By Alysha A. Cunningham

Our most read stories highlight the remarkable achievements within our community. From impactful research and innovation to top awards and student success, there is so much to be proud of.

Join us in reflecting on some of the great moments of the past year and discover the university’s Top 10 most read stories of 2022.

Top Canadian Science and Engineering Prizes for Carleton Researchers

Lenore Fahrig and Sonia Chiasson

Two highly accomplished Carleton researchers received major awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Lenore Fahrig, Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Biology, won the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, which is considered the country’s top science and engineering honour. Sonia Chiasson from the School of Computer Science is the recipient of an Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship, given to early-stage researchers in the natural sciences and engineering.

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Carleton Ranks High in Maclean’s 2023 University Rankings

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Once again, the Maclean’s rankings highlight Carleton’s excellence in the higher education sector. For the second year in a row, Carleton consolidates its position in Canada’s Top 5 Best Comprehensive Universities and several strengths were noted in the areas of student and faculty awards, scholarships and bursaries, and especially across all research rankings.

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How People Use Buildings is a Key Contributor to Energy Efficiency

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Prof. O’Brien with Carleton Immersive Media Studio director Stephen Fai and lead SUSTAIN Project researcher Gabriel Wainer (Photo: Luther Caverly)

Three Carleton professors are working together to develop a deeper understanding of how Carleton campus buildings are actually used so their energy efficiency can be maximized. Led by Liam O’Brien, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the principal investigator in Carleton’s Human-Building Interaction Lab, their project, Sensor-Based Unified Simulation Techniques for Advanced In-Building Networks (SUSTAIN), makes digital copies of campus buildings and monitor use patterns through a network of sensors.

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Game On: Teaching Tweens Digital Literacy

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Sana Maqsood, a postdoctoral researcher at Carleton’s Human Oriented Research in Usable Security (CHORUS) lab in the School of Computer Science developed a digital literacy video game that will be delivered in classrooms by MediaSmarts, a national not-for-profit organization that aims to make children and youth active and informed digital citizens.

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Carleton Springboards Student to Rhodes Scholarship

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Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management student, Maeve Collins-Tobin became one of Canada’s 11 new Rhodes Scholars. Valued at more than $100,000, the Rhodes Scholarship is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world, covering the cost of post-graduate studies at the University of Oxford. At Oxford, Collins-Tobin will continue to study and work toward environmental and social justice in an international setting.

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Climate Research Close to Home: Carleton Faculty and Students Study the Carbon Cycle at Ottawa’s Mer Bleue Bog

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Prof. Elyn Humphreys (Photo: Melanie Mathieu)

Carleton Geography and Environmental Studies Prof. Elyn Humphreys and a team of researchers are using technology to help drive research at the Mer Bleue Bog, with an eye toward protecting and preserving the important ecological role the bog plays. Humphreys is particularly interested in how peatland ecosystems interact with the atmosphere and how they cycle carbon.

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Female and Racialized Journalists Bear the Brunt of Online Hate Campaign

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Carleton’s School of Journalism faculty and alumni working in the field of journalism speak to the increase of online hate targeted towards journalists of colour, or those who identify as women, as well as strategies and supports in place to combat it.

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Carleton Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

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Carleton University’s Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub employees conduct research to help entrepreneurs

Carleton was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the first time. This recognition is a testament to the institution’s commitment to fostering an innovative, equitable and welcoming work environment. It’s the people that make Carleton a great place to work, and we can collectively take pride in this important recognition of the environment we have fostered on campus.

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Carleton Grad Larisa Galadza Leads Canada’s Diplomatic Mission in Ukraine

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Canada’s ambassador to Ukraine, Larisa Galadza, who holds a master’s of International Affairs from Carleton speaks to her Carleton experience, the deep relationship between Canada and Ukraine, the importance of her role and Canada’s diplomatic mission in Ukraine while under siege.

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80 Years Young, Carleton Continues to Challenge What’s Possible

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Through all its transformations, Carleton has held true to its values and principles, continuing to take an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to teaching and research with a zeal for collaborating with local, regional, national and international communities to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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