Students win $5,000 at first Innovation Jam

A group of nine students won $5,000 after pitching their “Complete Compost” idea at Ottawa’s first sustainability challenge Innovation Jam, held at Carleton on Nov. 9. The event was organized by Student Energy Carleton (SEC), the first Ontario chapter of an international organization that aims to develop sustainable energy alternatives to fossil fuels and foster innovation among university students. According to Roberto Chavez, SEC president, the idea of an Innovation Jam originated from an executive trip to Mexico to attend the Student Energy Summit in June. “We saw an Innovation Jam, and we thought ‘this is the coolest thing, this is what we are about.’ So we thought that the best way to start our year was to have one […]

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Carleton Shinerama campaign wins most improved at national awards

Carleton’s 2014 Shinerama campaign, which runs throughout Fall Orientation week and into September raising money for cystic fibrosis (CF) research, won the Most Improved Campaign at the charity’s national awards. The winners were announced in December and were chosen from among 60 university and college campuses across Canada. Since 1964, Shinerama has raised nearly $25 million dollars for life-saving CF research and care for people suffering from the disease. CF is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults, according to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The disease affects the body in various ways, but mainly targets the digestive system and lungs. There is currently no cure. “Carleton has participated in Shinerama since 1984, and has raised an […]

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Residences remain open for international students over the holidays

Being thousands of kilometres away from home is a challenge many international students face when they decide to come to Carleton. Most fly back home to visit their families during the holiday break, but there is an alternative for students who aren’t able to head home over the holidays. According to the department of housing, the residence complex will be closed and Campus Card access to security doors deactivated at 4 pm on Dec. 22, 2014 to noon on Jan. 4, 2015. “We do give the option to International students who can’t go home to stay on residence,” said Suzanne Blanchard, Associate Vice-President (Students and Enrolment). Laura Storey, Director of Housing and Residence Life, said students are informed ahead of […]

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Trick or Eat campaign collects cans instead of candy

Carleton’s on-campus food bank went door-to-door on Halloween night to collect cans, not candy. The idea for the event comes from Meal Exchange, an organization who combats poverty by educating youth about food security, said Adil Tahseen, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) vice-president (student services). “They work alongside with Food Banks of Canada which is an organization the Food Centre works very closely with,” he said. According to Meal Exchange, one in eight Canadian households experiences food insecurity. This means that four million individuals, including 1.15 million children do not have access to nutritious and affordable food. With its youth-led “Trick or Eat” event, the organization encourages thousands of students across the country to raise money online, and collect […]

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C.U. Cyclists don ugly sweaters for fall ride

Carleton’s cycling club, C.U. Cycling, encouraged students to put on their ugliest sweater and go for a bike ride through neighbourhoods near campus Oct. 19. The event was originally scheduled for the day before, but happened the day after because of rainy weather. Mitch Kibsey, a masters of engineering student and co-founder of C.U. Cycling said the weekly bike ride has been going strong for a few years. Every Saturday, interested bikers meet in front of the University Centre at 11:00 a.m. to go for a “casual” ride around the city. “We take a different route every week,” he said. “The idea is to get better acquainted with our city and the bike paths that are available.” Tamara Nahal, a […]

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