CUAG introduces fall exhibits

On Sept. 11, the Carleton Univesity Art Gallery (CUAG) unveiled its four new exhibitions at its 25th anniversary celebration: Always Vessels, Animate, La chambre des cultures foraging in time and space and HERbarium. The opening remarks were delivered by Alastair Summerlee, Carleton’s interim president, who expressed his excitement and how all four exhibits, although different, blend nicely together. The turnout was great and many guests were able to interact with the artists and curators. Alexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow is the curator for the Indigenous art exhibit, Always Vessels. This collection features the works of Barry Ace, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Carrie Hill, Nadya Kwandibens, Jean Marshall, Pinnock Smith, Natasha Smoke Santiago, Samuel Thomas and Olivia Whetung, who are nine Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee […]

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Carleton celebrates Homecoming

The Carleton community soaked up the sunshine while celebrating Carleton’s 75th Big Birthday Bash on Sept. 16. As a special edition of the annual Throwback Homecoming celebrations, the event featured entertainment ranging from a 50-foot Ferris wheel to inflatable bouncy castles, a chemistry magic show, and a Ravens Rhythm Cheer Team demonstration. The event took place at the university in Parking Lot 5 and coincided with the Homecoming football game in MNP Park. Tables giving away free popcorn and cotton candy proved popular, while an announcement that 25 pieces of birthday cake remained was followed up only seconds later with news that all slices had been taken. Yasir Naqvi, the MPP for Ottawa Centre, helped Carleton president Alastair Summerlee cut […]

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Anti-immigration posters removed from campus

Carleton has removed posters from the Canadian chapter of an international anti-immigration group after they were spotted on campus on Sept. 11. The posters were part of a recruiting effort by Generation Identity. The group defines itself as an “Ethno-Nationalist and Identitarian youth movement” that aims to “re-instill traditional western values” in Canada by advocating against immigration from non-European countries, according to its website. Carleton students shared photos of the posters on Twitter and alerted the university. “Thanks for letting us know. We’ve spotted the posters and are removing them. Carleton has zero tolerance for posters like these,” the Carleton Newsroom account tweeted. The university released a joint statement with the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and Carleton Undergraduate Students’ Association […]

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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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Q+A: New president Alastair Summerlee commits to transparency

Alastair Summerlee has officially taken office as Carleton’s interim president and vice-chancellor for the 2017-18 academic year, replacing Roseann Runte. Summerlee holds a PhD in medical sciences from the University of Bristol in England. He joined the University of Guelph’s (U of G) faculty in 1988 as a professor of biomedical sciences and advanced to different positions, including dean of the Ontario Veterinary College, until he was appointed as the U of G’s seventh president and vice-chancellor in 2003. The Charlatan spoke with Summerlee, Carleton’s 14th president, about his first experiences on campus and his goals for the year. The Charlatan (TC): You served two terms as president of the U of G, from 2003 until 2014. What did you […]

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