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Maria’s Minute – June 2011

Welcome to the June issue of Carleton Now. This month, we have a feature story about Carleton research that has led to the development of devices that help seniors stay fit. There is also a full complement of stories about Convocation and the many grads and their accomplishments. Be sure to check out this month’s poll question about the price of gas and our photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

Maria’s Minute April 2011

Welcome to the April issue of Carleton Now. This month, we have a story about Carleton’s financial outlook, a new fellowship established in the name of distinguished journalist and Toronto Star national columnist James Travers, the Co-op Student of the Year and a variety of research-related stories,  including one about the roosting habits of crows. We have a great selection of new photos in our photo gallery, so be sure … Continue 

Maria’s Minute – February 2011

Welcome to the February issue of Carleton Now. This month, we are featuring several research-related stories, including one about the chemistry between chocolate and wine, and a story about Research Days. There is also a series of stories about the adventures of Carleton students who have been on archaeological digs. Be sure to check out the pictures in our photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

Maria’s Minute – December 2010

Welcome to the December issue of Carleton Now. This month we are featuring several research-related stories, including one about psychopaths. There are also lots of photos in our photo gallery this month, so be sure to check them out. Enjoy your read.

Maria’s Minute – November 2010

Welcome to the November issue of Carleton Now. This month we are featuring Convocation stories about our medallists, as well as our honorary degree recipients. There are also lots of photos in our photo gallery this month, so be sure to check them out. Enjoy your read.

Maria’s Minute – September 2010

Welcome to the September edition of Carleton Now. This month’s issue features a number of stories about the new programs and initiatives that begin this year. Also, be sure to check out the Carleton Now photo gallery. If you know anyone who would like to receive Carleton Now, be sure to subscribe by providing an email address.

Maria’s Minute

Please note: Carleton Now is not published in July. The next online issue of Carleton Now will be published at the beginning of August. If you missed it, please check out our inaugural online issue from June including coverage from Carleton’s 136th convocation.

Welcome to the inaugural online edition of Carleton Now

Carleton Now is no longer available in print. Instead, our new digital version will be delivered to your inbox monthly. It will still include all of the news and features you’ve come to expect, while providing many new online features, such as comments and videos. If you know someone who would like to receive Carleton Now they can register their email address at carletonnow@carleton.ca.

Awards and medals

Carleton University is made up of talented students, faculty and staff. Convocation is a time when achievements – both academic and non-academic – are recognized through a wide variety of awards and medals. Congratulations to all members of the Carleton community who won awards and who have earned medals. Some of them are profiled here. Board of Governors Award The Board of Governors Award recognizes voluntary involvement in the not-for-profit … Continue 

Honorary degree recipients

Each year, Carleton University presents honorary degrees in recognition of the outstanding contributions that the recipients have made to the Ottawa community, Canada or the world in the arts and sciences, the professions, the private sector, public service (including to the university) or humanitarian endeavours. Maude Barlow, B.A., LL.D., D.Litt. Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, … Continue 

carleton.ca sports brand new look

The Carleton University website has a brand new design and streamlined new look—the result of extensive planning, development and collaboration, and several months of testing from a cross-departmental working team. This new design makes the presentation of information on carleton.ca crisper, consistent in format, and easier to find for students, staff, faculty and the general public. Launched on Saturday, March 31, the Carleton community will also as benefit from an … Continue 

Two-minute interview

Name: Don Wiles Department: Chemistry Position: Professor Emeritus Why does your job make a difference? My area of expertise is radiochemistry and I retired from Carleton in 1990 (after being a faculty member for 31 years). Since that time I have been teaching undergraduate students in the Continue 

Murdock appointed as new health and counselling services director

Suzanne Blanchard, the associate vice-president (student support services) announced in January that Maureen Murdock would be assuming the position of the Continue 

National roundup

Acadia University partners with Outward Bound Canada Acadia University and Outward Bound Canada have announced an innovative partnership that, for the first time in Canada, offers university students accredited courses that combine outdoor experiential education and Outward Bound leadership Continue 

