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From conflict to insight

Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution celebrates its tenth anniversary “I’ve always believed that there had to be a more positive way to solve problems than taking someone to court,” says lawyer Georgianna Karamitos. “Carleton’s program in conflict resolution has convinced me that under certain circumstances mediation is more effective than litigation.” Karamitos is currently enrolled in the Carleton University Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution (GCCR), and she is not the … Continue 

Carleton United Way campaign calendar – November events

November 8 Silent Auction begins November 12 Bingo begins November 13 Tory Building Door-to-Door bake sale November 15 Silent Auction ends November 19 Sprott “Furry friends of United Way” sale begins November 20 Silent Auction results published Continue 

Celebrating our Chancellor’s Professors

The designation of Chancellor’s Professor was created in 2001 and is awarded by the president of Carleton University to recognize the excellence of individual professors and raise awareness of their work, both within and outside the university. Continue 

We did it! Residence students move in

In less than 48 hours more than 2,500 students moved into one of Carleton University’s nine residence buildings on the first weekend of September. At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, students arrived to begin the move-in process and by 5:00 Continue 


There were no retirees for the month of August, 2007. The Carleton University Retirees’ Association invites all retired former employees to continue their contact their university friends and colleagues. Become associated with the Retirees Association. Visit the website at Continue 

New directions for environment and health research at Carleton

Research in the area of environment and health is an area of strength at Carleton University, and is being targeted for strategic development in order to Continue 

MBA grad CAREs about overcoming poverty

Obtaining a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can open many doors and provide personal success. However Jan Dutkiewicz, who finished his MBA at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business in June, is more interested at this stage Continue 

Where your money goes

At least 85 cents of every dollar you donate to the United Way/Centraide is used to support those who need help. Plus, you can choose to direct your gift to any one of the hundreds of United Way funded agencies. Here’s a sample of some of the services you can choose to support: Alliance to Continue 

I support the United Way because . . .

Karen March Associate Professor Sociology and Anthropology . . . it is a community organization. My United Way/Centraide representatives are aware of the issues of poverty and abuse in my community and give my money to the people who will benefit Continue 

Office Coordinators — your United Way/Centraide contacts

Advancement Heather Theoret Carleton University Library Michelle Devidi Leslie Firth Patricia Macintosh Melody Mastad Gilles Monast Equity Services Barbara Carswell Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Marlene Brancato Olga Cada Chantal Dion June Continue 

Youth drop-in centre is “one big happy family”

Alina Riabko fidgets anxiously in her seat until asked to smile for the camera. Then a much more confident grin appears. When the youth centre she attended was suddenly closed, a friend told her about the Drop-In Centre at the South East Ottawa Continue 

The simple courage to make a difference

This year’s theme for the United Way/Centraide Ottawa campaign is simple courage … to believe in what’s possible. I believe that simple courage resides in all of us. We just have to take the first step towards turning possibilities into Continue 

Giving is an act of courage

This year’s United Way/Centraide Ottawa campaign theme, “simple courage … to believe in what’s possible,” deeply resonates with the experiences I have had working as a counsellor and program coordinator across a variety of social service Continue 

Flexible distance teaching key to building stronger public service in Nunavut

The joint Carleton University-Government of Nunavut (GN) Certificate in Nunavut Public Service Studies, established in 2001, is already well respected by its Continue 

“If you can do it, so can I”

Enriched Support Program peer mentors contribute to student success By Heather Forsyth and Martha Attridge Bufton “Being smart is not about having all the right answers,” reflects Danardo Jones. “For me, being smart means thinking critically Continue 

Lights, camera, action: First-year students film their research

It’s lights, camera, action for a group of first-year seminar students at Carleton University who have broken academia’s essay-and-assignment mould by Continue 

Nazira Conroy receives the Betty Weiss Memorial Award

Nazira Conroy (left) is the 2006–07 recipient of the Betty Weiss Memorial Award. Dr. Karl Weiss (Betty’s widower, right) was on hand for the luncheon held at the Canal Ritz on June 7, 2007 at which Conroy was presented with her book prize. The Continue 

Suzanne Blanchard appointed Associate Vice-President (Student Support Services)

Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Feridun Hamdullahpur announced the appointment of Suzanne Blanchard to the position of Associate Continue 

What do Carleton University readers think of The Unfinished Canadian?

