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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Carleton prof receives $5.5 million in funding for climate change research

Catherine McKenna, minister of climate change and the environment, and Kristy Duncan, minister of science, announced on Oct. 19 the federal government’s commitment of $22 million towards climate change research at an event held at Carleton. Carleton professor Matthew Johnson and his team of researchers were one of the four recipients, and received $5.5 million in funding for research on flaring. Flaring is the burning of natural gas that cannot be processed, Johnson said, and its effects on the environment include black carbon emissions, and accelerated melting of snow. Duncan said the money will fund four networks across the country—projects focused on the environment, natural resources, advanced manufacturing, and energy. “[Johnson] and his team will work to better understand the impact of […]

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GLAMGames encourages women in STEM

The organization 1125@Carleton is sparking the interest of women who are passionate about math and game development with their upcoming women-only event to promote women in the gaming industry. The event, titled GLAMGames 2016, will take place from May 27-29 at Carleton, and is part of a challenge hosted by the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) to design games that educate players about mathematics. The event was founded by JamToday, according to Lois Frankel, the academic director of 1125@Carleton. Participants, who must be over 18 years old, will be split up into teams and will have until 3 p.m. on May 29 to make their math-oriented gaming concepts come to life. “We intend to have the games highlighted on the […]

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Maria Dalton, science

My name is Maria Dalton, and I am a second-year student in the new health sciences program. It’s my firm belief all science students should have their voices heard, change must be enacted, and we as the undergraduate student body must go above and beyond what is expected of us. That being said, should I be elected as science councillor, I would advocate for longer library hours (because we all know how it feels to try and pump out a lab report discussion at 3 a.m.). Additionally, I would work to achieve greater accountability and transparency from CUSA executives. What I bring to the table are experience, vision, and determination. Firstly, let start by giving you an overview of my […]

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Carleton engineering kids program receives NSERC funding to increase women’s programming

Virtual Ventures, a not-for-profit organization run by Carleton engineering and design students, received $17,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The organization encourages kids to explore science and engineering by providing them with programs and initiatives such as a summer camp, fall and winter clubs, and a school outreach program. The program is offered to any young people with or without engineering exposure between Grades 1-10. Virtual Ventures received funding from NSERC’s PromoScience fund, which works to encourage female participation in science and technology. Martin Leroux, NSERC’s media relations officer, said PromoScience funding is given to schools “with an increased emphasis on proposals focusing on groups that are traditionally under-represented in scientific and […]

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