New Health Science building opens doors

Carleton’s new Academic Health Science building has opened its doors to students and faculty. Originally set to open in the fall of 2017, the building will accommodate Carleton’s recently-established and rapidly-growing health science and neuroscience programs. The building covers approximately 120,000 square feet and has seven floors, according to the Carleton Finance and Administration webpage. The first floor houses a lecture theatre, while labs, research space, offices and student work stations are located throughout the building. Two floors will act as unfinished and unused shell space for now, to allow for future program growth. John Stead, chair of Carleton’s neuroscience department, said the new building will allow for the university’s growing neuroscience program to be housed under one roof. According […]

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Plans for neuroscience move continue

Carleton neuroscience students continue to express concerns about the department’s possible eviction from the Life Sciences building. With the March 1 eviction fast approaching, student stakeholders were invited to talks with the school on Dec. 16 to express their concerns. Greg Owens, a fifth-year neuroscience student who sits on the Board of Governors, said this was the first time they have been consulted. “I think it’s a real concern for a lot of students, it’s not just whether or not they can actually complete something or get the credit or get the degree, it comes down to what our research actually will produce and whether or not what that says about our ability as researchers,” he said. A crowdfunding campaign […]

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Neuroscience department faces eviction

UPDATE 30/11: The neuroscience department is slated to temporarily move into facilities at the University of Ottawa until the Health Science Building’s construction is completed, according to a statement released online by Carleton president Roseann Runte. Students and staff in Carleton’s neuroscience department say they are concerned an upcoming eviction of the department’s Life Sciences Building will put both research and students’ futures at risk. The university recently received $26.4 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments for renovations, which will include construction on the Life Sciences Building that is located close to Loeb Building at the southern end of campus, according to a Government of Canada press release. The building will turn into the Institute for Advanced […]

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