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" - Old Testament (Proverbs, XXIX, 18)

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my' grammatical understand-
ing, it also indicates that
there are those who do care
Mat Pigozzo
2B Meek
about proper english (and
will likely be abJe to point
out many grammatical mis-
any people have been terrorized
- by me - in recent months with
pleas to write articles or produce
other submissions for the Iron Warrior.
The response that usually greets the e
suplications is a dissembling of any writ-
ing ability whatsoever. "I can't write!" they
wail. I don't believe this is the case. The
personal well of Iiguistic potential is sel-
dom as dry as one may at first believe.
Even were this so, and you truly had little
or no writing ability (then one wonders
how you ever passed the ELPE) there is
but one thing that can be done to rectify
the situation and that is to write and keep
writing. It is the practice that builds such
ability, ju t like one must tackle statics or
dynamics problems en masse to build up
confidence and ability to solve them.
There is an added resource available to
you if you undertake this task, although
seldom used for this purpose. Me!
As Editor-in-Chief it is my responsibility
to examine everything that goes into this
paper. As such, that would include whatev-
er you submit and just like a proof-reader
(which is a less self-agrandizing way to
describe my role with the IW) I can pro-
vide feedback on spelling, grammar, writ-
ing style, word choice etc. 1 don't to
be particularly gifted with the in's and out's
of the English language (so don't expect
me to be able to turn you into a Pullitzer-
worthy Author), but an ocasional word of
advice can do wonders for improving
Another typical response that greels my
solicitations for newsworthy content is the
lack of desire to write anything. Proper
communication skills are essential (and
extremely useful) to all engineers. That's
why we periodically write Work Term
Reports. As such, each student here should
take the time to improve their writing
skill . It will only benefit you in your
fulure career. It may sound odd, but one
can even develop a pa sion for writing.
Recently, an individual passed by my
office to illuminate me to a grammatical
error I had committed in my own editorial.
While I was greatful for this expan ion of
demeanours I have already
made in this article).
The other patent reply to my petitions is
the most frustrating and yet the easiest to
rectify. "I have nothing to write about." I
am too soft when I allow this to be an
excuse. Moreso than grammar warden, this
is my primary capacity, my reason for
being. I am charged with being informed
as to most of the happenings within th
Engineering Society so that I can decide
what should appear in the paper. Typically,
there are significantly more events and
happenings on my list than I have people
to dedicate to them (because another com-
plaint I am routinely faced with when I try
to involve people is their lack of time - but
there is little I can do about this as I am all
too keenly aware of'the finite nature of a
person's time). Further, there are many
events and other happenings that would be
most interesting to other engineering stu-
dents that I haven't even the slightest
knowledge of. There is truly no shortage of
things that one can write about (provided
the bounds of propriety are observed).
Why am I rambling on about all of this?
The simplest reason is that The Iron
Warrior is an excellent resource open to all
engineering students if only they would
take advantage of it. In order to take
advantage of the potential inherent in The
Iron Warrior; however, requires that they
know what opportunities are available.
This is what I am trying to accomplish:
making more students aware of the Iron
Warrior and allowing them adequate
opportunity to take advantage of what it
offers. It is after all YOUR forum for
thought and expression on issues relevant
to the student population in this faculty
and in fact across campu .
Further to this, the Iron Warrior also serves
as a record (albeit a partical one) of the
hi story of the Engineering Society. In the
last issue and again in thi one, The Iron
Warrior Archive have been tapped to pro-
vide to you a window on the past, a brief
glimpse into the reality of engineering
undergrads of the previous decade. It's
interesting to note that while many techno-
logical aspects have changed (and fashion
as well - considerably), many of the socio-
logical concerns of engineers really
haven't been affected all that much.
The Iron Warrior's history is also tied up in
this as well and it is interesting to note
some of the things that have chnaged. Of
particular note is the adittudes towards
alcohol. Over a decade ago, The Iron
Warrior ran a photo contest similar to the
one going on in this .and the final issue of
The IW this term. The distinction is that
while both offer P**5 points to partici-
pants, the earlier IW advertised beer as a
prize for the best entrants. The prizes
offered for this term's photo contest are
much less 'tame' let's just say.
To conclude, The Iron Warrior is not real-
ly my news magazine, it's yours. I just
manage the shop. It's here for you to take
advantage of and I encourage you to do so
- not just so that your literary voice is
shouted out to your peers, but so that it will
echo down through the generations to
future engineering students (assuming the
Y2K bug doesn't kill us all).
Comments and feedback are
always weleome.
The Editor is always interested in hear-
ing the viewpoints of the readersbip of
the Iron Warrior.
Comments can bo directed to either: .
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Engineering Ward

Imagine over fifty engineering
Accolades to Engineering Award
students living together.
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Submissions abound for the photo
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The Iron Warrior Friday. November 19. 1999
16 From the Archives
What was on the minds of .
Waterloo's engineers in 1986?

The Magazine of the University of
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Evan Wilson
lA Comp
oday was an important day for many people. The
day of co-op rankings. The day for which so many
of us have waited for so long. Time to see if the
CECS people worked their magic, and did just what they
were supposed to.
Of cour e, that seems to be happening less and less and
less these days. First of all, I had to wait over 15 minutes
in line today. ' And that wasn't merely IS minutes of my
time, but 15 minutes of my lunch hour, which could have
been better used walking to Brubakers or conversing with
my Algebra professor about the relevance of vector spaces
to an 18 year old Nova Scotia boy like myself. No,
instead I find myself, along with my friends, inconve-
nienced by having to stand around for up to one quarter of
an hour of my time.
How can I forget noticing upon my arrival - at the bottom
of these stairs that seemingly extend beyond the 11 th
known Ring of Hell - the elementary alphabetisation of
the five lines for ranking results: A-E, F-H, I-M, N-R, S-
Z? Who wrote those? Jim Henson and hi s magical
Muppet Babies? The University of Waterloo is supposed
to be THE high tech university of Canada, if not the
Northern Half of thi s continent. If this is true, why is it
that we can't even our alphabetisation to a University
College of Cape Breton level? Any poor fool who's taken
an OAC finite math cour e (and I haven' t) could tell you
that the mo t efficient way to lay this out i, A-E, F-H, 1-
M, N-S, and then T-Z. If only one thing need to be done,
that's it.
Of course, more than one thing mu t be done. I've got 0
many beef th!!t I wake up every morning fearing the
wrath of k.d. lang. Let' start with "The Pit." The name
i enough to end me into a shivering fil that would di -
turb the timbers of even the most experienced pirate. The
carpets, the step , even the snack bar, e erything is wrong,
wrong, wrong. Could we at lea t get a few cu hion ,
maybe some throw pillow, to lighten this place up? I'd
rather sit in a puddle out ide of Needless Hell waiting for
my interview. At least it woul9 be comfortable. And
maybe I could hear who's being paged, too.
That's another thing. Who bought those tinny little speak-
ers that announce to we restless mas es who will be sal-
vaged and get to leave the dank Pit for the next half-hour,
at least? As I sit there, straining to hear, I wonder if I
should call the police to tell them I found that drive thru
window from McDonalds that was stolen a few weeks ear-
lier. Maybe I could get a reward big enough to refill the
gapi ng hol e that has been gouged from my wallet from the
marvelous folks at CECS.
And, what about those job po stings on the wall of the EL
and MC? You know, Access Unplugged? That's even
worse. Even the aforementioned University College of
Cape Breton would fart in its general direction. 12 point,
Arial font? What is this? One of my grade 12 English
essays? These things are on the wall. They need to be
seen. People like me, with lSn2 myopic vision, need
some true type font support. People in. wheelchairs get
their ramps. Where's myTimes New Roman, size 36?
The letter you may want to OMIT
from your resume package.
Christos Sarakinos
my return address
Montreal, QC
my postal code
Someone in HR
Big, Important Company
Some Street Name
[probably) Montreal
Canadian Postal Code

