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Solar solutions: Carleton opens unique research house

After several years of research, design proposals, construction and installation of energy-efficient equipment, Carleton University celebrated the grand opening of the Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research. Located atop a small hill at the north end of University Drive, with red accents and rooftop solar collectors, the 1,600-square-foot house is designed as a two-storey single-family home. But its real function is to enable ongoing research to improve energy efficiency through … Continue 

Ravens Racing sets sights on new record

The Ravens Racing team has unveiled its newest Formula-style race car and it’s one they hope will break records. The gas car made its debut during the Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show, held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa from March 17 to 20. The four-day annual event is a chance for manufacturers to display the latest vehicles to thousands of buyers. For the student-run racing team, it’s an opportunity … Continue 

Student RISE Campaign Celebrates Indigenous Strength and Culture

Carleton’s Aboriginal Service Centre (ASC) launched a new month-long campaign in January to celebrate Indigenous culture with the campus community. RISE 2016, which stands for Revitalizing Indigenous Strength and Education, is a fresh take on what has previously been called Aboriginal Awareness Month at Carleton. The initiative began in 2007 as a day-long celebration of Aboriginal culture and later spanned a week before becoming a month-long event in 2012. Ash … Continue 

Carleton to Welcome Two More Student Refugees in January

Carleton University will welcome two more student refugees to campus in January 2016 thanks to fundraising efforts by students, staff and faculty organized in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Each year since 1978, Carleton has sponsored the resettlement and studies of a student refugee through an undergraduate student levy for the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program. In a 2014 referendum, undergraduate students voted to increase … Continue 

Part-time Philanthropy Grads Balance Theory and Practice

Ask most students how they manage to balance the responsibilities of work, life and school, and they’ll probably tell you it comes with its challenges. As the first graduates of the part-time Master’s of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) know, it’s also allowed them to grow as professionals. “It takes a lot of discipline and organization, and I think many of us in the MPNL program have faced those challenges,” … Continue 

Paul Menton Centre Celebrates 25 Years of Support for Students with Disabilities

There are many reasons Carleton is touted as the most accessible university in Canada—from underground tunnels to accessibility projects in Uganda to the Dedicated Access Fund that supports improvement in physical accessibility on campus. At the Art of Access event on Oct. 7, Carleton is celebrating its accessibility achievements and looking to the future as it marks the 25th anniversary of the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) … Continue 

Carleton Researchers Designing Drones to Help Small Farmers

For years, Jeremy Laliberté has been working on ways to apply drone technology to real-world issues. This summer, the Carleton engineering professor put his ideas to the test with a student from Mexico who helped devise a drone that will help small-scale farmers improve the health of their crops. “I had a couple of students who formed a company to do agriculture stuff with UAVs,” says Laliberté, associate professor of … Continue 

Ceremonial Guard Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Carleton

When summer arrives at Carleton, things can get quiet. Students move out of residence, morning lineups at Rooster’s coffee shop dwindle and the after-class rush through the Atrium fades. But if you keep your ears peeled, you’ll hear the sound of marching and drumming. That’s because every May through August for the last two decades, Carleton becomes the Ceremonial Guard’s training ground. “It started in the early ‘90s when the … Continue 

Professor’s Research Trip Uncovers Long-Lost Artifact in Saudi Arabia

Greg Fisher has travelled the world searching for missing puzzle pieces in the history of the pre-Islamic Middle East. As a historian and associate professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Carleton, he knows a great deal of the ancient past has already been revealed. But a chapter in his latest book Arabs and Empires before Islam describes an incredible find. Released at the end of July, it highlights the … Continue 

Board of Governors Award winner a leader for women in engineering

When Jasmine Shaw looks at the faces in Parliament, she wonders where all the engineers are. Despite the myth that they’re “weird and shy,” the Continue 

Science grad hopes to help others through cancer research

Jared Browning knew he wanted to be a doctor the moment he witnessed a group of injured school children enter the Nepalese hospital where he was volunteering last June, just months after a major earthquake devastated the South Asian country. Continue 

Two worlds collide for grad and new dad

By 1:30 p.m. on a warm May afternoon, Sampson Adese has hardly slept in the previous 36 hours. But you’d never know it. Despite getting little sleep since his son’s birth this March and working hard to complete his BA with the help of Continue 

MA grad takes cross-cultural approach to birth tourism research

Growing up in the ancient fortified city of Xi’an in central China, all Mengchao Li wanted to do was venture beyond the city walls to learn about the outside Continue 

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 

Carleton literary competition supports budding writer

Last summer, 29-year-old Kirsti Salmi quit her banking job in Thunder Bay, Ont., packed her belongings into a tiny hatchback and drove across the country to pursue a life-long dream. An aspiring writer, Salmi left everything behind and enrolled in Continue 

City parklets foster campus-community partnership

When Carleton Architecture Prof. Johan Voordouw learned about the city’s plan to repurpose on-street parking spots into outdoor patios, parklets and vending stalls, he called up city councillors to see how he could get his students involved. Continue 

Training initiative sparks dialogue on workplace mental health

A new initiative at Carleton is giving employees an opportunity to learn more about mental health in the workplace, and how to better support themselves and Continue 

