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university Centre to lose ’70s style
U of G’s campus hub gets a modernized look
The hub of U of G’s campus is receiving its first decorative update in thirty-eight years. The University centre was built in 1974, a year when abba were just beginning to gain fame, and an orange, grey, and brown colour scheme was in style. however, such cosmetic features of the building are noticeably outdated today. “The Uc is central and accessible to all students, so it’s probably one of the most important places on campus,” said fifth year co-op student marisa cressatti. “It really should be representative of the type of image that U of G wants to portray.” Students, faculty, and staff, along with the University centre board and a design committee have all been involved in the decision administration told At Guelph. making process to revitalize the These lights will be brighter but building. Levitt Goodman ar- also more energy-efficient. adchitects created the design and ditionally, the letters “Uc” will tenders have been submitted to be added to the design at entrancdo the actual work, which includes es and inside to help identify the building, as well as new signs at the elevators to clearly mark them as north and south. The steps that students sit on in the east side of the courtyard will now be covered in red fabric. Some wall sections will be painted shades of green or blue. The acoustic tiles on the walls of the upper floors will be repainted grey - replacing the current orange. Some will hang colourful banners. vanessa tiGnanelli changes are set to begin soon and are scheduled to be complet- Upcoming changes to U of G’s University Centre include getting rid ed in the main and lower floors of the orange lighting fixtures in the hub’s food court. by the fall. In the meantime, mcnew lighting, painting, signage Naughton assures that the updates and when work is being done in cressatti believes that any and multi-coloured banners. will not inconvenience those who one area, signs will direct people to small disruptions in the Univer“New lighting will be in the court- are working or visiting the Uc. other entrances. “It’s only a face- sity centre will be well-worth yard but also in the seating area of “We are planning for minimal lift – no structural changes – but it it. “Just updating the building the food court,” bill mcNaugh- disruption,” said mcNaughton. will give the building a fresh new with paint and some new colours will really make a big difference.” ton, director of University centre access will always be available, look, a new persona.”
“Just updating the building with paint and some new colours will really make a big difference.” – Marisa Cressatti
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run with alumni
research projects promoting better car parts and safer roads
AUTO21 gives U of G two million dollars
canadians may be encountering less car accidents on the roads and purchasing cars with more environmentally-friendly parts in the near future, thanks to research currently being conducted at the University of Guelph. mohanty will lead the hybrid Professor amar mohanty from biocomposites for automotive the department of Plant agri- applications project with mohini culture, and Professor Lana Trick Sain of the University of Toronto. from the department of Psychol- They hope to use new high-perogy have both been given grants formance biocomposites in car from aUTo21, part of the national parts, substituting petroleumNetworks of centres of excellence based products with renewable program, and from canada’s au- biomaterials. tomotive sector. The projects are “hybrid biocomposite technoloamong 40 in canada to be funded gy provides a unique opportunity ...se e c a rs pag e 3 by a $22-million investment.
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association (dGba) launches its annual Noon hour concert Series with coro cantitalia. The concert series runs every Friday until September 14 in St. George’s Square, showcasing regional talent. Visit downtownguelph. com for complete details and performer biographies. saturday June 9 Guelph creative arts association presents Painting on the Green. Sat, June 9, 11am-5pm, Sun, June 10, 11am-4pm at the arboretum centre, U of G. enquiries: Guelph artisan Store (519)-829-3792. www.guelpharts.ca/gcaa Guelph country dance contra dance series. Last contra dance until october 12th. St. James anglican church, S/W corner of Paisley Rd/Glasgow St. No partner or previous experience necessary. $10/$8 students and seniors. 8-10.30pm. Info: Rick avery 519-763-2494 or visit www.guelphcontradances.com sunday June 10 macdonald Stewart art centre Volunteers present Gardenscapes2012. a self-guided tour of 8 Guelph gardens. Noon-6pm (rain or shine). admission: $15. master Gardener advice clinic at each garden. more information: 519-837-0010 or www.msac.ca Two Rivers Festival: come celebrate the Speed and eramosa Rivers June 10-17th. Riverside hikes, tour of Guelph Lake dam, local music, panel discussions about river lands, tree identification for kids and much more! check out the full program at www.2riversfestival.org. wednesday June 13 Wednesday Night Walks at the Guelph arboretum. every Wednesday eve 7-8:30pm all summer. This week: The creatures of arboretum creek –Wet and wild! meet at the J.c. Taylor (Nature) centre in the Guelph arboretum. Information: www. uoguelph.ca/arboretum oR 519824-4120 x52363. saturday June 16 oPIRG’s 33rd annual Speed River clean Up. meet at Royal city Park gazebo, 11 am to be assigned to a crew. child-friendly & wheelchair accessible crews sections included. Volunteers will meet back at the mccrae house (108 Water St.) for free food, entertainment, community displays. www.2RiversFestival.org or 519-824-2091. Guelph Poetry Slam - (Featuring
a-knowmadic from edmonton). an interactive spoken-word poetry competition. cover: $10 and students (w/card) get a 2 for 1 deal. 7pm at the ebar, 41 Quebec St. www.guelphspokenword.com sunday June 17 Guelph arts council historical Walking Tour: brooklyn and the college hill. Starts 2pm at mccrae house, 108 Water St. $5 per person. Tour booklets available ($5 each) from the tour guides. or the Guelph arts council office. (519) 836-3280 or gac@sentex. net wednesday June 20 Guelph hiking Trail club Summer Solstice Potluck Picnic 6pm at Riverside Park. bring plates, cutlery, lawn chairs and your favourite food dish to share. coffee/juice provided. There will be evening hikes around the park after we eat, or sit and talk with friends. www.guelphhiking.com saturday June 23 ontario charity Golf Tournament for haiti at the Fergus Golf course. admission: $99 includes steak dinner and prizes. For details contact: dave Pero at 519787-7622 or email@example.com or visit partnerswithpurpose.com
