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Dr. Stuart Adam: A profile

He was, by his own admission, an indifferent student coming into second-year journalism at Carleton University. But then he experienced the Introduction to Reporting course, taught in 1961-62 by Professor Joseph Scanlon, and that took him across a threshold. It lit a fire that has fuelled commitment to journalism and to Carleton University for nearly four decades. Now 64, and after 25 years as an academic administrator, Dr. Stuart Adam … Continue 

Carleton attracts eighth Fulbright scholar

The University’s reputation for attracting high calibre academics received a boost when U.S. scholar, Dr. Jeffrey Ayres, chose Carleton to conduct his Fulbright research. He is eager to take up his position at Carleton University later this fall, and reside through the summer 2004. “I chose Carleton University for several reasons, including its reputation for innovative and leading-edge research, the possibility of working with faculty associated with the Centre for … Continue 

“Carletonizing” Harvard

Harvard students had a chance to sample a bit of Carleton University right on their Ivy League campus, and they wound up clamouring for more. Dr. Brian Little, Carleton’s Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology, was named a favourite professor by Harvard’s graduating class of 2003. The Harvard Yearbook Favourite Professor designation is a celebratory honour decided by a vote from graduating students. All 70 undergraduates who took … Continue 

The survey says…

Posted Jan. 27/04 Readers of Carleton NOW responded positively to the first edition of the paper. Many of you took the opportunity to submit your views via our on-line survey. Your input is greatly appreciated. The results and comments will assist the Department of University Communications Continue 

In Memoriam

The Carleton University community was deeply saddened by the passing of Ben Franklin (B.A./71) on March 22. He will be remembered not only as Nepean’s longest-reigning mayor, but also as a dedicated alumnus and supporter of our academic institution. Mr. Franklin was loved and recognized Continue 

Procrastination: why do we deceive ourselves?

arleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. At end-of-year exam time, Dr. Tim Pychyl of the Department of Psychology answers the question: Procrastination: why do we deceive ourselves? We’ve all Continue 

In the News

A sampling of media appearances and interviews by Carleton faculty and staff in local and national media Professor Martin Rudner, Director of the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies (CCISS) in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, has been featured in numerous Continue 

Ravens winners on the court and in the classroom

Three members of the 2003 Canadian Interuniversity Sports championship Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team—Jafeth Maseruka, Rob Smart, and Charlie Cattran—are to be honoured by the Dr. James Naismith Basketball Foundation with induction Continue 

Nordic skiing brings home Carleton’s first national championship

The 2003 Canadian College and University National championship win by the men’s and women’s nordic ski teams shows why Cross Country Canada’s recent Continue 

Award-winning library staff

Carleton library staff Janice Scammell and Elizabeth Knight were recipients of the Ontario School Library Association’s “Exceptional Achievement Award” at the recent Ontario Library Association Super Conference held in Toronto. The award Continue 

Lecture season was a busy one

Spring at Carleton always seems to be ushered in by a blizzard of lectures. This March was no different with several prominent Canadians delivering keynote presentations at various events on campus. On March 5, Retired Lt. General, and former Head Continue 

Parking spaces ready for double cohort

Carleton’s parking rates are up to 50 percent lower than other universities, and among the lowest in Ontario. This trend will continue, even as the University creates more spaces to deal with increased demand from the double cohort. The Continue 

Cleaning up the campus

One of the burning issues that came through loud and clear on the Finance and Administration Customer Satisfaction Survey last year was the cleanliness of our buildings, or to be precise, the lack of cleanliness. Both in the survey and in follow-up focus groups, faculty, staff, and students Continue 

Tory Quad renaissance continues in early May

The Tory Quad continues its renaissance as an important hub of campus life with an innovative renovation and relandscaping project to begin in early May. The Quad redevelopment, which includes more gardens, more seating, more lighting, ramp access, Continue 

New Educational Development Centre supports teaching excellence

Carleton’s new Educational Development Centre (EDC) officially opened its doors on April 8 with a one-day faculty conference that kicked off a Grand Opening Continue 

Environment Minister opens National Wildlife Research Centre

The Honourable David Anderson, Environment Minister, was joined by Stuart Adam, Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, Feridun Hamdullahpur, Vice-President (Research and International), and Ottawa Centre M.P. Mac Harb to open the National Wildlife Continue 

Engineering students finish first

Carleton engineering students came out on top at the annual Ottawa Chapter of the Professional Engineers Ontario Student Papers Night on April 3. Engineering students representing Carleton University competed against students from the University of Continue 

