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by Jeff Rothman
Choosing to work overseas for
a full year was a tough decision for me
to make. I knew it meant losing a year
of school and having to eatch up on
any material 1 would miss. However,
the job I found in Israel had a mini-
mum time period of six months
attached to it, so I would have to go
for a full 12 months--un til the next 3A
EE school term rolled around. 1 n spite
of thi, 1 thought t he advantages of
making t he trip more tha n made up for
t he school I was losing.
I arrived in Israel in January
1984. Having to get used to a lan-
guage (Hebrew) that I had learned at
school, but had never practiced in a
conversational or working atmosphere,
was one of the tougher obstacles to
The job itself was excellent.
worked at Israe l Aircraft Industries, at
' urion irport. I h.-!Iped an
Electrical Engineer in a research
project: the building of an automatic
test-sta nd. The stand is used for the
testing of different standard ai rpl ane
devices such as Distance-Meas uring- E-
quipment and altimeters. It took me a
while just to learn the whole system
well enough to start any really con-
structive work. In that regard alone, I
was glad the j ob lasted longer than the
customary four months. By the end, in
the last four months, 1 was put in
charge in the designing of additional
wiring and the writing of the test pro-
gram for a new device. I finished the
program in the last week of work. I
was pretty satisfied with a salary far
lower than a Canadian company would
pay, but that' s to be expected when
you work in a developing country.
However, the equipment I worked with
was all up to date, since there is cur-
rently a large emphasis on high tech-
nology in Israel.
Living with an inflation mte of
800% was also an interesting experi-
ence. . 1 started out with a monthly
salary of 35,000 shekels, the Israeli
currency. By the time I left, 1 was
earning about 137,000 shekels, which
may sound like a large raise, but it
didn' t keep up with inflation.
I received a lot of freedom in
my job, due to the informality and due
to my status as a foreign student, so I
got a lot of time to do some travelling
around the country. The land is beau-
tiful and packed with history. Most
sites you visit have a vast and interest-
ing past.
One of the most memorable
times of the year was sleeping out on
top of Mt. Masada with .ome friends.
Here Jewish zealots committed suicide
to avoid being ca ptured by the Romans
in 73 AD. The next morning we
climbed down the ramp the Romans
used to attack the fortress. I felt like a
part of history (well, almost) .
I also took two trips over the
course of the year to the Sinai desert ,
part of Egypt, where Moses led the
Israelites for 40 years. It was great
sleeping under the stars on the beach,
snorkeling in the Red Sea, and dodging
Bedouins who are always trying to get
you to ride on their camels (even if it
means having the animal stamp on
your sleeping bag while you're still in
Israel isn' t only desert, though.
One day I went up north to go skiing
on Mt. Hermon. It's funny to see that
half the people who visit the mountain
only go to see the snow, throw a few
snowballs, watch the skiers, and then
go home again to tell their friends.
I was placed by the Immigra-
tion Ministry in an immigration
absorption centre. in Ashdad, right on
the beach. Every morning, I was
picked up by a company bus, a cus-
tomary procedure in Israel, and
whisked off to work at 6 am Sunday to
Thursday - yes a different weekend as
I met a lot of different people
in my building in Ashdad who came
from allover the world. It was fasci-
nating to hear about people's lives in
other countries, and to compare them
with my own.
Another faclor in making it a
very worthwhile experience for me was
observing another society and culture
Jeff cooling off with friends
first-hand. Far-reaching religious,
political, and economic questions are
always being discussed among the peo-
ple. Life is always very interesting in
In travelling and working in
Israel, I learned much more than J
could have ever learned by staying
behind in Canada. The experience I
gained and memories J have will
always be with me.
European Travel 9
Education Abroad 7
Evening at the Moulin Rouge 6
Upcoming Events 11
Audio Perfection Through
Digitization ________ 8
Non-technical Electives for
Every term around pre-registration time,
each engineering student receives a list of
possible non-technical electives. This list
contains between 20 and 30 courses
ranging from history and economics to
sociology and psychology. These courses
are specially scheduled so that they do
not cause conflicts in the engineering
timetable. This list, however, is by no
means complete. With all the programs
here at UW, it is difficult to believe that
only 20 to 30 non-technical electives can
be offered. The reason for this restricted
view is two fold: one is the Canadian
Accreditation Board (CAB); and the
other may be the Faculty of Engineering
First, an explanation of the sys-
tem is in order. The CAB produces a
set of rules and regulations governing
non-technical electives that must be fol-
lowed in order to graduate. Very
roughly, these Tules state that you must
take a total of 5 or 6 electives (depending
on your discipline), 4 of which must come
from two strictly defined fields of study.
These fields are mOTe than adequately
covered on the list that you receive at
pre-registration time. But suppose 1 do
not want co take hi,story or economics;
suppose 1 would like to improve my
writing style in English, or maybe
improve my knowledge of French. It
turns out that these electives are
restricted; i.e. 1 have to use one of my
remaining 1 or 2 electives co do it. It is
almost as if an elective is not an elective
at all. To me, this "assumption" that
these courses are not challenging or use-
ful enough for an engineering student
represents something of a Big Brother
Again, the faculty only enfoTces
these rules--it does not CTeate them.
However, there is also the problem of
confusion in the system. 1 don't know of
anyone who fully understands what is
required of him/her in terms of non-
technical electives for To
some extent at least, this must be the
faculty's responsibility. I understand that
at the present time they are reviewing the
CAB requirements. Upon completion of
this, it would seem a good idea to create
a set of guidelines for each department,
and to issue them to the students at pre-
At the same time, the list of
non-technical electives should be
expanded so that the students have an
overall view of the system. In this way,
they ;an plan to take their 4 stricter
electives earlier or later on, or even to
split them up, taking a general interest
elective somewhere in the middle.
As students, we probably have
very little input into the CAB require-
ments. However, it would save both the
departments and us some headaches if
we knew exactly what is required as well
as which courses are acceptable.
Education - An Investment Canada
. In the P't few years the federal
and provincial governments have scarred
to gradually withdraw financial support
for educational institutions. In a time of
economic hardship some may consider
such spending restrictions as being astute
ones. In the long run, however, these
cutbacks may prove to be more costly
than benificial.
