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 […]

Read more

Q + A: Cole Miller of Twelve Barrels Whisky

At 16, Carleton cognitive science student Cole Miller began brewing his own wine underneath his bed. After his parents caught him, he took his operations outside, and began to produce beer and eventually, whisky. Now the 21-year-old is running his own business, Twelve Barrels, and he appeared on an episode of CBC’s Dragons Den that aired last week. The Charlatan spoke to Miller about his experience with brewing, his business experience, and his time in the Den. The Charlatan (TC): On the show, you said you were making wine when you were 16 years old. What inspired you to do that, and how did you figure out how to make wine at that age? Cole Miller (CM): What got me […]

Read more

Q+A: Arlene Dickinson on business and being the only woman in the room

Arlene Dickinson, a Canadian entrepreneur and former Dragon’s Den star, was at Carleton to attend the 2017 SOAR Student Leadership Conference on Jan. 21. The Charlatan sat down with her to discuss her career and the world of business. The Charlatan (TC): Why don’t we begin by speaking about SOAR. What made you interested in being the keynote speaker this year? Arlene Dickinson (AD): I think anytime you get a chance to speak to future leaders of a country, it’s a privilege and you have to. You get the option to help inform and potentially help to motivate and influence potential leaders. You can actually shape the future of the country by helping people think about leadership, so this is an […]

Read more

Delante Brown, business

My name is Delante Alan Brown and I am a first-year student working towards my bachelor of commerce. I am running to be a CUSA business councillor. Before attending Carleton University, I took a year off. During my year off, I took every opportunity to better myself in many areas as a person. I was privileged enough to spend a month travelling Europe with my older brother, opening my mind to many different cultures. Instead of staying in hotels, I had the opportunity to immerse myself right into a unique culture, by living with my brother in the heart of a small German village called Oestrich-Winkel. This experience was not used as leisure, but as a chance to learn about […]

Read more

McMaster secrets brought to light

Five McMaster University faculty members have approached the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to appeal their suspensions. James Turk, former executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, said the issue began in 2007 when the university hired a new dean of business—Paul Bates. “He had a number of plans. One was to create a second campus in Burlington, Ontario,” Turk said. According to Turk, these ideas “were not very popular among the faculty.” That school year, letters of discipline were issued to several prominent members of the McMaster Faculty of Business. These faculty members informed Turk that they believed the letters to be “punishment” for publicly disagreeing with the new dean. The letters were eventually revoked, according to Turk. […]

Read more
1 2