2 The Grad Cambrian College Alumni Magazine As a member of the Cambrian College Alumni Association, you are entitled to the many programs, benefits and services that we continue to negotiate on your behalf. By taking advantage of these discounts and special programs, you are not only saving time and money, but also supporting your Association. The Cambrian College Alumni Association is one of your continuing links to your Alma Mater. We strongly encourage you to become an active member. TD Auto and Home Insurance (formerly Liberty Mutual) As an alumni of Cambrian College, you are eligible to receive preferred group rates for both your home and auto insurance through TD Insurance Home and Auto, our insurance partner. For your no-obligation quote call our Direct Response Centre at or visit the Web site at group/cambrian Proudly showcase your achievements by using the framing service offered by your Alumni Association. Your diploma, certificate or graduation photos can be framed and ready to hang in a matter of seconds with the Tempo Framing System. You receive a customized mat and a high quality product with a limited lifetime warranty at half the price of custom framing. Contact the Alumni Association to order your frame today. Aurora Microsystems is offering all Cambrian Alumni discounted pricing on all of our products. Our new online catalogue has more than 50,000 items, REAL time pricing and secure shopping. Aurora is one of the largest Technology Providers in the North and the only provider in the North to offer real time, online, secure shopping. See what a difference REAL makes. Visit us online at or call our team today at to register for your Alumni discount. MBNA Canada offers Cambrian Alumni members a no annual fee credit card that bears our Alumni Logo. Contact your Alumni Development Office at (705) , extension 7414 or visit the Web site at for more information. The Cambrian College Alumni Association is pleased to provide you with special rates at Budget Car & Truck Rental. These rates are only applicable for the areas of Sudbury, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. For more information on Budget Car & Truck Rental, please contact Rose Nixon in the Cambrian College Travel Lab 2000 at (705) , extension 7266, or visit the Cambrian Alumni Web site at The Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan was created to encourage and promote access to postsecondary education. Plan for the future of your family s education today and take advantage of the 20% Canada Education Savings Grant that is being offered by the federal government. Contact Craig Morrison at (705) for more information. Taking a trip and need a room? Choice Hotels has provided our members access to The S.O.S. Program. Call the Alumni Office to order your S.O.S. card and receive a 20% discount off regular room rates internationally. Just one more bonus benefit for our members! The Canadian Signature Wine Company is proud to announce its newest affinity partner, the Cambrian Alumni Association. Commemorative Cambrian VQA wines are now available in support of your Alumni Association. Quality and excellence in our selection and our service. Telizon Inc. has been providing high-quality telecommunication services to residential and commercial clients since Telizon and the Cambrian Alumni Association have partnered to develop the Cambrian Alumni Association Telecommunications Plan. This plan offers competitively priced long distance, toll free, calling card and Internet service to Cambrian alumni and their friends. Subscribe to the plan and 10% of your telecommunications spending will be remitted to the Cambrian Foundation to assist in supporting the Foundation s many initiatives, such as bursaries and scholarships. Through special arrangements with Industrial-Alliance Pacific Life Insurance Company ( IAP ), your Alumni Association is now able to offer you the opportunity to purchase Term Life Insurance at extraordinarily low rates. You also have the opportunity to choose from options such as: Dependant Term Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance. Don t let another day go by without ensuring that your family s future is protected! For more information regarding this special offer, please contact IAP toll-free at or visit the Web site at
3 The Grad Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2005 A message from the Manager of Alumni Development Cambrian College has a proud past, a dynamic present and an exciting future. As the College s new Manager of Alumni Development, I am pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of the Cambrian College Alumni Association and to encourage you to maintain an active connection with your alma mater. We have made some exciting changes and there are many more ahead for the Cambrian Alumni Association. One of the recent changes has been our move to the College s main campus on Barrydowne Road. From our new location, we will be able to forge a closer link to current students and to the Cambrian community. Cambrian College s alumni magazine, The Grad, is dedicated to keeping you in touch with Cambrian College and with your classmates. In this issue, you ll find many interesting articles about Cambrian s graduates and about upcoming events and activities. Take a look at our Where are they now? section, which will help you keep track of your school chums and the things they have gone on to do. For a look at what s happening in Alumni Development, I encourage you to visit our Web site at The site contains a variety of information, news and features, including information on our Affinity Partners, Alumni Association events and benefits, and a classmate locator. While you are there, be sure to update your information! I d love to hear from you. Your opinions are vital to a successful magazine and a successful Alumni Association. Remember to keep in touch on a regular basis. I hope to see you out to one of our events! Great Success! Celina Cacciotti Manager, Alumni Development Le Cambrian College a un passé dont il est fier, un présent dynamique et un avenir prometteur. À titre de sa nouvelle directrice du Développement des anciens, c est avec plaisir que je fais partie de l Association des anciennes et anciens du collège et que je vous incite à conserver un lien actif avec votre alma mater. Nous avons fait des changements stimulants à l Association des anciennes et anciens, et bien d autres auront lieu. Récemment, nous avons notamment déménagé nos bureaux