Ontario Sunshine List reveals university pay levels

The release of Ontario’s Public Sector Salary Disclosure list on March 31 highlighted a continuing gender wage gap among university employees. Published annually since 1996, the Sunshine List provides the salary and benefits of every public sector employee earning more than $100,000 in the previous year. This year’s list has grown by seven per cent, with more than 123,000 people paid more than $100,000 last year, according to CBC News. Carleton president Roseann Runte is once again the highest paid employee at Carleton. Earning a total of $400,004.97 in 2016, Runte was one of three women amongst the top 10 highest paid Carleton employees last year. Sprott School of Business associate dean of professional graduate programs Lorraine Dyke was fourth, earning […]

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Carleton figure skating wraps up season with annual show

The Carleton Ravens competitive figure skating team concluded their 2016-17 season with their End of Year Show, hosted on March 11 at the Ice House. With over 100 people in attendance, the team’s final performance gave skaters the opportunity to showcase their talent and skills practiced throughout the season. “It was emotional for me and some of my friends, because we are graduating,” said fourth-year skater Sofija Mrdja. As team captain for the past two years, Mrdja said she felt that with several returning veteran skaters, the rookies of the team had a strong support system going into the season. “That was one of my goals being captain, is to make sure that everyone was motivated,” she said. Having a […]

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What makes a party school: Students share their party experience

Earlier this year, Maclean’s magazine released a ranking of Canada’s top party schools. According to the data collected by the magazine, Carleton ranked number 15 on the list, based on the average number of hours partied by students each week. St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX) in Antigonish, NS, Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Que, and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont took the top three spots. The University of Manitoba, Simon Fraser University, and York University were at the bottom of the list, with the least amount of hours partied on average. Nicole Orr, a second-year business administration student at St. FX, said she parties regularly during the year. Students and alumni use the school’s homecoming event as an opportunity to […]

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Carleton ranks 15th on list of top party schools in Canada

Maclean’s released it’s annual list of top party schools in Canada, ranking Carleton University in 15th place alongside 47 other post-secondary institutions. This year, the average Raven said they party 3.51 hours per week, a half-hour bump up from 3.04 hours in 2016. Carleton’s stats were slightly above the national average of 3.27 hours partied each week. The results were determined from a survey Maclean’s sent out to over 17,000 students across the country. Maclean’s divided the total number of hours partied each week by the number of students that responded, to get the average number of party hours at each school. David Andrews, Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) vice-president (finance), said there are  several reasons why Carleton students reported […]

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Queen’s students go viral for racist costumes

Images of Queen’s University students went viral on Nov. 23, showing mostly-white students partying while dressed in outfits that many perceived as culturally appropriative and racist. The pictures from the party were posted on Twitter by comedian Celeste Yim, after Yim found them on a public Facebook album that has since been taken down. In the photos, students can be seen wearing racist costumes, such as “Middle-Eastern” men with fake beards, and Viet Cong guerrillas wearing rice hats and carrying fake guns. Evelyna Ekoko-Kay, a fourth-year English student at Queen’s, said she has mostly been frustrated with the student reaction to the photos, and the overall climate on campus. “There are far too many students who are finding it to […]

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