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Storytelling in Ghana

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At Carleton, we believe experiences outside the classroom are vital to a student’s development and growth. We believe these experiences instill in students a sense of purpose and of global responsibility, both of which continue to shape their lives long after they graduate. Over the next six weeks, we’re featuring stories from students and recent… Read more »

Carleton Varsity Swim Team Makes a Splash!

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As the clock struck 12:01 AM on November 29, it was all hands on deck as donors from across the Carleton community showed up early and enthusiastically to support the Carleton University Varsity Swim Team. In just 24 hours, generous gifts on Giving Tuesday, combined with matching funds from Carleton University, allowed the team to more than double their initial goal of $15,000… Read more »

You + #GivingTuesdayCA = 393,867 reasons to be thankful

By Amy Ramnarine / Comments Off on You + #GivingTuesdayCA = 393,867 reasons to be thankful

  On November 29, Carleton’s Day for Good lived up to its name. Together, we gave through Carleton to causes that matter. From Saskatchewan to Seoul, Florida to France, the Northwest Territories to here on campus, you – our alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends – joined together to help make higher education a… Read more »

#GivingTuesdayCA Update

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We’re already celebrating a record-breaking day!  Together, we did it!!! As of 1pm today, we reached our #GivingTuesdayCA $150,000 fundraising goal and unlocked the full $150,000 of matching funds! Which means there is, right now, $300,000 in funding in support of innovative student projects, inspiring research initiatives and real-world learning opportunities. Of course, there are still… Read more »

Celebrating Mitchell Brown

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  Mitchell Brown is lovingly remembered in many ways. Fun-loving and often seen with a smile, he had a knack for making genuine connections with people. Hard-working and ambitious, he was also a recent Carleton graduate (BComm/14) and a promising Senior Accountant at Deloitte Canada. A loyal friend and caring young man, his love for… Read more »

Meet Our Champions: Dan Fortin

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The Champions series by Sarah Brown profiles those who are supporting social and economic good in society. This is Carleton’s founding premise and it’s being celebrated on the cusp of the university’s 75th anniversary in 2017. Learn more about Carleton’s most ambitious comprehensive fundraising campaign. Together, we’re #HereforGood.    Dan Fortin, BEng/78, LLD/09, stepped straight out of university and… Read more »

Carleton’s Day for Good is November 29

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  Some days, you’ll agree, are better than others. Since 2013, the Carleton community of alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends have come together each year to celebrate #GivingTuesdayCA. Year after year, we have rallied in support of promising student projects and inspiring research initiatives. This year, we hope you will join us. On November… Read more »

Meet Our Champions: Dr. Chris Carruthers

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The Champions series by Sarah Brown profiles those who are supporting social and economic good in society. This is Carleton’s founding premise and it’s being celebrated on the cusp of the university’s 75th anniversary in 2017. Learn more about Carleton’s most ambitious comprehensive fundraising campaign. Together, we’re Here for Good.    He’s the Chair of Carleton University’s… Read more »

Meet Our Champions: Linda Ann Daly

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The Champions series by Sarah Brown profiles those who are supporting social and economic good in society. This is Carleton’s founding premise and it’s being celebrated on the cusp of the university’s 75th anniversary in 2017. Learn more about Carleton’s most ambitious comprehensive fundraising campaign. Together, we’re Here for Good.    Linda Ann Daly, BA/71, has always… Read more »

Meet Our Champions: Nik Nanos

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“Being in the line of work I’m in, I have a significant amount of respect for journalists and good journalism.” The Champions series by Sarah Brown profiles those who are supporting social and economic good in society. This is Carleton’s founding premise and that spirit carries on and is being celebrated on the cusp of the… Read more »

The Champions: Meet Norah Vollmer

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  She arrived at Carleton University as a student in 1992 and has found it impossible to leave. Norah Vollmer, BAHons/96, does double-duty on campus, working as manager of faculty affairs in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) while completing her graduate diploma in public management through the School of Public Policy and… Read more »

Collaborate Launches On Campus

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We wholly believe that through higher education Carleton University contributes to the greater good. When we look back at our first 75 years, and forward to our next 75, we know that our philanthropic promise is to be Here for Good. Collaborate: The Carleton University Campaign is a campaign to raise $300 million for our… Read more »

Carleton’s CanSat Team Places Second!