au campus principal du collège, chemin Barrydowne. De là, nous pourrons tisser des liens plus étroits avec nos étudiantes et étudiants actuels et avec la communauté de Cambrian. Le magazine des anciennes et anciens du Cambrian College, The Grad, vous permet de rester en contact avec le collège et avec vos compagnons de classe. Dans ce numéro, vous trouverez d intéressants articles sur les diplômées et diplômés du Cambrian et sur les activités et événements à venir. Jetez un coup d il à la rubrique «Where are they now?», qui vous aidera à retrouver des amis d école et à savoir ce que ces gens ont fait depuis ce temps. Je vous invite à consulter le site pour savoir ce qui se passe du côté du Développement des anciens. Ce site comprend divers renseignements, des nouvelles et articles, y compris des renseignements sur nos partenaires d affinité, les activités de l Association des anciennes et anciens et les avantages d en être membre, ainsi qu un localisateur de compagnon de classe. Tandis que vous y êtes, mettez à jour les renseignements à votre sujet. À vous la parole. Vos opinions sont essentielles pour que le magazine et l Association des anciennes et anciens connaissent du succès. N oubliez pas de rester en contact de façon régulière. J espère vous voir à l une de nos activités! Bon succès! Celina Cacciotti Directrice du développement des anciens Un message de la Directrice du Développement des anciens The Grad Official Publication of the Cambrian College Alumni Association Volume 2, Issue 1 Spring~Summer 2005 Publisher Cambrian College Alumni Association Managing Editor Celina Cacciotti Manager, Alumni Development Editorial Advisor Linda S. Wilson Director Marketing and Institutional Relations Editorial Assistance Gloria Staskus Marketing Coordinator Marketing and Institutional Relations Design/Layout Linda Frappier Graphic Designer Marketing and Institutional Relations Writers/Contributors Sylvia Barnard Linda S. Wilson Celina Cacciotti Chris Culliford Shawn Poland Pamela Crich Cover photo Five brothers in the Palkovits family are members of our Cambrian College alumni family. Pictured from left to right are Frank (Vice President of Project Development, Golder Paste Technology, Sudbury, Ontario), Mike (Training Instructor, Inco Limited - South Mine, Sudbury, Ontario), Robert (Chief Mine Geologist, Inco Limited - North Mine, Sudbury, Ontario), and Mark (Senior Geological Technologist, Inco Limited - Stobie Mine, Sudbury, Ontario) Not available at the time the photo was taken Brian (Control Technician, Ontario Power Generation, Pickering, Ontario) 1
4 The Grad Cambrian College Alumni Magazine A message from Cambrian President Sylvia Barnard This year, Cambrian will celebrate its 38 th anniversary. While young in years for an institution of higher learning, Cambrian is seasoned, recognized and appreciated for its focus on excellence, for the commitment and expertise of its staff and faculty, for the influence it has and the role it plays in the local, national and international communities, and for the calibre of its graduates. And, speaking of you, you might want to read this issue s main story, Cambrian Graduates the backbone of Canadian society. The Cambrian community, as you know, is a diverse community, its population reflecting the Canadian mosaic and its history reflecting the bilingual nature of this country. For 20 years (1975 to 1995), Cambrian was a designated bilingual postsecondary institution, and for 20 years, graduates from Cambrian s bilingual and French language programs entered the job market, making their mark and adding to Cambrian s reputation. The Cambrian alumni family exemplifies Cambrian s history of programs, culture and bilingual status. In this issue, you will be asked for information regarding your language of choice (English or French). While Cambrian is now a unilingual English college, we want to ensure that the alumni magazine truly meets your needs. Over its 38 years, Cambrian s evolution has been constant and progressive. Academic excellence, innovative thinking, and progressive approaches and directions continue to be the foundation upon which we base our day-to-day operation and upon which we base our future plans and directions. In the fall of 2003, Cambrian introduced a formal Strategic Plan a clear direction upon which it will set priorities, invest energy, and commit dollars until The Plan, which was developed under the leadership of a steering committee consisting of employees, students, alumni, and external partners, is designed to ensure that Cambrian continues to be a catalyst for innovative growth, opportunity, and success. The College s Strategic Plan is available on the Cambrian Web site (www.cambrianc.on.ca) under about cambrian/about Cambrian. On this same site you can also view our Mission and Statement of Values. In the first issue of The Grad, I said I was most anxious to meet you. Since then, I am pleased to say, I have had the opportunity to at least meet some of you through the Early Years Reunion that took place during the long weekend in September I attended the opening dinner/dance, and I was very impressed with the organization and the ambience that pervaded the function. It was delightful to share this walk down memory lane with those of you who were among the first to attend Cambrian. The committee of alumni who organized the reunion is to be commended. The Alumni office, which has been relocated back to the College s Barrydowne campus, is now headed by Celina Cacciotti, a 2002 Computer Systems Technology graduate. I am pleased to welcome Celina to this position, and invite you to contact her if you are interested in becoming an active member of the Alumni Association or want further information about the services available to you. I also encourage you stay in touch through the Alumni Web site at And don t forget the College itself. You can keep up to date by checking out the Cambrian Web site, by volunteering to be profiled on the Web site in Meet a Grad (see the ad in this issue of The Grad for contact information), by sitting on a program advisory committee, and by being a Cambrian ambassador. Until our next opportunity to communicate, good luck and much success in all you do. Sylvia Barnard President, Cambrian College 2
