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Carleton’s business school exported to China

Still an industrializing economy, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is looking to Carleton University to help modernize its business-management skills. An agreement to offer the University’s Master of Business Administration degree to students in China is a huge step in international relations. The program will be taught by Carleton’s Sprott School of Business faculty at Donghua University, in Shanghai, one of the country’s leading industrial academies in its biggest … Continue 

Carleton’s Rowe advises Bank of Canada

“It was appallingly simple,” says Dr. Nicholas Rowe, describing the economic model he created to help the Bank of Canada (BoC) maintain its annual inflation-rate target at about two percent. Simple, maybe, but not without consequence. In August, it earned the Carleton economics professor an appointment to the C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council. The 12-person council offers the BoC advice on how to determine short-term, overnight interest rates, the … Continue 

Welcoming Carleton’s ninth Chancellor

Carleton University is pleased to announce that the President of the Canadian Space Agency and former astronaut, Marc Garneau, will become the University’s ninth Chancellor succeeding The Right Honourable Ramon Hnatyshyn, who passed away last December. Dr. Garneau will be installed as Chancellor at the morning Convocation ceremony on November 16. “We are tremendously honoured that Dr. Garneau has agreed to take on this important role,” said Dr. Jocelyn Ghent … Continue 

A United Way campaign reaches for ambitious goals

It will be an exciting and challenging time from now through the end of October as Carleton’s United Way campaign aims for its 2003 target. These goals include a donation mark of $145,000 as well as a 50-percent participation rate from university employees. To achieve this, volunteers will seek the generosity of the University community as they work to help fund a 71-year-old campaign that strives for community-based solutions to … Continue 

President’s scholarship receptions

It was a busy luncheon schedule for Richard Van Loon as Carleton’s President hosted scholarship winners from each of the university’s faculties. Students from Public Affairs and Management (right) met with Van Loon September 22; Science and Continue 

Orientation week

New students everywhere, as Carleton’s Orientation took students from Parliament Hill to Mooney’s Bay for a week of activities. Groups of first-year students converged on Canada’s hill of government (top, left) to celebrate their entry into Ottawa academic world. One of Orientation’s Continue 

October 3 – October 22

Events calendar – carleton.ca/events Friday, October 3, 17, 24, 31The 2003 Shannon Lecture Series on History This fascinating series focusing on museums and memory continues weekly through the month. Lectures include the “Canadian War Museum” (Oct.3), “Australia and the Politics Continue 

Why can I remember things clearly from years ago when I can’t remember something I heard yesterday?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Tom Tombaugh, Professor of Psychology, takes on this month’s Continue 

CUSA Student business is good business

There is no doubt that coffee is an important part of the university experience. The all-too-common mix of late nights and early mornings makes that much-needed caffeine fix even-more necessary. But when was the last time you thought about where Continue 

Where are they now? At the helm: Marta Mulkins

In August, when Marta Mulkins sailed into Montreal’s harbour as the first woman to command a Canadian naval warship, her gaze would have naturally drifted to the new greenbelt parks lining the harbour’s entrance. Despite her role as captain of Continue 

News Briefs

Carleton President Richard Van Loon has been named Chair of the Council of Ontario Universities, a collective of 18 academic institutions that promotes leadership and co-operation on issues facing publicly funded universities in the province. Van Loon received the two-year appointment on Continue 

Europe’s new direction addressed at Carleton conference

The current enlargement of the European Union (EU) is history in the making. It will likely mean that several former-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe will join, pushing the external border of the EU up against new areas of Russia. Continue 

Ravens tuning up their game

Carleton’s varsity basketball season is in full tune-up mode. The women’s Ravens team opened their exhibition campaign with a narrow win over a young, and gritty, international opponent, and the men’s team prepares to defend its title as Continue 

Defining the first year experience

Nothing can be tougher than explaining a student’s attempts to navigate that stimulating, and often-intimidating, first year at Carleton University. Robyn Walker will try to do just that. The 19-year-old journalism student will keep a diary of Continue 

Carleton debates its physical future

More than 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Ottawa community attended a public forum September 15 on campus to share their dreams and concerns about the future of Carleton’s physical spaces. The forum is part of an ongoing Continue 

Half the power, without a hitch

During the week following August’s electrical blackout, thousands of students and faculty converged on campus to register, check research, or just re-orient themselves back into Carleton life. What most didn’t know was that the University spent Continue 

A home-grown tech centre that serves the world

In April, Carleton’s Science Technology Centre (STC) completed work on an undergraduate research project for an instrument most people have never even heard of. The instrument – a forward calorimetre – is Carleton’s contribution to Continue 

Memory’s key is remembering how to learn

Aging inherently brings the challenge of maintaining good physical and mental health. The more physical activity one practises in older years, research has proven, the more physically active an individual becomes. The same holds true for learning Continue 

Magical anniversary for Canada’s oldest design school

While there’s nothing sleight-of-hand about the success of Carleton’s School of Industrial Design (SID), magic did serve as a fitting centerpiece when SID celebrated its 30 anniversary September 13. “Up in Smoke” featured 13 student groups Continue 

VP Harrison brings initiative to link studies and careers

Appointed July 1, from McMaster University, where he was the Dean of Social Sciences, Alan Harrison, has had a head start at getting acquainted with the university. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t encountered some of its pitfalls—like getting Continue 

Suzanne Jordan: Editor/Writer, University Communications

As the Department’s newest member, Jordan, moves naturally into the editor’s chair. Since graduating from Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication in 2001, she has worked on-campus in Admissions and Recruitment. Among her duties were Continue 

About Carleton NOW

The trained intelligence of a nation is its greatest asset, greater than any material resource. Henry Marshall Tory, Carleton University Founder Carleton NOW is published monthly (except July) by Advancement through the Department of University Communications. Views expressed or implied do Continue 

President’s letter

Last month I had the opportunity to meet with both faculty and staff to present my annual “state of the union” addresses. This was the eighth time I have made these presentations since coming here in 1996. The institution has changed a lot since then. In those early years, the concern Continue 

In the News

Carleton’s faculty was a key source of quotes and information for media in their look at the upcoming Ontario election. Political Science professor Jonathan Malloy was interviewed September 3 by CBC on the way education fits into the campaign platforms of the three major parties. Also on Continue 

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