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.
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
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
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
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
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
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