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Minecraft U: Carleton goes virtual

A group of students and staff at Carleton are building a new and improved version of campus that will be explorable from anywhere in the world. Carleton’s Discovery Centre staff and volunteers are creating a model version of campus in the video game Minecraft, which allows players to build their own virtual world using 3D cubes. A multi-player option allows players to interact with each other inside the digital landscape. … Continue 

Accessibility software raises funds for READ Initiative

The chair of the Carleton Access Network — a working committee of Carleton’s Research, Education, Accessibility and Design Initiative (READ) — has a new project on the go that’s making digital content accessible to all. David Berman has developed the Berman Accessibility Ribbon, an add-on for Microsoft Word. When installed, the ribbon appears in the Microsoft Word toolbar and highlights the features needed to make text documents readable for anybody who … Continue 

Carleton researchers tackle computer location fraud

Carleton researchers are working on software to stop location fraud by cracking down on proxy servers and other masking technology — a development that would be a boon to big content companies like Netflix. AbdelRahman Abdou is a postdoctorate at Continue 

City parklets foster campus-community partnership

When Carleton Architecture Prof. Johan Voordouw learned about the city’s plan to repurpose on-street parking spots into outdoor patios, parklets and vending stalls, he called up city councillors to see how he could get his students involved. Continue 

Computer Science association would prioritize funding, encourage women and minorities

A Carleton computer science professor is advocating for a national computer science association to build community in a field that is uniquely Continue 

Training initiative sparks dialogue on workplace mental health

A new initiative at Carleton is giving employees an opportunity to learn more about mental health in the workplace, and how to better support themselves and Continue 

Support program helps BA student get on track

Although it never seemed impossible, graduating university started out as a daunting goal for Kim Taylor, who struggled to achieve good marks in high school. Yet Taylor proudly graduated in 2014 with an Honours BA in Human Rights and Women’s and Continue 

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