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Maria’s Minute – August 2012

Welcome to the August edition of Carleton Now. This month, we have stories about a Carleton researcher whose work is being featured by the BBC, the university’s Shad Valley initiative, a student who is rowing in the Paralympics at the end of this month, and much, much more. The photo gallery has been updated with many new shots, including some from Convocation. Enjoy your read.

Historic documents of 1972 immigration of Ugandans to Canada given to Carleton

Carleton University has received what is believed to be “the most comprehensive collection of documents” reporting the immigration of 6,000 Ugandan Asians to Canada in the summer and fall of 1972. The Canadian Immigration Historical Society and its partners officially handed over the collection to the university on June 20. “At the time when this was happening people’s minds weren’t on preserving history, but this is what this archive does. … Continue 

The real game behind the Olympic scenes

Jacqueline Kennelly, an assistant sociology professor in Carleton’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has flown to London just in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is neither one of the tens of thousands of athletes nor one of the millions of spectators who have swarmed into the U.K. capital to take in the Games. Instead, Kennelly is talking to about 20 young people in the city who are being … Continue 

Municipalities can now access ethics toolkit

Canadian municipalities can now access a toolkit that ensures their day-to-day business is conducted ethically. The award-winning Indicators for Governance in Organizations (IGO) was developed by Carleton PhD student, Christian Bordeleau, and is an Continue 


Non-Academic Ian Calvert, Office of Institutional Research and Planning Susan Green, Carleton University Research Office Marie Hopps, College of the Humanities Elizabeth Johnston, Awards Office Louise Liberty, Graphic Services Melody Mastad, MacOdrum Library Scott Quennell, Graphic Services Continue 

Carleton Humanities student set to row for Canada at Paralympics

These days, David Blair’s focus is on preparing for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where he’ll row for Canada. “I don’t want to just represent my Continue 

BBC to feature Carleton research about an ice island

A Carleton University master’s student is ready for her TV debut in mid-September. The BBC will feature Anna Crawford, who’s studying geography and earth science, in a two-part documentary about pieces of an ice island in Baffin Bay that was Continue 

Engineering student gets one step closer to space

As a boy growing up in Wilcox, Sask., Adam Vigneron remembers seeing the Big Dipper light up the sky above his house. That’s when his boyhood dream of space study and exploration took hold. “I had stars in my room and posters of rockets. I read Continue 

Shad Valley tackles child obesity

More than a quarter of Canadian children are either overweight or obese, but the number of teens trying to keep kids slim is rising. The issue of child obesity was the focus of this year’s Shad Valley program hosted at Carleton University. The Continue 

Festival reclaims Canada’s lost voices

At first glance, Ottawa’s newest film festival might seem a little out of place, located in a city better known for the Senate than cinema. But that’s all part of the plan for Howard Adler, organizer of last month’s Asinabka Film Festival. Continue 

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