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Promoting accountability in the developing world

If Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants reassurance that developing countries are willing to meet G8-acceptable standards of accountability, he need look no further than the list of participants attending the 2007 International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET). One-third of the participants at this year’s program originate from Africa and are directly involved in the evaluation of development programming. IPDET trains mid- and senior-level development managers and evaluators, and … Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Mission Statement Carleton Now is the University’s flagship internal communications vehicle and is published monthly (except July) through the Department of University Communications. Acting Director, Communications and Community Relations Heather Brown Manager, Public Affairs Tanya Continue 

Carleton remembers

This column is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the lives of individuals whose contributions have shaped Carleton University over the years. If you wish to make a submission, please contact the editor at editor@carleton.ca. Professor Douglas Wurtele Professor Douglas Wurtele, a Continue 

Presidential search committee hosts town hall meeting

Members of the presidential search committee hosted a town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 to respond to questions regarding the progress of the search for Carleton University’s new president. Here are some of the highlights from this Continue 

Making a different world

Making a difference in the world has been a running theme in Donald Yeomans’ life — whether as a husband, a father, the Commissioner of Correctional Service Canada, or as a member of Carleton University’s Board of Governors. Even after 27 years of service to Carleton in various roles Continue 

Research Works Comes to Life

Sylvie Blangy, Marie Curie Research Fellow, Montpelier-Carleton (left) and Professors Nancy Doubleday, Geography and Environmental Studies (centre) and Carol Payne, Art History (right), were three of the 60 attendees at the latest Research Works Continue 

Retirements

These Carleton University employees, both academic and non-academic, have retired as of July 1, 2007. Academic retirees Correction Jill Vickers, Department of Political Science Non-academic retirees George MacFarlane, Physical Plant Gordon Searson, Physical Plant Iris Taylor, School of Continue 

Events@CU

More details on these and other upcoming events are available at carleton.ca/events. Board of Governors and Senate The board and Senate do not meet in August University Registrar’s Office August 13 Last day of summer term classes August 31 Deadline for payment to ensure payment is Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Allan Thompson receives humanitarian award Assistant Professor Allan Thompson received a special Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation for his work with the Rwanda Initiative. Thompson established the initiative in 2006 with the mission to enhance the capacity of the Continue 

Architecture labs connect at the speed of light

Smoked meat and cabarets are more likely to come to mind than high-speed internet connections in association with Saint-Laurent Boulevard, the historic Montréal street known as “The Main”—unless you are Michael Jemtrud. Jemtrud is an Continue 

Survivor: Carleton for new faculty members

This month, the Educational Development Centre (EDC) is offering a number of orientation sessions for new faculty and contract teaching staff. Survivor: Carleton is a daylong introduction to the basics of teaching at Carleton and includes hands-on Continue 

Sprott summer camp fosters “bizness” savvy in high school students

While many local high school students have spent this summer working for someone else, the 29 Biz Camp participants learned how to start their own businesses. Continue 

Retirees and 25-year service employees honoured at June reception

On June 4, 2007, Dr. Samy Mahmoud, President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore, hosted a reception to honour non-academic staff who retired or have served 25 Continue 

Carleton brings home two Capital Educator Awards

Carleton University professors brought home two Capital Educators Awards handed out at Ottawa’s sixth annual EduGala on May 24, 2007. Professors Matthew Bellamy (Department of History) and Nick Papadopoulos (Sprott School of Business) were Continue 

Celebrated physicist Richard Hemingway retires

By Professor Peter Watson Professor Richard J. Hemingway retired on July 1. A Senior Research Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Particle Physics (IPP), Hemingway was an important and internationally distinguished member of the Carleton Continue 

Leaving a legacy of strength at NPSIA

Two faculty members who have made immeasurable contributions to the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) retired at the end of June. Martin Rudner stayed until the close of business on June 29, “until the last light was out.” Continue 

Carleton Where?

Joanne Cameron, Government Documents Specialist, Maps, Data and Government Information Centre, Carleton University Library, has won the latest Carleton Where? photo contest for correctly identifying the stairs located on the east side of the Loeb Building featured in the June issue of Continue 

Two-minute interview

Like Fred Barrett, you too can be profiled in a future issue of Carleton Now. We’re pleased to put the spotlight on the University’s dedicated faculty and staff who make Canada’s Capital University an outstanding place to learn and work. Just visit click on the Two-Minute interview Continue 

Par for the course

Corporate partners of Carleton University will once again tee off in support of student athletes at the second annual President’s Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, August 27. The tournament was initiated last year to raise funds for athletic scholarships. For a sponsorship fee of Continue 

Where are you in this Summer Fest group photo?

Sunny skies, lively entertainment and great company contributed to the success of this year’s Employee Recognition Day event, Summer Fest. More than 1,350 faculty and staff were on hand June 20, 2007 for this group photo, taken in Alumni Park. Continue 

Brenning appointed as new athletics director

Vice-President (Finance and Administration) Duncan Watt announced the appointment of Jennifer Brenning to the position of Director, Recreation and Athletics. Brenning has served as the Associate Director of Recreation and Athletics at Carleton Continue 

Soaring to new heights

On-campus co-op students enjoy unique job opportunities Carleton students Velian Pandeliev and Andrew Staples are soaring to new heights this summer while completing their co-operative education work terms right here on campus. The third-year cognitive science students have been working with Continue 

National roundup

Ontario students launch $200 million lawsuit Two students have launched a $200 million class action lawsuit in early June against Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technologies. The lawsuit is intended to recover fees which the students claim the colleges were illegally collecting Continue 

News in brief

Paul Smith named one of Canada’s most promising northern scholars Carleton University graduate student Paul Smith has been named one of Canada’s most promising northern scholars. Smith, a PhD candidate in biology, has been awarded a Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research for his Continue 

Call for nominations: Carleton Now Editorial Advisory Committee

Nominations are now being accepted from Carleton University faculty and staff who are interested in joining the Carleton Now Editorial Advisory Committee. Continue 

Commentary

‘Stay attentive to opportunities’: An excerpt from Sheila Fraser’s Convocation address Take it from me: good things can happen if you stay open and attentive to opportunities. After I finished my degree in commerce, I was looking forward to a long stay with a major accounting fi rm in Continue 

Letter to the editor: Rudeness over daycare parking spots marred Convocation

The rudeness daycare staff encountered from parents, students and Carleton University employees during June’s Convocation ceremonies was a real eye-opener! Continue 

Summer Orientation welcomes the Class of 2011

Throughout the summer, over 3,000 incoming first-year undergraduate students and their parents have participated in Carleton University’s Summer Orientation. First Year Experience Office staff and student orientation leaders welcomed the Class of Continue 

Spring Convocation largest in Carleton’s history

During its 130th Convocation ceremonies in June, Carleton University conferred more than 3,700 graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to the largest graduating class in its history. Five honorary degrees were presented to: Anna Marie Continue 

$335,000 in new CFI funding for neuroscience and biology research

Acting Vice-President (Research and International) Kim Matheson welcomed the investment of $335,000 in funding on July 3, 2007 from the Canada Foundation for Continue 

Journalism students intern in Rwanda

Allan Thompson is the driving force behind a media internship program that has given 20 Carleton University journalism students and new graduates first-hand knowledge in the daily hardships faced by African journalists. He hopes these experiences Continue 

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