Professor Ruth Phillips

Premier’s Discovery Award goes to Carleton Professor

Carleton Prof. Ruth Phillips, who is the Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture, has been honoured with one of this year’s Premier’s Discovery Award in the category of arts and humanities. The prestigious awards recognize excellence in Continue 


Non Academic May 1, 2010 Catherine Merritt, Continue 

International training program examines effectiveness of development assistance

While G8 and G20 leaders meet to discuss issues like global development, green energy and democratic governance, Carleton will be hosting over 200 Continue 

Carleton, CUSA and RRRA working together on Orientation 2010

Carleton University administration, the Carleton University Student’s Association and the Rideau River Residence Association have agreed to work together for the upcoming fall Orientation Week. In past years, student groups have organized Continue 

Vera Klein named Alumni Volunteer of the Year

Carleton graduate Vera Klein has been chosen as this year’s Alumni Volunteer of the Year. Klein was presented with the award at the alumni weekend gala dinner at the Chateau Laurier in May. The award is presented to an invaluable member of the Continue 

Thank you to our contributors and volunteers

Advisory Committee Martha Attridge Bufton, Subject Specialist, Carleton University Library Andrea D’Agostino, Store Director, Carleton University Bookstore Armand Ruffo, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature Rick Continue 

Reading suggestions from our senior judges

Frances Itani James Joyce (especially “The Dead” in Dubliners) and any story collection by the following: Flannery O’Connor, Alice Munro, William Trevor, Heinrich Boll, Raymond Carver I could add that Rudy Wiebe, of our own Continue 

Fiction and poetry workshops

Offered by the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University ENGL 2903 Fiction Workshop ENGL 3903 Intermediate Fiction Workshop These workshops are open to all students. Students must submit a portfolio and enrolment is Continue 

The Judging Panel

Senior Judges — Short Story Category Mark Frutkin Mark Frutkin, an Ottawa writer, editor and journalist, has published seven books of fiction and three collections of poetry. His work has appeared in Canada, the U.S., England, Russia, Poland, Holland, South Korea, Spain and India. In 2007, Continue 

In the beginning are my hands

they are my skin-cut tools cracked as dried earth I trust them, they lead me. I listen to the passive witness of stones, their dialogue with trees, learn how they rely on each other. I need the energy of peat — the melt of mud and mineral feed Continue 

what the sun does in autumn

there is nothing to be written about the thinning red rebellion of an alopecious maple. one can only watch the patchy leaves the balding skin of graying sky filling six or seven seconds of loss. bare branch, vacant vein a skein of empty nests, a Continue 

Where else?

“or visibly from a long way off” Phil Hall, White Porcupine the flower in the window we can see nearly from Metcalfe, its orange petals the only colour beside eight other greens and a white fan; almost, now, the sun will interrupt where we have the couch in the evening, a Continue 


When the telephone rang, Rupert Daves was in the vulnerable stage of early sleep. Confusion followed, not knowing what time it was, what was happening, even where he was. His pulse rate had shot up so high that he half-wondered if he was having a heart attack. Cardiac deaths ran through his Continue 

Made in China (The World is Red)

Shuchun, Shuchun. No one noticed the green metal machinery was calling her name. The women in their blue tunics were still bent over their work stations. The grey cinder block walls stood unmoved. The soot-smudged windows still looked out at Continue 


Joseph Nolan steps past empty cups in the church basement and ignores the looks he also got at the funeral. Ex-colleagues stand with sliced cake in hand, their collective gaze tracking his path. They want him to stop and hear Willa praised, revered. He forces himself not to hurry, stops when Continue 

News in brief

Anti-Abortion club now official at Carleton Carleton Lifeline was approved in January as a Carleton University student club and is eligible for funding from the Carleton University Student Association (CUSA). Although CUSA updated its discrimination policy in December to ban the use of its Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Junjie Gu wins 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award Assistant Professor Junjie Gu of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the recipient of the 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. This $10,000 award recognizes and supports outstanding young faculty researchers Continue 

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