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Donation to fund modern mobility lab in new building

Dr. Jo Yung Wong taught hundreds of engineering students at Carleton over the course of 30 years. Now the retired professor is helping educate future generations of students with his donation of $100,000 to name the new Canal building’s state-of-the-art Jo Yung Wong Laboratory for Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Mobility, Guidance and Control. “This lab will be unique and it is believed that no other university has established a similar facility.” … Continue 

High cost of nuclear energy prevents revival: report

The high cost of producing nuclear energy will likely prevent it from making a comeback as a viable alternative worldwide in the next 20 years, new groundbreaking Carleton research reveals. That is one of the key findings of a three-year research project headed by Prof. Trevor Findlay, director of the Canadian Centre For Treaty Compliance. The report, The Future of Nuclear Energy to 2030 and its Implications for Safety, Security … Continue 

Viewpoint by Mark Forbes — How important is (Carleton) research?

Carleton is like most universities: There is a mix of basic and applied research on our campus. It’s the nature of this “mix” that defines Continue 

University Safety News

Safety Tip of the Month Since Carleton University operates as both a private and public space, it is frequented by a diverse range of people, including staff, students, faculty and the general public. Members of the community are best equipped to spot persons who do not appear to be on Continue 

Carleton’s Mr. Freeze testing ice road endurance in North

Stretching an icy 7.8 kilometres between Carleton University and the Parliament buildings, the Rideau Canal skate way is a popular recreational road for thousands each year — that’s why it’s been aptly dubbed the World’s Largest Continue 

Professor resurrecting ruins for the Lonely Planet

If not for a chance encounter with two strangers in a Damascus hotel, archaeological ruins dotting the Euphrates River might continue to lie unexplored by visitors to the region. During a recent trip to Syria, Greg Fisher, an assistant professor of Continue 

Staff honoured at Service Excellence Awards

True to form, senior reference librarian Frances Montgomery was thinking only of others when she accepted a Carleton Service Excellence Award. “It’s wonderful because really it’s not just about me but my whole team,” said Continue 

Carleton launches new Service Excellence Initiative

Carleton University’s underlying value of providing outstanding service is now being nurtured under a new Service Excellence Initiative that will ensure a consistent and collaborative approach to making the Carleton experience a positive one. Continue 

2009 Service Excellence Awards Winners

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2009 Service Excellence Awards Nominees

Individual Nominees Alana Barnes Allen Scott Anant Nagpur Caitlin MacGregor Cathy Gaffney Dan Brown Darlene Hebert Doug Huckvale Etelle Bourassa Fran Craig Frances Montgomery Gerry Rondot Greg Schmidt Guy Lacroix Guy LaMadeleine Hana Jabi Jeremy Continue 

Visions of gold dancing in curler’s head

These days Emma Miskew is dreaming of Switzerland — and taking a gold there when she and her team compete this month at the World Junior Curling Championships. Miskew, 21, and her team, including first-year political science student Lynn Continue 

The Carleton Centre for Community Innovation – a decade of service

For more than a decade, the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) has touched everyday lives, making a difference locally and across Canada. “We Continue 

Co-op student of the year eyes innovation to help society

Being named Co-op Student of the Year has proven to 20-year-old Simon Mack that his opportunities for success are endless. “I’m really surprised and quite honoured,” said the third-year electrical engineering student, who spoke Continue 

One month down – three to go on African bike trip

Lynne Wolfson, a contract instructor in Carleton’s School of Mathematics and Statistics, is spending the winter semester riding her bike 12,000 kilometres across Africa — from Cairo to Cape Town — for the Tour d’Afrique Foundation, Continue 

Person to person

This page celebrates new appointments, promotions and transfers that took place during the month of February at Carleton. Congratulations to all. Non Academic Appointments Derek Atikins has been appointed to the position of Manager, Energy Services in Physical Plant. Bryce Matheson has been Continue 

The last word

Carleton launched a Task Force on Aboriginal Affairs with a special event that featured a drum group and elders from First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities. President Roseann O’Reilly Runte spoke at the event, as did new committee co-chairs Peter Ricketts, vice-president Continue 

About Carleton NOW

“The trained intelligence of a nation is its greatest asset, greater than any material resource.” – Henry Marshall Tory, Carleton University founder Director, Communications Jason MacDonald Manager, Public Affairs Beth Gorham Creative Supervisor Greg MacDonald Editor Maria Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

On February 22 Kim Matheson, acting vice-president (research and international) welcomed over 30 people to a Blue Sky meeting on Social Innovation. Attendees included faculty, staff, students and representatives from external organizations such as IBM, the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, Continue 

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