JA Elec
To the person reviewing my candidacy for a given posi-
Why should you hire me?
Well, why don't we start off with why you shouldn't hire
me, which is probably the question you would normally
ask yourself. The answer is this: you don' t need me. Your
company is running fine, just the way !l is. Besidcs which,
I'm probably underqualified for any technical work
required. That about sums it up. Now, if left to your own
devices, you would probably undergo a simil ar thought
process, discard my resume, and choose that of someone
else. Do not feel bad, though, as your shortsightedness is
only the product of your upbringing, which conditioned
you to avoid the difficult questions, by addressing the easy
ones only. That is why you would have neglected the real
question, staled above.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself: I am brilliant. J
am the type of person who can overcome any situation. I
maximise resources; J bend the rules - a little; I even play
dirty; but I do all this with a goal in mind. 1 have a pur-
pose: to succeed. If I am lacking in some respect, I sur-
round myself with those who will compensate for my
deficiency. 1 am diplomatic and manipulative, and use
both to my full advantage. I do so frequently. People feel
comfortable around me. I am arrogance and modesty
tempered in exact proportions. I am photogenic. I share
these qualities with some of the most dangerous men in
history. My resume doesn't say that explicitly, though - or
rather, you're unable to discern it.
We've left a question linger, haven't we? The time has
come to return to it. The answer is this: you cannot afford
not hiring me, if I am what I claim to be. You can't risk
the prospect of your competitor hiring me and benefiting
Finally. how could we have a o-op bitch of any relevance
without menti.oning Access, or, n ] like to call it, The
lncubu? Wh are the creen on tho. e terminal so
damned mall? Ifl wanted something mailer than twelve
inche. 'd order a Subway round, okay? I'm used to my
very own seventeen-inch monitor. Just who do the e peo-
ple think 1 am? A wide-eyed tupid kid who'll look at any
computer creen 1 come acros ? I pay a lot to be a co-op
st udent. I expect the luxury, nay, neces ity, of, at least, a
fifteen-inch monitor.
I could go on and on and on about all of these flaw in our
.. uperior" co-op ystem; however, I am running out of
pace. Rest a sured though, I'll be back again next week,
to pi s and moan about absolutely nothing in particular.
Oh yeah, and did I mention that I've got ajob?
from my ability. Your company's future in your
hands. You have to gamble, equipped only with a certain
doubt a. to my actual capabilities. It comes down to a
game of chance, and a very risky one, at that. Who would
have thought that there could be so much pressure in a
cosy HR position?
So this is it. The time has come for you to make a choice,
and you've been forewarned of the possible consequences.
My only advice is this:
Choo 'c wisely,
Christos Sarakinos

The iron Wamor Friday November 19. 1999

The Great Pursuit
Zhan Huan Zhou
38 Comp
nvironmental awareness is embedded deep in the
hearts of North Americans. The media has made us
feel so guilty about destroying Mother Nature that
we are more than willing to do our part to save the envi-
ronment. But are we being told the whole story?
Remember back in the eighties when it seemed like acid
rain was going to destroy all of our greatest monuments?
Why don't we see anymore headlines proclai mi ng the
destruction caused by acid rain') I it less of a problem
now than it was then') With the lack of media coverage,
you would thi nk that we have won the battle against acid
rain. However, aCId rain is still a huge problem in devel-
oping countries such as India and China where coal is the
primary source of energy It's just that in orth America,
we are drawn to more exciting envi ronmental issues that
more fit for the nineties such as global warming, recy-
cling, and deforestation., What's the deal with global
warmi ng anyway? All those greenhouse gases are going
to heat up the Earth until it is as dry as a de ert.
Poppycrock! What the media fails to inform people is that
global warming will eventually cause an ice age. Warm
water brought to Northern Europe by the Gul f Stream
keep England and Scandinavia relatively warm, despite
their northern lati tude. The influx of cold water wi ll dis-
rupt the Gulf Stream causing these regions to experience
very cold weather. This will happen in all regions of the
earth, resulti ng in net global cooling. And since the sky
will be covered wit h cl ouds due to the earli er effect of
warming, there will be very little sunli ght penetration.
The end result is that the earth i going to be a very *cold*
place. But does the media mention thi s at all? No! Do you
feel good when you throw a pop can or a piece of paper
into one of those lovely blue boxes instead of the garbage?
Well , it's good that you are so environmentally aware., but
it will probably end up in a landfill anyway. There are not
enough recycling facilitates in North Ameri ca to accom-
modate every last can, bottle, or piece of paper. Since it is
too expensive to store all the excess material, it is simply
shipped to a landfill. But hey, at least you tried. One of
the greatest examples of environmental ignorance is with
the Brazilian rainforests. Perhaps the catchiest phrase and
definitely the most meaningless to come out of the rain-
forest movement is that they are "the lungs of the earth."
Yet more poppycrock! Dr. Sherwood B. Idso, a research
physicist with the U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory of
the U.S. Department of Agriculture' Agricultural
Research Service, contend that the world' plant and ani-
mal life would not suffer from a lack of oxygen even if the
rainfore ts were to be completely eli minated. This i
because the main ource of oxygen in the earth i the
ocean, not the rai nforests. Micro copic plankton in the
ocean produces over 90% of the oxygen by means of pho-
tosynthesis. In tead of saving the trees why i n't there a
campaign to save the plankton? Thi article i not meant
to lessen the severity of these envi ronmental i ue, it i
meant to broaden your view of them. There i more out
there than what the media i giving you. If you reall y do
care about a certain issue, read the literature. The answer
to all your questions are out there. Your opi nion will have
a solid base that you can back with facts. You don' t want
to be one of tho e medi a controll ed drones. The environ-
ment isn't the only area where the medi a has played on
ignorance of the general popul ace. They do so for virtu-
ally every social concern such as abortion, euthanasia, and
drug. Iu t remember to look at all si des of the issue.
Refine you opini on as you learn more about it. As a final
note, please, pl ease, don' t be ignorant. - Take A Zhance
has been regul arly featured in The Iron Warrior since
September 1997. Past articles can be found at
hnp:llwww.eng. uwaterloo.calstudentlzhzhou.
Take A Zhance has been regularly featured in The Iron Warnor
since September 1997. Past articles can be found at
Everything YO'u ever wanted to know about
Maria Simoes
fA Comp
s we verge upon the new millenium, changes in
technology alter the way we live and view life.
The media expands, and grows thereby easing the
way in which we gain knowledge. This year, two con-
temporary mediums have been used to increase the knowl-
edge of first year students with regards to university life.
The Federation of Students has just released a new CO-
Rom entitled "Everything you ever wanted to know about
being a student but were too afraid to a k", while simulta-
neously initating a world wide web page - Student Life
101 E-Zine, both of which are geared towards those who
have many questions about life at the University of
Both the CD-Rom and the web site offer a plethora of use-
being a student ...
ful information. For example, it is a little known fact that
first year students are generously granted a free coffee (on
a monthly basis) from the Turnkey Desk in SLC.
However, coffee is not the only thing referred to in these
knowledge founts. Both mediums contain information on
the KW area and the University of Waterloo (a.k.a. home
away from home): fun places to go to, events, clubs .. . and
other enjoyable eXlracurriculars. Other useful informa-
lion, such as important phone numbers, health services,
and how to access the many and varied services provided
by the university, free to the students. On the CD-Rom, a
FAQ section is provided to answer the many questions
that undoubtedly plague the minds of first y ~ r students.
Furthermore, both mediums present links to online mate-
rial dealing with the University.
Indeed, these two new mediums are a valuable asset to any
first year student. Not only are they easily accessible, they
are also quick and informative guides to university life. If
you have not already checked them out, you should, for
there is no way to possibly do them justice with these
mere words. The CD-Rom can be found at the office of
the Federation of Students, or possibly through your on-
campus or off-campus dons. To visit the website, just go
to http://www.fustyearstudents.uwaterloo ca (it probably
helps that the address is extremely easy to remember). So,
go and browse through the CD-Rom and the web site. It
will not only enhance your days here at good old
Waterloo, it will also answer all of those questions that
you were just too afraid to ask.
Sold into Slavery
Tania Bortolon
2A Civil
ell, I hope the
grads of '00 are
happy now that
they're rich! On Nov. 4th,
POETS was magically trans-
formed from a lazy lounge to
a hip n' happening slave auc-
tion forum! Gradcomm rai ed lots of money by selling off anyone who walked into
POETS. Kelly Fawcett, the resident auctioneer, certainly did get the crowd hyped up to
send their OSAP money for this good cau e. The slaves underwent a wide variNy of tor-
turous events, such as house-painting, cleaning, providing entertainment at a party, and
just being general, an-purpose slaves. Keep an eye out for pecial guest slave appear-
ances at TalEng and Bomber nights. You never know when the buyer' will take their
revenge .

