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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 

Researcher looks for energy answers

Growing our own fuel isn’t a new idea, but one Carleton professor is looking at ways to do it without affecting the world’s food supply while also helping to stimulate a flat-lined economy. Rather than diverting corn, soybeans and sugar Continue 

Tim Cook winner of Charles Taylor Prize

Carleton’s Tim Cook won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917-1918, Volume II. Cook is an adjunct research professor in the history department at Carleton. The Continue 

New Healthy Workplace Committee Chair

President Roseann O’Reilly Runte is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Kane, Assistant Vice-President, (University Services), as the Chair of Carleton University’s new Healthy Workplace Committee. In this role, Kane will oversee Continue 

Fade to black Carleton – cut the lights for Earth Hour on March 28

Assistant librarian Linda Rossman is issuing a friendly challenge to her colleagues on campus to turn off their lights for Earth Hour on March 28. On that day, Continue 

Good news, bad news for Ontario universities in 2009 federal budget

On the face of it, the federal budget appears to be a good news, bad news story for Ontario’s universities. Recent reports about a lack of funding for Continue 

Warm Ottawa welcome for Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama came to Ottawa on Feb. 19 and received a warm welcome from Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean (top) while a crowd of admirers gathered on Bronson Ave. at Carleton to cheer and wave at the president as his motorcade made its way Continue 

Pair named Co-op students of 2008

Hurricanes, earthquakes and landslides. It’s all in a day’s work for Helen Barrette. The second-year arts and public administration graduate student reaches across the world to offer aid to people picking up the pieces after natural Continue 


Here are the Carleton employees, both academic and non-academic, who retired either on or after February 1, 2009. February 1, 2009 Ian Babcock, Continue 

International laws needed to prevent use of chemical and biological weapons

International laws are needed for chemical and biological weapons to prevent their use by states and rogue groups, says a Carleton researcher. Mustard gas, Continue 

Inaugural Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship awarded

Chad Hunter is the inaugural winner of the Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship in medical physics. Created five years ago, the scholarship is awarded to a graduate student at Carleton specializing in medical physics, on the recommendation of the Continue 

From theoretical study to working in the real world

After co-op student Fazlu Jafarulla completed his second year of aerospace engineering studies at Carleton, he struggled to find his first summer work placement. Hailing from an “arts” family, Jafarulla wasn’t even certain if Continue 

Carleton Student Services

Carleton students have access to a wide variety of services. Awards and Financial Aid http://carleton.ca/awards/ The Awards and Financial Aid office administers various programs to reward academic achievement and provide financial assistance Continue 

Carleton Complete overview

Carleton Complete highlights the complete university experience and promotes the completion of a university degree. It is a package of initiatives to ensure student success in academic pursuits and extra-curricular activities. New or enhanced Continue 

Carleton creates supportive “culture of success”

Carleton is taking university student support to a whole new level, according to Suzanne Blanchard, Associate Vice-President (Enrolment Management) and University Registrar. After years of planning a variety of support programs for its students, Continue 

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