Most countries consider a good
educational system to be a sound invest-
ment, one that reaps large and predicta-
ble returns. Often governments will
carry the entire cost of post-secondary
education including student tuitions.
A country with a well educated
populace is one in which productive and
advanced industry can fiourish. In the
past Canada has traditionally imported
a 'large part of its skilled labour. How-
ever, with the slowdown of immigration
we must rely on our own educational
systems CO supply people familiar with
state-of-the-art technology in order to
maintain viable and competitive indus-
Education allows for the devel-
opment of a Tich, Imique People
are able to appreci,lle more in life. They
become more disce'; ning and demanding
in art, literature, film, and drama.
With education, ,")eople become more
,>pen-minded and more capable of deal-
ing with the complexities and problems of
rr.odem life.
A population which is made
aware is less likely to be duped by
unscrupulous political movements or fig-
ures. Political changes are not rash OT
emotional but rather are well conceived
and executed. An educated country is
better able to plot a stable course which
will avoid confiict and economic tToubles.
Education is something which
should be available to all. It should not
be limited co those who can afford it.
We should speak out co reverse the cur-
rent trends in order to preserve the
country as one with a large Tesource of
dear-thinking minds.
Lars Wilke
Frank van Biesen
Ric Dunda
Carlos Pankscp
Brenda Reive
Jeff Rothman
John Tanner
Amanda Lovatt
Ginger Moorey
Maria Akot
Bill Stefanuk
Beth Mawhiney
Paul Arthurs
Mike Thomas
Stephen Thwaites
Homer Watson
Marion Wilke
Phil Brearton
Jeff Endenburg
Antoinette Camilleri
Ginger Moorey
Tom Fulton
Peter Lash
Rob Graham
Graham Henderson
Mike Urlocker
Vernon Lobo
John Occhipinti
Dan the Man
Amanda Lovatt
Mike Carter
Robin James
Regan Kerry
Cathy Murphy
Jaye Shintani
Rob Tasker
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From the Dean's Desk
As some of you may alrcady
knov.. there ha been a proposal to
renovate the Engineering Lecture Hall.
I am pleased to report that the project
will be upported by a single industrial
donor to WATFU, ' D - $300,000. We
have nol. as yet, completed a dctailed
cost e timate of the proposed renova-
tions. but I am optimistic we will be
able to solve the obvious defects in the
building. Some of the propo ed
changes include: eliminating teaching
alcoves, providing larger "static"
blackboard , better overhead projection
facilities, teaching podiums, video and
data screens, and better acoustics. The
lighting and texture in the classrooms
would become more subdued and car-
peting may even be considered in ome
cases. The public areas would be
redecorated to make them more con-
ducive to relaxing and talking. A
reorganization of classroom capacities
is proposed to eliminate cramping and
long distance blackboard viewing. The
building should be de-specializcd by
introducing new functions to designated
rooms such as laboratories or computer
instruction facilities.
What i particularly important
to note that with thi project the
university ha made the improvement
of teaching facilitie one of it major
priori tie . It i an exciting project and
I welcome your uggestion. AI 0, I
am plea ed to report an additional
$200,000 of WATFliND monie from
numerous corporate donors ha been
given to Engineering. All our priority
projects involve improving the teaching
situation, primarily replacing obsolete
There is no que tion that
$200,000 is a con iderable amount and
will certainly help, but to put it in
perspective, this amounts to about
$28,000 for each of the six depart-
ments plus first year. Some depart-
ments have equipment inventories of
over 3.5 million with over 30% of it
purchased in the sixties and early sev-
enties. Conservative estimates for
maintammg and replacing teaching
equipment are of the order of 5-10%
per year of the value of the inventory.
This is $175-$350,000 for the larger
departments per year!
Canada's Bid
for the Sub-micron
Northern Telecom's proposed research/production facility
Northern Telecom is investing
up to $80 million to establish a new
advanced technology facility at the
corporation's epean semiconductor
manufacturing and research plant.
Work on the 105,000 square-foot
structure has already begun and the
facility is cheduled to be opcrational
in late 1987.
The goal is to create the tech-
nology and processes required to
produce integrated circuits with mini-
mum feature size of one micron or
less (about one-fiftieth the width of
human hair). Current processes used
in industry produce chips with geome-
tries in the two to seven micron range.
The development of a new
CMOS process (complimentary metal
oxide semiconductor) will enable
Northern Telecom to produce one
quarter-inch chips containing in excess
of 200.000 transistors as compared with
the 50.000 transistors which are typi-
cally found on chips used in today's
telecommunications systems. The
increased capabilities and operating
speeds of the chips will ensure that the
products in which they are included
will remain competitive in both co t
and functionality.
The new facility will be part of
the semiconductor components group
(SCG) of , orthern Telecom Electron-
ics Limited. This NTL subsidiary is
responsible for all semiconductor
rcsearch and development for
tclecQmmunication product. It ranks
as Canada's largest semiconductor
manufacturer. and is among the largest
in North America.
The facility will be built as an
extension to existing facilities at a cost
of $40 million. Equipping it with pro-
totype fabrication and production
machinery will cost an additional $40
We are still anxiously awaiti ng
the report from the Bovey Commi . ion.
1 have no information about what rec-
ommendations they might make. if any.
I would be surprised, however, if they
didn' t recommend an increa e in tui-
tion. It has been estimated that stu-
dents now pay only 16-18% of the true
cost of their education. Twenty years
ago, this was of the order of 30-35%.
The Deans of Engineering
submitted their own brief to The Bovey
Commission as did our Indu trial
Advisory Committee. It is hoped that
they will acknowledge the erious
problems existing in the engineering
schools vis-a-vis re ources and equip-
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Non-specialists Boost
Computer Industry
by Homer Watson
John Tulk, formerly Father
John Tufk, works for Netron Incorpo-
rated, a software development firm in
Toronto. lIe describes the extent of his
experience with computers in the
Church in two words: "Absolutely
The computer industry is dis-
covering that people with no experience
in computers can introduce valuable
skills to a field that sometimes loses
sight of the people it serves. Training
programs allow the newcomers to mas-
ter basic computer skills quickly,
starting new careers for many.
pie with many abilities show that they
can learn, that they can adapt to new
Initially, Tulk was hesitant to
work in computers. "I just protested
my total unsuitability. I said, This is
not the job for me, but I'll certainly
think it over'."
