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First-year students Paul Montsion and Annie Hussain

Students create Learners4Life to help Haiti orphans

What started out as a class assignment for Paul Montsion and Annie Hussain has turned into an initiative that has raised almost $1,000 for Haiti’s orphans — and they’re not stopping now. “We worry about student loans but they don’t have Continue 

Project Homeless Connect reaches less fortunate

Three post-secondary institutions. More than 75 students. Three social services. The homeless. One day. Project Homeless Connect will bring all those elements together for a day of service May 14. The goal? To give Carleton students an opportunity Continue 

Creating music builds positive community for youth

Jarratt Best knows the importance of creating a positive community for youth and has the drive to make it a reality. “If we don’t do anything today, we’re nothing for tomorrow,” says Best, a psychology and African studies Continue 

Carleton expert studies those who are living ‘on the edge’

As an associate professor of geography, Fran Klodawsky spends a lot of her time looking beyond Canada’s borders and at issues that affect people. But Continue 

Library’s partnerships brings the community to campus

Margaret Haines has opened the doors of MacOdrum Library to more than just the Carleton community. As head librarian, she’s formed a broad range of partnerships with other universities, the Ottawa Public Library and government libraries. Continue 

Helping homeless women in the nation’s capital

Marcia Adams-Aston believes that those who have should help those who have not. “Then everybody wins,” says Adams-Aston, who came to Carleton University in 1995 and has worked in Admission Services since 2001. Adams-Aston has found her Continue 

Alumna reaches out to business entrepreneurs

Carleton psychology alumna Coralie Lalonde is doing everything she can to pay forward what she herself has achieved as a successful business person. “I have been very lucky and very successful because of the support I got through my community Continue 

Students lend helping hand in communities near and far

This month, 55 Carleton students will spend their reading week break building houses, working at U.S. national parks and helping out at an Ottawa elementary school as part of an initiative organized by the Student Experience Office. “Students Continue 

Campus Community Campaign aims to raise $158,000

Show Carleton students that you care. That was the main message at the kick-off of the annual Campus Community Campaign launch May 12 in Alumni Park and organizers are hoping to raise $158,000 by December. To launch the event, the campaign’s Continue 

MBA grad CAREs about overcoming poverty

Obtaining a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can open many doors and provide personal success. However Jan Dutkiewicz, who finished his MBA at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business in June, is more interested at this stage Continue 

Raise the roof, share a meal

Proceeds from Ottawa Toque Tuesday sales will be donated to Cornerstone/Le Pilier, a local agency that provides emergency shelter and housing for homeless women. Coordinated by Marcia Adams-Aston (far left), Carleton’s campaign raised Continue 

African book drive – 20,000 books strong!

On behalf of the East African Students Association of Carleton, a tremendous thankyou to everyone who hauled a heavy box of books around the campus in honour of the African Book Drive. The Carleton community donated 20,000 books, which will Continue 

Carleton participates in campaign to help the homeless

With the support of the Carleton University community for the second year in a row, Admissions Officer Marcia Adams-Aston is hoping to put a “cap,” or rather a “toque,” on homelessness in Canada by coordinating the Continue 

CU and Algonquin College reach out to high school students with learning disabilities

“I can do it too!” “I found just being here at Make the CUT made the future less scary.” This positive response is typical for the Grade Continue 

African book drive goal: 10,000 books

This January the East African Student Association of Carleton (EASAC), with the help of Carleton Cares, will conduct a book drive on campus. The goal of the initiative is to collect 10,000 books to be donated to the Raila Education Centre in Continue 

Other ways Carleton cares

Carleton Cares Tsunami Relief Committee In the first week back in January, Carleton formed a tsunami relief committee. Volunteers from across the campus came together to organize a kettle drive that brought in $5,730, which was donated to Save the Continue 

Customer service, making the mark

Much of the effort to make Carleton a great university takes place behind the scenes. For example, in the Finance and Administration Division, staff provide specialized services ranging from maintaining our buildings, supporting our computing Continue 

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