friday June 8 medieval day, 1-5 pm at the Guelph civic museum. Step back to medieval times with blackthorn Productions. Learn about daily life, weapons and armour, castle and siege engines and so much more! Regular admission. 52 Norfolk St. open daily 1-5pm. call 519-836-1221 or visit guelph. ca/museum. The eLePhaNT maN - directed by Jewels krauss & Nicholas Walsh. 8pm at the Guelph Youth music centre (75 cardigan St.). Tickets: $15 adult, $10 Student. available at guelphyouththeatre.com Lakeside church 2011-2012 artist in Residenced –Final Show. ‘Fruit: Renaissance Symbolism’ Sylvia d. Woods. opening Reception, 7-9pm. www.lakesidechurch.ca ed Video Gallery exhibit: Intersection –mansaram & mcLuhan. collages, painting, and media art by P. mansaram inspired by and in collaboration with marshall mcLuhan from 1966-2012. 40 baker St. June 4-29 with Reception on Friday, June 8 at 7pm (artist in attendance) www. edvideo.org The downtown Guelph business
Saturday July 14th 2012 12pm - 10pm Riverside Park Bandshell - Guelph
. . . car s con t i n ue d for creating a sustainable competitive advantage, as it combines the benefits of different types of bioplastics with the eco-friendly characteristics of crop-derived biofibres,” mohanty told At Guelph. building green auto parts will greatly reduce the carbon footprint the industry has on the environment. Trick currently heads the convergent evidence from Naturalistic, Simulation and epidemiology data (ceNSed) Network, working with colleagues of various disciplines at universities across the country. They are looking at collision risk in young drivers, as drivers under the age of 21 are exceptionally high risk. While her partners on the project are examining epidemiological records and data from naturalistic observation studies, Trick is performing and analyzing the actual driving component of the project in her car simulator lab. In the past, ceNSed has analyzed how distracters, such as cell phones, can impact driving. however, Trick points out that they are also discovering other technological devices that can be just as dangerous. “We are the first generation of navigation-system collisions, which occur because sometimes people blindly follow the navigation systems even though it may not always be a good idea,” said Trick. Trick and her colleagues have also begun to look at social factors (group dynamics, age, emotion, etc.) that impact individuals while driving. “Risk-taking behaviour increases in large groups, especially among young men, almost as if they are daring each other,” Trick added. Trick points out that for certain levels of drivers, there are already restrictions on the age of accompanying passengers, the time of day they may drive, and the
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eaton Centre gunman worked for city before shooting It was revealed on Jun. 6 that christopher husbands, who turned himself in after unleashing several bullets in Toronto’s eaton centre food court held a parttime job with the city of Toronto as a recreation worker just weeks before the assault that left one man dead and six others wounded. believed by police to be in a gang, husbands, 23, held the job from Nov. to may 18. city manager Joe Pennachetti has expressed that the discovery is “deeply troubling.” The city employs about 10,000 part-time recreation workers, and will co-operate with police in reviewing its hiring procedures. (Toronto Star) Police impersonator arrested Guelph Police arrested a 19-yearold male impersonating an officer of the law on Jun. 5. around 11:30 p.m., a member of the Guelph Police Service bicycle Patrol Unit came across a suspicious male in Goldie mills Park. he was wearing a police uniform, complete with a duty belt and a holstered replica Glock pistol pellet gun. after determining the officer was not an authentic officer, the male was quickly arrested. (Guelph Police Service) exhibition grounds site of new toronto casino? michael chan, minister for Tourism, culture and Sport, declared Jun. 6 that ontario Place is no longer in the running as a possible site for a casino in Toronto. city councilor mike Layton pushed to maintain the area as a public site geared towards families. a panel of city officials including chan, Layton, and mayor Rob Ford is now favouring the grounds at exhibition Place as the site for the attraction. (Globe and Mail) facebook will disappear in five to eight years, analyst says eric Jackson, founder of Ironfire capital has said that Facebook will disappear in five to eight years, the same way that Yahoo did. clarifying that Yahoo is still making money, Jackson’s point is more about the relevance of online media. he says that there have been three generations of Internet companies: online pioneers like Yahoo, social media like Facebook, and a new generation that is all about mobile. While Facebook has adjusted to the mobile generation by creating apps and recently buying Instagram, Jackson says that because the company has not been able to monetize its mobile base, it faces a surmise in the near future. (The Times of India)
The University of Guelph is currently conducting research on environmentally friendly car parts and safer roads.
number of passengers they may escort. She indicates that these laws may not be enough. however, the new funding will provide further insight on what policies should be in place for drivers. “Now if we know what actually goes on when these collisions occur, we can do some education for people to let them know this is a dangerous situation. We may even change the licensing laws,” Trick explained. automobile accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in canada and cost hundreds of billions of dollars in damages every year. “The goal of this network is to find a way to reduce this risk, and in the course of doing that to save lives.”
