Ravens begin recruiting season with signing of two new forwards

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team has begun their recruiting for the off-season with the signing of Ottawa 67’s winger Jared Steege and Moose Jaw Warriors forward Dakota Odgers. Due to the departure of eight veteran players on the team, the Ravens will need to recruit new talent in order to fill the void left by the graduating players. Ravens head coach Marty Johnston said the upcoming season will feature multiple new players making their debuts for the Ravens. “We’re going to see some new faces next year . . . We’re expecting possibly nine [new] guys in our lineup,” Johnston said. With the help of two new recruits, the Ravens will seek to fill the gaps left in their […]

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GSA open letter warns BoG against censure

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) has released an open letter urging select members of Carleton’s administration to carefully consider a threat to sanction the university. The Canadian Association of Undergraduate Teachers (CAUT), a governing body made up of 70,000 academic professionals from 122 different Canadian universities, is threatening to censure Carleton amid transparency concerns within the university’s governance. In January 2016, Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) amended its Code of Conduct to restrict members from sharing information discussed in board meetings with the Carleton community. According to Valerie Dufour, a CAUT spokesperson, the ruling violates the CAUT’S Openness and Transparency in Post-Secondary Education policy and led to the censure motion. Dufour equated potential censure to a boycott, where the CAUT […]

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Senate reports gender gap in faculty hiring

Data presented to Carleton’s Senate has revealed a gendered divide in the number of male and female faculty at the university. In a presentation on March 21, Peter Ricketts, the school’s provost and vice-president (academic), discussed the percentage of female faculty and contract instructors in each department during the 2016-17 academic year. Overall, Carleton had 190 male full professors—tenure track professors—compared to 59 female full professors during the 2016-17 academic year. During the same time period, there were 55 female contract instructors compared to 36 males. Root Gorelick, a senator for the Faculty of Science, said he was disappointed by the current statistics. “It’s horrible. I think there are twice as many female contract instructors as male, and it’s almost […]

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Opinion: Term limits will refresh student government

A new group of students will come in and fill Carleton’s student unions with fresh faces, fresh ideas, and new personalities. However, that’s not exactly what has happened. All three of Carleton’s student government bodies, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA), the Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA), and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), have at least one of this previous year’s executives coming back for round two. CUSA is led by Zameer Masjedee, last year’s vice-president (student life), RRRA’s president is Hyder Naqvi, just like last year, the GSA’s president, Eric Hitsman, is the former vice-president (operations), and there are other vice-presidents who decided to stay on for a second term. There’s a precedent for this, too. Past CUSA presidents […]

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CUAG’s Open Space Lab allows for performance-based art

The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) hosted a performance by Hong Kong Exile and fu-GEN Theatre, along with Theatre Conspiracy. The performance art piece, titled “No Foreigners,” explores Chinese shopping malls as “racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash,” according to the CUAG website. The performance is the second one to use the gallery’s “Open Space Lab” format, which allows artists to use the gallery space as part of their work. The open nature of the lab allows artists to interact with others and discuss ideas related to their art with the public and other artists. “We came up with the idea of using the space of the gallery between exhibitions as a research development space,” said Anna Khimasia, who […]

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