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Earth Sciences students get a live lesson on volcanoes in Italy

There are few ways to better cap off an undergraduate degree than with molten lava. For students in the Earth Sciences program at Carleton, this year’s fourth-year Field Geology course gave them precisely that opportunity. Each year students can register in the course which will take them out of the textbook, beyond the classroom, and into the field that truly brings their subject to life. This year the students, along … Continue 

Canadian communities tap into Carleton resources

More than 300 Canadian communities have reduced unemployment and poverty levels and improved social integration thanks to Carleton’s Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP). Now with a new $1 million philanthropic contribution from Bell Canada, the impact will be even greater. Bell’s contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar by CEDTAP and the McConnell Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting projects that develop economically sustainable communities. CEDTAP is the largest … Continue 

Canada’s epidemic of plagiarism

(The following story, written by Carleton’s Ira Wagman from the School of Journalism and Communication, first appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on May 21, 2004.) The news of Alberta Premier Ralph Klein’s adventures in academic misconduct did not come as a surprise to many in the scholarly community. Mr. Klein’s reproduction of chunks of text from the Internet for a term paper at Athabasca University is yet another example of … Continue 

No Joy in this Budget for Universities

The following are excerpts from the President’s comment on the Ontario Budget announcement. View the full-text at: http://www.carleton.ca/duc/News/Speeches.html While we all may understand the fiscal difficulties under which the Government of Continue 

Carleton staff step up to help out

Last week, suspicious packages were delivered to Carleton. The contents were tested, and found to be harmless. From – Continue 

Events for June 5 – June 15

For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at: carleton.ca/events June 5, 9:00 a.m. OPIRG-Carleton Fundraiser – Japanese Style Massage ClinicSponsored by OPIRG-Carleton, David Cronkite, B.Ed, will lead a Continue 

The student loan dilemma

Government student loan programs lend large amounts of money to young people who have uncertain future prospects and little, if any, collateral. We should not be surprised if some borrowers have trouble repaying their loans or if some never repay Continue 

In the News

Carleton NOW was featured in the Globe and Mail (April 12) for a story it published entitled “Foliage in the Office: Friend or Foe?” The article featured comments from Professor of Chemistry and NSERC Industrial Chair in Fungal Toxins and Allergens, David Miller, and Manager of Continue 

News Briefs

PAM Master of Journalism student, Rym Ghazal, was selected among journalism students across Canada for the competitive Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute’s military journalism program. Ghazal will be trained to cover military stories. This past winter, Ghazal was in Iraq to Continue 

Betty Weiss award winner

Congratulations to Ed Bruggink, Greenhouse Manager in the Department of Biology who was this year’s recipient of the Betty Weiss Memorial Award. The Award, presented annually, when merited, recognizes an individual at Carleton University who Continue 

Carleton investigates addition of on-campus ice arena

The Carleton Ravens might have a second ‘nest’ this coming year with the possible addition of an ice arena. Currently, Carleton is one of few Ontario universities without an ice facility on campus. The Ravens now use ice time at the Brewer Continue 

Carleton Professor named Fulbright Research Chair

Sometimes, crossing the Canada-U.S. border can feel like an inane sort of Spanish Inquisition, but Carleton’s Michael Hart, Professor in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), could help make the trip a little less Continue 

A shining light in photonics research

Ottawa has long been considered a hotbed for the photonics industry, and Carleton University has equally been considered a leader in the field in terms of research and design. With the official opening of the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre Continue 

Correction

In last month’s article “First year at fifteen,” we reported Carleton had 7,000 first-year students last September. The correct number of first-year students is 5,553. From – Continue 

Carleton sweeps Capital Educators’ Awards

Last week, Carleton received triple honours at the annual Edugala, an event sponsored by the Ottawa Council for Research and Innovation (OCRI) with the goal of celebrating the many talented educators in the City of Ottawa. Carleton was asked to Continue 

The faces of Carleton

Carleton has many dedicated employees. In each issue of Carleton NOW, we introduce a person or team from the Carleton community in an effort to showcase the outstanding individuals that contribute to the University’s many accomplishments. Safety is a priority at Carleton University and Continue 

Ph.D. thesis examinations

School of Computer ScienceTuesday, June 1, 2004, 10:00 a.m., 5131 Herzberg Laboratories Candidate: Alexander Tulai (B.Math, Bucharest, Eng. Diploma, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest) Thesis: Emergence and Evolution of Computational Habitats Continue 

No Joy in this Budget for Universities

The following are excerpts from the President’s comment on the Ontario Budget announcement. View the full-text at: http://www.carleton.ca/duc/News/Speeches.html While we all may understand the fiscal difficulties under which the Government of Continue 

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