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Maria’s Minute – October 2012

Welcome to the October edition of Carleton Now. This month, there is a story about the Travers Debates event being held in support of the James Travers Fellowship, a story about the work a Carleton researcher into improving flu immunization, and a profile of the new Board of Governors chair Ron Jackson. As usual, there are new pictures in the photo gallery. Enjoy your read.

The Travers Debates: A star-studded evening of support for a unique cause

Will Twitter be the death of journalism? Well, that will be up for debate at a unique already sold-out event organized to plump up the profile and funds available in a fellowship that commemorates a journalist who held foreign reporting dear to his heart. After the R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship was established last year in the wake of legendary Canadian journalist Jim Travers’ death in March 2011, Katie … Continue 

Carleton alumnus and YouTube star receives highest alumni award

With one of the top-rated YouTube hits ever, it’s easy to say Carleton University alumnus Dave Carroll has made it. But the 44-year-old musician has never forgotten where his career began –Carleton’s tunnels during the late 1980s. “My brother and I would sing until we were kicked out of residence to go to the tunnels for being too loud,” he remembers. Carroll has won the 2012 A.D. Dunton Alumni Award … Continue 


Non-Academic Dennis Vance, Bookstore Academic J. Moyra McDill, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Devon Woods, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Continue 

Carleton’s annual United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 17

Carleton University staff, faculty and students have their sights set on raising $150,000 in three weeks beginning on Oct. 17 for the annual United Way campaign. “As an educational institution, we’re helping the people who are going to be the Continue 

Students at the centre of everything the university does: Board of Governors chair

Ron Jackson may be the new chair of Carleton’s Board of Governors but he’s not new to the university. Prior to moving into the chair’s seat, Continue 

Astronomy nights – making the sky more accessible

Etienne Rollin is making it possible for people to see Jupiter, the moons of Saturn – even the Andromeda galaxy. Rollin, who is lab supervisor in Carleton’s physics department, will host night sky observation sessions this year on campus. The Continue 

Vaccine research could put end to flu

“Keep working.” The words might as well be Jeffrey Smith’s mantra. They’re the words his wife’s uncle has said to him ever since his wife’s aunt was diagnosed with cancer. They’re the words he’s Continue 

October highlights healthy habits

Sure, being fit and eating well are important aspects of a healthy lifestyle. But it’s bigger than that, especially when you add in stress, mental health issues and work-life balance challenges. And that’s where Carleton’s Healthy Workplace Continue 

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