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Project Homeless Connect reaches less fortunate

Three post-secondary institutions. More than 75 students. Three social services. The homeless. One day. Project Homeless Connect will bring all those elements together for a day of service May 14. The goal? To give Carleton students an opportunity to receive some hands-on experience with members of Ottawa’s homeless community. And for the three organizations participating, it’s an opportunity to create awareness about the population they serve daily. “The idea is … Continue 

Curlers from Carleton bring home hardware

After many triumphs but a heartbreaking loss in the final at the World Junior Curling Championships, Carleton students Emma Miskew and Lynn Kreviazuk have a silver medal to commemorate their team’s last game together. Miskew, a third-year Continue 

Six years, 150 students go into UAV launch

Carleton became the first Canadian university to unveil an uninhabited aerial vehicle built from the ground up by more than 150 engineering students over a six-year period. Last month, students rolled out the GeoSurv II, a prototype uninhabited Continue 

Ottawa Rickshaws reaches out to students

When Adam Slight was looking for a change of pace, he turned to rickshaw running. A year later, he is co-owner of Ottawa Rickshaws and has big plans for improving the company. Slight says he was inspired by his summer working as a rickshaw runner Continue 

Thank you to our contributors and volunteers

Advisory Committee Martha Attridge Bufton, Subject Specialist, Carleton University Library Andrea D’Agostino, Store Director, Carleton University Bookstore Armand Ruffo, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature Rick Continue 

Reading suggestions from our senior judges

Frances Itani James Joyce (especially “The Dead” in Dubliners) and any story collection by the following: Flannery O’Connor, Alice Munro, William Trevor, Heinrich Boll, Raymond Carver I could add that Rudy Wiebe, of our own Continue 

Fiction and poetry workshops

Offered by the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University ENGL 2903 Fiction Workshop ENGL 3903 Intermediate Fiction Workshop These workshops are open to all students. Students must submit a portfolio and enrolment is Continue 

The Judging Panel

Senior Judges — Short Story Category Mark Frutkin Mark Frutkin, an Ottawa writer, editor and journalist, has published seven books of fiction and three collections of poetry. His work has appeared in Canada, the U.S., England, Russia, Poland, Holland, South Korea, Spain and India. In 2007, Continue 

In the beginning are my hands

they are my skin-cut tools cracked as dried earth I trust them, they lead me. I listen to the passive witness of stones, their dialogue with trees, learn how they rely on each other. I need the energy of peat — the melt of mud and mineral feed Continue 

what the sun does in autumn

there is nothing to be written about the thinning red rebellion of an alopecious maple. one can only watch the patchy leaves the balding skin of graying sky filling six or seven seconds of loss. bare branch, vacant vein a skein of empty nests, a Continue 

Where else?

“or visibly from a long way off” Phil Hall, White Porcupine the flower in the window we can see nearly from Metcalfe, its orange petals the only colour beside eight other greens and a white fan; almost, now, the sun will interrupt where we have the couch in the evening, a Continue 


When the telephone rang, Rupert Daves was in the vulnerable stage of early sleep. Confusion followed, not knowing what time it was, what was happening, even where he was. His pulse rate had shot up so high that he half-wondered if he was having a heart attack. Cardiac deaths ran through his Continue 

Made in China (The World is Red)

Shuchun, Shuchun. No one noticed the green metal machinery was calling her name. The women in their blue tunics were still bent over their work stations. The grey cinder block walls stood unmoved. The soot-smudged windows still looked out at Continue 


Joseph Nolan steps past empty cups in the church basement and ignores the looks he also got at the funeral. Ex-colleagues stand with sliced cake in hand, their collective gaze tracking his path. They want him to stop and hear Willa praised, revered. He forces himself not to hurry, stops when Continue 

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