igitized by

the Internet


in 2014



cover by Marcus Poon


car leton's independent weekly - since 1945



All about The Charlatan

The Charlatan hits the stands every Thursday during theyear.

The Charlatan is Carleton's indepen- dent student newspaper. We're currently in our 67th year of serving students as Carleton's primary news source.

The Charlatan is written, edited, and operated by Carleton students, independent of any other university organization.

Our newsroom is located in 531 Unicentre. Come by anytime to meet the editorial team, pick up an assign- ment, ask a question, or hang out and throw some darts (challengers welcome). We also sell Charla-popfor $0.50 a can.

How can I get involved?

We're always looking for new contributors no experience is necessary. Whether you're interested in writing, social media, copy-editing, photography, videography, or draw- ing, we'll find a way for you to get involved. If you're a Carleton student, then you have something to offer.

If you have a specific interest, such as sports writing or drawing graphics, contact the specific section editor. All of their emails are in this guide.

At any time, feel free to stop by our newsroom to say hello, pitch your own story idea, complain about the latest issue, or bring us up to date on what's happening on campus.

2 | The Charlatan volunteer guide | 2012-13

Do I need to be a journalism student?

NO! If you're eager and willing to learn, our editors will be more than happy to guide you.

Who picks the editorial staff?

Charlatan contributors vote for the editorial staff in elections held every March. You must have four contributions to the paper to vote.

In the fall, we hire a staff photogra- pher and staff copy editor. Email Jessica Chin at editor@charlatan.ca for more information.

How can we follow you online?

For 24/7 Carleton news, sports, and entertainment online, visit Charlatas.ca

We're posting breaking news online as it happens. You can also check out highlights on big events with exclusive photo galleries, slideshows, and videos. You can also follow us on Twitter

(@CharlatanLive) or on r-acebook (facebook.com/CharlatanLive).

Room 531 Unicentre Carleton University 1 1 25 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ont. K1S5B6

613 520-6680 (newsroom) 61 3 520 6680 ext. 1 633 (e-in-c) editor@charlatan.ca

t, US

News editors: Adella Khan & Inayat Singh

The Charlatan's News section covers all hard news involving the Carleton community, from university events and student union meetings to student protests and crime on campus.

Since news can happen anywhere, at anytime, and to anyone, the section deals with a wide variety of stories - anything with a Carleton connection.

Volunteers can expect to end up anywhere on or off campus and will get the chance to speak to all kinds of people. One week, a writer may be interviewing the leader of the Liberal Party in Oliver's Pub, the next, trying to keep up as a raucous band of student protesters march through the snow in the Unicentre parking lot.

What we lack in sleep and rest, we make up for with excitement and new experiences. Writing for News is one of the best ways to see life happen every- day at this university, and understand the unique set of characters that, for better or for worse, have married their fates with Carleton.


The Charlatan volunteer guide | 2012-13 | 3

National editor: Marina von Stackelberg

The National section focuses on student-related news happening across Canada and around the world. From Quebec student protests to govern- ment funding issues, we cover breaking news that affects students all over Canada. You'll interview important and influential people from across Canada and the world.

But if you prefer writing lighter pieces, many of our stories are about funny or interesting initia- tives happening on other campuses. A class on marijuana legalization? Dog therapy being used for stressed-out students? A former-sex-worker- turned-professor? National covers it all.

So if yojj are interested in what goes on beyond the Carleton bubble, then write for National! national@charlatan.ca

Op/Ed editor: Tom Ruta

Writing for Op/Ed is a chance to tell the world what you think.

It doesn't matter what's on your mind. Think there need to be changes on Parlia- ment Hill? On Wall St.? On campus? Whatevfl your interest, this is the place to let it out. I

Volunteering for this section, you can engage the public in a way like no other. You get to tell thousands of people about issues^ you feel are important, whether you want to urge action, give a story more play in the paper, or just rant! Best of all, you can do it being as serious, satirical or as light-heartc as you'd like.

Op/Ed is the voice of the Carleton camp community.

Join in the conversation. opedmcharlatan.ca

4 | The Charlatan volunteer guide | 2012-13

Features editor: Oliver Sachgau

The Features section is like a really big taco: on the outside it's big and pretty, but once you delve in find that it's also meaty and delicious. Except whei there's olives. And then you don't know if you w; to add sour cream or not, because really it's fine its own, but it could maybe use some more flavi and I've lost track of the metaphor.