5 The Grad Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2005 Un message de Sylvia Barnard, présidente du Cambrian College Cette année, le Cambrian College célébrera son 38 e anniversaire. Bien que le collège soit un établissement d enseignement supérieur jeune, il est chevronné, reconnu et apprécié en raison de son objectif d excellence, de l engagement et de l expertise de son personnel et de son corps professoral, de son influence et du rôle qu il joue dans les communautés au niveau local, national et international, ainsi qu en raison du calibre de ses diplômées et diplômés. D ailleurs, puisqu il est question de vous, nous vous suggérons de lire l article principal du numéro, soit Cambrian Graduates the backbone of Canadian society (Les diplômés de Cambrian le pivot de la société canadienne). La communauté de Cambrian, comme vous le savez, est une communauté diversifiée. Sa population reflète la mosaïque canadienne et son histoire, le caractère bilingue de ce pays. Pendant 20 ans (de 1975 à 1995), le Cambrian College était un établissement postsecondaire bilingue, et pendant 20 ans, les diplômées et diplômés des programmes de langue française et bilingues du Cambrian ont accédé au marché du travail, laissant leur marque et contribuant à la réputation du Cambrian College. Les anciennes et anciens de Cambrian illustrent l histoire des programmes, de la culture et le statut bilingue de Cambrian. Dans ce numéro, nous vous demanderons des renseignements concernant votre choix de langue (l anglais ou le français). Bien que Cambrian soit maintenant un collège unilingue anglophone, nous voulons nous assurer que le Magazine des anciennes et anciens répond vraiment à vos besoins. Au cours des 38 dernières années, l évolution de Cambrian a été constante et progressive. L excellence scolaire, les idées innovatrices de même que les approches et les orientations progressistes continuent d être la base sur laquelle reposent notre fonctionnement quotidien ainsi que nos orientations et plans futurs. À l automne 2003, le Cambrian College a présenté un plan stratégique officiel, soit une orientation claire en fonction de laquelle il établira des priorités, investira des efforts et accordera des fonds jusqu en Ce plan, élaboré sous la direction d un comité directeur composé d employés, d étudiants, d anciens et de partenaires externes, est conçu pour s assurer que le Cambrian College continue d être un «catalyseur de croissance, de possibilités et de réussite innovatrices». Le Plan stratégique de 2003 à 2008 du Collège est disponible sur le site Web du Cambrian, au sous l onglet About Cambrian. Sur le même site, vous pouvez aussi consulter nos énoncés de mission et de valeurs. Dans le premier numéro du magazine The Grad, j ai dit que j avais très hâte de vous rencontrer. Depuis, je suis heureuse de dire que j ai eu l occasion de rencontrer certains d entre vous dans le cadre de la rencontre Early Years Reunion qui a eu lieu durant la longue fin de semaine de septembre J ai assisté au souper et à la danse d ouverture, et l organisation et l ambiance m ont beaucoup impressionnée. C était un plaisir de partager des souvenirs avec ceux d entre vous qui comptaient parmi les premiers à fréquenter le Cambrian College. Nous devons féliciter le Comité des anciens qui a organisé la rencontre. Le Bureau des anciens, qui a déménagé au campus Barrydowne du Cambrian College, est maintenant géré par Celina Cacciotti, une diplômée de 2002 en technologie des systèmes informatiques. C est avec plaisir que je souhaite la bienvenue à Mme Cacciotti à ce poste et que je vous invite à communiquer avec elle si vous voulez devenir un membre actif de l Association des anciennes et anciens ou si vous voulez des renseignements sur les services offerts. Je vous encourage aussi à demeurer en contact par l entremise du site Web du Bureau des anciens, au Enfin, n oublions pas le collège en tant que tel. Vous pouvez demeurer à jour en consultant le site Web du Cambrian College, en acceptant d être mis en vedette sur le site Web, sous la rubrique Meet a Grad (pour obtenir les coordonnées, consultez l annonce dans ce numéro du magazine The Grad), en siégeant au comité consultatif d un programme et en étant un ambassadeur du Cambrian College. En attendant la prochaine occasion de communiquer, je vous souhaite bonne chance et beaucoup de succès dans tous vos projets. Sylvia Barnard Présidente du Cambrian College 3
6 The Grad Cambrian College Alumni Magazine Cambrian Graduates... Les diplômés de Cambrian... As college graduates...as Cambrian graduates...you influence the future, you create and enable successful communities, and you provide the structure...the backbone for sound, competitive businesses and industries. The Cambrian alumni family is an illustrious one, featuring more than 24,000 men and women who carry the Cambrian graduate designation...24,000 men and women who work in Canada and throughout the world helping communities grow, responding to communities emergencies, keeping communities healthy, safe, and informed, and adding to communities economic, social, and cultural base. This past fall, as part of Ontario College Week, Cambrian profiled a few of these men and women: the Palkovitses a family of graduates from our mining and geology programs; a paramedic team; healthcare providers; a group of advertising, business, and communications professionals; and individuals making a difference in their chosen fields. technologists who support the industrial, construction, manufacturing and minerals areas; as the professionals in the business, health, IT, human services, and police and corrections fields; and as creators of images through expert communication, design, and artistic talent. College graduates are integral to the Canadian and world fabric. We commend you for your commitment to excellence, and we thank you for all that you do to make our communities better places to live and our society a more open, accepting, and generous one. You are the backbone of Canadian society and we salute you! Cambrian Graduates Keeping Sudbury Informed. Pictured are some of the more than 20 Cambrian graduates who are employed by Laurentian Publishing, the parent company of Northern Life and Northern Ontario Business. Front left to right are: Monica Coddington-Lebiedz (Advertising - Class of 1999) Heather Green (Advertising - Class of 2002) Sari Huhtala (Journalism - Class of 1996) Kelli Sheppard (Journalism - Class of 1996) Brianne Cartmill (Advertising - Class of 2000) Kim Rochon (Business Administration, Accounting - Class of 1976) Armand Dicaire (Information Systems - Class of 2000) Abbas Homayed (Electronics Engineering - Class of 1988) Kelly Louiseize (Journalism - Class of 2003) Back