Questions answered: What to know about the new Health Science Building

Unless you’re a long-distance student, or have an extremely poor attendance record, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the hulking mass of construction which has loomed over the Steacie Building for the past year and a half. If either of the aforementioned categories do apply to you: meet the Health Science Building. The Charlatan reviewed university documents about the building and talked to Darryl Boyce, Carleton vice-president (facilities management and planning), to answer some questions about the new building. Here are seven things to know about what’s happened so far, what has yet to be done, and what Carleton has planned for the new building going forward. What’s it for, and what will go into it when it’s done? The building is intended […]

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Top news stories of the 2016-17 year

As the 2016-17 school year comes to a close, The Charlatan looks back on some of the top stories of this year. These are the stories that have generated the most campus conversation and controversy, the ones with the most frequent coverage—as well as a few fun ones to remember. Student Union Building Referendum The student union building was a campus project that began with last year’s promise by Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) slate Your Carleton to bring forward a new student union building for Carleton students if elected. When Your Carleton was elected, consultations to put together a plan for the building were carried out, and controversy over the issue ignited from there—the survey for consultations had not […]

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What should Ottawa students expect in 2017?

The start of every new year signals anticipation for what the next 12 months will hold. At Carleton University, a fresh start comes in the shape of new buildings, scholarships, and events. But campus activities aren’t the only changes students should expect, as the City of Ottawa and Province of Ontario will also offer new initiatives and opportunities for students in 2017. Carleton University 2017 is a significant year for Carleton, as the school celebrates its 75th anniversary. The school will be hosting several events throughout the year. Carleton’s anniversary launch event will take place on Jan. 18 at the University Centre galleria, hosted by hip hop musician Maestro Fresh Wes, who studied at Carleton in the 1980s. Construction on […]

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Editorial: Carleton should not evict neuroscience students

Carleton University has informed the neuroscience department that they must evacuate the Life Sciences Research Building due to renovations. Their eviction is set for March 2017, before the new Health Sciences Building will be completed in September, and the department has currently no definitive word on where they will be relocated. This eviction is highly problematic and disruptive for students in the neuroscience department, and it highlights a disconnect between the university and the faculty and the students it serves. According to CUSA president Fahd Alhattab, the renovations cannot be delayed because it must be completed by April 2018 in order to satisfy the requirement for the government funding that will be used for the project. Neuroscience students are expected […]

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Government funds green infrastructure on campus

Carleton received a $26.4-million investment from the provincial and federal governments to use for research infrastructure in sustainable and green infrastructure initiatives on campus. The investment was announced on Nov. 7 at Carleton by Catherine McKenna, minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi. The school will also be investing $23.5 million of its own funds towards these projects, according to a government release. A statement by Carleton said the investment will fund two main projects, both involving building upgrades to facilities across campus. The Energy Retrofit and Facility Modernization Project, one of the initiatives being funded, will upgrade six Carleton buildings through the installation of LED lighting by April 2018, said the release. Another project […]

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