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Campus unites for the United Way

The money is still coming in for Carleton’s annual United Way campaign that wrapped up Nov. 5, but organizers say continued support from the campus community will help them reach their $150,000 goal. “Carleton is a big part of the community and Continue 

Carleton students greening Ottawa one house at a time

Upon walking into a home in the old Ottawa east community, Hillary Flesher’s stomach sank. Compact-fluorescent light bulbs. Check. Unplugged appliances. Check. She had unknowingly walked into an environmentalist’s dream home. Normally, this Continue 

Carleton student proves small groups have big power

Someone once told Carleton student Shannon Tessier that a small group can’t make a big difference. But when Tessier founded the charity organization CHANCE – which empowers children nationally and internationally in the areas of health, Continue 

Convocation: Science grad wins Chancellor’s Medal

If 22-year-old Kevin Boczar had to choose between the Olympics and his academic studies, the latter would win out. While he and his ice dancing partner placed 13th at the Canadian figure skating qualifying national competition in London last Continue 

Convocation: Mayor of North Dundas Carleton grad

The ink on 22-year-old Eric Duncan’s bachelor of arts degree in political science will barely be dry when he’s sworn in as North Dundas’s youngest ever mayor in early December. Uncertain he would become head of the council when he ran his 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 

A lifetime of giving back to the community is honoured

Fifty-five years after receiving her journalism degree from Carleton College, Grete Hale receives an honourary degree for her life-long dedication to both the humanitarian and business worlds. “Life is full of chapters. And now, here I am Continue 

Environmental engineering grad gets Board of Governors Award

Courtney Macaulay has used her talent in math and science to help change the world. Now she’s receiving the Carleton University Board of Governors’ Continue 

New diagnostic tool better detects arthritis

Assessing the amount of inflammation in an arthritis patient’s joint can be a tough job for doctors. But a team of Ottawa researchers — from Carleton, the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital — has discovered an easy and low-cost Continue 

Focus on sustainability: Carleton’s going greener

Polluters, water wasters and plastic pitchers beware. Carleton University’s day-to-day operations are about to go under the microscope with the launch of a new high-level committee focused on improving the university’s environmental, Continue 

Community service: It’s a growing trend among CU students

A national survey shows there’s a growing number of Carleton students who participate in community service and volunteer work – a trend the university is focussing on to enhance the student experience. The National Survey of Student Continue 

Volunteer Profile: Samantha Shortt

At lunch time on Oct. 2 and 27, Samantha Shortt will put on her yoga clothes, leave her office in the Student Academic Success Centre and set up a yoga mat in the University Centre Galleria. It’s not that she has a habit of doing yoga in the Continue 

Volunteer Profile: Irene Emery

Irene Emery’s involvement in the United Way has spanned decades. It was the first charity to which she donated as a little girl. She turned to it in a time of need. And for more than 20 years, she’s dedicated countless hours to Continue 

Sponsors / Upcoming Events

This year’s Carleton United Way campaign is encouraging our campus community to support education-related organizations and programs supported by the United Way/Centraide Ottawa campaign. For a full list of these services, visit Continue 

The United Way campaign countdown has begun: Mark the date Oct. 21

Carleton has a chance to change childrens’ lives. Whether it’s giving them breakfast before school or enrolling them in an after-school program, Continue 

Message from United Way Ottawa’s Campaign Chair

Growing up in Scotland, I never gave much thought to school or to my life after graduation. Both my father and grandfather worked in the coal mines and I figured I would too. Two teachers changed my path by opening the door to other possibilities; Continue 

Carleton’s 2012 Olympic hopefuls

Hitting the mats at Carleton this year are two of Canada’s top judo athletes, brothers Emin and Dilyaver Sheykhislyamov. The pair, who are both in first-year, are balancing their studies with judo conditioning as they train to represent Continue 

Car-sharing comes to campus Oct. 2

Carleton is officially a member of the VRTUCAR club. VRTUCAR is a car-sharing service for people who use alternative modes of transportation like a bike or bus, but occasionally need access to a car. When members register for the service online, Continue 

