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Why Canada must commit to Africa

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may not agree, but a positive relationship between Canada and Africa is important for the future of both. What values and interests will shape the future Africa? What will Africa look like 25 years from now? Fifty Continue 

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Name: Don Wiles Department: Chemistry Position: Professor Emeritus Why does your job make a difference? My area of expertise is radiochemistry and I retired from Carleton in 1990 (after being a faculty member for 31 years). Since that time I have been teaching undergraduate students in the Continue 

Meet some of Carleton’s new faculty members

There are many new faces in Carleton’s faculty this year. Below are some of the new professors joining the university. Melanie Adrian is a new professor with Carleton’s law department. Her research focuses on the question of rights of Continue 

Professor Ruth Phillips

Premier’s Discovery Award goes to Carleton Professor

Carleton Prof. Ruth Phillips, who is the Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture, has been honoured with one of this year’s Premier’s Discovery Award in the category of arts and humanities. The prestigious awards recognize excellence in Continue 

Katherine Arnup

Carleton prof helps Canadians cope with death

Carleton Prof. Katherine Arnup says she had always been afraid of death. But when her sister became terminally ill more than a decade ago, she realized she could no longer avoid it. “I couldn’t pretend it wasn’t there anymore,” says Arnup. Continue 

Contract instructor award

Students praise Goldman for the passion he brings to the classroom and how he brings history alive through anecdotes, fun exercises, discussions and the effective use of artefacts such as an original copy of a 1776 Boston newspaper. “While I’m Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

FASS accomplishments feted at 2008 vin d’honneur The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) feted its faculty’s accomplishments at the FASS vin d’honneur on March 19, 2008. Originally held to honour faculty members who have contributed new publications to their fields of expertise, Continue 

Chancellor’s Professor Margaret Ogilvie receives Order of Ontario

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to society in Ontario, Chancellor’s Professor Margaret Ogilvie was invested into the Order of Ontario on Continue 

New technology to identify proteins could lead to improvements in medical diagnoses

When Michel Dumontier and James Green speak about their latest project, their faces light up. If successful, the project could lead to groundbreaking Continue 

Psychologists unite in ‘good talk about good teaching’

The professors who walk into the introductory psychology classrooms at Carleton University face the largest number of undergraduate students of any course taught on campus. Introductory Psychology (PSYC 1001 and PSYC 1002) might have up to 3,000 Continue 

The wisdom of farmers critical to African food supply

When Ken Torrance returned to Ottawa from a 15-day trip to Ethiopia in late 2006, he arrived with numerous photos of thriving sorghum fields and a great admiration for the adaptability of Ethiopian farmers and their native seeds. As Torrance 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 

Faculty accomplishments

Biology professor co-authors chapter in new book on dragonflies and damselflies Professor Mark Forbes, the Canada Research Chair in ecological parasitology and wildlife conservation, has co-authored a chapter in a recently released book entitled Dragonflies and Damselflies: model organisms Continue 

Celebrating our Chancellor’s Professors

The designation of Chancellor’s Professor was created in 2001 and is awarded by the president of Carleton University to recognize the excellence of individual professors and raise awareness of their work, both within and outside the university. Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Watson conducts ground-breaking research into Canadian English immigrants Visiting Professor, Murray Watson, will explore the English immigrant population in Canada through a pilot project of oral history research this fall. According to Watson, Canada is essentially an immigrant society and Continue 

Survivor: Carleton for new faculty members

This month, the Educational Development Centre (EDC) is offering a number of orientation sessions for new faculty and contract teaching staff. Survivor: Carleton is a daylong introduction to the basics of teaching at Carleton and includes hands-on Continue 

Promoting Carleton in a highly competitive faculty recruitment market

By Melissa Nisbett and Martha Attridge Bufton The old saying goes, “It’s hard to find good help these days,” but this is not the case in the Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Cecilia Taiana, an assistant professor in Carleton’s School of Social Work, will be spending this month at Stanford University as a research visiting scholar. She will deliver two lectures. One will be on her published work on the emergence of Freud’s theories in Argentina and Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Krywulak and Hillmer launch new book: Fuelling Progress Tim Krywulak, a sessional lecturer in the Department of History, has published Fuelling Progress: One Hundred Years of the Canadian Gas Association 1907-2007, a new book on the natural gas industry, in conjunction with Professor Norman Continue 

Contract instructor achievement

The Contract Instructor Award recognizes outstanding performance of a contract instructor in meeting his/her responsibilities. Frank R. Vigneron Instructor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Frank Vigneron brings 30 years of Continue 

