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Community wedding for a special couple

Janice Elliott and Ed Bigelow’s love story began 24 years ago in the hallways of Carleton University. “He always had a quick joke and, as groundskeeper, he knew his way around,” recalled 57-year-old Elliott, who worked at Carleton for 27 years until 2014, when she left to deal with a diagnosis of bladder cancer. Only minutes after Elliott and her 60-year-old groom were finally married in the cool, sunny afternoon … Continue 

Carleton student wins distinguished Canadian Museums Association award

Hannah Keating, a graduate student in Art History at Carleton, recently won the prestigious Dr. Shirley L. Thomson Award for Young Curators at the Canadian Museums Associations (CMA) Awards, one of three CMA prizes that went to Carleton this year. The Thomson award, named for the former director of the National Gallery of Canada, provides young graduates with high quality, hands-on learning experiences. Keating will be taking up an internship … Continue 

Four former departments joined to form the new Student Academic and Career Development Services (SACDS).

Departments partner to improve student services

Four Carleton service departments amalgamated this month to better support students in achieving academic and career success. Career Services, Academic Advising, Co-operative Education and the Centre for Student Academic Support joined together on Continue 

CoLab10X design thinking sessions bring together students, faculty and professionals to solve community issues through an interdisciplinary approach. (Photo provided)

Carleton-IBM partnership tackles mountains of coffee cups

When Yinyan Zhang saw a campus trash can overflowing with coffee cups, she knew where they would ultimately end up. “It’s something we often ignore,” said the sustainable energy and policy grad, “but it is also very true that any garbage we Continue 

Since 2000, Carleton's Learning in Retirement program has offered seniors lectures on fine arts, history, politics, literature and science. (Photo provided)

Carleton retirees help ensure there’s always lots to learn

As the youngest baby boomers enter their 50s, there are now more seniors than children in Ontario and the changing demographics are beginning to show on Carleton University’s campus. Run by Carleton’s Centre for Initiatives in Education, the Continue 

Nearly 650 people took the CU75 quiz last month, which tests readers’ knowledge of the campaign's champions. (Chris Roussakis Photos)

Latest edition of CU75 campaign runs through spring

The CU75 campaign celebrating Carleton’s best has been showcasing another group of exceptional students and faculty members. With thousands of page views at CU75.ca, visitors from at least 50 countries, and close to a million impressions on Continue 

Tony Bailetti is the director of Carleton’s Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program. (Chris Roussakis Photo)

CU75 champions: Sprott prof credits success to students

Tony Bailetti doesn’t believe his accomplishments can be measured by the things he’s done, the number of books he’s read or the stacks of articles he’s. “My success is solely dependent on my students’ success,” said the Continue 

Bachelor of Science student Divin Kang hopes to become a dentist and work with Doctors Without Borders in the future. (Chris Roussakis Photo)

CU75 champions: Science student aims for dentistry

Divin Kang caught the dentistry bug after witnessing a 12-hour, full mouth reconstruction surgery at her uncle’s practice. “It was cool to see the different types of physicians coming together. You had the oral surgeon who took out the teeth, Continue 

Marilee Campbell is an adult education facilitator in Brisbane, Australia, where she helps mature students with reading, writing, math and learning skills. (Amy Jacobs Photo)

Program facilitators credit Carleton for job success

There’s no doubt that students get a lot out of Carleton’s Enriched Support Program (ESP). But the one-year transition program that helps students qualify for university admission has had just as much of an impact on its facilitators, the Continue 

Congratulations to the 2016 Achievement Award winners, who were honoured at a ceremony on April 19, 2016. (Justin Tang Photo)

2016 Achievement Awards recognize excellence in teaching and research

Congratulations to the 2016 Achievement Award winners. Each year, Carleton administers the awards in recognition of the outstanding contributions of our Continue 

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