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Maria’s Minute – June 2011

Welcome to the June issue of Carleton Now. This month, we have a feature story about Carleton research that has led to the development of devices that help seniors stay fit. There is also a full complement of stories about Convocation and the many grads and their accomplishments. Be sure to check out this month’s poll question about the price of gas and our photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

Architecture grad building a name for herself

From working on the Ottawa Convention Centre to creating her own fashion line, Carleton Master of Architecture grad Rachel Sin is making a name for herself as a multifaceted designer. After graduating from Carleton in 2005, the Toronto native landed a three-year internship with BBB Architects in Ottawa and ended up working on the new Ottawa Convention Centre. “I worked on everything from beginning to end,” says Sin, 31. “It … Continue 

Carleton-designed technology helps seniors stay fit

Though they’ve probably never Skyped, paid a bill online or played Nintendo, seniors could soon be using Carleton-designed technology to stay in shape. Industrial design students have dreamed up a whole line of helpful-yet-simple exercise products – from vibrating belts to high-tech suspenders – aimed to assist seniors at the gym. “Body awareness changes as you get older,” says student Jane Marusaik, who visited Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre to observe … Continue 

June 2011 Convocation photos

Check out Carleton Now’s special Convocation photo gallery. The photos were taken by Chris King, James Park and Mike Pinder. Continue 


January 2011 Linda Rossman, Library Judie McKenzie, Business Office   April 2011 Ron Hauck, Computing and Communication Services Robert Helem, Facilities Management and Planning   July 2011 Pierre Quesnel, Facilities Management and Planning Diane L. Dodds, Political Science Diana Continue 

Aerospace students eager to fly

A new co-op partnership will allow a handful Carleton aerospace engineering students to obtain a pilot’s licence – the first opportunity of its kind in Canada. “This opportunity to gain a pilot’s licence will only further my engineering Continue 

Carleton to co-host 2011 Women’s Worlds Congress

Carleton University’s feminist and gender studies community are key players in co-hosting the 2011 Women’s Worlds Congress this July – the first event of its kind in Canada. The congress, also co-hosted by the University of Ottawa, is a Continue 

Finance and Administration division recognized by National Quality Institute

Carleton has achieved another Canadian first. Duncan Watt, vice-president of Finance and Administration, and his division were awarded their Level One in the Continue 

Convocation: Honorary Degree Recipients

David McCurdy Baird, O.C., Ph.D., LL.D., D.Sc., F.R.S.C. David McCurdy Baird will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Tuesday, June 7, “in recognition of outstanding contributions to science Continue 

Convocation: Graduation a proud moment PMC student

Completing a university degree is an accomplishment for every university student but for Dino Giannetti, it’s an even prouder moment. Giannetti has muscular dystrophy and is graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in Continue 

Convocation: Volunteer work gives grad opportunity of lifetime

Lauren Dodds may be graduating with a degree in political science, but her time at Carleton has actually helped her land a job with Engineers Without Borders Continue 

Convocation: Grad earns degree after 13 years

Nancy Stewart Mundt got her degree in her pajamas. Sitting cross-legged on her bed or curled up on the couch, laptop at hand, cat Rufus purring in her lap, surrounded by books and maybe a pile of laundry, Mundt beavered away one course at a time, Continue 

Convocation: Mortimer family history at Carleton grows with two more grads

Many a Mortimer has graced the grounds of Carleton University. Associate vice-president (academic) and clerk of the Senate Brian Mortimer, who has taught Continue 

Convocation: Student is prof’s 100th electrical engineering master’s grad

Denis Kutman believes Professor Jim Wight gave him the tools to succeed and led him to where he is today – a job at National Defence where he’s improving Continue 

Convocation: Res fellow, musician, actor – now graduate

Ansh Sanyal lives by the words his parents taught him at a young age – push what you enjoy doing and don’t give up just because there’s an obstacle in your way. That’s how the recent mass communication and history graduate balanced life as Continue 

Convocation: Addict gets clean, criminology degree

When Dan Crepault wasn’t drunk, he was high. The rest of the time, he was both. The troubled 16-year-old was also flunking out of school, stealing from his parents and dealing drugs – but using most of his own supply before it ever hit the Continue 

Convocation: Couple graduates with a pair of PhDs

Judith Godin and Steven Carroll’s lucky number – believe in doing everything together – including completing three degrees. This month, the married couple will receive their PhDs in psychology – the crowning moment of almost 11 years of Continue 

Convocation: President’s Medal goes to grad who overcame language challenge

After immigrating to Canada from China in 2001, DanQiu McCarthy never imagined she would have learned English, earned a BA and graduated at the top of her Continue 

Convocation: GG’s Medallist strives for excellence

Twenty-one-year-old Sherwin Habibi always knew he wanted to be a dentist. He has been scientifically minded for as long as he can remember. So when he left high school, he created a strategic plan that would land him where he wanted to go. As an Continue 

Convocation: GG medallist seeks career in visual arts

Anna Eyler began her university studies in philosophy, but surprisingly drawn to eastern philosophy, she switched to religion in her second year Now, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in religion and art history, the 23-year-old is Continue 

Convocation: Chancellor’s Medal winner intrigued by people

It was Logan Nealis’s intrigue with people that drew him, at the last minute, into Carleton’s psychology program. Now, as he graduates with an honours bachelor of arts degree, the 24-year-old has earned the university’s Chancellor’s Medal, Continue 

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