“The goal of this network is to find a way to reduce this risk, and in the course of doing that to save lives.” -Lana Trick
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arts & Culture 4 w w w.th e on ta r ion . c om acoustic sound unifies multi-genre set
Run With The Kittens continues monthly tradition at Jimmy Jazz
Toronto-based Run With The kittens is like a one-act music festival: their energetic live show brings together rock ’n’ roll, surfrock, blues, jazz and just about any other pop-music genre you could imagine in one seamless summer exodus of students from the city. What is perhaps most striking about Run With The kittens is that despite switching genres song-to-song, their performance comes off as continuous, without any jarring transitions. Front man Nate mills attributes this to the band maintaining consistent tones on their instruments throughout the set. “acoustic guitar is acoustic guitar, whether we are playing country or jazz,” said mills. he also added that the band members’ experience and ability allows them to “massage out” any kinks arising from jumping genres. The band is influenced by the genres each member prefers, rather than particular artists, leading to the eclectic sounds they create. Playing a monthly show in Guelph for the past five or six of the band’s eight years has enabled Run With The kittens to cultivate a sizeable loyal fan base in the city, but it is the band’s wide repertoire and scope of styles that keep the listeners coming back. It is a different show every time. “It’s always fresh,” said one anonymous long-time fan. Their prolific song writing has led to an impressive five selfreleased albums to date. a sixth
“Acoustic guitar is acoustic guitar, whether we are playing country or jazz.” – Nate Mills
package. continuing a long-time tradition of performing the first Friday of every month at Jimmy Jazz, they offered up a dazzling double-set last week that managed to fill the venue despite the
run with The Kittens continued a six-year-long tradition of playing monthly shows in Guelph at the Jimmy Jazz on June 1.
is currently being produced, and is expected out by the end of the year. Thankfully, this vast store of material does not come at the expense of how well-rehearsed individual songs are. everything sounded crisp and polished – a testament to just how talented the members of this band are. but there is more than just technical ability at work here. beyond the flowing drum solos, tidy guitar licks, and rock-solid bass, there is a certain emotive quality to the performance, invoked most notably in mills’s vocals. Run With The kittens also likes to incorporate humour into their act. aside from their lighthearted band name, examples include mills making faces at The Ontarion’s own photographer, and merchandise spoofing the popular Run-d.m.c. logo with red bars above and below the band name, only this time reading “Run With The Fuckin [sic] kittens.” but despite the silliness, this is a band that demands – and deserves – to be taken seriously.
Catl stampedes Jimmy Jazz
CATL brings its gutsy delta blues to Guelph
having listened to Toronto bluessmiths caTL’s newest release Soon This Will All Be Gone, I can tell you right now that the recording doesn’t even come close to the staggering power of the group’s live performance. Saturday night saw Jimmy Jazz’s dimly lit and charmingly grungy landscape grow from a few chattering groups to a pulsing throng of dancers surrounding the three piece – an outright takeover of the entire bar. opener Robin Wright started the night off at an elegantly understated pace, just a guitar and an incredibly strong and versatile voice. For the most part his barebones acoustic set was talked over by the slowly gathering crowd, not to mention a pool game going on just a few feet away. Still, his original repertoire was quite impressive, and particularly interesting was an acoustic cover of beastie boys’ ‘Sabotage’ in remembrance of recently departed member adam ‘mca’ Yauch. was Sarah kirkpatrick, a volcano of a voice in a white mini-dress. her growling back-up vocals as well as solo spots were out of this world and out of this decade entirely. The same could be said for the band entirely. a solid and relentlessly powerful set from start to finish. adding to the already interesting additions of covers to the sets, the crew cranked out one of the most raucous and rowdy renditions of bob dylan’s “outlaw blues” I think I’ve ever heard – let-alone seen. The set closer saw kirkpatrick absolutely wailing, “tear my body down” as the group ripped through a self-proclaimed “epic” about “illegal drug trade in mexico.” Just when you thought they had reached a peak, the encore kicked off with slide guitar and was gunning right from the very first note, bringing the entire dancing crowd to a manic apex. NOW Magazine hailed caTL as “one of the most exciting blues acts on the Toronto scene in years,” and now Guelph knows why. here’s hoping they become a regular part of Guelph’s scene too, because everyone should get the chance to experience caTL’s completely original and fully dynamite brand of rhythm n’ blues.
