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.

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Research Excellence

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.

Award-winning Research

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.

Community Engagement

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.

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Meet a few of our accomplished women in Science and Engineering

Manuella Vincter

Named the Deputy Spokesperson of the ATLAS project at CERN

Manuella Vincter

Lenore Fahrig

Recipient of the Royal Society of Canada’s Miroslaw Romanowski Medal

Lenore Fahrig

Cynthia Cruickshank

Director of the Solar Energy Systems Laboratory

Cynthia Cruickshank

Sonia Chiasson

Holds the Canada Research Chair in User-centric Cybersecurity

Sonia Chiasson

Hanika Rizo

Recipient of a Province of Ontario Early Researcher Award

Hanika Rizo

Audrey Girouard

Recipient of the Partners in Research Technology Ambassador Award

Audrey Girouard

Winnie Ye

Canada Research Chair in Nano-scale Integrated Circuit Design for Reliable Opto-electronics and Sensors

Winnie Ye

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