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Community wedding for a special couple

Janice Elliott and Ed Bigelow’s love story began 24 years ago in the hallways of Carleton University. “He always had a quick joke and, as groundskeeper, he knew his way around,” recalled 57-year-old Elliott, who worked at Carleton for 27 years until 2014, when she left to deal with a diagnosis of bladder cancer. Only minutes after Elliott and her 60-year-old groom were finally married in the cool, sunny afternoon … Continue 

Making Community Connections: Carleton Hosting Feb. 24 Event

When entrepreneur Jason Garlough recognized a disturbing discrepancy between the liability of apples and nuts falling onto city streets and an unprecedented demand at local food banks, he co-founded a group called Hidden Harvest to help Ottawa become a food tree-friendly city by picking and sharing fruits and nuts that would otherwise go to waste. The former software consultant was eventually approached by Carleton faculty members to see how they … Continue 

Sixteenth-century Political Prayer Penned by a Queen, says English Prof

A professor in the College of the Humanities and the Department of English has made an amazing discovery that sheds new light on the political influence of one of King Henry VIII’s wives. Micheline White, whose research focuses primarily on English Renaissance literature and who is currently writing a book on women, religion and politics in Tudor England, came to realize quite by accident that Henry’s last wife, Katherine Parr, … Continue 

2015 C2UExpo: Carleton Holds Conference on Citizen Solutions for a Better World

There’s a lot to be learned from a conference that attracts people behind community-campus partnerships from all over the world and Carleton University is front and centre this year. The 2015 event on campus from May 26 to 29 will explore “citizen solutions for a better world” by investigating policy development for solutions in health, social economy, environmental sustainability, community food security and employment. Conference co-ordinator Nicole Bedford says the … Continue 

Grad trades law for entrepreneurship

Pablo Srugo knew by the time he was 10 years old that he wanted to be a lawyer. When he arrived at Carleton University in 2009, he signed up for the philosophy program and then shifted to an economics major, with an aim to head to law school. By the time he was in his third year, he realized he was on the wrong path. The world of business was … Continue 

Human-like robots could aid and entertain the elderly

Imagine a robot that looks, well, human. Imagine that robot knows when you’re sad. Imagine it can help you reach things, join you in a game of cards, even remind you to call a friend. Those who work in the field of human robot interaction can and are imagining it. Those like Anthony Whitehead, an associate professor and director of Carleton’s School of Information Technology, cross-appointed to the School of … Continue 

Exceptional start heralds new academic year

As soon as students began arriving at Carleton for the new school year the last weekend of August, the campus and surrounding areas of the city became alive with anticipation of the upcoming school year. “When we say that Carleton University is an exceptionally warm and welcoming place, it is true, and the special greeting offered each incoming student is the first step in ensuring that tradition continues,” says Carleton … Continue 

Enriching Students’ Lives Since 1996: ESP Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

When Ottawa Police Constable Jafeth Maseruka was in high school, his primary focus was on basketball and socializing. While he was a star on the court, Continue 

Industrial Design Project Improves Medical Device

Industrial Design projects are often about coming up with a brand new idea, but Carleton University grad Christopher Dang has learned that sometimes it can be more important to focus the design process on improving an existing product. One of five Continue 

Carleton employee is fourth in family to earn Carleton degree

When Paula Whissell completed a college certificate 34 years ago, it was the best she expected to achieve at the time. She was from a small northern Ontario Continue 

AESP grad completes social work degree and lands job of her dreams

Carleton University has a special place in Jessica Jackson Clement’s heart – it’s where she succeeded. As the 33-year-old Aboriginal student prepared for Continue 

Research: Studying Ottawa’s Homeless Youth

Anthropology graduate student Justin Langille is addressing the chronic problem of youth homelessness by speaking directly to the young people who are living on Ottawa’s streets. After five years of working with youth in Housing First initiatives Continue 

BitAccess Founder Has a Degree and a Company

When Vignesh Sundaresan landed in Canada in September 2013 to attend Carleton University, the then 25-year-old from India was like “a dog in the park,” he recalls, “running around and walking downtown just to get the feel of the Continue 

Alternatives to Elder Care Could Include Robots

Older Canadians are hopeful about the kind of care robotics could bring to their later years, according to a graduating sociology master’s student. Louisa Hawkins, who defended her thesis in August, wrote a nearly 200-page dissertation examining Continue 

Winning GG’s and Chancellor’s Medals Source of Pride

For  27-year-old Kimberley Moore, who graduates with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree, with a major in psychology and minors in neuroscience and mental health, winning the Governor-General’s Silver Medal and the Chancellor’s Medal is a source Continue 

Mathematical Analysis is Cool: GG Medallist

Initially attracted to the field of quantum mechanics, 22-year-old Michael St- Jules has earned the Governor General’s Silver Medal for his achievement in mathematics. “I wanted to study theoretical physics,” says the Sault Ste. Marie native, Continue 

Chancellor’s Medallists Have Passion for Medicine

Twin sisters from Edmonton – both with a passion for medicine – have earned the Chancellor’s Medal. Rozlyn Boutin, 21, and her sister Savanna are graduating with Bachelor of Science honours degrees with high distinction, majoring in biology Continue 

