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Institute of Neuroscience scores three for three in CIHR grants

Carleton’s Institute of Neuroscience was recently awarded $1.7 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for three projects delving into the neural mechanisms behind depression, seizures, and stress related to discrimination. “We’ve got a very, very strong group,” says Hymie Anisman, a member of the Institute and one of the grant recipients. He says the three grants are a great testament to the quality of the researchers working … Continue 

Professor has hand on the pulse of Aboriginal music

Carleton is helping put a disjointed Canadian Aboriginal music heritage back together. A Canadian Heritage Grant has allowed the University to create a project called “Native Drums” that will establish an on-line music resource for Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals alike. “The project will put Carleton on the map because there is nothing else like this in Canada,” says Music Professor and principal investigator for the project, Elaine Keillor. “The information on … Continue 

CTPL celebrates 15th anniversary with two new agreements

Carleton’s Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this fall, and the recent signing of two new agreements with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) totalling more than $9 million is the best present yet. CTPL is a think-tank that examines international trade policies, “providing specific trade policy and law expertise on a need basis,” explains Rosemina Nathoo, Program Director of Asia Pacific at CTPL. … 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 October 7 – October 21

For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at: carleton.ca/events October 7 President’s Luncheon in support of United Way/Centraide Join your friends and colleagues and help celebrate the kick-off of Carleton Continue 

“In today’s world, pollution is a big concern, but can plants help us to clean up contaminated land?”

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Susan Aitken, Assistant Professor of Biology, answers this Continue 

More In the News

Public Administration Professor Gene Swimmer told the Ottawa Citizen (August 23) that a new spending review secretariat inside the Privy Council Office does not bode well for stalled labour negotiations in the Government. He told the Ottawa Sun (August 23) that the Government wants to take a Continue 

In the News

Allan Maslove (left), Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, was interviewed on Lunch Bunch (CFRA Radio) on September 13 about the health care talks between the Premiers and the Prime Minister. Hugh Armstrong, Professor of Social Work and Political Economy, spoke on the Continue 

Recent Academic Appointments

Francesco Bariolo, (B.Sc., Ph.D., Padova) Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics Term, September 1, 2004, to June 30, 2005 Matthew Bellamy, (B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Carleton) Lecturer (II), History Term, July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 Samuel Continue 

Soccer gets the ball rolling on team renewal

The Carleton men’s and women’s soccer teams are diving into another season with full force. “We have five rookies starting, but overall (we have) improved with good front players who should cause other teams problems,” says men’s coach Continue 

Where are they now?

Christopher Henderson (B.A. Economics/79) CEO, The Delphi Group Christopher Henderson has made an outstanding social commitment to Ottawa and the rest of Canada throughout his impressive career. He has performed in a variety of administrative and executive roles in both the health care and Continue 

Renegades Day raises funds for student bursaries

The Ottawa Branch of the Carleton University Alumni Association kicked off its fall event schedule with a wildly successful third annual Carleton Day at the Renegades at Frank Clair Stadium on September 11. Nearly 500 students, alumni, and friends Continue 

Chancellor Emeritus gives gift to Canada’s Inuit

Gordon Robertson, Chancellor Emeritus of Carleton University, has pledged a personal donation of $50,000 to create a prestige award called the Gordon Robertson National Inuit Scholarship. Effective September 2005, the new scholarship will be Continue 

Campus briefs

Library expands wireless network The pilot project of the Library’s wireless network has proved to be so successful, that it has since opened the network to all Web resources. Certain limitations still apply however, namely: -no telnet or ftp; -no access to campus network drives; which Continue 


Carleton Chancellor Marc Garneau kicked off this year’s Shinerama campaign in support of Cystic Fibrosis. Shinerama wrapped-up an action-packed orientation week for new students. From – Continue 

Enrolment and retention: moving on up

The number of first-year students deciding to study at Carleton continues to rise as more than 5,000 students arrived on campus this fall. “We’re right on track with our plans,” says Susan Gottheil, Associate Vice-President (Enrolment Continue 

Registrar’s Office has a smooth September

Registration went a little smoother this fall thanks to a few system changes. Many factors contributed to the success, including staff having overcome so many challenges and becoming more comfortable with the University’s new Banner computer Continue 

Recognizing student excellence

All four faculties celebrated the academic success of their scholarship students this month. Students were honoured with a reception, where they mingled with professors, members of Carleton’s Senior Executive, and fellow scholarship winners. Continue 

Farewell to a Carleton “founding father”

It is with deep regret that the Carleton community learned of the death of Dr. Bruce McFarlane, who passed away suddenly on September 9, 2004. Dozens of mourners have contributed their thoughts and condolences on a special Web site dedicated to his Continue 

Faculty of science welcomes two new research laboratories

To enrich the research experience for students, the Biology Department has been further enhancing its teaching and learning facilities with the addition of more modern equipment, including a new laboratory for Enzyme Kinetics and Gene Regulation Continue 

Greenhouse butterflies to take flight

Posted Oct. 5/04 From October 2 – 11, see hundreds of exotic butterflies flying freely in Carleton’s tropical greenhouses in the Nesbitt Biology Building. The colourful exhibition runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m daily. Admission is free, but Continue 

Charles Gordon, Ph.D., 1940-2004

A tribute written by professor and friend Andrew Brook Charles Gordon was one of the best-known and best-loved figures at Carleton University. He was a member of the planning committees for no less than nine new academic programmes, including all Continue 

Faculty briefs

FASSCarleton Historian shares expertise with Statistics Canada History Professor and business historian Duncan McDowall has been commissioned by Statistics Canada to write a history of Canada’s system of national accounts. Evolving since World War II, the system of national accounts has Continue 

Study may spoil previous theory about rotten fruit

In 1977, evolutionary ecologist Dave Janzen proposed an interesting theory why fruit, seeds, and carcasses spoil. Janzen proposed that microbes cause fruit to look unappetizing as a way to keep resources to themselves. His theory stemmed from the Continue 

New technology contributes to architectural heritage

Carleton University is entering an elite field within the realm of heritage reconstruction thanks to a Canadian Heritage Grant. Through a new Digital Architectural Reconstruction Program, Carleton’s Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) has become one of 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. The Registrar’s Office is one of the busiest Continue 

Have something to say?

Have something to say? Send a letter to the editor at editor@carleton.ca From – Continue 

A letter to my colleagues on loyalty

Being one of the oldest members of the University, I am perhaps in a good position to have observed changes in attitudes over the years. I have seen many changes – most are very positive, but some of these I find quite disturbing. When I Continue 

Reaching forward in research

With the new academic year well underway, faculty, staff, and especially students have no doubt noticed many changes around campus, particularly when it relates to new facilities. Many of the construction projects you will see around campus are Continue 

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