Below is a collection of feature stories about the international activities and accomplishments of Carleton’s faculty, students, and staff. Together, they provide a snapshot of our global outreach and reveal why internationalization is such an essential component of the university’s institutional fabric and fundamental character.
Planting Seeds for Probation Reform in Pakistan: International Collaborators Secure Funding to Expand Original Pilot Project | August 2022
In May 2022, Dr. Brown from Carleton and Dr. Bhutta from Punjab, Pakistan, successfully secured an addition $70,000 to further develop and implement their Probation Services and Assessment Plan. This plan is designed to determine the risks of individual women, what personal strengths the can leverage, and what services they require to participate as active citizens post-incarceration.
Pivot to Virtual: Evolution of the Visiting Scholars Program | February 2022
Since 2000, Carleton has hosted roughly 1,500 visiting researchers from over 80 countries and 740 institutions. However, once travel restrictions were introduced as a result of Covid-19, universities across the world faced difficult questions on how best to support international research. As a result, Carleton quickly pivoted to introduce the new Virtual Research Visits program, which encouraged global collaborations in spite of the challenges of the pandemic.
A Morning with Ernő Rubik Revisited | December 2021
Since its initial release in 1980, the Rubik’s Cube has become one of the world’s bestselling puzzle toys at over 450 million units. In November 2021, Carleton International was pleased to host a Rubik’s Cube student competition and a moderated Q&A with the toy’s famed inventor, Professor Ernő Rubik. Jointly organized with the Embassy of Hungary in Canada, this event was both fun and educational.
Research Mobility: Future Opportunities for Carleton Students | December 2021
The Global Skills Opportunity grant offers thousands of post-secondary students the chance to develop global skills, expand their networks, and strengthen their career prospects through valuable international experiences. Born out of the Government of Canada’s International Education Strategy, it aims to promote opportunities for students that are frequently unable to participate in outbound mobility. In late 2021, Carleton was awarded two of these grants.
International Research Mobility Symposium Revisited | May 2021
In March 2021, an audience from around the world gathered on zoom to attend the International Research Mobility Symposium. Divided into several sessions, the symposium featured students who came to Ottawa to study, as well as Carleton students who went abroad. Each speaker presented their projects, while discussing the many benefits of conducting international research.
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