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There are many events in the works for Carleton’s 75th Anniversary in 2017.

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75th Anniversary Signature Events

75th Anniversary Supporting Events – Series and Continuing Projects

75th Anniversary Supporting Events – Single Events

Provincial, National, and International Conferences and Competitions

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CONTINUING OR SERIES PROJECTS AND EVENTS

75 Campus to Community Days

To celebrate Carleton’s history in local community development, the SEO will organize 75 Campus to Community Days – one day events where Carleton students complete service projects at local organizations.

Date: Summer 2016 to Fall 2017
Location: Various

Click here for more information.
Click here to view the Campus to Community Day Event Registration page.

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FPA 75 for 75th Campaign

In honour of Carleton’s 75th anniversary, the Faculty of Public Affairs is profiling 75 of their most inspiring alumni. Five new names are released each month until June 2017.

Click here for more information.

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CU75 POPS Water Challenge (Policy Options and Problem Solving)

Teams of undergraduate and graduate students compete to solve a local water resource policy question.

Dates: Project begins Fall 2016, presentations in March 2017, during FPA Research month.

Click here for more information.

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CUAG / DOME Pop-up Concert Series, with Jesse Stewart

Juno award-winning artist Jesse Stewart will perform five concerts on campus in this special series sponsored by the Carleton University Art Gallery.

Dates: January 23, March 27, September 12, September 25, and November 7
Locations: Various, on campus (see individual listings by clicking on dates above)

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Birchbark Canoe Project

A traditional birchbark canoe will be constructed on campus by Daniel Pinok Smith, Algonquin master canoe maker, with participation from Carleton University students. Construction will take place in the Carleton University Art Gallery, and the completed canoe will be installed in the MacOdrum Library.

Dates: Winter to Spring 2017
Locations: CUAG, MacOdrum Library

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WINTER 2017

The 4th Carleton Community Art Exhibition

Celebrate the creativity of the Carleton community, through an exhibition of artwork made by Carleton students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Dates: January 13 to January 22, 2017 (Opening reception on January 13 from noon to 1 p.m.)
Location: Carleton University Art Gallery, St. Patrick’s Building

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CU75 Official Launch

Kick off a year of 75th anniversary celebrations in the University Centre Galleria with special displays, games, prizes, contests, give-aways and VIP guests. Open to all!

Date: January 18, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Galleria, University Centre

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Launch of Law & Legal Studies’ 50th Anniversary Celebration

January 18 is the kick-off date to begin a year of events in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Law & Legal Studies.

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SOAR Student Leadership Conference

The SOAR Student Leadership Conference inspires students to develop leadership skills through interactive workshops and presentations. This year’s keynote speaker is renowned business leader and television personality Arlene Dickinson.

Date: January 21, 2017
Location: Southam Hall and Kailash Mital Theatre

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CUAG / DOME Pop-up Concert with Jesse Stewart

This is the first in a series of concerts by Jesse Stewart sponsored by CUAG to celebrate Carleton’s 75th anniversary.

Date: January 23, 2017
Time: Noon
Location: MacOdrum Library

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Munro Beattie Lecture: Andre Alexis

In celebration of Carleton’s 75th anniversary, the Dean of FASS and the Department of English present Andre Alexis, Giller Prize Award-Winner and author of Fifteen Dogs. A reception will follow the talk.

Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Azrieli Theatre 101

Click here for more information.

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National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Conference

Date: January 27, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall

More information will be available soon at NEADS.ca.

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Ontario Engineering Competition

Carleton University is hosting this Ontario-wide competition featuring 350 competitors and six categories. Winners and runners-up will represent Ontario at the national level.

Date: January 28, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall and Residence Commons

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Capital Hoops Classic

The 11th Annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic continues the classic rival basketball series between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.

