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Building construction progresses

The Carleton campus is thriving. Two beautiful learning centres, a new housing space and a bigger residence commons will be added to the campus map for the 2011-‘12 school year. “It’s going to be huge for Carleton,” says Darryl Boyce, Continue 

New residence breaks ground this month

Carleton is growing again. This time it’s a new . $32.5 million, 434-room residence that breaks ground in May and is expected to be completed in August 2011. “Our intention is to furnish . it in such a way so it could . accommodate somewhere Continue 

AODA will enhance service at Carleton

Carleton is among the public institutions now taking steps to comply with the Ontario government’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The legislation, which has set out a 15-year timeline to make the province fully accessible, Continue 

Sustainable Energy Research Centre: Carleton ‘city’ could offer key to climate crisis

From rising tuition fees to traffic jams and pollution problems, Carleton’s challenges can sometimes mirror those of a small municipality. 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 

Emergency Notification System to alert campus during crisis

Carleton is adopting a new cutting-edge emergency notification system that will alert campus in case of an emergency — the most comprehensive at any Canadian university. “We’re doing things differently than other universities,” Continue 

Three new ‘green’ initiatives kick off the school year

Carleton’s beautiful campus will remain intact for generations to come thanks to the new sustainability office’s innovative plans to make it an environmentally-friendly place. “We’re blessed with this great campus that we Continue 

Carleton master plan gets updated to reflect the future

Carleton has established a steering committee to update the university’s master plan so the expected future growth and expanding needs on campus are met in the coming years. It’s expected that the building boom that started at Carleton in the Continue 

Campus expands by two new buildings – Waterfront Project underway

By 2011, Carleton’s campus will be expanded by two new buildings with additional space for an estimated 1,600 students, thanks to a major financial boost Continue 

Carleton Where?

Darren Fernandez, the student development officer in the first year experience office, has won the latest Carleton Where? contest for correctly identifying the sculpture located outside the St. Patrick’s Building. Darren has received a ball cap and t-shirt from the Carleton University Continue 

Providing a smoke-free environment

Carleton University’s Smoking Policy restricts smoking to outdoor Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) only. Starting February 1, 2008, Carleton University safety officers launched a campus-wide enforcement campaign, targeting smoking in unauthorized Continue 

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow — Ground crew works to ensure safe winter driving and walking conditions on campus

Ensuring the safety of the Carleton University community is the number one priority of the university’s maintenance staff, even if this means a Continue 

Carleton Where?

Norm Gordon, a network operator in the Operational Control Centre/Technology Infrastructure Division of CCS, has won the latest Carleton Where? contest for correctly identifying the sculpture located in Alumni Park featured in the August issue of Carleton Now. Norm received four tickets to Continue 

Carleton Where?

Laurie Pelow, who works in Health and Counselling Services, has won the latest Carleton Where? contest for correctly identifying the commemorative plaque located on University Drive near the Loeb Building. Laurie will receive a hat and t-shirt from the Bookstore. Now, it’s your chance Continue 

Demand for campus tours up by 30 per cent

It is trite but true: Seeing is believing, especially for a prospective student who takes a campus tour in order to choose a university. Jean Mullan is the director of undergraduate recruitment for Carleton University, and she points out that tours Continue 

Carleton Where?

Fourth-year electrical engineering student Nilendran Ratnasabapathy has once again won the latest Carleton Where? photo contest for correctly identifying a chair cover in the University Centre Food Court that appeared in the February issue of Carleton Now. Now, it’s your chance to enter Continue 

Carleton Where?

Fourth-year electrical engineering student Nilendran Ratnasabapathy has won the latest Carleton Where? photo contest for correctly identifying the mosaic tiles that adorn the outside walls of Room 360, Tory Building and were featured in the January issue of Carleton Now. Ratnasabapathy and Continue 

Carleton Where?

First-year Bachelor of Commerce student Ahmad Sadeddin has won the latest Carleton Where? photo contest by correctly identifying the mural featured in the December issue of Carleton Now. The artwork is located where the tunnel passes by the University Centre door, just before the long ramp Continue 

Vice-Presidents give annual address

Carleton Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Alan Harrison, and Vice-President (Research and International) both gave annual presentations to faculty and staff last month. Both highlighted Carleton’s many accomplishments and new initiatives in Continue 

Learning Commons Task Force submits Final Report

Carleton’s Learning Commons Task Force recently submitted its Final Report, including recommendations and expected outcomes, to the University Librarian, Martin Foss, and Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Alan Harrison. “The Learning Continue 