However, Kisin asked him to
look at computer as a new language.
That analogy and Kisin's emphasis on
the human aspects of the business
convinced Tulk that he should try it.
In the few months since Tulk
joined Netron, he has learned how to
use a terminal, to write COBOL pro-
grams for the Wang VS and to use the
company's main product, Computer
Aided Programming, to develop appli-
Netron is not the only com-
pany to discover this new resource.
Computer firms are turning to people
with a wide variety of backgrounds.
"They're basically hiring anybody,"
says Wendy Ward, President of Ward
Automated Word Systems Inc. of Mis-
sissauga. Ward advises on training and
recruiting staff for automated offices.
She says a person's level of intelligence
is more important to prospective
employers than their formal education.
Terry Evanshen: footbaff player turned computer executive
After his training is complete,
Tulk will be a project manager at
Netron. He'll also work in education,
training customers to use Netron's
Netron's president, Alex Kisin,
says that he was impressed, not so
much by Tulk's academic skills - such
as fluency in four languages - but by
his ability to acquire these skills. "Peo-
Ward tells the story of a 62
year-old woman who, caught in her
employer's switchover to computers,
found herself declared "unsuitable" for
training, and without a job. Since
training at Ward's company, she has
become a word processing operator.
"She proved to me that anybody can
operate a computer," says Ward.
Ward is concerned that cri-
teria, such as "computer literacy", force
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intelligent people out of their jobs and
prevent others from progressing in their
workplaces. She blames "snobbery in
Data Processing" for such problems,
but she says the situation is improving.
She says that companies turning to
non-specialists show a sincere a ppreci-
ation of people's abilities.
One surprising case of new-
comers to computers involves students.
The Canadian Centre for Creative
Technology, a Waterloo-based nonprofit
organization, runs a program which
trains and then finds work for sixteen
and seventeen year-olds.
The program motivates and
challenges the students through an
introduction to engineering, entrepre-
neurship, and technology. Sponsored by
businesses in their home towns, stu-
dents spend four weeks of the summer
training at the University of Calgary or
UW. Next summer, the University of
New Brunswick will also participate .
They return to work for their sponsors
for the rest of the summer.
Dr. Derek Lane-Smith, who
heads the program, says one company
sets the minimum standard for its stu-
dents at two-thirds of a programmer's
productivity. Surprisingly, some have
doubled that standard.
He points out that the com-
pany sponsors the students as a busi-
ness proposition. "They're not in the
business of charitable donations. They
want to get their money's worth."
Training programs, such as
Lane-Smith's, allow non-specialists to
apply their intelligence to solve prob-
lems in the computer industry. In
Tulk's Netron set aside three
weeks for training under an employee
familiar with Netron's automated pro-
gramming tools. Now he is spending
between three and six months training
in applications development.
Tulk used his familiarity with
foreign languages to help iearn
COBOL and Computer Aided Pro-
gramming. "What you are doing is
using tools to construct various sen-
tences. In a lot of ways, you can take
language training and apply it to the
computer", says Tulk.
Some non-specialists teach
themselves before coming to a com-
puter firm. Terry Evanshen, a former
player for the Canadian Football
League, worked in broadcasting and
then in his own computer retail busi-
ness after retiring from the league six
years ago. Today he's the National
Sales Manager for Epson Canada Ltd.,
a manufacturer of printers, portable
computers, and liquid crystal displays.
Evanshen was drawn to the
business because of a similarity he saw
between telephones and computers. He
was struck by the way computers were
gaining popularity in the home. He
foresees them becoming as popular as
telephones are today.
Evanshen says marketing
Texas Instruments home computers for
two years before joining Epson was a
great training ground. "Knocking on
thousands of doors" taught him to rec-
ognize consumer needs and to tailor
computer solutions to Canada's regional
He also uses his fourteen years
of football experience. "Sports taught
me that you have to sell yourself
everyday, to get the opportunities that
are there./I He says that negotiating
contracts, dealing with the media, fans,
other players, and management forced
him to develop the skills of presenta-
tion. "The skill is instantly recognizing
a position you're walking into, knowing
your place and conducting yourself
accordingly, to present what you are."
The fresh views that Evanshen
brings to his work for Epson keep him
enthusiastic about the industry. He
says sales of the company's second
generation of portable computers are
At Netron, Tulk also empha-
sizes that his ability to relate to people
is his most valuable asset. It doesn't
come automatically from being
ordained either, he says. "When you
enter the priesthood, you bring with
you a certain innate capability for
dealing with people. What you do is
tune it as you're going along." He says
dealing with as many as a hundred
people a day in the parish taught him
to gain a quick understanding of the
people he meets.
Innovation has always been
important in the computer industry.
Kisin, of Netron, says that newcomers
don't bring innovation itself, but the
ideas for innovation. They have the
ability to focus 'on a customer's needs,
often seeing what experienced people
overlook. That outlook would be miss-
ing in a cbmpany formed solely of
computer science graduates, he says.
"It's not a matter of choice that we
hire It's a necessity."
Other Side of Co-op
bv John Tanner
Stearns Catalytic Ltd. is a major
engineering. construction. maintenance
and tool and equipment supply com-
pany serving Canada' a process
industries. Stearns Catalytic has a
permanent staff of 650 .
complemented by 3500 tradespeople
across the country. Students from the
co-op program of UW are one source
of supply of this vital resource.
Mr. Tanner is a former UW student
and has written this article
about the co-op system from an
employer's point of view.
The Information Services
Department of Stearns Catalytic is a
major area of prospective employment
for co-op students. It is a service centre
for the Company and is characterized
by the more open environment which
allows the department to react quickly
to requests for service. New employees
can be disoriented by the seeming lack
of structure, particularly if they have
arrived directly from the traditional
academic environment. In contrast,
employees who are, or who have been,
enrolled in the co-op program have had
some exposure to different types of
work situation. They are more likely to
have an ability to adapt to the imme-
diate circumstances at once. This
capacity for incorporating the unknown
with the familiar is extremely valuable
to the employer. He is not faced with
the training time and expense that
would otherwise exist.
