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Carleton United Way campaign beats $150,000 target

Carleton’s United Way campaign raised more than $160,000 — surpassing its $150,000 goal — showing that the spirit of giving is alive and well on campus. During the three-week campaign which officially wrapped up on Nov. 13, donors were encouraged to target their money to children and youth programs supported by the United Way. Campaign volunteers worked countless hours organizing events like Loonies for Learning, the Polar Bear Dip, the … Continue 

Record number of nominees

Congratulations to the 46 Carleton professors nominated for TVO 2010 Best Lecturer competition. The Best Lecturer Competition is quickly becoming a favourite annual event for universities and colleges, lecturers and students across Ontario. On Dec. 7, the 20 semi-finalists will be announced. A panel of judges will then choose 10 finalists, who will be invited to deliver complete lectures on Big Ideas beginning March 6, 2010. Viewers will then be … Continue 

Grete Hale honoured at Fall Convocation

The Right Honourable Herb Gray, chancellor, says hello to honorary degree recipient Grete Hale, who was honoured at Fall Convocation for her outstanding service to the community of Ottawa, leadership in the non-profit sector and support of the democratic life of Canada.

Sustainable Energy Research Centre: Carleton ‘city’ could offer key to climate crisis

From rising tuition fees to traffic jams and pollution problems, Carleton’s challenges can sometimes mirror those of a small municipality. Continue 

Meaningful dialogue taking place beyond the classroom: NSSE

Twenty-three of Prof. Matthew Bellamy’s fourth-year students recently accompanied him to a bar, sat quietly to observe and then became engaged in an animated discussion about the “then and now” — female servers, pitchers of beer Continue 

The Montreal massacre: 20 years later

On Dec. 6, 1989, Marc Lepine walked into an engineering class at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, separated the men from the women and shot at the nine female students, killing six of them. Afterwards, he wandered the halls shooting at other Continue 

Carleton trio honoured with prestigious awards

Over the last few weeks Carleton faculty and staff were honoured with three prestigious awards — Congratulations! Carleton Engineering Prof. Moyra McDill won a 2009 Ontario Professional Engineers Award from the Ontario Society of Professional Continue 

Fall 2009 Convocation

Carleton University celebrated its 135th Convocation in November. It’s a very exciting time for everyone on campus. Here are some of the Continue 

Viewpoint by Marc Saner — The untold flu story

If the best way to fight swine flu is to avoid it, how do we still know so little about its transmission? What’s the most important thing one should know about the flu? Knowing how not to catch it, of course. And yet no one, not even the most Continue 


With the holidays coming, Carleton Now asked people from across campus to submit their New Year’s resolutions, or a wish they wanted to make for 2010. Christine Marland, Student Exchange Co-ordinator, ISSO “I resolve to sit down, connect the dots and join the conversation.” Continue 

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