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Maria’s Minute – Aug. 2014

Welcome to the August edition of Carleton Now. This month’s story lineup includes articles about research Carleton students are doing with unmanned aerial vehicles, the accessibility summit, the new executive director of 1125@Carleton, as well as an update with the revamped Management Program for Women. There are lots of new photos in the photo gallery. Remember to vote in our online poll. Enjoy your read.

Using drones to solve real-world problems

They are known for their military applications, but there are many more uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. From agriculture to architecture, Carleton University researchers have been studying how these remotely piloted air vehicles can be used in other ways to solve real-world problems. “UAVs can do the dull, dirty and dangerous,” says Jeremy Laliberte, an assistant professor in Carleton’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. “It’s … Continue 

Carleton establishes itself as a world leader in accessibility

Carleton University established itself as a world leader in accessibility at the 2014 International Summit on Accessibility with many of its initiatives and programs setting examples for other organizations and institutions worldwide. “The passion and dedication I saw at the summit to create accessible and inclusive communities was very evident,” says Suzanne Blanchard, Carleton vice-president (Students and Enrolment). “The diversity of our participants has brought the conversation about accessibility to … Continue 

Carleton’s David Sterritt receives highest military civilian honour

David Sterritt, director of Housing and Residence Life Services at Carleton, has been awarded the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service, the Continue 

Carleton gets first “green” maintenance vehicle

Carleton University’s campus just got a little greener—not because of the summertime grass but thanks to a new vehicle being used to take care of it. The university has purchased its first outdoor electric maintenance vehicle, made possible Continue 

New scholarship to benefit students with disabilities

Carleton University is breaking new ground in the world of accessibility with a scholarship that encourages recognition of students with disabilities. The Susan Scott-Parker Scholarship was announced at the International Summit on Accessibility Continue 

Grad’s first run at political office creates big dreams

Matthew Lakatos-Hayward blends into a crowd of Carleton University students perfectly, but don’t be fooled be the cut-off shorts and the sneakers. His dreams belong in a suit on Parliament Hill, where he hopes to one day change the face of Continue 

Executive director of 1125@Carleton sees collaborative design as the future of innovation

Mary Herbert-Copley has spent more than two decades working to build sustainable communities in Canada with extensive experience in both teaching and Continue 

Top young math minds gather at undergrad conference

Some of the brightest mathematical minds in Canada gathered at Carleton University to network and exchange knowledge and ideas during the 20th Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC). First held in 1994, this annual event offers Continue 

John ApSimon receives Founders Award after 52 years at Carleton

After more than 50 years at Carleton, John ApSimon – a popular educator, top administrator and innovative fundraiser – has decided it’s time to Continue 

New certificate program offers professionally-driven women chance to advance their careers

Next month, Carleton University will launch a unique certificate program that will help professionally-driven women propel their careers into senior Continue 

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