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One step closer to unlocking the universe’s secrets

The quest to understand the mysteries of the universe took another step forward last month as the final piece of the ATLAS detector was lowered into place in Geneva at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, commonly known as CERN. ATLAS is one of the largest collaborative efforts in the physical sciences and includes a team of Carleton University physicists, research fellows and graduate students. It is a particle physics … Continue 

Two-minute interview

Name: Don Wiles Department: Chemistry Position: Professor Emeritus Why does your job make a difference? My area of expertise is radiochemistry and I retired from Carleton in 1990 (after being a faculty member for 31 years). Since that time I have been teaching undergraduate students in the Continue 

‘Great grads’ speak coast to coast

There are many great graduates of Carleton University— authors, inventors, Olympic medalists, captains of industry, politicians, activists, and at least one reality television star. Starting this spring, many of these “great grads”—the Continue 

Murdock appointed as new health and counselling services director

Suzanne Blanchard, the associate vice-president (student support services) announced in January that Maureen Murdock would be assuming the position of the Continue 

Carleton prepares for Congress 2009: Canada’s largest academic gathering

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (formerly known as the Learneds) is the largest interdisciplinary academic gathering in Canada, and next Continue 

Uncovering the past through art

Murals beautify public spaces, but they also act as links between the past and present. One Carleton University graduate student is unravelling the rich history behind one of the university’s most enduring landmarks—the mural painted by Continue 

Chancellor’s Professor Margaret Ogilvie receives Order of Ontario

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to society in Ontario, Chancellor’s Professor Margaret Ogilvie was invested into the Order of Ontario on Continue 

New technology to identify proteins could lead to improvements in medical diagnoses

When Michel Dumontier and James Green speak about their latest project, their faces light up. If successful, the project could lead to groundbreaking Continue 

Events @ CU

Board of Governors March 27, 2008 608 Robertson Hall (Senate Room) Senate March 28, 2008 608 Robertson Hall (Senate Room) Lectures An Eye for Facts and a Sense of Values: Social Work as Moral Philosophy? Presented by Sarah Banks, professor of applied social sciences at Durham University Continue 

Retirements and retirees activities

These are the Carleton University employees who announced their intention to retire. March 1, 2008 Mary Jo Lynch, Carleton International Retirees association The Carleton University Retirees Association invites all retired and former employees to Continue 

Co-op celebrates 20 years

Carleton’s co-operative education program is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an open house on March 20. And according to Kerry Eamer, manager of the co-operative education program, there are literally thousands of reasons to commemorate this significant milestone. “Over the years, Continue 

‘Wiki-d’ new teaching methods help students collaborate

What does contemporary Japanese art have to do with Facebook, Myspace and other favourite technological pastimes? At first glance, nothing—but some students at Carleton University have brought them together to offer a more modern twist on methods Continue 

Staff recognized for excellence in customer service

More than 250 finance and administration staff joined Duncan Watt, vice-president (finance and administration) for the sixth annual Customer Service Awards luncheon on February 12, 2008. Awards were given in three categories: Best Customer Service Continue 

Residence Life team is honoured for its transistion program

Residence Life team is honoured for its transistion program Carleton University’s Residence Life Staff Team is celebrating its recent success at the annual Residence Life Conference held at the University of Western Ontario in February. Residence Continue 

National roundup: Ottawa commits more than $700 million to research

More money was invested in research funding by the federal government in February. The budget included an $80-million increase in tri-council funding (SSHRC, Continue 

News in brief: Ravens fencing and sabre teams bring home silver and bronze

The Ravens men’s and women’s fencing teams brought home Ontario University Athletics (OUA) medals in February 2008. The Carleton University Ravens Continue 

Shad Valley program gets ready for its 20th summer

Shad Valley is an awardwinning program of Shad International, a not-for-profit educational organization that is based upon the values of creativity, excellence, community, diversity and responsibility. In July 2008, Carleton University will be Continue 

Polling Station

Last month’s question and results Which movie should win the Oscar for “best motion picture”? (Based on 24 votes.) — This month’s question Who is responsible for the slump that led to the Sens firing coach John Paddock? – the coach – the players To vote: see the Continue 

Life from a different perspective

Trevor Lewis, a coordinator in the career development and co-operative education office, will be spending his entire work day on April 1 in a wheelchair in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. For many years, Lewis has talked with prospective Continue 

Letter to the editor: Taking an ‘alternative spring break’

On behalf of the 29 students, staff and faculty who participated in Alternative Spring Break – Mexico, I would like to thank the Carleton University Continue 

Letter to the editor: Putting advocate into advocacy

It was great to see the story on Tara Ashtakala’s innovative teaching ideas in the January Carleton Now edition. We love seeing stories about what our former professors are up to. Stephanie Duguay, BAHons/08 Undergraduate Recruitment Tour Continue 

Magical chemical reactions set audience ‘on fire’

M&Ms that spontaneously combust, metal that melts itself and elephant toothpaste—these are just some of the magical displays that faculty and students from the Carleton University department of chemistry performed to packed houses on February Continue 

Mentorship program provides new TAs with discipline-specific support

Teaching assistants (TAs) in several departments across campus are getting a helping hand this year from a new initiative started in the Faculty of Graduate Continue 

Carleton Where?

Darren Fernandez, the student development officer in the first year experience office, has won the latest Carleton Where? contest for correctly identifying the sculpture located outside the St. Patrick’s Building. Darren has received a ball cap and t-shirt from the Carleton University Continue 

Bree accepts position as graduate studies secretary and registrar

John Shepherd, the dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Carleton University, recently announced the appointment of Joanne Bree to the Continue 

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