But if you've ever really been interested in a topic, or want to do some hard-hitting investigative journalism, Features is the section for you. Here you can interview famous and interesting people, make them squirm, and finally put it all together into an article that is worth framing.

So if you want to be the next Bob Woodward, or just really like writing, Features is the section for you features@charlatan.ca

Arts editor: Kristen Cochrane

Do you have an insatiable thirst for music, visual art, film, fashion, literature, or video games? You should probably write for the Arts section.

Not a journalism student? Not a problem. If you have the enthusiasm to sit in a music venue after-hours and interview your favourite band, or -fl^ ^^Bfttend the latest press screenings with other film junkies, the Charlatan's Arts section would be

Ire than pleased to have you as a writer. 'Pitches are welcomed and encouraged, or you can join our mailing list to be privy to various ' opportunities, including festival coverage, art gallery exhibitions, fashion shows, or even video game reviews.

Who knows, your major in Film could flourish into a career as the next Roger Ebert. Or, for the fashion experts, the next Anna Wintour. aits@cHarlatan.ca

The Charlatan volunteer guide | 201 2-1 3 | 5

Sports editor: Callum Micucci

The sports section of the Charlatan focuses on tinging to life the stories of Carleton's varsity letes and teams, as well as any other Ottawa- area sports stories that are pertinent to the Charlatan's readership. The section includes athlete profiles, sports features, news stories, and game reports.

As a writer for the sports section of the paper, you'll often find yourself on the field, rink, or court interviewing players, coaches, or fans. The paper covers several high-profile events through- out the year that call for tight deadlines and exciting reportage. This is going to be one of the best year? for the sports section yet, as we are lucky enough to be able to witness the rebirth of our varsity football program next year. Sftbrts@cbarlatan.ca

Web editor: Gerrit De Vynck

There is a lot more to the Charlatan than what you see on the stands every Thursday morning. ChaNalan.Ca gives everyone access to Carleton's independent student paper any day of the week and allows us to keep telling stories as they unfold. Whether it's a concert review or breaking news about a campus emergency, our online presence gives people the chance to know what's happening whether they're at home, at school, or on the n*ve. v

Our website is also home to an ever-expanding ^r~^ :■- world of web-exclusive multimedia stories, using\ video cameras, audio recorders, infographics, social - media and more. Joining the online team will givev you the kind of experience and skills you'll need to help forge a new, more creative and immersive*, journalism that is already captivating people all ove the world. web@charlatan.ca

6 | The Charlatan volunteer guide | 2012-1 3

Photo editor: Pedro Vasconcellos

Photographs are the most important part of any newspaper! You can tell a whole story with just one image, and that's what we strive for here at the tan.

The Photo section closely interacts with all t editors in the newsroom, to properly create co images for every story, every week. As the Photo editor, is my job to understand what every story run in trie paper is all about, and pass that along to volunteers, 3 they (or, hopefully, you) can take a photograph that, properly illustrate the story.

So if you like photography, fire me an email or drop by our office so we can chat about it. We have a profes sional DSLR camera in the newsroom that] you can borrow for assignments, and I'm happy to help in any way I can.


Graphics editor: Marcus Poon

There isn't always time to read through the Charlatan when you're in a hurry. Graphics are an effective way of quickly bringing attention to and summarizing articles.

As Graphics editor, it is my task to draw the weekly editorial graphic as well as co-ordinate graphics with the test of the paper. Having graphics done by different Huunteers adds personality and interest to the Charla- tan.

folunteers may create illustrations that accompany 'ides in different sections. Graphics in the Charlatan ren't limited to illustrations next to articles; graphics ( can also include infographics, cover designs, and more, fc'here is also a wide range of needed content for graph- ics, so there is something for everyone. There are many opportunities for anyone and any style of drawing. If you enjby drawing, this is a great opportunity to have your work seen and gain experience. graphics@icharlatan.ca

TheCharlatan volunteer guide | 2012-13 | 7

Editor-in-chief: Jessica Chin

The Charlatan has been a Carleton campus staple for more than 65 years, and we're going to be around for another 65 more.

Our coverage has appeared in the CBC and the Canadian Press, and former contributors have gone on to work for the Ottawa Citizen and the Globe and Mail.

