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Canada’s First Journalism School Celebrates 70 Years

In October 1945, when a fledgling Carleton College launched Canada’s first Bachelor of Journalism degree, the program focused on both the practical skills of the craft and a broad education in the social sciences, history and literature. “Education for journalism must provide general social intelligence, specific knowledge of social, fiscal, industrial and political problems, and comprehension of the responsibilities of the writer to society,” the Ottawa Journal noted in June … Continue 

Undergraduate Enrolment on the Rise

When Political Science Prof. Chris Brown and his colleagues were preparing for this fall’s launch of the new Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS), they came up with a target intake of about 160 students. That figure was a guesstimate based on other schools with somewhat similar programs and a percentage of Carleton’s total Bachelor of Arts population. But BGInS offers a unique interdisciplinary approach and several other innovative … Continue 

Carleton Kicks off Latest Public Awareness Campaign

From the group of visionary citizens who created a college on Ottawa’s First Avenue in 1942 to today’s dynamic community of faculty, staff, students and alumni, Carleton has always been defined by its people. So it was fitting that the Continue 

Voicing Aboriginal Stories: Novelist Joseph Boyden to Speak at Carleton

Some of us are haunted by dreams at night. For Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden, it’s his characters’ voices that keep him up, beckoning him to tell their Continue 

Welcoming Our New Vice-President (Research and International)

On September 1st, Dr. Nimal Rajapakse officially became Carleton University’s new Vice-President (Research and International). Arriving from Simon Continue 

Mentors Make a Difference: Carleton’s Network Keeps Students on Track

Those looking to benefit from some mentoring from their peers at Carleton can now access training and resources in a central place, thanks to a new initiative Continue 

Study Shows Millions Use Athletics Facilities Each Year

A first-of-its-kind study on visitor traffic at Carleton’s athletics facilities could enhance the department’s bargaining position when it comes to sponsorship funding. The study, produced by Sprott MBA student Alexander Slivin, shows that more Continue 

Student’s Camouflage Research Catches Eye of National Defense

Richard Webster spent several months in 2013 tracking down moths for his camouflage research, proving just how frustrating – and effective – camouflage can Continue 

Carleton Throwback 2015: A Celebration of Past, Present and Future

Carleton University held its annual Throwback celebration from Sept. 16-19, 2015—a celebration of all that was, is and is yet to be. The proud tradition of Continue 

Carleton Exchange Fair Provides Close Look at Benefits of Studying Abroad

Carleton University’s International Student Services Office (ISSO) hosted an Exchange Fair on Oct. 6 and 7 to let students know about Carleton’s exchange Continue 

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