Sixty Canadian universities sign pledge for diversity

The presidents of 60 Canadian universities have signed a pledge committing to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion on their campuses, according to a press release by Universities Canada. The Inclusive Excellence Principles commits to “attracting and retaining students, faculty, staff and leaders from all backgrounds,” according to the release, as well as undertaking a five-year action plan. Mike Mahon, Universities Canada’s new board chair and president of the University of Lethbridge, said in the release that this is a significant step in their efforts to improve equality for all students, faculty, and staff in Canadian universities. “The university mission of excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement is most successful when all members of the university community are supported in […]

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Carleton hosts Financial Literacy Month

Carleton’s Awards and Financial Aid is hosting Financial Literacy Month (FLM) throughout November. Mark Robinson, manager of financial aid at the Awards Office said: “We think [financial literacy is] really valuable information to get out to students.” According to their website, FLM aims to teach students how to take charge of their finances. “It is a bit of an uphill battle,” Robinson said about trying to get students interested in the topic. “As you can imagine, it’s not always the most exciting topic for students to be thinking about or necessarily the most top of mind as they’re worrying about exams and stuff.” Events this month will seek to teach students about topics such as consumerism, banking products, budgeting, paying […]

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Absent Friends puts on Rocky Horror spectacle

They’ve done the time warp again. Ottawa’s Absent Friends Shadow Cast performed for the seventh year in a row at the Mayfair Theatre’s Halloween screening of the 1975 film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, to a sold-out crowd. Shadow casts, comprised of a group of actors, perform the movie live along with the film. Sam Kellerman, director and lead performer of the Absent Friends, said he was excited to have brought his own troupe to the Mayfair once again for the spooky season. “There’s been very little rehearsal process,” explained Kellerman, who played hyper-sexual scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter. “Most of the actors have been playing with me from anywhere between two to six years. We all pretty much know […]

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CUSA debates cutting Indigenous centre space

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is considering removing its designated Indigenous service centre space, the Mawandoseg Centre, and moving the centre’s co-ordinator to the university-run Ojigkwanong Centre. CUSA president Zameer Masjedee said the proposal would save the association rental costs for the centre, which would be reinvested into programming. According to him, it doesn’t make sense for Indigenous services to be split between two different student centres. “Ultimately, we thought that this way, it would be better serving all students for the services that they’re looking to get out of each of these centres,” Masjedee said. According to CUSA’s website, Mawandoseg is the “leading point of contact for non-Indigenous students looking to connect and learn more about Indigenous cultures and […]

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Men’s soccer takes home OUA silver

The Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team traveled to Toronto to take part in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs over the weekend of Nov. 3 and 4. The Ravens’ first game was the semi-finals of the OUA Final Four, where they beat the McMaster Marauders 3-0. The following day the Ravens fell to the York Lions in the final by a score of 2-0, good enough for a silver medal. In the semi-final matchup against McMaster, the two team’s strong defensive play stifled any offensive momentum. Battling back and forth, both teams remained scoreless in the first half. Early in the second half, Ravens forward Stefan Karajovanovic passed the ball through the Marauders defence to Ravens midfielder Ricky Comba who […]

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