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Using drones to solve real-world problems

They are known for their military applications, but there are many more uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. From agriculture to architecture, Carleton University researchers have been studying how these remotely piloted air Continue 

$276 million for Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs program celebrated its 10th anniversary on Nov. 24 and as part of the celebration, federal Industry Minister Tony Clement announced a $275.6-million investment to fund 310 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs at 53 Continue 

Federal-university relations in ‘strategic drift’: Carleton Prof

Canada needs to step up to the plate and develop strong guidelines and priorities for its involvement in universities, says a School of Public Policy and Continue 

Psychopaths cast wide net for victims

A brief conversation with an agitated man transformed Adelle Forth’s research on psychopaths. During an annual conference on psychopathy, Forth, a forensic psychologist in the Department of Psychology, was approached by a man whose daughter had Continue 

Women’s Studies announces new joint chair

The Pauline Jewett Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies has announced that Pamela Walker has been selected as the Joint Chair in women’s studies. The position is shared between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. “I hope Continue 

Carleton’s Dancing Chemists win Science Magazine contest

It pretty much goes without saying, but Maureen McKeague is involved in some heady research. The PhD candidate is studying how nucleic acids called aptamers bind with specific molecules for a process called homocysteine. Did you get any of that? Continue 

Dancing complex Carleton research

Want to know what Maureen McKeague does for a living? There’s not much point in asking her. The chemistry PhD candidate’s area of research is so specific and complex, describing it to someone who hasn’t spent years learning about DNA is Continue 

Researcher watching history unfold

He may not wear wigs, passionately recite lines on stage or get nervous on opening night but David Dean is otherwise living the life of a dramatic actor. The co-chair of the Carleton Centre for Public History is exploring the way playwrights and Continue 

58th annual Carleton spring research road trip

What better way to welcome spring then to head to an Ontario resort with 100 colleagues to listen to engaging presentations about exciting projects taking place across campus? Founded in 1950 by former president Murdoch Maxwell MacOdrum, the annual Continue 

National roundup

Acadia University partners with Outward Bound Canada Acadia University and Outward Bound Canada have announced an innovative partnership that, for the first time in Canada, offers university students accredited courses that combine outdoor experiential education and Outward Bound leadership Continue 

Keeping it together in stressful times

We are bombarded with stressful events and stimuli like never before. And if you’re still thinking bad things come in “threes,” talk to neuroscientist Hymie Anisman and he’ll tell you they come in “sixes.” “Every time you turn Continue 

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 

Master’s grad heads to Yellowknife to study “social economy”

Community-based institutions such as church groups, seniors’ organizations, sports associations and Aboriginal networks are the glue that hold a Northern Continue 

The Carleton Centre for Community Innovation – a decade of service

For more than a decade, the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) has touched everyday lives, making a difference locally and across Canada. “We Continue 

CIRCLE brings indigenous culture, language and music together

Culture, language and music are crucial elements of a community’s development and self-identity, and they all have a home at Carleton’s Centre for Continue 

Biking across Africa

Lynne Wolfson, a contract instructor in Carleton’s School of Mathematics and Statistics, is spending the winter semester riding her bike 12,000 kilometres across Africa — from Cairo to Cape Town — for the Tour d’Afrique Foundation, fundraising to purchase bicycles for Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Junjie Gu wins 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award Assistant Professor Junjie Gu of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the recipient of the 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. This $10,000 award recognizes and supports outstanding young faculty researchers Continue 

Carleton experience leads to NASA for PhD grad

He’s developed technologies to help cancer patients. He’s helped extend battery life. Now, he’s at NASA building livable structures for astronauts visiting the moon. Muhammad Arsalan’s accomplishments may be impressive but 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 

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 

Mathematicians’ chalk talk teaching methods foreign to many students

Many university math professors around the globe teach the same way. The problem is, their methods aren’t being understood by many North American students Continue 

Engineering student bones up on orthopaedics

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — Luke Duross is getting down to the bare bones of his education this summer. The 23-year-old graduating mechanical engineering student is working with both real and synthetic bones to help improve people’s flexibility, Continue 

Physics graduate ‘probing at the energy frontier’

When critics first started denouncing research at the ATLAS experiment, warning that the project seeking to recreate conditions that existed after the Big Bang could tear a hole in the fabric of space and time and create microscopic black holes, Continue 

New research centre aims to influence policy, prevent future recessions

Heading into the recent recession, there were no alarm bells. Most financial experts failed to adequately anticipate or warn governments of the imminent Continue 

Researchers helping government see through terrorist border plots

Canada and the United States own title to the world’s longest, undefended border. Two physicists from Carleton University are helping to keep it that Continue 

Professor pioneering world’s fifth-generation wireless technology

Halim Yanikomeroglu imagines a world where lifelike, 3D holograms could sit inconspicuously amongst real people at a meeting – able to cry out and contribute Continue 

Researcher looks for energy answers

Growing our own fuel isn’t a new idea, but one Carleton professor is looking at ways to do it without affecting the world’s food supply while also helping to stimulate a flat-lined economy. Rather than diverting corn, soybeans and sugar Continue 

Tim Cook winner of Charles Taylor Prize

Carleton’s Tim Cook won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917-1918, Volume II. Cook is an adjunct research professor in the history department at Carleton. The Continue 

Family suffers in the work-family equation, says Duxbury

Carleton business professor Linda Duxbury wrote the book on balancing work, family and life. In fact, she and Chris Higgins of the University of Western Ontario have just released the sixth and final work-lifestyle study, commissioned by Health Continue 

Neufang to Fields

Matthias Neufang, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (Programs and Planning), has been appointed to the position of Interim Deputy Director of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Science. The Fields Institute is renowned for promoting mathematics within Canada by Continue 

Out of the wreckage: finding a new particle at the beginning of time

Curiosity may have gotten the cat into trouble, but it is a must for a particle physicist. Certainly without this key trait what is known about our subatomic Continue 

Research achievement

The Research Achievement Awards were established in 1989 to enhance the quality of research conducted at Carleton. Ten awards, valued at $15,000 each, are given each year to faculty members. Winners are selected by a committee chaired by the vice-president (research and international) and 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 

National roundup: Ottawa commits more than $700 million to research

More money was invested in research funding by the federal government in February. The budget included an $80-million increase in tri-council funding (SSHRC, Continue 

Championing human rights

Human rights lawyer Leilani Farha has joined Carleton University for the 2007-08 academic year as its first recipient of the Law Foundation of Ontario’s (LFO) Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship. Farha, a staff lawyer at the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) and Continue 

New directions for environment and health research at Carleton

Research in the area of environment and health is an area of strength at Carleton University, and is being targeted for strategic development in order to Continue 

Lights, camera, action: First-year students film their research

It’s lights, camera, action for a group of first-year seminar students at Carleton University who have broken academia’s essay-and-assignment mould by Continue 

National roundup

Federal S&T strategy welcomed by Canadian universities Canada’s universities say the federal government’s new science and technology (S&T) strategy charts an important and ambitious course for the country. According to Claire M. Morris, president of the Association of Continue 

Two new Canada Research Chairs will help revolutionize engineering

By Julie Carl with files from Lin Moody Smart houses and robots in space are research areas that got a significant boost with the announcement of Carleton Continue 

Research Works Comes to Life

Sylvie Blangy, Marie Curie Research Fellow, Montpelier-Carleton (left) and Professors Nancy Doubleday, Geography and Environmental Studies (centre) and Carol Payne, Art History (right), were three of the 60 attendees at the latest Research Works Continue 

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