Board of Governors approves new Sprott building

The Board of Governors (BoG) approved a $48 million building devoted to the Sprott School of Business at an Oct. 5 meeting. The board announced that the building will be called the Nicol Building and said it will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently is, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development beginning as early as next fall. According to a press release, the building will be named after Wesley Nicol, a late Carleton alumnus and entrepreneur. The release also states that his family donated $10 million to Carleton in 2014, which kickstarted plans for a building named in Nicol’s honour. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said Carleton needs more “flexible” teaching […]

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CUSA Aboriginal Service Centre changes name

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) has announced the formal renaming of the Aboriginal Service Centre to the Mawandoseg Centre, a move meant to honour Algonquin territory and self-representation within the Indigenous community. Mawandoseg is the word for “coming together” in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Algonquin people, whose unceded territory encompasses Ottawa to Cornwall, Kingston, and North Bay. The renaming was initiated by Ashley Courchene, CUSA vice-president (student services) and former Aboriginal Service Centre co-ordinator. Courchene said he was always bothered by the term ‘aboriginal,’ as the Indigenous community were not the ones to choose it, and the term affiliates many Indigenous nations into a single group. “The name change reflects the aim to bring people together so we […]

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Carleton’s BoG holds first meeting of 2015-16 academic year

The first meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) for the 2015-16 academic year reviewed the university’s progress and performance last year and highlighted their goals for this year at the National Arts Centre on Sept. 29. Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) president Fahd Alhattab was in attendance, as well as Carleton’s two undergraduate representatives Mohammed El Koussy and David Andrews. The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) also had a representative at the meeting, Russell Burgess. The meeting was held off-campus due to a performance at the centre that included Carleton music students, which board members wanted to attend, according to Carleton president Roseann Runte. Runte gave a summary of her State of the University address, describing the events, needs, and […]

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GSA, CUASA, OPSEO, and CUPE 4600 call to open Board of Governors

Various Carleton student and teaching unions have released a call for Carleton to open the Board of Governors (BoG) to students and union executives. In a news release published online, the letter said the groups were seeking to change the way the board was distributed and push to be “more democratic, not less.” “We seek reform of the democratic procedures of the university . . . so that the Carleton community may finally get the Board that it deserves,” the letter reads. The release was co-signed by varying corporate and student unions on campus, including the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), the Canadian Union of Public Employees representing administrative and technical staff (CUPE 2424) and TAs and contract instructors (CUPE 4600), […]

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