CUSA explores ranked voting systems ahead of 2018 election

Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) executives and council members examined different methods of online ranked voting in preparation for the 2018 CUSA election at a council meeting on July 19. Tyler Hall, the programmer in charge of CUSA’s online ballot system, said he generated two different types of online ranked ballot for testing—what he called the matrix and manual entry systems. The matrix lays candidates out in a table with the potential rankings on the opposite axis for voters to select. The manual entry system lists candidates’ names with a space to enter a number ranking next to each name. CUSA council had previously passed a motion to implement a ranked voting system following a council meeting in 2016. But, […]

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Renovations aim to update CDAC space

The Carleton Disability Awareness Centre (CDAC) has breathed new life into its space to provide a more welcoming atmosphere for visitors. A photo of the centre shared on the CDAC’s Facebook page at the end of June announced that updates to the centre were in progress. According to Céline Brown MacDonald, CDAC’s administrative co-ordinator, renovations began in May and included de-cluttering the centre, repainting the walls, and adding a chalkboard wall. Brown MacDonald said in an email that the goal of the renovations is to provide a more accessible space for students with disabilities. “By creating a more open concept, students who use mobile devices (devices that help with mobility) will be able to move around more freely. Adding height […]

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Fulbright Canada sets partnership record at Carleton

A new collaboration between Carleton and Fulbright Canada has set a new record for the most Fulbright research chairs established at a single Canadian university. According to Fulbright’s website, it is a not-for-profit organization that works to foster strong relationships between Canadian and American universities through international student exchange programs. Scheduled to start in 2018 and last for 25 years, the creation of four new visiting chair positions will include chairs in entrepreneurship, environmental science, public affairs, and arts and social sciences. The program is estimated to cost $16 million and will be budgeted equally between Carleton and Fulbright Canada, according to Ryan Davies, the director of advancement communications at Carleton. According to a Carleton press release, the commitment marks […]

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Q+A: Roseann Runte reflects on presidency

After nine years of serving as the president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University, Roseann Runte has left the school to become president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Alastair Summerlee, who served two terms as president and vice-chancellor at the University of Guelph, is Runte’s interim successor. The Charlatan interviewed Runte via email about her experience as Carleton’s president as she reflected on her nine years at the university one last time. The Charlatan (TC): You have been Carleton’s president for nine years. How has Carleton changed over this time? Roseann Runte (RR): Every accomplishment was the result of strong team efforts and I recognize and thank all the faculty, staff, students and alumni for their contributions to […]

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Our Turn steps up to stop sexual violence

Student groups are coming together to fight sexual violence at Carleton by drafting a new sexual violence framework. Our Turn Carleton—led by the Carleton Human Rights Society, Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)—was formed following a survey email in May and consultations asking students about sexual violence on campus. Representatives of Our Turn Carleton kicked off the initiative after CUSA and the GSA began searching for an alternative to the current Sexual Violence Policy in March. According to Caitlin Salvino, co-chair of Our Turn Carleton, the university’s Sexual Violence Policy was not “survivor-centric” enough and failed to thoroughly consult students. Our Turn Carleton was formed and leaders drafted three goals for a new framework: eliminate […]

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