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Maria’s Minute – August 2010

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.

Education “continuous:” new Board of Governors chair

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.

Spouse support key to Canadian Forces members: research

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.

Avoid parking tickets with text option

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.

“Academic mother” drives AESP student’s progress

When times are tough, when assignments are stacking up or when studying feels like a full-time job, Teevi Mackay is guided by a little voice that lives in her phone. “You can do it,” says the voice. “I believe in you.” These inspiring words Continue 

Keeping it together in stressful times

We are bombarded with stressful events and stimuli like never before. And if you’re still thinking bad things come in “threes,” talk to neuroscientist Hymie Anisman and he’ll tell you they come in “sixes.” “Every time you turn Continue 

U-Pass distribution underway on campus

Carleton is already issuing mandatory universal bus passes in an effort to avoid headaches and long lineups – although they can’t be used until September. Ryan Flannagan, director of Student Affairs, estimates 17,000 bus passes, called the Continue 

Students to save money with textbook rental program

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 

Malcolm Butler Dean of Faculty of Science

Malcolm Butler joined Carleton University on Aug. 1 for a five-year term as Dean of Science. Before coming to Carleton, Butler was Dean of the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, N.S., a position he held since July 2006. Continue 

W. Paul Jenkins Senior Distinguished Fellow

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 

Assistant Dean (Student Success) named

John ApSimon, interim dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Johansen as Assistant Dean (Student Success) for the faculty. In this role, Johansen will oversee the development of a student success plan Continue 

New Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Affairs)

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 

Aboriginal Cultural Liaison Officer appointed

Linda Capperauld, director of Equity Services, is pleased to welcome Mallory Whiteduck as the new Aboriginal Cultural Liaison Officer with the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE). In this role, she will work closely with her CACE Continue 

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