If you're not interested in journalism, take a lool at our other opportunities. There's something for everyone. The Charlatan is YOUR newspaper, and we'd love for you to truly be a part of it.

We're a professional newspaper whose editors create a fun, easy-going environment for volun- teers, and ;.•>>• pride ourselves on that.

If you don't believe me, come visit our news- room at 531 Unicentre and introduce yourself. Oi better yet, come pick up an assignment. You won'Lregr'et it. editor@charlatan.ca

Other opportunities

Board of Directors


As a not-for-profit organization, Charlatan Publications Inc. is run by a board of directors who manage the business aspects of the paper and oversee our finances.

The board is comprised of student, staff, faculty, and professional represen- tatives.

If you're interested in getting involved, contact the board chair at board@charlatan.ea


Interested in marketing or advertis- ing? Contact advertising@charlatan.ca.

The Charlatan is always looking for volunteer copy editors to fact-check and read through the stories before the papei goes to press.

In the fall, we hire a staff copy editor W co-ordinates the volunteer copy editors.

To get involved, email Jessica Chin at editor a charlatan. ca.

Radio Show

The Charlatan's radio show is back on CKCU 93.1 .The show features Charlatan news highlights as well as interviews. Tur in, or contact us at editor qcharlatan. co you would like to get.involved.

8 | The Charlatan volunteer guide | 2012-13

Ravens Athletics 2012/2013

October 5, 2012 - March 10, 2013

Carleton Ravens Home Games


A Women's Basketball (exhibition) H McGill @ CU 6 p.m.

5 Women's Rugby

w Sherbrooke @ CU 6 p.m.

19 Men's Hockey (home opener) ■* Concordia @ CU 7 p.m.

Men's Basketball (exhibition)

House Laughton. CU vs. Dalhousie, 8 p.m.

13 Men's/Women's Soccer

10 Trent @ CU, W 1 p.mVM 3:15 p.m.

Men's Basketball (exhibition)

House Laughton, CU vs. Laval, 8 p.m.

M Women's Hockey (home opener) UdeM @ CU, 2 p.m.

Women's Rugby (exhibition) RMC@CU. 4:30 p.m.

W Women's Basketball (exhibition) Metro Glebe. CU vs. Concordia, 8 p.m.

Oil Women's Basketball (exhibition) *u Metro Glebe. CU vs. Laurier, 8 p.m.

1 RMC @ CU, W 1 p.m./M 3:15 p.m.

Women's Basketball (exhibiton) Metro Glebe, CU vs. Dalhousie. 8 p.m.

M Men's Hockey UQTR @ CU, 7 p.m.

9R Men's Hockey UofO @ CU,7p.m.

Men's Basketball (exhibition) House Laughton, CU vs. Que

Queen's, 2 p.m.



Men's Hockey Lakehead @ CU, 7 p.m.

IB Women's Hockey UofO @ CU, 2 p.m.


Men's Hockey Lakehead @ CU, 3 p.m.

Men's Water Polo OUA Champs @ CU

Women's Hockey Concordia @ CU, 7 p.m.

93 Men's Hockey RMC @ CU. 7 p.m.


Women's Hockey UdeM @ CU. 2 p.m.

Men's/Women's basketball Lakehead @ CU. W 6 p.m./M 8 p.m.


Men's Hockey UofO @CU. 7 p.m.

Wome's Water Polo OUA Champs @ CU

Men's/Women's Basketball (home opener) Brock @ CU, W 6 p.m./M 8 p.m.

OA Men's Hockey

Queen's @ CU. 3 p.m.

Men's Water Polo OUA Champs @ CU

Women's Hockey McGill @ CU. 7 p.m.


Men's/Women's Basketball McMaster @ CU W 6 p.m./M 8 p.m.

Men'sAA/omen's Baskerball Guelph @ CU, W 6 p.m./M 8 p.m.

Men's Water Polo OUA Champs @ CU

Women's Water Polo OUA Champs @ CU

25 Womens's Water Polo OUA Champs @ CU



11 Men's Hockey

" McGill @ CU, 7 p.m.


Women's Hockey UdeM @ CU, 7 p.m.

1Q Men's Hockey 10 UofT @ CU, 7 p.m.

Men'sAA/omen's Basketball York @ CU, W 6 p.m./M 8 p.m.

10 Men's Hockey

,a Concordia @ CU, 3 p.m.


Women's Hockey McGill @ CU, 2 p.m.

