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Maria’s Minute – Sept. 2013

Welcome to the September edition of Carleton Now. This month there are stories about the return of Carleton’s homecoming dubbed “Throwback”, the team who will be implementing the university’s Sustainability Strategic Plan, and a back to school feature about many of the new initiatives on campus. There are many new pictures in the photo gallery, too. And be sure to check it out. Enjoy your read.

Throwback: The new version of Carleton homecoming

What’s old is new again – at least during Throwback 2013. Carleton will celebrate its friendships and connections with its alumni as the new version of homecoming gets underway on Sept. 16 and runs until Sept. 22. The week kicks off with the launch of new exhibits at the Carleton University Art Gallery, a special Doctors Without Borders lecture event and then moves into the weekend with a series of … Continue 

Trio to oversee implementation of Carleton’s Sustainability Strategic Plan

A trio of experts have been brought on board at Carleton to oversee the university’s comprehensive Sustainability Strategic Plan. Philip Mansfield (Sustainability Program Manager), Scott Macdonald (Manager of Building Operations) and Lisa Paterick (Energy Manager) were hired over the summer and will be key members of the Facilities Management and Planning team overseeing the implementation and co-ordination of all sustainability efforts on campus. “My role, as I see it – … Continue 

A new school year brings exciting new things – in and out of the classroom

With the start of a new school year, Carleton welcomes many new additions to its campus – from the newly expanded MacOdrum Library to academic programs and Continue 

A piece of Ottawa’s geological history has home on campus

Beth McLarty Halfkenny has always wanted to display a piece of Ottawa’s geological history on the Carleton University campus. Now, in front of the Steacie Building, the university community will find numerous pieces – including rocks that weigh Continue 

Steps to better health

Three Carleton employees climbed Mount Everest this summer – well, the equivalent of it, that is. It took Healthy Workplace co-ordinator Kristi Wells by surprise after the initiative designed a Take the Stairs Passport and challenged the Carleton community to “travel around the Continue 

The secret life of fish at Toronto’s harbourfront

If a walleye that likes to hang out at the Toronto waterfront suddenly shows up in the Welland Canal, does it matter? Does a northern pike change its swimming location in the winter or at night? Can a largemouth bass grow and flourish in the shadow Continue 

Architecture professor and students partner with Hub Ottawa for art installation

Collaboration, diversity and community are themes that echo from the wood ceiling installation project that Carleton Prof. Manuel Baez and his Continue 

New Science Learning Communities supports first-year students to succeed

First-year students enrolling in computer science and biology programs can easily transition to university and learn in a close, supportive environment through Continue 

New fitness centre shows off modern space with new equipment, football locker room

Carleton University officially unveiled its brand new fitness centre, where students, athletes and community members can work out in a Continue 

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