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Meet Our New Vice-President (Finance and Administration)

Michel Piché is Carleton’s new Vice-President (Finance and Administration) and he recently sat down with writer Maria McClintock for a Q & A interview. Q: Tell us about yourself. A: I have been married for over 26 years and I have three Continue 

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we all get ready for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Carleton Now spent some time with Dining Services’ executive sous-chef, Rick Lapierre to bring some fun turkey tips your way. Whether you’re a “seasoned” chef in your own right, or if this may be your first Continue 

Carleton To Launch New Indigenous Studies Degree

An innovative team of academics in the soon-to-be officially renamed School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University are preparing for the launch of a new program in fall 2017 - the Bachelor of Arts (combined honours) program in Continue 

Carleton Faculty of Engineering & Design Robotics Team

An Out-of-This-World Experience for Carleton Robotics Team

It was one giant leap for Carleton University’s Planetary Robotics Team this summer as they travelled to the 2016 United Kingdom University Rover Challenge in Manchester, hosted by the United Kingdom Mars Society. Nine Carleton undergraduate Continue 

First graduates of Indigenous diploma program prize what they’ve learned

Way back in the early 1970s, Viviane Gray was the first university graduate from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation located in southeast Quebec. She Continue 

Solar solutions: Carleton opens unique research house

After several years of research, design proposals, construction and installation of energy-efficient equipment, Carleton University celebrated the grand opening of the Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research. Located atop a small hill at the Continue 

Community wedding for a special couple

Janice Elliott and Ed Bigelow’s love story began 24 years ago in the hallways of Carleton University. “He always had a quick joke and, as groundskeeper, he knew his way around,” recalled 57-year-old Elliott, who worked at Carleton for 27 Continue 

Carleton student wins distinguished Canadian Museums Association award

Hannah Keating, a graduate student in Art History at Carleton, recently won the prestigious Dr. Shirley L. Thomson Award for Young Curators at the Canadian Continue 

Undergrad mixes with space scientists

A second-year Earth Sciences student is preparing to take his research to new heights this summer. Calder Patterson is one of 12 successful candidates to be awarded an internship with the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), an organization that Continue 

Ravens Racing sets sights on new record

The Ravens Racing team has unveiled its newest Formula-style race car and it’s one they hope will break records. The gas car made its debut during the Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show, held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa from March 17 to 20. Continue 

Minecraft U: Carleton goes virtual

A group of students and staff at Carleton are building a new and improved version of campus that will be explorable from anywhere in the world. Carleton’s Discovery Centre staff and volunteers are creating a model version of campus in the video Continue 

Accessibility software raises funds for READ Initiative

The chair of the Carleton Access Network — a working committee of Carleton’s Research, Education, Accessibility and Design Initiative (READ) — has a new project on the go that’s making digital content accessible to all. David Berman has Continue 

Student RISE Campaign Celebrates Indigenous Strength and Culture

Carleton’s Aboriginal Service Centre (ASC) launched a new month-long campaign in January to celebrate Indigenous culture with the campus community. RISE Continue 

Writing the Book on Blackberry

On Friday September 27, 2013, The Globe and Mail published a story titled “Inside the fall of Blackberry.” The 7,000-word article featured interviews and graphs built from the files of six journalists. It revealed previously unreported Continue 

Making Community Connections: Carleton Hosting Feb. 24 Event

When entrepreneur Jason Garlough recognized a disturbing discrepancy between the liability of apples and nuts falling onto city streets and an unprecedented demand at local food banks, he co-founded a group called Hidden Harvest to help Ottawa Continue 

Aging Suits CKCU: Campus Radio Station Celebrates the Big 4-0

November marked the 40th anniversary of CKCU 93.1 FM, the community-based campus radio station operating out of Carleton’s University Centre. On Nov. 13, Continue 

Carleton to Welcome Two More Student Refugees in January

Carleton University will welcome two more student refugees to campus in January 2016 thanks to fundraising efforts by students, staff and faculty organized in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Each year since 1978, Carleton has sponsored the Continue 

One-of-a-kind Octamasher Instrument Comes to Carleton

Jesse Stewart has a passion for bringing people together through music. The Juno award-winning musician and associate music professor at Carleton’s School of Studies in Art and Culture believes it’s not just a form of entertainment, but a Continue 

Carleton Launches Ambitious Fundraising Campaign

At its core, Carleton’s most ambitious fundraising campaign ever revolves around a simple message: collaborate with the university and help it give back to the community — in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and beyond. “We don’t want people to Continue 

Part-time Philanthropy Grads Balance Theory and Practice

Ask most students how they manage to balance the responsibilities of work, life and school, and they’ll probably tell you it comes with its challenges. As the first graduates of the part-time Master’s of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Continue 

