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Taking the pulse of the planet

Last week, Carleton hosted an exclusive engagement with University Chancellor Dr. Marc Garneau and Vice-Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. More than 350 attended the event to hear a discussion on the importance of Global Earth Observation. “In Canada alone, natural disasters in the last 10 years have led to the loss of countless lives and caused over $5.5 billion in damages,” said … Continue 

Sprott is hot

The Sprott School of Business has been busy this semester building its portfolio with success. The School has introduced new scholarships, taken steps to improve its research capacity and started a series of new professional development programs, to name but a few ongoing initiatives. The latest project is the new Sprott Entrance Scholarship for Excellence. High school students who attain an average of 90 percent or higher are eligible to … Continue 

Thought provoking lectures: building community, broadening minds

Each year, Carleton opens its doors and welcomes the public to open their minds at a multitude of thought provoking lectures. The various speaker series at Carleton attract a number of high profile individuals who share their knowledge in a public lecture. Most recently, the University welcomed such inspiring minds as novelist and historian Ronald Wright, Microsoft CEO Frank Clegg, and world renowned author Michael Ondaatje. Dean of the Faculty … Continue 

The Late Mikhail Klochko, Scholar, Defector, Benefactor

by Leah Schnurr – with contributions from May and Peter Hyde May Hyde remembers Mikhail Klochko not so much as the internationally acclaimed Ukrainian chemist who defected from the Soviet Union in the 1960s, but as the man who cooked buckwheat Continue 

Smart power in Canadian foreign policy

By Norman Hillmer, Professor of History An extract from testimony to the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, Room 160-S, Centre Block, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, 1 November 2004. Early next year, McGill-Queen’s Continue 

Letter to the Editor University should pay more attention to retirees

Don Wiles’ letter on the loss of university loyalty in the October issue hit several nails squarely on the head. One that needs urgent attention is this: Continue 

On-line extras

This month’s on-line exclusives: – A look at Carleton’s connections with the acclaimed Ukranian chemist Mikhail Klochko, who defected from the former Soviet Union in the 1960s; – Smart power in Canadian foreign policy – an extract from testimony to the Standing Continue 

Carleton mourns loss of two prominent retirees

It is with sadness that we report the loss of two highly prominent members of the Carleton community, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Peeter Kruus, and Carleton’s first full-time Director of Athletics, Norman Fenn. Kruus first came to Carleton Continue 

Ph.D. thesis examinations

Department of Psychology Wednesday, December 1, 2004, 2:00 p.m., 301 Life Sciences Research Building Candidate: Maxine De Butte (B.Sc., Trent, M.Sc., Carleton) Thesis: Neuropathology and Behaviour after Short-term and Long-term Pinealectomy in the Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Carleton NOW is published monthly (except July) by Advancement through the Department of University Communications. Views expressed or implied do not necessarily reflect official University policy. Submissions are welcome, but Carleton NOW reserves the right to edit and print contributions Continue 

CU Art gallery; staff luncheon; Ciné-français

Carleton University Art Gallery Currext Exhibitions, until January 23, 2005 St. Patrick’s Building www.carleton.ca/gallery – Vera Frenkel’s The Institute™: Or, What We Do For Love Organized and circulated by Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Continue 

More In the News

David Carment, Director, Centre for Security and Defence Studies, was interviewed by the Ottawa Sun (November 5) about Canadians opinions regarding Canadian military spending. The interview was part of the coverage generated by a recent conference on Canadian foreign policy that he Continue 

In the News

Carleton Faculty have been busy in the news lately commenting on everything including the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the results of the American election, women entrepreneurs, and youth gambling. Here’s a highlight of some of the articles and appearances: — Not one Continue 

Athletics news

Dasa Farthing-Carleton University’s 2004 OUA “Woman of Influence” Farthing, co-captain and guard of the Ravens women’s basketball team came to Carleton from her native Slovakia to earn a degree in Criminology/Law and continue her Basketball career. Farthing is entering her fourth Continue 

Faculty Club revival a huge success

Over 150 people attended the recent Faculty Club revival reception. Carleton has been without a place for faculty and staff to meet since the Club’s closure in 2001. The sentiments of those in attendance supporting a renewed club were voiced by Continue 

Back to school in unlikely places

A café at the top of the CN Tower, the lobby of a newspaper building in the prairies, and an historic west coast mansion all turned into Carleton classrooms for an evening this fall. The rooms hosted Carleton graduates and professors as part of Continue 

From the perspective of finance and funding

There are many aspects of student financial aid that need to be addressed but one of the most glaring problems is the maximum value of student loans. The current student loan maximum for a student living away from home is $9,350/year. That value Continue 

The Rae Review from a Carleton perspective: What the students have to say

The Carleton University Students’ Association has recently made their submission to the Rae Review. In this submission, we highlighted a number of problems Continue 

From the top — access to excellence

Last summer, former Premier Bob Rae was appointed Advisor to the Premier and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities with a mandate to develop a strategic, fiscally sustainable long-term plan for post-secondary education. Since then, Continue 

Carleton University Employment Equity Policy

Carleton University is committed to equality of employment for all individuals. In 1987 the University signed a letter of commitment to the Federal Contractors Program to take measures to prevent or eliminate disadvantages in employment unrelated Continue 

ID students win again

In early November students of the School of Industrial Design made Carleton proud at the IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computing, with each student receiving at least one award. Congratulations to the following students: Katherine Boyachuk, Best Spoken Presentation; Vivian Cheng, Continue 

Betty Weiss Memorial Award

Call for Nominations The Selection Committee is seeking nominations for the Betty Weiss Award. The Betty Weiss Memorial Award has been established to recognize persons at Carleton University who distinguish themselves in their everyday conduct by Continue 

Foundry program still going strong

For the past two years, Carleton’s Foundry Program has been helping students and faculty take their innovative ideas and inventions out of the laboratory and getting them into the Ottawa market. “There was pent-up demand,” says program Continue 

Negotiations surrounding University Centre renovations prompt discussions for new student union building

Plans for a renovated University Centre sparked a lively debate at the most recent Board of Governors meeting. Approximately 50 students were in Continue 

Industrial Design students investigate a whole new meaning to the word honey“moon”

Imagine the next time you are planning the destination for a vacation, honeymoon or other special event and one of your options could be—Space. It Continue 

Faculty briefs

Public Affairs and Management – Kanina Holmes, an Assistant Professor with the School of Journalism and Communications has been nominated for a Gemini Award for her CBC documentary “The Lone Trail: The Dogs and Drivers of the Yukon Quest.” Holmes has been nominated as a finalist Continue 

Highlighting a few Carleton student-research projects with funding from SSHRC

Higher self-esteem is about more than liking yourself, but others too It’s not all about you. Having high self-esteem could also affect how you Continue 

Medical Physics Institute celebrates 15 years by launching new scholarship

One of Carleton University’s most prestigious partnerships recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Approximately 30 medical physicists make up the Ottawa Continue 

Research keeps rising

Carleton University has an established reputation for research excellence, and has enjoyed a 261% increase in its research funding over the past four years. Feridun Hamdullahpur, Vice-President (Research and International) shares details on the research picture at Carleton. Q — Where does Continue 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs flying high with four new facilities in the works

Four new research facilities ranging from helicopter dynamics to 3D printing will soon be part of Carleton’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Continue 

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