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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 give to Carleton but to give through Carleton,” Chief Advancement Officer Jennifer Conley said before the public phase of the university’s Collaborate campaign was launched Nov. 5. “This is not just about … 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 (MPNL) know, it’s also allowed them to grow as professionals. “It takes a lot of discipline and organization, and I think many of us in the MPNL program have faced those challenges,” … 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 50-minute train ride to the heart of Paris. These are just some of the images that surface for PhD student Jason Crann as he remembers from his year at the Lille … Continue 


BitAccess Founder Has a Degree and a Company

When Vignesh Sundaresan landed in Canada in September 2013 to attend Carleton University, the then 25-year-old from India was like “a dog in the park,” he recalls, “running around and walking downtown just to get the feel of the Continue 


Public Safety is Top Priority for PhD Graduate

Early during her post-secondary education, Maaike Helmus found her focus by trying to enhance public safety with her research. “I had to work part time and sometimes full time during my studies,” she says, “but every hour I worked Continue 


Biology Graduate Determined to Protect Ecosystems

Becoming a biologist was a long time coming for Sofia Jain-Schlaepfer. At a very young age, she already knew that her fascination with animals and plants was not just going to be a childhood fancy. “When I was six,” she said, Continue 


Alternatives to Elder Care Could Include Robots

Older Canadians are hopeful about the kind of care robotics could bring to their later years, according to a graduating sociology master’s student. Louisa Hawkins, who defended her thesis in August, wrote a nearly 200-page dissertation examining Continue 


A Master’s and Motherhood

Ravneet Kaur never thought she would leave her home in Punjab, India to move to Canada — especially not months before she was about to complete her master’s degree. But having recently married, and with her husband already working in Ottawa, Continue 

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