Welcome to the August edition of Carleton Now. Watch Editor Maria McClintock’s video. There are a number of features and announcements that our readers will find informative. If you know anyone who would like to receive Carleton Now, be sure to subscribe by providing an email address.
As Gisele Samson-Verreault takes over the reins of Carleton University’s Board of Governors, she brings with her a lifetime of experience in the public service and corporate arenas. Re-elected to the board this summer, Samson-Verreault was assistant deputy minister of human resources at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade before she retired two years ago.
For those working in the Canadian Forces, Sanela Dursun has discovered that having a supportive spouse means more than just a lasting marriage. “If a spouse isn’t happy, you won’t have a happy soldier,” says Dursun, a Carleton psychology PhD graduate. “In the past, spouses weren’t much of a concern.
The trial period of Carleton University’s text message parking solution is off to a promising start and will likely be extended, thanks to more than a dozen regular users and positive feedback from the campus community.
Carleton’s bookstore is one of six in Canada testing out a Rent-A-Text system this fall that will allow students to access books for half-price. An estimated 20 per cent of textbooks will be for rent at a cost of about half of the list price. Continue
W. Paul Jenkins has been appointed Senior Distinguished Fellow in the Faculty of Public Affairs, effective Sept. 1. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the London School of Economics, Jenkins completed graduate studies in economics Continue
John ApSimon, interim dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Diana Majury as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Affairs) for the faculty. As a law professor and a former director of the School of Social Continue