initiated by the team’s themselves. It’s all about throwing it back; they play, you cheer. like that,” said men’s basketball head coach, Chris O’Rourke. One memory of Gryphon pride sticks out for me. At one of Guelph’s homecoming games, last year’s sports and health editor and all-star quarterback Justin Dunk, ran to the bench following a Guelph touchdown, jumped on it and facing the crowd, threw his arms up in the air, sending Gryphon fans into a frenzy of cowbell ringing and excited screams. Aside from cheering, noisemakers is an effective way to cheer on your Gryphons while also distracting the opposing team. Cowbells have become a signature of Guelph fans, and can be purchased in the Atheltic Centre for a relatively low price. On the other hand, vuvuzelas (the bull horn looking things popularized recently by the World Cup) and thunder sticks (the inflatable sticks you bang together to make noise resembling thunder claps) are also great ways to make noise while sparing your voice at events. Bringing pots and pans to games, while it may be considered a dated way of cheering, is nonetheless effective and cheap. Simply bring old pots and pans with a wooden spoon and pound away. MIA recently, a pots and pans squad has been known to attend Gryphon games, sitting behind the visiting team’s bench and making their coach’s attempted pep talks and time-out strategies incomprehensible. If you’re not really into the more obnoxious forms of cheering, painting your face, making cheer boards or even just wearing Gryphon colours will do. Let’s pack the gym Gryphon fans, and show just how proud we are of our Gryphon athletes. Go Gryphons Go!
Let’s pack the gym Gryphon fans, and show just how proud we are of our Gryphon athletes
“I think it’s huge when you have home [support]. When you go on the road and [the opposing team’s gym] is full and the fans are yelling at you and it’s loud… We would certainly like to see our home court
he University of Guelph celebrated its 37th year of Fair November, a one-of-a-kind craft show held annually in the UC. From Nov. 17 – 18, the university welcomed artists from all over Ontario to set up booths. From jams to clothing and jewelry to pottery, the UC showcased creativity in every possible form. “People just know about it because its been going for so long,” said Sam Baijal from University Centre Programming. “And the nice things that happens, is that the building transforms itself. And people come from all over the place.” The craft show is organized by University Centre Programming in conjunction with University Centre Administration, and every year they do an excellent job coordinating the event. Their dedication to Fair November has earned the university a reputation that rivals Toronto’s One-of-a-Kind craft show, and has many artists returning year after year. “I love this atmosphere; it’s friendly, cozy,” said Nancy Hilborn from Hilborn Pottery. “The show is very well run. There’s even the ‘magic people’ that help you at the begging to unload your van and pack it back up.” The ‘magic people’ Hilborn refers to are actually volunteers. Staff, students and community members all work to provide artists with everything they need and make sure that the craft show runs smoothly. Fair November is a craft show that attracts the best of the best. Artists submit examples of their work to be viewed by a jury, who determine which vendors will be admitted to the show. The jury process makes entry into Fair November competitive, and ensures that only the most skilled examples of craftsmanship are showcased.
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them I couldn’t do any more of them. So it forced me to change,” said Mambourg. “I’ve done quite a bit of custom work so then its incorporation of my customers’ ideas and my ideas, so sometimes that pushes me beyond to do something else. I do quite a bit of mixed metals. It’s usually one off pieces.”
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his year was Catherine Mambourg’s seventh year at Fair November, and her experience as a jeweler is reflected in the quality of her work. Mambourg cuts and polishes her own stones, and offsets these with organic materials. This year, her work incorporates bone into many of her pieces. It shows a high level of skill and creativity. “The philosophy is that I am doing this for my own freedom of expression, and imagining that other people that were receiving the jewelry were receiving some benefit from it,” said Mambourg. Mambourg is truly a one-of-a-kind artist. Although she has a steady clientele, she continues to create unique, original pieces. “I did some lines of jewelry that people really liked, but then it got to the point where I’d done so many of
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Since they make their products from recycled materials, it is hard to determine when they will be able to find the items they need and in what quantity. It’s important for artists like Ross and Carr to have a large back stock of silver. However, despite the inconvenience, it is the recycled aspect of their work that has opened up a niche in the industry. “This line has been out for four years, and this is the line that I wholesale across Canada, and I’ll “It’s compared to A-One-of-a-Kind,” said Ross. be going to the States,” said Ross. “It’s because of “It’s a huge thing, to state that the show must be that the recycle feature and it’s affordable art, but its still wonderful.” very fine silver and that put me into that market. It’s The artists have the best of both worlds: while they because it has that recycle, eco-friendly edge to it.” both create one-of-a-kind jewelry, they also have a While making jewelry is her business, Ross’ hasn’t successful wholesale business. Since they hand craft lost her love for silver that got her introduced her to all of their jewelry, the biggest concern is having jewelry making in the first place. enough product to meet the demand. “I take one day at a time, and appreciate it for “You have a schedule,” said Ross. “We have orders what it is at the present moment too. I don’t really that we need to fill and it’s 24/7. You’re constantly put a lot of expectations. making and building your stock to have enough to get you through everything.”
ristin Ross and Lynda Carr are new to the show business– although you wouldn’t know it from their wide selection of accessories on display at Fair November. Ross and Carr create unique lines of jewelry from recycled materials. Carr’s line features button necklaces made from celluloid, plastic or rhinestones. Ross is a silversmith, and creates her work by melting down old pieces of silver, like serving trays or cutlery. This was their first year at the Fair November, and both were excited to be at the event.
