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Ontario invests $5 million in chemistry ‘super labs’

Students taking a first-year chemistry, organic chemistry or food science and nutrition course this fall will be the first to enter the new “super labs” in the Steacie Building, says George Iwama, dean of the Faculty of Science. He adds that “if you have seen or worked in the old labs, you might think you had just stepped into the future. The Government of Ontario provided $5 million to support … Continue 

Student designs new paralympic skis

In collaboration with the Canadian Paralympic Foundation, fourth-year industrial design student Brian Bazett (left) has developed a prototype of a roller sit ski. Bazett designed the ski to enable paralymic athletes to compete in a new sport category. Here, he consults with student colleague Justin Frappier on the prototype. Bazett and Frappier are two of the students whose work will be showcased at the 30th annual industrial design graduation exhibition … Continue 

Canadian men’s basketball championship scores a successful move to Ottawa

Halifax was home to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national men’s basketball tournament for 24 years and some folks wondered if the games could draw significant interest if held outside of Atlantic Canada. However, the positive response of spectators and TV viewers to the 2008 championship, that took place in Ottawa, proves that fans of university basketball are alive, well and living across Canada. Carleton University and Senators Sports & … Continue 

Contract instructor award

Students praise Goldman for the passion he brings to the classroom and how he brings history alive through anecdotes, fun exercises, discussions and the effective use of artefacts such as an original copy of a 1776 Boston newspaper. “While I’m Continue 

Retirements and retirees activities

These are the Carleton University employees who announced their intention to retire last month. March 1, 2008 Special Constable J.R. Morissette, Department of University Safety April 1, 2008 Christine Gauthier, Business Office May 1, 2008 Rita Continue 

Award-winning industrial design co-op student

The Career Development and Co-operative Education office honoured Ashkan Shabnavard, centre, as the Co-op Student of the Year at an awards gala on March 18, 2008. The fourth-year industrial design student received the award from Kerry Eamer, left, Continue 

Out of the wreckage: finding a new particle at the beginning of time

Curiosity may have gotten the cat into trouble, but it is a must for a particle physicist. Certainly without this key trait what is known about our subatomic Continue 

CIDA approves three-year grant to IPDEDET

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has agreed to renew its support of the Carleton University-World Bank International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) for the next three years. CIDA has substantially increased Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

FASS accomplishments feted at 2008 vin d’honneur The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) feted its faculty’s accomplishments at the FASS vin d’honneur on March 19, 2008. Originally held to honour faculty members who have contributed new publications to their fields of expertise, Continue 

Events@CU

Board of Governors April 30, 2008 608 Robertson Hall Senate April 25, 2008 608 Robertson Hall Conferences Race and Diversity in Higher Education: Finding Strength in Difference May 6 – 8, 2008 Minto Suite Hotel 85 Lyon Street, Ottawa This is the annual conference of the Canadian Continue 

Nuclear non-proliferation and arms control expert is new chair in international affairs

Trevor Findlay (far right) has been appointed as the first William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University. Findlay Continue 

Carpe diem—seize the cartoon

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today or, in other words, don’t procrastinate. To help his students understand how procrastination works and to find alternative strategies, Tim Pychyl began writing a cartoon strip entitled Carpe Diem Continue 

Two-minute interview

Name: Danette Nearing-Guibord, BA/82 Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice Position: Field Placement Co-ordinator Why does your job make a difference? Our field placement program provides students with an opportunity to see what work in the field of criminal justice is like and to put Continue 

2008 achievement award winners

Carleton University’s research, teaching and professional achievement awards are intended to enhance the research productivity and quality of instruction at the university. Twenty-one members of the Carleton community are receiving this Continue 

Research achievement

The Research Achievement Awards were established in 1989 to enhance the quality of research conducted at Carleton. Ten awards, valued at $15,000 each, are given each year to faculty members. Winners are selected by a committee chaired by the vice-president (research and international) and Continue 

Teaching achievement

he Teaching Achievement Awards were established in 1991 to enhance the teaching of the recipients and the quality of instruction at Carleton. Selection for the awards is based on demonstrated excellence in teaching and on the quality of the teaching development projects proposed. These Continue 

Professional achievement

The Professional Achievement Awards were established in 1989. Valued at $1,500, they are awarded to two professional librarians on the basis of a peer evaluation committee and up to five instructors on the basis of outstanding performance in meeting their responsibilities. — Ingrid Continue 

‘Zero waste’ expert offers students alternative to garbage-filled world

It is challenging to convince people to change their habits but Ruth McKay is willing to try—especially when it comes to promoting environmentally sound Continue 

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