Carleton University

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University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

About Carleton University

According to Wikipedia, Carleton University is a public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1942 as Carleton College, the institution originally operated as a private, non-denominational evening college to serve returning World War II veterans. Carleton was chartered as a university by the provincial government in 1952 through The Carleton University Act, which was then amended in 1957, giving the institution its current name. The university is named for the now-dissolved Carleton County, which included the city of Ottawa at the time the university was founded. Carleton County, in turn, was named in honour of Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, who was Governor General of The Canadas from 1786 to 1796. The university moved to its current campus in 1959, growing rapidly in size during the 1960s as the Ontario government increased support for post-secondary institutions and expanded access to higher education.

Carleton University's Online Degrees

What Is Carleton University Known For?

Carleton University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Carleton University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Carleton University's Most Influential Alumni?

Carleton University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Communications, Social Work, and Political Science. Here are some of Carleton University's most famous alumni:

Lawrence Krauss
Lawrence Krauss
An American particle physicist and cosmologist.
Norm Macdonald
Norm Macdonald
A Canadian comedian.
Michael Scheuer
An American counterterrorism analyst.
Marc Lavoie
Marc Lavoie
A Canadian fencer and economist.
Pat Morin
A Canadian computer scientist.
Trevor Blackwell
Trevor Blackwell
A Canadian programmer.
David Azrieli
David Azrieli
A Canadian-Israeli businessman.
Christian Bök
Christian Bök
A Canadian poet.
Graydon Carter
Graydon Carter
A Canadian-born American journalist.
M. Ram Murty
A Mathematician.
Michael Cowpland
A British businessman.
William Sweet
William Sweet
A Canadian political philosopher.

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