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Marni Nixon inspires students during once-in-a-lifetime weekend at Carleton

When you’re an aspiring singer, it doesn’t get much better than having the opportunity to work with legend Marni Nixon. Most only dream about it — but for a group of students who gathered at Carleton over the Easter weekend — the dream became reality. “It was an incredible experience,” says Vicky Brazeau, a second-year music student. “I was able to participate in the master class … and have a … Continue 

Engineering students turn energy advisers for Urbandale

Looks, location and price. Those are the three caveats that usually drive home sales. With the help of new research coming out of Carleton, energy efficiency could soon be the fourth. Engineering students have come up with what are essentially green homes of the future with solar collectors, windows positioned to optimize the use of sunlight, better building envelopes and more efficient furnaces. Working in partnership with builder Urbandale, students … Continue 

Jacques Shore

Passion for Carleton fuelled 11-year commitment for outgoing board chair

Carleton turned Jacques Shore onto academics and he’s been grateful for it ever since. That’s why, when he was invited 11 years ago to become a Continue 

Teaching builders to retrofit and respect age — Carleton to host first sustainability conference of its kind in eastern Ontario

From solar water heating to photovoltaic cells, there are literally hundreds of gadgets out there that promise to improve the performance of buildings — Continue 

Your personal flight plan is the roadmap to success: Carleton alum

In the early 1990s, Hassan Ahmed was flying high. He’d founded his first company, WaveAccess, which caught the attention of Ottawa high-tech tycoon Terry Continue 

2010 Achievement awards

Congratulations to Carleton’s 2010 Achievement Award winners. A group of 21 members of the Carleton community received this prestigious award. Certificate in Teaching Assistant Skills Graduate University Teaching Continue 

Carleton’s 2010-2011 budget unveiled

In an effort to deal with tough economic challenges, Carleton will cut positions, raise tuition fees and find savings of $5.1 million in the 2010-2011 budget year, the administration announced at a Town Hall on April 22. Duncan Watt, vice-president Continue 

First-year students Paul Montsion and Annie Hussain

Students create Learners4Life to help Haiti orphans

What started out as a class assignment for Paul Montsion and Annie Hussain has turned into an initiative that has raised almost $1,000 for Haiti’s orphans — and they’re not stopping now. “We worry about student loans but they don’t have Continue 

Health benefits of physical activity for adults

The fact that physical activity is good for your health is probably not new to you. But you might be able to use a “re-think” about what physical activity actually is and how you define it. The benefits of getting active include reduced Continue 

OUA 2010 Woman of Influence

Ravens women’s basketball forward Ines Jelic represented Carleton University at the OUA’s seventh annual Women of Influence Luncheon on April 30. The event honours female student-athletes who have excelled in their chosen sports and Continue 

New residence breaks ground this month

Carleton is growing again. This time it’s a new . $32.5 million, 434-room residence that breaks ground in May and is expected to be completed in August 2011. “Our intention is to furnish . it in such a way so it could . accommodate somewhere Continue 

Branchaud inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Laura Branchaud, of the Department of University Safety, who is being inducted into York University’s Sport Hall of Fame at a ceremony May 27 in Toronto for her contribution to its field hockey squad from 1979 to 1986. Continue 

Joan DeBardeleben

Bringing European Union issues to the forefront

As Carleton University has taken on a leadership role in European Union (EU) issues, it has brought together academics, think-tanks and representatives of government and embassies to debate and learn about policy approaches applied in Europe that Continue 

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