In the News

The Ottawa Citizen (September 17) wrote a moving article in memory of Professor Emeritus Bruce McFarlane and his many contributions to Carleton while the Globe and Mail (October 5) published a touching tribute to retired English Professor George Johnston who died in Huntingdon, Quebec on August 10. The Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette (October 2) carried a story about former Carleton President Michael Oliver in which retired History Professor David Farr noted Oliver’s “deep commitment to higher education and academic opportunities in the Third World.” The Globe (August 25) also carried a tribute to Gordon Merrill written by Farr. Among his many achievements, Merrill was founder of the Geography Department at Carleton.

Sounds Like Canada (national CBC Radio) interviewed Associate Professor of Communication, Karim H. Karim on September 23 about his appointment as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard and his research on Muslims in the West.

The Ottawa Citizen (September 23) carried a story about the nine new Science and Engineering labs that will be opening at Carleton in the near future. The story quoted Vice-President (Research and International) Feridun Hamdullahpur and Deans Samy Mahmoud and Jean-Guy Godin as well as Geography and Environmental Studies Professor Doug King (right).

The Ottawa Sun and Ottawa Citizen played up Carleton’s live butterfly show. One Citizen photograph featured Greenhouse Manager Ed Bruggink with a huge moth perched on his hand. On October 4, the New RO broadcast segments of its morning show live from Carleton featuring interviews with Ed Bruggink, Biology Professors Jayne Yack and Tom Sherratt along with Doctoral candidate Chris Beatty. CBC TV and Radio also promoted the show while CJOH’s J.J. Clark called it “The Great Annual Butterfly Show” when he broadcast the weather live from the butterfly exhibit.

Public Administration Professor Gene Swimmer continued to update the media about his thoughts on the Federal Government public servant strikes, negotiations, and protests. He was interviewed by CBOT on September 23 and is regularly quoted on this issue in the Ottawa Citizen.

David Kent, Carleton University’s Sports Information Director, had his article on “Hosting a Small National Championship in a Major Market” published in COSIDA Digest, the National Collegiate Athletic Association Magazine for Sports Information and Publications, in the October 2004 issue.

Psychology professors Michael Wohl, Hymie Anisman (left), and Kim Matheson were mentioned in the Ottawa Citizen (September 16) regarding their new grant from the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre. The Ottawa Sun ran a full feature on September 19.

University Affairs (October issue) carried a story about Assistant Psychology Professor John Zelenski’s (right) new happiness lab and noted the appointment of Carleton’s new Dean of Student Affairs Ann Tierney.

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