The Iron Warrior Friday. November 19. 1999
Mat Pigozzo
28 Mech
ith the increase in enrollments this term at both
local universities, many students found that it
was significantly more difficult to find quality
housing this term. A major player in this was the initiation
of UW's Access to Opportunities Program (ATOP) plans
which saw over a hundred and fifty more first year stu-
dents enter into engi neering (specifical1\y computer engi-
neeri ng). The extra numbers of students running around
campus have created space issues throughout the universi-
ties and even within the ci ty itself.
Unfortunately, this problem stands to get a lot worse
before it gets any better. For the next few years, the affects
of Waterloo's ATOP plan wi ll continue to be felt as the
university attempts to meet its target of increasing enroll -
ments in E&CE by thirty percent. As if this weren't
cramping things enough, in 2003, the universities will be
hit again with what is being called the 'Double Cohort'
when twice as many Ontario students will be seeking
entrance into university programs. This is a result of the
Ontario government's plans to phase out OAC's making
high school educations last only four year. Thus, in 2003,
the usual number of OAC students will be applying to uni-
versity, but an equivaJent amounts of twelfth grade stu-
dents will also be looking to get started on their
post-secondary education. In the face of this, the universi-.
tie wi ll undoubtedly (eel pressure to increase the number
of paces for lirst year students, compounding the space
problem on our already grossly undersized campus.
Clearly, issues abound as to where all of these new stu-
dents are goi ng to be put. The residences are full, off cam-
pus housing is at a premium, there's little classroom space
avai lable and services are grossly undersized to support
even the present student body. Several of my classes
already have priority eating (i.e. if you don't arrive
promptly, then good luck finding a seat). One only has to
try to get on a computer at certain times of the day to
appreciate the lack of proper resources.
This is not a new issue either - although it
is becoming a much more critical one. In
the May 1984 edition of the Heliograph
(B-Soc' s equivalent of The Iron Warrior
for that term), Dr. Douglas Wright, then
president of UW, was quoted as stating
that UW had "The worst shortage of
space of all Ontario Universities." Thi s
atic and are till i ues today. Clearly. the more thing
change, the more they tay the . ame. While the modifica-
tion over the year have alleviated the problem. some-
what, an ever growing student body guarantee that they
will resurface. There are definite limitation to the popu-
lation that the available campu building. and other
resources can support. Such minor fi es can improve this
'Student Carrying Capacity' in the hort term, but given
the pending mass influxes of new tudent expected in the
years ahead, certainly omething more dra tic must be
What exactly is being done about the e worsening space
Fir tly, a adequate housing is a critical concern, the uni-
versity is investing approximately 15.6 million dollars
(Gazette; Vol. 40, No. 8) for the building of a new 320
room residence (currently being refered to as 'V3') flanked
by Ron Eydt Village and V I. The plan for this residence
have been featured in recent issues of both the Gazette
(November 3, 1999) and the Imprint (October 29, 1999).
The plan is to start construction when the snows melt in
the spring so that the residence will be available for occu-
pancy for tudents entering the university in 200 I .
Specific to the capacity issues being faced in the Faculty
of Engineering, there have also been rumors of a propo ed
sixth engineering building to be named 'E5' and located in
what is now the Physics Building parki ng lot. It is said
that the bui lding was to have the same floor area as Dana
Porter Library. The plans fell by the wayside; however,
during the recent change of provincial government to the
Harris Conservatives, along with a1\ the money that went
into the development and filing of the proposal. Thi s was
in part due to the changes in funding policy that over-
wrote previous fund allocation and resulted in the new
'SuperBui ld Growth Fund'. The conditions for funds being
awarded from this pot of cash were changed significantly
and would have required reftling the original proposal.
Rather than doing this, the Faculty decided lo go another
route (although it is conceivable that E% will one day be
a reality). The current plan that is being inve tigated
would see even further modifications to our beloved Carl
Pollock Hall. As seen in the accompanying ligures, the
plan calls for a 5,446 square foot, single storey (with a
pos ible econd storey al 0 being considered that would
double the space increa e) clas room that would seat 120
students. It is e timated that this venture will carry a price
tag of approximately $900,00.00 which will likely come
in part from the monies given to the university by the
province for the institution's participation in the ATOP ini-
tiative and partly from the $660 million SuperBuild
Growth Fund.
Is thi s going to be enough? The answer to this question
remain to be een; however, the immediate answer would
appear to be no. The addition adds a mere five percent
. increase to the total floor area of CPH - 107,00 square feet
- and about one percent increa e to total engineering com-
plex floor space - 550,000 square feet. Thus, the new
classroom is little more than an additional drop in the
proverbial bucket. Again it seems that a quick fix is being
pursued rather than a more permanent solution to the crit-
ical space issues currently being faced here at UW.
h er a more a uare so u ion; i n
to be seen; but if this is the extent of plans, then soon the
hall s may be so packed as to be virtually impa sable and
then traffic jams would he a valid excuse for mi ssing
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. was in an article pulled from the Iron
Warrior Archives concerning planned
expansions to CPH foyer to better make
use of its space to accomodate a growing
student body (at this point in time there
were significantly fewer engineering
undergrads on campus). These expan-
sions continued interrnitently for many
years and still continue today. Many of -
you are aware of the recent expansions to
the C&D (which have vastly improved
the congestion usually observed there),
and there are also plans being laid to ren-
ovate POETS (part of this was already
started thi s term as well) , possibly even to
the extent that the POETS Patio will
again be usable. The need for more space
in everyone's favourite lounge is perhaps
not as critical as increased class and lab
space, but is still important as there is a
distinct lack of recreation space on cam-
pus and it continues to dwindle.
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Back in September of 1986, The Iron
Warrior reported on earlier POETS
expansions that have made it largely what
we see today. Thus, while the population
has grown considerably, little has been
done to increase the number of class-
rooms etc. to keep pace.
Many of the concerns that have justified
these many renovations are still problem-

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Raja Doake
fA Chem
ut in the boonies between VI and REV, next to the
site for V 1.5 (or whatever they plan to call it) , sit
a pair of houses rarely visited by anyone not liv-
ing in them. In one of these houses, a large-scale experi-
ment is underway at this very moment. That house, South
8, is a prototype - Waterloo's very first single-faculty
house. Since this is the Iron Warrior, ['II give you three
guesses as to which faculty's frosh have been locked up
together. ..
That's right, we're engineers. Fifty-seven engineers in one
Think about that for a minute.
Fifty-seven engineers!
On a lighter note, we also have a maLhie who switched out
of engineering because (I paraphrase here) 'math is easi-
er,' and one artsie, replacing an engineer who left after
frosh week.
So. What exactly is it like to live in the same building as
fifty-six other engineers? Well, just think about it.
Consider, if you will, the frosh week Scunt (or any other
Scunt, for that matter). Think about the atmosphere and
overall craziness that permeated the event. Now tone it
down just a tad by adding classes, and stick it out in the
boonies between V 1 and REV. That's South 8, the
Why should anyone who doesn't live in the EngHouse
care enough about it to read thi s? Well, I COULD say ' too
see why you SHOULD live in the EngHouse,' but that
would be pretentious becau e as yet I haven't a clue what
it's like to live in any other house. The rest of this article
is more or less a snapshot of life in the EngHouse. Feel
free to read it simply out of interest. What I'm actually
trying to demonstrate with all of this near-gibberish is that
single-faculty houses (or at least engineering houses) are
a good idea and that this experiment should be considered
a ucce .
What do we DO at the EngHouse that makes it so great?
We watch ' The Matrix.' Again and again and again and
again. (Joke? No, really!)
Between endless reruns of 'The Matrix,' some of us actu-
ally find the Lime La get our work done. Work is secondary
Krista Glemser
fA Env Civ
linging To The Olive BranchTelevision, new pa-
pers, and radio all seem to focu on the countJe s
negative a pects of our modern day word. The
media headlines are of poverty, the poisoned environment,
nuclear weapons, disease and war. With a constant bom-
bardment of negative issues it's easy to become pes-
simistic about the future. However, the year 2000 has
been named the year of cultural peace, and the next
decade has been designated the decade of non-violence.
These seem like lofty goals considering the current path of
humanity. So, how can we achieve the peace we've been
aspiring for since the beginning of time?Psychologist and
renowned lecturer, Dr. Santa Barbara, wa recently ague t
speaker at Uw. She believes that by raising peaceful chil-
dren there will remain hope for future world peace. In my
opinion, this is easier said than done. She describes peo-
ple as being innately self- eeking creatures, driven by our
primitive survival instinct. These days it seems that it's
not enough just to survive but to seek wealth and
for most of us in the EngHouse. Secondary to what, you
ask? Besides 'The Matrix?' that varies from floor to floor
and from person to person. For me, it's my guitar. For
most of the guys on the first floor (of which I am not one),
Quake is the be-all and end-all. First there was nothing,
then there was Quake, bringing form to the void and
meaning to life ...
So you wonder, 'Aren't engineers supposed to party hard-
er than they work? What's with thi bunch of video-game-
playing, Matrix-watching dorks on the first floor of the
EngHouse?' Well , there ARE three other floors in the
house that can make up for the party-deficient first floor.
Rest assured. parties aplenty can be found in the
EngHouse. It wouldn't be an EngHouse otherwise ... (I
think the entire I A Systems Design class was in our base-
ment on Monday night - that is, before going to The
Weaver's Arms to drink themselves into oblivion).
Oh, and the first floor guys aren't dorks (please don't kill
me!) ... J
Okay, so there are parties. Or at least, if not 'parties' as
such,gatherings of people DO occur from time to time.
Usually, it's a group outing somewhere or another (our
Don, Stu, brought us to the term's first batch party, as an
example), or a communal dinner somewhere; something
along those lines. During midterms, though, these 'gath-
erins' are generally reduced to duels for TV control when
' Dawson's Creek' and 'RAW is War' are on at the same
time, which is more or less the third (girls) floor versus
everyone else ... though there ARE some traitors on the
second floor who also stoop low enough to watch
' Dawson's Creek.'
(The one time during which no TV conflicts are permitted
is during any episode of 'The Simpsons.' It is a deeply
spiritual experience for all and there can be no discussion
of channel-surfing).
The remote control battles and other group activities help
to foster the sense of community that sprung out of
nowhere in the EngHouse when - on the very first day -
we arrived and realized that we were all engineers and
were all going to die together come midterms.
Along with our sense of community, quite a bit of friend-
ly competition is in evidence in the EngHouse. After all,
we ARE engineers, and what kind of engineer isn't the
least bit cocky? The first-floor Quakers are the most obvi-
ous example - they trash-talk each other before and after
games and yell abuse at each other while playing. But aca-
power. Each person is the sum of countless experiences,
first moulded as a child by parents and teachers. During
this impressionable age, Dr. Santa Barbara believes it is
po sible to change a child's view from the traditional self-
eeking "power over" to the peaceful "power with" para-
digm. To clarify, "power over" includes hierarchies,
sanctions, and cohersive power. These thing corrupt the
individual and in some circum tances can lead to vio-
lence. On the contrary, "power with" involves working
together not against others and encourages a peaceful
proces when faced with problems.Since children are
powerless members of society, the "power over" mentali-
ty is very attractive to them. War toy , like the gun, as well
a violent and video games allow children to
project this state of mind. At some level the violent games
children play send the mes age that killing is acceptable
and that it is the only way to deal with "the bad guys"
which i obviollsly not the case. Studies have proven that
iolent lelevi ion, and po sibly video games, also con-
tribute to the desensitization of young children.
Considering mo t children spend over thirty hour a week
watching televi ion, it is bound to have a profound effect
on their characterDr. Santa Barbara believes th.at by
encouraging positive characteristic like kinde ,sharing,
creativity, and humour children will natural bloom into
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demic and athletic rivalries are also in evidence, as are
debate as to which end of the country is cooler (we all
know it's not the middle; but is it the east or the west?). If
I may go off on a tangent momentarily, I'd ju t like to
mention that Stu has taken to believing that he is the
world's best 'Mariokart' player. If someone could maybe
take his head out of the clouds with a pile driver, I think
the EngHouse would be very appreciative.
Obviously, everything isn't perfect - I'm sure I annoy the
hell out of my basement-mates with my inces ant guitar-
playing. I'm sure SOME people actually try to sleep on
the first floor. But it doesn't get in the way of our group-
ness; the house is at the level of a frosh colour group or a
department as far as belonging is concerned.
Anyway. Where am I going? I said near the beginning of
all this that what I'm real ly trying to do is get a point
across. That point is: single-faculty houses work, or at
least that engineering houses work. South 8, as an experi-
ment, has already been so incredibly successful that the
administration is going to have to listen to us when they
get our request to .be housed together again in lB.
( B

