Message from the President and Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research and International)
At Carleton, research is the air we breathe and we are so pleased to showcase our many recent successes in this edition of our Research and International Review. Our community is charging ahead with more exciting research projects, awards and collaborations than ever, and with 929 faculty members and 30,416 students, we have many success stories to celebrate. Some exceptional highlights this year include our contributions to the realms of energy efficiency, accessibility and autonomous vehicles. (MORE)
Carleton University Research and International Review 2019
Carleton University is a dynamic, interdisciplinary research intensive institution with a creative international approach to research that has led to many significant discoveries and collaborations in science and engineering, business, public policy and the arts. Home to many award-winning researchers, Carleton is uniquely committed to discovery, knowledge, and understanding of the world around us. Carleton University’s location in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, allows unique access for our researchers across many disciplines to such places as Canada’s national labs and museums, Library and Archives Canada, federal government departments, and of course, Parliament Hill. Through entrepreneurship, the building of sustainable communities, and industry partnerships we foster new ideas to create a more prosperous future for Canada and the world.
Click the red band below to read about our highlights from the past year.
Canada Research Chairs
Royal Society Fellows
Order of Canada Recipients
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
In Sponsored Research Funding (2017/18)
Provincial Early Researcher Award Recipients
Visiting Scholars and Researchers from 29 Countries
Companies Created since 2010
Full-Time Faculty Members
International MOUs in 40 countries
This year’s Research and International Review showcases stories about faculty working on Indigenous treaty implementation, new important partnerships in global refugee policy, discoveries on perpetual chronic pain and the impacts of pollutants on diabetes, funding for broad accessibility program support, oil sands tailings management, conservation efforts in the Rideau Canal waterway, neutrinos and dark matter investigations, and studies in Indigenous art and culture.
Our outstanding faculty members have been recognized with the Governor General’s Polar Medal and Orders of Canada, fellowships and awards with the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Early Researcher Awards from the Province of Ontario, IEEE recognitions and a Banting Discovery Award, to name a few.
This year’s highlights in the community engagement section include the saving of lives from opioid overdose, bringing history to city sidewalks, the annual butterfly and chemistry magic show, hosting the Canada-wide science fair and the launch of a national innovation hub for healthy aging.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Carleton has a history of innovation and collaboration with the private and public sectors to promote economic development, and has launched more than 200 startups since 2010. This year’s highlights include the launch of a global cybersecurity resource, an international space collaboration with NASA, and a pilot project for a new model for social impact measurement.
Working with Industry
Highlights include collaborative work with Blackberry-QNX on connected and autonomous vehicles, students consulting on energy costs for First Nation in Moose Factory, Ontario, and a partnership for large volcanic event research.
Student Research Achievements
Carleton students received recognitions such as a Governor General’s Academic medal, Vanier awards, an NSERC Aboriginal Ambassador award and have placed in important competitions such as the SSHRC Storytellers and NSERC’s video competition.
Meet a few of our accomplished women in Science and Engineering
Named the Deputy Spokesperson of the ATLAS project at CERN
Recipient of the Royal Society of Canada’s Miroslaw Romanowski Medal
Director of the Solar Energy Systems Laboratory
Holds the Canada Research Chair in User-centric Cybersecurity
Recipient of a Province of Ontario Early Researcher Award
Recipient of the Partners in Research Technology Ambassador Award
Canada Research Chair in Nano-scale Integrated Circuit Design for Reliable Opto-electronics and Sensors