WE Day inspires youth empowerment

The Canadian Tire Centre was full of 16,000 students on Nov. 15, all waiting to be inspired by WE Day.   Created by the organization WE, the event included speeches and musical performances by different celebrities, activists, and locals, focused on the topic of youth empowerment. The day was hosted by TV host Liz Trinnear and actress Olivia Holt. The line-up of presenters included singers Shawn Hook and Brett Kissel, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, and Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson. The speakers focused on Generation We, or “Gen WE,” which refers to the upcoming generation of students, with one main message: that this generation will change the world.   A ticket to WE Day cannot be […]

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Juno Awards take over Ottawa for the week

Legends were honoured, diversity was recognized and Canadian music was celebrated at the 2017 Juno Awards in Ottawa. The week-long festivities ran from March 27 to April 2 and featured a variety of events and performances to celebrate Canada 150, all culminating in the Juno Awards show at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mayor Jim Watson said he was pleased the Juno Awards were back in Ottawa for the third time. “This is a very exciting time in our city’s history,” Watson told The Charlatan in an interview. “We worked really hard to attract them here, so we’re delighted with all of the programs leading up to the big awards.” The awards helped bring many popular local artists back to Ottawa. […]

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Capital Hoops Classic celebrates 10 years

When the Carleton Ravens and University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees hit the court on Feb. 3 as part of the Capital Hoops Classic, it will mark ten years since the inaugural event. The first Capital Hoops was held on Jan. 23, 2007, when U of O guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe hit a game-winning buzzer beater to win it for the Gee-Gees by a score of 64-62 in front of 9,750 fans at the Canadian Tire Centre (CTC), then known as Scotiabank Place. Only a men’s basketball game was played as part of the first Capital Hoops Classic, though the women’s basketball game was added to the event the following year. Since the inaugural event, the rivalry has been considered […]

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Filling up our landfills: The facts on food waste and composting at Carleton

It’s lunchtime on a Wednesday afternoon at Carleton University. The Fresh Food Company (FFC)—the university’s only buffet-style dining hall—is flurried with activity. There is barely an empty table in sight as hundreds of hungry students take time away from their books to enjoy a meal. A constant stream of people move through the waste area, where one by one plates are scraped into bins and the contents of half-empty glasses are poured down the sink. All this unfinished food contributes to the rising food waste epidemic across the globe. FOOD WASTE IN CANADA Canadians love to eat, but in recent years their food consumption habits have resulted in exponential levels of waste. In fact, food waste in this country is on the rise, according to a 2014 study conducted by Value Chain Management […]

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