Digital Atlas Project Reconnects Inuit with History

A Carleton professor is contributing to the repatriation of Inuit knowledge with an interactive digital atlas that will soon make its way through northern Canadian communities. Fraser Taylor, a distinguished research professor and director of Continue 

The Productivity Project Helping Others Find Answers

Over the phone on a winter morning, 26-year-old Chris Bailey rhymes off the New Year’s resolutions he’s trying to tackle in just one month — learning to juggle, complaining less, spending less time on social media, saving more money, losing Continue 

MacOdrum Library Catches Colouring Craze

If you took a walk through MacOdrum Library during exams in December, you would have seen hundreds of students hunched over their desks in concentration. But not everyone was studying. Some students were giving their brains a break at colouring Continue 

A Master’s and Motherhood

Ravneet Kaur never thought she would leave her home in Punjab, India to move to Canada — especially not months before she was about to complete her master’s degree. But having recently married, and with her husband already working in Ottawa, Continue 

Voicing Aboriginal Stories: Novelist Joseph Boyden to Speak at Carleton

Some of us are haunted by dreams at night. For Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden, it’s his characters’ voices that keep him up, beckoning him to tell their Continue 

Mentors Make a Difference: Carleton’s Network Keeps Students on Track

Those looking to benefit from some mentoring from their peers at Carleton can now access training and resources in a central place, thanks to a new initiative Continue 

Study Shows Millions Use Athletics Facilities Each Year

A first-of-its-kind study on visitor traffic at Carleton’s athletics facilities could enhance the department’s bargaining position when it comes to sponsorship funding. The study, produced by Sprott MBA student Alexander Slivin, shows that more Continue 

Sights and Sounds: Professor Creates Art and Music at Diefenbunker

Jesse Stewart is no stranger to making art in unusual spaces – whether it’s a geodesic dome, public swimming pool or inside the skeleton of a blue whale. Continue 

Injured Junior B Hockey Player Starts Next Chapter of Life at Carleton

A few years ago, Brett Nugent would have said things came fairly easily to him. The Luskville, Que., teen did well in school, was a talented Junior B hockey Continue 

Reviving Tradition: Aboriginal Moccasin-Making Workshop Comes to Carleton

Carleton students will have a chance to test their flair for fashion while learning about Aboriginal culture this fall during a six-week program that will Continue 

Carleton PhD Candidate’s Research Shows Social Media is Changing Policing

When Carleton’s Greg Brown took up his first front-line policing job in Ottawa in 1985, things were much different than they are today. Most of all, there Continue 

Reinventing the Classroom with Virtual Reality Technology

When it comes to teaching, the last thing Peggy Hartwick wants is for her students to be bored. Through game-based technologies like Carleton Virtual, which allows students to learn in a 3-D virtual campus as avatars, the Carleton School of Continue 

Three Carleton Alumnae Named Top Canadian Female Entrepreneurs

Dale Morris, Mary Beth Denomy and Shannon Lenstra know it takes hard work to build a company from scratch. The three entrepreneurs are among five Carleton Continue 

Google Designer Brings Inspiration to Codemakers Girls Camp

Google interaction designer and Carleton alumna, Hannah Johnston, made a guest appearance on campus this summer to share advice and inspiration with a group of young girls aspiring to be leaders in engineering and technology. Her visit was part of Continue 

Campaign for Accessible Fitness Equipment Sparks Conversation about Disability

What started as a crowdfunding campaign to purchase accessible gym equipment at Carleton is turning into a broader awareness-raising initiative about Continue 

C²UExpo Leaves Participants Energized to Create Change

Participants of this year’s C²UExpo conference at Carleton wrapped up the three-day event at the end of May energized about going back to their communities ready to make positive changes. “We’ve been electrified, we’ve been moved, we’ve Continue 

Discovering a Future in Studying the Past

Victoria Hawkins still remembers grumbling over the thought of studying history as a kid. Younger and slightly broody, as she puts it, she just couldn’t understand the allure of revisiting the past. Now, at 22, the Owen Sound native has since had Continue 

From Canada to Kazakhstan: Bringing Expertise Home

It’s not the first time 26-year-old Alibek Sergaliyev has had to pinch himself to make sure he’s living in reality. Hailing from the small village of Tsyganovo in Kazakhstan, his first dream came true after high school when he won a prestigious Continue 

Changing Course: From Rabbi School to Medical School

Had you asked Mendy Loewenthal five years ago what he wanted to study in graduate school, he would never have suggested medicine. But when he took a job as a hospital chaplain, the 31-year-old rabbi from the U.K. says something just “clicked.” Continue 

Measuring the Risks: Graduate’s Research Addresses Solitary Confinement in Prison System

In many families, it’s a tradition for parents to read their children storybooks that will teach them simple life lessons. The one Maaike Helmus Continue 

Challenging Assumptions in the Ashley Smith Case and Beyond

Rebecca Bromwich has faced her fair share of cynics, including a former boyfriend who told her she was “too much of a girl” to become a lawyer and an array of people who told her she couldn’t complete a PhD in legal studies. Now 38 years old, Continue 

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