Men’s hockey playoff preview: Carleton versus the U of O

The University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees and Carleton Ravens are set to take each other on in the quarterfinals of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) men’s hockey playoffs. The Gee-Gees and Ravens have had opposite seasons going into their first round matchup in the OUA East. The Ravens came into the season under new direction; following the departure of head coach Marty Johnson to the Manitoba Moose. Expectations were kept low for new coach Shaun Van Allen, who had to navigate nine new players going into the season, and lost several key players such as first line center Michael McNamee. Despite the losses, Van Allen was able to guide his team to a fast start of the season, […]

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Q+A: Brent Butt of Corner Gas

Brent Butt, creator, writer and star of the hit Canadian sitcom series, Corner Gas, sat down with The Charlatan and talked comedy, animation, and fighter jets. The Charlatan (TC): Let’s start with Corner Gas Animated, tell how that came together. Brent Butt (BB): It basically came together because of the movie. After we did the series, six seasons, 107 episodes, we thought it would be great if we came back in a few years to do a movie, and we did that five years later. The response to the movie was just more than anybody anticipated. The response to the movie was huge—we were filling up theatres, Cineplex had to ask the network if they could have more days with […]

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Carleton grad up for Academy Award

This year’s Oscar field features some Carleton connections. Paul Austerberry, an architecture graduate, was nominated for best production design for his work on The Shape of Water. The movie, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, stars Sadie Hawkins as Eliza, a woman who befriends an amphibious creature held at a government facility during the Cold War. The Shape of Water also stars Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins. Austerberry called the nomination “pretty spectacular” and compared it to playing for the Stanley Cup. “We’re a fairly small movie in the grand scheme of things . . . and we’re up against some pretty big-budget movies like Blade Runner 2049, so it’s quite an honour to be nominated with that calibre […]

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Opinion: Discrimination still exists in diversity

Not more than a year after the tragic mosque shooting that took place in Quebec, this past week on Jan. 30, the Jami Omar Mosque in Ottawa was plastered with racist posters. This news should shock citizens  because to think that someone could possess such a strong hatred towards a minority group is unfathomable, but I am far from surprised. What was supposed to be a time to solemnly mourn, remember and mark the first anniversary of the Quebec shooting that killed six worshippers, while also injuring 19, derailed into yet another anniversary of an unfortunate event to be marked next year. Events such as the vandalism of a mosque have just become another blurry page to flip past in […]

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Carleton student studies sledge hockey athletes

Alicia Gal is a biomedical engineering PhD candidate at Carleton. Her research focuses on the biomechanics of sledge hockey. Sledge hockey follows the same rules as upright hockey does, allowing those with physical disabilities to play this country’s de facto national sport. The sport was introduced into the Olympics at the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway, where the Swedish team won the sport’s first Olympic gold medal. It has since grown to be one of the most popular sports in the winter Paralympic games, with Canada winning its first and only gold medal at the 2006 games in Turin, Italy. Despite the popularity of the sport, not many academics are actually researching the science behind it. This is the gap that […]

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