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Congratulations to the dedicated students who placed second in the annual competition in Burkett, Texas! The group of Engineering students crowdfunded to build their rocket-deployed glider and to attend the competition in the United States. Read all about their adventure here. The team crowdfunded earlier this year and raised nearly $4,000 with the FutureFunder.  

Sharing his passion with all Canadians

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When Jon Reed, BA/16, was 9-years-old he went to Camp Can-Aqua—a sleepover summer camp in Cardiff, ON that would become the springboard for a lifelong love of nature and the great outdoors. “My camp experience made me who I am,” said Reed, who spent 10 more summers at Can-Aqua, first as a camper and then… Read more »

Addressing the critical challenge of water and public health

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On March 22, 2016—this year’s World Water Day—the Jarislowsky Foundation announced that it chose Carleton University as the home for a $2M investment to establish a chair in Water and Global Health. With this support, Carleton researchers will be able to contribute significantly to combating the world’s serious environmental issues pertaining to water and public health…. Read more »

Serving others and society: a Carletonian characteristic

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To welcome the 2016 winter semester, Carleton University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte sent a message to students, faculty and staff, which included this sentiment: “Service to others and society is a Carletonian characteristic.” As the semester comes to a close, it is clear that this significant trait continues to define the Carleton… Read more »

Convocation 2016: “Don’t wait for the end of your career to give back”

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Success comes to those that work hard. Be a leader. Bring positive change to your industry and your community. These are just some of the lessons that were imparted to the over 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students, who earned their Carleton degrees this June, as they left campus to leave their imprint on the world…. Read more »

Jodi White Scholarship

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In recognition of Jodi White’s distinguished career in journalism, public service and volunteer leadership, this scholarship has been created to support students in the Faculty of Public Affairs. Jodi White, is former chief of staff to the prime minister, and played senior roles in six successive federal election campaigns.  She is past president of the… Read more »

Ravens Racing Achieves Best-Ever Results at International Competition and Becomes Top-Ranked Canadian Team

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Here’s an update from Frank Sorenson, Team Lead of the Ravens Racing Team: Carleton University’s Ravens Racing Team finished 13th overall out of 115 teams from ten different countries at the 2016 Formula SAE Michigan competition, which was held from May 11-14 at the Michigan International Speedway. This is the team’s best result at Formula… Read more »

Margaret Bloodworth Scholarship

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In recognition of Margaret Bloodworth’s service to Carleton University and to Canada, the Margaret Bloodworth Scholarship has been created to support students in the Indigenous Policy and Administration program. Through Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, this new program will prepare leaders in policy and administration who can bridge traditional Indigenous worldviews with… Read more »

Getting to Know our Donors: Erin Chezick

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French writer Marcel Proust became well known for a questionnaire that could reveal an individual’s true nature. The questions—a mix of serious and playful—were meant as a form of interview to unearth one’s personality. At Carleton, our donors come from all walks of life. They have varying passions, interests and aspirations. They resonate with certain… Read more »

Delivering Good to the Community and the World

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A Warm Gesture

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On October 31, Jesse Mills threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns against Queen’s to help the Ravens football team advance to the semi-finals of the OUA playoffs. It was Carleton’s first playoff victory since 1986, and the first time the Ravens had made an appearance in the quarterfinals since Ravens supporters came together to restart… Read more »

Giving Tuesday 2015: We Did Good

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For the third consecutive year, Carleton participated in Giving Tuesday, an international day dedicated to giving. The university called on students, alumni, faculty and staff to support projects posted on Carleton’s award-winning crowdfunding site, FutureFunder.ca, in an effort to reach an ambitious one-day fundraising goal of $100,000. The community responded to deliver unprecedented success. At… Read more »