Construction timetable

Beginning April 2005– Construction Fencing: Beginning April 4, construction fencing will be phased in over several weeks, but eventually will run the full width of the building adjacent to parking lot 2 and the Architecture Building. On the south side, the fencing will block the paved Continue 

Site plan and access map

The following site plan illustrates the construction zones and access routes during the expansion of the University Centre. The main pedestrian access to the University Centre will be through the entrance closest to the Architecture Building (marked in orange.) The tunnel link between the Continue 

Work begins on University Centre renovations

The ambitious $17 million renovation and expansion project will be completed in two phases, with most of the construction scheduled during the summer months of 2005 and 2006. An expanded and updated University Centre was identified as a priority in Continue 

Duncan Watt answers questions about renovations to the University Centre

Q — What is the primary objective of the University Centre renovations? A — The need to renovate and expand the University Centre was identified as a Continue 

Campus briefs

– Looking for healthy alternatives to your meal options? Food Services at Carleton is now a certified Eat Smart! location. Menus have been altered to accommodate Eat Smart’s nutritional standards, and as a result, 50 percent of all grain products are whole grains, all daily specials Continue 

Negotiations surrounding University Centre renovations prompt discussions for new student union building

Plans for a renovated University Centre sparked a lively debate at the most recent Board of Governors meeting. Approximately 50 students were in Continue 

The detail is in the design

The place for a learning commons has already been identified. How to use that space is still in the works – and it’s not a simple task. “You used to go into a library with a notebook and pen – but it’s not just that anymore,” says Continue 

Laying the foundation – a space for learning

What is a learning commons? It’s about space. It’s about learning. It’s about support. It’s about conversing and exchanging ideas and building a community, one conversation at a time. The library has long been viewed as an information Continue 

From commons to community – the bigger picture

Most universities boast mission statements and strategic themes that place student learning as a priority. The challenge for university administrators is to bring lofty statements like this one to life. In the early 1990s, Alexander Astin published Continue 

More In the News

Public Administration Professor Gene Swimmer told the Ottawa Citizen (August 23) that a new spending review secretariat inside the Privy Council Office does not bode well for stalled labour negotiations in the Government. He told the Ottawa Sun (August 23) that the Government wants to take a Continue 

Campus briefs

Library expands wireless network The pilot project of the Library’s wireless network has proved to be so successful, that it has since opened the network to all Web resources. Certain limitations still apply however, namely: -no telnet or ftp; -no access to campus network drives; which Continue 

Enrolment and retention: moving on up

The number of first-year students deciding to study at Carleton continues to rise as more than 5,000 students arrived on campus this fall. “We’re right on track with our plans,” says Susan Gottheil, Associate Vice-President (Enrolment Continue 

Registrar’s Office has a smooth September

Registration went a little smoother this fall thanks to a few system changes. Many factors contributed to the success, including staff having overcome so many challenges and becoming more comfortable with the University’s new Banner computer Continue 

New technology contributes to architectural heritage

Carleton University is entering an elite field within the realm of heritage reconstruction thanks to a Canadian Heritage Grant. Through a new Digital Architectural Reconstruction Program, Carleton’s Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) has become one of Continue 

Hold the phone!

Carleton University’s Department of University Safety in conjunction with Computing and Communications Services is pleased to announce the marriage of the 911 and 4444 emergency phone systems as of September 1, 2004. As part of University Safety’s ongoing efforts to improve response Continue 

Campus briefs

The Tory Quad will see the addition of a new memorial this fall, in honour of the late Senator Eugene Forsey, a leading authority on the Constitution of Canada, and a visiting professor at Carleton for 18 years. Forsey was best known to Canadians as the author of innumerable wise and witty Continue 

Campus Briefs

The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) was recently awarded the Merchant Capital Group Design Award for best project Web site in 2003. The award was presented by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) to CUAG and Patrick Côté, an Ottawa freelance designer who re-designed Continue 

Campus Card Office is on the move

Information Carleton is getting a new roommate—the Campus Card Office. Baker Lounge is undergoing renovations to join Information Carleton and the Campus Card Office into one. The purpose of the move is to create “more of a central location for Continue 

Campus revival

The summer is winding down, and we’re gearing up to welcome new and returning students and faculty in a few weeks. We’re also looking forward to no fewer than five major capital projects including a twin-pad ice arena, a library storage facility, major renovations to the University Continue 

Carleton staff step up to help out

Last week, suspicious packages were delivered to Carleton. The contents were tested, and found to be harmless. From – Continue 

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