CUAG celebrates 25th anniversary on campus

The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Alastair Summerlee, Carleton University’s interim president, and vice-chancellor spoke at the event commemorating CUAG’s 25th anniversary on Sept. 11. “It is my absolute pleasure to be here for the 25th celebration of the art gallery and I can’t tell you how impressed I am to see so many different people of clearly very different backgrounds and interests here tonight, because it speaks to the rich tradition of the importance of a gallery space in a university,” said Summerlee in his speech. “Galleries provide an opportunity to challenge ourselves and our perspectives on how we see and perceive the world,” Summerlee said.             […]

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Health and Fitness Blog: Balancing work and studies

For many students, going to university means living away from home for the first time. With that comes a truckload of adult responsibilities, like paying bills, which can be overwhelming on top of a university course load. For about 50 per cent of Canadian students, working a part-time job during school is necessary to make ends meet. But, maintaining a healthy balance between school, work, and extracurriculars, while still having a social life, can be tough. Here are a few tips so you don’t get too overwhelmed and stressed out. Manage your time Time management is an important part of a work/school balance, and is a great skill to develop for adult life in general. If you’re a student juggling […]

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Japanese Embassy holds first-ever anime film week

The Embassy of Japan held its first-ever Anime Film Week last week. The free screenings took place at the Embassy of Japan from August 21-25 and featured a wide variety of anime films, new and old. Patrick Szoldatits is a communications assistant in the Information and Culture Section of the embassy. “We wanted to ensure that we selected a broad range of films to cater to a wide audience,” Szoldatits said in an email. “For example, we included the cult classic Akira, while also showing more recent releases like The Boy and the Beast,” he said. “We also wanted to appeal to a wide age range, with Wolf Children attracting a more mature audience, while also selecting Strong World: One Piece Film for a younger demographic,” […]

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Health and Fitness blog: Ottawa’s rad running trails

With warmer weather drawing people to the great outdoors, the spring and summer seasons are a great time to pick up a timeless fitness activity: running. And Ottawa offers a wide array of green spaces that make the trek worth it. These places have some great natural scenery to pass through as you sweat out those winter calories, so check them out on a solo run or a walk with friends! Gatineau Park Although Gatineau Park is probably better suited for hiking than running, it offers a wide variety of trails for all seasons. One of my favourites is the Pink Lake trail, which is part trail, part boardwalk, and winds around Pink Lake with several lookouts and platforms along […]

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Protesters against Peterson gathered outside NGC

When organizers at the National Gallery of Canada invited Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor from the University of Toronto, to speak about creativity on March 9, they were met with backlash. Petitions and protests quickly popped up in response to the event on social media, and during his appearance at the gallery around 100 protesters expressed their disagreement outside with signs and a megaphone. Kate Forman, a Carleton University student who identifies as gender-non-conforming, helped organize the protest against Peterson’s talk. “Peterson’s said a lot of negative, discriminatory things about trans people,” Forman said. “I think having the National Gallery, which is a federally-funded institution, use funds to have him present on their grounds is . . .  I think […]

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