Double Diploma: First Cotutelle Student Graduates

Imagine waking to the smell of fresh bread wafting in your window from a downstairs bakery. Enjoying tantalizing French cuisine while sipping delicious Belgian beer. Admiring a cobblestone market across the street in Lille, France and then taking a Continue 

Canada’s First Journalism School Celebrates 70 Years

In October 1945, when a fledgling Carleton College launched Canada’s first Bachelor of Journalism degree, the program focused on both the practical skills of the craft and a broad education in the social sciences, history and literature. Continue 

Undergraduate Enrolment on the Rise

When Political Science Prof. Chris Brown and his colleagues were preparing for this fall’s launch of the new Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS), they came up with a target intake of about 160 students. That figure was a Continue 

Paul Menton Centre Celebrates 25 Years of Support for Students with Disabilities

There are many reasons Carleton is touted as the most accessible university in Canada—from underground tunnels to accessibility projects in Uganda Continue 

Carleton Researchers Designing Drones to Help Small Farmers

For years, Jeremy Laliberté has been working on ways to apply drone technology to real-world issues. This summer, the Carleton engineering professor put his ideas to the test with a student from Mexico who helped devise a drone that will help Continue 

Ceremonial Guard Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Carleton

When summer arrives at Carleton, things can get quiet. Students move out of residence, morning lineups at Rooster’s coffee shop dwindle and the after-class rush through the Atrium fades. But if you keep your ears peeled, you’ll hear the sound Continue 

Professor’s Research Trip Uncovers Long-Lost Artifact in Saudi Arabia

Greg Fisher has travelled the world searching for missing puzzle pieces in the history of the pre-Islamic Middle East. As a historian and associate professor Continue 

Maria’s Minute – June 2015

Welcome to the June edition of Carleton Now. It’s Convocation time at Carleton, so this month’s issue has a number of stories highlighting the accomplishments of our talented students who are graduating. There are also some other news stories Continue 

Carleton Employee Humbled by Recognition for Act of Bravery

Dan Thibeault doesn’t consider himself a hero – just a person inclined to help others. And three years ago, when he pulled his neighbour from his burning home that was fully engulfed in flames, that’s exactly what Thibeault says he was doing Continue 

Institute for Data Science aims for Campus-wide Collaboration

Data can be found all around us. Businesses like Walmart collect data about purchasing patterns to better understand their customers, while biologists can use Continue 

Maria’s Minute – May 2015

Welcome to the May edition of Carleton Now. The lineup of stories includes an article on the New Sun Visiting Aboriginal Scholar’s lecture at the Research Works event, a story about superheroes in literature, as well as a feature on the summer institutes being hosted by the Faculty of Continue 

Sixteenth-century Political Prayer Penned by a Queen, says English Prof

A professor in the College of the Humanities and the Department of English has made an amazing discovery that sheds new light on the political influence of one Continue 

Carleton Hosts Technovation Competition for High School Youth

Technology entrepreneurs recently had the chance to pitch their app ideas to a panel of eight judges from IBM, Shopify, Carleton, Industrial Research Council, Continue 

Maria’s Minute – April 2015

Welcome to the April edition of Carleton Now. Some of the highlights in this month’s issue include: a Viewpoint piece on how more needs to be done to get women to run for public office, a feature story on the upcoming C2UExpo event, and an Continue 

2015 C2UExpo: Carleton Holds Conference on Citizen Solutions for a Better World

There’s a lot to be learned from a conference that attracts people behind community-campus partnerships from all over the world and Carleton Continue 

Real men knit: Research shows

Real men knit, says Ann Morneau – and it is redefining masculinity. “When people think of knitting, they think of it as a little old lady thing to do – an undesirable, feminine thing to do that’s old school. But it’s coming back,” says Continue 

Maria’s Minute – March 2015

Welcome to the March edition of Carleton Now. This month we are continuing to highlight Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) Research Month, the new relationships forged through the Alumni Mentorship program and the work of Industrial Design students Continue 

Grad trades law for entrepreneurship

Pablo Srugo knew by the time he was 10 years old that he wanted to be a lawyer. When he arrived at Carleton University in 2009, he signed up for the philosophy program and then shifted to an economics major, with an aim to head to law school. By Continue 

Carleton’s accessibility expertise called upon in Jamaica

Dean Mellway and Quayce Thomas are helping to make Jamaica’s Parliament building more accessible – and, putting Carleton University on the map as experts in the field. Mellway, acting director of Carleton’s READ (Research, Education, Continue 

Maria’s Minute – February 2015

Welcome to the February edition of Carleton Now. This month we are highlighting Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) Research Month, as well as a number of that focus on aerospace and wind engineering research, and a special pilot project that the Continue 

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