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Maria’s Minute April 2011

Welcome to the April issue of Carleton Now. This month, we have a story about Carleton’s financial outlook, a new fellowship established in the name of distinguished journalist and Toronto Star national columnist James Travers, the Co-op Student of the Year and a variety of research-related stories,  including one about the roosting habits of crows. We have a great selection of new photos in our photo gallery, so be sure … Continue 

Carillon to ring in the new school year

In the case of Carleton’s new carillon performance studies program, size comes into play. Carleton will become the first university in Canada to offer students the opportunity to play the largest instrument in the world as part of an accredited course when the carillon performance program debuts this fall. Within days of being announced, the program has already garnered international interest from as far away as Australia, says James Wright, … Continue 

New instrument to advance stroke and cancer research at Carleton

The Carleton University biochemistry department has a new instrument in its labs which may provide more insight into cancer and strokes. The $600,000 machine is called a mass spectrometer and “is essentially a very powerful balance that weighs molecules,” according to Prof. Jeff Smith. Smith was one of four professors awarded $530,778 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in February and chose to put the money towards a mass … Continue 

Financial outlook “stable” but challenges exist

Duncan Watt, vice-president (Finance and Administration) gave a presentation to the Carleton community on the 2011-’12 budget at a Town Hall in March. Watt said that a history of strong financial planning at the university has held the Continue 

Travers fellowship to focus on foreign news reporting

The death of respected journalist Jim Travers on March 3, 2011 has translated into a fellowship to put foreign news reporting back on the map. The annual $25,000 award, set up in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication to commemorate Continue 

2010 Co-op Student of the Year grateful for experience

A fourth-year aerospace engineering student nudged out 22 other nominees to become the 2010 Carleton Co-op Student of the Year. Andrew Savage, 23, says he was “excited and honoured” when he found out about his win, but was even more grateful Continue 

Annual spring conference chance to network and learn

The school year is almost finished and Carleton’s staff and faculty will soon have a chance to kick back, relax and learn – all in one weekend at the university’s annual spring conference. “It’s a really casual weekend. It’s more of a Continue 

Student takes love of birds to new heights

Elyse Howat has a soft spot for birds – particularly American crows. In fact, the fourth-year environmental science student, loves them so much that she used their communal roosting habits as the focus of her undergrad thesis. Why? Because if you Continue 

Continuous improvement alive and well at Carleton

For Cindy Taylor in the Office of Quality Initiatives, it’s all about improving the university and students’ overall experiences at Carleton. That’s why on March 10, the first annual Carleton University Quality Showcase brought together both Continue 

Carleton raises $14,500 for Japan relief

The Carleton University Japanese Association, CUJA, raised about $14,500 in donations in the week following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan March 11. Countless students, faculty and staff rallied for the cause and donated Continue 

Students go homeless for charity

Four Carleton students raised over $8,000 during a five-day campaign in March to raise awareness about homeless youth. They braved the elements from March 13 to 18 as part of 5 Days for the Homeless, a national campaign devoted to fundraising and Continue 

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