Men'sAA/omen's Basketball Queen's @ CU, W 6 p.m./M 8 p.m.

Men'sAA/omen's Basketball Laurentian @ CU, W 6 p.m./M 8 p.m.

! on Women's Hockey ; *u UofO @ CU, 2 p.m.


Men's Hockey 1 McGill @CU, 3 p.m.

oq Men's/Women's Basketball

Capital Hoops vs. UofO. W 5:45 p.m./M 8 p



Women's Hockey UdeM @ CU, 2 p.m.

Men's Hockey Nipissing @ CU, 7 p.m.

Men'sAA/omen's Basketball Ryerson @ CU. W 6 p.m./M 8 p.m.

Men's Hockey Ryerson @ CU. 3 p.m.

Men's Hockey Concordia @ CU, 7 p.m.

1B Men'sAA/omen's Basketball lu UofT @CU,W 6 p.m./M 8 p.m.

Women's Hockey UofO @ CU, 7 p.m.

n Women's Fencing OUA Champs @ CU

Women's Fencing OUA Champs @ CU


Men's Basketball

CIS Final 8 ® Scotiabank Place

TBD @ CU 8 p.m.

Men's Basketball

CIS Final 8 @ Scotiabank Place

Men's Basketball

CIS Final 8 @ Scotiabank Place

Follow us!

# @CURavens 3 facebook.com/CURavens

Have you heard?


carleton's independent weekly - since 1945

Advertise with us!

613-520-3580 advertising@charlatan.ca

Your source for what's happening on campus, and around town:

News, National, Features, Opinions, Arts and Sports


designed by Milch Vandenborn

October 5, 2012 - March 10, 2013


Ravens Cheers!

Show your Ravens Pride and sing along when you hear these cheers!

IDeep in the heart of the Carleton stands Let me hear those Ravens fans

Go Ravens Go Ravens Go

One, w8 are the Ravens

Two. a little bit louder

Three, I still can't hear you

Four, more more more

Oh, I'd rather be a Raven than a horse Oh, I'd rather have success in the workforce So if you want a squee-gee then be a ** * *ing geegee Oh, I'd rather be a Raven than a horse

What Is RedZone?

RedZone is a fan club for all Ravens varsity teams. We attend soccer, basketball, hockey and_ rugby games and cheer the Ravens to victcrv i o join RedZone you must purchase a RedZone member- ship. By purchasing a membership you get access to the best seats at varsity home games and makes ycu a part of the Carleton community. Go Ravens!

What Is A RedZone Membership?

Your RedZone membership gets you

RedZone i-shin

Priority seating at basketball, hockey

and soccer games

A chance to have floor seats during

Capital Hoops and CIS championships Varsity pass to all home varsity

How Much Is A RedZone Membership?

S35. This includes your varsity pass. CU © The Hungry Games participants (not volunteers) only pay S1 0 as their varsity pass was included m their orientation kit.

Where Can I Buy A Membership?

From RedZone tabling m the atrium Tuesday Wednesday Thursday from 1 1 00 - 2:30 From the Welcome Desk at Athletics anytime. If a RedZone membership is purchased at the Athlet- ics Welcome Desk they will have to find RedZone in the Atrium during tabling with their receipt to get their i-shirt

Do I Have To Come To Every Game? /What If I Miss A Game?

RedZone members can come to whichever games they choose1 However, members that come to many games have first chances at receiving pn- onty seating at srjecial games tie Cap Hoops, Nationals, etc)

Am I Guaranteed Floor Seats at Capital Hoops / CIS Nationals If I'm In RedZone?

Nol Members who come out to games more often than others will have first priority on these seats.

How Do 1 Become A Captain?

Captains are generally chosen at the beginning of the academic school year based on their participa- tion in RedZone and at games m previous years Members who assist with tabling and ticket sales and game events are more likely to be promoted to captain however it is not guaranteed

Want more information?

Follow us on Twitter @CU_RedZone or 'Like' our Facebook page CU's RedZone

'We're here to help"

Carleton Complete highlights your complete university experience— everything from supporting your academic success to ensuring you participate in meaningful activities outside of the classroom. Carleton Complete Services range from Awards and Financial Aid to Co-op and Career services to the Student Experience Office. Visit carleton.ca/students/carletoncomplete for a full listing. And if you can't find what you're looking for, contact us at avpstudentsfacarleton.ca and we'll find a way to help.