left to right are: Jonathan Carlson (Graphic Design - Class of 2002) Scott Hunter-Haddow (Journalism - Class of 2000) Donna Ryan (Advertising - Class of 1993) Susan Parks (Business Administration - Class of 2000) Debbie Harris (Business & Commerce Class of 1982) Craig Gilbert (Journalism - Class of 2001) Dave Fontaine (Business Administration - Class of 1987) In 38 short years, you, as College graduates, have carved a niche and proven your value. You have made your mark as entrepreneurs; as the skilled trades people, technicians and Cathy Bailey Grad Year 1988 Program Business Administration (Accounting) Employer Northeastern Ontario Medical Education Corporation Jonathan Rogoza Grad Year 2002 Program Millwright Employer Ontario Power Generation Susan Buchanan Grad Year 1997 Program Native Child and Family Worker Employer Native People of Sudbury Development Corporation Joe Cormier Grad Year 1999 Program Electronics Engineering Technician, Instrumentation Engineering Technology Employer Intel FAB 24, Ireland 4
7 The Grad Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2005 the backbone of Canadian Society le pivot de la société canadienne E n tant que diplômés collégiaux... en tant qu anciennes et anciens de Cambrian... vous influez sur l avenir, vous créez des communautés et permettez leur réussite, et vous fournissez la structure... le pivot d entreprises et d industries solides et compétitives. Les anciennes et anciens de Cambrian sont illustres; ils sont plus de hommes et femmes à porter le titre de diplùmés de Cambrian hommes et femmes qui travaillent au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde à la croissance des communautés, à répondre aux urgences de celles-ci, à les garder en santé, en sécurité et informées, et à contribuer à leur base économique, sociale et culturelle. Cambrian Graduates Responding to Sudbury s Emergencies. Pictured are four of the many Paramedic graduates who are employed by Greater Sudbury Emergency Medical Services: Stacey Laderoute (Class of 2001) Jennifer Amyotte (Class of 1990) Kevin Branch (Class of 1984) Dennis Melanson (Class of 1995 and Advanced Care Paramedic - Class of 2003) L automne dernier, à l occasion de la Semaine des collèges de l Ontario, Cambrian a dressé le portrait de certains de ces hommes et de certaines de ces femmes : les Palkovits une famille de diplômés de nos programmes en matière d exploitation minière et de géologie; une équipe de paramédics; des fournisseurs de soins de santé; un groupe de professionnels de la publicité, des affaires et des communications; et des Cambrian Graduates Keeping Sudbury Healthy. Pictured are some of the more than 30 Cambrian graduates who are employed by Total Nursing Care Incorporated, which is owned and operated by Cambrian Alumna Kathy Wells-McNeil. From left are: Paul McNeil (Nursing - Class of 1995) David MacKinnon (Information Systems - Class of 2000) Cathy Holzapfel (Nursing - Class of 1994) Kathy Wells-McNeil (Nursing - Class of 1995) Bonnie MacKinnon (General Arts & Science - Class of 2000) Sandra Wells (Travel Counsellor - Class of 2000) Lyn Mullen (Nursing - Class of 1977) 5 personnes qui font une différence dans le domaine qu elles ont choisi. En seulement 38 années, en tant que diplômés collégiaux, vous vous êtes taillé un créneau et avez démontré votre valeur. Vous avez laissé votre marque comme entrepreneurs, gens de métiers, techniciens et technologues qualifiés qui soutiennent les domaines industriel, minier, de la construction et de la fabrication; comme professionnels des domaines du monde des affaires, de la santé, des TI, des services à la personne, des services policiers et correctionnels; et comme créateurs d images grâce à votre expertise en communication, en conception et à votre talent artistique. Les diplômés collégiaux font partie intégrante du tissu canadien et mondial. Nous vous félicitons pour votre engagement envers l excellence et nous vous remercions pour tout ce que vous accomplissez pour faire de nos communautés de meilleurs endroits où vivre, et rendre notre société plus ouverte, plus englobante et plus généreuse. Vous êtes le pivot de la société canadienne et nous vous saluons!
8 The Grad Cambrian College Alumni Magazine Early Years Reunion 1967 to 1971 L abour Day Weekend 2004 was a time for many Cambrian alumni to go back to school. Only, in their case, it was to attend the Early Years Reunion that was held on September 3, 4 and 5. The event was organized to honour early graduates the alumni who had studied at the first campus on Notre Dame Avenue from 1967 to Much to the delight of the organizing committee, a significant percentage of the College s first 500 students came home. They were joined by a large number of the early years faculty some still working at the College. The weekend got off to a busy start on Friday evening with a traditional reception. What many didn t expect, but appeared to enjoy as the memories came flooding back, were the many photographs of the early years that had been collected and put on display. postsecondary institution with seven programs and 184 students in about the years at the Notre Dame campus...about classmates, faculty and staff who provided memories to last a lifetime. Cambrian Foundation. The Foundation building is the building that early graduates remembered as the Inco Hall, which was the site of many teen dances in the late 60s. Hosts for evening were Risto Laamanen (Civil Engineering Technology, 1970) and Brian Dagg (Mining Engineering Technology, 1970). Today, nearly 40 years later, Cambrian offers about 100 postsecondary programs to 4,300 full-time students and boasts an alumni population of over 24,000. Early graduates, particularly those living away from Sudbury, were pleased at how Cambrian and the City have grown and changed over the years. They reminisced about a fledgling Saturday was an early start for those who had elected to tee off at the Sixth Avenue golf course in Lively. It was one of many events in a busy day that also provided tours of the City and a visit to Dynamic Earth. A late afternoon cruise on Lake Ramsey on the Cortina was a perfect entrée to the main event a dinner and dance at the 6 Early graduates had lots of memories to share, particularly when it came to talking about the old Collège Sacre-Coeur building on Notre Dame Avenue, Cambrian s first campus. Classes were held there until 1977 when stage III of the Barrydowne campus was completed and the Polytechnical Division moved across town.