To the employer, the co-op
student represents a potenrial employee
who has already acquired kill \ hich
allow him to cope with a variet of
industrial, corporate and departmental
conditions. The marriage of academic
and professional experience prepare
the co-op student for day-to-day busi-
ness. He can "roll up his shirt leeve "
and get the job done.
Stearns Catalytic Ltd. fully
supports the concept of a co-operative
education program because it can
prorluce employees who are an imme-
diate as et and can assist in the fulfill-
ment of corporate objectives. Of
course, there are additional advantages
of the co-op program to both students
and employers. With many industries
rationalizing staffing levels, the co-op
plan allows a cost-effective method of
accomplishing small, independent
projects. It is a means of supplying
staffing for varying work loads. As
well, the employer is assisted in
recruiting permanent employees by
considering the four month work term
as a period for assessment. Likewise,
while obtaining relevant work experi-
ence, the student can evaluate the par-
ticular employer and the industry in
general and, upon graduation, will have
a better idea of his desired work envi-
ronment. This leads to a more stable
employee, a critical factor where staff
turnover can be devastating to long
term development plans.
Stearns Catalytic advocates the
philosophy of integrating theoretical
and practical experiences and believes
both students and industry benefit from
the co-op p ~ ~ r ~
"So you're the co-op student who spent his last work term at IBM."
employer attitude when I was a co-op
engineering student back in the late
1960s. Waterloo was just starting to
make its impact on industry and
industry was somewhat apprehensive as
to what the co-op student could do for
it. One hundred percent placement was
unheard of, and some of the work
terms were, by today's standards,
irregular. A chemical engineering tu-
dent might finally get a work term
tending bar in a Toronto lounge, or an
electrical engineering student would
spend a term on an appliance assembly
line. Times have changed and the co-op
program has evolved into a well-known
and respected approach to the chal-
lenges of providing the best education
for the student and the brightest
employees for indu try.
This was Drought int
when 1 went to Waterloo in November
to interview candidates for a position in
the Information Services Department.
I t was an interesting experience to see
the campus after a IS-year absence.
The facilities for the co-op program
had outgrown their humble beginnings
on the top floor of the Dana Porter
Arts Library and, I was pleased to see,
now occupy an entire building. But
some things never change. I can
remember sitting outside the door to
the interview room waiting for my
chance to impre a prospective
employer, a scene any student can vis-
With the increase in the num-
ber of schools with a co-op system, it
would seem that it i indeed a success-
f ndertakin .
An Evening at the Moulin Rouge
by Carlos Panksep
indiscreet Frenchman relieving himself
on the wheel of a tourist bus. Peeing in
the .street is not an uncommon practice
in this city. The ' Mairie de Paris' has
taken steps against this disgusting
habit; some streets have signs saying
"Defense d' Uriner".
Valerie showed up an hour
late, but when I saw her I was far
from aggravated. She was truly stun-
ning; black fur, black leather gloves,
and black stockings. The fashion here
leans to black stockings; Oh la la!
We entered the ballroom and
were promptly seated by the Maitre D' .
The Moulin Rouge is a beautifully
decorated nightclub, the dominant hue
being red of course.
The four course meal with
champagne was delicious, but not out-
standing from the rest of the Parisian
cuisine. The 'ambiance', however, was
quite exceptional. After dinner, a band
played a few old favourites for the
dancing pleasure of many couples.
Then the show began.
It was called "Femmes,
Femmes, Femmes" or "Girls, Girls,
Girls" and for good reason: they were
everywhere. The entire stage was filled
with colour and motion. The girls were
beautiful, the outfits lavish and daz-
zling, and the orchestra vivacious. The
two main singers were dressed even
more spectacularly than the others.
They provided the continuity between
numbers, which resulted in non-stop
entertainment from start to finish.
Practically the entire show was
'au naturel' from the waist up, and one
particular number added an enlighten-
ing twist. The centre stage disappeared
and then a huge aquarium containing
two dolphins was raised. A voluptuous
brunette then appeared clad in a two
piece bathing suit. After having the
dolphins hop a few loops and play ball ,
she jumped in. Immediately, one of the
dolphins (presumably th'e male) swam
up behind her and removed her top.
She then was pulled around the pool
while waving to the audience, who
loved every minute.
The final number was the
famous French Can-Can, which is the
Moulin Rouge's trademark. It was
truly spectacular and lived up to all
expectations. The characteristic high
pitched screaming was evidence that
the girls really enjoyed doing it too.
by Marion Wilke
The prospect of studying
abroad, a once in a lifetime opportu-
nity, is a challenge that should be met
with zest and excitement. It is a
chance to discover another culture, its
people, language and history. Being
unaccustomed to the new surroundings,
one stumbles from one state of confu-
ion to the next. The first few days
seem a blur of new sights and sounds.
There is an air of adventure. One is
faced with the puzzles of registering at
the local police to obtain a permission
of residence, finding a place to live,
choosing the courses that best suit
one's goal at the university, opening a
bank account, grocery shopping, and
dealing with a new currency. It is a
whir of activity that is confusing but
exciting, each day being a stepping
stone for the next.
A couple of years ago I was
presented with the opportunity of
studying at the University of Freiburg,
West Germany through an exchange
program arranged by Trent University:
something I just couldn't pass up.
Arriving at the Freiburg train station a
few months later with a year's supply
of clothing and the like, I felt like a
tired pack-mule. There I was met by
our resident professor who helped me
with my baggage to my new home, a
student residence on the outside of
town. A thumbsketch of information
was given to me about banking proce-
dures, registration, and the general
direction into town. Wanting to get
organized, I decided to head to the
nearest bank and grocery store, and to
my amazement they were closed. In
most European countries, shops and
banks do close down for a period dur-
ing the afternoon.
The first week seemed like a
tangle of red tape, everyone wanting to
know everything about me, the only
trick being the language ai1d the lurk-
ing question - "Did I fill everything out
correctly?" Here is a good suggestion:
bring a dictionary along for your fun-
filled bureaucratic afternoons. After
The University of Waterloo
will be doing another first this 'year-
but it is the students, not the adminis-
tration or faculty, who will be putting
it together. In March, Waterloo will
host the ffrst Canadian Engineering
Design Competition (CEDC).
