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Brain Bee On Tap

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University and the Ottawa Society for Neuroscience (SfN Ottawa) are proud to host the Ottawa Brain Bee on May 2, 2015. The event is a neuroscience trivia and knowledge competition for high school students. 

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Carleton’s Brenning, Kelly To Receive Awards

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University is honoured to announce that Katharine Kelly, associate professor at the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Jennifer Brenning, director of Recreation and Athletics, will receive Leading Women Building Communities Awards in recognition of their tremendous contributions to the community.

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Our Beavers Are Misunderstood

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University’s Michael Runtz, instructor in the Department of Biology, will give a presentation on the misconceptions about beavers on Thursday, April 23.

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Dummy To Perform Last Test

This is a release from Carleton University:

The Carleton University Crash Dummy (CUCD) team will be performing its final crash test of the academic year on Friday, March 27 in co-ordination with Ottawa Police Service.

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O-Train Launch A Mess: Reports

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We’re hearing reports that the launch of the new O-Train service was a screw-up this morning at Greenboro station.

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Policing Grows In Complexity: Report

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University’s Linda Duxbury, a professor in the Sprott School of Business, contributed to a report released by the Council of Canadian Academies entitled Policing Canada in the 21st Century: New Policing for New Challenges. The report details the complexity and global nature of policing in the modern age.

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Canadian Media Concentration Increasing

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University’s Dwayne Winseck, professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, directed the Canadian Media Concentration Research project which recently its results.

The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and is focused on developing a comprehensive, systematic and long-term analysis of the media, Internet and telecom industries in Canada.

The report examines competition and concentration trends from 1984 until 2013 in 15 different sectors of the network media economy. The study assesses which media markets are competitive, moderately concentrated or highly concentrated.

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Dallaire To Speak At Carleton

This is a release from Carleton University:

The Honourable Roméo Dallaire will deliver a lecture to Carleton University students and the community on Nov. 12, 2014. The talk is part of FPA Reads, a program in the Faculty of Public Affairs that chose Dallaire’s Shake Hands with The Devil for this year’s book.

Admission is free, but seats must be reserved in advance. Click here to register. Media are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at 7 p.m.

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Ghomeshi Issues Don’t Involve Carleton Students

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University has completed its review of work placements and internships at CBC Toronto following reports that allegations surrounding former radio host Jian Ghomeshi may have involved journalism students or graduates.

We now know that 73 of our Carleton journalism students were placed at CBC Toronto between 2003 and 2014. At least one of those students worked on Q during that period.

We have been unable to obtain information for all of the placements, however, since CBC handles the show “assignments” and that information hasn’t always been relayed back to our Apprenticeships Supervisor.

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Carleton’s Chi Gets Second Chancellor Term

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University has announced that the Board of Governors has reappointed Charles Chi as chancellor for a second three-year term effective Nov. 29, 2014.

Chancellor Chi was appointed as the university’s 11th chancellor in 2011 and has played an important role on campus as a mentor for entrepreneurs and engineers and a visionary supporter of the musical arts, in addition to his official duties at Convocation.

The first Carleton alumnus to be named chancellor, he graduated with a Bachelor of Systems Engineering.

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The Mysterious Fungi

This is a release from Carleton University:

Fungi comprise an enigmatic group of organisms that is most closely related to the animal kingdom. Fungi are familiar to most of us as moulds and mushrooms, but we tend to overlook their profound impacts on human affairs as plant and animal pathogens and symbionts, in industrial fermentation processes, as decomposers and as research subjects.

Join Myron Smith, associate professor of Biology, for an overview of the functional and structural diversity of fungi with highlights of the surprising aspects of their biology, genetics and behaviour.

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Pols Should Appear To Be Independent

Some wise words from Katherine Graham of Carleton University on the practice of municipal politicians taking campaign donations from developers.

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs has stirred the pot on the issue be linking an election party to support from Ashcroft Homes.

This from the CBC:

Katherine Graham, who teaches public policy and administration at Carleton University, said corporate sponsorships create the appearance that candidates are not independent.

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Ravens Notch Panda Football Miracle: Video

This might be one of the most exciting plays in Canadian Interuniversity Sports football history. What a way to kick off the Panda Game again.

This hail mary on the last play of the game gave the Carleton Ravens a hard-fought victory over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in the cross-town classic. Too bad one team had to lose.

This from Saturday:

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Carleton Football Gets $500,000 Donation

This is a release from Carleton University:

This year’s Panda Game between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa was more than just an exceptional football match between two crosstown rivals. A generous $500,000 donation to Carleton’s football program was announced on the field at TD Place.

Just before the coin toss at the beginning of the game, Carleton announced that The Taggart Parkes Foundation and Tamarack Homes are establishing the Taggart Family Awards for Ravens Football Student Athletes and the Taggart Family Ravens Football Fund.

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