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Maria’s Minute – Nov. 2013

Welcome to the November edition of Carleton Now. This month there are several Convocation stories about our great grads. In addition to those, there are several articles including one about a Carleton alum who is featured on the History Channel’s special Remembrance Day series, as well as a feature about a chemistry student who made a debut on Dragons’ Den. There are some new pictures in the photo gallery, too. … Continue 

Veteran library staffers recall days before computers

Frances Montgomery and Sue Pinard have pretty much seen it all when it comes to the MacOdrum Library. Given that the pair have both worked at the library for 40 years, that’s no surprise. As the $27-million renovation wraps up, the pair took a trip down memory lane, recalling the days before computers and how the “digital revolution” has impacted the library’s business. “The librarians used to talk about getting … Continue 

History Channel features Carleton alum

Douglas Meredith spent three-and-a-half years on convoy escort duty during the Second World War – traveling with merchant ships, battling sea sickness and witnessing the Germans attack these vessels. On Remembrance Day, the Carleton alumnus will share his story to viewers across the country as part of the History Channel’s War Story – a documentary series about Canadians who have lived through war. “I’m flattered and happy to be able … Continue 

Governor General’s medallist credits Carleton for opportunities

Governor-General’s Medal recipient Kyle Kevin Biggar, a 26-year-old native of Summerside, P.E.I., is fascinated by the ability of some animals to survive Continue 

Chancellor’s Medal winner completes third degree

For the first time in a decade, Chris Pitre is trying to adapt to not taking university courses for credit. Winner of the Chancellor’s Medal on the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in history – his third undergraduate degree – Pitre, Continue 

President’s Medal winner loves learning

President’s Medal winner Alexandra Christina Cassandra O’Brien views her recent Bachelor of Arts degree in history as a complement to her previously earned Bachelor of Arts degree in classics. A Carleton student since 2008, the Continue 

Human Computer Interaction students graduate with inter-disciplinary paradigms

The first graduands of Carleton’s Human Computer Interaction (HCI) program are receiving their master’s degrees this fall. Established in 2011 to Continue 

Sociology grad’s Carleton experience “absolutely phenomenal”

Twenty-six-year-old Vanessa Peck graduates with a master’s degree in sociology – with distinction – this fall. Not so unusual. Except that Peck is one Continue 

Carleton’s annual United Way targets $150,000 goal

Jeremy Brzozowski and Adrian Chan have always wanted to give back to the Ottawa community. Now, as Carleton’s 2013 United Way campaign co-chairs, the pair hope to raise $150,000 for programs that enrich the lives of many across the city. “There Continue 

Chemistry student’s shaving invention gets thumbs up by Dragons’ Den

At only 25 years-old, Carleton chemistry student Nick May has gone pretty far in the business world. A recent appearance on CBC’s Dragons’ Den has earned Continue 

Carleton an international model for accessibility

Delegates from the World Disability Union, located in Istanbul, Turkey, joined representatives from the School of Social Work to tour campus and get ideas about how to develop educational programs for young children and youth with disabilities Continue 

Travers Debates ensure legacy of Canadian journalist lives on

The Travers Debates is a great example of how journalists and politicians can share a light-hearted evening – all in the name of a good cause. The second Continue 

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