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New Clerk of Senate experiences convocation from different perspective

Newly-appointed Clerk of Senate, Katharine Kelly, has seen convocation from both sides now. Prior to taking on her new post in July, Kelly says that as a Continue 

Zachary Robinson (President's Medal)

President’s medal winner heads to Australian med school

President’s Medal winner Zachary John Robinson is planning to attend the University of Queensland Medical School in Australia – pending acceptance – now that he has graduated from Carleton with a bachelor of arts degree, with a major Continue 

Bomb trajectory becomes light source for architectural student’s underground city

Reem Al-Rawi was just a child in Iraq when two American “smart bombs” cut through a suburban air-raid shelter in Baghdad, killing more than 400 Continue 

Sarah Boudens

2012 Olympic hopeful graduates in civil engineering

When most students walk across the stage at convocation, their next goal is getting into the workforce. But civil engineering grad Sarah Boudens, who is a whitewater slalom athlete, will spend the next two years competing around the globe in an Continue 

Daniel Mcdonald

Math/physics student humbled by Governor General’s Medal

Daniel Francis McDonald, who graduates with an honours bachelor of mathematics degree this spring, is “deeply humbled” to be awarded the prestigious Governor General’s Medal for his academic efforts. Majoring in mathematics and minoring in Continue 

Graduate credits new program with exciting job opportunities

Mandi Crespo admits that navigating one of Carleton’s new master’s programs made her feel a bit like an explorer. The Missouri resident expected to face challenges moving to Ottawa to attend university, but starting a new program added to the Continue 

Jean Liu (Governor General's Medal)

Neuroscience grad wins Governor General’s Medal

Governor General’s Medal winner Jean Liu never imagined her studies would end on such a high note. The 21-year-old, who is graduating with a bachelor of science honours degree in neuroscience, will work in Jack Kelly’s auditory neuroscience Continue 

Student overcomes tremendous odds to finish degree

When Holly Ellingwood receives her diploma this month, it will be a moment two decades in the making. “There are no words to contain the excitement and exultation that we feel – me and everyone around me. No one can believe it,” Ellingwood Continue 

Michael Hamilton

Linguistics major earns Chancellor’s Medal

Michael David Hamilton’s experiences in Japan unexpectedly threw him into the field of linguistics. Now, as he graduates with an honours bachelor of arts degree, with a major in linguistics, he is walking away with the Chancellor’s Medal. Continue 

Awards and Medals

Awards and medals

Carleton University is made up of talented students, faculty and staff. Convocation is a time when achievements – both academic and non-academic – are recognized through a wide variety of awards and medals. Congratulations to all members of the Carleton community who won awards and who Continue 

Honorary degree recipients

Each year, Carleton University presents honorary degrees in recognition of the outstanding contributions that the recipients have made to the Ottawa community, Canada or the world in the arts and sciences, the professions, the private sector, Continue 

Fall 2009 Convocation

Carleton University celebrated its 135th Convocation in November. It’s a very exciting time for everyone on campus. Here are some of the Continue 

Follow your heart and pursue your dreams: Chancellor’s medalist

Chancellor’s Medal winner Kimberley-Anne Cullen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in psychology in a roundabout way. Encouraged by her Continue 

Mother of two earns math degree and President’s Medal

When Andreea Rada learned she had won the President’s Medal, she wasn’t surprised. “I think it’s great, but I worked hard for it,” says the 30-year-old native of Romania. “I have two kids and I came from another 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 

Graduation moments with Brian Mortimer, Marshal of Convocation

1) Where have all the faculty gone? When the faculty procession reaches the stage, we now go up a central set of stairs. In previous years, the faculty Continue 

Former Carleton president honoured

Veteran public servant and former Carleton president Richard Van Loon says receiving an honourary degree from the university is a “privilege.” Van Loon, who served as president for nine years between 1996 and 2005, has been awarded an Continue 

Spring 2009 Convocation

Here are some highlights from Carleton’s annual Spring 2009 Convocation in June, which included eight ceremonies from June 9 to 12. Almost 2,100 undergraduate, 278 graduate and 126 doctorate students crossed the stage to receive their degrees on this special occasion. Photos by Christopher Continue 

Political science grad helps young people find IDEAL careers

Most people wait for retirement before starting their legacy project. Jessica Scorpio couldn’t even wait for graduation. The 22-year-old political science student—with a concentration in international relations—helps set young Continue 

