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Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Awards $1.27 M to Carleton for five projects

Personality and Well-being: The Carleton University Happiness Laboratory, $189,647 John Zelenski, Assistant Professor, Psychology Police Research Laboratory, $214,212 Craig Bennell, Assistant Professor, Psychology The Application of Psychological Models of Decision-making to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes, $173,308 Ralph Serin, Assistant Professor, Psychology Centre for Research in Representational Development, $197,928 Deepthi Kamawar, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science and Psychology Facility for Enzyme Kinetics and Gene Regulation Studies Investigating Sulfur Amino Acid Metabolism, $201,779 … Continue 

In pursuit of happiness

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to establish a new happiness laboratory on campus. The $189,647 will be put towards infrastructure for Zelenski and his students to study why some people are happier than others. The answer may not be as simple as you might think. “Money doesn’t seem to make people happy,” Zelenski explains. “The more we get the more we want.” Despite measures saying society has made great strides … Continue 

Carleton to welcome more than 4,500 new students

This September, Carleton will welcome more than 4,500 new students. To help ease the transition, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) along with the Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) and a variety of other campus service and academic departments, have planned a number of activities throughout Orientation and PrepWeek, September 5 – 10. From academic workshops to games at Mooney’s Bay and along the Rideau Canal, new students will have … Continue 

Campus renewal continues with major renovations to University Centre

Carleton’s campus hub—the University Centre—is getting a much needed facelift. The $14 million project, set to begin next spring, will include an expansion of the food court, a three-storey addition to the front of the facility, and construction of a new 12,000 square-foot atrium. “This is an opportunity to renew another area of our campus that is very run down. It will make for a more appealing arrival point,” says … Continue 

Events for August – September 9

For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at: carleton.ca/events July and August Welcome Program for New Students Hosted by the Student Academic Success Centre, the Welcome Program is designed to assist new Continue 

In the News

Maclean’s (May 24) called Assistant Professor of Engineering, Adrian Chan, “a rising star.” The article focused on his latest research and new lab. — Assistant Professor of Psychology, John Zelenski, was interviewed by CBC Radio and the Ottawa Sun on June 30 about funding Continue 

May and June Coverage; Election Coverage; Convocation

May and June Coverage: On May 5, Katherine Graham, on CFRA, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management, was one of three guests on CFRA’s Broad Perspective. She talked about Carleton research that focuses on the relationship between Continue 

Can political polls and statistics ever be trusted?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Scott Bennett, Associate Professor of Political Science, answers this month’s question: In the recent federal election, many political pundits said the Continue 

Looking at the election

On June 28, Canadians elected their first minority federal government in almost 25 years. Here’s what some members of the Carleton community had to say: What does this mean for students? “With a Liberal minority government in place, this will give students the opportunity to bring forth Continue 

Where are they now?

Many journalism graduates leave Carleton dreaming of success, adventure and worldwide recognition. Through his 30 year career, Arthur Kent (B.J./75), found it all. When asked about Carleton’s role in preparing him for a life of reporting from such locations as the Persian Gulf, Continue 

Carleton connections at the Summer Olympic Games

Keep an eye out for Carleton at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens this month. Carleton has a strong tradition of sending athletes to the Olympics. Here’s a list of Carleton athletes past and present who have participated at the games: Continue 

Ravens alumni tee-off in tribute to former coach

Amid sunny skies and team spirit, more than 140 former Carleton men’s basketball players and friends teed-off in memory of a beloved coach and teammate at the third annual Pat O’Brien Golf Classic on July 12. Hosted each year by the Carleton Continue 

Alumni Hall and Sports Centre to open this winter

Construction of the $12.8 million Alumni Hall and Sports Centre is currently under way. The facility, which was originally scheduled to open in September, has been postponed until this winter. However, construction is proceeding every week as the Continue 

Ravens men’s basketball team wins silver medal at Jones Cup

The Ravens men’s basketball team is fresh off the plane from Taiwan, with a silver medal at the 26th annual William Jones Cup in Taipei. Head coach Dave Continue 

Campus Briefs

The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) was recently awarded the Merchant Capital Group Design Award for best project Web site in 2003. The award was presented by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) to CUAG and Patrick Côté, an Ottawa freelance designer who re-designed Continue 

Campus Card Office is on the move

Information Carleton is getting a new roommate—the Campus Card Office. Baker Lounge is undergoing renovations to join Information Carleton and the Campus Card Office into one. The purpose of the move is to create “more of a central location for Continue 

Faculty promotions

In addition to welcoming new faculty, the following faculty received promotions effective July 1: Change in status to Distinguished Research Professor William M. Petrusic, Department of Psychology Bernard Pagurek, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering C. Murray Woodside, Department Continue 

Carleton also recognizes staff retirees and those with 25 years of service

25-year service Shown with President Richard Van Loon (far right) are: Left to right, front row: David Van Dine, University Secretariat; Judy Katz, Scheduling Continue 

Globetrotting Canadians come home

Carleton is fortunate to attract some of the brightest minds from around the world and around the corner. For some new faculty, coming to Carleton means coming home again to Canada, having spent time teaching and researching abroad. “I was Continue 

New faculty bring experience from around the world

Carleton University is but one stop on a world tour for many faculty, as they arrive on campus armed not only with enthusiasm expertise, but also a wealth of international experience. Newly appointed Assistant Professor of Engineering, Edgar Continue 

A new perspective – Carleton alumni return to the classroom – this time to teach

For a number of new faculty, this September won’t be the first time they will step foot in a Carleton classroom—at least not at the front anyway. Continue 

From near and far, Carleton’s brain gain – Featuring a few of our newest faculty members

A new perspective – Carleton alumni return to the classroom – this time to teach For a number of new faculty, this September won’t be the first Continue 

Breaking News—New Dean appointed

Carleton welcomes new Dean of Student Affairs, Ann Tierney. A Carleton alumna, Tierney is currently the Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. Look forward to a profile next month. From – Continue 

Faculty briefs

PAM From June 14 – July 9, the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management at Carleton teamed up with the World Bank to organize the fourth International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) conference. The four-week training program is a comprehensive, international program Continue 

Professor dreams of international mental health network to help trauma survivors

Carleton’s Cecilia Taiana, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, has gained the interest of an international health organization based Continue 

Carleton says goodbye to three distinguished professors

The Department of Political Science said goodbye to two prominent faculty members this summer, distinguished research professor Venkateswarier Subramaniam, and associate professor David Bellamy. Fondly called “Subra,” by his friends and Continue 

Carleton helps girls gain confidence through technology camp

Virtual Ventures, a summer technology day camp hosted by Carleton University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design, kicked-off its first ever all-girls camp, girls@vv, a leading-edge technology camp targeted at youth in grades 5 to 8. The week-long Continue 

Two Carleton Professors join Statistical Society of Canada

Carleton’s School of Mathematics and Statistics’ reputation for excellence only continues to improve, most recently as two professors emeriti were elected as honorary members of the Statistical Society of Canada. Professors emeriti and Continue 

The many faces of Carleton

Carleton has many dedicated employees. In each issue of Carleton NOW, we introduce a person or team from the Carleton community in an effort to showcase the outstanding individuals that contribute to the University’s many accomplishments. Success Continue 

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Campus revival

The summer is winding down, and we’re gearing up to welcome new and returning students and faculty in a few weeks. We’re also looking forward to no fewer than five major capital projects including a twin-pad ice arena, a library storage facility, major renovations to the University Continue 

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