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Maria’s Minute – June 2013

Welcome to the June edition of Carleton Now. This month we are celebrating the 142nd Convocation at the university. Our line-up includes several stories about the accomplishments of our graduates, including a story about six grads who earned perfect grade point averages – a Carleton first. There are also features about Carleton’s sustainability plan and an update on the football team. There are new pictures in the photo gallery, too. And be sure … Continue 

Six graduates with perfect grades win Governor General’s medals

For the first time in Carleton’s history, six students will be receiving the Governor General’s Medal for graduating at the top of the class with perfect grade point averages (GPA). Medal winner Christopher Mattice, 21, says there were some difficult stretches during his studies to maintain the marks, but he was able to pull through it. “It feels amazing. The Governor General’s Medal wasn’t really something I expected, so it … Continue 

New campus-wide plan to make Carleton more sustainable

The Carleton campus will be looking greener after the university unveiled a new plan to reduce its environmental footprint and cut back on energy, water and waste in all areas of its operations. Carleton introduced its Sustainability Strategic Plan on May 21, which outlines goals and strategies to make Carleton more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable for the future. The plan covers areas such as campus building design and planning, … Continue 

Countdown to first Ravens football season in 15 years

Steve Sumarah says he’s relieved the day he’s waited almost two years for is within sight. And he doesn’t have to think for a second to remember Jan. 15, 2012 was when Carleton University appointed him head coach and de facto architect of the reborn Ravens football team. “That was a long time ago and there have been many trials and tribulations since then,” he says. “There’s a huge sense … Continue 

Carleton to honour nearly 100 long-service staff and retirees

Carleton University will honour nearly 100 long-service and retiring employees during a special celebration at the end of June. The celebration, to be held on June 27, will honour approximately 75 long-service employees and 25 retirees. The event means a lot to the honourees, many of whom have spent their entire working life at Carleton. Mathematics and statistics Prof. Michael Moore will be honoured in both categories, as a 45-year, … Continue 

Carleton professor wins Doug Purvis Memorial Prize

Stanley Winer still remembers Doug Purvis, and knew him well before his death 20 years ago. Now, he’s receiving a prize named in honour of the Canadian economist for a book he co-authored entitled Interregional Migration and Public Policy in Continue 

Five new degrees awarded at convocation

Carleton will be handing out five new degrees in both its undergraduate and graduate programs at June convocation. “Carleton University is always proud to give special recognition for the first graduates from new programs. At these summer Continue 

Chancellor’s medallist has passion for robotics

Carleton’s research in rehabilitation robotics piqued Colin Miyata’s interest while he was still in high school. With his fascination with design, biology and the “utility” of engineering, the university’s biomedical and mechanical Continue 

President’s Medal winner loves math

When President’s Medal winner Kathlyn Elizabeth Violet Dykes began her studies at Carleton in the fall of 2010, she was eager to encounter new challenges and trials in an academic setting. “Carleton University was the perfect place for this, Continue 

Convocation: 82-year-old earns music degree

It’s never too late, you’re never too old and, more importantly for 82-year-old Sheila Moilliet, there is in fact a finish line. Moilliet enrolled in a first-year music course at Carleton University in 1977 at the age of 46 simply out of Continue 

Convocation: First PhDs in English are prepared for any career

As Carleton’s first PhD English graduates, Emma Peacocke and Amatoritsero Ede say the program has left them well prepared for any career in their future. Continue 

Mother and daughter graduate together

Kim Heuff won’t be in the audience watching her daughter cross the stage at this year’s convocation. Instead, she’ll be standing right beside her. The Carleton University employee and her daughter, Chelsea, have just completed their law Continue 

Convocation: Science grad’s perseverance pays off

When Alexandra Muhametsafina was in Grade 11, her Chemistry teacher handed back one of her tests and gently suggested that maybe she’d do better studying more ‘arts-like’ subjects. But Muhametsafina had always preferred her science courses Continue 

Co-op puts student on his career path

Carl Verge was always passionate about computers and technology, and knew it was a career path he wanted to take when he was growing up. Now, the Carleton grad has achieved his career goal and gone above and beyond in his co-op placement at Continue 

Getting MBA ends 10 years of post-secondary study for grad

For Crystal French, graduating from Carleton’s master of business administration program is the end of 10 years of post-secondary studies and balancing full-time work with school. The Middleton, N.S., native completed her MBA in financial Continue 

Convocation: Co-op student explores productivity

After graduating with a bachelor of commerce degree, Chris Bailey has decided to put his career on hold to pursue a unique project – exploring what it means to be productive. The 23-year-old Sprott School of Business graduate has launched “A Continue 

Convocation: Honorary Degree Recipients

Irwin Brodo, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Irwin Brodo will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Tuesday, June 11, “in recognition of a distinguished career in lichenology and scientific leadership in the Continue 

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