Journalism professor Andrew Cohen’s latest book, The Unfinished Canadian: The People We Are, has been provoking debate and dialogue since it was published on Continue 

National roundup

Federal S&T strategy welcomed by Canadian universities Canada’s universities say the federal government’s new science and technology (S&T) strategy charts an important and ambitious course for the country. According to Claire M. Morris, president of the Association of Continue 

News in brief

B.Com student wins gold medal in archery Ketevan Natsvlichvili, a fourth-year bachelor’s of commerce student, won the 2007 Senior Women’s Recurve Gold Medal at the Canadian championships, held in Caledon, Ontario. Natsvlichvili, originally from Georgia, is a member of the Carleton 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 Acting Director, Communications and Community Relations Heather Brown Manager, Public Affairs Tanya Pobuda Creative Supervisor Greg MacDonald Continue 

Piled Higher & Deeper, a grad student comic strip



In the August issue of Carleton Now, Allan Thompson was incorrectly described as having been a Toronto Star correspondent in Africa during the Rwandan genocide. However, Thompson visited Rwanda as a Toronto Star reporter in 1996, after the genocide. The co-op students on page 3 should have Continue 

Letter to the editor: Support staff services

During the strike, I was so busy just keeping my head above water, that I didn’t have time to think about the full impact the dispute had on me, my unit (I am a department chair) and my students. What is clear to me now is that while I have Continue 


Dr. Samy Mahmoud, President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore, looks forward to the new academic year I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire Carleton community—faculty, staff and students—for your ongoing hard work and dedication in support of this great institution. I am Continue 

Campus-wide Personal Safety Audit gets underway

Carleton University’s Personal Safety Audit 2007 is just getting underway, and already there is great interest in the process across campus. Conducting safety audits at Carleton is not new. Since the creation of the Presidential Advisory Continue 

Pull up a chair

For really good stories, you pull up a chair and listen. The stories of William Barton and Ruth Bell—long-time Carleton University donors whose recent generosity established two Chairs in the Faculty of Public Affairs— are these types of stories. Vienna, Geneva and New York were just a Continue 

Support staff strike largest in Carleton’s history

By Shelley Henderson with notes from Riaz Sidi As students arrived for the first day of fall classes on September 5, approximately 700 of the university’s support staff began strike action. The employees are members of the Canadian Union of Continue 

Hire a student through myCareer

CDCE launches new online job search system Faculty and staff at Carleton University now have a new way to hire students through the Work Study Program or other on-campus employment opportunities. myCareer, an interactive online job posting system, Continue 

Carleton Where?

Norm Gordon, a network operator in the Operational Control Centre/Technology Infrastructure Division of CCS, has won the latest Carleton Where? contest for correctly identifying the sculpture located in Alumni Park featured in the August issue of Carleton Now. Norm received four tickets to Continue 

Two-minute interview

Like Natalie Sasseville, you too can be profiled in a future issue of Carleton Now. We’re pleased to put the spotlight on the University’s dedicated faculty and staff who make Canada’s Capital University an outstanding place to learn and work. Just visit carletonnow.ca and click on the Continue 

Building a winning era in women’s basketball

With the new fall semester comes a new era for women’s basketball at Carleton University, as Taffe Charles, BA/94, takes on the role of head coach. Charles took over the job on May 14 and envisions a season of rebuilding the basketball program Continue 

Jill Vickers: A leader in creating a more women-friendly world

Professor Jill Vickers may have retired from Carleton University on July 1, 2007, but that does not mean she plans to be “retiring.” Vickers will continue Continue 

What’s in a name?

“My father used to say: ‘You can lose everything in life, but no one can take away your education,’” recalls Kailash Mital, an Ottawa-based businessman. Mital took those words to heart and has spent much of his life looking for ways to support educational causes—including Carleton Continue 

Meet this year’s CUSA, GSA and RRRA presidents

There is an unmistakable wave of energy and excitement on campus at the beginning of each academic year as students, faculty, and staff gear up to pack a lot of activity into a relatively short time. The presidents of the three student Continue 

International specialist heads the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies

Fen Hampson, the director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), announced the appointment of Jez Littlewood as the new Continue 

Senior academic and administrative positions

(as of July 1, 2007) Senior Administration President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore Samy A. Mahmoud – 520-3801 Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Feridun Hamdullahpur – 520-3806 Associate Vice-President (Student Support Continue 

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