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university in Ontario has a synchronized swimming team. In addition to the prestige of being the host, the tournament will also help raise funds for the group, who, as a club, aren’t funded by the Department of Athletics. “Because we’re hosting Easterns with CUSSL, they give us half of the proceeds,” explained Koscielak. “Every person that comes to watch us, of the admission money that we get, half of it will go to us and half of it will go to the league, and that pays for registration and all that. Other than that, it’s strictly us advertising and fundraising.” Teams competing in Easterns may then have the opportunity to move onto Nationals, which take place in February at the University of Calgary, where they will compete against teams who competed in the Western Tournament. But it doesn’t end there. “Nationals is the end of our competitions, but Guelph has College Royal and the Guelph Synchronized Swimming Team for the city of Guelph puts on a water show,”
Much in store for synchronized swimming team
The team will be hosting the Eastern tournament next semester
The synchronized swimming club here at the University of Guelph is having a big year. The club is headed by Kelly Koscielak, president of the Guelph team and also of the Canadian University Synchronized Swimming League (CUSSL), and Carly Shewen, vice president of the Guelph team, who have a combined 30 years of swimming experience between them and both swim for the senior team. The synchro team didn’t waste any time getting back into the swing of things this year. “We had a meeting the very first day of school this year, just to get numbers and decide what we were going to do,” said Shewen. “And then practices started that Wednesday.” The team had over 20 interested girls show up to that first meeting, and has stacked their roster enough to split itself into two separate teams, a junior team and a senior team. The junior team is made up of seven first year girls, while the senior team is made up of six swimmers who have been with the team in previous years. Although both are part of the same club, the two teams compete against each other in competitions, including a recent invitational tournament at McGill University, which was the kick-off to their competition season. In addition to the two teams, there are also two duets– performances by just two swimmers– in competition, both made up of members of the junior team. And next up for the team? The Eastern Tournament, which will be taking place on Jan. 14 right here at the University of Guelph. Although the competition schedule for this year’s tournament hasn’t been finalized, last year 16 teams competed from Ontario and Quebec, and almost every
The synchronized swimming club’s senior team is one of the two teams that will be competing at the eastern Tournament at the u of G in January.
said Shewen. “Last year we swam at that. It’s mostly just to keep training afterwards.” “It also helps us recruit,” added Koscielak. “A lot of people who have applied to Guelph in October find out in March if they got in, so a lot of them come to the school for a preview day. I’ve actually found a lot of girls who came to the general meeting this year came to College Royal to see all the sports and clubs. So it helps us. We’re showcasing and recruiting.” It’s apparently been an effective tool for the team, because its roster is certainly growing. “This is the biggest that [the Guelph team] has ever been. It’s good this year,” said Koscielak.
vitamin C still a treatment Gryphons look to rebound after for the common cold? loss at home
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For several years now, there’s been reason to believe that vitamin C, one of the favoured weapons in the war against the common cold, has been firing blanks. Many people have carried on unaware of this shift in understanding, running out at the first sign of a cough to stock up on supplements, oranges, and sauerkraut. Others have interpreted spotty results in clinical trials as a total condemnation of the vitamin, treating users like wild-eyed grandfathers burying stacks of wet pennies in their garden to prevent volcanoes: laughably old fashioned. The case for and against Vitamin C has been made by individual trials examining its usefulness before and after contact with the virus, in interesting subgroups of the population. Any one of these studies is enough to inspire a newspaper headline or fuel a debate, but meta-studies, reviews and evaluation of the literature, are what allow a more complete and balanced picture to emerge. The latest meta-study, released by the Cochrane Collaboration, a respected and independent medical review organization, continues the trend of giving credence to the anti-vitamin C side of the debate, but does point to some hope. The most important finding of the study is further confirmation that loading up on vitamin C post-exposure has no effect. Several trials have examined this The women’s hockey possibility and found the vitamin team’s four game win wanting. The sad truth is cold sufferers have been choking down streak came to an end delicious oranges and grape-fla- last week with a loss voured chewable vitamins for no to the Laurier Golden reason. Vitamin C has also failed to show Hawks evidence as a preventative for the average user. Widespread supple- chris muLLer mentation hasn’t resulted in the hoped for reductions of cold inci- The Gryphons have been firing on dence that Linus Pauling, the Nobel all cylinders lately, rightfully earnprize winning original advocate of ing their second place position in the vitamin, once predicted. There the OUA standings. At 10-3-1, the is a glimmer of hope here though: Gryphons sit two points behind for the non-average user, specifi- Laurier for first in the division. cally children and super-soldiers The push for first place was evitraining in subarctic temperatures, dent throughout the beginning of vitamin C does appear to be a useful November, which saw the Grypreventative measure. However, phons maintain a four game win these are both groups with a higher streak going in to the rematch incidence of infection, and supple- game against Laurier with wins mentation just appears to bring against Laurier, Waterloo, York, them back down near the average. and Brock. With the Brock game Where vitamin C offers real hope, going into overtime, the exhausted however minor, is in its ability to Gryphons dropped only their secslightly reduce the symptoms and ond game of the month. duration of the cold, if taken before Interim head coach Carly Hagcontraction. Doing so can result gard is thrilled with the play of the in a significantly lower “mucus team so far this year. weight”, and a reduction in the “As a team, we have been playduration of symptoms by 3-12 per ing really well,” said Haggard. The cent. That doesn’t amount to much, winning streak has been a combibut researchers note that there is nation of great goaltending, and evidence that dosage levels modify the success of struggling forwards this effect, and hope for studies in putting the puck in the net. Over the four game win streak, the future to examine whether the the Gryphons won twice in overmega-doses Pauling once celebrated might restore some of the luster time, the game-winners were of vitamin C in the war against the scored by assistant captains Jaccommon cold. alyn Sollis and Erin Small.
