CUSA promotes businesses with contest

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is giving $2,000 towards one lucky student’s tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. The catch? To be considered, students have to take a picture of themselves or their friends at a CUSA business and post it to Instagram using #tuitionbycusa. CUSA runs four major businesses: Oliver’s Pub & Patio, Rooster’s Coffeehouse, Henry’s Convenience Store, and Haven Books. According to Travis Lindgren, CUSA’s general manager, the contest aims to draw students to these businesses. “There’s a lot of large, multi-million-dollar brands on campus . . . and it’s competitive,” Lindgren said. “[CUSA is] a non-profit though, right? So these businesses are vital to everything. They are a big revenue source, and are very important to the […]

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Prof and students study experimental farm

Paul Villeneuve, a Carleton health sciences professor, and four graduate students, have researched the benefits of urban green space, notably the Central Experimental Farm. The project, which received $12,000 in funding from Carleton, involved measuring environmental data at the farm for two weeks in the fall of 2016, and in the winter and summer of 2017 respectively. “The project was motivated by an interest in looking at what sort of benefits the experimental farm might have in terms of some of these environmental exposures like air pollution [and] temperature,” Villeneuve said. The results concluded that the farm helps reduce temperatures and results in better air quality and less noise close to the farm itself, according to Villeneuve. He said student […]

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Carleton debuts SNO physics exhibit

Carleton’s new science exhibit, New Eyes on the Universe, a showcase of the science of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and its lab (SNOLAB) opened in Residence Commons on Oct. 4. According to a press release, the 800-square-foot exhibit celebrates SNOLAB discoveries and displays 40 panels detailing the development of both SNO and SNOLAB. The release states that it also has interactive video kiosks, and visitors can take a virtual tour of SNOLAB. According to SNOLAB’s website, the lab is a “world-class science facility located deep underground in the operational Vale Creighton nickel mine, near Sudbury, Ontario.” The website states that SNOLAB focuses on sub-atomic physics, largely neutrino and dark matter physics. On Oct. 3, an opening ceremony was held […]

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Carleton kicks off annual Butterfly Show

Carleton’s biology department is hosting its annual butterfly show from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, where visitors will interact with thousands of exotic species. According to a press release, this year’s nine-day show includes 1,300 butterflies from 41 exotic species. It adds that last year, 1,000 local students and 10,000 visitors attended the show. The show is held at the on-campus greenhouse in the Nesbitt Biology Building and is open to students, faculty, and public. Jim des Rivières, a photographer and fine art printer who focuses on moths, has provided posters for the event for the past 16 years. des Rivières said the same core mix of butterflies appeals to crowds each year. He added that the blue morpho butterflies […]

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REC Hall educates students on privilege

The Race, Ethnicity and Cultural (REC) Hall and the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) hosted their first Privilege Walks to help students understand and visualize the privileges or disadvantages they live with. The interactive activities took place on Sept. 27 in the University Centre atrium. Students could participate in the hourly walks to consider race, gender, sexuality and ethnicity through the lens of privilege. Privilege walks are designed to help participants understand the privileges and oppressions they have in life in relation to others and to understand their impact on people’s’ lives and social statuses. Participants were asked questions about their social status, race and sexuality and depending on their answer, would take a step forward or backward to symbolize […]

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