'Sorry, the entry form specifies
that it has to fit through the door. "
Freiburger Marktplat z (marker)
the red tape has been snipped away
you can be ready to enjoy and experi-
ence your new environment. There is
really so much to see and do in
Often, the university set up
tra vel programs for foreign tudent at
an amazingly low price. It' the best
way to see and learn about the country
you're staying in. I'll never forget our
trip to Berlin, a mere DM 100.- (about
$50) for transportation, accommoda-
tion, food, tours, lectures on East-West
relations, and so on for a whole week,
not to mention the friendships that
grow and the experiences gained.
Travel to other areas in Europe
is made possible by the exceptionally
reasonable price of train tickets for
young people and the relative pm' imily
of the various countries. It is an II1ler-
esting hobby to see how Illany countries
you can visit during your stay abroud.
To help devclop this newly acquired
travel -bug, the European rUII system
has some offers you can't refusc. Those
take thc form of Inter-Rail passcs valid
in almost all purlS of Europe for 2
months. Transalpino passes ror speci-
fied routes, valid for 2 months, not to
mention yearly discount passes for stu-
dents in the country where they are
residing. Ah! that's the life!
I think I have side-tracked a
bit on the point of studying abroad, but
from my experiences, travelling is one
of the be t way to Icarn about the
variou countrie. their customs, and
life-st les- and what better way is
there than eeing and experiencing it
The univer ity system doe
vary from that of our own here in
Canada and in my e timation it is not
a strenuous, though I may be wrong in
this statement. If you are planning to
study for more than one year or to
complete your studies abroad, it is well
recommended that you do some
research into the educational system of
the country where you are planning to
study. There are nuances where the
cducational sy tems differ from country
to country and it is wise to know about
StUdying abroad opens many
new doors in one's life: new doors to
education, friends, travel. Experiences
which expose you to an entirely differ-
ent surrounding can give you new
insight into your strengths and weak-
nesses. It assists in giving a new
dimension and a broader horizon to
your life. Things are not a lways easy
and there are times when homesickness
becomes apparent, especially at family
holiday times or perhaps even after a
long period of rainy and grey weather.
One thing should be remembered-both
tbe good 1Iftdo -bcrd ..
pieces of the puzzle that create the
total picture and the effect this time
will have on your life.
In my estimation. it is an
opportunit of a ld'c tllnc. a lllnc ttl be
taken ildv;tl1tag' of. II tllnc to karn
about others as well aboul 'ourself
If I were glvcn I hc once again,
I would leave in ,\ minute as I hop'
you would
Bon Voyage!
Engineering Design
Readers might recall that
Waterloo hosted the Ontario Engineer-
ing Design Competition (OEDC) last
March. Since then, a proposal, origi-
nally conceived last January, has been
moving towards realization. The OEDC
has been in existence since 1980; this
being hosted by McMaster Univcrsity.
The top prize is $ 1 000. A ' mentioned
above. the top two groups in each cat-
egory will go on to compete for the
$2000 top prize at the CEDe.
So why not enter? Last year.
Waterloo accounted for two firsts and a
second at the OEDe. There's no reason
that we can't do better this year.
For information regarding the
OEDC/CEDC, come in to the Society
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nationwide. Presently. the Western,
Quebec, and Atlantic competitions.
identical to the Ontario competition,
are being organized at UBC, McGill,
and the Technical University of Nova
Scotia (TUNS).
The top two winners from each
region in each of the four categories--
Entrepreneurial and Corporate Design.
and Editorial and Explanatory Com-
munications-will be invited to compete
against each other at the national
The national competition is
scheduled for March 22-24, 1985. The
competitors, judges, and observers will
be staying at the Valhalla Inn, while
all the judging of designs and presen-
tations will be occurring on campus.
Any undergraduate engineering
student may enter his/her regional
competition. The OEDC this year is
Audio Perfection
Through Digitization
by Frank van Biesen
An album that will sound ju t
as good 30 years after you purchase it.
Impossible? Not at all. Digital
recordings (the present version of
which is called a "compact" or "laser"
disc) are easily this durable. More-
over, even if the recording is somehow
damaged, enhancement and error
checking techniques can actually
reconstruct the original version. Wear
and tear is eliminated indefinitely.
Aside from these capabilities, the sur-
prising aspect of this compact disc
technology is its simplicity.
A conventional analogue audio
signal is simply a voltage waveform of
some sort. It is hampered by noise
caused by microphone inefficiencies
during recording as well as noise from
the recording medium (the surface of
the record). A digital audio signal is,
on the other hand, a str ing of numbers
which describes this voltage all the way
along the wave. These discrete voltage
readings are collected at a very fast
rate in order to approximate the origi-
nal wave as closely as possible. An
extremely large quantity of ~ a t a is
created in this way and must be stored
somehow. Several possibilities exist.
Magnetic tape and video tape work
well, but are tedious to reproduce. The
efficiency of being able to create a
vinyl record in a single stamping led to
the development of the compact disc.
The Compact Disc: a virtually indestructable recording
Microscopic bumps on the disc are
used to represent the ' l's and 'a's of
the stored digital data. The capacity of
such a disc is about 500 MBytes, the
densest known form of data storage.
Playing back the digital
recordin is done throu h a compact
disc player. It uses a laser to detect
the bumps on the disc, recreating the
original string of information. A
microprocessor then uses error-checking
and interpolation routines to approxi-
mate the original wave. The noise
level is virtually reduced to zero for
two reasons. The recording medium is
never physically touched eliminating
any hiss created in this manner using a
conventional record. The noise pro-
duced during recording (this occurs in
digital recording also) is cleverly neu-
tralized by a random analogue noise
signal which is added in. The result:
virtually perfect sound.
Even more amazing is the
error-checking capability. Drilling a 2
mm hole through the disc will cause
absolutely none of the information to
be lost. No difference could be
detected in any way upon playback.
The advantages of the digital
disc are obviously numerous . Aside
from being virtually indestructable and
noise-free, they can be played over and
over without the threat of wear. Their
playing time can be up to 60 minutes,
easily exceeding that of most vinyl
records. As for economical value,
however, they are probably not yet in a
price range for the average consumer.
