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Carleton Boosts Aboriginal Learning and Services

Carleton University’s bid to become a noted centre of Aboriginal learning is getting a boost with two new Indigenous graduate programs and a focus on providing more services and events to ensure that students feel at home. Starting in summer 2015, the School of Public Policy and Administration will begin offering a concentration in Indigenous Policy and Administration (IPA) as part of its existing MA in Public Administration (MAPA), as … Continue 

Carleton celebrates Thrive Week

Carleton is one of 10 universities across Canada celebrating Thrive Week. Thrive Week, which originally started at the University of British Columbia, is a week-long (Nov. 3-7) series of events focused on building positive mental health for students, faculty and staff. Other Canadian universities hosting their own versions of Thrive Week include: Queen’s, Waterloo, Ottawa and Wilfrid Laurier. Organizers of Carleton’s Thrive Week say the campaign has been a long … Continue 

Canadian Film Institute makes its big-screen debut at Carleton

The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) is making a significant move to a new screening venue – Carleton University. After more than 45 years of film screenings at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) headquarters on Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa, the CFI is transitioning its screenings to the new River Building theatre at Carleton. It’s an exciting move for both the CFI and Carleton, says CFI President Tom McSorley, who also … Continue 

Carleton to honour nearly 100 long-service staff and retirees

Carleton University will honour nearly 100 long-service and retiring employees during a special celebration at the end of June. The celebration, to be held on June 27, will honour approximately 75 long-service employees and 25 retirees. The event means a lot to the honourees, many of whom have spent their entire working life at Carleton. Mathematics and statistics Prof. Michael Moore will be honoured in both categories, as a 45-year, … Continue 

Carleton’s Sandy Mackie recognized as university’s longest serving coach

The Carleton University men’s soccer team has developed in many ways over the past two decades. But one thing has remained the same – the face of the team, literally. Long-time Carleton coach Sandy Mackie celebrated 20 consecutive years as the head coach of the men’s soccer team in October, making him the university’s longest-serving coach. “I think Sandy’s someone that has shaped how Carleton soccer is. He has such … Continue 

Carleton alumnus and YouTube star receives highest alumni award

With one of the top-rated YouTube hits ever, it’s easy to say Carleton University alumnus Dave Carroll has made it. But the 44-year-old musician has never forgotten where his career began –Carleton’s tunnels during the late 1980s. “My brother and I would sing until we were kicked out of residence to go to the tunnels for being too loud,” he remembers. Carroll has won the 2012 A.D. Dunton Alumni Award … Continue 

Long-time NPSIA professor named director of acclaimed international affairs school

For Prof. Dane Rowlands, working with Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs is like being at a buffet. But now he’s the head chef, ultimately deciding what will be offered. On July 1, Rowlands began his five-year appointment as the new director of NPSIA. “One of the nice things about being at NPSIA is it’s an interdisciplinary environment,” says Rowlands. “It’s like a buffet. There’s a number of interesting … Continue 

Carleton journalism grad wins inaugural Travers fellowship

When Carleton journalism graduate Katie DeRosa covered the arrival of Tamil refugee claimants on Vancouver Island in 2009 and 2010, she was struck by an overarching issue – the treatment of refugees across the world. But the Victoria Times Colonist crime reporter did not have the resources to investigate the international story, until she applied for the R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship; a $25,000 award for a journalist wishing … Continue 

81-year-old Carleton student chases dreams of a university degree

When Sheila Moilliet finished high school in 1947, university was not in the cards. Sixty-five years later, the 81-year-old grandmother of seven is finishing her Bachelor of Music at Carleton University. “Unless you were really near the top, you never went on to more school,” recalls Moilliet. “In those days, you were a nurse, teacher or a secretary.” Originally from Argentina, Moilliet has been a university student, off and on, … Continue 

Carleton journalism grad new host of Ottawa Morning

When Robyn Bresnahan was a fourth-year Carleton journalism student in 2001, she worked with the CBC radio show Ottawa Morning. She  never imagined she would eventually host the city’s number one radio program 10 years later. Bresnahan will start her new job as the host of Ottawa Morning on Dec. 5. She replaces former host Kathleen Petty. “It feels like I have come full circle,” says Bresnahan. “I was in … Continue 

Architecture grad building a name for herself

From working on the Ottawa Convention Centre to creating her own fashion line, Carleton Master of Architecture grad Rachel Sin is making a name for herself as a multifaceted designer. After graduating from Carleton in 2005, the Toronto native landed a three-year internship with BBB Architects in Ottawa and ended up working on the new Ottawa Convention Centre. “I worked on everything from beginning to end,” says Sin, 31. “It … Continue 

Outstanding Carleton Business Student First of Eight Siblings to Graduate

Growing up as one of eight children, Carleton business student Sam Purkiss always imagined he would take over his father’s dry walling business. Now, at the Continue 

Carleton Students to Pursue Athletic Careers after Graduation

Carleton University basketball star Phil Scrubb followed his dreams from his childhood driveway to the national university level, and now beyond. The Continue 

Carleton professor leads community-based learning initiative

Carleton geography and environmental studies adjunct Prof. Paul Williams thinks outside the box when it comes to assessing his students. For the past two years, Williams has taken his first-year seminar on sustainable environments outside the Continue 

Carleton named top employer in National Capital Region for second time

Carleton University has been named one of the top employers in the National Capital Region – a major honour awarded to only 25 institutions in the area. Continue 

