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Coping with traumatic, unjust loss

Understanding the long-term impact of the Westray Mine explosion Mother’s Day is usually a joyful celebration. Not so in 1992, however, for the families of 26 miners employed at the Westray coal mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia. At 5:18 a.m. on May 9, a methane gas explosion killed everyone working underground that morning. Since 2000, Chris Davis (a professor in Carleton University’s Department of Psychology) has been researching the effects … Continue 

Summer camp listing

Virtual Ventures (VV) Virtual Ventures camps focus on technology, science and engineering and aim. Participants build and design websites, create computer animations, and perform science experiments and activities. Date: Week-long programs, July 3 to August 17 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Continue 

Kroeger College celebrates this year’s winners of the Arthur Kroeger Awards

In early April, Eileen Saunders, the director of Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs announced the winners of this year’s Continue 

Biomedical engineering students host successful networking event

On April 20, Carleton University’s IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Student Club Continue 

Faculty of Public Affairs honours faculty and staff accomplishments

The Faculty of Public Affairs held their annual reception in honour of the accomplishments of Faculty and Staff in Public Affairs on April 16. The inaugural Continue 

Visiting scholar speaks on development in Tanzania

On March 16, over 50 people gathered to hear a lecture on “The Peasantry and the End of Development in Tanzania” given by Dr. Samwel Maghimbi, our visiting scholar from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). Dr. Maghimbi is pictured here, at Continue 

Non-academic recruitment goes electronic

Carleton University’s non-academic recruitment process is about to get considerably better. This month the Department of Human Resources is implementing iRecruiter, a new Electronic Recruitment System (ERS) to help make the staffi ng process Continue 

Person to person

This page celebrates new appointments, promotions and transfers that were approved in the month of April at Carleton University. Congratulations to all. Academic appointments Ba Manh Chu has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Economics. Susan M. Downie has been appointed as Assistant Continue 


Starting in June, Carleton Now will include a monthly listing of faculty and staff who have officially announced their plans to retire. The Carleton University Retirees’ Association invites all retired and former employees to continue their contact with their Carleton friends and Continue 

Sukeshi Kamra is named 2007-08 Marston LaFrance Research Fellow

The Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship was established in 1979 by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The recipient receives a teaching release for one Continue 

A pox on your house

Parasites and their (in)tolerant hosts The unwanted houseguest–it is a host’s worst nightmare. Even if the unwelcome visitor is not terribly unpleasant, the host always pays in some way and in extreme cases, the relationship can become destructive. Either way, nobody likes a Continue 

Russian Academy of Public Administration visits its Carleton partners

On March 28, Carleton University President Samy Mahmoud welcomed a delegation from the Russian Academy of Public Administration (RAPA), led by Dr. Vladmir Continue 

Two-minute interview

Like Mike Schofield, you too can be profiled in a future issue of Carleton Now. We’re pleased to put the spotlight on the University’s dedicated faculty and staff who make Canada’s Capital University an outstanding place to learn and work. Just click on the Two-Minute Continue 

Carleton Where?

Laurie Pelow, who works in Health and Counselling Services, has won the latest Carleton Where? contest for correctly identifying the commemorative plaque located on University Drive near the Loeb Building. Laurie will receive a hat and t-shirt from the Bookstore. Now, it’s your chance Continue 

Sprott makes changes to MBA program

Additional courses benefit non-business student entrants An edge in the competitive job market–this is typically why students enrol in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Continue 


Board of Governors and Senate Board of Governors No meeting in May. May 31 Senate 9:00 a.m. Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall Registrar’s Office May 2 Carleton Central opens for registration for Carleton University degree students graduate and undergraduate), graduate University of Continue 

Centre for Initiatives in Education celebrates 10 years of success

Hollywood loves the underdog. Stories portraying the transformation of an undervalued protagonist into a recognized success are churned out on a regular basis. Continue 

NPSIA introduces new cluster in national security and intelligence

The post-911 world has lead to a greater demand for graduates with expertise in intelligence and international security matters. In response to this need, Continue 

Food for Fines helps CUSA Food Centre

Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library held its first Food for Fines campaign and collected more than 60 boxes of food, which is the equivalent of $2,566.50 in library fines. Between March 19 and 15, the library waived $2.00 in fines for Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Cecilia Taiana, an assistant professor in Carleton’s School of Social Work, will be spending this month at Stanford University as a research visiting scholar. She will deliver two lectures. One will be on her published work on the emergence of Freud’s theories in Argentina and Continue 

Carleton University’s financial outlook (2007-2008 fiscal year)

Revenues Total revenues for 2007-08 are $279 million. As the pie chart above illustrates, government grants comprise 49 per cent of this total. Most of the Continue 

To the members of the Carleton University community

Our Board of Governors recently approved the operating and ancillary budgets for the 2007-08 fiscal year. This marks the end of our annual financial planning cycle. Each year, the schedule begins in October with a review by the Board of Governors Continue 

News in brief

2007 Arthur Kroeger Awards winners Dr. Eileen Saunders, the director of Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Aff airs, announced the prestigious Arthur Kroeger College Awards for Public Affairslast month. This year’s recipients were: The Honourable James K. Continue 

Pearce’s receding hairline

On April 3, Professor Trevor Pearce (above) lost all of his hair and raised over $1,600–but all for a good cause, cancer research. Pearce’s seventeen year-old son was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment at the Continue 

Demand for campus tours up by 30 per cent

It is trite but true: Seeing is believing, especially for a prospective student who takes a campus tour in order to choose a university. Jean Mullan is the director of undergraduate recruitment for Carleton University, and she points out that tours Continue 

Professor’s efforts educate young children in Ghana

What started as Daniel Osabu-Kle’s concern for the plight of impoverished children in Africa has turned into a school that is transforming the lives of the more than 300 children who pass through its doors every year. A member of Continue 


Blood Diamond: Did the film help the campaign? Do popular films really boost social justice campaigns? Blood Diamond did though in some unexpected ways. This hard-driving movie (which was nominated for five Oscars) graphically depicts the havoc wrought by the illegal trade in Continue 


New look for Carleton Now In order to make Carleton Now more cost effective and environmentally friendly, the paper is now being printed on newsprint. In addition, a front-page index and a regular Sudoku puzzle have been added for the convenience and entertainment of our readers. Achievement Continue 

East meets West

Carleton University hosted a delegation from the Russian Academy of Public Administration (RAPA) in March. Meetings included, from left to right, Andrei Margolin, Vice-Rector, RAPA, Samy Mahmoud, President pro tempore, Vladmir Egorov, Rector, RAPA, Kim Matheson, Acting Vice-President Continue 

ISSO photo contest celebrates diversity

This past term, Carleton University students, faculty and staff looked at the world Through a Global Lens–a photography competition held by the International Student Services Office (ISSO) to celebrate the diversity of our world and Continue 

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