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Convocation: Governor General’s Medal winner “shocked” by honour

Ottawa was a bit daunting for Kevin Walby, who grew up under the open skies of Canada’s Prairies. Nevertheless, he found Carleton University to be a Continue 

Convocation: Science grad wins Chancellor’s Medal

If 22-year-old Kevin Boczar had to choose between the Olympics and his academic studies, the latter would win out. While he and his ice dancing partner placed 13th at the Canadian figure skating qualifying national competition in London last Continue 

Convocation: President’s Medal winner says whole family deserves credit

When President’s Medal winner Sharon Ann Benson was in her late 40s, she decided she needed to cross “getting a degree” off her bucket list, and she Continue 

Convocation: Yvonne Langen wins H.M. Tory Award

Journalism and Women’s Studies alumna Yvonne Langen will receive the Henry Marshall Tory Award at the November convocation. Langen, who is currently doing graduate studies at the University of Toronto, is receiving the award for her academic Continue 

Convocation: Renowned economist awarded honorary degree

Jeffrey Sachs, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Economist Jeffrey Sachs is renowned for his efforts to heighten awareness about environmental sustainability and engage citizens in the battle against global hunger and poverty. Professor Sachs will be awarded the Continue 

Engineer trail-blazer to be honoured by peers

Months after learning that the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OPSE) is awarding her its prestigious Gold Medal, Professor Monique Frize is still glowing. Frize, 68, is a legend in engineering circles for her tireless efforts to open the Continue 

Nobel Peace Prize winner inspires the Carleton community

After receiving an honorary doctorate from Carleton, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus told a packed audience that education, curiousity and selflessness are the driving forces behind his success in using small loans to curb poverty. Foreign Continue 

Professor Ruth Phillips

Premier’s Discovery Award goes to Carleton Professor

Carleton Prof. Ruth Phillips, who is the Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture, has been honoured with one of this year’s Premier’s Discovery Award in the category of arts and humanities. The prestigious awards recognize excellence in Continue 

Daniel Mcdonald

Math/physics student humbled by Governor General’s Medal

Daniel Francis McDonald, who graduates with an honours bachelor of mathematics degree this spring, is “deeply humbled” to be awarded the prestigious Governor General’s Medal for his academic efforts. Majoring in mathematics and minoring in Continue 

Jean Liu (Governor General's Medal)

Neuroscience grad wins Governor General’s Medal

Governor General’s Medal winner Jean Liu never imagined her studies would end on such a high note. The 21-year-old, who is graduating with a bachelor of science honours degree in neuroscience, will work in Jack Kelly’s auditory neuroscience Continue 

Michael Hamilton

Linguistics major earns Chancellor’s Medal

Michael David Hamilton’s experiences in Japan unexpectedly threw him into the field of linguistics. Now, as he graduates with an honours bachelor of arts degree, with a major in linguistics, he is walking away with the Chancellor’s Medal. Continue 

Awards and Medals

Awards and medals

Carleton University is made up of talented students, faculty and staff. Convocation is a time when achievements – both academic and non-academic – are recognized through a wide variety of awards and medals. Congratulations to all members of the Carleton community who won awards and who Continue 

Amanda Clarke

Trudeau Scholarship winner heads to Oxford

Carleton student Amanda Clarke has been awarded a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship worth $180,000. Clarke was one of 15 Canadian and international doctoral candidates to receive the coveted scholarship. “The Trudeau Continue 

2010 Achievement awards

Congratulations to Carleton’s 2010 Achievement Award winners. A group of 21 members of the Carleton community received this prestigious award. Certificate in Teaching Assistant Skills Graduate University Teaching Continue 

Branchaud inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Laura Branchaud, of the Department of University Safety, who is being inducted into York University’s Sport Hall of Fame at a ceremony May 27 in Toronto for her contribution to its field hockey squad from 1979 to 1986. Continue 

Curlers from Carleton bring home hardware

After many triumphs but a heartbreaking loss in the final at the World Junior Curling Championships, Carleton students Emma Miskew and Lynn Kreviazuk have a silver medal to commemorate their team’s last game together. Miskew, a third-year Continue 

Staff honoured at Service Excellence Awards

True to form, senior reference librarian Frances Montgomery was thinking only of others when she accepted a Carleton Service Excellence Award. “It’s wonderful because really it’s not just about me but my whole team,” said Continue 

Carleton launches new Service Excellence Initiative

Carleton University’s underlying value of providing outstanding service is now being nurtured under a new Service Excellence Initiative that will ensure a consistent and collaborative approach to making the Carleton experience a positive one. Continue 

2009 Service Excellence Awards Winners


2009 Service Excellence Awards Nominees

Individual Nominees Alana Barnes Allen Scott Anant Nagpur Caitlin MacGregor Cathy Gaffney Dan Brown Darlene Hebert Doug Huckvale Etelle Bourassa Fran Craig Frances Montgomery Gerry Rondot Greg Schmidt Guy Lacroix Guy LaMadeleine Hana Jabi Jeremy Continue 

