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Maria’s Minute – April 2015

Welcome to the April edition of Carleton Now. Some of the highlights in this month’s issue include: a Viewpoint piece on how more needs to be done to get women to run for public office, a feature story on the upcoming C2UExpo event, and an article about the winner of this year’s James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship. Remember vote in the online poll and to check out this month’s carpe … Continue 

2015 C2UExpo: Carleton Holds Conference on Citizen Solutions for a Better World

There’s a lot to be learned from a conference that attracts people behind community-campus partnerships from all over the world and Carleton University is front and centre this year. The 2015 event on campus from May 26 to 29 will explore “citizen solutions for a better world” by investigating policy development for solutions in health, social economy, environmental sustainability, community food security and employment. Conference co-ordinator Nicole Bedford says the … Continue 

Real men knit: Research shows

Real men knit, says Ann Morneau – and it is redefining masculinity. “When people think of knitting, they think of it as a little old lady thing to do – an undesirable, feminine thing to do that’s old school. But it’s coming back,” says Morneau, a graduate student in the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender studies. As a knitter, she decided to pursue her master’s thesis on her … Continue 

Co-op awards recognize top students

Carleton engineering graduates expect to go forth into the world and make a difference, no matter which discipline they pursue, but a trio of undergraduates are already having an impact, as their performance at the university’s annual Co-op Continue 

Healthy Workplace Fair showcases services and support

Experts from a wide range of health-related fields came together at the fourth Healthy Workplace Fair to spread the word about where people can seek out support – both on campus and in the community. The theme of the fair focused on the three Continue 

Legal student examines experience of women of color in sex industry

A law and legal studies doctoral student is exploring the lives of women of colour in the Canadian indoor sex industry, a significantly under-researched Continue 

CBC reporter will use Travers Fellowship to investigate aid solutions in Africa

Parliament Hill and politics reporter Laura Payton plans to take her penchant for digging up government secrets to eastern Africa since she won the Continue 

Solar house on campus will allow researchers to test passive energy systems

A specially-designed solar-powered house at the sunny north end of Carleton’s campus could eventually contribute significantly to the housing industry’s Continue 

The Quirks about Quarks: Grad Research

Imagine being part of a group of 3,000 people worldwide, all working on the same project. That’s what Carleton PhD student Thomas McCarthy is doing. He is part of a team of scientists working on the ATLAS experiment. Over time, a number of Continue 

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