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Maria’s Minute – February 2012

Welcome to the February issue of Carleton Now. This month, we have a story about three generations of one family who are all students attending Carleton. Also, Mike’s Place – a popular pub on campus – is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Read all about what is being planned to mark this milestone. There is also a story about a Carleton grad who is a budding entrepreneur. Be sure … Continue 

81-year-old Carleton student chases dreams of a university degree

When Sheila Moilliet finished high school in 1947, university was not in the cards. Sixty-five years later, the 81-year-old grandmother of seven is finishing her Bachelor of Music at Carleton University. “Unless you were really near the top, you never went on to more school,” recalls Moilliet. “In those days, you were a nurse, teacher or a secretary.” Originally from Argentina, Moilliet has been a university student, off and on, … Continue 

Forty years on, they still gather in his name at Mike’s Place

A group of fourth-year Carleton undergrads have “discovered” Mike’s Place is a great place to hang out and engage in intellectual conversation. Run by the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), the pub on the second floor of the University Centre has a quieter atmosphere than other venues on campus and lends itself to a more intimate gathering, they say. Alex Normand, a 23-year-old political science student, admits he poked his head … Continue 


Retirements – as of January 2012 Non-Academic Ronald Gagnon, Graphic Services   Academic Anita Hui, University Library Donald McFetridge, Department of Economics Juan J. Salinas, Civil and Environmental Engineering Douglas Smith, Department of Continue 

Can you really afford that car?

How much does it cost to own a car in Canada? PriceMyRide.com crunches the numbers for you … and you might not like what you find out. Owning a car can be expensive. That’s why Amit Ajwani doesn’t. That might not be remarkable for most Continue 

Taking the pulse of work-life balance

As business Prof. Linda Duxbury again prepares to take the pulse of Canadians’ ability to balance their work and home lives, full-time Carleton employees are being invited to sharpen their pencils and contribute to a survey that will be Continue 

Grad students do research into sexual health knowledge of 16 to 24-year-olds

Katrina Levasseur and her peers feel that youth are impacted the most when it comes to sexual health, and lack of sexual health services. “When it comes down Continue 

Get ready for the workforce with Campus2Career

For the month of March, Carleton’s Career Services is hosting a series of events that will give graduating students the tools to transition from campus life to their career. Called Campus2Career, the first-time event strives to give graduating Continue 

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