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Maria’s Minute – May 2014

Welcome to the May edition of Carleton Now. This month’s story lineup includes a feature on Carleton’s connection to the National Capital Marathon, a profile on alum Global TV’s Carolyn MacKenzie and a story on the new Artist-in-Residence. There are new pictures in the photo gallery, too. Enjoy your read.

The Ottawa marathon and the Carleton connection

The Ottawa marathon is the biggest marathon in Canada, but when it began 39 years ago this month, it started small. Very small. And it looked nothing like the running “festival” it is today. In 1975, there were no bands, no pace bunnies or big name sponsors. Runners didn’t wear heart rate monitors or water belts. And back then, the race started – and finished – on the campus of … Continue 

Summer summit will push accessibility agenda ahead

Organizers of the International Summit on Accessibility 2014 expecting issues around accessibility will move forward more quickly as experts in the field come from all over the world to share knowledge and innovation. The July 12-15 conference, Making it Happen: From Intention to Action, will highlight progress being made in creating accessible and inclusive communities as diverse leaders in accessibility congregate to discuss what has been achieved and what more … Continue 

Campus Community Campaign breaks records across the board

The Carleton community surpassed all expectations in rising to its “Our Giving Moment” with the 2013-‘14 Campus Community Campaign. “The campaign has definitely blown away all our expectations for the Carleton community,” says Sandra Continue 

Juno Award winner Ian Tamblyn named Carleton’s “Artist-in-Residence”

Students in Carleton’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will have the opportunity to work alongside some real star power when award-winning Continue 

Former Chancellor loved his time at Carleton

After a distinguished four decades as Canada’s longest-serving member of Parliament, the Right Honourable Herb Gray concluded his lifelong public service career as Chancellor of Carleton University. And, according to Gray’s wife Sharon Continue 

Carleton student creates app to keep tabs on garbage collection

Does the chaos of daily life have you forgetting your garbage and recycling collection dates? One Carleton student might have a solution for you. Michael Continue 

Global anchor says j-school program “bang on”

Carolyn MacKenzie loves a challenge. Shortly after joining Global Television’s flagship Toronto news operations as their latest reporter, MacKenzie received a note from a viewer taking exception to a recent segment about accessibility issues Continue 

Learning what it takes to be productive

Chris Bailey has lived in isolation for 10 days, dedicated 35 hours in one week to meditation, and even forced himself to wake up at 5:30 in the morning – all to learn more about what it means to be productive. “It might seem like a weird thing Continue 

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