Always be up-to-date

Visit us at carleton. ca/ students for more student news and information and be sure to check oul our weekly newsletter— This WeekOMy Carleton.

We have a lighter side too. Be part of the conversation


Facebook.com/carletonstudents Instagram: carleton_u pinterest.com/carletonu carleton.ca/cumobile/







345 A Preston Street



10% off Food and Beverages with Student ID Monday -Thursday


(must have valid student ID)


Register your team or club and receive 10% of your purchases back in loyalty credit.


(FOR LARGE GROUPS CALL 613-237-67671


Alumnus? Receive 15% off a Rav*n* Fitness Centre Membership! "CU" Fit Pass, ©roup Fitness Programs. Ravens Adult Rec Leagues. Aquatics Programs. Public Swims. Fitness Centre Memberships.


Originally Published in Tite Charlatan, Volume 41, Issue 27 Sports Editor: Erika Stark sports@charlataiu

JS ft it


Star forward Tyson Hinz was named a tournament all-star. || PHOTO BK Cerrit DeVvnck


If it wasn't already official, the Carleton Ravens made sure there were no questions about their legacy March 11 in Halifax.

The Ravens won yet another Canadian In teruni versify Sport (CIS) men's basketball championship, capturing their eighth W.P. McGee Trophy in the last 10 years with a commanding 86-67 victory over tine Univer- sity of Alberta Golden Bears.

With the win, the Ravens have tied the all- time mark of eight championships, a record they now share with the University of Victoria.

"It's one title in one year," said Ravens head coach Dave Smart on the court follow- ing the championship victory. "It's one at a time. These kids put up with my crap all year, they deserve it."

With star players Tyson Hinz and Philip Scrubb both returning to the program next year, Carleton may have that record all to themselves in the very near future.

"They're incredible players, so much talent and it's only upwards for them. They carried us the whole year," graduating guard Elliot Thompson said after the game. "It makes it easier on us and makes us comfortable being role players to them, and they did it again, they stepped up in the big game and I love both of them. They have lots of potential and lots of wins left in them."

Scrubb was named the MVP of this year's CIS championship, but was modest in his ac- ceptance of the award.

"The biggest thing is to win the whole thing as a team," Scrubb said. "I guess I hit some shots and I got lucky to get an award."

Scrubb cemented his status as the best player in the nation with a monster perform- ance, putting up 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

"I'm so happy for him, he's a great player and he keeps getting better," said Alberta head coach Greg Francis, who coached Scrubb with the Canadian national junior team. "The only tough part is that we have to play him again next year and I know he's going to keep getting better,"

The Ravens struggled at times during the tournament, making for some scary moments over the course of three games.

"Maybe what happened was we hit rock

A decade's dynasty

The Ravens basketball team captured their eighth national title in 10 years March 11 in Halifax


Willy Manigat and Scrubb combined for 40 points March II photos and top photo by Pedro Vasconcellos

It's one title in one year. It's one at a time. These kids put up with my crap all year, they deserve it.

Dave Smart, head coach, Ravens men's basketball

bottom in that first half last night offensive- ly," Smart said. " I thought we defended well, but offensively we just played scared, and I think [after that half] we played with freedom on offence."

The win caps off a historic campaign in which the Ravens did not lose a single game against CIS competition, completing the sea- son with an astonishing 34-0 record. It was a fact that left Thompson "speechless" after the game.

"We're the only team that's gone undefeat- ed the whole year against CIS competition," said fifth-year guard Willy Manigat. "That's something that we're really proud of, that was a goal, and we accomplished it."

For the three graduating Ravens, going out with a 34-0 season and a national cham- pionship is something they wouldn't change for the world.

"At this point, it hasn't really sunk in yet,"

Manigat said. "It's my last game playing in the CIS but I love these guys. I love my fifth- year guys Elliot Thompson and Cole Hobin. Those guys, since I've come to Carleton, have been with me every step of the way. That's what this game means to me. We'll always be friends forever but ... 1 don't know. I don't know what to tell you."

Besides no longer playing with the people they love, the continuing Ravens have little to worry about in the coming years as they seek to leapfrog the University of Victoria Vikes and break the record they just tied.

