About Carleton

About Carleton

A Message from the President

A Message from the President

President Runte

Roseann O’Reilly Runte, C.M., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Welcome to Carleton University, Canada’s capital university!  Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa. Many of Ontario’s leading high tech companies surround our campus where cutting-edge research joins with highly innovative teaching to solve real-life problems.  Members of a dynamic, research-intensive university, Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world.

Carleton offers 65 programs of study in areas as diverse as public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology and international studies.  More than 2,000 brilliant professors and staff members constitute a diverse and dedicated team serving  26,000 students. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts.

Students are truly VIPs on the Carleton campus and enjoy residence and recreation programs as well as a wide variety of cultural and social activities.  Endowed lectures bring speakers of world renown to our campus and proximity to the city makes it possible to enjoy world-class events at the National Arts Centre and the many museums and galleries across the city.

I look forward to meeting you when you visit Carleton University and to welcoming you as a member of our community of scholars dedicated to learning for a better future.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President and Vice-Chancellor