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Carleton Hosts Technovation Competition for High School Youth

Technology entrepreneurs recently had the chance to pitch their app ideas to a panel of eight judges from IBM, Shopify, Carleton, Industrial Research Council, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Women Powering Technology and L-Spark. And they are young women still in high school. On Sunday, May 3, Carleton University hosted the Technovation Challenge Showcase and Competition, which was the final event for the city’s first-ever Ottawa Technovation Challenge. “It exceeded my … Continue 

Real men knit: Research shows

Real men knit, says Ann Morneau – and it is redefining masculinity. “When people think of knitting, they think of it as a little old lady thing to do – an undesirable, feminine thing to do that’s old school. But it’s coming back,” says Morneau, a graduate student in the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender studies. As a knitter, she decided to pursue her master’s thesis on her … Continue 

Carleton’s accessibility expertise called upon in Jamaica

Dean Mellway and Quayce Thomas are helping to make Jamaica’s Parliament building more accessible – and, putting Carleton University on the map as experts in the field. Mellway, acting director of Carleton’s READ (Research, Education, Accessibility and Design) initiative, and Thomas, a third-year architecture student, recently travelled to Kingston, Jamaica to make recommendations that will accommodate visitors and employees with disabilities when they visit the George William Gordon building. “I … Continue 

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 vehicles can be used in other ways to solve real-world problems. “UAVs can do the dull, dirty and dangerous,” says Jeremy Laliberte, an assistant professor in Carleton’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. “It’s … Continue 

Alum wins global leadership contest

Martina Buchal’s parents did everything possible to make sure she didn’t know they were poor. As immigrants from the Czech Republic, the family had big dreams of life in Canada – but it wasn’t the reality when they arrived. “The only house my parents could afford . . . I would call it a shack,” says Buchal, who graduated from Carleton with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in law. … Continue 

Former prime minister Joe Clark and Maureen McTeer donate collection to Carleton

Hundreds of books – some brown and leather-bound, dated back to the 1500s – line the shelves of Carleton University’s archives and research collections department at the MacOdrum Library. The materials tell a story of events and places, directly from the perspectives of people who lived during the time. Now, the archives has a new addition generously donated by former prime minister Joe Clark and his wife, Maureen McTeer. Through hundreds … Continue 

History Channel features Carleton alum

Douglas Meredith spent three-and-a-half years on convoy escort duty during the Second World War – traveling with merchant ships, battling sea sickness and witnessing the Germans attack these vessels. On Remembrance Day, the Carleton alumnus will share his story to viewers across the country as part of the History Channel’s War Story – a documentary series about Canadians who have lived through war. “I’m flattered and happy to be able … Continue 

Science alum part of team that wins $1 million Hult Prize

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has awarded $1 million to Carleton alumnus Gabe Mott. The money will help him and his team give their new business a go. Mott’s team was awarded in New York City as part of the Hult Prize competition – the world’s largest student business competition that focuses on social good and is in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative. “It’s overwhelming and it’s really exciting … Continue 

Power of Arts Forum backed by big names

The Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, founder of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, will be joined by Canadian actors, musicians and leaders who have been appointed to the Power of the Arts Forum’s honorary committee. Award-winning Canadian actor Paul Gross is among those who will represent the committee. Gross is best known for his role as Benton Fraser, an RCMP officer on the Canadian television series Due South, which earned him two … Continue 

“Books” in Living Library shine light on research

Instead of picking up a book, members of the Carleton community will have a chance to learn more about a topic by interacting with people who have first-hand experience and knowledge. On March 16, the Living Library event will be back for its Continue 

Mentorship program creates valuable connections

Carleton students Jeniffer Milburn, Craig Lord, and Nelly Duarte may be on different career paths – but their futures all look bright, thanks to invaluable guidance they have received from their mentors as part of Carleton’s Alumni Mentors Continue 

Former curator continues educating people about war art

As the curator of war art at the Canadian War Museum, Laura Brandon managed thousands of works in the museum’s collection – but her favourite part of the job was educating visitors. Even though the Carleton alumnus recently retired, Brandon is Continue 

Nordic ski team support key to grad’s success

When Mark Rajack came to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago as a child, he never thought he would develop a passion for skiing. “I don’t come from a culture of winter sports,” says the 33-year-old Carleton alumnus. “If you had asked me three Continue 

Distinctly Carleton highlights the best and brightest

Carleton is full of remarkable stories and amazing people who have called campus home since it opened its doors in 1942 – and now, the university is celebrating these achievements as part of the multi-year awareness campaign called Distinctly Continue 

Convocation: Social Work student overcomes tremendous hurdles to graduate

Michael Carr’s amazing sense of humour, positive attitude and caring personality has been an inspiration to fellow students and faculty in the Carleton Continue 

Math Enrichment Centre for students who love numbers

Youth who dream of a career in high-tech and engineering are getting an extra boost while they’re in elementary and high school, thanks to Carleton University’s Math Enrichment Centre. “We see there’s a need for this – students wanted Continue 

Brazilian exchange students benefit from experience at 1125@Carleton

When Filipe Faleiros and Matheus Pinheiro came to Carleton from Brazil to study on exchange, they wanted to practice their English skills and immerse Continue 

