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Maria’s Minute – June 2015

Welcome to the June edition of Carleton Now. It’s Convocation time at Carleton, so this month’s issue has a number of stories highlighting the accomplishments of our talented students who are graduating. There are also some other news stories that are non-Convocation related. Remember to vote in the online poll. Enjoy your read.

Carleton Employee Humbled by Recognition for Act of Bravery

Dan Thibeault doesn’t consider himself a hero – just a person inclined to help others. And three years ago, when he pulled his neighbour from his burning home that was fully engulfed in flames, that’s exactly what Thibeault says he was doing – just helping a neighbour. On May 1, Thibeault – who has been at Carleton full time since 1999 – was among a group of 37 Canadians to receive … Continue 

Institute for Data Science aims for Campus-wide Collaboration

Data can be found all around us. Businesses like Walmart collect data about purchasing patterns to better understand their customers, while biologists can use data about the human body to study diseases. Carleton’s new Institute for Data Science, launched in April, is bringing together students and researchers from across all faculties to study how data of all kinds can be used to extract knowledge and information about different subjects – … Continue 

Carleton Professors Recognized with 2015 Capital Educators’ Awards

Two Carleton professors were recently honoured with 2015 Capital Educators’ Awards for their ability to take learning outside the classroom, creating links Continue 

C²UExpo Leaves Participants Energized to Create Change

Participants of this year’s C²UExpo conference at Carleton wrapped up the three-day event at the end of May energized about going back to their communities ready to make positive changes. “We’ve been electrified, we’ve been moved, we’ve Continue 

Winning GG’s and Chancellor’s Medals Source of Pride

For  27-year-old Kimberley Moore, who graduates with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree, with a major in psychology and minors in neuroscience and mental health, winning the Governor-General’s Silver Medal and the Chancellor’s Medal is a source Continue 

Mathematical Analysis is Cool: GG Medallist

Initially attracted to the field of quantum mechanics, 22-year-old Michael St- Jules has earned the Governor General’s Silver Medal for his achievement in mathematics. “I wanted to study theoretical physics,” says the Sault Ste. Marie native, Continue 

Chancellor’s Medallists Have Passion for Medicine

Twin sisters from Edmonton – both with a passion for medicine – have earned the Chancellor’s Medal. Rozlyn Boutin, 21, and her sister Savanna are graduating with Bachelor of Science honours degrees with high distinction, majoring in biology Continue 

Mathematics is a Beautiful World: President’s Medallist

Yilin Chen, a 23-year-old international student from China, had no idea she could even be in the running to win a President’s Medal. But the successful mathematics student has completed her bachelor’s degree, with a major in mathematics and a Continue 

Carleton Faculty of Engineering and Design Grad Lands Competitive Job at Microsoft

Darren Stahl is a problem solver. By the time he was in Grade 5, he was working on robotics programming, and during his university studies at Continue 

Outstanding Carleton Business Student First of Eight Siblings to Graduate

Growing up as one of eight children, Carleton business student Sam Purkiss always imagined he would take over his father’s dry walling business. Now, at the Continue 

Discovering a Future in Studying the Past

Victoria Hawkins still remembers grumbling over the thought of studying history as a kid. Younger and slightly broody, as she puts it, she just couldn’t understand the allure of revisiting the past. Now, at 22, the Owen Sound native has since had Continue 

From Canada to Kazakhstan: Bringing Expertise Home

It’s not the first time 26-year-old Alibek Sergaliyev has had to pinch himself to make sure he’s living in reality. Hailing from the small village of Tsyganovo in Kazakhstan, his first dream came true after high school when he won a prestigious Continue 

Changing Course: From Rabbi School to Medical School

Had you asked Mendy Loewenthal five years ago what he wanted to study in graduate school, he would never have suggested medicine. But when he took a job as a hospital chaplain, the 31-year-old rabbi from the U.K. says something just “clicked.” Continue 

Measuring the Risks: Graduate’s Research Addresses Solitary Confinement in Prison System

In many families, it’s a tradition for parents to read their children storybooks that will teach them simple life lessons. The one Maaike Helmus Continue 

Carleton Students to Pursue Athletic Careers after Graduation

Carleton University basketball star Phil Scrubb followed his dreams from his childhood driveway to the national university level, and now beyond. The Continue 

Challenging Assumptions in the Ashley Smith Case and Beyond

Rebecca Bromwich has faced her fair share of cynics, including a former boyfriend who told her she was “too much of a girl” to become a lawyer and an array of people who told her she couldn’t complete a PhD in legal studies. Now 38 years old, Continue 

Carleton Awards 10 Honorary Degrees

David Butler-Jones, M.D., M.HSc., LL.D., C.C.F.P., F.R.C.P.C., F.A.C.P.M. David Butler-Jones was the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada (Head of the Public Health Agency of Canada) from 2004 to 2014 and was the first person to hold this office. Continue 

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