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CEDTAP marks 10-year success with change in direction

Traditionally, social programs designed to assist people “living on the margins,” such as the homeless, might provide either short-term help (e.g., a hot meal and a clean bed) or longerterm support (e.g., counselling). Ottawa’s Causeway Work Centre, however, has taken a different approach to helping its clients join mainstream society–participants in the centre’s programs put their skills and interests to work running non-profit businesses. Since 1997, Carleton University has played … Continue 

Behind the screen

Gail Banaszkiewicz has been interested in computers ever since her father brought home old models from work. She would fool around with the graphics and wonder how it all worked behind the screen. So it’s not surprising that she would go on to study computer science and come out of the program with phenomenal grades. What is surprising, perhaps, is the effect Banaszkiewicz had on all who came into contact … Continue 

At peace with the world

Our children are our future. The cliché is repeated so often and in reference to so many societal issues, one barely pauses to stop and consider the implications. But, it is a phrase Wen Ma takes to heart. Wen Ma, who goes by Maria, has been examining the little known field of peace education. Ma has completed a bachelor of arts in child studies this spring, combining her love of … Continue 

You’re Hired!

Students benefit from increased employer activity A spike in employer activity on campus throughout the past academic year gave Carleton students more opportunities to make industry connections and learn about a variety of career options. The Career Development and Co-operative Education Continue 

Two new deans: excellent assets to Carleton’s leadership team

Carleton’s two new deans appear to have something in common: both have expressed a commitment to furthering excellence and supporting innovative Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Names: Fred Michel Position: Associate Professor Department: Institute of Environmental Science and the Department of Earth Sciences How long have you worked on Convocation? As a faculty member I have participated in Convocation whenever possible Continue 

Carleton surpasses requirements to provide highly accessible campus

In passing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in October 2005, the Ontario government made a promise to all its disabled citizens: Continue 

Summer camps @ CU

Camp #1 Recreational Mathematics: numbering systems, solving mathematical puzzles, math games. Also includes study skills strategies*, swimming (once) and juggling (four times). Date: July 9 to 13 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $500.00 plus $15.00 for juggling materials Ages: Grades 4, 4 Continue 

Person to person

This page celebrates new appointments, promotions and transfers that are taking place or have been approved in the month of May at Carleton. Congratulations to all. Academic appointments Rafik Goubran, has been appointed as Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design George Katsushi Iwama has Continue 

Fellowship winnter to study ‘opt-in mommies’

According to Statistics Canada, women are the primary breadwinners in nearly a third of Canadian dual-earner families, a number sociologist Andrea Doucet finds “astounding.” “What really intrigues me about this statistic,” Continue 

Students’ ideas lead to new international development course

It all started with a group of engineering students who thought something was missing from the Technology, Society, Environment Studies (TSE) program at Carleton University–course material about the developing world. As a result, starting in Continue 

Earth Sciences rocks again

School of Rock! Carleton style is all about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic formations–not boogie woogie. But that did not make it any less popular with the students who signed up last year for this course, which is part of Carleton Continue 


More details on upcoming events are available at carleton.ca/events. Board of Governors and Senate meetings June 28 Board of Governors 4:00 p.m. 608 Robertson Hall Senate There is no meeting in June. Registrar’s Office Early summer courses in session from May 16 to June 26. June 15 is Continue 


Retirements Here are the Carleton employees, both academic and non-academic, who retired either on or before July 1, 2007. (Note: the employees retiring on July 1 announced their retirement to the Department of Human Resources as of May 22.) Academic before July 1 Pat O’Malley, Continue 

Promoting Carleton in a highly competitive faculty recruitment market

By Melissa Nisbett and Martha Attridge Bufton The old saying goes, “It’s hard to find good help these days,” but this is not the case in the Continue 

Carpe diem, carpe WebCTem

Carleton University’s recent upgrade to WebCT 6 provides a great opportunity for instructors who are new to using an online course system. WebCT 6 is an easy-to-use online tool that allows faculty members and contract instructors to support in-class learning. Instructors use it to Continue 

Celebrity Reading List

Carleton Now wanted to know what faculty and staff were either recommending or looking forward to reading this summer. Uncensored but not unbound, here’s a sample of the eclectic collection of authors and books that have caught the eye of some Carleton University readers: Adrian Chan Continue 

Reinstated sports teams face higher performance standards

On April 30, seven Carleton University sports teams had reason to celebrate: after a brief period of non-varsity status, the Department of Athletics and Recreation had reinstated their elite standing. Back to regular practice are men’s and Continue 

