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Carleton University Announces Appointment of Acting Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

November 21, 2006

Source: Carleton University

President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore, Samy Mahmoud, is pleased to announce the appointment of Feridun Hamdullahpur as Acting Provost and Vice-President (Academic). The appointment was approved by the Board of Governors and takes effect immediately.

Since July 2000, Dr. Hamdullahpur has distinguished himself as Carleton’s Vice-President (Research and International). Under Dr. Hamdullahpur’s leadership, Carleton University has strengthened its established reputation for groundbreaking research both at home and on the international stage. Ranked among the top four comprehensive universities in the country, Carleton has seen its research funding more than double over the past six years from $28 million in 1999/2000 to more than $74 million in 2005/2006.

Dr. Hamdullahpur is also a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton, and is involved with several committees and boards including the Ontario Council on University Research (OCUR), the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), and TRIUMF (Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics).

Dr. Hamdullahpur will continue in his role as Vice-President (Research and International) pending the announcement of an interim appointment.

Carleton University is a dynamic, internationally renowned research and teaching institution located in Ottawa—Canada's capital. Carleton provides leadership to the interdisciplinary conduct of research, scholarship, and creative activity. It has innovative programs in science, engineering and design, arts and social sciences, business and public affairs, and it has realized partnerships with numerous public and private sector organizations. Its strengths have led to international recognition for its faculty, as well as an ability to attract outstanding students.

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    Lin Moody

    Media Relations

    Carleton University

    Cell: 613-371-4843

    Office: 613-520-2600 ext. 8705

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