Gryphons team captain, Tamara Bell assisted erin Small to the only Gryphon goal in their rematch against laurier, falling 1-4, after defeating them in oT on nov. 6.
“They’ve been stepping up in key moments and really leading our team,” said Haggard. Traditionally, Laurier and Guelph have been the powerhouse programs in the OUA. Over the last eight years, Laurier has won the OUA Championships seven times; the Gryphons have placed second for the past four years in a row. The loss at home on Nov. 17 was a revenge mission for Laurier, having lost to Guelph earlier this season. The Gryphons will take on the UOIT Ridgebacks on Nov. 25 in Oshawa, and have learned to not take the 5-8-0 team too lightly, having lost to them earlier in the season, 3-4. “They work hard, and some teams have taken them lightly, and I think we did as well the first time we played thm,” said Haggard. The Gryphons lost 4-3. With only two games remaining on the schedule before the winter break, the Gryphons hope to go into the holiday season on a high note, and with games against UOIT and Queens, they’ll have a good opportunity to do that. The Gryphons resume with their regular season on Jan. 14 by hosting Western (6-7-0) in what is sure to be a spirited tilt.
Judging by the number of oh-sounfortunate looking ‘staches I’ve seen around campus this week, it seems that Movember has taken Guelph by storm. The important thing to remember about Movember is that it’s not simply about raising money for prostate cancer. It’s also about starting some discussion and raising some awareness about men’s health issues. The dialogue has been a little shallow when it comes to other aspects of men’s sexual health. Allow me to now attempt to address this: gentlemen, let’s talk testicles. It’s pretty easy to see that men value their testicles; in fact, we colloquially equate the (figurative) size of one’s testicles to his manhood. Scientifically, this actually makes a bit of sense– testicles
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(the adrenal glands produce the remainder). Testosterone is, of course, the hormone associated with any number of “manly” functions: building muscle, growing facial hair, and the normal development of sperm. And yes, stimulation of the testicles can be extremely pleasurable. Did you know that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15 to 35? A quick Google search will bring up tons of information on how to perform testicular self-examination (or for instructions, keep reading). Yet we keep hearing about prosare responsible for the produc- tate cancer being the big concern tion of more than 90 per cent of for men. I know, somehow it’s the testosterone in a man’s body not considered particularly manly for college-aged men to express back of each testicle- this is normal. concern about changes in their It’s also normal for one testicle to testicles, but it’s time we started be larger than the other. If you noto change this thinking. The con- tice a change in the appearance, sequences of ignoring testicular it’s also a good idea to see a doctor. health are too steep to ignore: in In the spirit of Movember, it’s early stages, testicular cancer maybe we should all (regardless of gender) take some time can be cured in many cases. All men over the age of 15 should to explore our genitals. Get used be performing regular testicular to what’s normal, so you can be self-examinations. This should aware if there are changes (and probably be done after a shower, make sure you talk to a healthcare when the muscles in the scrotum professional about it). I know, this are relaxed. Examine one at a time might seem a little dry (no pun inby rolling the testicle between your tended) for a sex column, but my fingers and checking for swelling, goal here is to promote healthy, bumps, lumps, or changes in the safe, and consensual sexual fun. size of your testicles. You’ll be able And without the “healthy” part, to feel the sperm-carrying tube it can quickly interfere with your (the epididymis) at the top and the ability to enjoy it.
Did you know that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15 to 35?
FASHION Mixing patterns and textures
outfit grounded. To ensure that you don’t go overboard, a solid basic item will also break up any unusual combos. For example, your pattern mixing can be grounded with a pair of jeans, a basic white t-shirt, or even a black jacket. In addition (not to get you too confused), some prints are considered neutrals. A subtle enough pinstripe or tweed in a neutral colour will often read as a neutral itself. Always keep in mind the colour scheme of your entire outfit. Choose one colour to act as the main underlying thread to tie all the pieces together. A pink and brown polka dot shirt could be paired with a brown and cream tweed jacket. If the browns are similar, it will tie the two pieces together, creating a more unified look. In addition, make sure the dominant colours in both patterned items are of similar intensities (no neons with pastels) or act as a neutral. If you are pairing together two items of similar patterns, just vary the scale and weight. A medium size plaid patterned shirt could be paired with a small scale checkered scarf. It is always a good idea to pair a small pattern with one that is larger in proportion. Too many small patterns can look really busy, and too many large patterns can make you appear bigger than you actually are. You can also mix a graphic print with an organic or a bold pattern with a more subtle one. The juxtaposition of hard and soft or big and small patterns and textures tend to work really well together. Lastly, don’t combine more than two or three patterns unless you want to look like you dressed yourself in the dark. It is also a good idea to include a tailored piece into the mix to keep everything pulled together, and stay minimal with jewelry and accessories so your look isn’t overwhelming.
