Faculty briefs

Public Affairs and Management

– Kanina Holmes, an Assistant Professor with the School of Journalism and Communications has been nominated for a Gemini Award for her CBC documentary “The Lone Trail: The Dogs and Drivers of the Yukon Quest.” Holmes has been nominated as a finalist for best photography in a documentary program or series. The Gemini award winners will be announced on December 11.

– On November 16, Jim Judd, (BAHons/71, MA/72), was appointed as the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) by Prime Minister Paul Martin. As Director of the CSIS, Judd will oversee the collection, analysis and retention of information or intelligence on activities that may pose a threat on the security of Canada. Judd’s new appointment was effective as of November 29.

– The School of Journalism and Communication’s on-line magazine, Capital News Online, has become fully interactive, offering features such as quizzes, timelines, slide shows and audio files to each news story. Course instructor Mary McGuire feels that the interactive features allow journalism students to combine the skills they have acquired in earlier workshops about print, radio, television and photojournalism. You can check it out in the latest issue at

– Recently the University of Ottawa School of Management held its first annual accounting competition. Out of the four teams from Carleton’s Sprott School of Business that participated, one team took home the first place prize, while another team placed third. Congratulations to all!

Engineering and Design

– Congratulations to Natalie Nakhla, a graduate student in Engineering, who has received the best student paper award in the 2004 International Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packages (EPEP), held in Portland, Oregon. For her paper titled “Simulation of Coupled Interconnects using Waveform Relaxation and Transverse Partitioning,” Nakhla received an award that came with an IBM Thinkpad laptop and a $1000 U.S. cash reward. Her supervisor was Professor Ramachandra Achar of the Department of Electronics. This is the fourth year in a row that a Carleton student has won the award.

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2004-12/607.htm

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