Welcome to the February issue of Carleton Now. This month, we are featuring several research-related stories, including one about the chemistry between chocolate and wine, and a story about Research Days. There is also a series of stories about the adventures of Carleton students who have been on archaeological digs. Be sure to check out the pictures in our photo gallery. Enjoy your read.
Whether you indulge in the occasional piece of chocolate or you’re a certified chocoholic already craving your next hit, there’s no denying the primal allure of this delicious mood elevating substance. Chocolate is packed with the psychoactive power to pick you up when you’re feeling down and even trigger an unremitting snack attack. Remarkably, it’s all in the chemistry says Erin McConnell, one of two Carleton doctoral students who hosted … Continue
Carleton University has been named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for 2011, an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The winners were made public on Feb. 1. “This news acknowledges the contribution made by all members of our staff and faculty,” Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte said in an email message to the university’s faculty and staff. “I am proud that Carleton, … Continue
This article is one of four about the adventures of Carleton students who have participated in archaeological digs. The clamour of the 5:30 a.m. alarm was the worst part of Jessica Haskell’s day. Rising before dawn, irritation would slowly give way to anticipation of what the day’s Continue
This article is one of four about the adventures of Carleton students who have participated in archaeological digs. The thought of discovering a human skull might elicit horror, fear or disgust. But for Elizabeth Upton it was a thrill. Of course, context is everything. Upton and two other Continue
This article is one of four about the adventures of Carleton students who have participated in archaeological digs. Digging holes in the dirt is not how most envision spending a summer holiday. But, for four Carleton students, sifting through Ontario’s past was a dream come true. Kelly Continue
Think about this: More than 60 faculty members and staff, 3,600 students and hundreds of local, national and international organizations working in Continue
Barry Wilson is a rare breed of political junkie. The veteran journalist has collected the signature of every prime minister that has ever served in Canada – that’s 22 for anyone keeping count. He has degrees in journalism, Canadian studies and Continue