Carleton University

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This article is about the university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You might be looking for Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA.

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Motto: Ours the Task Eternal
Founded 1942
School type Public
Chancellor Marc Garneau
President Richard Van Loon
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Enrollment 19,550 undergrad,
3,000 grad
Campus surroundings Urban
Campus size 620,000 m²
153 acres
Sports teams Ravens
Mascot Raven
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Carleton University campus, as seen over the Rideau River
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The Dunton Tower, the tallest structure on campus
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Aerial View of Campus

Carleton University is a non-denominational co-educational university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1942 as Carleton College. Its first degrees, in journalism and public administration, were awarded in 1946. Property for the current site was acquired in 1952-1953. Carleton now offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees, and enrolls both full- and part-time students.

Past chancellors include Nobel laureate Gerhard Herzberg and former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson. Marc Garneau is the current chancellor of the university. The current president, Richard Van Loon, will be succeeded by Dr. David W. Atkinson effective 1 August 2005.

Carleton offers degree programs in a variety of fields including architectural studies, art history, biochemistry, biology, business, chemistry, classics, computer science, criminal justice, earth sciences, economics, engineering, English, environmental science, European and Russian studies, French, geography and environmental studies, history, industrial design, information technology, journalism, legal studies, mathematics, music, physics, political science, public affairs, and social work. The university is comprised of four teaching faculties: Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering and Design, Public Affairs and Management, and Science.

The university's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs is considered one of the best institutions of its kind in Canada, and is the only Canadian university to offer a master's degree in international affairs.

The school mascot is the Raven and the student newspaper is The Charlatan. The school also publishes a newspaper for residence students, The Resin.

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Kofi Annan receiving two honourary degrees from Carleton University


The university is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the Carleton Ravens. The men's basketball team has won the CIS for three consecutive years.

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