"There's not much of a torch to pass on to the young guys," Manigat said. "Somebody told me our third-year and second-year guys combined for 35 in the first half. They already know what it takes to win. It's just about car- ing about each other and being a family, playing basketball, loving what we do and doing it hard. Thaf s always going to continue

CIS player of the year Philip Scrubb received tournament MVP honours. |j photo by Cerrit DeVvnck

as long as guys keep listening to coach and keep wanting to win and being better every day. That's what it's all about."

Carleton came out of the locker room on fire, shooting 76.9 per cent from the field in an up-tempo first quarter that saw the game go for large stretches without a whistle.

Hinz dominated the Golden Bears early in the game, scoring 10 points on 4-4 shoot- ing in the opening quarter. Scrubb was no slouch either, as the Richmond, B.C. native closed out the first half with 19 points and six rebounds.

"We were ready to go from the start," Scrubb said. "Some guys, this was their last game and we just tried to play for them and leave it all out on the floor."

Combined, the dynamic duo put up 35 of the Ravens' 52 points in the opening half, out- scoring the Golden Bears on their own, who could only muster 32 points.

Manigat once again made a huge impact off the bench, as the veteran chipped in with 14 points, proving that the Ravens bench is littered with talent something opposing coaches alluded to numerous times over the tournament.

With Carleton going into the break hold- ing a 20-point cushion, it was simply a matter of closing out the game with their trademark defence.

Golden Bears stars Daniel Ferguson and Jordan Baker found that defence difficult to break down, but their head coach wasn't willing to pin the loss on the two players who carried his team to the tournament.

Instead, Francis credited Smart with win- ning the coaching battle.

"I know we have the talent to match them, but I don't know that I was consistent enough with my guys like [Smart] was with his guys, and I don't think you can come into a final situation and change much at all," Francis said. "You have to be who you are, you have to do it through thick and thin and thaf-s something I learned as a coach."

Carleton is now 8-0 in national champion- ship final games, all of which have come with Smart, a five-time CIS coach of the year, be- hind the bench.

Many have said this was the best team Smart has ever put on the court a point that/ s hard to argue now.


May31-June27,20i| News Editors: Adella Khan and Holly Stanczak neivs©clmrlattm


Student targeted by 'hateful' memes


It was 4 a.m. on a Wednesday morning when Carleton student Aran Smith first learned of the memes directed at him. He was having a debate on Facebook about the validity of cuts to the CBC when two of the people involved in the discussion referred to some new memes that identified him.

That day, April 4, Smith found 14 memes pictures of himself with text superimposed on them and he said he found all of them offensive.

"There was clearly some homo- phobic material there/' Smith said. "It was hateful, but my reaction was to put up a shield, to put up a wall."

That approach changed as Smith, who is openly gay, found more and more memes directed at him, posted using Quickmeme. By the time he reported the issue to Ottawa police on April 23, Smith found a total of 39 memes.

"At that point they were violent, and they were hateful," Smith said. "There are others that are just ex- tremely, extremely homophobic."

"And so I became very, very frightened and I reached out to my friends for support, I reached out to the university for support, and I went to police."

The coalition against homophobia

The day after he made a report with Ottawa police, Smith went to Student Affairs to seek help. There are currently two ongoing investigations one by Carleton administration, undertaken by Director of Student Affairs Ryan Flannagan, as well as another by the Ottawa police.

"I'm looking to speak with possibly five to six individuals," Flannagan said. "They're not sus- pects but they may have some insights into how [the memes] were created and who they were created by."

If the perpetrator is found, the university has a range of measures it can act on under the Student Rights and Responsibilities policy, Flannagan said. This could include an apology, community service, a fine, or a suspension of at least one semester. This would be in addi- tion to whatever charges Ottawa police might lay.

The memes were taken down April 25, after the programming coordinator of Carleton's Womyn's Centre, Diana Banyasz, sent a letter to the webmaster of Quickmeme asking that the posts be removed

photo by Pedro Vasconcellos

from the site.

"I really would like an apology from everyone involved," Smith said. "I will support the Ottawa police if they decide to lay charges. And I will support Ryan Flan- nagan in whatever sanctions that he might impose."

Flannagan said that the univer- sity will look at educating students on the damaging effects of cyber- bullying next fall.

Since then Smith has started a Carleton campaign as a coali- tion with the Graduate Students Association, Equity Services, and

Campus Safety aimed again; J homophobia and transphobiJ The campaign uses organization; material from the Canadian Fed] eration of Students (CFS).

