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Carleton First-year Seminars celebrate five years of success

Students who do well academically and socially in their first year of university study are more likely to graduate, an understanding that stimulated the creation of the B.A. First-year Seminar (FYS) program five years ago. “The main goal of FYS is to develop critical thinking and coping skills that will support students throughout their university career,” says Karen March, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs for the Faculty of Arts and … Continue 

Industrial Design students get international exposure

Associate Professor in Carleton’s School of Industrial Design, Thomas Garvey, says he makes it a top priority to give students well-deserved exposure to an international audience. “I decided that every year I would pick one of the best international competitions in the world,” he says, and for the past four years, his students have been entering them – and winning too, including the famed Jan Ken Pon World Design Competition … Continue 

Capital Educators’ Award nominees

The Capital Educators’ Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the City of Ottawa’s successful educators. Shown in photo, from left to right: Jo-Anne LeFevre, Samuel Dubé, Robert Burk, Simon Power and Robynne Neugebauer. The winner of Carleton’s Capital Educators’ Award will be announced at Edugala, to be held on May 27, at Algonquin College. Get your tickets today at: www.edugala.ca/tickets.html From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2004-05/333.htm

The new SAE car

As part of the regular academic program, fourth-year undergraduate engineering students designed and built a Formula SAE race car. The car will be entered in a race later this month at a competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE), in Pontiac, Michigan. This will be 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 

Can students who perform poorly in high school, come into their own, then excel in a university program?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Christine Adam, Associate Director of the Centre for Initiatives Continue 

Events for May 3 – May 27

For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at: carleton.ca/events May 3 – May 7 Enrichment Mini Courses For the 24th year, Carleton University will be hosting Enrichment Mini-courses for over 1,000 high school Continue 

In the News

On March 19, Katherine Graham, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management, told CBC Radio about a new research grant awarded to her and five colleagues that will focus on the relationship between federal and municipal governments. The same day, she was interviewed about the tough Continue 

Teaching the teachers

What profession expects its members to exhibit excellence without formal training? What profession evaluates its members on their primary skills only after they are fully engaged in practice, but does not assess or certify them prior to entering the workforce? While this may sound like a Continue 

Carleton ensuring safe travel

Recent bombings in Madrid, combined with increasingly hostile situations around the world have Canadian students thinking about a bit more than simply learning a new language and adjusting to a new culture. Carleton International, the department Continue 

Carleton recruitment officers become high school teachers for a day

Local Grade 10 high school students are getting an advanced screening of university life. As part of the new Ontario high school curriculum, students are Continue 

Appointments

Duncan Watt reappointed as Vice-President (Finance and Administration) The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Mr. Duncan Watt as Vice-President (Finance and Administration) for a second six-year term, effective July 1, 2004. “I am confident that Continue 

The 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. Teaching and learning is at the heart of any Continue 

Where are they now?

For Carleton University graduate Garry Rasmussen (B.Eng./61), opportunity didn’t knock – it rang. Now President and CEO of Telus Enterprise Solutions, Rasmussen graduated with a degree in civil engineering in 1961, a member of Carleton’s first engineering class. He said he chose Continue 

Accommodating a younger crowd

Last year was the first year Ontario high school students joined their out-of-province peers, and walked off with their diplomas at as young as 17. Many of Carleton’s support services recognized the need to be ready for the change. Carleton’s Continue 

Leaving a legacy – funding dreams

Carleton currently offers more money in scholarships and bursaries than any other Canadian comprehensive university. Generous donations, co-ordinated and managed by Carleton’s Development team, have made this possible. Development Program Officer Continue 

Marco Ouellette hired as women’s ice hockey club coach

Marco Ouellette has been named as head coach of the Carleton University women’s ice hockey competitive club program. The club currently participates in the Quebec Student Sports Federation (QSSF) and plays its home games at the Civic Centre Continue 

Laura Branchaud retires as field hockey head coach

Laura Branchaud has retired as head coach of Carleton University’s women’s field hockey team. Branchaud has been affiliated with the Carleton University women’s field hockey program for four years, two as an assistant to Terry Wheatley-Magee Continue 

Know of an outstanding staff member? Nominate them for an Employee Recognition Award!

Nomination forms for the Second Annual Employee Recognition Awards are available now on the Human Resources Web site at Continue 

Professional Achievement Award (Librarians)

These awards are presented to professional librarians for outstanding performance, and are valued at $1,500. Judy Senecal Electronic Reference Services LibrarianJudy Senecal is awarded a Professional Achievement Award for her work in developing and Continue 

Professional Achievement Award (Librarians)

These awards are presented to professional librarians for outstanding performance, and are valued at $1,500. Judy Senecal Electronic Reference Services LibrarianJudy Senecal is awarded a Professional Achievement Award for her work in developing and Continue 

Marston Lafrance Research Fellow (2004-2005)

Robert Hogg Department of English Language and LiteratureThis fellowship was established in 1979, by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The recipient receives a teaching release for one year to allow time complete a particular research or Continue 

Davidson Dunton Research Lecturer (2003-2004)

Alan Hunt Department of Law and Department of Sociology and AnthropologyThis award is sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International). Alan Hunt is the author of several books and articles on morals, society, and the law. Continue 

Professional Achievement Awards (Lecturer)

Chantal Dion Department of FrenchChantal Dion is regarded by her peers and by her students as an enthusiastic and skilled teacher. Her student-centred approach and her ability to motivate students in the acquisition of language skills led to her Continue 

Teaching Achievement Awards

Teaching Achievement Awards recognize the high quality of instruction at Carleton. Each award is valued at $15,000. Robert Burk Department of Chemistry Bob Burk exemplifies the highest quality of teaching excellence. He is an innovator, an Continue 

Twenty award-winning faculty and staff

Carleton is proud to celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of this year’s recipients of internal awards for excellence in teaching, research and professional achievement. The Research, Teaching and Professional Awards are intended Continue 

First year at fifteen

At the end of this month, Ahmed Ismail will celebrate his 16th birthday, as well as having successfully completed his first year of university study in Carleton’s Bachelor of Science program in Math and Physics. Coming to university at the age of 15 never fazed him, says Ismail. “I Continue 

Wes Nicol Business Competition

Winners of this year’s competition Elliott Gillespie and Brad Whitehead. Gillespie and Whitehead took home $6,000 for their plan for “Ankora Technologies.” Ankora’s network technology provides Internet users with faster download speeds and Continue 

Laughing all the way to the classroom

French Instructor Chantal Dion knows how to make an entrance – in some of her classes, wearing toy reindeer antlers. Dion, an instructor in Carleton’s French Department for the past 13 years, takes the use of laughter in a classroom setting Continue 

Ph.D. thesis examinations

Department of Chemistry Friday, May 7, 2004, 10:00 a.m., 3269 Herzberg Laboratories Candidate: Joseph Kahenya (B.Sc. Kenyatta University, M. Phil., Moi University) Thesis: An Investigation of Hole-Transfer and Antiferromagnetic Superexchange in Continue 

Showcasing excellence

I am sure many of you are familiar with Carleton’s new awareness campaign, helping spread the message that Carleton is a great university, getting even better. I can’t help think how true this is, especially when I think of how we continue to improve and move forward. We owe a lot of our Continue 

Research Achievement Awards

These awards were established to recognize the quality of research undertaken by Carleton faculty. Each award is valued at $15,000. Ramachandra Achar Department of ElectronicsMultilevel Model Reduction Algorithms for Analysis and Design of Continue 

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