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Ardeth Wood remembered

Carleton University and the family of Ardeth Wood are establishing a memorial fund to commemorate the life and memory of Ardeth, who died tragically on August 6, 2003, at the age of 27. Ardeth was a model student, a devout person and an exceptional citizen who strove to make the world a better place. This fund in her name will be used to support students at Carleton University. Those wishing … Continue 

Contributing to the cosmic catcher’s mitt

It’s been 20 years since David Sinclair started looking for neutrinos, those solar-radiated little bits of mass that are supposed to be the fundamental particles of the universe. And with a million billion of the energy-bits hitting the Earth every day, physicists have long wondered why they can’t see all that many of them. Last year Sinclair, of Carleton University’s Department of Physics, helped answer that question as Principal Investigator … Continue 

Three ultimate accolades for Carleton faculty

It’s an award that allows professors to add a simple “F.R.S.C.” to the string of letters at the end of their titles, but the honour goes far beyond business cards. During its announcement of annual medal and award winners, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) elected three Carleton University faculty members as 2003 Fellows. They include David Sinclair, Jill Vickers, and Albert Halsall. The trio will be inducted during the … Continue 

Carleton second only to U of T in Fulbright scholars

One of Carleton University’s little-known roles in Canada-U.S. relations grows larger this year as eight scholars from the two countries use Fulbright Awards to dig deeper into each other’s culture. The total is second only to the University of Toronto. The one-year, full scholarships, first started in 1946, create reciprocal educational exchanges and, hopefully, better understanding between the two countries. Starting in September, four Carleton graduates and academics will use … Continue 

Faculty news

The following appointments were approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors on August 12, 2003. Francine Benny Lecturer (Instructor I) in French Marie Brisson Lecturer (Instructor I) in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Inez Dekker Lecturer (Instructor II) in Continue 

Flying the Carleton Banner

After being tested by the stress of 2003’s huge student-and-staff needs, Banner, Carleton’s new electronic administrative system, is proving its usefulness. “What we’re finding is that Banner is a fundamentally sound and robust system,” Continue 

September 12 – October 13

Friday, September 12Women’s Studies Seminar – A Tale of Two Nations? The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s Studies presents “A Tale of Two Nations?: Juggling Work and Home in the New Economy” by Irene Hardill, Graduate School for 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 

In the News

Amanda Coe, a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program, discussed what she hopes to accomplish while studying in Harvard University’s Professional Development Program as a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Coe will complete the program at Harvard where she will develop further Continue 

Getting the goods on giving

In the 2003 Maclean’s survey of Canadian universities, Carleton scored first in student aid out of 11 comprehensive universities. The ranking means the University has more scholarships and bursaries available per capita than any other Continue 

Front-line services for the new crowd

While the new Prescott residence and other campus improvements mean Carleton University can physically accommodate the largest-ever group of incoming students, a range of new programs and staff additions will help ensure a high level of health, Continue 

Engineering and Design

Adrian Chan Assistant Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering Believing “a teacher hasn’t taught until a student has learned,” Carleton’s newest assistant professor in Systems and Computer Engineering is heavily involved in cutting-edge, biomedical-engineering Continue 

A Carleton success story celebrates milestone

Right from the start, Carleton’s Instructional Television (itv) was destined to become much more than a video archive for students who overslept lectures or lived off campus. Its value as a distance-learning tool was recognized immediately, and Continue 

Who runs the Internet?

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Les Pal, Professor and Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration, answers this month’s question: Who runs the Internet? The Internet grew from the ground up, starting in the 1960s, and was Continue 

Thank you!

This past June, Dr. Richard Van Loon hosted a reception to honour non academic staff who recently retired and those who had served the University for the past 25 years. From – Continue 

News briefs

James Opp, Principal Researcher at the Carleton Centre for Public History, was awarded the Canadian Historical Association Prize for Re-Imaging the Moral Order of Urban Space: Religion and Photography in Winnipeg, 1900-1914. It was recognized as the best article published in the Journal of Continue 

Organizing the sober frosh

Heading into Carleton University’s first-ever Orientation week with a no-alcohol stipulation hasn’t fazed organizers for one minute. Events started Saturday for 2,500 first-year students and will continue through Friday. “(Dry Frosh Week) has Continue 

Tickets, please!

