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Focus on sustainability: Carleton’s going greener

Polluters, water wasters and plastic pitchers beware. Carleton University’s day-to-day operations are about to go under the microscope with the launch of a new high-level committee focused on improving the university’s environmental, Continue 

Working toward a healthier workplace

It’s Monday morning; your alarm rings and it’s time to get up and go to work. Do you feel up for the challenges waiting for you? Experts say that since we spend most of our lives at work, it’s important employees feel healthy in Continue 

Committee monitors health and safety

One injury is one too many at Carleton. That’s why the university’s Joint Health and Safety committee takes steps every year to ensure the health and safety of Carleton staff, faculty and students. “We keep an eye and ear out for Continue 

Community service: It’s a growing trend among CU students

A national survey shows there’s a growing number of Carleton students who participate in community service and volunteer work – a trend the university is focussing on to enhance the student experience. The National Survey of Student Continue 

Volunteer Profile: Samantha Shortt

At lunch time on Oct. 2 and 27, Samantha Shortt will put on her yoga clothes, leave her office in the Student Academic Success Centre and set up a yoga mat in the University Centre Galleria. It’s not that she has a habit of doing yoga in the Continue 

Volunteer Profile: Irene Emery

Irene Emery’s involvement in the United Way has spanned decades. It was the first charity to which she donated as a little girl. She turned to it in a time of need. And for more than 20 years, she’s dedicated countless hours to Continue 

Sponsors / Upcoming Events

This year’s Carleton United Way campaign is encouraging our campus community to support education-related organizations and programs supported by the United Way/Centraide Ottawa campaign. For a full list of these services, visit Continue 

The United Way campaign countdown has begun: Mark the date Oct. 21

Carleton has a chance to change childrens’ lives. Whether it’s giving them breakfast before school or enrolling them in an after-school program, Continue 

Message from United Way Ottawa’s Campaign Chair

Growing up in Scotland, I never gave much thought to school or to my life after graduation. Both my father and grandfather worked in the coal mines and I figured I would too. Two teachers changed my path by opening the door to other possibilities; Continue 

Branding the Vancouver Olympics – learning from Beijing

Vancouver faces far fewer challenges as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, but Canada’s biggest coastal city still has much to learn from the Beijing Games, according to a professor of marketing at the Sprott School of Business. The Beijing Continue 

Designing the Olympic torch a chance of a lifetime

Tim Fagan was working at his dream job as a senior designer for Bombardier Aerospace when he was approached to design the 2010 Olympic torch for the Vancouver Games. “This was a once in a lifetime chance,” says the Carleton alumnus, who Continue 

Carleton’s 2012 Olympic hopefuls

Hitting the mats at Carleton this year are two of Canada’s top judo athletes, brothers Emin and Dilyaver Sheykhislyamov. The pair, who are both in first-year, are balancing their studies with judo conditioning as they train to represent Continue 

University Safety News

Safety Tip of the Month The Department of University Safety would like to welcome all new staff, faculty and students to the Carleton community and remind everyone of the various crime prevention programs available. From laptop anti-theft devices to bicycle registration and safe walk Continue 

Sixth annual Powwow

Carleton University welcomed new and returning students to campus with a traditional Powwow. The Powwow featured First Nations drumming and dancing, Métis jigging and Inuit throat Continue 

Car-sharing comes to campus Oct. 2

Carleton is officially a member of the VRTUCAR club. VRTUCAR is a car-sharing service for people who use alternative modes of transportation like a bike or bus, but occasionally need access to a car. When members register for the service online, Continue 

Carleton’s best kept secret – community engagement

A special task force report shows that Carleton faculty, staff and students have strong ties to the Ottawa region in a variety of ways — both professionally and personally. The problem is — nobody really knows about it. Sure, within individual Continue 

Carleton has ‘comprehensive plan’ to deal with H1N1 outbreak

Carleton is ready with a comprehensive pandemic plan to combat a potential H1N1 outbreak on campus this fall, says the head of the committee which developed Continue 

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