lime with war toys and violent video games will produce
more peaceful adults. Since most of us don' t have kids yet
these are simply things to consider for the future.Humans
are born peaceful, within each one of us is a love for the
earth and all its creatures. However, omewhere along the
line each one of us is corrupted to a lesser or greater
degree by the ongoing injustices of the world. Only
through the careful rearing of the next generation of Chil-
dren will the hope fQr a peaceful world remain within
'" ' ".. "I

Shaun Chen
Maria Simoes
fA Comp
kay, we know that all of you "upper years" seem
to that all.frosh ever do these days is com-
plain, but we thmk that maybe, for once, instead
of complaining, we should suggest solutions, rather than
just rave and rant. So, we'll talk about something that we
learned the hard way: Midterms.
We thought that midterms would be a breeze. What were
we thinking? According to our current "report cards", not
much, evidently.
So, we'll quit our routine complaining (since it's seems
that complaining is something that we frosh are overly
adept at) and get to some useful information that we
acquired during a counselling session and engineering
study skills workshop. (Thanks KB for the help!) Hey,
maybe we'll learn to become versed in something other
than whining!
So sit down and observe these strategies for handling
I. Start well in advance, break your studying into chunks,
and review often. For example, for a I-hour class we take
o'n Sep 20, we should review for 10 minutes on Sep 21, 5
minutes on Oct I, and 2 to 4 minutes on Nov I. By doing
this, we will refresh our memories and prevent ourselves
from forgetting. It is really that simple. Because we eas-
ily forget what we learn, we must remind ourselves every
so often of knowledge we've already acquired. At exam
time, start studying 10 days in advance, maximum 2 con-
secutive hours on a particular subject. For the first study
ession, do a quick review by skimming through every-
thing you need to know for the exam. For subsequent ses-
ions, study the individual chapters and respective
A F rash Perspective
2. Study "from the top down." Ok, we mu t admit, we for-
got what thi meant. Thi how howea ily we can for-
get when we don't review, and we didn't. 0 if you want
to know what this mean, find out when the next tudy
kill work hop i ,from the engineering undergrad office,
and attend!
3. Study by doing. Do the damn problem! We don't care
how complicated it looks, it simply won't help if you just
stare at it. Cover up the olution to the example problem
in your textbook, and try to do it yourself.
4. Avoid cramming. Cramming does ab olutel nothing
but crew you up even more. Thi goes back to point
numero uno about tarting well in advance. If, however,
you end up in a situation where you must cram, then don' t
bother learning new material, becau e it will only confu e
you. Review what you already know if you are in a 1-
have-no-time-and-must-cram ituation, but we know you
won't be, simply because you know now that cramming
does not ever work.
5. Be kind to yourself. Again, be kind to your elf. Three
rules: get good sleep, exercise regularly, and eat properly!
A plate of fries the night before your next exam is proba-
bly not a good idea. As well, you need leep. Here is a
summary of your high, medium and low times of the day:
high time from 8 a.m. to noon, medium time from noon to
4 p.m., low time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., medium time from
6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and REST time after 10 a.m. What does
this mean? Wake up early because if you don't, you waste
your high time and will feel like crap for the rest of the
day. This implie that you sleep early the night before and
get at least. a good 8 hours, but no more than 10 hours.
Low activities away from the books. Also, do NOT drink
coffee after 2 p.m. because if you do, you will disrupt your
body and prevent a good nights rest. Remember, 60% of
your work is done in your dreams.
6. Read all the questions before beginning, noting any-
thing important that occurs to you as you do so. Unless
you have 200 multiple choice questions, it's a good idea to
read all the questions. The neat part of doing this is that
your brain will subcon ciou Iy work on other problems
while you write your exam. So, if you've een question 8
and are un. ure about omething, perhap when you work
on number I, your brain will try to figure out that little-
something-fi hy in question 8. B the time you actually
get 10 question 8, you're ail"ead one step ahead!
7. nswer the que tion as asked, show relevant material,
and pre. ent it in an organized manner. That's pretty
8. Be an acti e reader on a multiple-choice exam. Read
the que tion over and over and 0 er and over again, until
you COMPLETELY understand what the question is a k-
ing you to find. I. 0 understand the different data pre-
. ented to you in the question, and jot this data down so
you may work with it. Don't try to go back into the que -
tion and look for bits and piece .. as this will add to the
confu ion.
9. Use available re ource . Form a study group, photo-
copy previou exams from the Orifice, make an appoint-
ment with a study kill advi. or, attend the next rudy
skill work hop. If you're having difficulties, do some-
thing about it.! Don't just sit there. it's notgoing to help.
Go on now, get your ass up!
Okay, there we go. Now, you're thinking that it's not
exactly an editorial, right? Well, maybe you' re right. But,
we thought that maybe study skills info would be a nice
change of pace.
Stay tuned for more fro h conundrum .... same fro h time,
same fro h channel.
Midterm Recoil
Matt Gagliardi
fA Mech
t may be hard for some people to understand me, but r
look back at the recent midterms with fondness. It was
my fir t experience with a university exam, and com-
pared to my life right now, things were so much easier.
During those two weeks of midterms, I didn't have any-
thing to worry about. Honestly, there was only one simple
thing on my mind: Panic! That's right, stark raving mad
midterm panic. Judging from my fellow classmate and
friends, they were almost unanimously experiencing the
same thing.
As midterms approached, I thought I was going to be fine.
I was doing the assignments, passing all the quizzes and
seemed to be understanding the material. I figured that I
would have no problems with the upcoming exams; 1
mean, just how much harder than OAC can they be? I
knew that as soon as I asked that rhetoric question some-
one would prove me wrong. Well, not to get ahead of
myself, but when that fateful Monday when all we frosh
had our first midterm, 1 was feeling pretty good. All
around me ] saw my friends seemingly falling apart with
stress, laughing hysterically for no good reason, huffiing
paper, cramming, and generally suffering from the pre-
exam shakes. At the time] couldn't understand it.
Well, the time came and we all stumbled off to our respec-
tive examination rooms and wrote our first exam. Many of
us entered that chamber of horror. with smiles on our
faces but they were not there when we left. Looking
blankly around the post exam desolation I saw many peo-
pie with the same expression I wore. All the blood had
drained from our faces, we stared blankly into space, we
were completely drained. This is when] really discovered
how much'harder university exams are than high school.
Now, I joined in with my fellows and rejoiced in the sim-
plicity of panic. Those two weeks passed in a blur of
activity, studying, lack ot sleep, coffee, and examl>. Not
only were we expected to write exams, we still had
tures, classes, quizze. , and assignments. It was inconceiv-
able. How were we supposed to survive that type of
As far as 1 know, all of the engineering fro1>h emerged
from those two weeks alive. We are still here, breathing,
drinking coffee like there is no tomorrow, and studying
twice as hard as we did in September. This is what J am
doing at least. Those exams made me realize that what
was sufficient in high school will just not get you through
university. I began the damage control. If I am to make it
through this year I cannot have a repeat of the recent
midtelm experience.l realized that it was time to re-exam-
ine my study habits.
And so, with this in mind r decided it would be a good
idea to make an appearance at some of the study help ses-
sions available. It is only a small investment in time and it
can only be beneficial. Right after midterms there was a
lunchtime help session designed for people just like me.
They didn't really say anything that I hadn't heard before,
there was nothing that 1 couldn't figure out myself. I guess
that the midterms actually scared me into listening this
time. First thing I vowed to start doing, [ was going to
open the textbooks. Yes, believe it or not, reading the text-
books will actually help your under, tanding of the mater-
ial. Silly me, I was using them for door stop,
paperweights, an? computer monitor stands. r figured that
by just being around them I could learn by osmosis. How
wrong I was. So I startl!d reading fhe textbooks, and they
had the same information in them as the lecturt's. Stl'UJlgl"
they also had examples and mOle detail than what can be
covered in a short fifty minute lecture. Wow! I was
amazed, the tex.tooo].,s actually complement the
Thal's the thing though, they arl' a supph:ment to lhl! Ie ,-
LUres, which arc another thing that we should lake time out
of our busy schedule to attend.
Lectures, the mainstay or ollr university education. If you
arc like me, eight thirty is mighty cady to be attending a
lecture. It\ HARD to get lip thal carly in the morning, bUl
take my .Idvice on this one, go to )(!ctures religiously. We
will be tested on material presented in lhe lectures, just as
we discovered 011 the recent exams. another thing
they told me at the study skills seminar, review the previ
ous lectures' notes, and the textbook before the next Icc-
ture. I knew that, but why should I bother? ['II remember
the material. Unless you are some type of mnemonic or
savant it is worthwhile reviewing the material. r have seen
some people in my classes blessed with photographic
'memories, and unfortunately, I'm not one of them.
There rcally is only one thing to do now that we are over
halfway through our first term ... work. Armed with my
fear-induced resolve, J am working like r have never
worked before because my current marks just will not get
me through. Will my new course get me better marks?
Only lime willlell, and there is far too little of it left until
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Octavian Ion I
2A Phil

