Carleton Science

Welcome to the Faculty of Science

We are a thriving community of scholars, researchers and teachers with a passion for learning and exchanging ideas.

Our mission is to create, disseminate, and apply scientific knowledge. We innovate and excel in teaching and research, so as to advance the goals of the University and the development of society.



Carleton welcomes new deans

Meet Chuck Macdonald and Pauline Rankin, newly appointed deans in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Throwback 2018: Live Podcast Time! Minding the Brain

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science invites you to a live recording of the popular podcast Minding the Brain hosted by world-renowned experts and Carleton professors Kim Hellemans (Department of Neuroscience) and Jim Davies (Institute of Cognitive Science).

Improving Medical Marijuana

Dementia, epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome. Its fiercest advocates insist that cannabis will cure whatever ails you, and there’s no shortage of anecdotes to support these claims. But when it comes to peer-reviewed research, facts are harder to come by.

Visiting Scholars Talk Science Around The Campfire

After a long cold walk in Gatineau Park last winter, Brazilian biodiversity researcher Eliana Cazetta found herself inside a woodstove-warmed backcountry cabin, discussing an academic paper with Carleton Biology Prof. Lenore Fahrig and a group of her students.