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Maria’s Minute – April 2013

Welcome to the April edition of Carleton Now. This month, our story line-up includes an update of the construction projects on campus, a story about the several federal government library collections that the Carleton Library has rescued due cutbacks, as well as a story about how a Carleton grad is using art with dementia patients. As usual, there are new pictures in the photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

Campus continues to grow and improve

While most students will be on summer vacation from May to August, the Carleton campus will be buzzing to make way for new additions. Construction crews will be busy working on three projects on campus – including a new north-end parking facility, Alumni Hall additions and library completion. Darryl Boyce, assistant vice-president (Facilities Management and Planning), says the new parking facility will be three levels high and will hold about … Continue 

Carleton grad among finalists in prestigious Hult Prize competition

This fall, Carleton alumnus Gabe Mott and his team will stand before world business leaders and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ask for $1 million. His goal is to help put crickets on dinner tables around the world. Mott, who received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Carleton, is part of a team who have become finalists in the Hult Prize competition. It’s the world’s largest student business competition … Continue 

Saving valuable documents from obscurity

Librarian David Sharp has a soft spot for collections in jeopardy. And considering federal budget cutbacks these days, there are more and more of these circumstances surfacing. A couple of weeks after Sharp accepted his new post in Carleton’s Continue 

Carleton receives funding for two Canada Research Chairs

Carleton has received federal funding for two Canada Research Chairs to conduct state-of-the-art research in radiation therapy and in space robotics. The announcement was made by Minister of State Gary Goodyear in March, as part of the federal Continue 

Alum creates art project to help people with dementia

Kirsten Camartin has always wanted to help empower others – especially those who were most vulnerable. She decided to pursue this passion and complete a master’s degree in social work at Carleton. Now, she is helping dementia patients Continue 

Updated learning system ahead of the technology curve

When one door closes, another one opens and so it is with Carleton’s learning management system (LMS). Carleton instructors, teaching assistants and students, who have been using the WebCT tool to share course material and to submit assignments, Continue 

‘Canada’s greatest know-it-all’ hoping to get to space

Carleton alumnus Andrew Rader might have won the Discovery Channel’s television show Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All – but now, he’s hoping to conquer a new competition that would send him to space. “I’ve always been told I’m a bit of a Continue 

Canadian Press reporter wins R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

Mike Blanchfield says he has seen some wonderful things as an international affairs reporter for The Canadian Press – but he has also encountered Continue 

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