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know the prophet's burden
the comprehension of normal man
ut the prophet has the words
and the courage
to articulate his message
While I am lacking
... ",,, ,...rt stand in mute silence
and self-reproach
a sea no man can cross
am lost
the winds of Time and Abstraction
11 things dissolve
ing holds shape any longer
ness and Law are mere Illusion
familiar is made strange
strange - familiar
lamp shines smeared through the glass,
smudges of light ever changing,
pattern is always the same.
Tired, hungry, content,
make my way borne;
........ .... secure in my love.
I have travelled many miles today,
But how many more would I travel
To keep from crushing Hope.
Hope, and Faith, and Love,
there anything?
darkness closes in.
is a friend, my comfort,
chance to rest.
'Sleep the knowledge
Love is yours."
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Could not be surpassed
In dreams of yesterday
They walk
Towards the midnight mist
In a desperate slumber
Which awakens only
The immortal heart
Seized by
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Are You Socially Inept?? -
Tania Bortolon
2A Civil
ver my short time here at Waterloo, I have found
that engineers have been pegged as being socially
challenged. Well, I think it's time that we put a
stop to these vicious rumours! So here is a test for all of
you who feel like you may fall into this category. Please
take your time while thinking of your responses, as we
don't want the results of this study to be skewed.
Following the questions is a brief analysis of your social
aptitude and some advice to help you reach your full
social potential. I repeat: thi s is only a test.
I. When at a party, a member of the opposite sex
approaches, you:
a) strike up a conversation and improvise some
Shakespearean sonnets
b) salivate uncontrollably and make wolf noises
c) begin to hyperventilate.
2. When asked what you think about the advances of
genetic engineering, you respond:
a) "It is wrong for us mere humans to play God."
b) "Ummm, donuts!" and make a run for the C & D
c) by deriving a mathematical equation which shows that
the human race was spawned from the same ape anyways.
3. When finding out that you failed your calculus
midterm, you:
a) go home and crack open your textbook along with that
bottle of tequila you were saving for a rainy day
b) recall that the Bomber staff are relying on your support
to pay their tuition
c) find yourself on the roof of Dana Porter, threatening to
become an ansie
4. Tn a discussion of ethics and engineering, you
a) Try to impress others with your ideals and insights
b) Grab the nearest keg, drain it and vomit on the speaker
c) Find yourself getting a headache
5. How long do you spend studying for a quiz?
a) I hour the night before the quiz to review the key ques-
b) 6 hours - slept with the textbook under your pillow and
you are a firm believer in learning by osmosis
c) While dining with your professor, you get the answers
to the quiz; but you choose to study for 3 hours anyways,
($($Rt5)5) .
~ \ U Reasons to
Trick 0
Andrea Martins
lA Chern
o what were you doing a few Sundays ago?
Catching up on assignments? Watching the
Simpsons Halloween special? Out trick or treating?
No way, you say? What do you mean trick or treating is
just for kids? Have we gotten so mature and removed
from our youth in the fast paced world of engineering to
not have time to revisit our childhood? Trick or treating
when you are nineteen in a student neighborhood is the
best score for loot ever! We got lots of lollipops & candy
plus we scored some other great goodies. Naturally when
a student house is looking for something to give out, the
first thing that comes to mind is - you guessed it - Star
Wars pens 1 Other houses were pretty cool too. Their
chi ll ed treats came in handy last weekend while watching
the football game. The restaurants in the plaza were great
places too. Not only did we get some candy, but we also
got juice, matches, coasters and other goodies. Free food
and dessert along with the cool pens from Kinkos all made
the foolishness worthwhi le. Everyone likes to say that

The I ron Warrior Friday. November 19, 1999
just for fun
6. When you feel that your life kinda sucks, you blame:
a) yourself and realize that you need to recapture that
inner balance which has kept you chipper all this time
b) your parents for being too cheap to buy condoms
c) Bill Gates just because he's so gosh dam good-lookin'
A's - You're a pretty regular person. You are level-headed.
You know how to work hard and how to have enough fun
to keep you sane. So, what the hell are you doing in engi-
neering?! Get out while you still can1
B's - The fact that you are so hard core frightens mo t
people. The only reason you passed Kindergarten is that
you excelled at nap time. There is no shame in shock ther-
apy .... only free electricity. And for the' last time, I don't
want to pull your finger!
C's - There is no help for you. You are the lowest of the
low I My advice would be to step out of your cubical, but
realistically, it's not safe for people like you to be out in
public. Remember, no one understands you like Captain
r Treat!!
Waterloo Engineers have great spirit and love to have fun,
but where were you that night? Every once in awhile, we
should all take a brain break and act like a kid. Go get
yourself a poodle skirt and some fluffy laffita and pop in
your big band CD and dance. Spin around unti l you fall
down, get up and do it again! This appJies to the guys too.
You'll love the freedom that it brings. But most of all,
remember to always nurture your inner child and feed it
lots of candy.
Why was there only one washroom
on the Starship Enterprise?
(To be technical, it's model D from Star Trek: The Next Generation)
By Stephanie Purnell
lA Chem
Stephen Burns
lA Chemical
"So everyone get a chance to see Councillor Troy in the shower."
Andy Auyeung
4A Electrical
"That's what transporters are for!" (think about it...)
No Photo
Michael Kane
3B Electrical
"The uniforms have built-in toilets."
Claude Anderson & Lesley O'Hagan
. lA Chemical
"The designer was a U of T grad!"
Lest We Forget
Andrew Lin

lA Chern
ast Thursday, November 11, 1999, a brief but
memorable ceremony was held in the foyer of
CPH, just outside of POETS. Like any most other
Rememberance Day assemblies or ceremonies, the pur-
pose was to stop for a moment and remember the hun-
dreds of thousands of Canadians who died fighting for
freedom, be it ours or that of other nations.
Not wanting to be late, I rushed into the area at 10:40,
hoping to catch the inlital preparations of the event. To my
surprise, nothing seemed out of the ordinary: the usual
students were chatting around the tables, other were relax-
ing inside POETS, the EngSoc Office wasn'l even extra-
ordinarily busy. Maybe this wasn't as large an event as I
thought it would be. I waited and waited, until almost
But five minutes before that, the foyer erupted into activ-
ity. A contingent of poppy-adorned students walked in
with decorations and preparations. And I noticed an
abnormal concentration of elderly folk. Apparently, some
were faculty members, others were from the legion, and
even Dean Chaudhuri showed up just before II :00.
Within a matter of five minutes, the foyer was now filled
with no less than 100 people.
They ritual began with the story of "Sadako and the 1000
Paper Cranes." During the reading, paper cranes of all
sizes were distributed around the crowd; there was more
than enough for everyone. Following that came "Flanders
Fields," and I minute of silence was introduced by an
appropriately solemn rendition of "The Last Post," played
by trumpeter Chris Deck..
It was over before I knew it, and I almost missed the pur-
pose of the simple ceremony. As was mentioned by one of
the student speakers, the horror of wars spreads through
the land and even through time, to effect everyone. Few of
us have close relatives who are actually veterans of World
War 1. However, there have been many wars since, and
most of us know someone who has been affected in some
way, by war. It causes pain and suffering, death, econom-
ic crises, environmental damage, yet none of those rea-
sons have deterred the human race from further warfare. It
is unfortunate that so many lives have been snuffed out
while they were fighting for freedom. But it is more unfor-
tunate that many more Jives will probably be lost ill future