As they become more popular, prices
will come down. There are already car
stereo and Walkman versions of the
digital disc.
There is still the disadvantage
of not being able to record at home on
a compact disc. The cassette' tape will,
for that reason, remain in use for some
time to come. However, it is only a
matter of time before the compact disc
replaces the vinyl record completely.
The Great Canadian Solar Energy Race
by Stephen Tbwaites
Design. That one word, more
than any other, captures the spirit of
engineering. In fourth year most
departments provide the opportunity to
spend one or even two terms on a
design project. I t's an opportunity to
work on a specific project of particular
interest to you .
I'm one of a group of 4th year
Mechanical ngineers who has made
its design project even more interesting.
We're organizing a multi- chool design
contest as our project. As you've
probably guessed, from the title of thi
article, it's called "The Great Canadian
Solar Energy Race".
Waterloo is the natural place
for the origin of a solar energy design
contest. Over t,he years Waterloo's
research has made it Canada's best
known 'solar' University. Besides doing
basic research, Waterloo has developed
a computer simulation tool, WATSUN,
th ' " Q:tIJ" Ml!ch
"Terry's Kids" have gone on to occupy
key positions in Canada's Solar Indus-
The object of the contest is to
design and build the most economical
domestic hot water heating system. A
typical system would include a nat
plate colletor and a .s torage tank. The
collector is often an insulated box with
a clear cover. I nside the box is a
blackened absorber sheet. The water is
heated by circulating it through pipe
attached to the absorber sheet. After
going th rough the collector the hot
water is returned to the storage tank.
The contest is called a Race
because the designs w ~ be evaluated
in a one day side by side performance
test; that is the designs will race each
other to produce the hottest water.
The temperature will be measured
when hot water is drawn off and
replaced with cool water according to a
t"nicQ I household ho aler use sched-
it will be run on Sunday.
Thermal performance is just
one aspect of economic performance.
To evaluate the economics of the
designs the cost of building the design
will be divided by the heat it produces.
It's on this dollar per joule that the
designs will be compared.
This emphasis on economics is
intentional. Using solar energy to heat
water is technically feasible. However,
presently, most designs aren't econom-
ical, even if they are given the same
degree of government support as other
forms of energy. The contest is
directed at this last road block; at
improving the economics of solar
Judging the designs will be
done by a team headed by Steve Car-
pentor who is the owner of Enermodal
Engineering, a local energy consulting
company. He graduated from Water-
loo in 1980 with a Masters degree in
echanical Engineering and is one of
'erry's Kids".
Besides being an event for the
Itrants, The Great Canadian Solar
nergy Race will be educational.
ere will be speakers from industry
Id an open house for the Southern
ntario media.
Despite the fact that the Race
in its first year and starting small,
e've received strong support from
udents, staff, and sponsors. Presently,
tere are seven teams entered from
lestern, Humber College, Centennial
ollege, University of Manitoba and
Althougb the Canadian Solar
ldustry, like many other industries, is
ot 100% healthy, it has come through
lith monetary support. Both the Solar
tnergy Society of Canada and the
Professor K.G. T. Hollands
Canadian Solar Industries Association
are helping sponsor the Race. To date,
two solar companies, Solartech of
Toronto and Norsun of Ottawa, have
also pledged support. With this type of
enthusiasm we hope the event will
become annual, with the winning school
hosting the next's year's Race.
The organizational aspects of
The Great Canadian Solar Energy
Race are moving along well, but more
help is always appreciated. What we
need most are people to help us out
next term on Race Day (May 4th).
Leave your name with us in the Mech
Eng Office. We'll keep you informed
on how the Race is shaping up. Then
during the first week of classes we'll
meet and clean up the details of Race
It's a great opportunity to
learn about an emerging technology,
make industry contacts, and meet
engineering students from other
European Travel
by Mike Thomas
For the university graduate (or
student) planning a European tour, the
most important decisions to be made
beforehand will be transportation and
types of lodging. These two factors will
influence the type of experiences the
tourist will have, the amount of contact
he or she will have with other people,
and the cost (and, hence, the possible
duration) of the trip.
The most economical plane
fares are to London and Amsterdam,
airlines such as People's Express sell
tickets on a standby basis from JFK
airport in New York to either of these
destinations for about $150 US, the
only problem being that you have to
wait up to three days in the airport
during April or May. Buying a one-
way ticket is reasonable, since a return
ticket limits the length of your stay
and trans- atlantic flights are cheaper
if bought in Europe. If economy is a
prime consideration, it is just barely
possible to exist in Europe for $10 a
day, as is presently being done by an
American student I met in Rotterdam.
He hitch-hikes, sleeps outside a Jot, and
plans to go to the nearest US embassy
when his money runs out; this may be
taking a good thing too far for many of
us. Youth hostels, at $4 to $8 per
night, are a good deal and they make it
easy to meet fellow travellers. They
also serve a meagre breakfast. On the
negative side, some hostels may need to
be reserved in advance in the summer,
there is often an evening curfew (any-
where from 10 pm to I am), you can
stay for only three nights during peak
times (summer), the building is closed
during the daytime (no sleeping in),
and you have to share rooms with ten
to twenty other people some of whom
may sleep loudly.
Another option, at $8 to $15
per night is the pension or cheap hotel.
They're very common (every town has
one); and the privacy and option to
sleep in may be worth the extra cost--
although most, like Youth Hostels,
have a curfew at night for security
reasons. More expensive and luxurious
accomodations are, of course, available
but are probably not of interest to a
student traveller.
One means of transportation is
the "ten countries in two weeks" style
of package bus tour . The traveller can
take photos through tinted glass and
then reference guide books when he
gets home to find out where he's been.
For someone seeking a relaxed pace
and at least some contact with the
locals, this is not a recommended
means of travel.
The Eurail or Interail Pass is a
popular means of travel although it is
quite expensive (about $600 for a three
month Eurail pa ,les for Interail but
you are supposed to be a European
citizen to buy one). A frantic pace
must be kept up to make it pay for
itself, and most people I met who had
one felt it wasn't worth it. Reportedly
an organization io Pari produces
"look-alike"Eurail passes at a substan-
tial discount although it's probably not
something you should count on. As for
sleeping on the train to save money,
nobody can do it in comfort for more
than two or three days.
