Carleton was named the second most sustainable university in Canada, and 33rd most sustainable university in the world.
Cutting edge and award-winning research at Carleton is contributing to the spheres of energy efficiency, accessibility design, autonomous vehicles, and migration and diaspora studies, to name just a few. Carleton also just announced four new research chairs in law, space robotics, digital media, and radiation therapy, boosting its leadership in aerospace, digital media, autonomous systems and medical physics.
Carleton hosts many national and international events. This includes the International Sustainability Conference, a global community of scholars focused on radical change to address major environmental challenges. Further, the first ever Canada Youth Summit brought together 300 young leaders from across Canada with the Prime Minister of Canada to celebrate the launch of Canada’s first youth policy. The university will also host a robotics competition in 2020.
Carleton has a new state-of-the-art Health Sciences building designed for sustainability and collaboration. This adds to other innovative buildings including the Macodrum Library with its Discovery Center (gaming lab, 3-D printers and workout desks), and the Canal building, a ‘smart’ building with solar panels and a green roof. Work is also well underway on the new Nicol building that will be home to the Sprott School of Business. Ottawa also has a new cultural and community hub in the heart of the city, thanks to Carleton University’s purchase of the Dominion-Chalmers Center. Carleton is creating a virtual tour so that students can see all the new developments for themselves wherever they are.