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Thought provoking lectures: building community, broadening minds

Each year, Carleton opens its doors and welcomes the public to open their minds at a multitude of thought provoking lectures. The various speaker series at Carleton attract a number of high profile individuals who share their knowledge in a public lecture. Most recently, the University welcomed such inspiring minds as novelist and historian Ronald Wright, Microsoft CEO Frank Clegg, and world renowned author Michael Ondaatje. Dean of the Faculty … Continue 

Carleton experts helping promote gender equality in Bangladesh

The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s Studies (PJIWS) and the Institute for European and Russian Studies (EURUS) will be collaborating on a $10.6 million project focusing on gender equality in Bangladesh. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is funding the five-year project, dubbed “Policy Leadership Advocacy for Gender and Equality” (PLAGE 2). PLAGE 2 is the second phase of a project started in 1998 by Cowater International Inc., a consulting … Continue 

CTPL celebrates 15th anniversary with two new agreements

Carleton’s Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this fall, and the recent signing of two new agreements with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) totalling more than $9 million is the best present yet. CTPL is a think-tank that examines international trade policies, “providing specific trade policy and law expertise on a need basis,” explains Rosemina Nathoo, Program Director of Asia Pacific at CTPL. … Continue 

Campus renewal continues with major renovations to University Centre

Carleton’s campus hub—the University Centre—is getting a much needed facelift. The $14 million project, set to begin next spring, will include an expansion of the food court, a three-storey addition to the front of the facility, and construction of a new 12,000 square-foot atrium. “This is an opportunity to renew another area of our campus that is very run down. It will make for a more appealing arrival point,” says … Continue 

Foliage in the workplace: friend or foe?

Although it seems harmless, the plant sitting on your desk at work may actually be hazardous to the health of others, according to Chris White, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety at Carleton University. “From the point of view of Health and Safety, plants in the office do more harm than good,” says White, noting that what seems like innocent green foliage can be the root of a mold problem … Continue 

Engineering the senses

Carleton University Assistant Professor of Engineering, Adrian Chan, was recently presented the Dr. Michael Smith Promising Scientist Award by the Ottawa Life Sciences Council. The prestigious science award is given annually to a researcher, new in his or her career and making significant Continue 

Remembering Pierre Berton

A Carleton University history professor is helping ensure the insightful words of renowned Canadian journalist Pierre Berton will continue to touch the lives of Canadians for many years to come. “He is one of the most important Canadians in the Continue 

Industrial Design students investigate a whole new meaning to the word honey“moon”

Imagine the next time you are planning the destination for a vacation, honeymoon or other special event and one of your options could be—Space. It Continue 

Nordic ski teams on track

This year the Carleton Nordic Ski teams are sharing their expertise. Athletes will be running the new Carleton University XC Ski Development Centre here on campus. “Carleton athletics is trying to open the door for people who want to try the Continue 

A solid bet – Carleton researchers receive funding to study gambling behaviours

Carleton University researchers have been approved for a $197,310 grant by the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre to further investigate Continue 

Involvement in sports a great lay-up for winning in the working world

Carleton Raven’s basketball star, Josh Poirier, has hung up his jersey, and is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree this fall. Poirier played forward on Continue 

Culture and conflict

For her Honours thesis, Bachelor of Arts graduate, Abeer Mourad studied how culture shapes attitudes and opinions by comparing Canadian and Arabic Canadian views on domestic violence. Surveying a total of 82 participants, Mourad questioned individuals on their views of gender roles in the Continue 

Registrar’s Office has a smooth September

Registration went a little smoother this fall thanks to a few system changes. Many factors contributed to the success, including staff having overcome so many challenges and becoming more comfortable with the University’s new Banner computer Continue 

New labs open doors to opportunity – Faster, cheaper Internet on the tip of a laser; Carleton math lab predicts a calculated success

Carleton University’s construction boom is paving the way to many new discoveries with the establishment of new research laboratories. No fewer than eight new labs are in the works. Throughout the year, we’ll highlight these new labs as they Continue 

Easing the transition for Aboriginal students

Carleton has introduced a new academic support program designed to specifically address the needs of first-year Aboriginal students. The Aboriginal Enriched Support Program (AESP) is part of the current ESP program, and offers Aboriginal students Continue 

It’s welcome back for new Dean of Student Affairs

Carleton University is welcoming back an alumna as the new Dean of Student Affairs. Ann Tierney, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Law from Carleton, will be taking over for Leonard Librande as of November 1, 2004. Tierney, Continue 

Ravens men’s basketball team wins silver medal at Jones Cup

The Ravens men’s basketball team is fresh off the plane from Taiwan, with a silver medal at the 26th annual William Jones Cup in Taipei. Head coach Dave Continue 

Campus Card Office is on the move

Information Carleton is getting a new roommate—the Campus Card Office. Baker Lounge is undergoing renovations to join Information Carleton and the Campus Card Office into one. The purpose of the move is to create “more of a central location for Continue 

Enriched Support Program gives students the tools to succeed

Four years ago, Sadler Clersaint was told a university education probably wouldn’t be in his future. But, with hard work, dedication, and the help of Continue 

Determined to succeed

Kelly Lauzon’s life as a master’s student was certainly not typical. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after completing a Bachelor of Humanities degree at Carleton, in 2001. But that didn’t slow her down—she then began to work towards a Master of Arts in English. Studying Continue 

Carleton University and the University of Arizona: a partnership with promise

Carleton will be leading a number of exciting research projects with the University of Arizona thanks to a recent meeting of representatives from Continue 

Engineering students look forward to summer of TRIUMF

Two third year Carleton Engineering Physics students will be making University history this summer. Tim Mahilrajan, 22, and Kathryn Oraas, 24, have both received prestigious job offers with TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Continue 

Why Carleton’s mathematics program adds up to success

Carleton University’s statistics program is in a league of its own – and it looks like Ivy. Comparative studies of world research output have placed Carleton on top – one of only two universities in the world that have high productivity in Continue 

The Rideau Canal – a capital advantage

Despite the fact Carleton University Economics Professor Frances Woolley lives a fair distance from work, she hasn’t bought a parking pass on campus in nine years. That’s because she skates to work – well, in the winter anyway. In the summer Continue 

Carleton’s Foundry Program breeds success

Carleton’s Foundry Program recently celebrated its growing success with over 200 members of the Ottawa business community. The event recognized the volunteers that help make the Foundry Program such a success, and showcased three companies Continue 

The meaning of mentorship: making connections – driving dreams

Attention students: if you want to get a head start on your career, get a mentor. That’s the message Randal Marlin, Director of the Mentorship Program Continue 

CA*net4 and ORION will enhance future research

A milestone in innovative Internet education and research is about to happen — right here at Carleton. CANARIE, a national Internet development organization, with the help of ORION (Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network) are set to Continue 

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