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Allies in Equity create awareness on Carleton University’s campus

Smita Bharadia wanted to create something that would have a lasting impact on Carleton’s campus. “When I started in Equity Services about six years ago, I 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 

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 

Convocation: President’s Medal winner says whole family deserves credit

When President’s Medal winner Sharon Ann Benson was in her late 40s, she decided she needed to cross “getting a degree” off her bucket list, and she Continue 

The little gallery that could

Carleton University’s Art Gallery (CUAG), located at the northern edge of the campus in the St. Patrick’s Building, is gaining recognition in the wider community. In the wake of pocketing three coveted awards at the 33rd Legendary Ontario 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 

Murdock appointed as new health and counselling services director

Suzanne Blanchard, the associate vice-president (student support services) announced in January that Maureen Murdock would be assuming the position of the Continue 

Learning about Aboriginal heritage “fascinating”: Student

During his first three years at Carleton, Tim Gull went from knowing almost nothing about his heritage to writing his final research essay on Aboriginal Continue 

Professors use the Beatles, guitars to make math more accessible

When Carleton Prof. Brett Stevens goes to a party and introduces himself as a mathematician, an uncomfortable silence usually follows. “The conversation 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 

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 

Amanda Clarke

Trudeau Scholarship winner heads to Oxford

Carleton student Amanda Clarke has been awarded a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship worth $180,000. Clarke was one of 15 Canadian and international doctoral candidates to receive the coveted scholarship. “The Trudeau 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 

Marni Nixon inspires students during once-in-a-lifetime weekend at Carleton

When you’re an aspiring singer, it doesn’t get much better than having the opportunity to work with legend Marni Nixon. Most only dream about it Continue 

First-year students Paul Montsion and Annie Hussain

Students create Learners4Life to help Haiti orphans

What started out as a class assignment for Paul Montsion and Annie Hussain has turned into an initiative that has raised almost $1,000 for Haiti’s orphans — and they’re not stopping now. “We worry about student loans but they don’t have Continue 

Engineering students turn energy advisers for Urbandale

Looks, location and price. Those are the three caveats that usually drive home sales. With the help of new research coming out of Carleton, energy efficiency could soon be the fourth. Engineering students have come up with what are essentially 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 

Six years, 150 students go into UAV launch

Carleton became the first Canadian university to unveil an uninhabited aerial vehicle built from the ground up by more than 150 engineering students over a six-year period. Last month, students rolled out the GeoSurv II, a prototype uninhabited Continue 

Ottawa Rickshaws reaches out to students

When Adam Slight was looking for a change of pace, he turned to rickshaw running. A year later, he is co-owner of Ottawa Rickshaws and has big plans for improving the company. Slight says he was inspired by his summer working as a rickshaw runner Continue 

Co-op student of the year eyes innovation to help society

Being named Co-op Student of the Year has proven to 20-year-old Simon Mack that his opportunities for success are endless. “I’m really surprised and quite honoured,” said the third-year electrical engineering student, who spoke Continue 

Creating music builds positive community for youth

Jarratt Best knows the importance of creating a positive community for youth and has the drive to make it a reality. “If we don’t do anything today, we’re nothing for tomorrow,” says Best, a psychology and African studies Continue 

Students lend helping hand in communities near and far

This month, 55 Carleton students will spend their reading week break building houses, working at U.S. national parks and helping out at an Ottawa elementary school as part of an initiative organized by the Student Experience Office. “Students Continue 

Trash turned into treasures by Industrial Design students

A lampshade became a planter and a toaster was reinvented as a knife holder — trash made into treasures by Industrial Design students in an effort to show that things can have many purposes. The idea was the brainchild of Prof. Brian Burns, who Continue 

News in brief

Anti-Abortion club now official at Carleton Carleton Lifeline was approved in January as a Carleton University student club and is eligible for funding from the Carleton University Student Association (CUSA). Although CUSA updated its discrimination policy in December to ban the use of its Continue 

Sustainable Energy Research Centre: Carleton ‘city’ could offer key to climate crisis

From rising tuition fees to traffic jams and pollution problems, Carleton’s challenges can sometimes mirror those of a small municipality. Continue 

Meaningful dialogue taking place beyond the classroom: NSSE

Twenty-three of Prof. Matthew Bellamy’s fourth-year students recently accompanied him to a bar, sat quietly to observe and then became engaged in an animated discussion about the “then and now” — female servers, pitchers of beer 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 

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 mentorship program for TAs

First-year master’s student J.P. Faubert, who is working in Carleton University’s geography department this year as a teaching assistant, likes the convenience of the new department-specific training offered to TAs. Faubert is one of Continue 

Carleton ‘anything but textbook’

From defending journalistic freedom in Rwanda to transforming an Ontario village, it’s clear that the Carleton experience is anything but textbook. And the word is spreading about the university’s new ad campaign by the same name. The 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 

First person: taking on the world with Junior Team Canada

Working lunches with business executives. Meetings with governmental ministers. Receptions hosted by Canadian embassies abroad. Charter flights to remote areas of the jungle. Synopsis of the next James Bond movie? No, this is a synopsis of a Junior Continue 

Sprott grad gets Junior Team Canada spot

Daniel Rodriguez, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of International Business from the Sprott School of Business, is one of only 20 young Canadians selected to take part in the 2009 Junior Team Canada Trade Mission to Central America this Continue 

Carleton University helps Batawa create a whole new world

Until a few months ago, the Bata shoe factory stood empty, silent, solitary — a five-storey monument to the glory days when more than 1,200 Bata employees carefully crafted thousands of shoes to be shipped worldwide. Lately, the factory has been Continue 

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