Carleton University signs MOU with Ashbury College to Enhance Student Experience and Collaboration

Carleton University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ashbury College that identifies areas of collaboration that will enhance student experiences and further deepen the relationship between the two institutions.

“Carleton and Ashbury share a commitment to education and a dedication to the local community,” said Christopher Carruthers, chair of Carleton’s Board of Governors and a life governor of Ashbury College. “This agreement creates a framework for our two institutions to collaborate going forward for the betterment of students.”

Carleton and Ashbury will continue to seek effective ways to work together to maximize the benefits of their proximity and shared goals.

“Ashbury College is a vital member of the Ottawa community and we are pleased to welcome our neighbours and their excellent students to our academic community,” said Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte.

Collaboration will include:

  • Ashbury will consider the appointment of a member of the Carleton community to their board.
  • Ashbury will create opportunities to engage Carleton co-op students in areas such as web design, finance reporting, advancement, marketing, digital media and environmental sustainability.
  • Carleton will continue to welcome Ashbury students to the MacOdrum Library as they write research papers.
  • Carleton will consider select Grade 12 students as special students at the university. These students will be allowed to take a course for credit.
  • Carleton’s volunteer projects will be encouraged to welcome participation from Ashbury. Carleton volunteers would also be invited to join projects co-ordinated by Ashbury.
  • The two institutions will extend invitations to concerts, lectures and sporting events to interested and deserving students.
  • Both institutions will continue to seek collaborative projects which will enhance the experience of members of their academic communities.

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Steven Reid
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Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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