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Maria’s Minute – March 2011

Welcome to the March issue of Carleton Now. This month, we have a story about architect Douglas Cardinal’s donation to Carleton, Watson the IBM-created computer, and curler Emma Miskew’s adventure at the Scott Tournament of Hearts. There is also a comprehensive package of stories about the winners of the annual Achievement Awards. Be sure to check out the pictures in our photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

Renowned architect shares works with Carleton

While internationally acclaimed Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal can lament over the ugliness of North American cities and the lack of interest in working in harmony with the beauty of nature, he sees hope in the young architects of today. “I am inspired by working with young people,” says the 77-year-old architect, most famous for his design concept of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. “Young people’s thinking is shifting. They’ve got … Continue 

New dean of Public Affairs named

Peter Ricketts, Carleton’s provost and vice-president (Academic), has announced the appointment of Dr. André Plourde as Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2011. Dr. Plourde’s appointment was unanimously recommended by the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs and endorsed by President Roseann O’ Reilly Runte. In addition to his appointment, Dr. Plourde will hold a faculty appointment … Continue 

Jeopardy-winning supercomputer’s next mission: save lives

At first, it sounded like something right out of Terminator. Watson, IBM’s supercomputer, was programmed to annihilate two of humanities brightest in a complex game of trivia – it did so quite handily. But that’s where the Continue 

Antarctica open-air classroom for seven Carleton students

The notion of completing course work in the snow might send shivers through the hearts of many Canadian university students. But for participants of Students on Ice, learning in an open-air classroom was the opportunity of a lifetime. In February, Continue 

Carleton student debuts at prestigious Canadian curling tournament

While some university students soaked up the sun over reading week, Carleton student Emma Miskew basked in the sound of curling fans cheering her on at the Continue 

Aung San Suu Kyi accepts honourary degree by surprise video address

Human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded a honorary degree at a special ceremony last month – and while she couldn’t receive it person, she Continue 

Achievement Awards highlight excellence

They’re not quite the Oscars, says Peter Ricketts, provost and vice-president (Academic), but the prestigious annual Achievement Awards do highlight the hard work of the university’s faculty. For over 20 years, university researchers, Continue 

Making wellness a reality and priority

For years, people told Cheryl Cohen she should change her lifestyle. But it wasn’t until a year ago that she was actually ready to do it. “It didn’t matter how many people in my life told me I should change my lifestyle, it had to come from Continue 

2011 Achievement Award Winners

Carleton’s annual Achievement Awards recognizes our faculty for excellence in the fields of teaching, professional achievement, contract instruction and research. Read about what they are doing. Congratulations to everyone. Teaching Continue 

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