Catl brought their three piece blues-inspired rock to the Jimmy Jazz on June 2.
boys Who Say No made their return to Guelph after a five-week stint in the states. Their indie pop sound could be described as modest mouse meets mumford & Sons (the lead singer could pass as a marcus mumford look-a-like), but it’s the little details that give them an original edge, such as quirky old-school synthesizer hooks and raucous off-time group vocals. Their sharp togetherness as an ensemble makes clear their experience as showmen. Their performance was clean, energetic and stirring, even managing to get a few dancers drawn away from the bar by the end of their set. as solid as the first two sets were, nothing could have possibly prepared Jimmy Jazz for the absolute thunderstorm that caTL unleashed. driving the rhythm armed with maracas and an organ
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medium=message at ed video
Panchal Mansaram exhibit massages tense relationship between East and West
“The medium is the message.” coined by marshall mcLuhan in a 1964 publication called Understanding media: The extensions of man and known by name as the “mcLuhan equation,” the concept was that the meaning of a medium format embeds itself in the message it presents so that the personal and social receptions of any message are reliant on the formats that deliver them just as much as the messages themselves. conforming to mcLuhan’s logic, the aphorism gained a notoriety and with it a reputation as a medium of its own; frequently punning on the word “message” by changing it to “massage,” “mass age,” and “mess age,” mcLuhan perpetuated his axiom, punned or not, so that whenever invoked, the history and ever-evolving context of the phrase added meaning to what he was saying. establishing himself as a professor of english literature, a literary critic, a popular culture critic, a rhetorician, a communication theorist, and arguably a messiah of the Internet age (it is often argued that mcLuhan predicted the World Wide Web almost 30 years before it was invented), like his equation (and as he would argue, everything ever), mcLuhan was a medium of his own, and whenever he is brought up, there is a direct impact on the meaning of the discussion. outside of his own work that included theoretical advertising, writing, and visual art, that is no clearer anywhere but in a collection of collage and video artwork by artist Panchal mansaram. mansaram has been creating artwork since immigrating to canada in 1966 and soon after becoming friends with mcLuhan. currently on display in the gallery space at ed Video, Intersection – mansaram & mcLuhan features work that mansaram has created both out of inspiration from and in collaboration with mcLuhan between 1966 to 2012. It is a show that began as Rear View Window, a collection of 40 collaborative painting/collages, films and audio that were created by himself and with mcLuhan in the late ’60s and early ’70s at the Picture Loan Gallery in Toronto.
Intersection – Mansaram & McLuhan showcases artwork that Panchal Mansaram created out of inspiration from and in collaboration with Marshall Mcluhan.
It has since been displayed at the distinguished Isaacs Gallery in Toronto and toured the atlantic provinces as well as India. The collection was born out of a common interest that mansaram and mcLuhan had in eastern and Western culture. Included on display is a description of mansaram’s work that marshall mcLuhan wrote in 1973. Therein, mcLuhan claimed that mansaram presents “a natural dialogue” between eastern and Western culture. “as the West loses its intense visual preference and enters the iconic world of sculptural and acoustic values, the painterly and graphic idiom of India gains steadily in Western habits of acceptance,” mcLuhan wrote. “mansaram is a kind of two-way mirror, living simultaneously in the divided and distinguished worlds of the east and West.” Intersection – mansaram & mcLuhan is free and open to the public until Jun. 29, with an opening reception held on Jun. 8.
The Pop machine: dawn of the dead superstars
When I saw the Tupac Shakur hologram at the end of coachella’s second weekend back in april, I had mixed feelings. I already knew it was coming because – partly in an effort to keep up with pop culture (mainly out of the interest of supplying this column with material), and partly because I am like a kid that just wants to know what’s under the Xmas tree – I couldn’t help myself from a story like that. I’d even watched a portion of a stream that the festival aired on its website during the performance. even watching the ’Pac illusion on my laptop from the comfort of my own bed, I couldn’t help think how real it looked from some of the angles it was being shot from. but when I finally got my chance to see it in person at the end of my own stay in the coachella desert the next week, I got chills. I didn’t try to get that close because the notion of squeezing my way through thousands of people that had already been off of showers for at least three days to look at an optical illusion was just a little nauseating, but I will tell you that from where I was standing, it looked real – more real than the videos. It looked real and it looked cool. and it scared the shit out of me. The main thing motivating me to go to coachella was the reunion performance of Refused. The concept of seeing a band that was so serious about breaking up in 1998 that it issued a manifesto claiming it had completed everything it could musically and making the futurist demand that newspapers everywhere burn any photographic evidence they had of their band was just too seductive. I went to coachella with every intention to write a piece about the group’s authenticity, but a hologram ended up arresting most of my thought when I left. hologram Tupac marks a new frontier in concert history. It was simultaneously a gesture that said anyone could be resurrected from the grave and that anyone can make a puppet of anyone they want, provided they have access to the right technology. The advent might even mark the slow death of the concert tour. If the crowd that flocked to Tupac’s hologram performance instead of catching the dJ Shadow set featuring a guest performance from Rage against the machine’s Zack de la Rocha just across the field was any indication, concertgoers would gladly see a dead performer’s hologram than a current touring band. Should the technology become accessible and gain enough of an audience, any concert venue could treat audiences to any performer it wants to make available, cutting down on usual concert necessities like roadies, between-set tuning, sound checks, etc – the same artist could potentially play hundreds of concerts across the globe all at once. Right now, the same people that made hologram Tupac are planning to resurrect elvis in a similar fashion. call me old fashioned, but I’ll be catching Refused again when they come to Toronto in July.
