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Campus network to receive $10 million upgrade

Carleton’s campus network will undergo a $10 million facelift over the next few years in an attempt to increase the speed, security, and efficiency of communications across the campus. The upgrade will be designed, implemented, and managed by Hewlett Packard (Canada) Co., using equipment from Cisco Systems Inc. “The Campus Network Upgrade project will deliver a network to meet current and future requirements of the University’s mission of teaching and … Continue 

Carleton community steps up to help with tsunami relief efforts

The tsunami tragedy in South Asia profoundly affected so many people around the world. While the disaster caused immense devastation and suffering, it also inspired people to come together and contribute to relief efforts, including many members of the Carleton community. Students, staff, faculty, and alumni volunteered their time and talents in the hopes of making a difference in the lives of those directly affected by the tsunamis. For third-year … Continue 

Introducing David Atkinson

In August this year, Carleton will welcome a new President just in time for the beginning of the new academic year. David W. Atkinson will be replacing Richard Van Loon, who has served as Carleton’s President since 1996. Atkinson brings with him a wealth of experience—a combination of academic qualifications, administrative experience, and personality. He also brings an eclectic personal background and a keen interest in fitness and the arts. … Continue 

Graduate student has success in mind

Are you one of those people who spends 20 minutes each morning trying to remember where you left your car keys? It’s one of the things Ph.D. graduate Diana DeStefano might be able to help explain. “I studied people’s ability to remember the positions of objects in space,” she says. “Spatial memory is used in everyday life when we navigate the world, consult maps, search for objects, and use computer … Continue 

New program fuels fire safety industry

Fire safety is hot. This fall, the first students in Carleton’s Master of Applied Science in Fire Safety Engineering are graduating, and not just with knowledge but with jobs as well. “There are lots of opportunities in this field,” says Dominic Esposito, one of the graduates of the program. “I would recommend this program for sure. I found a job right away.” Both Esposito and fellow graduate Derek Gruchy were … Continue 

Crossing the stage for the last time

Dan Riseborough has spent more than half his lifetime at Carleton, and he has a lot to show for it. This fall, he will be graduating with a Ph.D. in Geography and two of the University’s top medals: the Governor General’s Gold Medal and the University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work at the Doctoral Level. It will be Riseborough’s third and final time crossing Carleton’s academic stage. He completed his … Continue 

In pursuit of happiness

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to establish a new happiness laboratory on campus. The $189,647 will be put towards infrastructure for Zelenski and his students to study why some people are happier than others. The answer may not be as simple as you might think. “Money doesn’t seem to make people happy,” Zelenski explains. “The more we get the more we want.” Despite measures saying society has made great strides … Continue 

Earth Sciences students get a live lesson on volcanoes in Italy

There are few ways to better cap off an undergraduate degree than with molten lava. For students in the Earth Sciences program at Carleton, this year’s fourth-year Field Geology course gave them precisely that opportunity. Each year students can register in the course which will take them out of the textbook, beyond the classroom, and into the field that truly brings their subject to life. This year the students, along … Continue 

Taking it easy – all the way to the top

Erin Johnson says she doesn’t work well under pressure. So how did she attain an A+ in every single course throughout her Bachelor of Science degree? “I do the opposite,” she says. “Make sure you understand everything…I feel if you really understand it, then you don’t have to get nervous.” Johnson is one of two recipients of the Governor General’s Medal – Undergraduate Level, awarded annually to the students standing … Continue 

CFI invests $8.86 million in Carleton research

On March 8, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced an $8.86 million investment in nine Carleton University research projects. This latest round of funding puts Carleton in first place among comprehensive universities for CFI funding. “We were delighted to receive this support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation,” says Carleton University Vice-President (Research and International), Feridun Hamdullahpur. “This funding will enable us to enhance research facilities and continue to … Continue 

Third time at the top

They’ve done it again—and the whole city was talking about it. The Ravens men’s basketball team came home heroes from Halifax with a third national championship title under their belt. They’re used to winning, having won all but one regular and post season games in the past three Continue 

Carleton’s international collaborations continue to expand

Carleton’s reputation as a world-class research and educational institution continues to expand. Vice-President (Research and International) Feridun Continue 

Innovative Carleton program right on track

If there’s one thing to be learned from the high tech roller coaster, it’s that you have to be flexible. “In order to exist, we have to be able to change,” says Ben Gianni, Director of Carleton’s School of Information Technology. In 2003, Continue 

Canadian Council of the Blind pledges $1 million for bursary

With its long-standing reputation as having one of the most accessible campuses in the country, as well as its number one national ranking in scholarships and bursaries among comprehensive universities, Carleton has always maintained a sincere Continue 

The science behind hide-and-seek

For humans, the game of hide-and-seek is all in good fun, but for most other living things, being good at the game is vital. Avoiding the attack of predators is part of the daily routine for most animals. As a result, many have evolved over time to Continue 

NPSIA turns 40

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. An interdisciplinary, professional program, NPSIA offers the oldest Master of Arts degree program in International Affairs in Canada. The School was founded in 1965 by a donation from the Continue 

