Questions and Answers / FAQ
Q: What is
A: CPISALUMNI (www.cpisalumni.org)
is a web site dedicated to the sharing of information related to former
Toronto and Montreal staff of Canadian Pacific's Informations Systems and
Computers + Communications Department. The heart of the site is the self-service
Directory of Alumni and Alumnae. In addition to the
Directory, the site hosts photos of past reunion and parties and publishes
relevant alumni-related milestones.
Over the years, a small
informal group of people has maintained Alumni contact lists
get-togethers and reunions. Increasingly they felt the need for a centralized
repository for this information and
therefore recently acquired the domain name CPISALUMNI.ORG.
CPISALUMNI is a web site, and not an organization
per se. It is not published by, associated with or supported by Canadian Pacific Railway or any of the former Canadian Pacific Limited companies - or any other company for that
Q: Who are the people behind
A: For some time, Lois Phillips and Pam Pressnail
have been behind the organization of Alumni reunions and the
management of a list of contacts. You can contact them at email@example.com.
More recently Mario Labelle joined
Lois and Pam for the purpose of building the Alumni website. Steve
Futterman authored our bulletproof Membership
Q: How can I contact so-and-so
who used to work for CP IS/C+C ?
You can look up people's
names directly in the Directory and contact them via e-mail or phone, if
they have elected to make this information public. If not, you are still be able to contact
them via a form which will not divulge the e-mail address. If the
person is not listed in the directory at all you may try firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Will the name, location and
e-mail contacts for the site change ?
We have purchased the name CPISALUMNI.ORG from an Internet Name
Registrar. It is therefore ours to keep forever as long as we pay
our yearly bills. The site location may change, as from time to time
we may shop around for deals, but because we own the name, this will be
totally transparent to our members. Similarly, the e-mail contacts
are based on our domain name and therefore we have total control over
Q: How long does a tag stay associated with a new item ?
A: Approximately one month from the date the item gets posted on the site.
Q: Why are there are no annoying
ads on this site ?
We'll take this question as a compliment. From the start we wanted a
site with no kind of advertising whatsoever. So we are paying for
our web hosting. It will remain that way as long as we stay in the
good books of our no-longer-anonymous benefactor :-)
Q: What is the significance of
the wooden object that graces the Log-in page ?
A: This is the "business end" of a 2 x 4 which is a
well-known piece of CP IS / C+C folklore. Ask anybody who worked for
Operations or Communications in the Eighties and early Nineties for its