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Maria’s Minute – May 2013

Welcome to the May edition of Carleton Now. This month, our story line-up includes a feature about the 25th anniversary of Carleton’s Attendant Services Program, a story about a grad who is among a small group of people accepted into the Parliamentary Internship Programme, as well as a couple of stories highlighting community partnership projects. There are several new pictures in the photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

25 years of helping “profoundly ordinary” people around the clock

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, quietly, efficiently, and behind the scenes, they ensure students with disabilities have the same opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education as their peers. Who are they? Working for the Paul Menton Centre’s Attendant Services Program, unique in Canada – in the world, in fact – able-bodied students of diverse cultures are extensively trained to help disabled students get … Continue 

Carleton alumni honoured at special gala June 1

Maude Barlow has pushed for clean water to become a human right. Chris Dieni is looking at how tiny collections of metal – smaller than microscopic – impact aquatic life through his own research group. These Carleton alumni, and others who are making a difference in the world, will be awarded at the upcoming Alumni Leadership Gala being held on campus in the River Building on June 1. Barlow will … Continue 

Carleton alumni to fulfill childhood dream with parliamentary internship

Recent Carleton graduate Robyn Gibbard is finally getting the chance to see if his childhood dream could become a reality. Gibbard has been selected for the Continue 

Carleton’s Chief Librarian Honoured with Women’s Community Leadership Award

Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi has recognized Margaret Haines, Carleton University’s chief librarian, with a Leading Women Building Communities Continue 

Designing on the ground for Ugandans with disabilities

A group of four undergraduate industrial design students are crediting their final-year project, which had them visiting “end users” in Africa, with going beyond their expectations. The four worked in close collaboration with local stakeholders Continue 

Best history class ever? Award-winning prof hates essays, loves video games

Shawn Graham isn’t your ordinary history professor. Not by a long shot. Essays? He hates them. Video games? Part of his curriculum. “I often joke Continue 

Dog therapy helps students during stressful times

Carleton University students were officially pooched from studying for their final exams. In the middle of the busy and stressful month, some much-needed break time with puppies was the perfect remedy to help them with their studies in early April. Continue 

2nd Annual community engagement event highlights partnerships

Carleton engineering students are helping Ottawa police when bicycles collide with cars. Social work students are lending a hand with the Ottawa community’s Continue 

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