Carleton’s best kept secret – community engagement

A special task force report shows that Carleton faculty, staff and students have strong ties to the Ottawa region in a variety of ways — both professionally and personally. The problem is — nobody really knows about it. Sure, within individual Continue 

Carleton joins Project Hero to help families

Carleton University is establishing a scholarship to provide financial assistance to children of Canadian Forces personnel killed while serving in an active mission. “Carleton has historically provided access to post-secondary education to Continue 

The United Way Campaign is coming!

The planning for the launch of the Carleton University United Way campaign this fall is well underway. The core team of volunteers is working hard to make this campaign a true success with interesting and fun events for our community. But the Continue 

Innovative programs and sense of community boost numbers

The word is spreading about Carleton’s innovative programs and sense of community. And registration is skyrocketing because of it. “Carleton is thriving with innovative academic and support programs, which have generated great Continue 

Co-ordinator of sexual assault services offers support and outreach

Carleton University has recently added a new position to the Department of Equity Services that will offer support and guidance for victims of sexual assault. 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 

Building on Batawa’s past: A sustainable vision for a village

Serge Folschweiler arrived in Batawa from France 50 years ago. The young shoemaker fell in love and started a new life in Canada, calling the village home. Continue 

Making Batawa sustainable one orchard and greenhouse at a time

Imagine a village where orchards and greenhouses surround a community garden, where the young and old can connect with each other and to nature. It’s a Continue 

Carleton United Way Campaign is coming!

The planning for the launch of the Carleton University United Way campaign this fall is now underway. Campaign co-chairs, Chantal Dion and Christine Marland, are looking for more helping hands — no amount of commitment is too small. The team is Continue 

Carleton engineering grad gives first donation to Waterfront Project

Carleton is more than just a university to Dipak Roy. It’s the place where he met his wife, earned his PhD and laid the foundation for his engineering Continue 

Welcome. Booshoo. Welkom. Witamy. Osiyo.

Arabic or Swedish. Korean or Hebrew. Everyone’s welcome at Carleton. Equity Service’s multi-coloured posters, celebrating the university’s diversity and welcoming students and faculty in 64 languages, is a new fixture across 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 

Canadian men’s basketball championship scores a successful move to Ottawa

Halifax was home to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national men’s basketball tournament for 24 years and some folks wondered if the games could Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

On February 22 Kim Matheson, acting vice-president (research and international) welcomed over 30 people to a Blue Sky meeting on Social Innovation. Attendees included faculty, staff, students and representatives from external organizations such as IBM, the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, Continue 

Letter to the editor: Taking an ‘alternative spring break’

On behalf of the 29 students, staff and faculty who participated in Alternative Spring Break – Mexico, I would like to thank the Carleton University Continue 

Taking an ‘alternative spring break’

When students head to Mexico during Reading Week in February, they tend to sit on a warm beach and let the academic tensions slip away. But what if they decided to skip the beach and spend their break learning? Then they would have an ASB. No, ASB Continue 

New special constable receives achievement award

Lisa Niemzyk, BA/06, saw a year of hard work pay off as she was sworn in as a special constable with the Department of University Safety on January 11, 2008. Niemzyk’s friends, family and co-workers were present at the ceremony to witness her 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 

New web tool gives prospective donors better information on charities

Chances are you got caught up in the holiday spirit last month and made a donation to a charity of your choice. If so, you were not alone: in 2006, Canadians Continue 

Avoiding slips, trips and falls

The goal of any risk management or loss control program is to reduce or eliminate the risk of a negative event happening. In the university setting this means ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff as they pursue their academic and 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 

Food for thought

On December 8, 2007, approximately 275 staff, students, faculty, alumni and their families joined Dr. Samy Mahmoud, President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore, at the Carleton University Ice House to participate in the third annual Holiday Skate. The Carleton community showed their caring Continue 

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