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Maria’s Minute – December 2010

Welcome to the December issue of Carleton Now. This month we are featuring several research-related stories, including one about psychopaths. There are also lots of photos in our photo gallery this month, so be sure to check them out. Enjoy your read.

New system for undergraduate and graduate program approval and review

The way that existing and new undergraduate and graduate programs are reviewed and approved is about to change at universities across Ontario. As of Jan. 2011, all programs at both levels will be assessed internally at Carleton under the direction of the newly-formed office of Quality Assurance (Academic Programs) headed by John Shepherd, the Associate Provost (Academic Quality Assurance). “It’s a positive change, as it allows Carleton to look at … Continue 

Did hockey actually change our world?

Everyone remembers the moment Paul Henderson scored the Summit Series-winning goal over the U.S.S.R. in 1972. It was a pivotal moment in Canadian sports history. But could it also have affected the politics of our world? It might sound like a Canadian fantasy but a visiting research chair at Carleton is making that claim. “At that time, there were ample reasons for the Canadian government and Canadian people to be … Continue 

$276 million for Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs program celebrated its 10th anniversary on Nov. 24 and as part of the celebration, federal Industry Minister Tony Clement announced a $275.6-million investment to fund 310 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs at 53 Continue 

Allies in Equity create awareness on Carleton University’s campus

Smita Bharadia wanted to create something that would have a lasting impact on Carleton’s campus. “When I started in Equity Services about six years ago, I Continue 

The transmission technology ticket

Imagine a radio that can set up its own communications network or solar panels co-operatively transmitting energy to a centralized power grid. Picture a bridge embedded with sensors that can forewarn of its own collapse, or a forest that can tell Continue 

Federal-university relations in ‘strategic drift’: Carleton Prof

Canada needs to step up to the plate and develop strong guidelines and priorities for its involvement in universities, says a School of Public Policy and Continue 

Why Canada must commit to Africa

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may not agree, but a positive relationship between Canada and Africa is important for the future of both. What values and interests will shape the future Africa? What will Africa look like 25 years from now? Fifty Continue 

Psychopaths cast wide net for victims

A brief conversation with an agitated man transformed Adelle Forth’s research on psychopaths. During an annual conference on psychopathy, Forth, a forensic psychologist in the Department of Psychology, was approached by a man whose daughter had Continue 

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