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A new vision for Carleton’s School of Architecture

Samy Mahmoud, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design, recently announced the appointment of Marco Frascari as the new Director of Carleton University’s School of Architecture. Frascari, currently a G. Truman Ward Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech State University, will take up his post at Carleton next summer. Frascari said he chose to come to Carleton because of its renowned reputation. “What I believe is the role of … Continue 

Introducing David Atkinson

In August this year, Carleton will welcome a new President just in time for the beginning of the new academic year. David W. Atkinson will be replacing Richard Van Loon, who has served as Carleton’s President since 1996. Atkinson brings with him a wealth of experience—a combination of academic qualifications, administrative experience, and personality. He also brings an eclectic personal background and a keen interest in fitness and the arts. … Continue 

Career choice should be balanced and informed

By Jean-Guy Godin, Dean, Faculty of Science For prospective university students, the decision about which university to attend and which degree program to pursue is individual, and typically involves a balanced consideration of numerous factors. Continue 

It’s where the jobs are

The following article also appeared as an op-ed piece in the Ottawa Citizen on December 16, 2004. By Samy Mahmoud, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job as Dean is the opportunity to meet prospective Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Carleton NOW is published monthly (except July) by Advancement through the Department of University Communications. Views expressed or implied do not necessarily reflect official University policy. Submissions are welcome, but Carleton NOW reserves the right to edit and print contributions Continue 

Events for January 12 – February 8

For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at: carleton.ca/events January 12, 2:30 p.m. Rheal Hall Brant Memorial Lecture: “Aboriginal Healing: An Emerging Paradigm” by Marlene Castellano 2017 Dunton Tower Continue 

Do you know what’s in your water?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Bob Burk, Associate Professor of Chemistry, answers this month’s question: Do you know what’s in your water? When we drink a glass of water, we take it for Continue 

In the News

Carleton University Professor Larry Black was interviewed on CFRA to talk about Canada-Russia relations. He spoke about President Vladimir Putin’s claims that they’re researching and successfully testing nuclear weapons. — During Anti-bullying Week in Ottawa, the Psychology Continue 


Carleton’s Learning in Retirement Seminar series “makes your brain work,” says Jean Seasons, who has attended classes at the University since Development and Alumni, and now the Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE) began offering the series in 2000. The program offers academic Continue 

Spend a night in Paris

On February 5, spend “A Night in Paris” for $20, and support two local charities at the same time. “A Night in Paris” is the theme for this year’s annual Charity Ball, one the University’s most successful student-led fundraising campaigns. Each year, the organizing committee Continue 

Congratulations! Carleton’s Advancement team takes home 7 CASE Awards.

CASE is the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The CASE Circle of Excellence Awards are presented annually to member institutions who compete in Continue 

Where are they now?

From January 24 – 30, a number of Carleton alumni and employees will be putting in many volunteer hours at the Rideau Curling Club in Ottawa, as the club hosts the 2005 Ontario Women’s Curling Championship (Scott Tournament of Hearts). “I’m always running into Carleton faces at the Continue 

Gail Blake retires after close to four decades at Carleton

After 38 years, Carleton’s Assistant Director of Athletics (Varsity) will be retiring this June. Gail Blake has been an active member of the Carleton family as a student-athlete, coach, and administrator. Blake has watched the former “Robins” Continue 

Ravens score bid to host national championship

The Carleton Ravens have scored a major victory by netting the host duties for the 2008 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s soccer national championships. Forty soccer teams from universities across Canada will compete throughout the 2008 Continue 

A conscious effort

Expected to hit the shelves in summer of 2005, A Unified Theory of Consciousness, a new book by the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science and Professor of Philosophy, Andrew Brook, is sure to be popular among students and researchers alike. Co-authored with Paul Raymont with a grant Continue 

Shining a light on water quality

Look in a glass of water and you’re not likely to see much – unless you’re Chemistry Professor Bryan Hollebone, that is. Hollebone has been looking at water since 1977, with the idea to find better ways of seeing pathogens hidden inside. Continue 

DNA detectives

There’s one Canadian bank where you won’t want to have an account, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any dividends. Last year alone, close to 2,000 criminal cases were assisted by the National DNA Data Bank of Canada (NDDB), including 131 murders and 336 sexual assaults. An adjunct Continue 

Giving back to the community through research

When Carleton’s NSERC Northern Research Chair Chris Burn dug a hole in Mayo, Yukon and it filled with water, he didn’t know it would be a blessing in disguise for the community he had worked with for 22 years. As part of his study on permafrost Continue 

Faculty briefs

Engineering and Design Carleton Alumus, Leslie T. Russell, Ph.D./71, (Engineering), and father of Carleton Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor, Donald Russell, was recently elected President of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS). Leslie Russell is a Continue 

Ph.D. thesis examinations

Department of Sociology and Anthropology Friday, January 7, 2005, 10:00 a.m., C760 Loeb Building Candidate: Madonna Maidment (B.A., M.A., Memorial) Thesis: “Doing Time on the Outside”: Transcarceration and the Social Control of Criminalized Continue 

Annual Pickering Lecture, a night to remember

Some things do get easier as you get older. Unfortunately one of those things is our ability to forget. The older we get, the easier it is to forget, says Carol Barnes, a world-renowned researcher who studies memory and the ageing brain. Barnes Continue 

IBM recognizes three Carleton professors

arleton University has entered into the realm of elite high tech research according to one of the world’s largest information technology companies. Three Carleton University professors were recently awarded IBM Faculty Fellowships, placing the Continue 

Kroeger College Forum examines disintegrating distinction between public and private sector

On February 9, the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs will host its fifth annual Leadership Forum and Awards Dinner, this year’s theme Continue 

Engineering the senses

Carleton University Assistant Professor of Engineering, Adrian Chan, was recently presented the Dr. Michael Smith Promising Scientist Award by the Ottawa Life Sciences Council. The prestigious science award is given annually to a researcher, new in his or her career and making significant Continue 

Faces of Carleton

Carleton has many dedicated employees. In each issue of Carleton NOW, we introduce a person or team from the Carleton community in an effort to showcase the outstanding individuals that contribute to the University’s many accomplishments. Scheduling and Examination Services (SES) is a Continue 

Customer service, making the mark

Much of the effort to make Carleton a great university takes place behind the scenes. For example, in the Finance and Administration Division, staff provide specialized services ranging from maintaining our buildings, supporting our computing Continue 

Remembering Pierre Berton

A Carleton University history professor is helping ensure the insightful words of renowned Canadian journalist Pierre Berton will continue to touch the lives of Canadians for many years to come. “He is one of the most important Canadians in the Continue 

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