CFS started their campaigi against homophobia and trans phobia in partnership with Youtlj Line last year, creating campuji guides, postcards, and supporffl buttons to help Canadian studentjffl start campaigns on their own cam puses. The materials were release m May 17on International Day agains m Homophobia and Transphobia. 3

"What we're trying to do witijM these materials is help people whm are coordinating these campaign* I - that first of all, it's not just them jS that there is [a] support network; *1 said Sandy Hudson, the CFS-OrvM tario chairperson.

Participants in the CarletoiS campaign will be speaking to clas; es on campus May 31 to outline thi campaign's goals and form a dis ^ cussion panel. Smith said.

He added that although in* was dissatisfied with the initia - response from Carleton Univer -i sity Students' Association, he ha* < otherwise received a lot of suppor i on campus.

CUSA president Alexande; Golovko could not be reached fo:

Canal goes digital

CUSA meeting halted

Students from Carleton's Centre for Public History and school of information technology worked together to develop an interactive application for iPhone, iPod and IPad that chronicles the history of the Rideau Canal. Users can explore the history of the site through photos and text. RACHEL COLLIER has the story onClUrtltii.CJ.|| photo by Pedro Vasconcellos

by Hilary Roberts

The first emergency Carleton University Students' Association (CUSA) council meeting of the summer ended abruptly May 29 after councillors said they felt trig- gered by another student's story of attempted suicide.

Sixth-year human rights and pol- - ideal science student Arun Smith advanced a motion asking CUSA to support a Canadian Federation of Students (CFS)-Ontario anti- homophobia and anti-transphobia campaign. To explain why he was asking CUSA to support the motion, Smith described being the victim of homophobic cyber bullying and al- most taking his life May 18.

Michael De Luca, vice president (finance) said Smith's speech was "triggering."

"A trigger is any kind of experi- ence. . . that evokes a traumatic memory and the person is brought back to that moment," said Sarah McCue, a support worker with the Coalition for a Carleton Sexual As- sault Support Centre.

"As someone who has had to deal with a similar situation, I don't want to re-enact yours to- night," De Luca said. "The motion is on the the campaign."

Smith replied that the descrip- tion of his personal situation was necessary to understand why

CUSA should support the cam- paign. He indicated that support workers were present if anyone needed them.

Some councillors repeated De Luca's request, while others said Smith should have been allowed to tell his story as he saw fit.

Smith then withdrew the mo- tion, telling council he thought the reason why some councillors didn't want to hear his story was because the motion involved sup- porting a CFS campaign.

The meeting was then adjourned.

Graduate Students' Association (GSA) vice-president (internal) Anna Gilroy attended the meeting as the GSA's representative.

"I think it's really important, es- pecially on this motion, that people be able to talk about their experi- ences. It's come to light recently that we're having a lot of instances of oppression on our campus, and I think it's sad and it's tough to deal with," she said.

Councillor Justin Campbell said he almost left the meeting because he found the details of Smith's story too difficult to hear.

"Those personal experiences would be best served to be stated once the campaign was in formula- tion and once council had made a decision," he said.

The motion will come up again at the next council meeting, Smith

said, adding he thinks he will at- ' tend to speak again or will send h


letter with his thoughts. He sa he will continue working on the 1 campaign with the university and J campus safety.

Council dealt with three othei -< emergency motions, all brought ^ forth or seconded by Smith.

Two other motions were passed at the meeting. One made the J vice-president (student issues) re- 1 sponsible for "combatting systemk ^ oppression" on campus. The othei * motion asked for CUSA's equity ^ committee to hold three meetings \ to set up a safe space audit of the university. The second part of the motion, which would have named GLBTQ Centre administrative co-or- dinator Sarah Cooper the temporary chair of the committee, was struck before the motion was passed.

CUSA president Alexander Golovko said passing those two motions is a good step forward.

"We passed two very important motions today, we are moving towards fighting homophobia and transphobia on campus," he said. "The campus is getting united by this."

Golovko could not be reached for further comment. Vice- president (student issues)Hayley Dobson could not be reached for comment. De Luca declined to comment. 0

31 -June 27, 2012


Keynote speaker inspires female leaders


As the former editor-in-chief Chatelaine magazine, Rona iynard has faced many chai- ses and had ample experience trning to hone her leadership jlities.

