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Writing the Book on Blackberry

On Friday September 27, 2013, The Globe and Mail published a story titled “Inside the fall of Blackberry.” The 7,000-word article featured interviews and graphs built from the files of six journalists. It revealed previously unreported details about the company formerly known as Research in Motion, and everyone who owned a smartphone read it, including a literary agent from Washington, D.C. named Howard Yoon. The following Monday, Yoon contacted the … Continue 

Aging Suits CKCU: Campus Radio Station Celebrates the Big 4-0

November marked the 40th anniversary of CKCU 93.1 FM, the community-based campus radio station operating out of Carleton’s University Centre. On Nov. 13, local bands No Fly List and High Waters played a concert at Irene’s Pub to honour the campus radio station, and the next night an official gala at Oliver’s celebrated four decades of radio programming. In 1975, the station registered for a licence to serve Carleton’s student body … Continue 

October is Healthy Workplace Month!

October is Healthy Workplace Month across the country, an initiative celebrated by Canadian institutions and companies to keep their employees mentally and physically sound. In 2009, Carleton adopted Excellence Canada’s Healthy Workplace Continue 

EURUS Student Named to Prime Minister’s Youth Council

Aaron Taylor was doing laundry when he read the email: he had been shortlisted to become one of 15 young Canadians to join the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. “You know how you sometimes have a feeling that there is something you are meant Continue 

Carleton Journalism Students to Produce Ravens Football Documentary

Fourth-year journalism students Austin Stanton, Lewis Gordon and Cameron Newbigging plan to attend every Ravens game and practice this fall to produce a Continue 

Carleton Student Coaches Hockey Team in China

Every summer, Sean Bamford has coached a hockey camp in and around Ottawa. But this year he decided to go further afield than Continue 

Sprott MBA Students Intern with Carleton Alumni

Built into the Sprott School of Business MBA program is the opportunity for candidates to build professional networks in their chosen market. Continue 

International Literacy Day: A Special Day for John Daniel O’Leary

Over a period of 45 years, John Daniel O’Leary has acquired many fond memories from Carleton. At one end of the spectrum, in the 1970s, he made an Continue 

The Changing World of Canadian Sports: Chistopher Waddell Co-Edits Book

On Sept. 29, Carleton journalism professor Christopher Waddell will host an evening discussion at Irene’s Pub on the wide-ranging topics in How Canadians Continue 

New degree’s first graduate wants to improve how we eat

With 32 published papers and a successfully defended thesis under her belt, Christen Rachul is the first-ever doctoral candidate to graduate from Carleton’s Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies. On June 10, Rachul receives the first PhD of Continue 

MBA grad wants to use his money smarts to help less fortunate

Mark Dhillon doesn’t have to tout the efforts that led to his MBA from Carleton’s Sprott School of Business or a gig at a top entrepreneur incubator Continue 

Ravens athletes headed to semi-pro

Though coaches and players are sad to see them fly the coop, Carleton Ravens teams are thrilled that star players are graduating and continuing their sports careers. Several of the most accomplished outgoing Ravens have contracts with semi-pro Continue 

Next stop for Governor General’s Medal winner: Dental school

Merna Megalla graduates this spring from her Honours Bachelor of Science with high distinction. His Excellency David Johnston will present her with the Governor General’s Medal that he awards each spring to two undergraduate students standing at Continue 

Perfect marks and Governor General’s Medal: Great job awaits grad

Luke Steiginga wanted his schooling to have a practical application for helping and protecting people. So he decided to attend Carleton’s Biomedical Continue 

Thomas Ritchie scores perfect GPA, Chancellor’s Medal

With a perfect GPA over his four-year Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Mental Health, Thomas Ritchie has been chosen for the Chancellor’s Medal – given to an undergraduate student with outstanding academic achievement. “The whole Continue 

Graduating under the radar? Not Josh Boudreau

When he found out he’d won the President’s Medal, Josh Boudreau was surprised. “I planned to graduate under the radar,” he said, “but then I thought: ‘This is cool.’ It’s really nice to be recognized for my hard work.” President Continue 

Carleton-IBM partnership tackles mountains of coffee cups

When Yinyan Zhang saw a campus trash can overflowing with coffee cups, she knew where they would ultimately end up. “It’s something we often ignore,” said the sustainable energy and policy grad, “but it is also very true that any garbage we Continue 

Carleton retirees help ensure there’s always lots to learn

As the youngest baby boomers enter their 50s, there are now more seniors than children in Ontario and the changing demographics are beginning to show on Carleton University’s campus. Run by Carleton’s Centre for Initiatives in Education, the Continue 

Program facilitators credit Carleton for job success

There’s no doubt that students get a lot out of Carleton’s Enriched Support Program (ESP). But the one-year transition program that helps students qualify for university admission has had just as much of an impact on its facilitators, the Continue 

CU75 Champions: PhD student a leader for women in engineering

Natalie Linklater is one of Carleton’s new CU75 campaign champions. Help us celebrate our incredible people by visiting their biographical pages, sharing Continue 

CU75 Champions: Biologist works to protect fisheries

Steven Cooke is one of Carleton’s new CU75 campaign champions. Help us celebrate our incredible people by visiting their biographical pages, sharing their stories on social media and taking our CU75 quiz. Carleton’s Steven J. Cooke is both a Continue 

Support program helps BA student get on track

Although it never seemed impossible, graduating university started out as a daunting goal for Kim Taylor, who struggled to achieve good marks in high school. Yet Taylor proudly graduated in 2014 with an Honours BA in Human Rights and Women’s and Continue 

Enriched Support Program Celebrates 20 Years

After 20 years of helping students succeed as they start university, it’s clear that the Enriched Support Program (ESP) also directly benefits Carleton. “ESP provides the opportunity for people to go to Carleton who otherwise might not be able Continue 

Research: A New Map for Children’s Cancer in Alberta

Paul Villeneuve wants to navigate the dark world of cancer with a new kind of map. Developed as a surveillance tool, this map will display a yearly geographic distribution of pollutants alongside incidents of children’s cancer in Alberta — the Continue 

Public Safety is Top Priority for PhD Graduate

Early during her post-secondary education, Maaike Helmus found her focus by trying to enhance public safety with her research. “I had to work part time and sometimes full time during my studies,” she says, “but every hour I worked Continue 

Biology Graduate Determined to Protect Ecosystems

Becoming a biologist was a long time coming for Sofia Jain-Schlaepfer. At a very young age, she already knew that her fascination with animals and plants was not just going to be a childhood fancy. “When I was six,” she said, Continue 

Student’s Camouflage Research Catches Eye of National Defense

Richard Webster spent several months in 2013 tracking down moths for his camouflage research, proving just how frustrating – and effective – camouflage can Continue 

Carleton Exchange Fair Provides Close Look at Benefits of Studying Abroad

Carleton University’s International Student Services Office (ISSO) hosted an Exchange Fair on Oct. 6 and 7 to let students know about Carleton’s exchange Continue 

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