Sprott to receive $48-million building

The Sprott School of Business will have a new building to call home, after Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) approved the creation of a new $48-million building. At an Oct. 5 meeting, the board announced the approval of the building, which will be called the Nicol Building. It will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently sits, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development set to begin as soon as fall 2018. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said at the meeting that Carleton needed more “flexible” teaching and learning spaces on campus and that Sprott is in particular need of the extra space. “We could lose competitiveness in enrolment in the Faculty of […]

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Gordon Ramsay roasts residence cafeteria

Carleton’s residence cafeteria is defending the quality of its food after receiving a biting response from Gordon Ramsay. Ramsay is a famous British chef, restauranteur, and television personality. He is known for starring on cooking competition shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, but Ramsay is often more known for his foul comments than his professional cooking skills. The chef is active on Twitter, with people tweeting pictures of food they have cooked at Ramsay, in order to see the criticism that he has for them. Emma Cahill, a first-year criminology student who lives on residence, recently tweeted to Ramsay concerning food served at residence’s dining hall, The Caf. On Oct. 9, Cahill tweeted a photo of the […]

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University of Winnipeg introduces women’s-only gym hours

The University of Winnipeg (U of W) has started a new pilot project centered around providing women and non-binary people reserved access to the gym on campus, according to Laura Elsie Garinger, president of the U of W Students’ Association (UWSA). The “Inclusive Gym Initiative,” which will run until the beginning of December 2017, is led by the UWSA board of directors, students, U of W Recreation Services, and the administration, according to the university’s website. The initiative was started in May 2016 but was only implemented in September of this year to see if students would benefit from gym times, fitness classes or intramurals reserved solely for women and non-binary people, according to the UWSA website. Garinger said the […]

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Let’s talk about sex, baby: RRRA hosts Sex Week

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) educated students on sex positivity at its Sex Week events held from Oct. 2-6. Brittany Galler, the vice president (programming) of RRRA and co-ordinator for the awareness week, said its aim was to have an interactive and friendly discussion about topics related to sex, such as sexuality and consent, in a non-judgmental environment. “Studies have shown that the first few months of university are critical, statistically speaking, for occurrences of sexual violence. Because of the high sexual violence rates at this time of the year, it is extremely important to have events such as this one to promote consent culture, safe sex, and healthy relationships,” Galler said. Venus Envy, an award-winning sex shop and […]

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