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Carleton gets $15-million commitment to create Canada’s first graduate program in political management

Carleton is establishing the country’s first graduate program in political management thanks to a historic $15-million commitment from Calgary businessman Clayton Riddell. The goal of the new program is to improve the practice of politics at all levels of government in Canada through graduate level professional training for political officeholders, advisers, campaigners and staff. Riddell’s contribution to Carleton is the largest in its history. To honour his generosity and dedication … Continue 

Professors use the Beatles, guitars to make math more accessible

When Carleton Prof. Brett Stevens goes to a party and introduces himself as a mathematician, an uncomfortable silence usually follows. “The conversation Continue 

Tim Cook

War historian brings importance of the past to life

Tim Cook doesn’t come from a military family, but his interest in war and the experience of soldiers began when his parents took him to the Western Front at the age of 17. “Like most students, I wasn’t very interested in history,” he Continue 

Len Boudreault

Veteran director of university safety rides off into the sunset

After a career as a street cop and a drug investigator with the RCMP, Len Boudreault figured he’d seen it all. Little did he know that when came to Carleton Continue 

And the survey says …

It’s that time again – employee satisfaction survey time. The annual survey conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, which asks employees to rate their satisfaction with various university services, went out across campus this week. “Carleton’s employees work Continue 

Professor Ruth Phillips

Premier’s Discovery Award goes to Carleton Professor

Carleton Prof. Ruth Phillips, who is the Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture, has been honoured with one of this year’s Premier’s Discovery Award in the category of arts and humanities. The prestigious awards recognize excellence in Continue 

Katherine Arnup

Carleton prof helps Canadians cope with death

Carleton Prof. Katherine Arnup says she had always been afraid of death. But when her sister became terminally ill more than a decade ago, she realized she could no longer avoid it. “I couldn’t pretend it wasn’t there anymore,” says Arnup. Continue 


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International training program examines effectiveness of development assistance

While G8 and G20 leaders meet to discuss issues like global development, green energy and democratic governance, Carleton will be hosting over 200 Continue 

Carleton, CUSA and RRRA working together on Orientation 2010

Carleton University administration, the Carleton University Student’s Association and the Rideau River Residence Association have agreed to work together for the upcoming fall Orientation Week. In past years, student groups have organized Continue 

Amanda Clarke

Trudeau Scholarship winner heads to Oxford

Carleton student Amanda Clarke has been awarded a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship worth $180,000. Clarke was one of 15 Canadian and international doctoral candidates to receive the coveted scholarship. “The Trudeau Continue 

National Gallery draws on CU expertise

This summer, visitors to the National Gallery of Canada will be able take a visual tour of three centuries of Germanic drawings in an exhibition co-curated by Carleton Art History Professor Mitchell Frank. Nearly a decade after it was first Continue 

Vera Klein named Alumni Volunteer of the Year

Carleton graduate Vera Klein has been chosen as this year’s Alumni Volunteer of the Year. Klein was presented with the award at the alumni weekend gala dinner at the Chateau Laurier in May. The award is presented to an invaluable member of the Continue 

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