University Medallists

Governor General’s Medal Awarded annually to a student standing at the head of the graduating class at the bachelor’s level. Donor: Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada Nigel Tan Elan Dubrofsky Chancellor’s Medal Awarded annually in the name of the Chancellor of Continue 

Honorary degree recipients

Each year, Carleton University presents honorary degrees in recognition of the outstanding contributions that the recipients have made to the Ottawa community, Canada or the world in the arts and sciences, the professions, the private sector, Continue 

Convocation at a glance

Graduands–3,070 Length of the ceremonial stage–19.5 metres Number of medallists–154 Gowns rented–approximately 2,500 Flowers and plants–more than 12,000 in over 20 different types and colours Faculty members present at each ceremony— typically 30 faculty Continue 

Seeing the importance of faith in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Student’s research makes a difference to Ugandans Sharon Peake–who graduates this June with a master’s in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA)–focused her research essay on Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Names: (left to right in photo) Maureen Fagan, Andrea Formica, Candice Callender, Carol Corkran, Judy Bowman and Ann Bold Positions: Registrarial staff Department: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research How long have you worked on Convocation? Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Name: Mike Pinder Position: Freelance photographer Department: My services are shared by the Department of University Communications, the Senate Office, the Department of University Advancement and the President’s Office. How long have you Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Names: Ron Papineau (right) and Lucien “Blacky” Albert (left) Position: Ron is Supervisor, Moving and Signage; Blacky is Lead Hand, Furniture Crew Department: Maintenance Services How long have you worked on Convocation? Ron: I started Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Name: Cathy Pearen Position: Deputy Clerk of Senate Department: Senate Office How long have you worked on Convocation? Since 1975, when Dr. H.H.J. Nesbitt (who was Marshal of Convocation at that time) became the Clerk of Senate. As Dr. Nesbitt was Continue 

Drew Love feted at farewell reception

More than 60 Carleton University faculty, staff and former colleagues gathered on May 22 to say goodbye to Drew Love, BA/78, MA/84 (above). Love retired from Carleton on June 1 to take up the position of athletics director at McGill University. He Continue 

Paddles Up! Ready Ready!

Don’t look now but the Carleton University Intensive ESL (English as a Second Language) Dragons will be paddling in this year’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Race. Made up of students from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Russia, the team is hoping to improve on its last Continue 

Carleton Where?

Stephen Green, the assistant director of staff relations for the Department of Human Resources, has won the latest Carleton Where? photo contest for correctly identifying the fountain located in Alumni Park that was featured in the May issue of Carleton Now. Stephen has received a hat and Continue 

New Bachelor of Technology hood

Carleton University and Algonquin College are pleased this year to be awarding bachelor degrees and advanced diplomas, respectively, to the first graduates from the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) program. Graduands will be wearing the Continue 

Carleton University’s 130th Convocation

Clerk of Senate Brian Mortimer is also Marshal of Convocation at Carleton University. For each Convocation ceremony, the marshal enters and exits ahead of the chancellor and carries the mace–the staff symbolizing the right of the university 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 Manager, Public Affairs Tanya Pobuda Continue 

Exploring “our home and native land”

Cynthia Girard, Our Origins (2001), acrylic on canvas. This painting is featured at the Carleton University Art Gallery’s current exhibition, ANTHEM: Perspectives on Home and Native Land, curated by Ryan Rice. For more information, visit Continue 

Two-minute interview

Like Joy Clarke, you too can be profiled in 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 visit carletonnow.ca and click on the Two-Minute Continue 

Using both computer science and business to improve software management

The Sprott School of Business’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in management has much to do with Subhas Misra’s successful integration of his Continue 

Bachelor of Information Technology grads already hard at work

With the current demand for both hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge, new university graduates can find making the transition from school to work a Continue 

Convocation spotlight on…

Name: Jack Coghill, BMus/78 Position: Multimedia Technician Department: School for Studies in Art and Culture How long have you worked on Convocation? My father, along with another piper and a drummer, played at the 1990 spring Continue 

Getting with the program

Convocation–it is a time for students to celebrate their academic success at Carleton University and to begin a new chapter in their lives. In addition to the diploma and photos that graduates will take away from this exciting day, many will keep their Convocation program as a Continue 


Virginia Tech murders and post traumatic stress: Is Carleton Prepared? The caption in the Ottawa Citizen on Saturday, May 12, 2007 noted “Virginia Tech graduation bittersweet, Posthumous diplomas honor the dead.” The diplomas were given in memory of the 27 students who along with Continue 

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