Monthly Archives: February 2011

SEEDS Meeting Rescheduled

Our next SEEDS meeting was scheduled for Tuesday March 1st however due to the OGG student symposium it has been pushed back one week to Tuesday March 8 at 4 pm in the SGRC (5th floor ME).

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OGG Student Symposium Road Trip!

On Tuesday March 1 2011,  the Ottawa Geotechnical Group (OGG) Student Symposium is being held in Kingston. A free shuttle bus from Ottawa-Kingston is being provided, leaving Ottawa at around 1 pm and returning at around 9 pm. The actual symposium is from 4:30-6pm in Kingston. Food will be provided.
In the Student Symposium, there will be one student from each of Carleton U, Ottawa U, Queens, and RMC presenting to the community and judged. The winner receives free admission to the geotechnical conference later in the year.
It is a great chance to see excellent presentations on research from a variety of schools.
For more info, including pick up locations, click here or email Emily at evingerh@connect.carleton.ca.

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Do you have a favorite web browser?

I’ve been using Chrome for a couple of months now and its become my default browser. I switched after a friend sent me this link for Arcade Fire’s  “experience” that required the use of Google Chrome. However, I used to be a Firefox girl and can’t really believe how easily I was wooed to a different browser.  I know this is an unusual post for this site, but I was curious to see what your favorite web browser is and seeming how this is reading week, I thought it would be a ok.

So, if you permit me deer SEEDS fans, here is what you have to do:

  • Vote on your favorite web browser (as many times as you like), and;
  • Leave a comment to tell me why.

Lets see if anyone else is wooed by Arcade Fire’s charm!

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Short Notice but Good Speaker!!

Dan Gardner speaks at the CNSC THIS MONDAY!

On Monday February 21, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room 14-032 (280 Slater Street) The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) invites you to Dan Gardner’s talk on risk in the nuclear industry, the latest talk in the continuing series of guest speakers in 2011. Coffee will be served, so bring your mugs. Dan Gardner will speak about “Getting Risk Right,” providing unique insight from his role as a journalist.

Mr. Gardner is a columnist and senior writer with the Ottawa Citizen and has won many journalism awards, including a National Newspaper Award, a Michener Citation of Merit, and Amnesty International’s Media Award. In 2008, he examined the psychology of risk perception in Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear. A best-seller in the United Kingdom and Canada, published in 11 countries and 8 languages, Risk was praised as “an invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly” by The Guardian. In 2008, it also won the Canadian Science Writers’ Association award, and in 2010, the Daily Telegraph named it one of five best brain science books ever written. In October 2010, Gardner’s next book, Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail and Why We Believe Them Anyway, was published in Canada. It will be published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and elsewhere in spring 2011.

Before becoming a journalist in 1997, Gardner was senior policy advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Education and social policy advisor to the Premier. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from York University and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Please contact Chris Fleming if you would like to attend: Chris.fleming@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca, (613) 992-8467

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I <3 Flash Mobs

Have you heard about… or should I say seen the flash mod that happened on the Canal!? I am so sorry I missed it, but I’m glad it was recorded. Have you ever been in a flash mob? Would you like to be?

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CSCE Speaker

CSCEThe Carleton University chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers (CSCE) will be hosting a guest speaker on Wednesday, February 16, and will be in 3269 ME, from 6pm to 7pm.  The speaker will be a past Carleton Engineering graduate,  Felice Petti, who is the manager of the Strategic & Environmental Services department within the City of Ottawa.  The lecture is entitled “Congrats on your B.Eng, now its time to REALLY educate yourself!”.   This is an excellent opportunity to find out about your career after university, and to get advice from a working professional.  All engineering streams are welcome to attend, but come early as it is limited capacity.

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Are you a graduate student looking for career direction and want to receive tips to prepare for your job search?

On February 23 and 24, the Career Centre will be holding a special two-day workshop open to all Master’s and PhD studentsFrom 8:30 am -4:30 pm, you will learn how to make career choices based on your personality type and establish career decision making criteria.

The deadline to register for this two-day workshop is February 21, 2011. Registrants must complete the Type Focus personality inventory prior to attending the workshop. All registrants must attend both days of the workshop. Visit myCareer through Carleton Central to sign-up.

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