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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 to the Dedicated Access Fund that supports improvement in physical accessibility on campus. At the Art of Access event on Oct. 7, Carleton is celebrating its accessibility achievements and looking to the future as it marks the 25th anniversary of the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) … 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 small-scale farmers improve the health of their crops. “I had a couple of students who formed a company to do agriculture stuff with UAVs,” says Laliberté, associate professor of … Continue 

Carleton music professor, Jesse Stewart, is this year's artist-in-residence at the Diefenbunker. (Chris Roussakis Photo)

Sights and Sounds: Professor Creates Art and Music at Diefenbunker

Jesse Stewart is no stranger to making art in unusual spaces – whether it’s a geodesic dome, public swimming pool or inside the skeleton of a blue whale. Continue 

Brett Nugent is starting his commerce degree at Carleton's Sprott School of Business this fall. (Jacintha George McKinnon/Facebook)

Injured Junior B Hockey Player Starts Next Chapter of Life at Carleton

A few years ago, Brett Nugent would have said things came fairly easily to him. The Luskville, Que., teen did well in school, was a talented Junior B hockey Continue 

First-year students moved into residence with the help of orientation facilitators on the weekend of Aug. 29. (Chris Roussakis Photo)

School Year Kicks off with New Services, Programs and Faculty

Carleton is welcoming new and returning students to campus as the school year kicks off with new services, programs and faculty. Thousands of incoming Continue 

Carleton is one of several Canadian universities hosting a Storyboot School this fall. (Sarah Brazauskas Photo)

Reviving Tradition: Aboriginal Moccasin-Making Workshop Comes to Carleton

Carleton students will have a chance to test their flair for fashion while learning about Aboriginal culture this fall during a six-week program that will Continue 

Dylan Playfair meets Maalik Shakoor in Ferguson, Mo. in a screenshot from the documentary “The Drop: Why Young People Don’t Vote”, which will be screened at Carleton on Sept. 29.

FPA Connects: Youth Leader Series Explores Youth Civic Engagement

When an unarmed 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. in August 2014, student Maalik Shakoor joined the crowds in the streets. Continue 

Lisa Emberley is surveying young people across Canada who have siblings with a diagnosed mental illness. (Photo provided)

Grad Student Studying Impact of Having a Sibling with Mental Illness

In childhood, Lisa Emberley shared a close relationship with her brother. But when he was 18, he was diagnosed with a mental illness. “Our relationship Continue 

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