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CGPSS results show areas of strength and opportunites for improvement

Carleton University graduate students participated for the first time in the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS) in January 2007. The survey was administered across the entire Ontario university system. At Carleton, 36 per cent of the graduate student body responded to questions on a range of issues, including students’ satisfaction with their university experience, their academic experience, their programs, the quality of supervision, financial support and university resources. … Continue 

Dr. Roseann Runte appointed as next president

Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte will become the next President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2008. Runte was welcomed to campus by Dr. Samy Mahmoud, President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore, at a breakfast meeting on January 8, 2008. Later that morning she was introduced to faculty, staff and students by David Dunn, the chair of Carleton’s Board of Governors, Chancellor Marc Garneau, Shelley Melanson, the … Continue 

Unicef chooses Carleton

Another United Nations agency has recognized Carleton University’s global leadership in the field of program evaluation. Perhaps the UN’s best-known organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, or Unicef, has chosen Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Continue 

National roundup

British Columbia’s universities will reportedly require applicants in 2008 to write fewer provincial exams to qualify for admission. The University of Victoria has already passed such changes, and the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are expected to follow Continue 

Career Expo launches with an open house — Faculty and staff invited to attend

Students who are looking for information about their career options frequently turn to faculty and staff members for guidance. It’s a logical Continue 

Certified Management Accountants Ontario supports Sprott students

Jacques Tremblay, Regional Director of CMA Ontario (right) presented a cheque for $20,000 to Roland Thomas, Acting Dean, Sprott School of Business at the Not Continue 

Program review leads to improvements in undergraduate curricula

All of the proposed curriculum changes to undergraduate programs for the 2007-08 academic year were approved by Senate on November 30, 2007. In addition to a Continue 

Latest EDC teaching event “engages” faculty and instructors

Peter Watson, a professor in the Department of Physics (left), Carol Miles, the director of learning technologies and teaching support (centre), and biology professor Susan Aitken were all on hand for the latest Educational Development Centre Continue 

Encouraging students with disabilities to Make the CUT

Kirsten Jensen (left), a student mentor with Make the CUT and first-year Algonquin College student, and Larry McCloskey, the director of Carleton University ‘s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, both attended the sixth Make Continue 

Putting the advocate back into advocacy

Often, when an issue becomes the centre of a court case or a public policy debate, the real story and motives of those involved can get lost in the routines of courtroom practice or policy implementation. Carleton University instructor Tara Continue 

Department of Chemistry honours Nobel prize winner Peter Grünberg

The Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with the Office of the President, hosted a plaque unveiling on December 10, 2007 in honour of Dr. Peter Continue 

Busy first term for Student Services

It was a busy fall term for the offices under the Office of the Associate Vice-President (Student Support Services) (OAVP SSS). As Suzanne Blanchard explains, a host of new and expanded programs were rolled out in order to continue to enhance the Continue 

New web tool gives prospective donors better information on charities

Chances are you got caught up in the holiday spirit last month and made a donation to a charity of your choice. If so, you were not alone: in 2006, Canadians Continue 

ArtsOne two years in…

Navigating the first few days as a new Carleton University student can be as daunting as learning the tunnel route from the gym to the University Centre. While the stress of selecting courses, developing a conflict-free timetable and befriending the other 300 students in the lecture hall Continue 

Two-minute interview

Like Ryan Mullally, you too can be profiled in a future issue of Carleton Now. We’re pleased to put the spotlight on the University’s dedicated faculty and staff who make Canada’s Capital University an outstanding place to learn and work. Just visit carletonnow.ca and click Continue 

Feet off the ground: Muybridge’s Horse garners Governor General’s Literary Award nomination

Rob Winger, an instructor in the Department of English at Carleton University, was named as a finalist for the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Continue 

Faculty Accomplishments

Dawn Moore publishes new book on drug regulation Dawn Moore’s new book Criminal Artefacts: Governing Drugs and Users (UBC Press) was released on November 26, 2007. Drawing on theoretical tools inspired by Foucault, Latour and Goff man, Criminal Artefacts casts doubt on the assumption Continue 

Championing human rights

Human rights lawyer Leilani Farha has joined Carleton University for the 2007-08 academic year as its first recipient of the Law Foundation of Ontario’s (LFO) Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship. Farha, a staff lawyer at the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) and Continue 

Retirements

These are the Carleton University employees who have announced their intention to retire. January 1, 2008 Lina Weckler Advokaat, School of Social Work February 1, 2008 Dave Stewart, Business Office Rosalie Moffatt, Carleton University Library The Carleton University Retirees Association Continue 

News in brief

Sprott alumni named to Canadian Chartered Accountants honour roll Two alumni from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business were named to the Institute of Chartered Accountants 2007 Uniform Evaluation (UFE) Ontario Honour Roll on December 10, 2007. Only 17 individuals from across Continue 

Avoiding slips, trips and falls

The goal of any risk management or loss control program is to reduce or eliminate the risk of a negative event happening. In the university setting this means ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff as they pursue their academic and Continue 

Board of Governors office welcomes new leadership

The Office of the Board of Governors at Carleton University has welcomed in the new year with a change in leadership. Professor Logan Atkinson began his two-year appointment as the university secretary effective January 1, 2008. He will serve as a Continue 

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow — Ground crew works to ensure safe winter driving and walking conditions on campus

Ensuring the safety of the Carleton University community is the number one priority of the university’s maintenance staff, even if this means a Continue 

2008-09 ArtsOne clusters

Beyond CSI: Criminology and Criminal Justice SOCI 1003: Introduction to Sociology PSYC 1001/1002: Introduction to Psychology I & II LAWS 1000: Introduction to Legal Studies Truths and Lies: Exploring Lives and Nations through Literature and Film ENGL 1000: Literature, Genre, Context FILM Continue 

Food for thought

On December 8, 2007, approximately 275 staff, students, faculty, alumni and their families joined Dr. Samy Mahmoud, President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore, at the Carleton University Ice House to participate in the third annual Holiday Skate. The Carleton community showed their caring Continue 

Re: Award winner a role model for young women

Thank you very much for sending along a copy of the article about our daughter Shauna Mullally that appeared in the November edition of Carleton Now. My husband and I were so touched by the content and the attention to detail it displayed. A number Continue 

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