Below are upcoming events as well as announcements that may be of interest. (A bulletin will be sent out each week with upcoming events and announcements.) Departmental events are also posted on our website.



August 9, 2018 – Introduction to cuPortfolio

Join the Educational Development Centre (EDC) on August 9 from 10 a.m. to noon for your introduction to Carleton’s electronic portfolio technology, cuPortfolio.

This session will provide an overview of ePortfolios, review how they can be used to deepen and enrich learning and assessment, and provide a hands-on introduction to cuPortfolio.

During the hands-on portion of the session, you’ll learn the basics of cuPortfolio, such as how to create a portfolio, how to design a portfolio template and how to use the features available in the tool to help assess ePortfolios.

Space is limited, so please register in advance at:

August 17, 2018 – Teaching and Learning Open House and Workshop Day

Looking for help getting ready for the start of the term, or just interested in seeing what teaching supports are available to you on campus? Then take advantage of TLS’ Teaching and Learning Open House on Aug. 17!

You can visit:

  • The Educational Development Centre to get help with finalizing your syllabus, to explore opportunities for creating active and experiential learning opportunities in your class, or to get help with your cuLearn page or managing your TAs
    • Instructional Media Services to sign out a console key or arrange for a guided tour of your classroom
    • Carleton University OnLine to view the professional recording spaces available to instructors and the video production spaces available to your students at the Media Commons
    • The Discovery Centre to check out the Learning, Gaming, and Multimedia Laboratories, as well as the media pods and study spaces available to your students

Drop by any time between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No registration is required.

We’ve also scheduled a series of eight workshops throughout the day to help you get ready for the new term. Topics range from managing TAs to educational technology to assessment and course design. Visit to find out more about the sessions and to register.



Library Now Accepting Reserve Requests for 2018/2019 Academic Year

The library is now accepting reserve requests for the upcoming academic year. Send us your course outline or reading list to and the readings will be entered into Ares, our course reserve management system. The reserves staff will retrieve, scan and process all readings and will ensure all e-reserve materials comply with current copyright guidelines. Students will be able to access their electronic readings through cuLearn. Questions? Please visit the Library Reserves website for more information, or, contact the library reserves staff at 613-520-2600, ext. 2533 or

It’s Textbook Submission Time!

Are you teaching a course next semester? Now is the time to submit your adoption request to the Bookstore! Even if your course doesn’t require a textbook, or if it’s being offered through some other means, telling the Bookstore is helpful. Visit to submit your adoption request today!

New Potential Elective Course: HUMS 3500

The College of Humanities has just opened this course to BA Honours Students with 3rd year standing and above. HUMS 3500A is in the winter term and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00. Contact the College for any questions.

New Potential Elective Course: ARCS 1005X

The School of Architecture is offering a new course as a free elective which will satisfy a 0.5 credit in the “Science Breadth Requirement”.  There are no prerequisites for this course. ARCS 1005X Drawing for Non-Architecture Students  CRN 15368

Winter Semester, Friday 835-1125

Course Description: Drawing is more than representing what we see–it is a way of understanding the things, spaces and relationships that compose our world.  The course will cover fundamental concepts that include line and line weight, light and shadow, perspective, contrast and composition, and drawing animals. Exercises will include some mixed media, and will introduce students to drawing as a way of translating ideas into images.

2019 CHA Annual Meeting

See the CHA Call for Papers, the CHA Call for Posters and the Call for Papers from the Canadian Committee on Military History here – … The deadline to submit a proposal is October 15, 2018.


Call for Proposals: 2019 CHA History Tour

The Canadian Historical Association, in partnership with EF Education First’s Go Ahead Tours, is looking to put together a travel program, offering a history-based tour hosted by a member of the CHA, open to members of the CHA, their family and friends and anyone who is interested in attending the tour.

EF Education First is the world’s largest privately held international education company that focuses on language, academics and cultural experiences. EF’s mission is to open the world through education.

With a mission to open the world through education, EF was founded in 1965. Though hard to imagine today, travelling abroad was a radical concept in 1965. EF provides life-changing education for global citizens. For over 50 years, our mission and passion are one and the same: to give confidence and freedom to people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds by breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography. EF combines language training with cultural exchange, academic achievement and educational travel to deliver programs that transform dreams into international opportunities. Even more, we’re committed to making a positive contribution to the global community through key partnerships, support for good causes and cutting-edge research into improving the way people learn.

Dedicated to providing authentic cultural experiences across all seven continents, EF Go Ahead Tours’ broad range of trips includes multi-city journeys across continents and countries, as well as leisurely one-city immersions in top European capitals. Led by local historians, wildlife guides, chefs, and other experts, every tour’s daily activities give travelers an in-depth look into a destination’s culture, whether it’s pizza-making in Naples or toucan-spotting in Costa Rica.

Wherever travelers choose to venture, they can count on a comprehensive tour package that includes transportation, accommodations, meals, and a knowledgeable tour director with the group the entire tour-all priced at an exceptional value.

General Guidelines:

The proposals should be written under a few general guidelines and should answer to the following criteria:

* General theme and concept of the tour

* Overview of a basic, proposed itinerary and any lecture(s) delivered by the Host

* General interests, themes, sights and attractions

* Approximate number of people that this tour would attract

* Strategic approach on recruiting individuals for this tour

* Approximate budget for the tour and expectations

* How does this tour bring value to, and follow, the mandate of the CHA

Sample itineraries:






Submission Instructions: Proposals can be written in either French or English and must be sent in before September 3rd at 11:59pm to: M Duquet, These must contain your name, surname, institutional affiliation, a short autobiography of your research and academic background. Only CHA members can apply.

The winning proposal will work with our expert team at EF Go Ahead Tours to design and curate the perfect itinerary and you’ll be able to inspire others to share in the adventure. The winner will host this curated CHA tour and travel with the group on this tour entirely for free, including airfare, as long as the minimum number of 14 travelers is met.

Call for Volunteers: Life Books Video Project

Carleton’s Department of University Communications is launching a new video project called Life Books and is looking for faculty members to get involved. As part of the project, volunteer faculty will record a short video interview to discuss a book that changed their life. Interviews are expected to take around 30 minutes and will be scheduled during the month of August. If interested, please email Chris Cline at

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