The a.n.a.F. Club 344 kicked into full gear saturday night to celebrate 6 years of Kazoo!, a Guelph-based, non-profit organization that is interested in providing opportunities for live music. The concert offered 3d video effects and a wide range of music from evening hymns, The Great love, and holzkopf. local dJ live action Fezz ended the night with the release of his new album, Changes.
Award-winning, Toronto-based choreographer Allen Kaeja showed unbelievable creativity in Armour/ Amour, an intimate duet between a woman and herself. When questioned about the relationship between Karen Kaeja and her dancing partner, Mairead Filgate, Kaeja stated that she sees the other woman as she sees herself. Through an intricate multi-media combination of projection, video, music and dance, the audience sees the struggle of a woman in her attempt to peel away the complex layers of human vulnerability and self-preservation.
Apolonia Velasquez and O Dance Company of Toron explosion of dance in Kloro the rebirth of seven fallen w partake in a final noble act the dancers strong, the lig
Emily Molnar’s beautifully choreographed conversation between two women, entitled “a view is a view is a view”, was referred to as “a sly and cheeky labyrinth” by the Globe and Mail’s Paula Citron. The performance seemed to comment on the similarities and differences between people, the dancers collaborating together while competing for control and presenting their own individual perspectives.
Ofilio Portillo from The Gadfly nto presented a thunderous ofyl. The dance represented warriors that were united to t. The moves were powerful, ghting dim and atmospheric.
8 w w w.th e on ta r ion . c om movie review: Marley
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as marley’s unique, mellow voice plays against footage of the beautiful, rolling greenscape of his birthplace, Nine mile, or the impoverished urban streets of Trenchtown, it becomes apparent to viewers that his music has a history and a soul that he drew from many sources in his life. Though the film spans over an extensive two and half hours, macdonald manages to make the length worthwhile. The audience is treated to rare footage of the lion of Zion as he philosophizes in interviews about the riches in life or flails his arms as he dances around the stage to Wailers classics. Whether or not you are a big fan of marley’s music, the film giv http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/ webcasts/nasaedge/ es interesting insight into Rastafarian culture, and political and social strife of Jamaica of the 1970’s, but most importantly, an exceptionally interesting individual. So feel the positive vibration and get up, stand up to take a musical journey into the inspiring life of bob marley. The bookshelf is playing Marley from June 12-14. For more information check out: http://www. bookshelf.ca/cinema.html
Documentary exposes Bob Marley’s life outside of the fame
enter many dorm rooms or student houses and it’s likely you will find posters, flags, or even shrines of the infamous bob marley. For many of us who were born after marley’s life on stage, he is the iconic image of a reggae rockstar, who is usually smoking ganja or playing
soccer, always surrounded by the colours green, red, and yellow. but do we really know who Robert Nesta marley was? director kevin macdonald strives to provide us with an honest, in-depth look at the 36 years of marley’s life in his new documentary, Marley. Through interviews of his family, friends, and fellow musicians, we see his transformation from the shy, poor boy playing the guitar into a voracious womanizer, devoted Rasta, and political shaker. “The good stuff, the bad stuff, the happy stuff, the sad stuff— [I am]
hoping we can have audiences feel a stronger connection to him,” marley’s son Ziggy told the Vancouver observer about his goals for the documentary. and this is exactly what the film achieves – it encapsulates his entire life before, during, and after his explosive career as a musician. Viewers are shocked as they realize marley was not the carefree music god as he is usually depicted, but instead a mortal man who faced tremendous struggles in life. he was shunned for being of mixed race, he endured poverty, he dodged bullets, and in the end, he battled cancer.
Butting heads with flavoured tobacco
Wellington-DufferinGuelph Public Health petitioning for ban on flavoured-tobacco products
Forego the flavours and taste the true dangers of tobacco use. That is a message driving a petition from the Wellington-dufferinGuelph Public health team which urges for candy and fruit flavours to be eliminated from tobacco products. concern shown by anti-smoking activists stems from the ability of these products to appeal to a younger demographic of tobacco users. The combination of flavours and packaging are felt to relate more closely to harmless treats and candy wrappers than to tobacco products. In turn, health officials worry that the proportion of young individuals turned onto these products are forgetting the severity of the complications that associate with tobacco use. “however you flavour it, tobacco use is still harmful to your health,” said amy estill, health promotion specialist at Wellington-dufferin-Guelph Public health. The petition accompanies the submission of a Private member’s bill, proposed by NdP member of provincial parliament France Gelinas. The bill aims to resolve the issue through the elimination of such products. The movement is applauded by the canadian cancer Society as well as the heart and Stroke foundation, which advocate for awareness towards the severe health detriments of tobacco use. attention towards the regulation of candy and fruit flavoured tobacco products surfaced in 2010 under the Smoke-Free ontario act. While the act imposed loose regulations on the sales and marketing of the products, the tobacco industry altered product weights and content to accommodate guidelines and remaining readily accessible for sale. The petition accompanies the work of the Wellington-dufferin-Guelph public health team to mediate preventable disease and encourage health and wellbeing within the community.
