Faculty accomplishments

Allan Thompson receives humanitarian award

Assistant Professor Allan Thompson received a special Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation for his work with the Rwanda Initiative. Thompson established the initiative in 2006 with the mission to enhance the capacity of the Rwandan news media through a teaching partnership between Carleton University and the National University of Rwanda. Senator Roméo Dallaire presented the Humanitarian Award to Thompson in June, at the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Tenth Anniversary Awards Gala.

James Wright organizes chamber music event to celebrate Schoenberg

James Wright, a music professor in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, has organized Schoenberg’s Chamber Music, Schoenberg’s World. The event took place on campus July 26 to 29. In partnership with the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Wright produced this celebration of Schoenberg’s life and contributions that was a reunion, performance and scholarly refl ection. He has also published an award winning book, Schoenberg, Wittgenstein, and the Vienna Circle.

Jacques Albert receives France-Canada Research Foundation award

Jacques Albert has received the 2007 France-Canada Research Foundation (Fonds France-Canada pour la recherche) award to continue his Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Special Research Opportunity Program research. The focus of his research is photosensitivity in phosphate glasses. Albert will use the award to involve a team of experts from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique at the Université de Paris-Sud. These experts will help him decipher the anomalous behaviour observed in these special glasses. Albert is a professor in Carleton University’s Department of Electronics.

Jim Wright awarded $194,000 from Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Distinguished Research Professor Jim Wright and his co-investigators have been awarded $194,000 over a two-year period from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Chapter. The grant is for a project entitled “Reducing Breast Cancer Risk Factors by Molecular Engineering: The Redesign of Hormonal Supplements.“ By a combination of computational prediction and organic synthesis of promising compounds, the team aims to create modified steroids that will retain hormonal activity, but will not form reactive quinones. The results of this research could allow post-menopausal women to take hormonal supplements without added risk for breast cancer.

Phillips and Phillips elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Ruth Phillips, School for Studies in Arts and Culture, and Mark S. Phillips, Department of History, have been elected Fellows in the Royal Society of Canada. The awards are made to Canadian scholars whose work the society deems is in keeping with its motto “diff erent paths, one vision.” The official induction ceremony will take place in Edmonton on November 17, 2007. In Canada, recognition in the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour scholars, artists and scientists can achieve.

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