Investing in the Ability to Imagine

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Katie Rychliski, a Human Rights and Political Science student, has been given a richer post-secondary experience because of donor-funded programs. She’s traveled internationally to discuss and solve world problems, become active in student groups, has received financial aid and has never felt prouder to be a Raven. This is her story.  — Carleton has given… Read more »

Carleton is Here for Good

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Last Thursday, Nov. 5, was a monumental day in Carleton University history. At a campus reception, attended by over 250 community partners, Carleton publicly launched the most ambitious fundraising initiative in school history. Collaborate: The Carleton University Campaign aims to raise $300-million by the year 2018. The campaign is comprehensive, which means it will not… Read more »

Carleton Leaves Imprint on the World After Most Generous Year

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Sarah McRae still wears the jewelry she bought in the Massai Community of Tanzania. Although they are stunning pieces, it’s the experience that still takes her breath away, months later. “I was able to sit down and learn who these people are,” she said. “It was special and it was beautiful.” McRae, an International Business… Read more »

Join The Crowd: Campus Community Campaign Launches Feb. 2!

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On Monday, February 2, Carleton University launched the Campus Community Campaign—an annual initiative to give our faculty, staff and retirees the opportunity to come together and give to the university priority of their choice. Through last year’s campaign, more than 500 members of the Carleton community made a charitable contribution. People can lend their support to the… Read more »

A Thankful Thursday

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After a very Giving Tuesday, comes a Thankful Thursday. Some days, you’ll agree, are better than others. We can confidently say that Tuesday, December 2, 2014 – Giving Tuesday – will be remembered as one of the best days in Carleton University’s history. We had an ambitious goal to raise $40,000 in 24 hours. We… Read more »

Students Want to Solve Everyday Problem

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Carleton University students Nishant Bhasin, BEng/14, and Boris Misljencevic, BEng/14, were attracted to engineering for the same reason: they wanted to help people. That’s why the pair—along with two other students—decided to develop an app that could help their peers with an everyday frustration. “Our idea was to eliminate the need for a wire when… Read more »

Detecting Radon, Saving Lives

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According to Health Canada, an estimated 3,000 Canadians die each year from radon exposure. Now, a team of Carleton University students and professors are trying to change that. Alex Ross, BEng/14, first heard of radon when he was looking for a focus for his fourth-year engineering project—all Carleton engineering students are required to produce an… Read more »

Advocating for social justice

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Doug Bullock, MSW/83, always knew he wanted to make a difference in the area of social policy.  Now, he’s honouring that commitment by ensuring future students of Carleton University’s School of Social Work will continue to make a positive change in local communities and around the world. After graduating with a Masters degree in Social… Read more »

Committed for life

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Tom Timlin, BSc/86, is ensuring that his contribution to Carleton’s football team lasts forever. Timlin, wore #37 for the Ravens from 1981 to 1985, the only number to be retired in school history. “When you take the Raven’s Creed, you’re committed for life,” said Timlin. Now, along with his wife Marie, BSc/87, they have left… Read more »

BUILD A HOME FOR THE SPROTT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

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The Sprott School of Business, named in 2001 for Eric Sprott, BCom/65, has undergone tremendous growth over the last decade, to the point where it has outgrown its current facilities. A new building on campus will provide enhanced learning, networking and collaborative spaces for Sprott students, faculty and staff. A new facility will also permit… Read more »

The Great Lab Coat Event

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Students on the fundraising team for the plastinates project coordinated a fundraising event this month in support of their project. For the crowdfunders out there, here’s how one group got creative: ‘The lobby of the Nesbitt Biology building was the site of the Carleton Anatomy Project’s Pimp Your lab Coat event. Tie dye, spray paint,… Read more »

#GivingTuesdayCA 2014

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It’s October 2 and that could only mean one thing: it’s the beginning of the 60-day countdown to #GivingTuesdayCA on December 2! Welcome to the FutureFunder – the place where great things happened on GivingTuesday last year! Bookmark this site as new projects come on board in the next two months. Also, check out our… Read more »

Entrepreneurship Award in Electrical Engineering encourages students to take the reins of their future