Maybe you’re already a fashion expert when it comes to mixing colours, or maybe you have an eye for mixing different eras and styles, but what about mixing patterns? People tend to avoid mixing patterns in outfits because, lets be honest, it’s quite difficult. But mixing patterns not only makes a less predictable outfit, but unexpected visual pairings add so much interest that people will be envious of your mixing abilities. If you have trouble knowing where to start, keep these following ideas in mind and you’ll be headed in the right direction and on your way to becoming a pattern-mixing expert. When foraying into mixing patterns, it is best to begin with a solid foundation. Choose a clothing item that is either a solid or neutral in colour. This allows for ease of mixing in bold patterns and pops of colour while keeping the rest of the
you know that feeling when you go into a room then forget why you went into that room? Toby’s felt that way since 2005. he’s sort of like the absent-minded professor, but without all that professor business getting in the way. also, he could use a nap. always.
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hand warmers, how do they work?
The weather’s getting colder, and, if gloves aren’t your thing or just aren’t keeping you warm enough, then you may find yourself reaching for a hand warmer, those small objects that heat up on-demand without the use of batteries, electricity, or any other kind of power supply. The most common hand warmers are activated by bending a small metal disk inside the packet, which then causes the object to warm up, generating heat for your hands, feet, or anywhere else you might stash MaRIanne PoInTneR it, for up to two hours. But how do they work? Well, it all comes down to an exothermic reaction, something anyone who went through make sure you don’t use too much high school chemistry is probapaint or it might seep through. If bly somewhat familiar with. An you are using acrylic, you can place exothermic reaction is a reaction a garbage bag underneath to pro- is a chemical reaction which retect your painting area. leases energy, in this case in the form of heat. The solution inside of the hand warmer is a supersaturated solution, meaning there is more of the solute– typically a salt such as sodium acetate– than the solvent should be able to sustain in solution under normal circumstances. This is achieved by heating the solute in the solvent, which changes how they react to each other. Bending the small metal activator disk– typically stainless steel– acts as a catalyst, undoing the bonds in the supersaturated solution, causing the salt to recrystallize out of solution. This releases the energy that was initially used to create the solution in the form of heat. The temperatures generated can exceed 50c and can last up to two hours. These objects can be restored their original solution state simply by reheating them and then allowing them to slowly cool back to room temperature, so even though they’re quick, easy and cheap, don’t get the impression that they’re disposable! A different technological mystery will be investigated and explained each week in “How do they work?”
dijon and dill vinaigrette
Who knew homemade dressing was this easy? The only step is to mix all the ingredients together, or shake in a closed bottle. Once prepared, this can be kept in the refridgerator for weeks. The recipe here serves for about 8 salads, but it is easy to adjust proportions based on need. 1 clove garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil Coarse grained salt and cracked black pepper 2-3 teaspoons chopped fresh or dried dill Based on personal preference, you may want to try some substitutions for example regular or honey mustard in place of Dijon, or chili flakes or spices in place of fresh herbs.
Beth’s Craft Corner
use newspaper instead of gift wrap
For most people, the holidays are usually associated with that warm feeling they get with the gift of giving. However, for individuals who are environmentally conscious, the holidays are more likely to make them cringe: excessive amounts of lights are strung over every surface and left on all hours of the night, trees are cut down for the sake of holding up decorations, and if that wasn’t enough, every single gift is wrapped in paper only to be torn off and put in the garbage. This season, make your giftgiving a little more eco-friendly by using newspaper instead of gift wrap. This isn’t a craft per se, but it is a way to re-use and then re-cycle. Of course, here at The Ontarion, we encourage you to read the newspaper before you use it to wrap up that Christmas sweater. Although newsprint isn’t as flashy or showy as some of the colourful prints you can get from the store, you can give it a bit of life by painting on your own designs. If you do decide to go this route,
There is nothing wrong with applying to jobs you can find on career websites and in newspapers, but studies show that about 60 to 70 per cent of all positions are filled through networking. Mary, who is finishing university this year, completed a thorough self-assessment and then targeted 5 career destinations. She had already received advice on the value of doing informational interviews as part of a plan to approach 200 solid contacts in the hopes of generating about seven interviews. She realizes these meeting are crucial to landing a position because of how they will inform her about the industry; help her build her list of contacts; alert her to potential openings; leave a positive impression with whoever she contacts; and help her target professional associations and journals that she needs to explore. Mary says she is quite comfortable arranging to do these kinds of interviews with people related to her summer experiences. She also selected a topic for a term
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Making those important career-making connections
