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Harvard welcomes Carleton scholar

Associate Professor in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication, Karim H. Karim will be spending his sabbatical year as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Divinity School and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department. Karim will continue his research on Muslims in the West, and will share his expertise with faculty through a variety of lectures. “I will now extend this work to various cities in the U.S.A., with Cambridge, … Continue 

Carleton experts helping promote gender equality in Bangladesh

The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s Studies (PJIWS) and the Institute for European and Russian Studies (EURUS) will be collaborating on a $10.6 million project focusing on gender equality in Bangladesh. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is funding the five-year project, dubbed “Policy Leadership Advocacy for Gender and Equality” (PLAGE 2). PLAGE 2 is the second phase of a project started in 1998 by Cowater International Inc., a consulting … Continue 

New lab founded on partnership and preservation

Developing strategies to protect wildlife at risk will become a little easier after a combined effort by Carleton University and the National Wildlife Research Centre (NWRC) to open a new Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Lab. “This lab provides a common meeting space where students can develop research questions that previously could not be addressed,” says Doug King one of the project co-directors. The facility, built as an extension on … Continue 

Can geologists predict volcanic eruptions?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Brian Cousens, Professor of Earth Sciences, answers this month’s question: Can geologists predict volcanic eruptions? The answer to this question is yes, if they Continue 

The Bachelor of Arts degree: an education for our times

Mike Smith, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Recently, the Chancellors of Ontario Universities declared, “The liberal arts … must continue to be a seminal part of Ontario’s higher education. This is a practical idea as much as a Continue 

Reviving the Faculty Club

Initiatives have begun to revive the Faculty Club at Carleton. Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Don Wiles, provides answers to some common questions as the plans unfold: What is the history of the Faculty Club? “The Faculty Club first started on Continue 

Carleton Chaplaincy celebrates 40 years

Tom Sherwood, Carleton University Ecumenical Chaplain shares his thoughts. When community and university leaders were establishing the Ecumenical Chaplaincy in the early 1960s, they could not have foreseen the society we have today; but they did Continue 

Michael Jemtrud, Young Innovator Award winner

Feridun Hamdullahpur, Vice-President (Research and International) recently announced the winner of the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. Assistant Professor Michael Jemtrud from the School of Architecture was named as the recipient of the $10,000 Continue 

Where are they now?

Pioneer chemist and award-winning researcher, Jocelyn Paré received his Ph.D. in Natural Product Chemistry from Carleton in 1984. Since then, he has gone on to author more than 130 scientific publications. He holds 13 patents, and has presented his scientific work around the world. As the Continue 

Perking up the hockey slump

Suffering from hockey withdrawal? Thanks to a new partnership with the Ottawa 67’s, Carleton’s Alumni Association can help get you out of the slump! Just $36 will get you a family pack of four tickets to see a 67’s game. Included in the $36, Continue 

Nordic ski teams on track

This year the Carleton Nordic Ski teams are sharing their expertise. Athletes will be running the new Carleton University XC Ski Development Centre here on campus. “Carleton athletics is trying to open the door for people who want to try the Continue 

From books to bytes and beyond

The university library has always been more than a simple repository of books. It’s an academic environment without barriers; where all disciplines, competing ideas, and curious minds intermingle in a quest for knowledge. Over time, however, how Continue 

The detail is in the design

The place for a learning commons has already been identified. How to use that space is still in the works – and it’s not a simple task. “You used to go into a library with a notebook and pen – but it’s not just that anymore,” says Continue 

A vision for student success by strengthening community

This year, we admitted more than 5,000 students into first year. Nearly half accepted residence offers. But this still leaves more than half our first-year students living off-campus. For many of these students, being at Carleton means little more Continue 

Laying the foundation – a space for learning

What is a learning commons? It’s about space. It’s about learning. It’s about support. It’s about conversing and exchanging ideas and building a community, one conversation at a time. The library has long been viewed as an information Continue 

Faculty briefs

SCIENCE Carleton University Physics Professor, Giles Santyr, is using a powerful new MRI scanner at the new Clinical Imaging Research Laboratories at London’s Robarts Research Institute to further his research into medical imaging. Santyr, who is taking a one-year leave of absence from Continue 