New summer camps added to Carleton’s offerings

Whether they were mastering their basketball skills or learning how to tell a good story, children visiting the Carleton campus shared a variety of experiences thanks to new and unique summer camps offered for the first time this year. Among many Continue 

Learning what it takes to be productive

Chris Bailey has lived in isolation for 10 days, dedicated 35 hours in one week to meditation, and even forced himself to wake up at 5:30 in the morning – all to learn more about what it means to be productive. “It might seem like a weird thing Continue 

Toronto Star reporter awarded Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

Marco Chown Oved has spent his journalistic career all over the world – from France, to Africa and now back to Canada. As the 2014 R. James Travers Foreign Continue 

READ and 1125@Carleton partner to make a difference

Whether it’s designing a wheelchair with skates or a medical device that helps stroke victims walk sooner, 1125@Carleton and the Research, Education, Accessibility and Design (READ) Initiative are collaborating to make a difference in the lives Continue 

Carleton unveils Energy Master Plan

Carleton has shed light on its energy savings and initiatives that will make it a green campus for decades to come. On Feb. 24, the university held a major announcement in Robertson Hall detailing Carleton’s Energy Master Plan, and provided Continue 

Dedication to Service Excellence recognized at annual awards

Service excellence doesn’t just mean staying late or working through your lunch hour, says Melanie Dow – it’s about putting in that little bit of effort to make someone’s experience at Carleton much more memorable. On Feb. 27, Carleton Continue 

Cool camp highlights engineering for grade school girls

Christina Wang spent her Saturday at Carleton University building remote control cars, programming it on a computer and using Bluetooth wireless communication to control them – all among other girls her age. “I can make new Continue 

Carleton grad shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars

Andrew Rader doesn’t describe himself as a risk taker. But, the 34 year-old Carleton alum is so passionate about Mars exploration that he is willing to make a one-way trip to the red planet. “I always thought humans should go to Mars,” says Continue 

Carleton students making a difference in Uganda

From wheelchairs-turned-tricycles to gardening assistance devices, a group of Carleton University students are making a difference in the lives of those who are disabled in Uganda. “Rather than focusing on technology or designs for luxury in the Continue 

J-student competes in Miss Canada Globe pageant

Monet Rhoden is busy staying fit and looking for the perfect evening gown when she competes in the Miss Canada Globe competition. But as a finalist in the competition’s Miss Canada Petite category, she is also working hard to bring awareness to Continue 

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne opens newly-renovated and expanded MacOdrum Library

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne officially opened Carleton University’s renovated and expanded $27 million MacOdrum Library. Wynne, along with the Continue 

United Way campaign rallies campus but falls short of overall goal

Carleton University has made change happen for those who use the United Way’s services. As part of the university’s annual United Way campaign, the Continue 

Carleton students collaborate with Getty Conservation Institution in Peru

The original wall paintings of a church in Peru and a heritage building complex in Morocco – both dating back to the 17th century – have now been Continue 

Carleton’s annual United Way targets $150,000 goal

Jeremy Brzozowski and Adrian Chan have always wanted to give back to the Ottawa community. Now, as Carleton’s 2013 United Way campaign co-chairs, the pair hope to raise $150,000 for programs that enrich the lives of many across the city. “There Continue 

Chemistry student’s shaving invention gets thumbs up by Dragons’ Den

At only 25 years-old, Carleton chemistry student Nick May has gone pretty far in the business world. A recent appearance on CBC’s Dragons’ Den has earned Continue 

Carleton an international model for accessibility

Delegates from the World Disability Union, located in Istanbul, Turkey, joined representatives from the School of Social Work to tour campus and get ideas about how to develop educational programs for young children and youth with disabilities Continue 

Travers Debates ensure legacy of Canadian journalist lives on

The Travers Debates is a great example of how journalists and politicians can share a light-hearted evening – all in the name of a good cause. The second Continue 

Getting a head start on career planning

Kerry Eamer wants students to start thinking about planning their career before they graduate. “It’s never too early to start,” says Eamer, director of Co-op and Career Services at Carleton. “And, it’s a process.” Co-op and Career Continue 

Special Constable Program celebrates 20th anniversary

Twenty years ago, Rick Percival and Michael Warner became two of Carleton’s first special constables – and they are still dedicated to keeping the university campus safe. “This place is more than a job,” says Warner, who still serves on Continue 

A piece of Ottawa’s geological history has home on campus

Beth McLarty Halfkenny has always wanted to display a piece of Ottawa’s geological history on the Carleton University campus. Now, in front of the Steacie Building, the university community will find numerous pieces – including rocks that weigh Continue 

Two-volume book will cover entire Second World War

Digging through diaries and memoirs, Tim Cook has decided to bring Canadians’ stories to life in a two-volume book about their experiences during the Second World War. “It’s an ambitious project that covers the entire Second World War,” Continue 

Architecture grad credits degree for success

Ian Johnston has decided to use his architecture degree from Carleton in a different way. Instead of designing buildings, the alumnus has pursued his love of art and teaching over the last 20 years – and as a result, has won numerous awards and Continue 

Carleton professor wins Doug Purvis Memorial Prize

Stanley Winer still remembers Doug Purvis, and knew him well before his death 20 years ago. Now, he’s receiving a prize named in honour of the Canadian economist for a book he co-authored entitled Interregional Migration and Public Policy in Continue 

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