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Carleton’s newest Canada Research Chair on quest for safe drinking water

The recent case of water contamination in Walkerton, Ontario, is a pointed reminder that safe and efficient wastewater treatment is among the most pressing issues for cities and towns across Canada. According to environmental engineer Banu Örmeci, new methods of disinfection could be key to ensuring that our water is safe to drink. Wastewater is contaminated by pathogens (i.e., agents that cause disease), heavy metals, toxic substances, and a variety … Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Junjie Gu wins 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award Assistant Professor Junjie Gu of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the recipient of the 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. This $10,000 award recognizes and supports outstanding young faculty researchers Continue 

CU and Algonquin College reach out to high school students with learning disabilities

“I can do it too!” “I found just being here at Make the CUT made the future less scary.” This positive response is typical for the Grade Continue 

University Safety participates in two successful community fundraising projects

Staff members in the Department of University Safety participated in two successful community fundraising projects last fall. In October, a group of Continue 

Carleton Where?

First-year Bachelor of Commerce student Ahmad Sadeddin has won the latest Carleton Where? photo contest by correctly identifying the mural featured in the December issue of Carleton Now. The artwork is located where the tunnel passes by the University Centre door, just before the long ramp Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Mission Statement Carleton Now is the University’s flagship internal communications vehicle and is published monthly (except July) through the Department of University Communications. Director, Communications and Community Relations Doug Wotherspoon Creative Supervisor Greg MacDonald Continue 

Preserving global history

Traditionally, history has been the story of great men, great events and great ideas. More and more, however, historians are recovering the voices of other individuals and peoples by telling “history from the bottom up.” As Patti Harper (MA/05), Carleton University’s archivist, Continue 

From the Archives

The University Centre groundbreaking took place in 1968. Here, former president A. Davidson Dunton (1958–1972) helps students at the sod-turning ceremony. For more information about Carleton’s storied past, visit the University Archives website at Continue 

Oliver’s sees its highest monthly profit in a decade

November was a stellar month for Oliver’s Pub and Patio. The receipts for the month were the highest they have been in nearly 10 years. According to Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) President Shawn Menard, that translates into a Continue 

Two-minute interview

Like Jim Davies, you too can be profiled in a future issue of Carleton Now. We’re pleased to put the spotlight on the University’s dedicated faculty and staff who make Canada’s Capital University an outstanding place to learn and work. Just click on the Two-Minute interview link—you Continue 

Exploring for gold and copper in the Gobi Desert

Apparently, camels with two humps are actually a very comfortable mode of transportation — at least, that is what Heather Kidd (BSc/06) and Tania Brzozowski (BSc/06) have discovered since they started working as field geologists in the Gobi Continue 


For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at carleton.ca/events Lectures Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS) Speaker Series Canadian Military Intervention in Failed States: Lessons From Somalia Presented by author Grant Dawson Monday, January Continue 

Improving the way we work

Cindy Taylor is the newly appointed Associate Director, Quality Initiatives, and is responsible for quality improvement and planning within Finance and Administration. She has extensive private sector experience in the field of quality improvement and is certified as an Excellence Continue 

Varsity teams win big this fall

Individual achievements punctuated winning seasons for several of Carleton University’s varsity teams this fall. Twenty-three Ravens were named to Ontario University Athletics (OUA) all-star teams in five different sports. And two Carleton teams Continue 

Students plan National Day of Action in February

Senate passes motion to approve academic amnesty Twenty to thirty-six per cent. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) estimates this to be the increase in post-secondary tuition fees in Ontario over the next four years. In response to these and Continue 

Exciting curriculum innovations for 2007–2008

New paths to success for undergraduate and graduate students On December 1, Senate approved the proposed undergraduate and graduate curricula for the 2007–2008 academic year. Changes include a long-awaited minor in sexuality studies, a political Continue 

Winter Career Fair on campus this month

A head start on the job search Students who attend the upcoming Winter Career Fair, organized by the Career Development and Co-operative Education (CDCE) Office, can expect a flurry of job prospects and employment information, says Robin Continue 

Research Works comes to life

Laurie Chochinov, Nancy Doubleday and Mary Lou Davies, along with 55 other faculty and research staff, attended the latest Research Works Comes to Life luncheon on November 28. They were treated to a hot lunch, some great conversation, and a Continue 

New fellowship funds innovation at Carleton

A new $4-million endowed fellowship is funding the initiatives of nine Carleton University faculty members. The Carty Research Fellowships were established in 2006 from the endowment left by former public servant and philanthropist E. Bower Carty. Continue 

An afternoon of family fun

On Saturday, December 9, approximately 250 staff, students, faculty, alumni, Board of Governor members and their families joined President Samy Mahmoud at the Carleton University Ice House to participate in the second annual Family Holiday Skate. Continue 

Promoting good governance in developing countries

By Erin McGuey and Martha Attridge Bufton Democracy is a challenge for developing countries where public institutions can be unstable and services difficult to deliver. A new internship funded by the Canadian International Development Agency’s Continue 

New dean ready to leverage Sprott’s faculty status

January 2 marks Bill Keep’s first official day as the dean of the Sprott School of Business. Since his appointment in August 2006, however, he has been preparing for his new role by mapping out ideas for the strategic planning process that begins Continue 

National roundup

University of Manitoba receives $22 million for HIV/AIDS program In recognition of the University of Manitoba’s track record against HIV/ AIDS in Africa and India, the United States Agency for International Development has awarded the university $22 million (U.S.) to develop a Continue 

News in brief

100 per cent placement in Carleton’s co-op programs In 2006 Carleton’s co-operative education program successfully placed more than 1,000 students with approximately 500 participating employers. This fall, 100 per cent of the students were placed in co-op situations. More than 2,500 Continue 

African book drive goal: 10,000 books

This January the East African Student Association of Carleton (EASAC), with the help of Carleton Cares, will conduct a book drive on campus. The goal of the initiative is to collect 10,000 books to be donated to the Raila Education Centre in Continue 

Board approves 2007–2010 financial framework

Carleton University is entering a period of financial constraint. That was the main message delivered to the Board of Governors by Duncan Watt, Vice-President (Finance and Administration), at its December meeting. Mr. Watt presented the Financial Continue 

Have your say

In late September, some students and I were discussing the Liberal leadership race. They wanted to know why I boldly and somewhat rashly predicted that Stéphane Dion would beat Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae, the acknowledged frontrunners. Ignatieff was making too many mistakes, I told them, Continue 

Letter to the editor: Ontario science teacher outreach program a success

I’m writing in response to the wonderful article that appeared in the December issue of Carleton Now regarding my class’s adventure at the Sudbury Neutrino Continue 

Letter to the editor: Research may help heart attack and stroke patients

Thank you for the extra copies of the December 2006 issue of Carleton Now. The article was very well written and will help in our recruitment of top quality Continue 

Record turnout at Parents’ Evening

James Miller (far right), Associate Dean (Undergraduate Affairs) for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was one of many faculty members on hand December 6 for Parents’ Evening. Turnout this year was at an all-time high, with 480 prospective Continue 

LRT location out, riverside site proposed for new building

Many of Ottawa’s and Gatineau’s finest buildings are nestled alongside rivers, such as the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Centre Block of the Parliament buildings. By 2010, Carleton University’s newest proposed building will join Continue 

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