paper to enable her to interview emailing the contact, she needs a day’s work, but if she is polite precious, and so she should start some key career contacts, thereby to gather as much information and enthusiastic, it may be eas- with good questions that relate giving her much easier access to as possible about the business she ier for them to say yes than no. to the work that the person does. conduct the informational inter- is targeting, the role that inter- The contact may also like to help Then draw out of the contact how view while gathering information ests her and background on the new people coming into their field. they got into the field and their for her term paper. person she is contacting. Once Mary may get turned down be- recommendations in the current Mary is asking for help in know- this is completed, she could email cause of time constraints, but it environment. Ideally, Mary will ing how to proceed when it comes the contact with a carefully tai- may leave the door open for her want to manage the conversation to businesses and organizations lored message such as: “My name to ask if the contact could rec- so she is invited to call again if she where she has no connection to is Mary Jenkins . I am interested ommend someone she could call. has questions. Most importantly, the contacts. in pursuing a career in facilitating Persistence pays off, so if one she will also want to find out the Ka t e We n d e l t o n , p r e s i - community involvement in health door closes then she should keep names of other leads who could dent at The Five O’Clock Club, an planning. I am currently study- calling people in that role with help make her search successful. American based career coaching ing Sociology. I have one summer different organizations until an- Obtaining the contact’s consent and outplacement company says of directly-related experience other door opens and she gets an to use their name in following up “it’s actually best if you do not with a community health centre interview. with these people will increase contact the actual hiring man- and I recently completed a major Mary also needs to be ready her chances of getting a meeting. ager first. It’s better to get in and paper on comparative approach- with her questions, in case the Any leads on job openings that the talk to someone else– anyone es to community involvement. I person will only talk with her over contact knows about in the field else– and find out about how the would like to learn from you how the phone at the time she calls. would be splendid. If the person company works and the kind of to get started in this field when Mary will want to appear ruffled is involved in a professional assopeople they tend to need. That I complete my degree this year . with such a request and be able ciation, she would be wise to ask person could then refer you on to Would you have a few minutes to to engage the person as meaning- if there are events or projects that the hiring manager and you will speak with me at your office? I fully as possible on the telephone. he would recommend for further be in a much stronger position am willing to come to meet with Mary should have a well- exploration. than all those other “desperate” you at any time of day that would crafted “elevator speech” about This whole strategy is not job hunters who are only looking be convenient for you. I will con- herself. Her questions need to Mary’s style, but “stepping out” at openings, and are not sincerely tact your office in a few days to show that she has done her re- and taking these measured risks interested in this company at all.” see if we could arrange a time for search in the field and on the is a building block for personal Mary’s goal will be to get a quick meeting.” person she is interviewing. She growth. Her willingness to try face-to-face interviews with All of her contacts will likely needs to remember that the time something new is a promising the targeted contacts. Prior to have more than enough to do in given to her by the contact is sign for her future career.
a closer look at The Fear Project
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The small dance studio on the third floor of 42 Quebec Street was brought to life with a stark and captivating performance titled The Fear Project. The production has been running since spring 2011, and is performed by six young women. This collaborative piece, which was written by all six performers, was one of the most moving and meaningful performances I have seen. The performers used the small space in a way that evoked strong emotion from the audience; by using controversial approaches of addressing issues for example with the incorporation of nudity and sexuality. With minimal use of lighting or sound production, the sound was mostly kinetic coming from the actors and props, creating a mosaic of human production. The actors created a dynamic ensemble using their bodies as both props and subjects of physical and emotional expression. Tying in real and honest experiences, The Fear Project brought to the stage, and to the audience’s attention, the reality of young women’s struggles and personal battles in contemporary western society relative to both men and women. This performance generates an idea of solidarity, a topic that is becoming increasingly important to those involved in a variety of social movements that are currently taking place. The issues touched upon in this performance span across gender violence, challenges of sexuality and identity, and women and other minority group rights. that productions like The Fear Project and Vagina Monologues will spark discussion between both students and faculty, in order to prioritize disciplines like gender studies or women’s studies (or whatever the name may be), so we can begin to implement them back into our institution. This production provides a chance for men and women of all ages to get out and see a live performance that is not only thought provoking but entertaining and extremely powerful. The Fear Project provides a voice to our generation, in a creative way that allows for a subsequent dialogue about how men and women can come together to work collaboratively in addressing pressing issues faced by so many. The production calls itself “theatre for social change”; and I hope that it not only imparts a desire for change in those who see the production, but that this notion of transformation speaks to the importance of including studies of gender, women and contemporary critiques of our societal structure, at the University of Guelph.
“The Fear project brought to the stage, and to the audience’s attention, the reality of young women’s struggles and personal battles.”