They were already the best sports deal in the city, but season tickets for varsity men’s and women’s basketball just got even more affordable for Carleton alumni. Grads can now catch all home games for either team for only $40—that’s $10 off the regular season tickets price. Continue 

Getting the goods on giving

In the 2003 Maclean’s survey of Canadian universities, Carleton scored first in student aid out of 11 comprehensive universities. The ranking means the University has more scholarships and bursaries available per capita than any other Continue 

The exercise manifesto

Carleton’s Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics is trying to acquaint all incoming students with its facilities and programs available at the pool, field house, fitness centre, gymnasium, outdoor fields, and squash and tennis courts. Fall fitness begins September 15 and includes Continue 

Lighting the election fuse under student body

Premier Eves has yet to set a date, but that hasn’t stopped Carleton’s student organizations from planning ahead for a provincial election that may take place during the busy first month of the 2003-2004 academic year. Anticipating this Continue 

Faculty appointments

The following appointments were approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors to take effect July 1, 2003. Change in status to Distinguished Research Professor – George H. Haines, Jr. Eric Sprott School of Business – George Skippen, Department of Earth Sciences Continue 

Public Affairs and Management

Allan Thompson Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication Seventeen years after graduating from Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication, Thompson is back on campus, this time as Assistant Professor. In 1986, he was the Continue 

Faculty Facts

772 – Total faculty (2003) 622 – Number of faculty with Ph.D.s 93 – New hires in 2003 13 – Faculty of Science 42 – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 30 – Faculty of Public Affairs and Management 8 – Faculty of Engineering and Design 56 – New Continue 


Susan-Marie Aitken Assistant Professor, Department of Biology Carleton added a professor, researcher, and mentor to its Department of Biology when Susan Aitken concluded her NSERC/Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. It is Continue 

Arts & Social Sciences

Jill Carrick Assistant Professor, School of Studies in Art and Culture Armed with a Ph.D. in Art History from Bryn Mawr College, in the United States, Carrick is ready to make Carleton her home because of the “collegiality and excellent calibre of my colleagues—fine scholars, Continue 

93 appointments by the end of the year

Here are the names of the new academic appointments to date: – Susan Aitken, Assistant Professor, Biology – Patricia Ballamingie, Lecturer (Instructor I), Geography – Sean Barry, Assistant Professor, Chemistry – Vandna Continue 

Understanding the emigrant experience

Leaving one’s home for a new life in another country can be traumatic. Before the introduction of modern communications, letters were the best and only way for travelers to define the experience and perhaps inspire them to pursue their dreams. It Continue 

Weiss for White

Joan White, Graduate Secretary in the Department of History, is this year’s recipient of the Betty Weiss Award. The Award recognizes persons at Carleton University who distinguish themselves in everyday conduct by their caring and helpful attention to others. It is made annually, as Continue 

Not just for bureaucrats anymore

In 1953, when Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) first started offering courses, public policy was very much a nebulous subject, relegated to the back corridors of government. Today it is as integrated into everyday life Continue 

A partnership forged in photonics

Carleton University popped the question, the University of Arizona said “I do” and one of the academic world’s most formidable partnerships in optical data became a reality. Officially, the two universities signed a Memorandum of Continue 

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor of Carleton NOW are welcome at carletonnow@carleton.ca From – Continue 

Ottawa Citizen editorial, August 15 – Kudos to Carleton

Carleton University is undertaking a challenging social experiment: to prove you don’t need alcohol to have a good time. Orientation week for new students is often associated with endless partying, but Carleton’s on-campus activities Continue 

President’s letter

As we begin another academic term, I would like to extend my best wishes to all faculty and staff and a warm welcome back to students who are returning to campus after their summer break. I’d also like to extend a special welcome to new students who are coming to Carleton University for Continue 

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