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olympic track coming to guelph
U of G to install Olympic-caliber track at Alumni Stadium
With Guelph recently labeled the running capital of canada and University of Guelph alumnus Reid coolsaet and fellow Speed River Track and Field teammate eric Gillis set to run for canada’s olympic marathon team at this summer’s olympic Games in London, an update to the university’s track and field facilities couldn’t be more timely. after a 10-day fundraising initiative, the U of G has announced that renovations currently underway at alumni Stadium will include a brand new eight-lane olympic-caliber track. dave Scott-Thomas, head coach of the U of G’s track and field team as well as the Speed River Track and Field Team (the latter of which is currently recognized as the most successful running club in canada) lead the fundraising. Scott-Thomas and the university are working out a partnership with beynon Sports Surfaces, a company specializing in high-performance synthetic surfaces. With monies from recent fundraising, the university will be purchasing a track made out of beynon’s bSS 2000 track material. The bSS 2000 is toted by beynon as an olympic-caliber material that offers athletes “the top level of control and maximum energy return.” The company claims that by combining a “force reduction layer” of butyl rubber and full-depth colour Polyurethane, the product serves the dual purposes of making training more manageable and providing a customized surface that should meet the intense demands of competition. The product is certified by the International association of athletics Federations (IaaF). Scott-Thomas has said that the selection “represents a great partnership.” “We are pleased that Guelph will be the first bSS 2000 surface in canada and our fourth IaaF class II certified surface in canada [is] installed by Playteck enterprises,” said Scott-Thomas .
This is the first part to my four course summer meal series. check the next issue for the main course and dessert! First course: Appetizer Try homemade crostinis served with classic cheeses. ace crackers are delicious but ultimately too expensive for students to indulge in regularly, so next time your friends are throwing a cheese and wine party (what’s academia without pseudo-sophistication?) you can bring these super quick, super simple and super inexpensive crostinis. Ingredients: -large baguette (makes 20) Note: stale ones make the best option, but you can use fresh ones too. -olive oil -salt -pepper Optional: -crushed garlic -rosemary How to: Slice your baguette into rough one-inch slices and set your oven to 300F. Place the slices on a large baking sheet (may need to use more than one) and coat with oil one side of the bread lightly, sprinkling a pinch of salt and pepper. Place it in the oven for 10 minutes, checking on it regularly so that it doesn’t burn. You want them to turn a light golden brown. Take them out of the oven, flip them over and repeat the process. Place back in for another 5 minutes. Lightly salt once more if needed. once they are fully crisped, take them out and place them on a cooling rack. or on some paper towel/ tea towel. You don’t want them to get soggy lying in the oil of the pan. Leave to cool for up to ten minutes. For alternative flavoured crostinis, you can add crushed rosemary and garlic to enjoy either with cheese, or as a late night snack! once cooled off, you can place the crostinis in a basket and enjoy them with classic cheeses like brie, smoked gruyere, jarlsberg and sharp cheddar. Second course: Salad here’s a simple heirloom bruschetta salad with fresh basil. With the wonderful hot weather that’s been kicking in (disregard the recent rain), salads offer that quenching and cooling ability to offset the heat of the day. Tomatoes in particular pack a lot of moisture and amazing flavour! With a few simple fresh ingredients, you can whip up this salad and serve it in a pinch. Ingredients: -heirloom/ cherry tomatoes (two quarts) -handful of fresh basil -fresh lemon -2-3 cloves of fresh garlic -olive oil -salt -pepper How to: halve the smaller tomatoes, quarter the larger anomalies and toss into a large bowl. drizzle with olive oil, about three to four tablespoons. crush your garlic cloves and add them straight into the bowl. Wash and chop a handful of fresh basil and add to the bowl. Toss the mixture. add two large pinches of salt and some pepper. Finish with a squeeze of lemon. mix ingredients, gentle not crush the tomatoes. Taste to see if you need more salt or oil. Serve as a salad or over crostinis for a bruschetta appetizer.
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making a four course summer meal – part one
First course appetizer of homemade crostinis.
second course includes a simple heirloom bruchetta salad.
a cool twist to your everyday summer cocktails
It is true hot weather that brings together friends for bbQs, cottage trips and pool parties. What better way to cool down than to serve your guests yummy fruity popsicles… with tequila! (not to mention an exciting gesture at any adult gathering) a fan of Tequila Sunrise? margaritas? Try out these awesome recipes and simply pop them in the freezer the day before your party! Tequila Sunrise Ice Pops You will need… -1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail -2 teaspoons honey -2 tablespoons lime juice -1-1/2 cups orange juice -1/4 cup gold tequila (more or less you decide) In a large measuring cup (or bowl) combine cranberry juice cocktail, lime juice, and honey. Using eight plastic frozen pop moulds or three-ounce paper cups, pour four teaspoons of the juice mixture into the bottom of each. Then freeze for 30 minutes to an mixture over the semi-frozen cranberry mixture. cover paper cups with foil and insert wooden craft sticks into cups (or insert pop mould sticks into pop moulds), then freeze overnight. Remove pops from moulds or tear off paper and remove foil before serving. makes eight frozen pops!
