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Maria’s Minute – April 2014

Welcome to the April edition of Carleton Now. This month’s story lineup includes a spotlight on the winners of the 2014 Achievement Awards; a profile of the two new in-residence experts within the Sprott School of Business and a story about how the logo for Carleton’s Aboriginal centre was developed. There are new pictures in the photo gallery, too. Enjoy your read.

2014 Achievement Awards recognize excellence

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2014 Achievement Awards. Read all about why they received the award and how they are going to apply it to their areas of expertise. Teaching Achievement Awards The Teaching Achievement Awards were established in 1991 to enhance the teaching of the recipients and the quality of instruction at Carleton. Selection for the awards is based on demonstrated excellence in teaching and on the … Continue 

Interpreter says Canadian troops made a difference in Afghanistan

At 20, Maryam Sahar Naqibullah has big dreams – including one day becoming president of her home country of Afghanistan. And it doesn’t take long to figure out that this energetic young woman is going places. Before coming to Ottawa, Sahar Naqibullah was the only female interpreter working for the Canadian military in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011 as part of its Civilian Military Cooperation Unit CIMIC/PRT – work she … Continue 

Business-In-Residence advisors smooth transition between classroom to boardroom

Experience, they say, is the best teacher. With the appointment of Maria Barrados and Niraj Bhargava to Carleton’s Sprott School of Business Continue 

Carleton experience helps volunteer in Philippines

I am a two-year veteran of Carleton Sports Camps (which I will refer to as “Carleton” here on in) as an assistant instructor and when I graduated high school last year, I decided to take a “gap year” to travel and volunteer. I spent the Continue 

First Nations graphic designer draws up new Aboriginal centre logo

The logo for Carleton’s new Aboriginal student centre may appear simple but for designer Justus Polson-Lahache, every line and symbol has a special Continue 

Research awards further studies in Canada’s North

Two Carleton researchers – both from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies – have been awarded prestigious Early Researcher awards of $100,000 each from the province of Ontario. Derek Mueller says the provincial funding will Continue 

Toronto Star reporter awarded Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

Marco Chown Oved has spent his journalistic career all over the world – from France, to Africa and now back to Canada. As the 2014 R. James Travers Foreign Continue 

READ and 1125@Carleton partner to make a difference

Whether it’s designing a wheelchair with skates or a medical device that helps stroke victims walk sooner, 1125@Carleton and the Research, Education, Accessibility and Design (READ) Initiative are collaborating to make a difference in the lives Continue 

Sprott team brings home gold from international competition

The Sprott team of Rob Curtis, Rachelle Hinchey, Amanda Tindyebwa and Emma Zaorski won the 2014 Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Case Competition, which took place over the weekend at London Southbank University in London, Continue 

Big data project challenges journalism students

Arik Ligeti, a fourth-year journalism student, says the government’s long-promised plan to improve high-speed Internet in Canada’s North and in rural communities is back in the news with a five-year $305-million funding boost. Ligeti’s story Continue 

Rights advocates challenge existing inequities for women

Despite what women have achieved in formerly male-dominated professions and in academia, women still live in “a world of inequity,” says human rights advocate Monia Mazigh. Mazigh was one of three women, along with Maureen McTeer and Caroline Continue 

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