Women’s soccer hires new head coach

The Carleton Ravens introduced Dominic Oliveri, fomer 2013 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Coach of the Year as the new head coach of the women’s soccer team on Jan. 23. Oliveri previously coached the Ottawa Fury FC women’s team and Algonquin Thunder, achieving success for both clubs from 2005 to 2016. He has a combined eight W-League division titles, two provincial championships, eight Top 3 W-League finishes, and four Coach of the Year Awards. Kwesi Loney, head coach of the men’s soccer team and president of soccer operations at Carleton, described Oliveri as a determined, focused coach who never shys from a challenge. “He pays a lot of attention to detail, takes what he does very seriously, approaches [everything] in a professional manner. Dom is a tactician of […]

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Music students anticipate church purchase

Carleton music students sit in anticipation over the university’s ongoing negotiations to purchase Dominion-Chalmers United Church, located in Centretown. On Dec. 5, Carleton’s Board of Governors began negotiations to purchase Dominion-Chalmers (DC), a space used mostly for Carleton choir performances. The church is known for holding concerts and jazz festivals, drawing nearly 1,000 people annually. In a statement released by the university, Carleton president Alastair Summerlee shared how the program will evolve. “The acquisition of this unique community asset would provide valuable performance space for Carleton students and faculty that isn’t available on the main campus,” he said. With the university being at full capacity for events on-campus, DC will include a recording studio and added space for public lectures. […]

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Music student researches The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip, led by the late Gord Downie, are a band many Canadians grew up listening to. Fans of the band include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and their music often put the spotlight on different perspectives on Canadian issues. Michelle MacQueen, a master’s student, is researching the band and the impact they have had on Canadian culture. “It’s interesting to hear people talk about the band, and what they meant for them,” she said. MacQueen decided to research The Tragically Hip after watching a stream of the band’s final show in Kingston, Ont. in 2016. The concert was broadcast on television and streamed live, and was viewed by over 11 million people. “Even just from this event, it’s […]

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Carleton screens MMIWG documentary

The Kailash Mital Theatre hosted a documentary screening of Finding Dawn, a documentary which discusses issues within the Indigenous community, on Nov. 22. Released in 2006, Finding Dawn is a film that sheds light into the ongoing injustices Indigenous women face, such as sexual abuse, a loss of culture, and colonial violence. Before the film, Algonquin Elder Annie Smith St-Georges offered tobacco and delivered an emotional plea to end the silence surrounding the issue of Indigenous women and girls being murdered or going missing. The start of the film highlighted one of the most important statistics: over the past 20 years, there have been more than 500 missing, abused, and murdered Indigenous women, with numbers continuing to grow at an […]

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