International students flock to Canadian universities

With the end of 2017 near, Maclean’s has published their annual review of Canadian universities, showcasing where out-of-province and international students are flocking. From the foreign student category, the University of British Columbia (UBC), McGill University, and Bishop’s University took gold, silver, and bronze on their number of enrolled international students. However, Carleton was ranked 18th on this list, with 12.5 per cent of the first-year undergraduate population travelling from foreign countries to enroll. From the out-of-province category, Mount Allison University took first with 51.2 per cent of its first-year student population coming from different provinces. From this section, Carleton stands at 26th place, with only 8.8 per cent of the undergraduate student body coming from out-of-province. What are universities […]

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Carleton grad writes book on writing

A recent graduate from Carleton University’s masters of journalism program, Amanda Truscott, recently released her new book, Creative Unblocking; Bypass Self-Doubt, Tap Your Genius, and Complete Your Best Work. The book covers the creative process of writing for aspiring writers. Even at a young age, Truscott said she knew that writing was in her future. She loved accompanying her mother to the local library, and had books in her hands whenever possible. “I love books, I’ve always loved books,” Truscott said. “When I was a little girl I used to go to the mall and spend all my money on books, it was the most exciting thing I could ever do.” When asked about the obstacles that most commonly deter […]

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Four Canadian universities rank among the top 100

Of the top 100 universities listed on the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings for 2018, four Canadian schools made the final cut. The University of Toronto (U of T) is the highest-ranking school of the four, landing in the 22nd spot. Next up is the University of British Columbia (UBC), ranked 34th, followed by McGill University in 42nd, and finally McMaster University, ranked 78th. Times Higher Education is a company that provides an annual ranking of universities across the world and provides them with data, analysis, and insight to achieve their strategic goals. The top-ranking Canadian school, U of T, could not respond to the Charlatan’s questions. Larysa Woloszansky, media relations at U of T, said that the school gets too […]

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UBC president’s resignation sparks debate

Following University of British Columbia (UBC) president Arvind Gupta’s resignation on Aug. 7, there has been speculation as to why he resigned from faculty members at UBC and universities across Canada. Gupta has not revealed why he left only one year into a four-year term, but vice-president of the Public Policy Forum Julie Cafley said Gupta’s departure from an academic leadership position is not an isolated event. “In the past 10 years, there have been at least 18 university presidents with unfinished mandates,” said Cafley, who wrote her dissertation on unfinished university leadership mandates. With the situation at UBC, Cafley said very little has been disclosed but there are signs of distrust within the executive team. “There seemed to be […]

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New awareness week aims to help students and staff thrive

A number of events and programs took place Nov. 3-7 as part of “Thrive Week” a new initiative at Carleton aimed at helping students and staff foster positive mental health. The idea of the week comes from the University of British Columbia (UBC) where it was well received. Carleton officials said they hope that it will “thrive” at Carleton as well. Thrive is described as a community “mindset” on UBC’s website. “Our overall goal for Thrive Week is to promote positive mental health for all staff, faculty and students,” said Samantha Munro, Healthy Workplace Assistant at Carleton. “We hope to do so by getting people out to try something new, meet new people, and to have fun.” Events on campus […]

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