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Board of Governors Meeting Summary: September 26, 2016

To all Members of the Carleton Community,

This evening, the university's Board of Governors held its first meeting of the academic year. In future, all faculty and staff will receive a meeting summary after each Board meeting. Below are the items discussed today:

Carleton Grad Research – Easing Chronic Pain

Did you know that one in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain? “I know this can be a devastating disease that impacts all aspects of one’s life, as well as the lives of the ones they love,” says Annemarie Dedek, a grad student in Neuroscience who is helping to research potential treatments for chronic pain.

Carleton students benefit from Carleton's N2 Network subscription

Carleton University has joined the N2 Network for one year to allow all Carleton students and staff to apply for online certificate programs offered by the CITI program. The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a leading provider of research education content. CITI’s web-based training materials serve millions of learners at academic institutions, government agencies and commercial organizations around the world.

Carleton Supports New Astrophysics Research Centre

Queen’s University has announced that it will partner with Carleton University and six other Canadian universities and five organizations to create the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC) supported by an investment of $63.7 million from the Government of Canada’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). The new centre aims to attract top talent and build on Canada’s position as a leader in the field. Carleton will create two new faculty positions and support related graduate work and research infrastructure using its share of CPARC funding.

Lenore Fahrig elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Faculty of Science congratulates Department of Biology professor Lenore Fahrig, who was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, as announced by the Royal Society in a statement released on September 7. Fahrig was elected along with 88 new fellows, including Carleton University's Donald Beecher, of the Department of English Language and Literature.