9 The Grad Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2005 Meet a Grad Join the growing number of Cambrian alumni being featured on the College s Web site Through Meet a Grad, Cambrian proudly introduces Cambrian alumni from Canada and around the world who are sharing their expertise and helping to shape the communities in which they live. To participate in Cambrian s Meet a Grad feature or to obtain more information, please contact: Marketing and Institutional Relations Phone: (705) , extension or complete the For the Record profile on including the permission to profile sections. Joignez-vous aux anciennnes et anciens de Cambrian, toujours plus nombreux, qui sont en vedette sur le site Web du collège. Par l entremise de Meet a Grad, le Cambrian College présente fièrement ses anciennes et anciens du Canada et du monde entier qui partagent leurs connaissances spécialisées et contribuent à façonner la communauté où ils vivent. Afin de participer à Meet a Grad, ou pour obtenir plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec le : Service de marketing et des relations institutionnelles Téléphone : (705) , poste 7760 Courriel : On peut également remplir le profil For the Record sur le site ainsi que le formulaire d autorisation permettant de mettre le profil en vedette. Language Preference For 20 years of its 38 year history (1975 to 1995), Cambrian College was designated a bilingual postsecondary institution and for 20 years, also graduated students from bilingual and French language programs. We would appreciate knowing your language preferences for The Grad magazine. English only Fully bilingual (all articles in both English and French) Select articles in French as well as English (e.g., message from the President, profiles of graduates from bilingual and French language programs) Select articles in French only (e.g., information about/promotion of class reunions from French language programs) Please complete the above and return it to the Alumni Development Office, 1400 Barrydowne Road Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3A 3V8 Fax (705) Langue de préférence Pendant 20 de ses 38 ans d histoire (de 1975 à 1995), le Cambrian College a été un établissement postsecondaire bilingue, et pendant 20 ans, les personnes inscrites aux programmes de langue française et bilingues y ont obtenu leur diplôme. Nous aimerions connaître votre langue de préférence pour ce qui est du magazine The Grad. anglais uniquement entièrement bilingue (tous les articles en anglais et en français) certains articles en français et en anglais (p. ex. le message de la présidence, les profils des diplômées et diplômés des programmes de langue française et bilingues) certains articles en français uniquement (p. ex. information sur les retrouvailles d un groupe des programmes de langue française et sur la publicité entourant ces retrouvailles) Veuillez remplir le ci-dessus et le faire parvenir au Bureau du développement des anciens au 1400, chemin Barrydowne Sudbury (Ontario) Canada P3A 3V8 Télécopieur (705) Courriel 7
10 The Grad Cambrian College Alumni Magazine Don t be a stranger visit Cambrian s new Student Centre Did you graduate more than two years ago? If so, maybe it s time you came back for a visit. Chances are you won t recognize some parts of the Cambrian College campus because we ve added to it...we ve expanded it to include a new 17,000-square-foot student centre. Initiated by students for students, the Cambrian Student Centre is entirely student driven, student funded, and student operated. It is a multi-dimensional facility incorporating a study commons, a food service area, and a games area with conference and entertainment space. It is an area designed to provide students with a venue for study and social interaction, staff with a dining and relaxation option, and the College and community with additional special occasion facilities. The Student Centre, which opened in September 2004, has quickly become the place on campus to meet with friends, to grab a snack, to play cards, to tackle a demanding video game, or to just sit back and relax. Student Centre available to alumni together at the Centre. It ll give you a chance to relax and to see some of the other things that are happening on campus. And, if you re planning a social event such as a reception, staff party, or a conference, the Cambrian What you may not realize is that, as a Cambrian graduate, you re also welcome to use the Student Centre. In fact, why not call a few alumni friends and plan an evening or an after-work get For more information about the Student Centre or to book it for a function, call Robert Audet, Student Centre Manager, at , extension Student Centre is the perfect location. One of the major advantages of the Centre s design is its versatility. It can be adapted quickly to host a variety of functions.
