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Carleton engineers showcase their caring side

From February 26 – March 6, Carleton Engineering students will celebrate National Engineering Week, this year, drawing particular attention to the “caring” side of the profession. One of the best examples of this is the student-based, charitable organization, Engineers Without Borders (EWB). EWB is committed to improving the quality of life in developing nations around the globe, mostly by improving access to technology. Carleton’s chapter, now in its third year … Continue 

Reacting to Rae: turning vision into reality

Carleton University, like all other universities across the province, welcomes the final report of Bob Rae’s Postsecondary Review. I believe this is a well-balanced vision, the recommendations of which, if implemented, will go far towards ensuring that all eligible Ontarians have access to excellence in higher education. In his report, Rae argues that higher education is a critical issue both for our economy and quality of life, and urges the … Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Carleton NOW is published monthly (except July) by Advancement through the Department of University Communications. Views expressed or implied do not necessarily reflect official University policy. Submissions are welcome, but Carleton NOW reserves the right to edit and print contributions Continue 

Events for March 9 – 19

For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at: carleton.ca/events March 9, 6:30 p.m. Kesterton Lecture. Fenn Lounge “Trust me – I don’t know what I’m doing” Brent Butt, the creator, star and co-executive producer of CTV’s hit comedy series Continue 

Is there an ideal age at which to learn a second language?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Chantal Dion, Instructor in the Department of French, answers this month’s question: Is there an ideal age at which to learn a second language? When we marvel at Continue 

In the News

History Professor Norman Hillmer, was a guest on CBC Radio’s Ontario Today on January 20 for an hour-long phone-in discussion on the subject of Canadian-American relations in light of the inauguration of George W. Bush. — Assistant Professor of Psychology, Michael Wohl, was recently Continue 

Governer General attends exhibit opening at CUAG

Her Excellency The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada (shown here (left) with curator, Laura Brandon) was in attendance at the opening of the most ambitious exhibition ever undertaken by the Carleton University Art Continue 

A whole lot of heritage

University Archivist, Patti Harper, has just completed the first phase of Carleton University’s heritage plan. Her “What’s in a Name?” series is a compilation of 12 plaques that tell the story behind the names of some campus buildings, such as the Dunton Tower and Southam Hall. “I Continue 

Campus briefs

– Looking for healthy alternatives to your meal options? Food Services at Carleton is now a certified Eat Smart! location. Menus have been altered to accommodate Eat Smart’s nutritional standards, and as a result, 50 percent of all grain products are whole grains, all daily specials Continue 

Uncorking Canada’s wine history

Take a tour of the Canadian Museum of Civilization this month, and you’ll get a taste of the work of Carleton History Professor, Rod Phillips. Phillips teaches a popular course at Carleton on the Social History of Alcohol. He is also the author Continue 

Give today!

Co-chairs Andrew Christie (left) and Diana Mills kicked off the 2005 Class Act Campaign with a launch party at Rooster’s Coffee House on February 17, 2005. This award-winning program invites graduating students to establish a bursary in honour of their class year and leave a legacy at Continue 

Help is only a phone call away

Carleton’s Telecounselling Centre, traditionally used for recruitment efforts, launched a new initiative this year to help new students better adjust to university life. Kathleen Nicholson, the Centre’s supervisor, says they teamed up with the Continue 

Uncorking Canada’s wine history

Take a tour of the Canadian Museum of Civilization this month, and you’ll get a taste of the work of Carleton History Professor, Rod Phillips. Phillips teaches a popular course at Carleton on the Social History of Alcohol. He is also the author Continue 

Give today!

Co-chairs Andrew Christie (left) and Diana Mills kicked off the 2005 Class Act Campaign with a launch party at Rooster’s Coffee House on February 17, 2005. This award-winning program invites graduating students to establish a bursary in honour of their class year and leave a legacy at Continue 

Generosity breeds opportunity

Behind every success story is the support of people with big hearts, and much of the success of the Carleton Nunavut B.A. Project can be accredited to the Maurice Price Foundation. Since its launch in 2001 by Carleton’s Centre for Initiatives in Continue 

A grand opening indeed

More than 400 people came out to the grand opening of the Alumni Hall and Sports Centre on February 8. From left to right, Alumni Association President Gerard Buss, student-athlete Greg Hum, Carleton President Richard Van Loon, Ontario Minister of Consumer and Business Services Jim Watson, Continue 

Students gain from group discussions

By developing a unique approach to teaching language, Carleton’s French Department is making it easier for students to communicate “en Français.” Writing support and oral discussion groups are offered to undergraduate students in addition to Continue 

Carleton’s international collaborations continue to expand

Carleton’s reputation as a world-class research and educational institution continues to expand. Vice-President (Research and International) Feridun Continue 

A concrete showing

Congratulations to the Carleton University Stonecutters, who took home first place overall at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race hosted by the University of Calgary. The team also won best braking system and best costumes. A second Carleton team, The Professionals, was awarded the Continue 

Ph.D. student gets experience on international stage

The Asian tsunami has put earthquakes and other natural disasters in the minds of researchers all around the world. Here at Carleton, one Ph.D. student is getting international recognition for his studies on these devastating phenomena. VietAnh Continue 

Innovative Carleton program right on track

If there’s one thing to be learned from the high tech roller coaster, it’s that you have to be flexible. “In order to exist, we have to be able to change,” says Ben Gianni, Director of Carleton’s School of Information Technology. In 2003, Continue 

Students still face financial challenges

Vice-President, Student Issues, Carleton University Students’ Association The release of the Rae Post-secondary Review was a far cry from meeting students’ needs. The report calls for increased student debt and higher tuition fees. It seems as Continue 

The Rae report isn’t our only option

While there can be little doubt that Ontario’s post-secondary education system is grossly under-funded, it would be erroneous to conclude that we must gratefully accept any proposed reforms just because they restore some desperately needed Continue 

Environment Minister addresses Carleton students

On February 15, students, faculty and staff came out to an exclusive engagement with The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of the Environment. Dion spoke about his vision and mission for “A Greener Canada.” From – Continue 

Carleton mourns the loss of Diane Chastenay

The Carleton community, and in particular, the Business Office, lost a good friend and valued co-worker suddenly on February 17. Diane Chastenay worked at Carleton for almost 24 years, most recently as the Accounts Payable Supervisor in the Continue 

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. Finding work after graduation continues to get Continue 

Faculty briefs

Arts and Social Sciences– On March 11, 2005, the Ottawa Chamber Music Society will devote an entire concert to the chamber music of Carleton Music Professor, Patrick Cardy. The concert is part of the Society’s Winter Festival, March 11-13. It will take place at St. Andrew’s Continue 

A point of clarification

On January 19, 2005, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Alan Harrison was quoted in an article in the Ottawa Citizen that discussed Carleton’s efforts to improve the student experience. Unfortunately, some of his comments were taken out of context. Harrison clarified the information in Continue 

Canadian Council of the Blind pledges $1 million for bursary

With its long-standing reputation as having one of the most accessible campuses in the country, as well as its number one national ranking in scholarships and bursaries among comprehensive universities, Carleton has always maintained a sincere Continue 

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