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Carleton University Short Story Competition > The Judging Panel

Senior Judges Mark Frutkin, an Ottawa writer, editor and journalist, has published seven books of fiction and three collections of poetry. His work has appeared in Canada, the U.S., England, Russia, Poland, Holland, South Korea, Spain and India. In 2007, his novel Fabrizio’s Return won the Trillium Prize for Best Book and the Sunburst Award, and was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean region). In 1988, … Continue 

Carleton University Short Story Competition > Suzy Q.

There it stood: O’Neill Collegiate, or O.C.V.I. as the Oshawans referred to it. The formidable brick high school had opened in 1933, and as a part of its 75th anniversary celebration, a reunion dance was being held on this beautiful spring evening in May. Suzanne Riley, class of ’79, pulled into the parking lot for the second time. She had already left once, after deciding that she couldn’t face her … Continue 

Carleton University Short Story Competition > Vocalion

My wife’s grandfather was a radio star. In a great lost age of music halls and phonographs, his name — Clemens Wilhelm Mueller — was known throughout Europe and America. He was recorded through a primitive microphone, his voice etched onto an acetate master. Between the summer of 1925 and autumn 1926 he made 16 sides for the Vocalion Electric Recording Company: eleven in German, five in English. Sheet music … Continue 

Carleton University Short Story Competition > Truing Kate

The first time Joel ever set eyes on Kate she was riding a bike with a bent frame and warped rims, kathunking her way down the stone walkway to the arts building. There was something out of place about Kate, as though her clothes, her makeup, her entire attitude had been borrowed from someone else. None of it fit quite right. None of it belonged. All of it was perfect. … Continue 

Successful short story contest to include poetry next year

Carleton’s first short story competition top prize winner hopes his entry “leaves readers feeling a bit better about the world.” Lesly Bauer’s Truing Kate is, in his words, “a love story that takes place on a fictional university very much like Carleton. . .about two people who find themselves and complete each other. It’s a bit quirky and a bit fun,” says the 44-year-old journalism graduate (’88) who grew up … Continue 

Gallery to get major art collection

A retired Carleton English professor and Dean of Arts has bequeathed his estate, which includes a substantial collection of contemporary Canadian art and a 140-year-old brick home in Williamsburg, to Carleton. Carleton’s art gallery (CUAG) Continue 

Meet the Student Emergency Response Team (CUSERT)

At first glance, they look like ordinary students with their books open, sitting around a table sharing stories and study notes. But at the squawk of the two-way radio, a pair of them grab large red backpacks and move quickly en route to an Continue 

Going for gold – Carleton’s moonbuggy team heads to Alabama

In an effort to recreate the Apollo missions, a group of Carleton engineering students have designed a moonbuggy to compete in an international race at the Continue 

Putting academics to use in real-world opportunities

Earlier this semester, fourth-year anthropology student Jennifer Spring lobbied government officials at the United Nations, while Christine Kirby, who is working on her MA in anthropology, flew to Iqaluit to help identify ways to improve the health Continue 

Helping the poorest in the world – one millennium village at a time

It began with a desire to help the world’s poorest people and a lot of persistence. As a result, in February, Carleton became among the first Canadian Continue 

2009 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. A group of 19 members of the Carleton community are receiving this Continue 

Professor pioneering world’s fifth-generation wireless technology

Halim Yanikomeroglu imagines a world where lifelike, 3D holograms could sit inconspicuously amongst real people at a meeting – able to cry out and contribute Continue 

Jones credits Enriched Support Program with his success

Ten years ago, Danardo Jones was playing “the game” – hanging out with gang members and dealing drugs on the streets of Toronto. He was 16 and living with his mother, brothers and sisters and attending a high school in Continue 

Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship awarded

The 2009-10 Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Fiona Mackenzie, from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Prof. Mackenzie will use the fellowship to work on two projects, including one that explores Continue 

Tapping into bottled water: Carleton examines drinking habits

On the heels of public debates and announcements that discourage the sale of bottled water, Carleton is examining its own drinking habits. Ed Kane, assistant Continue 

Murdo Murchison CU’s first Sustainability Officer

As a former waste reduction officer for the city of Peterborough, Murdo Murchison developed and implemented recycling programs for apartments and created and produced a newsletter promoting waste reduction. He also oversaw the first-ever waste Continue 

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