Windsor U students vote “yes” to pay for new athletic facility

The University of Windsor (U of W) student body voted in a referendum to approve a plan to build a new $73 million athletics centre. According to CBC News, 64 per cent of the student body voted in favour of the new athletics centre. Similar to the student union building put to Carleton students in a referendum, U of W students will see a $125 increase in student fees per year, starting once the facilities are completed in 2019. Mike Havey, the athletics director at the University of Windsor, said the project is still a long way off. “We passed a referendum, but we do not have a formal agreement with the students. It has not yet been to the […]

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Classrooms making use of virtual reality

As the digital age drives technology companies to constantly produce new products, universities are latching onto technology trends that can aim to help students learn course material and conduct research. Virtual reality (VR) is one of those emerging technologies. Often accessed through a headset, VR is an artificial environment experienced through senses such as sight and sound that are produced by a computer. The user can affect the environment they are experiencing through their actions. Several schools are using this technology to immerse students into a new way of learning. 3D Brains and Kidneys: VR at Medical School While companies such as Facebook, Samsung, and Sony are all competing to commercialize VR technology, universities have begun to experiment with the […]

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Leaving the Nest: Dean reflects on Ravens career

Caitlin Dean completed a personal trifecta of medals with the Ravens this season, as she finished her five-year Carleton Ravens women’s water polo career with a bronze medal at the National Collegiate Water Polo (NCWP) Championship in Kingston on Nov. 27. Dean joined the Ravens in 2011 and has won a gold, silver, and bronze medal in the NCWP Championship with the team during her time at Carleton. For the 2015-16 season she was made captain of the team. While playing with the Ravens, Dean pursued a degree in Communication, and was named team captain before the 2015-16 season. The Charlatan spoke to Dean about her time as a Raven, and what she’ll miss most about playing for Carleton. The […]

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Leaving the Nest: Rojas relives shootout win

Rodrigo Rojas wrapped up his five-year career with the Carleton Ravens men’s water polo team after a 7-0 loss to the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Finals on November 27. Rojas joined the Ravens in 2011 and won two OUA championships with the team. In 2015, he was recognized as the OUA men’s water polo player of the year, and named to the men’s all-star team. Whilst playing on the water polo team, Rojas completed a commerce degree in marketing with a co-op. The Charlatan spoke with Rojas about his career as a Raven and future plans with the sport. The Charlatan (TC): So now you are done water polo, what […]

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Carleton Quidditch clashes at regionals

The realm of magic and wizardry was brought into the real world from Nov. 12-13 in Mississauga, as the Carleton University Quidditch team competed at Quidditch Canada’s Eastern Regional Championship against other universities from Ontario and Quebec. Quidditch is a co-ed sport where participants run with a broomstick in between their legs, in order to emulate the sport seen in the Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling. The sport is also full-contact, which is something Jessica Mulvihill, the vice-president of Carleton University Quidditch, said she relishes. “I like how it’s a gender-inclusive sport and I do like the physical aspects of it,” she said. “But I think my favourite thing about Quidditch is the community, because honestly there isn’t […]

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