Saturday, March 25, 2006

Couple Carleton Updates

Hey guys,

Some general Carleton news of interest + a volunteer opportunity there!

March 20, 2006
Ravens Victorious!

The Ravens men's basketball team defeated the number one ranked University of Victoria Vikes to claim their fourth straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship title yesterday in Halifax. The Ravens jumped out to an early lead, poured on the offense, and went to the lockers at the half with an 11-point advantage. The Vikes came out strong in the second half and started chipping away at Carleton's lead until they were within one point with less than 10 minutes remaining. But the Ravens charged through the Vike's defense to finish the game 73-67.

Fourth-year guard Osvaldo Jeanty, who played all 40 minutes of each of the team's three games, was named the tournament's most valuable player for the fourth year in a row. He netted 27 points for the Ravens in the championship final and has now scored 169 points in 12 CIS tournament games.

Meanwhile, it was fan-demonium off court as more than 100 Carleton students and cheerleaders electrified the Metro Centre with their roaring cheers and enthusiastic support in the Red Zone.

For more information on the tournament, visit http://www.carleton.ca/athletics

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March 17, 2006
2006/2007 Communication Positions Available

We are now recruiting for the 2006/2007 team of Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB). The LTPB program offers a way for senior students to take on leadership roles, help other students, and gain professional communications experience that complements academic studies.

We will accept applications until Friday March 31, 2006. If you are interested in applying for a position, visit our website www.LeaveThePackBehind.org and enter the Carleton campus link for position profiles, key dates and deadlines.

If you have any questions about the LTPB recruitment process, please e-mail ltpb@carleton.ca or call us at 520-2600 ext. 6544.

Background
Leave the Pack Behind (LTPB) is funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion in support of Smoke-Free Ontario. It is a comprehensive, age-tailored, tobacco control initiative for young adults on post-secondary campuses. This peer-to-peer program is now available on 18 university/college campuses in Ontario. With trained student teams guided by campus health professionals, LTPB encourages occasional and regular smokers to quit, protects non-smokers from second-hand smoke, prevents students from starting to smoke and exposes deceptive tobacco industry tactics.

For further contact information:
Noy Kongtakane
Team Leader
Leave the Pack Behind
http://www.LeaveThePackBehind.org
Tel: 613-520-2600 ext. 6544
Fax: 613-520-4059
Email: ltpb@carleton.ca

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March 17, 2006
ABORIGINAL MOVIE NIGHTS

The Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE) presents on March 29th 3 documentaries about native women issues:

"Donna's Story", "Indigene Native Women: Politics", "Keepers of the Fire" (2001, National Film Board of Canada)

Donna is a Cree woman who left behind a bleak existence on the streets. She has re-emerged as a powerful voice conselling Aboriginal adults and youth about abuse and addiction. Donna Gamble was raised in foster homes, addicted to drugs and caught up in prostitution by the age of 13. The camera unravels her exhilarating and tumultuous journey: her motivation to turn her life around, her work to keep others off the streets, and the renewal of personal relationships with her family and children. With courage and candour, Donna also reveals an ongoing struggle with addiction, exposing the rage and pain of abuse that can haunt even the strongest person. Donna's mother and daughters are also introduced. With extraordinary purpose, these women hope to shatter the cycle of addiction and abuse that has affected generations of their family.

Indigene Native Women: Politics (1994, Motion Visual Productions)

This is a four part survey of the opinions of native women of British Columbia about Aboriginal self government and native women's roles in it. As well as a historical survey of the political situation of Indians in Canada, the film surveys both individual and band efforts towards self government and native women's hopes for its future.

Keepers of the Fire (1994, National Film Board of Canada)

According to an Aboriginal proverb, no people is broken until the hearts of its women are on the ground. In KEEPERS OF THE FIRE, Aboriginal women let their hearts speak. Mohawk and Haida, Maliseet and Ojibwe, these are the voices of warrior women—those who have been on the front lines of some of the most important struggles Aboriginal people in Canada have faced in the latter part of the 20th century. Storytellers, dreamers, healers and fighters, they are just some of the women who are keeping the fires of hope and determination burning in Aboriginal communities right across this land. With dignity and courage, these women speak their truth. And, as long as they speak, the fire will burn.

Length: 50 + 25 + 55 minutes,

Language: English,
Wednesday, March 29th, 6.00 P.M,

Where: The Commons Grille in the Residence Commons building (free admission; popcorn & pop provided)
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March 15, 2006

Carleton U Art Gallery Nominee Wins Governor General's Award

Diana Nemiroff, Director of the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), is delighted to congratulate Canadian artist Vera Frenkel, winner of a 2006 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Ms. Nemiroff and Sandra Dyck, CUAG's curator, co-nominated Frenkel for this prestigious award, which is funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

CUAG is celebrating Frenkel's award with an exhibition entitled The Storyteller: Vera Frenkel, which is now open and continues through until April 16. This exhibition will feature landmark video projects from the artist's recent four-disc DVD compilation, Of Memory and Displacement, accompanied by related works selected from CUAG's permanent collection.

For more information on the exhibit, please visit http://www.carleton.ca/gallery/index.html
Cheers!

Louise

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