Covid-19 update: Disruption as opportunity
Carleton University's strategic plan emphasizes the power of higher education and innovation, community and collaboration, and the importance of sustainability and wellness. Carleton was named the second most sustainable university in Canada and the 33rd most sustainable in the world.
These priority areas became particularly relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic. Students organized to support local non-profits and alumni used their platforms and influence to help local businesses, fundraise, design PPE for emergency service workers, support seniors, and much more.
Professors dove into research addressing various aspects of the pandemic including e-health, technology, AI and autonomous systems and epidemiology, testing, tracing, mental health, wellness and social adaptation.
Carleton is also committed to listening and learning as the university community participates in a wider social conversation about racism. The hope is to build on and continue initiatives already underway to ensure human rights, equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism on campus.
Current global challenges have also led Carleton to examine and improve how the university is engaging with students. Whether students are looking for virtual support to assist with their transition to university, take virtual tours of campus, or test run the online university experience, Carleton has it covered.
Students can find out more about the impact of COVID on their admissions as well as additional information on changes to learning. The university continues to review on a case by case basis students whose admission process has been affected by school closures or exam delays. International students can find additional support through many channels, including one-on-one appointments with international admissions officers.