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Maria’s Minute – June 2014

Welcome to the June edition of Carleton Now. This month’s story lineup includes a piece about the Carleton Leader initiative on campus, the Alumni Awards and an article on two Carleton professors who were awarded the Order of Canada. We also have a special series of stories about convocation, which is June 10-13. Please note that there is no July edition, so we will be back in August.There are new … Continue 

Carleton Leader creating buzz on campus

The first group of Carleton Leader participants have completed the program and it’s unanimous: the experience was transformational. The first Carleton Leader cohort (of the program’s three streams) was made up of 18 faculty and staff from across campus, representing a variety of areas and levels of responsibility. The participants began the inititative in November and some now admit that, at the time, they weren’t sure what to expect. But six … Continue 

2014 Alumni Leadership Gala recognizes Carleton’s high-achieving alumni

The work of some of Carleton’s most esteemed and successful alumni was celebrated at the third annual Alumni Leadership Gala on May 31 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The event was organized in collaboration between the university and volunteers from the Carleton University Alumni Association. “These awards are an exciting opportunity to recognize some of Carleton’s most outstanding graduates,” says Mark Savenkoff, Carleton’s director of alumni and donor relations. “Each … Continue 

Two Carleton faculty members inducted to the Order of Canada

Carleton can proudly count two new Order of Canada recipients among its ranks. Heather Menzies, adjunct professor in the School of Canadian Studies, and Rabbi Reuven Bulka, adjunct professor in the College of the Humanities, were both inducted as Continue 

Summer pilot program will boost learning to select groups

A new initiative of the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA), the Professional Institute, will run two professional development workshops in the River Building in June under the tutelage of highly qualified and experienced individuals in their Continue 

Convocation: Honorary degrees awarded to inspiring academics, musicians, journalists and artists

Carleton University is awarding 10 honorary degrees at its spring Convocation to a group of accomplished recipients who have excelled the arts, Continue 

Convocation: Brothers awarded Governor General’s Medal

Two brothers who grew up on a dairy farm in Nova Scotia have earned the Governor General’s Medal and the University Medal. Brendan MacDonell, 24, and his younger brother Ryan, 21, are graduating respectively with a Bachelor of Engineering degree Continue 

Convocation: Governor General’s Silver Medallist didn’t earn it “alone”

The Governor General’s Silver Medal and University Medal in Science are “a lovely ending” for 21-year-old Anna York-Lyon, who graduates with an Continue 

Convocation: Chancellor’s Medal winner says time at university was defined by the “journey”

Last year, business student Christopher Sauve gave a TEDx talk at Carleton on “The habits of highly boring people.” He was very nervous and Continue 

Convocation: Winning President’s Medal is “cherry on top” of academic career

For 25-year-old Arthur Mehta, the President’s Medal is the “cherry on top” of turning his life around after high school, years he calls his Continue 

Convocation: Twins graduate with identical degrees

Julie Kingston will be the first person in her immediate family to graduate with a master’s degree – by 10 seconds. Her identical twin Natalie will also be graduating on June 11 with the same degree, a Master of Arts in Public Administration Continue 

Convocation: Carleton says farewell to top athletes

A group of varsity athletes who have represented Carleton at both the provincial and national levels of competition, will be graduating. Basketball player Tyson Hinz capped his Carleton career with an MVP performance at this year’s Canadian Continue 

Convocation: Carleton Biology graduate puts degree to work studying sockeye salmon in B.C.

Nicholas Burnett is not your typical biology student. When the 24-year-old Victoria, B.C. native graduates this month with his Master of Science Continue 

Convocation: Lifelong Learning – How to get a degree while working full-time

Many people around Carleton’s campus know Sandy Herbert as the long serving Carleton University employee who is currently holding the position of Continue 

Convocation: MA student hopes her research will improve access to farmland in Ottawa

When Meaghan Kenny walks across the stage at convocation to receive her master’s degree after countless hours in the classroom, it’s her time on Continue 

Convocation: Master’s science student receives rare honour

Most students hope they’ll produce a thesis that is insightful, intellectually challenging and original, but for her final year at Carleton, Susan Richardson’s goal is to save millions of hectares of Canada’s remaining white pine Continue 

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