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Maria’s Minute – November 2010

Welcome to the November issue of Carleton Now. This month we are featuring Convocation stories about our medallists, as well as our honorary degree recipients. There are also lots of photos in our photo gallery this month, so be sure to check them out. Enjoy your read.

Kidnap victim Amanda Lindhout keynote at Yes, You Can! conference

Taryn Lloyd and Emile Scheffel want to empower Carleton students – even those who might not consider themselves to be leaders. That’s why the Carleton students – along with the Student Experience Office – are organizing a one-day conference called Yes, You Can! that will help students become effective leaders. “We want people who are passionate about change, but might not feel like they have the skills and toolsets to … Continue 


Academic June 30, 2010 Heather Maroney, Sociology and Continue 

Campus unites for the United Way

The money is still coming in for Carleton’s annual United Way campaign that wrapped up Nov. 5, but organizers say continued support from the campus community will help them reach their $150,000 goal. “Carleton is a big part of the community and Continue 

Carleton students greening Ottawa one house at a time

Upon walking into a home in the old Ottawa east community, Hillary Flesher’s stomach sank. Compact-fluorescent light bulbs. Check. Unplugged appliances. Check. She had unknowingly walked into an environmentalist’s dream home. Normally, this Continue 

Women’s Studies announces new joint chair

The Pauline Jewett Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies has announced that Pamela Walker has been selected as the Joint Chair in women’s studies. The position is shared between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. “I hope Continue 

Carleton student proves small groups have big power

Someone once told Carleton student Shannon Tessier that a small group can’t make a big difference. But when Tessier founded the charity organization CHANCE – which empowers children nationally and internationally in the areas of health, Continue 

Carleton’s Dancing Chemists win Science Magazine contest

It pretty much goes without saying, but Maureen McKeague is involved in some heady research. The PhD candidate is studying how nucleic acids called aptamers bind with specific molecules for a process called homocysteine. Did you get any of that? Continue 

Carleton Launches Partnership with University of Central Asia

Carleton University and the University of Central Asia (UCA) have established a partnership to pursue academic development and research, a move that will help Continue 

Convocation: Governor General’s Medal winner “shocked” by honour

Ottawa was a bit daunting for Kevin Walby, who grew up under the open skies of Canada’s Prairies. Nevertheless, he found Carleton University to be a Continue 

Convocation: Science grad wins Chancellor’s Medal

If 22-year-old Kevin Boczar had to choose between the Olympics and his academic studies, the latter would win out. While he and his ice dancing partner placed 13th at the Canadian figure skating qualifying national competition in London last Continue 

Convocation: President’s Medal winner says whole family deserves credit

When President’s Medal winner Sharon Ann Benson was in her late 40s, she decided she needed to cross “getting a degree” off her bucket list, and she Continue 

Convocation: Mayor of North Dundas Carleton grad

The ink on 22-year-old Eric Duncan’s bachelor of arts degree in political science will barely be dry when he’s sworn in as North Dundas’s youngest ever mayor in early December. Uncertain he would become head of the council when he ran his Continue 

Convocation: Yvonne Langen wins H.M. Tory Award

Journalism and Women’s Studies alumna Yvonne Langen will receive the Henry Marshall Tory Award at the November convocation. Langen, who is currently doing graduate studies at the University of Toronto, is receiving the award for her academic Continue 

Convocation: Renowned economist awarded honorary degree

Jeffrey Sachs, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Economist Jeffrey Sachs is renowned for his efforts to heighten awareness about environmental sustainability and engage citizens in the battle against global hunger and poverty. Professor Sachs will be awarded the Continue 

Conovocation: Distinguished Carleton retiree receives honorary degree

Donald Colborne McEown, C.D., B.A., (Dip.) B. Admin. Distinguished retired Carleton employee Donald McEown will be awarded the degree of Master of Arts, Continue 

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