Women in Engineering and Science – moving forward worldwide

In August, Professor of Systems and Computer Engineering Monique Frize travelled to Kenya as part of a broad initiative to train African women scientists and Continue 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant recipients

The following faculty recently received grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Robert Coplan $87,500 What the meek shall actually Continue 

A big step forward

Carleton University Master of Science student Martha Mullally, was recently awarded the Young Scientist Footsteps Award, a national science award sponsored by the Council for Biotechnology Information. The $5,000 award recognizes outstanding research conducted by graduate students in Continue 

A solid bet – Carleton researchers receive funding to study gambling behaviours

Carleton University researchers have been approved for a $197,310 grant by the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre to further investigate Continue 

Carleton professor puts shyness in the spotlight

Carleton Psychology Professor Robert Coplan was recently awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to gain a better understanding of young children who struggle with shyness. Coplan will study shyness in children and Continue 

Ph.D. thesis examinations

Department of Sociology and AnthropologyNovember 15, 2004, 2:00 p.m., C563 Loeb Building Candidate: Christopher Powell, (B.A., Toronto, M.A., Carleton) Thesis: Civilization and Genocide Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering November, Continue 

Carleton says goodbye to former Chair of Civil Engineering

The Carleton community was sad to learn of the death of Professor Emeritus John Adjeleian, on October 14. Born in Massachusetts, Adjeleian studied at McGill and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Adjeleian had a very successful career in Continue 

University mourns loss of first Map Librarian

Members of the Carleton community will be saddened to learn of the passing of Barbara Farrell, formerly Carleton’s Map Librarian, in hospital on October 8. Farrell founded the Map Library at Carleton University, building it over 26 years into a Continue 

Carleton saddened by passing of former University President

Former Carleton President Michael K. Oliver passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 29 at the age of 79. Dr. Oliver was President and Vice-Chancellor, and a Professor of Political Science at Carleton University from 1972-78. Before Carleton, Continue 

The faces of Carleton

Carleton has many dedicated employees. In each issue of Carleton NOW, we introduce a person or team from the Carleton community in an effort to showcase the outstanding individuals that contribute to the University’s many accomplishments. Having helped more than 5,000 students during its Continue 

In search of a Faculty Club

I write in strong support of Don Wiles’ suggestion (Carleton Now 2.10 October 2004) that “The Faculty Club should be revived as soon as possible.” Given the physical isolation of the University from downtown and the ever-increasing Continue 

Carleton alumni contribute to University’s transformation

On Saturday, October 16, more than 25 Carleton alumni volunteers from across the country (and beyond) gathered for the Alumni Annual General Meeting to plan for the future. Their basic question: how can the Carleton University Alumni Association Continue 

Carleton Cares – United Way Campaign Update

Thank you for helping us surpass our goal of $150,000 Final results will be available November 17. Check the Web site for updates at: www.carleton.ca/unitedway From – Continue 


At Carleton, Remembrance Day has a special meaning. The University was founded primarily to provide those returning from the Second World War with an opportunity for post-secondary education. Henry Marshall Tory was the dreamer. Tory first developed an interest in educating soldiers after a Continue 

Mexican President Vicente Fox addresses students at Carleton University

While the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a success, state signatories must integrate further if they want to remain internationally competitive, Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Carleton NOW is published monthly (except July) by Advancement through the Department of University Communications. Views expressed or implied do not necessarily reflect official University policy. Submissions are welcome, but Carleton NOW reserves the right to edit and print contributions Continue 

Events for November 14 – November 23

For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at: carleton.ca/events November 14 Fall Convocation Fall Convocation will be celebrated in three ceremonies at 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., in the Fieldhouse. Continue 

More In the News

Professor of History and International Relations, Norman Hillmer, was interviewed by the Toronto Star about the first 100 days of Paul Martin comparing his track record to other Prime Ministers who led minority governments. The Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, and Continue 

In the News

The Ottawa Citizen (September 17) wrote a moving article in memory of Professor Emeritus Bruce McFarlane and his many contributions to Carleton while the Globe and Mail (October 5) published a touching tribute to retired English Professor George Johnston who died in Huntingdon, Quebec on Continue 

From commons to community – the bigger picture

Most universities boast mission statements and strategic themes that place student learning as a priority. The challenge for university administrators is to bring lofty statements like this one to life. In the early 1990s, Alexander Astin published Continue 

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