Explore Science@Carleton

Keeping you up to date on the latest in faculty and student news, research achievements, and upcoming events.
Upcoming Events

The 2022 Herzberg Lecture Announced - Wednesday, Nov. 23

Join us virtually on Wednesday, November 23 at 7pm for our 2022 Herzberg Lecture presented by Dr. Sally Otto, Killam University Professor at the University of British Columbia. Human activities are reshaping the selective pressures faced by organisms and altering which species survive and which go extinct. Dr. Otto will discuss how the evolutionary trajectory of life is being altered in an increasingly human-impacted world. Register below!

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Science Café | The Anthropocene: Inside the Quest for the Human Epoch at Crawford Lake, Ontario - Wednesday, Nov. 16

Join us for our next virtual Science Café with Earth Science Department chair, Tim Patterson on Wednesday, November 16 at 2pm. Dr. Patterson will discuss his research on the diverse proxies of industrialization, nuclear weapons testing, and other environmental change that have been documented within Crawford Lake located in Milton, ON. Dr. Patterson and his team in collaboration with Brock University are now working toward establishing the lake as the “Golden Spike” for the proposed Anthropocene Epoch. The Anthropocene Working Group will reveal its choice of the Anthropocene GSSP on December 8.

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Newborn Screening Ontario - Building for the Future with Carleton - Friday, Nov. 18

The Department of Health Sciences will host a talk with Newborn Screening Ontario on Friday, November 18 at 1:30pm in Room 3020 of the Nicol Building. The talk will feature Dr. Pranesh Chakraborty, Dr. Jennifer Milburn, Dr. Alicia DiBattista, and Monica Lamoreux. Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) is the provincial program that coordinates newborn screening in Ontario, Canada. This event is free to attend.

Health Sciences Seminar Series | Movement as Medicine for Children with Chronic Medical Conditions - Thursday, Nov. 24

The Department of Health Sciences continues its virtual Health Seminar Series on Thursday, November 24 at 12pm. This presentation will focus on current research that aims to promote movement as medicine in children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions and will highlight the key role of patient stories in shaping ongoing studies in the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program.

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Faculty and Research News

Top Canadian Science and Engineering Prizes for Carleton Researchers

Congratulations to Dr. Lenore Fahrig on being awarded the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering and Dr. Sonia Chiasson on being awarded the Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) at the annual NSERC Celebrating Excellence Event on October 26.

Also this month, Dr. Fahrig and Dr. Chiasson were honoured with their awards at Carleton in a ceremony featuring Carleton President and Vice-Chancellor Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Carleton Vice-President of Research and International Rafik Goubran, and Dean of Science Maria DeRosa. See the photos of the ceremony here.

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Department of Physics professor Dr. Manuella Vincter Reappointed ATLAS Deputy Spokesperson

Congratulations to Department of Physics professor Dr. Manuella Vincter on her reappointment to another term as deputy spokesperson for ATLAS at CERN, the European organization for nuclear research. Vincter’s mandate will be extended until February 2025, where she will continue to serve as a deputy spokesperson.

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Department of Earth Science professor featured in The Economist

Department of Earth Science professor Dr. Richard Ernst was recently featured in The Economist for his research on Large Igneous Province (LIP) and how they may explain Venus’s hostile environment. Read the full article down below!

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Faculty of Science Student wins Fall 2022 Chancellor’s Medal

Congratulations to Faculty of Science student Charlotte Claire Jerome on being awarded the Fall 2022 Chancellor's Medal. Charlotte is graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Open Studies degree. Carleton awards numerous medals to honour the dedication of students who have performed exceptionally in their studies. Read more about her reaction below.

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Canada Science and Technology Museum 'Climate Change is Here' Exhibition

Be sure to visit the Climate Change is Here National Geographic Photographic Exhibition in the Health Sciences Main Floor Gallery on display and visit the online gallery hosted on the Faculty of Science website here.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Honour the Memory of Instructor Luc Bourbonnais

The School of Mathematics and Statistics honoured the memory of Carleton instructor Luc Bourbonnais by unveiling a memorial plaque in the outdoor area next to the Herzberg building. The ceremony was attended by his family, friends, and Carleton colleagues who all said a few words about Luc's legacy.

Minding the Brain Podcast | Cognitive & Brain Science Episodes from Jim Davies and Kim Hellemans

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Discover Carleton's Food Science Program

Did you know?

  • 33% of greenhouse gases are from food systems.
  • 50% of food produced is wasted.
  • 768 million people are food insecure globally.
  • 1 in 10 people get sick from contaminated food every year.
Food scientists can help. Learn more
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University Updates and Messages Related to COVID-19

Coronavirus Resources

Carleton University is following the advice of Ottawa Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario, and the Public Health Agency of Canada for the latest information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommendations for prevention. Carleton’s Coronavirus website contains a summary of facts from these health agencies as well as answers to questions Carleton faculty, staff, students, and the community may have.

The university has also prepared a list of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19. Review the FAQ to ensure you are up to speed with the latest information and updates.

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