Date: February 3, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. (women’s) and 8 p.m. (men’s)
Location: Canadian Tire Centre

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Popular Resistance in Africa and International Solidarity: A Conversation with Professor Horace G. Campbell

Carleton’s Institute of African Studies and History Watch Project present a Black History Month Keynote & Reception in celebration of Carleton’s 75th anniversary. Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood. Horace G. Campbell is a Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University. In 2016/2017, he was given the prestigious appointment of Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies at the University of Ghana.

Date: February 18, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Richcraft Hall

Registration is required.

Click here for more information.

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Freedom to Read

In celebration of Carleton’s 75th anniversary, the MacOdrum Library presents a week of public readings, an exhibit and event with the theme of 75 years of Freedom of Expression. More details to come!

Date: February 28, 2017 & March 2, 2017
Time: Noon
Location: Carleton University Alumni Association Reading Room (Second floor)

Students, Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in readings from banned and challenged books, or to enjoy listening.

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Chemistry Magic Show (Winter)

A special 10th anniversary event, this year’s winter Chemistry Magic Show also marks the 70th anniversary of the Department of Chemistry.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: Times: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. (each show is approximately one hour in duration)
Location: Room 2200, Richcraft Hall

Families can also explore our Activity Centre between 9 a.m. and 3:30 pm in the Steacie Building Superlab (room 204).
For more information please visit: http://chemistrymagic.carleton.ca

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FPA Conference: Visions for Canada 2042 – Imagining the Canada of the Future

Held during FPA’s Research Month, this three-night, two-day conference explores a collective vision of Canada in 2042, when Carleton University turns 100. Highlights of this special 75th anniversary event include a film screening and panel discussion, presentations, a keynote presentation by Kiera Ladner, and a closing Gala Dinner.

Date: March 2 to 4, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall and the Shaw Centre; Film screening March 2 at the Mayfair Theatre

Click here for more information.

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New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts

The 16th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts celebrates the lives of Indigenous artists across a wide spectrum of expression – from painting and poetry to musical performance. Inspiring, insightful, intimate and heartfelt, it is not to be missed!

Date: March 4, 2017
Location: Fenn Lounge
Promo: Poster

Registration is required


Click here for information.

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The EU and Canada in a Changing World Order: Addressing Structural Changes in a World in Flux

Canadian and European experts examine current international challenges facing the EU and Canada, including the changing nature of international terrorism; rising powers global powers; changing security challenges and evolving security communities; new dimensions of energy relations; global inequality and population movements; and the proliferation of frozen conflicts and failed states. The conference, open to the public, is supported by the Carleton’s Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence.

Date: March 24, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall

For more information, and to register for the event, please click here.

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1942 – 2017: 75 Years of French Studies at Carleton University

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Herb Gray Lounge, 2nd Floor Loeb Building

Join us for a special evening to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Department of French. Registration is required.

For more details and to register: http://carleton.ca/french/2017/1942-2017-75-years-french-studies-carleton-university/

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The 20th Annual Aboriginal Family Festival

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, the Aboriginal Family Festival honours cultural and traditional knowledge while teaching leadership skills to Anishinabek children & youth. Dancers range in age from 12 – 18 months to 24 years, with adults participating as mentors. Admission is by donation; open to anyone.

Date: March 25 to 26, 2017
Time: Noon to 5 p.m., each day
Location: Ravens’ Nest

Click here for more information.

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CUAG / DOME Pop-up Concert with Jesse Stewart

The second concert in this 2017 series sponsored by CUAG features Juno-award winning Jesse Stewart in a turntable performance.

Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Carleton University Art Gallery

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Creative Jam

This inspiring two-part design experience, hosted by Adobe and Carleton University includes:

  • A one-hour design showcase highlighting the work of 3 local creative leaders
  • A Creative Jam tournament, a 3 hour design charrette showdown.
  • Portfolio Reviews, an opportunity to meet with a creative professional to review your work.

Date: March 28, 2017
Location: Porter Hall, UC-231 Carleton University
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information and to register for events: https://nvite.com/CreativeJam/carleton

Deadline to register for the tournament is March 19 at midnight.

