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Industrial design that’s out of this world

Thomas Garvey takes out a book on Mars and flips to a picture of Olympus Mons, 13 miles high and the biggest volcano in the solar system. Since his early days in space-station research, the professor at Carleton’s School of Industrial Design has been a fan of The Red Planet’s terrain. So when Garvey needed ideas for his senior students’ annual comprehensive design projects, he decided to bring Mars into … Continue 

Carleton setting trends in science education and research

In the ever-evolving world of science, innovation is applauded above all, and Carleton’s willingness to adapt to emerging trends is helping it become an important contributor to scientific research in Canada. This was the consensus among the experts who addressed Carleton professors and students about the future of science in Canada. Those at the February 2 panel discussion, “Future Trends and Synergies in Science,” spoke of integration and interaction as … Continue 

Celebrating excellence

Carleton is a great University getting even better. That’s the message Carleton is passing on to the community in an awareness campaign launched today. The campaign, which will run over a three month-period, will use a variety of media to share a selection of Carleton’s many accomplishments and success stories, including the fact that Carleton boasts the fastest rising entry average among all Ontario universities, at 81 percent. Advertisements will … Continue 

Coming next month

Coming next month – A special issue on excellence and innovation in teaching at Carleton. From – Continue 

Raven’s Nordic skiers #1

OUA champions Megan McTavish and David Zylberberg. From – Continue 

Ministers visit Carleton

Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Mary Anne Chambers (left), was on campus January 29, as one stop on her first official tour of post-secondary institutions. With her on her tour around the campus were (from left to right): Continue 

February 9 – April 18

Events calendar – carleton.ca/events February 9 – April 18Carleton University Art Gallery – Cheryl Pagurek: Impositions This is the second in CUAG’s Studio Watch Series, presenting local artists. Pegurek excises large portions of images and thwarts expectations and Continue 

Survey results

Thank you to everyone who completed our readership survey last month. We appreciate your feedback and hope to improve Carleton NOW so it is the publication you want it to be. We will print the results of the survey for your information next month. Congratulations to Sandy Dare, who was the Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Carleton NOW is published monthly (except July) by Advancement through the Department of University Communications. Views expressed or implied do not necessarily reflect official University policy. Submissions are welcome, but Carleton NOW reserves the right to edit and print contributions Continue 

In the News

Journalism Professor Chris Dornan (left) wins the award for the most “In the News” mentions this month. Commenting on the RCMP search of the premises of Ottawa Citizen reporter Juliet O’Neill, Dornan, spoke to the Globe and Mail and appeared on CPAC’s Talk Politics. He was Continue 

Women in engineering: a student’s perspective

Why is the percentage of women in engineering in Canada still low despite an increase in the university enrolment of women? It’s a question I’ve often heard repeated during my time as a student at Carleton. When I was accepted to the National Continue 

New signage: change in a positive direction

With almost three kilometres of well-lit, heated tunnels connecting every building on campus, the Carleton “underground” is one of the most celebrated campus features – especially when winter arrives in full Ottawa-like force. But for Continue 

On-campus co-op has its perks

The Carleton University community has benefited immensely from the addition of co-op students to its work force. Last summer, more than 45 co-op students were employed on campus performing various roles. Many students also had work placements on Continue 

Introducing the new Director of Carleton International

Carleton University Vice-President (Research and International), Feridun Hamdullahpur is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Jo Lynch as the Director of Carleton International effective February 16, 2004. “We are delighted to welcome Mary Continue 

Where are they now?