These diverse issues bring to the forefront the importance of both studying and challenging gendered identities and experiences. As a University of Guelph student, it brings to light the real tragedy of the women’s studies program having been removed from our institution. My hope is
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frequent breaks. For the sake of #1). Though you’ve likely heard preserving your sanity (which ad- it before (sorry, I’m not trying to mittedly can be very difficult, at be your second mother), it is vital least for me), make sure you give to make sure you are fed, hydratyourself time to refresh, and your ed, and rested. I would also like to poor old brain a refuge from the note that no, being “fed” does not perpetual monotony of studying. encourage scarfing down 3 cheeseIt’s great that you’re working hard burgers or relying on a large bag and studying harder, but six hours a sour keys for fuel. (Okay, so I’m of constant chemistry equations not doing a very good job at the will wreak havoc on your mind. whole ‘not being your second Tip #5: Take care of yourself. mother’ things. My apologies). Doing this is extremely important! To summarize (if you’re tolerant Let me assure you that regardless enough to have reached this far of your intelligence, effort, or in the article), be healthy, honest, study time, if you are hungry, fa- and hard-working. Plan, prepare, tigued, or sleep-deprived, you will and problem-solve. It’s not always not perform to your potential on easy, and it certainly isn’t always exams! (Or any other evaluation, enjoyable, but you are in univerfor that matter). Staying up until sity, after all. So, my fellow pupils, 3 a.m. the night before your biol- try hard, and good luck. I wish ogy exam isn’t a good idea, even you well. Now, put down this paper and if you’re doing so to fit in some study. last-minute cramming (see tip
a five-point plan to avoiding exam stress
“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”... Okay, so maybe the sky isn’t falling - but with final exams just around the corner, it sure can feel that way. I may be but a mere first year pupil (as my physics professor would say, “You know nothing!”), but using consultations with mentors, discussions with my fellow victims (er, I mean, students), and my own personal experience, I’d like to offer some quick tips for easing the stresses of exam time. Tip #1: Start early. One of the biggest mistakes students can make in the lead-up to finals is delaying the start of “study time.” Yes, there may be three weeks until your chemistry extermination (uh, sorry, examination) but I can assure you that waiting until there are three hours remaining is not professor is also available for help, a good idea. My strategy is, in the so check out course outlines or weeks preceding (yes, weeks), to home pages to determine a suitstudy every day for a short period able time to meet. Tip #3: Work with your peers. of time. Doing so will allow you to retain information is small, less- This particular strategy is often daunting amounts, and limit the overlooked, which is unfortunate ‘overload’ effect that comes with because it can greatly contribute to last-minute cramming. one’s understanding, confidence, Tip #2: If you need help, get and reduced stress. You don’t have it. Another huge, but very com- to be in an academic cluster to find mon, error. When you are unsure good people with whom you can about something, or cannot un- work. For instance, the girls on my derstand a concept, shoving it floor are in a variety of different outside of your brain and pretend- programs, which actually broading it doesnt exist won’t help you. ens the possibilities of working There are many resources offered together to solve difficult probfor assistance in virtually every lems. As an added bonus, working subject area. Though I admit some with others gets you out of your are much more helpful than others, rez room, interacting with others, I recommend attending student and (thank goodness!) some verlearning groups (SLGs), stop- sion of a social life (hey, I’ll take ping by a drop-in centre, or even what I can get!). looking into getting a tutor. Your Tip #4: Avoid overload. Take
Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an article and two letters published in last week’s paper (“A Movember to remember” by Chris Muller, and letters from Douglas Lusted and Paulina Cumming). Three very different subjects, at first glance, but still deserving of more critical attention: one, regarding the rugby team’s participation in Movember, the prostate awareness fundraising drive, and the others regarding student behaviour, and access to food on campus. All of them have one thing in common: student health. While I applaud those participating in Movember who have also taken the initiative to actually receive a prostate and colon check from their doctors, I feel that this particular event can be seen as disingenuous (or perhaps that’s just my cynical side). To devote a portion of your page space to showing off the rugby team’s disgusting porn ‘staches is proof of this: nowhere in the article did any member of the team mention that he had received a prostate cancer check, or that such an action should go hand the various cafes on campus, and in hand with fundraising for the have seen the personal benefit event. All that was mentioned of food bank provisions. In neis “raising awareness” for pros- glecting the CSA Food Bank for tate cancer - which is fine, except projects outside the Guelph comwhen nothing is done in the face munity, the Better Planet Project of awareness. Men who are par- is indeed negating its claim that ticipating in Movember should it is a “global leader” in “Food be obligated, in my opinion, to (among other things)”. be responsible about their own However, in pondering these health and undergo a screening two letters, I see a connection: for cancer. If they do not, they where students cannot afford to are simply participating for par- eat, they often can (somehow) ticipation’s sake; I suppose that afford to consume alcoholic bevin itself cannot be a bad thing, but erages to the point of poisoning, again, it ends up feeling disin- imprisonment or any number of genuous. I can’t help reiterating other disastrous consequences. that the event should be under- As a former student at the Unilined by cancer screenings for all versity who has been living in participants. the downtown core for five years, In the Letters to the Editor sec- I have seen changes in the levtion, Douglas Lusted recounted els of student disrespect, and his dizzying experience at the childlike behaviour while inUniversity of Guelph on Satur- toxicated, escalate to the point day, November 12, and I couldn’t at which I avoid the downtown help but be sympathetic with in the evening. I have to address