Sprott hosts first high school student competition

One hundred high school students came to Carleton’s campus to compete in a citywide business case competition on Nov. 30. Participants from five Ottawa high schools attended the event, which marked the first time the university’s Sprott School of Business has hosted it. Only the top students from each school were invited to compete on campus. Ahmed Hassan, a Grade 12 student at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School, was one of them. “My first couple times doing the case studies weren’t very good,” Hassan said. “When Carleton came to [our school],  they taught us how to do them properly.” The event is part of a three-month long initiative that began in September where select Sprott students from Carleton have been attending […]

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Students grow ’staches, fundraise for Movember

As the month of November draws to a close, Movember fundraising campaigns are still in full swing. Movember is known for its participants sporting moustaches to raise money for men’s cancer research and health initiatives, but growing facial hair is not the only way to fundraise for men’s health. Carleton’s Sprott Business Students’ Society (SBSS) is hosting a Movember Pub Night and Shave-Off on Nov. 25, as one last fundraising hurrah before the end of the month. They will be donating 100 per cent of their ticket revenue to the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation has been around since 2003, and has grown to well over five million contributors, according to its website. The money donors raise goes to research for […]

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Sprott to receive $48-million building

The Sprott School of Business will have a new building to call home, after Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) approved the creation of a new $48-million building. At an Oct. 5 meeting, the board announced the approval of the building, which will be called the Nicol Building. It will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently sits, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development set to begin as soon as fall 2018. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said at the meeting that Carleton needed more “flexible” teaching and learning spaces on campus and that Sprott is in particular need of the extra space. “We could lose competitiveness in enrolment in the Faculty of […]

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Board of Governors approves new Sprott building

The Board of Governors (BoG) approved a $48 million building devoted to the Sprott School of Business at an Oct. 5 meeting. The board announced that the building will be called the Nicol Building and said it will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently is, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development beginning as early as next fall. According to a press release, the building will be named after Wesley Nicol, a late Carleton alumnus and entrepreneur. The release also states that his family donated $10 million to Carleton in 2014, which kickstarted plans for a building named in Nicol’s honour. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said Carleton needs more “flexible” teaching […]

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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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