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COP15: Up close and personal at Copenhagen

With Haitian relief efforts, the Olympics and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s prorogued Parliament, for many of us the relative failure of the Copenhagen Accord is a distant memory punctuated by COP15 buzzwords like “climate debt,” “cap-and-trade” and “green energy.” As part of my thesis research, I traveled to Copenhagen to study how activists were using social media at COP15. I also had the opportunity to attend several talks, debates and … Continue 

Sock’n’Buskin brings Peter Pan to life

AODA will enhance service at Carleton

Carleton is among the public institutions now taking steps to comply with the Ontario government’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The legislation, which has set out a 15-year timeline to make the province fully accessible, targets five areas. The first is the Customer Service Standard, which requires anyone who provides a service to be trained — including all faculty and staff — by the end of March. “It is … Continue 

Trash turned into treasures by Industrial Design students

A lampshade became a planter and a toaster was reinvented as a knife holder — trash made into treasures by Industrial Design students in an effort to show that things can have many purposes. The idea was the brainchild of Prof. Brian Burns, who tasked his second-year students with buying items at the Ottawa Neighbourhood Services Store and giving them a new purpose. Once revamped, the items were sold at … Continue 

Viewpoint by Marc Furstenau — Copyright Conundrums

Copyright legislation has been in the news a lot lately. There have been stories of bitter legal battles and over-heated debates. There is a stark divide between Internet libertarians who argue that “information wants to be free” and Continue 

Cancer survivors join Carleton’s Relay for Life fundraiser March 5

Dana Burgess was five-years-old when she was diagnosed with a form of kidney cancer. After two years of treatment, she beat the disease. Now the healthy Continue 

University Safety News

Safety Tip of the Month Since the beginning of January, the Department of University Safety has received seven reports of theft from various locations on campus. Most of these were thefts from lockers located in the tunnels. The most common items stolen at this time of year are textbooks, Continue 

Expertise featured in Parizeau doc

An upcoming film about former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau’s legacy and his impact on the redefinition of Quebec as a nation, Enquête Parizeau, is based on the expertise of Carleton Professor Anne Trepanier. Trepanier, the first scholar Continue 

Creating music builds positive community for youth

Jarratt Best knows the importance of creating a positive community for youth and has the drive to make it a reality. “If we don’t do anything today, we’re nothing for tomorrow,” says Best, a psychology and African studies Continue 

Carleton expert studies those who are living ‘on the edge’

As an associate professor of geography, Fran Klodawsky spends a lot of her time looking beyond Canada’s borders and at issues that affect people. But Continue 

Library’s partnerships brings the community to campus

Margaret Haines has opened the doors of MacOdrum Library to more than just the Carleton community. As head librarian, she’s formed a broad range of partnerships with other universities, the Ottawa Public Library and government libraries. Continue 

Helping homeless women in the nation’s capital

Marcia Adams-Aston believes that those who have should help those who have not. “Then everybody wins,” says Adams-Aston, who came to Carleton University in 1995 and has worked in Admission Services since 2001. Adams-Aston has found her Continue 

Alumna reaches out to business entrepreneurs

Carleton psychology alumna Coralie Lalonde is doing everything she can to pay forward what she herself has achieved as a successful business person. “I have been very lucky and very successful because of the support I got through my community Continue 

Students lend helping hand in communities near and far

This month, 55 Carleton students will spend their reading week break building houses, working at U.S. national parks and helping out at an Ottawa elementary school as part of an initiative organized by the Student Experience Office. “Students Continue 

New Ruth Bell scholarship to help female students at Carleton and UOttawa

Ruth Bell didn’t let years of rejection, sexism and financial issues stand in the way of earning her undergraduate and master’s degrees — and she Continue 

Person to person

This page celebrates new appointments, promotions and transfers that took place during the months of December and January at Carleton. Congratulations to all. Non Academic Appointments Alana Barnes has been appointed to the position of Academic Advisor in the Student Academic Success Centre. Continue 


Congratulations to The Sprott School of Business and its team of 38 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Business students who competed in JDC Central 2010 this past weekend. The team brought home an outstanding seven trophies, including a first place finish in Continue 


Academic Retirees December 1, 2009 Linda Librande, School of Linguistics and Applied Language January 1, 2010 Rianne Mahon, Institute of Political Economy Patricia Evans, School of Social Continue 

CIRCLE brings indigenous culture, language and music together

Culture, language and music are crucial elements of a community’s development and self-identity, and they all have a home at Carleton’s Centre for Continue 

Biking across Africa

Lynne Wolfson, a contract instructor in Carleton’s School of Mathematics and Statistics, is spending the winter semester riding her bike 12,000 kilometres across Africa — from Cairo to Cape Town — for the Tour d’Afrique Foundation, fundraising to purchase bicycles for Continue 

The last word

Police officers from across Canada and the U.S. assembled at the Carleton Fieldhouse before marching to the funeral of Ottawa police Const. Eric Czapnik, who was murdered Dec. 29. Ten PhD candidates from Carleton and the University of Ottawa successfully completed a five-day University Continue 

About Carleton NOW

“The trained intelligence of a nation is its greatest asset, greater than any material resource.” – Henry Marshall Tory, Carleton University founder Director, Communications Don Cumming Manager, Public Affairs Beth Gorham Creative Supervisor Greg MacDonald Editor Maria Continue 

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