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Industrial Design students get international exposure

Associate Professor in Carleton’s School of Industrial Design, Thomas Garvey, says he makes it a top priority to give students well-deserved exposure to an international audience. “I decided that every year I would pick one of the best international competitions in the world,” he says, and for the past four years, his students have been entering them – and winning too, including the famed Jan Ken Pon World Design Competition … Continue 

Taming traffic

Despite the wealth of technology available to Canadians who may want to work from home, rush-hour traffic and brutal winter winds at the bus stop are still daily occurrences for millions of workers. Commuting to work remains such a pervasive part of Canadian life that Statistics Canada’s 2001 Census includes a detailed study on the subject. Hand-in-hand with the statistics is research at Carleton University into creating Intelligent Transportation Systems … Continue 

From Carleton to Kathmandu

Too few graduates, chasing too many jobs. It may not sound like a common scenario these days, but in Canadian social work, a critical lack of Ph.D. programs is starting to raise warning signs. If a proposal by Carleton’s School of Social Work to Continue 

Carleton’s Chris Burn looks at Canada’s changing northern climate

Changes in the permafrost layer could alter major construction and infrastructure in the Far North including potential plans to proceed with a pipeline to Continue 

Carleton team examines depression and vulnerability

Carleton University’s Hymie Anisman, Professor of Psychology and Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience, was recently awarded $1.1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to continue work on two major depression Continue 

Carleton’s Ata Khan leads team on the road to improving driver safety

Nearly 3,000 Canadians die each year in car accidents and another 220,000 are injured. As the automotive and insurance industries try to reduce the kill rates, Continue 

A new, unique partnership examining Canada’s prehistoric past

A new paleontology program in Earth Sciences partnering Carleton University with the Canadian Museum of Nature began as an attempt to take interested students Continue 

A home-grown tech centre that serves the world

In April, Carleton’s Science Technology Centre (STC) completed work on an undergraduate research project for an instrument most people have never even heard of. The instrument – a forward calorimetre – is Carleton’s contribution to Continue 

Memory’s key is remembering how to learn

Aging inherently brings the challenge of maintaining good physical and mental health. The more physical activity one practises in older years, research has proven, the more physically active an individual becomes. The same holds true for learning Continue 

Industrial Design showcases new talent

Few athletes who call for a time-out to put the squeeze on a bottle of Gatorade will ever know how a Canadian campus, beside a canal nurtured the basics of engineering creativity to score a branding design coup. The famous sport drink was named for Continue 

OMI Conference: an international affair

CD players and DVDs have become consumer dream machines for high-quality personal entertainment. But both boxes illustrate an engineering feat that combines light-detecting electronics with optics so that imbedded laser light can be translated into Continue 

Petro Canada award winner investigates dropping water levels

For many long generations, water levels in lakes and rivers throughout the continent have been manipulated for various reasons. Now nature is carrying out the Continue 

CU Economics Conference headline

The minutiae of statistical analysis would make a physicist buzz with confusion. But quantitative economic research gradually works its way into economic policy in Canada, affecting everything from how inflation is measured to deregulation of the Continue 

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