granulated sugar -1/4 cup water -1/4 cup silver tequila (more or less you decide) blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup, strain and then discard solids. Skim off any foam, then pour into molds (or threeounce paper cups). Freeze for around 30 minutes. Insert sticks, then freeze until firm, about 24 hours. Woohoo! Simple, tasty, ‘fun-in-thesun’ frozen treats. enjoy!
hour or until firm, but not hard. In another liquid measuring cup, combine orange juice and tequila. Slowly pour orange juice
Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops You will need… -5 cups chopped seedless watermelon (make sure of no seeds) -2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (more or less you decide) -3 tablespoons superfine
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“I love NY” logo is going undercover
People don’t heart New York anymore – they pizza slice, roller coaster, Niagara Falls, beach ball, lighthouse, and racecar it. They also (insert other words that are not verbs) it. That’s a literal interpretation of a series of images presented in a five million-dollar advertising campaign that sees the state’s iconic “I love NY” logo reinvented with little red doodles in place of its emblematic red heart. The ads display the images in front of the situations and attractions they promote in what are essentially video versions of destination lookbooks. after three years without an “I Love NY” logo used in a television ad, and targeting markets within a six-hour drive that include Toronto and montreal, the campaign is intended as a strategy that will inject new livelihood into the pulse of the testing waters Toronto has already state’s tourism. proven to be less than fruitful? The but will it work? new campaign could even be detrimental to the state’s tourism. If Toronto’s tourism is any indicator of the success of specified Perhaps one of the greatest sucdestination marketing, the crystal cesses of the classic logo is the ball is not so charitable. sense of general admiration that In Toronto, the tourism and hoscan be reserved for the state that it pitality industry employs 227,000 champions. by representing itself people. It took a major hit in 2003 through select images of specific when media reacted to a SaRS outexperiences, the state frames itself break responsible for 44 deaths (in less as a place where joy and hapCoUrtesy april of the same year, hotels in piness is felt around every corner, Toronto were at just half of their Speaking to the Toronto Star, and more as a collection of stopregular occupancy rate). attempt- Ryerson University professor of ping places. It reduces the New ing to recover, Tourism Toronto hospitality and tourism Gabor York experience to something that changed their logo and focused Forgacs voiced Toronto’s brand- can be achieved by completing a on the individual attractions the ing challenges. checklist rather than becoming city had to offer. a four million“The cN tower was one visual immersed in the culture. Such a dollar campaign called Toronto that we used and we are building sentiment could result in tourUnlimited attempted to rebrand on that, but we would like to be ists making shorter visits to the the city with singular visuals like known for more,” said Forgacs. state, but perhaps – armed with an that of the cN tower. Still, the city “our diversity, our culture and our itinerary powered by New York’s struggled to bring tourists back. history are all part of what we are new advertisements – those visits While Toronto slightly improved and there is no logo yet that suc- could be packed more thoroughly its tourism shortly after the SaRS cessfully encapsulates all that.” with experiences that are more scare, it only increased its yield in New York’s logo has been suc- lucrative to the tourism industry american visitors for the first time cessful where Toronto’s has itself. Still, that sentiment could flopped, so how can it justify also prevent visitors from making in five years in 2011.
return visits. a crucial part of the new campaign sets it apart from the likes of Toronto Unlimited, however. at the same time that the state of New York engages its creative liberties with the campaign, it also encourages interactivity and the creativity of others. after suggesting some of New York’s favoured tourism spots, the commercials call on the public to submit their own personal sketches of what they love about the state. With state tourism in New York supporting nearly 483,000 jobs and tourists spending $53.8 billion and generating $6.9 billion in state and local taxes (all figures U.S.) in 2011, the information that the campaign opens itself up to is critical as it serves to make the entire campaign a research opportunity for state tourism. Regardless of its outcomes, the state’s campaign will be a landmark case in destination marketing, and it will be engrossing for marketing analysts to see how it all pans out.
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168.3 ◆ ju ne 7t h, 2012
Keep Calm and….
Fast-paced. competitive. a constant search for recognition. People are so wrapped up in their careers, investments, and property that they forget to stop and smell the dandelions, which are growing all over their front yard because they are too busy to take an afternoon for yard maintenance, and when they finally have a free afternoon it’s raining. Yet floating amongst the chaos of our society and perfunctory livelihoods are posters that remind everyone to chill out, stay cool, keep calm and … do whatever you need to do to forget that the dandelions exist in the first place. according to chris Slack of the daily mail, “keep calm and carry on” was a poster produced in 1939 by the british Government’s ministry of Information at the beginning of WWII. The poster was designed in hopes of strengthening the morale of the people during such a difficult time. In 2000, the poster was rediscovered by barter books, a second-hand bookstore in alnwick, Northumberland. Jon henley states in his article “What crisis? keep calm and carry on: The Poster We can’t Stop buying” that the copyright for art created by the Uk government expires after 50 years, which means that the image belongs to the public domain, available for reproduction without consequence. The store’s owners reprinted copies of the poster and soon the image gained worldwide popularity. The image was quickly adopted for a wide range of merchandise: mugs, t-shirts, bumper stickers and more. Then came colour and font changes to the original design. Sparkly pink versions for girls. Turned out “keep calm and…” was quite marketable. It could apply to any individual, any occasion. Parodies of the poster began circulating uncontrollably, everyone wanting to create the most clever phrase: “keep calm and Put bacon on,” “keep calm and conjure a Patronus charm,” “keep calm and drink Scotch,” “keep calm and Never Get caught,” and my personal favourite, an upside-down crown which reads “Now Panic and Freak out!” a phrase that was meant to remind everyone to chill out has ironically become enveloped by the priorities of the twenty-first century. It references popular culture, politics, slogans. It has become another tool for advertising. It has become another source of competition. “keep calm and carry on” has sadly become nothing more than another icon, its wonderful history and simple meaning lost amongst twentyfirst century precedence. keep calm, but don’t forget that the dandelions aren’t going to pull themselves.
