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Carleton remembers

This column is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the lives of individuals whose contributions have shaped Carleton University over the years. If you wish to make a submission, please contact the editor at editor@carleton.ca. Professor Douglas Wurtele Professor Douglas Wurtele, a Continue 

In memoriam: Sydney Francis Wise, OC, BLS, MA, LLD, FRSC

Professor Emeritus of History, Carleton University By Don McEown and Martha Attridge Bufton Syd Wise joined the RCAF in 1943 and finished the war as a pilot with the rank of Flying Officer. He then went on to university and from there built an Continue 

Edward Osei Kwadwo Prempeh leaves outstanding legacy

Student, teacher, diplomat, colleague, mentor and friend. This is not an exhaustive list, but it does begin to give a sense of the invaluable contribution that Edward Osei Kwadwo Prempeh, PhD/96, made in the too-short a time that he was part of the Continue 

Carleton remembers

This column provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the lives of individuals whose contributions have shaped Carleton University over the years. If you wish to make a submission, please contact the editor at editor@carleton.ca. Jim Whenham, the University’s first Director of Continue 

Remembering Patrick Cardy

On March 24, Carleton said goodbye to beloved Music Professor, Patrick Cardy. Cardy came to Carleton in 1977, and touched the lives of countless students, faculty and staff. Below, are excerpts from a eulogy delivered at the funeral by retired Continue 

Carleton mourns the loss of Dick Power

The Carleton community was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Dick Power on March 12. Dick was a Co-op Co-ordinator in Carleton’s Co-op Office. The Co-op Office hosted a memorial service on March 16, giving all those on campus who knew Continue 

Carleton mourns the loss of Diane Chastenay

The Carleton community, and in particular, the Business Office, lost a good friend and valued co-worker suddenly on February 17. Diane Chastenay worked at Carleton for almost 24 years, most recently as the Accounts Payable Supervisor in the Continue 

Leaving a legacy

There’s a unique satisfaction that comes from making a gift that invests in the bright minds of the future. You may have a strong belief in higher education, a belief that education shaped your career and your life. If you also believe in Carleton, its accomplishments and mission, you may Continue 

Remembering Pierre Berton

A Carleton University history professor is helping ensure the insightful words of renowned Canadian journalist Pierre Berton will continue to touch the lives of Canadians for many years to come. “He is one of the most important Canadians in the Continue 

The Late Mikhail Klochko, Scholar, Defector, Benefactor

by Leah Schnurr – with contributions from May and Peter Hyde May Hyde remembers Mikhail Klochko not so much as the internationally acclaimed Ukrainian chemist who defected from the Soviet Union in the 1960s, but as the man who cooked buckwheat Continue 

Carleton mourns loss of two prominent retirees

It is with sadness that we report the loss of two highly prominent members of the Carleton community, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Peeter Kruus, and Carleton’s first full-time Director of Athletics, Norman Fenn. Kruus first came to Carleton Continue 

Carleton says goodbye to former Chair of Civil Engineering

The Carleton community was sad to learn of the death of Professor Emeritus John Adjeleian, on October 14. Born in Massachusetts, Adjeleian studied at McGill and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Adjeleian had a very successful career in Continue 

University mourns loss of first Map Librarian

Members of the Carleton community will be saddened to learn of the passing of Barbara Farrell, formerly Carleton’s Map Librarian, in hospital on October 8. Farrell founded the Map Library at Carleton University, building it over 26 years into a Continue 

Carleton saddened by passing of former University President

Former Carleton President Michael K. Oliver passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 29 at the age of 79. Dr. Oliver was President and Vice-Chancellor, and a Professor of Political Science at Carleton University from 1972-78. Before Carleton, Continue 


At Carleton, Remembrance Day has a special meaning. The University was founded primarily to provide those returning from the Second World War with an opportunity for post-secondary education. Henry Marshall Tory was the dreamer. Tory first developed an interest in educating soldiers after a Continue 

Charles Gordon, Ph.D., 1940-2004

A tribute written by professor and friend Andrew Brook Charles Gordon was one of the best-known and best-loved figures at Carleton University. He was a member of the planning committees for no less than nine new academic programmes, including all Continue 

Carleton community bids farewell to a founding father

On October 23, the Carleton community lost one of its founding members. Dr. James Gibson, former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science (1951-1955), and past Acting President (1955-1956) died in Ottawa, at the age of 91. Dr. Gibson was a Continue 

Remembering a Carleton veteran

On October 11, the Carleton Community remembered the life and achievements of Dr. H. Edward (Ted) English, who died on August 16, in his 80th year. Retired from the Department of Economics and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Continue 

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