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Book Launch – Carleton at 75: Reflections & Photos

Peter Ricketts, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) invites you to the launch of Carleton’s official 75th Anniversary Commemorative photobook, entitled Carleton at 75: Reflections & Photos.

Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Second Floor Main Reading Room, MacOdrum Library
Cost: Free

Register here: http://events.carleton.ca/book-launch-carleton-at-75-reflections-photos/#reg


Data Day 4.0

This special 75th anniversary edition of Data Day celebrates the latest developments in data science and analytics research.

Date: March 29, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall

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SPRING 2017 (APRIL – JUNE)

Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) Enhanced Community Citizenship Ceremony

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Carleton University will host a special Enhanced Community Citizenship Ceremony for new Canadians.

Date: April 4, 2017
Time: Public ceremony, 10 a.m. (TBC)
Location: Richcraft Hall Atrium

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Ravens Football Dinner

This special 75th anniversary edition of the Ravens Football Dinner will bring together alumni, current players, and fellow football supporters to reconnect and to celebrate achievements, both past and present.

Date: April 7, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner
Location: EY Centre
Cost: $150 (per person)

Registration is required. Click here to register.

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Past, Present and Future: Carleton Through the Ages – StoryMap Project

Interactive 3D StoryMap Project focusing on Carleton’s campus through the ages.

Date: May 2017
Location: MacOdrum Library

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MacOdrum Library – The Way We Were (Exhibit)

In celebration of Carleton’s 75th anniversary, the MacOdrum Library presents a photo exhibit of the people, building and services of Carleton’s MacOdrum Library over the past 75 years.

Date: May 1 to August 31, 2017
Location: MacOdrum Library

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Ontario Association of College and University Housing Officers (OACUHO) Annual Conference

Hosted by Carleton University in 2017, this conference brings together housing professionals from across Ontario and beyond for professional development, knowledge sharing, networking and connecting with vendors.

Date: May 8 to 11, 2017
Time: Various
Location: Various locations on campus

Please visit the conference website for more information.

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Chemistry Magic Show (Spring)

A special 10th anniversary event, this year’s spring Chemistry Magic Show also marks the 70th anniversary of the Department of Chemistry.

Date: May 13, 2017
Location: TBC (Outdoors)

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Carleton Exchange: A Celebration of Research Partnerships

A CU75 Research Signature Event

Stay tuned for more information about this event.

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Richcraft Hall, 2nd Floor Atrium & Conference Rooms

By invitation only. Registration required.

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Carleton University Retirees Association Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of Carleton’s 75th anniversary, a special reception will be held for all Carleton retirees and CURAC delegates, prior to the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC) conference.

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Richcraft Hall Atrium

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College and University Retiree Association of Canada (CURAC) Conference

Hosted by the Carleton University Retirees Association, this 3-day event will gather up to 100 delegates from universities and colleges across Canada for informative sessions on wealth, health, and higher education.

Date: May 24 to 26, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall

Click here for more information about the celebration.

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150 Years of Cartography: Past, Present and Future – The 2017 Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA) Conference and Annual General Meeting

Organized by the Canadian Cartographic Association, this conference will celebrate 150 years of Canada and its maps. Practitioners, educators, researchers and the community at large are invited to explore applications ranging from traditional topographic and thematic maps to online applications such as Google Earth and mobile apps for hand-held devices.

Date: May 31 to June 2, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall

Click here for more information.

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Carleton’s Impact on Canada – Carleton University at 75 and Canada at 150

Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library will present an exhibit of archival documents and photographs, celebrating Carleton’s impact on Canada from 1942 to 2017.

Date: June 1 to August 31, 2017
Location: MacOdrum Library

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MENSA Canada 2017 Conference

The MENSA Canada Society is a High-IQ organization for Canadians who score in the top 2% in intelligence tests. The 2017 annual gathering will feature inspiring speakers, games, and contests plus many other fun activities.

