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The tradition continues – Carleton gives honorary degree to Kofi Annan

Carleton University was proud to present His Excellency Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, with a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at a special closed convocation ceremony on March 9. As one of the world’s greatest and most respected leaders, Mr. Annan and the U.N. were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December, 2001. Carleton has traditionally conferred honorary degrees on each of the Secretaries General of the … 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 

Carleton welcomes 19th Canada Research Chair

Carleton University’s Vice-President (Research and International), Feridun Hamdullahpur, is pleased to announce Manuella Vincter was selected as the Canada Research Chair in Particle Physics at Carleton University. The appointment was part of a national announcement made by the Canada Research Chair program on April 5. “What really attracted me to Carleton was the group of people that work there. They are stellar people,” says Vincter. “Carleton has a stunning record … Continue 

April 6 – April 22

Events calendar – carleton.ca/events April 6, 5:30 p.m.Marston LaFrance Fellowship Lecture Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, this year’s presenter, Armand Ruffo, will speak on ”A Windigo Tale Mythologizing and Contemporizing the Residential School Experience.” Continue 

In the News

A long list of media covered the joint Carleton University—University of Ottawa special convocation ceremony for His Excellency, Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations on March 9. CJOH featured a live interview with Richard Van Loon who explained the Carleton tradition of Continue 

Who is really to blame in the sponsorship scandal – the politicians or the senior public servants?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Leslie A. Pal, Director of Carleton’s School of Public Policy Continue 

CU in B.C.!

Past and future Carleton students are invited to two special B.C. alumni receptions in April. Victoria, April 15 – Fairmont Empress Hotel Vancouver, April 18 – Fairmont Waterfront HotelFor more information, contact your alumni association at 1-866-CU-PROUD (1-866-287-7683). From Continue 

Carleton committed to employment equity

In reference to the upcoming random audit of Carleton’s employment equity program, under the Federal Contractors Program (FCP), Equity Services Director Barbara Carswell says it’s “a welcome opportunity to demonstrate a history of hard work, Continue 

Carleton NOW readership survey here’s what you had to say

The results are in! And, I am pleased to announce they are quite positive. I was happy to see that 334 Carleton NOW readers took the time to complete the survey. And the results are encouraging. The great majority of you (83 percent) would rate the Continue 

Winning teams bring enhanced reputation

Five years ago, the Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics conducted an extensive review of competitive sport at Carleton. Our goal was to provide as many opportunities as possible for students to participate in sport at many skill levels Continue 

Carleton thanks its generous donors

Carleton University paid tribute to the generosity of donors at the Seventh Annual Scholarship and Bursary Donor Recognition Dinner on March 24. The dinner, hosted inside the majestic Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, was attended Continue 

“Closing time”

This year Carleton NOW sponsored the Carleton University Photography Club’s third annual photo contest. The photo, taken by Jordan Starr on campus, was chosen as one of the winners. From – Continue 

Where are they now?

For many students, Carleton University is launch pad for both academic and athletic success. Carleton’s athletic programs have supported many star athletes who carry on to join national and even Olympic teams after graduation. Marianne Illing (B.A./02) is but one such student. This August, 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 

News briefs

Carleton was recently named as one of 24 Canadian universities ranked in the top 500 universities in the world – proof that Carleton University is a great university getting better. On March 13, the Residence Life Team, with the support of the Department of Housing and Conference Services, 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’s instructional television goes channel surfing

Carleton University’s Instructional Television (ITV) program is moving to digital cable on May 1. “Roger’s asked us to move,” says Carol Miles, Director of Carleton’s Educational Development Centre (EDC). “They have told us that they Continue 

A vision of the new Carleton campus

Carleton University has a new Campus Master Plan. The 150-page document begins with the assertion that to be the best comprehensive university in Canada, Carleton needs an outstanding academic, social, and physical environment. Many of the projects 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 

A vision of the new Carleton campus

Carleton University has a new Campus Master Plan. The 150-page document begins with the assertion that to be the best comprehensive university in Canada, Carleton needs an outstanding academic, social, and physical environment. Many of the projects Continue 

Faculty Briefs

PAM The annual Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities has named Dave Tait, Assistant Professor with Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication, as one of Carleton’s most popular professors. Tait joins Paul Attallah, Roger Bird and Peter Johansen as most popular professors in 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 

Learning from tragedy

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication hosted “The Media and the Rwanda Genocide,” a symposium bringing together for the first time, more than 20 “Who’s Who” on this crucial subject. The symposium explored Continue 

Carleton students stand out on international stage

The spring 2004 Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA) has Carleton University written all over it. Of 12 essays selected for publication, three were written by Carleton students. Maria Babbage, Steve Grunau and Paula Richardson are Continue 

Board of Governors approves new Institute of Cognitive Science

Carleton is giving its Cognitive Science program a new home. The decision to establish an Institute of Cognitive Science will bring individual identity and Continue 

Ph.D. thesis examinations

School of Public Policy and AdministrationMonday, April 5, 2004, 1:30 p.m., 1111A Dunton Tower Candidate: Saule Bakenova (B.A., Kazak State University, M.P.A., Nelson Rokefeller) Thesis: Canadian Water Export Policy: The Dynamics of Agenda Setting Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Carleton NOW is published monthly (except July) by Advancement through the Department of University Communications. Views expressed or implied do not necessarily reflect official University policy. Submissions are welcome, but Carleton NOW reserves the right to edit and print contributions Continue 

The faces of Carleton

Carleton has many dedicated employees. In each issue of Carleton NOW, we introduce a person or team from the Carleton community in an effort to showcase the many outstanding individuals that contribute to the University’s many accomplishments. Carleton University is proud to be ranked Continue 

Letters to the Editor welcome

Letters to the Editor of Carleton NOW are welcome at editor@carleton.ca From – Continue 

In search of silent study

I can reflect upon a day when libraries were tranquil, mind enriching places where silence seemed to be the norm, upholding the idea of respect for ones’ colleagues. The library of today, however, has become a forum of social discussion, and disrespect. Pagers, ring tones–clever little Continue 

#1 in men’s basketball and Nordic skiing

The Ravens men’s basketball team captured its second straight CIS championship in Halifax, March 18-22. In Charlo, New Brunswick the men’s and women’s Nordic ski teams won gold and silver respectively at the Canadian College and Continue 

Financial forecast

Final preparations for Carleton’s 2004-2005 operating budget have been delayed because of provincial funding uncertainties. Until the new provincial government presents its budget this spring, universities in Ontario won’t know whether they will continue to receive full funding for Continue 

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