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Milestones

2015

The first cohorts of the Bachelor for Global and International Studies (BGInS) and the Indigenous Policy and Administration graduate programs (IPA) arrive on campus.

2015

2014

The first FPA Research Month is held, featuring prominent lectures, faculty panels, and graduate research symposiums.

2014

2013

Two new research-related events begin: Author Meets Readers, an event to introduce the public to our research, and Bagels and Banter, a roundtable discussion for faculty and graduate students.

Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program created.

2013

2012

The first annual FPA Currents lecture is held. The lecture focuses on politics, policy, journalism, and current affairs.

PhD program in the School of Social Work created.

 

2012

2011

The Department of Law and Legal Studies establishes the Ph.D. in Legal Studies.

The first cohort for the Master of Political Management program arrives on campus.

2011

2010

Carleton receives $15 million in funding to establish the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management.

A new Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security (MIPIS) is offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

2010

2009

Carleton established the The Institute of African Studies, an inter-disclipinary institute committed to teaching, research, public policy debate and community outreach in all matters relating to Africa.

2009

2007

Political Science establishes The Washington Centre Internship Program, giving Carleton students the opportunity to study and work in Washington, DC.

Dr. Ruth Bell provides philanthropic investment for Carleton to establish the Honourable Dick and Ruth Bell Chair for the Study of Canadian Parliamentary Democracy.

Dr. William Barton donates $3 million to creates the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs.

2007

2006

The Sprott School of Business is established as a separate Faculty, leading to a new name for the Faculty of Public Affairs.

NPSIA introduces a new PhD program in International Affairs.

Carleton is designated as a European Union Centre of Excellence by European Commission.

The BA Honours in European and Russian Studies is reorganized to offer Concentrations in Russian and Eurasian Studies and in European Studies and European Integration.

A Co-op program option is made available to students completing a BA Honours in Economics or a BA Honours in Law.

2006

2005

Carleton’s dedication to interdisciplinary studies yields a collaborative Ph.D. program with a specialization in Political Economy. Six units are involved: Canadian Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, and Sociology.

2005

2004

The BA Honours degree in Mass Communication introduces a co-op option, as part of our ongoing work in partnering with the community.

2004

2002

The School of Public Policy and Administration works with the Government of Nunavut to develop an undergraduate certificate in Nunavut Public Service Studies, reflecting the faculty’s commitment to education for and about indigenous communities in Canada.

2002

2001

Our international outreach extends with a new graduate diploma in European Integration Studies.

2001

2000

The Centre for European Studies opens. It’s housed in both the Department of Political Science and the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. The institute interacts with scholars in the European, Russian and Asian states as part of the faculty’s international focus.

2000

1999

The Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs opens, taking advantage of our proximity to Parliament Hill. It offers a Master’s of Political Management, attracting many future Parliament Hill staffers and leaders of non-governmental organizations.

1999

1998

Two new programs join the FPA family: Public Affairs and Policy Management and Criminology and Criminal Justice. Both aim to produce graduates who bring fresh ideas into the public sector.

1998

1997

The Faculty of Public Affairs is born! Twelve departments and schools join together within Carleton University. Their mission: to work closely with the community to build democracy at home and abroad.

1997