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Maria’s Minute – March 2015

Welcome to the March edition of Carleton Now. This month we are continuing to highlight Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) Research Month, the new relationships forged through the Alumni Mentorship program and the work of Industrial Design students who helped design accessible, public toilets as part of an ongoing project. Remember vote in the online poll and to check out this month’s carpe diem cartoon. Enjoy your read.

Grad trades law for entrepreneurship

Pablo Srugo knew by the time he was 10 years old that he wanted to be a lawyer. When he arrived at Carleton University in 2009, he signed up for the philosophy program and then shifted to an economics major, with an aim to head to law school. By the time he was in his third year, he realized he was on the wrong path. The world of business was … Continue 

Carleton’s accessibility expertise called upon in Jamaica

Dean Mellway and Quayce Thomas are helping to make Jamaica’s Parliament building more accessible – and, putting Carleton University on the map as experts in the field. Mellway, acting director of Carleton’s READ (Research, Education, Accessibility and Design) initiative, and Thomas, a third-year architecture student, recently travelled to Kingston, Jamaica to make recommendations that will accommodate visitors and employees with disabilities when they visit the George William Gordon building. “I … Continue 

“Books” in Living Library shine light on research

Instead of picking up a book, members of the Carleton community will have a chance to learn more about a topic by interacting with people who have first-hand experience and knowledge. On March 16, the Living Library event will be back for its Continue 

Mentorship program creates valuable connections

Carleton students Jeniffer Milburn, Craig Lord, and Nelly Duarte may be on different career paths – but their futures all look bright, thanks to invaluable guidance they have received from their mentors as part of Carleton’s Alumni Mentors Continue 

Peoples’ Gathering at Carleton gives voice to grief from relatives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

Voice after voice spoke of the need to end violence against Indigenous women and girls and to make the lives of Indigenous people “matter.” Many Continue 

Students design accessible public washrooms

A group of second-year Industrial Design students at Carleton University have created designs for safe, accessible public washrooms in key Ottawa locations. Partnering with Ottawa’s grassroots GottaGo! campaign, which advocates for a network of Continue 

Recognition of service excellence grows on campus

Members of the Carleton University community nominated 170 of their colleagues for service excellence recognition in 2014. It’s a number, says Carleton President Roseann Runte, that reflects people going out of their way to recognize excellence. Continue 

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