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Providing a smoke-free environment

Carleton University’s Smoking Policy restricts smoking to outdoor Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) only. Starting February 1, 2008, Carleton University safety officers launched a campus-wide enforcement campaign, targeting smoking in unauthorized areas. Carleton’s smoking policy upholds the university’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy smoke-free environment for the campus community. Tobacco use is the biggest preventable cause of death and disease in Ontario. It kills 13,000 Ontarians each year. As … Continue 

Transforming architecture

Internationally renowned philanthropist, developer, architect and Carleton graduate, David J. Azrieli, M.Arch./97, is donating $5.5 million to the Carleton University School of Architecture. This gift, which will establish a permanent endowment in the newly named Azrieli School of Architecture, brings Azrieli’s lifetime philanthropic investment in Carleton to more than $8 million—the second-highest level of philanthropic support of any donor in the university’s history. “I am extremely proud of my Carleton … Continue 

Angela Davis helps celebrate Black History Month

To kick off the Black History Month activities on campus, Angela Y. Davis spoke at the opening ceremonies on February 1, 2008. Professor Davis, who is a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the United States and abroad. Over the years she has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar and activist. … Continue 

Wanted: researchers interested in the ethical implications of public policy

There is a growing awareness around the globe of the ethical implications of policies, codes and acts on people and places, says the new director of Carleton Continue 

Career EXPO ‘opens doors’ for students

The Career Development and Co-operative Education office (CDCE) kicked off its first Career EXPO with an open house on January 21, 2008. About 200 students, faculty and staff attended the event to learn about CDCE’s career-related programs, Continue 

Psychologists unite in ‘good talk about good teaching’

The professors who walk into the introductory psychology classrooms at Carleton University face the largest number of undergraduate students of any course taught on campus. Introductory Psychology (PSYC 1001 and PSYC 1002) might have up to 3,000 Continue 

Taking an ‘alternative spring break’

When students head to Mexico during Reading Week in February, they tend to sit on a warm beach and let the academic tensions slip away. But what if they decided to skip the beach and spend their break learning? Then they would have an ASB. No, ASB Continue 

Events @ CU

More details on other upcoming campus events are available at carleton.ca/events. Board of Governors No meeting in February Senate February 15, 2008 608 Robertson Hall (Senate Room) Conferences, lectures and student events Advances in Photonics Fabrication Workshop #2 February 26, 2008 8:30 Continue 

Retirements & retiree activities

These are the Carleton University employees who announced their intention to retire. January 1, 2008 Jeff rey Bernstein, Department of Economics February 1, 2008 Anne Montgomery, Purchasing Rosalie Moff att, Carleton University Library Retirees Continue 

Two-minute interview

Name: Laura Branchaud Department: Department of University Safety Position: Community Liaison Officer Why does your job make a difference? As Community Liaison Officer and a crime prevention specialist, my role is to provide personal safety awareness and crime reduction advice to the Continue 

Reaching Out + Reaching Back

The seventh annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2008. The conference, which is hosted by Professor Allan Ryan, the New Sun Chair in Aboriginal Art and Culture, will feature presentations by dancer and Continue 

Dispatches from the frontiers of science

Evolution—an idea that not everyone accepts, yet the subject continues to generate discussion as new scientific discoveries are frequently made. This year’s Discovery Lecture, entitled The Darwin Beat: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Continue 

The Reel Deal — Which Oscar nominee deserves to win “Best picture of the year?”

Erin Jennings Master’s student in film studies My vote: Juno My criteria: – The “professional” in me looks for innovation in film style Continue 

The wisdom of farmers critical to African food supply

When Ken Torrance returned to Ottawa from a 15-day trip to Ethiopia in late 2006, he arrived with numerous photos of thriving sorghum fields and a great admiration for the adaptability of Ethiopian farmers and their native seeds. As Torrance Continue 

Take a bow: music students put on superb show

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Ashley Crnic (left) was one of more than 25 Carleton University music students who performed in the Carleton Music Showcase on Friday, January 11, 2008. About 250 family, friends and members of the public enjoyed the Continue 

OUA recognizes two outstanding Carleton student athletes

Carleton University student athletes Kasia Hart and Aaron Doornekamp are being recognized by Ontario University Athletics (OUA) for their success in combining athletics and academics. Hart, captain of the highly successful Carleton Ravens women’s Continue 

New special constable receives achievement award

Lisa Niemzyk, BA/06, saw a year of hard work pay off as she was sworn in as a special constable with the Department of University Safety on January 11, 2008. Niemzyk’s friends, family and co-workers were present at the ceremony to witness her Continue 

National roundup

Concordia moves into first place of Global 500 CEO rankings Last month it was announced that Concordia and Queen’s Universities had tied in the École des Mines de Paris rankings. This international educational ranking is based on the number of an institution’s graduates that now hold Continue 

News in brief

Something to talk about: major debating championships held at Carleton University The Carleton University Debating Society hosted one of the top major student debating tournaments, the CUSID-APDA North American Debating Championships, from January 25 to 27, 2008. More than 70 teams from all Continue 

Choosing presidential candidates

Until 1972, presidential party nominees were not chosen until the national conventions held in the summer, a few months before the November general election. The system was changed at the behest of Democrats, after their ruinous 1968 Chicago Continue 

Helping Hillary Clinton win the primaries

As an American and a researcher of Canadian–U.S. gender politics for more than 20 years, I was galvanized by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s announcement of her presidential candidacy in 2007. I wanted to get involved in this historic campaign Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Biology professor co-authors chapter in new book on dragonflies and damselflies Professor Mark Forbes, the Canada Research Chair in ecological parasitology and wildlife conservation, has co-authored a chapter in a recently released book entitled Dragonflies and Damselflies: model organisms Continue 

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