It is simple to wear a poppy over your heart and remem-
ber the dark chapters of our history. Working as a society,
with those memories in mind, to prevent such mistakes
from happening again is far more difficult.
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Mat Pigozzo
covered a lot of ground in a hort time, but was still able
to keep the talk light and keep her audience's attention
with occasional witty remarks.
study know won't diminish appreciably once we' re out the
door and into the 'real world'. As such, Duxbury stressed
that it is important to maintain a balance in life between
work and other activities.
2B Mech
ovember 11, 1999: South Campus Hall was vis-
. ited by many distinguished individuals from the
engineering community, including prominent
business peop.1e from both local and international corpo-
rations and many UW alumnists, faculty and students. All
had come to participate in the 24th Annual Engineering
Awards Dinner. The event was held in the Festival Room
which was elegantly decorated for the occasion.
Following an excellent meal, those in attendance were
addressed by the evening's keynote speaker and UW
Chemical Engineering Alumnist Dr. Linda Duxbruy.
Duxbury spoke of the importance of developing good peo-
ple skills, especially communication. She related that job
security was a thing of the past, the new job security
comes from remaining a value to the company, Duxbury
call ed this employability, and that a company that was
willing to invest in you to keep you employable would -
upon graduation - be a preferrable job to that of a compa-
ny that paid a good salary. Money is important, but should
not be the only factor in a career decision, Duxbury stat-
ed. Dr. Duxbury aslo noted other trends that have changed
from her generation, the time of the baby boomers, and
even from the intermediate generation, the generation
'X'ers, to what Duxbury refered to as today's 'Nexus
Generation' (those currently in there twenties). She noted
that today's graduates are much more mobile than in the
past. It is not uncommon to completely switch jobs, even
career fields every few year . She also noted, with cha-
grin, that the belief many years ago was that by our time,
the average work week would be 20 to 25 hours, which
clearly has not happened. The long hours we spend in
Following this, the award recipients came in front of the
gathering to be recognized for their achievements. Despite
the fact that this portion of the evening was done in a
rather expeditious manner, the evening (which started
with a 5:30 p.m. reception) didn't draw to a close until
almost 11 :00 p.m. This of cour e should be expected;
however, since there were over 250 awards to be given out
for all manner of engineering activities. When all was said
and done, the Dean's office put on a fantastic evening for
Dr. Duxbury directed her ta lk towards the undergraduates
who were present and attempted to provide some insight
or direction on whallo expect in the workforce after grad-
uating with an engineering degree from Waterloo. She
stressed many important topics in her brief talk. Duxbury
Engineering Entrance Scholarships:
Kevin Au
Laura Katherine Billing
Gregory Boonstra
Bernice Pui-Kay Chan
Katie Chan
Edward Chiu
Seong Kook Choi
Michelle Lorraine Clausi
Benjamin Earl Cottrell
David Gordon Craig
Garth Stewart Cressman
Christopher John Deck
Jeffrey Deloyde
Daniel Cabral Francisco
Joseph Brennan Fung
Nick Navjit Gill
Alexander Gutfraind
Kazuyoshi Hao
Pasan Chan kama Hapuarachchi
David Havrlant
Jeffrey Alan Henry
Daniel laboni
Michael Sean Jarrett
Melanie Suzanne Kapogines
Adam Jonathan Kaufman
Tamanna Koovarjee
IlIan Jo Kramer
Derek Ku
Melissa Lao
Annette Lo
Kristin McClement
Dylan McGuire
David Christopher Meyers
Keith Bertrand Moggach
J ames Morris
J..JU,,,",,>,,v Evgeny Osovetsky
Y Ouyang
itel Systems Corporation
Entrance Scholarship
Yang Shen
Canadian General-Tower Scholarships
in the Environment
Stephen M Lockwood
Carl A. Pollock Engineering
Derek Paul Bartens
Mellie Chow
Douglas Anthony Groen
Mark Nowinski
Jody Lynn Parrack
Kathleen A Waller
Michael Andrew Zongor
Savvas Chamberlain Scholarship
Supriyo Sinha
Colonel Hugh Heasley Engineering
Jeffrey Paul Friesen
Dr Sidney Blair Scholarship in
Geological Engineering
Janet Louise Daly
Hong Kong Alumni Association
Entrance Award
Connie Man-"'Fung K wan
Leslie Klein Engineering Entrance
Sachin Kishore Agrawal
J P BickeD Foundation Chemical
Engineering Entrance Scholarship
Stephanie McCarthy

