1. Five Top Reasons to Attend 2006 Spring Conference

2. Cecilia Taiana Invited to Stanford as Research Visiting Scholar

3. School of Industrial Design Hosts 28th Annual Graduation Exhibition

4. SatisfACTION Power: Making the Most of your Work Life

5. Graduating Athletes of the Year

6. Today’s Events

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1. Five Top Reasons to Attend 2006 Spring Conference
Throughout the course of this week, Today@Carleton will run the five top reasons why you should consider attending Spring Conference, one of Carleton's unique and long-standing traditions.

Reason number 5: Meet your new colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere
Reason number 4: Take the time to get to know the people you work with

Spring Conference gives the University faculty, staff, librarians, management and retirees an opportunity to gather at Opinicon Lodge for a weekend of presentations, interesting discussions, and relaxed social activities. This year, Spring Conference is scheduled for the weekend of May 5 to 7. It's your chance to learn about the research of colleagues from across the University that you won't want to miss.

For more information and to register, visit

2. Cecilia Taiana Invited to Stanford as Research Visiting Scholar
Cecilia Taiana, an Assistant Professor in Carleton's School of Social Work, has been invited to become a Research Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Her first visit will be in May 2007 for a month, and her second visit will take place for three or four months between January and July 2008. She will enjoy a brief final visit at the end of 2008 to present her findings.

In the last few years, Taiana has focused her research on the transatlantic migration of scientific theories, specifically among the disciplines of the mind (i.e. psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis). More recently, she narrowed her focus to Freudian theories. Congratulations.

3. School of Industrial Design Hosts 28th Annual Graduation Exhibition
All faculty and staff are invited to check out this year's Annual Graduation Exhibition, which will showcase nine exciting and diverse product concept areas, from medical devices for individuals suffering from sleep apnea, to interactive kitchen devices (such as a friendly penguin) that aid older adults in the kitchen environment.

Also on display are students' award-winning product concepts, including a virtual energy reduction assistant (VERA), which received a National Energy Ambassadors award, and a second-place in the JPMA (Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association) for 'Fish Bowl,' a product that helps young children learn how to feed themselves.

Join us:
April 22 – 25
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
Carleton University Art Gallery
St. Patrick's Building

For more information, visit

4. SatisfACTION Power: Making the Most of your Work Life
May 5
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

SatisfACTION Power is a unique half-day workshop with a peer-coaching component. Participants learn how to achieve satisfaction in their current jobs by using the A to Z strategies of "Love It, don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work," by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans.

By attending the SatisfACTION Power workshop, you will learn how to:
--Take initiative
--Fix what's missing
--Find what you want right where you are

The benefits:
--Higher levels of employee engagement resulting in increased productivity
--A more positive work environment
--A culture that self-directs continuous learning, improvements and action processes to maximize employee satisfaction and productivity.
--Satisfied employees create satisfied customers.
--Improved work/family balance.

This workshop is open to all Carleton employees. To register, visit

If you experience a problem with registration, please contact, ext. 8323.

Other upcoming Learning & Development workshops:
April 18 - Are You Ready? Preparing for an Emergency Situation
April 24 - Lunch & Learn: Networking in our Nation's Capital
May 8 - Lunch & Learn: Office Ergonomics
May 16 - Crisis Intervention
May 24/25 - Essential Skills for Creating & Sustaining Teams (Sprott)

For more information about any of the Learning & Development workshops, please contact, ext. 2486.

5. Graduating Athletes of the Year
Keegan Harris of the men's swim program is the recipient of Carleton's Jack Vogan Memorial Medal as graduating athlete of the year. Harris earned berths in four Canadian Interuniversity Sport national swim championships and won three Ontario University Athletics (OUA) medals in his five years at Carleton. He was also named the University's male athlete of the year four times in his career.

Dasa Farthing, women's basketball, and Libby Starnes, women's soccer, are splitting the graduating female athlete of the year award. The pair enjoyed identical careers at Carleton: both were leaders of their teams, OUA east all-stars, OUA women of influence nominees, Raven Fund recipients, and academic all-Canadians.

Farthing led the Ravens basketball program to their first post season berth in six years, while Starnes led the Ravens to four straight OUA post season berths. Congratulations to all!

6. Today’s Events
Reverse Culture Shock Workshop
April 4
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
501F Unicentre

Many international and exchange students don't realize that they could find it challenging when they go back home after living and studying in Canada. The Reverse Culture Shock Workshop can help prepare students for re-entry when they head back to their home country.

If you would like to attend, contact Deborah Fish at or 520-2600 extension 4205.
Faculty of Public Affairs and Management
April 4
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
2017 Dunton Tower

A reception to honour the accomplishments of faculty and staff in the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management.
The Changing Role of Our City
April 4
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
A602 Loeb

A panel discussion with Members of Parliament and city councillors.

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