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re: “enviropigs” face execution
I am mystified by the fact that the University of Guelph apparently has strict regulations and “protocols” about not releasing these pigs to private individuals or animal sanctuaries. Public affairs director Lori bona hunt states that doing so “would represent an unacceptable and irresponsible risk” and yet these animals were bred for human consumption. I’ve been following the story of the so-called enviropigs for quite some time. The reason ontario Pork pulled their funding and the experiment has ended is that no one believed that canadian consumers were comfortable with the idea of eating meat from genetically modified animals. What confuses me is that the University of Guelph, the cFIa, health canada and environment canada were prepared to put the meat from these pigs in grocery stores for canadians to eat – that was, after all, the goal – but view allowing them to live out their lives in sanctuaries an irresponsible risk. as Farm Sanctuary’s bruce Friedrich has pointed out publicly, if the animals are spayed and neutered and Farm Sanctuary agrees to have the pigs’ bodies returned to the University of Guelph where they’ll eventually die, where is the risk? If Guelph is worried about their public relations, the best thing they could do is work with Farm Sanctuary to find a way to release these pigs into the sanctuary’s care. anything less is what’s really irresponsible.
my 17-year-old brother is a smoker. he has been for about a year (probably longer, but that’s what he tells me). I’ve never seen him smoke, because as the brother, I have exclusive rights to pin him to the ground and chide him to, “stop hitting himself” as I guide his own hands into his own head. I mean, if he ever had the plums to light up in front of me. he knows the facts about smoking. he knows it can give him lung cancer and a litany of other health problems. he knows it makes him smell bad and his fingers yellow. he knows it pisses me off, not to mention our mother (an ex-smoker), to no end. but still he persists. Why? If you ask him he tells me it’s too hard to quit and all his friends do it. Peer pressure is nothing new, its something most—if not all—of us have had to deal with at some point in our lives. however, the stats should be enough to overcome. according to lung. ca, between 82,000 and 99,000 teenagers start smoking cigarettes every year. No one can tell me it is from ignorance, they know it’s toxic. oh they know. From the lexicon of anti-smoking reading material available online, in the paper, and on billboards, to the cigarette packaging with black lungs and impotence scares branded abound, they know. It’s addictive, I’m told from my sibling (I know it is, but this is one of his excuses), it’s too hard to quit. I’m sure it is. I am not impugning the plight of millions of other people stuck in the same fate as the boy whose mother we share. It must be addicting because I cannot see any pros to the cacophony of cons shouted by people smarter than I. You see it too, when you drive by any high school at any time of the day. The kids, far enough away from the school to be legal, huffing smoke and blowing plumes of toxic clouds into the faces of their compatriots. There is nothing the school can do, they are off property. The parents, well they can’t be around their kids all day to stop them. They exist, smelly and coughing, in a rift where they are untouchable by the school and out of the long reach of their parents. There are programs in place to help smokers of all ages quit. doctors are able to give information on how smokers can get treatment. There are options like groups, discussion classes, even protocols for addicts (because smokers are addicts, let’s not pull punches now) to get stop-smoking gum, patches and other quitting aids. That’s all fine. The problem is not access to these things that are prohibiting smokers from quitting; it’s drive. Why would my brother stop smoking? my family’s ridicule and punishments seem to have no affect, besides how could we know for sure? We have offered treatment, but he is still reluctant. here is my point: it is the responsibility of those responsible for the smoker to confront the addiction and make them stop. These guerilla tactics may not work for everyone, however, if a loved-one of yours was willfully causing harm to themselves, would you not intervene? This may not work on adults, although there is nothing “adult” about smoking since they made the childish decision to continue smoking. It may be tough love, but I elect to lead the charge. So, in that light, I elect we declare marshal law on smokers. do everything in your power to help them, even at the risk of tarnishing a relationship. What is more important: alive acquaintances, or dead friends? I for one, will never be okay with my brother smoking, especially at such a young age. Why is everyone else okay with teenagers committing slow suicide? don’t tell me there isn’t anything you can do. Chris Carr is Editor-in-Chief of thecannon.ca. Inordinate Ordnance publishes every Thursday in The Cannon and in The Ontarion. The opinions posted on thecannon.ca reflect those of their author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Central Student Association, the Guelph Campus Co-op, or The Ontarion.
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