11 The Grad Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2005 The Cambrian Family is an illustrious one. Meet... Curtis Belcher As founder of the first Christian radio station in Sudbury, Curtis Belcher, Business Administration 93, said he couldn t have done it without Cambrian College. Soon after graduation, Belcher gained employment as an office manager in the insurance business. He was able to demonstrate his proficient computer knowledge and gain valuable management abilities. a 1993 Business Administration graduate. Combining his education and skills with his passion for entrepreneurship, Belcher started his first business e-filing personal income tax returns, one of the first of its kind at the time. He also developed personal financial planning software and continues to serve over 600 clients. My entrepreneurial efforts were a direct result of my educational experience at Cambrian College, Belcher said. But it doesn t stop there. Belcher, along with his wife Shelley, Business Administration 83, went on to follow another passion broadcasting. A license was granted in 1997 and Sudbury s Christian radio station CJTK was born. With eleven employees, fully-digitized studios, and a satellite station in North Bay, CJTK continues to grow. Belcher expects to have another satellite station located on Manitoulin Island by the summer. I am deeply grateful to and have great admiration for Cambrian College, Belcher continued. It provides a great learning environment and real-life, hands-on skills needed for the business world. My experience at Cambrian was absolutely instrumental in what I am doing today. For the Record We want to make sure that our information is up to date, and we also want to know if we can feature you in an upcoming issue of The Grad magazine and/or on Cambrian s Web site through Meet a Grad. With more that 24,000 Cambrian alumni throughout the world, it is difficult to keep our information up to date. We need your help to ensure that you continue to receive information about your Alma Mater and the College services available to you, and about others who have graduated and share the Cambrian graduate designation. Please complete the For the Record profile on Please also indicate if you are agreeable to being featured/ profiled in The Grad and/or Meet a Grad. Nous voulons nous assurer que nos renseignements sont à jour et savoir si nous pouvons mettre votre profil en vedette dans un numéro à venir du magazine The Grad ou sur le site Web de Cambrian, sous la rubrique Meet a Grad. Puisqu on trouve plus de anciennes et anciens de Cambrian partout dans le monde, il est difficile de garder nos renseignements à jour. Nous avons besoin de votre aide pour garantir que vous continuerez à recevoir des renseignements sur votre alma mater, les services du collège et les autres diplômées et diplômés de Cambrian. Veuillez remplir le profil For the Record au Veuillez aussi indiquer si vous acceptez que l on mette votre profil en vedette dans le magazine The Grad ou sous la rubrique Meet a Grad. 9
12 The Grad Cambrian College Alumni Magazine Friends of the Foundation Risto Laamanen Alumnus Answers the Call Cambrian College is most fortunate to have the loyalty and support of one of its earliest graduates Risto Laamanen. A past member of the Cambrian College Board of Governors, Risto went on to be founding Chair and longtime member of the Cambrian Foundation Board of Directors. Risto s success stems from a rare blend of modesty and matter of fact confidence traits that are hallmarks of Risto s volunteer and professional activities within both the College and the Sudbury communities. Three short years after graduating in 1970 from Cambrian s Civil Engineering Technology program, Risto founded Laamanen Construction. From humble beginnings that focused primarily on industrial and commercial construction, Risto has expanded his interests and holdings to become an integral player in Canadian mineral exploration. And while his Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. trades on the TSX and has interests in the State of Minnesota, the majority of its exploration activity is in the Sudbury region. Since answering the call to serve on the College s Board of Governors in 1976, Risto s phone has not stopped ringing and he hasn t stopped giving. Following a six-year term on the College s Board of Governors, he helped launch the Cambrian Foundation, becoming its founding Chair. Under his leadership, the Foundation acquired its 55,000-square-foot building on Frood Road, conducted two major capital campaigns, increased its scholarship and awards program to over 325 awards valued at over $300,000, and introduced $50,000 in merit-based entrance scholarships. Recently, Risto helped spearhead the College s Early Years Reunion, which brought former students, faculty and staff from the late 60s and early 70s back to campus this past September. But the College is not the only organization to benefit from Risto s generosity. Science North, the Rusty Blakey Heritage Foundation, and the 1988 World Juniors have all benefited from Risto s philanthropic and volunteer spirit. In light of this, when the magazine committee was looking at features for The Grad and the concept of Friends of the Foundation was raised, Risto Laamanen came immediately to mind. He is the quintessential friend of both the College and the Foundation and remains a model for volunteerism in our community Together, we thank Risto for his many years of continued support. 10
13 The TheGrad Grad Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2005 What s Available on Campus Library Services Computer Labs Career Services Your access to services and opportunities still exist at the Cambrian College Library. Cambrian alumni can borrow books, use the computers, or access the magazine/newspaper archive anytime. Cambrian College has two open computer labs for students and alumni to access. Reports, resumes, job searches and more are still at your fingertips. The computer labs are located in room 4130 and room Visit the Cambrian College Library Web site for endless online knowledge resources. Need a log-on name? Contact Computer Services at (705) , extension Cambrian College, through its Employment Services office, offers valuable assistance to alumni who are planning careers, changing career paths, or looking for employment. Services include help with résumé and cover letter writing, access to job postings and contact names, as well as career counselling. Employment Services is located in room 2409 at the College s Barrydowne campus. Call Judy Laplante at (705) , extension 7350, or for all of your career needs. 11 Cambrian College Athletics and Fitness Centres Both the Athletics Centre at the Barrydowne campus and the Fitness Centre on Lorne Street offer alumni a 15% discount off the regular membership fees. Weights, rubberized track, saunas, whirlpool, swimming pool and fitness classes are only some of the options that alumni are welcome to enjoy at discounted rates. Call the Cambrian Athletics Centre at (705) , extension 7378, or the Cambrian Fitness Centre at (705)
