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Countdown to first Ravens football season in 15 years

Steve Sumarah says he’s relieved the day he’s waited almost two years for is within sight. And he doesn’t have to think for a second to remember Jan. 15, 2012 was when Carleton University appointed him head coach and de facto architect of the reborn Ravens football team. “That was a long time ago and there have been many trials and tribulations since then,” he says. “There’s a huge sense … Continue 

Historic documents of 1972 immigration of Ugandans to Canada given to Carleton

Carleton University has received what is believed to be “the most comprehensive collection of documents” reporting the immigration of 6,000 Ugandan Asians to Canada in the summer and fall of 1972. The Canadian Immigration Historical Society and its partners officially handed over the collection to the university on June 20. “At the time when this was happening people’s minds weren’t on preserving history, but this is what this archive does. … Continue 

The history of the Rideau Canal: there’s an app for that

Tourists and anyone walking along the Rideau Canal can now get a snapshot of its history with just a flick of the finger. A new mobile application called Rideau Timescapes, designed by Carleton University faculty and students, was unveiled May 17. “The canal was very appealing because it was right on Carleton’s doorstep and it’s a world heritage site,” says Prof. James Opp, co-director of Carleton’s Centre for Public History. … Continue 

Historic piano has new home in MacOdrum Library

A Canadian art icon’s piano that has drawn famous musicians to Ottawa for a century has a new home in Carleton University’s library. “There’s a long tradition among musicians that when we touch these kinds of instruments, we fall in love Continue 

Carleton’s annual United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 17

Carleton University staff, faculty and students have their sights set on raising $150,000 in three weeks beginning on Oct. 17 for the annual United Way campaign. “As an educational institution, we’re helping the people who are going to be the Continue 

A new year begins at Carleton

The new school year at Carleton University kicks off with a wide range of new initiatives – including innovative programs for students, and exciting activities for staff and faculty. The campus, which is surrounded by the Rideau River to the Continue 

Carleton’s campus grows to meet increased needs

Carleton University is growing again. “After several years of intense construction, a number of new buildings are completed and fully operational …. All of these changes will result in an enhanced learning environment for our students and will Continue 

Moyra McDill reminisces about her 50-year relationship with Carleton

After a 50-year relationship with Carleton University, Moyra McDill is saying good-bye to start a new phase of her life in Sweden. McDill, a popular professor Continue 

Municipalities can now access ethics toolkit

Canadian municipalities can now access a toolkit that ensures their day-to-day business is conducted ethically. The award-winning Indicators for Governance in Organizations (IGO) was developed by Carleton PhD student, Christian Bordeleau, and is an Continue 

Carleton Humanities student set to row for Canada at Paralympics

These days, David Blair’s focus is on preparing for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where he’ll row for Canada. “I don’t want to just represent my Continue 

BBC to feature Carleton research about an ice island

A Carleton University master’s student is ready for her TV debut in mid-September. The BBC will feature Anna Crawford, who’s studying geography and earth science, in a two-part documentary about pieces of an ice island in Baffin Bay that was Continue 

Engineering student gets one step closer to space

As a boy growing up in Wilcox, Sask., Adam Vigneron remembers seeing the Big Dipper light up the sky above his house. That’s when his boyhood dream of space study and exploration took hold. “I had stars in my room and posters of rockets. I read Continue 

Shad Valley tackles child obesity

More than a quarter of Canadian children are either overweight or obese, but the number of teens trying to keep kids slim is rising. The issue of child obesity was the focus of this year’s Shad Valley program hosted at Carleton University. The Continue 

Graduating is “most satisfying feeling” for high school dropout who became A student

For a high school dropout eventually who made it to university only to struggle again, graduation never seemed likely for Kris Hansen. Despite his Continue 

Student earns PhD through two pregnancies

Lauren Fitzsimmons doubted she’d ever finish her PhD when she took eight months off after giving birth to her son Reed less than three years ago. Now, only a few weeks after having her second child – a girl named Iris – she will be Continue 

Ravens hockey player graduates with law degree

The Florida Everblades and Las Vegas Wranglers are knotted at two goals heading into overtime of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Kelly Cup finals on May 23. The Wranglers erase what was once a two-goal deficit in the opening minute of the third Continue 

Twins have same vision for their futures

Though two sets of twins will say goodbye to Carleton University after their convocation ceremonies, they won’t say goodbye to Ottawa. The siblings don’t plan to leave one another, at least for a while, either. Zach and Josh MacMillan are Continue 

Master’s student credits faculty for his success

Evan Curtis credits his professors for helping him become Carleton’s first cognitive science student to successfully complete a master’s thesis. “It feels kind of cool,” says Curtis. “It’s interesting being in the first cohort of the Continue 

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