The Iron Warrior Friday. November 19. 1999
The I!on Warrior would like to recognize the effOJts
of all the award nominees and recipients and express
congratulations to them for their accomplishments. Each
should be proud of what he or she has acheived.
Mrs. Umra Vati Goyal Memorial
Angela Patricia Ross
Motorola Engineering Scholarship
Darren T R Wu
Ontario Professional Engineers
Foundation Entrance Scholarship
Janette Hing Yan Chu
Jeffrey Russell Rambharack
Shell Canada Engineering Entrance
Dall as B Card
UW Nortel Networks Institute
Kseni a Golod
Nahid Harjee
Yen-Pin Hsiao
Joyce Yui Si Kwong
David Langen
James Lee
Sau-Yan Keith Li
Jennifer Marshall
Grzegorz Prazmo
Kuo-Feng Tong
Yi Hang Wang
Samuel Wan-Kay Wong
Wiegand FoundationlCMSF
Christopher Cowperthwaite
Waterloo County Entrance Scholarship
Simon Panasiewicz
Jeffrey Robert Paulitzki
Waterloo County Special Scholarship
Martha A Lenio
Arun Patel
Andrew Moonseok Song
Roxana Trofin
First Year Engineering
Nova Chemicals (Canada) Ltd
Amy Gohn
Sandford Fleming Foundation
Teodor Dabov
Michael Houghton
Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski
Colin Byrne
WaLter Runge
Sebastian Viatus
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Improvement in Quality and
Jamie Ameer Ally
Chemical Engineering
Dow Chemical Canada
Stephanie Gome
Civil Engineering
Sandford Fleming Foundation
Mark Schmidt
Computer Engineering
Networks Corporation
Alok Aggarwal
Electrical Engineering
George Dufaul{Award (SFF)
Remona Ba ur
Motorola Canada Limited
Fred Huang
Rockwell Automation
Michael Habicher
Environmental Engineering (Chemical)
Sandford Fleming Foundation
Robert Griffin
S. C. Johnson & Son Limited
John Culligan
Environmental Engineering (Civil)
Sandford Fleming Foundation
Sean Avery
Geological Engineering
SNC-Lavalin Engineers & Constructors
Maya Malik
Mechanical Engineering
Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd.
Lindsay Ruth Derrah
Procter & Gamble Inc.
Eric Powell
Systems Design Engineering
Inco Limited
Allison Keens
Sandford Fleming Foundation
Julie Agar
Technical Speaker Competition "Hnner
Phillip Ronald Kaye
Technical Speaker Competition
Departmental Nominees
Michael Ang
Mohammed Amirali Samji
Albert Sherwood Barber Medal
Matthew Aaron Cervi
Andersen Consulting Scholarship
John Andrew Ouckenberger
Architel Systems Corporation
Scholarships in Engineering
Rocky Lo
J P Bickell Foundation Scholarship for
Chemical Engineering Students
Jesse Huebsch
Michael Jeremiah Learnen
Canadian Society for Chemical
Engineering Silver Medal Award
Christopher Paul Williams
The Canadian Society for Mechanical
Engineering Gold Medal
Craig Albert Pilkington
M Champness Memorial Award
Ross Gilbert .
Sarah Louise Mee
Consulting Engineers of Ontario
Andrea Lynn Brown
Delcan Scholarship in Memory of
Charles E DeLeuw
Ryan Neil Vanderputten
Doreen Brisbin Award
Adrienne Y Law
Sara Ng
Dow Canada Scholarship
Shannon Carol Fehr
Randy Duxbury Memorial Award
Sara Ng
English Language Proficiency Prize
David Gordon Craig
Vasudave Daggupaty
Justin King-Fung Liu
Fluor Daniel Canada Inc Scholarship
Katherine Elizabeth Curry
Minsuk Ji
First Year Engineering Prizes
Fung Ling Chiu
Jo-Anne Tjng
Forging Industry Association
Assistantships .
Steven Fyke
John Deere Limited Scholarship
Jonathan Vandersteen
John Fisher Award for Leadership
Sarah M. Davies
George Dufault Medal for Excellence
in Communication
Larissa Karine Sorensen
Gerry Heckman Scholarship Fund
Peter Pui Lok Ang
Alexander Edward Bond
Aziz Shallwani
Governor General's Canada
Scholarship in Environmental
Wend) Lynne Bmnt
Derek Roger L)
Ian L Matthew
Jeremy Robert Steffler
Karen Mark cholarship
Meli a Bond
Keith Carr Memorial Award
Sara Ng
David Allen Spira
Ontario Power Generation Award
Lind ay Ruth Derrah
Ontario Professional Engineers
Academic Achievement Gold Medal
Michael Hung-Yiu Chan
Ontario Professional Engineers
Foundation Upper Year Scholarship
Jacky Chan
Katherine Anne Hoye
David Francoi Huynh
John Matthiesen
Eun- Young Christina Park
Nuno Miguel Valente Simoes
Landy Aaron Toth
Karen Wong
Zhan Huan Zhou
PMCSierra Incorporated Scholarship
in Engineering
Mark Andrew Smith
Professor T Prasad Award
Vinday Patel
Shell Canada Limited Scholarship
Martin Anthony Haalstra
Jennifer Motuz
Society of Chemical Industry Merit
Jeremy Robert Steffler
Sony Science Scholarsbip Fund
Landy Aaron oth
Welding Product Manufacturers
Association of Canada
Scholarship in Memory of Mike Cherry
Elliot Jeremy Biro
Wiegand Foundation
David Charles Clegg
John Matthew McAsey Cuddihy
Emily Jane Ramona Thorn
Jack Wiseman Award
Neil James Barrows
W. W. King Scholarship
Chrislopher James Abraham
Mark Chien
Theresa Madeleine Cooke
Auriel Nasan Manolson
Alexander Pak
David R Pritchard
Clara Ching Yee Tang
Naomi Sie-Wan Wong
Douglas T. Wright Award
Qing Guo
Marshall Hoching Ho
Paul Richard Johnson
Chemical Engineering
.Marc Aucoin
Jesse Huebsch
Sumit Kundu
Michael Jeremiah Leamen
Christine E. Liljalehlo
Lincol Yu-Ling Lin
Peter A. Martens
Kelly Hugh Plett
Christopher Paul Williams
Civil Engineering
le\en Alan
tan I 'Y Tz Kit l ' g
Warr nAllen Pol1ocl
Craig hawn Walker
Fai zal
Computer Engineering
10k ggarwal
Peter Pui Ang
Tennille Maria Brown
lan Kin Chan
Mi hael Hung- Yiu Chan
R. mireh. an Khandani
Scan Da" id Labcre
Eun-Young Chri . tina
Electrical Engineering
Matthew Aal'Oll Cervi
Jacky Chan
Glenn Edward Ru. ell Cowan
Stephen Bruce Docking
YiWei Jiang
Michael Richard Kane
Michael Lynch
Alexander Werner r
Joey K Shah
Mark Andrew Smith
Houhao Wang
Environmental Engineering (Civil)
Ahren Thomas Britton
Andrea Elizabeth Brookfield
Brian Timothy Horgan
Melissa Mastrangelo
Tara Marie Smook
Fayme Alexandra Taylor
Environmental Engineering (Chemical)
Andrew Bell
Andrew Davi d Henderson
Derek Roger Lycke
Kevin Gregory Mumford
Caroline Nicole. Page
Jeremy Robert Steffler
Geological Engineering
Caroli ne Eli zabeth Amyot
evin ward enlon
Ryan Robert Lyle
Jasen Robillard
Jame Vlasblom
Mechanical Engineering
avid Braun
Andrea Lynn Brown
Trevor Dale Brum
Robert Andrew Dckker
Minsuk Ji
Karim Mohamed Jamal Kanji
Michael Theodore Kiers
Joel Claude Joseph Lambert
Hin Kwan Janel Liu
Julian Thomas O'Flynn
Craig Albert Pilkington
Landy Aa.ron Toth
Systems Design Engineering
Chri lopher Jamc Abraham
Calvin Chun-Kil Chow
Maneesh Kumar Gupta
Ehab Tahir
Erick Willi am Vandeweghe
Sandford Fleming Foundation Teaching
Assistantship Award
Luigi D'Agnitlo
Jason Foster
Andrea Linton
Ian Stokes-Rees
Tim White
Governor General Gold Medal
Hoan Huu Pham
The Paul Niessen-Cominco Medal
Laura Mammoliti
Outstanding Achievement in Graduate
Studies Designation
D(!HIl Everett Palm 'r
University of Waterloo Alumni Gold
Parker 8. Mil ' hcll
University of Wilt 'rloo Alumni
Master's Gold Medal
Dean Everctt Palmer
The ron Warrior Wants
There will be one 11nal issue of o.e Iron Warrior this term,
so get your submissions in soon!
Submissions (of any type) are always welcome!
Fina] Issue: published Friday, December 3, 1999
Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, November 25
The next issue of the IW will, among other things, be looking
at where UW and engineering have come from over the past
forty years and how things are looking for the future.
The Iron Warrior Friday. November 19, 1999

Nick G.
78 Astrology
Aquarius (January 21-February 18):
I want to tell you a s"to{y a little boy who
tried to trick his f 'ends . n givi1lg him more than he
deserved. , l)l that much to the
story. He's gone r:WI: fh r ab6ut it. Let that be a
lesson: don't t and trr6k anybody. You end up only
fooling yourself.
Pisces (19 February-March 20):
That little voice keeps talking to you. Listen to it for
once. It might heI P/i6lP. You may seem
reluctant, but the a . e'g!}ltn 111 only benefit your
situation and hel . ... re you want to be.
Now, if it tells don't listen
to it. Common please You'll only end
up hurting someone below.
Aries (March 21-April 20):
Put it all out on ;.1:te-l6l<le. What's there to lose? You
can only go s f 'n s safe all the time.
Stretch out and take m ris s. You'll not only feel
energized, but also re ull of life than you have
ever been before. Ma re to use some judgement
- at the end of the day, stupid risks still end up being
Gemini (May 22-June 21):
As you look at your current life, lying in sham-
bles around YO\1(, feet, the insignifi-
cance of in your life. You
try to pull it a success. You find
yourself sit J g a l<)i at has magically
appeared be . Ot:r;-t5On ring the unponder-
able for a moment unt" e spider comes up and
bites you on the leg which wakes you up and you
realize it was all a dream. Or was it?
you on your way
up and take a moment to thank them. You'd be sur-
prised how willing they'll be to continue helping you
Leo (July 23-August 23):
As you continue the forest of life,
you continue focu small little creatures
that scurry I !;' tjlhe to take a step back
and look You keep missing
the bigger Yo ha.: ....J eep understanding of
the finer details, but you aven't a clue where It all
leads. Now's the time to find out.
Virgo (August 24-September 22):
Your life is buzzing with activity. With all the com-
motion, you w who's doing what
around you. give off the impres-
sion that yo a y what's going on. Don't
lose that ai e and experience. It can
sometimes prove more powerful than the actual
knowledge you pretend to possess.
Libra (September 23-0ctober 23):
As I it and ur life. I notice one thing
that is con . teAf1v-..:misl iAg. J,t keeps holding you
back from . ind thi mi sing link
and reach the only one able to
hold yourself back. So stop it!
Scorpio (October 24-November 22):
People keep turning to you for inspiration and
advice. You .feeL-comered and are trying to find
something a -I d attention away from you.
Don't cow , lJ1e SI'Ollight you have earned
and de er i and the attention that
you're rec . 10 g'" .; If you don't embrace it,
people wil} find a more accomodating recipient for
their admiration and you'll miss it when it's gone.
Sagittarius (November 23-December 21):
Drained, so drained. Is there anything left inside that
can be salvaged an e r some good? Keep
looking; deeper and"..dee . side. There's a small
glimmer of he ealize that you've shed
the exteri at ened you for such a long
time. Now the real' you can come out. Just be your-
self and those who really care for you will accept
you for who and what you really are.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20):
Selfart der. Westert mit hoset
inort stirp sfd"fO!)l6'StiQ r feltor hiser master
amer betup in *ew.)iji d apo masing boster
basling. 6'tt ':.zubark losa misa bister.
Yusting unUi.;ta kid kerup juf yug.
Glup mit L_quener Vlst las homing vedas ela
Frosh Week or Frosh Days?
Helping to prevent a sacking of Frosh Week
Charles Bergeron
28 Systems
t a recent meeting of the Federation of Students
COllncil, I proposed that the FEDS formally
endorse the position that Frosh Week should
remain as it is.
1Wo weeks prior, some University of Waterloo adminis-
trators proposed that the start of classes in September be
moved up by a few days. The rationale for the change was
to allow for a longer break for the holidays. This could be
a potentially good thing in the sense that I would have
more time to do my last minute Christmas hopping. To .
do so; however, would also jeopardize the integrity of the
week-long Fro h Week that has been an institution at the
Univer ity of Waterloo for decade ..
To move up the start of lectures would mean either a Frosh
week beginning before Labour Day when many Frosh
Leaders are up their work terms, or else the
replacement of Frosh Week with a couple of 'Frosh Days' .
Both of these options were clearly not acceptable to engi-
neering undergrads as demonstrated at this term's third
meeting of the Engineering Society.
Students across this campus are often deemed to be apa-
thetic. But Frosh Week is the one time in the year when
students can be found all over campus cheering, chanting
and having fun. It is a prime example of how the
University of Waterloo community stands strong and
proud. Frosh and leaders get to know each other and form
long- lasting friendship. Without the Frosh .Week we
know, students would miss out on the entire social aspect
of going to university. Thus, it is unacceptable to see the
current format of Fro h Week destroyed.
This issue is not one that has gone on very long. Although
the administration's propo al has been called off for the
time being, no permanent commitment has been made. So
this issue may very well resurface soon. As a matter of
fact, it is typical for bureaucracie to float an idea around
in the months leading up to a final announcement to gauge
the level of opposition. Therefore, we must take a firm
The Sandford Fleming Foundation
CPH 4306
Luigi D' AgnllIo
Chemical Engineering
CIvil Engineering
stand now. Frosh Week has undergone enough changes
As a member of the FEDS Council, I am dedicated to
ensuring that Frosh Week not be tampered with, and am
prepared to work with you to ensure that we greet our
Frosh in the manner we do so well.
Waterloo Campus Activities
Ian Stokes-Reea
JaaonFo .....
Andrea Unton
Electrical and Computer Engineering
SyRIm8 Design engineering

