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Carleton Launches Ambitious Fundraising Campaign

At its core, Carleton’s most ambitious fundraising campaign ever revolves around a simple message: collaborate with the university and help it give back to the community — in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and beyond. “We don’t want people to give to Carleton but to give through Carleton,” Chief Advancement Officer Jennifer Conley said before the public phase of the university’s Collaborate campaign was launched Nov. 5. “This is not just about … Continue 

Canada’s First Journalism School Celebrates 70 Years

In October 1945, when a fledgling Carleton College launched Canada’s first Bachelor of Journalism degree, the program focused on both the practical skills of the craft and a broad education in the social sciences, history and literature. “Education for journalism must provide general social intelligence, specific knowledge of social, fiscal, industrial and political problems, and comprehension of the responsibilities of the writer to society,” the Ottawa Journal noted in June … Continue 

Undergraduate Enrolment on the Rise

When Political Science Prof. Chris Brown and his colleagues were preparing for this fall’s launch of the new Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS), they came up with a target intake of about 160 students. That figure was a guesstimate based on other schools with somewhat similar programs and a percentage of Carleton’s total Bachelor of Arts population. But BGInS offers a unique interdisciplinary approach and several other innovative … Continue 

Back to School: What’s New at Carleton This Year

The construction progress on Carleton’s new Health Sciences Building, a crane-topped concrete structure rising above the Steacie Building, may be the biggest change students notice when they return to campus for another academic year. But they Continue 

Researchers Rewrite History of the Nation’s Capital

Carleton University Journalism Prof. Randy Boswell and Canadian Museum of History Curator, Jean-Luc Pilon, have released groundbreaking research that sheds important new light on the national capital’s archaeological history. Two co-authored Continue 

Riveted by Rocks: Carleton Researcher Ignites Passion for Geology

Twenty years ago, on his first expedition to Siberia, Carleton University geologist Richard Ernst learned a word that Russians use regularly, regardless of Continue 

Superheroes in literature may be revealing about those on edge of society

Brian Johnson, an English professor at Carleton, probably spends more time thinking about Superman and the Swamp Thing than all of his colleagues put together. Continue 

Carleton Grad Helps Commemorate a Canadian Hero

When Erin Gurski was in kindergarten, she started to study ancient Egypt. But the self-described “nerdy child” — at age three, The Hobbit was a bedtime story — wasn’t only interested in pharaohs and pyramids. She immersed herself in the Continue 

Co-op awards recognize top students

Carleton engineering graduates expect to go forth into the world and make a difference, no matter which discipline they pursue, but a trio of undergraduates are already having an impact, as their performance at the university’s annual Co-op Continue 

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