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Tim Cook

War historian brings importance of the past to life

Tim Cook doesn’t come from a military family, but his interest in war and the experience of soldiers began when his parents took him to the Western Front at the age of 17. “Like most students, I wasn’t very interested in history,” he 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 

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 

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 

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 

Inequality breeds bullying: psych prof

The bigger the gap between rich and poor, the more likely kids will get bullied at school. It’s a psychological phenomenon, says psychology Prof. Frank Elgar, that explains rates of homicide, life expectancy, prison population, obesity, and 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 

Do you know where your food comes from?

They’re all around us — farmers’ markets, rooftop and community gardens. Growing food in the city is part of urban agriculture and its popularity is growing — even First Lady Michelle Obama is on board and has planted a vegetable Continue 

Putting academics to use in real-world opportunities

Earlier this semester, fourth-year anthropology student Jennifer Spring lobbied government officials at the United Nations, while Christine Kirby, who is working on her MA in anthropology, flew to Iqaluit to help identify ways to improve the health Continue 


Viewpoint by Christine Adam — Alternative Spring Break offers rich learning environment

February reading week is usually one that I reserve for quiet catching up on things left undone over the previous six weeks of teaching. This year, 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 

Record turnout at Parents’ Evening

James Miller (far right), Associate Dean (Undergraduate Affairs) for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was one of many faculty members on hand December 6 for Parents’ Evening. Turnout this year was at an all-time high, with 480 prospective Continue 

The Bachelor of Arts degree: an education for our times

Mike Smith, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Recently, the Chancellors of Ontario Universities declared, “The liberal arts … must continue to be a seminal part of Ontario’s higher education. This is a practical idea as much as a Continue 

News briefs – FASS and PAM

Third year law and economics student Ike Awgu has transitioned from the political forum to the news forum. After finishing third in the recent Ottawa mayoral race, Awgu will now be sharing his perspective through a weekly column in the Ottawa Sun. Continue 

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