Maynard was the keynote Baker for the Management De- lopment Program for Women's th anniversary event at Carleton


"When I was young, I was al- Ls asking 'Do I measure up? n I good enough?' I was very ternally motivated, and a lot of mien never do get out of that t," she said.

"I remember thinking that ,re just was no point aspiring [a career because 1 wouldn't get lywhere if I did," said Maynard, hose mother was denied the pro- 5sion she wanted simply because

her gender.

Despite her later success as a riter, her mother never fully re- vered from the sting of getting ss than she deserved, Maynard ad. She said watching her mother

Rona Maynard (left) was the keynote speaker at the women's leadership conference at Carleton May II. 1 1 photo by Yuko Inoue

greatly impacted her perception of male and female leadership roles.

" Most men I've observed think that they deserve a good job, that they deserve advancements," she said. "In my generation anyway, women tended not to think that way."

"Women are very afraid of be-

ing perceived as self-important," Maynard said.

She tested the legitimacy of this fear when she began to share her personal story as a woman in her editorial column in Chatelaine.

Maynard discovered that her readers' perception was very much the opposite of what she expected;

to them, she was not self-interested and "grandiose," but a leader.

"They told me that stories I had written changed their life," she said.

Recognizing her effect on other people has allowed May- nard to value and utilize her gifts for leadership. Today, she uses

Student was a 'great friend'

Holly Stanczak

Second-year global politics [udent Ryan Husk said he met )el Gauthier through a paintball pd extreme sports club at Carle-

I "He was a leader, an enthusi- Bt, a person who was not afraid p try anything (literally every- fting] and a great friend . . . He [ways had a funny and positive ititude ... He is someone who twill miss," Husk said via Face- bok message.

I Husk started the club, and said e was touched by Gauthier's ©mmirment to the group. I Husk noted that Gauthier was

Bry active on campus, founding

le IBD Crohn's and Colitis Sup-

)rt Group at Carleton. Gauthier, a first-year electrical

igineering student at Carleton,

more coverage .

Forging global ties

! ShamitTushakiran reported

on grad student Prisca Kamungi coming to Carleton from South Africa to study.

Wiebe wins award

.... Dessy Sukendar spoke to CU prof Martha Wiebe about

being honoured for her contributions to social work.

First-year student Joel Gauthier had a 'funny and positive attitude.' || providso

died May 26 after he was struck by lightning May 25, according to the Ottawa Citizen. .

Digitizing heritage

Veronique Hynes learned about a digital pop-up book of Canada's history created by CU prof and students.

Student acquitted

The Crown has withdrawn a possession of child pornography charge against a CU student.

Paramedic Derek Davis said an 18-year-old male was riding his bike with a friend in Vincent Massey Park on May 25 at about 7 p.m. when they stopped under a tree. The tree and the victim were struck by lightning, and the victim went into cardiac ar- rest. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition and later died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

His companion was taken to hospital in stable condition and later released, Davis said.

"We are very saddened by this terrible news," wrote Chris Cline, university media representative in an email.

"The Carleton community is sending its best wishes to Joel's family and friends and we will support them in any way we can."

Copy laws may up fees

MaghenQuadrjni delved into why changing copyright laws at Carleton may raise tuition fees.

Chem profs dazzle

Simon Po-Chien Lin learned about the magic of chemistry at CU's first outdoor chemistry magic show.

her memoir writing workshop to empower women who fear their stories will be insignificant to others.

"When there are eight or nine of us sitting around a table and everybody is saying, 'I'd like to know more about that,' or 'this really touched me,' they discover that the rest of the group is very interested in their story. And that is empowering," she said.

Simple actions are just as important to Maynard. She said the power they have to influence others reminds her that anyone is capable of leadership.

"I'm always noticing things that people do, or stories that people tell me, that get me thinking, 'What does that mean to me? What can I take from that?'" she said.

"When you aspire, it is easier to inspire," she said.

"It's a story that makes me as- pire to be better than I am. And when I'm my best, I'm able to in- spire other people."

For more coverage, visit


CU staff gets safe space training

by Emma Paling

Equity Services held the first faculty-only safe space training session at Carleton May 7, ac- cording to equity advisor Smita Bharadia.

Although the training has al- ways been offered for faculty, Equity Services began working with the Carleton University Aca- demic Staff Association (CUASA) this year to bring in faculty mem- bers who haven't had the training before,