Carleton students given rare opportunity to curate art exhibitions

The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) is shaping the next generation of museum professionals, offering a rare opportunity for students to curate their own Continue 

Convocation: Carleton to award first Certificate in Carillon Studies

When Beckie Manouchehri enrolled in Carleton University’s Bachelor of Music program in 2011, she had no idea she would make history three years later. In Continue 

Carleton alumna helps open innovative memory loss clinic

Carleton University alumna Alyssa Hiddema is working to establish an innovative clinic aimed at addressing a growing problem amongst Canada’s ageing population – memory loss A 2012 graduate of the Mass Communications program at Carleton, Continue 

Former Chancellor loved his time at Carleton

After a distinguished four decades as Canada’s longest-serving member of Parliament, the Right Honourable Herb Gray concluded his lifelong public service career as Chancellor of Carleton University. And, according to Gray’s wife Sharon Continue 

First Nations graphic designer draws up new Aboriginal centre logo

The logo for Carleton’s new Aboriginal student centre may appear simple but for designer Justus Polson-Lahache, every line and symbol has a special Continue 

Football team “Raven” about its new logo and branding

As the Carleton Ravens football team prepares to return to the field after a 15-year hiatus, one thing is for sure – they’re going to look great. From its logo to uniforms to locker rooms, the football team recently underwent a branding Continue 

Carleton alumni to fulfill childhood dream with parliamentary internship

Recent Carleton graduate Robyn Gibbard is finally getting the chance to see if his childhood dream could become a reality. Gibbard has been selected for the Continue 

Instructor’s research links happiness with job security

As Ottawa’s public service experiences the realities of government cuts, Carleton University psychology instructor Patrick O’Neill thinks he has a solution to job insecurity woes – happiness. O’Neill recently finished his Continue 

Carleton journalism interns leading the way for foreign reporters in Africa

In the past six years, Carleton University has sent more journalists to Africa than the entire Canadian media has, according to Carleton journalism professor Continue 

Carleton Relay for Life co-founder wins prestigious Tory Award

While Carleton journalism student Komal Minhas has a pretty good idea of what the future holds for her, she admits she’s still baffled at how she got to Continue 

Former Ravens football player hired as manager of football operations

Step by step, Carleton University football is preparing to hit the field in 2013 after a 15-year hiatus. Carleton Football Inc. hired former Ravens football Continue 

United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 18 with new fundraising events

Carleton will launch its annual United Way campaign with new events this year, including more physically-active fundraisers. GIS Librarian David Sharp and Continue 

Carleton welcomes new initiatives, events, programs for 2011-‘12

Carleton kicks off the 2011-‘12 school year with exciting new initiatives including the best Fall Orientation week yet and preparations for the return of Continue 

Carleton launches orientation for graduate students

Carleton offered the first-ever orientation for graduate students this fall. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) Orientation for graduate students took place on Sept. 6. The day-long event was designed for first-year Continue 

Carleton and sculptor David Fels embark on unique project to focus on accessibility and honour Rick Hansen

Carleton University, renowned local artist David Fels and the City of Ottawa are teaming up to develop a sculpture from a majestic Ottawa oak Continue 

Carleton Mobile – There’s an app for that

Carleton students can now view their grades, course schedule, a campus map and university news at their fingertips – there’s an app for that. The mobile application, called Carleton Mobile, was released in August for the iPhone and Android Continue 

Carleton graduate student part of historic team to reach magnetic North Pole

Carleton PhD biology student Richard Webster, who participated in the historic Old Pulteney Row to the Pole, is proud to say the team has reached the Magnetic Continue 

Carleton hosts pair of Indian students

Carleton continued to build its relationship with India this summer by hosting a pair of Indian research students. Minati De of the Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata) and Amit Badlani from BITS Pilani studied at Carleton as part of scholarship Continue 

Carleton student was in top 14 dancers on So You Think You Can Dance Canada

Carleton University student Geisha Chin thinks she can dance and so far Canadians agree. At the beginning of August, the third-year neuroscience student was in Continue 

Carleton Ravens football revival means business

Football is returning to Carleton University with a new game face. The long-anticipated Ravens football revival was officially announced on July 6. The team will hit field in fall 2013 after a 14-year hiatus. “The students indicated that they Continue 

Two Carleton professors win Capital Educators’ awards

Two Carleton professors have been honoured with Capital Educators’ awards – and four others nominated. H. Masud Taj and Leighann Neilson received awards which aim to raise the profile of public education by honouring dedicated local teachers Continue 

Students bike 464 kilometres for malaria prevention

While most Canadians spent their Canada Day weekend relaxing, four Carleton and University of Ottawa students biked from the university to the CN Tower to raise money for malaria prevention. Third-year Carleton engineering student Kingsley Munu led Continue 

First of its kind forum for youth with disabilities held at Carleton

A thought-provoking forum for youth with disabilities held at Carleton – the first of its kind in Canada – attracted more than 50 participants from Continue 

Aerospace students eager to fly

A new co-op partnership will allow a handful Carleton aerospace engineering students to obtain a pilot’s licence – the first opportunity of its kind in Canada. “This opportunity to gain a pilot’s licence will only further my engineering Continue 

Carleton to co-host 2011 Women’s Worlds Congress

Carleton University’s feminist and gender studies community are key players in co-hosting the 2011 Women’s Worlds Congress this July – the first event of its kind in Canada. The congress, also co-hosted by the University of Ottawa, is a Continue 

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