Sprott hosts first high school student competition

One hundred high school students came to Carleton’s campus to compete in a citywide business case competition on Nov. 30. Participants from five Ottawa high schools attended the event, which marked the first time the university’s Sprott School of Business has hosted it. Only the top students from each school were invited to compete on campus. Ahmed Hassan, a Grade 12 student at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School, was one of them. “My first couple times doing the case studies weren’t very good,” Hassan said. “When Carleton came to [our school],  they taught us how to do them properly.” The event is part of a three-month long initiative that began in September where select Sprott students from Carleton have been attending […]

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Ablutions room renovations close to completion

After undergoing renovations for over a year, the Carleton University Students’ Association’s (CUSA) ablutions room is a month away from being completed. The ablutions room is located down the hall from the Multi-Faith Centre’s prayer room on the second floor of the University Centre. The ablutions room is used by students who need to wash themselves before prayer. The renovations are to include four accessible foot bath units in the men’s ablution room, located within the men’s bathroom. The renovations for the women’s ablution space, which is located within the women’s washroom, will still lack an accessible foot bath after. Fahd Alhattab, president of CUSA, said the renovations will be complete by April 21, “give or take a few days.” […]

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Slates vs independent candidates in CUSA elections: What’s the difference?

Walking through the tunnels on a cold winter’s day may seem like a blissful escape from the latest installment of Ottawa’s winter, but at the end of January, it’s near impossible to avoid the flurry of flyers and faces of fellow students as Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election candidates vie for potential votes. While some students go out of their way to avoid eye contact or wear headphones in a silent plea to be left alone, few can escape being handed a flyer and getting asked to cast their ballots a certain way. But how do CUSA elections really work on campus? We attempt to break it down: The slate-independent rivalry in recent years Under names that suggest unity, […]

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Province-wide survey looks for feedback on future of universities

A province-wide conversation about the future of universities has been spurred by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), which represents 20 universities in Ontario, including Carleton University. COU is encouraging students and parents to submit feedback on the state of Ontario universities in a year long, online survey open to all members of the public. “The survey features questions about what skills and knowledge students will need in the new economy,” said David Lindsay, president of COU. According to Lindsay, COU will look at feedback at the end of the campaign in April 2017 to pinpoint issues with Ontario universities, be it structural or academic. Throughout the campaign, universities will host events on campus, as well as webinars and team […]

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Carleton student unions react to death of man after arrest by Ottawa police

Both the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) released statements expressing their condolences regarding the death of Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi following an altercation with Ottawa police. The GSA statement, released jointly with the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA), calls on Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and other local politicians to take action against racism within the Ottawa Police Service (OPS). “This violence by Ottawa police is another brutal example of the racism, anti-blackness, and ableism embedded in the ranks of our city’s law enforcement,” the statement reads. CUSA, in a statement posted on its Facebook page, said the Association was “heartbroken to learn about the passing of Abdirahman Abdi on July 24.” “This terrible tragedy is a […]

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