Winter weather hinders accessibility on campus

Snowy weather this winter season may be a chilly inconvenience for some students, but for others, it’s a challenge to get around. Brett Babcock, a Carleton student who identifies as physically disabled, said that winter becomes incredibly difficult for those with disabilities. “It is difficult being trapped inside, not being able to go outside and getting fresh air,” he said. “I’m a competitive track and field racer, so I’m used to training all spring, summer and fall, so being cooped up inside takes a toll on your mentality and your well-being.” He added that snow makes public transit inaccessible, both on and off-campus. “There is a space between the sidewalk and bus that’s not always plowed, so sometimes the bus […]

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Minimum wage hike stirs debate at Carleton

After Ontario’s minimum wage increased by more than 20 per cent in January, Carleton businesses are readjusting their business models to balance the increase. On Jan. 1, Ontario’s general minimum wage increased to $14 per hour from $11.60 for workers who are 18 years or older. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for servers went from $10.10 to $12.20 per hour. The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) owns and operates Mike’s Place, a bar in the University Centre. Taylor Howarth, the GSA’s vice-president (finance), said the wage increase is not “a major hurdle,” but requires planning to adjust. “On the book’s analysis . . . it’s going to cost Mike’s Place more money,” Howarth said. “If you look at it from a labour […]

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Sprott to receive $48-million building

The Sprott School of Business will have a new building to call home, after Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) approved the creation of a new $48-million building. At an Oct. 5 meeting, the board announced the approval of the building, which will be called the Nicol Building. It will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently sits, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development set to begin as soon as fall 2018. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said at the meeting that Carleton needed more “flexible” teaching and learning spaces on campus and that Sprott is in particular need of the extra space. “We could lose competitiveness in enrolment in the Faculty of […]

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Board of Governors approves new Sprott building

The Board of Governors (BoG) approved a $48 million building devoted to the Sprott School of Business at an Oct. 5 meeting. The board announced that the building will be called the Nicol Building and said it will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently is, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development beginning as early as next fall. According to a press release, the building will be named after Wesley Nicol, a late Carleton alumnus and entrepreneur. The release also states that his family donated $10 million to Carleton in 2014, which kickstarted plans for a building named in Nicol’s honour. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said Carleton needs more “flexible” teaching […]

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CUSA introduces free printing service

Students in a jam can now turn to the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) to print documents free of charge. According to a Sept. 22 press release, undergraduate students can each print 100 black-and-white pages annually during this academic year by emailing their documents to freeprinting@cusaonline.ca. It states that documents must be submitted before 5 p.m. on a business day in order to be ready for pick up at 9 a.m. the following day. Greer Donaldson, a third-year global and international studies student, said she was hopeful when she heard about the service but disappointed by the submission restrictions. “I’ve never had a big essay that’s five pages or more that I’ve done 24 hours in advance,” Donaldson said. CUSA […]

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