his plight. In his letter, Lust- my own failures in this area, as ed recalled how in one night as I am equally as guilty as anyone a visitor at the University, he else for occasionally making unintentionally rescued an in- bad spending choices which retoxicated former childhood sult in negative consequences. friend from frostbite and a torn But the experience of blowing ACL and in the process had his through a year’s worth of OSAP backpack stolen. Sounds unfor- in three months is not a unique tunately familiar, in disturbing one, and most often the culprit trends towards student apathy, is alcohol. While intoxicated, any violence, vandalism and alcohol- individual can become more agism. I feel terrible that Lusted’s gressive, prone to bad judgment, experience was so negative, and and generally less coordinated. hope that others too recognize its This absolutely affects things significance. Paulina Cummings’ like community participation, letter was equally as inflamma- respect, theft, injury, assault or tory, blasting the University’s abandonment, and the ability to Better Planet Project for failing make positive judgments about to provide adequate food to its food consumption. Students have own needy and increasingly fi- to be aware that there are more nancially stressed students. In positive outlets for their energy! my experience, much of what Cummings says resonates; I, too, continued next page often could not afford the food at
Say what you will about the Occupy movement, it has fast become one of the most significant protest movements in recent memory. Since the first marches into Wall Street on Sept. 17, tens of thousands of individuals have taken up the banner of Occupy in cities on every continent on Earth. While movements like this have had greater participation in the past, few, if any, have been embraced so quickly and so thoroughly by so many different people around of the word. Although there were reports of initial conflict between protestors and police from the very start, for a while, it seemed like the movement was carrying on without meeting much resistance from police forces. Within weeks, however, video footage emerged of NYPD deputy inspector Anthony Bologna pepper spraying two protestors at Occupy Wall Street. Following that, drastic breakdowns in the relationships between protestors and police forces started to be emerge in media coverage of the events, as attempts were made to shut down camps at various cities around the world. However reluctant we should be to do so, putting aside the gross abuse of power in firing on unarmed, nonaggressive citizens– even with non-lethal weapons– police attempts to bring the protests to an end through such tactics likely only serves to strengthen civilian support towards the protestors. On Oct. 26, images of marine and Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen emerged showing the blood-soaked man being carried by fellow protesters. Olsen was hit in the head with a projectile, which fractured his skull and knocked him unconscious. Eyewitness reports differ in what struck Olsen, with reports of both non-lethal weapon rounds from police and bottles and rocks being thrown by protestors. However, what most of the photos capture– which throws support in Olsen’s favour regardless of what injured him– are the acts of aggression by police on the protestors who were trying to remove
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Police violence not going to end occupy movement
him from the scene to safety. They were again assaulted with non-lethal weapons. Days later, on Nov. 3, again in Oakland, Scott Campbell was shot by police with similar nonlethal weaponry. The event was documented by Campbell himself, who was filming the officers who fired upon him. His video account of the attack shows that it was unprovoked. On Nov. 16, the Associated Press released a photo of Dorli Rainey, an 84-year-old who stopped on her way home at a march in Seattle to voice her support of New York protests, which had recently been shut down. During a stand-off with the police, Rainey was pepper sprayed. Most accounts of the situation refer to it as having been a peaceful protest, and there have been none which have indicated any acts of aggression– by Rainey or otherwise– towards Seattle police. These instances are but of a few of the many reports of assault and injury on protestors by police, most of which report the aggression beginning with the police. Although it’s important to also consider the many allegations which do not involve the police– reports of assault between protestors are also numerous– these incidents are the ones which demand the most attention and people like Olsen, Campbell and Rainey become martyrs, and having faces to put to any cause does nothing to quell emotion among people who are involved. If anything, having such ubiquitous images of such galling circumstances of police aggression towards the protestors deepens the us-and-them divide between civilians and police forces, which won’t cause any of these camps to go away any sooner. Disproportionate violence is more likely to cause people, even those who may not even have had any prior investment in the movement, to be sympathetic towards the protestors.
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contined from prev. page I’m sure Ms. Cummings and Mr. Muller would say I’m missing their points, but I am looking towards a larger theme: student health. While the Better Planet Project is indeed an over-budgeted P.R. campaign, and while Movember is an over-budgeted cancer campaign, they both have a perceived impact on student vitality, which has many areas of application. If the rugby players wish to make a positive impact, they should discuss their cancer screenings and how important it is to get one, not how much they are scoring and how mustaches are cool. If the CSA spent more time addressing student alcoholism, and how it affects your budget and your life, there may be a decline in the amount of students who require services from the Food Bank (though I wil reiterate it will not solve the problem Ms. Cummings pointed out, that many of the new Food Bank clients are international students and those with families to support). I will end by calling on the person who had a momentary lapse of judgment when they took Mr. Lusted’s backpack to please do the right thing and return it, with all its contents undisturbed. It is sad to think that the University that I loved so much when I began my studies is becoming less and less accountable for its students behaviour and well-being. Something needs to change! On another note, I would like to commend the Ontarion staff