14 The Grad Cambrian College Alumni Magazine It s all in the family The Roseborough/Kelly family We often hear about traits that run in families...traits such as facial features, hair colour, or a musical talent. At Cambrian, we also have evidence of educational choices running in families. One example is the Roseborough/Kelly family. Mother Brenda Roseborough, son Stephen Kelly, and daughter Erin Kelly are all members of the Cambrian community...of the Cambrian family. All in the family Brenda heads Cambrian s Quality Teaching Resource Centre. A 1975 graduate of Cambrian s Nursing program, Brenda worked in the health care field prior to joining the faculty ranks as a Nursing professor at Cambrian in During her years at Cambrian, Brenda also served on the Cambrian College Board of Governors and was the Coordinator of the Collaborative Degree Nursing (B.Sc.N.) program that is offered at Cambrian in collaboration with Laurentian University. Brenda also continued her education, completing a post R.N. degree and, in 2000, a Master of Education degree. Erin, who completed the Travel and Tourism program in 2002, is the lead passenger service agent for Bearskin Airlines. I liked my program, she comments. And, in looking back, I have an even greater appreciation. It was very up-todate and it gave me real skills that I use every day in this position. Stephen, a 2004 Computer System Technology graduate, is working as a computer technologist at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Stephen is equally pleased with the quality of education that he received at Cambrian and the way it prepared him for the real world. I guess, at least in my case, the most important thing was the hands-on skills that I learned, he explains. With the systems that I work with every day, those skills have been among the most important things that the program gave me. Was Brenda responsible for steering her children to Cambrian? Not at all, she replies. Both of them were what one might refer to as prime university material. However, both of them wanted to be certain that their postsecondary education really did prepare them for the job market. The fact that both my kids selected Cambrian is, I think, a statement about the value of what we do here, she explains. They wanted a hands-on, practical approach to education and felt Cambrian was their best option. When asked if being an insider has possibly been an influence on her children, Brenda quickly replied, No, absolutely not! They had lots of choices, and they made an independent decision to come to Cambrian instead of another institution. If anyone has been influenced by my working here, she adds, it would have to be me. Being on the inside has given me a real opportunity to see how dedicated our faculty are when it comes to working with and helping their students. 12
15 The Grad Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2005 Alumni Profiles Michael Beauclerc As a performer, Michael played in his first rock group at the age of 12 Johnny Grano President, and Director of Marketing and Client Services, Creative Odyssey Michael, a 2001 Cambrian music graduate, learned to play the drums at a very young age in fact, he joined his first rock band at the age of 12. A graduate of the Integrated Arts program at Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School in Peterborough, Ontario, Michael continued his education as a percussion major and voice minor at Cambrian College. While living in Sudbury, Michael performed with many groups of diverse genres. After graduating, Michael was the composer and star performer of the Junk Jammers, a Stomplike percussion group at the CN Tower in Toronto, as well as the musical director and timbalito of Smooth Sounds of Santana, a ten-piece Santana tribute act. Currently, Michael performs with several Latin, jazz, and rock groups such as Felix and the Swing Cats, and Canuck. Michael and fellow Cambrian College music graduates Joel Alain and Jason Paquette have recently begun performing as the original contemporary rock trio, Gauche. Michael has also recorded with several artists, including the Arrogant Worms and Paul McKay. Michael has recently published an instructional book/cd for developing speed and endurance called The Mad Practice Pad. Johnny Grano, owner of Creative Odyssey Marketing and Design, graduated from Cambrian College in 1988 with a diploma in Business Administration and from Lake Superior State University in Michigan in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has recently obtained his certification in Trade Show Marketing (CTSM) from Northern Illinois University. Johnny has extensive experience as a marketing consultant, has conducted sales and marketing seminars, and has taught marketing at the postsecondary level. With over 12 years of marketing and advertising experience and as owner of Creative Odyssey, Johnny has a thorough understanding of the marketing and advertising process. His ability to coordinate short- and long-term projects, combined with his understanding of the industry, enables Creative Odyssey to provide an exceptional product for each and every client. Johnny speaks two languages, English and Italian. Johnny is also very active in his community. He is the chair of Meals on Wheels Sudbury, is a member of the Sudbury Community Foundation Event Committee, and is involved with the Regional Business Centre s FedNor Business Plan Challenge. 13
16 The Grad Cambrian College Alumni Magazine Where are they NOW? Paul Mathers (Advertising 2000) Paul works as a copy director for three radio stations in Cranbrook, B.C., which are owned and operated by The Jim Pattison Group, one of the largest media chains in Western Canada. Paul plans to obtain a communications degree through Athabasca University. Once he completes his studies, he hopes to return to Japan to teach and to pursue employment in the media. Scott Leroux (Mining Engineering Technician 1997) Since graduation, Scott Leroux has put his skills to work at Inco Limited in Sudbury, Ontario. Scott, his wife Bobby-Jo, and his two children live in Hanmer, Ontario. Debbie Hanzel (Dental Assistant 1997) Recently married, Debbie works as a dental assistant in Stoney Creek, Ontario. She enjoyed her time at Cambrian and misses Sudbury. Irfan Khambatta (Advertising 2004) Irfan lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and works as a service delivery specialist with The Faneuil Group. Beverly Vanamburg (Dental Assistant 1998; Dental Hygiene 2000) Beverly works as a hygiene assistant for Dr. Michael Benski and Dr. Edward Chong in Cambridge, Ontario. Beverly and her partner recently bought a home in Cambridge. She hopes to further her education in the dental field. Barry Williams (Visual and Creative Arts -Fine Arts 1999) Barry has recently graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He is currently working on his Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario. Heather Williams (Office Administration 1998; Administrative Assistant 1999) Heather works as a library clerk at Cambrian College. She credits the quality of the computer and administrative skills she received at Cambrian with helping her to pursue her career. Hal Bouchard (Electrical Engineering Technician 1977) Hal is the planning and scheduling technician for Brascan Power Corp/Mississagi Power in Thessalon, Ontario. Hal is married and has two children. His oldest child is graduating from secondary