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When it comes to bright, young minds, Dr. Walter and Mary Chudobiak would like to see Carleton’s graduate students complete their degrees looking for employees rather than employers. It is for this reason that they have established the Dr. Walter and Mary Chudobiak Entrepreneurship Award in Electrical Engineering with an exceptionally generous gift of $1… Read more »

Alumni thank Carleton for giving them their start in life and love

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For Jim and Lynne Carlisle (née Allen), Carleton University is a “very special place”. The couple met in the late ‘60s while living in residence at the university. Jim was studying French and Lynne was a student in the Journalism program. Nearly 50 years later, the Carlisles decided to give back to the institution that… Read more »

Crowdfunding for Universities

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Why did we decide to crowdfund at Carleton University and what has the FutureFunder taught us? Watch this video as presented by bv02. Enjoy!

Carleton thanks the Fakirani Family for its donation to the Ugandan Asian Archives

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In 1972, Hassanali and Sakinabai Fakirani along with 60,000 other Ugandan Asians were forced from their homes by Uganda’s dictator Idi Amin. Hassanali, Sakinabai and 6,000 others entered Canada as refugees. Almost 42 years later, on June 20, the Fakirani family gathered at Carleton University with friends and other members of the Ugandan Asian community… Read more »

Futurefunder is safe from Heartbleed

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The Futurefunder site remains safe from the Heartbleed bug as the SSL certificate was verified as secure. Carleton University’s Computing and Communication Services issued a statement on April 10 noting the university’s exposure to this vulnerability has been very limited.

Crowdfunding for charities

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Fascinating data for our project owners in this post: http://craigconnects.org/2014/03/crowdfunding-infographic.html After one full year of the FutureFunder, we have our own data to add to the discussion. Crowdfunding seems to have enormous potential for Carleton and for post-secondary education. For starters, more than 50% of FutureFunder donors are making their first gift to Carleton. It’s… Read more »

The Quest for Plastinates in the media

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Our newest Futurefunder project – The Quest for Plastinates – was recently covered by both the Ottawa Citizen and Metro Ottawa. Ottawa Citizen Metro Ottawa We’ll keep you posted on this project’s lastest developments.

Accolades

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In February, the FutureFunder was recognized by District II of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with two Gold Accolades awards. This is a prestigious competition. Carleton’s work is judged against other universities in Ontario and throughout the northeast United States (New York state, Pennsylvania, Maryland and more). Judges recognized the… Read more »

Update: George Garth Graham Fellowship

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The George Garth Graham Undergraduate Digital History Research Fellowship was a successful project on Futurefunder, last year. It raised more than its $5000 goal, and the fellowship has now been awarded to Hollis Peirce. Congratulations! Learn more about this impressive student and follow his research as the fellowship winner.

A lesson in crowdsourcing

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend Invest Ottawa’s ‘Crowdsourcing 101’ information session, facilitated by Intersol’s Eric Collard. The session was brief and to the point: crowdsourcing can be extremely successful, but it’s a lot of work. Don’t we know it! Collard offered some insight on how to crowdsource (and ultimately crowdfund) successfully if you:… Read more »

A nod from the Globe

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On Sept.27, the FutureFunder was featured in an article by the Globe and Mail and we couldn’t be more pleased! And since then, History professor Shawn Graham’s project reached its $5000 goal. Congratulations professor Graham! Read the article here.

In the news

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On the heels of some early success – and two fully funded projects – the futurefunder has found its way into the media. Read all about it online at http://www.emcottawaeast.ca/20130411/News/Carleton+launches+crowdfunding+donation+website. And then tweet, share, like and retweet. Help all the great futurefunder projects get noticed and funded.    

Great progress

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Five days in and the futurefunder has already directed close to $1000 for great Carleton community projects. The Adrian Chan Award leads the pack so far. The project is already more than 10% of the way to its goal of $2500, which Professor Chan has generously offered to match. With 80 days left, there’s lots… Read more »

And we’re off!

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The futurefunder is ready and live. Have a look at the many great projects we’re featuring – and support the one that means the most to you! Don’t forget to tweet, like and share after you’ve made your gift. You can shape your own future, too. Working on a great project here at Carleton? First,… Read more »