and editorial team for continu- the deep scars of the trauma they and maybe, just maybe, their scars ally putting out interesting and were, and still are, forced to en- will heal with time. Katherine McLachlan informative content this past se- counter on a daily basis. mester, beginning with the Frosh The Aboriginal Reservation sysGuide I wish I had gotten in my tem has been described to have Dear Editor-in-chief, first week on campus. Thanks for just as horrid living conditions as As it is nearing the end of Novemthe awesome reads! some of the poorest areas in India. ber, I have seen increasingly more Sincerely, After all the pain these people advertisements for “Movember”. I Zoe Annemieke have been subjected to, the gov- have extremely conflicting opinernment still insists on providing ion on this. On the one hand, I am This is cutting in my Skyrim time them with horrifying living condi- all for supporting donations to rebut has to be addressed: why do tions. Sure, status Indians receive search for cancer of any kind, so I people insist on using the Comic benefits that include money for think “Movember” is a unique way Sans font? The Ontarion is a great ammunition, hunting and fishing to go about spreading awareness looking paper this year and it’s rights, tax free statuses and free of it. On the other hand though, being crapified with ads contain- post-secondary education, but, I find it is quite unfortunate just ing Comic Sans. It’s not a “fun” can this justify the emotional scars how many people have forgotten font people. It’s ugly, clunky and Canada has instilled in them? No, the really goal behind “Movemsoul destroying. A feature needs to it cannot. With the first residential ber”. This is wrong; while growing be installed along with spell-check school opening in the 1840s, and a moustache for the month of Nothat will automatically detect the last closing in 1996, the Ab- vember will ultimately help to Comic Sans and delete it com- originals suffered abuse for over further the spread of awareness on pletely from the user’s computer. 150 years. In 2005 and 2008 Ste- men’s health, it is sad to think that Next time the urge hits to use it, ven Harper said he would provide “Movember” has become nothing don’t. You’ll be amazed how much relatives of Aboriginals subjected more than a fad. This is just the better your ad will look without it. to harm with a sum of money. Is case. Numerous men and boys Meredith Craig this enough? After all these years, have begun to grow moustaches in 2009, June was named National and yet very few of them actively Aboriginal History Month. How- care about men’s health. Are they For years upon years Canada has ever, despite the government’s doing this to try and help a good maltreated their Aboriginals. The slight attempt at healing, this was cause or just to make a statement or seem cool? In my opinion, degovernment has manipulated, barely publicized. undermined and abused its First After the Canadian govern- spite the benefits that could still Nations, simply brushing their ment has hid the significance of potentially be achieved through cruel acts under the carpet for Aboriginal issues, their recovery this, the fad of “Movember” has decades. It was only in the last 30 is nearly unattainable. The only gone sadly astray from its original years, that Canada began provid- way to somewhat apologize for the and true mean. This is nothing less ing these people with an ounce of immorality that has occurred is to than a travesty. Charlotte Graham respect. But, this will never heal continue respecting Aboriginals
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Thursday november 24 Office of Intercultural Affairs in the Department of Student Life presents as part of the Global Issues Discussion Series: “Social Media: Mobilizing for #good or #evil”. 7pm in the Bull Ring. Panelists include: Professor Mark Lipton, Robert Routledge, a Guelph Debate Society representative. Moderator : Dr. Tamara Small.
SKSS presents Water Way – a benefit performance exploring Water. Music, Dance, Drama, Spoken Helping Haiti Grow via a silent Word. Featuring over 25 performauction of Haitian art at The Royal ers. 7:30pm at George Luscombe City Church Hall, 50 Quebec Theatre, U of G. Reception to folStreet, 7:30 to 9:30 pm on. Local low. Tickets: $20 at Ground Floor musical entertainment, socializ- Music. In support of Wellington ing and light refreshments. www. Water Watchers and NDACT. www. partnerswithpurpose.com or call wellingtonwaterwatchers.ca PWP at 519-843-3444. Guelph Holistic Wellness Show Royal City Musical Productions Inc presents the show you’ve The Dancetheatre David Earle sea- and Fundraiser. Speakers forum, been dreaming of….Irving Berlin’s sonal studio showing presented 40 vendors – reflexology, mas‘White Christmas’. Nov 23rd-27th in partnership with the Guelph sage, Reiki, Native Healing and at the River Run Centre. For tick- Youth Dance Company. GYDC more. Psychic and Intiutive Readets or info visit: www.rcmpi.ca or performance at 6:30pm followed ers. Fundraiser for Power of Hope by the DtDE performance. Sec- Community Organization. Cost: call 519-763-3000. ond showing at 8:30pm featur- $5 or donation of New Pajamas ing DtDE dancers only. Tickets: for women or children. www. Saturday november 25 $15/adults; $10/children under 12. healthy-choices.ca, www.powGuelph Spoken Word presents Reservations encouraged, seat- erofhopeontario.ca Guelph Youth Poetry Slam: No- ing limited. 519-836-2746 janetvember edition! Ages 12-22 email@example.com. 42 Quebec Slam. All ages open mic. 6pm at Street. www.dtde.ca
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local charity. Information: www.guelpharts.ca/storytellers; C.J. Munford Centre presents con- firstname.lastname@example.org; fidential, educational workshops or call 519-826-5948. for women. This week’s focus is on ‘Partner Violence’, lead by ongoing: Mary Dempsey of Guelph General. 5-6:15pm in Mackinnon Room Thursday At Noon Concert Series. 055. For further information ♫♫ “celebrating over 40 years of music making” ♫♫. Concerts start email: email@example.com at 12:00p.m. Thursdays in Mackinnon room 107 (Goldschmidt Tuesday november 29 room). Admission free – donaSongwriters Open Stage at the E tions gratefully appreciated. EvBar. Bring your instrument, PA eryone welcome! provided. 8pm every Tuesday until Guelph Barrier Free Committees: December 13th. Free admission. Access Recognition Awards. The nominee has gone above/beyond Tuesday december 6 the expectations of the AODA by Guelph Guild of Storytellers spec- removing barriers for others with ial pre-Christmas event featuring disabilities or overcoming their Guelph’s own songwriter/racon- own barriers to fulfill a dream. teur James Gordon. 7-8:30pm at Nomination deadline is January the Guelph Public Library, Main 13th, 2012! Branch, 100 Norfolk St. Free ad- http://guelphbarrierfree.net/events/ mission; donations accepted for Monday november 28
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