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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 2016, which stands for Revitalizing Indigenous Strength and Education, is a fresh take on what has previously been called Aboriginal Awareness Month at Carleton. The initiative began in 2007 as a day-long celebration of Aboriginal culture and later spanned a week before becoming a month-long event in 2012. Ash … 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 details about the company formerly known as Research in Motion, and everyone who owned a smartphone read it, including a literary agent from Washington, D.C. named Howard Yoon. The following Monday, Yoon contacted the … 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 become a food tree-friendly city by picking and sharing fruits and nuts that would otherwise go to waste. The former software consultant was eventually approached by Carleton faculty members to see how they … Continue 

Prof. Fraser Taylor's digital atlas reveals a new perspective on Inuit history and culture in northern Canada. (Chris Roussakis Photo)

Digital Atlas Project Reconnects Inuit with History

A Carleton professor is contributing to the repatriation of Inuit knowledge with an interactive digital atlas that will soon make its way through northern Canadian communities. Fraser Taylor, a distinguished research professor and director of Continue 

Allie Davidson graduated from Carleton with an Honours BA in Psychology in 2011 thanks to the Enriched Support Program. (Chris Roussakis Photo)

Enriched Support Program Celebrates 20 Years

After 20 years of helping students succeed as they start university, it’s clear that the Enriched Support Program (ESP) also directly benefits Carleton. “ESP provides the opportunity for people to go to Carleton who otherwise might not be able Continue 

Paul Villeneuve has spent years studying how environmental factors impact health. (Luther Caverly Photo)

Research: A New Map for Children’s Cancer in Alberta

Paul Villeneuve wants to navigate the dark world of cancer with a new kind of map. Developed as a surveillance tool, this map will display a yearly geographic distribution of pollutants alongside incidents of children’s cancer in Alberta — the Continue 

Sprott grad Chris Bailey's debut book, The Productivity Project, hit shelves this January. (Justin Tang Photo)

The Productivity Project Helping Others Find Answers

Over the phone on a winter morning, 26-year-old Chris Bailey rhymes off the New Year’s resolutions he’s trying to tackle in just one month — learning to juggle, complaining less, spending less time on social media, saving more money, losing Continue 

Carleton grad student Justin Langille has received funding to explore best practices for moving homeless youth into permanent housing. (Photo Provided)

Research: Studying Ottawa’s Homeless Youth

Anthropology graduate student Justin Langille is addressing the chronic problem of youth homelessness by speaking directly to the young people who are living on Ottawa’s streets. After five years of working with youth in Housing First initiatives Continue 

Students took mental breathers from December exams with colouring books and puzzles at MacOdrum Library. (Christine Lyons Photo)

MacOdrum Library Catches Colouring Craze

If you took a walk through MacOdrum Library during exams in December, you would have seen hundreds of students hunched over their desks in concentration. But not everyone was studying. Some students were giving their brains a break at colouring Continue 

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