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Maria’s Minute – Aug 2013

Welcome to the August edition of Carleton Now. This month there are stories about Carleton’s homecoming weekend dubbed “Throwback”, the university’s move to electronic theses, and a feature about the Power of the Arts conference – and many more. There are many new pictures in the photo gallery, too. And be sure to check it out. Enjoy your read.

Power of the Arts forum bringing artists, researchers together to advance social change

For Jean-Daniel Lafond, co-founder of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and visiting senior scholar at Carleton’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the power of the arts to change a person’s life was experienced in his own journey from a youth in France to award-winning filmmaker and philosopher. “If I didn’t find my way into theatre when I was 14, I think I could have been a very nice delinquent,” says … Continue 

Power of Arts Forum backed by big names

The Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, founder of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, will be joined by Canadian actors, musicians and leaders who have been appointed to the Power of the Arts Forum’s honorary committee. Award-winning Canadian actor Paul Gross is among those who will represent the committee. Gross is best known for his role as Benton Fraser, an RCMP officer on the Canadian television series Due South, which earned him two … Continue 

Carleton’s 2013 homecoming rebranded “Throwback”

Food trucks, public lectures, a trivia night and the return of Ravens football will all be part of Carleton’s first fall homecoming in more than a decade, as alumni and students come together to celebrate Throwback 2013. From Sept. 19 to 22, Throwback 2013 will remember the past by bringing back some long-held traditions at Carleton – like Ravens football games – and give students a chance to connect with … Continue 

Historic piano has new home in MacOdrum Library

A Canadian art icon’s piano that has drawn famous musicians to Ottawa for a century has a new home in Carleton University’s library. “There’s a long tradition among musicians that when we touch these kinds of instruments, we fall in love Continue 

Online crowd-funding platform delivers real-life changes to Carleton

Students and researchers looking for an article from the Taylor & Francis online journal archive in the library’s catalogue can now thank one of the many Continue 

Football team “Raven” about its new logo and branding

As the Carleton Ravens football team prepares to return to the field after a 15-year hiatus, one thing is for sure – they’re going to look great. From its logo to uniforms to locker rooms, the football team recently underwent a branding Continue 

The e-thesis eliminates paper, frees space and saves time

In a world that is becoming increasingly digitized and paperless, Carleton University is leaping ahead of many post-secondary institutions by moving fully into electronically submitted theses. Recognizing student technology use and the importance Continue 

Infinity sculpture points to inclusivity ahead of International Accessibility Summit

This summer, Ottawa wood sculptor David Fels is taking another crack at Old Ottawa South’s 300-year-old Brighton Beach Oak to transform a section Continue 

Two-volume book will cover entire Second World War

Digging through diaries and memoirs, Tim Cook has decided to bring Canadians’ stories to life in a two-volume book about their experiences during the Second World War. “It’s an ambitious project that covers the entire Second World War,” Continue 

Architecture grad credits degree for success

Ian Johnston has decided to use his architecture degree from Carleton in a different way. Instead of designing buildings, the alumnus has pursued his love of art and teaching over the last 20 years – and as a result, has won numerous awards and Continue 

Carleton signs agreement with Fleming College

A new articulation agreement between Carleton University and Fleming College is expanding options for college students by making it easier to transfer into university programs. Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte signed the agreement with Continue 

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