Date: June 2 to 3, 2017
Location: Residence Commons

Click here for more information.

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Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) 2017 Conference

Hosted by Carleton University in 2017, CAUBO’s flagship professional development event features sessions on trends, hot topics, and best practices, while offering networking opportunities for delegates.

Date: June 11 to June 13, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall & Westin Hotel

Click here for more information.

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Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) 2017 Annual Conference

The Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) conference provides its membership with opportunities for networking and professional development.

Date: June 11 to June 14, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall (reception), Shaw Centre (conference)

Click here for more information.

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Spring Convocation

Convocation is a great public occasion when the university celebrates the accomplishments of its graduates. Senate convenes Convocation twice a year – in June and November – to confer degrees on students, recognize honorary degree recipients and award medals and prizes.

Date: June 13 to June 16, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. (Morning Ceremonies); 2:30 p.m. (Afternoon Ceremonies)
Location: Fieldhouse

Convocation is a commemoration of a student’s life at Carleton University and an opportunity to share this significant milestone with faculty, peers, family and friends.

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CU75 Founding Day Celebration

The official anniversary of the founding of Carleton University on June 18, 1942 will be celebrated with a special reception at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Date: June 18, 2017
Location: Hotel Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Attendance is by registration only. More information coming soon.

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CU Appreciation Day

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 29 for the 2017 Carleton University Appreciation Day! Carleton’s annual employee appreciation event will be hosted in Alumni Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This fun-filled afternoon brings faculty and staff together to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year.

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Alumni Park, Carleton University

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SUMMER 2017 (JULY – AUGUST)

Systems & Computer Engineering Interactive Wall

In honour of Carleton’s 75th anniversary, Systems & Computer Engineering is producing an interactive wall to showcase the department, provide information on degrees and people, and engage participants with games and apps.

Date: Summer 2017
Location: Entrance to Department, near 4456 Mackenzie Building

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iWise Conference (International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability and Environment)

iWISE 2017 provides opportunities for scientists, practitioners, policy makers, and leaders from around the world to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in, but not limited to: climate change, sustainable land use and eco-cities, integrated resources management, green economy, cleaner production, disaster management, environmental education and water research. This 3-day conference is organized by Science Target Inc. in collaboration with professional and academic institutions.

Date: July 3 to 5, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall

Click here for more information.

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2017 Canadian Electric Wheelchair National Hockey Tournament

Carleton University is proud to host para-athletes from across Canada at the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association National Championships, presented in partnership with the Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League (OPWHL) and Ottawa 2017. This four-day event will include twenty-five PowerHockey games, opening and closing ceremonies and an awards banquet. Not to be missed!

Date: August 4 to 7, 2017
Location: Ravens’ Nest

Click here for more information.

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CIPA 2017 – 26th International CIPA Heritage Documentation Symposium (International Committee on Monuments and Sites) (ICOMOS)

Marking the first time this has been held in North America, this conference offers a unique opportunity for educators, professionals, heritage institutions, and managers of heritage places to share, exchange, and explore new approaches, best practices, and research results in the field of heritage documentation.

Date: August 28 to September 2, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall

Click here to view the official website.

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FALL/WINTER 2017 (SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER)

Shannon Lecture Series (CU Department of History)

To celebrate Confederation and Canada’s 150th anniversary, Carleton University’s Department of History will present a series of lectures on the topic of Expo 67 and Confederation.

Date: Fall 2017 (specific dates TBC)
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Click here for more information.

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CUAG / DOME Pop-up Concert, with Jesse Stewart

Juno award-winning artist Jesse Stewart presents an interactive “Octamasher” performance in this special series sponsored by the Carleton University Art Gallery.

