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Maria’s Minute – Feb. 2014

Welcome to the February edition of Carleton Now. This month’s story lineup includes an article about one of our alumni who wants to live on Mars, a story about water diversion at Niagara Falls, and a piece about why Carleton’s online learning opportunities are growing in popularity. Be sure to vote in the online poll. There are some new pictures in the photo gallery, too. And be sure to check … Continue 

How much water really needs to flow over Niagara Falls to maintain its beauty?

While Niagara Falls is a natural wonder, known worldwide for its stunning beauty, its ability to generate clean and renewable energy to Canada and the United States is significant – but it’s not being used to its full potential, says School of Public Policy and Administration Prof. Stephan Schott. More than 100 years ago, delegates from the United States, Canada and Britain agreed to allow 56,000 cubic feet of water … Continue 

Alum wins global leadership contest

Martina Buchal’s parents did everything possible to make sure she didn’t know they were poor. As immigrants from the Czech Republic, the family had big dreams of life in Canada – but it wasn’t the reality when they arrived. “The only house my parents could afford . . . I would call it a shack,” says Buchal, who graduated from Carleton with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in law. … Continue 

FPA Research Month to highlight work by faculty and students

The Faculty of Public Affairs is about to launch a major month-long celebration to specifically highlight research being conducted within the faculty, as well as showcasing collaborative work its doing across campus. FPA Research Month kicks off on Continue 

Hall of Fame returns after 11 hiatus

After an 11-year hiatus, the Hall of Fame is returning to Carleton Athletics. The Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of athletes and builders who have contributed to the history of Carleton’s varsity athletics. Varsity co-ordinator, Anthony Continue 

Carleton grad shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars

Andrew Rader doesn’t describe himself as a risk taker. But, the 34 year-old Carleton alum is so passionate about Mars exploration that he is willing to make a one-way trip to the red planet. “I always thought humans should go to Mars,” says Continue 

Carleton students making a difference in Uganda

From wheelchairs-turned-tricycles to gardening assistance devices, a group of Carleton University students are making a difference in the lives of those who are disabled in Uganda. “Rather than focusing on technology or designs for luxury in the Continue 

Public servant on campus to share expertise

For the first time in a couple of years, Carleton University has a visiting public servant in residence at its School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) – an opportunity to tap into government expertise first-hand. Roderick Raphael, Continue 

One of the largest jazz collections in Canada housed at Carleton University

Thanks to a number of generous donations, Carleton now has one of the largest jazz music collections in the country. “It’s good for Carleton because we Continue 

Students create “living archives”

A group of 17 Carleton history students are gearing up to document the memories of local residents who grew up in neighbourhoods near the university. Led by history Prof. John Walsh, students will be conducting “life course interviews” focusing Continue 

Online learning growing in popularity

Almost 16,000 Carleton students take courses online – and that number is only expected to grow, says Patrick Lyons, the director of teaching and learning at Carleton University Online (CUOL). The benefit of online learning is substantial because Continue 

J-student competes in Miss Canada Globe pageant

Monet Rhoden is busy staying fit and looking for the perfect evening gown when she competes in the Miss Canada Globe competition. But as a finalist in the competition’s Miss Canada Petite category, she is also working hard to bring awareness to Continue 

Carleton grad student a finalist in national competition

Carleton graduate student Eropa Stein has been named a top five finalist in a national contest for her idea eStaffMatch, an online networking website that connects event staff with potential employers. “I realized that there were quite a bit of Continue 

Students’ Association to launch new initiative for young entrepreneurs

Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) will be launching its new Entrepreneurship Academy, a start-up incubator program for student entrepreneurs, Continue 

Mentoring awards recognize “invisible” work by faculty

Carleton Teachers who provide exceptional service and guidance to graduate students were honoured at the fourth annual Faculty Graduate Mentoring Awards. “These awards give a chance for students to have a voice about the quality of their Continue 

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