Train transportation also limit
the amount of baggage you can take
because a lot of time will be spent on
foot. It has been said that travelling
enjoyment is inversely proportional to
the amount that must be carried
Travelling by automobile is
more costly, but it eliminates waiting in
, train stations and greatly increases your
freedom. Gasoline prices are about
double what they are here, al though it
is extremely easy to find other travel-
lers to share costs, and major highways
often require the payment of tolls (in
Italy and France, tolls will cost more
thap gasoline). It is, however, possible
to go anywhere using slower secondary
roads. The car buyer must beware as a
car body will often look next to new
when the mechanical parts are well
worn. Germany is reputed to be the
best country to buy a good car cheaply.
A car has the disadvantage of being
easily broken into (most likely to hap-
pen in Italy, Spain, and Portugal ,
exposing the tourist to great potentia)
Going by van and sleeping in
the back, known as "caravanning" In
Europe, offers the greatest freedom in
that there is never a need to search for
a place to sleep. Some of the small
van available there use no more fuel
than a car and can be made quite
comfortable for sleeping. Even more
than a car, they are exposed to theft,
so reinforced doors or a hidden trong
box for valuables would be a good idea
(both would require extra expense and
the use of welding equipment).
Many people cycle through
Europe and swear by it; everything i
close enough to make it practical.
Again, baggage is limited and bicycle
theft is a very high risk anywhere in
The last option, and most eco-
nomical, is hitch-hiking. In general it's
very easy to get from town to town but
impossible to go where you want in a
big city (eg. to your hotel). Females
may be at some risk in the south and a
group. of males won't go anywhere. A
couple is probably the best combination
for speed and safety, as long as neither
of you mind standing in the rain once
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Learning to
by Robin James
When asked, most engineering
st udent will admit that their education
is less than well rounded. If we were
to graduate possessing only those skills
ta ught to us in the classroom and lab-
oratory we would find ourselves rather
unprepared for the working world.
This is especially true when we con-
sider t he skills we may event ually need
in order to interact with others on a
profess iona l basis. It 's not inconceiv-
able to have gone through four years of
University t raini ng and still lack the
ability to communicate competa ntly
ei the r verball y Or through wri tt en work.
1l is, howeve r, extremely importa nt as
an e ngineer to be a bl e to communica te
well since project or even corpora te
success often relies on a consta nt flow
of ideas a nd informa tion.
The fa culty of Engineering
ma kes no pretenses a bout teaching
communications skills. All we pay the
University to do is to teach us the
concepts of applied science. Nothing
more is offered or promised. The onus,
then, is on us to ta ke advantage of the
opportunities availabl e in aquiring these
skill .
Despair not. Across ca mpu
opportunities a bound. Student govern-
ment, ca mpus newspapers, debating
societies, theatre clubs and a host of
other simil ar organiza tions offer many
cha nces to learn a nd practi e the skill s
of human i nteraction--not only those
skills which come from being with
friends but also those which come from
confrontation, negollallon, reading,
writing and communication in general
(in ways other than those required from
day to day).
newspapcr and thereby a method of
disseminating information; it also
makes a good example for the argu-
ment. Each iss ue contai ns ten to fif-
teen arti cl es wri tten for the tastes of
the average engineeri ng student. Here
t he pr imary asset is a team of writer
who put t houghts a nd events into
words. Every writer has a certain
a mount of skill and finesse depending
on his or her experi ence a nd each one
has a di stinct style.
Writing an article can seem an
overwhelming task to the first-time
writer. Orga nizing ideas into coherent
form is not always easy. Many writers
with great inspiration and ideas have
given up in frustration after scratching
out one or two false starts. With some
practise, however, sentences flow more
naturally and assemble themselves into
readable interesting paragraphs. Using
the available chances to practise writ-
ing develops skills that later on become
invalua ble tools.
Communication, through the
graphic a rts, ca n al so be lea rned by
becoming involved with the IRON
WARRIOR. Layout, typesett ing, and
and photography a re ski ll s although
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gets the job done.
less important tha n wntmg- that may
also prove useful in later life, if only
for personal interest.
The position of editor is one
which demands the ability to deal with
and organize people. The editor must
decide the type of articles and stories
for an upcoming issue, ones that are
topical, interesting, and of enough
variety to appeal to all of the reader-
ship. He or s he must collect enough
writers and photogra phers that he
knows a re both competent and trust-
worthy, to turn ideas into plctures and
words. The edit or finds printers and
typesett ers, negotiates prices, a nd
ensures t he quality of the product.
Take a look
at all the
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When all of the ma teri al has been col-
lected, the layout must be co-ordinated
and overseen. The editor's role is the
most demanding one but al so offers the
most experience and useful knowledge
to those who ta ke it on.
The IRON WARRIOR is only
one of a large number of institutions on
campus offering similar experience.
Students entering the workforce with
good communica tions a nd interpersonal
skills will ha ve a great adva ntage over
those who must learn on t he job. The
investment of spa re time a nd effort will
not onl y be rewa rded in the short term
but has potenti al benefits which wi ll
payoff years after graduation.
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Visitors Programme
Photo - 1872 Fleming
Party which explored the
CPR route from the
Atlantic to the Pacific -
from left to right: Frank
Fleming, Sandford
Fleming, George Grant
(Principal of Queen' s
University) and Dr. Moren
(agricultural specialist) .
P.S. Grant had no right
hand; that's why his hat ' s
President's Message Engineering Weekends
by AI McGowan
How's it going?
Welcome to a new year at
Waterloo, with an all-new Engineering
Society. I'm really looking forward to
the challenge; as thc new Big Cheese
of EngSoc, I get to go on a power trip
and be a dictatorial megalomaniac for
an entire year. Fun? You bet!
There are a few things you
should be on the lookout for this term -
I thought I might point them out to
you. First, the Bovey Commision
report .should be released within the
next week or two; that will, no doubt
be interesting to read. Also, be
watching in February for the Federa-
tion of Students' elections. You will be
asked to select a new President and
Vice-President. You should probably
make a point of keeping informed of
their policies, since an uninformed vote
is worse than no vote at all.