Date: September 12, 2017
Time: Noon
Location: Paterson Hall Amphitheatre (outdoors)

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Throwback Weekend

Throwback is Carleton University’s Homecoming—a celebration of all that was, is and is yet to be from the brilliant minds that make up Carleton University. Join us in celebrating the past. Share treasured photos, great memories and academic achievements. Revisit old haunts and former classmates. Help us start a proud new tradition. It’s a look back at the glorious past and a peek into an unlimited future. Throwback 2017 is even more special as we celebrate Carleton’s 75th anniversary! The events are open to everyone, so let’s start celebrating!

Come back to campus for football, basketball, lectures, reunions, social events, and so much more. Save the date today. Watch this site for updates and registration information.

Date: Mid-September 2017
Time: TBD
Location: Carleton Campus

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City of Ottawa Presentation of Key to the City to Carleton University – Reception

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ottawa City Hall (Ceremony in Andrew S. Haydon Hall; Reception in Jean Piggott Place)

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CUAG / DOME Pop-up Concert, with Jesse Stewart

Juno award-winning artist Jesse Stewart presents an interactive “Octamasher” performance in this special series sponsored by the Carleton University Art Gallery.

Date: September 25, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: St. Patrick’s Building (outdoors)

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Annual Biology Butterfly Exhibit

Join us for a special 75th anniversary edition of this popular annual event. Enjoy 1300 exotic butterflies representing 41 different species worldwide.

Date: September 30 to October 8, 2017
Location: Nesbitt Biology Building (Greenhouses)

More details coming soon.

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CU75 Community-Academic Expo: Carleton Connects, Building and Celebrating Community Partnerships

Date: October 13 to 15, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall (Friday, Sunday); various community venues TBC (Saturday)

Click here to find out more information.

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Herzberg Lecture: Jacqueline K. Barton

Established in 1975, this lecture honours Gerhard Herzberg, a former Chancellor of Carleton University and the recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. To celebrate Carleton’s 75th anniversary, and the 70th anniversary of the Department of Chemistry, the Faculty of Science has invited Jacqueline K. Barton from the California Institute of Technology to be this year’s speaker.

Date: November 1, 2017
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

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Grand Opening of Carleton’s new Health Sciences Building

Date: Fall 2017 (TBD)

More information coming soon.

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The ART of Changing the World

This conference caps off a five-year national SSHRC Partnership Grant on Art for Social Change, involving six Canadian universities, plus many community partner organizations and academic collaborators. The gathering presents an opportunity to showcase and share ways that participatory art processes are transforming how we address complex and urgent issues in communities and across borders.

Date: November 3 to 5, 2017
Location: Richcraft Hall

Click here for more information.

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CUAG / DOME Pop-up Concert, with Jesse Stewart

Juno award-winning artist Jesse Stewart presents an interactive performance in this special series sponsored by the Carleton University Art Gallery.

Date: November 7, 2017
Time: Noon
Location: University Centre Galleria

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Fall Convocation

Convocation is a great public occasion when the university celebrates the accomplishments of its graduates. Senate convenes Convocation twice a year – in June and November – to confer degrees on students, recognize honorary degree recipients and award medals and prizes.

Date: November 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. (Morning Ceremonies); 2:30 p.m. (Afternoon Ceremonies)
Location: Fieldhouse

Convocation is a commemoration of a student’s life at Carleton University and an opportunity to share this significant milestone with faculty, peers, family and friends.

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Sprott Business Students’ Society Annual Business Banquet

The Sprott Business Students’ Society Annual Business Banquet brings together students, alumni and employers for an evening of networking. This is a legacy event celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Date: November 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Shaw Centre – Trillium Ballroom

Details coming soon.

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Department of Music’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Dates: November 24 to 26, 2017
Locations: Southam Hall and Kailash Mital Theatre

Details coming soon.

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Carleton University Holiday Reception

This is a traditional holiday-themed reception, held on Thank-you Thursday as a recognition event for donors to Carleton University.

Date: November 30, 2017
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Attendance is by invitation only.

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CU75 Holiday Social

This special lunch-time celebration for Carleton staff and faculty will close our 75th anniversary year of celebrations.

Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Fenn Lounge

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