Honorary degree recipients

Each year, Carleton University presents honorary degrees in recognition of the outstanding contributions that the recipients have made to the Ottawa community, Canada or the world in the arts and sciences, the professions, the private sector, Continue 

134th Convocation

A gathering of scholars – Carleton University will celebrate its 134th Convocation this month. The ceremonies will take place from June 9 to 12, and more than 2,600 graduands are expected to attend over the four days. “Convocation,” a Latin term meaning “assembly or Continue 

Spring Convocation largest in Carleton’s history

During its 130th Convocation ceremonies in June, Carleton University conferred more than 3,700 graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to the largest graduating class in its history. Five honorary degrees were presented to: Anna Marie Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Names: Fred Michel Position: Associate Professor Department: Institute of Environmental Science and the Department of Earth Sciences How long have you worked on Convocation? As a faculty member I have participated in Convocation whenever possible Continue 

University Medallists

Governor General’s Medal Awarded annually to a student standing at the head of the graduating class at the bachelor’s level. Donor: Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada Nigel Tan Elan Dubrofsky Chancellor’s Medal Awarded annually in the name of the Chancellor of Continue 

Honorary degree recipients

Each year, Carleton University presents honorary degrees in recognition of the outstanding contributions that the recipients have made to the Ottawa community, Canada or the world in the arts and sciences, the professions, the private sector, Continue 

Convocation at a glance

Graduands–3,070 Length of the ceremonial stage–19.5 metres Number of medallists–154 Gowns rented–approximately 2,500 Flowers and plants–more than 12,000 in over 20 different types and colours Faculty members present at each ceremony— typically 30 faculty Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Names: (left to right in photo) Maureen Fagan, Andrea Formica, Candice Callender, Carol Corkran, Judy Bowman and Ann Bold Positions: Registrarial staff Department: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research How long have you worked on Convocation? Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Name: Mike Pinder Position: Freelance photographer Department: My services are shared by the Department of University Communications, the Senate Office, the Department of University Advancement and the President’s Office. How long have you Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Names: Ron Papineau (right) and Lucien “Blacky” Albert (left) Position: Ron is Supervisor, Moving and Signage; Blacky is Lead Hand, Furniture Crew Department: Maintenance Services How long have you worked on Convocation? Ron: I started Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Name: Cathy Pearen Position: Deputy Clerk of Senate Department: Senate Office How long have you worked on Convocation? Since 1975, when Dr. H.H.J. Nesbitt (who was Marshal of Convocation at that time) became the Clerk of Senate. As Dr. Nesbitt was Continue 

New Bachelor of Technology hood

Carleton University and Algonquin College are pleased this year to be awarding bachelor degrees and advanced diplomas, respectively, to the first graduates from the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) program. Graduands will be wearing the Continue 

Carleton University’s 130th Convocation

Clerk of Senate Brian Mortimer is also Marshal of Convocation at Carleton University. For each Convocation ceremony, the marshal enters and exits ahead of the chancellor and carries the mace–the staff symbolizing the right of the university Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Name: Jack Coghill, BMus/78 Position: Multimedia Technician Department: School for Studies in Art and Culture How long have you worked on Convocation? My father, along with another piper and a drummer, played at the 1990 spring Continue 

Getting with the program

Convocation–it is a time for students to celebrate their academic success at Carleton University and to begin a new chapter in their lives. In addition to the diploma and photos that graduates will take away from this exciting day, many will keep their Convocation program as a Continue 

Marketing career gets early launch

For Bachelor of Commerce graduate Sean MacPhedran, life is moving at a pretty fast pace these days. Three days after handing in his last university assignment he moved to Toronto and a few days later began his job as an assistant client associate Continue 

Reaping the rewards of research

Ottawa winters are a far cry from the California hills, but after a few years in the working world Anthony Whitehead realized returning to Carleton would help further his career, by gaining invaluable research experience. And he did. Last April, Continue 

Successful measures

Lu Yang inched her way through her Ph.D in Chemistry, one course at a time. Yang studied measurement—more precisely, how to improve accuracy and precision in measuring specific toxins in sediments. She carried out her research while working full-time as a senior technical officer and lab Continue 

Involvement in sports a great lay-up for winning in the working world

Carleton Raven’s basketball star, Josh Poirier, has hung up his jersey, and is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree this fall. Poirier played forward on Continue 

May and June Coverage; Election Coverage; Convocation

May and June Coverage: On May 5, Katherine Graham, on CFRA, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management, was one of three guests on CFRA’s Broad Perspective. She talked about Carleton research that focuses on the relationship between Continue 

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