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Maria’s Minute August 2011

Welcome to the August issue of Carleton Now. This month, we have a feature story about the READ Institute that will aim to include accessibility into courses, a student dancing her way to the top of So You Think You Can Dance Canada and a story about a professor who is going to be inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame. Be sure to check out this month’s … Continue 

READ Institute to link accessibility, education, research and community

How do you spell accessibility? READ. The READ (Research Education Accessibility and Design) Institute is currently a concept but within the next two years a small group of people at Carleton – led by the Paul Menton Centre’s Larry McCloskey and Dean Mellway – expect it to become a reality. The idea behind READ is simple – identify challenges facing the disabled community and bring together engineers, architects and industrial … Continue 

Swimmer/coach to be honoured by International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame

When Lynn Marshall was a little girl, her parents enrolled her in swimming lessons to make sure she was safe when the family would make their annual trip to the cottage. Little did they know that she would one day she would be inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in the 2011 Honor Swimmer category. “It was also a good way to stay active,” says Marshall of … Continue 

Carleton student was in top 14 dancers on So You Think You Can Dance Canada

Carleton University student Geisha Chin thinks she can dance and so far Canadians agree. At the beginning of August, the third-year neuroscience student was in Continue 

Alumna sings on Canada Day

Julie Nesrallah is not exactly the shy, retiring type. But even the thought of singing O’Canada and God Save the Queen on Parliament Hill on Canada Day for millions of people – including Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Continue 

Carleton Ravens football revival means business

Football is returning to Carleton University with a new game face. The long-anticipated Ravens football revival was officially announced on July 6. The team will hit field in fall 2013 after a 14-year hiatus. “The students indicated that they Continue 

Two Carleton professors win Capital Educators’ awards

Two Carleton professors have been honoured with Capital Educators’ awards – and four others nominated. H. Masud Taj and Leighann Neilson received awards which aim to raise the profile of public education by honouring dedicated local teachers Continue 

Students bike 464 kilometres for malaria prevention

While most Canadians spent their Canada Day weekend relaxing, four Carleton and University of Ottawa students biked from the university to the CN Tower to raise money for malaria prevention. Third-year Carleton engineering student Kingsley Munu led Continue 

First of its kind forum for youth with disabilities held at Carleton

A thought-provoking forum for youth with disabilities held at Carleton – the first of its kind in Canada – attracted more than 50 participants from Continue 

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