Student Charity Ball dances to new record

Future charities will continue to be beneficiaries for many years to come, thanks to the unprecedented success of this year’s Charity Ball. A record $27,000 was raised as a result of the sold-out student gala attended by some 1,700 patrons. Continue 

Through the Global Lens

For the second year, the International Student Advisory presented a glimpse into the world as seen through the photographic lens of students, staff, and faculty. The exhibition in Bakers Lounge attracted a large audience. The People’s Choice Award, a favourite amongst visitors, received Continue 

Journalism internship leads to Hockey Hall of Fame dream

Fourth-year Journalism student Francine Charbonneau was able to do something this spring that most NHL players and Canadian hockey fans can only ever dream about – hoist the Stanley Cup over her head. Charbonneau did that and much more when she Continue 

Science students have their day in the sun

On April 8, 60 fourth-year students in Carleton’s College of Natural Sciences (CNS) put their honours thesis projects on display for professors, parents, and fellow students, at the College’s Research Day. Fourth-year Natural Science students Continue 

Math graduate member of Oscar-winning team

Amidst the many “what-were-they-thinking” dresses that gilded the Academy Awards this year, you might be forgiven if you didn’t notice that a Carleton grad carried home an Oscar. Well, a very small part of one anyway. Vince Tourangeau, a Continue 

Carleton student named OCRI Student Researcher of the Year

Emad Gad, a Carleton University Ph.D. Electrical Engineering student, was presented with the “OCRI Futures Award – Student Researcher of the Year” by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) at its gala awards dinner, April Continue 

Racecar designed, built, and tested here

For the sixth year, fourth-year Carleton students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have designed, built, and tested a Formula SAE racecar as a design project for program completion. The open-wheeled racing car was rolled Continue 

First Canadian Chair in Software Engineering announced

Carleton has been chosen as the site for the country’s first Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Software Quality Engineering (Tier 1). Dr. Lionel C. Briand becomes the University’s newest Canada Research Chair and perhaps the youngest Tier 1 Continue 

Carleton’s women engineers recognized with WES awards

Carleton’s women engineers recognized with WES awards Two Carleton students will participate in the National Research Council’s (NRC) Women in Engineering and Science (WES) program. Zahra Khan, a second-year Bachelor of Engineering student in Continue 

Choueiri receives excellence award from PAM

Freda Choueiri, Graduate Administrator in the School of Journalism and Communication was the centre of attention on April 8, as Katherine Graham, Dean of Public Affairs and Management, announced her selection as this year’s recipient of the Staff Continue 

Business plan competition draws 32 teams

Youthful optimism met the cold, hard, real world of business head on at the Wes Nicol Business Plan Competition, which attracts the brightest entrepreneurial talent on campus. With only 15 minutes to communicate the merits of their venture, three Continue 

Geographer receives surprise award

Geography professor John Clarke has won the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Meridian Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography. The AAG is the world’s premier geographical institution with over 8,000 members, and recognizes Continue 

Northern Chair inaugurated

Communicating, understanding, and integrating knowledge from aboriginal and western science is a topical issue, given the current environmental challenges facing Canada’s northern communities. The March 7 forum “Relations Between Traditional Continue 

Keep it coming…

Well congratulations seem to be in order. First for Carleton NOW, it is good to see after such a long absence. I almost thought it was all but forgotten. But with a new face-lift, it is just great and please “keep it coming.” Second congratulatory note certainly belongs to the new Field Continue 

Too pricey?

Congratulations on the first issue of Carleton NOW. I just came across it at CKCU. But with all its colour and gloss, it must have cost a lot to produce. Richard Parks Alumnus, BA/85 Thank you for the kind remarks regarding the new look of Carleton NOW. Readers will be pleased to know that Continue 

Carleton courts a winner – Ottawa Citizen Editorial, March 18, 2003

Carleton University now has a national championship basketball team, which is great for sports fans in this city and also vindication for the university Continue 

Celebrating success together

Different institutions measure success in a variety of ways. No matter what barometer is used, there is no doubt that we were extremely successful on several fronts this past month. Carleton’s reputation as a research-based institution continued Continue 

Aramark replaces Chartwells as food services supplier – $3.5 million in facility upgrades planned

Imagine a bright, clean cafeteria where students have a variety of fresh foods to choose from, cooked-to-order at open concept stations. Orange heat Continue 

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