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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BoG discusses sexual violence policy, neuroscience eviction at latest meeting

UPDATE: The Student Union Building referendum failed to pass on Dec. 8.  Carleton’s new Sexual Violence Policy (SVP) was approved at Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) meeting on Dec 1. Three of the four student representatives on the board voted against the policy. The countdown to the meeting was one that had been running for months: it was the day the board would finally vote on Carleton’s draft sexual violence policy, amongst other motions. Protestors gathered outside Richcraft Hall with signs half an hour before the meeting, armed with chants such as “Hey hey, ho ho, this draft has got to go,” and stayed for the first part of the meeting. The meeting began with a moment of silence for […]

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Carleton PhD student helps Peel police save $113,000

A partnership between a Carleton PhD student and the Peel Regional Police has saved the police force an estimated $113,000 in the first six months. Michael Halinski, a student in the Sprott School of Business, worked together with police to create a more efficient way of dealing with mental health crises to save both man hours and budget costs. Peel police began to have problems when reductions in the social services’ budget, as well as the closure of mental health hospitals, resulted in the police having to take on more responsibilities, according to Halinski. This came at an increased cost to the force, as officers would regularly spend hours—sometimes an entire shift—waiting with mental health patients before they were assessed […]

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Carleton alumni appointed ambassadors to UK and Pakistan

The federal government announced that Carleton alumni Perry Calderwood and Janice Charette were appointed to be High Commissioners to Pakistan and the United Kingdom (UK), respectively, on July 19. This is not Charette’s first high-profile appointment. According to a Carleton Newsroom release, after graduating from the Sprott School of Business in 1984, Charette worked in the private sector, then in the government. She became the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet in October 2014 while Stephen Harper was Prime Minister. In addition to that role, she held a variety of positions in other federal government offices from 2001 until now. “At least 16 graduates are currently serving as ambassadors in countries across the globe, as well […]

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