Mathematics is a Beautiful World: President’s Medallist

Yilin Chen, a 23-year-old international student from China, had no idea she could even be in the running to win a President’s Medal. But the successful mathematics student has completed her bachelor’s degree, with a major in mathematics and a Continue 

Carleton Faculty of Engineering and Design Grad Lands Competitive Job at Microsoft

Darren Stahl is a problem solver. By the time he was in Grade 5, he was working on robotics programming, and during his university studies at Continue 

New work of art honours contributions of visionary to Carleton

Joy Maclaren was born into a tradition of promoting education and giving back to the community. Now, in death, her generosity to Carleton University lives on Continue 

Legal student examines experience of women of color in sex industry

A law and legal studies doctoral student is exploring the lives of women of colour in the Canadian indoor sex industry, a significantly under-researched Continue 

CBC reporter will use Travers Fellowship to investigate aid solutions in Africa

Parliament Hill and politics reporter Laura Payton plans to take her penchant for digging up government secrets to eastern Africa since she won the Continue 

Solar house on campus will allow researchers to test passive energy systems

A specially-designed solar-powered house at the sunny north end of Carleton’s campus could eventually contribute significantly to the housing industry’s Continue 

Peoples’ Gathering at Carleton gives voice to grief from relatives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

Voice after voice spoke of the need to end violence against Indigenous women and girls and to make the lives of Indigenous people “matter.” Many Continue 

Students design accessible public washrooms

A group of second-year Industrial Design students at Carleton University have created designs for safe, accessible public washrooms in key Ottawa locations. Partnering with Ottawa’s grassroots GottaGo! campaign, which advocates for a network of Continue 

Recognition of service excellence grows on campus

Members of the Carleton University community nominated 170 of their colleagues for service excellence recognition in 2014. It’s a number, says Carleton President Roseann Runte, that reflects people going out of their way to recognize excellence. Continue 

Red Tiger Labs’ new tool puts cyber security in the limelight

A company that uses artificial intelligence to inform about security risks says it has developed next-generation technology that provides 3-D visualization of Continue 

When a locust flaps its wings . . .

What we know about aerodynamic theory makes no sense when applied to insects or anything as small as or smaller than a hummingbird. Over the past 15 years, in particular, scientists have been painting a new picture of the unconventional aerodynamic Continue 

Carleton alumni pursue their passion for public interest research

A well-known Carleton alumnus, who has a long career in conducting commercial research, has established a new innovative organization that focuses exclusively Continue 

1125@Carleton Living Lab Celebrates a Year of Incubating Multidisciplinary Innovation

A year after its official launch, the living laboratory 1125@Carleton is a dynamic physical and virtual space that provides opportunities for Continue 

New student-developed board game bridging academia with practical world

A game developed in a knowledge mobilization (KMb) class could become a real tool for bridging discussions and building partnerships with the next generation Continue 

Advocating for persons living with disabilities, human rights student wins award

Over the four years he studied at Carleton, Phillip Bernard Turcotte noted a change in the words used in reference to people with disabilities. Continue 

Convocation: Governor-General Gold Medal winner credits neuroscience program for his success

When Zachary Patterson enrolled at Carleton as an undergrad in 2004, he wasn’t particularly sold on the concept of a university education. A decade Continue 

Convocation: Chancellor’s Medal winner honoured by award

Jason Kinnin’s ultimate goal is to finish medical school and to live somewhere warm. At 21, the latest winner of Carleton’s Chancellor’s Medal is the youngest in his first-year medical class at Memorial University in Newfoundland and he Continue 

Sharing dignity on the Internet one micro act at a time

When I meet Carleton entrepreneur-in-residence Giovanna Mingarelli in the 1125@Carleton living laboratory, she is armed with a laptop, an iPad and her cellphone. After I take her photo, she picks up her iPad and snaps a shot of us high-fiving on Continue 

Telecomm engineers see the big picture in specialized course – 25 years on

This winter, some lucky 70 engineering students will walk through the doors of a lecture hall on campus and, for the first and last time during their studies, Continue 

Literature PhD student challenges 9-11 aftermath culture

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, John Christopher Vanderwees was in a math class at a high school in Thunder Bay, until his day was forever changed by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks in New York. Vanderwees found himself later wandering Continue 

Summer pilot program will boost learning to select groups

A new initiative of the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA), the Professional Institute, will run two professional development workshops in the River Building in June under the tutelage of highly qualified and experienced individuals in their Continue 

Convocation: Brothers awarded Governor General’s Medal

Two brothers who grew up on a dairy farm in Nova Scotia have earned the Governor General’s Medal and the University Medal. Brendan MacDonell, 24, and his younger brother Ryan, 21, are graduating respectively with a Bachelor of Engineering degree Continue 

Convocation: Governor General’s Silver Medallist didn’t earn it “alone”

The Governor General’s Silver Medal and University Medal in Science are “a lovely ending” for 21-year-old Anna York-Lyon, who graduates with an Continue 

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