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Maria’s Minute – November 2014

Welcome to the November edition of Carleton Now. The story lineup this month includes articles about the Canadian Film Institute’s move to Carleton University, Thrive Week, as well as several convocation stories. There new photos in the photo gallery. Remember vote in the online poll and to check out this month’s carpe diem cartoon. Enjoy your read.

Carleton celebrates Thrive Week

Carleton is one of 10 universities across Canada celebrating Thrive Week. Thrive Week, which originally started at the University of British Columbia, is a week-long (Nov. 3-7) series of events focused on building positive mental health for students, faculty and staff. Other Canadian universities hosting their own versions of Thrive Week include: Queen’s, Waterloo, Ottawa and Wilfrid Laurier. Organizers of Carleton’s Thrive Week say the campaign has been a long … Continue 

Canadian Film Institute makes its big-screen debut at Carleton

The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) is making a significant move to a new screening venue – Carleton University. After more than 45 years of film screenings at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) headquarters on Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa, the CFI is transitioning its screenings to the new River Building theatre at Carleton. It’s an exciting move for both the CFI and Carleton, says CFI President Tom McSorley, who also … Continue 

Convocation: Two Years in Colombia + PhD from Carleton = Postdoc at Yale

As part of his PhD in anthropology with a specialization in political economy, Daniel Tubb spent more than two years in Colombia conducting fieldwork for his Continue 

Carleton now offers minor in Disability Studies

Carleton University has proudly launched a minor in Disability Studies. The multifaceted and interdisciplinary Disability Studies minor provides a broader understanding of the experience of countless people living with, or who are affected by, any Continue 

Advocating for persons living with disabilities, human rights student wins award

Over the four years he studied at Carleton, Phillip Bernard Turcotte noted a change in the words used in reference to people with disabilities. Continue 

Distinctly Carleton highlights the best and brightest

Carleton is full of remarkable stories and amazing people who have called campus home since it opened its doors in 1942 – and now, the university is celebrating these achievements as part of the multi-year awareness campaign called Distinctly Continue 

Convocation: Governor-General Gold Medal winner credits neuroscience program for his success

When Zachary Patterson enrolled at Carleton as an undergrad in 2004, he wasn’t particularly sold on the concept of a university education. A decade Continue 

Convocation: Chancellor’s Medal winner honoured by award

Jason Kinnin’s ultimate goal is to finish medical school and to live somewhere warm. At 21, the latest winner of Carleton’s Chancellor’s Medal is the youngest in his first-year medical class at Memorial University in Newfoundland and he Continue 

Convocation: Buddhist monk finishes master’s while battling cancer

While visiting his doctor in March 2014, Carleton graduate student Tan Ngo learned he had malignant tumour in his liver. The prognosis was not good. He was Continue 

Convocation: Carleton to award first Certificate in Carillon Studies

When Beckie Manouchehri enrolled in Carleton University’s Bachelor of Music program in 2011, she had no idea she would make history three years later. In Continue 

Convocation: First students graduate in Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Program

Saturday, Nov. 15 is National Philanthropy Day. It’s fitting that, on that day, at Carleton’s convocation ceremony, Jenna Richards and André Continue 

Convocation: Social Work student overcomes tremendous hurdles to graduate

Michael Carr’s amazing sense of humour, positive attitude and caring personality has been an inspiration to fellow students and faculty in the Carleton Continue 

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