Co-op student of the year eyes innovation to help society

Being named Co-op Student of the Year has proven to 20-year-old Simon Mack that his opportunities for success are endless. “I’m really surprised and quite honoured,” said the third-year electrical engineering student, who spoke Continue 

New Ruth Bell scholarship to help female students at Carleton and UOttawa

Ruth Bell didn’t let years of rejection, sexism and financial issues stand in the way of earning her undergraduate and master’s degrees — and she Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Junjie Gu wins 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award Assistant Professor Junjie Gu of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the recipient of the 2006 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. This $10,000 award recognizes and supports outstanding young faculty researchers Continue 

Carleton trio honoured with prestigious awards

Over the last few weeks Carleton faculty and staff were honoured with three prestigious awards — Congratulations! Carleton Engineering Prof. Moyra McDill won a 2009 Ontario Professional Engineers Award from the Ontario Society of Professional Continue 

Carleton United Way campaign beats $150,000 target

Carleton’s United Way campaign raised more than $160,000 — surpassing its $150,000 goal — showing that the spirit of giving is alive and well on campus. During the three-week campaign which officially wrapped up on Nov. 13, donors were Continue 

Record number of nominees

Congratulations to the 46 Carleton professors nominated for TVO 2010 Best Lecturer competition. The Best Lecturer Competition is quickly becoming a favourite annual event for universities and colleges, lecturers and students across Ontario. On Dec. 7, the 20 semi-finalists will be announced. Continue 

Grete Hale honoured at Fall Convocation

The Right Honourable Herb Gray, chancellor, says hello to honorary degree recipient Grete Hale, who was honoured at Fall Convocation for her outstanding service to the community of Ottawa, leadership in the non-profit sector and support of the Continue 

Follow your heart and pursue your dreams: Chancellor’s medalist

Chancellor’s Medal winner Kimberley-Anne Cullen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in psychology in a roundabout way. Encouraged by her Continue 

Mother of two earns math degree and President’s Medal

When Andreea Rada learned she had won the President’s Medal, she wasn’t surprised. “I think it’s great, but I worked hard for it,” says the 30-year-old native of Romania. “I have two kids and I came from another Continue 

A lifetime of giving back to the community is honoured

Fifty-five years after receiving her journalism degree from Carleton College, Grete Hale receives an honourary degree for her life-long dedication to both the humanitarian and business worlds. “Life is full of chapters. And now, here I am Continue 

Environmental engineering grad gets Board of Governors Award

Courtney Macaulay has used her talent in math and science to help change the world. Now she’s receiving the Carleton University Board of Governors’ Continue 

Former Carleton president honoured

Veteran public servant and former Carleton president Richard Van Loon says receiving an honourary degree from the university is a “privilege.” Van Loon, who served as president for nine years between 1996 and 2005, has been awarded an Continue 

Awards and Medals

Carleton University is made up of talented students, faculty and staff. Convocation is a time when achievements—both academic and non-academic—are recognized through a wide variety of awards and medals. Congratulations to all members of the Carleton community who won awards and who have Continue 

Keeping the faith: Carleton’s chaplain retires from post

Carleton’s ecumenical chaplain, Tom Sherwood, has been honoured with the Interfaith Award from the City of Ottawa and Interfaith Ottawa in recognition of his long career in local multi-faith bridge-building. It’s one of many awards Continue 

2009 Achievement Award Winners

Carleton University’s research, teaching and professional achievement awards are intended to enhance the research productivity and quality of instruction at the university. A group of 19 members of the Carleton community are receiving this Continue 

Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship awarded

The 2009-10 Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Fiona Mackenzie, from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Prof. Mackenzie will use the fellowship to work on two projects, including one that explores Continue 

Tim Cook winner of Charles Taylor Prize

Carleton’s Tim Cook won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917-1918, Volume II. Cook is an adjunct research professor in the history department at Carleton. The Continue 

Inaugural Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship awarded

Chad Hunter is the inaugural winner of the Robert L. Clarke Graduate Scholarship in medical physics. Created five years ago, the scholarship is awarded to a graduate student at Carleton specializing in medical physics, on the recommendation of the Continue 

Hoo slam dunk for 2009 OUA Women of Influence award

It’s nothing for Julie Hoo to be up at dawn for practice, spend the afternoon on school work and then watch a lecture on a bus as she travels to a weekend game. It’s the 22-year-old’s ability to balance her time playing for the Continue 

Contract instructor award

Students praise Goldman for the passion he brings to the classroom and how he brings history alive through anecdotes, fun exercises, discussions and the effective use of artefacts such as an original copy of a 1776 Boston newspaper. “While I’m Continue 

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