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Heather Menzies

Award-winning writer, sought-after public speaker and inspiring activist Heather Menzies can now add Member of the Order of Canada to the list of her accomplishments. The part-time Gabriola resident is one of 74 Canadians receiving the appointment this year. “It’s a huge honour,” Heather said over the phone from her home in Ottawa. “It means that I’ve made a contribution to my society. “That’s what motivates me,” she said; “and from a very early age I’ve felt engaged in my society.”

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Paul Litt

TVO:  The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Paul Litt: John Turner’s Elusive Destiny

John Turner was Canada’s 17th prime minister. Carleton University historian Paul Litt has written a new book examining Turner’s political life, and why he didn’t rise to the heights always predicted for him. Paul Litt joins Steve Paikin.

Book John Turner: The clarion call of public service – Book Reviews, The Globe and Mail

Herb StovelProfessor Herb Stovel awarded prestigious ICCROM award for 2010-2011

The ICCROM Award was initiated in 1979 as a way of recognizing exceptional contributions to the conservation community. The award is presented to persons who hold special merit in the field of conservation, protection and restoration of cultural heritage. Professor Stovel was nominated based on his many impressive contributions to conservation worldwide.

The award is one of the most important international awards given out in the conservation field,  and awarded only every second year.  Professor Stovel was nominated by UNESCO. We all congratulate Herb on this well-deserved honour!

Canadian Studies Doctoral Graduate Publishes Book

Susan Butlin, who graduated from Carleton in 2008 with a Ph.D. in Canadian Studies, has published, The Practice of Her Profession: Florence Carlyle, Canadian Painter in the Age of Impressionism (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009). The book, which was nominated for the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction,  tells the story of Florence Carlyle (1864-1923), born in Galt, Ontario, who emerged as one of the most successful Canadian artists of her time. Trained in Paris, she worked in New York City and Canada, cultivating a career as a popular portrait and genre painter. Butlin draws on unpublished letters and family memoirs to recount Carlyle’s personal and professional life. She explores Carlyle’s artistic influences, her relationships with artist colleagues and encounters with the cultural worlds of Paris, New York, and early twentieth-century Canada, and provides a detailed examination of Carlyle’s paintings.  Carlyle was an independent risk-taker who lived in a self-determined way that was often at odds with social convention.  The book has been described as important reading for those interested in Canadian art and cultural history, and the history of women artists in Canada.

Sept 28, 2009 News Release

Howard Adler, Canadian Studies Masters Student wins the 2009 Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge award

Howard Adler, MA student in Canadian Studies, has won The Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge (19-29 age category), with his story, “Johnny Seven Fires”. The story is written as a video script and is mostly written in Ojibwe. Howard is Anishinaabe from Lac des Mille Lac First Nation. He completed a BA degree at Trent University before coming to Carleton. He is currently writing his MA thesis on the history of the flooding of Lac de Mille Lac First Nation and the effects of this on the people who were displaced.

The Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge is an initiative from the Dominion Institute.

April 18, 2006 This week @ FASS

DesrochesCanadian Studies student makes mark on copyright

Davina DesRoches is making her mark on Canada’s copyright legislation. The work she has completed during her practicum with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL/ABRC) proved so impressive, the organization has been distributing it through their website. More…

October 11, 2005 News Release

Carleton Student Katie Cholette Wins Prestigious Award From National Gallery

Katie Cholette, a doctoral student in Canadian Studies at Carleton University, has won a $12,000 Research Fellowship from the National Gallery of Canada. The award encourages and supports advanced research, with emphasis on the investigation and use of the Gallery’s collections. More…