Something else to look for,
while I'm on the subject of prognosti-
cation (look it up) - an all-new, made-
in-Waterloo, honest-to-God campus
spirit. Maybe it's always been around,
just sort of hiding in the background,
but I hadn't noticed it until this past
term (I spent the last four months in
Waterloo). It seems that more and
more students and alumni are taking
pride in this university, and telling
other people about it. So, if you notice
an abnormal amount of self-exultation
at Waterloo, let me know about it so
that I won't think that I' m losing
touch. If you don't notice anything,
then start something going! This is a
damn good school, after all, and I
think we're allowed to be proud of
being here. I know I am.
Not that you need to be
reminded, but you should also look for
the kind of quality events that you
have (no doubt) come to expect from
the Engineering Society: most of them
by Ric Dunda
Winter has descended (rather
abruptly) and so has another term of
good times and excitement at Waterloo
(also rather abruptly). To keep you all
up-to-date on life in engineering we (at
EngSoc) have decided to include this
page in the I RON WARRIOR.
First of all in case any of you
missed it last summer a new EngSoc
executive was elected and now firmly
grasps the reigns of power in CPH
1327. Some of these volunteers are:
President: AI McGowan
Vice-President: Laurie Lawson
Treasurer: Doug Parker
Secretary: Paul Lum
As well there are thirty or so other
people who fill the various directorships
and positions that I keep the society
Enough banter--on with the
good stuff. EngSoc has quite a bit on
the go this term including the tradi-
tional services such as photocopiers,
Engineering Weekends (see description
on this page), tournaments, pubs, and
numerous other activities. If you want
any more information just drop by the
office and say hi to Maria. You have
probably already noticed that the office
should be identified somewhere else on
this page.
One last note: there are a lot
of new faces on the Engineering Soci-
ety board of directors. I'm sure that
all of them will prove to be quite com-
petent, and I know that they're all
anxious to start things going this term,
as I am. To be an effective executive
body, however, we need tq have a good
system of communication with you.
We can let you know what we're doing,
through publications and through your
class reps but it's even more important
that you talk to us. If you have any
ideas, complaints, or gripes, talk to
your class rep; if that doesn't work, tell
me. I'll be in the office during lunch
hours, if I can help it. If not, leave a
message and I'l l get back to you.
AI McGowan
President, EngSoc B
Buy me a coffee.
Other News ...
(as well as POETS and C&D) have
moved. The Space Expansion Phase I
is now complete and further improve-
ments should come along in the not-
too-distant future.
The basketball tourney was
held Sun. Jan. 13. The winners in the
A division were 4B ME (J\tomech
Power), the defending champions. The
runners-up were 2A EE. In the B
division, 4B CI V (Civillains) took top
EngSoc is running a squash
tourney this term for any interested
players. Sign up on or before Jan. 18.
Details are on a poster outside the
office. All skill levels are welcome.
Floor hockey is back in full
force. For details ask around the office
or talk to your class rep.
The first pub at Federation
Hall turned out well. The WBS (rum-
our has it) was a revealing experi.
and only managed to lose a small
amount of money. Better luck next
term, guys. The next pub is scheduled
for Sat. Jan. 26 during EW I at Fed
Hall. Special entertainment is in the
by Brenda Reh e
Well Plummers, Engineering Weekends
are back again! ow's the time to tart
thinking about all the way your clas
can rack up tho e pUS Points. We' re
introducing orne new events for tho e
of you who are tired of the same old
EW I Thursday Jan.24 to
Sunday Jan.27
Grizzly Adams in all of us.
MUMMY WRAPPING - The latest in
throw-away fashions. Simply wrap up
the person in your class that you just
can't stand the sight of (with toilet
paper, of course). First mummy com-
pletely out of sight (covered in one
complete roll of the stuff) wins.
The only one that tastes like mom's
does. Submit 6 of the roughest,
toughest, most cohesive cookies you
can bake, and we'll do a few stress
tests; i.e. hammer-blows, drop-kicks,
etc. Make them any flavour, prefera-
bly your favorite, because you'll have
to eat one. Limit 3 entries per class.
Michaelangelo, stand back. You'll
have a giveR time in which to build the
aile snow structure
and/or most original sculpture. Time
will depend on snow conditions. Get
your whole class out.
INNER TUBE RACE - Donuts in the
snow. Hill to be announced.
works so this is a must for all social-
The GRAD BALL is sched-
uled for Sat. Mar. 16 (so far). Ticket
prices are still up in the air but Martin
is trying hard to keep them under
$40/couple. Keep your eyes open for
wonderful advertising throughout the
Contributions, articles and time
are needed for both IRON WARRIOR
and other unmentionable publications.
Just drop by EngSoc to volunteer.
Remember to stay informed
through your class rep. and if you have
any ideas of your own - let us know;
your time and help are always wel-
After a few difficulties with
construction and licensing delays Fed-
eration Hall is now operating. Despite
the aquamarine roof it's still a great
place and most likety worth the $7.50
it costs you per term. Drop by some
time if you have not done so already.
The food isn't bad and the prices are
Let your imagination run wild. Three
limitations: the photo must be an orig-
inal; there must be one snow bunny
(anything with long ears and a fluffy
tail); and of course, snow. Photos to
be submitted by 3:30 Fri. Jan. 1985.
No limit on entries.
Wolf down 5 crackers and chirp.
slider sno-skates, plastic sheets, cafeta-
ria trays, ... Hill to be announced.
And coming soon .... EW II
Watch for events such as: The Great
Canudi(ln Dog Sled Race; 1 he Haven-
ger Seunl; The Legs Contest; The
Make Your Own Sub and Eat It Too;
Contest; The Spectacular Snow Slunts
Competition; The Plank Race; and
Inside- Out Day.
There ure no limits on the
number of entries for most of these
EW events, so round up your whole
class and have a blast. If you would
like to help officiate one or a number
of activities, just leave a note in the
special events director's mailbox (that's
me!). If you have any suggestions or
alternatives to these events, please
submit them as soon as possible. We
can always use new ideas. Class reps,
keep an eye on your mailboxes for
last-minute changes.