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Maria’s Minute October 2011

Welcome to the October issue of Carleton Now. This month, there is a great lineup of stories, including one about research being done with simulators and robots; the butterfly show and a Carleton tribute to Rick Hansen. Be sure to check out the photo gallery. Enjoy your read.  

Retiree helps change life for community in Nicaragua

When people ask me what I’ve been doing since I retired in 2010 from Admissions Services at Carleton, I say that I helped to change life for a small community in Nicaragua.   In May 2010, the Parish of March Youth Group in Kanata and West Carleton learned about SchoolBOX, a registered Canadian charity that “supports the right of every child to a basic education.” Founded in Almonte in 2007, … Continue 

Carleton to pay tribute to Rick Hansen

Carleton will pay tribute to Rick Hansen at a special ceremony Oct. 27 for his many years of dedication to raising awareness about accessibility issues. The tribute will follow a town hall about the university’s READ (Research Education Continue 

Internship in India “amazing” experience

Just a few weeks ago, I returned to my beloved Canada after nearly four months in Chandigarh, India. Since my return, I have been frequently asked by friends and family, “Oh, how was your trip!?” or “So, tell me, how was India!?” or even Continue 

Students offered ways to serve community

Thanks to the Student Experience Office (SEO), Carleton University students have the opportunity to acquire more than academic skills – they can assume leadership roles, serve humanity locally and abroad, and discover how to be global citizens. Continue 

United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 18 with new fundraising events

Carleton will launch its annual United Way campaign with new events this year, including more physically-active fundraisers. GIS Librarian David Sharp and Continue 

Annual butterfly show flies high with 40 species

Ed Bruggink wanted to add something different to each butterfly show at Carleton’s greenhouse ever since it started in 1999. “It’s my baby,” says Bruggink, who also works in the university’s biology department. “It’s extremely Continue 

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