Spend a night in Paris

On February 5, spend “A Night in Paris” for $20, and support two local charities at the same time. “A Night in Paris” is the theme for this year’s annual Charity Ball, one the University’s most successful student-led fundraising campaigns. Each year, the organizing committee Continue 

DNA detectives

There’s one Canadian bank where you won’t want to have an account, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any dividends. Last year alone, close to 2,000 criminal cases were assisted by the National DNA Data Bank of Canada (NDDB), including 131 murders and 336 sexual assaults. An adjunct Continue 

Annual Pickering Lecture, a night to remember

Some things do get easier as you get older. Unfortunately one of those things is our ability to forget. The older we get, the easier it is to forget, says Carol Barnes, a world-renowned researcher who studies memory and the ageing brain. Barnes Continue 

Kroeger College Forum examines disintegrating distinction between public and private sector

On February 9, the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs will host its fifth annual Leadership Forum and Awards Dinner, this year’s theme Continue 

From books to bytes and beyond

The university library has always been more than a simple repository of books. It’s an academic environment without barriers; where all disciplines, competing ideas, and curious minds intermingle in a quest for knowledge. Over time, however, how Continue 

The detail is in the design

The place for a learning commons has already been identified. How to use that space is still in the works – and it’s not a simple task. “You used to go into a library with a notebook and pen – but it’s not just that anymore,” says Continue 

Laying the foundation – a space for learning

What is a learning commons? It’s about space. It’s about learning. It’s about support. It’s about conversing and exchanging ideas and building a community, one conversation at a time. The library has long been viewed as an information Continue 

Checking up on public health care

According to Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Allan Maslove, if Canada’s health care system is ever going to recover from financial uncertainty, the Canada Health Transfer needs a check-up. “The federal government has not been a Continue 

Carleton welcomes top NAFTA scholar as Fulbright Visiting Research Chair

NAFTA was supposed to help even the economic playing field in North America, but after 11 years, it seems things just haven’t turned out as planned. It’s Continue 

Globetrotting Canadians come home

Carleton is fortunate to attract some of the brightest minds from around the world and around the corner. For some new faculty, coming to Carleton means coming home again to Canada, having spent time teaching and researching abroad. “I was Continue 

New faculty bring experience from around the world

Carleton University is but one stop on a world tour for many faculty, as they arrive on campus armed not only with enthusiasm expertise, but also a wealth of international experience. Newly appointed Assistant Professor of Engineering, Edgar Continue 

A new perspective – Carleton alumni return to the classroom – this time to teach

For a number of new faculty, this September won’t be the first time they will step foot in a Carleton classroom—at least not at the front anyway. Continue 

Graduate gets degree, and an annual award established in his name

It’s one thing to be presented with an award at graduation, but it’s entirely another to have an award established in your name. This weekend, Rohit Saxena Continue 

Thursday, June 10

Dr. Orest Cochkanoff In recognition of his lifelong commitment to engineering, particularly as a professor and as an expert adviser and consultant for public and private organizations, Dr. Orest Cochkanoff will be presented with a Doctor of Engineering degree, honoris causa, at the 9:00 a.m. Continue 

Carleton Foundry Program launches student careers

When Elliott Gillespie graduates this June, he won’t be looking for a summer job. Using a grant from Carleton University’s Foundry Program, he started his own high tech company. “The real importance (of the program) is not the money. What’s Continue 

An outstanding achievement – even from a world away

Ian Ayers, a graduate of Carleton’s Bachelor of Mathematics program, doesn’t know he’s won a Governor General’s Medal yet. Last his mother heard he was somewhere in Delhi, India. Ayers was fortunate to take a trip of a lifetime this summer, Continue 

Ph.D. graduate finishes academic career with medal medley

When Anestis Dounavis receives his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering this weekend, it wouldn’t be surprising if he experienced a bout of déjà-vu. Dounavis will be receiving the University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work, the same medal he Continue 

A shining light in photonics research

Ottawa has long been considered a hotbed for the photonics industry, and Carleton University has equally been considered a leader in the field in terms of research and design. With the official opening of the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre Continue 

Carleton recruitment officers become high school teachers for a day

Local Grade 10 high school students are getting an advanced screening of university life. As part of the new Ontario high school curriculum, students are Continue 

Nordic ski: Men take gold, women have silver lining

It was another golden moment for the Ravens men’s Nordic ski team in March in Charlo, New Brunswick. The men took home their second straight national title, and third title in four years at the Canadian College and University National Continue 

Ravens men’s basketball team captures second straight CIS championship

They went the entire season undefeated, and were the reigning national champions – but the trophy still didn’t come that easy. The Ravens fought for the Continue 

Introducing the new Director of Human Resources

Carleton University Vice-President (Finance and Administration), Duncan Watt, is pleased to welcome Carolina (Lina) Willsher as Carleton’s new Director of Human Resources. Her appointment was effective February 23. “The University community Continue 

Carleton student selected for WUSC summer seminar

Carleton University third-year political science student, Susan Sunde, thought she would be working and going to school for the summer to save money towards her last year of study. Instead, she was surprised to learn she was selected to be one of Continue 

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