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Maria’s Minute – May 2015

Welcome to the May edition of Carleton Now. The lineup of stories includes an article on the New Sun Visiting Aboriginal Scholar’s lecture at the Research Works event, a story about superheroes in literature, as well as a feature on the summer institutes being hosted by the Faculty of Public Affairs. Remember vote in the online poll. Enjoy your read.

Sixteenth-century Political Prayer Penned by a Queen, says English Prof

A professor in the College of the Humanities and the Department of English has made an amazing discovery that sheds new light on the political influence of one of King Henry VIII’s wives. Micheline White, whose research focuses primarily on English Renaissance literature and who is currently writing a book on women, religion and politics in Tudor England, came to realize quite by accident that Henry’s last wife, Katherine Parr, … Continue 

Carleton Hosts Technovation Competition for High School Youth

Technology entrepreneurs recently had the chance to pitch their app ideas to a panel of eight judges from IBM, Shopify, Carleton, Industrial Research Council, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Women Powering Technology and L-Spark. And they are young women still in high school. On Sunday, May 3, Carleton University hosted the Technovation Challenge Showcase and Competition, which was the final event for the city’s first-ever Ottawa Technovation Challenge. “It exceeded my … Continue 

Superheroes in literature may be revealing about those on edge of society

Brian Johnson, an English professor at Carleton, probably spends more time thinking about Superman and the Swamp Thing than all of his colleagues put together. Continue 

2015 Achievement Award Winners Announced

Annually, Carleton University recognizes teaching and research excellence with its Achievement Awards. Below are the 2015 winners. The awards were handed out a special ceremony hosted by Peter Ricketts, vice-president (Academic) and Kim Matheson, Continue 

Career and Skills Building at the Centre of FPA Workshops

Professionals looking to enhance their skills are invited to take part in this year’s Faculty of Public Affairs Professional Institute, which features six courses during May and June. The intensive two or three-day workshops will focus on Continue 

Carleton Grad Helps Commemorate a Canadian Hero

When Erin Gurski was in kindergarten, she started to study ancient Egypt. But the self-described “nerdy child” — at age three, The Hobbit was a bedtime story — wasn’t only interested in pharaohs and pyramids. She immersed herself in the Continue 

Carleton Leaves Imprint on the World After Most Generous Year

Sarah McRae still wears the jewelry she bought in the Massai Community of Tanzania. Although they are stunning pieces, it’s the experience that still takes Continue 

Carleton professor leads community-based learning initiative

Carleton geography and environmental studies adjunct Prof. Paul Williams thinks outside the box when it comes to assessing his students. For the past two years, Williams has taken his first-year seminar on sustainable environments outside the Continue 

New work of art honours contributions of visionary to Carleton

Joy Maclaren was born into a tradition of promoting education and giving back to the community. Now, in death, her generosity to Carleton University lives on Continue 

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