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Carleton launches Healthy Workplace committee

A healthier workplace and healthier employees—that’s the goal of Carleton University’s new Healthy Workplace Committee. The committee is responsible for developing a program to enhance employee wellness, satisfaction and engagement. It was created as a result of an exhaustive benchmarking project that made a number of recommendations to implement a healthy workplace plan at the university. “We plan to provide the tools and resources that will inspire faculty and staff … Continue 

Master’s grad heads to Yellowknife to study “social economy”

Community-based institutions such as church groups, seniors’ organizations, sports associations and Aboriginal networks are the glue that hold a Northern Continue 

Successful fourth year for President’s Golf Tournament

The fourth annual President’s Golf Tournament held in August raised a whopping $148,000, thanks to the generosity of event sponsors. Another $2,000 was collected to bring the grand total to $150,000. President Roseann O’Reilly Runte is Continue 

New recruitment officer reaching out to international graduate students

As Carleton welcomes hundreds of international undergrads to campus this fall, the university will also begin to focus more attention on the recruitment of Continue 

A Financial Outlook

Revenues Total revenues for 2009–2010 are $287 million. As Figure 1 illustrates, government grants comprise 48 per cent of this total. Most of the increases in these grants in recent years are due to increases in undergraduate enrolment. Future increases in undergraduate entrants, however, Continue 

2009-2010 Budget: To members of the Carleton University community:

On April 23, 2009, our Board of Governors approved the university’s operating budget for 2009-2010. The following report on the budget has been prepared Continue 

Awards and Medals

Carleton University is made up of talented students, faculty and staff. Convocation is a time when achievements—both academic and non-academic—are recognized through a wide variety of awards and medals. Congratulations to all members of the Carleton community who won awards and who have Continue 

Physics graduate ‘probing at the energy frontier’

When critics first started denouncing research at the ATLAS experiment, warning that the project seeking to recreate conditions that existed after the Big Bang could tear a hole in the fabric of space and time and create microscopic black holes, Continue 

Teachers college dream comes true for ESP student

Erin MacLachlan always dreamed of going to university. But when she realized that her strength was in teaching rather than engineering as she originally thought, it was too late to switch high school courses. As a result, her grade average was one Continue 

Decorated basketball player graduates with electrical engineering degree

Rob Saunders Rob Saunders has spent most of the past five years doing one of two things – working hard at his electrical engineering degree and polishing Continue 

Sprott student credits Co-op Program with valuable experience

David Mender describes himself as a regular guy who loves hockey. But the 22-year-old Carleton student admits he wouldn’t be where he is today if it Continue 

Political science grad helps young people find IDEAL careers

Most people wait for retirement before starting their legacy project. Jessica Scorpio couldn’t even wait for graduation. The 22-year-old political science student—with a concentration in international relations—helps set young 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 

134th Convocation

A gathering of scholars – Carleton University will celebrate its 134th Convocation this month. The ceremonies will take place from June 9 to 12, and more than 2,600 graduands are expected to attend over the four days. “Convocation,” a Latin term meaning “assembly or Continue 

Celebrity Reading List

Not only did library staff donate all of the books for the new recreational reading program, they have also been busy borrowing paperbacks from the collection. Here are four recommendations of books check out and enjoy. Susan Tudin, Reference Services The Divide by Nicholas Evans The Divide Continue 

What’s your pleasure? Carleton library creates recreational reading program

Reading books just for fun is good for us. Spending time with a real “page turner” is a chance to relax and may also be a way to improve core Continue 


Here are the Carleton employees, both academic and non-academic, who retired either on or before July 1, 2009. (The employees retiring on July 1 announced their retirement to the Department of Human Resources as of May 29). These retirees have given permission to have their names published. Continue 

Summer orientation prepares new students for fall

This month, the first of an expected 4,000 new students will begin arriving on campus for summer orientation. The day-long sessions, comprised of presentations and campus tours, start June 20 and go until August 15. The idea is to inform students Continue 

Welcome. Booshoo. Welkom. Witamy. Osiyo.

Arabic or Swedish. Korean or Hebrew. Everyone’s welcome at Carleton. Equity Service’s multi-coloured posters, celebrating the university’s diversity and welcoming students and faculty in 64 languages, is a new fixture across Continue 

Campus Community Campaign aims to raise $158,000

Show Carleton students that you care. That was the main message at the kick-off of the annual Campus Community Campaign launch May 12 in Alumni Park and organizers are hoping to raise $158,000 by December. To launch the event, the campaign’s Continue 

Equity Adviser

Linda Capperauld, director of Equity Services is pleased to welcome Carrolyn Johnston as the new Equity Adviser/Co-ordinator of Sexual Assault Services as of May 7. Ms. Johnston has a master’s of social work from the University of Toronto and several years of case management and Continue 

New Provost

Carleton University’s Board of Governors has named Dr. Peter Ricketts, Vice-President (Academic) and Provost. Dr. Ricketts, who is currently Vice-President, Academic and Research, and professor of geography at Nipissing University, takes up his post at Carleton on July 1, 2009. He has Continue 

Letters to the editor

Re: Wikipedia Kids I am writing to clarify several points made by Ira Wagman in his opinion article Are the ‘Wikipedia Kids’ all right? No need to panic. Contrary to his suggestion, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations’ recent member survey was not Continue 

New research centre aims to influence policy, prevent future recessions

Heading into the recent recession, there were no alarm bells. Most financial experts failed to adequately anticipate or warn governments of the imminent Continue 

Portraits on Campus

The Portraits on Campus exhibit was a popular addition to Carleton’s campus and garnered a lot of attention. It was presented by the Portrait Gallery of Canada in collaboration with the university. This outdoor exhibition was on display from May 14 to June 3 as part of Congress of the Continue 

Campus expands by two new buildings – Waterfront Project underway

By 2011, Carleton’s campus will be expanded by two new buildings with additional space for an estimated 1,600 students, thanks to a major financial boost Continue 

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