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Dragonflies, damselflies and moths – unlocking the mystery of aging?

Aging is an unavoidable fact of life and one which science hasn’t fully explained but ecology Prof. Tom Sherratt is hoping dragonflies, damselflies and moths will help solve the mystery. “If natural selection is so good at finding solutions to problems and optimizing, why is it that our bodies fall apart?” asks Sherratt, who has been studying insects as part of his research on aging. “If we can do something … Continue 

Student overcomes tremendous odds to finish degree

When Holly Ellingwood receives her diploma this month, it will be a moment two decades in the making. “There are no words to contain the excitement and exultation that we feel – me and everyone around me. No one can believe it,” Ellingwood Continue 

Students lend helping hand in communities near and far

This month, 55 Carleton students will spend their reading week break building houses, working at U.S. national parks and helping out at an Ottawa elementary school as part of an initiative organized by the Student Experience Office. “Students Continue 

Volunteer Profile: Samantha Shortt

At lunch time on Oct. 2 and 27, Samantha Shortt will put on her yoga clothes, leave her office in the Student Academic Success Centre and set up a yoga mat in the University Centre Galleria. It’s not that she has a habit of doing yoga in the Continue 

Summer orientation prepares new students for fall

This month, the first of an expected 4,000 new students will begin arriving on campus for summer orientation. The day-long sessions, comprised of presentations and campus tours, start June 20 and go until August 15. The idea is to inform students Continue 

Putting academics to use in real-world opportunities

Earlier this semester, fourth-year anthropology student Jennifer Spring lobbied government officials at the United Nations, while Christine Kirby, who is working on her MA in anthropology, flew to Iqaluit to help identify ways to improve the health Continue 

Unique Institute of African Studies launched

Carleton has launched a new Institute of African Studies – one of the few universities in Canada to have such a program. “We are one of the few, if not the only institute…in the sense of having a stand-alone institutional presence Continue 

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