Y_1 EngIneerIng
0/ tIu I 999SanJ/o,J J,Lming
J.o""Jati04 J.ac/u,., Awuri
Funding for this award oomee from englll88ltng IIudent contributions and depends on them for continuation .
The lIon Warrior Friday. November 19 1999
Melissa Bond
ey everyone! I hope you are having a great term.
It sure is flying by. For most of you,. the
November project/assignment crunch is now
occurring, so try not to get too stressed. (A great stress
reliever: the Brunny trip!).
I will quickly fill you in on what I have been up to lately.
Sanford Fleming Foundation
soc re
award for out tanding laboratory technician. The
Sanford Fleming Foundation offers a lot to engineering
students, so be ure to check out awards and other forms
of financial assi tance they provide.
Engineering Awards Dinner
The Engineering Award Dinner al 0 took place on
ovember I I. It was very impre sive to ee the many
frosh that received entrance scholarship. There were
also many students that received upper year cholarships,
so don't worry fro h: even though you failed the Calculus
and Physics n;idterms, your marks WILL increase as you
move through school. Congratulations to all the award
PEO Experience form filled out on your next work term.
The Big Chill: Friday, January 14,2000
A brand new event is going to happen for the first time on
Friday, January 14, 2000. It is called 'The Big Chill' and
it will tak place in the Student Life Centre. The SLC will
be hut down for the night, for a huge party. It wiJl con-
i t of different kind of music and entertainment for all
taste . The bottom floor will mo. t likely be a dance club
(remember Monte Carlo Night?) and will (hopefully) be
licensed. The Bomber and Ground Zero will be open as
well, and there will be a jazz band, hip-hop, eightie Iretro,
the works. It i an event open to ALL faculties. I know
most of u wi 11 be on work term, but if you are in the area,
check it Ollt! It should be a great time.
I attended the Annual General Meeting of the Sanford
Fleming Foundation on November 11. There is some
good news from the meeting. Over the next year, the
Foundation will look into possibly sponsoring more
scholarships and awards. This is great news for us stu-
dents, since our tuition now sits at over $3000 per term.
The Foundation is also looking at increasing the number
of teaching assistant awards, as well as introducing an
PEO Experience
The Engineering Society is currently looking at methods
to keep track of all PEO information for engineering stu-
dents. We would like to try to digitize all the information,
and keep it stored in a large database. Therefore you will
not have to worry about keeping your PEO Experience
form in a safe place for four years, we can keep it for you
in the Engineering Society office. Remember to get the
Well, that' all from me for today. Have a great day, and
be sure to stop by the Waterloo Christmas Parade
(November 20th) and hop on the Engineering float!
Jenny Mitchell
VP External
Hi Everyone'
First of all, CCES delegates have been chosen! Dave
Clegg, Arthur Law, and Andrea Martins and I will be rep-
resenting Waterloo at this year's conference in Winnipeg.
Secondly .... FROSH!!! Don't forget to apply to FYIC!
(First Year Integration Conference). I'm taking applica-
tions until November 24th (notice the deadline change)
for 4-stream frosh only! 8-stream frosh can still apply, but
the A-Soc VP-X (Micah Potechin) will be choosing these
teams)! Pick up an application in the Orifice. The cost is
$75 for each team member attening - which includes your
hotel and food for the weekend. This event is always a fun
time, and a great way to meet fellow engineers from
across the campus.
Well, that's all from me .... any questions??? You can reach
me at ja2mitch@engmail. Have a great weekend every-
I'm busy right now, packing and getting things together for
ESSCoFIQ! It promises to be a great weekend and I'll let
you all know how it goes. Anyways, time is short so I'll
keep this short too .... just a few reminders for everyone!
November 24 also!! The Olympics are held at the end of
January (so make sure you'll be able to get to Toronto on
our workterm fore signing op! rgn Op<lS team or .
as an individual (1 will do my best to match individuals to
Alex Matan
2B Elec
Aron Levitz
3B Meeh
s the weeks fly by at speeds which would make
most plane pilots jealous, we see that
inevitable brick wall laying directly in front of
us. A brick wall we like to call finals. But what is life
if not a series of enjoyable obstcales such as finals to
make our daily lives interesting. Well as your VP-I's it
is our job to make sure that you have a comfortable
approach to these obstacles, and thaL your seats and
trays are in the unpright position.
So the question is what do we have planned in the next
little while, and will it be more palletable than your
normal airplane served Chicken Kiev?
The answer is yes!
Semi-Formal: Nov. 20th
Well by the time you read this Semi will be tomorrow.
So get your tix if there are any left, $12 in advance and
$15 at the door.
Enginuity: Nov. 24th
Come out at lunch and dazzle us with your IUdden tal-
ents at making hockey pucks into yo-yos and
paper boats
Tal-Eng: Nov. 26th
Show off your ability to play the Banjo while standing
on your head while balancing plates on your feet and
whistling the backstreet boys, or maybe an even more
mundane talent. Contact Tania BortIon if you want to
put an act in at: trnbortol@engmail.uwaterloo.ca
MudBowl: Nov. 27th
So singing ain't your thing, show us your braun in this
Engineering fall classic. Full contact football at its rel -
ative best.
EOT: Dec. 3rd
The last pub of the term at POETS, come out and see
the end of term video.
If you are interested in seeing some more events or
anything else at alllhat we haven't thought of yet just
drop us an e-mail, me (being Aron): alevitz@engmail
or Alex: amatan@engmail, or come out and ee us
every Monday night at the Mongolian Grill Martini
Bar at A.A. Night from 8:30-IOpm.
While J have an open forum and your complete atten-
.tion I would like to throw a few thank-you and well
dones out there. First of all to all the directors who have
been doing an exceptional job this term and making
mine and Alex's life quite enjoyable. I would also like
to express appreciation to Caroline Page and Alison
Kudelka for setting up an
exceptional Rember8Jlce
Day ceremony. I would
further like to thank-Chris
Deck and 1 A Comp for
their contrbutions to the
So without further ado -
and rambling - I will land
this article. (Sorry the
whole plane analogy has
been taken a bit too far.)
There are exits to the front
and back of the plane:
please leave all your
belongings as is and file
out quickly ... Oh yes, b-bye
and have a nice day.
Ryan Stammers
It won't be farewell Access for a while ..
fter the disappointing collapse of the development of
CECS.Online, the next generation co-op computer sys-
tem, it looks like old Access will he relied upon through
the year 2000. After the strain on Access this term, expect
enhancements to be in place early next year that make the sys-
tem usuable by more lhan 90 students. For more information
stop by CSAG meetings Wednesdays 4:30 NH Employer
Freeze my pumpkins ...
If you missed the Luition freeze event on November 9th, please
drop by the Orifice and fill out a Tuition Freeze postcard to be
delivered to the Board of
Going the distance ...
In [mprint (Nov. 12), )
wrote a letler to the editor
tJlat renects the sentiments
that a lot of you have been
expressing about the
unfair differential fees that
Engineering students pay
for Distance Education. If
you feel strongly about
the issue I urge you to let
people know about it by
communicating with
myself, Board of
Governors members such
as Christine Cheng, our
Senator, Sanjay Kulkarni,
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