PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JANUARY 23/16 CLASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27. THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE REMAINS THE SAME.
What: PATI Math and Syllogisms Live Group Prep Session
When: Saturday February 27/16 – 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph St. – Room 405
Cost: $80 cash payable at the door before the session begins
Pre-regisration is mandatory! Please use the form at the bottom including ALL filelds. You will receive a confirmation by return email. There is no telephone registration.
A description follows …
What this session is NOT!!!!
It’s obvious that in a four hour session we will NOT be able to teach you math skills that you never learned.
What this sessions IS!!!
What we can do is help you get the most out of your current abilities. In other words, the purpose of the session is to help you:
- remember and review what you already know; and
- apply those things you know to the multiple choice PATI questions
How this will be accomplished
This will NOT be a lecture. It will a group tutorial where we will do a number of PATI math and syllogisms questions. The goal is to help you:
- recognize what the question is asking you to do
- recognize the skills that are required to identify the answers (in multiple-choice we identify)
- choose the best response
Allocation of time between PATI Math and PATI Syllogisms
We expect approximately 3 hours on the math and one hour on the syllogisms.
Is this PREP session for me?
Well, if you recognize what this session is NOT about and you recognize what it is about. You will benefit from this session ONLY through active participation. You can’t be afraid to make mistakes and you must be willing to learn from your mistakes.
Registration Form – Complete all fields:
The contact form is “acting up”. So please email the information below to: patiprep at gmail dot com
An Ontario Provincial Police constable with tattoo-covered arms was mistaken for a “gangbanger” by a superior officer at a traffic stop in northwestern Ontario in the spring of 2010.
The constable didn’t think he was being offensive. With the face of policing evolving, a younger cohort has embraced tattoos. The OPP is struggling to design a policy that balances freedom of expression and professional image.
The constable from the example above had a sleeve tattoo on his right arm depicting a dragon and tiger — martial arts symbols. He also had a large tattoo of the face of his grandfather as a memorial.
“He was raised by his grandfather after his parents passed away and it had sentimental meaning for him,” said Jim Christie, head of the Ontario Provincial Police Association. The officer filed a grievance and the OPP responded with an even tougher policy, forcing all 9,000 members to cover up any visible tattoos.
An arbitrator later struck down the coverup protocol, leaving the OPP without a policy and putting them in a delicate situation.
LONDON— From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
On the fourth night, they finally showed up in force: at least 16,000 police in yellow jackets and riot armour, up from 6,000 the night before, standing in clusters on almost every major street corner across the burned-out and shattered expanses of London’s perimeter, ready to face the rioters. Continue reading
August 03, 2011
If Toronto councillors spare police and fire services from the budget axe, it will fall that much harder on libraries, social programs and other services dear to Torontonians’ hearts, says the city manager.
Joe Pennachetti made the remarks Wednesday in an interview about the city’s ongoing cross-department “efficiency review”, a follow-up to KPMG’s “core service” reports that caused an uproar by suggesting hundreds of millions of dollars in possible cuts. Continue reading
July 13, 2011
Well over 500 Toronto police officers and thousands of city workers will be issued layoff notices in January if the Ford administration follows through on a pledge to shrink the police budget and the city’s workforce. Continue reading
July 9, 2011
Some of the Toronto Police Service’s highest-ranking officers are being offered buyouts in the force’s latest effort to cut costs.
In an internal memo circulated Friday, the civilian board overseeing the force offered voluntary exit packages to a number of senior officers and civilian managers.
The board is hoping 18 employees — who rank from inspectors to staff superintendents, just two ranks below police chief — will take the buyout, trimming $2.8 million from the salary budget. Continue reading
OTTAWA—The RCMP has slashed its training of new recruits as it becomes the latest in a string of federal departments and agencies to cope with belt-tightening, the Star has learned.
Even under a self-professed law-and-order government, the budget crunch isn’t sparing the ranks of frontline cops. Continue reading
June 21, 2011
Peter Small/Toronto Star
Farrah McBride went to the G20 protests in downtown Toronto, upset by news of vandals smashing windows.
But the assistant manager at a restaurant supply store was transformed from spectator to prisoner when police arrested virtually everyone in front of the Hotel Novotel on The Esplanade on the night of Saturday, June 26, 2010.
She says she was held, handcuffed, at the temporary Eastern Ave. detention centre without adequate water, food or her correct anti-anxiety medicine. Continue reading
CHRIS DOUCETTE Toronto Sun
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First posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:50:00 EDT PM Police at last year’s G20.
A year after the G20, public trust in the city’s police is at an all-time low — and so is the morale of many officers.
The situation has worsened with each new allegation of police brutality and little has been done to restore the faith in those sworn to serve and protect Toronto. Continue reading