school and has chosen to pursue his education at Cambrian College. Wendell Sheppard (Electronics Engineering Technology 1986) Wendell is the P&C supervisor for Brascan Power/Mississagi Power. He lives in Thessalon, Ontario. Mark Borgogelli (Business Administration 1982) Mark is the regional claims manager for Allianz Canada in Sudbury, Ontario. He says that his Cambrian education came into play in two stages, first through his business knowledge and then through his management training skills. He enjoys being able to give back to Cambrian by accepting placement students from the College s Business Administration program. Cathey Cuddy (Dental Hygiene 1979) Cathey is a dental hygienist for two Sudbury orthodontists, Dr. Boro Janicijevic and Dr. Paul Kyle. Cathey has three boys, Trevor, 19, James, 16, and Michael, 14. Cathy (Bianchini) Kulos (Office Systems Administration 1988) Cathy Kulos is the Manager of Business Planning and Support Court Services Division, North East Region, Ministry of the Attorney General. Cathy is also Vice Chair of the Cambrian College Board of Governors. Cathy is married and has a three-year-old daughter. She credits Cambrian College as playing a key role in launching her career. Frank E. D. Zadorazniak, CET (Civil Engineering Technology 1986) Frank is currently working as a senior technologist with KMK Consultants Limited in Kitchener, Ontario. He would like to hear from other 1971 Civil Engineering Technology (CVTY) grads. You can him at 14
17 The Grad Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2005 STILL NUMBER ONE Those of you who follow varsity sports won t be surprised to hear that our Women s Volleyball team is once again Number One in Ontario and Number Three in Canada. On February 26, the Cambrian College Golden Shield captured the 2005 Ontario Colleges Athletics Association (OCAA) Provincial Women s Volleyball Championships at Nipissing University in North Bay with an impressive 3 1 victory over the defending provincial champions and rivals, the Humber Hawks. This was the Golden Shield s third OCAA title in five years. Cambrian s Lisa Martin was recognized as a Canadian Colleges Athletics Association (CCAA) All-Canadian, Devon West was named the OCAA Rookie of the Year, and Kristen Martel and Nikki Cambridge were named tournament All-Stars. Laura Fowler was named player of the game in the final game of the Provincial Championships and Dale Beausoleil, head coach of the Cambrian Golden Shield, was honoured as the OCAA Coach of the Year for the central east region. The women s volleyball team then headed to Collège François- Xavier-Garneau in Quebec City to take aim at the National Championships from March 10 to 12. By capturing the bronze medal, with a win over Grande Prairie Alberta, the team became the first Ontario college team in 12 years to medal at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) national volleyball championships. Kristin Martel and Lisa Martin were named first team All-Canadians, while Laura Fowler was named to the second All-Canadian team. I m really proud to have coached these young women, says head coach Dale Beausoleil. Coming home with the first volleyball medal for Cambrian at the national level was quite an accomplishment. The team has been a consistent winner with a phenomenal record over the last six years, says Bob Piche, Director of Athletics. They ve always been one of the top Ontario teams, Continued on page 16 15
18 The Grad Cambrian College Alumni Magazine Alumni Profile Bob Vachon Gestion des micro-ordinateurs Office Systems Administration Program Coordinator Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology Bob began teaching at Cambrian College on a part-time basis in A year later, he became the Manager of Computer Training. In 1995, he accepted a full-time teaching position at the College and in 1999, he became the Coordinator of the Computer Systems Technology (CETY) program. Computer Systems Technology is a three-year diploma program that prepares students to become competent specialists in the networking and internetworking fields. As a recognized Regional Microsoft IT Academy and a Cisco Regional Networking Academy, Cambrian also provides students in the program with official Microsoft and Cisco curriculum. In 2003, Bob achieved the Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) designation and has since collaborated on various projects with Cisco Systems as author, reviewer, and editor of curriculum material. Currently, he is writing and reviewing CCNP certification questions. Through Cambrian College, Bob has been to various corners of the world as a student, as a teacher, and as a consultant. Cambrian has been a great experience, says Bob. It has afforded me opportunities that I wouldn t have had with any other organization. Bob s focus on excellence and his commitment to his students is well known. In 1998, he was honoured with a Teaching Excellence Award. I love my job, he says enthusiastically. Teaching is a very rewarding career. Still Number One (Continued from page 15) and several times, they ve represented Ontario at the national championships. Asked why the team does so well, Bob responds that it s all about dedication. They practice a lot, and they practice hard. It s no wonder the team is so competitive. Commenting on the stand-out players this season, Piche is quick to point out that the entire team played well. Some were a real threat on the court, though Lisa Martin and veteran player Kristin Martel, as well as Roxanne Piette, Laura Fowler, and Nikki Cambridge. Coach Dale Beausoleil deserves a lot of credit as well, adds Bob. He s a full-time school teacher but also a keen volunteer who has been leading the team for about 16 years. As Bob was talking about the volleyball team s tremendous season, he expressed disappointment that the players don t get the credit that they deserve. It s a real shame, he says, but in Ontario, when people think of varsity sports they think of universities. But we ve got some very competitive teams in the college league and often they don t get the publicity or recognition that they ought to have. When asked if there was anything else he wanted to add, he didn t hesitate for a moment. Come out to the games next season and cheer for the volleyball team and our other teams, he replied. We ve got lots of varsity action here and an active schedule in all sports. Want more information? Call the Cambrian Athletics Association at , extension 7410, or Bob Piche directly at extension In accordance with section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987, the personal information recorded on this form is collected under the legal authority of the Colleges and Universities Act R.S.O. 1980, c.272 and R.R.O. 1980, Reg., 640. The information is used for the administrative and statistical purposes of the Alumni Development Office, the College and/or the ministries and agencies of the governments of Ontario and Canada. Any questions regarding the collection of this information should be directed to the Alumni Development Office, Cambrian College, 1400 Barrydowne Road, Room 4049, Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 3V8 Telephone (705) , extension 7414, or via at 16
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