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Posted Jun. 19/07

The Faculty of Public Affairs celebrates the achievements of its faculty and staff at an annual reception highlighting new grants and funding, published papers and awards. As usual, there’s a lot to celebrate!

Michèle Martin, professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, earned a Carleton Research Achievement Award for her examination of the way the images of Canadian wood engravers working for illustrated periodicals in the early 1840s circulated internationally. “The research will extend our understanding of the beginning of the shaping of international communication networks through the illustrated press,” she says.

Sandy Rochon, administrator in the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ), was awarded the Staff Award of Excellence. The selection committee noted Rochon’s outstanding dedication to ensuring that the 1,200 students in the CCJ program receive the assistance they need.

The inaugural Faculty of Public Affairs Research Award went to William Walters, associate professor of political science and political economy, for his significant research accomplishments in recent years. Walters previously won the Carleton Research Achievement Award in 2002 and a SSHRC grant in 2005. Within the past two years he has published five articles and the book Governing Europe connected to his research program on rethinking migration politics.

William Cross, associate professor, Department of Political Science, received one of 10 Carleton Research Achievement Awards for his examination of political party candidates in Canada. Part of a larger international project on political candidates involving researchers from more than 24 countries, Cross’ study of candidates in the five major parties in the upcoming federal election will focus on the paths to political candidacy, the relationship between constituency and national campaigns, the ideological structures of the parties and the changing nature of political campaigning.

Dianne George, an instructor in the Department of Law, received a Carleton Professional Achievement Award. Her courses in law and literature, and governance and the rule of law challenge students to understand how legal theory works in practice.