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Like Ted Jackson, you too can be profiled in a future issue of Carleton Now. We’re pleased to put the spotlight on the University’s dedicated faculty and staff who make Canada’s Capital University an outstanding place to learn and work. — Name: Ted Jackson Title: Associate Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Professor Alex Ellery who joined Carleton University at the beginning of January. Professor Ellery comes to Carleton from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom where he headed up the Robotics Research activities of the Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Lionel Briand wins prestigious international research award Professor Lionel Briand, Carleton University’s Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Software Quality Engineering, has been awarded the 2006 Simula Research Award. This is the first time the award has been granted to a visiting Continue 

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Like Jim Davies, you too can be profiled in a future issue of Carleton Now. We’re pleased to put the spotlight on the University’s dedicated faculty and staff who make Canada’s Capital University an outstanding place to learn and work. Just click on the Two-Minute interview link—you Continue 

New fellowship funds innovation at Carleton

A new $4-million endowed fellowship is funding the initiatives of nine Carleton University faculty members. The Carty Research Fellowships were established in 2006 from the endowment left by former public servant and philanthropist E. Bower Carty. Continue 

Faculty briefs

Arts and Social Sciences– On March 11, 2005, the Ottawa Chamber Music Society will devote an entire concert to the chamber music of Carleton Music Professor, Patrick Cardy. The concert is part of the Society’s Winter Festival, March 11-13. It will take place at St. Andrew’s Continue 

Faculty briefs

SCIENCE Carleton University Physics Professor, Giles Santyr, is using a powerful new MRI scanner at the new Clinical Imaging Research Laboratories at London’s Robarts Research Institute to further his research into medical imaging. Santyr, who is taking a one-year leave of absence from Continue 

Faculty briefs

FASSCarleton Historian shares expertise with Statistics Canada History Professor and business historian Duncan McDowall has been commissioned by Statistics Canada to write a history of Canada’s system of national accounts. Evolving since World War II, the system of national accounts has Continue 

Faculty appointments

The following appointments were approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors to take effect July 1, 2003. Change in status to Distinguished Research Professor – George H. Haines, Jr. Eric Sprott School of Business – George Skippen, Department of Earth Sciences Continue 

Faculty Facts

772 – Total faculty (2003) 622 – Number of faculty with Ph.D.s 93 – New hires in 2003 13 – Faculty of Science 42 – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 30 – Faculty of Public Affairs and Management 8 – Faculty of Engineering and Design 56 – New Continue 


Susan-Marie Aitken Assistant Professor, Department of Biology Carleton added a professor, researcher, and mentor to its Department of Biology when Susan Aitken concluded her NSERC/Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. It is Continue 

93 appointments by the end of the year

Here are the names of the new academic appointments to date: – Susan Aitken, Assistant Professor, Biology – Patricia Ballamingie, Lecturer (Instructor I), Geography – Sean Barry, Assistant Professor, Chemistry – Vandna Continue 

Three ultimate accolades for Carleton faculty

It’s an award that allows professors to add a simple “F.R.S.C.” to the string of letters at the end of their titles, but the honour goes far beyond business cards. During its announcement of annual medal and award winners, the Royal Society Continue 

Carleton second only to U of T in Fulbright scholars

One of Carleton University’s little-known roles in Canada-U.S. relations grows larger this year as eight scholars from the two countries use Fulbright Awards to dig deeper into each other’s culture. The total is second only to the University of Continue 

Will washing fruit and vegetables get rid of pesticides?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Summer always offers a wider selection of fruits and vegetables, Adjunct Professor Jim Lawrence and course graduate Thea Rawn answer the question: Will washing Continue 

OMI Conference: an international affair

CD players and DVDs have become consumer dream machines for high-quality personal entertainment. But both boxes illustrate an engineering feat that combines light-detecting electronics with optics so that imbedded laser light can be translated into Continue 

CU Economics Conference headline

The minutiae of statistical analysis would make a physicist buzz with confusion. But quantitative economic research gradually works its way into economic policy in Canada, affecting everything from how inflation is measured to deregulation of the Continue 

Procrastination: why do we deceive ourselves?

arleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. At end-of-year exam time, Dr. Tim Pychyl of the Department of Psychology answers the question: Procrastination: why do we deceive ourselves? We’ve all Continue 

Carleton’s women engineers recognized with WES awards

Carleton’s women engineers recognized with WES awards Two Carleton students will participate in the National Research Council’s (NRC) Women in Engineering and Science (WES) program. Zahra Khan, a second-year Bachelor of Engineering student in Continue 

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