A group of Carleton engineering graduates is helping solve the mystery surrounding air disasters. Founded in 1996 by Robert Runolfson (B.Eng/89), Flightscape is one of only a handful of companies in the world that builds complete flight recorder labs to re-create the last few moments of a Continue 

Great saves for a great university

Now there’s even more reason to cheer for the Ottawa Senators as they shoot for the Stanley Cup. As part of the University’s awareness campaign, an innovative new partnership between the Sens, Carleton University, and Scotiabank is helping to Continue 

Carleton’s Dave Smart gives 100 percent to get 100 wins

Dave Smart won his 100th game as coach of the Carleton University Ravens men’s basketball team, establishing a new Carleton record for the fastest assent to 100 wins. The February 3 win came with a 69-59 victory against the University of Ottawa. Continue 

Men’s soccer team kicks back in Scotland

The Carleton University men’s soccer team spent reading week playing on the plains and seeing sights across Scotland. “It’s just one piece of the whole approach of trying to improve the standard and competitiveness of the team,” says coach Continue 

Carleton professor wins prestigious R. Tom Sawyer Award

Foremost a tireless and dedicated teacher, Carleton University Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Herb Saravanamuttoo was recently selected to receive the R. Tom Sawyer Award from the International Gas Turbine Institute Continue 

Carleton engineers trained to make the first move

If you’re not the lead dog, the view is always the same. And, if you’re not making things happen, you could be waiting a long time for the next opportunity. For Samy Mahmoud, Dean of Engineering and Design at Carleton, taking a proactive Continue 

Carleton student recognized for long-time contributions to engineering

Fourth-year computer systems engineering student, Rohit Saxena will be leaving a legacy of enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit when he graduates this June. Continue 

Carleton celebrates NSERC’s 25th anniversary

Carleton’s Chancellor, Dr. Marc Garneau, was the keynote speaker at the February 26 event that celebrated 25 years of NSERC funding at the University. He is joined here (left to right) by platform speakers Richard Van Loon, President of Carleton, Continue 

The iron ring – a reminder of responsibility

Rohit Saxena says he is hoping to arrange for his dad to receive his engineering ‘iron ring’ at the same time he receives his own. Saxena says his father never got a ring because he had studied in England before moving to Canada. The graduating Continue 

National Engineering Week 2004 — Carleton activities

This year, March 1 – 5 marks National Engineering Week, and again Carleton University engineering students have taken it upon themselves to organize a number of exciting activities to raise awareness of how engineering impacts the life of Continue 

Faculty briefs

FASS – Celebrated author, Alistair MacLeod, presented to a packed auditorium on January 30, for the annual Munro Beattie Lecture, sponsored by Carleton’s English Department. Author of the acclaimed novel, No Great Mischief, MacLeod spoke on how geographical culture has inspired Continue 

Why Carleton’s mathematics program adds up to success

Carleton University’s statistics program is in a league of its own – and it looks like Ivy. Comparative studies of world research output have placed Carleton on top – one of only two universities in the world that have high productivity in Continue 

To Bhutan and back

Last year, Angela Sumegi received a research grant from Carleton University and an opportunity of a lifetime, to study the relationship between Buddhism and Shamanism in Bhutan, a small country about half the size of Newfoundland located between China and India. “I thought that the title Continue 

Shooting for a second term as Premier

He’s been a welder, a mechanic, a deputy land claims negotiator, a lawyer, a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Nunavut and is a graduate of Carleton University. In 1999, a short five years since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Continue 

Ph.D. thesis examinations

Sprott School of Business Friday, March 5, 2004 8:30 a.m., 710 Dunton Tower Candidate: Jacqueline Power (B.A., Western Ontario, M.B.A., Queen’s) Thesis: Caregiving, Gender, and Role Interference School of Mathematics and Statistics Friday, March Continue 

The faces of Carleton

As University Librarian, Martin Foss oversees 100 staff, an $11 million budget, and more than two million holdings. His primary role is to “buy and maintain information resources for the academic needs of the University,” says Foss. And that’s a challenging task with approximately Continue 

An invitation to Carleton’s future

One of my priorities since arriving at Carleton last July has been to try to meet as many of you as possible to learn more about your ideas and concerns and to share with you some of my thoughts about both academic planning and the student Continue 

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